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Old 05-19-2017, 06:15 AM
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They certainly look...interesting. Not sure how to feel about them. Bastion's skin looks like he's turned into a Transformer which is pretty cool.

I read someone describing these as "concept art" or "prototype"-looking which is a very apt description.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:28 AM
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76 is Captain America with a gun but old. He can sprint because of that.

Zyra's skin looks okay. She just has a really poor collection of skins.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:50 AM
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76 is Captain America with a gun but old. He can sprint because of that.

Zyra's skin looks okay. She just has a really poor collection of skins.
I know that, but it's one of those things that still seems odd even with the explanation to some folks.

I like the notion that these are all the concept-art skins, that fits for the anniversary.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:18 AM
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Wow for the first time, I've absolutely no interest in getting any of these skins or voicelines. Not only are these totally not what I expected, they are just so... weird and in some cases ugly. Theres clearly a running theme with these skins, I have no fucking clue what that theme is supposed to be other than dropping the ball. Hopefully the brawl is good, glad we are getting more 3v3 and 1v1 maps because those were really needed although it's a little disappointing they are all locations we have already been to. Emote wise the dances are pretty welcome, I don't mind earning those. I was so hyped for this now I'm just indifferent. I kind of had my hopes up we were going to get to go to the moon and fight some apes as well, I guess that's my own fault.

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I'm very much interested in them using this opportunity to expand the roster of the "odd" launch skins. Theres a bunch of "eventless skin themes" that I'd like them to expand on, especially as they add new characters but I can't see them doing any other time. Pirate, Mythology, Origins, Character Oddities etc. This is likely the best time to add the weird fun stuff. I can get behind birthday themed emotes, but not skins.

It's also possible we will get a year recap with brawls and skins... but I think that's also extremely unlikely. I'd rather they just re-release them with the appropriate holidays old event and brawl with new skins and a new brawl in addition to that for maximum event fun. Even more so if they slightly discount the older skins for people who missed them previously, 2k for a legendary for example with the new ones being 3k still.
I guess I'll have to wait to learn more but man... these kinda suck. The HOTS skins are honestly better than these... and it makes me sad. This should have been the coolest event. Theres almost an air of like... off brand toy feel to these where its your birthday in the 80s or 90s and your parents didn't get you a transformer, they got you a transmorpher from the dollar store. This is made even more abrasive when following on the tail of the lore based Uprising event, that was pretty much an event for events sake. All of those skins were amazing and very much felt in world these are just... the polar opposite.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:22 AM
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I know that, but it's one of those things that still seems odd even with the explanation to some folks.

I like the notion that these are all the concept-art skins, that fits for the anniversary.
It also looks like Zarya's HotS skin.

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Old 05-19-2017, 08:37 AM
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It also looks like Zarya's HotS skin.
How dare you compare those two you monster.

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I know that, but it's one of those things that still seems odd even with the explanation to some folks.

I like the notion that these are all the concept-art skins, that fits for the anniversary.
I'd be ok with that if it were true, but it's not since Soldier 76's concept is pretty much untouched from Metzen's in the 90s and his comic book later. If this is what we got it would make sense, they would still look bad but that would be something.



I don't dislike Soldiers skin, it sort of has the same bionic arms as Blackwatch Genji, but the colour choices here are awkward, yellow and orange with brown camo, yeah not so much. His feet look fragile as hell, like they are unfinished, which is even but further into contrast with his other cyborg components and his hair feels offputting. At the end of the day if these are supposed to be weird made up "concepts" (that weren't really concepts), I'm glad they abandoned them, which kind of defeats the purpose of getting something cool. I'd actually have found it neat if we got the original soldier 76, it would have made sense.

This might not be the end of it though, I feel bad for the folks that were excited about Hanzo and Sym finally getting skins if this is where we are at. Hanzo will be florescent pink and lime green wearing a zentai suit and Symmetra will be yellow and brown looking like a toilet bowl.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:54 PM
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Until they add a wolf-themed hero, Soldier 76 is my favorite hero to play right now.

That anniversary skin is okay but it would be a lot better if it were his signature colors, don't know what they were thinking there.
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Old 05-20-2017, 02:16 AM
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Until they add a wolf-themed hero, Soldier 76 is my favorite hero to play right now.

