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wc! Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: May 26th, 2007
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Other Fields
in the Area:
Skyline Paintball, Painted Forest Adventure Games,all 3 PBCs, many others on the east coast.
Review: Me and some friends tried this field mainly because we were looking to do a private game with some work clients and wanted to check it out to see if it was worthy. Unfortunately, we found out through the day that they really don't do private games. After playing for a while, I could see why. They have about 4-5 fields but because they run scenario style games instead of just standard games, sometimes they have to combine fields. Sometimes it's a 1 field game, sometimes it's 2, and sometimes it's 3. They just really don't have the room to run a private game and open play. This is unfortunate, because we had a blast and would love to take a private group there. On to the review...

************* The good:
-The guys that run this place are super friendly. They mingled with all of us throughout the day to make sure we were having fun and that everything was going as expected. One of them even joined the battles and played with us for a few games.
-Their refs are also friendly. No 15yr old head cases ruining the experience by being rude or obnoxious. They did their job and did it very well.
-They took our lunch order when we got there and went out and got our food so we never had to leave(never had that happen before - nice touch).
-They provided water and kept us hydrated. We had our own, but once again, this was a nice touch.
-Fields are very creative and well thought out. Excellent bunkers. Fantastic scenarios(not just your standard shoot-em-up-win-the-game rules). Great fire zones.
-It seems like they're sinking their profits back into the field which is fantastic and means even better fields in the future.

************* The Jury is still out:
-Player Respawns. All games were 25 minutes with a player respawn of anywhere from 4 minutes to instant depending on the team and scenario. While this gives you ALOT more playing time than normal, sometimes I just wanted people to die and go away. Some scenarios can only be as fun as they were WITH the respawns so I'm not going to complain about them, but maybe they should have sprinkled a few no-respawn games in throughout the day.
-No rules on firing modes. This is the first field that I've ever played that allowed ALL FIRING MODES - including full auto. Even all of their rental gear had RT triggers(all A5's by the way – very nice). While this made all of the games intense with huge amounts of paint flying, I have to think that this makes the experience for first timers a little intimidating.

************* The bad:
-A little on the expensive side. $15 field fee + $10 Air + 1 case of paint = Minimum of about $70-$75. They will let you use your own paint but there's an additional $10 fee. Their Paint prices are pretty standard ranging from $45-$65 depending on the grade and brand.
-Everything here is setup to burn through paint. The fields are fire fight heavy, the respawning means endless targets, and full-auto means lots of reloading. This is only a bad thing because of the first item under bad, expensive.

Overall opinion:
I love this place and had a blast. I had the most intense games ever(and I've played CFOA 5-man tournies for 5 years). I'm hooked on Warplay. If you do nothing else, go there for the "King of the hill" game(based on the Halo game – crazy fun with instant respawns) and the "Cease Fire" game. Those two alone will be worth the trip.

Everything about this place fits their name. Warplay. From the endless reinforcements due to respawns, to the full-auto fire, and to the guy in the staging area launching paintball mortars at you during certain games(yes, mortars), These guys have big plans for the future and if even 1/3 of their plans come true, this place will be the premier paintball field in the area.
 

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