I stacked the deck, and felt bad after.
So as the title implies, this is a story all about frustration and anger, turning to sadness and regret.
So today I decided I was going to play some games using the Nemesis and Dead Man's Switch combo cause I had seen the OhTofu video and thought it would be interesting to try it. Play about four games, get Coldwind Farm every, single, bloody, time. Oh and I'm not talking rancid abattoir by the way or something with at least some decency to it, I'm talking two rotten fields, and two fractured cowsheds. Dear god in heaven do I hate corn maps. So two losses and two draws in and I realize that this perk combination while interesting has too many weaknesses.
- Once survivors realize what you are doing, they will just treat you like Clown or Doctor and drop every pallet early which eliminates the chance of using Nemesis to get your chase target as the obsession.
- You still have to chase survivors off the generators in order to get the effect, very easy on someone like Freddy with Class Photo, but not so much with other killers.
So after four games of struggling and sweating my way to two depips, it was the last game of the night, so I said "screw it, I'm winning this one".
I will preface this with saying I have an unhealthy fixation on rank in this game. I know it means nothing to the average player or even most players, but I like being at Rank 1. There's something about it and I take pains to get there every single month. So when I lose two pips I usually break out something on the strong side to re-balance the universe as it will. Sometime it's forever Freddy, sometimes it's Tombstone piece Myers, sometimes it's even Iridescent Button Legion. Today, it was Freddy's turn.
I brought out Freddy with a Hawkins Laboratory map offering, a red paint brush, and swing chains. Oh yeah, someone's in for some pain. I run BBQ and Chili, Thrilling Tremors, Pop Goes the Weasel, and Brutal Strength just to rub salt into how bad this will be.
Queue into the game, and proceed to Demolish the ever loving hell out of the four poor bastards who got put into the game with me. They get two generators done, total. Now to their credit, only one survivor decided to die early, and that was the Claudette on the second hook even. The Kate, Dwight, and Jane bless their hearts stuck it out to the end. Jane's the first to die, and with three left I started picking chases to maximize hooks, I'm getting a double pip for this if it kills me, the Claudette screws me out of one hook but I alternate on the Kate and Dwight until only the Kate is left, I catch her near the exit gate after closing the hatch and it's over. 4 Iridescent Emblems, Merciless Killers, Rank 1 restored.
And then it happens, I get to the endgame, feeling good, and I see it, one green rank survivor, one purple rank survivor, and two rank 4's. Oh no.....I immediately make this face.
I apologize to them, I didn't mean to, I'm so sorry, it's just four games in a row of Coldwind Farm and.....I just hit upgrade and go to the bloodweb, ashamed and embarassed.
This game can turn you into a monster.
Thanks for reading.
Disclaimer: So to be completely fair it wasn't red paint brush and swing chains, it was a pill bottle and a jump rope, but I thought red paint brush and swing chains were better for dramatic effect.