If Edison had spent more time improving paintball gadgetry instead of inventing meaningless nonsense, the world would be a brighter place filled with mostly darkness and permanently vibrant clothing. Accentuate a friend’s wardrobe with today’s spattering special: for $19, you get admission, gun rental, all-day air, and 200 paintballs (a $38 total value) at Wildfire Paintball Games. Players can redeem this Groupon at either the Conyers or Snellville location.
For years, painting the human figure has been the highest form of art, and your visit to Wildfire lets you stock up on proper supplies with a semi-automatic pigment pumper loaded with a starting batch of 200 spherical splashers. Fueled by more pressurized air than the meager troposphere, each weapon comes fully equipped with an all-day air supply to propel paint onto the T-shirts and unearned pride of your enemies. If you end up blasting all of your starter ammo on a generous base coat, finish the edges and trim the beards of your opponents with the purchase of additional rounds ($6 for 100 paintballs).
Paintball, unlike golf, depends on wind factors and trajectories, which affect how colorfully patchworked your opponent’s pants will look. To control the elements, head inside to the Snellville indoor park, where you can duck and roll behind inflatable obstacles that sacrifice their precious purity for the sake of your protection. Or, master the elements while masterpiecing your opponents at the Conyers outdoor field, where barrels, trees, and fortifiable shacks await strategic implementation. Both parks present a mental challenge as formidable as a chess-playing robot; all players must be both entirely human and entirely 10 years of age or older.
Users on paintball review site PBReview offer some conflicting points of view on Wildfire's two Atlanta-area locations. Though some complain of the indoor arena's slippery turf, others specifically say it's not slippery at all; some prefer the indoor paintball experience, whereas others prefer the open air. Overall, though, Wildfire is a fun experience for newcomers and experienced paintballers alike:
- The refs here are real cool and seem to know what theyre [sic] doing. The place is set up pretty well and there is some nice turf so you won't slide around anytime you try to move. This seems like a great place for newer players to get some experience. – The Big T-Man
- The manager is an amazing help and has helped me many times when my gun has gone down. The prices are average and the refs are really cool. They have a little spot where you can chill out inside and buy a gatorade or coke, and talk with friends. They are very strict about mask rules and barrel plugs, which is a VERY good thing. – freakinusername
Wildfire Paintball Games
Together, the Snellville indoor field and the Conyers outdoor field make up the paintballer’s paradise known as Wildfire Paintball Games. Within Snellville’s warehouse-like space, gunrunners dive behind walls of corrugated pipes. Overhead netting prevents errant paintballs from splattering the ceiling, and large bunkers akin to oversized beanbags offer temporary cover to players who need to tie their shoes or quickly finish a book report. At Conyers, ramshackle huts and fort-like edifices give snipers a spot to target their opponents. A forested area provides camouflage, and the speedball arena’s regulation-style obstacles stand tall on the grass field as players duck and run.