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Cappa

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Oct 25, 2017
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If I may ask, how can you turn that scenario to you and your teams favour? Just ignore that weak links and communicate with the others?
Yes, communication usually wins game. And I mean good communication because there can also be bad comms.

The calls I hate the most are "xxxx is one shot" when they're clearly not.

Good calls are ex: in big team fights calling out targets to focus on. Yelling out the heroes name helps you don't need to yell exact position unless someone's asks.

Calling flanks this goes to support players. I am a defensive dva I don't play her aggressively because I like to peel back for my support but overwatch sometime has so much visual clutter I can't see my back line so I need you to call for help. Don't get upset at your tanks never peeling back if you don't make the call, your tanks should always be trying to peel back for your back line but sometimes we can't see the back line


Anyway back to the point, yes simple and good communication can win team fights and games even if you have one weak link
 

Old Man Spike

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Oct 29, 2017
826
United States
A "bot" refers to a crude AI script that (badly) replicates human player behavior, presumably for the purposes of farming. My guess is they had trouble wrapping their heads around the idea a real live person would choose to run back and forth from Point A to Point B in the middle of a firefight, (usually) not firing his weapon and not killing anyone, just tagging the door if he reached the end of his run and going back the other way, over and over again. Not even earning XP, just running back and forth, back and forth.

You'd have to be a bot or crazy, I guess.

Didn't stop most of them from trying to get that free kill though. Especially the ones that complained loudest. Someone even typed "if you're not a bot then stop running and kill someone" after I stopped to pop an ulting Junkrat as I was running along the trellis in Widow's castle. He was right below me, I had to.

And then I threw myself over the edge into the water, to reset to 0 kills.

:)
 
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Lifendz

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Oct 27, 2017
1,210
Thinking about enacting a new personal edict going forward: if one of my supports is an ANA (on console), I will not play tank, team comp be damned. I'm sure there are some great Ana players on console, but they aren't in Gold/Plat.
 

Paltheos

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Oct 25, 2017
1,679
I've been playing Nier: Automata all week and haven't touched Overwatch since. I've gotta get in some more Briggite time this weekend before she gets Roadhog'd~
 

Chance

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Nov 22, 2017
580
Thinking about enacting a new personal edict going forward: if one of my supports is an ANA (on console), I will not play tank, team comp be damned. I'm sure there are some great Ana players on console, but they aren't in Gold/Plat.
I've met 'em, but they are indeed rare. I once played with an Ana who would heal me as I blinked out backwards, 20 ft in the air. She just nailed her shots.

It was like seeing a unicorn.
 

Legacy

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Oct 25, 2017
3,395
A "bot" refers to a crude AI script that (badly) replicates human player behavior, presumably for the purposes of farming. My guess is they had trouble wrapping their heads around the idea a real live person would choose to run back and forth from Point A to Point B in the middle of a firefight, (usually) not firing his weapon and not killing anyone, just tagging the door if he reached the end of his run and going back the other way, over and over again. Not even earning XP, just running back and forth, back and forth.

You'd have to be a bot or crazy, I guess.

Didn't stop most of them from trying to get that free kill though. Especially the ones that complained loudest. Someone even typed "if you're not a bot then stop running and kill someone" after I stopped to pop an ulting Junkrat as I was running along the trellis in Widow's castle. He was right below me, I had to.

And then I threw myself over the edge into the water, to reset to 0 kills.

:)
LOL thanks for the info.

The OW community can be so toxic sometimes
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
10,655
Alright so I'm way back into Overwatch and have been playing a ton of Hammond....

Now I need to know: what determines whether he can hookshot to something or not? For the most part it's quite intuitive, but for instance some objects inside an objective--all payloads or that nub thing in Volksaya point B--don't cling on the spots one would expect, and just fail to connect in some spots; the result is me wildly trying to get a lock as I'm being shot on all sides, and inevitably dying.

Is it like a bug or something? Because it seems like it should work much more reliably.
 

