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Nocturnowl
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(10-13-2017, 09:38 PM)
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What better way to start a new thread than backfilling into an attack on watchpoint, and being THE GUY, 5 gold medals and the win.
I receive a mere 2 votes on my card, game is toxic confirmed.
exYle
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(10-13-2017, 09:46 PM)
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I'm surprised I made it to the wall of shame, I haven't played in months.

Game truly is dead
Veelk
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(10-13-2017, 09:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by exYle

I'm surprised I made it to the wall of shame, I haven't played in months.

Game truly is dead

Battleborne and Lawbreakers are truly dead. This is just a downtime. Maybe it'll pick up, maybe it won't. But lets be real, the downtime of a game this popular is still pretty popular.

Clifftyb dreams that Lawbreakers were doing a third of Overwatch's current numbers.
Blues1990
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(10-13-2017, 09:59 PM)
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Anyone want to play Junkenstein's Revenge on Hard (with the door at full health)? I want to get the Pachamari poster spray.

EDIT: Thank you for helping me, Anit. You're a prince.
LiK
(10-13-2017, 10:10 PM)
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Somehow a new thread was born.
TWrecks310
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(10-13-2017, 10:34 PM)

Originally Posted by antitrop

|OT10| Wall of Shame:

Hey it's me!

LiK is our one true god though
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(10-13-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by TWrecks310

Hey it's me!

LiK is our one true god though

I donít play OW as much now so I will hand over the top spot to the next person.
Talonz
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(10-13-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Seagull is streaming for the first time in awhile and you can tell he's already tired of playing Competitive and putting up with the bs of it. First match in he gets a known thrower named Brdy.
SgtWiggles
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(10-13-2017, 10:52 PM)
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That feel when your Zarya sits on her ult for a good 2 minutes when you have built up EMP 3X as Sombra, then he bitches when you lose the round terribly.

Also apparently to your teammates being a Mercy main and playing Junkrat when we have a solo healing Zen (And an enemy Zarya who constantly has 80%+ charge) is less throwing than refusing to play Tank because I'm constantly getting melted by said Zarya and the rest of their team.
Blues1990
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(10-13-2017, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

I donít play OW as much now so I will hand over the top spot to the next person.

You honor me.

Azoor
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(10-13-2017, 11:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

I donít play OW as much now so I will hand over the top spot to the next person.

Remember when Whippy used to take that spot all the time? lol.
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(10-13-2017, 11:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Azoor

Remember when Whippy used to take that spot all the time? lol.

I'm pretty sure if you combined post counts from all 11 OTs, Whippy would have the lead by a wide margin.
Vault Dweller 111
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(10-13-2017, 11:34 PM)
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Didn't even make the wall of shame. Sad.


Just had a pretty good session with Owzers and Cappa. New OT luck.
jacobs34
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(10-13-2017, 11:37 PM)
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For those who have moved on to other games, is there another FPS that is taking up your time? Overwatch was my main FPS for months, but now a lot of people I played with have moved on and I'm having a hard time finding a new game to get into.
THe_DeiCiDe
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(10-13-2017, 11:38 PM)
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Oh wow, didn't post for like a month and hit top 5.

Whippy was the god of Overwatch OTs.
LiK
(10-13-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Azoor

Remember when Whippy used to take that spot all the time? lol.

Haha, indeed

Originally Posted by jacobs34

For those who have moved on to other games, is there another FPS that is taking up your time? Overwatch was my main FPS for months, but now a lot of people I played with have moved on and I'm having a hard time finding a new game to get into.

Been playing Destiny 2 a lot. Also Trophy hunting in Danganronpa V3
Carl-Sagan
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(10-13-2017, 11:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by antitrop

|OT10| Wall of Shame:

Ayy. I'm in here.
Owzers
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(10-13-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vault Dweller 111

Didn't even make the wall of shame. Sad.


Just had a pretty good session with Owzers and Cappa. New OT luck.

You leaving pushed us out of American servers when Ned joined. It did not go well and I went to lag city.
Garrett Hawke
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(10-13-2017, 11:48 PM)
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Where did whippy go
Vault Dweller 111
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(10-13-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Owzers

You leaving pushed us out of American servers when Ned joined. It did not go well and I went to lag city.

