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Nerf war? What's that?
You shoot each other with these nerf guns supercraft99 has that are really powerful, its fun.
Can I come?
Sure, but make sure you bring the French Fries and Gravy.
That's how things get started.
As for what Famine was saying, I like the idea of filming as much as possible and then watching it later. If we had a solid 30 mintues of footage to watch (and berate), it could make for a damn good time. That's up to whoever has a videocamera though, which I certainly do not.
I'm starting to like this.
Edit: I almost forgot to remind everyone that this will ruin nerf.
Alright, I'm almost positive I'm going to be changing this idea as thoughts come to me throughout the day, but here's the basics, and its not objective at all.
Players are given a rating between 1-5 at the end of rounds by their teammates. Everyone has a score card in their pocket, with the name of each nerfer at the war on it, you rate the people who were on your team for that round, stuff it back in your pocket, and do it again after the next round. This is based on how your teammates think you helped the team out.
It will be good for 2 reasons.
One is that it will help bring people together at wars, since you will need to know the name or at least nickname of everyone there, so as to rate them. This should help contribute to positive trash talking and what have you.
Second, who could rate someone in the Good Teammate better than his own teammates?
The scoring will be based upon different things depending on who you ask. I might think it was lame as shit that someone never rushed with us, and instead stayed back. Somebody might think that a person who chose to be separate from the team for almost the entire round, even though he got some kills, was a shtity person to have on your team. So if Rob grabbed a ballgun and snuck up on the other team, wiping them out, I'd give him a 5, but someone else might give it a 3 since he didn't tell us he was planning on doing that.
At the end of the day, or whenever there's a break, you can add up some scores and see what your average was for the war.
Who knows, it could work.
But this will ruin nerf.
Instead, you should just be focusing on how to help the team reach the greater goal. This game has never been about personal ability and there is no reason we should start now.
Good point. I can hardly remember the outcome of various rounds or even entire wars (pertaining to how well I or my team did), rather I recall who was cool, who was a douche bag, and whether or not we had fun.
For instance, at the LCM summer tune up, I got out almost every single round, but I was happy for it because I was exhausted from running and charging all throughout the round, resulting in me getting shot more, and getting out. And that was one of the funnest wars I can think of. Run-on sentences and made up words be damned, it was a great time.
- Download Southwest's DING
- Keep it on for the next 17 days and hopefully get a plane ticket for 5 cents
- Steal Underpants
Edit: I just went on an emotional rollercoaster, being elated that we had a free party plane, and crestfallen when it fell through (which was obviously going to happen). So after browsing to the topic, is Ontario the best airport, assuming my plan works?
Every fucking war that I could attend interupted by something....
So don't post in this thread. If you can't come, don't bother wasting our time. I want this topic as lean and mean as we can get it so we can come up with a good head count quickly.
I don't want to deal with 10+ pages of posts from people from all over who are a long shot. I want to know who really has a chance at coming and is serious.
And I think most of the LCM would agree that if this shit gets pulled at Apoc, you won't be allowed to attend next year.
By the way, Leroy Jenkins video, I don't need to say more.
Jeez, I wouldn't want this to stop Evil from coming to our own war in the future.
And this would certainly get in the middle of the game and gay it up. Kids would need to tally their kills and deaths up at the end of EVERY round, or else how could you keep track? We already have enough distractions between rounds, what with Roy Rogers and all. Then, when the inevitable arguments break out, things would just get worse.
This would ruin nerf.
Edit: I see Paul beat me to it in the race of people at work trying to post.
Who knows, I might even spring for a gun of my own between now and then.
I look forward to this war and the strict training schedule that always accompanies it.
Kills Average [KA] (per round): 5.44
Hits Average [HA] (per round): 2.00
Kills/Hits Differential [KHD]: 2.72 (kills for every hit taken).
Win Percentage [W%]: 66(%)
I also noticed that at first (when I was sucking) it was hard to get used to keeping some kind of score, since for so many years we haven't kept personal scores. It got easier as the day went on though (after I stopped sucking) and if more people want to try this experiment at the next event I would be all for it. These aren't perfect statistics (I'll record mine when they make me truly look like a vet) but they are accurate enough that I think they give us an idea of what goes on (excluding the after-war rave).
I did a little editing for Matt.
Dinner is on me this week still sweet-cheeks
But as Ty Webb said in Caddy Shack, "I don't really keep score."
As long as no one tries to use an Ocean County map to find the meeting place, we'll be fine.
I vote for the rallying spot to be a place with BOTH lap dances and a buffet. And as for these new games types, I can only hope that my dreams of playing naked CTF come to fruition.
I did enjoy Hersh's runway-style walk in one part too.
Sometimes I forget that badger gets the final ruling in all matters pertaining to nerf.
I like the argument that it makes the game flow smoother. But if you can't reason with the person whom you think you shot/ the person who thought he shot you, nerfing has lost a lot. Hell, if someone tells me they really think they got me, I'll take it unless I saw the dart land elsewhere.
Unless their dart went in your barrel, in which case they actually own you (in the literal sense).
I don't know if anyone mentioned this yet, but getting hit in the gun needs to be revised. The hit should only count if your gun is blocking the shot from hitting your person. That is to say, if you're shouldering the gun (aiming) and someone standing 90 degrees to your left shoots and hits your gun, it would have completely missed you, thus it shouldn't count. I had to correct a young gun about this at the Tune Up when it happened to him.
And as far as clearing in goes, use the Golden Rule of nerf wars, because I will break your gun in half if you shoot me from 5 feet away with one of those damn brass guns and you led me to believe you're out.
Honestly, I was kind of a bitch last time about going to the celebrity delly. I only went b/c some asshole said I couldn't. Fixed their ass. However, I wouldn't mind ordering Pizzas from Tally-Ho this time, as it will certainly expedite the nerfing for the day.
You gotta be kidding me, if we've learned anything its that pizza is a no-no. If there's a Roy Roger's within an hour of this place, I'll come.
Does anyone know where old videos would be? I just watched a MA war on youtube which was pretty cool, but I wanna find the older, better ones. It would be fun to show them to my friends, rather than explaining what nerfing is.
Mantis (didn't feel like looking through old posts)
Due to some scheduling changes, I can make the war now. It just depends on how much reading I want to put off that weekend. If I come, it'll probably be with a carload, so count me as a maybe with 3-4.
Hopefully see you guys in a couple of weeks