The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
September 2nd, 2006
Other Fields in the Area:
Linglestown Paintball - More RecBall oriented
Revolution - Expenive. They do run occasion scenario events
I got into the hobby early last year and played regularly at Wanna Play for much of the summer. The facilities and fields are very nice. The new pro shop by the field is excellent. By far the nicest in the area.
Several very good rec ball fields. Hoochie Man and LegoLand are both excellent. The head ref is outstanding and went out of his way to make sure my group had a good time (forget his name). Sheldon is a very polarizing figire. He does seem to rub some people the wrong way, but was always very helpful and friendly with me and my friends.
The prices and the appearance is the best in the area. They are extremely safety conscious.
As exclusive Recball players, my friends and I rarely go to WPP any more. The site does seem to pander moreso to Speedball players. Tourney players on the woods ball field are also a constant source of contention. The mix of casual players with tourney players can lead to bad situations... you can only watch 12 yr old girls being lit up so many times before you get annoyed.
The reffing can be inconsistent. Some refs are very good. Others seem less than impartial. Overshooting and hot guns need to be handled better when the speedball mentality filters over onto the recball field.
There is also a significant poison ivy issue on the woods feilds as one guy in my group ends up with massive outbreaks after every session so beware if you are susceptible.
Dispute: Apparently "bampf" hasn't been to WPP in a good while. The reffing staff changes, especially when people let Sheldon know who is/isn't doing their jobs well. Poor reffing = pissed off customers = lost sales/rentals. Just let Sheldon know what's up, and he'll make it right!
Dispute: i have to disagree this fields is very much more associated to woodsball players if you go their almost any regular weekend you will find that the speedball fields are almost never blown up unless it is the weekend before a tournament