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  • owattjacobowattjacob Joined: Posts: 3,339
    edited March 2016
    With the recent mei buff she might be a tad bit overtuned with her ranged presence now being quite strong *150 damage headshots, no falloff damage, 50% buff to projectile velocity and 25% to fire speed is godlike, not too much ammo used all to compliment her great upclose game, 250 health and iceblock WITH heal*, but blizzards doing a great thing with aggressively doing these changes like Genji going to 150 health. Better to see how all this plays out in the beta than live.

    Her ults fine though. Pretty sure they can just undo one of the projectile buffs or tweak the numbers a slight bit and she'll be great. Unless they plan on just mass buffing everyone which isn't a bad thing either.
  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 9,719 mod
    So which character is the edgy lone-wolf that all of the players who think they're hot shit will play?


    Because I'll be playing that guy. I am hot shit.
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  • owattjacobowattjacob Joined: Posts: 3,339
    edited March 2016
    Froztey wrote: »
    So which character is the edgy lone-wolf that all of the players who think they're hot shit will play?


    Because I'll be playing that guy. I am hot shit.

    Tracer, Genji, reaper, roadhog in descending order from the top of my head.




    Tracer mostly does her own thing and goes for value targets or harasses whoever is open in the backline, insane ground mobility offensively and defensively. Has some mobility options to reach areas that most can't reach without similar options.


    Genji is similar except his primary fire is great for harassing from afar since it has no fall off and does great damage if all of them lands, secondary fire for upclose, does good in the mid range if you're great with leading. The main difference is that his overall mobility is probably the best in the game as far as traversing. Between double jumps, wall climb, an omnidirectional dash that can be used in the air. He can practically go anywhere.

    Reaper has a teleport with long start up and recovery, but his up close dps and burst is unmatched. Teleports are there to get you to flank spots, come from behind and assassinate. His trait drops a 50 hp orb for every enemy that died, and has a defensive ability that lets him walk while invincible *can't attack*. His ult especially is good if you catch a team unaware from behind. So he's definitely one that benefits from doing your own thing.


    Roadhog is sorta the "tank" version of reaper. Really high health, big hitbox. Doesn't have the mobility to backdoor people, but he's still great for flanking/or getting kills from cover defensively and offensively. He has a hook with low cooldown with mid-long range that stuns them long enough for you to land a flak cannon to the face + melee, would kill most non tank characters outright. His flak cannon has only 4 shots vs reapers 8 so you'll have to manage your ammo. Secondary fire on Flak cannon is pretty great at a certain close-midrange. To top it off, he heals for around half his life on his other abiility on a 8 second CD. So he can skirmish -> go into cover and heal -> repeat.





    I'd recommend the 4 since they do that lone wolf role well and you contribute to the team, unless you want to be a hotshit Hanzo or Widowmaker. You'd ESPECIALLY have to be good at those roles when your team is playing offense and know when to swap out when the opposing team isn't too favorable *applies to all characters you play*

    Pick your characters based on your current team's lineups and whatever team composition you end up fighting against. *On defense if your team needs a sniper, fill that in*



    Pharah/Mccree/Soldier are also solid picks.
  • FrozteyFroztey Break the Cuffs Joined: Posts: 9,719 mod
    I'm gonna play the entire cast for sure, I usually like "Marksman" esque characters so Genji doesn't seem a bad pick or McCree for my "go-to" character. Tracer doesn't look too fun for me, not a fan of how she plays and I can feel a couple games being lost because I get matched with bad Tracers.
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  • owattjacobowattjacob Joined: Posts: 3,339
    edited March 2016
    She's a shit load more fun when you actually play her. Plenty of flexibility to her with 5 second blink CD with 3 charges and 10 ish second rewind *rewinds your health as well as to your position 3 ish seconds prior* and if you got great aim, you benefit a lot from her as well since her pistols do 240 per clip. That's 10 life off the sturdiest nontank character WITHOUT counting headshots or a follow up melee. The spread on the pistols is also good enough to use at mid range, so you get to pick your fights based on matchup and otherwise you'll be doing great burst upclose.

