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Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

I've got the knight set on and I'm fighting for witches. It's called multiclassing.

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Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

Are the knight/wizard hats and shoes just regular store items?

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004

an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol



Grimey Drawer

They came with Octoling amiibo I think

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004

Booyah


Ultra Carp

Escobarbarian posted:

They came with Octoling amiibo


I'm the only full witch outfit I've seen all day

Wrist Watch
Apr 19, 2011

What?



Lipstick Apathy

https://twitter.com/Cythrin/status/...8047345665?s=09

I know this weapon is supposed to be "bad" but moving like greased lightning and covering everything you see in ink is so much loving fun.

Also is it just me or is there like nobody on team knight? I normally get maybe a quarter of my matches as mirrors but this splatfest I've had more than half my games be mirror matches.

Crawfish
Dec 11, 2012



It feels like very few people on Knight.

Usually when I pick the less popular side, I still get mirror matches from time to time. This time I had straight up no mirror matches whatsoever.

Tengames
Oct 29, 2008



Dr Cheeto posted:

I've got the knight set on and I'm fighting for witches. It's called multiclassing.
magic knights are good. the only thing scarier then a stabbing is an enchanted stabbing.


17 wins/21 losses, and 10 of those wins were carries in matches where i got like 1 splat. don't even find winning fun anymore, just relived that i have to lose fewer times to hit king and be done with it.

LethalGeek
Nov 4, 2009



Soiled Meat

https://twitter.com/1stLethalGeek/s...1110543360?s=20
It was not all easy over in magic land, but you have my sympathy.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004

an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol



Grimey Drawer

This is about a year and a half too late now but drat do I wish you could pop a token in between matches

Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.




Magic wins.

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004

an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol an idol



Grimey Drawer

Nice. I only got to the final Wizard role like three minutes before the fest ended. It was stressful

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


Hell yeah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZfFEW2G9A


That's a pretty impressive vote margin. Has it ever been that wide before?

SHY NUDIST GRRL
Feb 15, 2011

Communism will help more white people than anyone else. Any equal measures unfairly provide less to minority populations just because there's less of them. Democracy is truly the tyranny of the mob.


That seems insanely close for actual results

Roll Fizzlebeef
Sep 9, 2003



Biscuit Hider

The current salmon run weapon and map are pretty fun.

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012



Mak0rz posted:

Hell yeah
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPZfFEW2G9A


That's a pretty impressive vote margin. Has it ever been that wide before?

Yes. Barbarian vs Ninja had a whopping 23% to 77% vote split.

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


SHY NUDIST GRRL posted:

That seems insanely close for actual results

Yeah I'm wondering what's happening under the hood when crunching Splatfest numbers. Are the less-popular team's points weighted more in some way?

Edit: wait the disparity is probably ironed out by the more popular team ending up in more infighting matches. I mean the only way to get points is to actually fight against the opposite team, right?

Jonas Albrecht posted:

Yes. Barbarian vs Ninja had a whopping 23% to 77% vote split.

Haha holy poo poo

Mak0rz fucked around with this message at Mar 17, 2019 around 15:54

kidfresca
Dec 31, 2007

You're kidding, right?

John Lennon, Singer of The Beatles. He wrote the song "Imagine" and was shot and killed some time in the eighties.

Fuck has the WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY!


Wrist Watch posted:

https://twitter.com/Cythrin/status/...8047345665?s=09

I know this weapon is supposed to be "bad" but moving like greased lightning and covering everything you see in ink is so much loving fun.

Also is it just me or is there like nobody on team knight? I normally get maybe a quarter of my matches as mirrors but this splatfest I've had more than half my games be mirror matches.

Sploosh can be good. I've played competitive with a friend for a long time and nothing clicked with her in Splatoon 2 quite like Sploosh. She plays other weapons too, but she would always get guff from certain people for pulling out Sploosh, no matter how well she did with it. She went to G6 and when her team got streamed for a match, a bunch of people on Twitch were gushing over how many splats the Sploosh player was coming up with every game.

