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Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!


I lost my groove with the Squiffer, I keep getting wrecked when using it

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Shifty gimbal
Dec 28, 2008

Incoming top secret message:
I love you


Biscuit Hider

EightFlyingCars posted:

I'm loving all the trans positivity posts in the plaza



Sorry, breeders

It's true, Splatoon is pretty gay

Mystery Machine
Oct 12, 2008


Been having a real good time playing Custom Blaster recently. Especially on Tower Control.

It's got decent range, and 1 to 2 shots most of the time. Like any blaster, it can kill people behind cover. The autobomb is an excellent defensive weapon, and between the normal fire and the autobomb, it's really easy to clear people off the tower safely. It's really hard to push through an autobomb stall solo on towers without numbers. You WILL have to move and reink, and by then, another bomb will be on. As long as a I have a perch, I'm right as rain. The inkjet's the opposite, and I can use it long range to make offense happen. It's range and damage, combined with the autobomb's ability to push entrenched positions is super fun. It's also pretty decent at defense and at regaining territory and defensively inking from safety.

Cocoa Crispies
Jul 20, 2001

Vehicular Manslaughter!



Pillbug

Tenta Missiles are a goddamn riot on Port Mackerel, you don't have to backtrack that far to get the whole enemy team in your sights, and you can usually scoot back forward and pressure at least one of them when they're coming down.



Today was a good day in Neo New Squid Tokyo Inkopolis.

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



bizarre deformity posted:

I lost my groove with the Squiffer, I keep getting wrecked when using it

I had a rough patch starting out again with it too. Want some advice?

Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!


EightFlyingCars posted:

I had a rough patch starting out again with it too. Want some advice?

Sure, as long as it isn't just git gud

Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.


Goddamn, after Salmon Running with goons, it's gonna be so hard to go back to pubs.

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



bizarre deformity posted:

Sure, as long as it isn't just git gud

Naw, I wouldn't do that. Anyway! Here are way too many words about the Squiffer:

Like other chargers, knowing your best spots on each map is really important, but because the Squiffer has shorter range, the spots that other chargers can work from won't work. Instead, go for these:

-Literally any long corridor or choke point, but watch out for Squelchers and Rapid Blasters;
-Areas with wide-open flat ground, like the two courts in Port and the central courtyard in Academy. When defending yourself from attack, take advantage of your quick charge speed and funnel the attacker into one path. If they try to swim through it to get closer, you'll know exactly where they are and exactly where to shoot. Good players won't fall for this, but most players aren't good.

The Squiffer is very strong on flat ground, and it's okay on higher ground but it can't take advantage of that as much as longer-ranged chargers. Because of the Squiffer's shorter range, you'll have to move through lower ground a lot, and this is where the Squiffer is weakest. You're essentially blind to any enemy coming at you from higher ground, and you lack any means of attacking them while they can rain shots down on you from above. It's a geometry problem. Especially dangerous areas for you include:

-At the bottom of any central hill, like in Shipyard or Musselforge;
-Defending against the side paths leading onto the central zone in Mainstage;
-At the foot of any ledge, like those that lead up to Mainstage or surround the courtyard in Academy.

You can mitigate a lot of the risk by keeping these areas at your maximum range, but sometimes that isn't an option. Thankfully, you have a tool for just these situations! If you think an attack is coming from a place like these, toss out a Point Sensor. If anyone decides to hop down and come after you (and they will), you'll see them coming, and you can be ready for them. The Point Sensor is also great for blind corners and big chunks of enemy ink. Use it liberally, because you can still squeeze a few shots out after using it.

The Squiffer is actually pretty adept at laying down ink. Take advantage of that by stacking a bunch of Special Charge Up abilities and enjoy having four or five Ink Armors per match.

Finally, practice your snap shots! The majority of your splats are going to come from those. You can practice them by going into the test room, getting in the middle of all the dummies, and getting used to making those quick snaps between random targets while incorporating as much movement as you can keep up with.

Night Blade
Feb 25, 2013



Willo567 posted:

Is anyone else having problems with communication errors?

I keep getting disconnected from matches, and I have a pretty good wireless connection.

Embrace it.

Yesterday I decided to run a test; play a turf wars match with 4G tether on a boat.

My connection was poo poo, but nobody could hit me and I could not be killed.

Internet Friend
Jan 1, 2001



Night Blade posted:

Embrace it.

Yesterday I decided to run a test; play a turf wars match with 4G tether on a boat.

My connection was poo poo, but nobody could hit me and I could not be killed.

Your proximity to the water gives your squid power. It's like Boktai but with the ocean.

raditts
Feb 21, 2001

The Kwanzaa Bot is here to protect me.

