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Old 04-14-2011, 10:39 PM   #41 (permalink)
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What if my regular play IS pump?

Personally, I play a lot less carefully if I'm playing semi, regardless if its electro or mech. I can never seem to hit anything unless I'm playing with my Phantom, and with as many guns as I have, its usually the Phantom thats leaving my house with me in the morning, regardless of who I'm playing against.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I agree with goody. Pump will not make you a better player with semi automatic markers. A great move that someone pulls off with a pump gun may be a terrible one with another sort of marker. As far as ball to elimination/kill ratio goes, I don't really take too much account of that. Fufilling one's job on the field, flexibility, and technical skill are how I rate players. If one guy's job on a given field is to sit and dump 3 pods at a small spot to prevent someone from moving to it, and not get shot or pinched out or give into the temptation to do something more entertaining and he does it, I find that about as useful as someone that cleans up games with runthroughs. I'm big on being a good "universal" player. Having awareness of certain aspects of your game while playing pump should still be there for semi players; pump simply makes those concerns more urgent.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:01 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I guess i think of Playing pump like taking pictures.. If you can't get your shot, get closer.
I do like being sneaky.. I do like shooting out very high end players and markers I just wish once they were hit that they had a off button.. I very ofter take a few extra just for surprising people.
People ask if pump guns shoot straighter and further I say no.. all markers crony at the same speed and shooting the same paint should shoot = distance, accuracy.
Thats my take.. if they run, Chase them. ~Tinman
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:09 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I think this part of the conversation is lost on the thread. Ok, I admit it's a bit off of the intended topic but I still think is an important factor when choosing what you pick up and shoot on the field.
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IMO competitiveness is like a virus... so is the whole pump culture thing.
and Mike could have defined "better" a bit better.

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