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Old 04-03-2013, 12:46 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I've been playing for 11 years now and at what I would say is an advanced level. But for some of the same reasons East告de said, I stay away from the political side of things which come along with tourny play and instead just play rec for the enjoyment of playing.

It's darkly amusing how humans can screw up any good thing if given half the chance.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:12 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Amusing and sad at the same time.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #43 (permalink)
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It really is sad. I tried many times to stop playing competitive (tournament style) paintball but no matter what I did, I couldn't turn off the fire to play as hard as possible and against the best there was out there. Inevitably within a few months I'd be back on the tournament scene or guesting with different teams at different events and as always the political and monetary BS would arise. Eventually one day I just packed up my gear bag and somehow I knew it'd be my last time playing. That was around 4 years ago. I haven't looked back.
In retrospect, I stopped loving the game long before I stopped playing it.. But when you're good at something it can be tough to stop.
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Yes, "sad" is probably the more apropos term.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #45 (permalink)
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It really is sad. I tried many times to stop playing competitive (tournament style) paintball but no matter what I did, I couldn't turn off the fire to play as hard as possible and against the best there was out there. Inevitably within a few months I'd be back on the tournament scene or guesting with different teams at different events and as always the political and monetary BS would arise. Eventually one day I just packed up my gear bag and somehow I knew it'd be my last time playing. That was around 4 years ago. I haven't looked back.
In retrospect, I stopped loving the game long before I stopped playing it.. But when you're good at something it can be tough to stop.
Precisely why I stay away from the tourny scene. True it makes it harder to find good competition when I do play but I already know that going into the tourny scene would make it more work and less about the love of the game. And that love is what I want to keep.
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