Splatoon 1 & 2

shoptroll wrote:
ccesarano wrote:

Nope!

I think there's some states in the game where you just get a simple popup announcing that rotation happened but you won't be shown the interstitial. I want to say if you're in single-player or in a lobby for multiplayer you only get the popup, but I'm not 100% sure.

I think it's once, daily. I usually play for under an hour, and I see the entire thing when I start it up, and then just the popup when the maps switch.

The maps change very 2 hours.

EDIT: Stele is right.

Uh, maps and modes change every 2 hours in Splatoon 2.

cube wrote:

EDIT: Stele is right.

Hmm.... sig worthy?

I thought I would share with GWJ on how I do quick & easy Splatpost art & memes. It doesn't cost much money and I'm going to try to bring art into splatoon with daily new splatposts.

Watch this video on how to do the preparation and splatpost "printing". It gets almost everything right except the need to invert the image before exporting the image as a data file (read my comment on the video). It looks complicated, but it is not and I can prepare the data file in <5min and let the splatpost print for ~45min.

Because Splatposts are black & white and I prefer the ink & paper art style over 1-bit dithering of early 80's computer "art" I either take a picture or import an image from the internet into the IOS app "B&W Binary Photo". This app allows me to easily set the threshold where white becomes black in an image. In other words, convert an image into ink & paper art. I then save the image into the IOS photo app and upload the image to Dropbox and download it to the PC for processing.

I then just follow the instructions in the video.

Here are some of my past splatposts....

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And with the next flying vs invisibility splatfest coming on September 1st & 2nd I couldn't help myself...

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Is anyone interested in League Battles and/or Salmon Run?

That teensy board is $25?

What else could I use it for besides Splatoon 2? That seems like a lot to post art.

Ecarus wrote:

Is anyone interested in League Battles and/or Salmon Run?

I love Salmon Run and play to at least 600 points every time it's available, sometimes to 1200.

Cessarano is high enough for League play. We talked about it once, briefly, here, but have never teamed up to play. I'd definitely be interested at some point. Rainmaker is my best mode so far, but they are all fun.

Stele wrote:

That teensy board is $25?

What else could I use it for besides Splatoon 2? That seems like a lot to post art.

Cost is relative. I wanted to do it as a mini project so I bought the board & cable. IDK about other projects. It seems like an Arduino board so it might be able to be used in similar projects.

Anyways I'm having fun. I wonder if any other GWJ'ers see my splatposts?

shoptroll wrote:

I started playing around with using the JoyCons separated from the shell and... I think I'm a convert now. Motion control feels a lot more natural that way although I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I'm playing in handheld mode

Prop the screen somewhere I hope. There's absolutely no way I can go back to attached Joycons. I wish the kickstand was better as the Hori stand is pretty big thing to lug around.

Suvanto wrote:
shoptroll wrote:

I started playing around with using the JoyCons separated from the shell and... I think I'm a convert now. Motion control feels a lot more natural that way although I'm not sure what I'm going to do when I'm playing in handheld mode

Prop the screen somewhere I hope. There's absolutely no way I can go back to attached Joycons. I wish the kickstand was better as the Hori stand is pretty big thing to lug around.

Ok, at least one other person has my issue where I cannot get comfy holding the split joycons and using the stick in Splatoon 2 for some reason. I typically hold the bottom corner of the joy con in the fold to the pad of my thumb. If I do that, I cannot get the tip of my thumb to rest on the stick comfortably. How do you (or anyone) hold your joy cons?

Should be doing Salmon Run the next hour or so.

Join me.

Stele wrote:

Should be doing Salmon Run the next hour or so.

Join me.

If you start playing again, let me know. Honestly, the lack of salmon run 24/7 has killed the game for me.

Walking around the lobby and seeing all the positive LGBT comments was so heartening. Then I saw the "comments section". God damn it.

I just drew a bunch of crappy hearts and peace signs all over my post and reported a couple hateful ones. Good grief. Any reporting on this? I haven't seen it brought up in the usual gaming blogs I check.

