Originally Posted by nerdcore
The biggest change, obviously, is all the brush & foliage. Even if you see someone, you still don't have clear shots half the time. So i'm learning the necessity for patience while navigating the terrain for better shots & still trying to sneak up on folks.
This made me think of another important skill/attribute in woodsball -- if you can't hit them, don't try. A lot of times, you're simply out of range, but also in a lot of cases, you don't have a chance in hell of hitting someone -- because there's too much crap in the way.
Noobs to woodsball tend to shoot all the time even if they have no chance of hitting someone. This just alerts the other team to where they are so they can make a tactical maneuver on them. In woodsball, I tend to not shoot until I'm sure there's a very good chance of an elimination. And sometimes, I'll even forgoe a single elimination because I know more people are coming; and why not take out 3-4 guys instead of just one???
When I see someone flanking me, I often pretend I don't see them. No, I let them think they have the element of surprise, so they'll stick their neck out a bit more...
All of these strategies are impossible to implement if you're blazing away like a bloody idiot at everything that moves.