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Posted on 08-29-15 11:49:07 PM Link | Quote
Phew! Both Mrs. Xenesis and I both got ourselves to Decepticon Queen with about a half hour to spare.

I had fun, although pink vs. purple can be a bit hard to see.
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Posted on 08-30-15 11:44:14 AM Link | Quote


I was hoping to coast on popularity but overwhelming victories earned a victory to Decepticons, so congrats!
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Posted on 08-31-15 06:15:47 PM Link | Quote
I missed the Splatfest again and for the exact same reason as last time. I didn't even get a chance to pick a team this time.
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Posted on 09-12-15 12:47:12 AM (last edited by Delpolo at 09-20-15 01:13:49 AM) Link | Quote


Next NA Splatfest is Art vs Science! Fairly easy pick for once, though with all the Miiverse artists I feel like it'll be an interesting Splatfest in the end.

As an aside, it's been fun trying to make a good set that also copies how I'd dress in real life, haha. It's nice!



EDIT - Welp, didn't think popularity was this close but I'm still disappointed that we lost.

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Posted on 10-06-15 03:40:23 AM Link | Quote


There's a new Splatfest, and it's... your preferred mode of transportation. Sure. Never gone on a plane so Team Car it is! That's a nice blue though, looking forward to playing in this Splatfest.



In more interesting news, the official Splatoon site has been translated to English! It has a lot of pretty graphics, and even lists the current and upcoming stage rotations, but I'd have to say, my favorite feature is being able to show your last-used gear:



That's my planned Tower Control set! You can check out anyone's current gear when linked to their profile (and you can also browse through your WiiU friend list on the site to find their profiles), so it might be fun to see how people dress up and what weapons they like.
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Posted on 10-09-15 02:33:22 PM Link | Quote
Ranked mode sure is hard. Even at C- level, it's punishingly difficult and losing often rewards you with absolutely nothing...

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Posted on 10-11-15 02:57:15 PM Link | Quote


Aww yeah, been a while since I've been on a winning team. This quote made it all worth it, haha.


Originally posted by Xkeeper
Ranked mode sure is hard. Even at C- level, it's punishingly difficult and losing often rewards you with absolutely nothing...

I actually think if you're at C- level you should probably continue playing Ranked?

If you're in Turf Wars, then in theory you'd be matched up against people of similar level but in practice it's fairly random. As a level 30 I've been in matches with people anywhere between 15 and 50, and if you don't have much practice then those higher levels are definitely going to have the skill to out-maneuver you.

In non-squad Ranked though, you're definitely matched up with people mostly of your own rank so you'd only be playing with/against other C- and maybe some C players, so it'd be more of an even playing field. One of the problems with playing Ranked is that a bad losing streak can make you go down in rank... but that's not a concern at C- rank, so as long as you win at least 50% of your matches you should be making about the same amount of money as in Turf Wars matches, at which point it's just getting practice in each competitive mode and playing only during the one you prefer.

Ultimately, if you're losing a lot then just concentrating on the game itself (ie., using headphones and paying attention to the sounds nearby to see if an enemy's around the corner, or checking the map more often to see where you should concentrate on next and maybe catch an enemy in motion) and getting more practice in should be your main priority. If you haven't completed the offline mode then that's decent for introducing you to the controls but I assume you've long since completed it, so yeah just gotta learn through practice.


If we can get eight people for private matches ('cause 3v3 just isn't the same and 2v2 is silly), that'd be a good way to get in some practice as well without the pressure of losing rank and stuff. Then we could also tailor our weapons and gear to whatever you'd need practice against, heh.
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Posted on 10-11-15 04:30:33 PM Link | Quote
Aww, lost again...


Still, Inkopolis at night during a Splatfest... absolutely beautiful.





You know, fireworks in the shapes of memes aside.
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Posted on 10-23-15 04:49:35 PM Link | Quote


Don't mind me, someone took this screenshot after a private session and I really wanted to post it somewhere. If only you could choose not to display player names, then I could post it elsewhere!...


