...but I dont know enough about computers to be sure what everyonse seems to be babbleing about realted to ip.
...I am not the enemy gentelman, why are you all so intent on fighting with me?
...We do this by incorporating things like the vital organs rule to the game. This rule states that you need to be hit in the head, chest or stomach to be considered dead.
...Do we like to wear camoflauge and combat boots, most certainly.
Firstly, a definition: IP is an acronym standing for "Internet Protocol." Usually, when someone uses the acronym as the object of a possessive phrase-- ie, "your IP"-- they are referring to something known as an Internet Protocol Address. This IP Address is a unique quartet of numbers identifying each unique Network device across the entirety of the Internet-- computers, routers, Sony PSP's, and anything else that connects to the Internet. Therefore, if two different users connect to these boards from the same IP address, they did so using the same computer.
Now that you know a little about how the internet works, you should know that generally people on internet message boards ask for a little bit of backing in regards to over-the-top claims. The problem, you see, is that anyone can say anything they want on the Internet. I could claim to be Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example, or I could say that I have an IQ in excess of 200. However, these are unbelievable statements, and I would be expected to back such claims with proof or be called a liar. Similarly, a claim of a heretofore unknown thirty-five man clan which has constructed six copies of a difficult piece of hardware is an unbelievable statement. Not necessarily untrue, but very difficult to believe. I have been Nerfing for as long as you've been alive. I received my first Nerf Ball Blaster when they were released in 1989 and I haven't stopped since. My teammates, the Horsemen, and I are fervent evangelists to the cause of Nerf. If we meet someone we think might even be REMOTELY interested in our sport, we begin to proselytize and invite them to join us for a war. That being said, at our peak, we had maybe fifteen regulars coming to our local wars. So you can understand our derision at your claims.
We've experimented with Vitals rules before, but the problem therein is the same as with the rest of Nerf: it is an honor system. As such, you are relying on someone's agreement as to where the dart hit. Now, I can tell you from experience, there have been times when I've been hit by a dart that I neither saw nor felt. The only way I know that I was hit is that there is a dart lying by my feet that I did not fire. This alone is enough to cause arguments in some cases, but throw in locational targeting and you are just ASKING for problems. It can be fun, sure. But it can just as easily be a huge detractor.
"Wearing camoflauge" is not synonomous with a military simulation. Lots of us dig Camo. While it doesn't serve too much of a practical purpose in ultra-CQC Nerf battles, camo still has a large coolness factor. Basic tactical maneuvering and command is also not enough to be considered "milsim," in my opinion. That's just a part of teamwork. Nerf cannot be an accurate milsim by its very nature. When was the last time you saw a modern soldier run to pick up an expended bullet so that he can shoot it back at you? When was the last time you heard of a gunman blocking bullets out of mid-air with a wrist-mounted shield only slightly larger than a dinner plate? Sure, it's simple enough to ignore or rule-out these things for the purpose of milsim, but then you lose the essence of Nerf. And in such a case, why Nerf at all?
Edited by Death, 19 July 2005 - 10:07 AM.