A division that really shouldn't exist
by, 02-08-2013 at 09:00 AM (818 Views)
As long as there has been paintball there's been a problem that just will not go away. I speak of course, of the long division between scenario/milsim/wanna-be GI Joe players and the paint -wasting, ramp-whore speedballers we all know and love/loathe.
Note what I said there. We'll come back to it later.
Anyone worth their salt as a paintball player knows where the sport came from and where we are now, so I won't wax nostalgic. Let's go with what we know and continue.
On any given weekend, we go out to the field and perceive two distinct types of player: The Speedballer, decked out in their jersey, rocking a midrange to OMFGthat'sexpensive markers, rolling with a Rotor or the like, talking lanes, bunkering, call signals...you know the drill.
And on the other side (since they very rarely mix), we have the camo clad, unit patch wearing, tactically blinged out Tippmanns and/or magfed markers, talking tactics, objectives, reviewing hand signals...wait, just a minute.
Sounds similar, doesn't it?
Save for equipment and game type...we're all doing the same thing.
Interesting, isn't it? I would say so.
Now, let's go back to the beginning of this little observation.
Here we have two groups, who very rarely have anything nice to say to each other - everything in the opening paragraph are things I've heard, or read being said about each other.
Food for thought, people. Do try some, you might like the taste.
The game is changing, folks, and as has been said by people much more verbose than myself, we're not getting any younger, and it seems less people are coming in, and more people going out.
That being said, stop it. We're not hurting anyone but ourselves with this kind of divide. I know I'm just whispering into a hurricane, but at least I'm saying it.
Love, Peace and Bacon Grease,