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Old July 4th, 2016, 17:26   #1
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Newbie wanting to improve

Ok so I'm not totally new to tactical sports I have played paintball 10 years before going into airsoft.

So here's my issue, we get to the field, divide into teams, get to our sides of the field, 321 go and....I find myself alone every time, also I seem to get into the thick of it within 30 sec of the game.

My question is thusly, does anyone have tips for transferring skills from paintball to airsoft. And do you start moving slowly in the beginning or
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Old July 4th, 2016, 17:27   #2
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Old July 4th, 2016, 17:36   #3
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this activity is not an individual sport.. it is a team sport.. spend some time before you head out to talk to a few people and fall in with a group, or at least one other guy.

Running headlong into battle rarely makes sense .. take time, watch, move and shoot.. work with a buddy and focus on protecting him.

if you were a good PBaller your attributes are transferable .. but not the mind set of rush and tag.. and do it again.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 19:34   #4
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this activity is not an individual sport.. it is a team sport.. spend some time before you head out to talk to a few people and fall in with a group, or at least one other guy.

Running headlong into battle rarely makes sense .. take time, watch, move and shoot.. work with a buddy and focus on protecting him.

if you were a good PBaller your attributes are transferable .. but not the mind set of rush and tag.. and do it again.
On the flip side, its very annoying and boring if both sides are statically slinging bb's at each other and never moving. Even more embarrassing is when neither side has the range.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 20:20   #5
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On the flip side, its very annoying and boring if both sides are statically slinging bb's at each other and never moving. Even more embarrassing is when neither side has the range.
indeed.. movement is critical, movement without cover is foolhardy
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Old July 4th, 2016, 20:37   #6
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Depends on the group you're playing with, the field your on, the type of games you're playing and the level of gear you're using/up against. You'll get your wheels. Having buddies and comms makes a 100% difference though.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 21:49   #7
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Old July 4th, 2016, 23:15   #8
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i too used to do paintball, but enjoy airsoft cause i find there is more running around, im sure its different with every group but the people i play with would rather get hit in the back running from a stationary shootout thats bound to bore them to death
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Old July 4th, 2016, 23:48   #9
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The only transferability is your pain tolerance. I found that most paintballers just do speedball and in airsoft you're going to have a bad time. Not sure if you're doing indoor or outdoor though.

Things to do to git gud:
Have a group
Have a plan
Have a gun that is accurate up to 100m
Learn to reload instead of relying on your paintball hopper, get a midcap for example.

If you are pinned down call out enemy position and communicate with the team. A grenade is handy.

I've had games where my team just walked up to the objective because no one communicated on the other side and the 3 people watching the point together were reloading all at the same time. Twas hilarious. Twas the pug skirmish games but those don't really matter much in terms of objectives just fun.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 02:28   #10
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Keep showing up, have a good attitude, be a good sport, and somebody will scoop you up.

Many airsoft games tend more towards "Stay Alive" and "Move to a good position to help your team" than "Get Kills".

Forcing an opposing player to go back to respawn doesn't help much, forcing an opposing player to go back to respawn at the right time is golden.
Forcing the right player to go back to respawn at the right time wins rounds.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 10:41   #11
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I do feel you. When I started, I used to come home feeling all the shots on my body. here are some suggestions:
1. get to know the map and weak spots.
2. cover/protection duties is the basic duty to learn
3. moving is good but not too fast that you cannot scan your surrounding
4. learn hand signals and use them
5. if you are on the ground talk to other players

Airsoft is like sex. Clear communication is the key to have a good time.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 11:53   #12
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Airsoft is like sex; get in, fuck shit up, get out, move on to the next field...
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Old July 5th, 2016, 12:20   #13
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...I think I brought over some gaming mentality too. If it's just a walk on game, think of it like a huge PvP game of randoms (like... World of Tanks).

Take the 30 seconds to a minute at the beginning of the round to find quick cover and watch everyone else. Where they move, where lanes show up. Establish the field and where people are before making your move and you can help your team/co ordinate as necessary.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 13:39   #14
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Airsoft is like sex. Clear communication is the key to have a good time.
You mean like:

"are you ok?"
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"yeah"
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"are you ok?"
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"yeah"


...cause that's not a good time. Not in my books...
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