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Posted 17 December 2007 - 11:51 PM

Well, the end of '07 is nearing. Since we did this last year, and in this forum, I figured we ought to continue it. List the best and worst points of the year, the ones that we all remember.
  • The Great Noob Influx
  • OMC being promoted to Admin
  • CaptainSlug and Forsaken_angel24 promoted to contributors
  • The flow of new ideas and creations in the homemades and mods categories
  • The release of the Recon
  • Talio's brief return
  • Some great new members joining the site
I hope some of you can offer some info on the wars you had. I was not in attendace for any...
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#2 CaptainSlug


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:20 AM

Well, I attended my 1st war, and my 7th, all in the same year.
And I've made a good deal of progress in developing homemades.

For me this has been basically the best year of my life so far. For many different reasons.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 18 December 2007 - 12:20 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:27 AM


The Disc Shot.

Also, the Disc Shot.
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#4 ltvills



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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:36 AM

My highlight

Getting a call a call from an old friend inviting me to start to nerf again
therefor creating ANU's first team (Australian nerf united)

having a total count of
57 Members and increasing each time (nation wide..)

Not to Forget hosting The biggest public war
(we had 37 turn up and play)
(23 was the expected number)
bbq wasn't enough
( A lot of kids joined in and got their parents to buy a maverick from the target 2 min drive away)
we got 7 people join in our clan ...go us
and a lot of contacts from the parents of the kids who played (for future wars)

Nobody got hurt apart from my friend john who got burnt because of leaning on the grill(minor burn)

Edited by ltvills, 18 December 2007 - 12:47 AM.

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#5 imaseoulman



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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:45 AM

The release of the Spider-Man Dart Tag Guns. These guns can be integrated into almost anything, fairly easily. We may see more and more primaries that previously were considered to have too low ROF but augmented with SMDTG's becoming quite formidable. Only time will tell.

Also, on a personal note, attending a couple of wars in St. Paul, MN.

Hosting several local wars. Maximum turnout: 18. I supplied all the guns and each person had at least a primary and a side-arm.

And, my greatest creation yet: Arachnophobia.
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#6 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:01 AM

Some of my proudest modifications came from this year.

The Eyes of Fire.
Custom Longshot breech.

As well as doing 7 other write ups.

Hosting my first Nerf war.
Being the Founder of Hell Before Halloween.
Brought back the Canadian wars.

Making my first War video. Hell Before Halloween.

Discovering Stage6 to upload videos that show the same quality they were filmed in.

Other Great mods like: Arachnophobia.
Fucking pecan
Volley Titan

Learning of Humans Vs, Zombies.

The last cluster of Assassin Videos including the legendary drive by on Milfhunter.
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#7 Retiate



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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:06 AM

For me personally...
  • Hosted the first Western Washington War on these forums (as far as I know). Or at least, first in a very long time.
  • Found a new favorite primary. (Magstrike)
  • Attended another member's war.
  • Just got a lot better at Nerfing.
  • Got a lot better at modding too.
  • OMC's PETG replaces my old expensive brass.
  • Angel's red FBR replaces my old gray FBR.
  • Oh, and we got a Crossbow.
And that's about all I can think of right now.

Edited by Retiate, 18 December 2007 - 01:15 AM.

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#8 aetherguy881



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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:29 AM

Here we go, let's see what I can list;
  • My friend introducing me to Nerf.
  • Me finding NH let alone the NIC.
  • Me being well accepted into the NIC (Including confronting a cool admin to get my account activated (Groove)).
  • Getting some guns.
  • Learning all about the guns.
  • Making it through the first semester at college.

    And the one bad thing:

  • Not finishing my LS mod (AR)...
There's probably more but that's all I can think of now.
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#9 Zaxbys


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Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:58 AM

The highlights of the year 2007 for me are as follows:

--Stumbling upon the NIC by total accident and becoming addicted to nerf.
--Asking Frost Vectron, Falcon, and a few other memebers so many questions they want to strangle me.
--Attending my first war hosted by another memeber of the NIC. (Cmdrmack)
--Meeting new people.
--Becoming a moderator over at Nerfhq.

