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Thread: Making paintball more fun for veterans and newbies alike

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    I think "low impact paintball" may actually be a big ticket where I previously didn't agree. Maybe that's not THE solution, but it could be a part. Low impact, heavy ROF caps and fields that actively dissuade douchebaggery would be steps in a more welcoming presentation.
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    I agree, and think that simply selling better paint intended for lower ROF would do a better job than forcing 50 cal on the market.

    "Low Impact" could refer to break force or pressure, rather than muzzle energy. There's a marked difference between being shot with really awesome tournament grade paint and field paint. The fact that it flies better is an added bonus. Granted I'm living in a dream world where field rentals are reasonable guns, but that doesn't feel like so much to ask.

    I think there's a big gap between "dissuade douchbaggery" and "foster comaraderie", though. The previous post was to convey my disgust about the lack of obviously needed systematization in the paintball process for recreational players.
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    Oh yeah. Dead on with the frangibility bits as well. I feel like that cheap rental crap created a lot of the mess... It shoots horrible (inaccurate), seldom breaks on the target consistently (hurts) and since the guns that fire it usually suck, it blends in the gun commonly as well. If that had been my experience, I'd move on to a different hobby as well especially given the price.

    I also understand what you're saying on the behavioral side, but IMO we have a tremendous gap here as well. I mean, when rental players go to the field, they'll watch the more experienced players (preferably in different games). When they see overshooting, the general way speedballers conduct themselves, etc. I just think it paints a perception of the progression. Framing the way tournament ball is perceived from an observer/ non-participant is important IMO.
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