Monday, June 23, 2014

Season 9: Rollin right along!

The Midwest Laser Tag Association's 9th Summer Season kicked off  on May 30th and, ever since, we've had great turnout and awesome games at our new park!  There's also a lot of new players coming more regularly, so the group is still growing.  Even in the face of a severe thunderstorm at last week's game, 20 players showed up eager to squeeze a few games in before storms dropped 5 inches of rain on the area.

This park has been working quite well for our games too, as it's design lends itself well to quick games that cater to close, mid, and long range combat pretty easily.  There's plenty of usable cover that can allow players to bolt right through the middle but there are also places for snipers to make those long-range shots across the field.  It doesn't really matter what kind of blaster you have at this park if you know how to use it.  We've had several players be incredibly effective with LTARs right off the store shelf.

Of course, having modified gear can be useful too.  One of our veteran players has made good use of his "Ultimate LTX", which combines a Lazer Bait sniper lens (good for 1,100 ft) and a Shotblast that's been recased into the TV Module below the main barrel.  This devastating combination means pinpoint accuracy from anywhere in the field with the close-range security of the wide spread 3-round Shotblast burst.  He's outfitted it with a collapsible aluminium shoulder stock for added stability that is integrated into the back of the blaster.  Just one of the many  modified blasters running around that have been built to suit each players specific play styles.

In general, more players are getting involved with modifications to their own personal blasters, so it's always exciting to see what they come up with.  It's been fun for me to watch the group grow like this, as I have been limited with my spare time to work on my own blasters as of late.  There is plenty of interest among our players who have been exploring with their own modifications.  I've been behind with getting our LTAR accessories into production and more design tweaks are on the way, but it's good to see people still eager to take mods into their own hands!

Coming up soon is our annual "Independence Eve BLAST", which will actually occur on July 3rd (a Thursday).  Year after year, this is my favorite event as it has all the makings of a great time.  Cookout, laser tag, Fireworks.  It's an awesome combination that has made for memorable games each year!  I'm also compiling some footage of our games to put a video together to show folks what our games are like!  Stay tuned for that!

1 comment:

  1. Everyone looks like they have a lot of fun, shame I am about 4000 miles away the other side of the pond in the UK.

    Maybe one day!