First off, I love the game. I think it’s one of the most complex, deep, strategic games that I have ever played and I have been hooked since the Big Alpha. The game feels so well balanced that it blows my mind… except the “W” word which I won’t say. Due to snow and weather around where I live I have played 85 hours and most of that time was with a really good group of players, we got along so well that we scrim against each other every day. Last week, we caught wind of these tournaments that were coming up and decided to train and see how far we could get.
Fast forward to the Chappie tournament and we made it to the final 32 teams and EVERY SINGLE MATCH was against ol “W”. Needless to say we got whipped and EVERY SINGLE W played the run around the map till stage 3 then supernova/Decoy the medic to produce the domino effect. Our monster was the only reason we got as far as we did and he played Goliath.
Feeling pretty disgruntled after that, with another tourney today, we made it our lives mission back in the week to counter that godforsaken decoy and supernova combo. We all got together and said let’s just run against W until we figure out a counter for it. Well I counted, we played 37 games against that build and you know how many we won? ZERO. We tried every composition, perks, no perks, etc and could not get anywhere with it besides a couple of close games.
There is just no downside to using that build - if the Trapper is an ace and manages to dome it by counting stamina bursts and warp blasts, then by some miracle it is getting wrecked in a fight? It will find a corner and send out a decoy to distract you while feeding, getting armor back, and reposiition by finding another cosy corner to snuggle up in and repeat till it’s free. When you do keep tabs on him after the decoy, each shot makes her blink for a millisecond, then she’s back to her free roaming. Fire helps a little but it is still not enough and more than likely you will be nowhere near close enough for the flamethrower any way.
Well again, fast forward to the tournament today, and we made it to the last 4 teams and guess what happened? Every team used Wraith and used it in that exact way, it was infuriating to say the least. It’s just a shame that every tourney match we have played, has went the exact same way because of that specific build and terrible monster players can get away with it.
Our monster went Kraken every time and stomped every team we played and even said that none of these teams are all that coordinated, they are just putting all their eggs in the W basket and counting on that to grind out wins. When I lose to that build, I just feel ripped off, like i was not even given a chance to hang with it. Every time I lose to goliath or kraken, I always feel like I/we could do better next time and the monster deserved that win. Fighting the Wraith is just following it around and trying to corner it for 20-30 minutes, then having it come decoy, hit whoever, then come back uncloaked only to finish the job.
After all those losses tonight and the other night, we just decided to stop playing in tourneys till they fix the W or ban it for now, what’s the point? After 20-30 hours trying to counter that stupid thing we give up. Am I missing something? Is anyone else having similar experiences?