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haloxxbilly

Any Nerf wars in london?

Im in London and I was wondering if there was anyone else around there? We have 8 people Nerf wars but new people are welcome
UKNerfWar

I host wars in and around London. I haven't for the last couple of years owing to the busy, busy nature of my life. 2016 will be a good year for me so I hope to host at least one big event either in Greenwich park again or out near me in Bexley.

There are quite a few lurkers and inactive members in and around London. If you post details of your events I'm sure some of us will tag along.
haloxxbilly

Do you think it would be good to charge like 1-2 but supply darts and moderators?
OldNoob

If UKNW is there you don't need moderators. Given many of us run 200+ darts each we tend to say bring your own and mark them if you want them back!
haloxxbilly

Do you mean per round 200 darts and then pick up again?


EDIT: Do you think fps ban of 140+ is to low?
Elime_rawne

Can confirm, Londonite checking in.

Also totally agree with ON, bring your own darts is a must.
Davera

Im not London based, but visit the Greenwich area frequently so I would be a possible if one is set up in that area.
OldNoob

I carry 200 darts IN MY MAGS/RIG per game. If 5 of us turn up, that makes a dart pool of 1000 just for us, no accounting for 5-10% wastage for games. That would mean an initial dart buy for the pool of a minimum of 84. That's why we say bring your own. We regularly shoot over 1000 darts in a game.
Given that 40% of your darts will die or be lost, I just bring my "last gasp" darts from my monthly game that are "disposable" because playing in a public park with brand new Koosh is a good way to burn about 30!
haloxxbilly

fvj's are 30 for 1000 darts
OldNoob

If you like being shot in the face with a solid tip dart at 130fps, be my guest and run them.
Given that most people don't run full masks in public parks (tends to cause problems) and that there may be non players in the area, we usually ban FVJ. I want people to enjoy our events, not go home with facial injuries, split lips or a court summons for breach of the anti social behaviour act 2007 and a ban from the park(s) for us and other Nerfers.
At least one face shot will happen at any event, as people kneel behind cover etc, even with experienced players. You don't want that to be with a frankly awful dart design.
haloxxbilly

could you do a ban of Fvj with under a certain fps but the only problem would be people who had more would have to pick up certain darts only
OldNoob

It's up to the war organiser to set the limits, then people just decide whether they want to attend. We use no FVJ, 130fps no black/replica paint as a general rule because it makes it safe for players to just wear specs, allows fun mods and can safely be played in a public space. If a dart is on the floor, it will end up in someone's blaster, wether you want it to or not.
If you want to run a game, decide on your rules and put it up as a thread. I personally won't play at any event run in a public space that allows FVJ. I believe doing so, especially in urban areas, will lead to a hobby damaging incident at some point and I don't want to be associated with anything that risks bad publicity for our hobby.
Boff

I disagree, here, OldNoob. I'm fine with FVJ at any event I run provided I'm mandating (and providing if necessary) eye protection. A 1g Elite hurled at 130FPS at a random passer-by is going to cause as many problems as an FVJ in a similar incident. A member of the public isn't going to be able to tell the difference and are going to be pissed off at whatever random high velocity foam round comes their way. The only reason I ban them at GC is because the game team won't let me enforce mandatory eye protection.

OP, this is a difference of opinion and it's up to the war organiser as ON has already said. You run the war, you're ultimately responsible for the conduct of your players. Smile
OldNoob

Boff wrote:

OP, this is a difference of opinion and it's up to the war organiser as ON has already said. You run the war, you're ultimately responsible for the conduct of your players. Smile


And that is my issue, no way I would take responsibility for anyone shooting FVJ n a park. I don't think CarrierII would agree with you after Jamboree either.
haloxxbilly

do you think it would be ok to use FMJ's if you made it mandatory eye protection and do it in a place where there would be no passers by so like in a bit o the park know one goes to or in the woods
OldNoob

As we said, if it's your war, you set the rules.
Chronix

Personally I wouldn't do it in the woods since there are things you could trip over, and darts will probably get lost quite a lot.
haloxxbilly

I meant kinda not wood woods but like flat ground with lots of trees, you'd probably only trip on a occasional root
Shady-daze

I live only a few hours out from London (varying depending on the exact part of London you organise your games) and I'd be up for a game if I have the time. Do you have any group info or links (website, Facebook page, etc.) that people could have a look at?

Also in regards to the fvj discussion I'm have to agree with OldNoob, they're fine for indoor play and stock performing blasters but outside with superstock it's a bit off a no go especially in London, I think you'd be fairly hard pushed to find an area which no ones going to pass through.
haloxxbilly

Im just seeing how many people that are willing, i think there are enough so i might get someone to host with me as this would be my first proper war, also i dont have a link but i might put up 5 dates or something and the date with the most people who can come we'll do it


EDIT: Would it be worth having one around now, or wait like 4-6 months for a probably confirmed sunny day?
UKNerfWar

Hosting wars in the autumn/winter is always risky given the unpredictability of our weather. Fewer people are likely to give up a day if it is likely to be rained off.

Summer months are a better bet. Plus it gives you the opportunity to plan your event properly and give people the chance to make arrangements.

If however the forecast looks good for the next few weeks, why not host anyway? The opportunity for some NERFing is always welcome and if it's rains, we'll just go to the pub and chat.
Pomeregim

I'd be able to take a few people over for a Nerf war in the next couple of weeks as long as it's in the north of London, but waiting some months could be good too.
haloxxbilly

Should I do one in a few weeks and one in a few months?
PyroFez

Im upper anything London based, would be good to get my first Nerf war under my belt

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