There are no "real" fields here except some of my friends who are rich and have alot of forest in their 4 acre yards :P
I have played at this arena about 7 times. I really enjoy the layout of the field. The first few times i went there i had to use the rentals... bah. The rentals are like the worst guns u can get. The rentals are very inaccurate which makes you go through more balls. I really like having my VIP membership there. it saves me A LOT of money which i can use to upgrade my gun. When i play there for about 3 hours with my VIP i save about $30-35 (Canadian) when the membership only cost $125. Its a really good idea to get one. Also I like the scenarios that they play there. My most favorite is cross over. Its a great layout for crossover. The refs explain the scenarios very well and answer all questions the new people have. Overall this is a good arena. It could be a bit better but i like it.
The best part about this arena is Friday night. Thats when all the good players play and the paintball is $5(Canadian) for 100 instead of the $10 w/o Vip or $7 w/ VIP. The games are alot faster.
The worst part 2 of the people that work there. The first is one of the refs. I hate him. i took my friend there for his first time and he got kicked out of the arena after he shot 10 balls. He got kicked out because there is a ref tower and nobody told him not to go there and he thought it was a sniper tower (easy mistake to make when they NEVER tell you to go up there. there isn't even a sign and they don't talk about it in the safety briefing.) And also me friend had like 5 balls left in his hopper and he didn't let him go in the arena to go on a "mercy" mission" after he used up his balls. The other guy works there but he is STUPID he tried to tell my friend that he had a electro trigger(when he didn't) and another time he had the on switch on a tank on and he ran away from is saying "ITS GOING TO BLOW" and then one of the other workers went to it and turned it off.
NEVER EVER buy stuff from their Pro shop it is the most waste of money ever. i don't think other people sell a freak barrel kit for $440 new(Canadian) when almost any where else you can get it from $280+(Canadian), thats about $160 or so difference. if u want to get some gear go somewhere else.
Sometimes there's always a better player that plays on like Saturday when all the newbies go. Like last time i saw this guy ( he bought my friends crappy 98 cocker) wood grip purple neumatics LOL ya well he though he was good but he wasn't. He played there for the same amount of time as i did (2 h) and he used 800 balls and he wasted all the newbies because he had a evlution 2 and he was just shooting everything he saw.
Last edited on Saturday, May 31st, 2003 at 6:30 pm PST
Ultimate Adventures (Milton), Area 51 (Toronto), Flag Raiders (Cambridge)
This is the field I learned to play on so I'm a little biased when I say that it is probably one of the best fields out there.
The layout is cool and very urban-combat-like. It takes some getting used to at first and can be confusing to newcomers. Whenever I've played it has been relatively clean (not as bad as other fields... cough ... Area 51 ... cough...)
The only drawback is the staff. Some of them are okay, although I found them very rude and sarcastic. I was there at least once a month for a year and they still treated me like trash. The only reason I go back is because the field is so much fun to play.
The only problem with the gameplay is that the field never changes. For players who like to play a lot it gets boring when you play the exact same scenarios all the time. (although crossover is always fun)
Paintball Revolution (Speedball)- Better sevice (By Far)
Ultimate Adventures Paintball (Outdoor)- Better field and service (Even better than Revolution)
Flag Raiders (Outdoor)- Best of all, but too expensive
Well, well. My original perception of this field was pretty high. I was new, I had fun, I saw, left, and came again. I didn't mind that the guy with the Autococker and Freak barrel got service before me even though I've been waiting for 5 minutes already and he just walked up. I didn't mind that that REF rudely told me off for recommending a scenario game, and that he won't give me a paint check, but the guy with the tricked out Tippmann get's one. Until I went to other fields and realized what a huge waste of time and money this place is. I expected that maybe this was normal for a early teen aged kid to get ignored and put at the end of the importance list. I was wrong. The other fields I've went ot have treated with RESPECT and care for my business; asking if I had a good time, slipping me a few extra balls, offering me a free BBQ lunch and filling my Co2 tank for free, even if little things like that happen it makes the field a hell ova' lot better, not to mention just plain more fun. Don't count on it at the Paintball Arena. Though the owner is fairly friendly, the staff ARE NOT!
Now that you know that, unless your gun is kick-ass and your a regular, you won't even be remembered not to mention get any service. Now the only part I was impressed with, the field.
The props and buildings are well designed and well put together. There ruggedness is impressive and set up even better. A few "Sniper Holes" and windows are nice and can provide some nice sneak attacks. The only part I have to complain about the actual field is that the floor is made of sand. Terrible if if gets in your gun and get's all over your shoes, it's a real pain in the ass to clean out. Besides that it is quite nice and rugged, urban-ish style that is enjoyable.
To conclude, if your starting to get into the sport then go right ahead and try this place out. If not, I'd recommend that you don't lend a visit to the Paintball Arena. You may have fun on the field, but that's were it ands. BTW, you don't get any discount if your not renting, unless you have a membership, which is also to expensive for the play your getting.
A disappointing 4 out of 10, for a below average arena.
Last edited on Monday, June 2nd, 2003 at 2:14 pm PST