Many people know that Talio and I have different views on the hobby.
(Sort of like Xavier and Magneto for mutantkind
I still believe that the #1 rule to follow when coming to a Nerf war is to have fun.
If you show up at a nerf war with the mentality of competition and not just to have a good time you're doing it wrong.
I go to Nerf wars with the mentality of having fun with competition.
As far as the whole modding aspect goes:
Its part of the hobby. It always will be.
I think people should strive to make their blasters better.
Coming up with new modification and variations to old ones to suit their playing style.
I love the modding aspect of the hobby and am excited to see what people are going to come up with in 2010.
Has anyone come up with a stefan compatible Raider drum yet?
I think well modded guns make wars more interesting.
I like seeing new crazy blasters at wars.
I like shooting and being shot by stefan(s) from 100+ feet out.
I think its fantastic we can do this to our blasters.
I hear about threads on blaster limitations even though its not dangerous.
I hear about stock gun wars and 60 range limits.
Now, its not my cup of tea but I am sure someone enjoys it.
The way I see it is like this:
Host wars the way you want to see them done.
The main goal is fun.
If you find fun having a war at a public school with stock guns and 3rd graders who play games where everyone wins, then go for it.
If you like wars with highly modded guns and plenty of competition then go for it.
If you like something in the middle then go with that.
Go with your playing style but make sure everyone is having fun.
Modifications are here to stay.
They are what brought this hobby from a basic band addition to customized breeches.
New modifications will always be pumping out and showing up to wars.
Unless the host bans them.
The North would never ban a gun unless its unsafe.
Every Nerf host has his/her choice.
Play the way you want to play.