PBNN Issue #30 – 2/18/99

Editor: QtPie


Table of Contents

Player Profiles
Closing Notes



Written by Unknown

This is my first “article” that I have written concerning pbterm. This is a guide, or tip-sheet, on what I have found out works best for canning.

First the equipment. You should have a turbo kit, but even better is a jetpack. Next also a swim kit, which you don’t really need with jet. A padded helmet with x-ray and infrared. A padded scarf also helps a lot. A multi-terrain down-filled jacket. Somewhere in your equipment, there should be a satellite kit and an interference kit. On your can, two rapid fire kits are great, but one will also do.

The best way to “can” a player is to put your target, or cross hair, one space below you. You can make an alias to do this. I have a button that does it for me (i.e. target home & target south). Approach an enemy player, not directly. Zig zag your way towards the player and get one space above him to splat him. You will be surprised how many players “let” you walk right above him. These are easy targets when it comes to canning. The more difficult targets are usually the other canners, and and people using grenades, and spread no-bounce paint. Try to avoid these people if they spot you and shoot at you. Make a big loop to try to get them from the other side without them noticing you. When I see a player that I want to line up, I usually do not kill right above him. I click a few spaces away from him, because even the “lazier” players usually move a few spaces every now and them. Avoid water at all costs when you are canning. Try not to walk over mountains or hills also. Also another tip when canning: DO NOT USE YOUR CAN IN INVADERS!! Get some sort of gun for invaders…canning in invaders gets you absolutely nowhere. Canning works great for coop flags. A nice strategy I have for coop flags is to attack from above and cut down the length of the entire screen to reach opponents flags. I have a button that collects flags (get flag & put flag back & get flag & put flag back), this gets two flags everytime I click the button. Another general tip, is to avoid the center of the map. I find gunners tend to bunch up, shooting each other in the middle. Creep around the edge, and poke in to get the gunner, then retreat back to the edge. Also another tip, is learning when to use the ‘screen center’ command. Another alias can be made for this. Whenever you cannot see where you want to go, you can use this alias or just type “screen center” or if you have the clicking screen center activated, use that. I also recommend NOT using true-movement when canning, but this is just a personal preference.

I hope this has helped you a little bit, and remember, stay around the outside of the map, stay away from grenaders know when to use screen center. Canning can be very frustrating, but if you stay with it, you can make a lot of money in a relatively short time period.

PBTERM Tourney Player Of The Month

Written by Space Cadet

Dear fellow Paintball NET players. I have decided to start a new article in the PBN Newsletter called “Tourney Player Of The Month”. I figured this could be both an interesting & fun section to read. Every month I will choose a particular player on Paintball NET that has achieved greatness in the field of tournament play. To be chosen tourney player of the month, you must show skill, fair play, and determination in tournaments. The person who I choose will not be chosen on how many tourney’s he has won, rather on how they played the game. For the month of February, 1999 the tourney player of the month is Stanky. He has shown skill, fair play, and many other qualities of a tourney player. Stanky will receive $1000 PB cash, and a padded belt, renamed to “Tourney Player of the Month [Feb] {Space Cadet} {Possibly QtPie Sig}”. Great work Stanky on your tournament play. I wish everyone success in their tourneys to come and remember the most important part of a tourn is to have FUN!

If you have any questions on this particular article you may send your comments/questions to <old email>!

Space Cadet.

Help in finding help for paintball.

Written by QtPie

Besides the PBNN and his homepage which resides nicely at <old link>, there are some pages that other players have set up. I’m going to list a few here right now just for you. 🙂

<old link> is a page that is set up by Mista Magu and the help guides are all written by Ryn. His help guides have always proved helpful to newbies and all other players alike. So go check it out and get some tips. 🙂

<old link>is a very nice little page that moldy set up. I enjoyed my visit to his colorful page very enjoyable. He even has a nice little polling system set up (no.. you don’t HAVE to vote for me..). Stop buy there and see what he has.


New Admins 

Ryn, Mase, Qwho, Hogan and Stanky become 80s. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say: Congrates and Good Luck Guys.

