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Most Intimidating Position Rate Topic: -----

Poll: fearful player? (93 member(s) have cast votes)

Whos the player position you are most intimidated by?

  1. Sniper (35 votes [37.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.63%

  2. Dagger (11 votes [11.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.83%

  3. Sabre (10 votes [10.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.75%

  4. Hammer (33 votes [35.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.48%

  5. Broadsword (4 votes [4.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.30%

Who should a walk on newb be most intimidated by?

  1. Hammer (50 votes [53.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 53.76%

  2. Sniper (16 votes [17.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  3. Dagger (16 votes [17.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.20%

  4. Broadsword (5 votes [5.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.38%

  5. Sabre (6 votes [6.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.45%

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:40 PM

i voted dagger for the second one newbs when under fire will huddle behind the bunker and then the dagger just bunkers him.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:40 PM

I'm a pretty intimidating sniper any noob would TINKLE there pants if i am on there butt. :ghillie:
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:52 PM

Intimidation is truly for noobs. I find no one intimidating on a paintball field (or in real life for that matter). The only position that has even come close to intimidating me in my adult life is sniper. And not necessarily the position, more like one player. We had an ex Navy SEAL sniper on our team and I swear he could sneak up on 90% of people in an open field. It's rediculous.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:36 PM

Think about it: Would you be scared if you turn a corner and find yourself face-to-face with a giant Double-T?
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:39 PM

I voted for sniper on the list (close second for hammer) but the one that should be on there is the commander. Nothing SHOULD BE more intimidating than a commander that can outsmart you at every turn.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:40 PM

I voted sabre both times. Because that is one of the few positions that doesn't lock a player into thinking there is only one thing they can do. /thread lol
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:30 PM

What intimidates me the most is the guy who takes his mask off in a game. He's the one that you'll never guess what other stupid things he might do.

I'd say EVERYONE intimidates newbies. Newbies even intimidate each other. Why? They're all afraid of paint.
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Posted 12 June 2008 - 10:16 AM

my turn. i started as an educted/humble newbie, studided paintball and moved into the bushrag stage, then found my true calling as a hammer. now, remember that since there are only a handful of hammers spread out through the states, im guessing most of you have never seen one in person, much less on the forums.

so i'll tell you from first hand experience that judging from other peoples reactions when i walk onto the field or the staging area in all my morning glory, its like superman himself is arrived. sometimes i have to pinch myself because i cant believe all the fuss is over lil old me. now dont get me wrong, intimidation can be used as a tool, the same way that communication can be used... the only problem is with people who use intimidation to the point that they BECOME a tool on and off the field. (i.e. hot shot 12 year old with a $2K setup talking smack to everyone.) but even when i was totally sniper'd out i never got the amount of reaction that i do when i tote my scuba tanks, 24 pods, twins, and viking helmet (i have pics if u wanna see em).

so for who you SHOULD be afraid of as far as on te field, i say any 2-3 guys who seem to be able to work as a team. and yes, this usually includes speedball players (not all of them though... too many mavericks). the older guy with the experience is a good one to keep an eye on if not just watch. ive seen just as many crappy old guys with pumps as ive seen good ones. ive seen just as many awesome broadsword types as ive seen crappy ones.j ive seen just as many shotty commanders as ive seen good ones..... but ive never met a bad hammer.

so i would say as far as who to be wary of, i would say hammer. not because im one, but because ive been on the recieveing and giving ends of quadzillas, double troubles and the like, and lemmie tell you, sitting behind a bunker turns into "come to jesus time" real fast when a hammer decides to freshen the coat of paint on your bunker.

i would reccomend you go to the hammer section of the positions and delve a little deeper into the mysteries of hammerhood. the simple physical match of ammo load, shoot time, and sustainability, as well as the tactical placement of a hammer closer to the rearguard of a unit, as well as his working/coordinating a team makes him an extremely valuable/difficult target. to be honest, most hammers including myself naturally assume the role of a commander because we usually have the best field of view during play, and can usually pin enough places down to move unhindered.

