Rate of Fire
– Pro & Semi-Pro: 12bps
– D1, D2, D3, D4: 10bps

I’m sure many of you have heard the rumors that the PSP will be reducing the rate of fire for each division. From the information that I have gathered, there is no official number for the rate of fire but it will definitely be lowered. The rumored RoF’s for Pro & Semi Pro; 12bps, D1-D3 10bps, D4-D5 8bps.

The following was was taken from PBNation from a post by Lane Wright, guy who runs PSP.

“First, I want to clear up the “ignorant” comment. I meant ignorant as it is defined — unaware because of a lack of relevant information or knowledge

If you’re me to present you with the “numbers” of other companies in order to gain your trust, that isn’t something that I can do.

I can give you this number — a group of people who contribute 1.1 million into our 2.4 million dollar operating budget say they want a lower ROF. When it gets right down to it, that’s the basis of the decision.

I agree with their interpretation of THEIR numbers and why this is what they want. I also recognize that above and beyond what they pay PSP, they put additional millions into the teams. What they want is paramount in what I do going forward. It has to be.

You are correct that I should probably “act” a little more professional. But it would be just that – an act. I’m not professional. I don’t pretend to be professional. Honestly, I don’t think it is either one of the more important or more highly regarded qualities needed to do my job well.

I don’t dress professionally. I don’t look professional. I don’t act professional. I’m not a professional. I am a paintball player who happens to get into a position to make decisions for PSP.

The rate of fire is going to be lowered. That is an absolute fact.

You guys can talk about it, complain about it, discuss the heck out of it. But the fact remains, I believe that the best thing to do for all involved is to lower the ROF.

I didn’t make this decision one night at dinner. This has been discussed and thought about for months.

I have information that isn’t, nor is it going to be, available to the masses. That’s just the way it is.

The game will still be fun for just about everyone. The best teams will still win. The best players will still be the best players. Tournament paintball will go on. Next year no one will be complaining about this. 5 years from now, no one will even remember this. I have been through dozens and dozens of changes that “everyone” said exactly this same type stuff about. Just about every one of those decisions was a good decision.

The 2 that i think were wrong —

Separating the NXL from everything.
Increasing the rate of fire because we had the technology.

Both are being corrected (my opinion).”

Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball 2

Press Release for GHTP2

Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball 2
Hits in 2009

SEATTLE, WA. (November 14, 2008) – Greenwave proudly announces Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball 2 (GHTP2), a new first person shooter capturing the sick intensity and incredibly unique game play of paintball – the Sport of Combat.

The Greg Hastings’ Tournament Paintball video game franchise will again impress dedicated gamers and paintball players alike who are looking for speed, strategy and skill in their next console shooter. GHTP 2 will launch on the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in 2009. Other game platforms will be announced at a future date.

Set on the most realistic paintball battlefields, and utilizing distinct paintball formats, including 7 Man, 10 Man Woodsball, and Scenario play, GHTP2 will push the envelope of technology, showcasing artificial intelligence, graphics, physics and animations that fully embrace the true nature and realism of competition paintball. Gamers will take on real teams and earn their ranks in real leagues. On the road to becoming a champion in tournament speedball, woodsball and scenario tournaments, gamers will have an incredible array of paintball weaponry at their disposal, well beyond just paintball markers.

“GHTP has been in the top 10 on Xbox LIVE and critically acclaimed by world champion gamers, so I’m very excited to deliver another hit paintball shooter,” said Greg Hastings, long time professional player, 21 year paintball veteran, and deeply involved in the development of the GHTP franchise since its inception. “We are coding specifically for Xbox 360 and each other console, so you won’t see a substandard port here. Paintball is one of the fastest sports in the world, so I insist that our entire dev team become proficient at paintball. Once again, GHTP2 will thoroughly surprise you.”

Utilizing an all new proprietary engine, the much anticipated GHTP sequel will bring new, high-definition life into the GHTP franchise. With heavy emphasis on team management, growth of individual skills, choice of path through game, and fun paintball oriented game play, GHTP2 represents Greg Hastings’ and Greenwave’s continued commitment to deliver a unique shooter experience. GHTP2 is not yet rated.

“Making this game is a fun process,” said Oliver Lang, Captain of the World Champion Ironmen. “It’s very easy to see that this is authentic paintball. The more you make your character play smart paintball and by articulating your character’s body movements and positioning correctly, the more you’ll blast your opponents in the face. I have a pretty big character role in this game, so I’m having fun.”

The first GHTP video game launched on Xbox in 2004. Within a short time, the game’s unique and high speed game play established a following in the gamer and paintball communities. GHTP earned positive reviews, including a nomination by Gamespot for “Most Surprisingly Good Game of 2004.” With the interest and support of gamers and paintball players, GHTP achieved Platinum status on Xbox and reached Top 10 on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network.

About Greenwave
Greenwave is a new video game publisher creating fun, quality games for existing markets and fan communities. The company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit

Dynasty Clinic at SD


Dynasty will be having a short clinic at NPPL San Diego on November 14, 2008 from 2pm – 5pm at the exibition field. The clinicians will be Ryan Greenspan and Davey Williamson and they will be covering running and shooting, diving and sliding, snapping, field walking, and more. The cost per person is $75 which includes the 3hour clinic and a Dynasty t-shirt. Space is limited. Players may sign up at the NPPL registration booth in San Diego.

Paintball Sports Magazine Is On The Internets

Bea Youngs Is Amazing!

Bea Youngs, who’s amazing (see above), sent me this press release and asked me to post it, so here it is, because I have to agree with her amazingness.

November 11, 2008 (Deer Park, NY): Paintball Sports Magazine is proud to announce our online magazine, PSM’s On the ‘Net. Not only will you get the quality imagery, detailed event coverage articles, and the hottest gear reviews, but now you’ll also get to see it right on your computer screen via the World Wide Web!

After our print magazine reaches the newsstands, you’ll be able to see those same pages of the magazine, plus more…on the ‘net. In a flipbook style, you’ll not only be able skim through the action-packed pages, but will also have a chance to get a close-up view of all your favorite paintball images. Want to buy a gun you see advertised in our pages? Just click on the ad and go directly to the website to get more information on how to get it.

PSM’s On the ‘Net is available right now, bringing you 100% of our November issue, which includes video message from our editor-in-chief, Bea Youngs. See the issue in its entirety featuring the mighty Dynasty’s win at the PSP Northeast Open, the Scenario Paintball Players League in New York and Kansas, the Yanks versus the Rebels at the Civil Draw Scenario event, NFL Star Ray Lewis’ charity event including paintball, and so much more!

In future issues, only from the best in the sport, our famous writers like Greg Hastings, Mike Paxson, Jason “foolybear” Lineberger, and Dave “Landshark” Norman, will also have other video messages for you to learn everything there is to know about paintball.

All the best event coverage, images, interviews, and reviews you have come to expect from PSM will now be seen at PSM’s On the ‘Net and it’s all free!

Go now to and stay in the know about all the latest and greatest! No matter where you are, Paintball Sports Magazine, right at your fingertips!