Monday, May 16, 2016

Why you do dis Blizz and Happy Birthday D3!

Seriously, this is the longest two weeks I have ever had to a wait for a game. I want to get my grubby little mitts on Overwatch, and there is still another week to go.

Mostly been playing Diablo 3, working on some stuff in season.

Speaking of D3, today is its 4th birthday. It has basically been two games in the time since it was released. When it came out, while I did enjoy it, the game was way too fucking hard, and the drops were shit. You were literally better off having yellow armor than legendaries. You could of course sell stuff on the AH, which just meant that bots ended up making a lot of money. I actually made enough to buy Cataclysm, so I guess I cant complain too much.

They really turned the game around though, and it became a really fun loot based game with a competitive side should you like that sort of thing. Great job Blizzard.

On a Destiny note, while I have not been playing, I have been quite happy that the community is continuing to roast Bungie about skill based matchmaking. It looks like they may actually do something about it this time.

And for you Overwatch hankering, here is the new animated short they released today.

and here is a comic.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

And so my Watch has ended......

No, I am not in the Nights watch, but the Overwatch beta is now over and I have to wait another two weeks to play it again. And I am a sad panda.

After getting to play it for a week, I am still of the opinion that Overwatch is one of the most fun shooters I have played in a long time. Each hero is different and unique, and pretty much every character was enjoyable.

I played a lot of different characters, but I ended up mostly choosing two depending on offense and defense.

On offense, I ended up picking McCree mostly. He is very strong and has very high DPS as long as you land your flashbang. The flashbang/fan the hammer combo will one shot most players that arent tanks. He is a really nice counter to a couple of the really ebola characters, namely Tracer and Mei. His super is underwhelming, and he is pretty slow, but the combo makes him a 1v1 master.

The player I play on defense, and most people seem to be bad at is Torbjorn. The thing about most Torbjorns is that if you kill their turret, they run away like a little bitch. That is actually quite dumb honestly, as I have solo killed every character in the game with Torbjorn that has the turret dead. People really underestimate the amount of damage his shotgun like attack does. It two shots a lot of heroes, and I have killed many many people trying to flank around to take out my turret.

Another nice thing he has are the armor packs. They give you 75 additional health basically, and you can make more by picking up scrap that drops from dead players. In a 1v1 you can often engage, retreat, throw yourself and armor pack, and re engage. I had 54 elminations in one game with him as well as another game that I had a 40 kill streak. It is all about good turret placement so that it doesnt get sniped and that it gets to do its thing while your team is harassing the opposing team.

Overall, I cannot wait for the game to come out, and I suppose in the meantime I will be playing mostly Diablo as I have pretty much completely quit Destiny at this point. I would be getting mad at the game even if I was doing very well, and I just dont need to be stressed about something that dumb. If they ever fix the matchmaking, I may eventually play a bit again, but I am pretty certain that it has already been replaced by Overwatch.