Last night, after helping my friend lady_sadako
kick an awful lot of Crey off bridges, we finally got the chance to clear her record & get Countess Crey.
Now, I was playing my SR scrapper, & SKd to do this. I'm not making vast XP doing this, as our levels are very far apart, but I AM having lots of fun hanging out with a friend, so there ya go.
Anyways. After spending a long time mopping up mostly grey Crey to complete the 'arrest zillions' mission, I thoroughly had it in for the Countess.
Some helpful team-mates joined us, & off we went, into the spooky caves. Things were going pretty well, with me not getting into too much trouble, going straight to take down those nasty damage-dealing tank chappies, & trying not to get lost.
However, when it came to Countess Crey, some kind of red mist came down. I could here the others talking sensible tactics. I really could. They were talking about holds & trip-mines. But then someone said "Ready?" & I was already standing there, glowing like an Xmas tree from buffs & inspirations, & next thing I know, I'm shouting "READY!" & charging the Countess with no thought whatsoever for mines & holds & the fact that she is an arch-villain.
She pretty much peered sceptically over the top of her glasses as she one-shotted me. As I lay at her feet, my team-mates were all saying "Why did she do that?" & I was taking my awaken & being glad my character can't blush. I also levelled to 19 (& got the Tough badge) as I hit the deck, due to her last minion being taken out. Talk about embarassment! Also, the minion was wearing the same suit as me.
While fighting the Countess, she one-shotted me again, but I was ported out, patched up & back in to be there at the final moment.
So, my point. Does anyone else lose all reason in a fight from time to time? I don't think I've ever done this before. I more commonly play a sensible blaster or defender who rarely gets into too much trouble.
I'm very sorry to anyone who teamed with me last night, especially the devices blaster who had the good plan with the trip-mines. At least it was only me that died...