So this year's first waterfight was a bit of a bust. Due to bad weather reports the day before, and a rather grey and gloomy morning, only a hundred or two people showed up the whole time instead of the usual 400-500 at once. I did, however, meet a new friend (and possible member here) whom I will refer to as "Xavier" for now, he was the only one there with a Colossus (which I liked very much) and he is very interested in making a simple, piston based, long distance, high capacity backpack homemade.
Apparently he had just bought it for 25$. Ouch. Aren't they like 15$ at Wal Mart?
According to him, last year the same thing happened, but a second war broke out one month later, and it was EPIC. Instead of the war concentrating around the waterpark, it spread out to include the fields in the surrounding areas, seperating into two armies, which met in the middle with battlecries, torrents of water, and death poses for the defeated.
I was unfortunately delayed and arrived about two hours late, but supposedly I didn't miss much, according to Xavier.
Anywho, I got three pictures which didn't show much, but there was a nice variety of soakers and people on the field.
There was two people looking very cool in star wars clone trooper masks, dual wielding electrostorms, with half a dozen extra clips on their belts and a tornado strike, but aside from the masks (which were a good idea) they were quite innefective as expected. XP
EDIT: There was a father and son that showed up with WW Pulse Masters. Holy cow, those things were big. They didn't seem to shoot much, but when they did, wow.
There were also a few people using scatter blasts and hydro cannons, and half a dozen people with red and blue rattlers, bottle blitz, and shot blasts. There was a red 03' Blazer sitting on the ground with a group of people but they never used it
. Later in the day, a kid with what I swear was an AP Gorgon* with a fan setting showed up, and I liked it quite a bit, but the compacto nozzles were a bit annoying. I also ran across three people decked out with Vindicators and classic series SS 50's. There was also a kid with an XP backfire that was quite hilarious. I also saw an aquashock sneak attack, a few flash floods, and those mini electric pistols which I don't give a crap what they are called, and of course there was the eponymous little kid with a Hyrdo Cannon bigger than he was, and another with a big, cheap soaker called the EX 630, which is almost CPS 2000 sized, but works like an SS 50. XP
EDIT: *The Gorgon had no strap, and the kid said he had just bought it at Walmart last week for 20$. Xavier said he was going to go look there for a cheap Colossus...
I, of course, was equipped with my 3X CPS 1500, which outclassed pretty much everything there. I used the 3X setting to tag people at first, but when you are being charged by 3 or four people with shot blasts, you need to intimidate to win. So I would nail them one at a time with short, 10X bursts. Most people left me alone after they witnissed my 'water'power. I didn't use the 5X setting much, but I did find it would make people jump more than the 3X did. Needless to say I was the king of the battlefield, at least until the people with buckets came. They didn't have any water gun whatsoever, but they were the most feared nevertheless.
On the battle footage, I saw more flash floods, and two guys with homemades, so there is hope out there.
There was a little kid with a shot blast and his back turned to me and Xavier. Xavier started blasting him with his Colossus, and the kid started backing towards us. We thought he was confused and unsure of where he was being attacked from, but he kept backing up until Xavier stopped shooting and the kid turned around and nailed Xavier in the face point blank. That kid... wow.
So, here's hoping that in one month, we have "The return of the annual vancouver waterfight" ! Most people that I met are clamouring for it!