Part of what makes Splatoon 2 wonderful is that it's an exceptionally balanced game. Some things definitely stand out as stronger (sometimes this is synonymous with cheap bullshit) than others, but they've consistently buffed struggling weapons throughout the lifespan of the game and as a result everything feels usable.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



SHY NUDIST GRRL posted:

That seems insanely close for actual results

the splatfest results usually prove that their matchmaking algorithms are working better than you'd think I suppose

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

I don't know why anyone would consider the sploosh weak, it's an effective close range specialist with a special weapon that is extremely good within the operating range of the main and a sub weapon that allows the user to close distance very quickly. It's good at exactly one thing but it's very good at that thing.

kidfresca
Dec 31, 2007

You're kidding, right?

John Lennon, Singer of The Beatles. He wrote the song "Imagine" and was shot and killed some time in the eighties.

Fuck has the WHOLE WORLD GONE CRAZY!


Because while its kit is really well-suited to facilitate momentum and killing potential, that same kit often prevents it from contributing to objective in ranked modes or dealing with any sort of long-range threat. There's obviously work-arounds to most of those scenarios, but it definitely can become an uphill battle really quickly. The addendum to everything being usable is that a lot of things are still set up to fail in certain team compositions. I kind of took that for granted since in competitive you build teams around covering those blindspots and that it's kind of a lovely roll of the dice in random matchmaking.

SHY NUDIST GRRL
Feb 15, 2011

Communism will help more white people than anyone else. Any equal measures unfairly provide less to minority populations just because there's less of them. Democracy is truly the tyranny of the mob.


Over specialization is usually bad for a weapon in games like this. Why do something super great when you can be merely great at it and less helpless in other situations.

I've really taken a shine to the tenta brella. Which is another weapon that really leans into it's role and isn't popular for it. Probably because I'm in scrub tier but people don't know what to do about it and makes an overwhelming nuisance of itself.

100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

SHY NUDIST GRRL posted:

Over specialization is usually bad for a weapon in games like this. Why do something super great when you can be merely great at it and less helpless in other situations.

I've really taken a shine to the tenta brella. Which is another weapon that really leans into it's role and isn't popular for it. Probably because I'm in scrub tier but people don't know what to do about it and makes an overwhelming nuisance of itself.

I love Brellas and good on you on attempting the tenta brella. I was always such a poor shot with it, and you need to land your hits with it to work since the firing rate is so slow. Brellas are such a cool concept for a weapon. I'm pretty much turfing exclusively with the Undercover Brella variants. Sorella Undercover is probably my favorite still but I got pretty attached to Kensa UCB for a while there. The OG UCB is surprisingly good too. I never used it much but now that Splashdown is inking a whole lot more it's really grown. Mines aren't amazing but they're very good in corridors.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



Mines might be my favorite sub, the tracking properties are awesome

100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

In Training posted:

Mines might be my favorite sub, the tracking properties are awesome

I'm just really bad at placing them. And I don't survive long enough for them to get use, or do they stay after you're splatted?

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


I really want to get into brellas because I always like shotgun-class weapons in shooty games but I always end up back on the Zap 89.

100YrsofAttitude
Apr 29, 2013

If I could have it back
All the time that we wasted
I'd only waste it again
If I could have it back
You know I'd love to waste it again
Waste it again and again and again

Mak0rz posted:

I really want to get into brellas because I always like shotgun-class weapons in shooty games but I always end up back on the Zap 89.

As much as I love the tri-slosher and the UC Brellas, I'll admit that statistically I'm much better with the Splattershot Jr and the N-Zap's. But shooters don't feel as fun to me. I tend to splattershot jr when I'm on the phone with someone since it's just run and gun. The other two require more thought I find.

Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.


Dr Cheeto posted:

I don't know why anyone would consider the sploosh weak, it's an effective close range specialist with a special weapon that is extremely good within the operating range of the main and a sub weapon that allows the user to close distance very quickly. It's good at exactly one thing but it's very good at that thing.

Normal Sploosh can definitely work well as long as you're aware of its limitations and you and your team play around them. It's basically a close combat kit, with Curling bombs to help with its mobility, and Splashdown as another tool to help with close quarter combat.

