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But there are only a handful, probably less that that, of guns that everyone could reach a single consensus on. The "trends" that you're talking about are either obvious in such a way as to negate the need to officially list them, or are an average based on a large amount of vastly different opinions. The latter would mean that my point was valid, and because there cannot really be a set difficulty for a mod, there is no way to accurately classify them based on how easy or hard one is. Badger and I both completed LS mods as our very first attempts at modding, and found it easy while others may find it too complex or confusing, for example. Some may screw up a Nitefinder mod while others do it automatically because to them it is obvious what needs to be done and how it is best executed. That fact is that difficulty is objective and therefore, apart from the commonly accepted "NF is easy" opinion, there really is no established ground for what the ratings would be. The best way to do it would be to make a poll for each gun, but that would be time consuming and still ineffective.
Regarding classifying mods in terms of difficulty, I agree with Omega. Though you make a good point that difficulty is subjective, the system could be based on general trends. I bet 99% of the users of this board will say that a nitefinder is easier to mod than a longshot, for example, and ideally, a rating system would not discourage people from attempting an ls mod, but merely get that trend across to them.
The best way for someone to tell what they should do mod wise is to pick and complete a mod, judge for themself how difficult it was, and then decide from there what is within their abilities by looking for similar mods and procedures.
It serves the same purpose, and no it wasn't sarcasm in keef's post. More like contempt for ignorance. Since there is already a communal thread where everyone posts their mods, paintjobs, and homemades (although the latter has its own thread), there is no need to be redundant and have the same thing on peoples' profiles. I don't know if IPB even supports something like that.
The modding directory has NOTHING to do with this. I hope you weren't being sarcastic either, I don't appreciate sarcasm...
1) Wrong. Functional or not, it still has a name, and it can still be put on a gun (even just for looks). Not calling something by its name makes you look ignorant and/or stupid. Also, silencers do have a "functional purpose" in Nerf, particularly during some situations in assassins games.
i really don't think a silencer, muzzle break, or a flash hider has any kind of functional purpose in Nerf, so it shouldn't matter what its called.
2) Try hitting the Shift key while you type the letter I by itself and when you type the first letter of a sentence. Use apostrophes when needed.
As for the gun, it's a nice piece. A bit too white for my tastes, but I'm not the owner. Next time, post something like this in the mods/paintjobs sticky unless there is a detailed explanation of something new you did or improved on.
Why do you post in topics like this only to complain about something "not being Nerf," while overlooking the effort and functionality of the actual product?
Nerf, not Foam Sword Battle.
Why is this in the Mods section?
About the subject: I don't know about their legality in wars, but they still look cool. How thick is the foam padding on your weapons, on average? Also, how durable are they? Does the core material warp after decent use, or is it pretty rigid?
(Loose order, but the BR should definitely be ranked higher)
1) Railgun, Quake series (Effeminate weapon of the world award, I could nail anything with it)
2) Devastator, Duke Nukem 3D
3) Monkey Gun, Timesplitters: Future Perfect
4) The Kitten Cannon, Kitten Cannon Flash Game
5) The Snooper Rifle, Return to Castle Wolfenstein
6) Torque Bow, Gears of War series
7) Boltok, Gears of War series
8) Lancer, Gears of War series
9) Plasma Grenade, Halo series
10) Brute Spike Grenade, Halo 3
11) Firebomb Grenade, Halo 3
12) Cerebral Bore, Turok
13) Hi-Standard Silenced, Medal of Honor series
14) S.n.i.p.e.r. Rifle, Unreal Tournament III
15) Flak Cannon, Unreal Tournament III
16) World's Most Interesting Bomb, MDK
17) World's Smallest Nuke, MDK
18) Battle Rifle, Halo 2-3
19) Needler (dual wield), Halo 2 incarnation
20) Shock Rifle, Unreal Tournament III
Try shaving a little bit off of the feed lips for each magazine (on the back of the feed lips, where the tails of the darts go.). If that doesn't work, then the extra spring is too long. If you place the LS and shotgun springs next to each other, and find that the shotgun's is longer, trim off a ring or two and then reassemble the gun. It should be fine.
I found that the bolt isn't pulling far enough to let the magazine in. But I'm not sure why.
