Overall, my group and I had a blast. The four fields we played were great. We didn't play the Jungle field as it was overgrown.
Prices are relatively inexpensive. I brought my own paint but in hind sight, either BYOP or buying paint from the field is a wash. If you buy half a case, one field fee is included, two field fees with a case. Air was an additional $10. IHMO, air should be included in the field fees.
Good variety of playing fields -- the Urban and Bridge fields were nicely set-up
Good variety in games -- I enjoyed sniper and protect the president
Turn around time between games.
Staff -- specifically the refs
Unchecked use of vulgar profanities (I am no angel, but come on, there is a time and place -- this is supposed to be a family friendly field.)
Bad mouthing other fields and stores.
Like I said, we had a great time, but the refs were unsat -- poor attitude, unprofessional, and rude. There were little things throughout the day but what bothers me the most was towards the end of the day. Our group was coming off the speed ball field. One player mentioned that he believed another player was shooting hot. Rather than address the issue and simply chrono the player in question's marker -- a simple solution -- the ref responded that "he works here" and that "he know the rules." The issue was completely ignored and not taken seriously. To top it off the ref talks to the "employee"/player, but rather than discuss the issue, I over hear them bad mouthing the player who had a legitimate safety concern.
This is not an environment that I would want my kids or even my 18 year old niece to be playing paintball in.
Hopefully this is an isolated incident and will be addressed.
(Delayed post/review due to database issues.)
Last edited on Tuesday, July 17th, 2007 at 3:02 am PST
This is Jason, the GM of OP, and I am glad to hear that you had a good experience playing but am a little disturbed to hear about the troubles that you had with my staff/regular players. Operation Paintball is, above all else, a FAMILY environment and I wouldn't want anything ruining that reputation. Foul language is not acceptable, especially coming from my staff, and although I have new referees coming in and out (some good some bad) this never should have been a problem. Nor the neglect to chrono a player, new or regular. If you ever have a problem please let me know immediately and I promise I will have it resolved promptly. I would like to know which referees/players you had problems with so that I can deal with them and I would like to assure you, and anyone else, that this was an isolated incident and it will be addressed. As you can see by our reviews we are hailed as one of the best fields in western Washington, and I intend to keep it that way. Unfortunately sometimes a few bad apples and ruin it for everyone. Again NEVER HESITATE to let me know if you have a complaint, we Will make it right. Thanks for playing and for your reviews -Jason