Official Overwatch Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'PC Gaming & Hardware' started by Tiberian, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. doz

    doz [H]ardness Supreme

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    While I agree to a point, learn new heros and get good with them. Then just play them regardless of what your team thinks. It sucks because sometimes you get sad trolls who dont try, but there are more characters than Rein, Ana, Lucio, S76, Roadhog, and Genji.

    Also, the more characters you know, the easier it is to counter the other team. If you do not know how to counter, you may never reach diamond, let alone master.
     
  2. Ripskin

    Ripskin 2[H]4U

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    Thats my biggest Irk and why I cant play more than a round of competitive. People are so locked into whatever is trending with the "pro's" that they are unwilling to change it up and try something new or unexpected. If it fails switch it up again but at least try.

    As sad as it is I find more people doing that in quick play than in competitive. Could be my rank is sub minimal as I never get through the placement rounds before I go back to QP lol. Not saying QP is great because its not but I find more "fun" to be had there right now.

    While I am not great with some hero's I at least know enough of how they work to have ideas on countering or breaking up their composition.
     
  3. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I sat at 3358 for a while, fluctuating in the 3300's. Then I took a huge break (lost my sr to 3000.. didn't know SR decayed in Diamond as well). Continued to play 14 rounds of continuous trolling and dropped to about 2600. I've never placed that low before, so next season will be interesting. The amount of trolls in diamond is correct.
     
  4. Ryom

    Ryom [H]ard|Gawd

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    Overwatch music vid and some of my game highlights:















     
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  5. Kinsaras

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    New Overwatch Hero Orisa Revealed, released on PTR

    Orisa serves as the central anchor of her team, and defends her teammates from the frontline with a protective barrier. She can attack from long range, fortify her own defenses, launch graviton charges to slow and move enemies, and deploy a Supercharger to boost the damage output of multiple allies at once.

    https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/orisa/
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  6. HeavensCloud

    HeavensCloud Oswego, not shitty as Buffalo

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    She looks pretty damn sweet. That graviton attack is a huge disruptor. Pull Torb from turret, snipers from posts, people off ledges, healers from safe spots. She's going to be meta for sure.
     
  7. Ripskin

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    Hmm, I'll have to update the PTR tonight and take a look. From the text above describing her it is like they merged some abilities from others which is how Evolve grew their roster but it ultimately just confused the balance, badly. Hopefully the text does not do it justice.
     
  8. BurningBeard484

    BurningBeard484 n00b

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    An amalgamation of several characters into one. They really put their heads together for this one.

    We get this miscarriage but no Winston buff? They do realize that even in Quickplay people say "Why would you play Winston?"
     
  9. Ripskin

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    After a few hours in the PTR (didnt even try to play her, just against) I whole heatedly agree. There are so many neat things they could have done or fixed or worked on instead of this copy cat. I am also getting sick of everyone having a shield of some sort. Its going to ruin the point of having those specific characters or their unique demands on a map or section.
     
  10. Cataulin

    Cataulin [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think her vaccum shot is neat. Her Ult really needs something to be viable. maybe some shield like symmetra or maybe make it range based( the closer you are the bigger the boost). I wont be using her outside of fun time until its fixed.
     
  11. doz

    doz [H]ardness Supreme

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    Either you do not understand Winston, or have never played with a good Winston.

    He can change a game completely for the better. He is actually pretty strong. Harmony Orb from Zen plus discord targets is brutal. Genji, Soldier, Mccree, Mercy, Lucio, Zen, Tracer can all be handled by a good Winston.
     
  12. stonewalker

    stonewalker Gawd

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    I just recently bought this game for my step son (he's 11)and the wife doesn't want him communicating with anyone in game. I was wondering if there's a way to permanently turn or hide chat and voice?
     
  13. F.E.A.R.

    F.E.A.R. [H]ard|Gawd

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    I recently bought the game as well and I know that there is a key to hide chat. I rebound mine so I can't remember the default key, but you can. You have to hit the key each time you fire up the game.

    For muting I can mute individual players, but haven't figured out if there's a way to mute all.
     
  14. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I think you need to physically leave team chat every time you join a game. (There might be a way to automatically do it in the options). But you can definitely leave the chat and not hear anyone.
     
  15. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I personally don't feel like Winston is that weak. Just need to know how to properly engage. Oh, and he works well with zarya.
     
  16. skeeder

    skeeder [H]ard|Gawd

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    I think you can check the blizzard's app settings.

    You can change the setting to 'automatically join' to something else in Overwatch, but there is nothing to stop him from turning it back on.

    The chat can be hidden and I think it stays hidden. I forgot the shortcut offhand, but you can find it in the 'controls area'.
     
  17. Ripskin

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    I do not recall where it is but you can disable the voice comm by default, I did from beta day one and have never heard anyone in game. The chat I think I saw a way but dont recall. Mostly ignore it anyway out of habit for the kitty trolls.
     
