Building Clear 2013: First Team of the Night
WWU’s 3rd HvZ Building Clear, Winter 2013. This is the forth group of survivors to attempt to clear the inside of the Cerulean BioTechnologies bunker…
FYI: There is a ton of swearing :P
I believe the WWU stands for Western Washington University. Their Humans vs. Zombies Winter 2012 game was located in doors. Winter in Washington can be a bit harsh, so they hosted it in doors away from the elements. They sent teams through in a role playing sort of fashion game. The moderators and organizers did a REALLY good job setting this all up. You can tell that they worked hard on this. I’m not going to spoil anything except to say that I like the “First Team” video vs. the Forth Team’s video. Be sure to leave them comments letting them know what you think!
Building Clear 2013: Forth Team to Go Through
NoM, along with is bud Bobololo, decide to parody the 12 Days of Christmas with their own Nerf twist. Enjoy, and don’t forget it is the holidays!
From the creators of one of the most popular HvZ theatrical videos on youtube. Their back with a trailer for their new, upcoming 3 part series!
I’ve been wondering about a couple of things, so I fired off some emails to my Nerf connects. These are the questions I asked:
“1. The white and orange/red Vortex discs that came with the Pyragon are especially great for outdoor usage, since their colors make them stand out and help the user a lot in finding them. Do you know if Nerf has plans to sell those separately in stores?
2. The Dart Tag Snapfire 8 has been spotted overseas for a decent amount of time, but it still isn’t being sold in USA stores. Is it still coming out Fall 2012? Do you have a more specific date or month on it’s release?
3. The N-Strike Elite Stockade is only being sold overseas at the moment, with plans of it to be released at a later date. Is there any updated release date on this yet?
4. In a information booklet handed out in a Dart Tag event in Malaysia recently, a photo of the Elite Pinpoint Sight was spotted. Do you have any other information of it at this time?
My connect that said they would look more into the the Pyragon discs and Elite Pinpoint Sight. And the screenshots above are the basic answers to questions 2 & 3. The Snapfire 8 was an international release only for 2012, same with the Stockade. As for the N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest and Bandolier, their listings online seem to have them being released into stores in early October.
Elite Bandolier kit listing
Elite Tactical Vest listing
Someone took the liberty of recording the final match of the 2012 Dart Tag tournament in Malaysia. It ends with a bit of a surprising twist, so be sure to check it out if your interested.
While shooting a video with Click Click Bamf on the Hail-Fire, this small girl asks to use the Hail-Fire. And thats how I met Ferris, a pretty interesting 16 year old who took charge of the leadership roles amongst my group and eventually most of the human force. Ferris the first and only girl, as well as the youngest person in Camarillo game history to win the MVP award. I decided to interview her and try and get to know her more.
Basic Nerf: Why don’t you tell the readers a little bit about yourself?
Ferris: Ok well, my name is Ferris McIntyre and I am 16 years old. I go to Rio Mesa High School with my twin sister Natalie. I am pretty average girl with hobbies and am someone who likes to just have fun. In my experience HVZ is a great way to do that.
I’m sure you get a lot of “Ferris Bueller” nicknames? I know that was my first nickname for you haha. Ever see the movie?
Hahaha yes I have many times. And I plan on doing my own version of it for my senior year. Including the car.
Haha oh gosh, be sure to bring Phil and Natalie along for the ride.
Hahaha I will do.
So how does it feel to be the first, and so far only, girl to win the Camarillo HvZ MVP fan award? As far as I know, your the only girl to have won it.
It feels amazing. I have always looked up to the MVP in the game and now that it is me I am very excited to go to more games and get even better at it. To help teach myself and anyone else who would like some help in the game. Being the first girl was just the cherry on top.
Continue reading Basic Nerf interview with MVP of the Camarillo 2012 Summer HvZ game, Ferris McIntyre
A photo of game organizers Christopher (left) and David (right) role playing for the game.
After I attended Day 3 of the Summer 2011 game, I was instantly hooked on HvZ. If you followed my preparation towards the game then I’m sure you’ve liked the content I posted so far. I’ve had the a great opportunity interview the game organizers for the Camarillo Summer 2012 HvZ game, David and Christopher.
Tell us a little bit about who your are.
