Originally Posted by Fox4paintball
The tough part is as a player you're keyed up ready to go and jump at the first sound you hear. If the two fields are going off within 2 or 3 seconds to each other there is a good chance you'll jump at any sound - different or not.
They need to work out a system of sharing start times (of each point) with neighborhing fields so that they can add 10 seconds to the "break" period or something to off set them a bit more.
that's reasonable but I think can be mitigated. You can easily train your ear to the particular pitch of horn for your field. Just gotta get there and hear it before play begins.
As a pilot I hear very similar callsigns used over the radios - but am able to pick mine out of the crowd.
Though i think it is very easy to have a computer monitor all the fields (or at least) adjacent ones and adjust the break times. the hard part is actually making that happen.