Originally Posted by MrGerbik
The only reason you should get a new gun is, 1) You really have come to hate your current one. 2) Your current one is not and never was comfortable for you to use. 3) You feel your abilities have progressed enough that you are outperforming the ion.
It is the fashionable thing to hate on ions these days which would lead you to ditch it for the wrong reasons. I personally bought an ion after a long absence from the game. As i got better i upgraded it to improve it s performance. After i felt i progressed passed the marker i bought a new one.
A new marker does indeed do alot, but if you arent at a stage where you are outperforming the old one than you really arent going to see much differance. Despite its taboos the Ion is a great reliable gun. I personally never had it once fail on me, and so i keep it as a backup.
Dont buy somthing for the wrong reasons.
Ditto. Just shoot the people that disagree.
In fact, take a month and go the other direction -- borrow a pump and play some speedball -- it'll really improve your skills and you'll really see that the Ion is a pretty good gun and that you can dismiss much of the hype that is the fad.