My votes for the Ion too. Think there'd be a lot less players about today without it.The Ion, A solid entry indeed many a career started with one of those. Shame smart parts p***ed off, well everyone and went the way of the dodo. Otherwise who knows we could be on the ion version 5 or 6 by now!!
I'm not a Shocker fan to be honest the shoe box turbo put me off them circa 2000. I still have one in the collection I'll post up a pic tomorrow, while I appreciate there has been a quantum leap forward since then with the platform.Personal fave is the sft shocker but I'd it the best gun ever? Nah.
Got to be the ego 5. The first truly modern marker and a template for all that followed. Sure you had timmy and angels before then but the ego was the first to give you it all with no tradeoffs.
Add in the Luxe to that list since DLX is/was smart parts in disguise.My votes for the Ion too. Think there'd be a lot less players about today without it.
And as for the evolution of the platform we're probably on the 4th iteration of the platform now if you break it down.
I didn't include the Luxe because I consider that to be an evolution of the Shocker platform. I included the RSX though because even though it's a Shocker by name, the bolt system is for all purposes the same as the Ion's but much more refined.Add in the Luxe to that list since DLX is/was smart parts in disguise.
The 98 or an inferno is a good shout too, it's what most of us first tried and fell in love with the game using before we found something else to shoot.
My favourite marker would be a shocker though, I may have a couple sitting around. I love their design and that the limited edition ones (Dynasty, Octance, Tremor, Russian Legion, Dark, Ton Ton, Strange, Evil, Shocktech etc) were milled differently. It wasn't just a simple colour change, I love their character, simplicity to look after and how they feel to shoot. I love the fact you can pick one up for less than £100 now and still keep up with everything out there.