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5 Basic HvZ Tips Camarillo Humans vs. Zombies has Taught Me (Basic Nerf Article)

The last group of humans headed towards the final Summer 2012 Mission

In my two day long games at Camarillo (Day 3 Summer 2011, Summer 2012) I’ve had fun, made friends, and learned a bit more about Humans vs. Zombies. I’m here to import some of this knowledge to the newer players out there. It’s been about 5 weeks since the Summer 2012 game (July 20) so heres 5 Basic tips, or points of emphasis, that should help you stay alive as a human for as long as possible.

1. Nutrition/Energy are essential for good performance.

A decent breakfast, but it still wasn’t enough.

The above photo is what I ate for breakfast of the Summer 2012 game, and it still wasn’t enough. My usual peanut butter and banana sandwich plus an egg on the side filled me up, but by lunchtime it was gone. The mods ran us around the park while removing our safe zone. I felt very drained and on the hungry side. Always make sure your appropriately fueled for games and missions. Not only will you feel better, but you’ll be more aware, alert, and quicker to respond. I really don’t need to go into the benefits of proper nutrients during exercise and sporting event, since it’s a pretty common thing.

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The Vortex Pyragon Basic Nerf Review (Write Up)


I still haven’t reviewed the Vortex series or any of it’s blasters, so I figured why not start out with the latest Vortex blaster, the Pyragon? I’ve had a good amount of use with all the Vortex blasters actually, but haven’t had the time to write up review on any of them, so be on the lookout for reviews on those in the future. I’ll be reviewing it’s features, usages in Nerf Wars & HvZ, and even give some user tips.

How does the Pyragon compare to the N-Strike Raider CS-35, and what does the Vortex line have to do with the N-Strike Line of 2009? Keep reading to find out, and thanks to Nerf for sending me this!
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Rayven CS-18 Basic Nerf Review (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!
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The Nerf Jolt EX-1 Basic Nerf Review (Write Up)

Thanks to SG Nerf for the photo

It’s a pint sized pack-a-punch, what more can you say? Even though the blaster is small, this review won’t be short on words. Is this blaster actually combat reliable? How much does it cost, and what does it have to do with the Longshot and Stampede? Keep reading to find out!

Thanks again to Nerf for providing me with this blaster.
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The Rayven CS-18 Tenets (HvZ Forum Write Up)

Pic from the HvZ forums

Another solid read off the HvZ forums. Original topic is here.

After reading some of the other Tenets I thought I would do one on the Rayven. This is my first write up of this style so remember I am a bit of a n00b at this, but I can take criticism too.

Rayven Tenets

So you finally got a Rayven have you? Good, the Rayven can be a great addition to your arsenal but there are some things to remember when using the Rayven.

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The Definitive Newbie’s Guide to the Recon (HvZ Forum Write Up)

JPRoth1980 of the HvZ forums has written up some tips for Recon usage in HvZ. I thought it was a solid read. You can read them in this post, or go here to check out the original post.

Howdy folks. I’m just an old guy with very little applicable knowledge to HvZ (although if there was somewhere nearby that ran games and allowed those of us out of the college scene to play, me and the missus would definitely be game) and a minor amount of knowledge as to Nerf modding and the strengths/weaknesses of guns. That said, I’ve noticed through way too much lurking that there wasn’t a guide written for the Recon (or if there was, my search-fu is old, like me). Therefore, I figured I’d do my best to help out here.

No pics because I’m not the most tech-savvy person in the world. If you’re on a site for HvZ and you don’t know what a Recon looks like, then you are a rare, rare person.

The Recon is a jack of all trades. Stock, it can shoot decently far (further than many comparable N-Strike blasters, in my experience), has decent accuracy, and has a decent rate of fire. If Nerf blasters were a Nintendo-made video game, the Recon would be Mario. As such, it’s often overlooked by players who prefer something with a little more specialization. Like the other N-Strike clip blasters, it can only shoot the much-hated Streamline darts unless you modify it to accept Stefans or similar (assuming that your campus/organization allows modified darts).

Not exactly a glowing review, is it?

Recons, being general-purpose blasters, have a lot of things going for them. Here’s a list!

Hit the jump for the rest of the tips.

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Berkut99’s Rayven CS-18 Review (Write Up)

Berkut99 from the Adult Fans of Nerf Forum posted his thoughts on the Rayven CS-18.

My local Target not only did an unexpected and welcome restock and remodel of their Nerf shelf (with the whole fancy Nerf-branded exterior paneling and all), but unexpectedly had the Rayven in stock. I of course immediately picked one up. I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and I figured I’d throw some first impressions out there.

I’ll be honest, I’m really not sure what Nerf has left in it; they raise the bar with each new release either in capability or innovation. I almost want to say that in many ways the Rayven is the ultimate Nerf blaster package. Now I say “package” because what the Rayven brings to the table is something that Nerf should have considered the minute the Longshot proved a success, but, interestingly, it probably required modern technology to catch up, or at least get cheaper: the Firefly Tech clip. I say catch up because of the LED’s that it utilizes as well as the very interesting and innovative glow-in-the-dark darts. Blue LED’s really took off when they became cheap to produce in the early 2000’s. But the ones in the clip are freakin’ tiny. I really question whether or not these actually would have existed in significant and cheap enough numbers to utilize in 2007 when the Longshot hit shelves. Figure, the Firefly REV-8 was still using a camera flash with stickers around the darts. This essentially solves all of Nerf’s dilemma’s with Nerf’s glow-in-the-dark feature.

The Rayven consists of two real parts, the blaster itself and the clip. This is the package. Because of the nature of the clip, it really constitutes review as a separate product.

You can read the rest here, or check below for the rest of it. Your choice really.

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