Posted 05 May 2006 - 11:14 PM
Yup. Its probably going to be hard to figure out what to do with the LS when we all get one. There's just so much to do to it. I predict the long shot to be more than the Xbow ever could be. Really, stop asking for another Xbow, as Ompa said. in the Longshot, which Hasbro has been working on for quite some time, I think they saw the love of the crossbow, and the failure of the sawtooth, and they are trying to reincarnate the two together, as one. They probably reallized that they can increase range and velocity without increasing the momentum of the dart (keeping it safe) by making a dart that has a smaller drag coefficient than any before it, producing greater ranges and velocities, without making the dart heavier or anything else that would decrease the safety of the product.
[RANT] HASBRO probably realized, I think, that NERFers are actually a pretty large % of their profit in america. Maybe as much as 2 or 3%, due to us constantly buying more and more nerf guns. (2 or 3 % is huge, by the way. Considering that there's probably less than 10'000 serious nerfers in the US, while the overall target audience probably includes almost 10 million children in the US alone.) If we influence NERF that much, then the more do-able mods that we create are seen by hasbro, and are taken lightly into consideration. Some of the easier (see: cheaper) concepts that they pick up are put into production, and, like the PC to MS, are finally of great value. (I think that the Xbow was just luck on NERF's part. I don't think they ever imagined that a slightly altered nerf gun could achieve values of 50+ dollars)
They saw us doing clip mods, deciding that they did something awfully wrong with the sawtooth, for it to be as badly rejected as it has been, when all of the NERFers do clip mods. maybe in effort to solve the sawtooth's failures, They reincarnated its overall design, even with the same bolt-action, by using smarter ammo, [probably] better seals, and a more apealing nerf gun overall, for all ages.
we have become a very small part of the target audience, and hasbro most likely does have people that check on our forums, and they do take some of the easier ideas into consideration. why else would the powerclip, and an uber version of the sawtooth be reincarnated? they saw what we were doing, and took the basic steps to improve upon old designs, that had room for improvement. [/RANT]
Your member account at NerfHaven has been temporarily suspended. Your account will not be functional until Jun 23 2033, 10:41 AM (depending on your timezone). This is an automated process and you do not need to do anything to expediate the unsuspension process.