Our plans for protection was dumb. We are going to go with firearms as you have seen in previous rounds for years, the way they can be purchased will change ever so slightly but otherwise it will be the same. Attachments will still be available when shooting.
In future we may look at a better firearms system (I'm a fan of the one posted by Capra in the forums myself) but for now we don't have time to mess around. You want kill back, we want kill back. This change does not add any more time onto development, it's more of a re-wording of things than anything.
We're still on for the weekend folks, keep your eyes pealed. Firearms will be ready really soon, expect it to be similar - well, almost the same as - previous rounds. The fresh development still allows us to improve the system in future and do other interesting things with kill as you will see in time.
Thanks for reading and apologies for changing things constantly with kill. We should have done this many weeks ago (stuck with a system almost identical to previous rounds) to at least get the ball rolling. Our bad, lets move forwards.
You will want to purchase a firearm soon, keep an eye on that page.
Alternative version: plans have changed again, we still can't make a decision on which way kill should be working but it's getting too late, it now has to be opened again. So to give us some more time, we're releasing a very simple system which is almost identical to the way that it has always been... most people have always liked it this way so this shouldn't be a problem. It's a re-development still so we will put in the interesting stuff like logging of kills, bullets fired etc to display back to you and create other features such as "family wars".
The firearms are now in place, go and purchase them :)