Overwatch |OT2-2-2| Role With It

Nocturnowl

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Oct 25, 2017
11,298
Shouldn't we have Halloween teases by now? Or am I thinking a week ahead of schedule.

Give me a good Brig alt!
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
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Lvl 18 currently on PC.

I don't know what to feel. Never in my life have I felt this frustrated. I failed in many exams and done stupid shit in my life but playing on PC after years of Console only makes me want to stop this madness.

The reason is that I know what to do. I can tell what's going to happen even before it does but my brain farts. My muscle memory fucks me up. Even simple heroes like Moira became much harder due to new button layout mostly.

On the bright side though, I got much better at controlling my hero with a mouse since I started although I gave up on using the Keyboard and instead use an Xbox One controller in my left hand as I planned to do from the start.

My problem currently are two things:

1- Aiming in general. I am missing lots of shots and I hate it. I need to get better and the only way to do that is, well, more practice. I struggle so much against Pharah (anything up/down fucks my brain).

2- Again, sometimes I struggle with the mouse when I need to adjust my movement up/down. I just find it very hard in tight situations and find myself suddenly breathing hard. Feelsoldman.

Both of these can be remedied by playing constantly till I get better but sometimes I feel like there is no point since I'm all alone on PC and don't have fun at all. :(

I guess we will see.

P.S. I can't believe PTR patch isn't live yet. Role Queue + Double Shields drove many people away and Blizzard stance on no cross play yet (between consoles at least) is stupid.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
4,606
Both of these can be remedied by playing constantly till I get better but sometimes I feel like there is no point since I'm all alone on PC and don't have fun at all. :(
It takes time, but once you get used to it, it's SUPER hard to go back to console OW. In fact, console OW specifically, since other FPS games seem to have better implementation of their aiming mechanics. Something's just off about how OW does it.


P.S. I can't believe PTR patch isn't live yet. Role Queue + Double Shields drove many people away and Blizzard stance on no cross play yet (between consoles at least) is stupid.
It's coming this tuesday, at the Halloween event drop, I'm 95% sure.
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
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It takes time, but once you get used to it, it's SUPER hard to go back to console OW. In fact, console OW specifically, since other FPS games seem to have better implementation of their aiming mechanics. Something's just off about how OW does it.



It's coming this tuesday, at the Halloween event drop, I'm 95% sure.
I still have my Xbox hooked to the monitor because all my friends are still there. Playing alone is really unfun for me especially with how quick OW community get toxic.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
4,606
I still have my Xbox hooked to the monitor because all my friends are still there. Playing alone is really unfun for me especially with how quick OW community get toxic.
I also feel that the PC community is more toxic than the console one was. But if your on PC now, feel free to add me. Veelk#11623
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
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I also feel that the PC community is more toxic than the console one was. But if your on PC now, feel free to add me. Veelk#11623
Lemme get home and see my full name. Still using Ghostpants (default) lol.

EU I take it? As I can't play in NA servers (middle east to NA is like 200+ ping).
 

Nikus

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
3,922
France
Shouldn't we have Halloween teases by now? Or am I thinking a week ahead of schedule.

Give me a good Brig alt!
Event will 99% start on 15th. That's Switch release date.
Hm yeah, maybe the 15: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1187617/Overwatch-Halloween-event-2019-Release-date-October-surprise

"Fans have been discussing the changes online, “I wouldn’t be surprised if it came out on the 15th to Aline with the switch release. After all, they did say they had stuff planned for that day besides the release,” one Overwatch fan shared.

Another adds: “There’s a Eurogamer interview with two of the game’s producers that heavily implies the Halloween event will start on the 15th - the same day the Switch port launches.”

Other fans have also pointed out that Blizzard would need to extend the event by a few days for it to be active on October 31.

So there’s plenty of speculation to suggest that Blizzard is doing things differently for the Halloween event this year."
But that would suck imo. Only two weeks before Halloween, meh...
Dates from the previous years:
  • 2016 - October 11
  • 2017 - October 10
  • 2018 - October 9
 

Chessguy1

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Oct 25, 2017
2,129
got a nice mouse after using a generic logitech for like 6 years. it's a fancy gaming one with holes in it and shit, it's called the g-wolves skoll.

even though i'm using the same exact dpi/settings, it's like half the weight so it feels completely off. other things like the scroll wheel is slightly higher so have to get used to that too.

the lightweight of it is feeling pretty good i suppose. didn't realize a new mouse would be this much work heh. i play at 3200 dpi x 2 in game. been playing around 3 hours with it so far, mainly casual modes while i'm figuring it out.

hope it's worth it!
 
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The_Strokes

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Oct 25, 2017
9,698
México
Decided to do my DPS placements.

