Originally Posted by Tryfan
Someday limited paint on the field will be enforced as the new normal and this issue will immediately vanish.
Sadly, that won't ever happen. You are correct in that it would solve a lot of overshooting/bonus-balling issues and would level the playing field much further than anything we've seen so far (in terms of rich people vs. budget players).
But almost everybody thinks the game is more fun with more paint in the air. I know differently, because I've played both ways. Yet people born into the current generation of paintball are reluctant to try anything but high-volume play.
As for the issue of ramping itself; I consider myself at an advantage not using it
. While I can listen and tell where all of my opponents are on the field due to their incessant firing, they must guess as to my whereabouts because I have a quiet gun and only shoot at full rof when laning someone or have a high likelihood of getting someone out. For everything in between, I can tailor my firing rate to exactly what the situation calls for -- which prevents unneeded telegraphing of my intentions and means that I'm reloading less often, avoiding the need to pod-up at a bad time.