You were warned
icecold1983
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(10-13-2017, 11:51 PM)
another rocket science protip. when you have a junkrat tire coming at you run towards it if you cant kill it. overwatch is hard
Schlep
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(10-13-2017, 11:53 PM)
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Got rubber banded by the system back to 2871 from 3007 today. Broke my own rule of not jumping off after 2 losses in a row and went 4-10. I have never been on so many braindead teams in a row.

Actually ran into Owzers randomly at one point. A match we could have won. I begged and pleaded with my team to either run a shield for our Bastion or have someone else take support so I could do it. Nope.
Berserking Guts
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(10-14-2017, 12:03 AM)
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Any advice for learning Tracer? Should I blink into people and 180 them? The do's and don't's of Pulse Bomb? Sensitivity settings? I have PB assigned to R3 cuz it seems best suited to split second reaction situations.
Chance
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(10-14-2017, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Berserking Guts

Any advice for learning Tracer? Should I blink into people and 180 them? The do's and don't's of Pulse Bomb? Sensitivity settings? I have PB assigned to R3 cuz it seems best suited to split second reaction situations.

(Cracks knuckles.) Be right with you.


Edit:

Standard disclaimers:
-I'm a PS4 console scrub.
-Overwatch is my first multiplayer shooter.
-I'm not very good.
-I have fun.

...but I've also spent a ton of time on Tracer, so here we go.

PB on R3 sounds like it could work just fine, as long as you also have a very comfortable option for melee. Melee's important for Tracer.

My control scheme is...
L1 - Blink
L2 - Jump (for everyone)
L3 - empty

R1 - Pulse Bomb (aiming it is very important)
R2 - Shoot Mans
R3 - Melee

Triangle - Rewind
Square - Reload
Circle - Crouch
X - "Ooh, scary!"

Tracer has a rhythm to her. She fires her guns for 1 second (if you hold down the trigger) and then takes a further full second to reload. One full clip of body shots gets you 240 damage, which means she can do 480 if she lands all headshots (good luck!). No other hero spends as much time reloading compared to shooting as Tracer, and that’s where her rhythm comes in. In its most basic form, it is this:

Shoot – blink as you reload, acquire target – shoot – blink as you reload, acquire target – shoot. By the time you’ve reached that third “shoot,” three seconds have passed since your first blink – which is how long it takes a charge of blink to appear. You can maintain this for a deceptively long period of time, but you never want to be caught without a blink or an exit route. The reload continues during your blink, and is not interrupted by it. Prostrats: you don’t stop shooting as you blink, either. You can acquire a target from 15 yards out, start your clip, blink straight towards them and get that all-important zero-damage-dropoff damage on them after the blink. You can also start the animation of throwing your pulse bomb, blink in and finish the animation, throwing the bomb.

It is very, very tempting to just stick with the above rhythm once you’ve grown accustomed to it. I still have a bad habit of blinking as soon as the red skull pops, regardless of whether or not I’m actually in danger. As you grow more confident, you’ll find it’s equally important to know when you just have a good position and you shouldn’t be blinking (see: clearing the payload here - no blinks, my position is perfect except for the Widow. Then I use blink to advance on the Widow, then I do The Rhythm on the Hog - then no blinks required to take Mercy). Holding your blinks permits you greater freedom later in the fight, and gives you the opportunity to use the rarely-seen double-blink to achieve unexpectedly broad movement.

What’s really important to remember about Tracer is how squishy she is, and she is the absolute squishiest. When a teamfight starts or is about to start, you do not want to be behind your Rein’s shield. You do not want to be next to your healer or anyone else, because that’s where the spam from the reds will be headed and you will die seemingly (and literally!) by accident all the time. When the teamfight starts, your attack comes not from in front, but from the side – because YOU are the other two raptors they didn’t even know were there. You are The Clever Girl.

You obviously are responsible for focusing the healers (and, IMO, Bastion and the tanks), but for most teamfights you’ll be very effective if you just blink around and through the reds, landing clips wherever the opportunity presents itself and either finishing off targets your team have softened up or softening up targets for them to pick. Important: once you’ve put the Fear of Tracer into the enemy team, be sure to blink through their lines without shooting while spamming her “ooh, scary!” voice line. This is effective psychological warfare, and tactically valuable.

