Nitro has some pretty good prices 20$ if you have your own gear. Byop for free. 30$ for rental and 500 balls if you have 10 or more. They also cook lunch which is nice.
The rest areas are really awesome there, plenty of room, nice shade, and a great location.
So the field is great. They have seven fields and plenty of refs. For whatever reason (not listed on there website by the way) they will not let you play with your own group unless you have around 20.
I asked Mario if we could play within our own group of 10. He told me just try playing with everyone and later on we will try to let you guys split off.
So after 3 rounds in the western town I asked Mario if we could split off now. Mario told me no. He now has a group of 50 coming in that was supposed to be 25 and he doesn't have enough room for 3 groups to be playing separately. So I told my group and everyone was bummed out. We played one more big 3 field game and we decided to leave after we over heard being called "just a bunch of amateurs" by someone on the regulars/ref team that just beat us.
I spoke with Mario and once he saw that we were really upset and leaving he changed his tune telling us we could play speedball by ourselves for a little while(which we declined).
After addressing all of the problems of Nitro to Mario (not being able to play together within our own group, being called amateurs, and not liking the attitude of most of the regular/ref team that thinks they are the coolest/best paintballers ever) he said that none of the guys have attitude and that we were not called a bunch of amateurs. I really didn't want to leave but Mario didn't help us with the problems listed. He said that it wasn't true. Mario was upset and did offer me a refund to our group. I told him I didn't want a refund, I just wanted my group to have a good time paintballing today. So we left.
Nitro's website states "The Best Family-Oriented Paintball Field in Georgia".
If you come to Nitro with 10 or your family/friends, are fairly new, and have 98 custom rental markers. You will be split up half and half between the regulars/refs. I hope you wear lots of padding because you all just paid to be meat shield cannon fodder for all of the regulars/refs. Doesn't seem to me like the best family paintball experience.
To me it seemed like there were plenty of places we could play separately, they do have 7 large fields after all. But then again I'm not the owner and that's just what it seemed like. Mario is the owner and he would know better than me I would think.
In closing Nitro is a great place to play paintball if you just a few guys looking to get into some pickup games, its only 20 bucks and byop. You might want to have a pretty nice marker/gear, if not you risk being looked down upon. If you have a group of 20 or more they let you play together so if you have 20 then also give Nitro a shot, they have some really cool fields.
I agree with Drucifix, by and large everyone there is cool with whatever you bring. It is unavoidable to have a few guys who think they are gods gift to paintball be a little aggravating but most of the players there arn't like that. One of them even helped me fix my gun that was leaking, w/o me even asking him. As far as playing by yourself is concerned they only have like three or four refs there, it takes all of them to ref big games. If you want to play by yourself with all your friends I'd say you need to go play behind your house or something. I go to paintball fields specifically LOOKING for more people to play with, because I think more people = more fun.
I'm relatively new to playing paintball; only 8 months and I'm 56 years old. Mario and his family run a great field. Every time that I have been there, he and his team make sure that the new players are grouped together for the first few games to allow them to get a feel for the game. Yeah, I'm one of those with the high dollar guns. But when playing with the newer players, because of an early on request from Mario not to "take advantage of" the younger players, I do exactly as he asked. I have never heard Mario, any of the refs or any other players for that matter call anyone "a bunch of amateurs" or make fun of their equipment. I've had many a first time player with a rental take me out of a game. I hate that you had a bad experience, because Mario loves this sport and in my opinion, the entire Nitro team do everything in their power to make it a great experience for every player there.