Nerf Vs. Paintball
Posted 23 February 2004 - 04:54 PM
Personally, I am a big airsoft fan, and many of those I nerf with regularly play paintball. They serve different purposes. If I want to war in the woods, or during winter, I am going to choose Airsoft. This does not mean that come summer I won't be nerfing. Sure airsoft/paintball is more realistic with longer range, and is more capable of varied terrain. However, for every benefit you can think of for paintball there is a perfectly good reason to nerf. Primarily, nerf is a hell of a lot cheaper. Nerf also offers, in my opinion, far more room for customizability and individual style, in weaponry and combat. That is reason enough, but neither reason even touches on my favorite part of nerf. You see, in paintball the range and speed of the projectiles are far greater, creating a primarily long-range battles. You can't get into close range stand-offs. You can't get into the kind of run and gun sweat and blood face to face showdowns I love so much, and you sure as hell can't get up in your enemy's face, dodge his poorly placed shot, and slam him from 5 feet as he turns to run for his hit points. Nerf has the capacity to be faster and meaner. I love the realistic combat of airsoft/paintball, but it will never replace nerf for me.
Nerf-On or Fuck-off.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 07:55 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 08:18 PM
Next, the whole range thing...you would be suprised. A normal paintball gun has trouble getting over 150ft (Flatline excluded...damn, that's a nice thing). I was expecting a lot more the first time I played. Nerf is much closer, more personal. You get to move around a good deal moreso than in paintball...I rarely bunker in Nerf.
Next, the whole "customization" thing. I am seriously looking into doing some light airsmithing (essentially, modding/repairing/customizing paintball markers). Take a look here. Doc has inspired me in many ways...mostly through the whole "Mountain Dew" thing.
Nonetheless, I find it just as adaptable as Nerf, just in a different way...it takes more time and money (in most cases). I can't fix someones regulator with a trip to Lowe's (usually).
But, Nerf will always be my favorite. No matter how much of my money I put into paintball, Nerf is better. I can't shoot from 10' away in PB...now in Nerf, that's cool. Getting into "The Matrix" style dodging, is cool. Messing around with a bunch of friends, shooting each other, period, is cool. Sending me free stuff, again, is cool.
Posted 13 May 2004 - 09:10 PM
Posted 13 May 2004 - 10:48 PM
I noticed that it has been the other way around for me lately, but that's because it is harder for me to afford paintballing right now. It gets really expensive over time.
Let me start by saying that I am now paintballing much more than I am Nerfing. Yes, it has larger crowds, yes, more people I know do it.
That's one major thing that I love about Nerfing is that its WAY cheaper than paintball. Also, you don't need to wear those full faced, sweaty masks. Cxwq, wasn't there an article posted on Nerf Online explaining the reasons why Nerf is better than paintball? I remember reading something like that over there a while back.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 08:18 PM
Yeah, playing paintball often is equal to setting fire to large amounts of cash. It's a lot like a girlfriend, or maybe eating at a fancy seafood place each night.
Point is, if spending like $80 on paint alone each month is bad, you've got alot more to go through...trust me, if any of you guys are considering paintball, be ready to get pulled into a dark, deep (but very fun) hole.
Posted 14 May 2004 - 09:26 PM
Posted 02 June 2004 - 06:31 PM
Call me NSF
Posted 02 June 2004 - 06:57 PM
Also, you won't get in trouble shooting "foam darts." I mean, how ominous does that sound?
Actually, you can get in trouble for "War". The consequences are similar to "Assault". The only reason I know this is because I was at a friend's house and someone called the cops on us for shooting at each other. All that the police said was that we shouldn't be doing that with things that can inflict welts or long-term wounds. He also said that it was considered "War" and that we should not shoot at each other. He let us off with a warning because of my friend's dad's defense, that and the neighbors described the guns as pellet rifles. That may have been because of what happened earlier, but that is not relevent. We were shooting at a target with a .22 pellet rifle. This also was in a strictly ruled township so that may have played a part, so now we Nerf near my house, which is out of that township by 450 feet. My neighbors could care less, as long as we don't hurt their kids.
Posted 02 June 2004 - 11:22 PM
Posted 03 June 2004 - 01:05 AM
I agree with what cxwq is saying. They are not interchangable and all have their advantages and disadvantages.
Posted 03 June 2004 - 01:36 AM
When Hal 're-launched' NO with the new look a few months ago, I asked him (nicely) to remove my article. Since he hasn't bothered even replying to the email I'm guessing the answer is no.
Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy for doing his admin crap for however long I was there.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:14 PM
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 10:37 PM
Sorry, but on that cybergun comment, they are actually great guns...well, some are at least. I just bought a new uzi AEG from them for 289.90 from pyramidairsoft.com,and its way better than my marui mp5k. I've probably got about 2,000 worth of airsoft if you combine everything (batteries, mags, guns, bbs, chargers, etc), and it's very rewarding. I can honestly say if cybergun ever made more AEG's i would probably buy more of them. They hired marushin to make the guns and i am very pleased. The problem is only they only make one more AEG, and thats an M4 or M16...can't remember, and i can't stand M16/M4 looks. Anyways, just wanted to make it clear that cybergun is finally cranking out some real good airsoft guns now. And i know that this article is old, i just wanted to clarify that cybergun has better quality than they are given credit for.
Or you are buying from CYMA, Well, or Cybergun.
Edited by Fishman602, 01 April 2005 - 10:42 PM.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:31 PM
You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 04:23 PM
*Have you seen any Nerf magazines? No. Have you seen aftermarket upgrades for Nerf guns? No. Is Nerf on TV? (I wish) No. Don't flame me, it's true.
Edit: Ooopps, give me a strike.
Edited by agentM192, 14 December 2006 - 04:24 PM.
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You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.
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