Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:00 pm

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Newbie » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:27 pm

Kelp Dome available in about 20 minutes! In other news, Splatfests are rapidly approaching. In the case of Cat vs Dog, would anybody be surprised that I'm picking Cat?
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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby TA » Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:25 pm

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のほも is such a good word?? the concept is kind of hard to fully get across in translation, but basically it means a feeling of pure, deep, platonic affection, and i think thats beautiful

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby François » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:30 pm

The catwalks over Kelp Dome really show how rich the potential design space is. Having a two-level battlefield with the higher level being made up almost entirely of platforms that can be seen and shot through, that's nothing revolutionary by itself. But with the game's mechanics in place, this valuable high ground and the alternate pathways it opens come at the cost of not being able to reload your weapon and being limited to normal walking speed. The central pillar is similar the the one in the skate park, especially in how anyone standing on it is vulnerable to grenades from below, but it's also unique in that it's a lot more dangerous to physically reach it, and also more rewarding because it alleviates the high ground ammo limitation for your team. On top of that, your pre-match decisions are also impacted, in that ink saver and walk speed skills on gear become vastly more useful (if you typically make the decision to take the upper level at all in the first place) when the Dome is on rotation.

Man I can't wait to see what else they got up their sleeves.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby sei » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:53 pm

I agree with most of that, but even outside that map, ink saver is one of the most useful non-main-slot-exclusive abilities in the game. At least on Turf Wars.
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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby François » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:27 pm

I agree it's generally among the better choices; especially if I'm using a Splattershot Pro or messing around with the E-liter 3k, I absolutely want to load up with Ink Saver because ammo capacity is a major limiting factor there. But I find myself maining Blaster and Jet Squelcher variants and in these cases there's other stuff I'd rather gear up for since I hardly ever see the bottom of my tank with those for some reason.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Metal Slime » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:03 pm

I'm a squid now.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Brentai » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:51 pm

The problem with B ranks is that you get paired up with a lot of strictly middling players. You know, the jerks who ignore objectives to go hunt down other people so they can lose with the highest score? It's a real problem if your strategies tend to center around pushing your team up.

The worst part is the only remedy I can find is to go splat everyone I can find myself so that the team becomes so bored that they have nothing better to do than to capture points.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby François » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:57 pm

Aw man, Squid Jump has a Karnov-grade ending and then resets your score. :(

This is the saddest Splatoon has ever made me.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby François » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:51 pm

I'm sure people who like cats have a wide variety of useful and interesting skills. Which is good because they sure as hell can't paint.

(I don't care about cats one way or another, I chose my team at random.)

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby François » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:35 am

Welp, I guess my earlier Splatfest experiences banked me a bunch of karma because I just won like 30 games in a row with the exact same team of rad-ass cat people. My only regret is not being able to switch out gear between fights (so I could remain in the team, natch) because I woulda maxed out all my stuff. Man, taking my Custom Dual Squelcher along was the best call, that Beakon wins games.

FreeziePop, Tyler, Juan, on this day, you are truly patriots. Or catriots, as the case may be.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Cthulhu-chan » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:51 am

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Interesting interpretation of "Cats would have won, if dogs didn't somehow take the popularity vote 2-1".
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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Brentai » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:46 pm

Splatoon players should really be used to "it makes no difference how well you do if you're on the wrong team" by now.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Mongrel » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:49 pm

Brentai wrote:Splatoon players should really be used to "it makes no difference how well you do if you're on the wrong team" by now.


Oh, sounds like Tanks.
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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Bal » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:53 am

Or every team mode ever except maybe team deathmatch, where you could genuinely carry your team to victory basically alone.

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Re: Splatoon is a lot of god damned fun.

Postby Mongrel » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:16 am

The designer who finds a way to fix that perennial multiplayer issue will make a lot of money. Well, make a lot of money for someone.
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