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Aswayze

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  1. A so you must be new to airsoft T... The guys who know what they are doing hydrate before during and after events. They are not the problem, it is the 25% or so of attendees whose only experience comes from video games who make up 90% of the admin hassles by among other things becoming heat/cold casualties. I know some guys out in California who use this rule to good effect in their games. It works particularly well since the guys who get hit the most, noobs, are also the ones who constantly need medical assistance for hydration issues. I would use this rule at East Wind if I didn't have a 2 hour respawn time, which accomplishes much the same goal.
  2. Aswayze

    Thoughts

    Ok, good argument there, I suppose that the chalk mark might be pointed out by someone further down the road if the driver did not notice which would work out better. I do not hate paintball. I just have ZERO interest in personally doing paintball. I am around it plenty since I make it a point to help out with larger paintball event when I can but the number 1 thing I get personally out of all of this is that what I see there should serve as a warning of the direction that we DO NOT want airsoft to go. I am glad paintball is here, I just do not want to do it. I ONLY care about milsim and the general themes of both approaches seem to be very much at odds.
  3. Aswayze

    Thoughts

    Again it is easy to talk shit when it is someone else's kit that you are talking about making a mess of. You are not going to make a mess out of any of my trucks with chalk dust 203 rounds because no matter what the rules are, I will not EVER regard a truck as an armored vehicle and if I am in 203 range than I have almost certainly already been killed by rifle fire anyhow so it's a moot point to me. Aside from that, none of my trucks have interiors but again that is not the point... The MAIN point of this is that if you think you have a problem that requires marking POVs then what about hit calling on foot soldiers? Seems like we have an increasing quantity of bulletproof noobs in this sport so should we not just switch over to a marking round so we can avoid admin problems with them as well? Hard to get enough marking material into a 6mm ball so how about we switch to a bigger projectile? I propose 68mm... Now that we are using marking rounds we should look at easier to clean uniforms for everyone so we should look at shiny spandex spider man suits for everyone. Good news is there is money in ammo sales now so event promoters can now focus entirely and completely on trigger time since the more rounds that are fired the more money we make! Woo hoo! It's paintball time. If you need marking, then there is a root problem that needs to be addressed. Marking rounds will not solve the root problem. Fix the root problem instead.
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    I know a thing or two about using vehicles in games, I have been running a VERY vehicle intensive event for nearly a decade now. If there is ANY debate at all from vehicle operators about hits then they are wankers. This is not opinion, it is absolute fact. If this is an issue then Admins should be kicking POVs out. If this was an issue at East Wind the first offense would probably see the vehicle booted for 24 - 48 hours, second offense and it would be done for the rest of the event and not allowed back. This is a sport of honor and if honor is an issue than it is the duty of all of us to remedy the situation. Pandering to asswipes does not help. I am obviously not worried about damaging any of my vehicles, I routinely drive them through things that 90% of you would not imagine a vehicle can go through. I also put up with the mess that marking rounds make on my vehicles every year when I drive as an admin at the OK D-Day paintball event just helping out. Guess who has to clean that crap up? NOT the guys making the mess that's for certain. Don't think chalk makes a mess? Then I guess you won't mind me dumping a cup of chalk in your cars interior right? If this round was the answer to a problem we had, I would be all about it but it isn't. It's just marking/paintball. If we need that then we shouldn't be playing airsoft at all.
  5. Aswayze

    Thoughts

    What does this have to do with paintball? I am not even going to answer that. Nobody is bagging on them, just saying that if you want to go make a mess out of other peoples stuff there is already a sport to go do that in. Vehicle hit calling is as simple as "hey man, we hit you over there" followed by "Ok, no prob" Anything else is because you are playing with wankers and making a chalk powder mess is not going to change any of that.
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    Thoughts

    If you want to play paintball there are already plenty of places to do so.
  7. Probably because they already have five different uniforms per side and it causes enough headaches as it is. They probably have not responded directly to this thread because they answer this same question over and over again and they are likely getting tired of doing so.
  8. I am not being hostile, I am just not telling you what you want to hear. There is a big difference. Successful airsoft events are not a democracy. The guys in charge determine what they are doing, post what they are doing, then do what they are doing. "What they are doing" can be found in the rules and requirements you have been linked to already. As far as whether you are heeding my replies or not, that matters little to me since in all reality, the point of a public forum is for OTHER people to read replies and understand how things work. That way, perhaps the guys who do things like use the search function, or read past posts before asking the same question for the 447th time will perhaps read this and not end up asking the same question yet again.
  9. Many if not most of us know what it is. We just also know that it is not an allowed uniform and as such does not matter in the least in the current context.
  10. Adding ANY more uniforms is the wrong way. I do not care if they are current service McDonalds drive thru guy uniforms. More = bad. I am pretty sure that the criteria is the same as it is with any event. The people in charge decide, the rest live with it. If you want to wear a zoot suit with floppy pimp hat and goldfish shoes you need to either plan to do that at an open play event or start your own milsim event where that is the assigned uniform . When you are traveling to a serious milsim event you had best learn to get along with uniform requirements because all the successful milsim events have them.
  11. Adding more uniforms is exactly the opposite of the direction a milsim type event should be going. MOST average weekend airsoft skirmishes are open plays with no uniformity, most airsoft is for most people. Milsim players are, in general not looking for most airsoft, they are looking for milsim. Milsim = uniform requirements Uniforms = uniformity Adding more uniforms is going the wrong way.
  12. Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the grease and sometimes the squeaky wheel gets referred to the uniform requirement and reminded that Flectarn is not on the list.
  13. Aswayze

