"You're screwed" moments

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We've all had one of those moments where everything seems to be going well in a game, but then either slowly or very quickly descends into chaos. So what are you moments where you realized that you were screwed without any hope of respite short of quiting?

One moment that I remember in particular was when I was playing New Vegas and was near the crashes vertibird location for the first time while it was still early in the game. I only saw one or two robots at first and thought that it would be an easy kill, but then the rest of them started to pop out. I start backing up while firing and laying the few mines I had, unknowingly backing strait towards the Old Nuclear Test Site.(which is a major Ghoul zone) It's not until I start getting attacked by a ghoul that I turn around to see at least two reavers as well as several other ghoul types and think "Oh, fuck me," and loaded the most recent save.

I love it when stuff like that happens. Once while playing Skyrim I had to kill a giant as a bounty. I was a low level so I stocked up on potions and all the necessary supplies thikning "Oh well I'm only lvl 20 but I mean it's one giant." So I get there, shoot the giant with mah bow, but theh I see his giant buddy and two mammoths... then a dragon came.

League of Legends, late game. Everything seems to be going well, oh looks like a team fight is just starti-

"ACED!"

Well, gg guys. You have an entire minute to push the weakest lane with your whole team. See ya later fuckers!

Maybe it's just the Solo Unranked-ness talking but why is every enemy Yi a complete boss yet our Yi is just complete fail all the way through the game?

The Wykydtron:
League of Legends, late game. Everything seems to be going well, oh looks like a team fight is just starti-

"ACED!"

Well, gg guys. You have an entire minute to push the weakest lane with your whole team. See ya later fuckers!

Maybe it's just the Solo Unranked-ness talking but why is every enemy Yi a complete boss yet our Yi is just complete fail all the way through the game?

Why is it that when I use Ahri I can be a complete badass yet when some bastard steals my character they suck with it?

Trust me, it happens to everybody >.<

My worst "OH FUCK I AM SCREWED!" Moment?

It goes back to my WoW days. I made a stupid decision and left my old guild with bad terms, joined the second/third/first (can't remember) best guild on the server, Ravage, on the Anvilmar Server, and joined in the raid. I was playing a Holy Paladin at the time. Back in the Ulduar (best RAID EVAR!) days, we were pushing General Vezax on Hard Mode. Near the end we had 10% left on the damn boss, only 5 of 25 of us were still alive. The "Tank" was a Rogue, who managed to stay alive thanks to my HOLY LIGHT SPAM button (Basically it was 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111). Anyway, it was only up to me near the end, thinking "Oh my god, I am going to die." Yet, thanks to Holy Shock I managed to get the bastard down the last 3 percent by running in a fucking circle. Holy shit. BEST NIGHT EVAR!

Had a good moment like this in the Guild Wars 2 beta weekend. Some dynamic event where a bunch of bears attack some farmstead. I saw "Attacking bears", and saw one plump bear harrying the side of some barn. I laughed, and called to my girlfriend "Ha ha! Bears! Let's stop them!", and ran towards the bear.

As I approached, an undulating ursine tidal wive crested a nearby hill. There were at least 20-30 bears. They all aggroed me. I started screaming "BEARS! BEARS! BEARS!" and sprinting about frantically. Alas, I sheared hard right and hit a fence, and they washed over me...all teeth, claws and bestial fury.

My girlfriend came up 30 seconds or so later, and asked why I was dead, and where these bears were at. I could do naught but weep.

In City of Heroes/Villains most of the missions are instanced, and when you enter the mobs will spawn at a level and in numbers according to your current difficulty settings. If you are in a team the mission will spawn according to the difficulty of the player that formed the team.

I had joined a villain group that was running some missions - nothing too dangerous. Then we got a Mayhem Mission - basically a bank robbery, timed and harder than average. Before we entered the mission the team leader was called away and so a new leader was automatically selected by the game.

The new leader was running one of the soloing powerhouse classes... and he hadn't turned his difficulty settings down...

So we enter the mission and find a literal army of cops waiting for us, all of whom were higher level than us. We didn't realise that until half the team was wiped out on the first group of enemies. The rest of us scattered and we spent the next 15 to 20 minutes trying to coordinate with half of the team trying to fight our way out of the police station jail cells they'd respawned in while the rest of the team tried to fight their way into the station to help.

Funny thing was, although wipes often cause rage in MMOs, everyone just found it funny. We knew from the first minute of the mission that we were totally screwed and it was kind of fun trying to take on the most ludicrous odds I've ever encountered in CoH.

The bank, suffice to say, did not get robbed that day.

