Overwatch |OT2| Live Long and Alla Till Mig!

BDS

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Oct 25, 2017
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Overwatch 2 patch notes:

1. There is now a story mode
2. 2-2-2 role queue is now forced in all standard modes
3. Pharah and Brigitte are now dating
 

CM_Ace

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Oct 25, 2017
2,849
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Would prefer an expansion over a sequel.

  • Role queue
  • 2-2-2 (or at least 1 of each role minimum required)
  • Co-op story content
  • 3-5 new heroes
  • 2-3 new maps
  • New game mode
  • Everyone who spams voice lines instantly dies
Would make the game feel fresh again.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
4,139
I feel that OW needs a shipping update in general. Soldier-Mercy has effectively been put to bed due to his orientation and Mercy having clear hints about being with Genji and Ana marrying someone that isn't Reinhardt but on top of that we have a slew of new characters. At the very least, Ashe clearly is an old flame of McCree's (I don't care what Chu says, there's no way they haven't fucked in the past).
 

BDS

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pharah/Brig is cute because they both had Overwatch parents and probably grew up and played together. Then they drifted apart and have now reconnected as adults. It's cuuuute.

I feel that OW needs a shipping update in general. Soldier-Mercy has effectively been put to bed due to his orientation and Mercy having clear hints about being with Genji and Ana marrying someone that isn't Reinhardt but on top of that we have a slew of new characters. At the very least, Ashe clearly is an old flame of McCree's (I don't care what Chu says, there's no way they haven't fucked in the past).
Technically Chu said they never dated, he never said they didn't bump it before.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
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Pharah/Brig is cute because they both had Overwatch parents and probably grew up and played together. Then they drifted apart and have now reconnected as adults. It's cuuuute.
You could make a commentary on their contrasting fighting styles. Brigette obviously based her fighting style on her two paternal figures, Reinhard (shield, mace, armor) and Torb (armor pack). Meanwhile, Pharah plays absolutely nothing like Ana. Like, at all. Her only ode to her mother is her eye tattoo.

Brig wants to be the second generation of her forefathers, Pharah want to be her own kind of hero.
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
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Chu x not doing his fucking job
He just told us that Bob enjoys checkers last week, how much more lore do you want?

No, he didn't actually say that. I don't even remember the last time he said anything, but I think it was around the time when Gwishin bastion was revealed and he clarified that D.Va only hates Gwishin, not omnics in general, and that's relevant information because ?????
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
1,605
Got queued up with GM Pharmercy yesterday when i'm at 34xx. I shit you not, Xbox EU is dead. I can post the picture to prove it as well.

Of course we won because...Pharmercy and the duo are in the top 10 consistently on the leaderboard.

Honest question: on PC is Pharmercy a thing? Or is it just a console thing where you find yourself that nice Mercy girlfriend and duo stack to GM?
 

Mariip

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Oct 26, 2017
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He just told us that Bob enjoys checkers last week, how much more lore do you want?

No, he didn't actually say that. I don't even remember the last time he said anything, but I think it was around the time when Gwishin bastion was revealed and he clarified that D.Va only hates Gwishin, not omnics in general, and that's relevant information because ?????
I actually thought that was canon smh
 

Veelk

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Oct 25, 2017
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I actually thought that was canon smh
I actually went and checked to see what he's recently written. On the blizzard forums, he has his profile set to private, so I can't actually see his posts, wonder why that is. On his twitter, he hasn't posted any other story bits recently.

Like I said, I don't consider the types of tidbits of character trivia that he drops to be meaningful storybuilding in any way, so if we assume that he is responsible for every story that happened in OW since release (which isn't true, as we know blizzard hired a few writers), I feel like he's written a grand total of less than 10,000 words over the course of 3 years. I mean, it's not like the stories in the events and comics have been complex or deep or anything.

I have to wonder what his actual daily activities at blizzard are. Like, what does he actually do during his work hours.
 

Firebrand

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oh double XP, now I can get twice as many dupes. I've been grinding out boxes this entire event to get the two items I actually want, hamsterdance and bubbletea Mei, aaand nothing.

This token stuff is a bit confusing. Can you get tokens from watching the immediate rebroadcast if you already saw it live? I've kept it running in the background since it first started. Cba to actually watch though, these mirror / goats matches are so insanely dull.
 

Terraj_RSL

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Feb 8, 2018
492
Oh double XP, now I can get twice as many dupes. I've been grinding out boxes this entire event to get the two items I actually want, hamsterdance and bubbletea Mei, aaand nothing.

