Winter Valley is one of my favorite maps. It’s small, has lots of cover and tricky sniping spots if you ever need to defend against the ever so sneaky rushers. Getting killed in this map is very costly, as you can move halfway across the map in the time it takes for your opponent to respawn. At the beginning for instance, I managed to keep the enemy confined to their spawn area, giving my teammates a free path to run back to our base with the enemy intel. To some this might be considered spawncamping, but as I’m not killing them at their exact respawn location and making them have to run towards me to kill me, I’m considering it proper defending.
When I’m being recognised in an Ace of Spades match it’s usually in a negative way. Either some players are convinced my aiming ability can only be achieved by using a cheat, or are blaming the anti-cheat engine to not correctly identify my eye-hand coördination. Maybe it has to do with the Classic CTF gamemode itself, as everybody has the same weapons creating a very balanced experience. With peoples pride, it’s easy to blame cheats, hacks or any other excuse rather than to take a moment and look at their own gameplay.
Luckily there are some that know I’m good at this game, or at least the Classic CTF gamemode. Knowing some of my moves, they join the enemy team at times trying to counter my playstyle, or join forces to steal the enemy intel that much quicker. Below is one of those matches. Joined by MeatNTwoVeg (engineer of intel snatching), [LP] The Strange Sandvich (mindless charger) and Nodwar (deadly sniper), we were able to take on Hiesville.
It took me a while to record a valid gaming session. Most of the time I’m not “allowed” to finish a round, as people are under the impression my gaming style can only be achieved by using hacks. As a result, I often get kicked from the server, which makes me unable to return to the match. But more on that topic in my next Ace of Spades post.
The following match was played on one of my favorite maps. I joined the match quickly on the blue team (go blue!) and managed to grab the intel quickly. Didn’t make it back into our base, but at least the intel was on our side of the map and very close to our base. It took a bit of convincing for our team to pick up the intel and secure it, while I sneaked towards the green base for another intel grab ‘n run attempt. Enjoy the video.