|November 14th, 2014, 12:49
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: North Bay
Things I've learned by playing
For starters, let's just say that a video gamer does NOT have the skill set or physical ability to pull off what he does in the games! I'm not a gamer, but have heard so very much about it this past summer. And I still can't figure out why people are willing to sit in front of a TV for hours on end, and yet don't seem to get the idea that real life is out there begging for them!
Now that being said, I can also say that at the beginning of summer, I felt like I wasn’t far from being in shape. What I didn’t realize was that “pair” is not the best “shape” to be in when you plan to airsoft every weekend! So this winter, I plan to leave my couch more often and go to that “gym” thing those young guns keep bragging about… Seriously, I was way out of shape at the beginning of the summer, and am only now able to sprint more than 50 meters at a time. Getting into actual physical condition is a smart idea!
I have also learned that if you plan to get out there often, having a map even for a smaller field isn’t a bad idea. This is helpful not just to find my own way around, but to let other players know exactly where I plan to go and what I plan to do there. A map allows me to show the exact place I plan to be at, rather than just saying ‘see that bunker over there?’ sounds dumb when you ask for a map, but it is honestly helpful when trying to maneuver as a team.
I had a blast doing some night games. At first we used some lights on the fields. Then we decided road flares were an idea. Eventually we discovered that if we just use the lights to get set up and then when the lights go out, we begin to move and use tactics more. Flashlights seem like a great idea until you discover they point out YOUR position more than anything!
Before long, we all began to use flashlights in a whole new way. Set up a light to strobe and put it somewhere, you no longer have to babysit that location and it also distracts the opponents. It can be frustrating or fun, depending on which side of the strobe you’re on.
Sneaking around in the dark added a whole new level of intensity to the game. At times I could be standing upright in the middle of open ground and had no worries about being fired at. At other times I was trying my best to look like a stump, or hiding behind one, while shots were all around me.
Then we decided to change the game up a bit… We built a maze! Hallways that are no bigger than 36 inches, a room in the middle that is more like a kill box than anything. We even added a short tower/perch that had a third door under it and a really bad place to try and hide on top. Half walls that you need to duck under to pass through in some places. In other places, there were half walls to could shoot over. It was pretty intense… Then we tried it at night!
After the first night game in the maze I was unable to get it out of my mind! It was such a sweet place to play, all those angles and dark shadows. I was constantly trying to figure out a better way to ‘get the drop’ on other players while making sure no one could get me first.
I have tried the game types I’ve seen posted in here and must admit I really enjoyed ‘switcharoo’, and I’m still anxious to play ‘juggernaut’. Radios are a great tool to have, but if you don’t have them, you and your team need to find ways to communicate without them and as quietly as possible. Hand signals are a great idea as long as everyone remembers to keep it simple. They are hand signals, not sign language! Don’t try to have a conversation.
Thanks to the maze building, I now am able to come around corners and clear areas alone, or as part of a team. Practice means everything! Saying I know it, or running around my house are great starting points, but when there is someone else actively trying to shoot you, it changes how you act and react. I highly recommend getting out there with a few others and try going through a building against each other. Even if there are only 4 people you can have decent 2 vs. 2 games. Change the teams up after each match just so you can learn what works and what doesn’t with fresh perspective.
In the end, it doesn’t matter if it’s a skirmish or scenario. It really doesn’t matter if it’s a day game or a night game, lights or not. The important thing is we all get out there and do something fun that our bodies are going to appreciate! …mostly. The idea is to not be a couch potato and enjoy some fresh air! Build friendships if not teams! Promote the sport and help people understand we aren’t ‘nut-jobs’ without social skills. This sport is so much more than running around shooting your fiends, but it is a huge bonus! This is a safe and fun sport filled with friendly people. So lets get out there more often and show our passion for actual physical activity, not just a video game!
Knowledge weighs nothing, carry as much as you can!
|November 14th, 2014, 18:49
Not Eye Safe, Pretty Boy Maximus on the field take his picture!
Join Date: Feb 2007
Its great when a hobby encourages you to get in better shape!
