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The Dead Sea- Let the salt go

Discussion in 'Regular Discussion' started by OmegaDivider, Jun 1, 2015.

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    Today's seance was pure

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    Ha! It's just like I posted in one of the new poster's intro thread! When it comes to forum toxicity and conflict this place can be sickenly tame! =p

    Meanwhile, you can't help but have a positive feeling when you get at least one charger, of any skill, on your team while the other team gets none. Until you find out that Matchmaker gave the other team an inkzooka-charger. A very good inkzooka-charger. A very good inkzooka-charger that causes your chargers to flee whenever they see her.

    "No no, don't fall back! Why are you running, she can't hit us from—"*double respawn*
     
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    the internet connections... THE INTERNET CONNECTIONS!!... THE GOSH DARN OVER SEAS INTERNET CONNECTIONS!!!
     
  4. SomeRandomSplatoonPlayer

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    Holy carp guys 65 million years later i managed to get back to A+.

    But that aside, when i die, i want all of my ranked teammates to help lower my coffin into my grave.

    So that they can let me down one last time.
     
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    Holy Mother of God did I derank....quickly too, as in possibly a record losing streak. From S 40 to A 70 in about 2 hours. I estimate atleast half of those losses were in Overtime.

    Oh and disconnections. I disconnected once which isnt too bad but my japanese bretheren were disappearing like it was the rapture come for us all. There was one game where I ended up being 1 on 4 after the first minute. rainmaker. Somehow I deranked 6 points off of it even though my team disappeared. My goal was to not get skunked. Didnt happen. I kept them off the post for a minute or so but that was it.

    geez....lotta work to do
     
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    Well this game was hilarious... We were at a disadvantage and it looked like the other team was going to win and one of ours was the only one spouting "c'mon". We make it to 100/13 and finally get control, the guy ragequits and we are now 3v4. We somehow still end up winning due to the other team throwing their guard thinking they had a gurenteed win... just goes to show no matter what you can always change the game around. I'm just glad there wasn't any connection issues.
     
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    I feel like the game doesn't like me in S+. It always stacks the teams are stacked against me
     
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    I feels that way doesn't it?

    But it's so consistent (and the same happened when I was first getting into S) that i has to be the huge gap in skill between S and S+. Keep at it, keep nitpicking at yourself and how you could have saved the lost games and the roller coaster will end, I promise.


    My salt? University back in session soon, baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! less gaem tiem =/
     
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    Couldn't have said it better myself
     
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    ヒーロー Inkster Jr.

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    On my second account, I went from S 30 to S 0 in less than 2 hours due to bad teamates and connection is unstable for now reason!!!
     
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    Mrgrgr! S rank Rainmaker is making me taste very undeliciously bitter.

    Your overly cautious strategies aren't panning out!

    Ink as little turf as necessary. Just fight the other team. Dogpile on one squid from the same direction. Always wait until the entire team is respawning. Wait for someone else to carry the goldfish. Stay in one spot and use the fish as a weapon while awaiting a full escort. Carry the rainmaker back to base if you're in the lead with less than a minute on the clock.

    Either other players know good-and-well how to counter these tactics or I haven't developed the mindset of an S rank player who can follow these sick-awesome-strats to the letter.
     
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    0_0 sounds chaotic...
     
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    I really hate overtime!!! I just played a ranked battle with the carbon roller, which I did a good job with. We just made a comeback for the last minute or thirty seconds. Then when they grabbed it, it ran into overtime! Which they almost made a comeback but Failed by 4 points! Well at least I went to S 18 to S 23, lol.;)
     
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    When it's done match after match after match, lobby after lobby after lobby, becomes less chaotic and more annoying because you keep seeing these plans fail or countered but team synergy flows for "try again til it works" instead of adapting or doing something different.

    Also in Rainmaker:
    Hey carrier-teammate, if I'm using some combination of Point Sensors, Echolocation, or Haunt—I'm repeatedly tagging the other team so you know where not to go! My ear tagging the herd isn't a license for you to charge into battle with the goldfish screaming "YE~AH! (ノ`Д´)ノ GET SOME OF THIS INK! INK AT ME BRO! INK AT ME!"
     
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    You stupid

     
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    Did two matches of tower control today. I am still S 23 after 2 matches. S rank is the idiot league, whoever is the most idiot on the losing team gets mostly blamed on.
     
