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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 11:04am

Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

I disagree about this whole "ghille suit 'wanna be snipers' get unloaded on".  I think that's way to over-generalized.  I have played with many people using ghillie suits and never before have I seen or heard of someone cheating by claiming they 'didnt feel the hit'.

The issue is not so much “not feeling the hit,” as it is the fact that ghillie makes breaks much less likely.  This is why many fields dictate that any hit on a ghillie suited player is an elimination irregardless of breakage.

Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

And the balls not breaking issue is probably related to the type of ghillie suit worn.

Definitely, but it is much easier for fields to make a blanket rule than something excessively complicated that spells out the rule for each and every type of ghillie suit.

Oh, and I can attest that I have also seen ghillie suited players take advantage of the bounce factor to remain in when they should have been out.

Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

That's my point exactly... you can use [some] real world sniper tactics on the paintball field to give you an advantage..would you care to relate what is false about that statement? I agree there's no such thing as a sniper, but there's such a thing as utilizing and adopting appropriate sniper tactics for the paintball field and that's all I was trying to say.

The countering point that is being offered/supported by the militarily experienced members is that the “sniper” tactics the supposed “paintball snipers” use are not sniping tactics at all.  Instead they are standard basic infantry skills.

Additionally, using a ghillie is not a skill.  Using it correctly takes skill, but the ghillie itself is just a piece of equipment.  One that by its nature not only has very limited use for paintball but also has the potential to facilitate cheating. 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 11:47am
My apologies then. I didn't see the sarcasm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 4:42pm
Originally posted by Zippo25 Zippo25 wrote:

My apologies then. I didn't see the sarcasm


Seriously?

Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:


Originally posted by mamasboi mamasboi wrote:

Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

This is why flame retardant is recommended for ghillies.
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He deserved it. [Evangelical voice]AND LORDA DID SMITE THEE UBER 1337 SNIPERS DOWN TO THE FIRES OF HELLLL! REPENT ELSE HE WILL RAIN HIS HOLY FIRE DOWN ON YOU 'TILL YOU WISH YOU NEVER BEEN BORNA!! THUS SAYS THE LORDA YOUR GODA!!!!![/evangelical voice]


How the hell did you not see the sarcasm there?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 4:59pm

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Originally posted by Zippo25 Zippo25 wrote:

My apologies then. I didn't see the sarcasm


Seriously?

Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:


Originally posted by mamasboi mamasboi wrote:

Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

This is why flame retardant is recommended for ghillies.
scary
He deserved it. [Evangelical voice]AND LORDA DID SMITE THEE UBER 1337 SNIPERS DOWN TO THE FIRES OF HELLLL! REPENT ELSE HE WILL RAIN HIS HOLY FIRE DOWN ON YOU 'TILL YOU WISH YOU NEVER BEEN BORNA!! THUS SAYS THE LORDA YOUR GODA!!!!![/evangelical voice]


How the hell did you not see the sarcasm there?

Really. That is about as obvious as you can get.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 5:18pm
He must have gotten tunnel vision from his scope. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 5:55pm

Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

Originally posted by Zippo25 Zippo25 wrote:

My apologies then. I didn't see the sarcasm


Seriously?

Originally posted by Snake6 Snake6 wrote:


Originally posted by mamasboi mamasboi wrote:

Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:

This is why flame retardant is recommended for ghillies.
scary
He deserved it. [Evangelical voice]AND LORDA DID SMITE THEE UBER 1337 SNIPERS DOWN TO THE FIRES OF HELLLL! REPENT ELSE HE WILL RAIN HIS HOLY FIRE DOWN ON YOU 'TILL YOU WISH YOU NEVER BEEN BORNA!! THUS SAYS THE LORDA YOUR GODA!!!!![/evangelical voice]


How the hell did you not see the sarcasm there?

Only the universe and stupididty of kids on forums is infinite. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 7:30pm
Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

Originally posted by brihard brihard wrote:

Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

And this forum sure has something against the aspect of paintball 'snipers'.  Obviously the range and ballistics advantage does not exist, but similar aspects of sniping can be adopted (if done properly) to give one an advantage on the paintball field. 



False.

Yes, those skills can confer an advantage on the paintball field, but they by no means lend any credence to the concept of a paintball 'sniper'.

That's my point exactly... you can use [some] real world sniper tactics on the paintball field to give you an advantage..would you care to relate what is false about that statement? I agree there's no such thing as a sniper, but there's such a thing as utilizing and adopting appropriate sniper tactics for the paintball field and that's all I was trying to say. 

People around here jump at any chance they get to shoot down the aspect of paintball 'sniping'. Even if you say "here's a pic of my sniper" the thread is instantly turned into a spam-fest of why it doesn't exist.  I say leave it alone.  By all means address the issue in moderation if the tactic or position is deliberatly addressed/questioned, but don't spam the fact that it doesn't exist in threads like this or pictures of markers that look like snipers.  If someone want's to say 'I play sniper in paintball' let them.  It doesn't hurt you, leave it alone...



False. Those are basic soldier skills. Any one of us who's been through basic in the military knows about cam and concealment and basic small unit tactics. Anybody who's read an issue of Action Pursuit Games knows about it. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together can probably figure the basics out on their own. There's nothing 'sniper' about them; snipers imply use the same basic soldier skills as the rest of us, except that they elevate them to a degree of mastery that not all soldiers possess, and then add them to their specialized equipment and training. In no way does this B.S. 'sniper' parallell carry across to paintball.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 10:44pm

Yikes... I think the subject was...? Oh yes, a ghillie suit. Link: http://www.ehow.com/how_2075094_make-ghillie-suit.html

Seems pretty straightforward to me.  I might have to give this a shot when summer rolls around and I've got nothing better to do. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 January 2008 at 11:21pm
Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

Yikes... I think the subject was...? Oh yes, a ghillie suit. Link: http://www.ehow.com/how_2075094_make-ghillie-suit.html

Seems pretty straightforward to me.  I might have to give this a shot when summer rolls around and I've got nothing better to do. 



Translation:  Okay Snake6 and Brihard you win;there are no snipers in paintball.  Can we please move on to something else now?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2008 at 1:09am

woah guys relax no need for insults. Obviously the preaching part was sarcasm, it was the "he deserved it" that i found offensive. Either way it was a mis-understanding on my part. I agree with you guys on the non-sniper debate, i just fail to understand why people get sooo angry at those who even mention the word sniper.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2008 at 10:33am
Originally posted by Zippo25 Zippo25 wrote:

i just fail to understand why people get sooo angry at those who even mention the word sniper.

Ignoring ignorance just makes it possible for it to spread.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2008 at 12:43pm

Don't wanna talk about ghillie suits.... okay.  I'll just PM him with some info. 

I declare:

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2008 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by bmax bmax wrote:

Don't wanna talk about ghillie suits.... okay.  I'll just PM him with some info. 


I declare:



 



Not necessary.

Carl's law: Any thread on the Tippmann forum involving snipers will be derailed and will be no less than three pages before it is locked.
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