Ok, BW is an okay field. The prices ARE pretty bad if you don't have your own gun and paint. The feilds are pretty cool, but I wish they would fix them up a bit every once and a while they get pretty ripped up because of the mud. The refs don't pay much attention to the games and there is usually only one ref per open play group and he usually just stands on the side. One of the best experiences I had at BW was the 28 hour senario game they held last summer. Although the official plan didnt work out, it was their very first senario game after all, it was a blast. I can't wait to play in it again next summer. (Viet-cong special forces all the way baby!)
Go Viet Cong-- I too was on the VC side and had a great time. The Special Ops commander and his friends are also coming back next year. This guy's leadership role was on the boats and they helped the team win.
Yeah, I admit I probably could pay a little more attention to the game, and I probably should. BUT, most of, if not all of the people out there are regulars to the field, so I know a lot about them, as well as their playing style, and whether or not they cheat, things like that. One thing you need to remember though, is usually where I stand, I can see just almost everything going on. And where I can't I go to check on. You need to realize it's not as easy as it looks being a referee. Sure it looks fun, and you meet all sorts of different people, but you also need to make sure no one tries to lift their mask up just a pinch to air it out (that's how accidents happen) no one overshoots someone on purpose, and pretty much trying to accomodate to newbies AND tournament players. The last one is really the challenge. The tourney players want nothing but speedball and airball, and the newbies are in it for woodsball, and recreational play. And it is my job to please both of them with some medium.
I guess what I'm saying is I can't see everything at once, and moving around the field getting shot up (which doesn't bother me at all) really wont help out a whole bunch. Sure I'll do the paint check thing, and "hey, he's out of bounds!" thing, but it's better than standing in a tree yelling, isn't it? *cough cough* FRED.