Drinks flowed, dribble talk followed, and then one of the girls just walked in and said those words:
"so which one is better?" (she coulda meant flavour of chips or drinks or us personally but we automatically assumed that for some insane reason an attractive girl would actually GIVE a damn about which Nerf blaster is better..)
Who would win? Just like with timeless debates on Aliens vs Predator, Terminator vs Robocop, Sam Fisher vs Solid Snake, Superman vs Mighty Mouse (?) Nerf now has it's own: Vulcan vs Stampede. Is Nerf's new all blazing powerhouse the king of all Nerf blasters? Does it have what it takes to topple the mega blaster that is the Vulcan?
As with all of these "versus" comparisons, the thing that always matters is the scenario that you're testing the blasters in. For all intended purposes, in the right situation a Nitefinder could take down a Stampede easily.. and in others..maybe not so much. But.. perhaps if the blasters were used in situations that they (at least aesthetically) are most suited in.. maybe we could really see how they really perform. Or.. more likely, this test proves nothing other than it seemed like a good idea at the time:P
|My defence. Vulcan EBF 25 + Titan AS-1.|
SO here's the scenario. Two players down stairs, one player upstairs. Players downstairs have a Stampede, 1x 18 round clip and 1x 6 round clip each. Player upstairs has the Vulcan with two 25 round belts and a Titan AS-1 with three missiles. Players downstairs are actually pretty good shots. Player upstairs.. is me.
|Bring on the Stampedes! Two of these suckers wanna take my bedroom?|
Players downstairs have to make it to the top of the stairs and..um..into the master bedroom. This means.. getting past the player upstairs. Player upstairs really has something to fight for (I don't want people going thru my bedroom!)
|The playing field. Only one way up..or down. I guess they coulda always starved me out..|
I found adding the Stampede tactical shield to the Vulcan (via a Recon tactical light) also makes the Vulcan a pretty formidable defender from my upstairs ledge looking down into the living area.
|View from upstairs..|
It was decided that if it was just one on one, the higher ground advantage meant it would be next to impossible for the downstairs player could take the stairs. Especially WITH the shield on the Vulcan. So adding two players downstairs meant there could be cover fire and distractions. (This however works a lil better when there is not tequila in the mix..)
|Yup.. Greg looks on, mocking those downstairs..|
So what do you reckon fellow Nerfers? How would you storm the higher ground if you were one of the guys down stairs? Or..as the defender, how would you ensure the guys downstairs never made it past the first step? As a side thought.. maybe there should there be a reason for the defender to come DOWN the stairs (perhaps for more ammo?)