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Old August 11th, 2012, 23:02   #46
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The same reason most 14 year olds pick the bolt action sniper class in any first person shooter game. At this rate, if there is a musket class that shoots 3 rounds per minute, they'll probably eat that right up too. If more games were like ArmA2, then this wouldn't happen.
they should make a Call of Duty: Colonial Warfare

And then kiddies will want to all stand in a line and wait their turn to fire at the opposite line of soldiers
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Old August 11th, 2012, 23:11   #47
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they should make a Call of Duty: Colonial Warfare

And then kiddies will want to all stand in a line and wait their turn to fire at the opposite line of soldiers
I thought there already was a game like that called Mount and Blade Napoleonic Wars..... But I guess it doesn't have the COD franchise attached to it.
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Old August 11th, 2012, 23:30   #48
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I thought there already was a game like that called Mount and Blade Napoleonic Wars..... But I guess it doesn't have the COD franchise attached to it.
There's also the Battlegrounds mod for HL2.

For me though, I picked the total opposite of a bolt action sniper rifle for my first real airsoft rifle; I got a TM MP5K...
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Old August 11th, 2012, 23:32   #49
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Maybe you should be asking why all the old airsofters want a Robert Goulet?
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Old August 12th, 2012, 01:18   #50
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Civil war airsoft, muzzle loading airsoft rifles, shoots one bb at a time, inaccurate, only 250 fps.

200+ people...now that would be fun.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:13   #51
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I live in the UK and its funny that i see kids with long Long ass sniper rifles running around and barely get a shot off and half way through the day they change to other weapons that are more practical. Also they think they have soo much range but actually they dont! Unlike US and Canada we are limited to 350fps on all Aegs and 500fps on bolt actions
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Old August 12th, 2012, 11:55   #52
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I live in the UK and its funny that i see kids with long Long ass sniper rifles running around and barely get a shot off and half way through the day they change to other weapons that are more practical. Also they think they have soo much range but actually they dont! Unlike US and Canada we are limited to 350fps on all Aegs and 500fps on bolt actions
At least you're not in RoI where IIRC it's 1 Joule or 330 FPS (not sure if that applies to NI as well; kinda weird rules all around).
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Old August 12th, 2012, 12:26   #53
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The same reason most 14 year olds pick the bolt action sniper class in any first person shooter game. At this rate, if there is a musket class that shoots 3 rounds per minute, they'll probably eat that right up too. If more games were like ArmA2, then this wouldn't happen.
By your logic, a WW1 First person shooter will sell very well to the youngins
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Old August 12th, 2012, 12:27   #54
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I once played a game in Kelowna with about 7-9 new snipers. It was a slaughter, one of them would pop up like a gopher to take a a shot and get mowed down by a half dozen hot AEGs.

Fun for us and I hope educational for them.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 12:48   #55
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it even takes a bit of work to properly use a scoped dmr as I found out recently, though it might just be a matter of practice and lack of cover fire from teammates... first time running a magnification optic, shouldering and hitting the eye relief quickly is super hard... not to mention having a barrel/gun that's twice the length I'm used to.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 12:52   #56
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That's where a variable zoom optic pays off. It lets you dial down the magnification & increase your field of view. Then you're not peering through a tunnel.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 14:20   #57
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yeah, the variable is nice, but on my scope the eye relief window gets smaller the higher the magnification you go... at lowest 1.25x the eye relief zone is huge, but at 5x you have to be exactly a certain distance from it to get a good picture.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 14:59   #58
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because they look cool.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 15:03   #59
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By your logic, a WW1 First person shooter will sell very well to the youngins
Well they like to run into machine gun fire anyway thinking they're Rambo, so perhaps there is no difference between climbing out of a trench only to get mowed down by a machine gun and running through an urban environment?
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yeah, the variable is nice, but on my scope the eye relief window gets smaller the higher the magnification you go... at lowest 1.25x the eye relief zone is huge, but at 5x you have to be exactly a certain distance from it to get a good picture.
Not with a decent optic, With a good one you just run the dial and the eye relief stays the same.
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