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Aside from that, I am willing to help pay for mobstacles. (or I could make them, and collect some donations at the wars?) Unfortunately this means that either:
a) the mobstacles will not be present at wars I am not attending
b} somebody else that more frequently attends will have to store these said mobstacles
In closing, I say go for it! The more wars the better but unfortunately I will only make it (at most) once per month.
Email sounds like a find idea, but honestly, I think that threads on here stir up more interest than an exclusive email list would. Just my 2 cents.
Either way, I am totally looking forward to whenever the next war is, period.
*Location: The playgrounds were awesome when they weren't occupied! I WOULD nerf here again.
*People: It was great meeting new people and nerfing with old friends.
*90% dart recovery
-As always, I wish more people were there
-RBP and PAS need repair
-Headcam footage was pretty lack luster
Although the majority of my footage was garbage, I still plan on making a vid and posting it. I'll keep you guys posted. I would totally nerf with any of you all again. (hopefully sooner than later)
ALSO, TRADING STUFF: If you are interested in anything in my trading thread, PLEASE let me know. I am not bringing all my stuff like I did last time so if you would like something, tell me so I can make sure it gets crammed into my car. Thanks.
EDIT: I can't speak for these other people....but I demand their presence XD
I will round up all the potential materials for gametypes I have.
Also, if anyone wants anything from my sales thread that is still available I will be selling pretty darn cheap, just let me know what you would like. (Chaos you are already down for some stuff).
This is seriously sick. Has anyone tried singling one of these? I couldn't find anything... That would be beast.
Well, seeing as it is essentially 4 'singled' tanks in one blaster.........
Anyway, this is awesome. Tetrastrikes are cheap enough, and mod-friendly enough that I may have to invest in a few for loaners. Nice job!
ALSO, Modsrus could you please seperate the attendance list into maybes and definites? This will make it clear of what size war we can be expecting. Thanks
a nerf war every friday at ridgewood baptist church come if you want and best if you are in the Salem va district. it is from 6:30 pm to 10 pm.
rules and others : no bad words,darts can not be death darts,most mods that are band in regular wars are band hear as well, we don't have trading time but you can trade when ever,and there is a rule that you cant use others guns unless they say you can.
Games: hvz,team death match,capture the flag,and protect the president.
there is some other stuff but i will tell you if you come you dont have to say you are coming or any thing but you can and feel free to ask questions.
I will start by saying that as a fellow nerfer in the area, I am actually curious and excited to hear about the wars you are having. That being said, your stay here at Nerfhaven will be much more comfortable (and probably longer) if you read the code of conduct and increase your post quality.
How many people do you usually have at these wars?
Do you play indoors, outdoors, or both?
Do you have any pictures of the nerfing area?
What darts do you usually play with/ do you have any dart restrictions?
In short, I feel posting on this site is a privilege that has to be earned. You can post once per day, and contribute as much or as little as you would like. Consider your single post per day as sacred and work on quality instead of quantity. And finally, in my humble opinion, anyone that posts 5 times per day is posting too much no matter if they are a veteran or FNG.
I know a great place in Sterling, Va: http://maps.google.c...ark map&fb=1
I would be totally down for a war in VA! It would be a dream come true XD. But if it will decrease our numbers too much, it would be worth it to move it back into MD territory.
Do you have any pictures of this park, or maybe could go take some?
EDIT: While we are asking questions, would anyone be up for coming to the JMU (Harrisonburg area) for a war I hosted?
After looking closely at the stock vortex discs, it seems that the most important part of the disc is the plastic insert. It may be a better approach to try casting these out of some sort of a resin, then casting foam (spray-foam, anyone?) around it. This could have the potential to make very strong discs that function just as well as the stock ones, assuming weight is kept the same. Using cast parts would also remove the need for glue, eliminating a potential cause of friction.
Using cast parts also lends itself to what I think is going to be the most important factor in trying to create homemade disks for these blasters: Repeatability and consistency. If the disk doesn't fly in at least a slightly predictable way, then it will be worthless in a war situation. And, unlike a homemade dart, a spinning disk needs to be nearly perfect in order to fly straight/well.