Rewind is incredibly important and very versatile. As a general rule, you dive in, do the Tracer Shuffle and as soon as you get bodied by a McCree or a Junk – as soon as you hear her gasp – hit rewind, get out of the fight, wait until you have all your blinks and rewind is 4 or 5 seconds off cooldown, then dive in again.

It can also be used to achieve movement that would be impossible for any other hero (leaping off a tower to duck an enemy, letting them think you’ve run away and pop – appearing behind them), but using it in such a way puts your teensy tiny health bar at yet further risk, because rewind’s your one “oh crap” ability. It refills your ammo, but it doesn’t refill your health – it just puts your health back where it was three seconds ago, so…

0:00 - Let’s say you’re at 20 HP.

0:01 – Ana hits you with a shot. You’re at what, 100HP now? (I get healed by Anas so rarely, I wouldn’t know :P)

0:02 – Roadhog hooks you, but only takes you down to 6HP.

0:03 – you Rewind. Rewind lasts about 1.25 seconds, and deposits you back at the same location, facing the same direction, with the health you had 3 seconds ago.

0:0425 – you reappear with 20HP.

Knowing how long it takes Rewind to execute is important for two reasons. One, that 1.25 seconds is 1.25 seconds that your blink is using to recharge – if you’ve been hanging out in a room and you’re halfway to your next blink, you can rewind to let that second pass safely, get a blink and then bail. Two, Pulse Bomb detonates exactly 1.5 seconds after it sticks to a target (or lands on the ground), and you’ve no doubt noticed that Tracers tend to rewind after they drop the bomb. You’re invincible to all damage during rewind – timed properly, you can use it to deke D.Va ults (there's an example in the Junkertown vid around 1:35) and escape when another Tracer’s stuck you with a pulse bomb – and most common, Tracers use that invincibility to ensure they won’t die to their own pulse bomb after they toss it. Because pulse bomb takes 1.5 seconds to detonate and rewind takes 1.25 seconds, it is entirely possible to drop the bomb, rewind a smidge too fast and reappear just in time to get gibbed by your own bomb. So toss the bomb, wait 0.5 seconds, then rewind.

It is, naturally, better to just blink away if you’re confident that it won’t find its way back to you and not waste that hugely-important cooldown. I like blinking backwards, or, if it’s on a Reinhardt, I like coming up behind him, giving him a full clip of the pistols, sticking him with the pulse bomb, blinking through him, and then not looking back as I reload, the bomb detonates and the red skull pops up on your crosshairs. This is tactically important, because it makes you feel super cool.



Finally, pulse bomb. It does 400 damage, has a 1.5 second fuse time after it sticks, and a very small area of effect.

Pulse bomb is one of – if not the – hardest assault ults to get value out of. Watch some pro streamers and count the number of pulse bombs they completely whiff. This isn’t a Death Blossom or a Tac Visor or Dragon Blade that has teams cowering behind shields and popping ults to counter – it’s a very tiny area-of-effect with a little arcing throw, and is very, very easy to mess up. Don’t feel bad when you toss your pulse bomb and get nothing out of it! That’s normal and it happens to everyone, even Surefour.

What’s important is that you tossed it. You saw an opportunity and you threw it. That’s what you need to be doing all the time. Tracer’s ult lacks the teamkilling potential of Genji, Reaper, Pharah and Soldier’s – but it builds so fast, you have far more chances to get value out of it – if you toss it when you have it, and start building the next one. You’re blinking around in the middle of a teamfight, emptying clips, your ult pops and there’s a Roadhog in front of you? Toss the bomb.

You’re never gonna throw the bomb and wipe a team (outside of a perfect Zarya ult) – but it also builds incredibly fast and permits you to basically pick and assassinate high-value targets at little risk. There are, thus, three reasons to hold your ult:
– to drop on Bastion. It’ll one-shot him.
– to drop on Symmetra’s teleporter/shield gen, if she has the room blanketed in turrets and you need to bail fast.
– you have a Zarya.

