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SlackerZsharp Wednesday, June 1st, 2005
Period of
Field Use:
4 years
Last There: N/A
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Triage: so tiny its not worth comparing
Picasso Lake: Sandy but haven't been back since late 90's
Review: I'm updating a previous post: Two idiot refs kept us in simple wooded fields all day playing 2 flag, capture the flag. With all the kick ass buildings and structures Skirmish had to offer I felt like I was being ripped off. I also tipped the guy $20 bucks to pick up the action but it was only a waste of money. My friends ditched the ref when we "went to buy paint...don't wait for us" and joined into 3 other games at the Tippman Castle.

Its great but just wanted to vent my few frustrations about skirmish.

Money: Expensive prices for paint that is sometimes sub par. Just like SocraticB said in a previous thread the ZAP paintballs ruined a day for me. I couldn't FORCE a zap paintball down any of my empire barrels, the Torks paintball was breaking regularly, and only since I've been using their Diablo/Draxxus paintballs have I had a worry free day.

Refs: They mostly let you play the way you want although if they see you creeping up on somebody they won't let you shoot point blank... which I guess is a good thing. I've had a drunk ref (who managed to stay drunk the entire day), an absolute jerk, and two newbie refs who got lost at least once (maybe twice but it was less obvious) while looking for a field. My most memorable issue was our ref not arranging to have a team photo taken untill it was to late in the day. I only had that problem once but that specific game was a company outing which many of us wanted to remember.

Fields: Some are perfect 10's (the fields on their website's main page) most are 8's but if it is muddy cut the score by 75%. The Pentagon was foul smelling and so muddy you couldn't approach the building from the outside because it practically had a moat. On the inside nobody stayed on the ground because the mud deeper than the tops of our boots. However I played this a few years ago dry and it was a blast.

If you can build a large group in advance of 20+ it is worth the money, but if you only have less than 10 I stress searching for a local field which would probably cost less.
Last edited on Tuesday, June 21st, 2005 at 1:01 am PST

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