Very helpful article, you pointed out many issues that I need to take into consideration before getting into this sport, if I am able. Especially helpful was the admonition to use proper grammar, it is very hard to follow a discussion without the need to decipher the language.
This is a great post and i thank you for posting this for all the "nOObs" or newer type players. I have played airsoft for a few years but never attended a "official event" unfortunatly. I remember buying my first walmart gun. HUGEE MISTAKE!! I sold it and bought an AK-47. The gun worked great, but I personally prefer M4.M16,etc type rifles. I saved up money for an M4 Rifle and extra parts/accessories. Have plenty of good and lasting gear, and looking forward to a real "official" event. P.S.- I had an account for a while now but forget the email i used unfortunatly so i apologize if that bothers or offends any personal. I am interested in events,teams,etc with other new players. I live in Michigan in owosso. If anybody has anything to report to me or I posted this in the wrong forum please tell me and I will remove this. Thankyou
Post by halfbloodghost on May 16, 2013 20:03:06 GMT -5
Seems like there is a lot of good advice here. I am someone who has been playing for about three years, but only ever in small groups (sub 15) on private property. I know a lot about the gear, decent brands, gun models, etc... but am about to play in my first ever organized event.
I'm not on a team, and don't really WANT to be on one. I get the impression, however, that most of the people who have experience are on teams, and therefore expect a lot of teams to be at this event. What is the protocol for somebody who runs solo, in terms of joining up with guys there? Are there "drop ins", for lack of a better term?
At any MILSIM or REC game there will usually be several teams there, but they will only make up a small portion of whatever side you are on. Usually teams are broken up into tan and green. You join up with whatever side camo you are wearing / registered for. There are plenty of solo players at every event, so if you are at an organized MILSIM, you may be squaded up with other solo players. It all depends on the event.
I used to go solo to events and at one event, I was placed on a squad comprised of entirely of a team. Played the game with them, had a great time and went home. I didn't have any intentions of joining an airsoft team at this point. At the next event I went to, this same team asked me if I'd like to roll with them again, and since I really didn't know anybody else in the airsoft world and I had a good time with them, I said sure. Did that for a couple more games and then they asked me to join their team.
You might not start out looking to join a team, but you will find some great guys out there on the field and will gravitate towards those players. You most likely will find a group of guys that you will like to play with.
Post by Phantom Reaper on May 22, 2013 12:40:20 GMT -5
While I have yet to be to an official game I already have found a great group of people I enjoy playing with and training with. As for Wallmart, While Their airsoft selection has improved since my early childhood, you must be leary. The Black Ops 1911 is superb and at an awesome price, the M4 Viper however while the gearbox is solid the rest of the gun isn't uber tough (I fell on mine and it broke) and the Upper Receiver from what I am told is assembled different then most other M4's. Grammar is always important, This Will always be helpful to Noobs. It's a great post, be sure to look for my review's for the Black Ops 1911 and M4 Viper