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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostWed Dec 21, 2016 11:51 am

So,

Tracer now officially a gay character (latest overwatch comic)

Head to the overwatch official forums for a laugh. Shit has hit the fan. :roll:
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostWed Dec 21, 2016 11:59 am

Interesting that the EU forums there's hardly a mention, on the US there's a 100 page thread on the subject.
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PostWed Dec 21, 2016 8:27 pm

you been spamming the US forums for a change?
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PostWed Dec 21, 2016 8:58 pm

It's a weird thing to get pissy about at the best of times (wah, LGBT representation in the expanded universe comics of a video game. Come on) but people have been shipping Tracer and Widow for ages. Probably as long as the characters have been around. I've lost count of the amount of times I've seen that picture of Tracer hugging Widow's ass as a thumbnail on OW YouTube videos. Why are they fussing now?
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PostTue Jan 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Noticed a few people on here have been playing a bit of this, is anyone up for a few games on Saturday?
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PostTue Jan 10, 2017 6:47 pm

Tom wrote:Noticed a few people on here have been playing a bit of this, is anyone up for a few games on Saturday?


Yup I've been getting back into it. I can do Saturday evening 8) B)
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PostWed Jan 11, 2017 8:01 am

Saturday evening works for me :)
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostThu Jan 12, 2017 11:54 am

Yus
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PostThu Jan 12, 2017 7:23 pm

4 stack is pretty much ideal, should dodge the more serious 6 stacks that way most of the time.
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PostFri Jan 13, 2017 8:40 am

shall we plump for 7/7:30?
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PostFri Jan 13, 2017 11:05 am

Good for me.
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PostFri Jan 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Sounds good.
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PostSat Jan 14, 2017 9:21 pm

Enjoyed that a lot.
Only lost 1 I think.

I'm pretty happy with solider on offense and he's decent on defense. Just genji tore us apart in one, need a counter for him.

Need to get half decent at other characters.
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PostSat Jan 14, 2017 9:49 pm

Roadhog is the counter for me, oneshots if he can hook.
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PostSun Jan 15, 2017 9:56 am

Good few hours last night, managed to creep up to the 3100s again.
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PostMon Jan 23, 2017 7:22 pm

Is anyone around for a couple of hours on Wednesday? Will be on from 6-8/9ish.
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PostTue Jan 24, 2017 8:57 am

Wednesday possibly get an hour - i'll let you know on the day though.
My availability is up in the air this week.

When does the season end?
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PostTue Jan 24, 2017 12:44 pm

I'm not sure, I think it's a few weeks yet. Nobody in the various Overwatch groups on FB is in a tizzy about reaching the next benchmark so I don't think it's soon.

Chinese New Year events starts today though, includes a capture the flag mode.
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PostTue Jan 24, 2017 3:19 pm

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PostWed Jan 25, 2017 6:05 pm

CTF is pretty good, I think it'd work well as a permanent mode.
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PostTue Jan 31, 2017 6:31 pm

Anyone feeling a session on Saturday?
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PostThu Feb 02, 2017 11:19 am

Tentative, we are having a FIFA clubs night on Friday so not sure about Saturday.
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PostThu Feb 02, 2017 4:18 pm

Can probably do day time Saturday, not sure about evening yet
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PostThu Feb 02, 2017 8:35 pm

I'll be on during the day as well, will be on a fair bit.
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PostMon Feb 06, 2017 7:56 am

Some class games over the weekend Tom.

That attack on Gibraltar last night was insane, must have been on the last point for over 5 mins with them constantly re spawning and getting back on the point.

Shame we lost the last game at the end going 2-2. Manged to bump my SR up a bit anyway, also learned that I'm pretty OK with Mei B)
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PostMon Feb 06, 2017 5:49 pm

That Gibraltar attack was crazy, they just kept trickling in and holding long enough for the next one. I went Tracer just to try and get back in time, ended up playing her for about the length of a normal round.

Good to play with people again, was getting tired of it in solo queue but in a group it's still great.
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostTue Feb 28, 2017 11:27 am

Season 4 goes live Tuesday night.

Anyone up for placement matches on Wednesday?
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PostThu Mar 02, 2017 5:35 pm

What timing, I just got back online after moving.

Depends on what the missus is doing, would imagine I'll be around for a few games at some point, though
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PostThu Mar 02, 2017 7:09 pm

So Orisa is a thing. Been a while since I've been properly hyped by an OW update, but I'm into this.
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PostFri Mar 03, 2017 10:06 am

Did placement matches with Pete, won 8 lost 2 which I thought was pretty decent.

I placed at 2700, Pete about 2200. I think the placement matches actually have very little bearing on what rank you actually get, it seems to be based mainly around your finishing rank of last season.

The new meta is pretty much every team being built around a Bastion (Reinhardt/Mercy specifically). After his buffs he is obscenely over powered and difficult to take care of, it's doing my head in to be honest and I know most of the community are up in arms about it. From what I understand Blizzard are planning to tweak him to make him less powerful and are pushing changes to the PTR so looking forward to that.

