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Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


The list of abilities you can get on equipment shown in the Splatfest demo does not have attack or defense up.

Thank Judd if those two abilities are not in Splatoon 2 at all.

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Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


Zaphod42 posted:


Marina throwing shade!

I was team ice cream until Marina said this. Has she ever baked in her life?

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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a.lo posted:

she's right

It may be the literal truth but if you want a good cake that doesn't cut it.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Even though the logistics of the official Splatoon 2 headset are silly I ordered one because the idea of having a Splatoon headset is awesome and I like the actual design.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Zaphod42 posted:

Nintendo? HELL NO. No way in hell is Nintendo letting kids talk to anybody not on their friend list.

It doesn't even go through the game, dude. You hear the game audio mixed in with a completely separate audio source, which is just you chatting with your friends. The switch is not involved in audio chat at all, and your phone just has your friends on it.

It's going to cost me a lot of money hiring people to shriek at me to get on the splat zone even though I am playing turf war.*


*This is meant to be humorous and not an actual argument that the game should not have voice chat as an option.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


Nearing the "one week away" point. I can't wait to be that person who plays ranked mode casually.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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WarpedNaba posted:

A'ight, so my little brothers managed to get a Merit and an Excellence on their mid-terms. Guess what I'm buying them.

Ice cream?

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Dr Cheeto posted:

more details on forming teams during splatfests

Seems like you absolutely need a team of four, and I'm not sure but it sounds like you need to be on the same side of the conflict. Discuss ice cream and cake with your friends!

That is much better than the old system my friends used to use where we would all queue up at the same time in hopes that by pure chance we'd get into the same game (which did happen a few times).

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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So that's what Sombra players mean when they say "if it doesn't work I'll Switch."

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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One week! I'm glad this Splatfest thing is happening this weekend, it makes the wait easier.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Futaba Anzu posted:

the japanese fest is up right now

I am playing it and this is wonderful.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Neat. The Splatfest power system is back but it places you after you play 7 matches. I wonder if it will be that way in the full game.

Edit: you don't get money for winning matches in the demo. You won't be buying gear so it makes sense nothing carries over.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


Excited to play the NA test fire tonight. During the global testfire I was dropping from matches or failing to connect constantly whenever on wi-fi. Last night I played on wi-fi the whole time and had no connection issues at all. If the full game feels like that most of the time I'll be thrilled.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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It's probably because solo and team matches are part of splatfest scoring and a team that has a solo queue fill would inherently have a communication disadvantage vs a normal 4 stack.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Marina's smile looks nervous at times and if the idea is that she's skilled but not really used to being in the public eye that makes perfect sense and fits her well.

From Pearl's dialogue in the Splatfest she seemed nice and full of a fun energy. I think both characters will be great in the full game.

My biggest complaint with them is that I feel like their catchphrase is a bit of a mouthful. "Stay fresh!" is both easy to remember and say.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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yergacheffe posted:

I've never played Splatoon 1 so I was using the roller, doing only horizontal flicks, and flailing around with the motion controls.

It's okay, you just described high level roller play in Splatoon 1, so you just have to adjust to vertical flicks like the rest of us.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


I got it physical but I also love Splatoon enough that I will rarely have reason to take it out anyway.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


Did anybody who preordered the ridiculous headset thing from Amazon get theirs/ a shipping notice yet? I remember on the page it said it would be released July 21st but I haven't seen updates and now I can't see that on the product page anymore.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Nephzinho posted:

Jump and flick

This was such an adjustment for me during Splatfest since in Splatoon 1 I would jump around like an rear end in a top hat and now I have to think about when I do it.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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So is anybody doing the right thing and playing this with inverted system colors?

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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deadwing posted:

Up to A- in Rainmaker. That mode rules so much, I didn't play much of it in the first game since I slowed down playing by the time it came out. That was a mistake.

Rainmaker is also more interesting in this one since you can't do things like kraken escort the rainmaker straight to the goal. Granted that stopped working at high ranks in the original but at lower ranks you could be quite cheap.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


I have played enough Splatoon 1 to know and accept that if I die in the last minute of the match, no matter how far ahead we were, the rest of my team will immediately roll the red carpet out for the enemy and everything will be bad.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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"Wow, I don't feel like I'm playing that badly but my team is just not there!"

Oh, that's because my entire team disconnected except for me. That does explain it.


Has anybody had issues with the pro controller occasionally having input lag in this game? I noticed it a few times while playing Octobrush. I tried testing it in the system's calibration menus and such and detected no problems there.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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I had a couple players in my last tower control session who were ignoring the objective but they kept cutting off enemy routes of approach and thus contributed anyway. However I also had a splat zone match last night where all 3 of my teammates just kind of slowly inked things in while I desperately tried to fight by myself.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Takoluka posted:

Remove all weapons with the word "Gal" in the name from the game, tia Nintendo

But I thought you liked Gal*Gun.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Am I misunderstanding how Ink Armor works? Just popped it in a 1v1 firefight and then died in one hit from an N-Zap.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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That explains it. Oops.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Jarogue posted:

Know what I just realized, gently caress you Inkzooka I'm glad you're gone.

I had this exact realization with the exact sentiment yesterday.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Zaphod42 posted:

If you're having trouble throwing grenades into the missile pod guy, the jetpack super will let you simply shoot straight into the pods to destroy them. Very fast!

