4 Survival Tips Everyone Needs to Know Before Heading Into Battle
Lasertag is one of the finest novelty sports ever invented. It’s fun, exhilarating, and unlike any other sport. Before jumping into battle you should know some of the ins and outs of the game! Take notes as we break down the 3 must-know survival tips of playing lasertag.
Know Your Enemy
Like with most sports, lasertag is all about winning and having fun! Before stepping into battle make sure you size up your opponents and scope out your competition. Playing with friends? They are now your enemies. Unless, of course, you are playing on a team, in which case your teammates are your new best friends and your rivals are untrustworthy soldiers who will do anything they can to get their laser on your target (See http://www.whirlyball.com/extras/lasertag.php for WhirlyBall Lasertag rules). It gets dark on the lasertag battlefield, so make sure you’re tagging the opposing team before pulling the trigger.
There are plenty of nooks and crannies for you to hide in on the lasertag battlefield. When the game begins, do your best to stay invisible and surprise your opponents. When you master the course and find the best places, you can be sneaky and scope out other lasertaggers! The sneakier you are, the better your score will be. Just remember to stay safe while doing so!
Aim For Targets, Not Bodies
A common mistake many lasertaggers make while in battle is aiming at an opponent's body instead of their laser target. If all you had to do to gain points was tag another player’s body with your laser the game would be too easy! Each player wears a high-tech vest with intelligent sensors on the front, back and shoulders. When hit by an opposing team’s laser, these sensors deactivate for a couple of seconds and the tagger receives points for the hit. First-timers often leave their first lasertag battle feeling gypped because their score was low! They think, “I tagged SO many people in there, the lasers were flying, everyone was dropping like flies, I was amazing!” But the truth of the matter is it doesn’t matter how many people you tag! It only matters if your laser hits their sensors. So aim at the targets, people, your score depends on it! (Learn more about how the sensors work here http://www.whirlyball.com/extras/lasertag.php)
Play Fair And Don't Be A Sore Loser
This tip is the most valuable lasertag survival tip of all! Everyone wants to win, but obviously not everyone can be a winner at the end of the game. Don’t take it too seriously or you’ll miss out on the pure enjoyment that is lasertag. Congratulate the winners and play fair. No one likes a cheater! Sore losers are almost as bad as cheaters. If you don’t win it’s not the end of the world! Wouldn’t you rather have an absolute blast playing this ridiculous game than spend it worrying about being the best and pouting if you don’t end up on top? The best part about lasertag is that even if you don’t win you have a lot of fun trying to! Plus, there’s always time to prepare for your next lasertag battle when you can really dominate the competition.
Now that you know the basics it’s time for you to suit up and head into battle!
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