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Poll: Take Aim or Fire on the Run? (98 member(s) have cast votes)

Say you have a gun with a decent ROF and fairly good accuracy. If you are charged by an opponent do you drop to a knee/hold your ground and take some aimed shots or jump out of the way and put as many shots in the direction of you opponent as possible?

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#1 Killzor

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:10 PM

Just wanted to hear everyone's opinion.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:13 PM

Just wanted to hear everyone's opinion.



I'd probably stand ground,Depend on what they are using and depends on what I'm using.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:15 PM

How about a poll option called: This topic is pointless. Have you read the code of conduct? Just have some common sense dude.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:20 PM

How about a poll option called: This topic is pointless. Have you read the code of conduct? Just have some common sense dude.


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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:31 PM

I say take aim. Just like footbal, Nerf is %10 Perspiration, %90 Intimidation. If you run, you lose the intimidation factor. Of course if you get shot, you lose your intimidation factor too. So it's important to find a balance. If you miss your first shot, back up and take another, but don't just turn tail and run.

Bomberman: This topic is not nearly as pointless as most of the topics that the new people usually post.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:32 PM

Neither. I dont post useless topics and I go out and nerf.

There is no need for topics like this. Its like asking what gun is the best of in what way to people run while they nerf. Its just tedious, and most people have their own "style" of aiming anyway.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 04:41 PM

Stand ground, aim, shoot, run away like a monkey.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:00 PM

Take aim. No point in shooting unless you hit something. Or you could just practice aiming AND running at the same time so you get good at it
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:13 PM

I would take a prone position and attempt to aim/avoid from there.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:18 PM

Run backwards from the person charging you while simultaneously loading your blaster, taking aim, and strafing. Works a lot better than it sounds, with some practice.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 05:21 PM

I would take a prone position and attempt to aim/avoid from there.



Wow 'cause that would TOTALLY WORK. How the heck are you going to dodge/run away/take cover when your in prone position? Better yet, you try that at a nerf war with people above the age of 10 and see how that works. Get back to me on that.

On topic, I think the answer is that you should try it yourself and then don't start a topic on something you can do yourself. In this last war, I learned alot about clearing corners, dodging, and overall just being better at nerf. In short, nerf more, useless topic less.

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#12 Oni Kadaki

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

In the basement we usually use at my university, cover is plentiful, so i'd find the nearest source of cover and hold it, especially if I have someone to watch my back. In that place, a longshot/recon and good positioning can go a real long way.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:19 PM

I would take a prone position and attempt to aim/avoid from there.


When someone's close to you, the prone positon makes you easier to hit, because you they can see your entire body length and you can't move nearly as well. Crouching, on the other hand might help. It would give you a smaller visible size and wouldn't restrick your movement nearly as much. You would easily be able to dive and roll to the side.
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Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:31 PM

'm thinking more like on top of a hill with a BBBB and checking it out from there.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:58 AM

Just stand your ground and fire. If you're any good at aiming you'll hit before your ammo runs out.

It also helps to have a high-capacity weapon with two backup attachments and a pistol.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 08:00 AM

It's not a bad thing to ponder, but there are so many more details that go into making this decision. First of all, you're firing a nerf gun that has a maximum accurate range of lets say 60 - 70 ft (at the maximum), and has 0 kick...leaving your feet to take aim is always a mistake.

Now, before answering your question you'd need to know things like the number of shots your opponent has, the number of hitpoints you each have remaining, nearby allies for you and your oponent, and your comforte level with missing your shot. If you miss your shot, are you confident that you can get another off or avoid being shot? Is your opponant a pretty good shot or is he easily flustered? There are just too many componants to this equation. The best bet, knowing nothing else, is generally to retreat a few stops to any type of nearby cover, and fire at your exposed opponant from that position.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:48 AM

It really depends on what gun Im using but if Im using my BBBB I would stand my ground because I only have one shot.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 12:35 PM

I would like to add a third option at this point. If I had the chance I would hide behing something like a tree, and then aim and shoot. I like this tactic because you have somthing to hind behind decreasing your risk of getting shot.

Hope this helps. :D
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 01:58 PM

the question is really vauge but, my opinion is that it would be better to stand your ground and get a few good shots off than to turn tail and run.
(considering you leave the details like...
-the terrain
-the weapons
-ammo capacity (for both)
-your ability to dodge darts
-your opponents abitlity to dodge darts )

any good nerfer should be able to make a good decision(quickly) for any situation.
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Posted 14 August 2008 - 04:14 PM

Considering I never actually 'aim' nerf guns ('aim' as in hold up to shoulder level and line up someone), I would shoot while running. It's not that hard to shoot accurately while running. In fact, that's all I do. If I'm ever in one spot for more than 5 seconds it'll be because I've finally finished my nerf turret emplacement.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:54 AM

The run and gun thing (especially Salmon) sounds so much like those damn video game shooters where everyone is unrealistically running backwards and jumping up and down while trying to shoot the other spastic players in the head. Seeing as how nerf guns are inherently inaccurate and have no recoil I guess this is possible to do but you'd have to be in reeeeeally good shape.

Anybody ever try civil war style line marching?
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 08:16 AM

Anybody ever try civil war style line marching?

I could have sworn that Forsaken Angel mentioned something like that before.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 10:14 AM

The best bet, knowing nothing else, is generally to retreat a few stops to any type of nearby cover, and fire at your exposed opponant from that position.

VACC, can't you ever be wrong? That's exactly what I was going to add.

Never should you be in prone position, especially if you're being rushed. I must admit, however, I have seen effective prone shooting. It was durring CTF and our team successfully got two guys (at right angles relative to the the opponents' base) within about 100' of the opponents' base unnoticed. They both army crawled (in fairly tall grass) until they were about 70' out and then started picking people off (one of them had a blast bazooka and the other had an SM1500). It was pretty impressive, and funny as the opponents had no idea where the shots were coming from and with the rest of our team coming in waves, they had no chance to figure it out until we were out of there with the flag (now getting cover fire from the guys prone in the tall grass). Though I enjoy this story, it's definitely an exception.


Considering I never actually 'aim' nerf guns ('aim' as in hold up to shoulder level and line up someone), I would shoot while running. It's not that hard to shoot accurately while running. In fact, that's all I do.

I line up most of my shots down the barrel of my blaster. I don't usually fire "on the run" unless I'm within 20'. Usually I'll run, pause a beat, aim and fire, and then start running again. I only stop running for about 1.5 secons, but that greatly increases my chances of hitting my target.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 04:44 PM

Aim with every shot. I don't care if you are running, jumping or crouching, AIM.

By the way crouching works. I was in a tower, so crouching was best since it covered my position REALLY well. I got at least 7 kills during that round and I got hit maybe twice.

It is easy to aim a NERF™ gun, just be aware of what's going on around you.

And don't ask if they are in or have ammo. Shoot first and ask later.
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#25 Oni Kadaki

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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:42 PM

I do go prone occasionally for the purposes of stealth, particularly outdoors. In a small outdoor game of CTF we had at a local high school last year, I spied on the enemy team for a good five minutes in prone position without being detected before I made my move. The problem with prone position, as others said, is that it greatly increases your surface area while simutaneously limiting your mobility, bad combination for you. But it definitely can give you an edge in stealth.
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