The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
September 9th, 2006
More than 5 years
Other Fields in the Area:
Splat Action, Splat Action is a stellar field and is much more developed and a much safer field to play at!!!
First off I had a great time being with all of our friends...It was very good to see all our friends!
The field wasnt all that bad. The water feature was outstanding. The field had alot to offer but at the same time needed somthing more. All the combat for whole event was in one area and really never changed! You could never push out the opposing force from there base since that was there only respawn. Then once we had a mobile respawn they could not push us from the woods since we were respawning right outside there base.
The total disregaurd for safety was incrediable. The National Guard was there playing in the game.....every single one of them would take there mask off in the middle of combat to de-fog after countless times of being told not to! Other players were doing the same thing aswell. I herd someone got nailed in the cheek while taking a mask off and still didnt put it back on.
We went in the safety area to get air and what not during the young guns speedball thing which was right nextto each other. The netting is so bad you had paintballs coming into the safety area. At the same time while getting air..a paintballer comes in the area with a aired up gun with NO barrel bag on it. We told him about 8 times to het abag on that and nothing...from him or the staff. It was like the staff didnt care. We were all waiting in line to get air and the guy filling just takes off to work on the kids with no bag instead of filling our air....
During the dinner break they decide to light off fire works. (just a note it was a extreme fire condition) Well somone thinks it will be funny to make a fire ball. Well they stick a mortor in upside down. I cant say anybody else thought it was funny...except the imature people there.
The lack of refs...(4 we think) was just wonderfull....no one to enforce anything...lots of wipping going on. Of course there were minor things in the rules..but those arent really big reasons. The fact that they said they were going to use on set of rules and actually used a diffrent set is annoying.
After thinking about it with a bunch of people we relized we never signed a waiver for the field. This brings to light, while everyone was breaking down camp and what not a kid shot himself in the face trying to take off his air. I know this isnt Onarios fault..but it still should not of happened if the barrel bag rule would have been enforced. I saw people using a glove for a barrel bag! There is no safety netting inbetween the game play area and the campsite
It seemed as the people running the event could not keep time at all. Games started 1-2 hours late. The call would come that game in 5 mins..when they still had to chrono 40 people. Night play was so off that there was no way to tell when game started....I think finally 2am.
I doubt I will ever return to this field.....I am sure people will say I am full of garbage and that OTC is the best field ever....So all I ask is that you go and see yourself. I feel Tacscn needs to do alot more work on producing a event if they want to be a big name in scenario ball!!!!!!
Anyone who has been to OPC and Splat would greatly disagree with this statement...
There are two advantages that Splat has over OPC. If you live in the Boise area, Splat is much closer. The 2nd thing is that Splat has an actual Paintball Store on Location. Every other aspect OPC is by far better than splat. I opened my knee pretty bad sliding in the "sand" at Splat. There are multiple much larger fields at OPC, and OPC does not requre you to buy "their" paint which Splat charges you $55 a case. Honestly, if OPC were closer to where i lived, I would never go to splat again...
That is ludicrous! I have been there many times and find that the field ref takes the job very seriously! This is one of the safest fields I had played. Absolutely. However, the ref cannot see everything, and if someone removes their mask during battle there is a chance of being hit. There are definitely NO FEWER INSTANCES of in game mask removal anywhere, and I have played a lot of fields!