Sorry, couldn't fit everything in 1 post.
Did I mention the arena has 3 floors?
The elevator room, where many a battle plan have been torn asunder by a small squad of people bursting forth, dual wielding RF20's and magstrikes.
The 3rd floor, back of the building (opposite the lobby, and up 1 level)
S.Wong's Last Stand (the upper platform; the doors are effectively a wall, since they lead into a different building, and we use them as a boundary.) S.Wong managed to slay and fend off 7 attackers, using only a pair of bone-stock nitefinders, and emerged unscathed. She has been legend in these parts ever since.
Left of SLS
Notice that the 3rd floors are not connected, but instead act as a sort of tower from which to rain down a maelstrom of darts upon an attacking force, reminiscent of parapets guarding a castle's bridge and portcullis
Same place, but looking to the right of SLS
It's extremely demoralizing to ascend these stairs, and find 9 enemies, armed with BBB's and magstrikes poised behind this wall, barrels pointed between the bricks. A valiant attempt myself and my comrades made...
Oppsite the Lobby, 1 floor down. (3rd level below SLS)
Next: Crosley Tower, The Monolith
We used to stage our games outside and around, but as you will see, the surrounding area is under construction.
We sometimes play inside the building as well, the architecture is quite bizarre, all floors are roughly the same, with a few variations from one floor to the next. (some rooms are classrooms, some are chem' labs with very expensive equipment. We stay out of those rooms.) All floors are horseshoe-shaped, with stairwells at each end. the stairs lead to the upper and lower floors (obviously) but at the opposite end of the horseshoe.
Sorry, apparently 3 are necessary.
The Gauntlet; a relatively narrow arena, between two long buildings, filled with stairs and obstacles. (the first few pictures are taken from a catwalk, rotating 180 degrees between pictures.)
*down from the catwalk, proceed deep into The Gauntlet*
And here's a few additional pictures of other arenas we use, but only on occasion. (they aren't as... interesting, tactics-wise, as the others.)
Hope you guys enjoyed the tour. Thanks for your time. If any of you folks decide to join us one evening, ask for "Twitch" when you arrive.
I apologize if this is too much. Quite frankly, this group is run by bpso86, myself, and 4 others, and I'm damn proud of it. Who else can boast of organizing a Nerf war of this scale, on a weekly basis? (Rhetorical, I know the UC group is not the only of its kind, but I haven't been able to find many others.)
P.S. Stock ammunition only, this is non-negotiable. At the moment, campus security usually stands on the roof of Zimmer Hall and watch us when we play outside. (It's 2am and they have nothing to do.) As soon as we break a window, or injure a non-combatant the campus security stops putting up with our shenanigans.
Edited by Twitch, 24 April 2008 - 09:16 PM.