Your first NIC war and your first blaster
Posted 16 September 2014 - 02:38 PM
To get the ball rolling, I used an unmodified arrowstorm (firing mega stefans out of the arrow-holes) and a modified supersoaker xp150 at my first war. Probably the only shot I made was a perfect headshot on a member of my own team. I did a bunch of silly things with ariguns until I finally got myself a crossbow and learned to keep it simple.
You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:02 PM
I was shooting #6 slugs made by Demon Lord. Actually at the last war I was at I found one of the darts I used at APOC (Pink foam, green felt, has an 'H' written on the back).
I think this was FA's last APOC and hydrocannonkid's first
Addition: It worked great all day long. I was able to get some key positions in carpe and pin down part of the opposing team due to the hopper's dart capacity.
If you read this, thank you so much Cheerios!
I also had a CPVC breeched longshot from some person here but it didn't feed properly and chopped up darts so I never used it and ended up selling it later on.
Edited by hoongfu, 16 September 2014 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 03:08 PM
Nowadays, I use a mix of pump-action SNAPs that I built, or homemades I bought from Ryan.
Edited by Daniel Beaver, 16 September 2014 - 03:11 PM.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:40 PM
Posted 16 September 2014 - 04:44 PM
I used a Voltage modded and minimized stampede that I still use today. My second primary was a Stock Alpha Trooper with my elongated Retaliator stock. Stampede worked well but had one nasty jam halfway through. I switched between the two blasters once or twice throughout the day.
Edited by Aeromech, 16 September 2014 - 11:19 PM.
This is so ghetto but so awesome.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:24 PM
Posted 16 September 2014 - 05:47 PM
Edited by Thorn, 16 September 2014 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 16 September 2014 - 06:31 PM
Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:07 PM
Ran around with a AT2k/Splitfire/Powerclip/Crossbow for most of the day, it was pretty fantastic. Little did Langley know that several years later I'd be helping (debatable) to run Gnomefests and other LGLF events.
Those 200x wars are good proof that a 8-12 person war is frequently the best war.
Gears: Ice9 and I have a relationship similar to that of myself and Jax.
liska: You snuggles?
Gears: The nerfers most likely to engage in a threesome.
I've seen you use an arrowstorm!!
Posted 16 September 2014 - 08:47 PM
First NIC war was Geddon 2005. I had a crayola'd Supermaxx 1500 and the old lnl.
A horse is a horse of course of course, unless it is a zebra. What the hell is a zebra anyways?
Posted 17 September 2014 - 03:28 AM
Now I mostly use the 4BJAX that I made, or one of Ryan's homemade blasters. I'm refinishing a Danger Zone so we'll see if that enters back into the rotation at all.
I'll be interested to see how this poll turns out. I imagine there's going to be a pretty big shift around 2008 for both homemades and purchased homemades; I wouldn't speculate about such a thing happening for modifications but I recall that commissions first started to get pretty big around 2009/2010.
Unholy Three: DUPLUM SCRTA, DUPLUM PROBLEMA (2009)
But Zeke guns tend to be like proofs by contradiction
Theoretically solid but actually non-constructive
Posted 17 September 2014 - 10:39 AM
Vince and I hardly knew each other, and it was really fucking awkward having two weird guys and a mom in one hotel room.
Posted 17 September 2014 - 05:50 PM
2: I blame Demon Lord
- Seeing BadWrench's RC tank-truck first hand
- Being able to match faces to names
- Having my 3B fire on par with the plethora of PAS's (granted, wind gave a 40' range ceiling), despite having it being constructed 20 mins before the war started
- Watching mindlord pull off some insane rushes
- Rocking dual mavs during pistols
- $5 BBB (no springs, but I use industrial springs anyways)
- Jumping sideways to shoot Ice9 with dual mavericks in an attempt to dodge him; I hit him, but got hit anyways, and then hit the ground. Hard.
