Thread: Why use pump?
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:19 PM   #267 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by nooh View Post
I don't get the whole money argument for pump. it's a nill argument.

You don't need to shoot a bag of paint every game just because you use an electro. In Recball I use a mini with a rotor and almost never use more then half a hopper in a game (that's with out controlling my self and laying some cover fire). It takes 1 hit to take some one out, doesn't matter if you shoot it with a pump, arirow, mech or electro. just don't go spraying paint all over and ramping at bunkers just because you can. You could just as well go ATing that bunker with your pump and waste half a bag of paint shooting at nothing.

Don't get me wrong, I love pumps, but the whole "you save money over playing electro" argument... it's pretty weak.

Personally, my play style doesn't change just because of the type of marker that's in my hand. Pumping is good to refine some techniques and to add a little bit of complexity.
Im not advocating for or against pump, but I do in fact use less paint with a pump than with my other markers. I use an Automag pump and it has no AT, so it only shoots as fast as I can pump/shoot. As for changing my style of play, I do depending on the marker I'm using. If I have my RTing Xvalved Mag, I tend to play more of a cover fire, heavy gunner, back player or whatever and I lay some paint down. It's kind of what that marker is for. I don't use my electros very often, but when I did, I tended to use more paint just because I could. Yes, there is such a thing as self control, but it's also fun to let loose. Could I use less paint and thus spend less money and still use a mech/electro? Sure, but I do tend to take on a different role depending on the marker I've chosen to use. However, if I want to insure I am using less paint, in my case choosing my pump is definitely going to force this issue. I would be very hard pressed to use as much paint with it in a day of play as I could with some of my other markers.
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