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Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012

Meat Damage



creationist believer posted:

I wish that the Thunderdome Shifty Station from a while ago would become a new ranked mode. Basically like Splatzones, but every 30 - 60 seconds, the zone(s) become locked off and whoever won it keeps it. Then, everyone moves to trying to control a different zone (or pair of zones)

Agreed.

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Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/stat...369650986569728

Turns out that there was an issue with the latest Splatfests in all regions where the matchmaking system accidentally created far more lobsided lobbies than usual, if you were wondering what was going on with that.

Crawfish
Dec 11, 2012



creationist believer posted:

I wish that the Thunderdome Shifty Station from a while ago would become a new ranked mode. Basically like Splatzones, but every 30 - 60 seconds, the zone(s) become locked off and whoever won it keeps it. Then, everyone moves to trying to control a different zone (or pair of zones)

I would be down for ranked turf wars, yes.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

So the band, or rather person, who's handling Octo Expansion's music got revealed.

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/stat...488945695440896

Dedf1sh is an Octoling DJ who tried to pursue a music career for her future, and went to the facility where Octo Expansion takes place to help with that. However, she got "sanitized" in the process, losing her will. She still makes music, though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_os8hX8uXg0

Dr. Fetus fucked around with this message at May 21, 2018 around 11:00

No. 1 Callie Fan
Feb 17, 2011

CALLIE I LOVE YOU


Dr. Fetus posted:

Dedf1sh is an Octoling DJ who tried to pursue a music career for her future, and went to the facility where Octo Expansion takes place to help with that. However, she got "sanitized" in the process, losing her will. She still makes music, though.

That's just what electronic dance music does to you.

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

Octolings must run a literal, dangerous gauntlet if they wish to pull themsevles out of their subterrenian social caste and achieve parity with Squidlings. DJ Deadf1sh represents the constant, looming threat that Agent 8 will fail. Broken by the system, Deadf1sh serves as a spectre of a kind of death, a death of spirit and mind.

doors
May 5, 2018



Dr Cheeto posted:

Octolings must run a literal, dangerous gauntlet if they wish to pull themsevles out of their subterrenian social caste and achieve parity with Squidlings. DJ Deadf1sh represents the constant, looming threat that Agent 8 will fail. Broken by the system, Deadf1sh serves as a spectre of a kind of death, a death of spirit and mind.

theyíre squids or inklings, but never squidlings. still awesome though

Dr Cheeto
Mar 2, 2013


Wretched Harp

doors posted:

they’re squids or inklings, but never squidlings. still awesome though

If, indeed, "inkling" refers to squids exclusively it's a pretty potent illustration of how the dominant class can weaponize language. After all, are squids the only ones who use ink? No, of course not, the entire premise of the Great Turf War relies on squids and octopodes both using their ink to make war on each other.

Knorth
Aug 18, 2014



Buglord

Poor Dedf1sh

Tempura Wizard
Sep 15, 2006

spending all
spending
spending all my time


It is an analogy for the global south and how unfettered capitalism and decades-old conflicts creates winners and losers on a worldwide scale without their input.

But with cephalopods.

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012

Meat Damage



Tempura Wizard posted:

It is an analogy for the global south and how unfettered capitalism and decades-old conflicts creates winners and losers on a worldwide scale without their input.

But with cephalopods.

LethalGeek
Nov 4, 2009

The ducks can be ferocious fighters, especially against the undead. There are many holy warriors of Humakt among them.

Soiled Meat

Dr. Fetus posted:

https://twitter.com/SplatoonJP/stat...369650986569728

Turns out that there was an issue with the latest Splatfests in all regions where the matchmaking system accidentally created far more lobsided lobbies than usual, if you were wondering what was going on with that.

That could explain how I went on a 12 game winning streak...

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

probably posting two honeypot newbie trap questions but what the hell

is there a power that i can get later that lets me spam two grenades a second like that other guy was just now

also is there any reason not to just use the roller at all times, it seems so far like the best most controllable weapon

i only briefly played splatoon 1 so i have little awareness of this stuff

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

Let me tell you about that TRUMP fellow


Ciaphas posted:

is there a power that i can get later that lets me spam two grenades a second like that other guy was just now

Ink Saver (Sub) .

EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



Ciaphas posted:

also is there any reason not to just use the roller at all times, it seems so far like the best most controllable weapon

yes: guns

ZeButler
Oct 2, 2013



Ciaphas posted:

also is there any reason not to just use the roller at all times, it seems so far like the best most controllable weapon

There is no reason not to, but the roller is in kind of an awkward place right now. It's a good weapon class, but is extremely finicky, to the point where if you're even slightly off on your shot, you're not going to get the kill, eat poo poo, and die.


I play Splat Roller primarily, so yeah, rollers are great, if used right.


Edit: Go away, Eight. Nobody asked you.

absolutely anything
Dec 28, 2006

~ kewl ~



Ciaphas posted:

also is there any reason not to just use the roller at all times, it seems so far like the best most controllable weapon

cause you can use the inkbrush and run across the whole map and bonk people on the head instead

https://twitter.com/sebmal/status/998046487748620288

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

i do not have access to such a weapon as the inkbrush yet

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

what does the blue line on my ink refill indicator, er, indicate

Knorth
Aug 18, 2014



Buglord

The amount of ink needed for your grenade or whatever

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Remember to check Desert Palace!


