Sunday, April 17, 2011

Common Sense

We run a recreational paintball field and many of the players we cater to are first timers and those that play very rarely. We try to make sure they have a good time and "protect" them as much as we can. But there is a certain amount of common sense needed by players and even first timers should possess that.

For instance, if you run full bore into an area that you know is held by the opposing team and you know there will be multiple players from the opposing team waiting for you, you can't expect too much sympathy from the staff if you got hit several times. If you got hit 5 times when you ran into an area held by 7 opposing players, as far as I am concerned, you should consider yourself lucky you only got shot 5 times. At least 2 people missed you from less than 20 feet away.

If you are asked to surrender because several players from the opposing team managed to sneak up behind you and you decide you are not going to surrender but are going to go out in a blaze of glory instead, please don't complain if you got hit more than once. You can't expect the three players that asked you to surrender to pick straws in a split second while you are turning around to shoot them, to decide which one of them is going to shoot you. Of course you are going to get shot at least three times. If you aren't prepared for that, I suggest that next time you choose to surrender instead.

Just common sense stuff.

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