That being said, I think a location can make or break a good war. I have been to wars at great places and at pretty shanty places. Overall, I think a good rule is to have AS MUCH cover as possible. To me, this creates a much better war than a large field situation does. As for mobstacles, they are really nice but if you really think about how much cover they actually add, I do not think they are worth making considering their cost/maintenance.
I have seen stock darts, converted stock darts with felt tips, glue domes and slugs at the wars I have participated in. The converted stock darts are either weighed and have a wrap of etape on the end or have a washer and felt pad head. Glue domes have used single BB, double BB or 3/0's. ALL of the slugs I have seen so far have used #6 washers and sufficient felt padding.
I would say the majority of the darts at DC area wars are glue domes, but not by much. I feel like slugs are becoming more and more popular but are still in a close second place. I have not seen any gumdrop, nuthead ect. darts used in any war I have attended.
I use BigBens white foam, which I think is the loghome white foam that was mentioned earlier, but I am sure he could clear that up for sure. I first used glue domes over 3/0's or BB's depending on what blasters I was using. I learned to make glue domes between threads on here and Youtube videos. I have since switched to making slugs with #6 washers and felt dots from McMaster. I learned to make these strictly from this site.
If I had to give some dartsmithing tips:
1. I, for one, would actually recommend a mini hot glue gun. I got both of mine from walmart (and a pack of glue sticks) for under $5. The miniature guns, I feel, burn better holes in the foam and allow the user to control the flow of glue better.
2. When making glue domes let gravity make the dome shape for you. Do not try to form a dome with the glue using your finger because it will never come out looking as good as a gravity created one. When I first started making darts, I thought it was up to ME to create the dome before it dried; this is false.
Long time no see, but it's good to see that DC area nerf is still going strong.
I'll see everyone tomorrow.
Keo, people usually use sunglasses, though I'd be hesitant about using super cheap sunglasses. I use safety glasses from a chemistry lab and I'll be bringing plenty of extras.
See everyone there.
Holy Moly! Cranky, welcome home good sir! Now I am even more bummed that I cannot attend this time around!
EDIT: These valves can be bought at Petco/PetsMart or Walmart or probably anywhere that sells aquarium supplies for under $2.
EDIT: Another question I should ask you: If you pump the gun up, and physically hold the pump in the gun and "hold" the air in the gun and pull the trigger, does it fire at all?
It was super awesome meet some new nerfers, and play for a 2nd or third time with others.
+Being able to bring some of my posse to enjoy the day with me
+I had enough darts and primaries for myself and my guests to use
+Chaos was an excellent host and supplied all the things needed to make a war run smoothly
+Meeting all the other guys was awesome, and I hope to nerf with them again soon
+THE LOCATION WAS AWESOME. No lie, this is the best location I have ever nerfed at
+Didn't injure myself
+About 75% of my darts were recovered
+/- Got pulled over for the 1st time ever on the way there.....but didn't get a ticket!
-Broke my RBP before any of the rounds even started
-Didn't sell nearly as much stuff as I would have liked
-Lost defend the core....I am a sore loser
Overall it was an awesome day. I hope this DCNF thing really takes off, and I would be glad to host a war as well in a future DCNF. As said before, Chaos, you did an awesome job and it was an honor to Co-host with you. To all attendees: You guys are supa l33t and it was a great day from start to finish.
I cannot wait (although I have yet to pack, and yet to make the majority of my darts, and I have to leave here at about 7 to get there with sufficient time XD).
Everyone remember everything they need.....that should cover it all
Pistols, primaries, WATER, Eye protection, WATER, Stuff to trade, CASH, ect.
See everyone tomorrow!
In short, it is a good idea, but for the effort and money involved it may not be worth the small amount of time they will actually be in use. (This also applies to the swords you are making unless you enjoy it, and were going to make them anyway)
Have you tried doing the modifications that SGNerf did to his dart heads? He cut them down to change weight and he glued the felt pads on top for padding. Don't felt pads feed into hoppers well? I'm not 100% sure since I've never used a hopper.
To me, modding these heads defeats the purpose of manufacturing them. I see these heads as a premade dart tip that can just be slapped on some foam and called a dart, but I guess if that is what it is going to take to work in a hopper, then so be it.