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Do you include staff to run the party?
Yes! All of our party packages includes a Mission Director who manages the entire event. Our professional staff is experienced in managing large and small groups to maximize playing time and fun. We do everything, so sit back and relax! Our professional and courteous staff runs the event from start to finish. You don’t have to lift a finger, unless of course you want to wrap one around a trigger and join in on the fun.
What can I expect to happen on the day of my party when the event is at my location?
Your Mission Director will contact you a day or two before your party to confirm final numbers. We usually arrive at the site no later than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Upon arrival the Mission Director and staff will review the waivers, finalize any necessary paperwork, process your final payment if a balance is outstanding, survey your property, set-up your battlefield, and set-out the gaming guns for the players.
Your Mission Director will organize teams, instruct players on equipment use, go over our gaming rules, conduct a safety briefing, identify the field of play/boundaries and will go through the various scenarios and games that your guests will play. At the conclusion of the event, your Mission Director will stow all of the gear and inspect the condition of the battlefield one last time before leaving. Our Mission Director and staff work extremely hard to ensure that you and your guests are 100% satisfied. Tips are greatly appreciated. Their mission is your satisfaction!
What should players wear?
We encourage party hosts to direct their guests to wear comfortable clothing with closed toe and heel shoes. Dress for the weather! Think gym shoes or hiking shoes. Camouflage or dark clothing is fine but not necessary. Loose fitting clothing makes running and moving around easier.
Are there any other expenses I need to know about?
Unlike paintball, there is no additional cost for safety gear, compressed air, or paint balls.
What are your operating hours?
With the exception of Christmas and New Years we operate any time of the day or night. We do add a 25% surcharge for events scheduled on major holidays and holiday weekends (Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving) and for any event, or portion thereof, occurring between the hours of 10pm and 6am inclusive.
What do I need to provide when the event is at my location?
Nothing other than a place to play, everything needed to play is included in the price. We do suggest you have plenty of drinks (water is best, especially on hot days) and healthy snacks for the players afterwards.
How long do the mission games last?
After an equipment orientation, we start off with one or two 10 minute rounds to let the players get familiar with the equipment. After everyone has “stretched their legs” and are comfortable with procedures we move on to a few different missions. The length of the missions will vary from 7 to 15 minutes. Several factors are considered when determining the mission time. The age of the players, the size of the field, the mission objective, the number of players that need to participate in the event and the weather conditions. No mission game ever plays the same way twice.
How do you know when you’ve been hit?
BattlefieldLive gaming guns are interactive and are also designed to eliminate cheating. If you have more than 3 hit points when you take a ‘hit’ from another player, the gaming gun will sound a zinging “near miss” sound and your “hit points” will be reduced by 1. If you have 2 or 3 hit points when you take a ‘hit’ from another player, the gaming gun will “groan” and your “hit points” will be reduced by 1. Once all of your hit points have been used, the gaming gun will sound “ARGGG”, all of your sensors will light up, the gaming gun will display ‘dead’ on the screen, and the gaming gun stops operating. Depending on the mission game, you will either need to report to Mission Headquarters until the next mission begins or, if you have additional lives available you may be re-spawned by the Mission Director or a Medic Box. Remember, survival is the key and the best way to survive is to be stealthy and to not be shot. Be sure to view the Videos.
How do you know when you’ve hit somebody?
When your shot hits another player your Red-dot scope will flash twice and your gaming gun will say “Casualty”. If the other player is on their last hit point when you shoot them your Red-dot scope will flash four times and your gaming gun will say “Kill Confirmed”. If you shoot another player that is already dead your gaming gun will say “Dead Already”. Be sure to view the Videos.
How do you win the mission games?
Since each mission has a different objective there are several ways a winning team is determined. If a team completes their mission objective they win that mission and the game is over. Many times the winning team is determined based on the team who eliminates the most opposing players, or who has the fewest amount of respawns during a given time. The Mission Director or Referee will make the count and announce the winning team.
I played at a BattlefieldLive community event and you ran the event differently. Why?
Typically, at a large open event or a pay-to-play, we run a continous, every-man-for-himself, style of play to allow as many people as possible to play.
You are our customer and your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We are always here to help you and can always be reached by e-mail, text or phone. We typically reply to party inquiries within 24 hours. If you have any other questions please feel free to email us at Service@BattlefieldLiveWI.com or call us at (262) 729-0711.
What do I need to get started?
To get started, simply Fill-out our Inquiry Form and we’ll do the rest, or call us at (262) 729-0711. You can download our forms, certificate of insurance and more useful information on our website Downloads page.
What happens if one of the guns are lost or damaged?
If you play according to our rules and safety standards, there should not be any damage other than normal wear and tear. The gear has been battlefield tested, is professional grade and very robust. However, if play is careless, equipment parts can break and/or be damaged. If something is broken due to intentional abuse you will be charged for what was damaged or lost, as per the terms and conditions of our agreement.