Please humor me and allow me to wax nostalgic. About two years ago I created Arachnophobia and I saw that it was good. It was the beginning of an era. An era that brought many strange creations as I began an arms race with myself. Many of these creations never saw the light of day on the NIC forums and some never will. You see, after I created Arachnophobia, I needed to counter it for the sake of battlefield balance at my local wars. There was also a drive deep inside of me to outdo myself. I created Arachnophobia II, and while I had a ton of fun building and playing with it, something was still lacking. I went back to the drawing board and I spawned several original ideas. One of these ideas was the Marvelous Salvo, which was an integral part of one my favorite creations so far-- Arachnophobia Pistols.
Along with many original integrations, I found ways to improve my existing blasters, such as the Unfair Gun and what has been dubbed my "Foundational Air-Flow Mod". About the same time I shared that most recent idea with the NIC, I mentioned a base defense system, part of which is the Semi-automatic SuperMaxx 3000 (or SSM3K). Most of this reflects truly original thinking on my path to superior foam flinging, and with my latest creations that were part of the Base Defense System (originally called Assault Suppression System, but I had some problems with the acronym for that), I thought I had reached the end of my journey. I had planned to post a full write-up/description of this, but just imagine a large massing of fixed guns capable of pivoting 360 degrees on a vertical axis and over 180 degrees on a horizontal axis (giving a virtually full range of motion). It had a combination of Blast Bazookas capable of firing six rounds in as many seconds without any range loss, the SSM3K's, automatic blasters, as well as shotgun burst blasters. Perhaps some day I will actually divulge this in full detail, but alas, I digress.
As I was saying, I felt as if I had created the unbeatable. Well, as anybody who actually NERFs knows, that doesn't make for a very fun game (at least after the novelty wears off). So, I had to beat it. Essentially I would have to create something that was a mobile turret. I brainstormed and just minutes ago I concept tested my solution. This NERF blaster is designed for one thing only...
...ASSAULT! I'm quite sure that it will serve its function well. It isn't designed for sustained warfare, just one all out, no holds barred blitz on the enemy's stronghold. When charging, there will be no other blaster you'd rather be carrying. If you're wondering what sort of blaster this is, let's just say it can unleash a lot of foam very far, very quickly, with sufficient accuracy. Don't worry, you'll get to see it soon. Barring acts of god, I will have at least a description with photos posted within the next week and a half.
So, why am I monologuing for paragraphs about something that I'm not even going to show you right now? Because this is going to be the last modification I post for quite some time. While I am bowing out of the arms race I've been having with myself, I will continue to NERF but I will be having a much less active role here on the forums. Many may have already noticed that I've not been posting much and that's because I'm busy getting ready for what will be taking me away from my beloved hobby...
...the U.S. Navy. I will be attending the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC. On February 8th, I will be leaving for training and I will not be able to access the forums for a couple of months. After that, my presence will be sporadic at best. The Nuclear Power School is the most rigorous program in the U.S. Military and I will be studying nuclear physics and the naval applications at a very fast pace, leaving little time for anything else. I will be spending what little free time I have with my family. I do hope to make it to one or two east coast wars this Summer and hopefully I'll get a chance to see the S.O.F. crew.
So, this is my farewell thread. I'm proud and excited to both serve my country and receive excellent training in the United States Navy. Since childhood I've dreamed of being in the military, and after four years of college (which unfortunately I paid for) I finally made the plunge. I wish you all the best in your NERFing endeavors and all else that you attempt.
Your Brother in the NIC,
Edited by imaseoulman, 28 January 2009 - 09:35 PM.