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> The Only Real Differences, You Biased Fools Annoy me.
borninshadows
post Feb 7 2009, 07:40 AM
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Looks.
What is used (gear and markers)
Availability.
Amount of people playing.
Range of what is used, to a certain extent(flatline anyone?). Although the difference can be minimal at times, and greater at others.
Projectiles involved.
Sadly, price.

Anything else is pretty false.
All bias aside, this is what I believe are the TRUE differences.


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post Feb 13 2009, 03:16 PM
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agreed,
except airsoft is a lot cheaper
I love both sports though
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post Feb 14 2009, 07:47 PM
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I agree, although it is a trade off for availability or price. Which flat-out sucks.
I love them both, but I do like airsoft more for certain reasons.

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Both are super fun to me. I'm planning on getting into paintball this summer, as I don't have a gun yet. I like airsoft for the realistic looking guns, and the accuracy you get. I like that you can just play with friends a lot easier and don't have to always pay for an expensive field. I also think airsoft requires a totally different kind of skill than paintball, especially in terms of ambushes and sneaking around. On the other hand, paintball is really fun because of the sheer adrenaline rush, high speed play, and the satisfaction of lighting someone up with a line of paint! I also like that paintball makes it much harder to cheat...it pisses me off so much when I'm spraying someone in airsoft and they are not calling their hits. If I'm going to go to a field, overall I prefer paintball, even though I don't play it much. But if I'm not going to a field, I like airsoft. Overall I prefer airsoft a little more because it's cheaper.


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post May 31 2009, 11:08 PM
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I tend to differ on the opinion of different skills are needed. If you woodsball or scenario ball, it's all about the same. Aim, shoot, don't be an idiot, thnink about your actions and evaluate consequences, plan out your attack/defense, use natural cover, ect.

Just think of the two as two different mediums. Each has it's pro's and con's. Paintball's a little pricy, but has a much broader market. Airsoft is cheaper, way smaller market though. Just many of the comparisions that can be made. No single person can be unbiased and say one is better. What about the people in a more rural/remote region that can access a paintball market more cheaply than an Airsoft market? See the point?



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post Jun 3 2009, 07:17 PM
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Isn't this kinda sorta completely exactly what isn't supposed to be here?


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post Jul 29 2009, 04:30 PM
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Right On. I've played a lot of paintball, and a little airsoft, and those are the only real differences. I have to switch though because ammo and guns for paintball is expensive. (And I have to refill air all the time.)


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post Aug 8 2009, 02:19 PM
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I started out playing paintball, then I switched to airsoft because of price. both are alot of fun. paintball has a whole different vibe, atleast for me.


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post Aug 16 2009, 11:02 AM
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Gameplay is different. Almost no one plays speedball airsoft. Also paintball is more accepted by the public. Airsoft is still an underground sport.
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post Aug 16 2009, 10:02 PM
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QUOTE (borninshadows @ Feb 7 2009, 08:40 AM) *
Looks.
What is used (gear and markers)
Availability.
Amount of people playing.
Range of what is used, to a certain extent(flatline anyone?). Although the difference can be minimal at times, and greater at others.
Projectiles involved.
Sadly, price.

Anything else is pretty false.
All bias aside, this is what I believe are the TRUE differences.


that's about every single thing that's different, isn't it?

sure the basics are there, but that's like saying Ford and Lamborghini are not that different, since they share the same basic aspects (bad analogy, not meaning airsoft or pb is better)


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post Aug 16 2009, 10:16 PM
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QUOTE (KingKrispy21 @ Aug 16 2009, 08:02 PM) *
that's about every single thing that's different, isn't it?

sure the basics are there, but that's like saying Ford and Lamborghini are not that different, since they share the same basic aspects (bad analogy, not meaning airsoft or pb is better)


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Took the words out of my mouth. If it looks different, is played with different gear, is played at different places, with different people, and costs different amounts, it is very different.

It is like saying that cricket and baseball are really similar. Sure, they involve balls and running, but that is pretty much it.


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post Aug 17 2009, 06:27 PM
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I really like laintball but I like airoft more and I would love to sell my paintball gear. I played paitball for 5 years and then I played airsoft and liked it more, but yes the price for bbs is a lot less than for paint
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post Feb 28 2010, 04:22 PM
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Paintball can be much longer range than airsoft. All paintball guns can shoot 200-215 feet stock. A tiberius T9 with tiberius first strike rounds can hit some one from 543 feet away AND the paint will still break.

Paintball also has a lot less cheaters. It's harder to wipe than to not call hits.

I agree with Zed though, they are totally different games.

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post Feb 28 2010, 04:53 PM
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Nice necro, check dates.


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post May 2 2010, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (CAW58 @ Feb 28 2010, 05:22 PM) *
Paintball can be much longer range than airsoft. All paintball guns can shoot 200-215 feet stock. A tiberius T9 with tiberius first strike rounds can hit some one from 543 feet away AND the paint will still break.


I lolled. That is an extreme exaggeration. You could only ever do that if you were pointing the gun off a cliff.


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post May 8 2010, 03:01 PM
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QUOTE (CAW58 @ Feb 28 2010, 02:22 PM) *
Paintball can be much longer range than airsoft. All paintball guns can shoot 200-215 feet stock. A tiberius T9 with tiberius first strike rounds can hit some one from 543 feet away AND the paint will still break.

Paintball also has a lot less cheaters. It's harder to wipe than to not call hits.

I agree with Zed though, they are totally different games.

LOL. NO.

and I've seen more cheaters in paintball honestly, I saw people wipe off paint all the time.


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QUOTE (borninshadows @ Feb 7 2009, 08:40 AM) *
Looks.
What is used (gear and markers)
Availability.
Amount of people playing.
Range of what is used, to a certain extent(flatline anyone?). Although the difference can be minimal at times, and greater at others.
Projectiles involved.
Sadly, price.

Anything else is pretty false.
All bias aside, this is what I believe are the TRUE differences.

Paintball and airsoft are different, speedball wise the only similarity to airsoft is that your using guns.
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post Jul 29 2010, 09:09 PM
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The main difference I see in paintball is less cheaters.

Its a lot easier to not feel a bb than it is to not feel a .68 caliber paintball. In paintball you typically have to be consciously cheating, while in airsoft you could get shot and you might not notice it.

Other than that its just two totaly different groups of people that play. A paintballer typically does not equal an airsofter (this is coming from some one who plays airball every weekend)




And @ not so kurz. No that is not BS. Ive don it and measured it. A paintball doesnt lose velocity as fast as n airsoft bb. Sure, you would halve to arc it but it will go that far at its max range.

video: http://www.youtube.com/user/paintballtechp...h/0/5DXDm4LzuMY

Again, this is how far they will go, not effective range.

Sorry I didn't know my previous post was a necro, my bad.

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