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Postby Twitch » Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:43 pm

Killosk wrote:
Zed wrote:Bah... guns are for newbs!

Taking macros out with a sword or dagger though... now that would be awesome! ;)
Feh. Everyone knows guitars are the prime way of taking out anything. Give that stick figure a Gibson Flying V and let him go!



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Postby zukezorin » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:39 pm

Zed wrote:Bah... guns are for newbs!

Taking macros out with a sword or dagger though... now that would be awesome! ;)


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Didn't work to well for that guy. 8) Pretty badass, though, Twitch. More power to ya if you want to show that n00b what fighting giants is all about.
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Postby Rattus » Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:49 am

I always thought small arms would be a terrible way of taking down a giant monster type thing. Not only could it's skin armor it or at least slow the projectiles to the point of doing no real damagte, but if you're aiming up, your rounds are moving much slower due to the draw of gravity. All you're liable to do is piss it off worse.

Killosk wrote:Feh. Everyone knows guitars are the prime way of taking out anything. Give that stick figure a Gibson Flying V and let him go!


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Postby Theophilous_Bolt » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:05 am

Yah. Small-caliber arms do diddly-bupkis against even lightweight big game, like Alaskan grizzlies. I can think of no autoloader handgun that would make the slightest bit of difference against a grizz. Bear medicine is at least a .44 mag, =if= you placed your shots with care, and emptied the cylinder. Even then, you're more than likely dead unless you have a "smoke pipe" - a 12ga pumper with a magnum shell full of double-aught buck already chambered, in hand and aimed, =before= it charges.

Dangerous big game - like Cape buffalo and elephants, will fucking kill you dead you bring that kind of weak-sauce. You need, at minimum, a .45-70 lever gun or, better, a .900 Nitro Express side-by-side. Or a bunch of cops with 12ga shotguns firing all at once, which is how they kill rogue elephants here in the States.

You can try to pull an AK-47 on an elephant, but there are more than a few flattened poachers who can tell you that approach doesn't work so well.

Now, you're going to take on a 40' humanoid creature. That's the mass of ten elephants... 62,000 lbs, if he's the equivalent of an athletic 6', 210lb man. Unless you step up to a heavy machine gun or small artillery piece, you go squish, end of story.

It was nicely animated, tho.

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Postby Galactor » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:25 am

Meh, weight is only one of a few factors to take into account when shooting big game though. The thickness of it's skin is one of the main reasons that you have to have what amounts to a hand held artillery piece in order to take down an elephant, while a buffalo can be taken down with a rather average (but still highly powerful) rifle. That being said, a humanoid who is average except for his size (as in, has human skin... etc.) could probably be, at the very least, put into a lot of pain if you shot him with something like a Barrett Light Fifty, especially saying you can hit him from over a mile off, effectively, and multiple times.
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Postby Rattus » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:40 am

Pain without damage just enrages though. It's like if I dumped you in a pit with a viscious dog and handed you a scalpel. It wouldn't do jack shit to STOP the thing, but you could (and likely would in a panic) slice it enough to get it to hate you that much more.

There's also the small factor that the larger something is, the more volume it has (and potential bullet trajectories) where you hit nothing vital at all...
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Postby AlternateArtisan » Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:34 am

Galactor wrote:Meh, weight is only one of a few factors to take into account when shooting big game though. The thickness of it's skin is one of the main reasons that you have to have what amounts to a hand held artillery piece in order to take down an elephant, while a buffalo can be taken down with a rather average (but still highly powerful) rifle. That being said, a humanoid who is average except for his size (as in, has human skin... etc.) could probably be, at the very least, put into a lot of pain if you shot him with something like a Barrett Light Fifty, especially saying you can hit him from over a mile off, effectively, and multiple times.



as far as high calibre antimaterial weapons go, your best chance of success is to hit it in critical areas of vunerabiliy, like the eyes, the crotch or the inside of the nose. Provided you can hit a fast moving target which is no bigger than a few square feet wide but at least 100 feet away from you.

A sensible alternative isn't to use guns but incendiarys, unless ofcourse you're dealing with non-furred giants which don't burn too well.

One note however, aircraft are most useful for antimacro combat.
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