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Splatoon 2 TEST FIRE

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by aceofscarabs, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. aceofscarabs

    aceofscarabs Inkling Fleet Admiral

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    HYPE :D Looks like we'll get to test drive some of the new kit before launch.
     
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    Prepare for Splat Dualies everywhere.
     
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    Like leaves on the wind....watch how their special soars :D
     
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    I'll be personally torn between all the weapons. They all have atleast 1 new thing I'm eagar to try out.

    -Tenta missles
    -Curling bomb/splatdown/new flick
    -Roly-poly
    -Held charges, STINGRAY

    I'm not too terribly excited for the inkjet actually...
    well, I'm not interested too much in it's intended use anyways >=)

    I'll probably end up playing doolies and charger the most. I've been hard pressed to find any video of good play of these weapons
    I've only found nintendo's dev-provided, possibly scripted, gameplay video to do either weapon much justice.

    Here's a big point though:
    We won't have that "10 minutes or less of gameplay video" restriction on us anymore.
    Sounds purdy gewd ;D
     
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    Real cool of Nintendo though to hold the Global Testfire at the launch of the Switch AND NOT near the launch of Spla2n. There are gonna be alot of people not being able or not wanting to get the Switch at launch because of life taking priority over video games.
     
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    I would participate but I have no intention of even getting a Switch until summer. I'll probably get one as a graduation or birthday present, as both come between the Switch release and Splatoon2 release. But it kinda stinks that it's gonna be so soon, like 5 months before the game even comes out. Hopefully they will have another test fire closer to the release date, perhaps with a wider range of options such as picking a character and more new weapon sets to try.
     
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    In all actuality this is definitely a marketing ploy. Believe it or not, this will definitely sway how soon people will buy the system. Nintendo knows this and that's why it's happening so close to launch. I think it is a win win for everyone involved. This seals the deal that I need to get the Switch soon.
     
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    Win-Win, yet not everyone has that luxury, mate! I would probably get it at launch too, but I need to find a place to live first. Then again, not a big Zelda fan and I am NOT at all confident in 1, 2, Switch being a system seller, much less a good game
     
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    Does anyone else think its a bit soon to release a test fire? Have they had time to hammer out any bugs from the demo, or do you think the test fire will be no different from the demo?
     
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    I haven't heard of any bugs from the demo... but no one posting videos on sploon2 this early are primarily focused on finding them so...
    We might get another map or two? It wasn't a part of any splatoon 1 testfires, but I believe they had 3 maps in them each time. Also they have atleast officially named the rock climbing stage as MusselForge Fitness


    @Magic8Ball I'd still wait, since I'm holding out for spla2oon launch deals.

    I want a cheaper price and/or a slick, inked out switch ;p
     
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    I'm honestly just upset about how stiff and awkward the victory/losing poses look. ( ´△`) They looked SO much better in the first game (and the first game's test fire, too!). I was hoping they'd fix them by the time the test fire came out for Splatoon 2, but now I'm thinking that won't happen. A petty nitpick, I know. ( ; ´Д`)
     
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    Well, you should at least give them some feedback then. *nudge nudge*

    I'm hoping the splatling win will still have the hug animation, or at least a 2.0 version of it.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    expecting the release date to be in May.
     
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    I believe the release date was pushed back to August
     
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    We don't even have a release date at this point in time, just, Summer 2017. So nothing has been pushed back.
     
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    We have no official word or date on release, aside from "Summer" (in classic nintendo fashion)

    A few online retailers had a wide range of dates listed as release but, without any consistent dates(and one even saying december or some-such), they were most likely just placeholder dates. Not to say all of the dates were wrong, but that they are unreliable. We're still guessing dates at this point.
     
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    I don't remember the line-up, but when are ARMS and Mario Kart Deluxe coming out? I'm wondering if the test fire is also being used as a way for Nintendo to put their servers through a bit of stress testing.

    Seems like a good idea on paper, if it's true. Get new people hyped for one of their newest IPs and put the online resources allocated to the Switch through its paces before their multiplayer games and latest app take the field.

    Though I'm still giving them a disapproving side-eye with the whole one hour playtime sessions.
     
  19. RespawningJesus

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    Mario kart comes out April 28th, and ARMS has no announced date, according to Amazon with their placeholder date of Dec. 2017.

