Possibility of various gaming scenarios in Laser Tag
In paintball and airsoft you are very limited in selecting game scenarios and their options. In paintball and airsoft, a player can be only in 2 opposite statuses: “dead” or “alive”.
You can certainly try to consider getting hits into the different areas of the body as different sizes of damage, but it is hard to identify and it is impossible for it to follow. Thus, it is impossible to implement. Also in this type of sport, you can't rate damage, depending on the type of weapon, from which the player was hit. You almost can not use additional devices such as mines, knives, artifacts, vehicles because you can't rate their health (hitpoints) or damage. In fact, the only possible scenario in this case is deathmatch with some options.
On the contrary, in laser tag, everything is customizable and programmable. You can set the player's hit points, depending on the types of laser tag gun, the role, the availability of protective equipment (body armor, helmets) etc. You can set the weapon damage depending on the type, size, weight and other factors. You can also adjust shock and invulnerability time parameters. Shock time is a period after being wounded when the player can't shoot (it is usually set at 0,5-1 second). Invulnerability time is a period after being wounded when the player can't be hit (it is also usually set at 0,5-1 second). You can also adjust such parameters as the firing rate, the number of magazines, reloading speed, the presence of friendly fire, and many other laser tag gun settings. You can use knives, grenades, mines, respawn devices and medkits for restoring hitpoints, artifacts for increasing or decreasing hitpoints at a certain distance, anomalies, domination points that determine who is holding the territory or some object, bombs with countdown and much more. Just imagine how many different scenarios you can create with such big variety of settings and devices.
Battery capacity at Laser tag gun allows you to play 24 hours. In airsoft, you can play a few hours, in paintball less than 2 hours.
It is hard, if not impossible, to organize a night scenario in paintball and airsoft, but for laser tag, evening or night games in the evening or at night are usual.