At some point this thread may need to be split. In regards to the field life discussion, I provide the following example... can a CPS 1000 20 minutes of intense fighting a Gorgon without having to go refill? Yes. But how? By taking much fewer shots. An easy analogy would be one team with several power hitters going against a team with no power hitters but a high batting average. The teams are probably equal, but for different reasons. A gun like the Colossus 2 would be a team whose primary batters are good at getting on base, but isn't very deep after that. A CPS 2000 would be like having Babe Ruth and a team of scrubs playing together on a farm team, you only get one shot, so you better make it count.
Fortunately for us water wars aren't required to last a certain number of innings or time or whatever. Our flexibility is what makes this sport so great. It's also why you could technically win with a Colossus 2 against even a CPS 2000 under the right circumstances. Refilling has not played a very large role in our wars so far. I have a strong feeling that this is going to change soon. In all of my experience, prior to the community wars, refilling was always a major hurdle to overcome. Since it's the NHL playoffs I'll throw in one more. The more shots on goal you have the more likely you are to win. Plain and simple. If I can take more shots against you without refilling or running out of pressure I'm probably eventually going to hit you (see SEAL's Colossus vs Scott's Colossus 2 @ MOAB).
Duxburian wrote:MD 6000 vs 150 is easy - just wait until the 6000 breaks. Seal's is the fist one I've seen last for any real length of time, I went through several in one season.
The 6000 is such a great gun. Its durability is really a shame. Hasbro actually had really good intentions with that line. They were all about power. Quality of production is king in the long run, however. If we could reproduce the max d mechanism in brass or stainless steal, along with stronger springs, this wouldn't be a problem. Actually, there is no if about it. This can be done, it's just a matter of money. Also, SEAL's MD 6000 is epic, and I wouldn't mind seeing how it does against other guns. Duels don't just have to be about one stock gun vs another. It's helpful to see just how good your mod is.