sure a 1 shot sniper can ruin anyone's day, but you're talking about fearing a phantom ball from nowhere, from somebody who wont be a threat until you close in on enemy territory (if they're creeping the right way), versus someone like me... a 6foot tall, 500lb (fully loaded), loud, bad dispositioned, hammer with a couple of cases of paint strapped to him looking for a body count.

its like the difference between having the predator or nemisis after you.
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:43 AM

I believe the guy who has gen 3's walking around on a moonless night waiting near trails for you to come stumbling along is the scariest person on the field, lol!
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:46 AM

my biggest fear is a newb without a barrel sock who points his gun at everybody because he thinks it is a toy..........
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Posted 23 June 2008 - 08:51 AM

i'd say i worry about dug in snipers cause i can't see them till they open up. Hammers you can see them but there so much paint coming at you and there out of range for most markers. Newbs are scared of hammers cause of the fire power. Most people don't even think there are snipers in paintball unless there non newbs

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Posted 23 June 2008 - 02:09 PM

To be honest I'm not afraid of anything, I tend to play alot of walk-ons. In fact I only ever play walk-ons, sucks to be in england...

...But what I'd imagine I'd be intimidated by is a hammer, Anyday, and I can admit it. Me running around and crawling through small spaces with my 4" barrel on a tippy with no stock, then turning a corner and finding my face right up against a set of flatline barrels on a big fat guy. Scary. I've had nightmares of that.

Newbs should be intimidated by everyone carrying anything other than the gun supplied at the field. But mainly the Daggers, not being up my own trademans entrance but Daggers tend to be the more aggressive players, this is good and bad, but I like to shout alot ofrandom abuse at random people...
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Posted 26 June 2008 - 06:47 AM

ok, i don't care who you are, what you say, everyon EVERYONE judges other players. i don't care what you say, quit being noble and tell the truth, we all judge, it's human nature, we see an old guy and know, before a game begins, that he's hardcore, just by the way he carries himself, the most intimidating to n00bs is the hammer, simple, the hammer feeds off of intimidation.
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 12:33 PM

^^^Quoted For Truth, i have a large, hungry ego, but at least i like to back it up. lol.

i will admit this though, being a hammer has some very noticebale limitations and advantages. forst of all is speed. i "run" at a very brisk walk. BUT i have enough firepower to chew up a bunker for as little as 30 seconds to allow me to mosi on up to ring the doorbell. at the same time though, i am slow. as for another limitation, being that i have the silouhette of a refrigerator when geared up, i cannot usually fit into doorways or into structures unless they are amply cut. (i.e. the doorway usually has to be a missing wall. check my brigade page to see pics of my size geared up)

BUT make no mistake, i'd rather be slow and have the biggest teeth than fast and have a sting.

and yes, we all judge eachother before and after the games. alot of the hammer is shock value. psychological warfare can be just as important if not more so than physical. if a team or players dont make a move for an angle because i'm 100 yards away, then i'm doing my job of area denial wthout firing a shot. after all, even sun tzu said that the greatest generals win wars without going to war.


ps- the polls are also showing about what i was guessing... that the extreme ends of the spectrum are what gets people's attention. i.e. either prowl and growl or shoot n loot. hammers and snipers seem to always be the ,ost specialised and feared, but make no mistake, flexibility is key. even i am trying to thnk of ways to enhanve my on field effectiveness..... right now i'm trying to add a law launcher to my DT. since i usually go up against hard targets like choppers, planes, tanks, large groups, and structures it would make since to add a level of one shot flexibility. i would advise everyone to examine themselves and their play to truly unlock their on field potential. mine just happens to be strapped into a rig with alot of firepower. for alot of other people, fast light, and agile gear makes them just as deadly as i am.

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:07 PM

I play sniper and voted that the most intimidating position for newbs is the sniper beacuse the than get scared of every bush and shrub on the field. I voted that a hammer would have to be the only thing that sort of makes me blink beacuse if he starts shooting at me or around my area I hope I have good cover beacuse I don't want to give my spot away, and a paint storm coming at you is very hard to avoid but it can be done.
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