You also used incorrect spelling and grammar! Hooray!
And this, yet again, brings up a monthly or so old topic. Nerf is Nerf becuase of the Nerf. You are firing foam darts from a brightly painted gun (unless of a paint job). Homemades are a somewhat of a acception, but aren't usually allowed at major wars becuase of they're beefy power. Airsoft guns don't, and I do not belive are suppose to, fire any kind of foam. They fire little projectiles.
So, all in all, I am trying to say that when you combine airsoft and Nerf, it just ain't Nerf. IMO (yes, I used an acronym)
If the gun works, and it is practical, it doesn't matter if someone thinks it's Nerf or not. Unless it is a foam club or a loser rifle, which will change the way the game is actually played. If it is actually semi-auto, it has potential. I assume that if it is, it is also electrically powered and operated, in which case you could open it up, post a pic of the internals, and find some way to improve the actual mechanism. Otherwise, it would have to be gas operated with a tank or CO2 slot, in which case you can modify the gas valve to release more propellant for greater ranges.
Otherwise, check the plunger head like Retiate said. Also, check that the plate on the back of the plunger tube isn't warped, and that it rests correctly in place. Make sure the bolt and the bolt sled are not twisted, bent, or warped in any way.
He was here over a year before you, Lynx. Also, you may want to check your own post for spelling and grammar.
Also, PLEASE fix you spelling and grammar. You are a new member and writing poorly isn't going to let you stay here long.
Not saying I'm a vet or something, it is that I've been here longer than you.
I haven't done this stuff yet, so I might as well be prepared. Can anyone explain the second equation, because it looks like you're all randomly switching numbers. What is being balanced and how do you balance the equation (my chem class sucks for me not to learn this)?
That barrel won't do anything for your accuracy. Neither of the two even touch the dart; they are purely for cosmetics. Unless you want to do an Angel Breech and nest a brass barrel in the stock one, it isn't worth it.
okay, so I did a little work on my LS today and I got most of the bondo off, but I couldn't get it all because I'm worried about damaging the front shell beyond what I did to make it front-gun accessible. I also did an AR removal and spring replacement (that was a while ago) I was looking at the remaining barrel from the extension and I was wondering if it was worth it to make it so the long barrel will fit in the gun (I was thinking of making it detachable for short range, then putting it on for accuracy purposes at long range)
In combustion weapons, the flame is not in contact long enough for the dart to melt or catch fire. It is not different from firing it out of an air gun.
Well, aside from the legal ramifications of setting up a home-made bomb in the woods somewhere, this is a disaster waiting to happen. You are using fire to shoot foam at people. There is a real risk of partially melting that foam, and it causing 2nd or 3rd degree burns on any exposed skin it come into contact with. If I got burned from a half-melted piece of foam hitting me in the face, I'd be out for blood. I think everyone else would be, too. This is really a bad idea.
Well, except for the idiocy of creating a tank to fire darts via exploding gases. Look how many grenade topics were created this week, and people still don't realize how impractical and sometimes dangerous (mousetraps, combustion) they are.
Badger intended this to be a sign that something wasn't right. The "older" users can tell that over the past year, maybe two years, the content and quality of said content has degraded . I don't mean to imply that we have poor ideas, because Slug and Angel blow that accusation apart. It's that the newer and less "aware," for lack of a better word, users either disregard the rules the founders and admins set, or they just don't get how we run here. Thusly, they flood us with worthless posts and threads and sort of bring down the site as a whole.
Overall, there isn't a guarantee that forcing users not to post for the first week or month will raise their post quality. There is no way to be sure that they read the CoC. It is the applicant's responsibility to do that when they register for an account. It is their duty to adhere to our laws here. If they choose to break them or act out, then too bad. They don't have to have and account here, and they most likely won't soon after. There will always be these "noob" question threads and horrendous posts, but Badger, myself, and others see it as being better off terminated immediately. Let them post as soon as they get here, and if their content is not satisfactory and they refuse to improve at once, get rid of them.
Perhaps you could use the motor to flip the switch for the actuator. This would allow you to fire in fully automatic mode as well. Attach a wheel to the motor shaft with notches cut into it so that the rotation of the wheel will push the button, let it reset, and then push it down again.
