Among other things, a veteran player stands out from a rookie by the great deal of anecdotes he is able to share on a bar after a game. He has gone through all kinds of situations, has battled in a wide array of fields, has been told so many different versions of what MilSim is that he has stopped trying to define it.
But memory can be treacherous and the fighting life won’t last forever. So an interesting option is to be able to download all those great matches of the most legendary games; to record all your airsoft theories; or to share with the entire airsoft community (present and future) your impressions on any airsoft gear.
This, indeed, has been already invented, and although depending on how you look at it, it may seem an interactive airsoft museum, people insist on calling it: YouTube. And here are some of the most popular youtubers in our field:
If you like watching something like action films with airsoft replicas, Bodgeups’ channel could be on your top list), probably the best airsoft videos on YouTube. At least this is what he tells us. Are they really the best? Subscribe Bodgeups and give your opinions.
Being such a famous sniper must generate very curious situations. When you are about playing airsoft, what happens? People want to escape from your sight to avoid elimination or they prefer to be in your line of sight for having a chance to appear in your video ?
I actually find that most people enjoy being in the videos! Although quite often I will hear people say in the safe zone “I’m glad that I’m on Bodgeups’ team!”. That always makes me chuckle. When I’m in the field, I occasionally get people waving at me. I return the favour with a heavyweight BB :-)
But this may bring a problem, and the cheater can neither escape from your balls, nor escape from your videos. How do they take it while seeing themselves on YouTube? (With two millions of views, this is one of the most watched video on your channel).
Honestly, I don’t know. I don’t approach the individuals afterwards to get their opinion on the matter. If a player chooses to cheat, that’s their decision. But something important to understand is that cheating (although undesirable) is part of the game, and it cannot be avoided. That’s why I include cheating in my videos, because I want people to know what the experience of playing Airsoft is like, both good and bad.
The videos of “sniper cam” are the most popular ones of your channel, although they are not the only one. How do you think that snipers should be, little advise to those airsofters who want to be one of snipers. Especially being a sniper is not easy, lots of airsofters give up after two months time?
You definitely need to have patience, be calm and collected, observe your surroundings and be comfortable with the limited ammunition you have. Of course, the only way to know if you’ll like it is to try!
I’m sure that lots of people ask how much cameras you have during a game, and allow you to be able to record your play from different angles. Possible tell us which material you use when you get to play?
I have a Panasonic HDC-SD800 camcorder on top of my rifle, a GoPro Hero 4 on my head and a GoPro Hero on the barrel of my rifle. It takes a long time to edit the videos together!
And last, it’s a hypothetical question, take it easy ;)If you play against another famous sniper such as youtuber Novritsch, what do you think that would happen? You would eliminate him or he would do it before you? So much time waiting for this dual of legends…!
Well, if you asked my fans I think they would pick me. In the same way that Novritsch’s fans would pick him. Personally, I think we should meet up and see what happens :-)