-Finding out I'm actually awesome at melee. Dual-wielding lightsabers on the melee-only rounds and getting both assaults, and going through 2-4 people with sword and shield before death on the other times was awesome. Although I'll have to break down and get actual nerf swords; even when being careful, lightsabers can still hurt. So I should try not to abuse the option in the future.
None come to mind, actually. Maybe finding that even dual-wielding has a hard time with the Overcompensator?...but that was a lot of fun in it's own right, so no biggie there.
You were quite skilled with the dual-sabers. I was bummed that I never really got to take you on - I love testing my skillz against a fellow duelist.
Maybe next time...
And yeah, the Overcompensator is awesome, but a bit unbalancing. I need to make another one so we can make sure each team has one.
My shoes are now very, very dusty.
Had to sit in a car for 2.5 hours to get home
Yeah, dusty shoes here too. Last time it had rained all night before. The treese swallowed up most of the water, so we weren't playing in mud, but the ground wasn't dry and dusty like the desert it was for this war.
Oh, and I don't hear you complaining about the 2.5 hour car ride to get to the war...
List that everyone else loves to do:
+ Fun game types - not how I typically play Nerf but quite entertaining
+ Hosted wonderfully. Very little down time and nice about explaining game variants - Good job Ambience and Matt
+ It felt like a real event, not just a gathering of nerds. Pro
- Minor problem with a few particular people cheating
I shot some video of the war and some things. I'll post the link to the video when it's up - give me a week, I have other things to do.
I'm glad you enjoyed the game types. I tried to get a nice varied list of games out there, hoping everyone would find at least something that suited their tastes. I think the Zombie rounds, Carpe and Strategic Assault were my favorites.
Thanks for the compliments on the hosting. I actually felt like there was a bit too much downtime - especially when we were trying to get teams divided up - so the fact that you thought the opposite means it was probably pretty much ok.
Sorry about the cheating. I've read your further comments on it, and I think I know what you are on about. I'll see what I can do about preventing that in the future. Glad it didn't ruin your whole day!
I look forward to seeing the videos that you shot. Hope I don't look too awful in them!
- Not knowing that Fort Wayne is in Eastern time zone. Oops. Just as well, no way was leaving at 3:30 happening.
+ Meeting Ambience, Coop, Buffdaddy, and a whole bunch of new Nerfers. Everyone was great.
+ What was the age range, like 6 to 40? Fantastic.
+ The youngest player there, tearing it up with a sword and a shield. I swear he tagged everyone there at least once.
+ My daughter had a great time, and is already looking forward to getting to nerf again.
+++ The biggest war I've ever been to. It's amazing how much some of those games change when you get double the number of people on the field. Games that have always been a lot of sprinting and firing turn into firefights for every inch of ground.
Great war, Ambience (and Gettin' Nerf'd! thanks for the giveaways!). I'm looking forward to coming out your way again.
Thanks Carbon. You didn't miss too much during that first hour - mostly a few melee only rounds while my buddy ran back to my house to get some darts so we could have at least some supply until Ryan got there.
It was quite nice meeting you as well sir. You are a gentleman Nerfer and it was a pleasure to fight by your side as well as against you!
I think that was about the spread, yeah. And you weren't the only 40+er to join the fray. AbyssMods mom (I'm pretty sure that was who she said she belonged to) said she was 41. She tore it up during Carpe - got at least two balls during the round to help my team pull out the victory.
Yeah - that little guy was so sneaky, and he kept cutting people down with his sword before they even knew he was there. I know I was his victim more than once!
Glad your daughter had fun. It sure looked like it. I remember the look on her face when she out-shot me to get a kill. Brought a smile to my face. Way to train her up right, dad!
I certainly agree with your game size comment. Strategic Assault esepcially felt truly Effeminate, with people forming groups to try and push ahead to one of the objectives, and fighting for every bit of progress. The number of times people started counting for the bomb, only to be eliminated before they said "boom" was awesome!
By the way, Tacti-cool was supa cool.
Yes. Yes he was. Dual-wielded Mag-Strikes FTW!
Along those lines...with that many people, it'd probably work just as well to do random team picking, i.e. line up and count off by twos or threes. It's hard to pick teams when people are coming from all over, and no one knows names (and you can't see the nametags).
We'll keep that in mind for the future. I think you may be right.