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You CAN snipe in paintball. Seriously.

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it'd make bunkering a much easier stratagy... they cant shoot back if with just some card thingy
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Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

I don't know why everyone is freaking out. It's for a major scenario series, the players are told about the positions. They are fully aware of the position and it's capabilities. It's not like it's all encompassing...

i'd still go to a scenario with that rule in it...

but i still won't snipe
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I was playing woodsball in Mine and my friends feild yesterday. It was a nice 8-8 Game and we have some place set up on High Ground on a hill that over looks the main playing feild where everybody goes. Not many people go to the high ground spot because it is a nice little 70 degree climb. When the game started i was put on a team with a bunch of retards and they All Grouped like 3 feet away from eachother and would not move. I got the idea to go up to the high ground. Just as i was getting there i looked down and i seen my group of guys getting circled. Because i had clear veiw of them and the guys surronding them i started to ''SNIPE'' off the team. They had no idea where the shots were coming from. I managed to get 4 kills befor some douche on my team pointed at me and yelled HELP US! Then i just got rushed and lit up. Thats my story
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Bump for update!

I refereed for the said scenario organizer last weekend (Viper Paintball), and this system works! Each general gets money (not real money) for completed missions. And with this money, he can buy special benefits, like air strikes and snipers. What happens is the general purchases a sniper card, gives the card to the player, and the player can now use it to get a single elimination on any person in his line of sight, confirmed by a referee. Example: I'm just chilling, watching what's going on, and I get called over.

"Hey ref!"
"Yeah?"
"See that guy sticking out over there, behind that bunker?"
"Which one?"
"The one with the Double-Trouble A-5, keeping our lines back [true story]."
"Oh yeah."
*player hands me sniper card*
"He's sniped."
"K."
*I call nearest ref over to A-5 guy, or run over there myself to call player out. A-5 guy is confused, then upset, but resigned to his fate*

It works. I had to do that a lot...
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This takes all of the skill out of sniping though.  Handing a ref a card and pointing to someone doesn't require adjustments for distance, windage, elevation, or any of the stuff that we have to adjust for in real life.  While yes, I can see how it could be useful in big scenario games, it just seems cheap.
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And as a military man, I'm sure you can understand how handing a card is about as close as we can get in the game of paintball.
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Right, but can we make them go through some sort of "Card-sniper" courses first? To teach them some basic sniping tactics, rather than just "Hey, here's this card, all you have to do it show a ref who you want killed, and we'll remove him from the game for you"
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I'm sure there's room for the cards to be tweaked. But to be honest, when I reffed the game, people seemed happy with the way things were. While it may take some of the "feel" out of sniping, I say don't fix what ain't broken.

Plus it was fun when both sides met each other in the center speedball field. Sniper cards flying left and right! I've never seen mass sniper war.
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I've been hit with a sniper card before.. well not exactly sniper but and RPG card... It was at the Battle of the Bulge at Skirmish, the group I was with just had been reinserted after the 20 minute wait. After we stepped back on the field a Ref came up to all of us and told us a RPG had exploded here and we were all dead. So another 20 minute wait till we could get back into the game good times.
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This how you reply to "Sniper Cards"
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This is quite possibly the silliest thing I've ever heard.  Heck, might as well not even bring a paintball marker into the game, just a deck of cards and your magic pointing finger.

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I don't know how many times I'm going to have to say this. They cost the general game money, and they ain't cheap. Some people are blowing this entirely out of proportion. It's not like everyone has like 10 cards. When I said "mass sniper warfare," I meant there were like 6 or 7 calls. Out of like 20 on each side (the rest of each team was off in the woods somewhere). Saying people shouldn't even bring their markers is 3x as "silly" as these cards...
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While this may put "snipers" in paintball, it doesn't create "paintball snipers."  After all, paintballs aren't even part of the elimination process.

Maybe the general should be allowed to pay higher prices for more powerful "snipers" as well.

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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

While this may put "snipers" in paintball, it doesn't create "paintball snipers."  After all, paintballs aren't even part of the elimination process.

Maybe the general should be allowed to pay higher prices for more powerful "snipers" as well.

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Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

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 Saying people shouldn't even bring their markers is 3x as "silly" as these cards...

If I could snipe and always get an elimination just by informing a ref, why would I need a marker?  Who would want to go out on the field with a marker only to be eliminated because somebody waved a ref over to give him a card?  "I saw him, here's his card."  We'd be better off playing a game of children's tag.  When you take paintball out of the equation, it isn't paintball anymore.

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Once again, you are completely missing what's going on here. It's not like everyone has a sniper card they can use infinitely. Each card is good for 1 elimination, and each card is expensive. You can't just constantly "point and click" and get everyone out. 1 ELIMINATION ONLY.

Your analogy is way too exaggerated.

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Sorry, but I just couldn't play a scenario game where you can be eliminated without being actually struck with a paintball.
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Taking it too seriously?

"Paintball is fun."

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Not at all.  Cards are good for playing poker, solitaire and Go Fish.  I would never bring a paintball to a cardgame.
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Originally posted by StormyKnight StormyKnight wrote:

Not at all.  Cards are good for playing poker, solitaire and Go Fish.  I would never bring a paintball to a cardgame.


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