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Goddamnit Blizzard, get your shit together.
It's been established they are just making it up as they go along, that's proven to be such a successful formula with other games they have done. In reality none of this really matters because it's a game in which lore and story are barely relevant in the product itself.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:18 PM
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It's been established they are just making it up as they go along, that's proven to be such a successful formula with other games they have done. In reality none of this really matters because it's a game in which lore and story are barely relevant in the product itself.
I think it was a mistake for Blizzard to bother fleshing out the backstories beyond the bare minimum. A lot of Overwatch fans prefer to write it in themselves.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:25 PM
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:57 PM
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Since Blizz scrapped the origin-omnic crisis comic in order to revise the story, I hope they do more detail and PVE stuff soon

Would be neat to see something like this explored

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Old 01-14-2017, 06:54 AM
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I think it was a mistake for Blizzard to bother fleshing out the backstories beyond the bare minimum. A lot of Overwatch fans prefer to write it in themselves.
I wouldn't mind if they just took the Metroid and Zelda route and made the characters self-inserts. Those games still have settings and stories but neither character has much in the way of personality. No one decided to imply Link was a homosexual or hated Donald Trump or capitalism or anything like that.
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I'd dislike that route, personally. I like my characters to have...well, character. Personality. The colourful characters are on of Overwatch major strengths, and I don't think it would be so popular if all characters would be bland self-inserts without any personality.
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I wouldn't mind if they just took the Metroid and Zelda route and made the characters self-inserts. Those games still have settings and stories but neither character has much in the way of personality. No one decided to imply Link was a homosexual or hated Donald Trump or capitalism or anything like that.
That might work for mute protagonists of single-player games, but for multiplayer games where you can choose to play as characters that have interacted with each other and the world in the backstory it makes no sense at all. There's also the fact that it's a TF2 rip-off and TF2 has a cast of very well-defined characters.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:27 AM
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I like Blizzard's art team and world building but I have begun to find their story telling atrocious.

Mercy is cool as a physician that dresses up as an angel and even the parts of her doing medical experiments to make her self younger and revive people are okay. If they did anything it would probably be cringy and corny.

This is especially difficult because Overwatch is only about 50 years removed from the real world. Soldier 76 would be joining the US military in the next few years in the real world. Is Mei going to make references to the Chinese government because whether or not it is still communist would be extremely political. They aren't going to be able to go too in depth.
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Old 01-14-2017, 08:31 AM
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I wouldn't mind if they just took the Metroid and Zelda route and made the characters self-inserts. Those games still have settings and stories but neither character has much in the way of personality. No one decided to imply Link was a homosexual or hated Donald Trump or capitalism or anything like that.
You can still tell things about silent protagonists though.

Like Samus, she's an orphaned woman who's been in the military and has super alien combat training and decided to be a bounty hunter for her profession.

Part of the reason people didn't like other M is because people could tell, even for a formerly silent protagonist, that didn't feel like her.
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Are they adding in new voice lines with the patches? D.va just said, "The destruction caused by the omnics here... it reminds me of home." in Volskaya. I've never heard that line before.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:00 AM
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Well I really didn't think Lunar Newyear was going to be a thing... colour me surprised. Finally people can shut up about Mei not being Chinese enough and Traditional Korean D'va is kinda nifty. I'm really not sure what else we will be seeing though given the other cultures present in the characters. Japan doesn't really celebrate it so, Hanzo and Genji are out. Surely there must be more skins than just the two though given that this will be a few weeks. I assume we are getting a Lijiang tower brawl as well.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:26 AM
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Well I really didn't think Lunar Newyear was going to be a thing... colour me surprised. Finally people can shut up about Mei not being Chinese enough and Traditional Korean D'va is kinda nifty. I'm really not sure what else we will be seeing though given the other cultures present in the characters. Japan doesn't really celebrate it so, Hanzo and Genji are out. Surely there must be more skins than just the two though given that this will be a few weeks. I assume we are getting a Lijiang tower brawl as well.
Wait a sec they have a Lunar Newyear thing for OW?
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:52 AM
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Well I really didn't think Lunar Newyear was going to be a thing... colour me surprised. Finally people can shut up about Mei not being Chinese enough and Traditional Korean D'va is kinda nifty. I'm really not sure what else we will be seeing though given the other cultures present in the characters. Japan doesn't really celebrate it so, Hanzo and Genji are out. Surely there must be more skins than just the two though given that this will be a few weeks. I assume we are getting a Lijiang tower brawl as well.
LUNAR New Year makes me hope for a Winston skin, since he's from the moon. We're currently in the year of the monkey going into year of the rooster, so maybe he'll get a skin?