PBMaps Contest 

The Jan ’99 Map contest is over. First I want to take the Judges: Moldy, Sgt Splatter, Magyc, Flyemu, and Mirage. Thank you judges for your time and effort while judging the maps.

Stareagle and Nike Bomb’s Map are the two winners. Their maps each received two votes from the judges. There maps will be added to the map cycle and will appear every once in awhile.

Nike Bomb: 2 votes StarEagle: 2 votes

To download all the maps that were submitted at: <old link>

ToC Announcements 

Little Foot here with a special announcement.

First of all, the results of the previous ToC (Tournament of Champions).

It was a grueling 2-week extravaganza which matched various styles of gameplay, all with exciting finishes and conclusions. But in the end, it came down to two great Paintball-Net Hall of Famers, Vertigo and Boo Yaow. In a surprise upset, Vertigo bested Boo Yaow with a sweep in 2 games. For his victory, Vertigo received a padded belt. Here are the final rankings, along with the prize amounts they received:

1.) Vertigo (75k + padded belt) 2.) Boo Yaow (refused his 25k money after losing; was distributed among

various players) t – 3.) Justin (10k) t – 4.) Virgil (10k) t – 5.) Ryn (5k) t – 6.) Lynxeyed (5k) t – 6.) Sandstorm (5k) t – 8.) Paintdemon (2.5k) t – 9.) Unicorn (2.5k)

NOTE: Paintdemon and Unicorn tied in their matchup, which is the reason for their money.

For the Record 

The “Newbie Flood of 99” started on Feb 6th.



Chronic hit the 175k mark. Keep it up guys 😉

The Lost Souls and Goon Squad hit 100k splats within the last month. They have worked hard for that so Congrates to all of them 🙂


On Friday, 9:53 CST togood splatted his 100k splat, ICURNVS, and he recieved a ULUHV. What a great accomplishment!

Sgt Splatter hit the 80k mark. Getting closer to 100k WTG Sgt 🙂

Mali and Lone Gunman worked hard to get his 30k splats. <Does alittle dance>

Vice Admiral Acker and Knightshade hit 20k splats, Great Job!!!!

Redman and poormanjoe hit 10k. WTG YOU THREE!

I, shady, hit 10k splats on 2/11/99 sometime around 10:00 pm eastern. The lucky splatee was Senate. This is weird cuz earlier that night, he splatted my for his 10k splat. Anyways, this was a big moment, sen got some stuff, more comin cuz i had no money at the time. I’d like to thank all my friends, Unicorn(for starting DUNE, the best team ever), senate(for getting splated), QtPie, Stanky, bosborne, and everyone else who has helped me.

Player Profiles

PBN Name: cheepon

Real Name: Matt Callen

Age: 15

Job: none at this particular point in time

Hobbies: snowboarding, guitar, PBnet, starcraft

Homepage: destroyed by virus.. not available yet sorry :{

Team: nalsers (prolly make a new team soon)


Time Played: about 8 months but i quit during kinda quit playin for awhile in september till about january so maybe around 5 or 6 months i think i cant remember… :}

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : hitting 10 splats! that was one of the best anyway.. 1k was fun too

PB Pet Peeves:brand new newbies that begged their way to an uzi and like 50k…. and also good ol’ NoDice (just because he kills me WAY too much :} hes cool though )

Fav. PB Weapon: can!!!!

Fav. Bot:the first time i see a bot try to kill its fellow bots.. i will like that bot :} other than that I’m afraid i cant see me liking a robot.

Fav. PBN Player: bait,<- (bisnotch now) ryno,<- (MOSS now) JDaMan, moonraker, Madhorse, and TRUEfoe.. there are probably others but i just hit my head on my kitchen table picking something up so my memory is kind of.. well.. dead.

Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] : well i say a lot of stuff but nobody notices.. i guess the only thing some of my friends recognize me by is my smily face —> :}

Other/ Comments:PBnet is getting better.. thats all i can say. somewhere in there (i can’t remember exactly) i was gettin depressed with the turnout of this game cuz there were a lot of problems and busprod was down.. i love busprod :} i just thought id say that. :}

PBN Name: JDaMaN

Real Name: Jeff Milam.

Age: 13 1/2 (10/31/85).

