Posted 14 April 2011 - 10:03 PM
I've seen a Skorpion modded into a full length rifle configuration before but just because that form exists, doesn't mean it's the normal configuration. That is what I was referring to, it's typically recognizable look. Yes a paintball marker modded to look like either would both be considered "milsim", but the SMG configuration would be considered "normal" - see what I mean? Besides, this huge milsim marker movement (looks, not mag-fed) has most of its' roots in games like Modern Warfare where everybody wants an A-5 modded to look like an ACR or MP5 (as examples) just like in the game... that is all based on looks.
When guys like milsim markers they only really care about looks, not necessarily length & weight - it's all about making their marker look like its' real world counterpart. Sure there are exceptions to the rule where guys trim things down but still try to keep w/ the spirit of real steel, but by and large most guys are trying for authenticity. I'm not saying it's a bad thing or they shouldn't do it, in fact if Nico wants his marker to look like an ACR & loves using it when he's out playing then absolutely he should do it, go for it dude. I loved my MP5 variants when I used an A-5 & had a blast using it for years.
I still dig the milsim guns just won't dare play with one anymore, but they are nice to look at. Too much bulk for me - I'm all about light-n-tight right now. Of course, who knows what the future holds.
You bought the brand, not my allegiance.