I thought I'd throw this in there too. What I want to accomplish next year is:

--Attend DCNO
--With Cmdrmack as my parnter, us bring some foam back to the South :P
--Finish my Zaxbow

Edited by Zaxbys, 18 December 2007 - 09:00 AM.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:23 PM

My highlights were attending my first war, holding my first war, discovering the lovely NIC, and doing my first mods. There are probably a lot of little things I'm missing. Thanks, NIC, for saving me from MMORPGs!
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

The first practical (or at least fully functional) semi-auto homemade by CaptainSlug
The largest East Coast Nerf event in NIC history (Apoc)?
The largest East Coast contingent heading out to SoCal (OMC, Groove, Rambo, Kuhlschrank)
The first major Ohio war since I'm guessing '03ish (w00t), and another one soon to come.

Those are the ones that really stand out in my mind. This is a cool thread.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:04 PM

good things -finishing my really cool titan mod
-joinning the NIC
-planning my first war

bad things -probably the worst thing is getting banned for like four months, and destroying a Longshot that I almost made get unbeleivable ranges.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:31 PM


Reviving my love of nerf from when i was 7 by randomly watching a youtube nerf video

Modding my first gun

Having my acount validated


Someone trying to sell a crossbow on amazon for $350...
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:40 PM

My group went to our first war and hosted our first war. We also got four inivitations to Deal (which I was proud of)
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

  • Finding the NIC by accident (via Wikipedia).
  • Getting validated (thanks again, OMC).
  • Doing my first modification with nothing abut a screwdriver and a Swiss Army Knife (I'm pretty sure it was a Mav...honestly, I don't see what's so hard about modding them).
  • Finding AT2ks at Kohls.
  • Finding AT3ks (apparently the delivery truck finally made it here, or something, because all of a sudden they're everywere).
  • Getting PETG.
  • Finding other Nerfers near me.
  • All you cool members of the NIC, sharing your knowledge and experiences for the betterment of the hobby.
  • Having lots of cool ideas.
  • PANO getting canceled at the last second.
  • Having too many cool ideas.

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:04 PM

Getting the Foam Warriors of Presbyterian College approved as an RSO.

The explosion of Big Salvo popularity.

What Zaxbys said about Southern Nerf

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:12 PM

Mine are:

Getting in to Nerf
Hosting my first Nerf War and having other Nerfers attend it
Getting better at Modding and Stefen making
Getting a pretty good size arsenal in under 7 months
My Titan mod
Some other stuff that has slipped my mind.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 07:36 PM

Getting details worked out for my first war with the people here (Wamno)
Getting into nerf.
Working out lans for my home made
Watching Slug make and finilize his Semi Auto
Getting a chance to see the kind of mods FA does (Your eyes of fire still perplexes me)
Having a blast with my friends after my first modifications were taken to a house nerf war
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:32 PM

If all goes well, we will have had 3 major Ohio wars this year!
Having weekly nerf wars down in Cincy with 40+ people each week.
Nerf releasing a mag fed pistol.
Getting more people than I can count into nerf, and meeting tons of people to nerf with.

Overall, it's been quite a booming year and I hope next year continues the progress.
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#20 frost vectron

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 09:47 PM

Getting back into the swing of things. :angry:
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:02 PM

Getting better at Nerf and playing more in general.

My only big modification is Finesse (in my sig).
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:25 PM

Buying a Maverick with 8 leftover bucks from Christmas in March, finding Instructables, and starting to mod Nerf guns! I've had a blast modding them, and more at the 2 wars I've gone to.

Heres to a next year booyah!
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:27 PM

  • Boltsnip er coming back and making us jealous again
  • Forsaken Angel moving to my town (no shipping costs on FBR when he gets some more)
  • More people getting into the hobby (more specifically, more people in Canada getting into the hobby)
  • And overall having a funny Nerf year (cousin getting sacked by big blast, getting bored and firing my titan at my same cousin, etc.)
I'll try my best to take up alchemy and get some money for exchange for my soul or my dog so I can do my first writeup this year too.

Edited by penguin807, 18 December 2007 - 10:30 PM.

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#24 Quilan Fett

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:21 PM

Getting someone to actually type Qui'lan instead of qilan or some other distorted version.
Being one of the first people to post a write-up for a gun. (Singled Doomsayer)
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#25 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 11:31 PM

Being one of the first people to post a write-up for a gun. (Singled Doomsayer)

Woah woah woah. Lets get something straight.

Just because you singled the Rapid fire pump action shotgun, It does not mean you turned it into a Doomsayer.

Now If you were to actually take a Doomsayer and then single it. Well, such a crime is punishable by death.

Other Highlights.

Meeting Captain Slug twice.
Seeing Frosts write up on that cute little air gun.
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I don't get my kicks out of you,
I don't feel the way I used to do.
I know its bad,
After what we had,
But I’m just not the angel you knew.

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