Last year's APOC (and that whole weekend) was one of the best experiences of my life, so it's hard to compare it to last time. Nonetheless, I thought this war ran even better than last year's.
This war wouldn't have been possible for me without the help of joedimarco and his family; he hosted me, drove me places, and bought me food. The real MVP of this experience; thank you so much Joe.
And now, my thoughts:
+ Seeing all my Northeast friends again: Joe, Gears, Jlego, DX, Miguel, Groove, Zach, Dan, Sam, Nick, Lucian, Koree, Aeromech, Randomshadow, Craftsman.
+ Meeting awesome people: One Man Clan, Captain Slug, sublimedom, Ice Nine, Clownie, Griever, Shade, PBZ
+ Fanboying slightly over Slug
+ Getting to represent the South yet again with my comrades Zaxbys, Drac, and EOC
+ Using some of the finest slugs in existence, courtesy of Red. Dart recovery was great as well.
+ Took a few rounds to get going but I'm pretty happy with how I played throughout the day.
+ First war using a fanny pack to hold ammo; it's great, would highly recommend.
+ Somehow being intimidating with an Arrowstorm
+ Using the Grove instead of the main field most of the day
+ Lots of really good rounds; 3:15, speed rounds, and Freeze Tag, among others
+ Lots of good exchanges, especially with Gears, Dan, DX, and Jlego
+ Finally getting to do pistols at APOC! We had some really small but awesome Gunslingers rounds.
+ Filming an Effeminate Gunslingers showdown between TED and Jlego.
+ Team JaxcksonStorm?
+ Was a little nervous about meeting One Man Clan, but turns out he's super cool and fun to play with
+ Blasters worked pretty well; my Arrowstorm's reinforcements held up all day, though there were some rotation issues. The neoprene washer in my Crossbow's plunger head actually tore, which I wasn't expecting. Fortunately, I had a wonderful spare plunger rod made by Nerfomania that worked flawlessly for the rest of the day.
+ Finally having my own GoPro and wearing it for a few rounds.
+ Snoop Doggy doge challenging me to a 1v1; it was enjoyable, and he put up a respectable fight, but I won 3-2. Keep up the good work, kid.
+ "Wipe the ravioli off your face and do something useful."
+ Being clumped with Team Valor as a non-player and getting rekt
+ Seeing all the northerners getting beat by the heat and humidity, y'all would've died at NoMNE
+ Rained lightly during the day, and packing up just in time to avoid the heavier showers
+ My reputation preceded me; within the first hour I was handed a BBB.
+ Sam asking me if I danced (I do), and giving me a really lovely compliment about how it shows in my movement. Thank you man.
+ Buying air blasters from Dom
+ Being hit in the safety goggles a few times; as much of a pain as they are, I'm glad I wear them over my prescription glasses.
+ Losing my blue bandanna, but Langley very awesomely gifted me a replacement.
+ Seeing a bunch of cameras, knowing there will be lots of great footage and pictures from this war.
+ First time flying with blasters and having no issues
+/- Screams for Harambe disrupting our lovely Gunslingers rounds
- None of Joe's stuff worked so he didn't play for half of the day, but he did eventually get a loaner
- Not getting a lot of personal pictures or video
- Hibachi place charged for refills
Huge thanks and props to Langley for once again running a great war.
10/10 would travel hundreds of miles to play with children's toys again