And I never understood why in most fps games, theyre holding the rifle up the whole time. That shit gets exhausting real fast lol
|June 7th, 2016, 11:45
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Burlington, ontario
Holding my SR 25 which is very close to an actual M110 weight I quickly learned to rely on a sling for prolonged use. Slings and travelling light are things I have found work. I play a "Sniper" style; well a sharpshooter style more so with an aeg until I make a final decision but I am finding tat travelling light, no vest, nothing to go clang as you run make the world of difference in the field when one is trying to be sneaky sneaky.
Patience is paramount, situational awareness in all regards is key as well.. don't just assume no one is in that building. Clear it to be sure. It has saved me more than once.
I agree communication is key.
Its not what you have its how you use it. A personal quite of mine I like to use.
Most importantly there are all the ex military or active service man that use airsoft to stay in practice while not on active duty. Do not take things too seriously. Have fun with it. At the end of the day ... its a game that has varying degrees of skill and athletic abilities.
Most importantly be a good sport. That to me is number one.
My two cents in things I learned while playing.
"Its not what you use but how you use it"
G&G TR 16 556wh mbr
PDI M24 400~ FPS
Colt 1911 Stock
|June 7th, 2016, 22:27
How much sand CAN you fit in your vagina!?
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: North Delta, BC (Greater Vancouver)
I throw a grenade into their spawn as the games start blowing up the adjacent pickup truck and killing them all.
I have developed a new sport called Airhard. Pretty much the same as Airsoft, except you have to maintain an erection...
|June 7th, 2016, 22:55
willing to perform services in a dark alley that may or may not leave you satisfied for a title. GFE = 1, looks = 2, BBFS for an extra $50.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Never gonna let you down
I've learned you can reduce your chance of being hit if you bunny hop or dolphin dive, Also you run faster with knives! It doesn't work with scissors though, despite numerous attempts...
All kidding aside, good on you for getting back into shape!
|June 7th, 2016, 23:57
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Centre Mass
i learned to crouch jump
...on top of my team mate while atop a wooden crate
... in Dust2. Also boost crouch jump. Also crouching reduces recoil.
I also learned that switching to pistol and switching back to my AWP really fast skips my bolt action...
Also, we're LO3...
"May you fight with the strength of ten full grown men."
|June 25th, 2016, 16:55
Squid Porn Superstar, I love the tentacles!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Richmond Hill and Waterloo, Ontario
"nl 1 getting a drink"
|August 23rd, 2016, 23:02
Join Date: Aug 2006
|January 8th, 2017, 04:19
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Saskatoon, sk
Once I start going to airsoft battles I'm probably going to be in the same situation as you lol, I am having an extremely hard time finding any solid employment, so don't get out a whole lot and while I should go for walks and stuff I game quite a lot. (plus winter is a total bitch in saskatchewan so another reason to not go out).
I also have asthma which doesn't cause breathing issues but I do probably get out of breath a little more easily than others, though when I went on holiday that involved walking around for several hours at a time I did alright then so maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
|January 8th, 2017, 23:46
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Toronto Ontario
Speed is key.
Keep it simple.
Know your gun.
Know your gear.
Theres a lot of bozos on the field, don't be a bozo. Don't lose your head and play safe, A lot of people get lost in the drama and forget about the game. You got an issue with a player bring it to his face calmly and not on an internet forum.
It's not about the guy who doesn't call his hit. It's about the pants you're wearing and the pants you're team mate is wearing, Is it real multi cam or is it Chinese repro multi cam? I don't know but in the end it's still multicam.
|November 24th, 2018, 04:40
Join Date: Jun 2018
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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|November 30th, 2018, 14:26
Join Date: Nov 2018
Difference between airsoft and FPS game
I love playing FPS game and that's why start airsoft as a new hobby.
When I playing FPS game, I am quite fast pace shooter. I rush into enemy and kill em all.
But when it comes to airsoft game, I am exactly the opposite position. What I do is trying to be silent as possible for staying undetected. Even though fully equipped with helmet and mask goggle I usually stay still.
Recently one of my teammates from spec-ops taught me to move quietly So nowadays I am changing my game style.