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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #550 on: Mon, 17 July 2017, 01:40:29 »
Back to playing this, but stuck on the PS4 with the young buck. I play a couple matches daily and still just feel like I have no control with a PS4 controller. Mouse and keeb for lyfe.
My wife I a also push her button . But now she have her button push by a different men. So I buy a keyboard a mechanicale, she a reliable like a Fiat.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #551 on: Wed, 19 July 2017, 04:35:00 »
Did anyone watch the world cup?
Was bittersweet for me as a Dane, although I guess now I'll have to root for some other European/Scandinavian team and hope they do better.
China was on fire though, damn.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #552 on: Sat, 28 October 2017, 17:07:59 »
Guys is this game still for for ya'll  AFTER the honeymoon period ?

Does it hold up. ??!!


Thinking of getting it this christmas.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #553 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 00:10:17 »
Guys is this game still for for ya'll  AFTER the honeymoon period ?

Does it hold up. ??!!


Thinking of getting it this christmas.

imo yes

blizz are very heavy with the balance patches though, classes are getting reworked every month or two

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #554 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 03:47:25 »
Guys is this game still for for ya'll  AFTER the honeymoon period ?

Does it hold up. ??!!


Thinking of getting it this christmas.

imo yes

blizz are very heavy with the balance patches though, classes are getting reworked every month or two

one more question is..

How FUN is it in terms of team play..

The thing I absolutely despised about dota/Lol   is the fact that you get stuck with people who are so obviously terrible, that you know right from the beginning that you're going to lose the game.


How does the game handle these situations..  can you leave a match,  and what penalization is there for it.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #555 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 04:03:14 »
Guys is this game still for for ya'll  AFTER the honeymoon period ?

Does it hold up. ??!!


Thinking of getting it this christmas.

imo yes

blizz are very heavy with the balance patches though, classes are getting reworked every month or two

one more question is..

How FUN is it in terms of team play..

The thing I absolutely despised about dota/Lol   is the fact that you get stuck with people who are so obviously terrible, that you know right from the beginning that you're going to lose the game.


How does the game handle these situations..  can you leave a match,  and what penalization is there for it.

you will get bad teammates. you will get people that only play one hero regardless of the map or the other team's composition

the only thing you can do is just avoid tilting, and try to remember that on a long term average, the enemy team will have the same number of these players as your team will.

you can also report people for griefing or poor teamwork

punishments for leaving competitive matches range from 30 minute timeouts, to long term bans

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Our philosophy has been that we would rather not have leavers playing the game at all (especially in Competitive Play). We keep increasing the penalty for leaving and will continue to do so. We're in the process of implementing a new policy which would take into account how many Competitive Seasons you have been banned from and at a certain point, prevent you from playing Competitive ever again.


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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #556 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 04:31:14 »


you will get bad teammates. you will get people that only play one hero regardless of the map or the other team's composition

the only thing you can do is just avoid tilting, and try to remember that on a long term average, the enemy team will have the same number of these players as your team will.

you can also report people for griefing or poor teamwork

punishments for leaving competitive matches range from 30 minute timeouts, to long term bans

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Our philosophy has been that we would rather not have leavers playing the game at all (especially in Competitive Play). We keep increasing the penalty for leaving and will continue to do so. We're in the process of implementing a new policy which would take into account how many Competitive Seasons you have been banned from and at a certain point, prevent you from playing Competitive ever again.



Is there a way to ONLY queue with players you know are good players ?


For example, if you create a large enough friends pool of good players, you may be able to always play with a set of them.


Is it possible to maintain a roster such that you would never have to play with the bad players EVER AGAIN.. because that is just a huge waste of time.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #557 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 04:58:36 »


you will get bad teammates. you will get people that only play one hero regardless of the map or the other team's composition

the only thing you can do is just avoid tilting, and try to remember that on a long term average, the enemy team will have the same number of these players as your team will.

you can also report people for griefing or poor teamwork

punishments for leaving competitive matches range from 30 minute timeouts, to long term bans

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Our philosophy has been that we would rather not have leavers playing the game at all (especially in Competitive Play). We keep increasing the penalty for leaving and will continue to do so. We're in the process of implementing a new policy which would take into account how many Competitive Seasons you have been banned from and at a certain point, prevent you from playing Competitive ever again.



Is there a way to ONLY queue with players you know are good players ?


For example, if you create a large enough friends pool of good players, you may be able to always play with a set of them.


