I had an epic time at the central park soakfest. I got a team of 13 people together and loaned out 2500's, a Monster XL, Lightnings, Sizzling Cool X-streams and an xp-270 to take on the thousands of people who came to the great lawn.
I used my 3000, and met up with Steve C who was using his 3200. His friends used a 2700 and a 1000.
Some people yelled things like "what the hell is that? when the saw the Monster XL. A few ran the other way when they were shot by the backpack blasters. No matter how many liters of water we shot at our attackers, we were constantly surrounded by people trying to kill us. One guy ran up to with an air powered knock of blaster. He was so close that I could hear the hiss of the tiny little stream as it hit me. I let him shoot for a few seconds, then I hit him with my entire pressure chamber on 10x at point black range. The sound it made was hilarious. He didn't let up his attack,that is until I pumped up and fired at him again on 20x and he ran off. Another great moment was when a woman thought she had gotten the drop on Stevec, but I spotted her and blasted away with the 10x. All in all it was an epic battle, but very different from the type that the community does. There was no cover fire, no stealth, no ambushes, no taking point, no tap shots, nothing but the sheer chaos of being a high value target for carrying around my CPS 3000. My team mates were very efficient in terms of refilling, however on the battlefield they were prone to running off and going on their own personal revenge battles against anyone who shot at them. The people I met there were very friendly;one opted to look after our stuff, and another drove us home after the battle. Here's some clips we got that really do the war justice:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3GzIQLZXdo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DUip3VwJ7Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGxSsAgliMk
After it was over the Great Lawn looked like a battlefield strewn with the weapons of fallen warriors-not a war that anyone had one and gotten out of alive, mind you, but a war where some horrible cataclysm destroyed both sides, evaporated the bodies and left nothing but a mass of ruined weapons in its wake. Amongst the wreckage of all the $1 piston guns, it was a great suprise to find some real super soakers:
I also saw Van James afterward and spoke to him for a bit. He and his friends did a Nerf battle but I couldn't see them amidst the 65,000 water warriors present. I'd like to hear his take on the war!
Here's the best for a last, Stevec and I with our backpack blasters taking on the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Se2c8K31fY