Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:52 AM
I'm more-or-less a Free Agent. I'm on a "team", only in that once in a while we all show up to the same scenarios to cause a ruckus. We're scattered between Georgia, Tennessee, Canada, Virginia, West Virginia, and Germany (Guy's in the Army, he lives in Georgia). We only get to 1 or 2 games per season together.
I used to be on a local team, but the "Leaders" got way to into the Mil-Sim thing, and most of us bailed. Then I started going to local games with a couple friends who were on another team. The first game I played with them, I thought I'd make a good impression, so I stuck with them and followed their orders. They let me on the team, who's captain owns a "store" (internet store he just set up to sell stuff to the local weekend players). Well I gave him a list of a few things I wanted, to see what prices he could give me. While he claimed he wasn't making a profit on any of it, all of his stuff was above MSRP, so I went elsewhere. Combine that with me being more of the gun-fighting glory guy and a lot of them trying to be more Tactical (and NEVER going to other fields aside from the 2 or 3 local ones), I ended up leaving that team too.
I'll go to local tournaments with all my gear just to see if teams want/need another player. My usual terms are I don't pay for entry ($25/player at the tournaments), and I use my own paint, and only I use that paint (I get a good deal on paint from the guy that more-or-less sponsors that first team). The tournaments are BYOP, so it's never a problem. I prefer to find the team that is clearly unexperienced or out-gunned and ask if they want any help. The first few games are really fun, because you see the other team thinking they're going to have an easy match because these newer players are down a man (either 3-man or 5-man tournaments). I'll walk out just before the game starts, and every time it completely throws off these teams (I should mention that my area is kind of lacking in experienced players/teams).
I'm not a Free Agent so much as I am a Contract Killer :mellow:
My job is to be an asshole. I excel at the position.
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