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Overwatch Summer Games Event August 8th, Lucioball Strikes Back [Skins Leaking]

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Psychoward

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Looks like we're having people on Reddit and Twitter and other sites complaining about the 2016 Summer Games Skins being no longer rare and exclusive and being mad that people can buy the skins now instead if working hard through that RNG to get them.

Come on people.
That type of thinking never fails to make me laugh.
 
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That type of thinking never fails to make me laugh.
To be fair, that was Blizzard's original intent with event skins - to make them rare and coveted, and likely that almost no one would have all of them. I do agree that it's crazy that people whined about that approach to the point that Blizzard made them purchaseable, and now we are back full circle.
 

Grisby

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No new Tracer skin? Bah.
Joke.

Might get back on tonight to get back into the swing of things and try some DOOOOMfist. It's such a good game.
 

TimmmV

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Has it been said how long the event lasts for?

I go on holiday for a week next Wednesday and don't want to miss the whole thing 😞
 

Blues1990

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I kinda figured the new stuff would still be overpriced. I'm still going for that Mercy skin, but I'm definitely not paying for it this time.

Which is why I saved enough coins this time around, as I don't want to miss out. With that said, I'm going to wait a bit if I unlock one of her items (among other things) before spending my coins.
 

RoninChaos

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Looks like we're having people on Reddit and Twitter and other sites complaining about the 2016 Summer Games Skins being no longer rare and exclusive and being mad that people can buy the skins now instead of working hard through that RNG to get them.

Come on people.

The people with this mentality suck. Making the shit available once a year does make it rare. Making it available one time only when skins are an extra revenue stream is stupid.
 

Sega Saturn

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It's a bit of a shame that they're making last year's skins more common, its a hit against the rarity and awe of those skins. I have a few and now they're going to be as common as any other skins.
 

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It's a bit of a shame that they're making last year's skins more common, its a hit against the rarity and awe of those skins. I have a few and now they're going to be as common as any other skins.

They're still rare, like you'll still have to either buy them or get them from lootboxes within the 3 weeks. They're adding new stuff too, so if someone burns 6k to get last years legendaries they'll have less for the new ones.

I think this is the best way to handle it: giving players another chance to earn something without screwing them over with pricing old stuff the same as new stuff.
 

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No interest in Lucioball. Trash mode. Hoping the Comp mode will get some throwers to play that instead of normal Comp, lol
 

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Im disappointed that they are just doing the same thing. It has been awhile since kings row pve came out. Was really hoping for a back to school theme. Lucioball just made me want to play rocketleague instead. That coming from a Lucio main. Summer games was based on the Olympics, theres no Olympics this year
 

hydruxo

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It's a bit of a shame that they're making last year's skins more common, its a hit against the rarity and awe of those skins. I have a few and now they're going to be as common as any other skins.

They were a lot easier to get as a drop in that event anyways. That was like the only event where I didn't even play that much and I got all of them but one of the Tracer skins.
 

kewlmyc

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Surprised we haven't gotten swimsuits yet to be fair. Guess we're not Japanese mobile games level of desperate yet.
 

Frozenprince

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Blizzard could do it tastefully. Like you give Mercy a 1920's flapper suit, you give Widow an Olympic swimmers one, you give the boys some sexy sexy ones.

It could work.
 

Phu

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It's a bit of a shame that they're making last year's skins more common, its a hit against the rarity and awe of those skins. I have a few and now they're going to be as common as any other skins.

Honestly, I care more about getting certain skins because they look cool, not because they're rare.
 

ZeoVGM

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It's a bit of a shame that they're making last year's skins more common, its a hit against the rarity and awe of those skins. I have a few and now they're going to be as common as any other skins.

This clearly isn't true.

And this is exactly how it should be, especially considering how much worse the loot boxes worked back then.
 
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This would bring me back to Overwatch.
 

AlexFlame116

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Reminder that this event begins tomorrow! So anyone playing Overwatch, don't play Arcade so that you can get the three free loot boxes during the event!

Should there be a separate thread for the actual event?
 

NeatoKuni

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Reminder that this event begins tomorrow! So anyone playing Overwatch, don't play Arcade so that you can get the three free loot boxes during the event!

Should there be a separate thread for the actual event?

Probably don't need a new thread just an "UPDATE LIVE" title or whatever tomorrow. Speaking of, what times is it usually at? I'm surprised they haven't shown off any of the stuff yet.
 

AlexFlame116

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Summer Games Sombra skin confirmed!
Jeff Kaplan said:
Ryto aka Sombra main said:
Imma lose my !@#$ if she doesn't get a skin. She has been in 5 events come tommarow and if she doesn't get a skin she will have one okay purple one. If she doesn't get one this event she better get 2 legendarys and be a main character for the event. Sorry Sombra main here.
"Been here all along."

You can say that tomorrow after looking at the hero gallery.
Source
 

Locuza

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Mercy looks like a feminine hercules figure from the cartoon and with feminine I only mean the face.
On picture it doesn't look good, maybe ingame and from different angles it does look better.
 
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