Well IronRhino, some of your points may be true with some of the staff, but I can honestly say that most of your post is exaggerated bullshit when it comes to a lot of us.
It is another Nerf site with more people that want to have a higher status. I firmly believe that Cxwq, Spoon, and VACC run this site to have a Nerf site to help people. They have wars because they live in a "hotspot of Nerf". If you sit in your room all day, bitch that there are no nerfers in your areas, and post on the forums in hope of being a nerf god, you are about 60% of all people that post online.
There are a few phrases that I would like to reacqaunt you with. They are as follows: LCM, APOC, Reckoning. First off, I am an original member of the LCM; we now have 13 members. We do Nerf practically on a weekly basis. It's not like Evil or I are sitting here on our hands. The two of us have organized three major nerf wars. How many have you organized? I am not without nerf experience nor do I fucking sit at my computer thinking about what a nerf war would be like. It's people like you that show me how fun can be ripped out of everything.
I'm not going to vouch for my nerfing ability because that is actually irrelevent because who's to say who is better than who over a nerf message board. Don't you dare try to catagorize me as one of those people that does nothing. I love this activity. Why else would I spend my time and money to host a nerf war and make sure my attendees have a good time? It's not like I don't have other things to spend my time and money doing. The problem I see with your post is you tried to over generalize the people on that are on staff. As you will learn from reading my post, it tends to piss people off, namely me.
Your post just eats my skin, because Evil and I wrote a lot of content. Why should I be judged for being on a staff of a nerf site? I spend time running NHQ and during the year work on my clan's site. I wanted to help out because the guys on that staff are amazing. Is there a problem with me wanting to help a nerf site? Is there a problem with me writing content for it?
I don't think the intended purpose of NE was to kill any site. I agree the news about open::nerf and NC are unfortunate, but NC was never my cup of tea. Just like NE apparently is to you. I have said in a previous post that by far, this site is my favorite and I much enjoy visiting it over all the other nerf forums. I'm currently working on an article for this site and I have collaborated with Evil on an article for this site. I plan to do more articles for the community; they all won't be posted on NE.
Keep in mind that I'm most influential at NHQ, where most of the day to day stuff goes through me. I don't own the site. I don't want to own the site. The responsibility kind of just fell on me. How am I trying to elevate my status? If I wanted to do that, I tried to build a hub on my own. I find that being an admin and such is more of a drag than it is fun most of the times.....then again I do take things rather seriously.
I don't consider myself a nerf god. I don't want to be a nerf god. I don't think anyone will ever call me a nerf god. Frankly, the title of veteran and whatnot suck. I'm not trying to get myself more power just for the sake of power.