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.
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!