    Definitely a pubstar, practically unkillable if played perfectly while still being able to unrelentingly assault people.

    Multi platform fights with her confuses most regular players to hell, she'd be attacking from behind from the 2nd floor, you chase her off the floor and she rewinds back up the floor. Or you'd be in the first floor and she jumps on you from the 2nd, and then after taking off most of your lifebar she just straight up disappears back up the platform, if you have no mobility and weren't aware of where she came from you generally can't do shit about that. Plenty of positional ambushes that you can think of similar to that.

    Of course if you're up against a absurdly static defense heavy team and your job isn't to hunt down teleporters, you probably should play someone else.

  • Holy KnightHoly Knight Above the Heavens Joined: Posts: 987 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Tracer seems incredible if the player is strong from the steams I've been watching.

    I'll be mostly trying out the hit scan characters: McCree, Soldier, Tracer, and Widow. I love support too so Mercy for sure.
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  • SleazoidSleazoid Joined: Posts: 4,744
    i play symmetra because i like hiding the turrets under desks and shit

    and she gangster as fuck

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  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    What I love about Tracer, is her way to basically disrupt defensive positions. Theres a lot of chokepoints built into maps around objectives, and they can be a bitch to break. But Tracer doesn't give a fuck, shes just like, "Zip, zip, zip" and you're behind them harassing their snipers and supports, which forces a few of the enemies to turn to deal with you, which allows your team to break the chokepoint. Not many characters have that ability, even ones who theoretically should (Reaper with his teleport) doesn't really work that well. But tracer, shes great at disruption.

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  • owattjacobowattjacob Joined: Posts: 3,339
    edited March 2016
    Sometimes I gotta leave a discord orb on a good Tracer that's playing hit and run and LEAVE it on her. If there's 2 tanks on the other team and they're playing offense and slowly pushing that'd probably be a win for them since Zenyatta is made for turning tanks into wearing napkins for armor.

    Otherwise it's just there to hopefully make her switch characters rofl. Practically a 75 health character with that orb on even if she can dispel it off with rewind.



    Nothing makes me happier than to swap to Zenyatta when the opposing team has 2 of any of the tank characters barring Reinhart and they're out in the open. Zenyatta can solo tanks better than some DPS can at times, occasionally multiple tanks if he has good positioning.
  • KorbidonKorbidon Who can stand against such abominations? Joined: Posts: 4,599
    When playing Roadhog, please remember you can animation cancel his abilities. This is the optimal way to play the character, he is designed to one shot the healer or squishy on the enemy team.

    Order of abilities is: alt fire -> hook -> primary fire -> melee

    If the hook hits, you can 1 shot a good portion of the cast. Snatching a important target before the fight can make or break fights.
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Was just about to post how much I like playing Roadhog too. Good info.
  • Pimp WillyPimp Willy "I guarantee we got a rat in the house!" Joined: Posts: 10,767 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I like playing him, but I never feel as impactful as if I play reinheardt

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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I think it really depends on the map and what you need to do. I wouldn't really play Roadhog when Attacking on a payload map, for example.
  • KorbidonKorbidon Who can stand against such abominations? Joined: Posts: 4,599
    I really feel like snatching a Mercy makes Roadhog worth it. His lack of movement is his big limiting factor though.
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hahahaha. Godlike.
  • KorbidonKorbidon Who can stand against such abominations? Joined: Posts: 4,599
    Had a good couple of Junkrat. No ammo restrictions means you can just endlessly pump a point full of AOE goodness with reckless abandon.
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    I do think Junkrat needs a small nerf. They made it so his ult requires more meter to reach full, but overall I feel he is way too low risk for the amount of impact he has. Maybe nerfing his HP to 200 would be fair, that way he is still good at what he is doing but a bit squisher when it comes time for him to actually be in the fray.
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Day after that post, Junkrat's HP was stealth nerfed to 200 HP. lol

