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Laser Tag: The Hints and Tips
Hide and Fight!!!!
Paintball without the bruises.
I hope to tell you how to win at a game of Laser Tag and if that fails at least hit people a lot of times.
Now this is NOT a guaranteed winning strategy but it will help you to adapt it to your own needs and strengths.
Just remember: Don't Get Shot.
Rule No. 1
Hit and Run
So you've creeped up on the person and you've hit them with your gun (the laser not the actual thing :P).
Don't hang around.
The person you hit may be timed out for 10 seconds but when they get their weaponary back they will shoot you and maybe even hit you before you hit them again.
They could also call nearby members of their team who can surround you and block off all exits. They will then shoot you until your lives run out.
When you run, run fast.
Rule No. 2
Stick to the Edges
If you stick to the edges there is a smaller chance of losing lives as most of the fighting will occur in the centre of play.
You can snipe in on the action in the centre.
Better hiding places are round the edges as the middle has usually been cleared with a few blocks and trucks etc to hide you.
There is a smaller chance of being circled at the edges.
It is easier to run away when being chased.
Rule No. 3
Find a good place to hide close to the edges and make it your base.
If you are outside then make sure it is covered in case it starts to rain.
Make it possible to see any approaching people from any angle however make sure they can't see you.
Defend your base with one quarter of your team but keep some others close by as scouts so they can fall back and warn you of attacks.
Rule No. 4
Have a leader
A good leader....
- creates strategies
- keeps order
- assigns jobs
- works as hard as the rest of the team
- shouldn't command too much and let the team have some freedom
- should be protected
- should be the best of your group
- should be the last one standing
-makes sure you win
Rule No. 5
Always Have Someone to Watch Your Back
There's nothing worse than someone creeping up behind you and shooting you in the back of the head. There is a simple solution for this always have someone watching your back. They don't have to stand right behind you but make sure they are close to you and can warn you of danger. This will ensure at least a waring meaning you can start running after the person who shot you and find out where there team are hiding.
Rule No. 6
Have a Plan of Attack
Your plan of attack (PoA) needs to allow for every situation. Everybody needs to know the plan so they can follow it and adapt it. Without a PoA your team will be unorganised and the opposition will be able to pick off your team one by one and complete the main objective ultimately winning. I find that the best plan is to have an attacking party and a defending party. The attackers will try to carry out the main objective while the defenders will try to stop the other team from achieving the main objective. In between these two parties there should be scouts who can join either party whilst informing the group of occurring events.
Rule No. 7
Now I know this one sounds obvious but if you are quiet you can get away with a lot more things. For example I once snuck up behind the best player on the other team and fired a grenade at him... 4 times. I could do this because he didn't look behind (See Rule No. 5) and because I was quiet. If your quiet you can also stay hidden in the bushes which allows you to shoot at someone and get a head start running away.
Rule No. 8
We all are anyway it shouldn't be too difficult to work at it. Find what you're good at and stick to it. If you're good at leading lead, if you're good at attacking get yourself on the attacking part of you're group, etc. If you play to your strengths you will all be brilliant and win. Don't be the leader because you want to, if there is someone better step down and settle for second in command. It will benefit you in the end. And if you do brilliantly in your job you will get a lot of the credit if your team wins.
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