You're in first place and about to win the race... then you hear that dreaded alarming noise that indicates a spiny (blue) shell is heading straight at you. When that happens, you might as well retire from the race because you're pretty much in last place for the rest of it.
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world of tanks.. defending the base and realising a flank has fallen and you are the only one left to defend

when in skyrim after a long dungeon full of really easy opponents i shoot a boss, do next to no damage then he turns round and one shots me

i know what my next hour will be spend doing

Gears of War 3 - Rolling Gnasherhead shot kill (makes you feel good), into a planted Frag (makes you feel less good)

BF3 - knowing an enemy chopper has seen you while in the open, and hear/feel the rounds hammer the ground/building behind you as you run for cover.... only to be crushed by the wall when he shoots a cluster of missles

This is a paraphrase (as I don't recall the exact phrasing from in game offhand), but it's close:

You eat the corpse of the grid bug.
Blech! That tastes terrible!
The corpse was poisonous.
The poison was fatal.
You have died.

Getting cornered in Dark Souls.
By anything.
EVER.
You get cornered, you die, no exceptions.
They love to corner you just when you've amassed a good amount of souls.

Dead Island: I thought it was safe... I strolled up with my trusty fire axe ready to mess up a zombie but as I backed away feeling good about my kill I was hurled across the street... A thug and there was no way out... I was surrounded... I exhausted my weapons... I only had my precious, precious axe... But I had no choice... I threw the axe opening up a gap in the mob... I ran... But was so low on stamina I could barely get round the corner... I ran into a house... Into a suicider nest... No weapons... I dodged past, barely making it across the room... I ran into the bedroom... "What luck" I thought "a knife"... I confidently walked back out, knife in hand, to kill that explodey motherf***er... but I couldn't see it... I was dead before I realised... It was behind me........................

The final battle on Horizon in Mass Effect 2 (just before meeting Ashley/Kaiden) always have to redo that one at least once. Garrus is down. Grunt is down. I'll be damned if I'll waste medigel on their sorry asses. The husks surround me. I'm screwed. The galaxy is screwed. Game over.

Left 4 Dead 2. Everybody is at around 10 health, limping along and downing painkillers where ever they can be found. Then that familiar music cue starts up and a tank with 100 of his zombie pals come charging towards us. To quote a great robot, "Well, we're boned"

Griffon_Hawke179:
The final battle on Horizon in Mass Effect 2 (just before meeting Ashley/Kaiden) always have to redo that one at least once. Garrus is down. Grunt is down. I'll be damned if I'll waste medigel on their sorry asses. The husks surround me. I'm screwed. The galaxy is screwed. Game over.

Well, see if you weren't as stingy with the medi-gel, that wouldn't have happened.

OT: When I'm playing Deus Ex:HR on "Give me Deus Ex", and I see the hostile icon flash in the bottom right corner.

...fuck.

Counter Strike Source on cs_office. 4 teammates and I manage to go into the projector Room where the hostages are, because all the terrorrists rushed the front yard. When we try to save the hostages we realise or whole team was annihilated and there were 8 of them left. They had us pinned down so we decided to go in guns blazing. I was the only one left, managed to kill the last guy with a knife while he was reloading.

It was great.

Griffon_Hawke179:
The final battle on Horizon in Mass Effect 2 (just before meeting Ashley/Kaiden) always have to redo that one at least once. Garrus is down. Grunt is down. I'll be damned if I'll waste medigel on their sorry asses. The husks surround me. I'm screwed. The galaxy is screwed. Game over.

I had it quite easy, tbh
playing as infiltrator and using a heavy pistol (paladin, I think) loaded with cryo ammo, I just backtrack constantly while shooting one bullet on each husk, freezes them long enough to get a nice distance, and then fire an incinerate attack on the scions
the flying fucker, on the other hand, is another story
just use the collector beam, take cover and pray to the elder gods he doesn't decide to do the shockwave shit close to you

but yes, it's a pain in the ass

The one part of a second when you strafe-run against your "teammember" in TF2, suddenly stop because there is collision and realise: Your weapon is empty, the time it takes to switch to another is too long and the spy is already in your back... you die.

Batman: Arkham City. Oh, that guy's seen me. Him and a couple of buddies are coming. No problem, I'll stand and deliver like a boss!

"Hey, there's a fight goin' on over here!" Six guys with machine guns come round the corner.

BYE!

Exactly this.

Total war multiplayer.

Wasting my friend, my army is tired, but winning, the battle is going as expected in my strategy.

Then 2 things of archers and 3 infantry battalions that are totally unscathed come out of hiding nearby.

It got to be Supreme Commander.
I build a mighty base with a great defence or so I thought. Sure the enemy invade and I held them back but wait one of my power supply got destroy and losing powers and then another wave of enemy attack on my south side. So I got my engineer to built a new power and send more unity to engage the sounth. Then they attack my navy base and the air units arrive. Soon after I was over run so I was pretty much screwed.

Crusader Kings 2. So many wonderful moments.

Playing as one-province minor in Wales: "The King of England has fabricated a title on your sorry ass!"

"Your awesome heir has died at age 35 of natural causes. Hope you like that Craven, Imbecilic, Arbitrary, Hunchbacked second son of yours as your heir!"

