Boy, having a kid takes a bite out of your gaming time, let me tell you! But now she's old enough to game with me!
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February 8, 2018: "You're a squid now, you're a kid now."
This week marks the first time we've played Splatoon 2 for the CC8 game night. While we hoped to have 6 people show up, Sam was off doing real-life things again (such a bad habit), and honorary-but-not-yet-member gamerman99 was unable to join at the last minute. That left myself, Ngamer, Morgil, and Crazed to squid it up as much as we could.
We managed to get on the same team 3 times out of 14 rounds, and all in all a good time was had. The one benefit of just having 4 of us is that after an hour of Turf War, we were able to go do some Salmon Run together, too!
Thanks to the Switch mobile app, there was lots of data about our matches that I could collate into interesting charts. Wins, losses, splats, deaths, assists, it's all there! Prepare yourself, Crazed!
First off, we have a chart showing general stats info for each of us, such as total points inked, average points per match, splats, assists, deaths, and special firings.
Both Crazed and Morgil were a bit short of the total match count.
To better represent the splats vs. deaths and wins vs. losses, I've gone to exciting pie charts, one for each player!
Many people got a bunch of clothes ranked up, and both Ngamer and Crazed broke through to level 10 last night, allowing them to play Ranked Battle. Perhaps the next time we play we'll take some time to do League Battle, assuming they also get to B- in one of the Ranked modes before then. In lieu of doing League, we took a break at the end of help Mr. Grizz get some salmon eggs. We played a handful of matches, and only didn't get through all 3 levels once, so that made Mr. Grizz happy. With more practice, better weapons, and a less challenging stage, who knows what we can accomplish as a communicating team!
While we had plenty of text chat going on, nobody made a comic - too busy playing in the ink. Luckily Ngamer had the wherewithal to furnish us with this token one afterwards.
Be sure to check out Crazed's highlight video that he shared in the cc8 text chat last night (he should really post it here, too) from last week's MK 8 tournament. I might put together a montage of our 3 Team CS rounds, but everything else was pretty run-of-the-mill I'd say, from a video standpoint.
Plans are underway for next week, let's see who can come and what we'll play!
If you ask Bowser, he'll say he's neither squid nor kid, but he'll always say,
Just watched this short dev-interview video about SMO, and it has two important points.
One (most important for Teeter) is the (now apparently) canonical answer as to whether Toads wear hats, or if that's his head!
Also, what I was more interested in is the part towards the end where he's talking about how testers would report that they could find ways up to areas that might not be intended for players to get to. Instead of fixing things so that they could no longer get there, they put tons of coins up there as a reward for making it there. I just find it interesting that it wasn't in the original design to hide those things there, but was a reaction to testing "bug" that they handled in a fun way.
As promised, this week we played a game! And that game was Mario Kart 8 DX. We were missing some humanz, but had some others we hadn't seen for a bit. And we raced them all.
Crazed was on-point tonight, sweeping away my beautiful crown that Plant thinks looks so good on me. I blame Wendy, that's all I can do.
As the winner of this week's tournament, Crazed gets a special role in Discord. Be sure to check it out when you're on there next, and appropriately Oooo and Aaah at it.
Plant came in a few races late, which was fortunate for me because otherwise he would have gotten 2nd place. Morgil also raced a strong night, and was also hampered by late attendance.
Text chat was mostly full of image postings, which made for very poor Septapus food. I would recommend all members to go see it for themselves, but Morgil found his true calling towards the end, and ... well ... yeah.
One very short highlight video at Toad Harbor. Watch me get hit with Blue Love right before the finish line, but still have first place saved from Morgil because the gracious person in 3rd threw a red shell to take him out while I recovered. Good job!
Don't blink or you'll miss it.
Plans are underway for next week's game night. We also have the addition of HAL on the Discord server, with his intention of joining a MK8 DX night in the future. Trying and keep your HAL-ing to a minimum, unless it's J9's birthday.
Bowser thanks everyone, but really means it for the people who RSVP:
One thing they note is that the Joy Con with the IR sensor can basically be an infra-red camera that can see in the dark, and can let your little cardboard car creation chase after pets or animals. Mmmm, torture!
I'm keeping hopes up a bit that next Spring is the release of MK 9. Don't disappoint me, Nintendo!
As for the app, I can't imagine what they'd put in there. I assume it'll be some woodered-down tie-in to MK, and not an actual racing game. But maybe I'm wrong, and they'll pull a Super Mario Run with it. If it's just a tie-in to the actual game, I'd think it would fit more in their Nintendo Switch app like what they have for Splatoon 2, and not be its own full-fledged app.
Now that I know I can beat the final boss, I'm still playing it, if that's any indication. It's just so addictive. Also, there's no NG+... I think I read somewhere that's coming later but if I keep playing this game then does it even matter? Id OHKO all the bosses until the end.
Just wait until they release the free DLC update in a few months, in which you play as Shulk and you get to run off and hide balloons for other players online to find.
Ok, now with the formalities out of the way, Sam and I played in the latest Party Crash last night, and I got some videos. Watch them because I say to (Plant: 720p60fps!)
Descriptions are straight out of the YouTube versions - how convenient.
Vs. Hedlok with Sam and a random. Nothing really notable here, just that we finally got to play together.
3-Person Hedlok Scramble with a random. I think I thought I was trying to get the random in the first part, but was actually getting Sam. Oops.
Also a good example of LAG, since my auto-aim stuff was waaaaay off a lot of the times.
Most notable because Sam killed himself by being too close to the final explosion from his rush when I was guarding. Nice.
1-on-1 with Sam. He wasn't actually lag-h@x1ng so much in this one, so it was a pretty legitimate win on his part.
Hoops with Sam. I let him win to make him feel good (yeah, that's it).
1-on-1 with Sam with Giant ARMS. Fast and to the point.
I have no doubt this holiday season money grab by nintendo will be played the most between December 25th and January 1st, then 80% of the "gamerz" who got this will stop using it when they go back to work and sportsball.
So you're saying I should wait and either find one at Goodwill in February, or at garage sales this summer? Hmmm ...