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Old 10-24-2012, 12:16 AM #1
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What do you look for in a good PB field?

I recently got into paintball after playing a few games of back yard paintball with a friend and I am thinking about trying a few fields nearest me. What is it that a lot of you experienced players look for in a paintball field before and after you walk onto the field? What do you find to be the best layout as far as the terrain and obsticles?
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:13 AM #2
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I am a Speedball player, so I make sure the field has a regulation speedball field that is PSP. I look for safety, fair prices, good competition, and a welcoming and helpful staff.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:21 AM #3
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In no particular order:
1. Price
2. Location
3. Actual bathrooms vs portapotties
4. FPO and/or BYOP
5. Indoor or outdoor
6. Woodsball and/or speedball fields
7. Customer service
8. Offers HPA and/or CO2 refills.
9. Food
10. Good Refs
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:57 PM #4
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http://www.pbnation.com/fields/

In no particular order:
1. Price
2. Location
3. Actual bathrooms vs portapotties
4. FPO and/or BYOP
5. Indoor or outdoor
6. Woodsball and/or speedball fields
7. Customer service
8. Offers HPA and/or CO2 refills.
9. Food
10. Good Refs
All good points. So instead of re-writing I will just elaborate.
I don't mind paying higher prices if the facilities justify the cost. I'm not paying above average FPO prices if you only offer poorly put together rec fields. I personally like urban assault fields (I'm more woodsball than speedball). Refs that actually are active in the game is important too. I hate refs that just sit on the side and do nothing.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:03 PM #5
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Most important to me is a great staff. Then what the other guys said.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:41 PM #6
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mixture of things and a strongly compitive field
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:26 PM #7
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Hmm...
Increasingly, I look for a mixture between speedball and woodsball. I'm a woodsball player by trade, but I do play speedball when I can. I also look at entry fee and BYOP options. Some fields have BYOP days at the end of the month. After that I look at staffing, field safety, player dynamic, and driving distance.
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:02 PM #8
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Around here having people to play with is key. A field needs to have enough business to keep you playing.

Also having decent fields to play on is critical but most do and I am not picky. But if you like woodsball you may not like a field that only has speedball.

Also matching your style of play is important sometimes. If you shoot a bare bones semi and your playing in a little netted in field where most of the other guys are ramping it may not be much fun.
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Old 11-01-2012, 03:24 PM #9
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As long as it's cheap and I'm with my friends I don't care.
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:16 PM #10
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That you could get in quick games and not have to walk a mile to the next field.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:33 PM #11
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quality refs and fields. Price!!! and BYOP/ FPO price
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:54 PM #12
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What i look for: (in order)
-price
-friendly and helpful staff
-fields
-location

Although its an easy decision for me, being that the closest field is a 15 min drive and the next closest field is a 40 min drive along with bridge and highway tolls.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:09 PM #13
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the quality of the people playing at the field is high on my list
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:30 PM #14
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fair prices, well maintained ( I dont want to play at a field that is falling apart) , helpful staff that is friendly ( Nothing pisses me off more then when I spend money and the people act like I am bothering them), and some good competition
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:33 PM #15
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I they have a good staff, also the attention to the customers...
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:15 AM #16
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fair prices, well maintained ( I dont want to play at a field that is falling apart) , helpful staff that is friendly ( Nothing pisses me off more then when I spend money and the people act like I am bothering them), and some good competition
^ omg if i spend a ton of money at your store, you better tell me to have a nice day or thank you for your support. Cause its fact that whatever i bought at your field i could have got it cheaper somewhere else. SOOO helpful and friendly staff #1 a close 2nd people that like to play paintball
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:31 AM #17
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i look for a field that the staff actually cares about. if the people there working don't give a ****, then why should i even be there.

everything else is secondary, except HPA(if a modern field doesn't have HPA, then they really don't care about anything). when the staff/owners care then you'll have good paint, good maintained fields, good facilities, good refs, good experience.

its as simple as that.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:05 PM #18
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The amount of people that show up and play at the field
Its not much fun playing paintball alone or with invisible friends....

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:20 PM #19
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More than anything i look for at a field would be staff that are responsible. After that i would look at fair prices for paint as well as the quality of the turf and bunkers
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