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It can be about subjective feeling: It looks/sounds/feels great/refreshing/lame or objective analysis: the damage/rpm/recoil is just right/not good enough.
Also, what will you improve your weapon if given the choice and resources, and what could be expected after so?
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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 06:23:53 AM »
'My weapon is as a part of me as my own arms.' Calen began eyes fixed on the blade in question. 'I've had it since almost before I can remember and never once has it betrayed me. Sure; the lack or ranged modes mean I have to commit to every fight, the speed of which the haft extends constantly throws off my tempo, the rigidity of the blade causes havoc with my wrists when fighting Grimm or anyone with armour, it dips low with sweeping swipes but almost rolls back while upright... I wouldn't change anything about it for the world.'
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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2017, 07:55:34 PM »
Sherwood:

"My bow? Ah... Well, Ah like my bow, Tristram. Ah was given it by mentor and he taught me how to use it. ...Not the bow part. Ah'm from a family of hunters. Ah've been game hunting since Ah was old enough to pull a bow back. That's actually why my mentor become my mentor. He saw me shoot and said 'Boy, yar talent is wasted on animals. Ya can do much more, and ah won't see you do any less than that'." Sherwood rubs the back of head sheepishly. He can't help but feel silly impersonating his mentor.

"Well, anyway. Ah traded in my longbow for Tristram ah little ahfter that. Ah knew how to shoot, but ah didn't know how to use the mechanisms of Tristram. It's an ahmazing weapon. Ah still can't use it to it's full extent. Ah can't imagine upgrading it either. It's ah weapon tempered over my mentor's entire career. Ahfter some sixty years, ah think Tristram is ahlready as ah power ah weapon it can be. Ah just have to get better aht using it."

Sona:

"A weapon is a weapon. That's all there is to it. I'll admit, these chakram have served me well in the last few years. They're good weapons. But I don't even know who made them." Sona looks aside and down, a far away look in her eye. Her ears twitch downward slightly. Then just as quickly as it came on, the emotion fades away leaving the confident girl again.

"My speculation would be they've passed on from this world. So I thank them for their weapons. If not for the weapons ending up where I found them, I doubt I'd be alive right now."[color] Even admitting this seems to irritate her, she wrinkles her nose and her ears flare slightly. [/color=#ffb90f]"But a weapon is a weapon. I'm sure I'll have to move on from these at some point. The dust system is rather useless when in melee and I do a lot more up close and personal combat. The versatility is good but might better with another weapon." She says with a shrug.

Richard:

"My weapon is a magnum revolver. Magnum rounds have a tendency to punch holes in things already, and I've spent a lot of time designing rounds to help it along. Dust rounds, shell mode, armor piercing and hollow points..." Richard trails off. He shrugs, then leans back in the chair. Answering interview questions for the campus paper is fine and all, but if he can teach something at the same time he might as well.

"You spent enough time with a weapon, it starts to know what it needs before you do. Weapons that survive as long as their Huntsman, assuming the Huntsman lives through the first four years in the field, take on a personality of sorts. You just know what the next step is in improving it, like it's telling you. Eventually, they say you get a sense of zen with the whole thing. The weapon is in it's perfect state, no more no less. Not many weapons get to that calibur though. Huntsman die, or weapons break. A new owner isn't going to understand the weapon like it's original owner either. Weapons like that are worthy of the title legendary. They're the kind of thing I'd like to dig up on site." Richard says, a smirk on his face. He's obviously thinking back to his passion and profession.

"So to answer the second part of your question, I haven't felt that pull to upgrade. Not in awhile. 'Raster'" he says the name with air quotes, "is always up for new round types, it's an adventurous weapon. But as far as major upgrades there's nothing in the works."
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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 09:19:22 PM »
Hoo boy, got a lot of people to get through here. Let's keep this as brief as possible.

Hagane: "The hilt of Ichimonji feels right in my hands, and that's all I need. If the blade feels wrong, I can always just reshape it to my desire on the fly. As to whether I would upgrade it, I don't see why not. I've been modifying this blade ever since I took it as my weapon, trying to distance it as much as possible from the original design. Why stop now?"

Mint: "Haha, which one? Both Wing and Gale are really satisfying to swing and throw around, and I feel really stylish doing it! If I had one gripe, it'd be that silly string coming off of Wing... makes it really hard to wash my clothes, y'know?"

Persimmon: "Sunset knocks the fools out before they even know what hit 'em. Just the way I like it. Maybe I'd prefer a weapon with higher velocity rounds, but let's be honest: A master thief like me shouldn't need a weapon to get the job done.
Err... did I say that out loud? Master... huntsman is what I meant."


Cara: "Attack and Defense are sturdy and reliable, and prepared for any situation thanks to the multiple modes. But... I do kinda feel like Grimm bait with all the ranged weapons on my team. Kinda makes me wish I had, I dunno, a shotgun or something? Maybe it's back to the drawing board again..."

