Danger Dan, on Jul 23 2009, 03:07 PM, said:
Its all preference of play style. Its nice to have options.
Any interest in making me one for my EGO?
Soon to come.
As for the whole "Why" question....the Longbow set up is designed to be light, low profile, and have a clear line of sight down the barrel. These are considerable advantages to certain styles of play. The limited paint also adds a certain degree of challenge. A high end electro also has many more benefits besides just being fast, and why shouldn't a player be able to enjoy those other benefits just because they're not necessarily looking for the speed at that moment.
And by getting into a jam I don't mean that you simply come up against a tough player or a small group. I play a ton of scenario games...and it's not uncommon to run across groups of 30-50+ players at certain games. In situations like this, it's nice to be able to switch back to a traditional hopper.
Even if you don't switch in the game though, most players enjoy different styles of play from time to time...and with this I can play one style for a little while and then in between games, switch it out easily to play a different style.