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Old 01-20-2017, 10:47 AM
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Eh, I don't think that's entirely fair, but what in your opinion separates a bundle of traits from depth?
Depth is what you do with the traits. You show why a person is that way, or what justifications they use to stay that way. You show some of the contradictions.

Some of the Overwatch characters have the potential for a lot of growth... but I don't think this type of game really benefits that much from it. It's probably more fun to keep them shallow and instantly understandable since that lets fans use them as self-inserts for themselves. And while that sounds like a criticism, it's not—I think it's good that Overwatch does this.

And let's face it: Blizzard's writing has never been particularly deep. It's never really been intended to, so that's fine; the writing can be very good for what it's trying to accomplish.
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Interesting... Journey to the West themed... Sun Wukong Winston, ZhuBajie Roadhog, Sha Wujing Reinhardt and Xuanzang Zenyata. A very surprising number of legendary skins...
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Interesting... Journey to the West themed... Sun Wukong Winston, ZhuBajie Roadhog, Sha Wujing Reinhardt and Xuanzang Zenyata.
I'd suggest them doing a theme on The Plum in the Golden Vase, but that'd probably be redundant given the nature of Overwatch fan art.
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I'm really hoping we get a Journey to the West themed brawl set it Lijang Night Market ala Junkenstein's revenge or something, or something lantern festival related?
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:37 PM
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Its completely fair.

This is Blizzard we're talking about. They'll take those traits and just make it a hollow social message. Or they will push unpopular characters for absolutely no reason at all or do things to perpetuate a pointless conflict where one or many people are literally incapable of doing wrong when they do obvious wrong. No one should want that shit.

However its becoming more apparent that fans have more creativity than Blizzard themselves. Aside from shippers.
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So why can Hanzo shoot dragons out of his hands? Is it just something Japanese people can innately do?
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I'd suggest them doing a theme on The Plum in the Golden Vase, but that'd probably be redundant given the nature of Overwatch fan art.
I'm not familiar with that one, but it sounds interesting.
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I'm not familiar with that one, but it sounds interesting.
It was a joke The Plum in the Golden Vase is considered by some to be of similar stature to the Four Great Classics, but it's primarily an erotic novel, and thus not always considered appropriate.

Given the nature of much Overwatch fan art....

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So why can Hanzo shoot dragons out of his hands? Is it just something Japanese people can innately do?
Yup. I'm half, so I can only shoot out one dragon. Fortunately, my Scottish heritage means I can also toss a pretty mean caber.
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It was a joke The Plum in the Golden Vase is considered by some to be of similar stature to the Four Great Classics, but it's primarily an erotic novel, and thus not always considered appropriate.

Given the nature of much Overwatch fan art....



Yup. I'm half, so I can only shoot out one dragon. Fortunately, my Scottish heritage means I can also toss a pretty mean caber.
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Yup. I'm half, so I can only shoot out one dragon. Fortunately, my Scottish heritage means I can also toss a pretty mean caber.
It just seems silly because most people's ultimate has to do with their profession but then Hanzo shoots dragons.
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It just seems silly because most people's ultimate has to do with their profession but then Hanzo shoots dragons.
If you watched the short you'd know that it's specifically an ability related to the Shimada ninja family.

That said I don't know how or why the Shimadas can shoot dragons.
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Honestly the dragons aren't even the weirdest shit.

Why can Zenyatta float around, shoot magical orbs that curse or heal people, spawn ethereal extra arms on himself as well seemingly enter a higher state of existence that heals everyone around him?
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Honestly the dragons aren't even the weirdest shit.

Why can Zenyatta float around, shoot magical orbs that curse or heal people, spawn ethereal extra arms on himself as well seemingly enter a higher state of existence that heals everyone around him?
Hologram projection and nanobots Douglas. Very expensive.
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I was more inclined to just call it robot magic.
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There's a large dose of fantasy in the setting. Reaper turning incorporeal because he's undead. Winston hulking out, turning red and having lightening shoot from his eyes.
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Honestly the dragons aren't even the weirdest shit.

Why can Zenyatta float around, shoot magical orbs that curse or heal people, spawn ethereal extra arms on himself as well seemingly enter a higher state of existence that heals everyone around him?
Because he embraced tranquility.
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