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    New Forum Layout

    A lot of this stuff is to do with new stuff from the newest update. I know it's confusing so in the future I'll open a thread for every major update. For now I'll split and merge some posts in/out of this thread to categorise them better. Will do this a bit later today. Just to clarify: Similes/emojis are a part of the newest update from yesterday morning. As is the strange tiled backgrounds. Unfortunately I had no choice but to update as instructed - it was a prerequisite to getting someone to look into the issue we've been having of a corrupted 'datastore' - like the theme etc. that seems to be happening every 7-10 days.
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    Joule Creep

    It's not if you have a tournament lock, which are a couple of quid. If a site is worried then it can require them. Thing is a lot of people do complain about HPA players for having easily adjusted their regulator when it could very well just be unchecked creep. Taking an allen key out in the safe zone and fiddling with your regulator pressure is about as hard as changing a quick change spring on an AEG anyway.
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    New patches and branding poll

    Poll will close on Sunday evening.
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    WeaponCrates is officially gone

    Check the other pages regarding the collapsed sale. He has not gone and bought himself. That Dark Rhino thing has been in the footer for years.
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    WeaponCrates is officially gone

    That's already public information via Companies House. I did a WhoIs too but couldn't find much new other than maybe the phone number. Doesn't show he's a scammer either I'm afraid: Dark Rhino has been in the footer of Weaponcrates for a long time. I believe the new aquisition was a different company but it fell through (see page 3? of this thread). They might have just left it there as Weaponcrates itself isn't a formed company - Dark Rhino is. Weaponcreates being one of their 'brands' all along. You're not required to form a company with the same name of the product/website you have.
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    Joule Creep

    That's exactly what I'd propose, yep. Or just the odd spot-check on people's BBs (every 10th person just get them to pop a couple of BBs out to be weighed. Everyone else can just say. Think we discussed this in a very similar thread last year.
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    New patches and branding poll

    I've omitted two large bits of information: First: These're to be contoured PVC Second: Velcro hook backing Unlikely to be stitch holes included with them. Still considering an embroidered, harder-wearing one as well.
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    Joule Creep

    Well, I still disagree slightly. The problem is sites not cronographing with the heaviest weights people are going to use. This is on marshals and site owners to check that they're being safe. In reality they're all just accepting a norm that's not been questioned in a long time. However, if you know that you're susceptible to Joule creep and still crono at home on a light weight knowing full well that you'll pass with that .20g BB mag they use on site to check your gun (but are going to use .30g when you put your own mag in) then yeh, you're cheating. You're not going to get caught because the marshal knows even less than you do, but you're a piece of shit, shouldn't be playing and - if you're using HPA - are just adding to the pile of excuses to get it unrightfully banned from your local when people keep complaining that they suspect you're firing a hot gun. If you don't know and sites haven't explained it then frankly I'd accept ignorance as an excuse in this case as it can be confusing for many people. As such I wouldn't call it 'cheating' given the lack of intention. I feel there's probably only a very, very small subsection of people who're consciously exploiting Joule creep for nefarious reasons. Most just have no idea it's going on with their gun.
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    Chill the f#ck out, use more memes etc.

    Better not be any patch burning.
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    New Forum Layout

    Frankly that could be down to the whole server running sluggish right now. It's rebuilding the search indexed (which usually takes a day or so). I was noticing some lag when I was replying to this thread. Mind checking back tomorrow and seeing if it persists? Sorry :S
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    Joule Creep

    Yes, but that still requires them to know what weight the BB is before it's shot. Then it's just a simple bit of arrhythmic to calculate the energy, which one can do with: KE ( in Joules) = 0.5 ( a half) x the mass of the something (in kg) x the speed squared (in Meters/Second). http://www.airsoftmaster.com/fps-chart-for-airsoft-guns/ Oo they updated the chart:
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    New patches and branding poll

    For anyone wondering. Here's the AFUK rifleman. Been flipped on the new one because - as Jedi spotted - he's firing left handed. Also it meant he could be shooting the BB through the text, which was nice.
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    New Forum Layout

    Connection type shouldn't matter as it's preloaded. Working fine on my end but yeh. I cannot recall if the old one was animated in the same way. This is the black side menu that slides in, right?
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    New Forum Layout

    Haven't tested it personally. Can anyone else confirm? I'll try myself in a sec.
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    Joule Creep

    Well that chart isn't assuming your crono'ing and .20g and then switching weights. It doesn't factor in Joule creep at all if that's where you're reading it from. I just took the closest values for my approximations. AEGs will creep just like GBBRs or HPA, but I believe most of the difference is indeed just in the weights people use. Perhaps the flat and R-hop buckings that're basically found in every HPA gun now are to do with it too? Conventional hops do slow the BB the more they're turned on because of that mound. Flat hops and R-hops apply that friction over a longer period and more of it goes into backspin than actually stopping the BB so that could be it too. I would say ultimately creep has become obvious in the past 5 years because a lot more people are putting up the extra scratch for heavier BBs - it's less to do with the power. Sites should crono on your heaviest weight - it's the only way to rule it out. The Mall likely doesn't see creep as much as woodland as people - I would assume - aren't using .30g or sniper weights like they do at other places? If you have some heavy BBs then testing this as home is easy enough so could be worth trying to help you visualise it. I think a lot of people are struggling with the concept, and that's fair enough given the walls of text (of which I've posted a couple) in this topic, but in principle it's far more simple. The solution is where people get confused.
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