aslanprime, on 11 March 2012 - 03:12 PM, said:
Krazy8, on 27 February 2012 - 11:51 AM, said:
As for getting smoked on the speedball field due to gun choice...invalid point. I can hold my own using a pump in speedball. And i know of many tourny players who can do the same.
Think about it, if a pump gave you an advantage on a speedball field...why on God's green Earth would ANYONE choose to use electro markers??? Why? They break easier, are super expensive, go through more paint...so WHY??
The bottom line is...if you have a pump and I have an electro....and it's just you and me left on an air ball field...you're DONE...give up. Because I can start firing at a very low-moderate rate at your position as I simply walk towards it. You would have to make a 1 in a 100 shot between my string of paintlballs OR hope that my gun jams...you'd be SMOKED. You know this...and your only argument is....on a field of noobs...you might still win because noobs don't know how to play. That's the equivalent of saying, "I play basketball really good and could hold my own wearing dress shoes....if I'm playing against 3rd graders..."
Sorry Charlie....it's not called "Pumpball"...it's called "Speedball"...ROF rules those fields...despite killing paintball in general in the process, etc, etc, etc....
You're absolute faith in rate of fire, I think, denotes a lack of experience. More things than you can possibly think of in advance happen all the time on paintball fields. There's entirely too many factors and variables contributing to any and every game, including a one on one, to put everything down to any one of those factors. Gun type is a big one. But it's not the only one. And victory against a pump with an electro while likely is still and always will remain anything but fool proof.
The electro will have a distinct advantage, but won't win every time. Maybe not even more than 75 percent, even supposing equal skill of the two players.
Consider this extremely simple and unimaginative scenario. With a consistent arc "rope" of paint, a speedballer can only focus on one point with that rope at a time. So the other player, pump or not, could say, just take a shot around the right side of their bunker while you're suppressing the left. The left when you're on the right. Or the top. Etc. Hell, even restricted to one side, they could peak low when you shoot high, peek high when you shoot low. And like I said, that's not even the tinniest fraction of all the possibilities that could effect outcome... even on a speedball course, where predictable uniformity of terrain/bunkers and extemely small play area limit the possibilities of games played there most severely.
Again, electo's will have a sizeable advantage, but victory is NEVER guranteed, and then when compared to semi autos instead of pumps as I mentioned earlier, even if the electo's maintain advantage in this one and only place (a speedball course) that advantage is MUCH smaller, than the advantage they have over a pump... it's not that huge of an advantage at all against a semi auto.