OK. I am going to explain what is happening in these [very brightened] pics because it would be hard to tell otherwise. So I’m going on a long trek to a place I haven’t been to on the #DeathStranding
map before, and #BBPod
warned me that BTs were in the area, because of course they were. The more critical the mission the greater chance of #timefall
, and the more timefall there is the greater the likeliness of BTs (DS’s primary threat besides the laughable MULEs). Despite crouching at a slow and tense pace, and holding my breath most of the way, the BTs still figured out where I was (stealth mode helps you evade them generally) and began to grab at my legs and despite my best efforts managed to pull me down. Now, this can often result in a one-sided battle with a Cthulhu-like black whale thing, but today I was ready for this and wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
As the battle went on I hooked up blood bags that helped me keep tossing hematic grenades. Gross, I know, but it is what it is. It was a hard fight because you’re still walking on uneven terrain (I was near the rocky shore when I got jumped) and all of my stuff fell off my rack. It was sheer chaos. Fortunately I was able to grab some of my supplies, even wading through the tarmac, and occasionally had the ‘ghosts’ of other players literally toss me some grenades and blood bags. I saw my grenades were beginning to change the whale’s color, so I kept evading it and climbing on flat surfaces when I could. It made me harder for the whale to track while I fed it grenades. .
Eventually, after much, much labor, I threw one final grenade at it and its tentacled maw froze in a golden pose before shattering into the sky (see last screen for proof). No one was cratering this guy on this day. Easily one of the most epic gaming experiences I’ve had in my life. It was a straight up Dark Souls boss-style moment, but weirdly a bit more fair, as chaotic as it initially seemed. Unfortunately BB Pod was totally stressed out by the ordeal, so I ran to the nearby city and retired to my room, pooped out a few more EX grenades, and took a break. I think my mission supplies are like 60% damaged tho.