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There ARE snipers in paintball.

Look at DeTrevnis post in another thread. He explained how at a few big games people use "Sniper cards", and a ref calls them out.

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I made pancakes for breakfast.  From scratch.  They were good.  I cooked up some quarter sized ones so my grand daughter could have finger food.
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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

I made pancakes for breakfast.  From scratch.  They were good.  I cooked up some quarter sized ones so my grand daughter could have finger food.

Your a grandpa?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jordanpischke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2007 at 1:17pm
Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

I'm sorry for feeding the troll, but there's one aspect that drives me crazy. This right here:

Originally posted by A-5R/T A-5R/T wrote:

but he still values the art of concealment and field craft

THIS IS WHAT EVERY PAINTBALL PLAYER IS SUPPOSED TO DO! Even the speedballers. Kthnxbye.

BC: I sure would like some pie.

Its funny every person who makes a thread like this always says the same thing. They shoot from a concealed point ect, but they dont realize that everyone does that. Thats why there are bunkers to hide behind.

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Dont you guys just love how within their first 10 posts, every noob posts about snipers.


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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

I have apple, cherry, blueberry and some black berry cobbler
Do you have this?
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You seem to be frustrated a lot lately, DeTrev.




Hot pies vs cold pies. This is a tough decision.
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First of all I my self am not a sniper when i play and i have been playing for over 10 years so calling me noob dosen't fly. Second of all hiding behind inflatable bunkers and wooden pallets is not the same as using the environment for cover. Any one can sit behind something and shoot but it takes skill to find natural cover and be able to use it effectivley.  I still think that snipers in paintball are legitimate.

Edited by A-5R/T - 28 July 2007 at 2:28pm
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Originally posted by Roll Tide Roll Tide wrote:

You seem to be frustrated a lot lately, DeTrev. Hot pies vs cold pies. This is a tough decision.
i personaly like hot
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bravecoward Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2007 at 3:18pm
well some of you noobs stop taking this thread seriously.
Cheesecake>cobbler>hot pie> cold pie

thats how the chain of desserts
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Originally posted by A-5R/T A-5R/T wrote:

First of all I my self am not a sniper when i play and i have been playing for over 10 years so calling me noob dosen't fly. Second of all hiding behind inflatable bunkers and wooden pallets is not the same as using the environment for cover. Any one can sit behind something and shoot but it takes skill to find natural cover and be able to use it effectivley.  I still think that snipers in paintball are legitimate.


They're not referring to you as a noob in paintball, they're referring to you as a noob on this forum. And by very definition sniping in paintball cannot exist-

Originally posted by Wikipedia Wikipedia wrote:


A sniper is an infantry soldier who specializes in shooting from a concealed position over longer ranges than regular infantry, often with a specially designed or adapted sniper rifle


While yes you can shoot from a concealed position, a sniper also shoots from long ranges, which is impossibe with just about any paintball marker.

What you're describing is merely hiding in the bushes waiting on someone to get close enough to shoot. That's an ambush, not a sniper.

Oh, and-

Using inflatable bunkers for cover=Speedball

Using the enviroment=Woodsball

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Edited by stratoaxe - 28 July 2007 at 3:23pm
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Originally posted by A-5R/T A-5R/T wrote:

First of all I my self am not a sniper when i play and i have been playing for over 10 years so calling me noob dosen't fly. Second of all hiding behind inflatable bunkers and wooden pallets is not the same as using the environment for cover. Any one can sit behind something and shoot but it takes skill to find natural cover and be able to use it effectivley.  I still think that snipers in paintball are legitimate.
Oh. So every single player in woodsball history has been a sniper? sept for the retarded kids? Hiding behind a tree doesnt take any more thought or skill than it does to hide behind an overgrown balloon. The only differance is, in the woods, you got a whole lot more possible places to hide, and they're not painted yellow and red.
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I use the environment to the best of my ability, and I don't think I'm a sniper.
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Originally posted by Roll Tide Roll Tide wrote:

You seem to be frustrated a lot lately, DeTrev.




Hot pies vs cold pies. This is a tough decision.
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Ghost rider you never answered my question.

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Originally posted by SSOK SSOK wrote:

There ARE snipers in paintball.

Look at DeTrevnis post in another thread. He explained how at a few big games people use "Sniper cards", and a ref calls them out.



Most of the people that advocate the idea of sniping haven't been to scenarios. How do I know this? They never argue the point you just mentioned.

Fact is, most people want to be snipers because of the idea of picking people off with longer range and higher accuracy. They can't get that, but they still want to be a part of this "elite" group, so they justify the name with other reasons.

The reality is, the only sniping that can be done is by sniper card (which isn't really like sniping because it can take a hell of a lot of time for a ref to reach and eliminate the targeted player), or by raising the velocity. And you can't raise the velocity because it's hard to trust players not to shoot others within 100 feet of you, besides the fact that your paint is way more likely to chop.
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This is actually argued better than usual.  I've read many of the "S" threads and haven't really cared to have an opinion on the subject before, but if someone wants to suit up in some ghillie (and use it effectively; I wouldn't know how), find positions that are difficult to reach quickly by the enemy (instead of using distance, using natural terrain as a buffer), take out high valued targets (in a scenario) with a marker that's quiet and therefore difficult to pinpoint the location of and then get away clean...I'd let 'em call himself a sniper.  Flame away.


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Originally posted by Roll Tide Roll Tide wrote:

You seem to be frustrated a lot lately, DeTrev.




Hot pies vs cold pies. This is a tough decision.

Hot pies, with.... Ice cream on the side.


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Originally posted by A-5R/T A-5R/T wrote:

First of all I my self am not a sniper when i play and i have been playing for over 10 years so calling me noob dosen't fly. Second of all hiding behind inflatable bunkers and wooden pallets is not the same as using the environment for cover. Any one can sit behind something and shoot but it takes skill to find natural cover and be able to use it effectivley.  I still think that snipers in paintball are legitimate.


Kinda sounds like what I do any time I play woodsball, and I'm no sniper- but what do I know? Most of us in the infantry are kind of dumb.
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