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#26 VACC

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 02:05 PM

Yes and no. There is merely a far greater population density on the east coast than the west. I am working on throwing my own, I assure you. I'm just saying that because there are more easties, you are able to have more wars, with more people, who are then more active in the community. But because of that, most of the noobs view easty rules as the accepted norm, instead of creating their own.

I just don't see how this is being framed as a problem. Pupular opinion on the forums has never meant very much when it comes to actually nerfing. And besides, the east coast is not a nerf hotbed by pure coincidence. Do you know where the Effeminateenter of east coast nerf is? Fucking. New. Jersey. You think the Dirty Jers' is a natural nerf tourist spot!? No, it's just where we've been throwing nerf wars for the past 10 years. Throw wars, and people will nerf. The method seems to be working pretty well for the California and Canadian nerf scenes too, each playing by their own sets of rules.
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#27 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Wouldn't that be a greater indictment of you not throwing your own events? Nerf wars are not difficult to pull off. Have friends. Give them nerf guns. Make your own rules. I highly reccomend it.

You see? I like VACC. He encourages people to do things.

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 06:40 PM

when i organize my nerf war i would definitly allow it :blink: .



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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:16 PM

when i organize my nerf war i would definitly allow it :lol: .



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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:52 PM

Some of the potential rules that have been mentioned seem like they could be a lot of fun to include if you include shields, possibly limiting how many each team may use.

One thing that I would be concerned about is how much the shield resembles an actual ballistic shield. Generally things that resemble real firearms or things related to them shouldn't be used outdoors in a public park, where many nerf. Though you nerf in an office, which would make the shape of the shield fine.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:10 PM

One thing that I would be concerned about is how much the shield resembles an actual ballistic shield







You could spray paint it orange or something

Edited by Busterthecrashtestdummy, 21 May 2009 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:15 PM

You see? I like VACC.



Wow, you do? Thats a first. Just kidding, VACC seems pretty cool. ON TOPIC: Nice sheild. Nice english too. Surprises me on how better you speak english than most of the people noobs on this forum.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:20 PM

You see? I like VACC.



Wow, you do? Thats a first. Just kidding, VACC seems pretty cool. ON TOPIC: Nice sheild. Nice english too. Surprises me on how better you speak english than most of the people noobs on this forum.

Dude, you just misspelled like a crap ton of shit... That would be like if I had a retarded English teacher. Capitalize your proper nouns please.

Anyway, I like this idea. I have been looking at it, because for indoor wars, this would make alot of sense.
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#34 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 05:49 PM

One thing that I would be concerned about is how much the shield resembles an actual ballistic shield. .


Is resemblance to a ballistic shield some problem? I, for one, don't think it looks too much like a ballistic shield, and for two, don't know if there are any laws pertaining to their possession. I certainly don't think there are.

You see? I like VACC.



Wow, you do? That's a first. Just kidding,; VACC seems pretty cool. ON TOPIC: Nice sheildshield. Nice Eenglish, too. Surprises me on as to how much better you speak Eenglish than most of the people noobs on this forum.



You see? I like VACC.



Wow, you do? Thats a first. Just kidding, VACC seems pretty cool. ON TOPIC: Nice sheild. Nice english too. Surprises me on how better you speak english than most of the people noobs on this forum.

Dude, you just misspelled like a crap ton of shit... That would be like if I had a retarded English teacher. Capitalize your proper nouns please.

Anyway, I like this idea. I have been looking at it, because for indoor wars, this would make alot of sense.

Agreed. See corrections above.

Don't even praise someone if you fail to grasp the basic rules of capitalization and spelling for the language, please.
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Posted 23 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

What a fun-killing idea. And this has nothing to do with foam projectiles.
If you don't want to be shot, then practice aiming, dodging, and utilizing your team members.

Using a shield other than a manta ray at a major Nerf War would just make you an annoying buzzkill.


Its hardly fun killing. Shield enabled games add another level of tactics to the game making it more interesting. Being only able to use mantas as shields makes no sense aside from imposing a stupid rule that limits the ability to use shields to old nerfers who bought a manta once upon a time or morons that pay 35+ bucks for one now. You could even take some of that modding skill you have and Build a new age manta out of polycarb as you love to do with other popular blasters.
Of course a full body shield would be WAY too much. But a little hand shield no more then 12"sq is not going to throw the whole game out of balance.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:05 AM

What a fun-killing idea. And this has nothing to do with foam projectiles.
If you don't want to be shot, then practice aiming, dodging, and utilizing your team members.

Using a shield other than a manta ray at a major Nerf War would just make you an annoying buzzkill.


