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HeadShot
(@headshot)
Illustrious Member

I'd just like to ask you all what you thought of the pyrotechnics at the event.

As you know, the four of us undertook some training earlier in the year to make the pyrotechnics at our events more impressive and, above all, safe.

There are certain safety complications that we need to adhere to and it's very difficult to use pyro in a live game environment with safe detonation distances. A couple of times I couldn't blow the charges because people were too close.

Do you feel that they added to the event? Were you suitably pleased with the effect they created? Do let us know.

Thanks

S



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Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2008 10:21 am
Kavster
(@kavster)
Noble Member

I'd have to say, when the roadside bomb went off next to our recce jeep, that 5 seconds was the most immersive experience in airsoft I've ever had. The mines were top, the katyusha was top, the whole event was top.

Well done organisers, great job and a bunch of really good blokes too. :D

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Posted : 14/05/2008 10:26 am
Peppered
(@peppered)
Reputable Member

Smoke, bangs, flashes, flying plates.. it all adds to the experience and without I think it would be quite flat as airsoft guns are quite quiet.

Thanks for the efforts on the pyro. It is appreciated (and expected coz you keep raising the bar!)

Peter Rabbit - Tank Killer
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Posted : 14/05/2008 10:49 am
Devonshire Trooper
(@devonshire-trooper)
Noble Member

When that mine exploaded in front of that landy that was the single most awsome thing i have ever seen in airsoft, that at the amazing rocketlauncher, that was something people dream of doing.

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Posted : 14/05/2008 11:22 am
JD7
 JD7
(@jd7)
Illustrious Member

The pyro was fantastic - it really adds to the gaming experience, especially when your caught out and you get a fright

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Posted : 14/05/2008 11:27 am
(@lardassmonkey)
Famed Member

I thought that the pyro was great, especially the mines. It really does add to the exerience when its intergrated into the gameplay. I wasn't too sure what you were doing with the bangs at the end of the game on Sunday besides blowing up some logs, I guess you were just using up the last of the pyro?

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Posted : 14/05/2008 11:30 am
Chomley-Warner
(@admin-infinity)
Illustrious Member Admin

I wasn't too sure what you were doing with the bangs at the end of the game on Sunday besides blowing up some logs, I guess you were just using up the last of the pyro?

Yes, made up pyro can't be stored, but it wasn't 'wasted' as we were carrying out obersvation tests for power, debris reach etc.

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Posted : 14/05/2008 11:35 am
Rhysd2
(@rhysd2)
Noble Member

echo all the previous comments. it really makes a difference to the game



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Posted : 14/05/2008 12:31 pm
Snyper
(@snyper)
Estimable Member

I think you lot used the right amounts of pyro in the right place, and most importantly at the right time. The Katusha was quite cool, but the mines laid out during the ambush/convoy section of Saturday were very good.

I can't wait to see what you lot cook up for Husky.


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Posted : 14/05/2008 7:32 pm
Old Un
(@old-un)
Illustrious Member

When that mine exploaded in front of that landy that was the single most awsome thing i have ever seen in airsoft, that at the amazing rocketlauncher, that was something people dream of doing.

he he.... sadly we get the opportunity to have a go at doing it , with the nice sites that let us . TBH I like props that do something rather than just sit there. Might as well play capture the flag otherwise

Pyro's always a double edged sword. Setting it up as "bombardment" is a major pain in the arse timewise, and involves getting players in the right place at the right time to benefit from it . We did it at Eagles, and we all felt it added little ( no one mentioned it at all in the after game threads and yet it was hours in the making) Setting it up on the hoof is even harder, but can be more rewarding , like with the mines. The saftey aspects of keeping players at a safe distance whilst being under fire makes it harder as well .

As has been said before , we couldn't take made up pyro home with us so it was a case of use it or loose it ( we ignored Kermits 2am suggestion of linking it all togther for one big bang to wake everyone up ) if nothing else we hoped it added to the general ambiance of the Sunday morning assualt , as well as testing different methods of using it .

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Posted : 14/05/2008 7:46 pm
Barrie and Anne
(@barrie-and-anne)
Noble Member

Not quite no-one! Here's what I said about the pyro at The Eagle has Landed.

"It hasn't been mentioned yet but I thought the all new pyro scripted bits worked really well. Getting mortared on the track leading in and especially attacking down the hill after CW and Headshot's howitzer barrage were great fun."

Ironically, we managed to miss all the effects at Bryansk due to being on the extreme flanks all the time (except for the Katyusha which was very impressive).

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Posted : 14/05/2008 8:05 pm
HeadShot
(@headshot)
Illustrious Member

Barrie! As you moved out of position at the end of the defence of the Katyusha I told you to bug out and go right. The reason was that I had set up a pyro about six feet to you left. I detonated it as soon as you were a safe distance away. How did you miss that!?



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Topic starter Posted : 14/05/2008 8:07 pm
che
 che
(@che)
Noble Member

the land mines were very cool . nice loud safe bang. and the looked the muts nuts . sounds daft but i thought the most visualy impresive for me was seeing the rusky rocket launcher fireing off salvos from the other side of the valley simple but effective. top marks gentlemen.

theres nowt so Permanent as temporary




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Posted : 14/05/2008 8:24 pm
Sgt.Heide
(@sgt-heide)
Illustrious Member

Pyro's were great. The course you did really did the trick and they were used responsibly as well. Well managed pyros can really make a game and the CiA crew certainly managed that and more.



When I want your opinion - I'll tell you what it is!

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Posted : 14/05/2008 8:29 pm
Peppered
(@peppered)
Reputable Member

Can you add Kav to the trained pyro user list as he has been practicins for 'In the Pocket'....

Actually, can you add Che as well

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Posted : 15/05/2008 9:00 am
che
 che
(@che)
Noble Member

Can you add Kav to the trained pyro user list as he has been practicins for 'In the Pocket'....

Actually, can you add Che as well

the burns are healing niceley

theres nowt so Permanent as temporary




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Posted : 15/05/2008 11:00 am
Kavster
(@kavster)
Noble Member

Can you add Kav to the trained pyro user list as he has been practicins for 'In the Pocket'....

Actually, can you add Che as well

the burns are healing niceley

That was funny. Well, not at the time, particularly as I set my smock on fire. Luckily, Anthony was on hand to offer to replace my smock and torn trousers from stores - at a price, of course...

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Posted : 15/05/2008 11:09 am
Barrie and Anne
(@barrie-and-anne)
Noble Member

Barrie! As you moved out of position at the end of the defence of the Katyusha I told you to bug out and go right. The reason was that I had set up a pyro about six feet to you left. I detonated it as soon as you were a safe distance away. How did you miss that!?

Lol I heard lots of loud explosions but didn't actually see any - was too busy watching my arc.

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Posted : 15/05/2008 7:13 pm
(@seidler)
Reputable Member

Thought the pyros were great, really added to it for me, and i loved seeing the rockets streak from the katyusha across the valley...

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Posted : 15/05/2008 8:16 pm
Pete_59
(@pete_59)
Noble Member

The more pyro's the better 8) I definately think they add to the game, the bigger the bangs the bigger the smile :D , and the Katyusha was the mutts nutts



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Posted : 18/05/2008 11:14 pm
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