Paintball Brothers- Just getting started at their new location South of Jax.
GTF Paintball- Well established field just North of Jax.
Nothing I have seen in over 15 years of playing compares to the field at Waynes world.
Directions to the Field:
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I took a small group to the second day of the Big One game in March of 2008. Let me just start out by saying that our whole group had a very good experience. I will break down my review based on the above areas.
Safety- Most of the refs were very aware of safety on the field. I heard of several players that were removed from the game for safety violations such as shooting a child in the back of the head from a few feet away. I was chronoed in the morning and once in the afternoon. Most of the refs were experienced players who knew when there was a safety issue.
Fields- This is the best part of Waynes World. Excellent detail has been added to bunkers, buildings, obstacles, shacks, etc... The field is over 60 acres There are small villages all over. The pictures on there website don't do the field structures justice. Many of the buildings and ruins are two stories. These are not just plywood sheets nailed together. They have actually painted, and added siding to give many structures more realism. I can't say enough about the field.
Hours of Operation- The hours of operations were from 0900 to 1630 for the big game
prices- The prices for play and air were decent. It was BYOP that day so I saved a little money that way. The Paint was the typical field priced paint, a little higher than you would pay at a shop.
Rules- This was my only gripe. It wasn't quite clear to everyone on Sunday that you had to go back to your base to be counted back in as resurrected. Also some refs did not get the word that an RPG hit to a tree did not count as taking out everyone in that area. Yea I know these are small things and it is hard to get everyone on the same sheet of music.
Services- Excellent!!! I had gun problems and bull (the air tech) worked on my gun three times, he couldn't figure it out so Wayne himself took is lunch break to take my gun apart while he was trying to eat. Wayne let me borrow an air tank to see if that fixed the problem. Now that is service!
Proshop- There proshop was well stocked with an actual glass counter and everything. The prices were very reasonable also.
Staff- Excellent. I heard stories about mean ladies and whatnot. However everyone was very friendly and professional.
Players- This was my other gripe. Ther was a lot of arguing, WIPING, WIPING and more WIPING. There was so much wiping going on that extra balling X 5 became the norm. Let me explain- You know you shoot someone and you see them disapear for a few seconds then reapear. So next time you shoot someone you shoot them 5-10 times until you know that they will say "owe owe OUT!" and put their hand up to start walking. Yes this became the norm to keep people a little honest. With all that said, I know that many players traveled to this game, so these were not the local players that you will see on an average sunday.
All in all a great day of paintball and a great experience. We will surely return in the future.
I rated this field a 10 the best field I have ever been to. There is portapotties, so if that bothers you, then make it a 9.
Though 60 acres seems like a lot of land, it really isn't too much to play on. You can play on it if you're the least bit tough.
I went on the same day (and the same event last year), and had no problem with people wiping. But, I do understand your complain about having to hit people multiple times. If they're far away, you'll have trouble getting them out.
But, you must take into consideration the difference between here and places in cities. Here, you're going to be quite a bit more than the norm to get through the brush. And, you may be hitting some one several times in a second because of the factor of firing a lot. And, with the guys all being ragged and tired (if you were playing the game much, you were too), so they're used to pain just any time. Thorns, branches, slipping, al shots - they'll make you less sensitive to pain.
Also, they may be used to balls not breaking on them as much. I noticed a considerable amount of people there this year were using Monsterballs, need I say more about them bouncing. On one occasion I was attacking a couple guys and got hit 11 times, with only one splatting. And they were within the same minute, and in the front, so I could see them. And, to top all of this off, most of the fighting was done a far distances, so decreasing the probability of your balls splatting.
I'm by no means excusing cheaters. I'm a Christian, and I think it's wrong. But I always consider the "wrong" person's side of the story.
As a last thought, what team were you on? Orange or green? I was on orange. As you should know if you were there, the orange team won with 11 flags, and green 1. If you were on the green team, I would have thought more negatively, too.
And, as I have played there too, I do think that everything else you said was perfectly true and well-thought.
Last edited on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 at 2:32 pm PST
I was on the winning team on Sunday. still had a great time and there were still a lot of wipers. Overshooting became my new strategy that day. As far as you telling me about pain threshhold, endurance and stamina.... Go tell it to a newb. I still like the field and I was trying to give a positive review.