I was there on June, 4th it was D-Day this was the biggest paintball battle ive ever been in. It was totally awesome. The staff was friendly the prices were right. I saw the rental guns though and they looked real beat up. Good thing they were tippman's because they would have been broken by now. In alll thogh i had a great time being on the american's side (which kicked the german's butts both battles). The saving private ryan idea was genius i love it there. I am going back there in 2 weeks to have even more fun.
(Not including out of state fields)
I recently went to D-Day. It was the straw that broke the camels back.
The referees are nice, but inexperienced. They do not check for paint often and do not randomly check for chronoing even when complained about shooting hot.
Over all player experience:
The greater amount of the people that play here are renters & walk-ons. Anyone who actually knows anything about paintball would not be playing here.
Free, because they do not bother check if you pay, they gave up a long time ago. They do enforce arm-bands or bring-your-own-paint, except for Kevin so avoid him if you play there.
- Urban... Water fills up behind the bunkers, so if you play on a rainy day, bring water proof boots and apparal. It has a house in the center, but if your side starts to lose, bunkering action is not far in the future. It ruins the experience of playing this course with hyperball and part of jungle added.
- Jungle/Bridge... Satan is alive and well, and he lives in the god-forsaken hell hole that no ray of light can pierce, and it is called Jungle. The pain of Jungle cannot be put into words, it must be seen and felt for the anguish and horror of Jungle has no limits. If you ever feel the pyschotic urge to enter the Jungle be sure to keep a priest close at hand because you will need spiritually healing.
- Hamburger Hill... This field is ok, but unbalanced in the array of bunkers especially with the new addition of a Jungle/Bridge addition on the left side.
- Airball... This is the most assanine course I have ever witnessed. Its kinda like a construction site, without the construction, just a bunch of dirt and crap. They use NPPL reject bunkers that need filling 2 to 3 times a day, most are not staked to the ground and blow away with light to medium wind. No grass is used, only a small portion of covetted pebbles is behind some of the bunkers. Fighting often ensues over these covetted positions, and the pride of sliding of them without bodily injury.
To sum up my D-day experience, I caught my older brother and friend playing a spirited game of tic-tac-toe behind a bunker under fire. Bounderys were disregarded. Wiping was more than common on both sides, even gog hits were not safe from a wipe. We asked the reff secretly if we could play some airball, and we caught many heads pop up out of bunkers and exclaim, "Did someone say 'airball'?" They were so tired when the reff said, "reinsertition" people would say, "I don't want to play anymore." Reinsertion was abandoned very soon and people would just wipe and walk back a little and go forward. I payed them $35 and the fee of paint to steal my Saturday, one which I will never get back.
It has the potential of being mediocre, but it merely achieves the status of poor. This field is a wasted effort on the part of the player and your time and money is better spent else where. You get what you pay for, but only when you don't pay...
well i have been paintball for about 3-4 years now and i love this place love there urban site and hamburger hill speed ball w/ inflatables. but i live all the way in Seattle so its worth the hour drive down there.but if u haven't been there go there. i give this place a 10 out of 10
i would have to say i like this field ,cool ref's decent fields, and overall cool people . onlt one issue i have with this field is that some players where calling very rudely out others shots. i mean its one thing to say "hey ref could ya check them" but its another to do it as some of the people where doing. i would have to say it was a pretty cool day.they even order pizza for ya how cool is that. :) It was a kinda wierd change to hear a "surrender or die" to come out been always used to gettin bunkerd lol
all in all i had fun and would recomend this field
Ok...Simply put. This feild Kicks ass. Ya I may have only been paintballing for 6 months but I started out on this feild and I would gladly end on it. I live in Eatonville which is about 20 mins away and me and my friends can bring 30 bucks and play all day. The urban course is so TIGHT. Hamburger hill is also a nice feild to play on. I havn't really played bridge all the much but from people at school It sounds really fun. The speed ball course could you some work but, I don't like speedball I'm all about the woodsball. So, If you live in the area check this place out. 10 out of 10
Danger Zone on Fort Lewis, its really bad compared to Operation
One of the best places I've been to, it has fields for everybody's taste and the refs actually know a thing or 2 about paintball. The prices are a bit high and you cant bring your own paint ( got to be sneaky, if your caught it depends on the ref), but the fileds are excellent. Theres a Urban field with huge tire stacks, and a 2 story building. There is a speed ball arena, and 2 wooded areas, one with a tree building (yeah, up in a tree), a bridge and the other is like a big slope, with a base at the top of a hill and a base at the bottom that allows senario games like capture the hill or Chinese vs. Marines were there are like 30 Chinese and 15 marines, its a total blast, and they sponser there own team and have some pretty good people who come regularly. Excellent spot to play, I would give it 9 out of 10.
This was a great field to bring out peopl ein groups. Service and refs were beyond awesome!! This is a perfect place to bring out people who are new to the sport. Fields were awesome too, and it wasn't to hard to find!!!! The refs were fair and didn't just stand around, they actually inspected people if they think they got hit. Great Field!!!!
this field was really great. the refs were real cool and helped us out a lot. it smelled really bad there like dog crap or something like that on two of the fields. i somewhat got used to that. my first time i got a rental gun and only 500 paintballs. when we first got chronoed, my gun was way over the fps rule so i had to waste like fifty shots so the ref could change the velocity. then to add to that, the crappy air tank started going wacko in the middle of my favorite field(hamburger hill), so i had to go to the shop and they wasted another 100 shots to see what was wrong. they ended up giving me a different rental gun, without giving me back any paint. the refs were really helpful w/ paintchecks and other stuff like that. not much parking or bathrooms when you got fifty plus people there. fields were great(urban,hamburger hill, airball, and bridge) jungle is overgrown in plants. overall day was OK. paint was pretty cheap except that it was crappy. and you had to pay like 30 bucks(so i heard) to use your own paint. ill give this a 7 out of 10
This field is great.. The refs are very helpful.. The only issue I had when I played this field was an employee that was there playing the field on his off time.. This employee was very rude to other players and to the refs.. This employee started screaming at the refs in front of everyone and stated that players were going to go home on his say so.. I think this is the refs job... p.s. I was not one of those players. I feel that this employee was rude, loud mouthed, and a bad sport... i will not play this field again...
I went to Operational Paintball this last weekend, and had a good time. I went there on a strong recomendation from a buddy of mine.
First, the strong points:
1. Resonable paint prices.
2. Refs were super helpful.. whenever you needed a paintcheck, they were there...and one time I was bunkered down on the Urban field, and the ref just came over to ensure I had not gotten hit.
3. Chrono...at the start of the day the refs made everyone chrono
4. The big Rot that patrols the area
5. They had water and paper towels at all fields, very nice!!
Next the points that I thought could use improvement:
1. When the refs spilt up teams (utilizing the 1 2 count off method), no team received arm bands. It was difficult if you were to motivate forward, to tell who was who.
2. At times the 1 2 count off method was ineffective due to the fact that the veteran players would space themselves accordingly, but hey what can you really do about that?
Some personnel insights:
1. If it has been raining, or may rain (which it has been known to do a time or two in the Pacific Northwest) wear some sturdy boots.
2. If you are more of a woodsball player, they tend to play the Urban field alot, which is OK, but Hamburger Hill and the Bridge are excellent for woodsballl.