I discovered this out of desperation the other day and felt so thrilled.

Another good general tip is just don't be afraid to use your specials when you need to. I have a bad tendency to want to conserve mine as long as possible and sometimes I need to just press that button.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


I'm feeling pretty good about my ranked play right now. It's not common for me to make flashy plays where I wipe the enemy team by myself but I've been working well at cutting off enemy routes, flanking at appropriate times, distracting, and still winning many fights. My splat counts tend to look good but not mindblowing, but I'm making up for that by doing other things in the matches I play that contribute to our chances of victory.

Just had a match in rainmaker where we won with only 56 distance by the end. I flanked at the right time and got the rainmaker trapped on a grate and within the last minute the enemy couldn't put together a good plan to go safely get it, and on top of that I controlled ink positioning so if they did get it they'd have a bad route, lowering their chances of an overtime takeover.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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I love the grinding levels and would play an entire Splatoon campaign of said levels.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Adjusting to Splatoon rules and mechanics again took a little while but after playing a lot of Overwatch in the time between these games I feel like my mechanical skill has improved as well as my sense of positioning and when I should hold my ground vs when I should run away. I used to be pretty bad with all the guns and while I still prefer sloshers/rollers/brushes, I can hold my own usings splattershots and such since my aim isn't trash anymore. Think it also helps that the pro controller default sensitivity feels better to me than the Wii U gamepad did.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


Rollers are good newbie weapons vs other newbies who are still feeling out the game flow, but if you play a roller badly good players will punish you for bad positioning and if you miss your kill flicks you won't get a second chance. Rollers are more interesting now with the vertical flick and if you jump out of hiding and do the wrong flick type you're probably dead. Play well and rollers are rewarding. Don't play well and get stomped.

1 more level up until I can have my dynamo and rain splats everywhere.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Just hit B- in Splat Zones so I'm now out of C in all 3 categories. Had a straight win streak of matches in the current rotation. Had a real close one where in the first two minutes the enemy had <10 ticks left for a KO but I managed to flank them with my trislosher and hold the point all the way for a reversal KO. There was player on my team just kinda inking turf and filling in the map so that was a good feeling.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Had a rainmaker match where we were in overtime and had the rainmaker on our side of the map and needed to gain 7 points to win. I died yet it looked like we weren't going to lose yet. Before I could get back to the fight my team somehow pushed ahead against all odds and got the job down. Since this game has its share of "where's my team?" moments it's always nice to get to have a moment where they get the job done without me.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

Shedding those useless arms and legs to go EVEN FASTER!


I carried so hard through Tower Control B- that the game just pushed me straight to A. Holy crap.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Jarogue posted:

Always be on the tower even even if one person is on it. That way you cover each others back and the tower goes faster.

To add to this, pay attention to how many members of each team are alive. If you just saw 3 members of the enemy team go down and you have 3 people on the tower getting ahead a bit and inking a path has value too because it also can force the enemy to have to try to take the tower back with suboptimal positioning or waste time inking back to better points of attack. Make sure when you know you're blown you either get back to the tower or try to help win the fight though, you don't want to push too far ahead because you will probably get splatted and the extra work they have to do doesn't make up for the fact that you have to wait to respawn and get back to the fight. If you're still trying to get used to the mode it's fine to just focus on the objective. As you play more you'll get a better sense of what you're doing.

Also good general tip for all modes: If you are not actively in a firefight occasionally press x and check the current map state. That will give you helpful info about where the enemy is going to come from and keep you aware of what your team is doing. This is especially helpful when you have the rainmaker and maybe aren't sure where the best/safest looking path is.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Dr. Fetus posted:

That means they disconnected.

Also if anyone doesn't know how Ink Armor works. there's a delay between it activating and then kicking in. Once you hear that little clicking sound, that means it's active. You can take 1 hit from anything before it goes away early (And there's a very short period after being hit once before it goes away entirely.) So use it preemptively. It won't save you if you're in a firefight unless the enemy has horrendous aim.

Ever since I was advised earlier in this thread as to how this works I've been using it in ranked right before a push to help ensure we win the fight. I think that's contributed well to my success in ranked so far.

Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Tayter Swift posted:

So I've been playing with the Carbon Roller and while I was having good fun last time I played Turf I'm a goddamned boat anchor today.

https://twitter.com/tayter_swift/st...146260484243456

From what I understand this Roller can't really hang in a fight so I've been concentrating just on inking -- should I just switch weapons or what?

You're right that the carbon roller isn't really meant for a fight. What it's meant for is getting the jump on people so there won't be a fight. Focus on your position and practice getting the flick just right in training mode and have fun jumping out a people and splatting them before they know what's happening.

edit: beaten to this

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Nep-Nep
May 15, 2004

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Escobarbarian posted:

However I just now got out of C- in Tower Control and it bumped me right up to B- so I'm scared

People continue to make huge mistakes in positioning, overestimating their weapon effectiveness, etc. all the way through the A ranks so while the game will be a little tougher in B you'll be alright if you keep at it. Just remember no matter how well you play you will lose sometimes and that the only factor you can control is the quality of your own play, so don't let the things outside your control get to you and focus on what you did well and what you could have done better.

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