|Posted by Kundi (Roger) on April 25, 2013 at 11:30 PM|
Having moderated a fair number of games, here are a few suggestions about how we approach airsoft that could improve our games.
1,) Learn the ROE's before you come to the game. If you have not read them over in the past few months, read them again. Too many times complaints I get are from people who do not understand the rules or are using rules from other groups. While similar, we all have our own variations.
2) Play to have fun, not win. If you are there to have fun, you will play by the rules. You will call your hits and honor spawn times. You will be just as happy for your opponent who gets the drop on you as when you get the drop on him. You will help less experienced players learn and grow in the game rather than complain about noobs. If you feel someone is not calling their hits, you will never not call your hits to get back at them. You will take them to the side and talk to them 1:1 about what happened before involving the moderators. It solves so many of the problems we have at games if we focus on fun rather than total airsoft domination.
3) Don't mitch and boan about other players; allow them to be human. I have never had as many complaints about the other players as I did the last Silver City game. Complaints are an infection that will eventually kill a game. I have noticed that as soon as someone starts to comlain, three more complain, follow by three more, and three more, and so on and so on. Everyone starts looking for problems and it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. We are all human and trying to do better bit, by bit. Instead of complaining and killing the mood, take a deep breath and help to solve the problem. Talk to him, when you are calm, about what happened. If he is cheating, you just put him on notice. If you are wrong, then you have a chance to apologize. If they are being difficulty or keep doing the same thing, involve a moderator.
4) If you make a mistake, apologize and try to do better. If you did not call a hit you should have, call yourself out when you realize and then apologize to the other player if you know who it was. We will all make mistakes. Everyone has lost their temper. When you make mistakes, take responsibility for them and resolve to do a little better.
5) If you borrow something, it is YOUR responsiblity to return it. If you find something try to find out who it belongs to or give it to the moderators. By the way, if the guy I loaned an M4 mag to at Silver City comes to Athena, please give it to me. Also, I have somone's blue Swiss Army pen knife. If someone found my sanity, please let me know.
I would like to begin a civil discussion of what we can do to help make JFFA the kind of goup we all want it to be. If you have a suggestion about how we as individuals can do better, make a comment. If you just want to mitch and boan, see #3.