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Old 05-17-2017, 05:51 PM   #3026
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Re: Overwatch (New Blizzard Franchise - FPS )

Free weekend in a week or two check it out then.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:28 PM   #3027
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Hey guys, thinking about finally relenting and buying this game when it goes on sale which is probably Memorial day weekend, I'm hoping. I used to play old-school Counter Strike and Day of Defeat. One thing I don't get is, how do you use abilities in an FPS? Is it like League of Legends?
Stuntman! You must acquire this game.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:24 PM   #3028
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Stuntman! You must acquire this game.
Sup man, thanks for the recommend. What makes it so good though?
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:11 AM   #3029
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It's fun.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #3030
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Sup man, thanks for the recommend. What makes it so good though?
Easy to learn and have fun with, if you get really into it it's also a very deep game with a lot of nuance.

Plus more to it than just quick twitch reflexes like a lot of first person shooters.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:26 PM   #3031
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How long does a typical match usually last?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:32 PM   #3032
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In quickplay, probably under 10 minutes. In competitive, 15-20 sounds about right to me.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:36 PM   #3033
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Re: Overwatch (New Blizzard Franchise - FPS )

Three new "Arena" (new game mode?) maps:

https://twitter.com/OverwatchEU/stat...90265077637121

Also, for Stuntman: Free weekend from May 26 through May 29:

https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20793052
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:47 PM   #3034
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For Stuntman:

beginners guide to Overwatch
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:55 PM   #3035
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New dance emotes!



(Only in the first part of the video. Rest of the video is just speculation about the new game mode.)

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Old 05-18-2017, 04:33 PM   #3036
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In quickplay, probably under 10 minutes. In competitive, 15-20 sounds about right to me.
Believe it or not, the average competitive match length is 13 mins. Some have the potential to go for 3x as long though.
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:52 PM   #3037
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I've never had a game over 25 minutes
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:24 AM   #3038
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I feel like I've had some on Oasis go 30+.

Sometimes the huge map can go through an entire cycle of ults before anyone caps the point.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:00 AM   #3039
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Re: Overwatch (New Blizzard Franchise - FPS )

Hi whats the eco model for this game?
Is it a complete game or do you have to buy heroes and gear?
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:09 AM   #3040
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It's a complete game. I think you can buy in game currency for skins/custom stuff, but none of it affects game performance.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:12 AM   #3041
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Blizzard did a great job with that. You get everything when you buy the game and there is nothing left to buy ever. All updates, characters, etc., are included. There are no special weapons to get. XP is just for fun, not for making you more powerful.

The only purchase options are for purely cosmetic items.

It's the first AAA-priced game I've purchased in years (and I was fortunate to get a good price) and it has been immensely worth it.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:07 PM   #3042
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I wish I could see my time spent with the overwatch game open. I have gotten so many hours out of this game.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:13 PM   #3043
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Hadn't played competitive in a while, but had some time today, so gave it a go.

Lost all five games. That will hurt the SR a bit. One day, one day I'll get to platinum.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:09 PM   #3044
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I wish I could see my time spent with the overwatch game open. I have gotten so many hours out of this game.
It shows it in the stats screen somewhere, no?
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:15 PM   #3045
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I've spent over 200 dollars to buy boxes during special events to get skins but the game is otherwise complete.

None of that LoL spend an ungoldly number of hours or a hundred bucks to get your starter rune/character/mastery pack that allows to compete fairly.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:46 PM   #3046
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It shows it in the stats screen somewhere, no?
It has hours played/total hours on different heroes... but I don't think anywhere that shows all the queuing + assembling? I may be wrong.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:06 PM   #3047
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anyone with tips/strats/videos/twitch streamers/other suggestions on playing tracer? she seems really interesting and fun, but i can't seem to kill anyone with her. i flash in to get into close range, but it always takes me more than one clip to actually kill, and by that time i'm usually dead. do i just suck at aiming?
I'm no expert but one thing I learned while playing tracer is to never engage with someone facing you at all. never trade blows no matter how close they are to dying. get in as much damage as you can and as soon as they react, get behind them again or out

really good tracers can kill people left and right but I think it's also important to realize the value of diverting the team's attention in a different direction
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:24 PM   #3048
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anyone with tips/strats/videos/twitch streamers/other suggestions on playing tracer? she seems really interesting and fun, but i can't seem to kill anyone with her. i flash in to get into close range, but it always takes me more than one clip to actually kill, and by that time i'm usually dead. do i just suck at aiming?
I'll give a top tip - absolutely do not do this!

You want your flashes fully charged for an engagement to a) one to reposition sideways / throw off their aim while reloading the first clip /finish them off, but primarily b) to gtfo and disengage with multiple flashes if necessary.

Most importantly tho, flashing in to engage gives a huge audio tell (with accurate position!) to your target. With the speed Tracer can empty a clip you want the surprise to be an incoming hail of bullets, not your initial approach.

So basically this - flash to get in to sneaky position / behind enemy lines or whatever. Wait for full charges or at least 2/3. Close distance to enemy walking, out of sight. Shoot / flash / Shoot / flash flash flash.

Flash to close distance is great when you're going to sticky bomb them though
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Old 05-23-2017, 01:11 PM   #3049
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Anniversary Update is live. Here are the new skins

http://imgur.com/a/8IZul

Also, every character gets a new dance emote


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Old 05-23-2017, 02:15 PM   #3050
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lol what the hell is that Lucio skin

Bruno Mars Lucio?

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