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Oct 25, 2017
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Is rein in silver just a burly dps?
Once when I was dead, I was speccing a Hanzo teammate while waiting to respawn. The Hanzo was less than 5m away from a mostly stationary enemy Mcree. Hanzo pulled out Storm Arrow and missed every single shot. Mcree flashbanged to FTH my Hanzo to end their suffering.

So in summary, yes
 
Nov 22, 2017
534
Once when I was dead, I was speccing a Hanzo teammate while waiting to respawn. The Hanzo was less than 5m away from a mostly stationary enemy Mcree. Hanzo pulled out Storm Arrow and missed every single shot. Mcree flashbanged to FTH my Hanzo to end their suffering.

So in summary, yes
Ha!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I want the next patch so bad. Baptiste is great, but all the changes they made to other characters are gonna shake up the game. And offense capable Orisa, deadlier junkrat, combo ready doom fist, Armored torb, and so on
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Forgot viable symmetra

Oh yeah
I want the next patch so bad. Baptiste is great, but all the changes they made to other characters are gonna shake up the game. And offense capable Orisa, deadlier junkrat, combo ready doom fist, Armored torb, and so on
Yup. Been playing mostly PTR because of all the changes. Live game is boring to me now.

Gimme dat new Sym beam and buffer Torb pls!
 
Nov 7, 2017
11,647
I want the next patch so bad. Baptiste is great, but all the changes they made to other characters are gonna shake up the game. And offense capable Orisa, deadlier junkrat, combo ready doom fist, Armored torb, and so on
Is there a full list? I remember i saw it before but forgot
 
Nov 22, 2017
534
Not sure how orisa is buffed unless i missed something
Faster movement while shooting I believe.

Edit: This was buggin' me. Here it is: https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/overwatch/t/overwatch-ptr-patch-notes-february-26-2019/308283

The current PTR is a list of changes spread across like a half-dozen tiny PTR patches. It's kind of annoying that there's not one master "this is what's currently different on PTR compared to live" list.

Orisa
  • Fusion Driver
    • Movement speed penalty while firing reduced from 50% to 30%
Developer Comments: As a defensive tank, Orisa can have trouble pushing forward with the team. Allowing Orisa to move faster while firing should make it easier to apply pressure on the enemy team and use her barrier in proactive ways.
 
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Jun 1, 2018
345
God this game is so damned hard to enjoy some nights. I just want to fuck around in quickplay as a low diamond/high plat player. Multiple top 500s in the game and the rest are smurfs...ugh
 
Nov 22, 2017
534
God this game is so damned hard to enjoy some nights. I just want to fuck around in quickplay as a low diamond/high plat player. Multiple top 500s in the game and the rest are smurfs...ugh
Meanwhile down here in plat I'm havin' QP fun on Ana and rackin' up endorsements on Sombra. Got back up to level 4 yusss.

Also I feel ya, I got my ass beat by a masters McCree main the other day. I like challenging myself with tough opponents but... it was like being expected to win a thumb wrestling match v. Edward Scissorhands. You're gonna' lose and it's gonna' hurt.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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God this game is so damned hard to enjoy some nights. I just want to fuck around in quickplay as a low diamond/high plat player. Multiple top 500s in the game and the rest are smurfs...ugh
lmao I used to rank low Gold but then dropped to Silver and I'm at a point where I regularly play Golds so I get my ass handed to me but since we're fucking Silver, teamwork isn't good enough to let us be effective in teams, without being extremely good with our respective characters.

Or maybe I'm just shit
 
Jun 1, 2018
345
lmao I used to rank low Gold but then dropped to Silver and I'm at a point where I regularly play Golds so I get my ass handed to me but since we're fucking Silver, teamwork isn't good enough to let us be effective in teams, without being extremely good with our respective characters.

Or maybe I'm just shit
I hit master twice but only barely in like two seasons a while back and now regularly place right at diamond or right below. But I'm a flex player who plays MT and Support mainly. Just want ot mess around as dps in QP but there are way too many smurfs and gm players.
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Lost 1000 SR last night because I stuck with a team who had their heart in the right place but couldn't get their shit together. Nice bunch, though. Good times. :(

Edit: I lost over 100, not 1000, that's just silly.
 
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Nov 22, 2017
534
I hit master twice but only barely in like two seasons a while back and now regularly place right at diamond or right below. But I'm a flex player who plays MT and Support mainly. Just want ot mess around as dps in QP but there are way too many smurfs and gm players.
An important aspect of QP is being able to enjoy it
-when someone +1000 SR over you is on the enemy team
-when your team goes 6 dps
-when they have Lucio+Brig and you've got a Zen
-when they have the luxury of a tank and you don't
-when you're just practicing a new hero and really can't be expected to perform very well

All of these are probably going to result in a loss - and here's the important thing to remember: that's okay.

I've gone back and watched some of my launch year Tracer clips - stuff I was very proud of at the time - and I was horrifyingly bad. Like I was costing my team wins, period.