Wait, there's a "Comments Section" - Didn't know. Thanks for the fun rounds, Stele!

Zoso1701 wrote:

Wait, there's a "Comments Section" - Didn't know.

Oh, I just meant that people were creating their own negative posts in response to the positivity in much the same way as "reading the comments" goes. Things like "Don't get your politics into my game" are the light end of them. I saw things like "If I had a dime for every gender I'd have 20 cents". I want to cry now.

Hey guys, the family is playing this game non-stop.

So far, it's a little gem of a game.

I am still reading your posts, trying to gather a little bit more information on the game.

I'm only level 6 as of now. Am I useful to a goodjer's party ?

Manach, your level doesn't really matter; jump in and join a friend if any of us are on.

In terms of league rank play you need to be b- in any mode to play with friends there.

A big joy of Splatoon is randomly joining the friends on the list. You may have to wait for
A March to clear, but I always love seeing you guys' names on the lobby list

So much new stuff :O

A new balance patch is coming soon too.

IM SO DANG EXCITED I HAVE PUT 135 HOURS INTO THIS GAME SOME ONE HELP ME

Enjoying it as well, keep meaning to continue Zelda but every time I boot up my switch this is the game in it and I end up sitting playing it for way longer then I expect. Its a lot of fun.

There are a few things I wish would be changed though, I want to see what weapons people have equipped and be able to switch mine without exiting the game. Especially with weapons being added like that bubble blower that seems to require a bit more co-ordination using. The lack of any type of planning or coordination is baffling to me. If it did have that stuff though the ease of being able to play this any where would easily make it my go to multiplayer game instead of overwatch.

BagelMage wrote:

IM SO DANG EXCITED I HAVE PUT 135 HOURS INTO THIS GAME SOME ONE HELP ME

Do you sleep anymore? Please tell me you are S ranked

Two new stages this weekend? Hell yes

Is the horde mode still only on certain weekends? What a baffling choice that was.

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Is the horde mode still only on certain weekends? What a baffling choice that was.

It's pretty much on for 24-36 hours and off for 12-18 hours between rounds at this point. It's not on all the time but a lot better than at launch.

mrtomaytohead wrote:
BagelMage wrote:

IM SO DANG EXCITED I HAVE PUT 135 HOURS INTO THIS GAME SOME ONE HELP ME

Do you sleep anymore? Please tell me you are S ranked

Sleep? And I barely played ranked I think 95% of my time is Turf Wars. I'm not a big fan of the ranked game modes lol I have an A rank in rain maker but I could care less about there even being ranked mode in the game haha

Splatuesday tonight? I'll be on the GWJ Twitch channel Nintendo Catch-All if anyone wants to join and hang out.

Stele wrote:

Two new stages this weekend? Hell yes

In theory the Salmon Run stage could show up as early as tomorrow. And that stage looks crazy compact which is going to be interesting.

Stele wrote:
Fedaykin98 wrote:

Is the horde mode still only on certain weekends? What a baffling choice that was.

It's pretty much on for 24-36 hours and off for 12-18 hours between rounds at this point. It's not on all the time but a lot better than at launch.

It also corrals people to the mode which means you get into matches really fast which is nice. I guess it's weird but if you're playing with randos it's a lot better than if it was available all the time and people wouldn't pay nearly as much attention due to the lack of it being a regularly recurring "special event".

Ecarus wrote:

Splatuesday tonight? I'll be on the GWJ Twitch channel Nintendo Catch-All if anyone wants to join and hang out.

Are we friends on Switch? I just sent out invites.

So we finally got everyone talking on Twitch, got in a couple games and .... servers shut down for maintenance. First time I've seen that happen. Ah well.

Yeah patch I guess. I tried to check in on the gear in the app and it's down too.

1 million units in Japan! This appears to be according to Famitsu's numbers which gives it an attach rate there of around 66%.

And this weekend's new weapon debut is... the sloshing machine.