Nephzinho posted:

Special up power on tentas only increases the targeting reticle, making it easier to hit more people. In practice it doesn't make much of a difference because you're either getting it off fast in combat against 1-2 people for a quick reload/harass/to not lose points or going back to spawn and lining up an easy 4.

It doesn't even make the impact spots larger? Lame. It seems pretty worthless in inkjet too, I swear I hit motherfuckers right in their face multiple times with that thing sometimes and they just shrug it right off.

Only one that seems useful is the splashdown to make the impact zone bigger, and even then somehow it can be blocked by brellas which is high grade bullshit.

Turtlicious posted:

Just played against a hacker duo in Ranked, they all had kanji names, and they were able to spam their specials over and over and over, they took the rainmaker to 5, then ran it back and spammed specials repeatedly at us so we couldn't leave spawn.

If people have hacked the switch already, maybe they can put their abilities to good and hack up a way to backup save data.

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Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.


I'm just gonna say that one of the best abilities in the game is Bomb Defense Up. That ability can make the difference between life and death in a lot of situations. Bombs get thrown around a lot in ranked, and being able to shave off some splash damage, or a direct bean from a Burst Bomb can really help your survivability.

raditts posted:

Isn't there a point of diminishing returns with the number of abilities you have? Would it increase your killin' potential if you had Special Power Up on one of those?

There's a reason I said it was a dumb build! Also it stopped working all that well once I got to S+. The skill jump from S to S+ is pretty huge, and I had better things to be doing there than spamming missiles all day.

Special Power Up doesn't increase damage. It just either increases the duration of the special (It's not that helpful for Inkjet, it just increases the duration slightly, but 1 main isn't enough to get one last shot in.) or increases the radius of the effect. Or in the Baller's case, it increases the Baller's HP.

Araxxor fucked around with this message at Aug 19, 2017 around 22:10

throw to first DAMN IT
Apr 10, 2007
This whole thread has been raging at the people who don't want Saracen invasion to their homes

Perhaps you too should be more accepting of their cultures


https://www.twitch.tv/endgametv1 over
Inkstorm tournament

throw to first DAMN IT fucked around with this message at Aug 19, 2017 around 22:43

throw to first DAMN IT
Apr 10, 2007
This whole thread has been raging at the people who don't want Saracen invasion to their homes

Perhaps you too should be more accepting of their cultures


https://archive.org/details/TheArtOfSplatoon

Lots of official Splatoon 1 art. Apparently Octavio has released an album.

Also lots of background commentary and lore about squids and stages.



Dude, melon.

Sad that we didn't get braided tentacles, the Squid Sisters section has some interesting ideas they had for them.

...
Moving on.


Remains from the time the game was about rabbits. Inklings continue to be assholes.


Lazy assholes.

Lots of interesting stuff, I suggest giving it a look.

No. 1 Callie Fan
Feb 17, 2011

This inkling is your FRIEND
She fights for LOVE


throw to first drat IT posted:

Lots of interesting stuff, I suggest giving it a look.
I have that as an actual book that I ordered from Japan. I'm not sure how legal it is to put whole copyrighted books on the Internet Archive? Seems suspect, but then again I'm not an expert on American copyright legislature.

No. 1 Callie Fan fucked around with this message at Aug 20, 2017 around 00:06

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011



every bit of lore that further solidifies that Inklings are just dirtbags is the best.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



that early squid sister on the left is just millia rage

throw to first DAMN IT
Apr 10, 2007
This whole thread has been raging at the people who don't want Saracen invasion to their homes

Perhaps you too should be more accepting of their cultures


sexpig by night posted:

every bit of lore that further solidifies that Inklings are just dirtbags is the best.



Supercar Gautier
Jun 10, 2006



To be fair, Moray Towers is already the worst-designed parking lot I've ever seen.

throw to first DAMN IT
Apr 10, 2007
This whole thread has been raging at the people who don't want Saracen invasion to their homes

Perhaps you too should be more accepting of their cultures


Rexroom posted:

I have that as an actual book that I ordered from Japan. I'm not sure how legal it is to put whole copyrighted books on the Internet Archive? Seems suspect, but then again I'm not an expert on American copyright legislature.

Feels a bit weird but looks like there's lots of artbooks in there. You would think that someone would have reported it already if it was a problem? Idk.



Adult inklings do exist.

No. 1 Callie Fan
Feb 17, 2011

This inkling is your FRIEND
She fights for LOVE


throw to first drat IT posted:

Feels a bit weird but looks like there's lots of artbooks in there. You would think that someone would have reported it already if it was a problem? Idk.