This token stuff is a bit confusing. Can you get tokens from watching the immediate rebroadcast if you already saw it live? I've kept it running in the background since it first started. Cba to actually watch though, these mirror / goats matches are so insanely dull.
During events Blizzard disables the dupes, but even during non-events the dupe % is way to high.

I think you only get tokens for watching the OWL when it's "live" not rebroadcasts. (Can anyone else confirm?)

Btw, what's "Cba"?
 

Firebrand

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Oct 25, 2017
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During events Blizzard disables the dupes, but even during non-events the dupe % is way to high.

I think you only get tokens for watching the OWL when it's "live" not rebroadcasts. (Can anyone else confirm?)

Btw, what's "Cba"?
Sorry, "can't be arsed", hah.

Yeah, only live giving tokens seems in line with what I've experienced, but I've read other statements attributed to Blizzard support, hence the confusion.
 

Terraj_RSL

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Feb 8, 2018
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Sorry, "can't be arsed", hah.

Yeah, only live giving tokens seems in line with what I've experienced, but I've read other statements attributed to Blizzard support, hence the confusion.
Ah okay, that's the first time I heard Cba lol.

If you're on console and have a media player (roku, chromecast, fire stick) you can turn it on, then switch input to your console and earn OWL points while you play. That way you won't have to use your computer/phone.
 

Salarians

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Oct 25, 2017
10,202
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if you’re getting duplicates it’s because you have every other item in that tier of rarity

to my understanding the box first dictates rarities, then the item
so if you’re getting a purple item, it’s gonna be something you don’t have unless you already have all the purple items

for events, whether or not you’re getting vanilla or event items is dictated before that and I believe event drops are in their own loot table (ie getting a vanilla legendary shouldn't affect event legendary percentage)

so basically... number of vanilla or event items first, rarities of said items next, checks to see if you do or don’t have items left in those rarity tiers, then finally what the items are

this is just based on things I’ve read here and there and my own experiences as someone who plays this game too much and has most of the non-legendary items in this game
 

Samaritan

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Oct 25, 2017
1,663
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if you’re getting duplicates it’s because you have every other item in that tier of rarity

to my understanding the box first dictates rarities, then the item
so if you’re getting a purple item, it’s gonna be something you don’t have unless you already have all the purple items

for events, whether or not you’re getting vanilla or event items is dictated before that and I believe event drops are in their own loot table (ie getting a vanilla legendary shouldn't affect event legendary percentage)

so basically... number of vanilla or event items first, rarities of said items next, checks to see if you do or don’t have items left in those rarity tiers, then finally what the items are

this is just based on things I’ve read here and there and my own experiences as someone who plays this game too much and has most of the non-legendary items in this game
I stand corrected then! Interesting, I had no idea this is how boxes worked during events.
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
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I actually went and checked to see what he's recently written. On the blizzard forums, he has his profile set to private, so I can't actually see his posts, wonder why that is. On his twitter, he hasn't posted any other story bits recently.

Like I said, I don't consider the types of tidbits of character trivia that he drops to be meaningful storybuilding in any way, so if we assume that he is responsible for every story that happened in OW since release (which isn't true, as we know blizzard hired a few writers), I feel like he's written a grand total of less than 10,000 words over the course of 3 years. I mean, it's not like the stories in the events and comics have been complex or deep or anything.

I have to wonder what his actual daily activities at blizzard are. Like, what does he actually do during his work hours.
It's common misconception that Michael Chu actually works for Blizzard.
 

MCD

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Oct 27, 2017
1,605
OW servers dead for like three hours now on Xbox. My disappointment is immeasurable, and my day is ruined.
 

Mido

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wish there was a way to know when there are xim users on xbox. It's beyond brutal in the widow custom games.
 

Big Yoshi

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Nov 25, 2018
217
I dced during a match today, came back and we won and it game me full comp points im pretty sure.

I didnt know overwatch could do that tbh.
 

Firima

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Oct 27, 2017
1,350
What do you call people who instantly pick DPS but then have potato aim?

They are unaware that they throw in comp.
A general term I've heard others use is "shitter" though I prefer "Hearthstone Main." People always seem to intrinsically grasp what I mean when I use that term.

On a related note: what is it with all the Reins in Legendary Uprising that don't EVER shield the payload and just swing swing SWIIIIIINNNNNNG instead? It hasn't worked in any game I've tried; not sure how it'll suddenly start working.
 

Terraj_RSL

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Feb 8, 2018
492
Is there something going on with the PS4 servers? Out of the 6 comp matches I joined, 5 of them disconnected mid-match, is anyone else getting this problem? (It's 11pm PST right now)
 

NeoRaider

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Feb 7, 2018
2,709
Every single match i played today there was a fucking Doomfist in the other team. I literally can't stand this character, i hate him with a passion.