I live 8 min from this field, I will be there every weekend possible! I agree that there needs to be a a separate admission for those already with bb's. Personally, I already use bio bb's so I don't want to spend extra money on bb's I do not need.
I think we're all excited to see airsoft returning to Charlotte. A lot of us used to play there years ago when the field was under other management.
Awesome to see that you're using MiA FPS standards, providing HPA fills, green gas and charging stations.
firstfire11, the main thing that you as an event organizer need to understand is that airsoft isn't paintball. The system of how airsoft games are typically organized and run in the Michigan differs a lot from the typical system used for paintball where folks just show up at a regularly scheduled time to play. Mostly this is due to the fact that the airsoft community is smaller and the lower number of players doesn't work well to support a weekly "open play" schedule. The other factor is that, generally, airsofters are interested in playing more developed, larger games - in paintball you'd call them "big games" or "scenario" games - rather than elimination style rec games.
As far as pricing, airsofters typically pay about $15-$20 dollars to play a recreational game and between $20-$50 to play a larger "scenario" event with 60+ players. Airsofters, unlike paintballers, never use "field" BBs. This is the case for a variety of reasons.
Firstly, the hop-up systems in airsoft guns are pretty delicate and crappy BBs can cause jams, feeding issues or other problems. I'm not sure how many airsofters would trust field BBs unless you can provide a specific brand-name BB. A lot of us already shoot bio-BBs.
Secondly, airsoft guns are usually tuned to use specific weight BBs. In a normal game people will be running everything from .20s all the way up to .40s to suit how their rifle is set up. A player with a gun firing 300 FPS is going to be using .20s while someone firing at 400 FPS will probably opt for .25s, .28s or even .30s. Folks firing high FPS sniper rifles could be using .40s.
Again, we're excited to see airsoft back in Charlotte. Take what we're saying as constructive criticism. We're not intentionally trying to be jerks, but to give feedback on what we'd like to see.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2014 9:18:36 GMT -5 by Gimpalong
Post by firstfire11 on Oct 17, 2014 13:37:26 GMT -5
Thank you all for your input on our pricing. We have Adjusted our Entry to $20 and have dropped our BB deal. We have also created a URL that you can follow to file a waiver with us, and in doing so, you will get $5 knocked off the $20 entry price if its filled out before October 31st.
Once again thank you to every one who is interested and an even greater thanks goes to those who have helped us with our pricing. This is our first event under TCPaintball Lansing and with everyone's help, we hope to host an excellent event this year, and more to come in the following years.
This sounds great. Thanks for listening to our feedback. I will make an extra effort to get out there that weekend, though it is a visitation weekend for me so may still be a no go for me for this particular event.
Will definitely be looking for additional dates for this field.
Have already filled out waivers for both myself and my daughter using the link you provided in the chance that I/we will be able to attend.