I uninstalled Ovw’s PTR after the Orisa patch b/c I realized I would never get a chance to test out new heroes if I didn’t have the fastest load-in time, so it was essentially pointless to have it.
I feel like the Mercy Ult will probably end up nerfed at some point. It feels like it gives her way too much, but I guess the limiter on that is that Mercy can either use her Ult with her gun or her staff. Not sure yet. The balance to her rez is honestly a legit improvement over her entire deal, because having her be able to entirely ruin another team’s progress just by having people die on the point/payload was honestly tedious. It also means that using her Rez on one person no longer feels like a waste.
I’m excited for the new D.va updates. It felt like a lot of people were starting to linger in the back and wait for an ult, or trying to use her as an anchor tank even though she’s not the right hero to hold a point. Hopefully with these changes, we’ll see more D.va’s willing to go out there and disrupt, rather than just hang back.
Apropos of nothing, I honestly feel like it would help Overwatch to take a few pointers from HotS in some cases. In Heroes of the Storm, D.Va can get an Ult that she can only use when she’s in Pilot mode that allows her to shoot a fast beam to lower her mech cooldown timer. It feels like that’d be a pretty useful thing to have. As it is now, you’ve got to either hope you live long enough via frantic hopping and shooting, or just die and go get your mech at spawn.
I feel the same way for Zarya and Lúcio as well. Their alternative Ultimates–Repulsion Zone and Reverse Amp–feel like they could make the game more interesting. This is probably one of the reasons why I only come back to Overwatch when there’s an event going on. That, and I know more people who’ll play HotS with me than will play Ovw. Honestly, I hope someday the game just has everyone pull a Symmetra and get to choose between two Ultimates. Then shit would get wild.
Course I only do Quick Play outside of qualifying matches, so maybe I’m just full of shit. Who knows?