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Ink The Spawn

August 23, 2017 by Tim

I can’t walk past un-inked space. Can’t do it. Maybe it’s a little OCD in me, but everything needs a nice, uniform coat.

You’re not going to ink our spawn? That surface area just isn’t good enough for you? Fine, I’ll do it. And the verticals! It’s like people forget that there are multiple dimensions in the game. Walls win games, as far as I’m concerned.


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Robert
Robert
4 years ago

But is it worth getting? 🙂

Bonnifer
Bonnifer
4 years ago

In fairness about the verticals, at least in the 1st game, only the horizontal, and mostly horizontal surfaces were counted for territory control. That being said, walls are great mobility and spawn can be a huge area that can make or break a game.

Drey07
Drey07
4 years ago
Reply to  Bonnifer

Uh are you sure the verticals weren’t counted in the first game? I had several rounds where the map looked like the other team won but my team would end up winning and I always would ink the walls because as Tim said people ignore them a lot.

Drey07
Drey07
4 years ago
Reply to  Drey07

Never mind just read all the other comments. Don’t know how I didn’t know that. I guess those wins were because the opposing team wasn’t completely covering there areas.

zekemeout
zekemeout
4 years ago

I feel you :(. However, have you noticed that the walls don’t actually count for you super meter or the score? But they are very useful to sneak behind the enemy whenever THEY forget to paint their walls 😉

Grenter
Grenter
4 years ago

I don’t think vertical space is counted to the win percentage, at least that is how it was in first Splatoon

Skyblade
Skyblade
4 years ago

I’m with you on the floors, but walls don’t count towards victory, so I never go for them.

Dark Knightmare
Dark Knightmare
4 years ago
Reply to  Skyblade

They may not count towards victory, but inking walls allow you to reach higher areas. Which are useful for sniping and covering a wide area. I make good use of them even if I’m not using a charger.

Cameron
Cameron
4 years ago

**Place Trump wall joke here**

Him.
Him.
4 years ago
Reply to  Cameron

Splatoon President Dunk’s campaign promises, 2016:
Paint the wall!
(Meant to be a joke, not in reference to any political beliefs or alignment)

Craned3132
Craned3132
4 years ago

The next time I see someone painting the walls meticulously, I’ll do 3 booyahs while staring you in the face so you’ll know it’s me.

mandoschMUh
mandoschMUh
4 years ago

😀 😀 😀
Messy…
😀 😀 😀

This comic would not have been as funny as it is without your comment, Tim 😀

James
James
4 years ago

square footage of floor is the only thing that counts towards victory when the calculation is done.

Jesper
Jesper
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I am pretty sure that 10 seconds spend painting a wall is 10 seconds spend painting a wall, no matter if it’s in the start or the end of the game, so I really don’t think that “they’re spending time on it later in the game when it matters most” is a very strong argument, after all you spend the time on it in the beginning instead of covering ground that could count *shrugs*

ZORK
ZORK
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I’ve only played the first Splatoon, but I can agree that inking walls to climb them is crucial.

Using it for psychological warfare never occured to me, perhaps I’ll give it a try.

Also, I’m also the kind of guy that inks the spawn area while nobody else does. Every inch counts!

RP
RP
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

Funny that you mention psychological warfare. I feel like heavy weaponry, like splatling or blaster has that effect. I cannot imagine other reason why people allow me to blast them 3 times in a row with rapid blaster shockwave. After splatting they start to either keep distance or approach very close… which sucks for them if I got mines set up in good places. But I do feel that painting walls is situational. Climbing on walls makes you easy target so you should not climb near enemy unless you are ninja swimmer. I want to level up and find ideal… Read more »

Skyblade
Skyblade
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I figured it was just a completionist’s “there’s the wrong ink color here” urge. Semi-OCD, if you would. Which was completely understandable to me.

Adam D.
Adam D.
4 years ago

Seeing this video just reminded me of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGN5xaQkFk0

Good times!

Some guy
Some guy
4 years ago

Question for the comments section: what is your favorite special? Mine are ink storm and baller

RP
RP
4 years ago
Reply to  Some guy

Missile launcher, armor. Both can be activated in safety while benefiting team. Actually great with weapons that offer good ink coverage while everyone goes aggro and you are left painting forgotten flank.

Anon200
Anon200
4 years ago

Depending on the weapon I’m using at the time I end up painting the wall often wnough

Urzole_Narx
Urzole_Narx
4 years ago

PaInT uP aLl ThE mOtHeRfUcKiN wAlLs WiTh ThE mOtHeRfUcKiN rAiNbOw :o)

Sr. Vanilla Milkshake
Sr. Vanilla Milkshake
4 years ago
Reply to  Urzole_Narx

Shush, you.
Shouldn’t you be feigning dead? Or watching chainsaws fly?

RP
RP
4 years ago
Reply to  Urzole_Narx

I don’t speak Octarian.

luminantAegis
luminantAegis
4 years ago
Reply to  Urzole_Narx

hOnK :o)

Sr. Vanilla Milkshake
Sr. Vanilla Milkshake
4 years ago
Reply to  luminantAegis

Oh no, there’s more of them!

FITSniper
FITSniper
4 years ago

I read the last panel in the voice of the gay guy from Family Guy.

Him.
Him.
4 years ago

PAINT ALL THE THINGS

Him.
Him.
4 years ago

Hm…I don’t want to miss the battle, but the wall should definitely be a different shade of blue, it looks sapphire when it should probably more on the Cerulean end…

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago

Bob Vila would be concerned about getting every spot and laying down a nice, even coat. Bob Ross would spend the entire match making a breathtaking mountain scene using positive and negative space

MasterofBalance
MasterofBalance
7 months ago

It’s so true. I’m looking forward to finding a comic about more casual vs hardcore splatoon players