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Water Warfare: Players Info / Tips .:

The Players Info/Tips sub-category contains articles with the goal of improving individual performance on the water battle field. For those newer to the water warfare scene, the following acticles are a good place to start:

Once the basics are covered, more avid individuals can start thinking a little more on how to refine their choices of equipment and general skills:

For more advanced techniques, here are a few of the articles available:

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Offense

This section will look at various techniques for Players to use when attempting to soak their opponents. The following techniques are intended for use by a Player to dispense as much water on their opponents as possible during heated water battles. However, while most of the following ideas are also applicable to Team offensives, there are some differences which should be noted. Those differences will be discussed in more detail in the Team Offense section.

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General Tips

  • prior to actual games, practice aiming and soaking while moving. A moving target is much more difficult to hit than one standing still. However, it is also harder to properly target while moving. The best way to overcome the movement problem is through practice.
  • know your water blaster. Every water blaster has its own unique personality, even if it is the same model type as another Player's. Know your own blasters that you use so that you have an intuitive sense of how they perform under different combat situations.
  • know your water level. One cannot soak another if one is out of water. When running low, it is a good idea to look for a filling station before being caught defenseless.
  • look for cover. Surprise attacks can allow one to readily drench one or a few opponents before they have a chance to return fire.
  • carry a sidearm (if possible). Just in case one runs out of water and there are still enemies between one's location and a safe filling station.
  • know the surroundings. It helps to know the playing field a bit before engaging the opposition. If this is not possible, do scouting runs before any serious engagement with opposing Players.
  • firing at a 45 degree angle. Firing at a 45-degree angle upwards can give the most distance but not always the most accuracy (especially if its windy).

Defence

The object of water warfare is to dispense as much water to soak one's opponents while remaining as dry as possible. The techniques discussed in this section are intended for use by an individual to remain as dry during heated water fights. However, while most of the following ideas are also applicable to Team defence, there are some differences which should be noted. Those differences will be discussed in more detail in the Team Defence section.

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General Tips

  • when in the open field, keep moving. A moving target is much more difficult to hit than one standing still.
  • know your water level. One cannot attack if one is out of water. When running low, it is a good idea to look for a filling station before being caught defenseless.
  • look for cover. One who is not seen is much harder to hit.
  • travel with at least one partner, but not too many. With one partner, each can cover the other's back. Too many people and one cannot sneak up on the opposition (plus one may get caught in the crossfire).
  • carry a sidearm (if possible). Just in case one runs out of ammo and there are still opposing Players between one's location and a safe filling station.
  • know the surroundings. It helps to know the playing field a bit before engaging other Players. If this is not possible, do scouting runs before any serious engagement with opponents.
  • firing at a 45 degree angle. Firing at a 45-degree angle upwards gives the most distance but not always the most accuracy (especially if its windy).

Of course, there are times when the general tips and tactics for the individual are not enough. More coming soon...