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Luc Emond Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: October 5th, 2005
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Niagara Painball Games (best feild in the entire region)
DMZ Pursuit Games (ok but kinda pricy and not setup well)
Review: I was invited to go with a friend and well he was paying so I decided to go along even though I knew it was a pretty bad place, but oh well it was free and we couldn't go anywhere else at the time.

I got there and there is barely no space to put my gear down its a extremely small staging area. I have to ask the guy working there to get the chrony out so I can chrony my angel cause I just recently rebuilt the lpr in it. It takes the guy like 10 minutes and I had to sit out the first game because I was waiting to chrony. Once I set my gun to 300fps I see if I can lower my input pressure from my angel air and still get the same velocity so I can get more shots out of my tank. But the guy says there's no time and ushers me back into the cramped staging area even though I only took like 1 minute and people were still cleaning them self's off.

One kid is having trouble with his rental and asks if he can get some help. The gun was uncocking during play and his hopper wasn't feeding in balls most of the time. The gun chopped a few paintballs which happen to be outrageously over priced and of terrible quality and was jamming up sometimes and the elbow was screwed on so tight that it was preventing the hopper from feeding most of the time. To get the hopper to feed you had to vigorously shag the gun and then maybe you could get 3 balls to get through the elbow. To fix this the guy in charge of dealing with the rentals hand the kid a cloth and a screwdriver. The cloth was to clean out the chamber and the barrel with and the screw driver was to loosen the elbow. How is a kid who's never been paint-balling and do sen't know the first thing about a paintball gun supposed to fix the peice of poop gun he is given? the kid can't shove the cloth down the barrel cause he wouldn't be able to get it out and there is no way it would fit. I told the kid that the screw driver was to loosen the elbow and he got that done but ther was still chopped paint in the barrel and chamber, and he wasn't able to get that out. No one who worked there would help the kid out. it was a perfect display of the lowsy service you get at that field.


We all get on to the field and well its extremely small (the indoor field). The bunkers are badly setup giving one side a huge advantage. The place is very dirty. The ref starts up the game and then just stands in his little room covering him self up with a shield and not ever leaving that room the entire game. How is a person supposed to be a ref if they are standing still only seeing a small portion of the Field? Cheating was rampant and the so called "pro's" showed total disrespect for the rules like over shooting when bunkering and when a person was clearly out. When a first timer is sitting behind his bunker trying to help out his team the best he can you don't wrap around and shoot the person 8 times in the back and then not excuse your self when the person starts to cry. The exact same guy who told the first timers about the barrel tag rule dosen't even use it, he didn't care if people got hurt as long as he won. Since the ref is basically hiding in his little room he wasn't able to catch the obvious cheating of some of the players. When you get shot in the leg twice you don't just wipe it off and keep going even though everyone who was there (except the ref) saw it happen and didn't do anything about it. I was yelling for the person to get out cause I shoot him but he wouldn't so shot him some more and he finally got out after being shot 4 times.

I was playing paintball, something I really like but it just wasn't fun cause the place and everything about it was so terrible.

The price of everything at the field so so over inflated too. Paint was terrible quality and you only got 1 free air fill, the same goes for co2, after that you had to pay. I did a standard drop test on the paint to see what quality it was. To determine the quality of a paintball on a drop test you must drop the paintball from 5 feet in the air. A good quality paintball will be able to drop about 5 to 6 times before it breaks. If it breaks before or after 5 or 6 times it means that ist not good paint. I tested 10 of my paintballs and 6 of them broke on the first drop the other 4 didn't even make it past 4 drops before they all broke. It was very brittle paint. Some of the paintballs were also miss shaped. I was trying to get the right paint to bore match with my scepter barrel kit but it just wasn't possible because the paint wasn't a consistent size so I just took the biggest barrel insert I had to avoid from getting chops.

The price of everything there is outrageously expensive. To get a rental and 50 paintballs with 1 co2 fill is $20 for only 3 hours of play. That's for a poorly maintained crappy piranha. They clean the guns using a garden hose for god sakes. The guns become uncocked all the time and have terrible efficiency not to mention extremely poor accuracy. The paint is terrible like I mentioned earlier and to buy 100 extra paintballs its $10. That's 10 cents a paintball, its just so freaking expensive.The masks that the field rents are extremely crappy and they fog up in minutes. when you are playing speedball you can't wipe your mask of fog cause if you lift your mask at all your eyes could get shot out.

The terrible field set ups make it one sided, and who ever is on the wrong side is usually crushed.

the staff there are lazy and not help full, bad attitude and terrible examples to beginner's and everyone who may go to the field. They are what make paintball look bad, to the general public.

In the end I had a pretty lowsy time it was paintball but it just wasn't fun because of the cheating and below crappy service. I hope everyone who is affiliated with that field dies an agonizing death and is torn to shreds by wolves!

Its the worst field in the entire region I can't imagine anything crappier then Niagara Tactical Adventure Games.

I am not lieing at all. Please do not ever waste your time and money at NTAG. Go to NPG where its more the half as cheap and a 100 times better.

-Luc
 

Review Comments
Tippmann Wade Saturday, November 4th, 2006 | 10:54 am PST
Dispute:
NTAG is a very reliable field, one of the other reviews clearly stated that all of the bad reviews about this field are written by noobies. if you were a regular st this field and were considerate to other players i know ( coming from expireince) that they treat you the same way. THe refs are in fact very reliable, and the people that u saw standing around ( if in fact that was the case) were probably clueless noobie players like yourself. There is no way that what you are saying is true. :@ Play like a real player before you criticize such a good field.

PS> you are corresct about the indoor but you dont know what you are talkiing about anless u regular the field.
Last edited on Saturday, November 4th, 2006 at 10:55 am PST
   

Groz Friday, February 29th, 2008 | 8:26 am PST
dude if your a regular at any place your gonna like it thats why noobs write
   

guysullavin Saturday, November 1st, 2008 | 7:51 pm PST
why does everyone hate Ntag? I love it, and I've been to DMZ and NPG and i still prefer Ntag because its actually really fun, plus the ref's are really nice and would help anyone (hell, he helped me) and they dont even use piranhas they use titans you dumbpoop.

You obviously haven't gone to N-tag, i think your just a DMZ or NPG kiss-butt.

I admit, I'm a Noob, but i had more fun at N-tag than any other field in Niagara Region, even if it is rentals, which is what matters most anyways. but now that i have my own marker its probably going to be better.
   

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