Originally Posted by Gridlock
My question is, if I show up to a game without full kit but with a learning attitude and proper respect for all rules and safety, will I still get looked down on purely for not having proper kit?
Depends. If you showed up to a hot day on a large field, you will likely end up as a casualty or liability without proper hydration, protective gear or sustenance. Airsoft usually requires more than just a gun and attitude. If you are a paintball field playing short games with breaks in between, no problem. If you show up to a full day's game with no breaks, you need some minimal gear. A radio may be necessary, a cheap LBV, some BBs, extra battery, hydration, boots, proper eye protection (or face protection), you get the idea.