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Oct 25, 2017
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I play comp most of the time so QP is the relaxing mode for me. If I have 5 DPS I don't really care cause I can still practice mechanics. Play an off tank and stay stapled to the actual carry DPS on the team to practice target focus when there are no comms, focus around playing with healers as main tank, etc.
 
Nov 22, 2017
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Imo part of the thrill of MH is figuring out a way to overcome like a Bastion/Orisa/2 Mercy comp with nothing more than the items you see before you and MacGuyvering together a solution - and having it work. Going up against the ridiculous (or enjoying being part of something ridiculous) is part of the pleasure of the mode.

All I'd want changed is ult charge. Let me get my ult on Tracer, die, and then come back with Grav on Zarya. It'd help the steamrolls the games can become now when one team gets their ults quick.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Imo part of the thrill of MH is figuring out a way to overcome like a Bastion/Orisa/2 Mercy comp with nothing more than the items you see before you and MacGuyvering together a solution - and having it work. Going up against the ridiculous (or enjoying being part of something ridiculous) is part of the pleasure of the mode.

All I'd want changed is ult charge. Let me get my ult on Tracer, die, and then come back with Grav on Zarya. It'd help the steamrolls the games can become now when one team gets their ults quick.
I mean, it was quite funny when I had a team of 5 Hanzos and an Ana once, but it didn't work out very well. :P
 
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.
at that time i woulda try my best to gitgud by stay alive as long as i can and get ult, otherwise blame rng and shrug it off. no need to stress :p
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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also we're down 600sr.. just going to keep going down until i eventually hit bronze so i can farm for another gold weapon. i already have like 5400 so far. thats enough for bap and idk what else to get. just gonna go get a widow gold gun even though i don't play her. lol
 
Nov 22, 2017
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Dumb question...what's your gameplan as Reindhart? Like put up Shield, pray for healer, die, repeat?
Thump forward taking light damage so the healers can begin building ult, use shield to create safe space for healers and DPS to operate in, swing the hammer at anyone who comes in range to communicate my desire for them to fuck right off, never charge as a response to the shield getting low or breaking, always have cover nearby to slip behind when it happens.

Switch to Mei or D.Va or Hog when the heals aren't comin' my way.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Also, don't obviously and awkwardly stumble toward the enemy front line when your shield's low and you have ult, unless your plan is to force them back and take a defensive posture because you're trying to make them think you have or will shatter (and 'unless' to that they're dumb and you can get away with that).
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Dumb question...what's your gameplan as Reindhart? Like put up Shield, pray for healer, die, repeat?
W+M1 is a meme but honestly a big part, at least from my relatively low exposure to Rein (only 1ish season really making an effort to play him and I'm bronze/silver xD).

The idea is to lead the engagement, whether this be punishing an out of position enemy, moving while shielding to encourage your team to move from cover to cover, shielding to protect your team if need be, or literally swinging into the enemy. Rein has the tools to cause huge disruption, it's surprising how much a single character can do to disrupt an enemy setup if he is properly supported. Taking space can be as simple as moving from worse cover to better cover to setup for the next movement, or as aggressive as swinging into the enemy and forcing them to move from where they are.

A lot of learning Rein for me so far has been learning how to communicate, learning how to work with your team, and learning how to control the agression. You'll know when you're too agressive: you'll die a lot, you'll miss enemies flanking you, you'll break your shield over meaningless damage. You'll know when you're too passive, because you won't be doing much aside from being a temporary wall all the time and waiting on your team to get picks. You can be that wall sometimes, but that's not your only purpose.

Easy low level tips:
  • Firestrike. It cleaves through shield and enemies and does 100 damage to each if you get a nice group. If you Firestrike out of shield enemies might commit to you a bit and try to punish, but you can punish back if they get greedy. Worst case, your healers top you up and they get ult charge.
  • Shattering even a few enemies helps. It doesn't have to be a fat team shatter. Shatter can also help in counter situations; I've shattered enemies who graved my team because all they went red in the eyes and dropped shield.
  • Don't charge long distance to kill. It leaves you way too open, is easy to punish and avoid. Very, very rarely does it go unpunished, even in bronze.
  • If you want a better kill/damage option, swing the hammer once, then Firestrike. It cancels the animation, so you do 175 burst damage.
  • Pressing shield+hammer swing allows you to spin the camera around Rein, handy for checking around corners and if your team is even with you.
  • Try not to let your shield break, it takes longer to recharge. This is why setting up near cover is handy, you just duck behind to recharge.
Playing Reinhardt is like playing a fighting game, except as a character you need to rely on your team in order to play to your full potential.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think I'm stuck in Gold this season.

Every time I get a few wins, I get a few shitlords and leavers to undo it all. If it was fair losses fine, but losing cos some abusive stain threw his toys out the pram and left game is just bullshit. It's those players alone that stop me climbing.

Wondering if I should just throw and sink down to some tier where I can farm trophies easy for entertainment.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Reinstalled after a break.

3 Volskaya, 2 Horizon, 2 Blizzard World in 2 hours. Only assault map was Busan.

Finally got Ilios and our Ashe figured out the best way to not get Bob thrown in the well by Hog or Orisa was to just throw him directly in the hole herself.
 
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Feb 7, 2018
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I got 1GB background patch today. I guess it's Baptiste update. I am not really hyped about him that much but i am just excited that this game is finally getting new content. Hopefully they will start teasing Archives shorty after Baptiste is released.
 
What is up with this current competitive season? It feels like all the decent players quit and all the assholes and one-trick off-meta players are all that's left, win or lose. I've hovered over that uninstall a few times this week.

It's not just the losses either, even the wins don't feel earned because the other team is having the same issues, sometimes players in both teams are trying their hardest to throw the match. I've played maybe about 30-40 matches this season and 75% have been losses due to trolls. I used to be 3300 SR now I'm down to 2450.

Is the current meta killing the game?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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What is up with this current competitive season? It feels like all the decent players quit and all the assholes and one-trick off-meta players are all that's left, win or lose. I've hovered over that uninstall a few times this week.

It's not just the losses either, even the wins don't feel earned because the other team is having the same issues, sometimes players in both teams are trying their hardest to throw the match. I've played maybe about 30-40 matches this season and 75% have been losses due to trolls. I used to be 3300 SR now I'm down to 2450.

Is the current meta killing the game?
Think most people are taking a break till the new patch on Tuesday.