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    So we got a second Wii U for the house, because there are three people here and we wanted to be able to play together. Due to Nintendo's ridiculous rules about transferring an account once it's been connected to a Wii U, they both started over (since they had far less invested than me). I'm an S rank, so I made an alt to be able to start over with them. I thought it would be pretty awful if they, B players, had to do ranked against S lobbies.

    Ha. Haha.

    I have no idea why, but there are SO MANY FRIGGLE S PLAYERS WITH C PLAYERS!!!!

    I don't even know how many twins I saw that were combo S/S+ and C-/C/C+

    It's ridiculous to think that so many new players, who actually are starting this for the first time due to Christmas, or who may be in similar situations to me, are having to deal with this garbage. Punish the C player, put them in all S lobbies. If they want to piggy back then they should be forced to be thrown into the top of the fray. The S players have nothing to lose, so why should they care? But the legit noob C-, still trying to learn the game, shouldn't be punished for a lazy S rank player who won't make an alt to play with lower rank friends, OR for the C player trying to piggy back off their S friend.

    I'm seeing way too much attitude, and it's really killing my drive to play.
     
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    Sadly this had been a problem pretty much since last Christmas, maybe even earlier. Even with a fresh new group of players, there aren't enough to create a separate player base for them to play the game in a fair learning environment. Splatoon had a pretty healthy player base for a while, but now all that's left are the veterans with high ranks, veterans with alt accounts in the lower ranks, and the actual new players who have to deal with people who know the game very well. And I doubt many of the new players stick around when they are left to deal with nothing but S rankers with great gear and hundreds of hours of experience.

    I haven't been playing, but are you guys seeing a lot of new players possibly due to a Christmas boost? I was so sure it would be small enough to where you would see few, or maybe none at all.
     
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    I had almost nothing but new players and/or low-level alts on Monday, but then I'm C- myself. Interestingly though, despite the string of wins we all had, the matchmaker didn't seem to be dropping a bunch of S/S+'ers on us. It was pretty great :D
     
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    Well throw me down and call me Buttermilk. (you don't actually need to do that) I'm pretty surprised, I figured just about everyone who wanted to play Splatoon would have gotten it by now. Good to know there are some new players still joining up. Hopefully they won't be thrown to the S rank wolves immediately. :oops:
     
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    Probably has something to do with my game time/days as well. I noticed shortly after I started playing this time last year that most of the JP players began showing up around 8PM EST. I'm located in VA, so I don't know if there's a US regional thing going on or what, I've seen others here say the Japanese players are fixtures 24-7, so...

    I will say most of the legit noobs I got to herd seemed to be non-JP, though. TL;DR: some players probably did get the game for Christmas, and I too hope they have a good time getting used to it and don't get swamped early on. I try to do my part and go easyish on them unless they're targeting me =p
     
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    I feel like Splat Zones is 24/7. Almost every day at this time it's mostly Splat Zones. There's nothing good about splat zones, it's boring, you mostly win or lose by a knockout, you get no money if you lose by a knockout, even though you gained points, you get nothing! I don't know why some people enjoy this mode! It's horrible.
     
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    Ever wonder why that heavy weapon user (e-liter, hydra, dynamo) is repeatedly using you as a chew toy or just single-handedly spanking your entire time?

    Well, it's probably because they're not getting support from their teammates!

    "Oh don't mind me, I don't need help getting around the map, I'll get to the action somehow. And let's all use the same inktrails while the other team flash floods the map. Next, we can pretend that blaster is actually a camera—now crowd together and say "squid-cheese." And hey, jump crowd in front of my attacks because friendly fire is tolerated in this game.

    Oh hey—look, other squids I can take my frustrations out on!"

    Yeah, seems many streamers, letsplayers, and competitive players I peek at prefer this mode, but I find it rather boring.
     
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    One E-Liter VS two E-Liters? Two E-Liters VS two E-Liters? Now a Custom E-Litre (me), N-Zap 89, Kelp Spaltterscope, & Splat Charger VS E-Liter Scope, Custom Jet Squelcher, Kelp Splatterscope, & Bento Splat Charger.

    Yeah we won that last Rainmaker match by about 20pts, but really Matchmaker, really?! What is this, a sitcom?

    "Three chargers VS three chargers? Oh, Matchmaker!"
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    All the chargers on the other team, that sure does sound familiar.
     
