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Old May 14th, 2007, 12:50   #31
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Bottom line? If you think the sport is dying, you're either spending too much time online and not enough time out meeting people and networking to get into good private games, or, (sorry to say it) you're a fucktard nobody wants to play with. Sorry but thats the unvarnished truth.
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Nope! No varnish on that one !
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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:11   #32
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Okay, whose consider the older crew, because i see people on this forum refered to or refering them selves as the "older" players, who have been here for a shorter time than me, and i still think im very new to this sport.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:12   #33
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I think old is 3-5+ years.....

If you had a tank of CO2 strapped to your back ( a al Poncho) ...your fucking ANCIENT.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:28   #34
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I see all kinds of "retired" players at games all the time. It's amazing how your enjoyment of the sport goes up when you stay out of politics on the internet.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:36   #35
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its the old chairsoft vs airsoft v5.83b thing again

iirc, the catchphrase circa 2002 on the ASC boards was "airsoft is on the field, not on the net"

but those also included the days of Sasksoft and RC...now THAT made for entertainment on the forums.

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Old May 14th, 2007, 13:39   #36
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Time to put that back on the front page.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 14:04   #37
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Okay, whose consider the older crew, because i see people on this forum refered to or refering them selves as the "older" players, who have been here for a shorter time than me, and i still think im very new to this sport.

Don't confuse time spent on this board for time spent playing airsoft. I myself started at the same time that Skruface did, when there was 6 guys playing and one, count em, ONE AEG in the province. (Tim's apartment and an AUG ring any bells Jaimie?).

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Old May 14th, 2007, 14:05   #38
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During a grenade building exercize in which we had 7 guys making 100 grenades, one of us questioned 3 hours in what the **** are we doing (spending a beautiful day indoors making grenades out of fireworks for a pretend soldier game) and then proceeded to ask if any of us have a girlfriend to which we mumbled no. It got me thinking and I can see why some people eventually call it quits

Not me though.. not just yet
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Ya, no kidding! We did the same one afternoon, most fun part was watching Droc write all kinds of funny stuff on each grenade, and when you pulled it out at the game, you had to yell out what it says on it when you throw it. At point someone had a grenade that read "I just saved a pile of cash by switching to Gyco!!!" LOL
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Old May 14th, 2007, 15:31   #39
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During a grenade building exercize in which we had 7 guys making 100 grenades, one of us questioned 3 hours in what the **** are we doing (spending a beautiful day indoors making grenades out of fireworks for a pretend soldier game) and then proceeded to ask if any of us have a girlfriend to which we mumbled no. It got me thinking and I can see why some people eventually call it quits

Not me though.. not just yet
Heh. I got a girlfriend FIRST, and now I'm getting into Airsoft :P.

But as to the people saying old people leaving the game, and no guns coming into Canada:
Perhaps it's a good thing some people are leaving the game, or selling off a bunch of guns because they have a kid/house/car/wife where they money could be better utilized. (They might still play the game, just have 1 or 2 AEG's) The reason for this is that if one person with 10 guns is selling them all to single people, you get 10 new people into the world of Airsoft. Now, I'm not saying all those people are mature rational people, but we can all hope

Just a thought.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 15:47   #40
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The reason for this is that if one person with 10 guns is selling them all to single people, you get 10 new people into the world of Airsoft.
That's a stopgap measure, though. At some point, the legislation will have to change in our favour, otherwise gun prices will increase to ridiculous levels. However, in the short term, it will mean that the major central source of airsoft guns in Canada becomes the age verified sections here. This will allow a little more control over who gets AEGs, although we will continue to be plagued by clearsoft until the legislation changes.
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That's a stopgap measure, though. At some point, the legislation will have to change in our favour, otherwise gun prices will increase to ridiculous levels. However, in the short term, it will mean that the major central source of airsoft guns in Canada becomes the age verified sections here. This will allow a little more control over who gets AEGs, although we will continue to be plagued by clearsoft until the legislation changes.
I agree. That's kind of what I meant. It's the only thing good about it right now. Like you said it's a stopgap measure.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 17:52   #42
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Don't confuse time spent on this board for time spent playing airsoft. I myself started at the same time that Skruface did, when there was 6 guys playing and one, count em, ONE AEG in the province. (Tim's apartment and an AUG ring any bells Jaimie?).

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Oh my god - it's SUNDOWN, THE 'Sundown' - holy crap man we have missed you. I swear you made everything worthwhile for me at OP:CT2 with that NATO PIG sign and the expletitives you and Skruface were shouting from the ridge. And that camo, head to toe with matching boots - I think you could hear Porkchop grumbling and turning over his grave having bested him at the 'most unique camo' event catagory.

To add anything to this thread, I think it's just as important for all of us who are on the inside to keep an open door policy for all of us (save for the one's we really don't want back), because we all know about real life, and how it changes, then changes back again. Case in point, guys like Sundown, Wyseguy - most of us KNOW these guys from what we would consider 'the good old days'. I consider these guys veterans having been a part of the changes and evolutions of this community and sport.

As far as I can say, the only thing that makes today different from what 'good old days are', is time and distance. (Thanks to the brother who shared that last part of wisdom.). We're all a part of making to today's the good old days of tomorrow.

Perspective is everything. Perspectives change. If your perspectives are not to your liking, either change it, or wait awhile until the right one comes along.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 18:23   #43
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Some people just outgrow dressing up and playing with toy guns.
Family, work, other hobbies and the changing community can easily turn people away from the game.
Skruface summed it all up.
Well I can see the playing dress-up getting old but playing with guns? Come on now!

Even when I don't have time to get out and shoot my pals, the other side of this sport/hobby
is all the building/upgrading and customizing of my guns and gear.

I've noticed over the past couple years where I play the more senior players aren't regulars
anymore but fortuntely they come out once in a while to keep the youg'ins on the right path.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:02   #44
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Old May 15th, 2007, 04:39   #45
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What troubles me, coming into the sport after several years of hanging in the background & reading various forums, is the loss of experienced players. Granted, after reading the replies in this thread, I have a much clearer understanding of why this is happening - but at the same time, I feel there may well be a great loss of experience & information.

Am I wrong in thinking this, or I am simply reading too much into natural occurrences?

It's one thing to read about it on a forum, but it's another thing entirely to have veteran players tell you their version of things on the field.

Curious...
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