I was playing some Rp, when a new player joined. Like any new player would, he ran at me shooting a physbeam in my face. i did the same of course, and then i wondered. “Why do people shoot physbeams?” like think about it, how many times have you had a blue beam hit you in the face in gmod? It must be some sort of greeting. i really don’t understand, but here’s my almost guaranteed false theory!
One day, back when gmod 9 was still supported by garry, players where having fun on a build server. then a new player, lets call him Mr.can’ttype joined. everyone said hi, but Mr.can’ttype had unbinded his chat key (y)
and couldn’t re-bind it for some reason. so, he shot his physbeam at their face. they where not mad, but puzzled, Why did he do that? then someone shot back, and Mr.c shot back and they kept firing into each others eyes. eventually, this became a gmod tradition, if you new, shoot a physbeam and they shoot back!
Another possible theory is that people may hope they can pick people up, meaning they are randomly a admin. or maybe they just think its fun to shoot lasers at people.
Good thing physguns aren’t real. just imagine, walking down the street, and then some dude comes and shoots a beam at you! it grabs your head and because he’s moving the beam around, you head gets ripped off. “Hello Fr-” head gets ripped off “hello Dan!”
So yeah, its a weird thing, but its friendly and a bit fun. So if you join a server, shoot your physgun at someone! (or all over the place, people do that allot to!)
goddamn boxes haunt me. or maybe its the troll under the comment bridge.