Today I’ve met another great specimen, Frazelleth and let me say I was less than amused. During the game I just put him on mute for offering a retarded strategy. If only he was an obscure moron, we might have won. But he is not obscure. He has a youtube channel, if you want to see him crying over CV rework, you can, though I advise against giving them Youtube money. I wish I had replays. But the scoreboard can tell it all:
Now the story. Sorry for no actual screenshots, I didn’t look him up until the end of the battle, I dismissed him as “just another moron”. So you have to settle with this MsPaint map and recollection of the happenings:
- is where we spawn. Our hero announced that everyone must stay together and swarm C. I of course went to the left side of the map and muted him when he complained.
- is where I spotted the first enemy after the RPF shown his direction, a Zao. I sent some torps at his way. Then I spotted a battleship south from there. And another. In the meantime, the rest of the team was on their way to C, unable to do anything. Our hero sent his planes to sink the Zao, only to spot the entire enemy fleet at the same zone. All the planes were lost to the Minotaur and enemy fighters.
- is where I died, crossdropped, chased by Grozovoi
- is where our “content creator” died, permaspotted by enemy planes he couldn’t counter due to losing his planes #2. The team was still wandering between the islands of C. No other ships were damaged at this point besides the one who ate one of my torps.
His plan was moronic from the start, but it shouldn’t have ended so horribly, especially since I went to the best place to slow down the enemy. It ended in a disaster because he had some fame, so probably one of the players in the enemy team recognized him, knew about his less than smart strategy and told the team the obvious counter: “all go left and A, since the CV will be the closest to us”.
The question is, why is he using this obviously bad plan? Because it makes good videos when it works. Lemming trains mostly end in defeat, but in minority of the cases, it ends with a complete victory. The lemmings encounter half of the enemy team, obliterate them, then turn and kill the other half. I’m sure he posted many of these videos, proving how awesome and great he is. The majority of the games that end in the expected way won’t make it to youtube.
I hope next time I see him, he’ll be on the enemy team. Though the best would be never seeing his dumb face again. It was funny that he tried to blame me, but when I pointed out that he died second despite I slowed the enemy down at least a bit, he went silent. Let me guess, this great battle won’t make it to his videos.
This is the first time I saw a team actually following the self-made admiral. Usually most just ignore the strategy in the chat. It’s Europe, so most of the players don’t even speak English. I don’t get why there wasn’t just one cruiser to go to the usual “hug island” position (mirror of #2), preferably with radar, or a battleship sailing near #3. They could give enough support for me and the moron to retreat. If the cruiser had radar, the enemy plan would have been revealed before all airplanes were lost. But no. For the first time I had to get a bunch of obedient socials who do as “famous man” orders them, even if he is nothing but clown doing stunts on Youtube.
PS: another game, without youtuber, “go shima cap” they said: