Overwatch has been boring for a while. I realize they introduced more modes, maps, and even god damn new heroes, but honestly there wasn’t a point of playing. There’s no PROGRESSION. And the PVE events that I liked very much, are ONLY like twice a year!
I’m from an RPG background. You level up, get better armor, collect cool items, get money. Money in Overwatch means nothing, you buy skins and other things that have no effect on the game play. Levels mean nothing. Winning means nothing. Now playing games just as an activity is fine, like in Simcity you don’t “win” anything but it’s fun to build different cities or plan on different end goals like getting a space port or perfect traffic. There’s none of that with Overwatch.
Last night really did it in for me though. Literally every game ha a Bastion and he’s so ridiculously OP your entire team has to focus on getting rid of them. He can kill even a tank in about 1 second, even through a Zarya shield! He can outheal Dva throwing rockets in his face and shooting at him like it’s nothing. If 1 class makes 6 other people have to focus them just to kill them, it’s insane. But like I said, literally every game had a Bastion, or a Bastion behind a shield, or 2 shields, or 3 shields. Or we’d be winning just fine and Desperation bastion came out and tipped the scales to a loss. I could be Zarya with a fully charged laser, pop bubble and try to kill Bastion and I COULDN’T.
That was bad enough but then the newest hero, Echo, is also stupid. She can stay in the air what feels like forever and has three attacks that don’t appear to be on a GCD and she can just use one after another after another with no delay, no recharge, nothing. Then she can duplicate any hero and have their ult up in seconds. I was playing Dva on that movie set map and we were having a hell of a time with both Bastion and Torb, if I remember right. I landed a mech bomb perfectly and killed 4 people. We took the point and trucked along.
However fucking Echo kept picking Bastion for her ult and got 3 kills every fucking time she turned into him. Over and over and over. I can’t remember if we won or lost, but when she got PotG instead of my 4 kill, I quite literally quit and uninstalled the game.
I don’t know how it happened exactly but I was at 92% into rank 11 and I earned only 150k honor. I am now at 13% into rank 12 and Marshall. I immediately bought my three purple pieces even if they have a bonus to Mind Blast and I’m disc. I had someone explain the ranks to me but it’s so dumb. So one week I can be at 95% and get 50k honor and go back to 92%, another week 3x as much honor grants me about 20%. So dumb.
Ranking in classic is weird. I was at about 95% last week and around 150k honor had taken me about half an entire bar. I figured I would be safe with 50k honor for the last 5%.
I went DOWN even more! I had to get honorspy just to track it properly. So this is the 4th week I’m trying to hit 12 but I am not sure it’s possible with the way classic works. That’s unfortunate.
In other news I won TWO AVS IN A ROW last night! I could not believe it. One I phased into in-progress and went on to win even! I spent time on defense and we even wiped Horde trying to kill Van. They literally got wiped with Van at around 10%! Just wow. We then took back Aid Station, pushing them back to Stormpike, then took that back too, pushing then all the way back to SHGY. I bet they were SO MAD.
I’m hoping to hit around 100k honor this week but if I don’t get 12 on reset day I just give up. It’s too hard to chase.
Even though I lose A LOT I’m still for the majority of the time having fun! I think yesterday I lost every single bg and today only won 1, which should have been 2 but who knows what happened. We maintained 3 bases until near the end where we were down to 2 only for a little bit of time they recap’d a 3, but for some reason Horde won. The entire bg Alliance side erupted with “WHAT!?!?!”
The night prior I had someone tell me I was a ‘smooth brain’ because I said we weren’t going to win because we had no HKs. I’m talking like Horde had 5x more than us. He insulted me a whole bunch and said you can win Arathi without a lot of Hks by ‘spinning and ccing’. I have never, EVER won an AB where we were massively behind in HKs. EVER. It’s basically a 5 base king of the hill and you can’t take a flag by ‘spinning and ccing’ if you can’t kill the defenders. What an idiot.
THIS was a win. See how our hks are way way better? It’s a clear pattern.
Even so though it’s a good time in general. I haven’t pvp’d this much in a long long time.