I'll be honest, we didn't expect this to be such a big deal. Most of the guns on our list have been banned at wars in the past, and this only represents a small portion of the nerf wars that will be held this year. It's not like if we ask you to put down one of your guns at our war that you're never going to use it again
Look, nothing's set in stone, but if we think something either makes the wars less fun or represents a hazard at close range, we're going to ask people to use something else.
Everyone just take a deep breath and relax.
If everyone calms down and wants to discuss this in a logical manner I think we can have a dialogue, but it's just not productive for us to respond to irrational panic.
Wow. Everyone's trippin' about your clan setting some pretty sound and solid ground rules for a good and balanced Nerf war.
You guys have some serious influence to get a bunch of the Nerfers all riled up like that. I guess you ought to let everyone let out some steam and frustration on the forum, then when the time comes for your first war with these implementations in place, show them the WHY behind it.
I'd normally wonder out loud why there are so many restrictions on weapon selection, but this past Christmas we had our annual family/neighborhood Nerf war. The ONLY modified weapons were NiteFinders. The DartTag blasters, Eliminators, and Mavericks out were all STOCK. It was a blast, and more so because it became more of a test of newly-acquired skills (remember that some of these don't Nerf but at Christmas time), rather than a stay-hidden-unless-you-want-to-get-shot kind of standoff that would get boring really quick.
Rather than whine and kick and stomp about it, were I to be able to attend one of those MAG-7 wars, I'd hit the workbench and come up with something that would be within those parameters, and still be badass as can be. I actually think that would be a more enjoyable challenge than just trying to make "biggest, most, farthest". It's something I wrote about in an article a while back.
Good to see new ideas, especially the kind that shake everyone up. Good luck!