First Rainmaker battle sees a dunking [9(1)-3, Splat Charger]

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Moray Towers Rainmaker should be fairly familiar. Of course, appearances can be deceptive, Osborne Cox. Not only has the layout of the Towers been changed, but there are lots of subtle and not-so-subtle differences with not just Rainmaker, but the weapons kit. It's almost a hindrance to have two years ...

Specials make the Rainmaker (4-1, Carbon Roller Deco)

Monday, November 27th, 2017

I'm not sure where the green team are at the start. Maybe they can't race against Seekers. It gives us a nice opportunity to sneak an early lead. Maybe I shouldn't have let the Rainmaker go ahead alone, and I probably could have done better diving down at the Dual ...

Against the tide in Rainmaker (22-10, Carbon Roller Deco)

Monday, November 27th, 2017

It's all a bit chaotic at the start. That last Seeker hitting the bricks doesn't help, letting the blue team get the advantage on the Rainmaker's shield, and I have to duck back to avoid the explosion. The blue ink that flies everywhere stops me squidding over the crest, and ...

Seeing orange in Rainmaker (17-7, Carbon Roller Deco)

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

My good start goes awry fairly quickly, as I fail to squid up a small ledge, throw a Seeker in to a wall, and get disorientated. Running out of ink doesn't help, but somehow I survive all of this to get splatted by running in front of the Dual Squelcher. ...

Supporting the Rainmaker (10-4, Carbon Roller Deco)

Friday, November 24th, 2017

I don't get too far patrolling the corridors from the back, with a fellow Roller avoiding my Seekers and blocking my flanking route. But I help keep the purple team at bay, and don't get splatted, so that's good. I also splat the Rainmaker once cornered, and help burst its ...

Follow the leader in Rainmaker (2-0, Carbon Roller Deco)

Friday, November 24th, 2017

This Rainmaker battle is a great example of learning from my earlier errors. The one error I have made in the past, and still see some players make, is in using the Rainmaker's blast to ink a path, when it's not necessary. Not this time. When I grab the Rainmaker, I ...

Hitting the front in Rainmaker (8-1, Carbon Roller Deco)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Okay, I don't hit the front immediately, but that's because I've found it a great way to get splatted for nothing. Inking the channels with Seekers sets a better foundation. As a squidmate grabs the Rainmaker, I jink this way and that, trying to find the best route forwards, and ...

It's a splattacre in Rainmaker (8-2, Carbon Roller Deco)

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

That wasn't a great Seeker across the grate, but it exploded against the wall close enough to splat my target anyway. That'll do. And the grate once again catches me out, as I miss-time my squidding and fall through. I pop back up to hassle the E-litre 3K, but she's ...

A second chance with the Rainmaker (12-6, Carbon Roller Deco)

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

That Seeker does a good job at compensating for my lack of lightning reflexes. Flanking at the start doesn't go as planned, though, but it rarely does. Still, we seem to get the jump with the Rainmaker, even if my initial support does little more than put me back in ...

Not getting far with the Rainmaker (14-4, Carbon Roller Deco)

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

My previous battle gets me warmed up for this one, where I try to apply what worked. I get a couple of early splats, then head to where I can send my Seekers to ink and splat. Going in to the corner gets me cornered by the E-litre 3K, but ...