Out of Paint/Air ... what do you do?
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:20 PM
The reason why I am asking is because I was playing a recreational day at a field I go to when I visit family. I noticed that when people ran out of air or paint in the middle of game they would call themselves out instead of using one of the answers offered in the poll or being creative. When I ran out of air in one game we were playing I stayed in the game, as I always do, "if your not hit your not out" in my opinion, and rallied our side from a near defeat by coordinating fire and playing decoy when needed.
So, what do you do?
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:48 PM
If I'm outta air, I throw my paint. Keeps em guessing (I've heard one say "Geez someone's either running outta air or tried to crank up his fps!")
Outta paint? Keep shooting. The sound keeps their heads down. We all have an instictual.... instinct that says "Wong-ta hear gun. Wong-ta get down!" I don't even have to see the paint to think I'm getting shot at, just the sound.
This post has been edited by silenthornet: 26 November 2007 - 04:48 PM
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:49 PM
I was borrowing a friends Ion, but I was completely out of air, I see two people in a bunker, not facing me, so I make a run for them to surrender 'em.
Then some guy pops out of a bunker between myself and the two players and puts 10 balls into me from 20 ft away... I'd startled him, he though I'd seen him and was gonna bunker him. lol.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:51 PM
Btw - Who is Wong-Ta ?
This post has been edited by Goliath: 26 November 2007 - 04:53 PM
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:06 PM
If you and your crew are doing something, there is no way in hell you should leave that field if you haven't been shot. Find something else to do, be someone else to shoot at. If they see six guys instead of seven they might push your position. Sit tight and be that one guy they know is there but can't hit. When seconds count you've got to be willing to take one for the team.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:09 PM
If I run out, I either try to distract the other team, or demand surrenders. I've only actually gotten someone to surrender when I was empty once. I also dry fire once in a while, but not a lot.
Never run out of air, but since it's near impossible to dry fire without it...the fart noise is a bit noticeable...I try to get people to surrender.
Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:10 PM
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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:20 PM
Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:50 PM
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 02:30 PM
If I'm out of paint (only happens in games longer than an hour because I pack about 1700 rounds), I stay and fight, dry fire, I have an underbarrel grenade launcher and am usually packing 8-16 grenades, borrow paint, call positions, have a live grenade in hand in case someone tries to bunker me, etc.
Typically in a game, I'm the one giving out Co2 and paint to those that run out. Its always been fun to give grenades to kids who run out or paint or air, watch them take out several opponets and come back for more grenades .
This post has been edited by Orpackrat: 27 November 2007 - 02:31 PM
Posted 27 November 2007 - 03:27 PM
If Im out of paint I usually just fake it, laying down streams of imaginary paint. Or I do what I do when Im out of air....act as a decoy to draw fire, run around with a radio & do some scouting, become a living shield/mobile bunker by putting myself between a team-mate and incoming hostile fire, or just say "screw it" & go for a glorious bare-handed flag run. I have even been known to throw old paint Ive found on the ground as a distraction...
Obviously, none of these is my prefered method of playing. But when the chips are down, ya work with what ya got...