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Octane

Opinion Fact: Salmon Run is only fun when the weapons are good.

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@Octane I agree, it's one of the reasons I don't like that mode too much (the other is playing against the AI instead of human beings).
I don't get why they don't let you choose your gear and weapons like in all the other modes...

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If everyone had their way in Salmon Run, they'd just pick Splattershots or other all-around weapons all the time simply to cover all bases, just to not be ''that guy'' with the charger during a Salmonid Rush. Even if you couldn't directly call out/insult others for their weapon choices due to lack of voice chat with randoms, there'd still be plenty of other online outlets to do so.

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Why does y'all hate the charger in Salmon Run? So what the weapon requires a little more skill

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Being able to pick weapons in Salmon Run would be boring. The mode relies heavily on randomness to keep itself interesting.

And I like using chargers there, especially the E-Liter. If it were possible, I'd volunteer to always have that weapon when it's in rotation. Then I could have my fun and other people wouldn't have to moan about it being there.

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@Zyrac People are just afraid to GIT GUD with chargers and rather use weapons that hold their hand.

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Lroy

Just wondering what level most causal players of SPLATOON 2 are at. What's a good number to set as a target to reach before then concentrating on other areas of the game?

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@Lroy I would aim for level 30 before you officially start playing competitively. Level 30 is when using chunks are unlocked are think and that allows you to farm for the perfect gear more efficiently.

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iLikeUrAttitude wrote:

@Lroy I would aim for level 30 before you officially start playing competitively. Level 30 is when using chunks are unlocked are think and that allows you to farm for the perfect gear more efficiently.

Yeah, that makes sense. I'm closing in on Level 24 having spent equal amounts of time in single player and Salmon Run up until now. Playing Turf War more now though. Not really tried any of the other modes yet, like ranked or league?

Plus, I don't know or understand the whole Gear aspect of the game โ˜บ๏ธ

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@iLikeUrAttitude @Lroy What? 'Chunks are unlocked at level 30.' They're unlocked as soon as you can talk to Murch, so level 4. Unless something has changed in version 1.2 onwards.

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@NinjaAceTrainer Ah cool, either way. The ability chunks and gear are an aspect I've yet to get my head around despite putting about 65hrs into the game, lol! I never invested anywhere near that in the first game to my shame. Perhaps that is also why I don't seem to grasp these wider aspects of the game. Be happy to hear someone explain it and how best to venture into it.

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@NinjaAceTrainer Ah i must've been mistaken with scrubbing slots

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Maxz

There's no such thing as 'perfect gear' either. You have a finite number of slots available, and a vast spectrum of possibilities in how to use them. What works 'best' will vary with weapon, mode, individual playstyle, and probably a whole host of other things. The exact balance of what feels and works best is almost impossible to pin down precisely, and may even change over time as your playstyle evolves. A lot of people like going for 'pure sets' where the main and all three subs match, but this is functionally no different to having the name number of subs distributed over several pieces of clothing. It might make it easier to mix and match kit, but ultimately it's not that important. Also, the game discourages excessive loading of a single ability by reducing the efficacy with each addition, which is something to bear in mind.

A sensible approach to the whole topic might simply be to examine what problems you run into frequently. If you often find yourself inkless at a key point in battle, you might want to consider using gear with the Ink Saver Main ability. If you throw a lot of subs and wish you didn't run dry so quickly afterwards, you could use some Ink Saver Sub. If you feel a bit sluggish getting back to battle, or want to flee with more ease, Swim Speed Up will make you more nimble in the ink. If you frequently find yourself dying irritatingly close to getting your special, Special Charge Up will bring down the number of points necessary to use it. Special Saver can be good if you use Splashdown a lot and want to recharge your meter quickly after dying so that you can super jump back into the action with added oomph. There's obviously a lot more to say in the subject, (including which abilities are best to be avoided in most circumstances), but identifying what scenarios in the game you want to downplay or avoid can be a logical place to start. It might be worth poking about in YouTube to look for some gear guides, or example builds too (though be aware than some high level players will tune their gear to a specific and difficult to replicate playstyle).

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@Maxz Thanks so much. This actually makes sense to me. Really appreciate you taking the time to respond ๐Ÿ‘

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@iLikeUrAttitude No... You can do that at level 4 aswell. The only things that are unlocked at level 30 are some weapons and from then on you get a super sea snail for every level up if you talk to Judd.

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shani

Lroy wrote:

Just wondering what level most causal players of SPLATOON 2 are at. What's a good number to set as a target to reach before then concentrating on other areas of the game?

Why would you set a level target? Makes no sense to me. Your level rises automatically by playing the online modes, so you should focus more on the actual modes. Because the level doesn't say anything about how good a player is in any given mode.
So, the only levels you have to worry about reaching are level 4 (buying/customizing gear) and level 10 (entering ranked). Since you've already surpassed them, you don't need to think about it any further.

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Lroy

@shani I know it doesn't matter really. I was more curious what was considered having a good crack at the game. SPLATOON 2 is a massive time sink as it is so compulsively playable. I've really enjoyed my time with it and will keep playing it but I also like to have a sense of 'I had my time with a game' in order to put it down and move onto some other games in my backlog.

Possibly not explaining myself too clearly but I agree. Once I hit level 30 (purely as an arbitrary target for myself) I'll just experiment a bit in the other modes. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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@Lroy Well if you're planning to put it down in the foreseeable future, I'd urge you even more to play the ranked modes as soon as possible. Not only are they a lot more fun than Turf War (which is really more like a prelude to them), I consider them the core element of Splatoon. So I don't know why you would wait with that until level 30.

To be honest, I'm almost impressed how you could hold out that long. Just the thought of exclusively playing TW for so long (until level 24 or even 30) baffles me, I'd find it too boring. I mean, at some point TW just becomes repetitive and pointless because there's no real objective (other than 'ink the ground').

Personally, I consider TW to be the beginner's mode, the 'everybody wins' mode (because you always get points and unlock gear regardless of winning), the "I wanna try a new weapon" mode, the 'I'm too tired to play ranked right now' mode or just the warm-up mode before entering ranked.

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