Thank you Split for forwarding that here it helps makes things easier to understand how this got started.
Perhaps someone should put a link in that thread to here. So no dullards de-rail that thread.
Glad you said that Talio. That descriptive piece as to why its a dick move.
Head shots are a dick move if they are done on purpose. Whenever I do aim for the head I am doing it because I feel the person has done many dick moves. I have only ever aimed for the head once at a Nerf war and I succeeded.
The question here is should head shots be allowed.
I say yes.
Not to cause pain because if I wanted to cause pain I would just smash everyone that offends/disgusts me in life. Luckily I have patience and a peaceful attitude normally.
Head shots are a valid part of the body.
Some people have larger heads and those hits are unavoidable.
I have been to quite a few wars and have only gotten maybe 3-4 head shots each.
That's about 1 head shot per hour or less. Nothing wrong with that considering the amount of kills I get per hour. Even with my level 2 PAS and not your dreaded Hell cannon.
Now I do mainly aim for the body. But if there is nothing else to aim for except a head then I am still taking the shot. The only reason I wouldn't is if the Nerf gun I am using shoots crossbow ranges and the individual is close by.
Head shots are also the most entertaining hits.
When ever I have been shot in the head, I have always been like "Nice shot buddy!"
Some people use them to make comedic death scenes. Like Tank at Hell #2. I am still laughing at that one.
I remembered I arced this one far shot at APOC 07 and hit this kid in the side of the head when he was running top speed horizontally. His hair flew up in the air when it hit him. Everyone around was like "Nice shot"
At Massacre #2 MSDFS took a shot from Fester across the gym. It was amazing. I do not think he was aiming for his head though. It just happened that way.
It's funny to think of hosting a zombie game and not allowing head shots.
Majority of my head shots are a result of a dart spiraling, misjudging an arc, a person ducking when they should have dodged, etc.
If I am hosting a war and I find that a player is constantly aiming for the head from 60ish feet or more
then I am not going to stop him because 95% of the time he will be missing anyway.
Now if that same player is doing that from shorter ranges and playing to cause other people pain then I have a problem with it. Like I said there are better ways to cause others pain.
The next thing I have found pretty funny is this whole apologetic attitude towards getting a head shot.
This "If you shoot someone in the head, go over and make sure they are okay, apologize then continue" attitude.
Ha, Give me a fucking break.
I can only see this being an issue if:
The person you hit is visibly in a lot of pain.
The person you hit doesn't count down from 15 and just goes to sit out the round.
The person is cut because of a badly made stefan where the washer was hanging out the side. *tsk tsk*
If I hit someone in the head from a good distance.
I am not going to hold up my hands and walk over.
"Hey buddy are you okay?" Player 1
"My face feels numb where I got shot" Player 2
"Can you walk?" Player 1
" I think so." Player 2
"I am really sorry and I promise to never do it again" Player 1
"Sounds good lets be best friends for life" Player 2.
That's how I viewed this whole Grade 3 Hall monitor attitude since I read it.
Darts are flying everywhere with glue tips at the front.
Some are accurate and some are not.
Even if you do ban head shots you are still going to get hit in the head because some people haven't yet perfected their dartsmithing.
What I am saying is:
If you don't want to get hit in the eye, Wear eye protection.
If you don't want to get hit in the head, Wear a fucking helmet.
I would like to get more peoples honest opinions on this.
Especially the Vets who have not yet posted.
Nerkum I 100% agree.
Ice: How do you ruin things when you get a head shot?
Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 12 March 2009 - 02:12 PM.