EDIT: Come to think of it, maybe we can expect skins for characters based off the different zodiac animals?

Rat: Junkrat
Ox: Reinhardt?
Tiger: Kinda hard, no one's really cat themed. Maybe Zarya?
Rabbit: D.Va
Dragon: Hanzo and Genji
Snake: If one of the Shimada bros. is dragon, the other may be snake? Or maybe Reaper, Symmetra or Zenyatta could be the snake as well.
Horse: Another tough one, but for some reason I'm feeling Torbjorn or Bastion as horse for some reason
Goat: Reinhardt would also fit here, too, as would Torb
Monkey: Winston
Rooster: Pharah
Dog: McCree or Reaper give me a dog vibe for some reason
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:54 AM
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LUNAR New Year makes me hope for a Winston skin, since he's from the moon. We're currently in the year of the monkey going into year of the rooster, so maybe he'll get a skin?
I feel as if Winston already has a good amount of skins and maybe spread out the Legendary skins to other heroes
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:30 AM
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I feel as if Winston already has a good amount of skins and maybe spread out the Legendary skins to other heroes
You are joking right? The Yeti skin is the first skin he's gotten since launch and that brought him up to the same amount as the other least skinned heroes.

This is the current lineup:
Ana: 12 Skins (Halloween)
Bastion: 13 Skins (Halloween) (Blizzcon) (Origins)
D.va: 12 Skins (Summer Games)
Genji: 13 Skins (Summer Games) (Heroes of the Storm)
Hanzo: 12 Skins (Halloween)
Junkrat: 12 Skins (Halloween+)
Lucio: 13 Skins (Summer Games+ X2) (Christmas)
McCree: 13 Skins (Summer Games) (Christmas)
Mei: 12 Skins (Christmas+)
Mercy: 13 Skins (Summer Games) (Halloween+)
Pharah: 14 Skins (Halloween) (Origins) (Christmas)
Reaper: 14 Skins (Halloween+) (Origins) (Christmas)
Reinhardt: 14 Skins (Halloween)
Roadhog: 13 Skins (Halloween+) (Christmas)
Soldier 76: 13 Skins (Halloween) (Origins)
Symmetra: 12 Skins (Halloween)
Torbjörn: 13 Skins (Summer Games) (Christmas+)
Tracer: 15 Skins (Summer Games+ X2) (Origins) (Christmas+)
Widowmaker: 13 Skins (Summer Games)
Winston: 12 Skins (Christmas+)
Zarya: 13 Skins (Summer Games+ X2) (Christmas)
Zenyata: 13 Skins (Halloween) (Christmas+)
Sombra: 12 Skins (Christmas)

with D.Va and Mei both getting Legendary skins this event previously sitting at the 12 mark that brings them up to 13 total skins. Sombra, Winston, Symmetra, Junkrat, Hanzo and Ana are the ones currently falling behind.
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:00 AM
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I.. I've been using my credits because I didn't think they'd have skins available for the lunar new year and thought it'd be a while till we get new skins... like they said.... :')
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People not knowing to choose Winston or Pharah to counter an all Symmetra team raise my blood pressure.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:52 PM
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That might work for mute protagonists of single-player games, but for multiplayer games where you can choose to play as characters that have interacted with each other and the world in the backstory it makes no sense at all. There's also the fact that it's a TF2 rip-off and TF2 has a cast of very well-defined characters.
I can't speak for TF2, but Overwatch's characters aren't particularly deep. They're just bundles of traits, many of which are relayed through appearance and catchphrase.

It's really best to let the fans tell the story here, I think.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:34 AM
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You really cant trust Blizzard to tell a decent story anymore.

Unless they get someone that isn't culturally aligned with them.
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I can't speak for TF2, but Overwatch's characters aren't particularly deep. They're just bundles of traits, many of which are relayed through appearance and catchphrase.

It's really best to let the fans tell the story here, I think.
Eh, I don't think that's entirely fair, but what in your opinion separates a bundle of traits from depth?
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