User talk:Alex T Snow

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Joint Operations

Did you use to play a video game for the PC called "Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising"? Hoot471 20:43, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

No I haven't, all my games are on the 360, why do you ask? Alex T Snow 12:21, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Just someone I knew from that game had the same name as you. But thanks for responding anyway :) Hoot471 08:03, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Wow, that's really random, thanks for asking ;) Alex T Snow 08:32, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Battlefield 3

I removed the extra manufacturer names you added; sorry to have to take down all your hard work, but no other page on the wiki is formatted like that; typically you're just supposed to use the name of the article / subsection you're linking to as the heading. What the new additions do need is links and images, though. I'll get on to that tomorrow if you don't do it first. Evil Tim 09:45, 2 October 2011 (CDT)

It's okay, and I hadn't gotten to images and links yet, I just wanted to make sure everything was up, and I think everything is now. Alex T Snow 16:19, 2 October 2011 (CDT)
I've always found the naming on this site is weird, it's normal to put the manufacturer names for some guns, but never for others, or maybe sometimes for some. And some things get Carbine or Heavy Machine Gun (etc) in their name, and that's just a description! I'm looking at you, M4A1... Alex T Snow 07:13, 3 October 2011 (CDT)
I think it mainly just reflects common use. For example, people know who Colt and Heckler & Koch are. On the other hand, adding the incomprehensible company who make the AS Val will just kinda confuse people looking for which bit is the weapon's actual name. Evil Tim 08:23, 3 October 2011 (CDT)
I actually loled when I found that name :) Alex T Snow 20:36, 3 October 2011 (CDT)
BTW, TSNIITOCHMASH (It is easier to pronounce when you know Russian :P ) isn't the only manufacturer of AS "Val" (and several other suppressed weapons). There is also TOZ. --Masterius 06:06, 4 October 2011 (CDT)
Okay, thanks. It seems like a quite a few of the Russian weapons are made by more than one, that's just the one I found first I guess. Alex T Snow 20:57, 4 October 2011 (CDT)
Yeah, especially when it comes to common designs like Kalashnikovs and Makarovs. --Masterius 02:10, 5 October 2011 (CDT)
It seems to me Izhmash is the main one, is fair to say? Alex T Snow 02:50, 5 October 2011 (CDT)
For AK-XXXs that would be yes; for AKS-74U it is TOZ; for RPKs it is VPMZ "Molot".
Here is nice compilation: http://home.comcast.net/~shooter2_indy/ak74_mag_guide.html
IZHMASH doesn't make pistols though. IZHMEKH does. --Masterius 02:15, 6 October 2011 (CDT)
Wow, thanks a lot for all that info, that's cool, Russian companies were always a weak spot of mine. Hmm, looking at my airsoft AKS-74U I've figured out it that while it has a 30 round mag, it has a Molot trademark, oops haha Alex T Snow 02:37, 6 October 2011 (CDT)
You are welcome. Russian weapon systems are particularly in my sphere of interests, being able to read original manuals and sources certainly helps :)
Trivia: "Krinkov" is a (marketing) term used to refer to those AKSUs that aren't the correct ones used by Soviet and Russian Military but instead some custom build or modified shortened AKs. --Masterius 03:25, 6 October 2011 (CDT)
Oh cool :) Didn't know that Alex T Snow 03:33, 6 October 2011 (CDT)

Um, what's with moving the weapon entries around? I can't see what you're going for. Evil Tim 06:08, 5 November 2011 (CDT)

Same order as unlocked in game. It's all still in the right catagory, and since there isn't a "right" order I figured this would be okay :) Done now anyway. As for the PDR and AS Val specifically it puts them closer to the SMG section, and makes the page go more or less close to long range top to bottom. Alex T Snow 06:12, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
I think I might just put them in alphabetical order like the MGS4 page, it strikes me as an easier order. Not just now, though. Evil Tim 06:15, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Right, that's make more sense for the sake of the site, since there's so many. Just make sure you don't factor in the manufacturer into the alphabeticalness, since only some have that, though you probably know that ;) Can we leave it Pistols>Shotguns>SMGs>Carbines+ARs>MGs>Sniper Rifles though? Alex T Snow 06:19, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Naw, shotguns after SMGs. Putting them between pistols and SMGs seems weird. Evil Tim 06:37, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Mmkay, not a big deal Alex T Snow 06:38, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
That should do it. I think it's ok alphabetising using manufacturer names when they're actually part of the article name on the site, otherwise it's just confusing and doesn't look like it's in any order at all. Evil Tim 06:39, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Good point again, I have to remember to think of what makes sense by IMFDB's naming standards :/ Alex T Snow 06:41, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
By the way, I actually do have "take screenshot" bound to a mouse button for this. Or rather F12, which is my FRAPS screenshot button. Since if the game itself has a screenshot key it's in no hurry to tell me where it is. Evil Tim 06:43, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Sweet, now it's just a matter of finding all the guns on the ground ;) Worth noting, while the guns have the proper attachments in 3rd person while being held/on player's backs, guns on the ground never have attachments. This should make it easy to get a basic pic of everything. Alex T Snow 06:58, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Yeah, I've noticed that when looking for specific accessories for replacement photos. Though it was rather amusing the first time I picked up what looked like a boring AK and up came EXCALIBUR with a damn great PSO-1. Evil Tim 07:00, 5 November 2011 (CDT)
Lol, or when I had a shotgun and they we all far away, so I picked up an SV-98 and found it had a Kobra, Bipod, and Light... Alex T Snow 07:04, 5 November 2011 (CDT)

Why are you deleting other people's comments?

