PBNN Issue #36 – June 1st, 2019

Editor: QtPie


Well here we are again. Pbnet is back! We are all a bit older (ok maybe I’m not but ya’ll are) and things are changing a bit, but it’s wonderful to be back!

For the Profiles this issue, I’m using the profiles I had from past issues. I thought it would be fun to check out how we have changed.

Table of Contents

Player Profiles
Closing Notes


At the Beginning.. Again

Written by TheQtPie

On Jan 8th, one simple post by DavidRM restarted it all. It read in part:

If you can read this, you are invited to take part in testing Paintball Net. (Remember that word “test.” It’ll come up a lot.)


While I’ve been testing as I go, I’ve had a lack of multiple mes. So most of the testing has been me logging in, typing commands, running around, that sort of thing. Now I need the type of testing that only comes from people who are *not* me.

And so after almost 20 years, PbNet was back online!

I’ll admit I got goosebumps that first time I logged on. It’s like I was transported back in time.

Then the splatting began!

The first few weeks were a bit shaky, with some crashes, some obvious bugs, and a few intentional inventory wipes. Rm quickly worked through those and then came “Something Stupid Tuesday.” For two days, Jan 16th and 17th, we all got $1M in cash and 10K weight allowance. This gave us a chance to test out all the equipment. Oh how I miss that jetpack!

By the end of Jan, the game was running smoothly. For the most part, the game was just as it had been way back when, except we couldn’t buy levels. And then Feb arrived.

For the first half of Feb, DavidRM worked on the backend code. Feb 18th was the last time anyone played the “true old school” way and Pbnet went dark for a few days. On Feb 26th we woke up to the new way. Although most of the changes were not noticeable to us, there were a lot of changes to backend that opened the door to the changes to come. The obvious changes right away were 1. there are three servers to choose from, the beginner server, the tournament server, and the experienced server and 2. the ability to buy special things and commands such as aliases, more games a day, more weight, a locker, and the rename, reset games, and give commands. A few days later we were able to buy Pbnet cash with real cash.

March saw more changes. RM introduced hiking boots, trail boots, and running shoes. He also restructured what equipment newbies received when they first log on. Gone are beginner vests. RIP! On March 14th the beginner server also said goodbye to pre-designed maps, server generates its own maps now. I think that works well.

On March 16th DavidRM started tinkering with game types by adding
Free Gun Survival and Free Gun Teams games. These were the precursor for what the beginning server was to evolved into. Three days later, the beginner server was transformed into a limited equipment server. Turbo, launchers, rockets, cloaking, refracto, xray, infrared, and jetpacks are disabled on the beginner server.

In April and May, the website was coming together and smaller changes were being implemented. There was a change to how spread works and is displayed. The fire speed on spread and burst was slowed down so there might be a few guns with a rare spread or burst kit. On the login screen you can now see how many players are on each of the servers. Bots were given guns and made smarter. Padding has a chance of not being bouncy and scope helps your accuracy. And other things that I’ve probably forgotten about.

Then the announcement of Launch Day Weekend, June 1st and 2nd.

And that is were it stands today. I’m so happy to have been at this new beginning. I think I can speak for all of us and say Thank You RM and Good Luck on this endeavor! 🙂



Ryn, Poormanjoe, and TheMan all became tourney masters.

TheMan became and “Admin”


Surge was the first player to reach 1000k total splats.

Poormanjoe was the first player to reach 1000k player splats.

New Items

Ability to buy more games, more weight, a locker, rename stuff, reset games, aliases

Set up the ability to buy, with real cash, in game cash.

Hiking boots, trail boots, and running shoes were introduced.

Free Gun Survival and Free Gun Teams games were added.

Beginner paintball gun was renamed to free paintball gun.

Newbies now start with: a paintball gun (+ full hopper), a woodland camo jacket (no more beginning vest), a pair of running shoes and $1000 .

Player Profiles

PBN Name: DavidRM

Real Name: David R. Michael
Age: 29
Job: Software Engineer for
Prevue Networks, Inc.
Hobbies: Role-playing games, Game
programming, and Writing
PB Pet Peaves: People who forget they were newbies LAST month.
Fav. PB Weapon: ULUHV
Fav. Bot: The “damn bot.”
Fav. PBN Player: All-time favorite player has been, and remains: Pollyanna
Team: Sea Cows Redux
Time Played: Since June, 1996
Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] : Yo, all.
<stomps GOD>
Stats Ever: GAMES:4239 BONUS:8655000 SPLATS:10435 ACCURACY:30%
Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?]: I wrote PBTerm. =)

