The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Field Use:
December 5th, 2009
Less than a month
Other Fields in the Area:
This is the only one I have played on in this area.
Well, I rate the parts of the field in the order I visited them. The rental area itself was good, with an awning and tables to prep you equipment, but the service was a lot less than good. The people manning the counter were all teenagers, and they would walk away in the middle of a transaction, and not come back for quite some time. They were constantly talking to the tourney players, and ignoring the walk-ons, and private parties.
I Give the rental area a 5/10, because of the actual facility and the stock.
Then we went to the woods, and played in the plane crash area. It seems to me like the field was decent, but not above average, the plane parts were rusting and hadn't been hosed down, so they were covered in old paint, and I saw more than one player who had his hands covered in paint. The layout was pretty good, but the brush pile bunkers gave the people hiding behind them an unfair advantage. All the tourney players ran to them, and just poked their barrels through, and it was impossible to hit them without the ball hitting the brush and just misting them with paint, and they could fire easily, without poking any part of them into view.
I give the plane crash field I give a 6/10
Now for the ghost town field.
The layout for this field was pretty good in my opinion. The ditch and high area to the side allows a larger degree of tactics than the plane field did. The buildings were falling apart, and leaning alarmingly to the side in some cases, but in a way that was dangerous. One problem, in my opinion, was the little tiny windows. If you are playing is like a close combat game, it is ok, buy for just a standard deathmatch, it made it very difficult to hit people holed up inside, because the windows were very small targets.
Overall, I would rate the ghost town field a 6/10 (would have been a 7/10, axcept for the tiny windows)
Now, for the speedball field. The field was arranged assymetrically, and many of the bunkers were in varying states of non-inflation. A few were fully inflated, buy most were lopsided, too soft, of just so deflated that you couldn't hide behind them. The giant x was sagging alarmingly as well. There was actually more than one ref on this field, but the refs were unwilling to go onto the field to do a paintcheck for anyone but the sponsored players.
I would give this field a 5/10, because of its poor upkeep.
We then went onto the field in the woods that was mostly hillocks and oil drums on their side for bunkers. This one I found the most enjoyable, because the bunkers were large enough to hide behind, and there were fewer brush bunkers.
I give this field an 8/10
Now to adress the ref problems. The refs were unwilling to do paintchecks, and I only saw them do a paintcheck once, and even then they did it from the side. I actually saw a ref, on more than one occasion, stop a player and ask, "did somebody call for a ref?". They just hung out on the side of the fields, and in the fields in the woods there was only one ref per field. Several refs didn't wear ref shirts, or wore something over them, and I saw one who had just come from playing and was reffing while holding a gun, and he was shot by a player. The ref didn't have a barrel bag on, and he threatened to eject the player. The refs were also bad about walking off and not notifying people of games. I sat with a group of other players for half an hour because the refs had gone to get a bite to eat, and let some players refill there pods. They then proceeded to walk to the speedball field and leave us sitting at the benches.
Another problem I had was with the FPS of the guns. The rentals were dialed waaaay down, and the walk-ons who brought their own guns didn't have to check the FPS, and most were running over the limit.
Dispute: I'm disputing this because your clearly an idiot. Mounds is the best field (It's a bunch of piled up dirt mounts with some barrels)? Washing outdoor fields.... seriously. I almost stopped reading when you wrote that part about brush pile bunkers being 'unfair'. This field has some problems, but you mentioned maybe one of them that wasn't complete idiocy.
Last edited on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 5:25 pm PST