aslanprime, on 03 October 2010 - 02:50 PM, said:
#2- Tougher question. I wanna say they could be on par, because there's no physiological reason why they couldn't be. But at the same time, I've never seen it...not even close.
Really? I've seen tons of girls playing over here, and they're pretty deadly too. I'm pretty sure one MXL team (2nd highest level in the CXBL) had 2 girls on it, and I'm pretty sure atleast one of them guested up for atleast 1 event to CXBL (Pretty much the top level of competition found in Canada. A lot of teams have retired/semi-retired pros playing for them, and a bunch of CXBL players won D2 at cup last year, and could definitely hold their own in D1.)
As for my honest opinions on the magazine/article...
The magazine looks like it was designed by a colourblind 3 year old.
The cover is way too busy, reminds me of a women's magazine.
<--- That is how a magazine layout should be designed, unlike shooting hot, it doesn't look like it was designed by a kid straight out of highschool who took 1 media arts class, and barely passed. The cover is nice and clean, and everything inside looks like it actually belongs together.
When did this ever become "Paintballs Number 1 Magazine", this is the first I've heard about Shooting Hot.
Wayyyyy too many ads... But I guess that its no worse then most magazines out there
Page 44... Don't mind the view, but I think it'd be a lot better if the girls were actual ballers.
The article was honestly a stupid topic. The question "Should Women Play?" is as stupid a question as "Should Black People Be Able To Sit At The Front of the Bus?". Why women shouldn't play would be a much more interesting article, but probably much much harder to write, you'd have a hard time finding reasons that aren't just ignorant bull lol.
Ignoring the title, the majority of the quotes used were way too long. No point writing an article if all that you're really doing is quoting other people.
Finally, the article looks like it was a semi-decent forum post... Thats about it. It seems like its written by someone who has a very, VERY basic understanding of writing articles/anything for a magazine, newspaper, etc.
They also need to use much higher resolution pictures in their online version (I have no idea about the print version if there is one. I'm not going to waste my time seeing if such a poorly made magazine has a print version too, I can only hope that the picture quality is a little better.)
It looks like they just googled paintball and stole a bunch of pictures from people, not even particularily good ones. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have the rights to the majority of those photos.
Go to page 10... Try to restrain yourself from tracking down and murdering the creators of this magazine. I know its hard but you can do it. No music should EVER force itself down anyones throat like that. Any website that plays music automatically is a crappy design. Like most people, I have my own music that i like to enjoy. When reading something, I don't want to be bombarded with this crap.
It seems the longer that I look at this magazine the less I like it. I'm just going to stop now before this list gets more out of control. I'm sure theres tons of other problems with it but I've already spent enough of my time looking at a crappy magazine.
I hope you don't take this as me flaming you, you wanted opinions so here they are. To me the entire magazine looks VERY unprofessional, like it was thrown together in a night or two. I'm not being cocky here, I'm not really that good with layouts and things like that, but I almost guarantee that I could design a more professional looking magazine. If they want to be taken seriously, they REALLY need to step their game up. Find some proper photographers, use proper resolution that don't look like a 150x150 jpeg that some kid blew up to 2000000x2000000.
This post has been edited by d4rkmonkey: 03 October 2010 - 02:33 PM