Seeing as this is an Official Recap Thread, I guess I should post my Official Recap as the only representative from SoCal.
Not too shabby. It was neat being able to see the faces behind the usernames for the first time. I suppose I'll do a pro/con list like everyone else did.
(Sort of) ranked in order of most to least important, I think:
+ Meeting the LGLF/Sex Dwarves
+ Singled 2K worked extremely well against hoppers
+ Selling aluminum stuff (IMPORTANT: detail about the 2K tanks below, for those who got them from that batch)
+ 3-Team VIP and the subsequent deathmatch
+ Buying 3 more 2Ks from TED
- New Jersey
- Slugs (had to say it)
- The fact that it was an East Coast war
- That first deathmatch round where pedestrians kept interrupting us and I didn't know how my gun worked with slugs
Note about the 2K tanks I sold. I pressure tested all of them to 120 psi three times before I left. Today, Lucian decided to pump one up, and the halves separated. We did it to another one, and the same thing happened. The other 4 or 5 remaining tanks had no issues when we tested them. If you have this issue, PM me, and I will either help you fix it, or I will give you my shipping address and cover the cost of shipping both ways to fix or replace it. I stand by my craftsmanship, and as LT DAN ICE CREAM!!!!!!!!!!!! can attest to, I am more than willing to do what I have to in order to satisfy my customers.
Well maybe if you weren't so busy blowing Lt Dan in the forest you would've had a better time? Im not really sure what is so terrible about the war and the people I nerf with that you felt you had to remark about it twice in your 'cons' column. If you were expecting things to be awful on this side of the country, and Apoc lived up to your expectations, then why did you even come out in the first place?
To clear things up, I wasn't complaining about the war itself or the people there. No, I do not like being stuck using slugs, but I complied, as that's the war organizer's choice and I understand the reasoning behind that decision.
The complaint about it being in New Jersey referred more to the heat and humidity, which were absolutely horrendous.
I suppose the reference to it being an "East Coast war" went over your head, as that's something we joke about here when rounds degrade into long-range standoffs.
I definitely had a good time. I had no issues with the people at the war, or even how it was run. It was definitely a new experience for me, as we tend to run things differently in SoCal. That's not to say I didn't like it, and I certainly wasn't expecting to have an awful time. Apoc did, however, live up to my expectations in that it was fun meeting new people and trying out a different style of play. I do maintain my preference for SoCal Nerf, but I definitely want to come back to Apoc next year, if at all possible.
And no, I didn't blow Dan in the forest.
Edited by roboman, 07 August 2012 - 03:55 PM.