Triangle Paintball - Good pratice for more experinced players.
Black River Paintball - Decent fields
Real McCoys - Awesome onsite store, and decent fields
I've played at gotcha paintball on and off for a number of years. To start the staff is not very friendly at all, and the price of paint/equipment is overpriced. The refs are kids that are paid with paint, and most of the time, the field is jammed with new players. On the bright side, Sunday mornings from 9am -12pm they have a session of practice for more experienced players and teams.
Overall, if your new to the game. Awesome place to go. If your an experienced player, only go on sunday mornings if you can help it.
Black River-over all very good, but have gone to FPO and prices start at 45 for a case of stinger
Triangle- small but great place to play. Good staff and great players.
When i first played here it was with a birthday party, and it was fun...cause i didnt have to pay. the paint prices are high, but its hellfire..$15 for 500.
Uhh yea.. maybe the fields.
Safety. they enforce every rule. Must have a barrel condom, not plug.
HPA fill stations up to 4500
Most people say that the old guy behind the counter is nice and stuff but he came across as not very polite. And wasn't very helpful.
Paint is very expensive
Refs are just kids and will just stand around and watch, sometimes they will be called for a paint check and wont go
Not a really bad place to play but not a favorite.
Action Tagg - Great Woodsball
Real McCoys - speed ball ok, woodsball is lacking
A couple of friends of mine decided to try out Gotcha Paintball before playing in their "Big Game" which is in a couple weeks.
Staff: Dave, forever more known as "Crazy Dave" was excellent in explaining the rules to everyone and enforcing the rules off the fields. There was a Boys and Girls club trip there on the day we played and they did an excellent job of getting everyone prepared and making sure everyone knew the rules. They also let the newbies play a couple games before sticking them in with others and also called for a newbie game later the day to make sure everyone had a good time.
Refs: Let me be clear on this, I have read other reviews of this field where people complained about the refs. I could not disagree more. The refs were strict but fair, making sure everyone had a safe and fun day. One ref called a stop to a game because someone lifted their mask while walking off the field. The refs were young, but were fair and would check for paint when called upon. Many times during the day people were reminded to use there barrel condoms outside the field. Safety was there number one priority and I appreciate the way the young guys handled themselves.
Fields: All fields were excellent. The X ball field was awesome, the hyperball field was unbelievable and the woodsball field was incredible. Good size, nice bunkers and well marked. I enjoyed every game and did not want to leave the field.
Prices: The prices were average, although $4 to fill up a CO2 was a little steep in that we only got a four or five hoppers out of a filled 20 oz tank. Other than that, the prices were on par with other fields.
Intangibles: This is what set Gotcha apart from some of the other fields I have played. The staff were helpful with even the stupidist questions and the regular players were awesome and very helpful, especially "The pump guy". Everyone was friendly and laid back and it was just a great atmosphere to play in. I can't wait to get back to the fields.
Negatives: The only negative I would have is that there is no "store" at the field and there is nothing near the field as far as food, however, they provide hot dogs for everyone and the first one is free so its all good. Definitely 10/10.
GREAT field. Play no matter what (w/ the exception of lightning) and there is a game always running. The refs are fair, stay out of the way, and just let you play. Paint is a little pricey (charge $45 for warcraft) and so is rental ($35 for a gun and 500 paintballs) but if you have your own gun and paint, its a blast. Thay have a great X-ball and hyperball field that makes games challenging, but still fun. Food is dirt cheap, and they even give you food free. The people I regularly play with (20+) all go there, and I would recommend it to anyone. 9 out of 10 due to the paint price.
Action Tagg- it is not that great and the refs aren't as helpful as Gotcha
For any body that wants to get into the sport of paintball or experts that want to brush up on there skills Gotcha Paintball Field is the place to go. They have really nice helpful staff ( fun but strict ) and alot of different varieties of fields. They are the best paintball field in Raleigh and probaly in North Carolina. I suggest people to give Gotcha a try. Also another good thing is they serve food and drink there just incase you forget your own.
