Blizzard's Overwatch Catch-All

With a sneaky Sym teleporter we're able to take the first point without a single kill on either side

Mcree showdown on Anubis

Thank you to everyone who played last night. I was in a pretty lousy mood all day yesterday-- personal stuff not worth going into here, plus the ordinary loneliness and isolation that almost everyone is feeling right now that so many of our usual social outlets have been canceled-- and having a bunch of happy, friendly voices in my ear really helped.

Although I wasn't there, just chiming in that this is what makes GWJ so great! Glad it upped your mood!

It was legit a good return to form after some post-patch depression. I think we hit a few really great strides. Happy to see you on, hbi!

Someone said Hog is the best so I have played him some. Got this last night. Praise be to Skraut's hammer!

Taking out the trash, nice one Chavyn.

I've thought queue times generally serve as a good proxy for current meta satisfaction.

<2 minute tank queues
<2 minute healer queues
>10 minute DPS queues

IN QUICK PLAY. Yikes.

Couple PotGs from yesterday
Tycho handling the point

And Torb

Sleeping Phara falls to death

Thanks to merphle's generosity, I am new Overwatch cannon fodder, preferring tanks and healers. I'm just going to blunder into games and discover the best champions for my playstyle, but please don't stint on the newbie advice!

Jump on in, we regularly get players most nights, more so the weekends. Be sure to hop in the discord channel.

Fresh meat for the grinder. Just hop on the discord like Wiz said and see if room is available. Play whatever and ask questions. It pretty relaxed and friendly. People usually start showing up on Discord around or after 8pm EST / 5PM PST.

Reminder: Halloween event starts tomorrow, so if you play today don't do any "arcade" mode games, since doing them later means event loot boxes.

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On a side note, I'm trying to be a bit serious about playing better and improving my comp rank, but in low ranks I'm noticing that the biggest obstacle is smurfs. It's particularly bad if you queue as DPS, since they usually do too so you see even fewer of them on your own team. But either way they mean the outcome of the match is mostly fixed, so it's that many fewer matches you have any chance of affecting.

Bleh. By typing that out I've almost talked myself out of trying to rank up.

fenomas wrote:

Reminder: Halloween event starts tomorrow, so if you play today don't do any "arcade" mode games, since doing them later means event loot boxes.

*checks timezones*

Yeah, if your location is right, that is tomorrow. Should be up sometimes today for most of us here. Looking forward to that D. Va skin (even if I never play her). Not crazy about Sigma's, but I need a few more spooky skins to complete my characters looks (since I probably won't get many more insect skins).

Ah, sorry. Tomorrow for me, anyway. Suffice to say there always tends to be a gap between when the weekly lootbox thing resets, and when events start, so mind the gap I guess.

(Yikes, just realizing that my previous post and this one were/are both typed during the same queue for a match. 25+ minutes... )

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edit: fun overwatch trivia: when your queue takes longer than 65 minutes, the timer rolls over and starts again from zero.

Well, the event has started.

Natus wrote:

Thanks to merphle's generosity, I am new Overwatch cannon fodder, preferring tanks and healers. I'm just going to blunder into games and discover the best champions for my playstyle, but please don't stint on the newbie advice!

You’re hopping in at a perfect time! The PvE events are a great way to get a general sense for how a character feels.

KarQ has some really good intro tips and tricks videos that are helpful!

staygold wrote:
Natus wrote:

Thanks to merphle's generosity, I am new Overwatch cannon fodder, preferring tanks and healers. I'm just going to blunder into games and discover the best champions for my playstyle, but please don't stint on the newbie advice!

You’re hopping in at a perfect time! The PvE events are a great way to get a general sense for how a character feels.

KarQ has some really good intro tips and tricks videos that are helpful!

Thanks for the tip!

Speaking of KarQ, this explains a lot of moments where one would think they were touching the point