Galaxy, you don't seem to get it. Yes, VACC is an admin, but that's not what Langley was getting at. Users have begun to shake and quiver digitally whenever they read his name. Not that he is not important, far from it, but the idea is that you guys are beginning to fear being banned or punished here like you fear physical death; like your entire life is this forum. It's childish and idiotic. If I get banned, which may happen due to me being prone to flaming, etc., then I will find something else to occupy my time (although I will still Nerf, as being disconnected from the forum doesn't disconnect you from the hobby).
I'm not posting this because I live on the forums, or because I have nothing else to do, but because I care about the condition of this place. It is the only real place where people with similar interests in Nerf can discuss it, and I'd prefer to have it kept in great shape.
I took a good hour, and I have a couple more things you might want to add to the list:
- People who post not only concept or useless threads, but also make them about something so impractical, idiotic, or inherently dangerous that they would have best been kept to themselves (throwing mousetraps at people to fling a dart when you are holding a gun that could safely do the same, whacking people with baseball bats covered in a layer of FBR with duct tape, etc.).
- People who post, but have absolutely no clue about what they are talking about. There are members who often type something as a "helpful" reponse to a question, but don't understand the topic material nearly well enough to be giving advice on it. If you don't know, don't post. This goes for speculations too, which are wastes of time both in being typed and being read, and are usually so idiotic or obvious that there was no need to post them at all, or so outlandish and baseless that they are beyond forgiveness for being posted.
- People who can't read a topic or post, yet continue to post. This is similar to #2. To use a popular example, it's like when OMC posted in his PETG thread all the specs of his merchandise, yet users still ask, many times in hideously-contrived posts, "how the fit on Angel's red FBR is" (when he still carried it), "how much shipping will cost" (usually an alright question, but not when OMC clearly posted a flat rate), and so on. Read the entire topic and UNDERSTAND IT before making a post. It saves everyone trouble.
- You sort of hit on this, but people who only ever post with a flame, speculation, or congratulations and never touch their keyboard to type a contributive post. I may seem hypocritical here, having 1100 posts myself, but I like to think that some, if not most of those were helpful in some regard. Also annoying are the people who feel the need to cry out "w00t 100th p05t!!1!11one", as if they deserve some kind of award for reaching a new high-water mark in their never-ending flood of useless bullshit. Or the people whose most active category is Off Topic, who had better have damn good "real" posts but never do.
- People posting and making comments that derail the entire thread. How users here can go from a legitimate focus of conversation to something so completely irrelevant that it had no business coming up in the first place is mind-boggling.
- You also hit on this one, but ejrasmussen decided to disregard it in his post while I was typing this. People here speak and write English as their first language, with the few notable exceptions like Jaffe and 3DBBQ. Therefore, you are assumed to be capable of typing English. If not then all you trolls and nerds who live on the computer must know of spellcheck, and we advise you to use it. This is in the CoC, and despite what Badger, ompa, and others have been warning, it continues to happen.
- Attention-whores and ass-kissers. These are the kind of people who fudge range claims and post falsified stats on anything just to earn some praise, as if we won't catch on to them and that they will live in eternal glory. There was also someone (I can't recall the username) who posted a response of nothing but an explanation of how VACC's cock dwarfed his own in a laughable attempt at recognition and mercy. Don't kiss ass. Nobody bends to it, and everyone will hammer you out for it. HoBoFiL recently sucked ice's dick in regards to the quality of the latter's YouTube videos, and I almost pissed myself laughing after I cringed at his murder of the written English language.
- People who can't take one minute out of their lives to search for the answer to a question that has been provided numerous times in this site's history. Or instead they post something that has already been known/discussed for a length of time thinking it was new. Oro? asking for a link to an RFR mod when FA_24 has so graciously provided the directory for us. PREDATOR posting about his discovery of the Vulcan when there was a 36-page, 535-reply speculation shitfest one or two pages away.
So? That doesn't mean shit. Also, please learn to type correctly and have your posts make sense grammatically.
Oh ya and ice has more subscribers than Forsaken Angle and captain slug no instructional Nerf videos except shooting them.
