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01 February 2011 - 10:32 PMNow for some updates from Quebec!
It's really slowed down out here and I am a little worried. I agree with Tyger and Druid that it is cyclic but I'm a little concerned with the situation in Quebec particularly. During the '05-'08 boom in the area we got a LOT of new players, but it was all false inflation because of the way paintball is marketed in this area. Unfortunately Paintball is mostly marketed as a 'warsport' in Quebec and attracts the
Unrelatedly: Cool to see how many really old and very new members there are in this topic.
Just passing through.
Add to that ^^ how Canada has all but outlawed MilSim-looking markers and ONLY allows tourney-looking gear. I think that plays a huge part in Canada's dilemma as well...
31 January 2011 - 09:56 PM________left hand...$200 creation tax -----------------------------------Right hand...<15 years imprisonment ________
30 January 2011 - 03:27 PMyeah.......but you should tally up the cost to build that ...........
30 January 2011 - 03:25 PMIt's about time....lol.
I was wondering how long it would take. Congrats guys.
30 January 2011 - 03:22 PMNo kidding - I don't know what the norm is, but I remember hearing even at a local tourney that one team went through 20 cases...in the first round. Sounds awful!
I just buy a bag for my pump and have it last several days out lol - figure the case will go bad before I can use it.
EDIT: Then again, it's all about the moolah for the people that run some of these things...
I like the idea of the big scenario because more people pay less to play something that's (I would expect) more rewarding in the end - not to say that there is nothing intrinsically rewarding in tournament teamwork.
On your EDIT:
True...but then again, we as paying customers always want the best 'product" from the field, that translates to:
cleaner job johnies [if they even have them]
faster teching service
cut grass and spray for bugs
pictures and photo ops
......and none of that ^^ takes into account, what is needed to actually RUN the business...like...vehicles, fuel, liability insurance, electric, water, replacing netting, etc, etc.........
.......and all those things we come to "expect" from a "good" field. Sadly though, that costs money. That's one of the reasons paint prices are so high. Hell, look at Skirmish. A case is $100+T except in bulk [12 or more at once] OR at certain scenarios. The money Paul rakes in [generally speaking] goes toward the next/future game or field.
I remember a scathing set of rants about IoN 07...my point at the moment in particular, the cost of paint. Team PennDragon bought 25 [or 30?] cases right off the bat....and Team Delta is a bigger team. I can't imagine what THEY spent on paint...
...but within 2.5 years of IoN 07, the "MetalLands" were built. That COULDN'T have been cheap at ALL....
I work for the DOC and make a little under $30/hour...however, my wife is the "stay at home mom" and we have 3 children. So that means I am the sole $$ provider but that is by OUR choice. Could I kick her out to get a job? Sure I could...but I'd much rather have her home for our daughters' needs than have that "extra cash" - to only have to bail one of them out of jail because someone isn't home to watch/help them.
That means overtime for me...and that translates to less field time [which sucks]. However, I make up for it when I DO get out, spending hundreds to support the game and fields I attend.
OH and BTW........my kid and I got the "all clear" to go to IoN 11