- Cutting my fingers/hands on brass
- Nitemav failing miserably due to the cold
- Not paying attention while reloading and having br1fm ninja me from behind
Kruger and Dunning (1999)
Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:51 PM
The first real NIC war was the beautiful JMWasko's Clash of Steel Beta. We had 20-ish people, and I rolled with a speedloadered Maximizer. That was back when I was still reppin' Pittsburgh Allied Nerfers. At that war I met Nerfmonkey and Flamincows. I can't believe it's been so long. Just a few short months after that war we started having monthly events, created the Sex Dwarves, and then became lazy and never did anything ever again.
Also: NEVER FORGET
Edited by sublimedom777, 17 September 2014 - 08:57 PM.
Last of the Sex Dwarves, Head of Waifu Relations, Fetishizer of Blasters, The Far Warring, Mini-Van Driver, Possessor of Mattels, and Warden of the Manongahela
We NERF ON all day, and FUCK OFF all night
Posted 18 September 2014 - 08:35 AM
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Griever 2112 still plays with his alpha trooper quite often despite owning one of the scariest +bows.
Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:02 PM
Edited by Scixer5, 19 September 2014 - 08:02 PM.
Posted 19 September 2014 - 08:11 PM
Posted 20 September 2014 - 07:30 PM
Now I rock a modified crossbow I made myself and whatever NoM's latest gift to me is (currently a bloodwood rainbowpump that needs a name). I havent had to make darts since my first war either, which is one reason the SE kicks so much butt.
Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:41 PM
NIC Nerf took some getting used to, as the playing style was (still is?) quite different from water wars, my native game at the time. Once I got a Maxshot ($20) of my own, and then a Maximizer ($28), shit got real. I never really gave up trying to use water war playing styles in Nerf and that gave me a fairly distinctive physical and psychological edge. It's been a pretty wild ride, from "Parkway" to "orange tape" to "BEES!" to "Faddle Battle!" to "freight elevator" to "WATCH OUT FOR DX". In 2006, I was being run into the trees. Now, I literally run other people into trees.
Currently, I use reshelled and unshelled 4B contraptions, and sometimes bring out aging springer homemades built by others. Nerf for me has always been about fighting first and modding a distant second, so never got into the building craze, and have neither the tools nor the patience to do better than a 10 year old would on a basic SNAP. The fun for me is on the battlefield and that's where I influence the NIC. I would *like to think* *hope* that years of flanking people, rushing them, and pushing them around the field has made a lot of NE and Mid-Atlantic nerfers better and stronger opponents.
Let the Battle Begin! - WaterWar.net
MANL Record: 3-0 (2 wins on blue, 1 win on red)
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Posted 06 October 2014 - 08:01 PM
I've always been primarily a stock-class player and never got too far into modding. I had trouble researching the techniques, hardware, and designs used until I managed to talk to a specific Nerf vet who could answer a very high volume of incessantly annoying n00b questions. After blowing plenty of cash on various projects and McMaster orders, I'm starting to find my home in building. I ended up taking PETG-barreled AT2k's to the OH group's church wars and I've gotten alright at it.
Now I have some NIC-ready blasters almost fully prepped, and some more to work on. I don't have any means nor motivation to even think about bothering with homemade springers, so I'll stick to air blasters. Having built water blasters before this, it's what I know best and what I'm best at. Of course, I'll need to get a chrono and follow a good OPRV design as I go into building them. Right now, I'm not the laziest of modders, but I demand high combat capability improvements for a given unit of time and work put into a mod. (Meaning I find things like bullpup Retaliators to be a complete waste of time.)
Anyway, I'm hoping to get some more games in next year.
Edit: First blasters were a bunch of Mavericks back in '06. I slowly expanded my stock collection after that before getting into modded/NIC class.
Edited by C-A 99, 06 October 2014 - 08:03 PM.
Posted 09 October 2014 - 03:49 PM
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