This story took place about a year ago, my very first experience with paintball. Like I think most new players, I was pretty timid, not wanting to get shot, and since I don't generally play with any type of gun on a normal basis. The outing was hosted by the company I work for, so all of us were pretty much noobs.
The first game was the one with blow-up bunkers (sorry I don't know the game names yet). I was timid, but damned if the rest of my team was too! No one would move. So I was the only one to move up. I'd typically make it to about 1/2 way, then get shot ... SOMETIMES BY MY OWN TEAM!
2nd field was (I guess it's called) woodsball. Out in the woods. Had houses where we played castle and CTF. I found that I'm a pretty big feller for this game at 6'3, 220lb. Most of the trees were 6" or less, so finding good hiding places was difficult. However, I did get my "moment to shine". Field rules were such that we couldn't shoot within 10', but we could "tap out" our enemies bunkers, so anyone there was considered out. I put myself on the ground and butt-walked to each bunker. I managed to tap out 4 players that game. I was quite proud of myself.
The last game was another field with tires. Most of the game was frantic shooting. After a while, it was down to me, and 2 on the other team. I got cornered on both sides. One of them was my boss, a fun loving, and good guy. Also, a lot smaller and faster than me. Anyway, I watched and saw him get prone behind a stack of tires. So when I saw my chance, I ran as quickly as I could to another bunker that happened to be near, but sort of behind his. No shots ensued as I ran, so I figured I hadn't been seen. After a minute or so, I decided to "end this silly game" and charged his bunker. He was still prone, facing my older bunker, so it was obvious he didn't know I wasn't there any more. I put about 3 shots at about 10' to his ass! Oh yeah! How many people can say they've shot their boss in the ass? I can! Well, the other guy saw me at this point (I'd all but forgotten about him), and took me out about as quickly.
All-in-all, win or lose, I had a great 1st day.