Post by majormonocle on Aug 13, 2014 21:14:07 GMT -5
Hey guys! I'm newish to airsoft but newer to this forum. I've been around Airsoft Society for a while, and decided to join MIA as well. You guys seem pretty cool, so that's nice. Just have a few questions so I can get some stuff straight.
I have 40 acres or so of land that my friends and I play semi-casual games, I.E. Markers for IFF, stopping and starting times, selling ammo by the bag, chrono, etc. But it's still fairly lax, and it is, of course, behind my house. Is this an ok place to put forth invitations inviting people to screw around with us in my area? (There's only one airsoft field in an hour's drive, and it's a poorly run CQB field.)
Number 2: To post in the events section, what criteria do I need to fulfill?
Just for an idea of what I'm talking about, here's my site for a ready access of info and a few pics. (I have to get more taken. XD) The "Rates and information" page is outdated.
I'm going to speak out of experience here, anyone can host games as long as the property is properly insured and you have permission to hold events there, as far as events go, there are plenty of private fields that are successful SFOD is probably the best example. If you feel that the field is build up enough to be event worthy go for it. Make sure you have enough local players willing to forgo playing in order to run chrono, ref and deal with administration.
Judging by the website, it seems you guys are pretty serious into this, work on getting some building materials and have at it. Tires are a good source as most car garages and repair shops have to pay to have theirs removed, you can always talk to them about taking them off there hands.
You will also have to conform your rules per MiA regs. I saw somewhere you have safety glasses as loaners. That's not gonna fly. You can purchase ATV goggles from Walmart for around 20 bucks that don't fog too bad. They can make decent loaners. I personally would raise your price to 10 bucks, its still cheaper than 90% of the Michigan Fields but will allow you to pour more money into building. If you are that serious. Take out a small personal loan. Maybe three grand. That will allow you to build some decent bunkers and invest in some cheap props.
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The only criteria that I'm aware of is properly labeling your game REC, SCEN, or MILSIM and if your event does not practice the MIA safety standards which are our FPS / engagement distances and full seal requirement then you must post a giant bolded disclaimer. Other than that I'm not aware of a rule, for example, that says you can not post an event without insurance. I see the insurance being the only major roadblock for you. Personally I would play on a field without insurance. It's not like it matters to the player its only for the host in case I get hurt and sue you. However I'm sure there are many people who would not and so if you do decide to host a game uninsured you should clearly state that.
If you do get insured then just ignore that last part and go for it!
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I like the way the field looks now. I personally think that man made structures are not necessary for a playing field. The natural hills and trees make for good cover. Structures are only really necessary if the land is flat and wide open.
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