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- August 27, 1991
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03 February 2009 - 08:12 AMTo be honest, I never have really thought of the my mindset while I've planned sniper, but looking back on it, I do notice that my movements and thinking do change greatly from playing assault.
Naturally, I move quickly, but deliberately. When I do move, I move with a low profile. I never stand up-right. I'm wearing the ghillie, and when I'm not moving, I'm piling leaves on top of myself waiting to get just one kill... Things I probably won't do as playing any other role.
Anyways, if I were to summarize my mindset, it would be more of the "military" sense of the traditional sniper. The "nobody here but us trees" approach.
But I mostly play sniper in airsoft, where snipers really do have increased range and accuracy so maybe that affects my thinking as opposed to a paintball "sniper."
02 October 2008 - 12:01 PMNow I have never played with snipers in paintball, but I have in airsoft, and in airsoft, snipers have much more range and accuracy than the snipers in paintball.
Anyways, you know snipers weaknesses, and those are a lower rate of fire, slower movement, potential tunnel vision, and low ammo. This makes a sniper bad at close quarters, plus, you know that they might not even be paying attention to they're flanks. In addition, you also know that a sniper has no real advange with range and accuracy compared to any other marker.
This leaves you with a couple of options.
Sometimes, the best way to take out a sniper is to fight fire with fire. Use the sniper skillz and get low and crawl, go far and wide, and hit the sniper in the flank or backdoor. Even if you don't know exactly where the sniper is, if you do this, you should be able to find him...
You can also always try to pull the sniper into a firefight. As an airsoft sniper, I can tell you the worst thing for me is to get into a firefight. Range and accuracy is good in a firefight, but in the end, the people with the fast firing guns win. In a firefight, the tables turn fast for the sniper and the sniper quickly becomes the hunted instead of the hunter...
One more thing, I'd only say send one or two people to take out a sniper. If they know what they're doing, then they should be able to take 'em out. More people means more confusion and more targets for the sniper.
But that's basically it. Same with taking out any other enemy. Know your pros and cons, the assess the enemy, look at their pros and cons. Then exploit their weaknesses with your strengths!
EDIT:: Yeah... I sorry I rambled a bit.
22 September 2008 - 12:35 PMWell, what do you mean by surrendering? As in calling a "safety kill" or as in waving the white flag when you think you're about to get pwned?
First, I never surrender myself in a game, gear or no gear, I'm in it till there is a quarter size paint splotch on me.
As for calling it for other people, I usually always ask before hand if they want to call "safety kills" or if bunkering is okay.
Not being sissy, but I prefer "safety kills." There's something about being close enough to pwn the other guy but showing you're cool level and decide to leave him without any welts... idk, Kinda like a life-debt, black mail thing... Plus, it hurts for anyone to be shot at point blank. But I'm game with either.
EDIT: Never played a game where the surrender was optional, but if that were the case, I'd simply bunker them.
03 February 2008 - 03:47 PMThe deal with the MR-1 is that it shoots hot. That means that it shoot above a feilds set FPS (feet per second). The lowest you can set it on the MR-1 is like 310-320, but most fields need the FPS to be 280-300. So you might have to either go to a field where FPS isn't too strict, or cut the spring a little. It's might not be too risky, just a learning expirence (sp?).
Other than that, it's just like any other Spyder mechanical. I generally won't chop paint because generally, you won't be able to reach chopping speeds.
Spyders are alright guns when it comes to reliablity. They requirer a little more oiling and upkeep with your gun. Not much, just a little TLC, but you should be doing that to all your guns. Also, plan on buying replacements internals, and leaks, and what not. But that's expected for more paintball gear in that price range.
03 February 2008 - 05:32 AMThe next person who says global warming is NOT happening needs to take an unbiased look at the facts
Global warming means that the world is warming up. It's not saying anything about CO2, or glaciers melting, or WHY the world is warming. Global warming is what it is doing. If you don't believe in global warming, you are refusing to believe meteorologist and documented scientific recordings. This is global warming.
The Green House Effect (capitalized?) is with CO2 and what-not.
But for me, the issue is not what the cause of global warming is, it's about helping the environment in general. We already screw it up enough already. Also, to take America off it's dependency for oil and coal.
Anyways, I believe in everyone else with more Nuclear Power, and less coal. Any alternative energy is better than coal.
Germany, for one, uses a lot more wind turnbines than the US. I think America should do the same. I don't have exact figures, but windmills produce a lot of power with hardly any impact on the environment.
...jus' my off-topic two cents.