    Uniforms

    Ask yourself this: "Is the uniform I am wearing on the list?" If yes, then you are fine. If no, then you are not.
  14. Milsim... Milsim keeps the wankers at bay. No wankers, no problems.
  15. Aswayze

    Uniforms

    I think he has told you SEVERAL TIMES in this very thread that the answer is NO.
  16. Aswayze

    Uniforms

    Alex is nicely telling you that those fall under the category of uniforms which stay at home in the closet.
  17. I would hazard to say that most of us who are willing to pony up and travel to "serious" events are doing so to get away from immature punk kiddies. I am not sure what you think you are gaining by continuing down the path you are Parks. I would say that a "Nice" moderator staff would tell you to put a sock in it. A serious moderator staff would ban you for a few weeks in hopes that you would grow up a bit in the mean time.
  18. Parks, at some point in your life you will learn when it is best not to continue an argument. I am pretty sure at this point that most folks are beginning to think that you are childish and immature, more replies made in haste while in an emotional state will just solidify peoples opinions of you. You are NOT going to talk your way out of this, I would suggest you NOT TALK your way out of it instead.
  19. The other way to look at it is this way: Fair fight = a game. Lopsided fight = Milsim. There is plenty to do on either side of an uneven fight. Trust me, if you are in charge of the "big" side it is not a simple as just Yosemite Sam charging all the enemy guys in their couch cushion fort. There is a great deal of challenge involved in trying to "control" a situation. It takes a ton of management to weave the gossamer threads of stability and it takes very little well organised opposition to turn your best laid plans to crumpled up wads of paper in the corner. On the underdog side, you get the challenge of learning how to rapidly mass forces in one spot to gain local superiority then dissipate before overwhelming force can be brought to bear. By and large, if you are playing your cards right and are willing to fight for "objectives" not physical ground then you get to set the pace of operations and can cause your enemy no end of heartburn. Most serious players will take the underdog any day for just this reason. Lastly if 1 in 10 players is an annoying useless dipshit and your side has 100 players and the enemy has 300 then there is also the fact that the enemy leadership is being hampered by three times as many idiots which makes command and control for the smaller side operate MUCH faster.
  20. 4.5mm airsoft has been around longer than 6mm. I remember using them back in the 1970s in regular bb guns. The main market these are intended for is standard Crossman and Daisy bb guns that usually use steel .177 bbs or lead pellets. I doubt that we'll see 4.5mm airsoft specific systems and if we do, I doubt even more that event hosts will be willing to allow their use since obviously that would involve the risks associated with some asshole just deciding to use a steel bb instead of a plastic one. I don't think 4.5mm would offer any particular advantage to mines or other applications. 6mm seems to cover that quite well.
  21. Most places that do a armor/helmet vs. non rule apply it to the medic side rather than just having guys able to shrug off hits. (cause that's one thing this sport could use a lot less of) At East Wind for instance you cannot be mediced back if you do not have Helmet/armor.
  22. A resounding NO. There are a few events that recognize a difference between armor wearing troops and those who are going light, East Wind being one of them, but even at those events the rules generally preclude the use of "fake" anything since the idea is for there to be a trade off to choosing to not wear armor or a helmet. There is a big difference between a ceramic plate and an empty shampoo bottle.
  23. In a sport full of blowhards nothing makes you stand out more than NOT being unique. Being the quiet professionals that actually get the mission done earns you a lot more respect than being: "Oh jesus, it's those ding dongs again..."
  24. The point of a discussion is not to have your way. The point of a discussion is to exchange points of view. You have not failed and nobody is pissing on you. We are talking about why events do what events do.
  25. "Big" events are never about the local player base it is about the serious players who are willing to travel great distances. Those players are by and large much more interested in a more stringent event that keeps the kiddies at bay and as such tend to latch on to events and event hosts who, like Alex here, stick to their guns. I would say that fewer camo patterns would be the better route than more. Particularly when you have sub-set camos that share a common basic name such as the Kryptek stuff. Did we lose potential attendees here? Perhaps... Perhaps they will also come around. Loosen the standards a tidge and I'll wager you would lose more players than you might have lost here. Successful events are milsim events. Milsim events have standards. People who will meet the standards are the people most of us want to play with. BTW, if you think AMS is restrictive, you ain't seen nothin yet. http://www.operationeastwind.com/ << These guys wrote the book on being jerks about gear.
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