Lissa: "Wooohooo!" She spun by, twirling Whirlwince as she went.

Patchouli: "I, um, like my needles, I guess... Fits with my motif... Y'know, the whole porcupine thing? A lot of times when a big ugly oaf gets real close to me, though, I kind of start to wish I had a weapon with a bit more range..."

Diamante: "Gotta be honest with ya, Starlight is just a means to an end. Frankly, whatever gets the job done is fine by me. Glad it turned out to be an assault rifle, though... This kind of thing affirms my masculinity, doesn't it? The big automatic gun with grenade launcher attachment?
...What do you mean 'Am I really a guy?!' Of course I am!"


Dannum: Dannum's grin illuminated the entire room as he spoke about his passion in his trademark simpleminded way. "Heartbreaker's pretty simple, it's just a big spear... THAT SHOOTS LIGHTNING! Can't get much cooler than that... or can we? BOOM! Bringin' out The Big Guns! ...Gun! EXPLOSIONS! That's all."
Spoiler: 1st Year Beacon Students • show
Hagane Inaba- Can melt steel beams. Leader of team HTDG
Mint Fresch- A chipper gale.
Persimmon Burhan- A douche.
Carnation Prescott- Get it, CAREa? Sorry.
Lissa Lime- Beacon's spinning top
Jacob Stillwater- Nailed it


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Patchouli Breschi- First year at Shade. Don't let her penetrate you.
Diamante Solar- Third Year at Beacon. Feel the Light of the Holy Noodle!
Dannum Sohrab- Professor of practical combat skills at Shade. Or at least that's his excuse to blow things up.
Crystal Evermore- Aura professor at Beacon Academy.


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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2017, 07:18:54 PM »
"Swear to the Maidens, it laughs at me. I can hear it, right at the edge of things. When I'm dropping off to sleep or when shit goes south, or whatever. It fucking laughs at me.... Or I'm losing my damn mind, hell, I don't know."

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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2017, 05:48:11 PM »
Setsuna:
"I like to think that my weapons are constantly evolving tools at my disposal, only when they evolve is up to me. As for actual functionality, well, you can't get any better than the old stock sword and shield. Only...these have some tricks up their sleeve. If I had to give them an upgrade, well, hopefully Dischord and Harmony will have a partner joining them soon."

Tina:
" The feeling of pulling triggers on dual revolvers and actually having them spit lead is something that can't be replicated in any game. To see them strike home brings a feeling of satisfaction like none other. That's why I love these so much. And to think they were self-made too..."whispers" Thank you, father...

Tieren:
"What is there to say? This blade of mine gets the job done. Might not be clean, but who cares, as long as the guy doesn't get back up. What, think you can actually keep standing after one swing? I'd like to see you try. No, wait, because you'd either be dead or sent flying.

Kei:
"...Paintbrush? Well, I can't really say I have anything in terms of upgrades, since I don't know how to even start. Otherwise, we're the perfect 2-man team. Unlike something else... "trails off".

Lunae:
"blows up entire shooting range with Barbatos" "What?"
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Tina Allan -First Year Member, Team ATLA -Twin Sharpshooter

Tieren Augus -First Year Leader, Team AGAT -Raging Berserker

Kei Tsz Fung -Fourth Year Member, Team SARK -Silent Duelist

Lunae Terenas -Second Year Student -Unlimited Explosions

Graham Dylandy -First Year Member, Team LLGD -Technological Samurai

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Member, Team CASA -Combat Medic

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Rachel Jonquil -First Year Student -Spirit Summoner

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Re: Huntsmen and huntresses, how do you think about your weapon(s)?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2017, 06:03:25 PM »
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Reaching over her shoulder Diana pushed the hilt of her sword further into its scabbard, as it locked in there was an audible click before the entire weapon detached from her back. As she held it the scabbard collapsed to form a rifle stock and the hilt rotated ((OOC The images probably show that better, the last one is the collapsed form)).

"I don't.. really have a name for it. No idea what that would even be, not that creative I guess. I mostly use it as a rifle though it does have some melee capabilities. I had to go through quite a few iterations before I found a good design. I'm not that strong so was struggling with the weight until..." As she was talking she collapsed the weapon and attached it to her back. As the hilt popped out she gripped it and this time pulled the hilt, releasing the blade "Until I made it detachable, no more weight problem." she said with a smile.

"As for upgrades, ehh. Well, there are a few design aspects that were made specifically for the Atlas climate. Don't have to worry about frostbite, mettle brittleness or oil freezing in Vale so I could probably improve the rate of fire and make it more collapsible. Though I still want to be able to use it if I go home so probably won't make those changes yet."
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