Dan's Land (Hard to Compare- though Dan's Land was much more organized)
Okay for starters- YES TVP has a very nice BIG field. For a player like me this is a huge plus. Unfortunately = / that is probably the only reason why this field is going to get the Rating that I gave it.
Paint Issue: Had the paint been at regular conditions I'm sure it would have been fine as TVP14 said. However, It wasn't and yet the Field Owner still required the players to use FPO- As a result A LOT of guns were messed up a few even to the point of permanent damage. If the box of paint you are selling says store at above 59 degrees and you know for a fact that your store is lower then 25 degrees- DON'T SELL IT.
SAFETY: Personally, I preferred the lack of concern for mercy rules and limiting what could be done with the field. From a not crazy stand point though a big problem a lot of broken roots and such sticking out of paths including the pongee sticks mentioned before. The murder holes on the castle wouldn't be a problem if the Refs would call those getting shot out, instead it turned into players just lighting each other up without calling themselves out.
REFFING: ...ha... The biggest problem here is NOT that they were understaffed that day. IT WAS that I couldn't tell they were understaffed since a good 4 or 5 refs were standing in the same 25-35 ft. area for a majority of the time. Every time I looked at the area in front of the castle there were at least 3 refs standing together talking and even one time 3 talking with 2 rolling each other down a bunker's hill. Now I don't mind refs having personality and having a good time BUT COME ON. When you have 8 refs for a field the size of a National Fair you need to stay in the game. Not that it really mattered if they were all together or not since most of the time they were in the action, they were having trouble calling people out. SIDE NOTE: there were 3 or so REFS that from what I could tell did a superb job. The most unenjoyable aspect of the game was that half of the players you eliminated didn't have to leave to respawn because they weren't calling themselves out and the REFS weren't either.
GAME PLAY: The Game itself was another positive note. It was very fun and not hard to participate in. They even had real maps made out. On The Other Hand, It would have saved the entire rating had the gamplay been more organized and clear. There were many moments where it was hard to tell what was going on.
CONCLUSION: The REFS NEED TO MAKE THIS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. The SHOP needs to be MODIFIED to properly store paint. The FIELD is Great but needs to be finished.
I REALLY HOPE THEY TAKE CARE OF THESE ISSUES BECAUSE IT HAS HUGE POTIENTAL BUT RIGHT NOW NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE AND NOT! WORTH THE MONEY.
(HOPE to be writing another review for this field a year from now with great things to say about it.)
If there were decimals I'd give the field a 3.8 - 4.2