Its hardly fun killing. Shield enabled games add another level of tactics to the game making it more interesting. Being only able to use mantas as shields makes no sense aside from imposing a stupid rule that limits the ability to use shields to old nerfers who bought a manta once upon a time or morons that pay 35+ bucks for one now. You could even take some of that modding skill you have and Build a new age manta out of polycarb as you love to do with other popular blasters.
Of course a full body shield would be WAY too much. But a little hand shield no more then 12"sq is not going to throw the whole game out of balance.

I payed 2.50 plus tax for my manta... And I'm 16... Not old, but I go to the thrift stores quite often. I actually do support this homemade shield although I probably won't be making one anytime soon. I don't think that everyone in a game should be using these shields but having some people in the front of the pack charging with them would make a game interesting.
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Posted 24 May 2009 - 12:24 PM

This is an amazing idea, and I have been waiting for someone to make one of these. Me and my buddies play counter strike (named after the actual counter strike pc game). This scenario is based on terrorists planting a bomb in a strategic location and guarding it until it blows up (the bomb is usually something big, like a brief case with an alarm/timer that goes off after a certain amount of time) and if it blows up, the terrorists win, if it is deactivated, than the counter terrorists (SWAT) win. We always wanted shields though because if we did, then the counter terrorists could be more like their actual counterparts and then the terrorists could use bbbs and titans to counter shields (the missiles kill whoever is behind the shield if the rocket hits.

Nice, simple and innovative, mod, good job man

Edit: I agree with Blacksunshine here, the shields incorporate a higher level of tactics to nerfing because its not just random potshots now but diversions and flanking and other strategies.

Edited by Basilisk, 24 May 2009 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:24 AM

Agreed. See corrections above.

Don't even praise someone if you fail to grasp the basic rules of capitalization and spelling for the language, please.


Shut up. All you do is grammar snlpe. It's irritating, immature, and idiotic.
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#39 VACC

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:42 PM

I've played many wars with shields, even the full body type. They slow down the game considerably. I'm sure there are some special game types where they'd be interesting, and there's no reason why anyone can't try them. We only allow mantas because they were originally intended by nerf to be shields, and that's just how we've always ruled on them, since they were first released. The reason we haven't updated that list is because we'd rather not see any shields in standard play, and it's so difficult to obtain and effectively use a manta ray that we're not really worried about them showing up en force. Would you prefer we disallow them as well?

The standard rules we discussed are for standard deathmatch rounds. With those rules, shields don't work particularly well. If you want to use them at your wars, don't complain about it, just do it.
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#40 SchizophrenicMC

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Posted 28 May 2009 - 11:01 PM


Agreed. See corrections above.

Don't even praise someone if you fail to grasp the basic rules of capitalization and spelling for the language, please.


Shut up. All you do is grammar snlpe. It's irritating, immature, and idiotic.

Hey, I was just agreein' with someone else's point, man. No need to get hostile.
And how come you don't see my useful posts? I make a lot of them. If I had 270 posts like the above... Well, needless to say I wouldn't have 270 posts.


Anyway, on the on-topic note of these shields, I agree, VACC, that they can't be used in Deathmatch.

However, in special game variants, such as Siege (Explained previously) or Bomb the Base, it could prove to be a fun game element. Don't knock it till you try it, I guess. I'll definitely be attempting this when I have the funds to procure a foam tray like that. (Of course I'm broke! I'm only 14, so no one's willing to hire me, and I get no allowance. Lucky rich kids and their allowances...)
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:15 PM

I think that, with correct modification to the rules, this is a very cool Nerf accessory. How tall is that? People may be able to hit your feet!

EDIT:

We only allow mantas because they were originally intended by Nerf to be shields, and that's just how we've always ruled on them, since they were first released.


Then why not strike fire shields? They seem like a reasonable size...

Edited by wing'd man, 29 May 2009 - 07:19 PM.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 03:59 AM

Basic premise.... do what you want at wars you host. We allowed'em use them at ChANOs to hilarious effectiveness. If the East and West coasts don't use'em that's their preference.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

Isnt it the exact same thing to put a ballistic shield on your Vulcan? Downsized of course, but it can help while you have an emplacement set up.
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#44 VACC

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 05:00 PM

Isnt it the exact same thing to put a ballistic shield on your Vulcan? Downsized of course, but it can help while you have an emplacement set up.


In fact, it's the same thing that was posted here 10 months ago. Would you care for a 1 month suspension? Of course you would.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 11:18 PM

Very cool,i think in a war a group of less than 5 could use shields and try to defeat the rest of the other nerfers.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 07:06 AM

Very cool,i think in a war a group of less than 5 could use shields and try to defeat the rest of the other nerfers.


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