"I would be really low key on the field, off the field..."
I cannot agree more Tyger. However, i know you have always been a skeptic of the word SNIPER...DUN DUN DUN!
Call it what you want, sniper, assassin, shadow whatever... when I am getting in my ghillie and watching people walk 5 feet, yes 5 FEETTTTTTTT OMFG 12inchesx5= 60inches away from me and they have no idea where I am, it is the best adrenaline rush. Its that game of cat and mouse and the fact that you are outsmarting your opponent.
This style of play is FAR different than running around in your padded dye pants with your 27.3456917569 bps marker with eye and drop forward and awesome trigger, supah fast loader and 4pod ball carrier with stretchy elastic... Instead you wear a bushy suit with an insanly large gun that looks and feels like a rifle that people criticise and make fun of you before the game for wearing a giant pubic hair suit...then when they walk right by you and get 1, yes ONE paintball to the back, side, face wherever you choose. THEN after the game, i love the SILENCE...yes the pure SILENCE that the opposing team displays. it is glorious. Then I sit behind my paintball mask grining, because "I find their lack of faith...disturbing!"
Here are dictionary.com defenitions of snipe and sniper:
Snipe: 3. a shot, usually from a hidden position
5. to shoot at individuals as opportunity offers from a concealed
or distant position: The enemy was sniping from the roofs.
Sniper: a rifleman who fires from a concealed place
, esp a military marksman who fires from cover usually at long ranges
at individual enemy soldiers
Usually: customarily; at most
times; in the ordinary course of events
Most: in the majority of instances
See where I am going with this? MOST snipers shoot far away, not ALL, all snipers shoot concealed, not most, so paintball snipers that are concealed, and shoot people within 150feet, are classified as snipers.
I also agree with the fact that it is a SELLING phrase, or word. When some kid sees SNIPER GUN! he goes, OOH WOW I can shoot SUPAH FAR! Actually I cannot count the number of people that ask me how FAR my gun shoots. I always reply, same as that gun (as I point to their own marker). Sniping is an art, it is not something everyone can do. It takes patience, timing, skill, luck, and some good ol nerves of steel!
With the advent of first strikes, the whole range debate can be argued more on the sniper side. I, however, have never used them. and buying or modding my guns to shoot them is very pricey. For me it's not the range factor, but the sneak factor. Nothing is more intimidating than a ghillie who breaks through your lines and rips your team apart. One game, for instance, I completely obliterated the left side of the field (with help from my TEAM's distracting fire) and we won the game. Notice how i emphasized TEAM. Yes, I did the actual "sniping" but without my teams support, they may have spotted me in that instance.
the point I am making is, weather you believe in paintball snipers or not, WE ARE OUT THERE!
This post has been edited by alexspawn3000: 11 August 2011 - 05:11 PM