Discussion in 'Games Talk' started by YM, May 15, 2016.
When yo d.va on point
As far as I know, the PTR servers are US only, so I haven't even bothered downloading it.
Why is tracers ass all over the internet, everyone knows the best ass is pyro.
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
If there was a participation award...
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.
I haven't played Overwatch since a few days after release, it reminded me of how much I miss TF2.
I'm not doing competitive until Valve Blizzard fixes it.
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.
That's the default skin, if she dies when she's charged she keeps glowing.
Posted just now https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/750736158624215040
Those who have been paying attention to theories say Sombre
Sombra is a healing sniper
this is a healing sniper rifle
I'd say thats a pretty good guess
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.
Here lies YM
He died laughing
May he rest in peace
EDIT: She already has a profile on the official site, neat https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ana/
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!"
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.
I thought this was interesting. Some sound lines somebody found.
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.
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)
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