I have been playing the paintball game for a couple of times since I have been in Plymouth. It is a fun game because it is one and only extreme games that I know and play. I can see that I have improved a little bit since the first time I played the game. As paintball game is also an extremely expensive game, I am not able to have enough practice on the game.
Let’s rock.. yeah..
In the game that I played last few days, I was able to stay alive in quite a number of games. In fact, in the four games that I played which I have 7 lives, I only died once. The rule is simple, your team need to carry out a mission in a location given and you are alive as long as your body is not being shot. Being shot on the head does not count. I have got a lot of shots on my head. Luckily wearing the headgear is compulsory for all of the players.
There are a few issues that I have been thinking about since I played the game:
Head shots all over the helmet.
- What’s the point of not being shot on the body but being shot on the head a couple of times? Is it practical in the real life situation? Even though you hide your body you still need to take out your head to look/aim at the target that you want to shot. That is the risk that you need to take if you want to shoot the enemies. Once you exposed your head, the opposition team will use the advantage to shot you. Your brain is splashed all over the place but you are still alive… it is weird but true.. huhuhu..
- Accurate shot is vital in using gun/pistol/machine gun/sniper or whatever-you-call it. Most of the players which included me kept on wasting the bullets. Quality is more important than quantity. You will waste at least four bullets in order to shot a target. The first one is to approximately know where your bullet goes. The second bullet is to get the bullet closer to the target. The third one is to aim for the target which might not necessarily get straight to the aim. Once the target notices that he/she is being aimed, he/she will definite hide to save the valuable life. Besides, as it is an automatic gun, pulling the trigger for a few seconds (about four seconds) will shoot about 50 bullets! Will you carry thousands of bullets with you all over the times? Malaysian policemen only carry a few bullets in their pistols but always able to shot others accurately. Salute to them.
- You may also want blame the gun that is given to you as you will use different gun in each location because you are not allowed to carry the gun to the safe zone. Although the gun type is the same, but the air pressure in each gun is different, thus affect the accuracy of the shootings. Yes, the best option is to have your own weapon. It doesn’t matter whether it is a gun or keris or anything else, as long as you know it very well. The two items will work with one heart. However, do you always have the choice in the real life situation? Prepare for the worst is the best policy.
- Strategy is compulsory. It might not be possible as you are working with a large group of strangers and without having any leader. This does not permit you to have a meaningful conversation and understanding between members of your group. Therefore, you end up with designing your own strategy; be at the right place at the right time- kill as many enemies as you can and stay alive. Maybe I need to start my reading about strategy in military especially in the time of Rasullullah SAW and his companions. My friend has suggested me to read ‘Khalid Bin Al-Waleed; Sword of Allah’ bookwhich I do not had the opportunity to buy it yet. Besides, I think the ‘Sun Tzu – The art of war’ is also very interesting book to read and digest.
I am planning to learn using bow in the future. I’ve asked one of the Silat Seni Gayong master wheather there is syllabus on using bow or not. He said that as far as he knows, there is no lesson specifically teaching about using bow. There is not much thing to learn except for using the right techniques to aim accurately to the target. It is not like using spear, knife or other weapons which one can use them to lock, hit and do other things besides throwing/shooting them to the target.
Bows are cheaply sold in the eBay. Can I play the bow at Marjon field? Or shoot pigeons which can be easily found in the college? Hmmm.. I may end up being caught by anti-terrorist force in Plymouth.. huhuhuhu..
BBQ after the game. Veggie meals for Muslims and veterinarian. Not bad at all.. huhuhu..
Home made satay with instant kuah and special nasi ayam (extra mantap) waiting for the dinner. alhamdulillah.. huhuhu..