Kick'n Paintball Field
Well, my friend and I drove down there for the D-day 2002. First, the paint was rec grade 32 degrees paint which they charged $110 dollars for a case. They also used water balloons from big sling shots which luckily i didn't get hit but one other that did got hit on his gun and screwed up the electronics in it. They didn't have enough refs and the ones they did have didn't pull people when they got tagged and they never made you wait to be reinserted so basically everybody kept playing even with a half a dozen hits on them. And if you wanted to know what your side was doing or planning, it was just impossible to find out. we left a day early because of all the frustration, tell me how you feel when you tag the opposing player five times and they never leave the playing area.
Shooting a person during a scenario game doesn't always guarentee that the person is out. There were many medics and Corpsman running around on both armies - isn't it possible that the person you were shooting had a medic right next to him? As far as paint is concerned, Skirmish always sells the same grade of paint regardless of the event, and it costs $105 for a case of 2000. Skirmish that day had more than enough refs for that event. There were over 100 uniformed refs and about 30 undercover refs according to a friend of mine who works for Skirmish. And as far as wanting to know hwat your side is doing during battle - that's not Skirmish responsibility. Its up to the players to find out things like that. If Skirmish refs start telling players what's going on or what to do - that would be cheating!