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kittyCATintheHA Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Period of
Field Use:
Just once
Date There: January 30th, 2010
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Directions
to the Field:
google maps
Review: So i have been on a search for a good or even decent indoor field in my area. I had heard a lot of great things about All Star and was excited to try it out.

First of all when i got there it was 15 degrees and the place didn't have the heat on so there was no benefit for it being indoors which was the whole point for me going there.... I arrived at 10 when they supposedly open, games didn't start until 11 or 11:30. However, these things were not a big deal i didn't mind, all i wanted to do was paintball.
I came with a couple of friends expecting for it to be walk-ons since... well their site says they're open and its not any special day and any other field that means walk-ons are the norm. However the people that go there do not understand what walk-ons mean.... I literally waited over an hour to play 1 game. The people that were there refused to play with us because they were a "team" and after explaining to them how little that meant to us they still refused. The people that weren't a part of this "team" refused to play with us as well because for some unknown reason they were either afraid to or something.... I explained to the refs what was going on and they said there was nothing they could do and from what i understood was that i had my $60 taken from me to watch other people play. One of the refs however understood and actually got us into games. However from the time 10am to 4pm i played a total of FIVE GAMES. NOT WORTH THE HOUR AND A HALF DRIVE AT ALL. The people we were paired with were fairly new also so i was barely able to play real paintball.... I literally used less than a 500 balls. Some of the people there were having the same issue as us, and they left after two hours because they too saw the ridiculousness of All Star.

The field was OK, nothing to go crazy for, just average. The flooring was easy to slide on, but the lighting... it was the type of lighting that are in those vampire movies where everything has a yellow tint to it, its hazy, and a little bit dark. The bunkers were OK but almost half the bunkers were what i would call kid sized. The snake was one of those half height snakes, their doritos were half the size of normal doritos and the video on the website that shows a video of the field is extremely misleading, it looks nothing like the videos.

I will never return to this field and I would never recommend it to anyone. They have no idea how to handle crowds. If your into having your money taken away to just watch other people play for ten minutes and sit down for an hour with you then this is the place for you. But for everyone else... do not bother.
 

Review Comments
goodlife Sunday, February 14th, 2010 | 11:52 am PST
We remember who you are and the day you were here. Everyday is open play, however, on certain days we are inundated with a large amount of experienced players. The day you and your friend and your mother were here was one of those days. We TOLD you several times to get in line and not be a wilting-wall-flower and expect us to grab you by the hand to put you in line. However, you did not comply. It was your lack of compliance that lead to a bad experience. All you need do is look at the multitude of posts preceeding yours to realize that fault is in you--not us. We run a VERY organized establishment and accomodate everyone if they do as they are told.
   

kittyCATintheHA Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | 1:06 am PST
Haha well... sorry I am not the guy you are thinking of because I'm 23 and i came there with my 2 other twenty year old friends.... My mom happened to be sick that day so she sadly couldn't join us and hold our hands :(. I actually stood in line the entire time and the only times i was able to play was because i FORCED myself onto the field or the ONE ref that saw what was going on tried to get us on. However, organized is not what i would call the field at all, I had ZERO direction on what to do, again i had to wine and moan to the refs that i just wanted to play a simple game. The field does not accomodate to experienced walk-ons what so ever. I am frankly shocked by the amount of AMAZING reviews of this field, however i guess most people are more into sitting around for an hour and playing as little as possible.
   

jjchrissy Thursday, February 18th, 2010 | 4:40 pm PST
Too bad you had a bad time at All Star. I have not been there almost a year. But when I did go there regularly on Wednesdays and Thursdays, I always had a blast. The management was great. The staff always talks to the customer to get their input. They always take care of the customer. One time, my buddy and I went on Thursday and they were having their team practice. Steve, the manager, offered us (two walk ons) to practice with them. The crowd was good. We never had a problem that they didnít want to play. I guess you just went the wrong day. I canít believe they changed that much. The video of the place is exactly as I remembered, unless they changed the setup. I remember the red doritos, tall pop cans and giant X in the middle which are all regular size. I need to go check for myself to see if they've changed. If they did change, it would really be messed up. I never waited more than two games to play. In fact, we played so much that we normally ran out of ammo and $. We have not been there for a while because of work, but plan to start again. I am definitely not someone that would waste my money and watch others play. I will be visiting there soon and will post my observation.
   

BlackCell Sunday, February 28th, 2010 | 5:37 pm PST
kittyCATintheHA, what day were you at AllStar?
   

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