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I don't comp anymore, but if I remember correctly OW was updated so that your rank (Plat, Diamond, Silver, etc) doesn't decay right away despite the number unless you are performing poorly for consecutive matches and are unable to rise to the rank's number pool again. So if we were going before this update, yeah -- she's dropped to Plat in that game, technically. It looks like boosting for her can only take her up to fluctuate between high Plat and low diamond. Not surprising considering her loss streaks in her streams. Also, ditto on endorsement. Doesn't really matter, honestly. Sometimes I even forget to endorse at all and usually I just default to Good Teammate. Overbuff isn't exactly the best method to track a player's performance either, since so many games also involve how a player is playing with the team and not solid numbers. But, considering how Aria is shite at teamwork, I think her stats on Overbuff are pretty valid of her actual performance in-game. Like, for example, her healing output on there. 11k average is low for a comp match that typically runs for ~40 mins. With the introduction of Sigma, I really wonder how much she'll falter as a Mercy main due to Sig's shields being so versatile.
Ain't gonna lie, I don't mind character shipping, but it makes no sense to ship characters already married and demand that they ARE in fact in love. Legit got under my skin to see Vimes/Vetinari ships happening just for the yaoi when Vimes is already married to such a badass character like Sybil, who's one of the more progressive portrayal of women in fiction! YOU WANNA SHIP, OK SHIP. But nobody OWES it to you to make it official.
Her wave of emotions seems like most BPD cases during the start of therapy. When it comes to her YT channel and social life, I think we on PULL have to realize that we're really not the majority of her audience that asks for new videos and updates regularly on her social media. She probably recognizes that social media isn't good for her but stays on because: 1. how emotionally invested she is by large followings/impressions of her (not uncommon for trauma victims) and 2. it's literally the only thing she can link "positively" from her childhood, whether it be the comments she gets or the attention she was starved of from family as a kid. I really don't think it's white-knighting to say that her emotional waves due to social media are absurd or unbelievable since it's really just a fact and explanation for how/why she's having them. Social media itself is already addictive to people without wonky pasts, so of course it would make sense that she can't simply just pull (haha) herself away from it to get "better." With time she'll probably understand that these emotional waves are causing her to impulsively post stuff, but right now, especially at the start of recovery, even knowing it doesn't always translate it to understanding it. Everyone goes through different speeds of healing and dealing with any sort of trauma. So while I can totally agree that she shouldn't be posting about her private life on social media anymore, I really don't get comments pretty much rolling their eyes at "how long" she's been this way and the frequency of her outbursts. Anyway, yeah. I'm really confused about the Manaki situation. If there's any bit of truth in it, what might have happened before was that she mistook the want of being "saved" from Margo as love, which happened to me when I got with my first SO when I was 16 and they were much older, not thinking about how unusual it was for someone that age to be approaching me. I ended up tacking on for 6 years until I realized I was extremely unhappy because they just weren't an ideal partner for me and it was only the stability that I was clinging to, but it took me that long to realize it wasn't love. Understanding emotions isn't a strong point of any trauma victim. Honestly, it doesn't sound like Manaki's in any way abusive but rather that there's a cultural disconnect that she never realized until actually living in Japan with him. Aside from the part where he relied on her for a while, it's common for relationships to have a very passive means of communication in Japan and a sort of order in which things are dealt with within it. It's really hard to tell what the hell is going on though. She didn't explain why Manaki was "leeching" when it could be simply reasoned to he got laid off for a while before finding work again. Eh. Doesn't seem believable he's mini-Margo stats, but who knows.
"I can't even tell you guys how often I get asked to rezz someone when I already did 3 seconds ago or heal somebody I was already healing..." No, you dumb bitch, it just means you're not targeting and reserving your skills right for the right people and moment. Legit Aria panic rezzes and preemptively heals people who don't need it. Big example at 2:05 of the video where she's preemptively healing Orisa when McDoodle is Deadeying and ABOUT TO DIE.
Currently watching her stream right now. She's improving, but she's still not really Diamond-improved. Her targeting is still pretty bad, as well as not understanding points in maps where she could use for defense. She's still winging to flanks who are in front/ behind the enemy teams to die. And what she's doing pretty much after a Defeat is avoiding other players on her team AND the enemy team. The current match she's was on, she asked their Zen to switch despite his discord orbs holding up damage and her ignoring his low health, which resulted in their complete steam-rolling. She's unable to output much as Mercy because of how spread the map (Hollywood) is after the first defense point and the enemy's Widow yet still refuses to switch. She's expecting everyone to switch up the comp for her Mercy and not her switching to a healer viable for their chosen 5-man comp. And she switches to gun at terrible moments when her teammates need heals because she doesn't trust DPS to actually kill, resulting in their deaths. Moreover, she can't really expect to get better in Comp and complain about bad teamwork when she's refusing to communicate with the team through mic or at least text chat. She only comments on chat when she wants someone to switch, not to spot or alert them about things they should know. Also:
SHE'S BECOMING SELF-AWARE! What happened to "I flex sometimes UwU" They switched anyway for her, and well, not surprisingly Mercy isn't a good choice against the enemy comp and their comp's synergy, and they're getting stomped on 2nd point. (Orisa, Road, Baptiste, Lucio, Tracer, McDoodle was enemy's comp; legit she's winging to low Reaper mid with no mates behind). On Defense of Anubis, she ulted for her Roadhog only lol. Still refusing to switch despite getting wanked by Tracer. Fourth Defeat so far? After the Anubis loss, she's playing against PumpkinPuss from Anubis who she made switch previously. After capping point on Nepal she decided to be catty for no reason and said on stream: "Their 3900 Mercy isn't very good :)." Queue toxic Aria causing fights again for no reason against other Mercy players:
Positivity, right guys? Also, apparently Ryan Ubers to her house. Not confirmed if he lives with her or not yet, but he called on stream to let her know he's getting painkillers for wisdom teeth. Tuned in to one last match before getting some food with some friends and my ride ain't here yet, and it's on Hollywood again. Her teammates were talking about bad DPS and she was all positive and agreeing with them, then the minute they begin losing she flips persona and starts blaming them for why they're losing. They lose Defense, and on Attack her team asked her to Lucio for GOATS, and oh my god. She really is one a trick. She doesn't know how to wall-surf and she's trying to play Lucio like Mercy. She's speed boosting half-health mates, missed her chance at Ulting when everyone was near capping 1st point, and began complaining about her mates ignoring Doom despite her trying to HOP towards him, not wall-surf, and shoot him. ?????????? Anyway, stream ended rn since Ryan came in with food.
