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lonewulfe83 Saturday, August 8th, 2009
Period of
Field Use:
Less than a month
Last There: August 8th, 2009
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Review: I have played at OA C. City twice now. Once for a walk on game and the other today for the BT Big Game. I have to talk about these two times separately because they were two totally different experiences.

The first visit was great. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly! Their prices are extremely reasonable and offer a multitude of grades of paint. If you have an issue and they can't fix it, they will find someone who can. Their fields are spectacular and a lot of fun to play on. The firebase and the jungle fields are a blast.

As a walk on field and a place to spend a day and have a lot of fun i give OA C. City a 10 out of 10!

Now for the not so pleasent experience which was the BT Big Game.
Going in, I was sure what to expect because they kind of a smaller field and from what I saw from my first trip, not a lot of refs. That came down big today. The scenario play was great and the field they set up was very fun. However, the extracirricular activities that went on during the game, I think are unacceptable and almost got to a point where someone was going to get hurt.
It started with safetly kills. I tried to call a safety kill on someone from about maybe 15 feet away and when I popped up to his side (he had no clue I was there) and called a safety kill he turned and shot me at least twice in the face. I chalk this up to the what seemed like a large volume of amatuer players but this is still not acceptable as it was even stated by the owner about the safety kill policy. However, the ref never did anything about it. The player remained in the game and i was eliminated.
The other problem (again I chalk it up to amatuer players) was the abundance of overshooting opponents when they call out. You could almost bank on taking at least a half a dozen rounds even after you put your gun in the air and called out. In one instance a player called out, put his gun in the air, turned his back to walk back to rejuv and I watched 3 rounds bounce off his back. This too happened right in front of a ref and was pointed out by both the person being shot and the other players around and yet again the ref did nothing.
One last thing that really seemed prevalent was the fact that some had taken it upon themselves to turn up their velocity after chrono'ing. Some peoples rounds were so hot they had no velocity loss over a substantial distance. This was also noticable when you got hit by one of those rounds.

I have seen this whole problem before at Skirmish when they were up and coming and they had a few large scenario games that were just out of control. This game was really out of control. I know they will come around but until that happens, i will not be playing another larger scenario game here for quite some time. Most of the refs they had seemed to be very inexperienced and had no control over the game. When you point out an issue to a ref that involves safety, you except them to take care of it. They didn't seem to know how to. I even overheard one of the teams that frequent the field (i think may even be sponsored by them) say most of their guys walked off the field because of the lack of control by the refs. It was shear chaos.
I give the scenario side of it about 2 out of 10 just because all the amatuer crap really made the day very frustrating.

So the bottom line is really this. They have a great operation going on and I will definately go back as a walk on and encourage anyone else to check them out but I would stay away from the larger scenario games (40+ people). They are very reasonably priced and I have had fun playing, but don't like the other "stuff" that was going on during the scenario. They have a lot to fix, in my opinion, in the scenario realm and I think they will take care of it!
 

Review Comments
Stapleface Sunday, June 6th, 2010 | 3:28 pm PST
It states in their rules that you can call a safety kill, but if he turns to shoot you, then you can shoot him. here is the exact lines from the rules on their website...
There is a 15 - 20 foot "Bang Rule" ! It is forbidden to shoot from a distance under 15 feet without asking the other player to surrender first. That player can then yell "I am out" & put their barrel plug on. If they refuse to surrender and move to shoot you, you may shoot the player. There is less shame in surrendering than there is pain from getting hit from 15 feet away....
So basically you should have shot him when he moved to shoot you, you should have been faster I guess.
   

ARMYstrong62B Sunday, September 5th, 2010 | 2:21 pm PST
and as far as the over shooting goes..its paintball it happens and playing scenario games in the woods, most players see a person and fire without checking to see if they are indeed out or not..but most of it sometimes just boils down to bad luck and walking past were they were shooting and becoming an accidental target
   

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