AndyB-11735 commented on Update about the 10/21/2021 Experimental Card 38 minutes ago
CrepeCulture:

Many things you say are academically consistent… like textbook-style to management theory and leadership.

Are you familiar with the Vroom-Jago contingency model? This began to remind me of it.

I know many theories are ways we define behaviors within organizations, but I always find relevance and inspiration in the way you speak.

It’s beneficial to be a perpetual student when you’re a CM. I am always reading new studies, new whitepapers, and listening to experts in fields like behavioral psychology and sociology. Understanding what motivates players beyond what we see on the surface is key to being effective facillitators of conversation. Plus it’s heck of interesting.

I’m somewhat familiar with Vroom-Yetton (Jago). Like many leadership philosophies, it lends itself well to community management.

AndyB-11735 commented on Update about the 10/21/2021 Experimental Card 1 hour ago
Jocachaval:

The madmen actually put this in an official summary.

While we rarely will quote comments that include hyperbole or obvious emotional investment, we do like to make sure that we are conveying both sentiment and emotion, albeit in a more unbiased way.

AndyB-11735 commented on Update about the 10/21/2021 Experimental Card 1 hour ago
pooch:

I don’t see you denying this?!

Do I need to?

I believe that most players are rational when you get them in a 1:1 conversation and don’t really believe that game developers for a franchise like Overwatch would actually play favorites.

Balance changes over time can influence that perception, and to some players be demonstrable proof, however I think that we all (deep down) understand that balance and design requires a holistic view of the game that takes the bigger picture into account.

AndyB-11735 submitted Update about the 10/21/2021 Experimental Card 1 hour ago

Hi folks,

Thanks to everyone who shared their experiences with the recent Experimental Card. Your constructive feedback was helpful in communicating concerns to the Hero Balance and Design folks. We’re going to take that feedback, process it, and will try out some additional changes in a future update.

In the interest of transparency, below you’ll find the topline executive summary that we sent to both the Hero Balance and Design team, and Team 4 leadership (along with a much more detailed report that they can dig into for additional details). Please note: we’re sharing this summary as it was presented to T4, which removes hyperbole and personal biases as much as possible

  • Feedback from Tank players has been highly critical of this Experimental Card. General sentiment is that the increase in damage for Torb, Cassidy, and especially Junkrat are highly detrimental to their play experience with some pointing to this as further evidence of tanks being low in priority for the dev team.
  • There is broad consensus among early feedback that the buffs to Junkrat are too strong in this Experimental card. Experienced Junkrat players have stated that “we significantly lowered his skill ceiling, making him more rewarding to Less-experienced players."
  • Multiple forum threads and various subreddit posts mention that Cassidy feels too strong now than he can use Combat Roll to evade abilities like Doomfist’s Upcut and Wrecking Ball’s Piledriver.
  • Early general feedback around the Moira Biotic Orb change is positive, with some minor concern over loss of skill-expression due to the decreased velocity of the Orb speed.
  • The community team has noticed a trend of confusion as to the purpose of the Experimental Card. We will be looking for opportunities to clarify the purpose of ExC’s with the broader community, with a goal of creating a clear understanding among players.

Your continued constructive conversation continues to be the fuel that drives these reports. Thanks for participating in the various discussions last week.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 6 hours ago

@dillon_hud @OverwatchNaeri Previous content will remain unaltered. This affects content moving forward, both in game and out

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 6 hours ago

@dragonson04 Previous content will remain unaltered. This affects content moving forward, both in game and out.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 6 hours ago

Let’s put a smile on that face. 🤡 Quit joking around and snatch the Clown Roadhog (Epic) before it’s too late. P… https://t.co/wf5mF8hqOW

AndyB-11735 submitted Overwatch Retail Patch Notes - October 26, 2021 6 hours ago
Overwatch Retail Patch Notes – October 26, 2021

A new patch is now live on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. Read below to learn more about the latest changes.

To share your feedback, please post in the General Discussion forum.
For a list of known issues, visit our Bug Report forum.
For troubleshooting assistance, visit our Technical Support forum.


HERO UPDATES

Cassidy

  • Introduction of new hero name.

BUG FIXES

GENERAL

  • Fixed a bug that caused players to not receive full credit towards matches played when playing Junkenstein’s Revenge

HEROES

Brigitte

  • Fixed a bug that caused her mace chain to appear as the wrong color in highlight and emotes if the Vampire Hunter skin is equipped

D.Va

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Black Cat skin to have a missing decal on the golden gun

Mercy

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Valkyrie ultimate ability outro sound to not play properly in both first and third person

Soldier: 76

  • Fixed a bug that caused the Grillmaster highlight intro to be unavailable
PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 1 day ago

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

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AndyB-11735 commented on (Official) Mccree's new name is Cole Cassidy 4 days ago
TREB:

Do you think anyone might assume that’s the link?

It’s fair that people would assume this. It’s probably better to think of it as leaning into a trope of a “cowboy sounding name”, similarly to how other characters have done before us.

AndyB-11735 commented on (Official) Mccree's new name is Cole Cassidy 4 days ago
TREB:

Who is clearly based on a real person.

Butch Cassidy.

Just to be very clear: this is not the case.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

@oscarC_v This applies to anyone who does not currently have a free name change available. Existing name changes wi… https://t.co/iFIHP0RZC1

AndyB-11735 commented on (Official) Mccree's new name is Cole Cassidy 4 days ago
rvladpunk:

Friendly reminder, whoever will call cree something else than cree or cowboy is getting spam reported for abusive chat.

Friendly reminder that abusing the report system is in and of itself an actionable offense.

PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

As we introduce a new name, you might have the desire to do the same. We are providing a free BattleTag name change… https://t.co/EgnVIBymxd

BlizzardEntertainment submitted Limited time free BattleTag name change 4 days ago

As we introduce a new name, you might have the desire to do the same. Read on for more information about changing your BattleTag for free.

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Limited time free BattleTag name change 4 days ago

As we introduce a new name, you might have the desire to do the same. Read on for more information about changing your BattleTag for free.

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PlayOverwatch commented on @PlayOverwatch 4 days ago

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AndyB commented on Cole Cassidy….. I Love It! 4 days ago
DRUNKINJEDI:

its all just “speculation” since no one really knows but thats the outlaw fantasy about the whole thing. kind of like if billy the kid was shot by pat garret or they staged his death and he lived to be a old man sort of thing

At this point, I tend to think most history about the American Wild-West has become more story than history.

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