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Clam Blitz (12/12/17 @ 8pm PST)

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by Ansible, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Ansible

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    Let the new ranked mode chaos commence!

    From the Splatoon US Tumblr in the link, Clam Blitz premieres this coming Tuesday, December 12th at 6pm PST!!

    Was really hoping it wouldn't drop on the same date as the NoA splatfest. So we're getting it earlier in the week!

    EDIT: inkoming 2.1.0 patch notes too!
     
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    Still no info on whether everyone will start from C- or if their new rank will be based on past performance
     
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    Welcome to the clam slam!
     
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    Here's a Clam Blitz introduction post from their Tumblr account with both video and text details on how the mode works. We get an added button press for passing/throwing the clams!

    And as @Cyan pointed out in another thread, instead of disrupting the regular rotation cycle, Clam Blitz will be slotted into the normal rotation schedule starting at 8pm PST solo ranked then 10pm PST for league.

    Nothing special, just business as usual. =/
     
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    Good thing I'm sick and I'll get to play it today!
     
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    The Power Clam kinda reminds me of the rainmaker
     
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    Every Ranked mode starts out at C-, so I don't see why Clam Blitz wouldn't. It might not even be the last Ranked mode people will play if they get the game after today. And what if you don't play certain ranked modes?
     
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    I wish Clam Blitz didn’t start so late. It starts at 11:00 pm, but I have to sleep!
     
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    Well, I figure, if a player is S+ in all 3 modes, it would be weird to match them up with someone who is in the C ranks. It’d be fairly simple to implement that players will start at, for example, their lowest rank (meaning that if they don’t play every mode, they’ll start at C), and there are other ways they could do it too.

    Sure everyone started at C- when the game came out, but that was because there was no prior data to go off of. If the game knows what you are capable of, it might as well utilize that info.

    Edit: After actually playing CB, I'm going to say I'm wrong. Nobody knows what they're doing, and putting people in C- helps them figure out best strats. Once I figured out what I was doing, I was upgraded to B- instantly, which means that I can play alongside people who have some clue about the mode.
     
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