I've just undone two of your talk page edits; you deleted someone else's comment when posting yours. Evil Tim 05:47, 19 October 2011 (CDT)

What? :O Sorry, I guess that happens when two people try to write at once? It's nothing I'm trying to do. Alex T Snow 05:49, 19 October 2011 (CDT)

Manufacturer Pages

I'm glad you like the pages. It was an idea I came up with after a few months of using this site. :-) --Zackmann08 19:50, 17 January 2012 (CST)

Well it's always great to get new ideas and such :) Very well put together too. Alex T Snow 23:41, 17 January 2012 (CST)

M16A3

I'm doing this on your talk page since it has nothing to do with BF4. Colt's model numbers don't have any bearing on what the military is using. I have yet to find anything that isn't suspect in some way to verify the M16A3 having a flat top receiver. All the credible sources I find (like DiD and GlobalSecurity.org) refer to it as a full auto A2. It's nothing against you, Alex, just that if I believed everything I hear on the Internet that I can't corroborate with credible sources (like this M16A3 dispute that you, I, and Masterius have had), I'd be preaching about the be-all end-all "M16A5" uber gun that people on forums and YouTube claim hits like a .50 caliber at 10 miles away. I sent an inquiry right to the source---a US Navy SEAL---through a close friend of mine, but haven't heard back yet. Spartan198 (talk) 03:39, 29 July 2013 (EDT)

Sounds good to me, I don't have anything new to add to this, but I think I sounded a bit condescending on the BF4 page in hindsight, which certainly wasn't my intention. What I do know is that Colt does make a "full-auto A4" (I forget its model number), so the gun that people keep (wrongly or not) calling an M16A3 does exist; what's uncertain is whether the military ever issued those, and you're right, there aren't many sources on the A3. The main point I want to make is that the "full-auto M16A4" is actually a real gun, even if it was never used by the military. Alex T Snow (talk) 16:40, 29 July 2013 (EDT)
Yeah, I know there's a S/1/F version of of the A4 (the Model 901, I think it's called right off hand, while the currently-issued M16A4 is the S/1/3 Model 905), that I don't dispute. Only making a burst version of the rifle would limit the number of customers that the platform would appeal to, because the US military seems to be the only one on the planet hung up on the issue of full-auto. But anyway, I heard back from my friend and, straight from a SEAL, what the military calls the "M16A3" is indeed an A2-configured rifle with a S/1/F lower. It was this when it was adopted in the 90s and it remains this configuration today, the confusion stemming from a marketing ploy by Colt who decided to classify their flat top uppers as "A3s". Spartan198 (talk) 06:03, 30 July 2013 (EDT)
Okay, sounds good to me. I think if it's not already mentioned somewhere, we should mention the 901 on the M16 page instead of saying "M16A4 with A3 lower" all the time. Alex T Snow (talk) 08:01, 30 July 2013 (EDT)

Railgun S Page up

Placed it up now. Ominae (talk) 23:47, 27 July 2016 (EDT)

Thank you! I'll start working on it today. :) Alex T Snow (talk) 19:27, 28 July 2016 (EDT)

Flamethrowers in Video Games

Your edit for Battlefield 1 made me think of another flamethrower in another video game, the M2-2 flamethrower from Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm. You can see it in action here, set to a theme from Letters from Iwo Jima. I think that flamethrower is even more terrifying than the "Wex" from BF1 because while the one from Rising Storm has very little ammunition, it kills much faster than BF1's and is quieter to use (aside from all the screaming). BF1 is unique though in how it shows the danger posed to the users of flamethrowers too. --Mazryonh (talk) 11:10, 13 November 2016 (EST)

Templates

An easy way to make yourself a template for a series would be to use a single-row one like Template:Airwolf, change the links in it, and leave everything else the same. To start a new template, just change the link in your search bar to end in Template:whatever rather than Template:Airwolf. Evil Tim (talk) 02:45, 24 August 2017 (EDT)

It had never occurred to me to put the new title into the URL and make the new page from there. :O Thanks a ton, I got it all figured out! Alex T Snow (talk) 12:57, 24 August 2017 (EDT)

Index pages

Hey mate. Happy New Year. You have plans for the Index page? Season 1 is up, but it has the old photos. Ominae (talk) 10:26, 12 January 2018 (EST)

Happy New Year! I still haven't watched Index at all yet, though with season 3 coming I'll probably end up watching them before that, but I can't say how soon. If you were thinking of working on redoing them yourself feel free, if not I'll try to have them done before season 3 starts. I'm also still fully planning on getting the new SAO pages done properly (they're halfway there), but I've been pretty busy with real life stuff for the past few months; with Alternative Gun Gale Online airing in April and Fatal Bullet out in a month I really need to get on these. >.> Alex T Snow (talk) 14:02, 12 January 2018 (EST)
I'll watch AGGO, so it's cool to work on it. Since I finished Black Lagoon, maybe Season 2 can be done for now. Ominae (talk) 22:35, 12 January 2018 (EST)
Dropping a line that Gematsu has 1080p screenshots of Fatal Bullet. Ominae (talk) 09:36, 8 February 2018 (EST)
Thanks! I have a few things I've been meaning to add to it too (more character reveals and their weapons), I just haven't had much time recently. I'm going to try to get the FB page updated this weekend. :) Alex T Snow (talk) 12:49, 8 February 2018 (EST)

Accelerator up

Heads up on the A Certain Scientific Accelerator page is up. Ominae (talk) 10:40, 3 August 2019 (EDT)

Thanks for the heads up! I need to catch up on the A Certain series. Alex T Snow (talk) 15:37, 5 August 2019 (EDT)



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