Nimby

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Oct 27, 2017
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Contenders is such a joke to spectate right now. Almost 100% pickrate for D.Va, Zarya, Brig, Zen and Lucio.

IT'S SO BORING.
 

Orochinagis

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Oct 27, 2017
3,514
Returned to play my placements on PS4, people with 5 stars with silver portaits refusing to go support and instant locking DPS and non shield tanks and I am the only support on the two rounds of the match, hilarious
 

RedMambaXIII

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Nov 2, 2017
33
I am bronze in this game, had some little cousins play and lower my SR, played drunk a lot or maybe I just suck.

Anyone trying to play(carry) with me on PC? I promise I am not that bad and to take it seriously
 

kalavaras

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Oct 28, 2017
51
Bought Overwatch on Black friday sale for Ps4 and getting into this game is pretty damn rough. People don't even try to play as a team and picking is just a mess. I'm trying to play tanks and supports but it's no good when people just solo with their dps picks. I've pretty bad aim myself so I'm not gonna even bother with dps. Pretty much the only way I can enjoy these random games is by playing Roadhog as I have good self sustain and hook combo can kill people.

I guess I'm gonna struggle to lvl25 and try ranked. If it's the same bullshit I might just drop the game and focus on some not so heavily team based game.
 

icecold1983

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Nov 3, 2017
2,343
Bought Overwatch on Black friday sale for Ps4 and getting into this game is pretty damn rough. People don't even try to play as a team and picking is just a mess. I'm trying to play tanks and supports but it's no good when people just solo with their dps picks. I've pretty bad aim myself so I'm not gonna even bother with dps. Pretty much the only way I can enjoy these random games is by playing Roadhog as I have good self sustain and hook combo can kill people.

I guess I'm gonna struggle to lvl25 and try ranked. If it's the same bullshit I might just drop the game and focus on some not so heavily team based game.
if you are good enough to get to at least masters its better. people will still yolo but at least they have some mechanical skill and game sense
 

Blues1990

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,311
N. Vancouver, BC, Canada
Alright so I'm way back into Overwatch and have been playing a ton of Hammond....

Now I need to know: what determines whether he can hookshot to something or not? For the most part it's quite intuitive, but for instance some objects inside an objective--all payloads or that nub thing in Volksaya point B--don't cling on the spots one would expect, and just fail to connect in some spots; the result is me wildly trying to get a lock as I'm being shot on all sides, and inevitably dying.

Is it like a bug or something? Because it seems like it should work much more reliably.
Hammond can only hook onto stationary objects (walls, pillars, etc.), and is incapable of hooking onto movable terrain, such as the cars on Oasis University or the Subway train on Busan.

As for the examples of cablehook inaccuracy, I would suggest it acts in a similar fashion to Widowmakers cable, where it will occasionally attach to surfaces you didn’t intend to.

I would recommend making a custom game and practice with his cable mechanics.
 

Hella

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Oct 27, 2017
10,655
Custom game was a good idea. I actually see what the issue is now--those locations I mentioned seem to be categorised as "floors" which is why Hammond's hookshot does nothing. Floors seem to be any area that Torb's turret can rest on, because it's very specific pieces of, say, the escort vehicle.
 
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Dead Prince

Dead Prince

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Oct 25, 2017
9,470
Either one of the nvidia update or the game or maybe its W10 decided to reset my settings but im getting a vertical tear right down the middle of the screen when i tab out. it disappears when i tab out and go back to the game. im going to see what settings got screwed. you can't really notice unless theres like a button (eg hero select button). i think it's screwing with my aim if i don't catch it in time.
 

Git

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Oct 26, 2017
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Hammond can only hook onto stationary objects (walls, pillars, etc.), and is incapable of hooking onto movable terrain, such as the cars on Oasis University or the Subway train on Busan.

As for the examples of cablehook inaccuracy, I would suggest it acts in a similar fashion to Widowmakers cable, where it will occasionally attach to surfaces you didn’t intend to.

I would recommend making a custom game and practice with his cable mechanics.
There are non-stationary objects you can grapple to though, e.g. the payload. I've got quite a lot of hours with him now and it still seems pretty inconsistent.
 

