When they said “Demoknight” they didn’t mean what I saw in tonight’s Demoknights VS Highlanders match. Demoknight implies some bastard Demoman using the Booties, the Targe and one of the swords. Demoknight implies Sword-using-moron. No, what I saw tonight was NOTHING BUT GRENADES WHICH BLOCKED OUT THE SUN. Hybrid Demoknights VS Highlander was even more hell than Gunslingers VS Highlanders when it came to spam. At any one time, there were as many as 36 grenades at once, all flying towards the hapless Highlanders.
Originally, I hadn’t planned to play in the Demoknight VS Highlander match, but a lack of players meant I ended up playing Medic (since I’m awful at nigh everything else). UGC configs meant the HL team had to put up with weapon restrictions while the Demoknight team had full reign. Grenades everywhere. Loose Canons every fucking where. The double donks are real. They are oh so very real.
First round was on Process, which was NOT picked by the Highlander team and featured so many opportunities for Reima to show off that it hurt. It hurt almost as much as the insanely fast Demoknight rollouts and the SPAM. The SPAM was so bad it needs capital letters. SPAM everywhere. From every angle. Everywhere. The first two rounds both quickly went to the Demoknights, as the HL team couldn’t roll out fast enough. Learning from previous experience, the next two rounds lasted a bit longer, with the HL team holding second and last a lot longer, but still, the HL team fell.
Second round also went to the Demoknights, but they won by 2 seconds. TWO SECONDS. Instead of Harvest, we decided to do Upward, which favoured both teams equally. The match was much much closer this time round, with the HL team holding on and working much better together. Demoknights won both times by capturing all points faster than the HL team, but both times were very close. The very last round, the Demoknights won by 2 seconds.
The BASE Jumper saw no play in this match, neither did the Vita-Saw
It was a good game, but with so much grenade SPAM, the 100% unavoidable long-range melee SPAM and the HUGE resistances, there was little people could do against such a huge barrage.
Well played everyone! And thank you very much Sleight Soda for letting us use his server and for keeping everything organised.
Coming up next time: Trolldiers VS Highlander.