NIGHT GAMES F.A.Q.
What should I bring to a Night Game?
A red lens flashlight will be your most used piece of equipment. You need to be able to read maps & check ID cards without broadcasting your position. Red light cant be seen easily at long distances. Another useful item is a Rechargeable Spotlight. Q-Beam makes a million candlepower spotlight that is useful for spotting the enemy at long ranges, spotlighting during ambushes, and good for perimeter defense. Just remember, they always shoot at the light.
How can you combat Night Vision?
Play at night just as you would during the day. Use proper cover and blend into your surroundings Night Vision can be a handicap, due to its inability to distinguish colors. The user sees everything in a aqua green monochrome. This is an advantage to you because you can blend into your surroundings easier. Just make sure you aren't back lit or in an open area such as a field. This difference in tones will make you stand out. Also don't use any light source at all if you think your under the eye of NV's .Night vision multiplies existing light , so even a red lens pen light will look like a lighthouse beacon.
I don't like roaming around in the dark, how can I still
If your having trouble seeing at night, return to your base. Night time is when most assassins try to get inside. You can help with security, check ID cards, keep the base safe from attacks. You may see more action at the base than in the field. This is also a good idea if you find yourself fatigued. You don't have to run around alot, and you still are a part of the game.
How can you tell who is the enemy and who is friendly?
The friendly fire ratio is extremely high during the night. You can combat this by knowing where your players are going to be. If there are teams running missions in the same quadrant as your team, let them know where you will be. If you have to check out another player, do it casually. The closer you can get to him or her, the better your chances are of getting them to surrender if they are the enemy. Remember, they are having the same problems as you are. Use this to your advantage. Talk to them as if your looking for someone else. This will cause them to let down their guard long enough for your to ID them and deal with the result.
How do you move at night?
Quietly. Take your time and stay off the main trails. Snipers lay on the sides of trails like snakes. Move through less traveled paths to get where you need to be. Try to synchronize your footsteps to avoid sounding like a large squad. Secure any jingling items as well. People at night use there ears as their eyes. Unnatural sounds will give away your position. Wrap any buckles with tape, keep your hopper full and covered in neoprene, and fill all your guppies to avoid ball rattle.
How do you tell if your hit?
Most games have a hit/eliminate rule. If you feel a ball hit you, your out. Even if it doesn't break. This is meant to keep the game fair, as long as everyone abides by it. If your hit, put in your barrel plug and yell out "HIT". Keep saying "HIT PLAYER" as you walk off the field due to people not being able to see your barrel plug.
How can I get in close to the enemy at night?
Move around as if you own the place. At night, it becomes difficult to tell armband colors. Most people believe that if they aren't on the defensive, then they are friendly. WRONG. I have led an entire squad to the door of the enemy base by simply walking up to it. Talk to other players as you go. The more you blend in, the further you will be able to travel without suspicion.