That anniversary skin is okay but it would be a lot better if it were his signature colors, don't know what they were thinking there.
76's is the "best" of a very bad bunch of anniversary skins. but yeah, the colours are all wrong.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:24 AM
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76's is the "best" of a very bad bunch of anniversary skins. but yeah, the colours are all wrong.
Well are all the heroes getting new skins for the event? I mean we've only seen what 4 of em?
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:59 AM
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Until they add a wolf-themed hero, Soldier 76 is my favorite hero to play right now.

That anniversary skin is okay but it would be a lot better if it were his signature colors, don't know what they were thinking there.
You mean like Hanzo?

Yeah the colours are the worst, it makes these skins feel even more non cannon and awkward, like Zarya's blue hair
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:38 AM
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You mean like Hanzo?

Yeah the colours are the worst, it makes these skins feel even more non cannon and awkward, like Zarya's blue hair
Ah right, forgot about that guy.

Always thought dragons were a more primary motif than wolves with him.

Although my idea is some form of rival for Reindhart who plays similarly to him emphasizing melee and direct combat, but is more of an offense hero rather than a tank.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:58 AM
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I just realized something all four of these ugly ass skins are legitimate Nerf gun colour schemes intentionally designed to not look realistic or dangerous! Overwatch Nerf weapons confirmed. The Anniversary will see everyone nerfed to the GROUND.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:08 AM
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I just realized something all four of these ugly ass skins are legitimate Nerf gun colour schemes intentionally designed to not look realistic or dangerous! Overwatch Nerf weapons confirmed. The Anniversary will see everyone nerfed to the GROUND.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:27 AM
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Well are all the heroes getting new skins for the event? I mean we've only seen what 4 of em?
I'd be VERY suprised if every hero got a new skin, but yeah you're right, we've only seen 4 so far and I seriously doubt that's all of them.

Just really not impressed with the ones shown thus far.
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:20 PM
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I kinda like Zarya's, though I'm not sure it really looks appropriate for the character. But I never use anything other than default or Origins skins, so it's all the same to me.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:08 AM
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I'd be VERY suprised if every hero got a new skin, but yeah you're right, we've only seen 4 so far and I seriously doubt that's all of them.

Just really not impressed with the ones shown thus far.
I figured we wouldn't but Im hoping to get 10-12 skins which would be nice. The Zarya one Im not a fan of the color scheme, the Phara wings looks like those 80s stlye shutter shades. Soldiers skin with the robotic legs makes sense if you see them helping him sprint like he can but the color scheme again is odd. I am a fan of the Bastion one tho
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Old 05-21-2017, 02:19 PM
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Every hero besides MAYBE Ana, Sombra and Orisa should have received an anniversary skin.

Once again, trust Blizzard to rake in billions for little comparative effort and do nothing but milk it without putting much back.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:22 AM
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The new Genji skin is awful and great.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:32 AM
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I hate 1v1 and duel. I am fine with 3v3 the new skins sucks
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:44 AM
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http://imgur.com/a/8IZul

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

These are fucking terrible.

Worst event to date when it comes to skins.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:15 AM
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:34 AM
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

These are fucking terrible.

Worst event to date when it comes to skins.
Hanzo, Genji, and Sym look... okay.

Poor Lucio's hat looks photoshopped on.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:49 AM
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Hanzo, Genji, and Sym look... okay.

Poor Lucio's hat looks photoshopped on.
Honestly, the only one (out of those we hadn't already seen) I can even remotely stand is Sym's, and that's because it sort of suits her (the mask aspect, the colours) but the design itself is nothing special.
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:52 AM
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Honestly, the only one (out of those we hadn't already seen) I can even remotely stand is Sym's, and that's because it sort of suits her (the mask aspect, the colours) but the design itself is nothing special.
I agree I think Blizz dropped the ball here, there's no kind of... unified theme for them, and a lot of them use really clashing colors like orange and white...
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:58 AM
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Genji's skin is awful but great at the same time.
Lucio's would be fine if he didn't have robot legs.
Sym's looks okay.

The rest are bad.
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