Why did/do you want to be a paintball sniper? *1st post in main forum*
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:38 PM
So, please share.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:28 PM
Coming from a guy that does it all... mainly it's just another way to play the same game and that for me keeps things interesting. One can be a "sniper" w/out all the items that help by simply changing up the way they shoot guys. Things like quiet markers, more effective camo give the edge but it's not the determining factor.
I am not much of an ambush sniper as much as I am a stalker/flanker sniper. Usually you will find me floating on the edge of a big engagement sweeping from the side. What I find most satisfying is the "squeeks and screems" you hear from people when you get them out of the blue because they were focused on the guys in front of them. So many people get tunnel vision when they play paintball and for me.. being a flanker/sniper is about taking advantage of that. Hitting up front, falling back... then coming back at the force from a different angle. I will usually not sit in a spot for more than a few moments unless I KNOW there will be a large target of opportunity coming my way.
Also... I really enjoy radioing back intel to the command when I have made my way deep past enemy lines. Once I am there I will let them know what is up and then ask them what they would like me to to do... hunt leaders... blow/find objectives or just keep a avenue of approach plugged up so my guys can back me up and create a bigger hole in the lines.
So... just a different way to play. There are times when I like to grab my paint slingers and go up the middle too. Just depends on my mood. One thing is for certain though... once a person gets used to the camo advantage of a ghillie suit you will find that person has a HARD time going back to conventional camo or no camo at all. Now, regardless of how I am playing I pretty much always give my head and shoulders extra attention with some radar netting (density upgrade). Sorta looks like I have an ewok head I guess but it's worth it!
Ah.. one more thing... the rush of stalking and in a way... toying with your opponent(s) is sooooo much fun. At the last scenario game I was in a great ambush spot and I was just listening to these 3 guys talk and I had my cross hairs on one guy the entire time. I was just waiting to get more bodies in the open to take him and the others. Shooting was fun.. but the opportunity and hanging onto that moment is a RUSH.
Different way to play. ok.. I am done -_-
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Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:46 PM
then it got so bad they would say "take lonewolf out you get him out first the team will crumble" so for a few years i was the hunted guy they would just run threw my team to get me. or come after me first.
so i started to give away paint to the new guys because the oppostion would come looking for me first these guys would hunt me down. i remeber one day i was out in every game. these guys took adavantge of me and my team
so i got pissed and decide to change my game i would let my team go after the flag while i lurk in the shadows sometimes i would wait until the last 10 minutes in the game to strike i was tired of being the hunted i would become the hunter. so now i put away my b2k and bought a tac one now they have a reason to be afraid again. i become a sniper not by choice but because i was to good of a leader.
and on top of that i used to play a lot of tourney ball its not good if you want new people in the sport i prefer to show them woodsball it easy going and for the newby they can put up a fight in tourney ball they get massacred. its great for exprince player but not for newbys
cost: its a lot cheaper to play woodsball than tourney now when i play woodsball i split a case with a friend and i have more fun no more walking the shot just point aim and shoot
storys much better storys
Yes I Can Talk The Talk And Walk The Walk I Spent The Money So My Opnions Holds Weight.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:51 PM
I also became a sniper because I like sneaking up on things and the picking people off without them seeing me, it gives a rush and its addictiong after the first time you do it succesfully.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:07 PM
It's so fun to see people start fearing everything around them as a sniper. I love it.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:31 PM
Posted 24 August 2005 - 05:54 PM
the fisrt w/ my ghillie suit scared the crap outta my friends and some of still are. it added a whole new twist to the game and everybody had to adjust their tactics, there nuttin funner than havin ur friends 5 ft from you and they cant see you.
Holy friggin crap this sport has changed on me!!!!
Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:27 PM
Also, I have a cruel streak in me (not so much light the guy up, I don't have the money. I'm just kidding. Hitting a guy once is usually enough), but I like hitting guys when they don't expect it. I absolutely love it. Its also neat to see peoples reactions when you sneak up right behind them and either shoot them, demand them to surrender, or whisper to them that they're on your team and tell them who to shoot. Also, if a guy has been a real jerk, has been cheating, picking on new guys, SHOOTING 12 YEAR OLD GIRLS (I did meet a guy, an ADULT, who thought that this was cool), it's a lot of fun to hit him in the nuckles, the neck, the groin, back of the head, etc...
