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.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Review: Nerf Elite Strongarm (15/20m Aus grey trigger)

The Strongarm is the Elite line's cheap revolver blaster, taking the price point, role and shelf spot of the N-Strike Maverick. Many of the Elite blasters are greatly improved from the original N-Strike blasters. With the disappointment of the breakage prone Elite Spectre, how does the Strongarm stack up?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Mod: Bullpup Elite Alpha Trooper

I've been a bit preoccupied the past few weeks which is why there have been no new reviews, but hopefully this post will tie you guys over until I can get the next one done.