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#1 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 04:13 AM

A simple debate. Swords vs Guns...

Which is better?
Which is more practical?
Which is stylish?
Which takes more skill to use?
Which has more killing power?
Which one has more awesome fantasy variants?
Which one would you use?


Now take this into account.
This isn't just a real life sword vs gun battle.

This is discussing the entire concept of swords vs guns.

You can have Magical Swords vs a Missile launcher if you really wanted.

Now let's discuss.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 11:24 AM

guns,,, they shoot killing bullets rapidly, only a true ninjer can stop them, and lets be honest, a rocket launcher would destroy a sword :lol:

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:17 PM

swords why three words charge-n-targe

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:11 AM

swords take skill 8-)

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 03:40 AM

swords take skill 8-)

Guns take skill too.
Just a different type of skill.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:09 AM

Swords seem to take more of an acrobatic finesse for mastery, while firearms take more of fine motor skills, dexterity. Both take about the same in terms of necessity of self-control.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 04:13 AM

Swords seem to take more of an acrobatic finesse for mastery, while firearms take more of fine motor skills, dexterity. Both take about the same in terms of necessity of self-control.

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I think that is well said.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 02:47 AM

Which is better?
Guns. There are so many types of guns that this is pretty much no contest. Up close, there are shotguns and things like that. Far away, there are rifles. Guns can have so much more range than swords that this question easily goes to guns.
Which is more practical?
Again, guns due to range. Also, pistols are incredibly small and easy to carry.
Which is stylish?
Tie. They're both incredibly stylish. There are legends about people who were stylish with both. Swords have masters like Miyamoto Musashi, while guns have masters like Annie Oakley.
Which takes more skill to use?
Swords, but only by an inch. Having had used both at least once, I can say that they're both suprisingly hard to use, but swords are a bit harder.
Which has more killing power?
Guns. Swords are powerful, but again, it all comes down to range. Also, some guns have an incredible firing rate, to the point where it just doesnt matter. For example, say you had a sword, and your opponent had an AA-12. No matter how good you are with a sword, your opponent is going to win.
Which one has more awesome fantasy variants?
Tie again. There are games like Final Fantasy that primarily have these incredible fantasy swords, but there are games like Gears of War and Halo that have chainsaw guns and lasers and pew pew pew.
Which one would you use?
A gun.

So guns win this for me, but I think we should all unite under the Gunblade.Posted Image

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:34 AM

So guns win this for me, but I think we should all unite under the Gunblade.Posted Image

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Another gunblade lol.

Also swords are difficult to use.
Warriors would've taken their whole childhood to adulthood to master the blade.
Whereas Guns will take a couple of days maybe to understand the gun.

And as of right now, I'm pretty sure swords win when it comes to fantasy.
There are many, many enchanted swords with properties and godlike powers.

I have yet to see many guns do that besides boast high firing power and utilize armor piercing techniques.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:23 AM

Well, a gun nowadays is much more practical, but the sword just has a lot more history to it, and can be an extremely deadly weapon if one knows how to use it that way. Guns have been around for quite some time now, but the sword just seems a lot more historical, and used in fantasy elements. You never really here of any legendary guns in ancient mythology or fantasy fiction, but there are plenty of swords. Excalibur, Anglachel, and the Master Sword to name a few. You never really here of any mystical guns. Guns just seem to modern and generic to really get any imagination out of them. Swords have a much deeper history, and really had an impact on society not just by it's actually use as a weapon, but for it's mystical qualities. Obviously, if I had to chose one of the two to survive with, I'd go with a gun, but I think the sword is a much more interesting weapon.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:56 PM

guns win any day

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:22 PM

I'd have to say I like swords better just because you don't have to spend your time reloading. When I play Call of Duty, I like to have at least one knife besides the default one, in my class (USP.45 with a kitchen knife, Ballistic Knife). Those count as at least some of sword right? :?

Knifing has gotten me through some tough times... :)

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 10:54 PM

When I play Call of Duty


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Posted 17 September 2011 - 11:22 PM

Swords are way more epic than guns. Although I'm sure a gun has far more ego boosting abilites when fired.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 02:51 AM

When I play Call of Duty


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#16 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 03:00 AM

When I play Call of Duty


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Lol Xemnas.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:40 AM

When I play Call of Duty


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Lol Xemnas.


Lol Roy.

P.S. Swords are OP. Butter knives are where it's at!

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:22 PM

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 05:41 PM

Master sword
/debate

But really, if we are talking about real life I prefer guns, loaded guns for that matter, swords need just as much or more cares than guns and you have to get yourself close to attack your target, which is an obvious disadvantage. In CQC the obvious weapon of choice is a sword though.

I love swords and blades, I really do. My favorite is the gladius or roman sword dunno the name in english, which is rumored to be the sword that has caused most casualties to date, in other words, the weapon that has globally killed most people (guns have probably killed more but not the same model, tee hee).

#20 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

You know what's hard to imagine?
A world without gunpowder.
AKA No firearms or fireworks.
Heck, I'm not sure if explosives as they are today would exist.
I know for certain old cannons wouldn't exist.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 07:38 PM

You know what's hard to imagine?
A world without gunpowder.
AKA No firearms or fireworks.
Heck, I'm not sure if explosives as they are today would exist.
I know for certain old cannons wouldn't exist.

there was a world without gunpowder, basically the one before the 18 century or something like that.

#22 Roy-G-Biv

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:29 PM

No, I meant history as it was/is without gunpowder.




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