I joined a team that had taken the first point at Anubis, and had apparently stalled out a bit trying on the second point, and someone dropped.
After a bit of futzing around and a halfhearted push that I survived (but most of my team did not), they got grouped together and made a decent second go of it. Enemy team wasn't expecting a highly mobile Widowmaker, so I was able to pick their primary healer before this clip started, and then I just hauled my blue aggro ass in with the tanks for this POTG.
(Silvered in objective kills, too, which is always funny as basically deep backfill.)
Funny thing about this was how much of the key part of it happened before this POTG starts. They were flanking to our right, and I'd ping-ponged my neg orb through that channel, and it was racking up damage while I was over on the payload making sure they couldn't inch it home. So the orb's POV would've been a lot more interesting, really?
I had been backfill - enemy team had already made the first checkpoint - and had come in as Pharah, and we almost held them at the second, but a few of them figured out that Pharah as a fucking problem and took me down. Then, inside, well, Pharah's not the best choice, so Moira.
This is how you start a game: by killing half the enemy team with a boop, then taking out their healer as the bolts for the point. I assure you, it gets their fucking attention. （⌒▽⌒）
(I was on comms going PLAY. OF. THE. GAME. RIGHT THERE. I'M CALLIN' IT.)
I'm struggling a bit, despite this - my good controller with the paddles (the Scuf) is having serious issues in the left stick, and I've had it like... two and a half years now? And I'm afraid it might be giving up the ghost. Which is awful, I love this thing, and they don't make this model anymore. So today I've been playing with a standard controller and it's like playing with a lump of pancakes with buttons. So mushy. ˚‧º·(˚ ˃̣̣̥⌓˂̣̣̥ )‧º·˚.
I mentioned that I have AluminiumSiding as an alt account, previous post. I set it up so I could play comp with people far away and not be bothered by placement or anything. (The poor ping times that result from multi-continental play are an issue.) But hopping christ on a pogo stick it's annoying to get one set up, just because of all the shit you have to do to wade through eight million new user tips and so. much. terrible. play. ramping up to level 25, which lets you enter comp.
So much grinding. So much grinding.
Anyway, this short play of the game was from a charge that lasted so long I got multiple ults on the same charge on the point. This was just part of one of them. It was hilarious, and we won.
Played only one game in comp last night, but won it, so that's nice. This is where we stopped their last push on offence. Defence was... tight, but we made it. I started as Brigitte, but had to change to Tracer to get us over the line, because nobody on our team except me and my groupmate paid attention to turrets. :/
(Click on the image for audio.)
Competitive last night was kind of crazy. Lost one game where we were doing quite well, one person dropped, then three more, and we were two on six, and we still captured a third of the second point after we were down four.
Yeah. That's right. We took a third of a point two on fucking six. It was a C9, of course - I kept them entertained at spawn while my sole remaining teammate snuck over and captured a third before the enemy team still alive could get back. I also chained over there after they got her, killed a couple of ‘em, sent it into overtime, and my Moira managed to get there in time after I went down to send it into overtime again. Best loss ever.
Then another one where we were doing pretty well in Hollywood, on our way to the second checkpoint, I guess 2/3rds of the way there, and we lost a player - and proceeded to make it to the second checkpoint, and the third checkpoint, and hold them on defence and win. Down one most of the game and won anyway.
The screaming, I can still hear it. ♥
But even aside from that, I was an absolute murderbot as Pharah last night. I don't know what was clicking, but something was. Four POTGs, most of them in a row, two other saved highlights that are clearly better than at least one of the actual plays of the game.
Click through for clip versions with audio. Let's go.
the one where we lost
Nothing magic about it, and we won this round. We lost the third in City Centre because enemy Zenyatta figured out who the fucking problem was and had my number instantly. I had to change to Brigitte to get any work done and we weren't competitive that way.
the one where we won
Five-four victory, I was the one who got us home on offence to tie it, and I'm the one who won it for us, right here. (Actual POTG was enemy team's Zarya, stopping one of our earlier pushes pretty much single-handedly. Deserved the POTG call, even if her team lost, it was amazing.)
first play of the game
Juicy barrage, I liked how I picked up the Ashe afterwards. (Big hat, big target doesn't just apply for Widowmaker. ( ˘ ³˘)❤)
second play of the game
I love me some environment kills, I do. So good.
third play of the game
Honestly don't remember the details on this one except that I was kind of surprised it was POTG. Our Roadhog was doing good work.
fourth play of the game
2-0 win. A lot of shot-caller endorsements on this game. Enemy team simply couldn't cope with me, at all, not even in the village, much less here.
So, yeah. I could use more nights like that in competitive. A win down 5 on 6, a partial capture down 2 on 6, and a lot of juicy victories, including one as Tracer I don't have but wish I did. Just a lot of nice.