Rough splatting in Tower Control (17-5, Carbon Roller Deco)

3rd May 2017 – 7.00 pm

I honestly think that battling with the Blaster is helping me improve my skill, even if I'm winning less than half of the battles. I'm also having as much as I would with other weapons. I pull out the Carbon Roller Deco purely to stop dropping below A-, as I am more reliable with it. But it also seems that I forget what I learn with the Blaster when I swap away from it. I'm pretty sure that's not the point of this exercise.

Even though I need to be more sneaky with the Carbon Roller, and get closer to the opposition, I can also be more aggressive by virtue of not needing to aim quite so much. Coupled with being more comfortable with the Carbon Roller over the Blaster, my battling gets a little bit sloppier as a result. I don't even manage to ink walls accurately to start with.

I get some splats, sure, and trading with the Inkbrush is not much of a surprise, but it seems that my splats and survival are more dependent on my opponent's skill level than my own. I would be stomped if I played like this in S Rank. I suppose that's why I'm not there currently, and why I'm trying to improve.

At the same time, it is nice and freeing to be able to let loose and just squid and flick with some abandon, getting more splats than being splatted even with a more cavalier attitude, not even having to worry too much about being repeatedly Echolocated. And we do take and re-take the lead, so my shenanigans seem to be helping more than hindering the team.

As much fun as the battle is, just running around and flicking like I can get away with it, I really do need to learn from my practice with the Blaster, as well as all the time I put in to learning the Carbon Roller itself if I want to improve. I can do that, and it's good to let my hair down once in a while.

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