Nepenthe

When the music hits, you feel no pain.
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Oct 25, 2017
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As my first post in the new Era, I'm here to remind you all that Lucio-Ohs have dropped today and I will be at Walmart tonight scouting. Don't @ me for nothin'.
 

dr.rocktopus

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Oct 25, 2017
3,665
I want to get some but literally the only cereal I've eaten the past 10 or so years is All Bran. How disgusted would I be?
 

Salarians

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Oct 25, 2017
9,498
United States
I was at the store on the first and didn’t see them, next time

I did see a big “snack pack” box thing with images of Brigitte, Lucio, D.Va, Zen, and Tracer on it
none of the overwatch branded pringles though
 

Schlep

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Oct 29, 2017
1,000
Returned to play my placements on PS4, people with 5 stars with silver portaits refusing to go support and instant locking DPS and non shield tanks and I am the only support on the two rounds of the match, hilarious
Yep. Had a game tonight that was easily winnable. I BEGGED for one of the healers (Brig/Lucio) to go main healer to keep the tanks up. Nope, we want that L!

Oh and then Lucio argues with me to get better with Rein because he has gold healing. Can't make this stuff up.
 

Incite

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Oct 25, 2017
811
Contenders is such a joke to spectate right now. Almost 100% pickrate for D.Va, Zarya, Brig, Zen and Lucio.

IT'S SO BORING.
I haven't watched any competitive Overwatch since earlier this Summer..... Just turned on the Contenders stuff and each team comp is exactly the same 🙁 that does suck
 

Hey

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Feb 19, 2018
1,874
Overwatch honestly one of the greatest hero shooter team based game and its really fun ,but unfortunately the main rank needs a reboot.

The game counts so much on team work to the point if you get 5 people in your team without mic its almost 90% a lose you cant carry people you can't communicate with.

The game needs HUGE reboot and make it just a little best less team work required ,or even maybe make it 5v5 for easier carrying.

Its so nerve racking getting always dumb people in my team that wont even communicate or choose main tanks/healers. I deleted the game a month ago and never looked back.
 

icecold1983

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Nov 3, 2017
2,343
Overwatch honestly one of the greatest hero shooter team based game and its really fun ,but unfortunately the main rank needs a reboot.

The game counts so much on team work to the point if you get 5 people in your team without mic its almost 90% a lose you cant carry people you can't communicate with.

The game needs HUGE reboot and make it just a little best less team work required ,or even maybe make it 5v5 for easier carrying.

Its so nerve racking getting always dumb people in my team that wont even communicate or choose main tanks/healers. I deleted the game a month ago and never looked back.
communication is actually the most over rated and least important aspect when it comes to climbing in solo queue
 

Alucrid

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Oct 25, 2017
4,382
my new favorite thing is going into deathmatch with ashe and getting really shitty potgs because it's bugged
 

Blues1990

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
2,311
N. Vancouver, BC, Canada
With the 2018 Winter Wonderland event (supposedly) launching next Tuesday, it’s likely that we’re going to get teasers for the events cosmetics throughout the week.

We already know one of the skins is a Legendary called figure skater, so I wonder if there’s going to be a specific theme for these cosmetics.
 

Mariip

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Oct 26, 2017
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With the 2018 Winter Wonderland event (supposedly) launching next Tuesday, it’s likely that we’re going to get teasers for the events cosmetics throughout the week.

We already know one of the skins is a Legendary called figure skater, so I wonder if there’s going to be a specific theme for these cosmetics.
A king rat skin got leaked so im betting it’ll be the nutcracker?
 
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Dead Prince

Dead Prince

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Oct 25, 2017
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With the 2018 Winter Wonderland event (supposedly) launching next Tuesday, it’s likely that we’re going to get teasers for the events cosmetics throughout the week.

We already know one of the skins is a Legendary called figure skater, so I wonder if there’s going to be a specific theme for these cosmetics.
if hammond isn't a snow globe we riot