So to offset that moral error, I'd play support for at least 50% of my games. My Year One Mercy was a gift to my teams - each game deposited capital in a bank of ethics - which I would withdraw and spend every time I practiced Tracer

And I still felt bad about it lol
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So are you hating on the team that's actually trying to have a semi-good game or the team that's actively throwing because 'It'S jUsT qP'? Not clear from your post.
Former. Every time in QP I legit don't have fun trying out DPS because of try hards. Am I supposed to fill in every game? Lol

Why I rather play FFA than QP.
 
Nov 22, 2017
534
Former. Every time in QP I legit don't have fun trying out DPS because of try hards. Am I supposed to fill in every game? Lol

Why I rather play FFA than QP.
It's rough, but playing new heroes V tryhards is the best way to learn 'em, imo. Sombra can kill 4 200hp heroes in one clip if they're making it easy, but that's not how things actually go down in the streets!
 
Nov 22, 2017
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Going for a 2/2/2 comp in QP doesn't make you a 'tryhard'.
Well first of all MCD was explicitly complaining about tryhards in the bit I was responding to, not 2/2/2. (2/2/2 was above that.)

Second, I like to think anyone who's just earnestly trying to win the game is tryharding, regardless of their hero pick - as it should be.

And third, yeah, 2/2/2 is a fucking luxury. 2/2/2 is the towering, beautiful, perfect Big Mac in the ads - an ideal we were sold on - but when you open that box you'll almost-definitely discover a smushed, pathetic thing.

When you open the box, expect a McDouble and feel blessed if you actually got 2 pieces of beef.

To take this analogy to its natural destination - a perfect Big Mac is always the ambition, but it can't be expected or (worst case!) relied upon. So expect something a little less robust - be prepared for it - and count your lucky stars your team has enough of the Secret Sauce to make things tasty.

Oh shits. I just read a Wiki that says Lena Oxton's middle name is "Thousand Islands."

...seems a bit on the nose.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Well first of all MCD was explicitly complaining about tryhards in the bit I was responding to, not 2/2/2. (2/2/2 was above that.)

Second, I like to think anyone who's just earnestly trying to win the game is tryharding, regardless of their hero pick - as it should be.

And third, yeah, 2/2/2 is a fucking luxury. 2/2/2 is the towering, beautiful, perfect Big Mac in the ads - an ideal we were sold on - but when you open that box you'll almost-definitely discover a smushed, pathetic thing.

When you open the box, expect a McDouble and feel blessed if you actually got 2 pieces of beef.

To take this analogy to its natural destination - a perfect Big Mac is always the ambition, but it can't be expected or (worst case!) relied upon. So expect something a little less robust - be prepared for it - and count your lucky stars your team has enough of the Secret Sauce to make things tasty.

Oh shits. I just read a Wiki that says Lena Oxton's middle name is "Thousand Islands."

...seems a bit on the nose.
You ok? Weird post man.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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which is why I prefer mystery heroes over qp to have fun. no stress about heroes picks.
The problem I have with Mystery Heroes over QP is that often I get a hero I just can't play to save the life of me. I'm the absolute worst with Widow, Doomfist and Hammond, and I'm not likely going to get any better with them when the RNG keeps rolling them for me. I'd guesstimate that about 60-70% of my playtime in MH is those 3 + Hanzo lol.
 
Nov 22, 2017
534
The problem I have with Mystery Heroes over QP is that often I get a hero I just can't play to save the life of me. I'm the absolute worst with Widow, Doomfist and Hammond, and I'm not likely going to get any better with them when the RNG keeps rolling them for me. I'd guesstimate that about 60-70% of my playtime in MH is those 3 + Hanzo lol.
I'll die superquick on Doom, Hanzo and Genji still but I've definitely gotten a little better at all 3, and my Widow has graduated to "not unbelievably terrible" thanks entirely to MH.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Yeah I'm good.

I just enjoyed the big mac analogy too much.

TL DR don't expect much from qp or teammates and you can't be disappointed.
This is pretty much the perspective I go into QP games with. I just wish I wouldn't have such ridiculous losing streaks at times, and usually they're all steamrolls, too. It's very deflating. :c

I'll die superquick on Doom, Hanzo and Genji still but I've definitely gotten a little better at all 3, and my Widow has graduated to "not unbelievably terrible" thanks entirely to MH.
I mean, I'm not gonna say I only feed my HP when playing those, every couple of games I am forced to play heroes I don't know how to play, I actually make a kill that ends up winning us a fight/point, so that's pretty cool.
I just don't want to get Widow 3-5 times in the same game, y'know?
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I think one thing that would make MH a lot more fun was if the RNG was guaranteeing you at least 1 healer, regardless of what happens. I've had so many games in MH where one of the two teams gets not a single healer in the entire round, while the other team gets 2-3 healers and 2-3 tanks. Been on both ends of it, too.
It's, however, the only PVP mode in Arcade that I can tolerate that isn't CTF, so during events when I wanna get those Arcade boxes, I begrudgingly play it.