Sticking to the side in S-rank Splat Zones [10(2)-1, Hero Charger Replica]

4th February 2018 – 7.00 am

I've not practiced with a charger too much so far, although clearly I've managed to defeat DJ Octavio, as I'm pulling out the Hero Charger Replica for some Splat Zones. I don't rate my chances at hitting anything, but maybe I can lay down some ink.

It seems best to find a decent spot where I can ink at least one of the Splat Zones and see if I can keep it green-ish, and our right flank looks the best option. It's quite open, to let me see threats coming, and the opportunities to get right behind me are limited.

The first splat is pretty sweet, even though I missed a couple of shots at him already, and stopping the Curling Bomb Rush is good for me and the team. Some close review shows that the super-jumper survived a fully charged shot thanks to some ink armour, and my first Sting Ray is a bit aimless, unfortunately. And through all of this, the purple Splat Zone stays quite purple.

I feel a bit sorry for my squidmate landing in the Robo Chicken. I don't think I could have let it further away either. I get some revenge with a second Sting Ray, though. But still the Splat Zones are mostly purple. I help to keep ours green, which stops the battle from ending quickly, and my position helps my squidmates return to the fray fairly quickly, but it doesn't look like we're getting many points out of this.

Robo Chickens force me out of my comfort zone, which is what they are meant to do, but I just shift my focus a bit to the right for a while. I get a couple more splats, and we score one more point, until the .96 Gal moves orthogonally to me, flummoxing my already weak aiming, and splats me off the perch. It was bound to happen sooner or later.

I re-ink my perch and try to flush out any hiding inklings, which I think there are none, before getting a neat double-splat with the Sting Ray. This is a pretty good position to fire from. If only we could ink the Splat Zones more effectively. But at least we stop the purple team from claiming the knockout victory, but only just.

I don't quite manage to splat away the .96 Gal pestering me, but I get his attention enough for him to focus elsewhere. Not that it really matters. The battle is almost over, and our attempts to capture the Splat Zones aren't getting any more effective. But that's okay. I'm just happy to have been useful with my charger.

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