I agree, this is what I got from it as well. Someone brought it up several pages back about the possibility that Manaki nuked his social media because it might have been interfering with his actual workplace and the way they viewed him, which is very likely in Japanese work culture. I can see this likely being a cause for any fights he and Venus might have had and why she (and him) are frustrated that even with his exit from social media (in relation to Venus anyway) people are still trying to reel him back into the spotlight by way of nitpicking reasons why her relationship isn't showcased on video anymore. Anyway, it's clear, clear, clear as day Venus is finally on track to getting better and I've never really been so happy for someone on social media as much as this moment right now. Obviously she's going to have her ups and downs due to the difficulty of the trauma, but she looks genuinely happy and true to herself in that video, not to mention also actually well-spoken and not the ditzy cute YT star she always tried to portray herself as. I hope she continues in improving herself and finding her happiness. So happy for her!
At this point I think she does realize her actions are gross but doesn't care, honestly. There's no way she's not tailoring things to her narrative. At first I thought she was just being oblivious, because there are really dumb and oblivious people out there about the way they act, but since I started tailing her Twitter, it's obvious she's using her supporter, like that one person, as a body bag, knowing that if she commented they would end up taking a brunt of the fire too so she can bolster the narrative too that "see, it's not just me they're attacking! They do this to everyone because they're bad people!!!" The more I think about it, she's... kind of like Jodi Arias. Legit just barely thought of it yesterday while browsing Hulu True Crime genre, lol. She's manipulative, sex-crazy, is self-absorbed with her "talents" (i.e, self-inserting singing in tracks), narcissistic to the point that even with negative association she thrives by creating even more publicity for herself, gaslights strangers AND old supporters of hers, with the added nuances of prejudice and hypocrisy, and even managed to convince an entire fanbase to commit something that got them banned from the OW forums. I know I'm comparing her to a murderer and it seems extreme, but her personality is really frightening when looking at it. Pray her boyfriend never gets her knocked up, because she would definitely end up at least emotionally abusing her kid.
What convinces me even more is how that guy who thought he was "trolling" jumped on here and tried to make it sound that Aria and him carried her boyfriend. lol. I immediately grew skeptical of their intentions when they posted that, that's why I buggered off posting to see how it would go. Even if her boyfriend was completely shite at playing, hers is really no better. Even after getting critiques from her own supporters she still manages to ignore their advice and wank off on gamesense. I'm still shocked by those rezzes in front of Widow, honestly. It looks like panic-rez.
"What Diamond Ressurect Looks Like" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICglMvLaAXU Um. More like "What Boosted Diamond Rez Looks Like." Does she seriously think this is good gameplay? Half the time she's rezzing without even looking around and nearly DIES in almost all the clips. She's not popping off those rezzes because she's good. It's due to being paired with a bad enemy team/luck. Especially in 00:18 where she DELIBERATELY rezzes in front of an enemy Widow. She would be dead if that Widow was actually any good. Being a good Mercy player doesn't mean popping off a Rezz for every fallen teammate. Her super jumps are also really terrible. Like way to make yourself a giant target, especially with the McCree buff recently. Those jumps should be used to escape death, not just randomly jumping for the fuck of it. She still plays like a gold, honestly. Jesus Christ. ARIA SELF-INSERTING DRAMA AGAIN! One of Aria's supporters decided to call out one of Aria's old supporter/partner in #reworkmercy, Hoshizora, over some memes.
Aria, obviously unable to control herself, jumps into the ring.
And finally, our precious snowflake decides she's dipping out of the fight she ignited once again.
Boy am I glad I decided to look through Twitter longer. Honestly, I really like Sigma a lot. Those memes were completely fine and some actually funny. It wasn't like Hoshizora was straight out saying the character was shit. Legit they were just poking some fun since I agree that there isn't really a balance of beauty when concerning gender in OW (the men all straight up looking like gremlins in-game.)
At this rate I feel like Aria has another account on PULL so she can get the dopamine high out of crying about other e-grills and how she's not like them. "MUH ANXIETY! oyeah, but lemme talk shit bout this bitch who im totally not envying."
I didn't think it was going to be that bad. But it was that bad. Does anyone know if she's ever mentioned vocal classes? I might be confusing her with another snowflake, but anyway she's def not using proper technique, resulting in the screeching pitches. Honestly, Aria is so stale now even as drama. The only times I check her twitter is for masochistic second-hand embarrassment. Still, to think this girl is asking for money to make whack ass covers like these. Yikes.