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I'm kind of sick of post-apocalyptic wastelands so I'll gladly throw in my support for a cyberpunk dystopia.
I love the fact that Agent 4 showing up on Team Chaos goes a long way toward confirming the fanon that Agent 4 is the rambunctious little shit to Agent 3's straight-laced hero.
I know they can't keep up producing new content for the game forever, but I'm still upset that this will be it for the Splatfests for this game at least. Maybe instead of totally abandoning it, make just do it for the major kid holidays (Halloween, Winter Break, Spring Break, start of Summer).
I'm happier with a clean break, tbh. Reducing the frequency feels like putting it on life support. Rather go out with a bang than a whimper.
Plus, gotta free up those dev resources for Splatoon 3.
I think most of the team is likely helping polish up Animal Crossing for release this year or early next year, and then most of the team will move on to their next project, with some possibly staying on AC to create more content for it.
I personally just hope they wait until the Switch successor before they bring out Splatoon 3.
Edited by tclittle on Jun 9th 2019 at 12:51:54 PM
Is it me or does the Into the Light segment has a romantic vibe going on?
Oh, BTW the Inkling Figma is starting to show up in stores :D
There's plenty of subtext that Pearl and Marina are basically dating, some of their lines on Inkopolis Square News basically have them flirting.
Edited by AceOfScarabs on Jun 10th 2019 at 8:55:00 PM
The final Splatfest is next month? Aw man, I haven't played a single one yet. I was hoping Splatfests would go on until the Switch successor comes out. I can't see a Splatoon 3 being released soon. I'd like the series to be a one-game-a-console thing like Super Smash Bros and Animal Crossing.
In the Japanese version too? They seem close predominantly in translations. They're on friendly terms in Japan but they seem more professional from what I've seen.
Mr. Nogami has moved on to greener pastures with the end of splatoon 2 updates
Octo Expansion takes their relationship to the next level.
It should be noted that in Japan, hugging is seen as a much more intimate act than in international waters. Most older couples won't even do it in public. It's like kissing on the lips over here—it makes some people suspect that you're getting into fun times on behind the scenes.
What I'm saying is, that hug at the end of Octo Expansion might be a Japanese way at hinting that they're secretly doing it backstage. As opposed to the international maybe-flirting.
Splatoon Devs: We used the results of the final Splatfest of the first game to decide some things about the plot of the second game.
Also Splatoon Devs: Which variety of apocalypse would you rather live in?
That new Gym Leader looks great as an Octoling
She's literally just Marina though.
Nah, she's blue and doesn't have a giant zipper.
Hey look a hooman
So how's everyone doing in the Splatfest?
Surprisingly well. (That's probably not a good sign.) Here's my art for the fest and proof of royalty.
Fingernails look weird on squibs. I'm not even sure if they're supposed to have them. The way Marina's fingers are pointy and fade into green seems indicate that no, they're not.
I had a great winning streak which promptly crumbled to dust when I got put on a team with a level 1 player and then one of the other high-level players disconnected 30 seconds in.
As a veteran brushmaster, I always feel a little guilty about schooling noob rollers when I run across them in Splatfest.
I've mainly been using the N-Zap but yeah, I feel a mixture of guilt and sick satisfaction whenever I splat someone who clearly doesn't know what they're doing.
I'm just going to be honest, I fucking hate splatfests at this point. I have shit luck with teammates and I lose a disproportionate amount of the time despite having individually good performance, but the game does nothing to reward the fact that I personally did well unless I carry the other three chucklefucks on my team so hard that we win despite their complete uselessness.
I played for about an hour and a half getting up to Champion. Won 8 games out of 14 matches. Not great, but respectable. Peaked at 1966 power level.
Took a break, came back to max out at King. It took me almost three hours. Played 28 games and only won nine of them — four of them all in a row at the very end. Longest streak was 12 losses in a row. By that time my power level was in the basement so even when I did win, I got the minimum possible rank points for doing so.
I fucking hate it so much and if it weren't for the fact that grinding out sea snails by gaining levels in regular matches would be even worse, I wouldn't fucking bother. Which is, of course, part of the problem — even if I'm hating the shit out of it, there's solid mechanical incentive to keep going, which makes me resent the other players on my team for fucking me over instead of just shrugging it off like I normally do.
At least there's only Splatfest left, and it's an extended one so I can quit for a while and then come back to it instead of just banging my head against a wall. Maybe in Splatoon 3 Nintendo will get their heads out of their asses and reward individual performance with your team winning just being a nice bonus, instead of a bullshit booby prize for participation and a much more significant reward for a team win.
Edited by NativeJovian on Jun 15th 2019 at 11:37:32 AM
Normal clout: 59405
Pro clout: 8250 (I didn't do very many pro matches.)
Pro power: 2168.2 (highest 2168.2)
One more Splatfest left. I can't believe it's already been two years. How time flies...
Edited by Midna on Jun 15th 2019 at 10:58:33 AM
I should probably return to the game one last time for this Splatfest. Haven't played in months (too busy sucking at Smash Bros).
The question is, how many people will stay on after July? I'm never gonna stop splatting personally, but I do notice that a lot of people consider Splatoon games "done" and not worth touching again after the splatfests end, and that upsets me.
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