I've been following this post since the first page, but haven't found it necessary to post anything up yet. I have seen valid points from boths sides and sometimes shit does hit the fan and some things must take priority over airsoft. Very often we see the same people signing up and not going (which is uncool), which ruins the organizers plans for the weekend. It's not easy hosting big mil sim games, all missons are planned out taking into account the people that sign up. Right now I don't have any input on how we can better this situation. But if I do think of something I will definitely post it up here.
As far as what infernal said:
Originally Posted by infernal
I think the problem can be simplified thusly. The age base that weíve marketed (either directly or indirectly) the sport of Airsoft too are not as mature as the game hosts or other members would like. What started out as a sport played between close knit groups of friends has now exploded to include everyone young and old.
No longer is there that close family feeling when you go out to games. Now itís bland and in-personal. A really big reason a lot of players in Calgary have quit going to games. Clubs have recently reported as little as under 10 people showing up for an outdoor saturday game. Now Iím not saying we all sign up and just donít go, rather, it could provide some insight as to some underlying problems in the Airsoft community that could contribute to this lack of caring.
I don't see this being as a problem. I see the big problem is that, Airsofters goal to keep this sport under the word "close nit family" has turn some of them arrogant. Not willing to teach or welcome new players into this sport. Thus leaving all the new people to fend for themselvers and now creating two seperate groups of airsofters.
But this is a whole different topic all together. If anyone wants to start this debate, you are welcomed to start a new thread.
Sorry guys for jackin' the thread a lil, just wanted to add my 2cents.
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