Anyways, Splatoon got a balance patch on the 20th! Nintendo has some fairly well-detailed patch notes here, though the gist of it is that E-Liter chargers are nerfed and can't snap-shot as easily (ie, one-shot without fully charging), blasters' damage is capped to not OHKO if you don't hit directly (ie, with the explosion), rollers can't OHKO if they don't aim their ink flick directly (so you won't aim for one person and somehow catch multiple people with a Dynamo's crazy range), and various shooter weapons got minor buffs. I made a lot of sets for various weapon types but it seems like all of them were nerfed, so I'm thinking of trying out other shooters instead, welp.

In more recent news, the North America Splatoon Tumblr's announced the next Splatfest!



Pirates vs Ninjas!

They've also changed the Splatfest score calculation for wins to be worth 6x as much as popularity
(as opposed to 4x since the last change). Seems like they really don't want people to just pick what they assume is gonna be the popular team, haha. I don't really care much for one side over the other (especially when we don't really have any gear to go alongside 'em) so I'm probably siding with Pirates for the green color.
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Posted on 10-26-15 07:07:23 PM Link | Quote
I like pirates, but I've been team Marie for every splatfest so far, and I know that if I actually go against that this time and go with pirates, that'll be the losing team. :\
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Posted on 10-26-15 07:40:59 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Drag
I like pirates, but I've been team Marie for every splatfest so far, and I know that if I actually go against that this time and go with pirates, that'll be the losing team. :\

Same here... I'm torn!
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Posted on 10-31-15 05:42:59 AM (last edited by dotUser at 10-31-15 06:02:17 AM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Delpolo
... If you're in Turf Wars, then in theory you'd be matched up against people of similar level but in practice it's fairly random. ...


It is random, Turf War isn't meant to rely on ranking, skill, or levels to assign players. It's basically the "free for all no locks" sort of mode.

Also hi you trip+ nerds.
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Posted on 11-01-15 03:35:10 AM (last edited by Delpolo at 12-06-15 01:20:43 AM) Link | Quote


Regardless of how popularity would've ended up, Pirates won enough games to win the Splatfest.

Also, in Japan their Splatfest was "What do you think will save the world, Love or Money?" and team Love won, while Europe's Splatfest is coming up on November 11 and is gonna be Zombies versus Ghosts.





Nintendo Direct just announced another big update for Splatoon - two new maps (a resort and a museum) plus a lot of new gear! I'm looking forward to all the new gear combinations and fashion choices, hahaha.
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Posted on 12-06-15 01:21:34 AM (last edited by Delpolo at 12-20-15 01:05:46 AM) Link | Quote


Another Splatfest just ended, winners are Burgers! And if they stick to the 'Splatfest every three weeks' thing, we'll have the next one right after Christmas, when even more players are gonna join in... That'll be interesting.



...but it turns out I appeared on someone's Splatfest stream? Pretty neat to finally have pics of me mid-battle.




And the Nice vs Naughty Splatfest just ended...



...and with an insane 59% win rate Naughty took the win.
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Posted on 12-26-15 02:27:26 PM (last edited by Hiccup at 12-27-15 09:22:02 AM) Link | Quote
I've got Splatoon. Some of the music is quite catchy. I've put my NNID in my signature. Feel free to send me a friend request.
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Posted on 12-27-15 04:52:30 AM Link | Quote
While I doubt anyone cares or will use it, there's a Splatoon dedicated channel on irc.badnik. It was Inkopolis, but has since been replaced by #BooyahBase. Feel free to join it.
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Posted on 04-30-16 11:30:07 AM Link | Quote
Squid Sisters amiibo coming July!





And some recolored Inklings too, I guess.





So what did everyone think of the SpongeBob-themed splatfest? I kinda missed out on it.
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Posted on 04-30-16 03:58:15 PM Link | Quote
I avoided that splatfest. Also I think I know where my money is going to go next. Oh boy.
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Posted on 03-27-17 02:26:15 PM Link | Quote
Is anybody gonna play the demo of Splatoon 2?
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Posted on 07-21-17 12:57:55 AM Link | Quote
Splatoon 2 comes out tomorrow. Hope you have your wallets ready.
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