Now Neo Sploosh on the other hand is one of the few kits in this game I would call actively terrible (The other is the regular Goo Tuber.) All it can do is spam Tenta Missiles and... little else. When there are other weapons that are capable of doing that, though slightly slower at doing so. And doesn't have the issues the main weapon does.

100YrsofAttitude posted:

I'm just really bad at placing them. And I don't survive long enough for them to get use, or do they stay after you're splatted?

Yep! Sprinklers are the only sub that gets deleted instantly after you get splatted.

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

I found myself really enjoying the foil squeezer this fest. Seems like a nozzlenose and a splattershot jr had a child? I'm not sure how to use bubbles but they seemed okay with the shifty station turf zones.

Lazlo Nibble
Jan 9, 2004

It was Weasleby, by God! At last I had the miserable blighter precisely where I wanted him!

Tap-firing the Squeezer can be scarily effective, in that mode it has the best range of any shooter other than the Jet Squelcher and is a three-hit kill to the latterĎs four. Kinda wears your finger out after a while though.

Randumb Thots
Apr 5, 2015


My unpopular Splatoon opinion is that the Squeezers are the best weapon in the game, but the high skill floor prevents it from reaching its potential most of the time. My aim is bad enough without my finger cramping and/or shaking the controller. I love the foil so much though.

I also am starting to really get into the Tenta Brella as well, but IMO you have to learn to always deploy the shield and treat it as a moving splash wall, always keeping the enemy on the other side to give you time to get the kill.

On maps with narrow passageways the brella / bubble combo is a frigging cheat code on clam blitz. Youíre helpless to stop a push in that situation. I finally got to Rank X in CB using Tenta Brella when Arowana and Triggerfish were in rotation. Iím not nearly skilled enough to use TB on more open spaces yet though. Itís very map-dependent for me.

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012



Inkling Boy: Good, Nice
Octoling Boy: Shy, Patient
Octoling Girl: Curious, Sweet
Inkling Girl: Rude, mischevious

Jonas Albrecht fucked around with this message at Mar 22, 2019 around 16:26

unpronounceable
Apr 4, 2010

You mean we still have another game to go through?!


Fallen Rib

Jonas Albrecht posted:

Inkling Boy: Good, Nice
Octoling Boy: Shy, Patient
Octoling Girl: Curious, Sweet
Inkling Girl: Rude, Mischevious, Best

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


Jonas Albrecht posted:

Inkling Boy: Good, Nice
Octoling Boy: Shy, Patient
Octoling Girl: Curious, Sweet
Inkling Girl: Rude, Mischevious

AfroGunsou
Dec 8, 2009



did this mf just say mischevious

AfroGunsou fucked around with this message at Mar 22, 2019 around 13:34

Mak0rz
Aug 2, 2008

THE WHIPPED CREAM GENOCIDE BROUHAHA


AfroGunsou posted:

did this mf just say mischevious

Are they wrong?

Lazlo Nibble
Jan 9, 2004

It was Weasleby, by God! At last I had the miserable blighter precisely where I wanted him!

Mak0rz posted:

Are they wrong?
Only in how theyíre spelling it.

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012



Lazlo Nibble posted:

Only in how they’re spelling it.

If a word has as many moving parts as "mischievous" you can gently caress it up all you like.

newershadow
May 18, 2014


I managed to pull off something incredible today in rainmaker mode.
https://twitter.com/newershadow/sta...4156424192?s=21

Not only did I run out of time right in the middle of dunking, the explosion killed my entire team at once. We still won at the time limit, but it was a wonderful combination of failure.

LethalGeek
Nov 4, 2009



Soiled Meat

Looks like people are having a lot of trouble with their current SR weapons. Given that 3 of them are what I'd call specialist weapons is plainly not helping

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Kilometers Davis
Jul 9, 2007

They begin again


Kilometers Davis posted:

Iím getting back into this as my go to chill mp game (without the exp) and Iím having a semi rough time finding a weapon Iím great with again. PYF weapons and why you like them? I mostly play turf war.

Quoting this again because Iím back vol 2 and Iím sure a lot has changed since the middle/end of last year when I last played. I still donít own the expansion if that matters.

Kilometers Davis fucked around with this message at Mar 29, 2019 around 22:44

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