Today I wanted to bring you all something a little different, a first person diary from the perspective of my Hunter, during one of my recent matches of Mayhem Clash. If you don't know, Mayhem Clash is a new game mode that is being added into the Crucible with the launch on The Taken King. In it your Super Ability, Melee and grenade all recharge much faster, along with special and heavy ammo drops spawning much more frequently. It really does live up to the name; Mayhem!
The opening few shots of the bullet ridden section of the Tower shows me that the time is near the middle of the day, no sunsetting over the last safe city on earth today. I spawn in and immediately swap my Hawkmoon for the Shadow of Veil, this is my first time fighting the good fight in this area, so I take a guess as to where a good sniper position will be. Luck favours me, and soon enough a number of enemies rush into my line of sight. A few squeezes of the trigger later, and my team has taken the lead, and my first super is progressing very well indeed. I know their team will be onto me know, and I stay just a little bit too long in the same place. A well placed Lightning Grenade puts me out of business. But before my cape has even touched the ground, I am back in the fight. This time I am out for revenge!
I decide to take to the left, more open side of the map, to see if there is any action going down there. Sure enough losses are being incurred on both sides in the courtyard. Just as I am notified that my Super is ready to be deployed, I see a Nova Bomb heading straight for me and my comrades. I am lucky enough to only take a large amount of damage. I look over and see that my friends were not so lucky. There wasn't a moment to waste thinking of my fallen brothers in arms, as I then heard the tell tale sound of another Guardian releasing his Golden Gun onto the field. I take that as my cue to extricate myself from the main court yard, and retreat to the adjacent open aired space. Lord Shaxx pipes up in my ear that Heavy Weapons Ammunition will be released onto the map in a few short seconds. This works well for me, as I am already rather neatly positioned where said drop would land. I holster my Hawkmoon onto my hip, and precede to withdraw my Rocket Launcher from its sling on my back. With three rockets in the tube at once, and the ability for the rockets to detonate early based on proximity to opposing Guardians, this was a weapon to fear.
A few short seconds later, and a Titan comes around the corner, via the door where my first few seconds were spent inspecting through my sniper scope. From the look of him, I knew this Titan was about to spell trouble for me and my cohorts. I barley have time to let one of my rockets off in his direction, before his Fist of Havoc wreaks just that right in front of me. This now means that only the enemy team have Heavy munition now, which simply won't do. I make the decision to release my Golden Gun onto the field, and try to neutralise the opposing teams Heavy weapons. This goes surprisingly well, they appear to have been expecting my team to come through the main door, which very kindly had at least a few rockets aiming at it. I jump around the corner and produce my flaming cannon from my hip, the sound of which makes all near by enemies look in my direction. Luck was on my side again, as I managed to remove these rockets from the field without dying myself.
Now the weapon situation was equalled once more between the teams, my team started to open up a significant lead. Helped in part to a few very nice headshots from yours truly. But before the heat of the battle got too much for our sorry opponents, Lord Shaxx stepped into the fray and brought proceedings to a close. Mentioned something about granting mercy to the opposing team, but at the time, I was hell bent on trying to make sure I got a decent result from the current(and also third) release of my Golden Gun, I am pleased to say, it wreaked suitable destruction in the closing few seconds of the match.
And there you go my friends, my first trip into Bannerfall was over, and I had tied another victory knot to my belt. I hoped you like reading from the perspective of my Guardian, if you did be sure to let me know on TWITTER, and I will revisit this topic!
That's all from me, thanks for reading,
Hi guys Rick here reporting to you from inside the battlefield, 07:00: The time that we all wake up every day, I nearly always train in the morning and then go out and shed blood for which every country I am serving now, and this day was no different. We usually do 10 laps of the Aircraft Carrier we live on and also serves as a mobile deployment station for where ever we are needed.
09:00: At this time a couple of us have usually been deployed but most of us are sat around twiddling our thumbs until the afternoon.
13:06: My lunch was cut short when I was told that I was being deployed, my orders from up high were to scout a plane crash in an attack boat. Thinking back that was one of the best tuna sandwiches I had eaten in quite a while!
13:12: That was one of the quickest times that I had got from the mess to the lower deck in a long time, but this was a special day, I am usually deployed on foot, so to be entrusted with a huge boat with even bigger guns was quite a spectacle.
13:17: By this time I had reached the crashed plane, but I could feel that something wasn't right, it was too quiet, there was no body any where near the crashed plane, the whole place was totally deserted. Just as I was about to radio back to the Carrier to report, I saw them. I saw the enemy, and they were plentiful, I managed to take down one of their attack boats and a couple of infantry before I my self was killed.
13:19: Expecting to go into the nether, I was very surprised when I suddenly woke up in an identical attack boat! This time before I left the Carrier I made a few upgrades to the boat, this time I would be going out with a new kind of ammo which I was assured by my quarter master would deal with enemy boats with greater ease. He was right.
13: 25: This day was turning out to be a very, very good one I had already dispatched 2 enemy boats and I was bearing down on my third. Every thing was going brilliantly, but it would seem with hindsight that the enemy saw what I was doing and dispatched a jet to take care of me. As you may be able to imagine, it didn't take long before I was waiting to wake up again.
13: 33: I felt like I was within spitting distance of something very important, I just couldn't put my finger of what! This time when I woke up there was someone else driving the big boat and I was precariously stood on the back of it with a rather large chain gun.
13:37: This was going brilliantly, it turned out that the guns on the side of the boat were highly affective against most things that floated. Alas my reign of aqua dominance could only last so long. This time it was someone from the shore line who was pointing a rather large gun at me which he rested on his shoulder.
13:54: After several more escapades in the attack boat I got a radio buzz from my quarter master, who told me that I was now a good enough boat driver to be entrusted with a very new gadget which had been nicknamed "TV Missiles", as soon as I used one for the first time I could see why, using a screen in my boat no bigger than a laptop, I could wirelessly control very explosive missiles, and send them all the way across the map!
14:35: After a little while longer experimenting with this new gadget I was told that I had played my part for the day and that I was being brought back to the Carrier. I was quite disappointed because I was having more fun in the boats that I undoubtedly would doing laps of the Carrier. Alas I would be able to take to the seas once more tommorow!
Thanks for reading,
Just as a quick note on the end, Rick is a totally fictional character and the diary is written from his perspective of one of the players in Battlefield 4.
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My name is Ed, I write everything here, covering all kinds of games, but I only play them on the PS4!