Watchpoint Radio #24: Saving Widowmaker and Begging for Unranked Competitive
Balance update on horizon for a few heroes as the community clamors for single hero pick quick play....
Many are still trying to work out exactly how Overwatch’s Skill Rating system works. A new theory has caught our attention, and while Bond is gone for this episode, Jaa and Mikey talk about how close their experiences come to this theory (spoiler alert, not that close). It seems that many groups of people are experiencing the SR system differently. Last week we talked about someone who was getting 40 points per game on average, while many in the community are left with a cold feeling when one loss wipes away two or three wins for them.
While on the subject of season 2, we also talk about Jeff Kaplan’s response on leaver penalties. For the most part we agree, but Jaa seems to think we need a harsher penalty for leavers. Mikey talks a bit about how he has had to abandon Mercy recently for Ana, mainly because it’s hard to find people that will protect Mercy when she needs it. We also discuss Ana’s ult, something that can be a game changer for many. What do you do when you see a glowing red Reinhardt coming your way? There are many ways to deal with Ana’s Nano boost, but we discuss our favorite and most effective methods.
All that and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio.
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 Combat games.
Mikey has been playing fighting games since he could reach the arcade stick and buttons. While not be ever being tournament ready he strives to do better. Loves pure action games and enjoying bonkers jrpgs. He's just you're average gaymer.
Akiha, Athena, and Umbrella trailers arrive, Strive Leaks, SFV news incoming, Max to revive Mvc2 and play what you like.
Some raiding chit-chat and then we talk about the news.
Nick and Katie react and discuss the news about Blizzard's toxic culture.
The squad talks about some of the side quests in the game including the ones with the husks. SO MANY DAMN HUSKS!
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