Pew pew

Posted by firestormx on Aug. 19, 2014, 8:12 p.m.

It's been close to a year since I've blogged! Lots has been going on, and lots hasn't been. I've got a girlfriend now, and I've been spending a lot of time with her, and a lot of time airsofting.

First, check out this game by a fellow airsofter:

Get it greenlit, and we can play it on a 64D gaming night. :D

Anyway, not much to say about what's been going on. Since March (or even before then, really), my life's activities have been revolving around my girlfriend. As the summer started to kick up, it's also begun revolving around playing airsoft games. I've started participating in MilSim events with a small group of other players. Not enough to form an 11 man squad (my favourite configuration at the moment), but we're getting there.

I now own something like 40 airsoft guns, and tons of gear.

Speaking of airsoft, I'm going to be heading down to Connecticut in October (Camp Bobriwka in Colebrook, Oct 3-5 to be exact), with some friends. If you happen to be in the area, or on my path down from Toronto (I'm driving), let me know!

This is mostly a post to get Noct Greenlight, because I really want to play it, as well as support a fellow indie developer that I know. Maybe I'll write some stuff about the larger airsoft games, for my own historic footprint, later. :)


firestormx 7 years, 5 months ago

Yay, another person who plays airsoft!

What guns and gear do you guys run? Like brands and models? It's cool to see what the airsoft culture is like in different countries - especially with different laws, different terrain, and different cultures.

Nopykon 7 years, 5 months ago

I can't speak on behalf of all airsofters in Sweden, don't know them all. XD. Gear wise, it's probably the same guns and manufacturers as in other countries. A lot of guys use the swedish M90-camouflage, because it's really effective in the forest here (lots of pine and fir), The laws are good, with public access to nature. As long as you leave it as it was when you came, you're okay. We do leave some bio-BBs behind. :)

I guess our little group might not be as "hardcore" as some (even if we play in the woods for an entire day). For example, maybe half of us just use throw-away clothes instead of proper camo, and mostly cheaper guns.

I tend to use sparkling blue adidas trainer pants along with a t-shirt and a mask. It's lightweight and not so hot. I find it useful for quick CTF-games, a long run can make a difference. And BBs don't really have the range to deal with a running targets too far away. For slower games more tactical games, it's definitely a disadvantage, but I'm okay with it. Our games are mostly playful rather than the war-simulation I think most other groups go for. CTF is my favourite game btw.

Cpsgames 7 years, 5 months ago

Your example of Americans playing is a bit off. There are definitely organized events, just none near me, unfortunately. Still got some paintball stuff here and there, though.