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Xhero Thursday, February 24th, 2005
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: N/A
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Most other Wisconsin fields, Apocalypse, Commando, BFG, PB Sam's, Outlaw.
Review: I've only been to the field once, at the Giant Big Game VI in June of 2004. This was hands down the worst scenario game I've ever attended. It was unorganized, poorly reffed, and downright dangerous. I will never play one of their "scenarios" again.

Here's a breakdown of the major violations.

1. Parking. While finding parking for 600+ players can be tough, there were cars getting stuck in the mud all over the place at this event. Luckily I went in a four wheel drive vehicle, but I saw plenty of kids in cars get out and push their car through two feet of mud to park. Try not setting the parking up in a swamp.

2. Sign in. I prepaid on the internet with the promise of a speedy sign in and a seperate check in line. This wasn't the case. I ended up waiting in line for about a 45 minutes because they took the dedicated line for pre-payment and opened it up to everyone else. Nice move.

3. CO2 fills. They had kids filling tanks by ear. While ok for an emergency woodsball type situation they really should have been filling by scale to prevent the multiple blown burst discs I saw throughout the day. Luckily I use HPA, since I doubt there were enough burst discs to go around.

4. Chrono. They did have an area set up for chronoing your marker in, but absolutely no ref supervision at all. People were adjusting their markers to whatever fps they chose. One kid wanted to borrow my allen wrench to crank his marker up higher when he was already shooting over 300fps.

5. Refs. I have never seen such terrible reffing in my life. These kids couldn't have cared less about being there. A fat kid reffing at one of the insertion points is telling people not to use the insertion tent as a bunker while the enemy team is about 30 feet away shooting my teammates as they get their cards punched to get back in the game. People on both teams were cranking their guns up to 400fps+ to play the long ball game, and the refs did nothing. I guess a bunch of 15 year olds isn't the best reffing staff you can get.

6. Gameplay. This wasn't a scenario, it was literally a Giant Big Game. There weren't any missions, nothing to make it a scenario, nothing shared with the common player at all. As far as I could tell it was a 300 vs 300 woodsball game with no rules. Not that I didn't enjoy shooting about 50 guys out over the course of the day, but I can do that at any field.

All in all, this was one of the worst fields I've visited. I've only been there once, but all it takes is one shot fired from a gun shooting 400+fps to blind or kill someone, so I rather doubt I'll be returning anytime soon. The prices are fair, everything else gets a failing grade from me. Worst run field I've been to in Wisconsin.
 

Review Comments
EMPIR3kid47 Monday, November 21st, 2005 | 6:59 pm PST
" 5. Refs. I have never seen such terrible reffing in my life. These kids couldn't have cared less about being there. A fat kid reffing at one of the insertion points is telling people not to use the insertion tent as a bunker while the enemy team is about 30 feet away shooting my teammates as they get their cards punched to get back in the game. People on both teams were cranking their guns up to 400fps+ to play the long ball game, and the refs did nothing. I guess a bunch of 15 year olds isn't the best reffing staff you can get "

im sorry that u feel this way but you ever tried to ref? It's ahrder than you think, like some people refuse to listen...ect , and i would rather u didnt reffer to my friend as a "fat kid" calling people names doesnt help, aslo we had field chrono's we used to pull those players thank you very much
Last edited on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at 7:03 pm PST
   

Tom37 Friday, July 7th, 2006 | 8:46 am PST
"but all it takes is one shot fired from a gun shooting 400+fps to blind or kill someone"

you're joking... right? you actually think that you could kill someone with a paintball... at 400fps?
if you didnt like the 300 a side style, then why go?

"took the dedicated line for pre-payment and opened it up to everyone else."
eer, do you meen designated?

"CO2 fills. They had kids filling tanks by ear."
oh no! kids! filling co2? christ, they'll actually be playing paintball next!!! most sites fill by ear, or by experience in weighting out the right ammount by hand

do you have something against kids? because according to you, they can't marshall, fill bottles, park cars properly or chrono guns
   

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