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Oct 25, 2017
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Every single patch is a direct or indirect nerf to brigette. I wonder at what point are they gonna realize they just need to rework the character. Because it's so SO obvious they need to.

Anyway, I just got home from work and this is the first time since OW came out that I was caught unaware by a major release. So this was a nice surprise.

Paris looks beautiful. It looks like something out of a disney movie and/or bioshock infinite.

That said, it's so damn huge. Like, so ridiculously goddamn huge. There's no way it's not an archives map. And I think they're trying to address some of the problems of 2 cp by making it this fucking huge and allowing more approaches to the point. We'll see how that works out, but right now it's kind of a chore to get to the points.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I haven't seen it for myself yet, but as someone deep into the Hammond life, big maps are OK by me.

Though I guess if the areas are wide open that just means I'm gonna get sniped more... hrm.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Went to Twitch an hour ago, no one was streaming. Had to go to YouTube to see it. Seems kinda small? Was just one viewing of a quick match, though.

I dig the criminal Omnic posters. Hope we get an Omnic baddie one day.

I kinda think someone who sprays stuff on the ground that slows you would be a good Bridget/Lucio counter. I'm a weirdo Torb main so his new Ult is kinda there but as an ability on someone could maybe change the meta.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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The scenery in Paris is beautiful, and it makes sense that Widow's domain would be filled with long-ass sight lines because good lord can she control a bunch of space near point A.

Also, why is the restaurant named Les Deux Escargots? Lol, Blizzard didn't have to do France like that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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While I haven't played on the new map yet, it looks pretty good. Even though I don't hate 2CP as much as other people, I do have a dislike for Horizon and kinda dislike Hanamura. Its good to have more variety.
 
Feb 7, 2018
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Can someone please explain what heroes will be affected the most by this PTR change? Brigitte (again)?, Zen, Symmetra?

Also kinda weird that they released new map during the event. Now i wonder where will new Archives mission be? Probably on existing map. That's if we get new mode at all during the Archives event...
 
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Oct 26, 2017
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Can someone please explain what heroes will be affected the most by this PTR change? Brigitte (again)?, Zen, Symmetra?

Also kinda weird that they released new map during the event. Now i wonder where will new Archives mission be? Probably on existing map. That's if we get new mode at all during the Archives event...
Well, all heroes with shields when in rally, basically, as shield gen is gone and armor packs aren’t a thing, the only thing you change is that when people are in rally the armor will be depleted before the shields, unlike before

So zenyatta, zarya, symmetra and... oh damn i forgot all heroes with shield hp ;-;
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Zarya was a beast with rally because the armour would stack under the shields meaning you could regain the shields before ever touching the armour.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Well, all heroes with shields when in rally, basically, as shield gen is gone and armor packs aren’t a thing, the only thing you change is that when people are in rally the armor will be depleted before the shields, unlike before

So zenyatta, zarya, symmetra and... oh damn i forgot all heroes with shield hp ;-;
Doomfist and Hammond when they use abilities and Lucio ult lul.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Got to 3000 coins last night, now I just wait to see if I get the Zen skin out of a box.

I'm in Platinum for the first time this season, and it's interesting to me how little difference there seems to be between this and Gold (caveats: I'm on Ps4 and around 2600). Mostly the only difference is that there are a lot more people with gold weapons, but that might just be because I took a couple seasons off.

Also, occasionally, and I mean very occasionally, two people will lock support before I do, which I think happened once in gold in like 400 games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Can someone Explain Like I'm 5 how the shield and armor changes affect heroes like Zarya and Zenyatta? I've read the patch notes and I'm still not getting it fully.
So say Zen has a stack of Brig armor, so that means he has armor, shield and regular health.

Currently damage would be done first to shield, then armor then health.

PTR Changes make it so that the Armor is first, shield second then regular health.

This was a bigger thing when Brig armor didn't decay since if his shield was depleted and no damage was made to his armor he can recover his shield over time and still have armor. With the change the armor will be depleted first and will no longer have that advantage..
 
Nov 3, 2017
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So say Zen has a stack of Brig armor, so that means he has armor, shield and regular health.

Currently damage would be done first to shield, then armor then health.

PTR Changes make it so that the Armor is first, shield second then regular health.

This was a bigger thing when Brig armor didn't decay since if his shield was depleted and no damage was made to his armor he can recover his shield over time and still have armor. With the change the armor will be depleted first and will no longer have that advantage..
I understand. Thank you.
 
May 25, 2018
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Finished my first ever placement matches. Only won 3 of them and ended up with 1869sr as Lucio/ana/pharah. Is that as bad as I think it is lol. Well I'm enjoying it way more than quickplay anyway.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Finished my first ever placement matches. Only won 3 of them and ended up with 1869sr as Lucio/ana/pharah. Is that as bad as I think it is lol. Well I'm enjoying it way more than quickplay anyway.
Fairly standard for first placements. The majority of players are in the silver - plat range.

Also, you're going to lose or gain a lot of SR for the couple games after placements, so if you lose those you could plummet down like what happened to me.
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Just ran DOATS, which either stands for DPS GOATS or dumbest of all time, depending on the results. Considering the other team for some reason wasn't smart enough to go dive, it was the former. Very fun game.

 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Will this be the map that makes 2CP good? Somehow I doubt it. 2CP has always been total butters.
Doubtful. The balance Blizzard tries to strike is making the 2nd point that much harder for the attacking team to capture so that competitive matches aren't drawn out multi-round affairs every time. The maps are designed to do what they do.

That just happens to be much less interesting than Escort, where the objective effectively changes each time depending on the distance you've traveled thus far. It adds allot of life to the maps and also feels more satisfying than a strong 2CP push that ends with your team making no progress even though you won the fight. Not that the same doesn't happen on some escort missions ('3CP LUL'), but those games don't always come to that. During escort, the defenders need to weigh stalling the point versus falling back. How much distance should yield before the next hold? Is the stall worth it? Do they have a chance of winning? There are so many more variables. 2CP is just a repetitive slog.

I really, really want a map ignore feature so that I can just turn off every 2CP map. I don't like a single one of them.