Hi everyone… Faros here!
So about a week ago I went back to the beautiful town of Woking, after first having been there with the LQ Legends for the 2019 Woking ELC. Seeing as I had a 4-day weekend, and Woking has a manic-45 (a 45 minute FRANTIC SOLO game, meaning no teams and 1 second downtimes) every Thursdaynight, I thought I had a real nice excuse of going back there. So myself and 2 friends drove over for a few days!
After hearing I would be coming over, Trixxie set up a real nice 2-man mixer tournament, with a real sweet format as well! Everyone first played a frantic solo game, so we would have somewhat of an idea who were best to pair together. Top 5 and bottom 5 were put into seperate jars, and pairs were then drawn, 1 from the left jar and 1 from the right. I got paired up with Burn.
The games were actually set up as solo games! Meaning as much, LQ can’t handle 5 teams of players. This meant that you could shoot your own teammate if you weren’t paying attention or just happened to shoot at someone near your mate! This happened only a few times between me and Burn, since we were mostly operating on different sides of the arena, so we had little overlap.
Stage 1 of the tournament simply involved 8 minute games with decreasing downtimes. First game you were down for 4 seconds, 2nd game for 2 and 3rd game you came back just about as fast as the LQ system allowed. Pretty straightforward questing, and the only tactics involved were not shooting your mate.
Stage 2 had a Highlander game, 200-shot game and a +1 -1 game with disabled shoulder sensors. Highlander means that you have a set amount of lives (I believe it was 20 in this case), and once you are out of lives your pack shuts off and you leave the arena, top scoring couple wins. The 200-shot game meant you had 200 shots, out of shots? Tough luck, pray and hide mate! You weren’t allowed to leave the arena if your shots ran out, and Uprising actually had shots left at the end of the game, so she had a free reign. The +1 -1 no-shoulders game was played with disabled shoulder sensors (duh), but you got a point for tagging, and lost a point for getting tagged, instead of the +10 and -3-4-5 in normal games. Game scores were determined by the total team scores, not by which team left the arena first or last.
Stage 3 was a floor battle game, a game with an 8-second downtime and involved a game played in 2 parts of the arena, which each player from a pair playing in a different part. The floor battle was your bog-standard 4 second downtime team/pair game, but you weren’t allowed up any of the ramps in the arena. For me (I just about exclusively play on the ramps and bridges) this meant adjusting big time, and finding my way around the towers down below. 8 seconds downtime, damn you Trix! 8 seconds feels like a bloody eternity in there, but other than that, your standard team game but with a downtime that feels like a lifetime. The last game of stage 3 involved 2 areas in the arena being designated, and each pair had a player in A and in B, basically coming down to a 5-person deathmatch. I myself had Lolgirl/Lolfish, Uprising, Gutty and Supersonic with me, and me, Lol and Uprising basically played the full game time on 4 square meters.
FINAL STAGE: a somewhat modified Highlander game, with an area being designated as play area, and each player was given 30 lives. But, when 1 of the pair ran out of lives, you were done for. I started out in the killzone, and after I spent 20 lives I swapped with Burn, when he spent 20 lives we swapped again, and on my last life we swapped again and he spent his lives in the zone and we were out.
Me and Burn ended up in second place, with Soulfly and Supersonic winning!
Thank you all for reading my first post, hope you enjoyed, keep on tagging and hopefully we will meet each other in the arena in the future!