Guy Goodbody posted:

Ink Saver (Sub) .

I wish independent of ink that bombs had a straight up cooldown timer because sometimes I get a team of four people doing this and that just sucks all the fun out of the match I'd rather go to splatoon 1's museum level against 4 e-liters!

Guy Goodbody
Aug 31, 2016

Let me tell you about that TRUMP fellow


Nep-Nep posted:

I wish independent of ink that bombs had a straight up cooldown timer because sometimes I get a team of four people doing this and that just sucks all the fun out of the match I'd rather go to splatoon 1's museum level against 4 e-liters!

No! Ink saver sub and curling bombs give me crazy speed and mobility. It's what makes maining a sploosh-o-matic work for me. You can't take that away!

Jizz Festival
Oct 30, 2012


Lipstick Apathy

Ciaphas posted:

also is there any reason not to just use the roller at all times, it seems so far like the best most controllable weapon

I'd say enjoy using the roller now while you're up against really bad people who won't even know you're there until you've already run them over. It's a lot of fun while it lasts.

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

idk why you extoll the inkbrush Ďcos this is a piece of poo poo!!!!

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

actually nah itís cool but i should probably stop and focus and git gud at a weapon instead of switching so much

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012

Meat Damage



https://twitter.com/Todd_Spengo/sta...2311783429?s=19

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

matchmaking's as good as advertised at least

doors
May 5, 2018



Ciaphas posted:

actually nah itís cool but i should probably stop and focus and git gud at a weapon instead of switching so much

do try to find a weapon that you feel comfortable using, but remember that there are A LOT of weapons to choose from, each with vastly different kits and gameplay styles. take just a bit of time explore them all. the weapons shop has a test feature, but there's no substitute for a few rounds of turf war to really get a feel for each weapon (once you get enough cash to purchase them)

also understand that your "main" will probably switch a few times. i've switched dozens of times since release, currently repping the clash blaster neo

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004


Personally I main different guns in different modes. Different maps, even.

Maybe I don't "main" at all? Idk

alf_pogs
Feb 15, 2012



diff guns and buffs for diff modes is the way to go.

aerospray mg with special saver and tenacity for splat zones
mini splatlings or tri-slosher with ink savers and walk speed up for tower control
splooshmatic with curling bombs and swim speed into oblivion for rainmaker
anything for clam blitz, i am still awful at it

turf war is fun to test new weapons in, though. just find something that seems to be fun and gets you points towards the objective

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

The Bloop posted:

Personally I main different guns in different modes. Different maps, even.

Maybe I don't "main" at all? Idk

there are modes besides turf war?

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012

Meat Damage



Ciaphas posted:

actually nah it’s cool but i should probably stop and focus and git gud at a weapon instead of switching so much

Naw. Try every dang weapon in the game if you want.

In Training
Jun 28, 2008



Ciaphas posted:

there are modes besides turf war?

There are 4 ranked modes that unlock at level 10. Turf war matchmaking is largely a crapshoot and it's more of an onboarding Mode. The vast majority of my playtime is in ranked.

Dr. Fetus
Oct 20, 2012

Nobody loves Dr. Fetus. And that's why Dr. Fetus hates you!

Ciaphas posted:

there are modes besides turf war?

You need to reach level 10 to do so.

The reasoning behind this is because Turf Wars is intended to drill one of the basic concepts of the game into your head. Map control. Having good map control makes it much easier to get around the map and do things. Though it can take a while to get to level 10.

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

the grind is loving real

(ed) as is my inability to find a single weapon i really like, so far

Ciaphas fucked around with this message at May 22, 2018 around 03:45

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

honestly i canít tell if iím having fun or if the lizard brain in my head insists i keep playing because of the numbers getting bigger

but i can sure as poo poo tell you

i ainít winning

Jonas Albrecht
Jun 7, 2012

Meat Damage



Ciaphas posted:

honestly i can’t tell if i’m having fun or if the lizard brain in my head insists i keep playing because of the numbers getting bigger

but i can sure as poo poo tell you

i ain’t winning

I'm a scientist and I can say you're having fun.

Ciaphas
Nov 20, 2005

goals are overrated anyway


> propitiate the dread god arengee

Pillbug

also i continue to be slightly mystified by the gyro controls

not sure where i want the sensitivities for gyro and stick or whether to turn the gyro off entirely

The Bloop
Jul 5, 2004


Ciaphas posted:

honestly i can’t tell if i’m having fun or if the lizard brain in my head insists i keep playing because of the numbers getting bigger

but i can sure as poo poo tell you

i ain’t winning

Get gud

It's way funner when u gud

Edit: don't turn off the gyro if you want to get gud

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EightFlyingCars
Jun 30, 2008



Ciaphas posted:

also i continue to be slightly mystified by the gyro controls

not sure where i want the sensitivities for gyro and stick or whether to turn the gyro off entirely

Stick with gyro, it becomes second nature before long. Visualize it like a laser pointer, you can even play with one joycon in each hand if it helps.

Go through all of the single-player portion using gyro if you haven't done it already, it's very good as a training course.

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