The First Day What was your first day like?
Posted 03 April 2008 - 10:25 PM
my first round, i basically ran around with no idea where to look. i didnt get shot because i wasnt anywhere near any action.
second round, i got the bright idea to stay with my team. got shot once, but it didnt hurt so i thought this wasnt gonna be to bad after all. third round just plain sucked. got shot by some dude shootin 500 from about 15' away in the colar bone (ended up getting fractured and had a nice bruise for a few weeks) the rest of the day wasnt to bad, scored a few hits, but got shot more often than not.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:21 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:56 AM
Went camping, stepson had just bought an A5 and my nephews had spyders and such. We are all camping and hear paintball guns in the canyon. We get in the truck and start following the sound. We have to go through a river and we come to some burned out houses and cars. We can't hear shhoting anymore so I figure that we are close. We wait and see no one, then I spot a green CO2 tank next to a tree. I tell everyone to get out with their markers, pretty soon 5 guys emerge from the trees. We played the rest of the day with them.
I don't remember where I was shot or anything, I rarely feel the ball.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 01:18 AM
It was back when the field was part of the owner's yard and the pro-shop was his garage. I went to the field and got there early so I could make sure I had everything set up properly. Being a newer player I did not want to screw anything up. Before the first game I talked to a couple of the players that showed up to get some tips.
I didn't do great, but I didn't do horribly that day either. I know I got a couple eliminations that day. I also got eliminated as well. However from day one the more experienced players always helped me out. They showed me the ins and outs of the game and the field.
At the end of the day I was smiling as I packed my gear in my car. Some of the regular players asked if I would be showing up again the following week. I told them I would. I have been playing practically non stop since then.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 04:11 AM
"So screw that. I ain't dying" - Tree Fitty
You're right bub. You've got a whole community who will never let that happen. In your memory. In your honor.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 07:39 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 08:26 AM
Some friends of mine had just gotten Splatmasters & we played in a large vacant lot near the rail tracks. There were 5 of us, but only 2 guns so we had to take turns. I probably shot 30-40 rounds the whole afternoon...
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:03 AM
It was a nice sunny day in the early summer and the commercial field had only been opened a short while. When we arrived the gave us the orientation on safety, handed us our masks, BE nightmares and 20 rounds of paint. Extra paint was $2.00/10 rnd tube. we broke into two groups of 10 and I was appointed captain. No pressure on the first day right? I guess I did alright since we played 6 games and won 4.
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Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:14 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:26 AM
Finally fell in love with the game a year ago after Gilla put a 98 in my hands and made me play. The Tippmann blew my, awkward can't hit bupkiss, experience with the slingshot away. It was as close to an Infantry flashback as I could ever want. The trill of rounds flashing past my head... real suppressive fire... nobody dies, nobody goes home in a box.
The best of both worlds, you can shoot your buddy, and still be buddies; still look his mom in the eye. You can practice aggression and dump your weekly stress in the field and go home refreshed. It has become the addiction I had been missing.
"I own a Tippmann and some shot."
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:45 AM
Same for me, except it was back in '03 at a large indoor field called Sgt Splatter's, which is still one of my favorites. Huge urban firefights all over the place, I had so much fun... It was great when I figured out that I could run pretty much anywhere without getting hit, because the rentals there were so bad and the renters were all "1337 5n1p3r5." The only real thing I had to worry about were the equipment owners. That was a great day.
Posted 04 April 2008 - 09:46 AM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:21 PM
Bought a gun, Brass eagle pump, I think, 50 rnd hopper, 9 ounce tank and six of us split a case. Playing force on force elimination, one shot, at Turkey Creek Ranch. Spent the day runnning around and shooting. I remember I got shoot in the earlobe, it didn't break, and I was still out. My mistake for saying "Owwie!"
I believe it was the second time we went out to play that my buddy, Jeff, was hit on the nose with a red paintball and Sue, the shootee, thought she had blown out his eye. Never played again after that I don't know why but that was the day we ALL learned to wear goggles.
I miss my army buddies. Good times.
Edit, additional marker info.
This post has been edited by Gilla: 04 April 2008 - 12:22 PM
Posted 04 April 2008 - 12:37 PM