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Old 11-07-2014, 04:10 PM
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May as well get discussion of this going.

Here is the new battle.net website for Overwatch.

Thoughts? Impressions? Kvetching?

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Old 11-07-2014, 04:16 PM
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I'm in love, honestly, though I can understand why some people aren't as enthusiastic. It just seems like a game that was made for me. The art style, to me, is incredibly visually pleasing. I'm also fine with the lore being a bit more tongue in cheek and silly, because Blizzard has proven they're not the best when it comes to more grounded and fleshed out settings. For gameplay, it's also exactly what I'm looking for, as I'm always searching for more multiplayer games that aren't MOBAs. The most obvious comparison is Team Fortress, and that is a game I have sunk hundreds of hours into. I can't wait to see Blizzard's own take on the genre.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:18 PM
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I love the art, but I'm not sure it's a game I'd enjoy. I'm not too good at shooting people.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:24 PM
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I love the art, but I'm not sure it's a game I'd enjoy. I'm not too good at shooting people.
Likewise. If there's a single-player versus AI, then I will be more likely to consider playing this.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:19 PM
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Overwatch, presented by Pixa- ehm, Blizzard!

Loved the trailer.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:20 PM
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Overwatch, presented by Pixa- ehm, Blizzard!

Loved the trailer.
Same. I wish they'd make an Overwatch movie alongside or instead of the Warcraft movie.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:22 PM
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Design wise, I like the look of it.

Gameplay wise, I haven't really played a multiplayer FPS in ages. Honestly, I'm still yearning for something to fill the void Tribes left in my heart. I didn't much like TF2 and if it is anything like it, I'll probably not like it all that much. Which is a pity, as I do love the aesthetic of TF2 (and do like Overwatch's).
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So its like TF2?
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:28 PM
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So its like TF2?
Not quite. There's no team deathmatch mode, for one, and it seems like they want to put less of a focus on gunplay and more verticality, movement and teamwork.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:23 PM
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So how long till Tracer and Winston get added to HotS
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:56 AM
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It's "luvs" not "loves".

For fuck sake, Blizzard.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:07 AM
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Been discussing with friends who are not happy with

A: Literall all the women have the same body shape, you have Reinhardt, Winston, Reaper, and EngineerDwarf for the guys, but women have all got the same shape, I think that's a fair criticism.


B: The German Guy is a "war machine", the Japanese Guy is a Samurai, and the Buddhist robot.

General feeling is the Archetypes aren't as tongue in cheek / sarcastic as the TF2 ones are.


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Old 11-08-2014, 09:08 AM
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So how long the characters are changed to appeal to SJW's?
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:12 AM
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So how long the characters are changed to appeal to SJW's?
About November 10th.

As somebody who dislikes weirdly/oversexualised proportions I don't really have a problem with what's on offer for an over the top design palette. Widowmaker strikes me as the only really 'sexualised' one and she's just a Sylvanas/Kerrigan-wannabe anyway. She's barely showing any skin anyway.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:16 AM
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About November 10th.

As somebody who dislikes weirdly/oversexualised proportions I don't really have a problem with what's on offer for an over the top design palette. Widowmaker strikes me as the only really 'sexualised' one and she's just a Sylvanas/Kerrigan-wannabe anyway. She's barely showing any skin anyway.
Showing off your sexy body is evil. Cover it with a burka.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:13 AM
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So how long the characters are changed to appeal to SJW's?
By the time Beta hits I wager.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:15 AM
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I actually got the opposite impression of the Japanese guy. He's neither a katana wielding samurai nor a ninja. "Japanese archer" isn't really that common or cliché.

EDIT: And as a German I can say that I don't think any German player would have a problem with the German character.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:49 AM
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I actually got the opposite impression of the Japanese guy. He's neither a katana wielding samurai nor a ninja. "Japanese archer" isn't really that common or cliché.

EDIT: And as a German I can say that I don't think any German player would have a problem with the German character.
Same here. In fact, Reinhardt is probably one of my favourites.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:16 AM
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The women had some differences. The French one looks taller than the English one. The Indian one has a huge butt.

If they made an American hero a cowboy/cowgirl I would not be offended.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:17 AM
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So how long the characters are changed to appeal to SJW's?
Is it so wrong to question whether racial archetypes are a good decision?

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In the end it will probably just result in getting Male+Female versions of each class, and people still won't be happy.

There is no win here, this has been shown time and time again. Fuck SJWs.
That wouldn't really make sense.


Dude, seriously? I think you're overreacting. Literally all that's been said is some variety in silhouette would be nicer and then it's been questioned whether racial archetypes are the way to go, what is your deal?
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:18 AM
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Is it so wrong to question whether racial archetypes are a good decision?
The way SJWs do it?

Yes.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:46 AM
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I wonder how much Titan leftovers went into this.
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:50 AM
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The 'mustache' concept is obviously the best. Return it!!111

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Old 11-08-2014, 12:00 PM
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Yeah, a hero that looks like that would be awesome. Doesn't even need the jetpack, so Pharah can stay.
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:08 PM
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Bottom three pre-Pharah concepts (from left to right): The Rocketeer, Gundam, Porco Rosso.
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