Just getting back to reality and can still use a few more hours of sleep. I am not going to analyze the score or the tactics. Truthfully, I don't care. I didn't come out there to be a serious pro-scenario balla' and I learned a long time ago that if you take that crap too seriously you just end up pissed off.
There are many pros and cons to this event. Overall I had a really good time. I got to see some friends that I don't get to see too often, meet a bunch of new ones, and shoot people in the face for 48 hours. WIN-WIN-WIN.
Without a doubt the logistics of an event of this size must be near impossible.There are some things you can control and many things you cannot. However from what I saw I really believe that they have probably exceeded the amount of people that the facility can handle.
-2 hour lines at registration. This has been an ongoing issue and should have been prevented.
-Parking was a nightmare. There was very little direction in the parking lots. I was asked to move from a "fire lane" and where they send me I ended up being blocked in by another row of cars. That fire lane ended up with cars parked in it anyhow. DERP
-The paint was very iffy. Not their fault, but WTF is up with marbs these days?
Couldn't do anything about the rain or the mud.
I see a lot of people are crying on Facebook about how bad they got beat. Truthfully, I don't care. I was there for the above reasons and could care less who won or who lost or about any of the politics. I have played too long to worry about that mess. Point me in the right direction and give me people to shoot at... and there were plenty.
I also had plenty of ;
-people to smoke and drink with
The drive was long, the trip was kinda expensive but overall it was well worth it. Would I go again next year? Umm, probably NOT. Perhaps the year after if this event is still around. I think it is time for the organizers to decide if Living Legends is going to be a real scenario game or a big 'event' and adjust things accordingly.
Big thanks to -
Happy Hutton for his work in the museum.
J4 for getting a working Torque in my hands to shoot
Super big thanks to -
Kayle and Melissa Malcolm
Flatliner and Missy for the awesome jerky and salsa and for being cool people from my future home state of Texas!
Bunny and Sharon for all of the work and lugging 'the collection' from VA for the museum
Bud Orr - who is cool as **** and still shoots people in the face on the field. Sorry about shooting you in the foot
Styg, Wynn and the rest of the Lone wolf crew. I need to see you guys more than every 3 years.
Beemer - for being Beemer and Mr Shoebox repair man
Simon and Mrs. Stevens who it is always an adventure hanging out with.
Nicad from Deadly Wind - Got some good stories from him to that im still cracking up about.
Super dooper big thanks to Dayspring and Mrs Dayspring for letting us crash at their house....
and Nobody for the new 'snoring' ringtone I recorded
Hit send too soon... SPECIAL THANKS TO BTAUTOMAG for taking the ball and running with it. Great job man.