Watchpoint Radio #65: All Aboard the Buff Train!

July 19th, 2017

After last week’s nerf to Doomfist, it appears Blizzard is being very liberal with the buffs this week. Zarya, McCree, Reaper, and Reinhardt were all blessed this week with some pretty sweet buffs to make them more efficient. This comes at a great time, as a recent video suggests that Overwatch should use buffs more for balancing versus nerfing. While it might seem like fun, balancing in that way won’t work out in the long term, and we discuss why. Also, since everyone else is talking about it, we discuss if Overwatch is dying. I’m pretty sure you won’t be surprised by our answer.

Additionally we talk Overwatch league legal troubles, Doomfist’s official release date, confirmed loot drop rates, reclassifying characters, and more. This episode was live streamed, and we plan to continue to live stream going forward. If you want to hang out with us during the recording, be sure to follow Mash Those Buttons on Twitch.

Hosts

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

IT System Engineer by day, avid gamer by night! Bob has been gaming his entire life and first started standing on a chair playing the arcade version of Super Mario Bros. Now he plays all kinds of games but focuses mainly on Overwatch.

1/3 host of Watchpoint Radio. Anthony has been playing video games since the Atari 5200 (1982). In his spare time he enjoys loosing in Overwatch (LOL Gold), work, and more OW!!!! He is a huge Star Wars fan and loves researching history.

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