Watchpoint Radio #59: Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Placement Matches?
Bob's thoughts on upcoming character balance, Season 5 kicks off, and how to improve Overwatch broadcasting....
After a tease early this week, the PTR has delivered us a new map and character balance. Soon heroes will be able to return to the Horizon Lunar Colony — a place we’ve only heard about in Winston’s lore. Lots of people were excited for this map, but Jaa isn’t so sure it’s a great map for Overwatch. Major character balance is on the way, with Reaper changing the way he heals himself, McCree getting a much needed buff to Deadeye, and Roadhog getting nerfed AGAIN. Other than that, not much happening this week.
We did find out that Rein is having a little trouble with latency in his attacks, causing trouble that may cause him to die when he should live. We also discuss Jeff Kaplan saying he wishes he never put rewards into competitive mode. To Jaa’s surprise, it turns out Mikey is only in competitive for the rewards. Finally we discuss some datamining that could give us a hint of what event comes next. All this 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.
Melty Blood gameplay, Granblue has a patch, SFV new skins, Nick All Stars Brawl is legit and a cake for going 0-2.
So much news to cover this week with the playoffs a week away! Let's dive in to this week's news and a playoff preview.
This week Melderon joins BlazzinBob and Melarina to talk about TBC Classic.
We finally get to starting Mass Effect 2 which starts with the death of Commander Shepard. WHAT???
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