Yes! I let this kid use one of my masks and he let some kid shoot him from point blanc in the face 200 times!-He wouldn't clean it; he wouldn't pay for a new lens(if you get shot from under 10 feet you are supposed to replace it)-this has happened twice(not as many face shots). plus he thinks he is really good; he has played 5 games and been out every game and got 2 kills.
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.