PBN Name: Ez, Think Simple, Erik, Zippy,

PB Pet Peaves: Dont piss me off, no damn colors, dont piss me off, did i mention dont piss me off
Fav. PB Weapon: My 1000 round shooter
Fav. Bot: Stealth, cause it reminds me of my self
Fav. PBN Player: Presto
Real Name: Erik Zimmerman 462
Age: 19, 20 in 3 weeks <feb 21>
Job: Full time bullshiter, part time cook, House
Cook for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, Full time student, majoring in Hrad, Hotel Restaurant Administration, minor in bussiness
Hobbies: Drinking beer with my Brothers, Cars, anything relating to cars,drag racing, drinking, women, drinking, partying, hanging with my Bro’s of Pi Kappa Phi
Team: The one the only, the oldest team in Pbterm History, The: TheEliteFew, or was that The Elite Few
Stats: Ever: duh? You have $9908, carrying 191/500.
(EVER) GAMES:9917 BONUS:20586500 SPLATS:31493 ACCURACY:43%
ez suit[expansion][bot][bot][expansion][water] on your HEAD, EYES, NECK,
a 1000 round shooter[expansion][satellite] on your RIGHT HAND, LEFT HAND
Time Played: I have been playing over a year and 6 months, since August 16,1996
Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : That i was the first to reach 10k splats, 20k, 30, shit anything in between, Have kept my super equip since the day the chop shop opened, am the best player on PBN except for PRESTO, well basically i am the SHIT, oh yea having my initials on the field for a few months
Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] : aaaaauuuuuuggggggaaaaa aaaaauuuuuuggggggaaaaa Oh and while Pikes May know and blow, Pi Kapps Meet and eat,
Other/ Comments: I am a Pi Kappa Phi, at Oklahoma State University, i am from Tulsa Oklahoma, and now am currently living in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Proud of the fact that Stillwater sells one percent of the nations beer, and that is for a 30k people town.. beer is good, BTW i like J.W. Dundees Honey Brown. most domestics, and a few imports. Liquer is more to the lines of vodka, < no cheap shit, their is a difference> Peachtree Schnaps, and a few other liquers.

PBN Name:poormanjoe

(real name is Bill though)

Age/Birthday:July, 28th 1983 (that makes me 15)


Hobbies:Golf, motocross, PBN, n64, computers in general, and real paintball

Homepage: <old link>

Team:The Lost Souls


Time Played: Little more than a year (ID:51784)

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : Hitting 10k and 20k splat(10k was better though) RM using my idea of game ready standby, be one of the makers of TLS, and of coarse my shotgun

PB Pet Peeves: people who think my {==Dug==} signature is fake, and nading.

Fav. PB Weapon:The Best Shotgun Ever[largeexpansion][rapidfire]{=Brockman=}{=Mbs=}{=Beowulf=}{=TheRock=}{==Dug==}{=Sandstorm=}{=Spume=}

Fav. Bot:as sgt would say….I hate bots thats why I kill em 

Fav. PBN Player:Spume/bosborne

Fav. Server[Server you visit the most often]:Busprod

PBN Name: QtPie

Real Name: Tamera
Age:24-25 On Feb 11th…DON’T forget!
Hobbies:Computers, Computers, Nascar, Computers (more like an
Team:Chorus (RAH RAH)
Stats: Ever: GAMES:2220 BONUS:1913500 SPLATS:2444
ACCURACY: Not showing THAT!
Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] :
NO NO NO NO DavidRM That is not the way it works!
I Dance, You Stare, I Splat! Understand?!?!?!
<Dances on the Rock for
MBS is the ORGINAL TIGGER.. He’s <Bouncey> <Bouncey> <Bouncey!>
PB Pet Peaves:People who think that Pbnet is a Hot Chat Room…<growl> People who groan and moan about the newbie 90’s or any 90 for that matter! And people who cuss and cuss and cuss and cuss!
Fav. PB Weapon:Mine…my QTs UHV[DavidRM 9999th Splat][expansion][expansion]
Fav. Bot:Well it hasn’t been invented yet…but still trying to get RM to create the “QT BOT” You know the one that dances around you to distract you and then splats you?? <teehee>
Fav. PBN Player:Oh now that is no fair…but I would have to say Handel (don’t be sad guys LOL)
Other/ Comments: I love music…you will find me quoting lyrics alot. (Be glad you don’t have to hear me sing.) Gee what else can I say without being egotistical…I suppose NOTHING…so I’ll say NOTHING 
Happy Splatting everyone!
Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : Hmmmm there have been sooooo many. Teehee. But it has to be the day I reached 500 splats. Also the day Rm reached 10k Splats..What a memorable evening that was 

PBN Name:TRUEfoe



Hobbies:Playing PBTerm, having straight A’s.

Homepage:<old link>

Team:The Lost Souls


Time Played:1 1/2 Years

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] :I did a 12K drop for my 10K splat, which I was proud of.

PB Pet Peeves:People who spam, and use profanity.

Fav. PB Weapon:I like the Rocket Launcher.

Fav. Bot:dumb bot, because they are so dumb! =)

Fav. PBN Player:poormanjoe

Fav. Server[Server you visit the most often]:Busprod

Other/ Comments:This is my first time writing to the PBNN, and I am proud to be chosen. =) I’d like to give a shout to my friends out there, PBL(My cousin), Psychoticfairytale(My Team’s Cap), poormanjoe(A man of wisdom), Ryn(a tutor of mine), Lady Scorpion(A phat team member), Ryno(a good buddy), cheepon(man of laughs, that or else he’s crazy), JDaMaN(a person I talk to about stuff), and all my other friends out there.

Closing Notes

It’s been wonderful seeing so many familiar names again.

I don’t have plans to do anymore PBNN Issues. We’ll see what the future hold.

Until then..

Happy Splatting! – Qt

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