• limpid

      Just visiting?   27/12/16

      Please click "Sign Up" and login to use the full functionality of the site.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
RunRickyRun

Overwatch

135 posts in this topic

Posted

23 minutes ago, villarule123 said:

Still hasn't been dispatched :(

Hopefully gets here by the weekend as I've got the house to myself! 

Weekend is better for me as the hotel internet has been shite lately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I joined you last night and you quit the game about two seconds later. :rolleyes:

 

Had one of those terrible teams though.  Some guy in the lobby was trying to make one of us pick Reinhardt (by selecting him and deselecting him rapidly) so he could main heal as Zenyatta.  It was attacking Hollywood so that's doable as long as someone else supports Reinhardt.  I decided to go with Reinhardt as he's my third or fourth most played character and I don't think I got the orb of Harmony at any point in the first three minutes or so, then the guy who had picked Zen and got me to pick Reinhardt changed to Reaper.  The opposition had dug in at the first point and we lost.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

**** hell, this game sounds hard to master. I'm going in blind 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Don't worry about mastering it. I am pretty useless at it to be fair but I still enjoy playing it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

1 hour ago, The_Rev said:

I joined you last night and you quit the game about two seconds later. :rolleyes:

 

Had one of those terrible teams though.  Some guy in the lobby was trying to make one of us pick Reinhardt (by selecting him and deselecting him rapidly) so he could main heal as Zenyatta.  It was attacking Hollywood so that's doable as long as someone else supports Reinhardt.  I decided to go with Reinhardt as he's my third or fourth most played character and I don't think I got the orb of Harmony at any point in the first three minutes or so, then the guy who had picked Zen and got me to pick Reinhardt changed to Reaper.  The opposition had dug in at the first point and we lost.  

I got kicked off PSN. I was playing 2/3 games before that and they were getting laggier and laggier until my PS4 gave up. Sorry about that :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

2 hours ago, villarule123 said:

**** hell, this game sounds hard to master. I'm going in blind 

If you play a lot of fps then start with Soldier76. He's fairly straight forward to use and can dominate at lower skill levels. 

If you see a largish lady that looks like an eskimo or a firefighter - shoot her and don't stop shooting until she stops moving. Shoot her some more then crouch, stand, crouch, stand (etc)

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

:crylaugh:

I literally have no idea what any of you are talking about. This is going to be fun the first night I play it. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

3 hours ago, villarule123 said:

**** hell, this game sounds hard to master. I'm going in blind 

It's fairly forgiving as far as FPS goes.  The short version of what you need to know is basically this: 

1] It's a six on six objective based shooter. The aim of the game isn't to kill everybody on the other team but it's to achieve a set of objectives such as controlling an area of a map or escorting a moving payload from one side of a level to the other (or obviously trying to stop the other team from doing those things to you). Killing the other team certainly helps you achieve this but it's not the be all and end all.

2] It's a class based shooter.  The teams are made of six characters which you can choose from a roster of twenty three.  Those twenty three characters are split up into four classes.  You've got offence who, broadly speaking, are high damage and high maneuverability with moderate survivability.  They are good for fighting other characters with.  Defence classes tend to have extremely high damage but lower maneuverability.  They are more for controlling areas of a map than winning one on one fights, but they can still kick your arse.  Tank classes have high survivability and are supposed to be in the front lines pushing a payload or holding down an objective.  Support classes are there to help other classes shine, for the most part they are healers but they can also provide other boosts like increased damage, speed or maneuverability.

3] Every character has an ultimate ability.  You'll see a meter in the middle of the screen which charges up as the game goes by. It ticks up over time but doing damage, getting kills, blocking damage, healing (etc) will increase the rate that an ultimate ability charges at.  The ultimate is very powerful and can change the game if you use it correctly, for example if you have a huge bomb then you want to use it in a crowded area or if you have a powerful heal then you'll want to save it until perhaps one of the opposition team is using their ultimate against you. 

4] Beyond that it's just a case of experimenting and finding what you like.  Some characters are solid all rounders, others strongly excel in certain specific situations.  Some are better at long range, others at close range, some are fast others are slow, some require a sharp aim and others require a clever sense of positioning.  You'll get to know what you like after an hour or two. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Very good writeup @The_Rev

I started with Tracer but have hardly played with her since. As I said before I mostly play Reaper, Zarya or Roadhog. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

http://masteroverwatch.com/profile/psn/global/Naysons

I'm Mr Tank and Mr Support.  I'd play more damage dealing classes if I could but I solo queue a lot and tend to find that if I don't pick a tank or healer then the team goes in without one and tends to lose.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Stuck on the retards team. Five tracers and me. It's not working so one of the tracers switches to Genji. /face palm. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

11 minutes ago, The_Rev said:

Stuck on the retards team. Five tracers and me. It's not working so one of the tracers switches to Genji. /face palm. 

Didn't realise it was you until I'd killed you twice :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Muhahaha

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Had some good games tonight, shame the voice comms wasn't working.  I got a couple of decent highlights too but for some reason my PS4 share isn't capturing video.  

How about this though? 

E9PltBO.jpg

We lost, but I never do well with Widowmaker and I got 50% kill participation.  A wicked headshot on a moving Zenyatta too.  Can't share it though. Grrr. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Yeah it was good. I feel like I'm getting somewhere with Zarya! So much fun to play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I like the idea of Zarya, it's just the execution which I struggle with.  I fluff the projected barrier all the time as I tend to use it preemptively rather than reactively.  The who point in Zarya is to generate charge so you don't use your barriers until you are taking damage from an enemy.  It's quite easy to do with the self applying barrier but I don't have the coordination to do it with the projected one.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

If you play in a three, Zarya, Winston and Zenyata is a strong strong combo. Let Winston charge out with a barrier and orb. Once he loses a few hp, he can jump away and let a 50/100% Zarya finish off the rest with Zenyata providing discord orbs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Depends on the map really.  I play quite a bit of Winston but I think he's really best used on KotH style maps or if the other team have a Widowmaker wreaking havoc. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

My 20 Kill streak with Mercy - Still holding the top spot in Season 2

 

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0