Is it possible to maintain a roster such that you would never have to play with the bad players EVER AGAIN.. because that is just a huge waste of time.

yes you can queue with as little or as many friends as you like (provided everyone is at the same approximate skill level). however if you queue as a group of 6, you'll try to be matched with another group of 6.

you can also "prefer" some players if you think they're pretty good, but would rather not add them as friends and group with them

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Prefer this player will attempt to put you in a match with that player if there is a spot available in their match when you're in the matchmaking queue. It doesn't happen frequently because we matchmake on skill, ping, group size and other factors and don't weigh the "prefer feature" very high. It's there as more of a "hey, if it happens to line up right, I'd prefer to play with this person again."

The feature works at such a low percentage that we are considering removing it. Increasing the frequency can result in really bad/undesirable behaviors (poor matchmaking, harassment etc.) so we don't turn the dial to make it happen more often.


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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #558 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 05:04:25 »


Is there a way to ONLY queue with players you know are good players ?


For example, if you create a large enough friends pool of good players, you may be able to always play with a set of them.


Is it possible to maintain a roster such that you would never have to play with the bad players EVER AGAIN.. because that is just a huge waste of time.

yes you can queue with as little or as many friends as you like (provided everyone is at the same approximate skill level). however if you queue as a group of 6, you'll try to be matched with another group of 6.

you can also "prefer" some players if you think they're pretty good, but would rather not add them as friends and group with them




Does that mean you'll have trouble or spend a long time waiting for a team match, if you queue with a group of 6 ?

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #559 on: Sun, 29 October 2017, 05:11:56 »


Is there a way to ONLY queue with players you know are good players ?


For example, if you create a large enough friends pool of good players, you may be able to always play with a set of them.


Is it possible to maintain a roster such that you would never have to play with the bad players EVER AGAIN.. because that is just a huge waste of time.

yes you can queue with as little or as many friends as you like (provided everyone is at the same approximate skill level). however if you queue as a group of 6, you'll try to be matched with another group of 6.

you can also "prefer" some players if you think they're pretty good, but would rather not add them as friends and group with them




Does that mean you'll have trouble or spend a long time waiting for a team match, if you queue with a group of 6 ?

theoretically, yeah, but i've never had too much of an issue. waiting a bit longer is worth it imo, but it can get a little frustrating.

that being said, it's trying to match me with other groups in a similar (roughly 90th) skill percentile, in australia, at like 10pm-3am. if you're in usa and/or closer to the middle of the skill bell curve, you may have it easier

btw there are free weekends every now and then, which you might want to try before actually buying it

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #560 on: Fri, 17 November 2017, 20:06:54 »
Installed free trial...


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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #562 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 16:51:45 »
Based on my calculations.

You really need a 1080Ti to fully enjoy this game @ max fidelity and 120+ fps...

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #563 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 16:57:38 »
Based on my calculations.

You really need a 1080Ti to fully enjoy this game @ max fidelity and 120+ fps...

But I can only see 30 FPS, so why do I need 90 more than that?

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #564 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 16:59:51 »
Based on my calculations.

You really need a 1080Ti to fully enjoy this game @ max fidelity and 120+ fps...

But I can only see 30 FPS, so why do I need 90 more than that?

I know right ?..  I play 30hz and pwnz pr0g4m3rz @ 120hz.

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #565 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 18:07:06 »
Having some trouble.


Sometimes when the team is not responsive , it feels like I'm playing the game by myself

Which is a complete waste of time, because nearly all the characters other than tanks have very low health.

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« Reply #566 on: Sat, 18 November 2017, 21:30:34 »
Having some trouble.


Sometimes when the team is not responsive , it feels like I'm playing the game by myself

Which is a complete waste of time, because nearly all the characters other than tanks have very low health.

people will never use voice in quick play, only competitive

in diamond/master people will regularly use voice. i have been told that lower ranks will use it far less though

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #567 on: Sun, 19 November 2017, 03:00:45 »
Having some trouble.


Sometimes when the team is not responsive , it feels like I'm playing the game by myself

Which is a complete waste of time, because nearly all the characters other than tanks have very low health.

people will never use voice in quick play, only competitive

in diamond/master people will regularly use voice. i have been told that lower ranks will use it far less though


The more I play the more I am reminded of TF2, where people rage and no one has a good time.


It's definitely more nuanced and complex than TF2..   but, nonetheless, the "TEAM" aspect is not a part of the experience that is very consistent thus far..

It's not really even about Winning,  out of more than half the games, I've got 1 guy just sitting AFK.. 

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Re: Overwatch Discussion Thread
« Reply #568 on: Sun, 19 November 2017, 17:21:29 »
hrrrm.. weekend's short..

if I had maybe another whole week to evaluate the game.. that'd be nice..


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