About the gun: Speculation doesn't amount to anything. The gun might be "good" or it might be "bad." Who knows? Unless you have one, and post a review, then nobody should believe anything just yet. However, I'll make an observation (and when you make that, post evidence to back you up). The thing appears to be small enough to conceal and carry for assassin games, based on how a grip extention is included. That should mean that the grip, and therefore the rest of the gun by proportion, is compact.
The war that you and your friends had is a rarity compared to the bigger coastal wars. Well, compared to almost all wars, actually.
1) The dart is loaded into a smaller-diameter inner barrel near the plunger tube.
2) The gun is fired. The tighter fit of the dart in the barrel means more friction, which means that more pressure can build up behind it before the dart starts moving. This means an increase in power and range.
3) When the pressure reaches a level where it can overcome the inertia and pressure of the dart, the dart begins moving. As it transitions from the tighter to the looser barrel segment, the friction drops. The dart then picks up speed as a direct result.
This system is an improvement over traditional barrels in that it allows more pressure to build up from the compression of air in the plunger tube. This greater pressure means better ranges and power. This is why tighter barrels are recommended for springers; they permit this rise in pressure compared to standard loose barrels for air-powered guns.
Generally, CPVC tends to work better than a crayola barrel. It is more uniform and tight on the dart. Plus, there is much less work to do (you only have to cut one piece, rather than hollow out a marker and nest it in a piece of PVC that you also have to cut.).
If by sledgehammer you mean banhammer, then wait and watch. Spyder, you have to be at least 13 years old to be on these boards.
I would rather hit him over the head with a sledgehammer then give his dead body to micheal jackson.
I don't know why the air would be coming out of the trigger area short of there being another leak. Maybe the firing pin got dislodged ot twisted, but that still doesn't seem to explain it.
However, you need to think about it. The people who run this site, both now and in the future, as well as the contributors will always be the mature overseers of our procedures here. The community won't let itself go down. Hasbro, Buzz Bee, etc. will keep pumping out their blasters, and nothing short of a marketing disaster will stop that. Until then, and well past it, we here will continue to make our own. We will continue to use both the mass-produced and the homemade in wars. As long as we Nerf, Nerf itself won't die. And as cliché as that sounds, it's true. That's what most new members, and some of the "older" ones don't realize. We can talk about it all we want, speculate to our hearts' content, but Nerf is about actually going out and shooting people with foam darts, balls, rockets, and everything else. When every last one of us stops doing that, then Nerf is dead. But since that point is either a long time in coming, or entirely nonexistent, the NIC will continue to grow and Nerf will continue to prosper.
P.S.: A word on the noobs. I should be one of the last people finishing this sentence, but post count is NOT a mark of seniority in any way. Once a person contributes to the forums, with a homemade, a modification, or just useful and helpful posting in general, then they are no longer a noob. Those are the people who actually deserve the word "Member" next to their name.
1) Frost King FBR is not known for consistency from batch to batch (or roll to roll). You might find that some samples fit better than others once you use more than one roll of FBR on darts.
2) 1/2" CPVC is tight on micros. This is an advantage in spring guns, but decreases the effectiveness of air guns.
3) Don't twist your darts into the barrel. Push them straight down. You can try stiffening the darts via drinking straw inserts in the centers, etc. to make that a little easier.
As far as the guns go, here's a list:
- Big Bad Bow (Angel modded) [aka, the BBB or 3B]
- Buzz Bee Big Blast (Captain Slug has a good mod for it) [aka the BBBB or 4B]
- Lanard Blast Bazooka (almost identical to the 4B, find similar mods) [aka the LBB]
- Air Tech 2000 or 3000 (can be singled, or the turrets rebarreled) [aka the AT2k/AT3k, or just the 2k/3k]
- Max Shot (rebarreled, I have a mod for it in the directory)
As you can see, there are ways to circumvent the filter on the word snіper. I'm surprised that the admins haven't found my method yet.
On the subject of what it does, how is the overall performance of the gun? As in, is everything durable? Any jams? What about something like an NF in the picture for overall size comparison.
Edit: A loose barrel is not the best choice for a springer, although I am not sure about how well the inline clip would fare with a tighter one. But, hey, whatever works.