Originally Posted by Silverthorn
I do not allow it because it's just too easy. A big part of the pleasure in airsoft is sneaking up on the enemy, trying to get in a good firing position, trying to flank, etc...
If all that fun can be destroyed because somebody throws an old shoe in your midst it kind of sucks.
Yes, we should identify what is being thrown at us but considering grenades (fake or real) often falls behind other players or roll all over the place (and is often impossible to see) and you usually have 2-3 seconds to react it's just too easy to throw a grenade and destroy the fun players had.
Happened to me twice. It really pissed me off (and others) twice. I stopped allowing it in my games and never had anyone say it was a bad idea.
Yes in real life I am sure you can do that and if you get away with it : congrats. But airsoft is supposed to be fun and this is just NOT fun.
If your fun is destroyed by ingenuity and thinking a little outside the box, please, if I ever sign up for your games, remind me that I don't want to go. If your players react to a false threat or don't have the discipline to remain where they are, like Brian said, they deserve to be shot, and your not allowing that probably won't extend their "survival" by much.
If getting killed "pisses you off" you might want to find a new sport, because I guarantee you, it will continue to happen. As well, people will continue to use items as distraction, even if they know it pisses you off, so long as the game rules allow it.