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Old 02-09-2009, 03:26 PM #1
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0.5 BPS Vibe?!

Just read it over in Field Owners forum, SP has introduced the "Billy-Ball" firing mode for rental Vibes. Designed to reduce intimidation of new and occasional players, and eliminate bonus balling, "Billy-Ball" has a rate of 1 ball every two seconds. By doing so, field owners can really control how much paint is in the air, and drastically reduce the cost past on to the renters. The mode is approximate to the same fire rate as a pump marker. It's also touted as allowing renters to have a cost per hour rate, instead of cost per paint used, which allows parents to budget for groups much easier (Cost per child x hours of field time).

What do you guys think? I like the idea...
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:43 PM #2
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Ya it's a good idea, not a revolutionary idea but good for new players and renters that don't want to spend an arm on paint.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:44 PM #3
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I can fire 4 bps with my pump. I don't like the idea.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:22 PM #4
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its a good idea but introducing new paintballers to the game by telling them their gun shoots 1 ball evey 2 seconds is a terrible idea. maybe 2 or 3 bps but 1 ball per 2 seconds is just stupid.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:50 PM #5
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its a good idea but introducing new paintballers to the game by telling them their gun shoots 1 ball evey 2 seconds is a terrible idea. maybe 2 or 3 bps but 1 ball per 2 seconds is just stupid.
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:29 PM #6
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That's retarded what if someone's about to bunker you and you gotta wait 2 seconds just to get 1 shot at the guy?!
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Old 02-10-2009, 06:49 AM #7
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no you could shoot right away you just have to wait another 2 seconds to shoot and since its really hard to aim a paintball gun other than following the line of paint i think .5 bps is just ridiculous
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:10 AM #8
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Dont knock it till you try it. I have and can tell you its very fun. It actually makes for a fast paced game believe it or not. U dont need to carry a pack or extra pods, just your vibe and hopper full, so your light and fast. I'm not a speedballer, so this was something new and enjoyable. I was little hesitant at first as well, but after a couple rounds, I was hooked.
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Old 02-10-2009, 07:30 AM #9
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Dont knock it till you try it. I have and can tell you its very fun. It actually makes for a fast paced game believe it or not. U dont need to carry a pack or extra pods, just your vibe and hopper full, so your light and fast. I'm not a speedballer, so this was something new and enjoyable. I was little hesitant at first as well, but after a couple rounds, I was hooked.
So is playing paintball with a pump marker. But if I'm about to get bunkered, I can still shoot someone within 2 seconds of my last shot.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:06 PM #10
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Ya but for renters and new younger players they can't be buying their regular marker and a pump... I can't even consider a pump marker right now. So the idea of a slower rate of fire and more movement between bunkers...
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:33 PM #11
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Newbies do not bunker each other.
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Old 02-10-2009, 04:14 PM #12
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not necessarily true, they dont do it as much but it still happens. part of the strategy of playing paintball is keeping someone pinned down at their bunker, even if your playing pump. i think its more fun keeping someone pinned down in pump because you have to do it not by unloading 25 bps on your opponenet's bunker but by strategically placing your shots and snap shooting. when you shoot 1 ball every two seconds a guy can just run away while your recharging. 1 bps wouldnt be as bad, but .5 i would think wouldnt be fun. Pump is like the happy-medium between shooting way too much and way too little
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:21 PM #13
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I'm not trying to be completely literal, i'm just saying that almost all pump players can shoot faster than .5 BPS and it might actually be a little harder...
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:24 PM #14
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o ya they can ask zepulk i think he said he can get 3 or 4 with his phantom. you could probably get more with a sniper which has a much smoother pump pull
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:49 PM #15
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the key is everyone on the field needs to do it so bunkering isn't prolly gonna happen
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:54 PM #16
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of course it would be easier to make a run up the snake to bunker someone without so much paint coming in your direction. plus you cant really aim a paintball gun other than sighting down the barrel and avoiding the feeneck
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:17 PM #17
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This mode was to give fields an option to offer to their customers. That is it... not intended to simulate a pump either. We played using various ROF and 1 every 2 second actually seemed to work the best. And man... was it fun.
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:50 PM #18
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This could be a good idea, or it could be a bad one. When I play at badlandz most of the new people are intimidated to play, because they see people ripping off 15 BPS. If you think they are going to like the idea of having a gun that shoots 1 ball every 2 seconds you are dead wrong. I know what you are going to say, "the feild limit is only 11 balls per second." True. I personally have only seen it enforced 1 time. But that doesn't even matter because they are still going to be turned off by a gun that shoots 22 times slower than the majority of the guns on the feild.

The only way I can see this working is if they were to limit everyone on the feild to using a rental. That way they can level the playing feild. Unless everyone on the feild is using one, I think first timers are going to be afraid to use it.

I know that BPS really doesn't mean a whole lot in the grand scheme of things. A skilled player can go out with a pump, and take out a Novice with an Ego. But keep in mind these are not skilled players, they are, by all meanings of the word, beginers.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:22 AM #19
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Newbies do not bunker each other.
I can tell you this, I ref at my local field. I've seen it done more than once.

I guess this really isn't bad for younger aged children. The field could have 4 Vibes set at Billy-ball mode and they wouldn't be scared...as much. But then again, they'll probably be scared anyways. (Most are, weren't we all when we first started playing?)
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:42 PM #20
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wait wouldnt that do nothing for newbs because then their guns would be really slow and the regular players' guns would still be fast?
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:06 PM #21
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wait wouldnt that do nothing for newbs because then their guns would be really slow and the regular players' guns would still be fast?
Well, if they all used rentals then it wouldn't be a problem.
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