"You have been exocmmunicated at the behest of that duke that hates your guts!"

Playing as Russian duchy: "Mongol super stacks in some distant land? It's just a story!"

LoL.
Whenever you see a gigantic anchor flying towards you from the bush, followed by a hulking metallic monstrosity. Neither man nor god can help you now.
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Realizing that you've miscounted the number of enemy silos in Defcon, or that you've missed their subs.

Birth by Sleep. Critical Mode. Aqua or Ven.
"Too slow."
Enjoy your 30+ bouts with Vanitas.

Supreme Commander. 1v1. Seraphim opponent.
"STRATEGIC LAUNCH DETECTED"
Somehow,you let them get a Ylona Oss. Prepare to be purged in quantum fire.

Cave Story. Enter the Sacred Ground,open your mapping system. Follow the hidden path,and read the sign at the end.
"Welcome to Hell!"
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Enjoy a platforming hell even worse than Kaizo Mario World.

Just to name a few.

Walking down a road in Skyrim at level 5.

Somehow drew agro from two bears.....I fire an arrow...and hit an imperial soldier coming down the road by accident.
Now I got mauled by bears, and angry soldiers TAG TEAMING ME.

Damn bad day that.

The beginning of ME2. I mean, you die... I actually said, "Well... I'm boned" when Shep got spaced. Then I got mad, really really mad.

playing the GW2 beta I stumble into a new camp o friendly charr when I notice there's an event going on. The Flame Legion is attacking the very base I just entered. Looking around I see maybe one or two of them and no allies, so I figure all I had to do was shoot them to save the day.

Then I walked past what looked like the entrance to a hangar in a cliffside, stopped, stared for a second at the masses upon masses of enemies inside and thought: "well, I'm boned."

Then I put on my Grenade Kit and went out in a blaze of glory.

EDIT: Was playing Fallout New Vegas

Just last night I finally rolled the character I plan on sticking with, hopefully. Anyway, I was about level 3 on hard mode and decided to attack a group of bighorners. I spent the entire battle being knocked on my ass and gored.

Aerosteam 1908:
You're in first place and about to win the race... then you hear that dreaded alarming noise that indicates a spiny (blue) shell is heading straight at you. When that happens, you might as well retire from the race because you're pretty much in last place for the rest of the race.
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The worse part is, it's never the only thing that hits you. I almost always get but by the blue shell as the beginning or, ending of a vicious combo. At least you can see the blue shell coming though...unlike the lightning...and in Mario Kart 7 it seems like the Red Shells NEVER fail to hit you!

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Zelda 2, fighting Thunderbird. A few times I managed to hit it two or three times but once it starts moving around faster and spitting up more flames it doesn't seem to matter. If you hear the low-HP dinging before the fast part you're basically screwed.

In Fallout 3 once, I was in some hotel lobby and noticed some Super Mutants hanging around. I counted 4 and had only seen Super Mutant Masters until this point... and foolishly assumed they were as bad as it got. I went for a stealthy approach and shot at one of them in the head. They all saw me and came running, so I took cover behind the front desk. And what comes around the corner? Mr Super Mutant Overlord! He had a supersledge but he couldnt get through the space Id gone through so he was running on the spot very manically, swinging his supersledge around like it was made of cardboard. Of course I'm shooting away at him... with a missile launcher... at his head! His reaction seems to be the same as if I was tickling him! All of a sudden he gets through the gap and his sledge breaks 4 limbs in one swing and cuts my health to 30% (I was a pretty low level at this point). I knew in that instant it was hopeless and vowed the stay the f*ck away from them! =P

Capitano Segnaposto:

The Wykydtron:
League of Legends, late game. Everything seems to be going well, oh looks like a team fight is just starti-

"ACED!"

Well, gg guys. You have an entire minute to push the weakest lane with your whole team. See ya later fuckers!

Maybe it's just the Solo Unranked-ness talking but why is every enemy Yi a complete boss yet our Yi is just complete fail all the way through the game?

Why is it that when I use Ahri I can be a complete badass yet when some bastard steals my character they suck with it?

Trust me, it happens to everybody >.<

My worst "OH FUCK I AM SCREWED!" Moment?

Worst. Thing. Ever.
Especially when the one you main is a free to play for the week so the person that picks it is completely new and doesn't even look up a guide... In a PVP match. (yes, someone did that once. They sucked. Badly. It was with Talon.)

OT: Uh... I dunno, I just wanted to talk about LoL, so here's mine I guess:
When a total newb takes the champion you main in a LoL pvp match without looking up a single guide for it.

Combine Rustler:
LoL.
Whenever you see a gigantic anchor flying towards you from the bush, followed by a hulking metallic monstrosity. Neither man nor god can help you now.

Even worse is when a Fiddlesticks comes from the bush with a Crowstorm+Flash upon a group of weakened champions. Now that's an "oh shit" moment.

Oregon Trail. The title screen.

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