Blizzard's Overwatch Catch-All

You forgot to spray and/or emote, so I give it 6/10...

bhchrist wrote:

Rise, thread of the dead. I may not be Microsoft, but I still did a dream thing.

That was awesome. (I know I'm late to the party). Also, that's a great video title.

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Hey guys, how is the game these days?
I used to play with some friends regularly but didn't touch the game in about a year. I heard that Jeff Kaplan quit? Been really out of the scene

sonny615 wrote:

Hey guys, how is the game these days?
I used to play with some friends regularly but didn't touch the game in about a year. I heard that Jeff Kaplan quit? Been really out of the scene :)

Depends what you’re looking for from the game. If you haven’t played in a year, then not much has changed, which is kind of the problem. The matchmaking feels dramatically worse and bad then it did a couple years ago. Whether that’s due to the system they use being stale or just a significantly smaller player base making fair matchmaking harder is up for debate. When the game clicks and you have a great synergistic team where everyone is playing their roles and working towards winning, it’s still probably the peak multiplayer experience out there. I just find those moments so much farther and infrequent than they used to be. If you’re just looking for a casual shooter that doesn’t require great or even good aim and want to just mess around and not really have to think too hard, there’s some fun to be found.

I miss playing with you guys, but between the Internet in my new place being iffy and being iffy in general about how much I want to be supporting Blizzard products right now, my interest level in the game itself has been pretty low.

I mean you bought the game... you've already supported them. Not playing doesn't change that part of it.

ranalin wrote:

I mean you bought the game... you've already supported them. Not playing doesn't change that part of it.

Eh, arguably by continuing to play you encourage others to play which could lead to them making more money.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
ranalin wrote:

I mean you bought the game... you've already supported them. Not playing doesn't change that part of it.

Eh, arguably by continuing to play you encourage others to play which could lead to them making more money.

I mean to each their own, but within our group here that plays we know that's not happening and faulty logic.

It's not rational, it's just a matter of association.

lunchbox12682 wrote:
ranalin wrote:

I mean you bought the game... you've already supported them. Not playing doesn't change that part of it.

Eh, arguably by continuing to play you encourage others to play which could lead to them making more money.

There is definitely reason to say playing OW makes someone a bad person

hbi2k wrote:

It's not rational, it's just a matter of association.

Thanks for the video, Axel. I still play Overwatch some. I think all the stuff mentioned is valid. I think a large part of the issue, though, is trying to make this a competitive and a casual game. We have competitive mode because of OWL and a lot of the issues, especially toxicity, stem for competitive mode and Blizzard's desire to make Overwatch a game for eSports. None of those issues came up when we'd get enough players for a custom two team game. It was just fun.

I still don't understand who showed whom a video frantically switching between twelve different first-person perspectives of rapid-fire rainbow particle barf and said, "oh yeah, this is going to be a viewing experience that people line up around the block for."

All that visual clutter is confusing enough when you are playing the game let alone watching someone else playing it.
I never got into watching OWL. It just never appealed to me. Of course I'm much older than the target demographic for OWL.

The chaos and clutter is one of the reasons the FPS community generally considers OW players to be unskillful or cowards compared to successful games like Valorant or CS:GO which relies far heavily on gunplay and punishes mistakes much more severely compared to OW

Axel wrote:

The chaos and clutter is one of the reasons the FPS community generally considers OW players to be unskillful or cowards compared to successful games like Valorant or CS:GO which relies far heavily on gunplay and punishes mistakes much more severely compared to OW

Yeah, if the FPS community in general has no trouble using those labels for players, that's not a community I want to be a part of. Using coward as a way to describe a style of play gives me the same vibes as the "git gud" community.

Axel wrote:

The chaos and clutter is one of the reasons the FPS community generally considers OW players to be unskillful or cowards compared to successful games like Valorant or CS:GO which relies far heavily on gunplay and punishes mistakes much more severely compared to OW

You are just trolling and rage baiting at this point Axel. Not a great look.

Axel wrote:

The chaos and clutter is one of the reasons the FPS community

What, are they all in one big chat room somewhere, drinking Red Bull?

Natus wrote:
Axel wrote:

The chaos and clutter is one of the reasons the FPS community

What, are they all in one big chat room somewhere, drinking Red Bull?

Um, GWJ Discord? But replace the Red Bull with equal parts alcohol and shared angst.