David – My name is David. I have also lived in Camarillo my entire life. Chris has been one of my closest friends for as long as I could remember. I think that’s one of the things that makes us such a good team. I just got my Associates in Business and am currently working for a Bachelors at CSUCI. I’m a huge nerd and proud of it!
Christopher – My name is Christopher, I’ve lived In Camarillo my entire life and with the exception of five of those years I have been best friends with my Co-leader David Casas. I am a history major with an emphasis in Religion at CSUCI and I hope to get my Teaching credentials within the next two years. I love singing and playing video games.
Can you tell us a bit on how Camarillo HvZ was started?
David – Our friends Mike and John started it in 2008. It was a small but crazy game that laid down the foundation to further games. We didn’t really have boundaries, and me and Chris were one of the last survivors 7 hours into the game. Ever since then, we have had someone from our group of friends host the game while the rest of the group would help mod. We started doing it annually, then went to biannually when people demanded more.
Christopher – HvZ was originally started in Camarillo by one of our good Friends Mike Groom and John Halter. That was back in the winter of 08 I believe and I am proud to say that David and I were able to survive right up until the end of the day….when the five remaining humans got stuck in a bathroom. I don’t think anyone realized back then just how big of an event this would become.
Continue reading A Basic Nerf interview with Camarillo 2012 Summer HvZ Game Organizers (Write Up)
After about 5 months of this the Rayven being available to the USA public (about 3 for the worldwide audience) I finally take a look at a fairly new blaster. It’s part of Nerf’s new “Firefly Tech” series, whose lineup features the Rayven and Vortex Lumitron blasters. The Rayven CS-18 is a flywheel, battery powered blaster that comes with an 18 dart clip. Is this just another flywheel blaster, is the firefly tech just a gimmick? A lot of HvZ players are praising this, and could it’s role replace the Alpha Trooper’s? Check out the review for answers to those questions and more.
I would also just like to deeply thank Nerf for sending me two Rayven’s to review and keep. Thanks so much!
Continue reading Rayven CS-18 Basic Nerf Review (Write Up)
Geebs, according the wikia this is the busiest event to date, with 83 people coming to the game. Kyle Lynn has uploaded a good amount of photos to Facebook, and it’s very interesting to see the weaponry people were using two years ago as well as check out what the game was like two years ago. So go check out the full album if you want to see a lot of great action shots. I’ve picked a few favorites of my own and posted them.
I can knock some things off my checklist now. It’s not much, but I have the main components of my blaster choices with me, and I also found a cool army hat in my closet that my Marine uncle gave to me awhile ago. Its lacking points on the cool looking factor, but its 360 degrees of UV protection make it my choice for the upcoming game. I have 5 pairs, or 10 socks, with holes in them, rendering them unwearable. I trigger tested two Rayvens, and the one pictured seems to have a little bit easier trigger pull then the other one I have. Bad triggers pulls may jam up the Rayven, and put you in a bad situation. I want to get used to the trigger pull more and battle test it even more, so that I can be sure I’m comfortable with it. I also have plans to buy a GoPro Hero2 camera this week, if all goes well. I still haven’t bought the batteries and materials necessary to power the Rayven, since I’m waiting for one more item to get back into stock in the online store. I’m considering buying a cheaper (and possibly lower quality) multimeter, but we’ll see.
Get a little bit more comfortable with my blaster of choice for this game, the Rayven.
Work on Cardo, at least 3 times a week, for 25-30 minutes each.
Start collecting and counting bad socks.
Learn how to roll them up, if there is a proper technique.
Finishing reading the Art of War.
Get Spectre barrel from other storage site.
Invite, and in some cases convince, friends to go.
Modify or improve Nerf Tac Vest and/or drop pouch loadout.
Sort good darts from bad darts. W & T Streamlines for the win, remember?
Possibly get different containers for good and bad darts?
Check which 18 dart drum clips rotate well, and which ones don’t.
Get a feel or find a way to track 18 dart clip usage.
(Most likely) buy GoPro Hero 2 camera and SD card to record footage of game.
Buy stronger voltage batteries, battery converter, case, charger, and multimeter from Chinese store (note to self, allow
3 to 4 weeks 3 to 8 weeks (usually 4) for shipping).