    Big update patch today. New game mode that's kind of like Tavern Brawl for Hearthstone. Pretty much new custom game mode every week I believe. Currecntly it's a Genji vs Hanzo with reduced cooldowns (minus ults which take longer to build up). New skins added and a personal highlight/play of the game feature. Also, Zenyatta got nerfed pretty hard. Orbs now return to him after he loses line of sight of their recipient for 3-4 seconds. This was likely due to the Zen/Zen/Lucio or Symettra plus two Genji/Tracer meta that was starting to form. Not sure how viable this makes him, as he is the support that has the least amount of HP and mobility out of all of them.
  • owattjacobowattjacob Joined: Posts: 3,339
    Jesus that's definitely a crazy nerf considering he runs around at 150 hp with not too much mobility.

    He pretty much needs about 50-100 more shield/health to even run with that nerf on top of a heal per second buff on the orb, because with a nerf like that, he'd have to go to the front lines where he'd likely just get one shotted by stray fire.


    Also I think Junkrat's fine, but a slight hp nerf is fine as well. He's only kinda crazy on some of the new objectives where everyone is grouped up on a point and he gets to go ham. Pre nerfed version of his ult was pretty annoying as well.
  • KorbidonKorbidon Who can stand against such abominations? Joined: Posts: 4,599
    Junkrat's problem in this game is ammo. With no requirement to ever pick up ammo he can sit on a point and just unload round after round with no consequence.
  • SWBetaSWBeta Joined: Posts: 12,770
    RIP Zenyatta
  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    They also made it so "Healing Done" will now award medals for the healing support classes. HOORAY MERCY IS NOW REWARDING TO PLAY!
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    The personal highlights is really cool; and they're set up to easily export to, say, Youtube or something, which I guarantee will be coming soon™

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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Overwatch weekend beta invites went out! And...

  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 13,044 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Hell yeah already played a few games, I am hot garbage.
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  • GraphicGraphic Waifu Fighter V Joined: Posts: 666
    Got the beta only to find out my computer can't run it. Oh well at least this will free time to buy a new PC.
  • NeesaNeesa Ric Flair drip go WOOO on a bitch. Joined: Posts: 7,136
    Gonna finally try out the game... when it finishes downloading. :rofl:
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  • Spirit JuiceSpirit Juice 「HATES EVERYTHING」 Joined: Posts: 15,031 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Graphic wrote: »
    Got the beta only to find out my computer can't run it. Oh well at least this will free time to buy a new PC.

    How is it possible that your computer is below potato tier in 2016?
  • GraphicGraphic Waifu Fighter V Joined: Posts: 666
    My graphics card doesn't work with it. It is strange how I can run everything else from Blizzard without a problem. Either way I'm due for an upgrade and I was planning to get a new PC anyway, this will just speed up the process.
  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 13,044 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Only got to play 7 games, won 6 of them.
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  • NeesaNeesa Ric Flair drip go WOOO on a bitch. Joined: Posts: 7,136


    Just me being a shit Mercy.
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  • jae hoonjae hoon Flames of Justice Joined: Posts: 13,044 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Neesa wrote: »


    Just me being a shit Mercy.

    No worse than my Symetra, my last game is the first good game I have had with her since the beta opened back up.
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  • XthAtGAm3RGuYXXthAtGAm3RGuYX SRK's ResidentSleeper Joined: Posts: 11,926
    Anybody else got the early access beta here on PS4? My first time playing it last night. The only character I like playing is Widowmaker so far. I wanted to play D.VA because she kinda makes it feel like I'm playing Titanfall, but for being in a giant robot man suit she sure can't take a fucking hit. Which sucks because the cannons are effectively super soakers after a range of 8-10 feet.

    Might try Hanzo later.
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  • CTGCTG Army of Zero Joined: Posts: 6,206
    I need to hop on this, but I've been going hard on Paragon. Maybe try it this weekend.
  • FatalSeabassFatalSeabass Seabass is lethal! Joined: Posts: 1,125
    The game is fun. With free open beta this weekend, I would recommend everyone to give it a try.
  • NeesaNeesa Ric Flair drip go WOOO on a bitch. Joined: Posts: 7,136


    Just Junkrat things.
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