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ComradeSch

Member Since 23 Sep 2016
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2020 04:20 PM

Topics I've Started

Regarding Hasbro's Decisions with the Nerf brand

11 March 2020 - 03:12 AM

We're all passionate about the hobby, and there's no doubt Hasbro made the Nerf brand stand out in the early days and brought blaster tag to what it is today. However, of course, not all of the decisions Hasbro makes are very popular.

So, I want to hear your thoughts on what Hasbro is doing right, and doing wrong, at least, in your opinion.

Personally, I'm glad to see the Flyte (for loaner fleets), and the Motostrike this year, as the Flyte makes it cheaper and easier to build a bunch of superstock loaners to give out to new people who want a taste of superstock, and the Motostrike makes a devastating Humans Vs. Zombies Super-killer, but the Ghoulgrinder was really a step back to the Rukkus, IMO. 

I'm excited for the MA40, not so much about that Fortnite grenade launcher (Hasbro still has the ability to make back-pressure tanks because the Mediator barrel exists), because I really do NOT like HAMPs for performance and utility reasons.

The Ultra series really grinds my gears because of the darts. There are loads of reasons I hate the darts but those points have been made to death.

Overall, I like Hasbro bringing out innovative new things and acting as a premium brand, giving us actually useful gimmicks or just straight-up making practical stuff that we in the hobby have a genuine need for. I would prefer they stay in the upper-end and make technologically advanced stuff that more competitive types (who their competitors target) would actually use. Like, a select-fire Infinus, or an Elite Vulcan with an extended belt and a belt box that catches the empty belt.


Smaller caliber darts?

11 March 2020 - 03:04 AM

So, way, way back when the Vulcan had just came out, I had an idea. I don't promise a good idea, just an idea.

I thought perhaps a smaller-diameter foam dart might enhance performance, sort of like how you get a higher velocity out of 5.56 than 7.62 NATO, and I thought that it might be worth trying, say, a .30" dart in a specially modified Rainbow to see how that performs.

I'd like to hear your thoughts on this, and I'd especially love to hear if anyone's tried a dart smaller than .50".


Victoria Foam Blaster Association Season 5

11 March 2020 - 03:00 AM

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We've started Season 5 in Victoria, BC, if anyone's from Vancouver Island. We meet at Quadra Village Gym.

No melee or shields, FPS cap of 200 for "prostock", for prostock, eyepro is mandatory. 

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We play in a gym with plenty of cover, 85 feet from stage to door.

 


Looking for Specifics on OOD's Proton Pack

14 October 2019 - 12:09 AM

TL;DR, looking for an actual comprehensive write-up that not just I, but a lot of people will want to have access to.

I want to eventually build an OOD Proton Pack and have it connected to a Jupiter on the bottom of my FDL-2X as a foregrip, thus making a sort of flamer-masterkey that will be quite terrifying in the VFBA games it's brought to (there's a lot of cover and something like that would be very useful for getting heads down), but there's something that's rather hard to get a hold of, and that's a comprehensive tutorial on actually building the thing.

If it already exists, link me too, that'd be great.


Whole weekend style games?

04 August 2018 - 09:23 PM

Not sure if this has been done, please correct me if this is the case, and, not sure how feasible it'd be, but maybe at some point, someone could take the idea of a standard round and extend it to a multi-day long one, sort of combining the rules of engagement in team deathmatch with the around-the-clock, and long-term scenario posed by HvZ (except no zombies)?

I personally think it'd be kind of interesting to have a situation in which your players camped out over a weekend and had to deal with the "danger" of other players coming at their camp at night, and how, if this became common like HvZ, how people's loadouts and blaster choices would be affected.