Edited by CaptainSlug, 01 January 2008 - 09:27 PM.
What Got You Started Nerfing?
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:26 PM
Posted 02 January 2008 - 01:49 PM
A call I got at 3:00 am from an old friend asking me if I would like to hunt people.
Oh man, I've fallen for that before. You should also be wary if someone asks you to EAT people. Take my word on this one , it's not what you're expecting.
I had a blast-a-ball and bow-n-arrow when they came out, but they were more recreational than really useful in foam warfare. It wasn't until I landed a sawtooth to counter my ballzooka that I started having indoor skirmishes with the other horsemen. We used to ransack my basement, turning over furniture and stacking various items to create individual little bases from within which we waged a variety of different war types. We were still indoors and using unmodified weapons (maybe the bow was modified) when I joined the listserve and met spoon and stefan. After that we inevitably made it outside and began modifying our weapons as we went. You have to understand that back then there was no place to go for modification instructions. They hadn't been done yet. You basically had a few basic options that you applied (with a fair amount of success) to all your weapons: 1: Make sure the barrels had no obstructions or air holes, 2: stretch the shit out of every spring, and 3: apply rubber bands liberally. As repetitive as some of the above stories are I do find them promising.
Ya' see, as much I love the resource that the NIC has become, and more specifically the tool that this site has grown into, looking back I think it is also presents a problem. I think if more nerfers started out by just having some fun with their friends instead of worrying about their guns so much we'd all be better for it. This thread shows me that this is the case with at least a few of the new guys.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 03:13 AM
the tool that this site has grown into,
sorry just thought thhat was funny
Energy=Mass x Speed of light in a vacuum (in celeritas) squared
Nerf=Mass of air in tank x Speed of air release in a barrel squared
"the whole damn song is a pick up line"
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:50 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:54 PM
Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:33 PM
Sorry about my first post i was obsessed with smileys :(
Didn't even see these, you can now consider that 3 month mute of the forever variety.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 11:46 PM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 06:02 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:27 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:32 AM
Posted 01 March 2010 - 07:56 AM
Take a week off each.
Posted 05 March 2010 - 12:59 PM
About 15 years pass and I'm an avid CS:S player. For Halloween, I decide to dress up as a Counter-Terrorist. So I go out and, on a whim, decide to check out the Nerf aisle at wal-mart. There, I got my first current blaster: a Buzzbee Rapidfire. I took it home and wasted no time painting it a military black (save for the tip; Ashland's Halloween streets usually have cops standing by).
Later, I notice the Longshot on the shelves. I'm really into loser rifles, so I pick it up, along with some extra ammo. I take it home and get it out of the box (quickly taking the snaps off the front gun, so that I can remove the pistolgrip by taking out the 1x2 lego piece I have wedged in there). I decided I wanted to paint it, so I went online to get ideas. I stumbled here, and found out just how much the LS sucks out of the box. I decide that this is a place for me, sign up, and mod my LS.
Now I've got my rapidfire, my LS, a Recon, a Doubleshot, a Marauder longsword, and I recently aquired a Longstrike, which I plan on modding VERY soon.
Edited by Wing Dairu, 05 March 2010 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:24 PM
Wing, you can take a 1 week seat. The next person is getting a month.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 01:31 PM
Posted 08 March 2010 - 07:51 PM
Posted 21 October 2010 - 05:53 AM
I got started when i was at my old friends house. We were having a sleepover for a party and i got the stock longshot. I dont have and haven't had any other kind of gun except a water gun btw. Well i was just facinated by the gun when i was shooting people with it. This happened like a week before my birthday and i came home and asked for the longshot for my birthday. I got a recon, then i was on youtube looking for other nerf guns then I found out you could mod them. So I watched and tried it on the recon. The recon broke, Hey it was my first time. And now I've got like 10 guns. Almost all are modded.
What got you started in this hobby/obsession we all have? How did you happen to find this place? What about Nerfing appealed to you so much that you decided to become a member here?
I myself got started nerfing about two years ago or whenever the N-Strike Unity Power System came out. As soon as I got that for Christmas, I became obsessed with nerf. I found this wonderful place when I discovered how much an out of the box longshot sucked. I googled Nerf Modifications, and wound up here. One I read around a bit, I discovered that I wanted to become a member here. It took a bit but, I finally got approved and, here I am.
Posted 21 October 2010 - 07:27 AM
Next necro in this thread gets bumped up to a 3 month mandatory nerfcation.
Posted 23 October 2010 - 03:25 PM
My dad got me my first nightfinder at the age of 8 i believe? It was a first gen also! So cool! I still have it in my garage stock and with the lazer light still. It brings back so many memories.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 06:08 PM
Posted 30 November 2010 - 06:32 AM
Edited by Unit ZER0, 30 November 2010 - 06:33 AM.
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