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    I'm really upset.

    I've been going from then and there to check on the kiddy pool (Turf War) to see how they fare.

    Turned out they're not doing very well at all. Very poor coordination but the worse is how they're not taking any initiative at all and their poor lack of offense.

    When we team kill in a nutshell:


    ^-----me







    ^^^------my team



    And then they want to get into ranked afterwards?

    That's pretty much why I've stopped playing splatoon these days. And I expect the same thing on the Switch.
     
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    Splatoon isn't fun anymore for me. Constant lag and there's always one player who stops playing in S+ rank because we were unfortunatly on the losing side. I wish I could black list players who stop playing because they're losing.
     
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    I'm sorry for people who main rollers, but I think they're much too easy to get kills with. Their one-hit KO sweet spot is too wide to be warranted. Blasters at least have a firing delay and their OHKO requires a direct hit - justified. It should be a minimum of indirect two hits for a kill. I'm sick and tired of spotting a roller before they attack and getting caught dead centimeters into their spray.

    Honestly, when I feel sick or sleepy, I switch to a roller because I know I can still perform relatively well. Aiming ends up becoming a secondary thought.
     
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    We got a 2nd Wii U as well this Christmas so I could play with my son. I saw the same thing as you. It seemed like more pairs than not were separated by at least 1.5-2 letter grades. Many S and a few S+ players. Many low letter grades obviously much higher skill than their rank would suggest. I think there are so few lower-ranked twin squad groups that they just throw any groups that contain one at least non-S member into the same pool.
     
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    Okay, turf wars have been making me more salty than ranked. It's been a solid day of playing and I've barely had any games where all 8 players were playing. Not to mention asshats squidbagging me just because I'm TRYING to do something to improve the match for our team. I've been pushed into my spawn more times than I can count. It's just not fun this way. I hate to say it but I should play ranked more.
     
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    You just get put with idiots who don't do nothing. My stress level goes through the roof when there's constant loses. I'm the one who always suffers from noobs who don't do anything.
     
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    When she says: It’s not lag you just suck
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    This is quite possibly the best representation of Ranked I could imagine
     
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    Hang tight I got a jojo reference that fits rank 200% more perfect.
     
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    Today my gamepad ran out of energy, in the last 30 seconds of the match. And I was in the winning team! :mad:
     
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    And that's why I play with the charger plugged in at all times.

    Because I never believed in something like a wireless controller in my life.

    Because back in my days there was a good 'ol cord that be stickin' out between the controller an' the console.
     
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    It's either my teammates sucking or disconnects when I get good teammates. S 93 to S 22. I cannot understand my luck sometimes. It usually takes me a couple of hours to get back to S+, but right now it's taking me DAYS!
     
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    i don't know what to think with this game anymore. the better players always say that just keep at it, learn from your mistakes, and eventually you'll make it to S+. but i've been at this ever since S and S+ rank first came out. and, nothing is changing at all. i'm just stuck n the limbo of S and A+ rank. i try to see what weapon type i'm good at, but i just discovered that i suck at shooters, chargers, and splatlings. I try the rollers, and i'm just mediocre with them at best. even worst with all brushes. i seem to be consistent with just about all sloshers, but still mediocre. like when i say mediocre i mean normally get like 7/7 or 7/8 with the k/d and my ability to carry the objective is, meh.

    feels like i should really stop trying to improve in this game, but i'm way too stubborn to admit that i've reached my limit. so i'm stuck in this endless loop of trying to improve and going through the roller coaster everytime i play this game. they say the coaster will eventually stop, but it's hard to see that happening tbh. so yeah, i'm salty at this game, and myself for not getting better at it.
     
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    Dude I am in like your same exact boat. Tryna stay in S is harder than anything I've ever done before. I'm getting crazy salty at turf wars even.

    What I'm trying to strive for is consistency is my play, and I've noticed it's helped a lot. If I win but I'm really not the person that's making plays or being proactive, then I'm still pretty upset with myself. And I think that's the best mentality to have when playing, even if it makes you more salty in the end. It's good to let it out here though, you have to admit.
     
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    but you know what would feel better? getting that S+ rank or quitting this game! i half way joke with you though. but seriously, it's like the more talented people just don't how rough it is down here. but i'll keep on going, cause eventually it might happen this century. maybe...
     
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