Mount Diablo, Mare Island, Sherwood Forest, various fields in Canada.
Painball Jungle is the best woods field I've played at.
I am a long time woodsball player ( 13 yrs ). I've played some speed and airball, but my preferred style of play is definitely old school. ( first 2 years played pump action ).
Paintball jungle offers a wide variety of game play, with 3 speedball courses near the southeast corner and an airball court at the north end ( in addition to approx 50 acres of mixed density woods ) There are several well built fire bases with excellent towers and defenses. These were rennovated and significantly improved in the last year adding a great tactical variety to the game play. (if you haven't seen them recently - check it out.)
BeesWax (always first game of the afternoon) pits the local rec team (SF Hornets)against all the walk-on players. Usually the Hornets are outnumbered 5 to 1 or more. The hornets are usually victorious, as they play with a co-ordinated battle plan. If they have 25 players of more, you can expect a Hornet win against most odds. Being beaten by a numerically inferior force can be a frustrating exercise. Most of the complaints I hear revolve around this game - usually that this is an obvious indication of cheating. ( How could anyone beat 7 to 1 odds! )
I have personally witnessed that the source of this confusion stems from three factors;
1. All the hornets are dressed the same, and so people mistakenly think that a player they eliminated is illegally continuing to play. ( in reality it's just the next hornet in range, wearing the same yellow and black t-shirt moving to hold the position )
2. A more organized adversary with better knowledge of the playing area can easily defeat a numerically superior foe, no matter how unlikely it seems.
3. As it is Bob's (field owner) only game of the day, if eliminated early in the game he will invoke the "Queen's Privilege" ; he allows two eliminated players from the opposing team to re-enter play in exchange for his being able to re-enter play himself.
Although it's always possible to get 'wipers' in any crowd - I've seen no higher incidence of this among the hornets that in any paintball crowd. As the saying goes
"if you see a player wiping - shoot him again."
PROs - Very good staff, friendly and helpful.
- Great woodsball play.
- Nice Airball and Speedball courts for faster game play.
- Well designed bases, very fun to play in and challenging to attack.
- Plenty of players ( >100 most weekends)
- Wide range of player skill.
- Very safe play environment
- mostly experienced reffing staff.
- Pro shop better stocked than typical woodball field.
- Great proshop staff
CONs - BeesWax can be intimidating to newer players.
- Large rental fleet, with a few very aged guns.
( check your rental gear before you enter the game.)
- HPA to 3000psi only.
Paintball Jungle is my top field of choice. If you like a classic woodsball experience, with a bit of speedball mixed in - this is definitely the field for you.
Last edited on Monday, November 21st, 2005 at 2:29 pm PST
I've only gone there once and that was my second time paintballing and i had a blast. I was in the beeswax and i was a noob. I didn't complain like those other guys, and as a matter of fact you don't need skill. I'm a noob and I smoked three Hornets.
Can u prove that the Hornets r ceating? Im a Hornet and we don't cheat. Most of the guys spend like over 1000 bucks on paintball stuff (including me) so obiously they are into paintballing a lot. It dosnt mean the cheat it just means most of them are skilled.
first off i was a hornet but played as a walk on b/c i didn't have my shirt but I could prove that some were cheating because I snuck up on a hornet and shot him and watch the ball break on his arm, not once but twice, so some do cheat, but some are also honest, but what people don't understand that if you look at pro teams they wipe just like everybody else, except for few teams, but they just learned to do it in a way its not obvious, the hornets that do cheat are just a bunch of newbs
forget about the wiping for one second and just look at why someone would want to join the hornets.
A. They think of it as a "gang" that they can belong to (this is where most of your "wipers" are going to fit.)
B. There is an economic benefit to being a member (this is where a lot of the honorable players are going to fit.)
Wiping or not, it's still something that is going to happen regardless of the rules. The only way you can curb it is if you implement some financial penalty to those that disregard the honor system and even that's a slippery slope. Personally, I like playing submission and shooting until I f*** the other guys gun or until he can't see (or walk). If that's how they want to play then those are the consequences. Being that I take a Sim-4 with 4 qpods out on the field (and a tac-8 w/ 3 mags) I have plenty of pain to dish out in the event that i come across one of these guys and i've only had to do it once.