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Banning Weapons or Maps?

Discussion in 'Competitive Discussion' started by Lyn, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. Lyn

    Lyn Squid Savior From the Future
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    Do you think there will be any weapons or maps banned in competitive Splatoon? I don't think there would be, but imbalance can happen in any game (especially from Nintendo). If stages or weapons or etc; being banned is likely, which do you think would be banned? I don't like the idea of banning anything if not completely necessary, but you never know.
     
  2. Icedise

    Icedise The Savage Squid

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    I really hope that there wont be any major imbalances among the weaponry. Having to ban certain weapons would lead to pretty narrow meta game and thus overall more boring matches. This isnt any real input to the thread but just stating my thoughts.
     
  3. Raethien

    Raethien Inkster Jr.

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    I think they may ban like lets say, only one person can have this type of weapon. Or possibly, they may make it where you don't wear any items, so every squid will be exactly the same.
     
  4. Lyn

    Lyn Squid Savior From the Future
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    That is possible, and I'd think that would work for certain tournaments! The more variety in competition, the better I think.
     
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    We'll have to see how the meta develops. I don't anticipate any equipment or weapon bans in the near future, as I believe bans could really hurt the longevity of the game.
     
  6. suavevillain

    suavevillain Inkling Cadet

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    Well if this game gets balance patching it won't be needed it but gotta let the meta develop to find out.
     
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    I think that banning stages wouldn't be too good, they don't really have anything so far that is completely broken. Same for weapons.
     
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  8. Lyn

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    Hopefully we can all agree on that.

    Let's hope they do keep it updated after release.
     
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  9. Setu

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    Banning anything would be psycho unless it was like specials weapons altogether or something which wouldn't be a good idea either. This isn't smash bros people...
     
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  10. Lyn

    Lyn Squid Savior From the Future
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    It doesn't have to be Smash Bros. to be unbalanced, this kind of things happens in shooters often.
     
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    Every weapon I've seen so far seems pretty balanced but we'll see.
     
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    I think it would be better to have limitations rather than outright bans, like having a limit on the number of people who can be using the same weapon per team. If one weapon is somewhat overpowered, then one person on each team can have access to it while the other three are able to work around it.
     
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    Well, 4 members per team is not THAT much so if a team decides to pick only one kind of weapon (for example the paint roller), they have no actual ranged combad outside of grenades and paint bombs. It might be that a team going for only one or two kind of weapons could limit them more than actually be a working stradegy :p of course all this needs to be tested and experienced in the acutal game. Theorycrafting the tactics and balance is pretty hollow even though holding back is gonna do no good either!
     
  14. Lyn

    Lyn Squid Savior From the Future
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    That is true, strategy would affect weapons. I'm just hoping certain weapons don't get banned altogether.
     
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    I hear they will be making certain weapons have certain secondary weapons or whatever, to prevent Overpowered Setups.
    If that's the case, great.

    It's possible for your entire team to have the same setup as you and that can lead to a disadvantage.

    I'd appreciate an ingame setup swap during the match.
     
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    Bottlecapn Inkling Commander

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    Maybe a ban on equipment if perks end up imbalanced. Which would totally suck. I want to look cool while inking on the battlefield :(

    #sacrificesmustbemade
     
  17. Lyn

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    Isn't equipment just cosmetic? I hope so.
     
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    No, its totally not cosmetic. Certain equipment gives you different starts (like running speed, swimming speed, ink reloadtime, etc.) and you need to level up the equipment to unlock more and stronger bonuses. It's one core element in the multiplayer to have different kind of combinations of equipment.

    EDIT: Just to clarify with an example: http://splatoonus.tumblr.com/post/108936778189/new-report-weve-learned-that-headgear-clothing
     
  19. Lyn

    Lyn Squid Savior From the Future
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    That.. bothers me. I think that will be banned, likely. It doesn't seem very balanced.
     
  20. Mr. Squidward Tennisballs

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    I feel like there's no point in having different clothing if it's gonna have stats, I'd like for them to have a cosmetic menu where you can get the same clothes but they won't have the stats.
     
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