Monday, January 23, 2017

Clip Show 32 - Sun of a Gun.

Okay, I think this one is pretty good!  As the first major clip show since my last major clip show, it includes bits of the last three Match Highlight vids, but is mostly new footage.  I think it works!  I've wanted to use this song for a long-ass time, and I've used so much old music lately I wanted to use a song from like, after 2010.

It is, naturally, mostly Tracer work - got a lotta' nice doubles and contributed to a lotta' team wipes!  But we begin with Mercy, being extra-defensive on Anubis defense.

0:00 - 0:27 : I've learned not to be very scared of Sombras.  I can't have her hacking my Bastion, though, so she's gotta' be dealt with.

0:27 - 1:00 : Hahahah Ana's not healing you, Rein!  She's trying to support the ulting Roadhog on the other side of the payload!

Oh hi, Ana.  Your Rein's gone.  Care to dance?

Worth noting: an Ana who can land her sleep darts is actually pretty darned dangerous.  Took me way too long to kill her.

1:00 - 1:09 : Soldier and Zen are both very dangerous to me.  Soldier can give me a little burst from his rifle and hit me with his helix rockets, and I'm done.  Zen can discord and a single headshot will reduce me to almost nothin' - so solo'ing two of them to keep them from backing up their point is some very solid work, thank you very much.

1:09 - 1:15 : One of my lamest PotGs ever!  But sticking a Hog never ceases to be a pleasure.

1:15 - 1:20 : This is The Mercy Who Wouldn't Die I was talking about on the podcast last week. After multiple failed attempts, my team has disposed of most of the reds, and only Mei and Mercy remain on the point - but I'm alone too.  I blink in to finally deal with Mercy, and the Mei freezes me as I drop the bomb on Mercy.  As Mercy flies through me and Mei's freeze kicks in, I'm sure I'm about to die and we'll lose the point.  If the Mei is close enough to freeze me, she's probably so close that I'll still be in my pulse bomb's blast radius before Mercy flies to her...

...the freeze kicks in, the bomb goes off, and takes Mercy and Mei with it.  That is what a lucky Tracer looks like.

1:20 - 1:24 : A nice triple, mostly off the back of my D.Va's ult.  Chasing down a fleeing Hog feels delicious.

1:24 - 1:47 : Play of the Game for The Mercy Who Wouldn't Die is this display on the point.  I go for a dive on her - merely the latest in a series of pathetic and failed attempts - but this time my Sombra ults at the perfect moment for me to capitalize on it.  With none of her team's abilities to intercept me or protect her, I take the Mercy without much difficulty.  Our Genji finishes off Rein, McCree dives for a health pack but gets picked before he can nail it, and the Tracer who had been countering me every time I tried to get close to Mercy retreats off the point just in time to run right into me.

And the PotG cut off before I got the Mei, but I got the Mei!  And then we lost the point and lost the match anyway!

1:47 - 2:01 : I do my best to harry the reds' defensive line, and successfully get their nano-boosted Rein to ignore my team, turn around and ferry my pulse bomb down to his Bastion!  And then he tries to charge me, misses (blink counters charge), and my team finishes off what the pulse bomb started.  Very nice.

2:01 - 2:20 : Pulse bombing the hog is, y'know, standard procedure - but whacking a Sombra out of stealth before wrecking her?  That's a sweet plum.

2:20 - 2:23 : The very humble PotG from the Gibraltar Match Highlights.

2:23 - 2:38 : A solid teamfight on Lijiang.  Why do I feel like I'm the only one who ever does for the damn healer?

2:38 - 2:41 : I turn a corner and find myself face-to-face with Ana.  She fires her sleep dart right over my left ear, and I fire a pulse bomb into her face.  I win.

2:41 - 2:46 : Much as I enjoyed beating the crap out of the enemy Roadhog this match, for my money, the single coolest moment is using rewind to get around the enemy McCree.  It would've been ideal to finish him with a single clip, but nailing the shots after my blink really made it perfect.  'Course then I screw up and the Junkrat kills me, but it was still a gorgeous move.  'Specially with the harmony orb on him.

2:46 - 2:59 : I did enjoy beating up the Roadhog, though.

2:59 - 3:16 : A really nice PotG after a dominant match on Ilios.  We had a Lucio.  I heart Lucio.  The McCree must've been so burnt.  He saw me kill his Soldier, he came for me on the other side to take me out, and he winds up in the PotG.

3:16 - 3:19 : You're always worth my pulse bomb, Bastion.

3:19 - 3:22 : Ha!

3:22 - 3:25 : I messaged the Widow from the Shop Around vid, with a link to it.  I was worried she's feel burnt by it, but...

Eyyy.  And this takedown, I believe, is the best of the bunch.

3:29 - 3:41 : This Rein screwed up.  When I tossed my pulse bomb, it hit his shield.  If he'd just kept it up, he and Lucio would be fine.  He drops it, for a moment - and the bomb detaches and latches on to the nearest thing - him.  Then, he brings the shield back up - but now the pulse bomb is on the other side of it - and it blasts him and Lucio.

Lucky Tracer.

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On a personal note, I think this one is pretty darned good.  Didn't get a single heart on the PA forums, though... I think I flooded the heart market with the Match Highlight vids... or maybe people just hate the song?  I love this song.

 ...or maybe my videos are just shit.  They could definitely be shit.  I like 'em, though.


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