The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Fields of Fire
This field went from great to just okay.
This field is my favorite field to play paintball. They worked to do alot for players. The refs were fair, honest and consistent and the price is right.
But then another field opened about 20 minutes North and Conquest is now just okay.
Not in comparison to the new field, but in comparison to itself from two months ago.
The refs have transitioned to a less mature, controlling and angry core of refs who think strict rules needs to be enforced with yelling at people and sounding 'tough'. Wheras the former refs, Sonny and Dave, were able to control the games, control the players when they needed to, and ENFORCE the rules without making a player feel stupid or even, most importantly, make players feel wrong or hesitant to walk on the field again.
The owner and his son have alot of influence on holding back the progress of the game by instilling a NEW STRICT POLICY that there is NO RAMPING for electro guns.
Is this stupid? Is this going to drive other players like kids who just bought an expensive marker so they can use all the cool features like ramping to another field? Yes. Probably.
I don't mind shooting my marker with ramping off but to be told its against the rules I'd rather go somewhere else. I like the fact that other players who can't walk their trigger at 15BPS can actually shoot at 15BPS with ramping. It makes the game more challenging and also makes the games more even.
It takes away from the great experience that a young or new player might have if he or she can shoot 15bps at some 'expert' shooting back at them with no ramping at 20 bps.
The reason this new STRICT rule or policy is in place is because the owner's son got bonus balled in a game and cried to daddy.
Just last week he was asking daddy to split up the games between newbies and experts.
I was a newbie. I have been bonus balled. I loved the fact that I was on the field with experts shooting at me. I play with newbie's all the time. They don't seem to complain, especially when you help them do things like move, target or sit back.
It's unfortunate that the owner has to bend down to a kid who 'cant take it'. I mean, this is paintball. Last I heard, there's no crying in paintball. At least that's my philosophy no matter how many times I get bonus balled as I run down the lane in speedball.
THERE'S NO CRYING IN PAINTBALL.
A better rule would be to cap the BPS at 15. Who cares if it ramps or shoots auto if its capped at 15. It'd be even all the way around. But to say NO RAMPING is just ridiculous when some tournament rules allow ramping as long as it is capped.
One final note... I've played with several females. They've gotten hit. They've been bonusballed at times. You know what.. They take it like men.
So in closing... MAN UP if you want to play the game.
Looks like I'll be going to other fields more often now and its unfortunate.
A field is only as good as its management. And from what I hear... one of the good old Conquest refs is managing another paintball field 20 minutes North of Conquest.
I think that the inaccuracy of this review is trumped only by its ignorance.
First, Sonny and Dave are friends of mine and yes they are good refs, but they would get on you and enforce the rules just as much as anyone else.
Second, there is no "NEW STRICT POLICY" about ramping guns. It is neither strict nor is it new. Trying to say that a new policy is started because "the owner's son got bonus balled and cried to daddy" shows how little you know about what's going on. Ramping guns are not supposed to be allowed at ANY park (outside of tournaments) because of insurance reasons. The rule is "one shot, one pull". Having a ramping gun doesn't make you a better player. If someone can't shoot as fast as the next guy, then one should, as you say "MAN UP" and put in the work needed to improve one's skills instead of relying on technology to do it for you. Shooting fast is a skill just like running fast is. What I mean is if someone can run faster than someone else, should the faster runner have to put on weights to slow them down? I think not.
Third, having ramping capped at 15 bps means nothing. Who is going to monitor that? Are they supposed to make everyone open up their guns to see what their settings are? Are the going to get the NXL radars and hand them out to the refs? Seriously, get real.
Last, why don't you just mention the field that's "20 minutes north of Conquest " instead of trying to be vague about it. You know you want to promote it, yet you didn't even write a review for it. I know what field it is. Hell, I even work there from time to time.
This isn't a flame (okay maybe a little) but innaccurate and ignorant statements just bug me.
Last edited on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 at 11:59 am PST
Dispute: If I'm not mistaken the owner AND his son use IONS and could exercise the rebound mode in their markers to MAN UP and blast newbs as well. This does not help to bring in new players to paintballing. A first time renter goes out, gets mowed down by some kid who whined to his mom for a tricked out shocker and can barely walk on his own TWO FEET much less a trigger the RIGHT WAY and you lose another potential long time player. Conquest has/is about development and introducing people into paintball. I would suggest that next time ask the Ref's for a EXPERIENCED PLAYER walk on group, and watch the kids with the ramped guns and STOCK TALENT stay back and wait to play the guys with the rental gear then tell THEM to MAN UP. I'm not hatin...I'm just sayin.