Protips:
-if the enemy Mei uses her cryo freeze for its full duration, you can reliably stick her coming out of it by counting to four. (Onethousandtwothousandthreethousandforthousa-) throw the bomb.
-if you drop it on a D.Va at the precise moment her mech receives the last bit of damage it needed to die – for example, the 5 damage the pulse bomb does as it sticks to her mech is the last 5 health she had on the mech – she will pop out of the mech and be instantly killed.
-Rein has to have suffered 100 damage to be killed by it, but because of his armor it's more efficient to put the bomb on him, let it blow through his armor (395 damage) and then finish him with the pistols, as if you use the pistols on the armor first, each shot does half damage. On the other hand, a Rein who's at 400HP isn't scared for his life and trying to juke you with the shield - a Rein who just got Pulse Bombed is terrified, and will do his best to stop that last 100HP from being cut off.
-Hog has to have suffered 200 (1/3 of his health bar), and can easily tank Pulse Bomb it with the new huff.
-Orisa will be 1-shot, but her Fortify can let her tank it.
-Winston needs to have taken 100 damage.

Otherwise, it goes like this.
Build ult.
Drop ult on a large, easy-to-stick target – a Rein, Orisa, Hog, Bastion, Winston – and hope an ally is close enough to them to make it a double.
Repeat from step 1.

It’s also worth throwing in to tight groups, obviously, and I enjoy dropping it on stationary targets like snipers looking through their scopes. Tossing it at a group of reds is fine, but 1.5 seconds is actually more than enough time for them to just walk out of its effective range if you don’t get a stick. Thus, sticking it to an ulting Junk if you don’t have time to empty a clip into his head is a good idea. Sticking it to a Widowmaker who’s got tunnel vision is better than throwing it at a Mercy and missing, and it allows you to pull off stuff like the first clip of this video:

https://youtu.be/2fU9iOo1xKc

Very satisfying.

And that’s pretty much it!
-get the rhythm.
-never go in headfirst, be a Clever Girl.
-rewind is your lifeline, and you are very vulnerable without it, but it opens up a lot of options for you.
-throw the pulse bomb at every opportunity and don’t feel bad when you miss. You’ll miss. A lot. And that’s okay!

Enjoy Tracer! She has the smallest health bar and the biggest fun factor.

Danj
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Hey so is anyone getting (more) crashes after the latest update? My overwatch used to be fine but ever since the latest update it will randomly crash sometimes with the renderer lost error. I tried doing a scan and repair but that didn't help.
Blues1990
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Originally Posted by Danj

Hey so is anyone getting (more) crashes after the latest update? My overwatch used to be fine but ever since the latest update it will randomly crash sometimes with the renderer lost error. I tried doing a scan and repair but that didn't help.

No, I haven't experienced anything of the like with Overwatch. But Starcraft II did suffer from a couple of crashes with it's recent update, so I don't know.
Chance
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(10-14-2017, 12:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Berserking Guts

Any advice for learning Tracer? Should I blink into people and 180 them? The do's and don't's of Pulse Bomb? Sensitivity settings? I have PB assigned to R3 cuz it seems best suited to split second reaction situations.

Oh I didn't answer any of your actual questions beyond the Pulse Bomb thing.

Blinking into people and 180:
Yes, totally! Also blink to the side, or blink through them and then immediately blink backwards as they turn around to get you. What's most important is you put a clip into them first - they should (almost) never see you coming before the duel begins, and you've already emptied a clip.

Pulse Bomb: See the colossal post above.

Sensitivity: I use 80/80, but it'd be better if I could go higher. If you can handle 100/100 on console, I highly suggest you go for it. What's important is being able to track headshots at any range, if you can and, yes, being able to whip around 180 after a blink.
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I feel so dirty playing Mei on Hanamura and Nepal.

She's just so good there.
Berserking Guts
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Originally Posted by Chance

Oh I didn't answer any of your actual questions beyond the Pulse Bomb thing.

Blinking into people and 180:
Yes, totally! Also blink to the side, or blink through them and then immediately blink backwards as they turn around to get you. What's most important is you put a clip into them first - they should (almost) never see you coming before the duel begins, and you've already emptied a clip.

Pulse Bomb: See the colossal post above.

Sensitivity: I use 80/80, but it'd be better if I could go higher. If you can handle 100/100 on console, I highly suggest you go for it. What's important is being able to track headshots at any range, if you can and, yes, being able to whip around 180 after a blink.