20+ minute total queue times to find two matches. First we roll Havana and the team leaves, don't even have to defend, barely 3-4 minutes of gameplay.

Second game, we cap A on Volskaya first try, someone leaves, games cancelled.

Fun times.

Edit: Another 10 minute queue time, aaand someone quits on Gibraltar.
 
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Incite

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Oct 25, 2017
979
Decided to do my DPS placements.

20+ minute total queue times to find two matches. First we roll Havana and the team leaves, don't even have to defend, barely 3-4 minutes of gameplay.

Second game, we cap A on Volskaya first try, someone leaves, games cancelled.

Fun times.

Edit: Another 10 minute queue time, aaand someone quits on Gibraltar.
Competitive has felt like gambling to me for a while now.... It's about praying the other team has more clueless kids tossed in than your own. Every game I wonder why these people chose the competitive mode over any other mode.

Overwatch really needs an in game tutorial that is relevant to how actual matches play out and explains base ideas for each role.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
4,606
really? so i shouldn't do my arcades yet? bleh
I'm still sure it's coming this week, because it's always started at the second second Tuesday of October. Blizzard did say that they might change up the times, but if they have, then this is a wierd shift, especially since they'll be pushing Halloween into November, so....idk, they might, but I doubt it.
 

NeoRaider

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Feb 7, 2018
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Like i said, it won't start before 15th because of the Switch release. They probably want parity for the event on all consoles and PC.
 

jviggy43

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Oct 28, 2017
14,580
That would be incredibly silly since there already isn't parity between consoles (PC gets all tons of stuff that isnt on console).
 

dr.rocktopus

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
4,077
Yeesh playing during the day is rough. I feel like I'm doing a decent enough job in terms of average healing, elims, number of ults etc closer to what I was when I was near silver but I'm at an embarrassingly low level of bronze. Maybe I need to start reviewing my gameplay in earnest. I feel OK in the moment, but obviously I am dropping lol.
 

Firima

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Oct 27, 2017
1,602
I wish people on Reddit would stop telling people to leave voice and text chat and "focus on your gameplay."

There's a pretty solid correlation in my experience between not being in chat and being patently awful for your current rank, possibly due to people who want to screw around not joining chat to begin with. I can honestly only think of a single player in recent history who the team couldn't communicate with who was good, and it was a smurf widow who destroyed a double shield team.

Be a good teammate; get in chat. Mute people if need be, but you're not doing your team any favors by being a fully functioning body part cut off from the rest of the nervous system.
 

Shadowcatz

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Aug 21, 2019
328
I wish people on Reddit would stop telling people to leave voice and text chat and "focus on your gameplay."

There's a pretty solid correlation in my experience between not being in chat and being patently awful for your current rank, possibly due to people who want to screw around not joining chat to begin with. I can honestly only think of a single player in recent history who the team couldn't communicate with who was good, and it was a smurf widow who destroyed a double shield team.

Be a good teammate; get in chat. Mute people if need be, but you're not doing your team any favors by being a fully functioning body part cut off from the rest of the nervous system.
Reddit was the mistake.
 

LAM09

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Oct 25, 2017
2,813
I wish people on Reddit would stop telling people to leave voice and text chat and "focus on your gameplay."

There's a pretty solid correlation in my experience between not being in chat and being patently awful for your current rank, possibly due to people who want to screw around not joining chat to begin with. I can honestly only think of a single player in recent history who the team couldn't communicate with who was good, and it was a smurf widow who destroyed a double shield team.

Be a good teammate; get in chat. Mute people if need be, but you're not doing your team any favors by being a fully functioning body part cut off from the rest of the nervous system.
Most people don't even give team chat a chance and write it off before the game has even started.
 

raketenrolf

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,435
Germany
Voice Chat isn't even working for me anymore. I can join but don't hear anyone talking. It worked before but doesn't anymore. I tried everything to fix it. Nothing helped. Reinstalling Windows would probably fix it but I am not doing that because of one game.
 

The_Strokes

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,698
México

This is worse than I even thought it was.
Last night, (Monday after 11 PM EST) I played 4 total matches in competitive solo queuing as DPS. The wait times for each game were as follows:

  1. 7 minutes
  2. 10 minutes
  3. 9 minutes
  4. 12 minutes

And those are on the lower end of queue times in my experience. DPS queue is such bullshit, absolute waste of time and then you're forced to play boring ass heroes because the meta is dogshit on ladder.

Edit: Also, FUCK voice chat, after dipping my toes back in on actual fun, non toxic communities like Destiny 2 I'm not bothering joining voice on this game at all.
 
