The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
More than 5 years
March 8th, 2008
More than 5 years
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The posts below are very true. The field is run by inbred hillybillies that seriously needs to have some restructuring in management. They are continuing to set up games like today with regulars vs noobs and it's seriously getting out of hand. They claimed it's "fair," and while the regulars thoroughly agreed, the noobs were like WTF. I left early today because it just wasn't fun AT ALL. I would suggest somewhere that promotes fair play such as Badlandz or CLP. With the new 355 extention, Badlandz becomes almost equidistant travelwise from Naperville, Downers Grove, Oak Brook, etc. I would highly recommend Badlandz until Fox can get their act together. Their lack of employment is also a sign that this field is going down hill.
The post below that states that 12-15 year olds are causing bad game play is 100% accurate. Who wants to play with these kids, with their parents paying a grand for the best equipment, and they run their mouth thinking they're the sh*t. It's really annoying. The players at Badlandz however is for the most part mature, older, and nicer from my experience.
It is nice that Fox lets the public play their airball field... which is a huge plus because the surround area fields wont let you... but the negatives completely outweigh this one positive.
Also FORGET GETTING A PRIVATE GAME here. The numerous posts below regarding private games is very true. I've had 2 bad experiences in the past.. NEVER AGAIN. We only played at most 5 games where you could play 10+ games of private play at Badlandz. To corporate members looking for a nice outing... go to Badlandz. They treat you fair and if your gun doesn't work, they'll replace it unlike Fox.
I would not recommend Fox anymore until they revamp their management and gameplay style.
Dispute: I would have to strongly disagree with the previous post. I played this weekend for the second time at fox river games and I had a blast. I thought that the teams were actually pretty fun. We outnumbered the regulars by about 2 to 1 and we still couldn't win, I thought that it was a blast. It was a nice change of pace from the first time that I had played and it was 50 on 50 and the games drug on for the full 15 minutes, this was a little faster paced, themed to king of the hill, and I thought very fun.
Overall I thought that Fox paintball was a very good field. It was a little muddy but that was to be expected in the spring. The crowd that was there seemed to be a friendly bunch of players and I will find myself playing at Fox river games more often this summer.
It's hard to take your post seriously but when you start out with comments like the field is run by inbred Hillybillies. I assume you are reffering to the field manager who has a unique look with his goatee. Actually he is an intelligent, extremely creative, well organized and hard working person. He tries very hard to run the field well and does everything he can to improve the field for the players. Frankly your comment is rather sick and should be removed form this site as it is not appropriate. Unfortunatley I don't think anyone really monitors this site. I don't care if you work for Badlandz or whoever, your show a obvious lack of respect and maturity for someone who claims to be a 10 year retired paintball veteran.
I also spoke to several people that played that day and they said the split of the teams was because of one of the "special" game styles that we were trying that day.
The implication that we don't promote fair play is ludicrous and that we don't try and break up teams evenly on a regular basis is simply an outright lie.
For those of you reading these posts to get an idea of the field, I would say maybe it's true this player didn't like what we were doing this particular day. We try to be inovative and sometimes it backfires with certain players. It's too bad this player couldn't voice his opinions in a positive manner to either the field manager or through an email to the website or even a friendly phone call to say he wasn't happy that day.
I certainly don't want to take his money if he was not happy, but it's really hard to work with a customer to satisfy them when they have an elitist attitude towards their fellow human beings (inbred hillybillies) and they resort to juvenile posts on threads like here.