Originally Posted by Brian McIlmoyle
Bollacks .. there were more than enough people "signed up" to float the game.. who knew the cost going in .. and said "i'm in" but when it came time to commit with coin more than half dissembled
The venue was beyond what is typical.. and the game was well planed to be an experience with little precedence here..
The issue is Airsofters in Ontario think that $25 is "too much to pay"
If they don't get Free BBs and a hot dog they feel "ripped off"
If you look as the costs for some of the top end games in the US $100 to $150 to get in is not uncommon for a weekend op.
But for the majority of Kraken toting mag ticklers $20 is a stretch.. it seriously cuts into their weed budget.
While I don't doubt there's a good chunk of people in the group you describe, I also know several in the group I described. I have nothing against paying $100 for a game if I think the cost is worth it. I was at the first border wars game, and based on the experience I had there and what I heard from quite a few people at the second, I didn't think the asking price for the third was worth it.
I've also been to other milsim games that I payed $65+ for, and based on the experience I had there, if the hosts decided to bump the cost to $100 or $125, I'd go.
Just because some of us don't think a game is worth the cost doesn't make us cheap asses.
Now, having said that, I never committed to the game, never said "yay I'll come" and pulled out, I was no go from the beginning.