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jviggy43

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Oct 28, 2017
14,580

And those are on the lower end of queue times in my experience. DPS queue is such bullshit, absolute waste of time and then you're forced to play boring ass heroes because the meta is dogshit on ladder.
And thats not even considering if someone leaves a game early and then you have to queue back up for another 10 minutes.
 

Xeno

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Oct 25, 2017
788
Dunno. Maybe it's an issue on console. He swings around an objective and no one can kill him, and so I have to do it, but I'm either a tank or healer so it takes 8 years and then he just leaves. There's no other character that gets to be that disruptive and has that much survivability basically for free.
 

The_Strokes

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Oct 25, 2017
9,698
México
And thats not even considering if someone leaves a game early and then you have to queue back up for another 10 minutes.
Yeah, I'm done, just did my placements, 3050, but didn't have fun, even playing my main role (tank), I'm just either bored or mad all the time.

I tried to give it another shot but I uninstalled it for now, I'm too over it to keep grinding this. Game is barely an FPS now which is why I used to love playing it. I even tried PUGs and joining a high diamond-low masters team on Jaynes discord, it's a fun experience, but fuuuck this meta.

Oh well, back to Destiny 2. I'll be back when Winston is playable again.
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
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Dunno. Maybe it's an issue on console. He swings around an objective and no one can kill him, and so I have to do it, but I'm either a tank or healer so it takes 8 years and then he just leaves. There's no other character that gets to be that disruptive and has that much survivability basically for free.
He can only really run amok if there isn't a Sombra or Mei running around. Either of them basically negate him from the game, since without his mobility he is nothing. Edit: Oh and of course Doomfist, who counters everyone.

I mainly play Hammond and those two three are the only ones that force me to switch out.

It's really an issue of DPS I think. A good tank or healer can only do so much vs. an enemy's runaway tank.
 

BriareosGAF

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Oct 28, 2017
986
Voice Chat isn't even working for me anymore. I can join but don't hear anyone talking. It worked before but doesn't anymore. I tried everything to fix it. Nothing helped. Reinstalling Windows would probably fix it but I am not doing that because of one game.
Did you happen to muck with child accounts or anything recently? When I added my kids as children accounts it turned on a variety of features like disabling voice chat, but also did it on my parent account and it was very hard to figure out what went wrong. BNet support should be helpful or you in looking into anything like this.
 

raketenrolf

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Oct 28, 2017
1,435
Germany
Did you happen to muck with child accounts or anything recently? When I added my kids as children accounts it turned on a variety of features like disabling voice chat, but also did it on my parent account and it was very hard to figure out what went wrong. BNet support should be helpful or you in looking into anything like this.
No I didn't. I had a problem with this already way, way back in the past when I was still playing WoW. It prevented me from doing something, don't remember what. However, I changed it back then and never had problems with it since then. But I will check again once I am home just to make sure. Thanks.
 

Dispatch

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Oct 25, 2017
172
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.
 
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Dead Prince

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Oct 25, 2017
10,296
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.
I might switch over to playing xiv I’ve subbed for it for awhile.
 

hom3land

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Oct 27, 2017
749
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.

Yea I'm right there with you.. OW has been really the only game I've played for years. This is a good time to uninstall and move into something else
 

data west

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Oct 25, 2017
5,177
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.
Uninstalled everything last night. I've been drastically disappointed in Blizzard's inability to balance anything, their constant hyperactive focused wild swing changes in all their games, but they're probably the company I have the most built up love for their worlds. Hundreds of hours of Starcraft 1 & Diablo & HOTS, Thousands in Warcraft. Think this was just the last nail that was holding on what I'm willing to put up with.

Just reminds me that I'm really bummed Gigantic is gone.
 

dr.rocktopus

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Oct 25, 2017
4,077
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.
In the same boat. Terrible show of support for a corrupt regime.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
4,606
I'll be sticking with OW (because I feel this is from the higher ups, not the OW team), but I don't blame you guys for leaving. And what a time for this to hit too. Right before the new patch, Halloween, and Blizzcon.
 

Worldshaker

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Oct 28, 2017
923
Michigan
So, after the horrible decision Blizzard made banning blitzchung, I can't justify playing any of their games (or Activision's, for that matter).
It's a shame. I thought 2-2-2 was a big step in the right direction, and I was looking forward to the Halloween event, but...I'm done.
Yeah I've been on break from Overwatch, and was going to return with the holiday event.... But I ended up uninstalling the game when this happened.

I'll play MH: Iceborne for a long while, and then work on my backlog before returning to Blizzard games. I thought OW was getting better with 2/2/2 as well, so it's a shame that they're pulling this crap. Hopefully others follow suit and stand up for what they believe in.