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  • It's weird that the SplatoonNA twitter hasn't posted anything about the new weapons/kits yet. Or even the splatfest results. Are they okay?

    (I really want to know what the second decavitator kit is called)
    aaaaaa the pressure to get in as much anarchy play as possible before rollover locks us into turf for 48 hours (my work to-do list is soooo long I'll be lucky to get one series in)
    Now that I've finally hit A+, which was my goal for this season, and therefore have nothing to lose, I'm gonna throw all caution to the wind and grind exclusively series both to see if the Exposure Therapy helps get me over my fear of series and also to just... see how far I can actually get without having a goal that I feel like I'm under pressure to reach.
    I have been thinking about this post all night and I have decided to take it personally.

    Found out there's a LAN event in July about 3 hours from me.... hmm....
    Bennet
    Bennet
    ok, but once again, I won't be able to go because I live in the Midwest, also the link that you gave me is blocked due to me being on a school laptop
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    @Bennet yeah no worries. just trying to answer the question you asked about the switch lite.
    Bennet
    Bennet
    ok, thanks, also I am planning once I get ungrounded (which isn't 'till June) I am going to get an actual Nintendo Switch and get another physical version of Splatoon 2 and transfer all of my save data to there.

    Guys what is happening right now
    Grushi
    Grushi
    Didn't even need me ;)
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    @neonscreenlight maybe?!? I was just in a really good mental state and didn't have any nervousness/frustration and it felt like everything that was going on just naturally made sense and I felt no need to overthink it and the enemy felt very predictable. I got 21 splats in one of these. It was wild.
    Bennet
    Bennet
    I don't like clamblitz, I only like to joke around with it (I will only play Clam blitz only if I have one or two good Clamblitz players with me)
    okay actually alternating between grinding open and watching stream is such a good idea. As soon as my game ends I turn my attention back to the stream and like, ignore all the ending game screens like my badges, everyone's KA, where my rank points are at, which is the stuff that can demoralize me if I pay too much attention to it anyway, and I am just having such a nice afternoon.
    I really want to go to a LAN event someday but they're all so far away :C
    btw when I say my risk was excessively calculated this is what I mean:

    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    What the screenshot doesn't show you though is the cumulative points throughout the matches. At one point I would have been -187 points in series, and I actually wouldn't have gotten into the positive with series until match 29/48. So my fear of series isn't entirely unjustified. But what can sharply go down, ultimately, can sharply come back up too.
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    Granted this is only good for vague estimates and there's so many factors that make it unreliable. I feel like I could explain these things better in an actual thread without such a character limit but I also feel like it would be a weird thread to make because I feel like this is a weirdly specific thing to be fixated on that is probably only interesting to me AND ALSO I REALLY NEED TO STOP FIXATING ON IT AaAaaA
    isaac4
    isaac4
    You could still make a thread about it anyway, even if you don't think most people would find it as interesting. I personally would like to read more about this so I would definitely check it out.


    the risk I took was (excessively) calculated but man am I as prone to bad luck as anyone.
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    someone really needs to spray me with a water bottle every time I start whining about these silly rank points though, lol. I'm still making forward progress overall and am still well on track to hit A+ before the season's end. I don't need to worry about this so much.
    neonscreenlight
    neonscreenlight
    every time i think i'm over my anxiety for anarchy series something like this happens and suddenly i'm in the depths again
    As much as I love Frye's ink color I am going with Save The Day because ultimately I would like to be the kind of person who'd be brave/confident enough to be willing to try and I am currently in my fake-it-til-you-make-it era.

    Also polls seem to heavily favor bucket list and I have mirror-match-phobia.
    I got a lot of practice carrying the rainmaker today 🙃
    sevenleaf
    sevenleaf
    lol i've been inching out of my comfort zone and playing gloogas (so still dualies BUT less aggressive rush-in-and-kill dualies than i'm used to) and during a rainmaker match today i noticed nobody was picking up the rainmaker so i thought "wait am i the longest range here? oh god, time to learn to carry the rainmaker"

    readers, there was an eliter on my team
    briank913
    briank913
    The Legend of Aiko: Three Swords Adventures continues then? :D
    Bennet
    Bennet
    ayyyy, if you need a training coach, sign me up!


    (I grind on rainmaker boiiiiiiiiii!!!!!)


    nintendo PLEASE make more octo merch and make it easily available stateside I only have these weird prehistoric bootleg octos (they are still cute though and I love them)
    Grushi
    Grushi
    Omg is that squib
    sevenleaf
    sevenleaf
    we can’t even get much virtual octo merch and that kills me. nintendo if i can’t get an octoling plush irl at least give us octo versions of the standard squid cushion locker decorations in the game 😭
    (i love your collection though… especially the tiny rainbow octopus on top of the huge pink squid)
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    @sevenleaf I KNOWW and nearly all the octo stickers are either angry or have the little x eyes, it bugs me D:! I really want octo cushions for the lockers too.
    and thank you! The rainbow one was initially a blank/white one that came with markers to color it which was fun :D
    my ability to tune out distractions while playing and be in the moment is great and all except that this IS LIKE THE 14th game that I set an intention for and then 100% forgot about said intention THE SECOND the match started and I literally set up a chime to go off every 15 seconds to remind me of my intention and turned it up really loud and I STILL JUST 100% COMPLETELY TUNE IT OUT HOW
    We're all having a time with matchmaking today aren't we
    Matchmaking: Putting me up against players with X-rank badges in A rank
    Also Matchmaking: Putting me up against a carbon that does nothing but roll around the map, mostly in spawn.

    It sometimes feels like my climb through A has nothing to do with my actual skill and everything to do with the hand matchmaking deals me, hah.
    NumberOneAries
    NumberOneAries
    No yea A and B rank are essentially a purgatory full of mostly people who probably got carried by their siblings. It sounds harsh, but with not everyone caring to improve, it takes a lot longer to get out of A rank than it does S rank most of the time. Even in S/S+, matchmaking is almost worse bc u get worse comps but decent players vs the other way around.
    Grushi
    Grushi
    Out of curiosity, do you play open or series? Because in my experience series are way more reliable at matching you with people of your skill level, and I'm pretty sure all S+ players get matched together so they don't infiltrate other lobbies.

    But yeah open can feel extremely one sided at times
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    @Grushi that's a fair point; I do play much more open than series. Not that I haven't seen similar things in series but it's definitely a much smaller sample size.

    Once I get to A+ if I still have time I plan on doing a bunch of series for the remainder of the season (nothing to lose at that point right?) so maybe I'll see if the experience changes.
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    Today in elaborate and unnecessary silliness I do when I should be working....
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    I realized that setting myself a points goal each day was more stressing than motivating so instead maybe if I calculate/simulate the average open games I'll need to play based on my current win rate to get to A+ by the end of the season, I can tell myself that I did what I was supposed to as long as I play that number of games each day, which.. I usually easily exceed anyway, so I really don't need to worry.
    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    The simulations I added to shush the part of my brain that is like WELL TECHNICALLY YOU COULD LOSE EVERY GAME-- no, stop, look at the numbers and believe them. Look. They are pretty. They re-simulate every time I refresh and only once in dozens of refreshes has ONE of the sims managed to not get there in 1000 games. Please chill why are you like this.
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    Aiko.Octo
    Aiko.Octo
    I think the silliest thing about this is I was just reminding myself the other day that I need to just not focus on/think about my rank points at all and let them take care of themselves as I learn more because it's ultimately a pretty hollow thing to worry about that gains me no tangible benefit. But then my brain is like "okay but spreadsheet thing!!!"
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