Woah! Thanks Chance. I'm gonna spend the next 10 minutes digesting all of this. Appreciate it :)
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Originally Posted by Berserking Guts

Woah! Thanks Chance. I'm gonna spend the next 10 minutes digesting all of this. Appreciate it :)

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Originally Posted by Nuno Pinto

I feel so dirty playing Mei on Hanamura and Nepal.

She's just so good there.

It's only cause Mei is evil. You feel dirty because your soul is now tainted by the devil herself.
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Blues1990
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Originally Posted by Wyndstryker

It's only cause Mei is evil. You feel dirty because your soul is now tainted by the devil herself.

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(10-14-2017, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Veelk

Battleborne and Lawbreakers are truly dead. This is just a downtime. Maybe it'll pick up, maybe it won't. But lets be real, the downtime of a game this popular is still pretty popular.

Clifftyb dreams that Lawbreakers were doing a third of Overwatch's current numbers.

Is joke my dude
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Came so close to beating the Expert Junkenstein Endless achievement, you actually gotta beat bonus round 4 instead of just reach it. It's so hard to make back ground once you've slipped up, but it's still doable. Summoner is easily the hardest thing to deal with since she can flat out overtake healing on harder difficulties.
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Past 3400 a few days ago. I think I might be a little high for my skill level lol. Tumbled back down to 3300 last night. About to start up comp again!
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(10-14-2017, 02:15 AM)
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I've officially become the kill thieving dick of FFA.
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Am I mad or is the act of Genji unsheathing for his ult now an attack in itself, surely not but it's either that or some unseen phantom slash as soon as it pops.

Originally Posted by Plywood

I've officially become the kill thieving dick of FFA.

That little jaunt over to the Mei special is such a wonderful steal.
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Originally Posted by Nocturnowl

Am I mad or is the act of Genji unsheathing for his ult now an attack in itself, surely not but it's either that or some unseen phantom slash as soon as it pops.



That little jaunt over to the Mei special is such a wonderful steal.

It certainly looks like it but I donít think it adds an extra slash.
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(10-14-2017, 02:32 AM)
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Oh shit new thread!
Danj
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Originally Posted by Blues1990

No, I haven't experienced anything of the like with Overwatch. But Starcraft II did suffer from a couple of crashes with it's recent update, so I don't know.

did updates and a clean gfx driver update and rebooted and all seems OK now. fingers crossed it stays that way.
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Anyone free tomorrow to help me with my 10 placement matches for competitive? I've played 4 so far and I've been losing nonstop. But I'm so close to getting my first golden weapon.

I'm on PS4.
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(10-14-2017, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Anne

If you've come to this OT because you're interested in playing Overwatch, let me help you out: Don't.

Conversely, do.

(But I'm biased. Because it's awesome.)
Nimby
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(10-14-2017, 03:25 AM)
New thread woo! What's the fastest way to grind XP right now?
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Originally Posted by Nocturnowl

Am I mad or is the act of Genji unsheathing for his ult now an attack in itself, surely not but it's either that or some unseen phantom slash as soon as it pops.

It's a bug, and yes, that first slash will hit. I think it's fixed on the PTR.
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Originally Posted by TrueBlue

Fuck it, I'll be positive.

I'm a console player too and I never really got into trying to get to high in comp. I think I made it to diamond in the first season and then just messed around after that.

I love this game. It's going to end up being my most played game this gen for sure.

Originally Posted by Chance

This. The only games I've finished in 2017 are Sundered (excellent!), Horizon Zero Dawn (GotY!) and Gravity Rush 2 (my preferred Magical Girl Action Simulator). Every other attempt at another game has resulted in it being put aside because I could be playing Overwatch.

This would be me if I didn't force myself away from the game.
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(10-14-2017, 04:04 AM)
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6 stack is way too sweaty. Never again.
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(10-14-2017, 04:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

6 stack is way too sweaty. Never again.

That last match was a crushing escape Overwatch defeat. Aside from that it was fine.
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Originally Posted by LiK

6 stack is way too sweaty. Never again.

how did yall do as a whole tho
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(10-14-2017, 05:19 AM)
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>:[

When you're playing Mystery Heroes and you're attacking on the Hollywood map, and the game gives the defenders double Orisa, Torbjorn, Mercy and a Reinhardt to hold the bottleneck, and then in the final moments when you're almost there it gives them three Lucios, a D.Va and a Mercy to hold the point...

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