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Old 04-17-2006, 01:21 AM
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I've been considering quitting paintball lately...I really don't care at all for the image it has gathered and spotlighted players who are a disgrace. But more improtantly, I've played once in over a year and likely won't play again for another six months to a year anyway, if then. None of my friends play anymore and other paintball associates I have lost contact with or they have moved away.

I've started selling off my non-Mags for now. Maybe I will keep them around and see how things go later. Or maybe I will just get carried away and clear everything out...

Comments, thoughts? Anyone else considering an exodus???
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Old 04-17-2006, 04:22 AM
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Sad stuff man its gunna suck to have you gone =(
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Old 04-17-2006, 05:44 AM
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Yup - I'm right where you are right now. I haven't played since the middle of February (not nearly as long as you), but am really fed up with the whole scene and attitudes of the speedball/tournament sect...I was putting so much into the game, and getting so angry all the time when I read forums and practiced, it was taking so much of my time both mentally and literally (I was CONSTANTLY thinking about it even when I wasn't playing.) I finally just had to stop. I've kept in contact with this forum, but I hadn't done anything else paintball related until I watched that ESPN2 show last Monday.

I've gotten a lot of my life back - spent time with my family instead of practicing, paid a lot more attention to my job - cleared my head a bit, you might say. I've been thinking that instead of quitting completely, I'll try a different aspect of the game. I'm thinking of starting up again, but this time with a pump. It'd be like it was when I first started - new and different and maybe even exciting again.

Anyway, I understand where you're coming from.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:58 AM
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keep the mags
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:56 PM
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keep the mags. im in the same boat as you and vike, and right now i just dont have the chance to play how i like, so im taking a break and spending my time modding computers, skating, and just being with my friends.
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Old 04-17-2006, 01:39 PM
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:18 PM
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I guess quitting really is not so much of an issue. I am on a hiatus right now wether I want to play or not. It just seems like such a long time before I will have an opportunity to play again, and given the other factors involved, I just start thinking that maybe it would be a good time to drop it all together. I could certainly find other things to spend the $$$ on. I spend money now on a game i'm not even playing! LOL

I do play a wide range of game aspects too, speedball at the field, woodsball with private groups (outlaw), electro, mech, pump, etc...

I will likely just keep the Mags for now and see where this goes in the future...
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:41 PM
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:45 PM
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even tho u can tell this is fake this is the worst representation of the sport i have seen and it truely sickens me... this is the sort of stuff that gives paintball a bad name....this is the sort of **** that makes espn not air paintballl more often and it pisses me off and REALLY wish there was something i could do....so im with u on the attitude thing. its getting ridiculous
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:12 PM
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just do walkon by yourself. I go on my own from time to time when all my friends are too busy to play. Paintball is still great excercise as well as a great way to get aggressions out. Don't think about that scene. It will just make you angry and resent the sport even more.
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