Anyone remember the various “Road to VG Using only X Hero” threads?
Well, a few days ago I made another account for just messing around because both my accounts are stuck in T9 and I’ve been tilting a bit lately. However, the very first chest I opened - the one you get for entering an email and password - gave me this surprise ( which I don’t actually have on either of my other accounts )
Well, from there I just knew my new account was destined for greatness. I promptly named it MoosePetal, and it will be climbing it’s way up rank using solely Petal - for now 3v3 because it unlocks first. I’m not saying I will make it to VG because I have yet to do so on any account ( RIP ) but I am saying that I’m hoping it’ll be fun and you all will enjoy it. Or not.
Either way, Petal is so under-picked that I’m not exactly fighting to insta-lock and you can stop reading whenever. Cheers.
My first game, I felt like I was cheating or I was still getting some bots in my matches from the beginning stages of a new account. Either way, super quick and rolled down their lane after first jungle invade rotation.
This match was sadly never close. I don’t think I even saw the insta-locked jungle Samuel or Varya until halfway through the match, I was winning the 2v1s of Skaarf / Flicker in the beginning but the Joule hit level 6 when we were all level 4, they all went onto lane, and that’s all she wrote.
Lane again, this time CP. Won my early 2v1 with Grace / Ringo and took the first turret. Methodical walking down the lane with some nice Grumpjaw slows. Taka wasn’t much of a factor but kept Reim busy. Late Kraken waltzed to their vain after a triple kill Ace.
Double jungle match but the Gwen was the star, constantly pushing that lane so that Taka and I fed on enemy jungle and that poor Krul all match. They managed to steal a Kraken and prolong the game but the gold lead was too much and we got the final Kraken.
Pretty quick match. The jungle Blackfeather tried to invade a few times and got shut out. Gwen / Skye easily won the lane. After about 10 minutes, both jungles were ditched completely and we forced our way through lane.
We should have won this one, but Koshka and Adagio invaded my jungle again and again with no help from teammates, despite pings. Our Adagio wanted to get Kraken every time it popped up and it was sniped twice, so there is that. A very drawn out loss.
We were actually losing this until the halfway mark. That Skaarf was zipping through munions and minions like paper and took our first turret in the first five minutes. I had to go WP to avoid all CP, but CP would have been better for this match. Either way, about 10 minutes in I stopped everything and rushed two TT because my munions were doing squat and I simply wasn’t attacking fast enough. I guess it worked as we won two team fights deep in their jungle and got the Kraken to push it home.
Last one of the day and arguably the most annoying. I started 15/0/2, and then I was the focus of every team fight and I disconnected five ( count 'em !! five !!! ) times to the title screen. This was fine I guess because I was able to ult a few times, usually get a kill, and die with my team mates at full health. 27 min match and I spent a lot of time looking at timers. Finally got a late ace, took Kraken, and destroyed the vain before she even made it there.
End of Day 1.
Record. 6 - 2
Total Record. 6 - 2
Beginning ELO. 1104 T4 Silver
Ending ELO. 1251 T5 Bronze
So my first game, I tried @Alhunt 's build of SG DE SG BM, but sadly it was too fast of a game. The enemy use of Varya ult, Glaive AB with TB, and Flicker’s slow was difficult to overcome, as they got an early Ace and snowballed us pretty well. I wanted to build a RB but I needed the SH first, since I usually could B from both the AB and Flicker slow, but not the crit and the TB proc.
So my second attempt at @Alhunt 's suggestion yielded much better results and I was doing a ridiculous amount of damage. We snowballed pretty hard, getting two Krakens, but weren’t able to push past choke turret. Finally, the amount of 3v2s caught up to us (with the Krul getting caught in enemy jungle often), as they began focusing the CW and forcing me to 3v1 and defend turrets. Good build though, would use again but only in early game comps.
This match was pretty heartbreaking. We team-fought well, nearly shutting the Celeste down, but the amount of CC was ridiculous. The Tony would ult in, and three heroes with stuns bode terrible for whoever they focused. Tip for Petal users, B is your best friend - all three of the CC in this game are predictable. Jump away, preferably to the top of your screen, as most people go down (Only learned that while learning Lance). Anyway, a late Kraken steal drove it home.
My first win of the day. This was actually a pretty straightforward game. Adagio and I were really aggressive with the Alpha, as the WP Vox (my side) made early game life miserable for the CP Vox, forcing the Lance into the lane. Every team fight we focused the Alpha down, since the CP Vox began the match gold starved. Most of this game was played in the jungle, with a nice Alpha Ace making it take two Krakens to push down the lane.
Terribly boring game after the new update. However, I love the new Petal rework. I was able to bully the Ringo under the turret by sending my munions under without taking any turret damage. Many a munion died but this whole game was played in lane, with both teams ditching the jungle after the third or fourth Ringo death. We lost a turret early, due to me over reaching, but we walked down after that.
This new ult is so fun. This match was all about aggression. I terrorized the Baptiste, staying behind a minion wave and poking, until the Taka would come up. Then all attention was on him - following him so that my munions would continue hitting after stealth. I would even follow him under turret, using my ult and having them run at me, keeping me just alive enough. In the late game, it was really helpful to disengage from the Taka and be able to send the Rona a heal or two. After the first two turrets, the Kraken and a really aggressive comp dove under the choke turret to get an Ace with the help of a beautifully placed Gauntlet, and that was that.
To end the day, I went back to @Alhunt 's suggested build and it was so much fun with the rework. The match was actually closer than it looks, as the CW and Flicker combo was difficult to escape once you were trapped in the slow and chained. Although they lead early, an Ace led to the first Kraken pushing to the Vain turrets. A late game blunder cost us an Ace, but the lack of damage output from the enemy comp meant a long Kraken capture. It was long enough for Gwen to come running up and snipe it. Game over after that, as they chased us around our jungle while Kraken took turrets.
End of Day 2.
Record. 4 - 3
Total Record. 10 - 5
Beginning ELO. 1251 T5 Bronze
Ending ELO. 1293 T5 Bronze
I will not be posting any matches today. I had two good matches to begin the day, 1 win and 1 loss, and then every match afterward has featured either an AFK or troll or both (yet somehow didn’t get any AFK forgiveness). In order to not flame and playershame and get this thrown in the Salt Mine, here is just the results.
End of Day 3.
Record. 1 - 5
Total Record. 11 - 10
Beginning ELO. 1293 T5 Bronze
Ending ELO. 1201 T4 Gold