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Discussion in 'Games Talk' started by YM, May 15, 2016.

  1. Bakscratch

    aa Bakscratch Finisher of Maps

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    When yo d.va on point
     
  2. Jethro

    Jethro MUSty Complainer

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    As far as I know, the PTR servers are US only, so I haven't even bothered downloading it.
     
  3. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    Why is tracers ass all over the internet, everyone knows the best ass is pyro.
     
  4. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Have people tried competitive yet? Completed placement matches and gained your rank?

    Started at 52 here, dropped to 51 in the first match but am juuuuuuuuuust below getting back up to 52 again. Somehow all the people I was playing with who I thought were better players than I am all ended up ranked 43-46 :s

    I like the longer form of the matches, but really dislike sudden death. I don't understand why it's necessary at all. In A/D maps there's a timer if both teams continually cap last, in payload there's either distance, or a timer, there shouldn't be any draw situations :/
    Blizzard seem keen to find ways to 'resolve draws' but as far as I can tell there's never a situation where two teams actually draw. At least they're changing it for next season!

    Other cool things:
    Reaper's teleport is now a nice purple on your own team, no more "oh shit" moments
    Now there's golden weapons you can view the weapons for each character (and skin) up close

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    If there was a participation award...
     
  5. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

    Gabe Noodle from Volvo L3: Member

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    I started at rank 69, and now I'm averaging at around 60, but it changes pretty much every match. The placement matches aren't very accurate.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2016
  6. sevin

    aa sevin

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    I haven't played Overwatch since a few days after release, it reminded me of how much I miss TF2.
     
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  7. TyeZenneth

    TyeZenneth L6: Sharp Member

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    I'm not doing competitive until Valve Blizzard fixes it.
     
  8. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  9. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    I really hope they change up that one Zarya skin that glows red. I won't step over her body in case it's actually a recently deceased junkrat, just waiting to explode on me.
     
  10. Gabe Noodle from Volvo

    Gabe Noodle from Volvo L3: Member

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    That's the default skin, if she dies when she's charged she keeps glowing.
     
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  11. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  12. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    Sombra is a healing sniper

    this is a healing sniper rifle

    I'd say thats a pretty good guess
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Sombra*

    The theory is that she's a long-range healer. Hit an ally? Heal in some way (I think the rumours say that it's like Zenyatta's harmony orb, but can be applied to multiple people for a set amount of time). If you heat an enemy, it's some sort of debuff or DoT. Hard to tell. Not sure what other skills will be.

    Lore wise, she's suspected to be past allies of Reaper and 76. She MAY BE Pharah's mother, Ana. Her name means Shadow in spanish, but which side she's allied on is anyone's guess. However, there is a reaper line where he says "Where's Sombra when you need her" - usually said against a sniper.

    There's a few theories too about how she is portrayed in the game. She may be a downloaded consciousness from Athena (where she died and her mind was uploaded to Athena and all that jazz), put into an omnic body (Which may make her un affliated with talon, depending on who she met.) There's a few images of an omnic looking headpiece, but it's unconfirmed if it's a full head, or just a sniper mask (like, and advanced widowmaker helmet) . There's a couple places where some HUD elements that are being attributed to sombra support the mask-theory.

    ... and she has a badass cape, hood and cloak. As a primary support player, I'm very interested in seeing/hearing more.

    EDIT: Forgot to add that the other-other rumour (based on the above skematic) is that you'll shoot little 76 biotic fields, rather than the thing I mentioned above.
     
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  14. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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  15. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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  16. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    Looks like an interesting take on the crusader's crossbow, should be fun to try out. I really don't like the idea of the sleep dart though - it seems like every other character is getting an ability that says "Hey, OpposingPlayer#1433, you can just stop playing the game for a bit. See you soon!"
     
  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Apparently the sleep effect is cancelled on damage - which strictly limits its viability. I imagine its intended as a bug-out button - shoot that tracer/reaper/whoever who's come to hassle you, and either take time to line up a headshot or run for it.
     
  18. Moonfixer

    Moonfixer L5: Dapper Member

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  19. Uncuepa

    aa Uncuepa

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    Was on an hour after the patch dropped and with all my friends immediately began our placements. 4 won, 6 lost. Was a huge clusterfuck of all skill ranges because no one was ranked at the time. Got 47 as my rank. We played non stop for the next few days, and this was pre-patch to the ranking changes, so if you lost, you lost LOTS of rank. Go demoted to 44. Stopped. Came back last week and now im up to 52 and still winning 90% of the games. Rank should balance out at 60ish at this rate.
     
  20. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Nana doesn't have any headshots. Her rifle does flat damage rate no matter where you hit so it's definitely something to use to escape or ult cancel. (sleeping a pharah who's ulting above a pit - so good)