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Old 08-01-2012, 07:26 AM #85
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When I was around 12 I went paintballing for the first time. Towards the end of the day, some guy who was leaving gave me his leftover bag which got me and my friend another last minute match which turned out to be the funnest game of the day. Random dude from a long time ago, thank you I'll always remember that and I try to give smaller rental kids paint whenever I don't need it. Just because I know firsthand what that small gesture can do to a beginning paintballer. That guy probably doesn't even remember me but I'll never forget
That is understandable. No point in going home with paint that might do nothing more than sit in your bag and go bad. Thats something I've done a few times. Especially to kids.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:31 PM #86
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The fpo fields I played at let you bring your paint back on a later visit. So Im a grinch when it comes to giving paint away. I got no problem helping a friend who I know will help me back later if needed. But if I dont know you, too bad.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:35 PM #87
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I am not a fan of just giving away paint. I know it sounds mean, but I worked for the money and I don't like giving it away. I also think it promotes wasting paint around fields. There was a guy who was rich that would hand out a pod all the time to get the next game going. A result of that was people wasting paint because they knew that he would supply more.


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I was one of the greatest things I field could ever do to help people into the sport. This is a story at one of my local fields while down south and this is pretty much policy for them now now.

A player later in the day came up and wanted to buy more paint and they were renting. The guy working told the customer to bring the rental in and while he did that would radio the refs and ask if they were being a good sport. Aka calling themselves out, not overshooting, and most of all being safe. When the player returned he would check the gun to see if it was taken care of that day (no excess paint or dirt on it). The entire time I was sitting at a tech booth waiting on a friend and all this had me curious as to why this guy was jumping through hoops to just buy paint. The customer asked for another 1000 rounds and gave it to him at half price and thanked the rental player for being a great sport.

This did a few things in my book:

1. Player learned the value of following the rules
2. Learned the importance of keeping the guns clean
3. The player now felt loyalty to the local field (which is important to keep a field up and build a community)
4. Allowed them to come out the next weekend as well since they had the cash
5. Showed this young player that the sport is not full of *******s.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:29 PM #88
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I dont.....them running out teaches them to budget more money for it/ not waste ammo. Tough love.
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:23 AM #89
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I'm fine with giving people who rent some extra paint if they need it what I'm not fine with is when I give them a pod of my paint and they aren't paying attention and drop half the pod worths of paint on the ground...
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Old 10-28-2012, 09:41 AM #90
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I was at my field about a month ago I had a hopper full and a pod full in my pack, Renter comes up to me and hes like that ago of paint can I have some, usually Id be like screw you but being he was a renter I take off my hopper (speed feed can get the balls back out lol) losing the 4 or 5 balls in the breech and tube (Dye Rotor) hold it over his hopper and turn it on giving him like 30 balls. So the game starts were playing whatever 5 mins in the same kid is behind me "HEY Im out of paint again" me "ok cool Im not a charity call yourself out if you want" Some peoples kids I tell ya
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:40 PM #91
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In a game where someone is working a side with me and we're mid game, sure I'll toss them a pod.

I'l usually toss paint to younger players, those that don't have the the ends to justify the means.
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:58 PM #92
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i gave paint to a little kid who ran out in the middle of a game. i was kinda scared he would get killed walking back
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:50 PM #93
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i only take two bags of paint because paint is exspensive and i play at a byop field ill give a renter a pod if they are up in the front with me and keeping my *** from getting shot but other then that i probably wont, i gave paint to a guy right before the game started cause he was out and about to leave b4 the second round started so i gave him a pod and he shot me in the back of the head with my own paint-_- so i have not given anybody else paint since besides when they are keeping my *** from getting shot while on the field
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:14 PM #94
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I give paint to rentals, at roughly 12.5 bps




I give away pods whenever I can. I usually bring a case + last games leftovers when I play rec ball, so a pod isn't a huge deal to me, but a pod is a pretty big deal to someone who only gets a bag of 500 when renting.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:14 PM #95
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:37 PM #96
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Techer bumped it, but even then it was only 20 days old. Not really a necro.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:48 PM #97
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I usually try to be nice (and share) if I can. When I am playing, one of the the things I like is when folks are having a good time and if I can help make that happen, it makes my day better.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:17 PM #98
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I work at a field... So I have paint that I do not pay for.

Because of this I do share. Especially when someone needs it. Or in the middle of the game no problem. But if people ask for paint then its sorta too much. They just get greedy.

It really depends on the person and the situation.
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:26 PM #99
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ya but most rentals i play with don't shoot at anything. they like to lane but there using all their paint with their BT combats
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:43 PM #100
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i was playing at a field that was having a player appreciation day so we made the 1hr trip up there. we had two pods of field paint left that would end up in the garbage, so i found the closest player and gave it to him.
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