First of all, thanks to all that showed up and skirmished hard, but most importantly with sportsmanship and honesty.
Second, a big thanks to all the people who stepped up to help police the EMF site on Sunday at the end of the day. It helped the staff greatly in saving time and having more eyes all over made the job more complete.
Third, it was nice to meet a lot of different people, and it was fun to see people get creative and have fun with playing roles.
My fundamental desires were for people to have fun, come out uninjured, and walk away pleased in regards to sportsmanship/honest gameplay. From the feedback I've gotten and seen, it appears that occurred. Obviously I cannot speak for or know everyone's experience, but I received more positive feedback regarding sportsmanship and honest hit-calling than complaints. Compared to other events I've been to, that is a good sign as historically people focus on the negative, as one hears of all the problems but seldom the good. As always for airsoft to work, it is the responsibility of each of us to police each other to ensure quality of gameplay is maintained.
While most things went right and it was truly an unique experience, I left feeling that the event could have been a knockout with some simple improvements which the staff will be discussing with John.
The medic rules, medic strips, magazine rules, location, IEDs, and quality people were all positives in my opinion. In addition, the original intent of the scenarios were on-track, so we all learned lessons to make things better next time.
With my name attached to something, I want that something to be done right and accurately, and that wasn't always the case for OPBD, several times for things out of my control which proved frustrating.
Many elements of the event did appear to go right while others were not satisfactory in my opinion, but in order to make the event truly special, constructive criticism is indeed extremely valuable and crucial to make things better at not only this event, but others also.
Getting access to the Bulldog location was a special thing, so let's keep it that way.
Thanks to all for being a part of a great event and hopefully one that can occur again with improved aspects.
OPNS: Chief of Staff/H-Co. 0101 SGT|NS2: H-Co. 0201|NS3: Chief of Staff/H-Co. 0302|NS4: Chief of Staff
OPI4: Delta Co. 0302|I6: TFR 0403|I7: TFR QRF
OPBD: Chief of Staff|BD2: T1-V2/Staff|BD3: Staff|BD4: Staff