Think the new hero looks pretty good personally, very versatile.

Plan is to get on Saturday night I think.
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PostFri Mar 03, 2017 10:52 am

Will see what I can do then, I'm half tempted to dodge it and get back on for the new meta - Bastion heavy sounds a bit unpleasant. I'd heard he was kind of broken, I don't fancy running into that every game.

Ranking is a bit shite, yeah. I don't see the point in hyping up new seasons if your ranking is based on last season anyway. Should be a clean slate, but with Diamond as the maximum tier or something.

Last edit, had a quick comp game earlier on Anubis with a couple of lads. Tried a bit of the new Bastion and it's so good if it's propped up. Had a lot of fun catching theirs out with Ana's sleep dart though, made for some easy pushes once the Rein shield was down and it was slept
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostMon Mar 06, 2017 11:28 am

Played with Pete late Saturday night, we ended up in a 5 stack after winning a game pretty comprehensively. We went on to win all of our subsequent games with some good co-ordination and team-work. Was thoroughly enjoyable, this is when Overwatch is at it's best.

I placed at about 2700 and have hit 3080 already, glad to have hit Diamond... Pete hit platinum too 8) 8) 8) 8)
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PostMon Mar 06, 2017 11:39 am

Bugger, I'm going to have to do my placements in solo queue. Will chip away at them this week, hopefully should be placed by the weekend.
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostTue Mar 07, 2017 8:27 am

Happy to dive on and help here and there. I placed around 2200ish; at 2770 now. Placement is a mess.
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PostTue Mar 07, 2017 9:51 am

Yeah I'll give you a shout, although hopefully I'll get placement out of the way by Friday so I can get on for next weekend. Hopefully shouldn't place too low, let my rank slip a bit towards the end of season 3 but unless I lose 9 games on the bounce should still place in Plat.

Looking forward to getting back into this, been a while.
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PostTue Mar 07, 2017 12:15 pm

New buffs and nerfs on the PTR - http://www.vg247.com/2017/03/07/overwat ... so-nerfed/

Disagree with the Ana nerf, thought she was fine. I don't think the Sombra buff will mean much (it's the delay coming out of invisibility that needs tweaking, imo), undecided on the Zen buff, 100% agree with Winston and I have no idea why it hasn't always been like that.
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PostWed Mar 08, 2017 2:48 pm

Anyone around Friday or Saturday?
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostThu Mar 09, 2017 11:15 am

I'll be around Friday inbetween Clubs/Horizon/Wildlands.
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PostThu Mar 09, 2017 12:30 pm

Nice, not 100% on Friday now but if I get on I'll give you a bell
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PostTue Mar 14, 2017 9:11 am

You about on Sat mate? Think we are having a big gaming session so could swing some OW into the night.
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PostTue Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm

I will be yeah, got pretty much the whole evening as well. Reckon I'll have finally finished placement by then, too.
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostSun Mar 19, 2017 8:29 am

So this Bastion meta is fun, huh? Lots of static cuddling together, poking at the choke, pretty much zero composition variety on defense. Well good.

Managed to punish it in a game last night on Volskaya, their team was all cuddled in one spot so hit them with a Graviton. They popped like, 3 ults to try and hold out... and my entire team just went "fuck that" and walked to the point behind the truck.

I've had quite a lot of fun with D.Va in this meta, at least. Her ability to totally zone out Bastion while team-mates can either out-damage the Rein shield or just take out an isolated Bastion is so useful at the moment.
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostMon Mar 20, 2017 1:22 pm

Enjoyed the games we had.

Bastion is ridiculous at the moment, that nerf can't come soon enough.
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PostMon Mar 20, 2017 7:48 pm

Mm, I think he got a hot fix on PC but I'm not sure if consoles got it or if we get it tomorrow in the Orisa update. With Sombra getting a bit of a buff that might end up being a soft fix for him anyway, I think her hack takes him out of turret and in Recon he's basically a bad Soldier 76.

Still though, if it doesn't then I'll just play D.Va a bit more.

Also, is anyone on this Friday?
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 9:40 am

Saturday definitely here. 8)
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 10:39 am

Saturday prime time for me, wife at a friends house and kids staying at parents over night.
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 12:34 pm

Sesh 8)
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 12:36 pm

Baws, only free on Friday really - for OW, anyway. If anyone is about for a bit give me a shout.

Might get a cheeky hour or so in on Weds too, try out Orisa.

Also, EG summary of todays patch - here.
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PostTue Mar 21, 2017 3:01 pm

I can find some time on Friday and Saturday.

Possibly even Wednesday/Thursday but we'll see.
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Re: Overwatch | Official Thread

PostTue Mar 21, 2017 9:10 pm

Nice. I may have some time on Saturday as well, but still waiting to see what the girlfriend ends up doing.

Just gone through the patch notes and new Lucio isn't live but buffed Sombra, Winston, Zen and nerfed Ana and Bastion are. Bastion only gets 20% from Ironclad now rather than 35%, hopefully there'll be less teams built around propping it up now.
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