Well, yeah. But only if you send an e-mail to them with the URLs to the entries of said content. Weirdly you can straight up flag stuff for containing porn and other nasties, but copyright infringement isn't that high on the list. Go figure.

JackDarko
Sep 30, 2009

"Amala, I've got a chainsaw on my arm. I'll be fine."

That's all the same content from the Splatoon 2 artbook on Amazon right? I just ordered that.

No. 1 Callie Fan
Feb 17, 2011

This inkling is your FRIEND
She fights for LOVE


JackDarko posted:

That's all the same content from the Splatoon 2 artbook on Amazon right? I just ordered that.

It's basically 1:1 with the English edition of the Splatoon 1 art book.

Tengames
Oct 29, 2008




another reason to hate chargers: getting headshot freaking hurts.

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



raditts posted:

It doesn't even make the impact spots larger? Lame. It seems pretty worthless in inkjet too, I swear I hit motherfuckers right in their face multiple times with that thing sometimes and they just shrug it right off.

Only one that seems useful is the splashdown to make the impact zone bigger, and even then somehow it can be blocked by brellas which is high grade bullshit.


If people have hacked the switch already, maybe they can put their abilities to good and hack up a way to backup save data.

I'd argue Special Power is only worth it for Ink Armor as it increases the duration.

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



Nephzinho posted:

I'd argue Special Power is only worth it for Ink Armor as it increases the duration.

Even then, you need to stack up a whole lot of Special Power Ups to get more than, like, an extra second's worth.

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



EightFlyingCars posted:

Even then, you need to stack up a whole lot of Special Power Ups to get more than, like, an extra second's worth.

Second of armor is a big deal.

Blackbelt Bobman
Jul 17, 2004

I don't need friends! I've been
manipulatin' you since the start!
All so I can something,
something X-Blade!


EightFlyingCars posted:

Even then, you need to stack up a whole lot of Special Power Ups to get more than, like, an extra second's worth.

Is there a chart that shows the effects of the abilities? Like the difference in effectiveness between main/sub abilities, how the special power ups affect each special, etc.

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



Nephzinho posted:

Second of armor is a big deal.

I don't disagree, but you have to really commit to it, and there are lots and lots of good abilities competing for your slots.

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



bizarre deformity posted:

Is there a chart that shows the effects of the abilities? Like the difference in effectiveness between main/sub abilities, how the special power ups affect each special, etc.

Actually, what I just said last post is incredibly bad and wrong! According to this page https://splatoonwiki.org/wiki/Special_Power_Up you can get more than two extra seconds of Ink Armor with three Special Power Up mains.

That's still a heavy commitment, but it could be worth it. I'm still gonna run with Tenacity and Special Charge Up, though.

Zeruel
Mar 27, 2010

mou owannai mou owannai
mou owannai mou owannai


It's good, but if it were 1 extra hit, it would be amazing. Extra seconds don't mean anything if you don't get hit, and an extra second won't save you against a heavy splatling or what have you.

Nephzinho
Jan 24, 2008



EightFlyingCars posted:

Actually, what I just said last post is incredibly bad and wrong! According to this page https://splatoonwiki.org/wiki/Special_Power_Up you can get more than two extra seconds of Ink Armor with three Special Power Up mains.

That's still a heavy commitment, but it could be worth it. I'm still gonna run with Tenacity and Special Charge Up, though.

The Ink Armor spam set I'm building is Tenacity (Charge x3), Power (Charge x3), Main Ink Saver (Move x3). Might just swap Move over to Charge though.

Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts rock, chummer.










http://plagueofgripes.tumblr.com/po...-its-time-for-a

Ghost Leviathan
Mar 2, 2017

Exploration is ill-advised.



http://cafe-cardamari.tumblr.com/po...e-in-salmon-run

Just to contrast.

Araxxor
Oct 20, 2012

My disdain for you all knows no bounds.


gently caress Chargers. gently caress Chargers forever.

dragon enthusiast
Jan 1, 2010




not sure if this was better or worse than my last rout since everybody myself included decided to play team deathmatch in the center area while the rainmaker scooted off to safety

WarpedNaba
Feb 8, 2012

Being social makes me swell!


Good god. I've had days like that.

Modus Pwnens
Dec 29, 2004





Now do that one with all booyahs

Night Blade
Feb 25, 2013




Im happy to see Plague is enjoying Splatoon 2.

How is dunkey liking the game?

https://twitter.com/vgdunkey/status/898392183082012672

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Zeruel
Mar 27, 2010

mou owannai mou owannai
mou owannai mou owannai


I'm glad that the video donkey is enjoying (?) the game

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