Thursday, 22 January 2015

Recent events and some changes


Hi guys! How's everyone going?

I've been away for a while now becuase the past year has been quite busy; mainly due to personal reasons. Exams, a part-time job and other events meant that hobbies like Nerf had to take the backstage.

Now however, I have more free time, so I'll be back posting for the blog and Facebook page. However, there's a major change that is to come.

    I've decided that I'm not going to posting any more "long" reviews, due to my limited budget and time; so I won't be purchasing Nerf stuff as often. That and my mum doesn't want me getting any more Nerf stuff.
If I do manage to get a new blaster, I'll write a short post (on the FB page) about my thoughts on it.
I hope you guys can understand this.

Meanwhile, I'm working on an aesthetics mod for my dual Sweet Revenges, as an experiment. I'll be posting updates on the FB page if you guys are interested.

I hope everyone is still enjoying the Nerf hobby and cheers to a new year!

Monday, 5 January 2015

Mod: Minimised Rapidstrike

One popular mod for the Rapidstrike (besides the standard overhauling of its internals) is minimisation of the shell, as Nerf is lacking in a full-auto clip fed sidearm.
This is my take of an SMG/PDW style minimisation.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Opinion/Rant/Discussion/Comparison: Elite Stryfe vs Elite Rayven CS-18

Before the release of the Rapidstrike, which is now considered by many to be the best flywheel blaster Nerf has, one of the biggest questions regarding flywheelers was "Stryfe or (Elite) Rayven?"
I'm going to try and address that question with my experiences and opinions.
This isn't a complete comparison, as I didn't get the Elite Rayven stock or with all its bits, so I can't do all of the ratings. But for the most part the question has been brought up because the two are similar blasters with some important differences.

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2014 Nerf Sum Up

 Apologies how late this post is, but a holiday will do that if you're unprepared.
As usual, Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays to all of you.Another year, another bunch of Nerf releases, some cool and some less cool. Let's get straight into it.

Friday, 12 December 2014

HFCBE: Nerf Elite Strongarm

The Strongarm is the first revolver to have slam-fire, and has a much better rotation mech than the Maverick. How fast can you empty its 6 dart cylinder?

Time: 1.000
No. darts: 6
Theoretical ROF: 5dps or 300dpm

For a revolver, very fast. Most slide primed revolvers are limited to around 2-3dps, so 5dps is quite impressive. The ROF is just one of the several reasons why the Strongarm is a great sidearm, and a good blaster overall.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Loadouts 13: Heavy Fire Support Part 2

I haven't done a Loadouts post in a while, so here's a new one.

Scenario Description: Close-mid range team based encounters. General engagement ranges ~7-12m. Player has taken the role of "Heavy", who typically carries larger blasters that are usually more spammable and ammo hungry.
Keys to Victory: Rapid fire blasters with reasonably high capacity, preferably easy to reload. Reasonable range - does not have to shoot particularly far. Must be able to effectively spray darts at opponents, idealistically suppressing or tagging them. Large amounts of ammo. Fearlessly spray opponents, even when under heavy attack.
Alternative primary blasters are those that inspire great fear into opponents and consume lots of ammo/particularly large ammo, such as large shotguns and rocket launchers.
You won't be too capable of run 'n' gunning thanks to the inherent bulk of your gear, but it's not hard to walk 'n' gun, and if you're prepared enough, running with all your gear shouldn't be too hard. Practice is the key to coping with all the stuff you're carrying.
Unnecessary Burdens: Trying to cut down on weight somewhere by minimising ammo or some other useful objects. Face it, if you want to be a "Heavy" you  are going to be carrying a lot of stuff. That is the entire point of your role. If you don't want to be carrying so much stuff you probably shouldn't be a Heavy.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mod: Modular Underbarrel Demolisher System

One of the things I wanted most from the Demolisher was a detachable rocket launcher, because I like underbarrel grenade launchers. Sadly the stock Demolisher rocket launcher is permanently integrated, so I did it myself.