This could have continued to nosedive but Carol, being who she is, is starting to pull herself out of it without much help from Thomas. Looking back on this Thomas will likely consider himself lucky, but also begin devising ways to steer situations like this to their best possible conclusions. Such is the mind of a manipulator.
I haven’t had time to do much gaming, but I have been putting my Amiibo into matches against each other. About a half hour at a time. The results of this is that I’ve got 8 Amiibo that I can’t beat. Which is good, I guess. I’ll have 8 wise masters who can kick my ass and make me better… maybe. The chosen 8 are Ike, Ness, Villager, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Pit, Wii Fit Trainer, and Peach (Mario Party sculpt). The toughest are ike, Peach, Villager, and Ness. Depending on terrain they seem to be the 4 most likely to win.
I managed to get Palutena because I happened to be looking at twitter when the announcement that she was going to be on Amazon went live. I wanted to add her to the 8, because she’s so ornate, but Pit is representing the franchise right now. Maybe when he’s trained up I’ll cycle her in. I think I missed out on Robin and Lucnina, which is a shame because I actuaslly love Fire Emblem AND have Codename Steam, which you can use them in. Except I don’t have the adapter for my 3DS. I thought it was out, but no one seems to have it.
I’ve been keeping my eye out for single pack Amiibo Splatoon Squids but the scalping is insane. I really want to get the gun that comes with that one though. I think it’s just a regular rifle with a cool skin, but I get splatted by them a lot. I want to pay those guys back…
I have tried all the gun types, obviously. Right now I like blasters, which fire explosive ink. You can shoot around corners with them effectively, and they have a good blast radius if you are good at managing your distance. They require a limited level of accuracy, which suits my terrible aim. Also you generally only need 2 good hits for a splat. I’m not good with keeping on target for more than 2 shots, generally.
When the game was first out I liked the splatershot jr, which is basically an uzi. Inaccurate at distance but you could spread a lot of ink fast and it has a shield sub weapon. Unfortunately everyone has learned its weaknesses and it’s not as effective at it used to be. Most players keep a cool enough head now that if you use your shields they realize they can knock you out of range before youi can splat them. And you can’t ride the tower with shields up because they just bounce you off.
The sniper guns are essentially useless in my hands. I can’t see well enough or react fast enough to use them effectively in Splatoon. I keep trying them every so often, but it always ends in tears.
The new update has thrown everthing into chaos. The bucket weapon is really hard to deal with in zone control matches. If you get a team with older weapons vs a bucket brigade it goes bad fast if they don’t know how their guns work.
Also, the gatlins are devastating in the hands of an experienced operator. You have to really time your attacks to take one out. They are very vulnerable while charging, but have insane range and power while firing. I like them but haven’t practiced enough to be good with one. You have to plan your moves with them and I’m more of an “in the moment” tactician. Meaning that I just run at my opponents, screaming, until someone shoots me.
That said, I’m useful in ranked matches. I’ve played enough that I don’t drag a team down anymore. With a regular blaster and my ninja gear I can disrupt the other team well enough to at least be second place most of the time. Sometimes I’m really on fire and get first too. If the rest of the team doesn’t have a clear idea of what we’re doing though… I end up getting owned over and over. Recently I’ve had a lot of teams where 2 members just sort of wander off halfway through a match and stop trying to do whatever the goal is. Then it’s just me and some Japanese kid trying to hold the tower, or control the zones on our own for whatever reason. I had one guy just go sit in a corner fro a whole match. Not like his controller failed or something. I watched him go to a specific place then hide in a corner every time he spawned. It wasn’t near the tower path or anything. Maybe he was trying to lose on purpose for some reason? Wantd to rank down to win XP faster? I dunno.
When you get a random team where even one other guy gets how a map works it’s really cool though. You can trap the other team by their spwan point and brutalize them.
I really want to play now, but I have a lot to do so I’m saving up for splatfest, like I said before. It’s gonna be crazy with these new weapons in the mix. I hope the stages are fun. The last time it wasn’t a set I liked very much. Right now I like Camp Triggerfish, Moray Towers, the updated Overpass or underpass… and the rusty harbor one.