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#1 User is offline   grenades 

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:58 PM

I remember years ago when I was new to paintball and you couldn't give a post 3 minutes before it had a ton of replies. Now its dead-er than ever, what happened to SO I heard they took a major hit and $$ flow took a dump? What happened to all the people on here from before? I remember tenacious(221)? And Puz slinky but where's all the "vets"
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:58 AM

The economy.

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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:31 AM

Yep, that has had part of it. People growing out of it. Company moving. Money dieing.

You won't see MO or BDazl on here at all, since they were essentially barred after MO left to make his own company. I believe they frequent techpb now, but I could be wrong.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 03:55 PM

I didnt know that Mo was barred. True bs.

Oh and I can resit.


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:03 PM

What happened is that the economy tanked and all the new people that were constantly coming here from the other parts of SO aren't anymore.

All the "vets" are busy working, going to school, or prefer to hang out on other sites.

A few of us are left....But I think at this point we've run out of stuff to say....
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 07:31 PM

Still around, but work and a new born baby keep me busy, plus the fact that I read more, instead of posting on every topic.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:11 PM

WHers the fun in reding more Animal Mother? B)
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 08:56 PM

Hey Animal grats on the munchkin.
Remember sleep? yeah it will be missing for some years.
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Posted 06 October 2011 - 09:36 PM

There are a few of us "old timers" still around...
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:01 AM

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:20 PM

View Postoldhunter, on 06 October 2011 - 11:11 PM, said:

WHers the fun in reding more Animal Mother? B)


lol....I hear ya. :-)
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:24 PM

View Post1-I, on 06 October 2011 - 11:56 PM, said:

Hey Animal grats on the munchkin.
Remember sleep? yeah it will be missing for some years.


Thanks 1-I.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:53 AM

View Postgrenades, on 05 October 2011 - 11:58 PM, said:

I remember years ago when I was new to paintball and you couldn't give a post 3 minutes before it had a ton of replies. Now its dead-er than ever, what happened to SO I heard they took a major hit and $ flow took a dump? What happened to all the people on here from before? I remember tenacious(221)? And Puz slinky but where's all the "vets"



Let's see here....

1. Economy. Without money, people can't play as much. And then they end up losing interest talking about it when they can't play (big exception to IKE, who managed to survive 2 years without playing and still hung out here)

2. State of Paintball as a Whole. Paintball's on the decline right now, for whatever reason you want to believe. Some people have gone to the extreme that it is "dying" and others are of the mind it's a cycle. For whatever the reason, there are less people playing paintball independent of the economic factor.

3. Life. A lot of us have gotten older (obviously) and are consumed by stuff we "have" to do rather than "want" to do. I'm still on the younger curve at 25, but I know I have a lot less free time and money.

4. The Purchase of SO and Resulting Events. You missed some recent drama originating with SO being purchased. Following that, Moati left the company for reasons that have been stated by him on several forums which I won't repeat at this time aside from saying I certainly have his back and understand his points. Their were some other things said here and there between old and new owners, as well as their biggest supporters.

All of these things, and probably a lot more, contributed.

Of course, there are some of us still hanging around. Just not nearly as many.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:11 PM

I used to stop by the forum every day almost, but when it started to slow down, there wasnt much to post. Mostly I just check the B/S/T occasionally. I havent even had much time for paintball recently. Work and school tend to get in the way. Its good to see some of the "vets" on here still...
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:13 PM

I knew Thalion would turn up eventually :)

Yeah, I took a long break from here because it just got stagnant, their wasn't any new threads, people were leaving, spam started showing up....the site just began to break down but Im glad to see that people are still on here and that a lot of the vets are on here as well!

Its nice to see some familiar faces on here B)
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