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Good god, it's been ages... Answered

Wow. So today I got bored and came back here after like...a year. Most of you probably won't have the faintest idea of who the hell I am, but that's only to be expected lol. I had a major nostalgia trip and decided to open a drawer and bring back some memories. I sorta scared myself with some of the strange things I had previously created...because they're rather weird to see after all this time o.O
I feel like an old person now, so I'll act accordingly.

Whadda all y'all kids nowadays d-

I can't do this properly. Anyways, what the hell have I missed in the past year? Anything interesting or groundbreaking(After  all this time, what I think to have been cool is probably now a load of steaming crap)?

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apples!!!!!

7 years ago

Ironically, I posted this and was too busy to return for a year(almost exactly, kinda creepy)...interesting arguments on here. Still too fad-based, which leaves waves of the same thing in a different package for months on end until someone designs something new, which restarts the cycle while people argue over who started the fad or really 'brought it to life" even after the cycle has died and been reborn anew. It's funny, because it's been this way since I was just a little guy with a ten dollar K'nex set, a thirst to engineer something that promotes violence and an internet connection.

I think I'm going to stick with some of the much older stuff, or newer non-weapon inventions from now on. I came back because I found this thing that looks like an AK-47 in my drawer under some stuff and nostalgia'd like never before lol, but the site doesn't seem too much different than from when I first started. Thanks to those who tried to give out some help, and that piano playing creation still amazes me. I wish I could make that thing...

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TheDunkisapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

It's funny because nothing major happened since last year. K'nex is dying. It's slowing down at least. There is no real fad going on at the moment. Just a bunch of newbs getting in the game. I'd kickstart things if I could.

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apples!!!!!TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

Wow, you're still here. I didn't think many people would be, so kudos to you for keeping true this long; that's pretty impressive. There just needs to be some originality, even if it's not a weapon that shoots things lol, there are quite a few awesome things that can be done with K'nex.

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TheDunkisapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Oh as usual I still have plenty of ideas that I don't have the pieces or skill to build. K'nex has much more potential but it also takes much more experience to unleash it. Well the newbs are obviously not offering much and everyone else just gave up. I think it happened when people were dumbed down to building TRs and NARs all the time.

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shadowninja31TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

Yes. I think however this cycle will start again as apples said when kinetic finishes his semi-auto. That might start this back up for a bit.

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apples!!!!!shadowninja31

Reply 7 years ago

Is this yet another "semi-auto" or a real one? I can think of almost ten that say they are, but aren't.

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TheDunkisapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Kind of depends on your definition of semi-auto. By my terms, the only kinds of weapons that aren't actually semi auto are the ones with multiple barrels. However, I know most people are more picky with things like RBGs in which each band represents a charge in my opinion while others disagree.
If I remember correctly, his was more of a "true" semi auto by most people's standards.

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TheDunkisapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Well see, where's the line? A RBG requires multiple bands to be loaded, but again I compared each of these bands as a charge of powder and not as a cock of the weapon. However, because you have to prepare each of these bands on the gun yourself and they aren't just magically set up for you, a lot of people get the illusion that it's like "cocking" the gun several times as a opposed to loading ammunition.

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apples!!!!!TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

I think that creating something similar to a shell that will fire with the pull of a trigger, even if it has to be prepared beforehand, is semi-auto to the closest we'll see it any time soon...I wanted to start something like that. Those rounds in real firearms aren't magically made; they're pre-loaded and multiple are carried so I therefore see that as fairly realistic.

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TheDunkisapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Exactly! The KIers think that semi auto slingshots are like "cocking the fireing pin for each band loaded" so it's only pseudo semi auto, which is just stupid. They're comparing a K'nex concept to another K'nex concept that is roughly compared to a real firearm function. No, you directly compare the K'nex concept to the firearm and see that the function of the rubber bands is the same as the powder loaded into each cartridge.

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apples!!!!!TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

Actually, I have an idea. It would not use individually prepared rounds with their own pins, it would use a typical mag and fire grey rods with a ram and such. I'd need a motor, though....

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apples!!!!!TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

Gotta agree with you there. I was thinking about working on something like that soon, but I'm not sure yet. It would kinda suck, the way it's currently in my mind...lol.

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apples!!!!!TheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

I consider semi-auto to be what it is in the real world; one pull of the trigger = one shot fired.

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shadowninja31apples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

People such as shadowman39 are still making ball machines though which are as good as ever. Those never died out the way guns are starting to.

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The Jamalamapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Hey mate, how are you? It's a shame not much has happened but I think Duncan's attempts to restart stuff might do good.

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apples!!!!!The Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

I've been doing pretty well lately, though still pretty busy...and yourself? But yes, I agree. We'll see what starts to happen :P

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The Jamalamapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

Not too bad, my exams are getting heavy so I don't have nearly as much free time as usual, but other than that.... average. I'm looking forward to the kickstart. Now that you've returned, and I saw viccie active the other day, I think it will be more like it was a couple of years ago. Truthfully I miss the old days :(

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apples!!!!!The Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

I have to agree as well, it was pretty awesome a few years back. I don't have too many exams for a while, but hey, summer's knocking already and it won't be too long before he gets in. It's scary how fast this year passed by...

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The Jamalamapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

My perception of time appears faster every year. I remember when summers used to last forever, and I miss it :(

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TheDunkisThe Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

Just wait, young one. Eventually it'll feel like school goes by entirely too fast and the next thing you know, you'll be off on your own.

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The JamalamTheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

I'm already appreciating time as it is - stuff will get harder :(

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The Jamalam~KGB~

Reply 7 years ago

I want to know this elusive "she" that everyone goes on about :O

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TheDunkisThe Jamalam

Reply 7 years ago

If you really want to know, it's your mom (mum if you're really that British). =P

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beanieostrichapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

*gives you an M249 SAW* Use this on anyone that is makes fun of America XD

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TheDunkisbeanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

You do realize that the M249 is based off of the FN minimi, a Belgian weapon, right?

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beanieostrichTheDunkis

Reply 7 years ago

Im not surprised. FN weapons are very good; like their F2000, P90 ect.

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TheDunkisbeanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

And I'm not a huge fan, I prefer the ACR for being more modular, but they also did make the SCAR which is seeing use in the military here. Time and again, we use Belgian weapons. And it seems like they have an unofficial rivalry with H&K, my other favorite. I really want to find an airsoft Five-seven pistol.

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TheDunkisshadowninja31

Reply 7 years ago

Well yes, but I meant one that I could obviously afford. XD
That's the hard part. Most are made by high end companies.

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shadowninja31beanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

Psh! If you are American this is what you use. The XM307 ACSW (A fully automatic belt-fed grenade launcher)

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apples!!!!!beanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

I'd have to go with the belt fed launcher, with the way they're designing those 40+mm grenades nowadays lol.

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beanieostrichapples!!!!!

Reply 7 years ago

I know, but miniguns do more damage; and this one happens to fire at 4,000 rounds per minute. Though if modded, you can make it go 6,000 rounds per minute XD

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apples!!!!!beanieostrich

Reply 7 years ago

True, true. I don't know, I think I'd be pretty happy using either :P