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My pet peeves. for newbies and not so newbies Rate Topic: ***** 2 Votes

#1 User is offline   Sp.Ed 

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Post icon  Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:32 AM

Paintball can be very expensive if you let it. There are many ways of keeping its cost low but refusing to buy your own gear or supplies because you can borrow it off someone else every time you play is unacceptable. Most people don't mind helping people out and loaning you things when you are new since you may not think of bringing things to a game that more experienced people have on their must have list. If you find yourself borrowing something from someone then buy it for the next time you play and do not assume someone else will let you borrow theirs every time you play.

Some small things that end up costing a lot when everyone is borrowing from the same guy every week.

1) Bring paper towels or rags. Paintball can be messy and you will want to clean up between games.

2) Cleaner and anti fog spray. You will want special cleaner for your goggles and possibly Windex for your marker or other gear.

3) Arm bands. Either purchase a commercially available armband for less than $10 bucks or buy a roll of caution tape from your local hardware store. Bandannas are also a good alternative.

4) Pods. Buy pods and a pod holder. You will soon realize that 200 rounds is not always enough. Have a way to carry extra paint

5) Bring paint or money to buy paint off a friend (but don't expect it they may not have it). Everyone plays differently and therefore everyone uses different amounts of paint, Be prepared. Expect to shoot at least 500 + rounds per 4 hours of play. Plan accordingly

6) Water and Snacks. Paintball is a very physically enduring sport you will need to rehydrate and take in a few calories to remain on top of your game. Bring your own, I did not bring my cooler so you wouldn't have to!

A few more things to consider.

1) If someone allows you to borrow something once it does not constitute his permission to rummage through his gear when hes not around. Unless you politely ask, or they offer do not touch other peoples stuff. There are a lot of people that take pride in their gear and would be more than happy to let you "check it out" if you ask. But taking that which does not belong to you is not only frustrating but a good way to get you kicked off a field.

2) Be courteous, reciprocate and treat it as it was your own, if someone loans you something then return it in a timely fashion and as clean or cleaner than you received it. Returning loaned equipment beat up and dirty is a sure way to not get it loaned to you again. If someone gives you something be sure to return the favor or replace it the next time you play together.

3) Put your remote on your tank and in your pack/vest before you put it on. Don't ask me to do it every week because you forgot....again.

4) If your not going to help then don't complain. If someone spends a couple of hours building bunkers or boundaries at the local renegade field and you put forth no effort to better the field, DO NOT complain about the way the field is set up!

5) If you need help repairing your marker fine, watch and learn don't act like I have nothing better to do and don't walk away leaving me to repair it.

6) Have HUMILITY if you don't know what it is then look it up!

I invite everyone to pipe up with their pet peeves. I will edit in new pet peeves to this post. It is not just for newbies I see veteran players alike doing some of these things.

Thanks to everyone that has posted below and added advice.

EDIT: Added suggested pet peeves and checked spelling.

This post has been edited by SpedMDB: 25 June 2007 - 05:56 PM

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:35 AM

I have something to add

Buy GOOD pods that will last.For example Dye lock lids

Because I break a pod every day I play, but now, with lock lids, they never break.
And can last for years
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 07:43 AM

I think any way of carrying your own paint is acceptable. The fact that you took it upon yourself to be prepared however it may be says a lot.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

One of my pet peeves...

People walking up to your gear and using it without permission.

I had a guy walk up to me when I was holding my gun and grab it RIGHT OUT OF MY HANDS AND STARTED WALKING AWAY!!! I asked him nicely why he did it and he said he wanted to try my gun, but said it in a cocky voice. So I said you can ask me if you want to use it but considering you rudeness I am saying no before you even ask. So he runs over and tells his dad I won't let him use my gun, and his dad asks me and I said no (because the game was starting and I didn't feel like using a rental and hes rude) and the dad spazzes, and tells the manager (at this point I'm PERTURBED because they drag me out of the game, causeing us to loose). So I nicely explain that it was my gun and explained the senario, and then the guy was warned not to do it again or hes kicked out, so be spazzes again and gets kicked out.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 01:58 PM

THANK YOU SpedMDB ! I hope the new players listen to your advice. These players drive me crazy. Oh, and if anybody ever tried to take my marker out of my hands or rummage through my gear I'd have to smack 'em like the punk they are.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:28 PM

you guys are really calm about this stuff if somone i didnt know took my gear i would have lit them up

im pretty new but i hate when a noob comes on a feild and is put into your team and then thinks he is now the boss of it
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 02:37 PM

Hey. Im a noob, and i took to that advice. NEways, i wanted to tell u that ur advice helped. Thx.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

though i have never played but have always wanted to play i will take all of that into consideration. Thanks!!!
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 03:06 PM

Lets try to keep this thread in line. My intent here was not to let people know what we want to do to them for doing this stuff but what annoys the regulars beyond the "10 things I hate about newbs". Good feedback people and I'm glad to see its helping someone. Lets keep it coming!
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:05 PM

Excellent Post, I'll converse wit the other Mods and Admins and see if this is Stickie Worthy.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:32 PM

I know what your saying when i play with my friend i'll let him use my extra gun you know not a big deal but every game he expects to use it not even saving up for his own. He is a friend so i'm happy to share it but really what happens when one of the guns is not working? just think he should get his own
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 08:56 PM

On the note of those good pods...the special ops ones are invincible...I was defending the medic base in the big game today at elite weekend...and we got ambushed. I just jumped back straight onto my pods...nothing else, ALL the force went into 4 pods, none of them broke, opened, or broke paint.

I was impressed

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:03 PM

ALWAYS ALWAYS; have more paint then what is in your hopper, and more then a bag if your going to a full day of paint ball.
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:04 PM

Awhile back I was playing some indoor speedball at a local place and this 12-13 year old kid was there with his dad and his dads g-friend and they were all on the same team, I think it was 10 on 10 or so and the first game they won, this kid hadnt even moved from a back bunker let alone shot anyone out and after the game was all" man we took all you guys out with your highend end guns wow you guys suck!" well after he smacktalked alittle more a couple of the other guys and me had about enough of this kid. the next game started and we pushed hard to the 50 just wasting everything in our path, full stand up running and gunning, it ended up being 6 of us against this kid and his dad, when his dad got nailed, we rushed this kid just blasting the area around him when he stood up screaming at the top of his lungs "I surrender!!" we thought this kid had just crapped himself! After we went off the field to re-load/clean up we saw this kid with his head down and his face all red, and his dad was just kind of smirking at him with that I told you so look that us dads can give, The Dad later came to me and said thanks for 1) not lighting his son up, as bad as he deserved it and 2) teaching him a lesson in sportsmanship, and how you can only talk the talk if you can walk the walk. we just wanted to shut him up and if he learned a lesson that night well, good for him
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:14 PM

If you go to play with a friend and use their equipment, be considerate and clean the gear afterwards. I've had it happen to me and it gets real annoying when your friend uses your gear and when you all go home, you're the one stuck cleaning it all. If you don't know how to disassemble the marker that's fine but at least wipe down the entire marker and make sure any other gear of theirs is clean of paint before returning the equipment.
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