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Old 08-10-2015, 01:41 PM
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CIA is now Airsoft Assault North
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:42 AM
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Loki, i have to agree with what you have said, but i would like to add my own sense as well, having dealt with a dying forum community myself. what it is, is that when you have a group of people this tightly knit, as everyone else has left, it's harder for new people to join. also, i should probably raise a new question, with CIA closing so soon, could airsoft be on the decline in ohio right now?
CIA did close rather suddenly but Justin Chris and the Airsoft Assault team were right there to buy it up and open AANorth.

It does seem to me that the AO community is much smaller than I remember.
Especially the NEO.
I'm glad Ronin is still around. TF216 only plays at LionClaws or at their own field.
My old team, Recon Team Anaconda, split and all went separate ways. The only two who stay regular connected are Omenone and HNIC
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:43 AM
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But the question here I think isn't so much, "What is the problem?"
We know airsoft is a struggling sport in Ohio.

The question is what exactly do we do about it?
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Old 08-13-2015, 07:26 AM
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The sport is not just struggling here in Ohio. It is the same way all over the country. The sport simply grew too big too fast and almost imploded. A ton of mommies dropping their kids at the field with $120 guns, ton of fields coming up with new ways to play the game, new stores trying to make a living, etc.

I will sound like an old record but back in my days, the players were either collectors, guns enthusiasts, MIL/LE personel or simply war addicts. They were coming in the sport with dedication and commitment. Money was usually not a big concern and they were serious about the sport. Nowaday, that group got moved aside by the video game players; COD, BF and every other first person shooter games. They have a very limited budget, they are much younger/immature and have an atrociously limited attention/motivation level. A player used to stay in the sport for 3-4 years. Nowaday, we are happy when it is 12-18 months.

What to do to fix all this? I think it is time for the dust to settle, clean up and go from there. I have the luxury to not live from this sport so it is most likely easier for me to be more picky about what and how I do things though.
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Old 08-14-2015, 01:10 AM
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What to do to fix all this? I think it is time for the dust to settle, clean up and go from there. I have the luxury to not live from this sport so it is most likely easier for me to be more picky about what and how I do things though.
What do you mean by this? I'd love to be involved and I'm sure my team would as well, it's a part of our mission statement...
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:12 AM
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I'm trying to reference the fact that CIA closed. if another one opened up in the same spot, it doesn't matter if that void is filled: CIA closed in under two years. that's never a good sign if any business never hits the two year mark.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:17 AM
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What do you mean by this? I'd love to be involved and I'm sure my team would as well, it's a part of our mission statement...
I mean that I can afford to wait until the weak links get out of the sport LOL.
Seriously though, I think it is fair to say that MANY players tried to help and improve the sports for many years and the inflow of new players, fields and businesses and new technologies make it very challenging to all move in the same direction.

How to start moving in the same direction? Get all the business, players and EO back on www.airsoftohio.com . As simple as that. I am not sure how else to say it but FACEBOOK is not made for a tight community. It is made for instant and quickly forgotten information. How can you bound as a community when whatever you say is forgotten few minutes later?

Wanna help?! promote the hell out of AO and brings people back in here
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:18 PM
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How to start moving in the same direction? Get all the business, players and EO back on www.airsoftohio.com . As simple as that. I am not sure how else to say it but FACEBOOK is not made for a tight community. It is made for instant and quickly forgotten information. How can you bound as a community when whatever you say is forgotten few minutes later?

Wanna help?! promote the hell out of AO and brings people back in here
I completely agree, Blade.
As such, my team Knights of War, have it in our mission statement that we would like to revive the Glory Days of AIRSOFT OHIO as a whole.

I will be making a rather large post in the next day or two, designed directly for this reason.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:24 PM
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Sorry about playing devil's advocate a bit back. Someone had to do it.
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Wanna help?! promote the hell out of AO and brings people back in here
Now there's an idea. I myself don't have FB, but for those who do...
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Old 08-19-2015, 12:51 PM
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I'm here, but not really.

Unfortunately I can't play really anymore, but it'd be nice to see AO come back alive. I do plan on crushing skulls when I'm back for Christmas leave.
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Holy ****. This thing is still alive.

It feels like a wasteland in here... I remember when I used to check posts every day and there would be 30 or so at least...

Think of getting back into the sport, based off of how this new AANorth does. I was bummed to see CIA close, I never got a chance to play there... Hopefully AAN has better luck!
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I've always wanted to try out the place. Positive place to play and well run? Haven't heard many reviews.
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Old 11-24-2015, 10:03 AM
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I've always wanted to try out the place. Positive place to play and well run? Haven't heard many reviews.
Not positive as I haven't played there yet. I'm hoping to get there this coming Sunday to try it out/play again for the first time in five years...
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:39 PM
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Not going to say to much here but AAN will be announcing some changes right after or on Thanksgiving as well. Stay Tuned
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