    And I highly doubt this test is to test Nintendo's online infrastructure as a whole, especially considering that Splatoon 2 will most likely be like Splatoon 1 having just matchmaking servers to make lobbies, and game play using P2P. On the performance side of things though, Splatoon 2 has made improvements to their online, so of course they will be testing to see how it performs in P2P, but I highly doubt we will see the servers breaking in this test fire.

    Considering at how close to the switch launch this test fire is going to be, this is most likely just a marketing stunt primarily, due to how a small amount of Switches will most likely be in player's hands in the month of March. We will most likely see a test fire closer to Splatoon's launch date though, which will be more aimed at testing their servers.
     
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    If I'm in the Testfire, which I hope to be for the sake of my position, I'm most interested for Tenta Missiles.

    I don't really have a reason to get the Switch besides Splatoon 2 though, so getting it so early for just the TF feels a waste.

    And I'm potentially one them. BotW and certainly nothing else on the menu isn't enough to push me to a Switch before the launch of Splatoon 2.

    Except this testfire. If conditions are good financially and I am able to physically secure one, I very well may get a Switch entirely based on this.
     
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    Splatoon is my GOAT, but a mere 3-hour demo wont get me to buy a Switch sooner than the Holidays, well naturally since the full game itself isn't enough to get me to buy it in Summer. :L

    I'll just be satisfied watching other people play the game, and hoping someone finds out exactly how much 1-hit kill range the vertical flick has.
     
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    I haven't actually played a Zelda game before *gasp* so I may make the new one my first as an excuse to buy the Switch and the new testfire. I've managed to get my boyfriend and my dad into the game so who knows who else I'll be able to convince. Is it limited to 6 games per system? Or 3 hours of gameplay? Per day? I'm interested to know to see if I should pre order the switch.
     
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    You mean 2 million with more in full production? This is in no way a "small amount"

    This is most certainly a way to entice WiiU users on the fence, but they will sell the 2 mill before April....that's almost a guarantee.
     
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    I'm so worried of Switch getting sold out for months as Wii did. Hope they make more Global Testfires, just seeing the announce makes me happy to try a new Splatoon.
    Last time I didn't give a damn about Splatoon until I played the testfire weeks before release, now I'm excited, things with amplify if I play this! :D
     
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    There are most likely going to be more Splat Dualies than anything.
    We'll be seeing rolling Inklings everywhere.
    It'll be like Super Smash all over again!
     
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    I'm sure many of them will be inexperienced players, so... counter rolling with roller? I'd give it a try myself. Corral them, trap them, and bonus points if I could get them to roll into my roller. Inkjet? Camp their jump point and roll them up when they return.

    Two rolls enter! One roll leaves!
     
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  27. aceofscarabs

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    I'm sure skilled Roller users will figure out the timing to take a swing at Duelie-rollers.
     
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    Yep, but it won't be half as salty/amusing when the occasional charger can make rolling useless. }=)
     
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    I'll feel personally accomplished if I manage to find a strong, reliable use for the stingray and/or get a double(or more) splat with it.

    So I might end up as one of those chargers ;D
     
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    Same, I don't regularly play Chargers so now might be my chance to git gud, and I'm interested in the stingray probably the most of all the specials.
     
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    You are alone in that sentiment then. Sting Ray looks like it's gonna be hot trash. Expecting its gonna need alot of buffs
     
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    I agree. though I don't consider as them as stiff as they are just... ugly. That winning pose of the female Inkling with the Duallies brings out aggressions in me I didn't even know I had.
     
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    I have no problem with said winning pose. But I also don't have too many aggressions associated with games. Maybe it's just me?
     
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    I... wasn't being too serious about that that actually.
     
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    Ahhhh....my bad. I missed the /s

    ;)
     
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    He's not a alone, of the four playable specials it's the one I'm most interested in trying out. Infinite range + going through walls can't be bad! I'm thinking it can become the next "surprise zooka!" Well a more balanced version of it anyway!
     
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    Well, I'll be watching this one from the sidelines, squids. It'll be awhile until I obtain a switch myself, but I did attend the last one for Wii U. This is great that they're doing it again though; its a great hype builder.

    Hope everyone has fun out there. Stay fresh[er] in Splatoon 2!
     
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    I wonder if someone could get a flying inkjet midair with a splashdown, and if so, whether the splashdown in midair makes the AOE inksplosion with a center being the point of contact.
     
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    Great, now I'm torn on whether I should get a switch around summerish like i originally planned, or around launch day so i can play the test fire...
     
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    Exactly as Nintendo has planned.....MWA-HA-HAAAAAA ;)
     

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