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Old November 3rd, 2009, 00:00   #31
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After every game I am bright eyed and loving it. Before most games I don't feel like going.

I force myself to go.

The very existance of doubt about such a mundane thing (airsoft) bugs me so I force myself to keep it real.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 00:25   #32
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After every game I am bright eyed and loving it. Before most games I don't feel like going.

I force myself to go.

The very existance of doubt about such a mundane thing (airsoft) bugs me so I force myself to keep it real.
Rather like me, I love the social aspect of it, among many of my friends I've made over the past 6 years I've been involved in the sport. Hence my saying often I'd rather walk around and watch the games than be part of them.............. excluding where my heart truly is, bolt action and GBB all day long, close quarters urban areas or woods. That is what I really found is my thing that I need to feed my addiction. Sure I carry my M24 constantly with me, and am damned good with it, but to lug an MP5 and a chest rig full of mags along................ that has gotten old. This year and part of last I really learned what me and my rifle can do (and my pistols), and seriously, I'd leave the MP5 behind any day and run with only GBBs and my M24 any day. And I think that's the way I'll go, shed some weight, opposite of what most smart players would do. My heart is with the sniper rifle and pistol(s) as a primary, I might totally hang my ass out to dry next year and go 100% with both, give my AEGs a long time out.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:05   #33
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Rather like me, I love the social aspect of it, among many of my friends I've made over the past 6 years I've been involved in the sport. Hence my saying often I'd rather walk around and watch the games than be part of them.............. excluding where my heart truly is, bolt action and GBB all day long, close quarters urban areas or woods. That is what I really found is my thing that I need to feed my addiction. Sure I carry my M24 constantly with me, and am damned good with it, but to lug an MP5 and a chest rig full of mags along................ that has gotten old. This year and part of last I really learned what me and my rifle can do (and my pistols), and seriously, I'd leave the MP5 behind any day and run with only GBBs and my M24 any day. And I think that's the way I'll go, shed some weight, opposite of what most smart players would do. My heart is with the sniper rifle and pistol(s) as a primary, I might totally hang my ass out to dry next year and go 100% with both, give my AEGs a long time out.
Last couple games I have gone to, this is what I've done. Bolt action and a sidearm and it has worked fantastically.

People are so much easier than deer!

In regards to finding more "like minded" players, you have to understand that up here there aren't a whole heck of a lot of people to recruit. The only known airsoft players in Sudbury are the ones already on my team or the clearsofters who are all g-unit thugs who play in the streets at night.

My schedule has been a royal pain in the ass for verifying, too, though I've only gotten one request to be verified this year.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 07:22   #34
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Rather like me, I love the social aspect of it, among many of my friends I've made over the past 6 years I've been involved in the sport.
We were talking about that at Z4 a week back. How its good to get out and just hang around with some like minded people and good company. We also joked about how awesome it was to pay 20 bucks to do just that, but I guess beer would cost more.

I agree with the statements that this was a bum year for Airsoft. We didn't get a real summer, most people were busy, and now we all feel like we're mising something.

Give it till next summer, wait and see.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:03   #35
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I'm not going anywhere. We'll see what 2010 brings.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:14   #36
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For me its mostly social now. The scene back when I started in 2002 was much different, very team oriented and I landed with a group that became my primary social group and almost an extended family. Some left to pursue the military, some had business interests, some left due to illness and funny enough some resisted any kind of change to the point that our interests diverged. I still enjoy the social aspects of hosting, doing a soup kitchen, writing up a game, helping a new host with games and selling BBs. Getting on the field with a gun, not so much unless its a Muskoka game, a Rawdon Game, the LZ or someplace where I run into my old social groups. Then when I joined the fire department, that same zeal I had for training in WP went into training to be a firefighter, and now I am part of that training team - which gives me a lot of satisfaction, as well as a secondary income (which I need).

Guys, its NORMAL for your interests to change over time. I find it funny that I felt the same kind of pressure to keep up with my weekly skirmish (a local field helped a lot) and team meetings and social gatherings and when I began to become more scarce it hurt some people and I felt bad about it and compelled to go because I didn't want to disappoint them. Bottom line, is be who you are, this sport is about having fun and making friends and getting some exercise - a lot of you would be shut-in-console junkies otherwise. But when it changes, take a break - don't sell all your stuff, but keep enough to jump back in, You'll find its a lot more fresh after a break and coming back. And do what YOU want to do, play the games YOU want to play. As long as you do that it will be fresh and fun.

One thing I should say to, and its important, especially for those who KNOW they were part of that social group with me - it was an intense period of my life and changed me as a person. I never had the courage to do the things I do now. People like Claymore, Morbius, Viking, Blackthorne, Bod... damn the list goes on - changed me into a stronger person. In training in WP I found "men" I never found in any other part of my life and developed a collective ethos and sense of purpose. I could never do what I do now (run into burning buildings with 60lbs of gear on and a hose in my hand) without that experience, and for that I am eternally grateful to those people who I consider brothers even though we don't see as much of each other anymore.

Don't discount life experience and believe me when I say, airsoft can be a life altering one with the right people, but, when change comes, it comes and sometimes you just need to do what YOU need to do. Don't feel guilty about it.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:25   #37
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One thing I have found resparks my interest a bit is new toys. A month ago I got an upgraded KSC MK23, Shooters Design metal slide, I was dying to use it at a game, and I did. And just last night while out shopping for a handblender, I came home with a handblender and a Crosman Stinger shotty................. hehe, is quite cool.
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