Surrender Option impose the surrender option
Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:24 PM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:40 PM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:00 PM
The only exception to this is if we are playing speedball and ALL players for the game are ok with allowing bunkering.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:18 AM
I am Jack's smirking revenge.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:25 AM
In open play I've been to, the majority will not surrender. They will fight to the death no matter the field rules. The field owners always say "10 foot rule" but nobody ever obeys it unless a ref is standing right there. Consequently, when I play, I tend to not offer surrender because I know a very small number will actually take it. I'm generous by aiming for a hard item (hopper, mask, pods) so it'll minimize any possible pain, but I don't offer a surrender. There are exceptions of course... players I know that are upstanding in character who would accept or offer one if our roles were reversed.
As for the receiving end, if someone offers me a legit surrender, I will. I recognize they were polite and I should be too. However, I found that I have only been asked to surrender once in my entire almost 5 years now with the sport.
As a whole though, I don't see surrender as a useful option, because no one really honors it. Maybe it's just a geographic thing and I'm seeing the wrong kind of players.
Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:52 AM
Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:35 PM
under 20 feet, yell surrender - if they dont or try to shoot back, let them have it
the frowns are happening when the person yelling surrender gets lit up for trying to be brave or somthing and then starts yelling!
i always point out that if they wernt in a position to shoot them if they were not going to immediately surrender, you should not have yelled it or got that close - hell even take a few paces backwards and carefully shoot! just dont yell it if you are not 100% sure its going to work out
the above happened to a somewhat new player who was (unfortunatly) already on the downward slope of paintball morals (yelling, swearing, threats when shot out, etc) and he unsuccessfully tried to surrender a team mate!
next round i was doing some serious flanking when he opened fire after silently watching me walk for quite a few seconds (he was VERY well hidden and in the middle of nowhere)
his justifiation was that because his surrender failed that time before, he was just going to shoot anyone in similar camoflauge at any range
he remained unrepentant the whole day (and i even caught him playing on), but is it the rules making it unsafe or the players?
Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:41 PM
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 12:53 PM
10 feet or less, mercy him.
If his guns aimed at you, or he has the capability to aim at you and make a snap-shot, shoot him.
If his back is turned to you, either barrel tag him, or mercy him.
If he does anything but scratch his butt and put his gun in the air saying, I'm out, good game, etc.; shoot him.
If you choose to shoot close range due to certain circumstances, try to shoot in a less painful spot (back, mask, hopper, gun, foot, etc.)
If you are having problems with close shooting, tell a ref or a nearby authoritie (counter guy, owner...not police man) and get the problem solved.
Posted 12 December 2006 - 05:36 PM
This post has been edited by MAD KLOWN: 12 December 2006 - 05:36 PM
Posted 17 December 2006 - 02:59 PM
I don't yell surrender anymore, I ask people politely or I tell them they will surrender. Nothing is a better motivator to give it up than a hand on your shoulder, a barrel in your kidney, and someone saying "Walk away quietly."
And if you're too proud to know when you're done, someone not as polite as me will make your pride hurt.
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Posted 17 December 2006 - 03:14 PM
If you turn around and shoot someone when they have the drop on you...I personally find that being a tad bit of a jerk, but that's just me.
Posted 17 December 2006 - 03:25 PM
This post has been edited by noobiekilla: 17 December 2006 - 03:26 PM