I can sometimes get the Tracers because they panic and blow multiple warps to force the cooldown, but I've fought a few that perfectly pace them so that I never feel like I have the hook. Usually I just try and flank them, haha.
This is true, but on average that should even out, and we should each be at one another's appropriate skill levels. It wouldn't be true, for example, that Harbleu could get stuck at a 1500 rating for an entire season because of bad teams (he's the only competitive player I know...). The game has its fair share of team-based BS, but people generally are where they belong.
I started speed boosting with Lucio into the enemy to feed hard; their Roadhog was so confused that he missed three left clicks and melee attacks (I almost PM'd him "kill me fast bitch"). I laughed really hard at that Hog, but I still feel bad about trolling quick play; I was the only one playing seriously but nope. I had a good graviton on Overtime before that (team didn't give a fuck because QP lets fight around the map lul y so srs). I got the moral victory there; my barriers and grav timings are improving. My Tracer and Genji need a lot of work, but Genji will be something I uncommonly switch depending on the situation because he is mained by a lot of people, so they are either better Genjis or they will insta lock anyway; I feel like he needs a lot of work too that I would rather put in learning fundamentals and team work.
I did land some cool accurate right clicks and one decent dragon sword; someone thought I was a decently ranked Genji lol. They don't know that I sucked hard most of the fight save for few moments; it was mostly my muscle memory kicking in from practicing right clicks and resets with Genji.
On PS4, Diamond had way better team comps than Masters. In Masters everyone wants to be Widowmaker or Hanzo. They're actually good at it, but a more reliable DPS would be much better. One that can actually contest. Plus getting headshotted by a widow halfway across the map doing a grapple snipe is annoying as fuck.
Made it to diamond on my alt account last night (cause PS4 gaf group is always full apparently!), honestly thought I would struggle a lot more than I did but the games went pretty smooth.
This season, I have regained my love of mercy (I used her exclusively in the beta). I'm not stingy with the Rez either, I blow it every 1:30 (if there's 2+ people that are dead). It's so easy to re-gain the charge, I don't see why other Mercy's are so stingy with it. I use it to keep the momentum going, also to low-key not die when everyone around me is dead...which is not good but hasn't burnt me yet!