  18. Pivo504

    Pivo504 2[H]4U

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    Can we get a cool character! Like the ninja, cowboy etc I'm hoping we get something cool next didn't really like any of the new hero's so far....the sniper is the only one
     
  19. Bankie

    Bankie [H]ard|Gawd

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    I wish that I wouldn't have spent $30 on this piece of trash; I didn't like it during beta but when I saw it on sale recently I picked it up thinking it might have been improved. With the post-WoW Blizz name attached to it I should have known that it wouldn't have any sort of depth or interesting game design. I've won most of the games I've played but there is still next to no fun to be had. It's honestly one of the most un-fun multiplayer FPSes I've ever played.
     
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  20. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Try dirty bomb free to play and it's fun
     
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  21. refraxion

    refraxion [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Quick play is easy. Competitive is not. Though there are more trolls this season than not. Each large sale brings more trolls and people who smurf.
     
  22. Petelil

    Petelil n00b

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    Latest two things:

    The Doomfist: Masquerade comic is here, read it yet? What do you guys think about the getup done in the earlier?

    The latest Blizzard merch released, anyone been to SDCC?
     
  23. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

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    Is Doomfist the Terry Cruz character?
     
  24. Yippee38

    Yippee38 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Terry Crews? No. Some other voice actor.
     
  25. bizzmeister

    bizzmeister [H]ard|Gawd

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    Guys, can we please get a list of comp players to join up and play. Effin sick of these shitty kids trolling and leaving games.

    Add me on blizzard for comp games

    blizzard tag is: bizzmeister
     
  26. skeeder

    skeeder [H]ard|Gawd

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    same. This season has been utter shit. I placed in gold and have 1 draw, 1 win 5 losses this season. of the 5 losses, one player was throwing for two of them (teleports to cliffs, battle mercy, etc.), two were close (and good games), and the other one we had a crappy comp with no one on voice but me and one other guy.

    Seriously, if you don't have a mic, please don't play comp.

    In other news Doomfist is released which means the last 4 months of patchs to balance everything just went to shit.

    Seriously...stop adding new heroes, we have plenty of choices, we need the ability to pick favorite maps.

    I'm probably going to reinstall BF4 or buy BF1.
     
  27. Ripskin

    Ripskin 2[H]4U

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    I had to stop playing months ago, wasnt really in the comp scene but match making and the ridiculous "balance" just annoyed me. I went back to TF2 for that style of game where at least 2 to 6 idiots or AFK players wont really kill the enjoyment.
     
  28. aeonrevolution

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    Whats the #? I hate the way you have to add ppl on Blizzard.

    Mine is æon#11483
     
  29. bizzmeister

    bizzmeister [H]ard|Gawd

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    I will check tonight on blizzard and post it on here as well as add you.

    Currently around 1800-1900 points solo queuing.

    I also hate how blizzard has you add people, should just straight up copy steam. It's behind on times.
     
  30. F.E.A.R.

    F.E.A.R. [H]ard|Gawd

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    Tripwire#1137 a little low on rank, but I stopped early on S5 to get more experience. Have gotten better though.
     
  31. limitedaccess

    limitedaccess [H]ardness Supreme

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    Whats different with how you add people in Steam vs Blizzard?
     
  32. bizzmeister

    bizzmeister [H]ard|Gawd

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    I meant the whole UI and the SHIFT+TAB overlay steam has is a million times better than Blizzard's. They are behind on times. Hell, even origin has an in-game overlay to access a bunch of features.
     
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  33. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    Was chillin waiting for all the enemies to go around the corner for Zarya to Ult them, and their Ana is just standing there,
     
  34. Ripskin

    Ripskin 2[H]4U

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    Wow... lol.
     
  35. bizzmeister

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    Holy shit....

    Was down 2-0 in comp and didn't even realize DOOMFIST is available for selection in comp today. Ended up bringing it level to 2-2 and then ended with it with this ult! It won us the game 3-2 and got POG. Doomfist is amazing, gonna play him quite a bit now.

     
  36. skeeder

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    Doomfist is overpowered with his 1-hit combo. Its Roadhog with hook 1.0.

    I'm pretty pissed he even is available in Comp--dude should still be in PTR.
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/insert...st-hated-character-in-overwatch/#73fc7ca973ac
     
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  38. aeonrevolution

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    I end up playing tanks a lot bc I deranked so far no one wants to support. Orisa seems to melt Doomfist realllllyyy well. I rarely have a hard time with him.

    Then again.... I've deranked from 2200 to 1100. So the doom players aren't good. That solo queue cancer life fml


    I still just really don't get it though. No matter what rank you are, why do people think running 4 to 5 dps is a good idea? Like wtf!!!!!!! Even when you politely try to suggest stuff in chat its dead silence and crickets most the time.
     
  39. Zepher

    Zepher [H]ipster Replacement

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    depends on the map. a couple of matches we all went DPS since no one wanted to do tank or support and we steamrolled the other team. Only works on Attack Payload and Hybrid Payload though.
     
  40. limitedaccess

    limitedaccess [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well comp mode in theory as you mvoe further down the SR range the less strategy (this includes team composition) matters as the individual execution level of the players introduces too much variance.

    At the end because SR doesn't really matter, and the lower down you go the less it matters to individuals on a macro level. People would rather play what they want for fun.