I just find that since so few people play this way, it is a very easy way to get a lot of kills and keep yourself in the game, as well as save money. I just also find that it's smarter than yelling "Hey fiddle diddle, let's go up the middle" and so much more satisfactory when you eliminate people through sniper and ambush tactics. So that's why I play as a ghost flanker.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 06:42 PM
American cars are built for crappy drivers, good drivers can have German ones - friend of mine
Posted 24 August 2005 - 07:45 PM
The part about it being a rush.... sure its definatly scary watching them look at you but not seeing you, knowing your there and hoping their frantic spraying the bush doesnt land a lucky shot on your mask.
But every so often you get that great surrender. I love the look, well maybe not the look being you cant see their face, but body language says a ton, on their faces when they hear the word, "SURRENDER"
Last weekend was priceless. I ran Ghost up the right side while the main force went left. It was six of us SPUDS against 14 or so others. I was walking along low in the river side until I expected to run into any posible river patrols. Right when I stopped to listen I heard the muffled voices and the rattle of paint in a hopper as one of them jumped down the bank of the river. I was only using my ghillie hood and my UltraLite Fusions as camo. I slinked into the water behind the tall reeds on the bank. Squatting low my butt began to get wet from the river, I saw one of them up high on the bank and then one low right beside me. I didnt wait for them to pass, I just surrendered the closest one to me. He looked then looked again and said" yeah I guess so, nice ambush" . His buddy was like, "what?" He replied I didnt say anything to you, I just got surrendered I am out.
The guy up high on the bank stood there for like two or three seconds with that deer in the headlights look on his face before it sunk in, then as he dove for cover I was coming up shooting. I missed and went right hard and fast and stopped sinking slowly into the water. He came eventually looking for me and I couldnt get my ballance to shoot him, I was stuck in mud slowly sinking down into the water. He came at me twice desperately looking for me then left for other action.
I then moved to the end of the field and came up on the enemies 6. I took the rear security, he was more surprised than ever that all of a sudden someone was behind him. Then I moved far right and was coming up on the commander of the other team. He had one guard in the road and he was posted up on a tree waiting as a fire team was clearing out an area they thought I may be in. I took four shots at the guard and moved to shoot the commander. Somehow I missed the guard and hit the commander. Then I went running as about 6 or more guys came crashing down on me. I didnt know it at the time but I was the last one in the game from my team. I managed to take the guard on the road after engaging twice more, then when on the run I took two shots to the ribs and while looking for breaks I got one in the chin hard. I was out.
The best part was to hear the compliments of a great flank, but nothing took the cake more than that surrender.
I have tallent, I can manage a good ambush, I can run the middle and hold my own, I can lead the troops, but I always fall back on my fieldcraft and the love of hiding when I play.
To me its more like hiding go seek with reach. I can hide, and do so very well. I have reach, with my paintball gun. I do get killed, I am not invincible, but usually not before inflicting my share of damage.
I totally enjoy the challenge of out thinking the enemy as well as the challenge to sneek without being seen or heard. If I blow it, its just a lesson to rethink what went wrong and how do I improve on that sneek the next time around.
Posted 25 August 2005 - 07:03 AM
It's probably been for me cause the 4077th didn't have a decent one, so I filled it in so they'd stop bitching about it. XD Then I got addicted. Just the surprise and the adventure of skimming off a few people here before they realize it is fun.
Then there's the tactical advantage. I can now swing up and then swing back down to the rest of the group and report on what I saw up there, how many guys, that sort of thing, then give them the proper orders to solve a situation. (Nothing like starting strongside then flipping to lazy D. The other team usually jumps right into the trap.)
Also, I love to be shot at. After a while, when you've got you and another Ambush on your open team, you see who can get the biggest target on their DUMPER. THAT is fun. People'll unload pod after pod on you if they can't hit you, and some of the weaker minded players tend to pee their pants if you're good enough at it.
I haven't gotten into cammies yet. that's this weekend cause my Marauder comes in today (Thurs. 24) That'll bring my game up higher than it was before. Plus I've found that blue was an effective camo color when worn all over.
"Sometimes, the apprehension of fear is worse than the fear itself." --Sensei
Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:06 AM
When I am a spotter, I usually have the more higher-ROF gun, for close range to cover the sniper's tracks for him to get out of there, or set up a decoy/ambush....guy shoots at me down a path, I run, he follows, sniper shoots from side...Works well, and often.
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