Overwatch - Part 3 - Rise of the Robot

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  1. Pay Carl

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    Only got two of the new skins during the event (Talon Doomfist and "I need to speak to your manager" Sombra)

    Definitely my worst haul of any event so far, but I pretty much only played to get arcade boxes
     
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    Brigette is out and to say people are displeased with her is an understatement. Check out the win rates

    PC win rates:
    • Bronze: 85%
    • Silver: 77%
    • Gold: 65%
    • Platinum: 66%
    • Diamond: 64%
    • Master: 76% (!!!)
    • GM/T500: 68%
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    • Xbox one: 64%
    • PS4: 60%
    Console is a bit skewered since smurfing is a major issue and the player bases are a bit smaller.

    That's a 69% average win rate across the board (on PC). Second highest is Symmetra at roughly 59%. Though obviously with her she becomes more of a situation/strong pick on certain maps at higher levels, thus allowing her win rate to shoot up because she's mostly picked in those situations. Even if it's early that type of statistical anomoly is probably a sign something's wrong.

    Brigette averages on fire time at about 30% across all levels. second highest is Reaper at 17%. Again, big gap means big problem.

    #balanced.
     
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    It's still early and people haven't figured out how to counter her properly. I wouldn't become concerned until much more time has passed. Rushing to make balance changes typically isn't the solution.

    Personally, I think she really messes with the known metas from previous seasons and is going to force people to re-think the way the game is approached. I'm genuinely interested in running 3 supports and seeing how it works.
     
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    these Anna changes are going to be great. She's probably my favourite healer to play aside from Lucio, and this might give Anna the edge.
     
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    What's the Ana rework gonna be?
    Still not happy with the Symmetra changes
     
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    She's getting more ammo per clip, 10 to 14. Also, her healing will go through fully healed allies so tanks won't block her from healing anyone that is in front of them if they're at 100% health.
     
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    Been Briggite maining this whole season. Holy **** is she OP once you get everything down.

    Played an escort map last night:

    40-11
    13k damage
    12k healing
    10k armor provided
    59 defensive assists
    16 offensive assists
     
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    new tank character "Hammond" the hamster

    I like it
     
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    I like it

    That shield ability is going to be nuts. Dive into a group of 6 and you'll have like 1200 health. Insane
     
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    whens hammond going to leave the PTR and join competitive?
     
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    July 24. But usually there's a delay to join competitive; that will be when he's available for all the other modes though.
     
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    I noticed that they were showing the Overwatch League on ESPN2 before...
     
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    It was also on the Disney channel last night, in addition to ESPN 2.
     
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    Hammond is fun but whats with his grapple? Is it only a mobility thing or does the speed impact his B?
     
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    I've had this since I got my PS4 last year and keep feeling like I should actually play it. What should I know?
     
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    It's like if Team Fortress 2 (class-based objective driven FPS) had a baby with DOTA 2 (different roles, abilities, and ultimate abilities). Teams will generally only be successful with the right balance in roles (2 healers, 2 tanks, 2 dps).

    I would just play around with the heroes in unranked games, pick a few that you really enjoy to play (at least one healer, one tank, and one DPS is ideal) and then start to master them. It's also good to learn which heroes counter each other, so you can change on the fly to address weaknesses.
     
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    Good beginner characters

    DPS:
    Soldier 76 (typical FPS shooter)
    Pharah (rockets and jet packs)
    Torbjorn (builds turrets)
    Junkrat (grenades and traps)
    Reaper (flanker with shotguns)

    Tank:
    DVA (mobile shooter that can absorb damage)
    Orisa (big shield and machine gun with huge clip)

    Healer:
    Mercy (easy to use lock on beam healing)
    Moira (can heal and damage at the same time very well)
    Lucio (aura healing)
     
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    Yeah, these are good recommendations. I learned Brigette very quickly too, who is like Moira (heals and does damage easily).
    I learned Junkrat first with Mercy and Lucio, then Roadhog/Orisa/Pharah/Brigette.
     

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