10Mar/20

Not About The Win!

Are you one of those players or teams, that’s needs to know all the details, about the mission or objective. I am not talking about the general out line of the mission and objectives, I am talking about the person or team, that questions every detail that he or she may try and exploit.

Let’s give an example; “Downed pilot game’’ one team must rescue downed pilot opposing team must capture the downed pilot. Now are you the player or team, that wants to know where the other teams extraction point is, and all you do is go to that point to ensure they cannot extract, or are you the player or team, that plays the objective to either rescue the pilot or capture the pilot?

My point is, it’s not all about winning the game, it’s how you play the game that matters. Yea I know you screaming at me saying that’s such a cliche! Give me a moment to explain with another example. The game director takes the time to give you in depth characters to play, but instead of playing the characters role, you choose to manipulate the role to try ensure your team wins at all costs.

I have played some of my best games within character, and still getting mine and my teams arse kicked. And we leave that game saying shit! that was so much fun!

Yea winning is great, but playing, no I mean really playing the game! Is the real win.

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09Mar/20

Why I hate the Bang Rule!

Firstly, what is the bang or freeze rule? The bang or freeze rule, is a safety rule that is to be implemented when players suddenly, find themselves accidentally within the fields minimum engagement distance for the Airsoft weapon they are using. The word bang or freeze is shouted, while the player is pointing the Airsoft weapon, in the direction of the player that he or she is intended to freeze or bang. This represents one pull of the trigger and the receiving player will call the hit. Simply put, you come around the corner and there is player 2 meters in front of you, you point your Airsoft weapon at them and shout bang or freeze. The other player almost dies of an heart attack! and is all to happy to call the hit.

Now that we understand what the bang or freeze rule is, let me explain why I have come to hate the rule. 

Firstly, I believe it shouldn’t be called a rule but rather a courtesy. The courtesy being that you are calling bang, because you have accidentally found yourself too close to pull the trigger of your Airsoft weapon, and pulling the trigger could potentially cause some serious pain.

Bang/Freeze Gripes

Gripe 1:  

A Player tries to bang you from a distance, where they should have just taking the shot.

Gripe 2:

You run past a door way or an opening and someone shouts bang. The chances of them hitting you would have been almost zero.

Gripe 3:

Someone shouts bang or freeze when you are behind a bush or an obstruction.

Gripe 4:

Someone shouts bang and says “I can see your foot”. For heavens sake if you can see my foot, shoot it! and that would be the end of the engagement.

Gripe 5:

Two players shout bang at each other, and then proceed to have a long discussion about who is going to take the hit, while all the other players must stand around and stop play, until they have finished their discussion.

How players using the bang or freeze rule dictates the flow of the game. And if players would only use the rule correctly, we would have less confrontations between players and a smooth flowing game.