Job: Working at Robert C. Milam Medical (Dad’s office).

Hobbies: Paintballing, soccer, football, baseball, fishing, skateboarding, and girlz (had to add that).

Homepage: Working on one right now.

Team: The Lost Souls

Stats: Ever: Stats for ‘JDaMaN'(73499) TotalWorth:$89672: (EVER) GAMES:7644 BONUS:6480000 SPLATS:7216 ACCURACY:48% GAMES SURVIVED:1501 BOT SPLATS:2966 PLAYER SPLATS:4250

Time Played: Since August of 1998, took a one month break though.

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : Watching Brockman and Sandstorm’s 100,000th splats, hopefully reaching 10k within the next two months, having friends like litlspiffy (retired), VerTigO, togood, Ryn, mufinater, cheepon, DaPimP, Baddogn, QtPie (when she’s not too busy to chat), poormanjoe, PsychoticFairytale (no matter what people say about him).

PB Pet Peeves: Spamming or just chatting in green, people who don’t beg 2 or 3 times but beg like 10 times otherwise I’m happy to help them out, people who use the F word (I don’t mind cussing unless it’s constant or you say that), people who diss people when they don’t have a reason.

Fav. PB Weapon: JD`s trusty ole` can[rapidfire]{=Beowulf=}

Fav. Bot: The QtPie and ChEEzEgREnaDe bot…got to admit, they always get me but they pretty smart…=)

Fav. PBN Player(s): VerTigO, togood, Baddogn, Beowulf, DaPimp, and cheepon.

Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] : Let’s all calm down and have fun. Please refrain from using the *F* word. Don’t be a stooge.

Other/ Comments: >> Thanks to DavidRM and Dug for making this awesome game and I hope everyone enjoys it. Congrats on the ToC win VerTigO.

PBN Name: Biggs

Real Name: Chris Dow

Age: 15

Job: none

Hobbies: Computers, Online-Games

Homepage: <old link>

Team: Blue Rain


Time Played: 2 years I think, my first char was 20k id

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] : Helped to found the Vizjerei Clan and bring them to 100k splats, implemented their infamous logo, “Kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out”

PB Pet Peeves: Begging for Money, Spamming, being a jerk.

Fav. PB Weapon: Ultra-Light High-Velocity Rifle[spread][rapid] w/ fnb

Fav. Bot: Who can have a favorite bot? Bots kill people…

Fav. PBN Player: Lutra, he taught me the advanced tips to this game.

Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] : “Kill ’em all, let God sort ’em out.”

PBN Name:Sgt G

Real Name:Justin Grygierczyk



Hobbies:Real Paintball, Models, & Internet

Homepage:<old link>


Stats: Ever:Stats for ‘SgT G'(85555) TotalWorth:$63201: (EVER) GAMES:1318 BONUS:1260500 SPLATS:1530 ACCURACY:13% GAMES SURVIVED:292 BOT SPLATS:831 PLAYER SPLATS:699

Time Played:Around 2 Years

Most Crowning PBN Achievements[what have you done that you are proud of?] :Helped Alot Of Newbies And Never Ripped Anyone Off

Fav. PB Weapon:ULUHV (but i have a UHV)

Fav. Bot:Deffinently Not Kami (Sorry Qt 🙂

Fav. PBN Player:My Friends Of Course (DaPimp, ToGood, BlasterFX)

Famous Quotes [quotes you are well known for] :yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo

Closing Notes

A year ago, on Feb 1st 1998, I sent out *my* first PBNN. Polly and Ritalin boy both sent out excellent PBNN’s before I got my hands on it. I wish mine could be as exciting and detailed and have such great grammer, spelling, etc as theirs had.. but I must say mine are consistent. So I’ll take pride in that right now if ya don’t mind <SMIRK>. I once again want to Thank you all for allowing me the pleasure (and yeah sometimes pain) of writting this newsletter for you. I’m happy you haven’t thrown eggs at me for my typos. 🙂

I ask of you please include your paintball user name with all emails that are sent to me. I have a bad memory ya know and I can’t remember everyone’s email address. That is a good rule of thumb when emailing DavidRM and Dug as well.. just thought I’d throw that in.. 🙂