My pet peeves. for newbies and not so newbies
Posted 24 June 2007 - 09:24 PM
If someone lets you borrow their stuff, try and return it in a timely manner! Your game might hvae been important to you, but your friend might have another insanely huge game the very next week or day, and just because you felt lazy and thought you'd return the equipment next you saw him, said friend has to miss a great day of play.
Its just inconsiderate to hold onto someone's gear for more than is needed.
Posted 25 June 2007 - 10:40 AM
I expect everyone who uses my stuff to treat it with the utmost respect. When my stuff comes back to me dinged up, scratched or still filthy, you've just secured yourself to never use anything I own ever again. My brother does this, played with my PG-1 (pre pump pgp -rare-) and it came back dinged and messed up - and COVERED in paint and dirt.
Just treat someone's stuff that they've loaned you properly, no slaming it around or dropping it hard on tables. Really go out of your way to appriciate the kindness of them letting you use somehting.
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Posted 25 June 2007 - 03:11 PM
Not knowing how your maker works, then taking it appart for the first time on the field to try and fix it, then complaining when it won't fire anymore because you lost parts to it.
Not bringing right hex wrenches for a marker, and expecting to use my set every time at the chrony.
Talking about how great your marker is, and how amazing it is; really meaning "If I were to get a marker (instead of renting) and could put anything I wanted on it, here's what it would be..."
Offering to loaning equipment out to a noobie, knowing full well that it is falling appart.
Posted 25 June 2007 - 06:39 PM
QFT you said it all DVL and Phantom (i want to see that happen to me if a kid try to grab my marker out of my hands lol)
Posted 26 June 2007 - 01:18 PM
oh, and definately dont steal painballs. One time me and my friend had bags of our paintballs stolen by other players. We dont know who did it but it ticked us off.
This post has been edited by Top Dog Paintballer.: 26 June 2007 - 01:20 PM
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 04:38 PM
First question. How old was the kid?
Second question. If he was your age or older, why didn't you knock him out?
Because that would be rash, immature and probably end the day of play for you!
I have a new Pet Peeve, People that make off topic comments in a thread that belong in a PM. :nododgy:
Thats the kind of stuff that belongs in a PM not in a thread about Pet Peeves. If you have one, great edit it in above and lets stay on topic.
Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:12 PM
Great post BTW
Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:36 PM
Just come prepared and everybodies day is better
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 06:46 PM
Learn how to use your gear before taking it to the field.
Edit:(Oops, already mentioned, still relevant though)
Another thing; Clean your gear the day before you play. A guy on my team pulls out his 98 Custom and pops off the the cyclone feed, and finds, to his horror, the entire inside is covered in orange goo. And not just the cyclone, but the internals of his marker too. Now, being the captain of our team, I had a spare ready for him, but if I hadn't he would have been our designated meat shield.
So check and clean your stuff. It only takes about 15 min. after you do it a few times.
This post has been edited by Mace203: 28 June 2007 - 07:01 PM
Posted 28 June 2007 - 10:26 PM
Posted 29 June 2007 - 07:21 AM
On the same note, if you get hit, get the heck out of there! If I see you keep popping your head up with no indication that you are, in fact, out, I'm going to assume you are playing on and i'm going to keep shooting. Let everyone know that you're out, yell, wave your hands in the air, people will give you a second to get out of the way.
Also, people who get mad when they get hit with stray shots while leaving the feild. It happens, it wasn't intentional. It would happen less if you didn't just waltz through the middle a 20 man firefight.
Another thing, I know not all newbies carry a squeegie on the feild, in fact almost none do, but if we are in a bunker and I lend you my squeegie to clean out your barrel, please, hand it back to me, meaning put it in my hand. Don't say thanks, then toss it in the dirt while you go back to making barrel soup.
Some short advice for the new players that will keep the vets from being annoyed with you. Most is just common sense.
1. Say please and thank you.
2. If you don't own it, don't touch it.
3. If you borrow it, take better care of it than you would if you owned it.
4. If you should borrow something, be prepared to pay for it if you break it.
5. Don't ask dumb questions that you'd already know the answer to if you read the rules. Like, "Can we use full-auto?"
6. If a vet takes you under their wing, as many of us do, pay attention, you will learn something.
7. Don't pick up paintballs off of the ground and put them in a borrowed/rental marker. Even if you just dropped them.
8. Bring your own water.
9. Don't EVER give someone lip for telling you to get your mask on. They are telling you for your own good.
10. For pete's sake, bring enough money to cover yourself. We work hard for our cash and we like to help people, but it aint a charity.
11. At the risk of angering some people here: Please don't say something like, "I'm the Sniper" and hang out in the back of the feild waiting for someone to wander your way.
12. If you are just starting out, leave the planning to the experienced players. Chances are your plan won't work and they know this because they have tried it before.
13. Read the instruction manual for your marker before you start fiddling with it. I have spent too many games sitting out because some kid didn't read the manual, didn't oil his marker, and now all the O-rings are shot.
14. In regards to #13, if we are fixing your stuff, don't ask to borrow ours so you can go play while we sit out and work on your stuff for free.
15. If someone gives you a pod of paint because you're empty in a game, find them in the staging area or before the next game and return the pod, with paint to cover the ammo that you borrowed. Paint isn't cheap.
16. Dead men don't talk, except to other dead men.
17. If you are new, and you're talking and no one else is, you are talking too much.
18. Do not mouth off to the reffs, no matter how wrong you think they are. This makes you look like a brat/jerk/sore loser.
19. Teammates do not like to be shot in the back of the head, check your targets.
20. Calm down. Calm down. Calm down.
21. Do not wipe, EVER. We HATE cheaters with a passion.
This post has been edited by ZombieAtak: 29 June 2007 - 07:22 AM
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