I think that this is a good field and that people just dont like the rules. I'm a ref there and the rules that we set and/or inforce are fair. The people that say it is garbage are lying. The feild just got new bunkers. The feild is fairly price and if you bring your own paint there is a fee but pther than that it's the best.
I give it a 9.5/10.
I went to Gotcha as a birthday party that my friend invited me and some other kids too, and it was the first time I had ever played paintball. There were a lot of other people there, who looked like they were really good. There was a nice older guy at the front booth and around 3 refs, two looked like they were near their twenties, and the third looked 15 or so.
We waited about 20 minutes (they said it would only take a few minutes) to get our rental guns and paint. The guns were Tippmann 98 Customs, and they were pretty good, other than the fact they used the stock barrel and it was pretty inaccurate. I don't know what paint they used, but it was pretty good. The goggles were very bad, they were hard to tighten and loosen and they fogged up on me like crazy.
The staging area had a few wooden benches with no covering, so we were burning up when getting ready to play the next field. Unfortunately, they waited quite a while to play the next field, usually around 5-10 minutes. But since they had a majority-rules on what field to play next, I think the wait was worth it, even though we always played Speedball.
The fields were pretty good. My favorite was the Xball, but unfortunately we only played it once. We played the majority of our time was played at the Speedball field, and I liked that field's layout quite a bit, though it got boring after the third time. Our last game was at the woodsball field. It was really fun and the action never seemed to stop. There was a lot of trees as well as man-made bunkers to use as cover. All the fields had a good net covering and dirt or grass ground which sort of hurt when I slid behind a bunker. They had only 3 refs (it was Saturday so I was wondering why they didn't have more).
The reffing was okay. One of my teammate's gun was having problems. So I yelled to a ref. It took a few seconds, but he heard me and was quick to fix the gun. But a lot of the time the refs were talking with each other and having a good time instead of focusing on the game. The guy up front was a nice guy and was quick to react to a player's problem. He explained the rules well when our party first arrived.
Overall, I had a fun first time playing, but there were some problems with the refs and the fields that I didn't like.
Last edited on Monday, October 17th, 2005 at 10:11 am PST
action tagg-goods woodsball
pbc-best place u can probly go
this feild is pretty good.....besides the little kids reffing telling you how to play. Also the refs were really bad with paint checks and yelled a lot at newbies not knowing what they where doing. The Fields themselves were very good they have a very nice hyberball field, xball field, and a 3-man airball field. Another good thing is they have good prices and cook hotdogs for you!!
I thought that the fields were pretty good here, but the staff at this field was very disappointing.
As far as fields go, there is a big woods course that is alright to play, a great airball course, and another great speedball course. I enjoyed these fields.
The staff at the field was the least helpful that I have ever been around. This field employs mostly kids that don't take the needs of the players at the field seriously at all. The refs didn't really even do paint checks whenever somebody asked for one. When I went to ask to borrow tools so that I could fix my autococker, the kid at the front desk would not let me use any of the tools that the field had.
I do not recommend this field solely because of the unhelpful staff. I will never go back and play here again.
If you are looking for a good field, Black River, Action Tagg, or Aim Straight are all good choices and in the area.
Action Tagg-Play there all the time. Awesome fields and friendly Staff
Aim Straight-Played here once. Field aren't too bad and staff seemed ok.
I played at Gotcha during their previous Big Game. I liked the fact that the game was planned to be simple and was organized well, even though there wasn't much organizing to do. The refs is what really gave me a good laugh. "Team Evolution" was reffing this event. Most of them were 12 or 13 year old kids. Their performance on the field wasn't excellent, but wasn't terrible. Two of the refs did make some comments about how E-mags suck which is somewhat unproffesional when talking to a customer. After talking to other players, they told me they rarely play on their woods course and usually just play speedball. I love both woodsball and speedball, and I actually thought their woods course was very good. The parking was my major disappointment. They had parking for maybe 35'ish cars and enough staging area for maybe 50 people. Overall Gotcha wasn't too bad and if I want to do something different I might head out there again to play.