My Paintball Experience
Aside from the activities I mentioned in my previous entry, Island Cove has another adventure to offer, Paintball. Paintball is a sport in which players compete, in teams or individually, to eliminate opponents by hitting them with capsules containing food coloring and gelatin (referred to as paintballs) propelled from a device called a paintball marker. Paintballs have a non-toxic, biodegradable, water soluble mineral-oil. Games are played on outdoor or indoor fields of varying sizes.
Before the game had begun, the officer in charge discussed how to play the game and specified the variety of rules and variations. Shoot your opponent from afar only and definitely no headshot. There are protective gears provided so there’s no need to worry. (Parang kagat lang daw ng langgam pag natamaan ka ng paintball).
By the way, the game costs PHP 250.00 with 25 bullets. So if a player ranout of bullets, just lift up the rifle and exit the field.
Since there are only 8 rifles available, we were grouped into two batches. I am part of the second batch, so while waiting for my turn we went to the viewing deck and watched how the 1st batch played.
So let the game begin!
It was an exciting game. It feels like were just watching an action movie. 🙂
Run and hide!
We heard one of our office mates screaming “Tama na, tama na!”. The opponents haven’t noticed that one of our office mates lifted the rifle and already ran out of bullets. When she went out from the bushes, her head gear is full of paint, di na daw sya makakita sa puno ng paint ung gear!
It was a fast game for the first batch. Tip to last your bullets long, don’t be trigger happy. 🙂
It was our turn to play, so let’s get it on!
I felt nervous and excited at the same time. The sun was up, and it was very hot with the protective gear on. When we entered the field, I didn’t know where to place myself. We had no game plan at all. So kanya-kanya na toh!
I went far from the center point, at the back side. Andun ako oh! Ayon!!! 🙂
I didn’t know what will be my tactics but one thing in my mind was just shoot when there’s opponent in sight. I planned to transfer position and go near at the opponents place but I felt someone is shooting me from the back, and there he is! The enemy conquered our territory. A good plan for them indeed!
I backed off, and went to the nearest bush to hide from the opponent. And after some attempts to shoot me, the opponent ran out of bullets and went out from the field. 🙂
Hiding from the bushes is a good tactic, our protective gear is as color as the bushes so opponents will not notice us easily. So I just stayed in my position. Para akong nasa aksyon movie with gapang effects pa sa mga talahib!
My team mates ran out of bullets already, and I’m the only one left with few bullets in my rifle. I saw someone’s approaching from afar and shot him until I ran out of bullets, too! 🙂
It was a fun game, though it was itchy afterwards. This is the game! The set of the paintball field added up the excitement and thrill. I will definitely do paintball again, sooner or later!