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Rain_K
09-08-2016, 11:14 AM
This weekend,from September 9th til September 12th,Overwatch will be free try out on PS4 and Xbox One.

For PS4,PS Plus is not required to play during the free weekend. On Xbox One however,Xbox Live Gold is needed.

https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20243911

Rain_K
09-12-2016, 05:44 PM
I spent most of the day playing Overwatch.
I reached Lv25 and unlocked Competitive Mode along with a bunch of achievements.
I also got my first Legendary skin: Breakaway L˙cio
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A friend of mine played the game during the Free Trial Weekend and she ended up buying the full game on PS4 :)
My sister bought the game as well. On PC,that is. She's been already playing it on Xbox One.
We just finished playing a few matches together. It was super fun

Rain_K
09-24-2016, 03:37 PM
I just got 2 legendaries in a row! 500 coins and the Blackhardt skin for Reinhardt.

I'm Lv47 at the moment.

Rain_K
10-08-2016, 09:27 AM
Losing my Competitive Rank multiple times is not fun,let me tell ya

I'm Lv65 now. Hoping to reach Lv100 soon.

Rain_K
10-27-2016, 06:28 AM
I'm Lv92 now. Not long until I get a promotion.

I managed to get most of my rank back in Competitive Mode yesterday.

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Season 2 of Competitive ends on November 24th and Season 3 will begin on December 1st.

Rain_K
10-31-2016, 05:18 PM
Lv96 now. There's a Halloween Event that is ending tomorrow. I managed to level up 26 times during said event.

I would post pics of the skins that I managed to unlock,but for some reason I can't upload the full size versions of the screenshots I took

Rain_K
11-09-2016, 04:22 PM
Lv117 now.
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I started playing Heroes of the Storm because there will be an event where we can unlock stuff for Overwatch,and it's a pretty fun game too!

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 08:38 AM
https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/796535231612325888

there will be another Free Weekend starting on November 18th,if anyone's interested.

chareece
11-10-2016, 10:52 AM
is this game really fun?

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 11:30 AM
is this game really fun?

it is! mostly because you always have some kind of incentive,a goal to reach. like getting a certain item or improving your rank in Competitive Mode(don't worry,playing Competitive isn't necessary unless you want to get a Golden gun for one of the heroes. otherwise,you can always just play Quick Play)

there are lots of unlockables. with every level up,you get a lootbox,which has different contents each time. you can level up to infinity(no,really). if you get something in a lootbox that you already own,you'll just get coins for it instead. though you can get coin drops that aren't from duplicates necessarily. and of course,you can use the coins to buy skins,emotes,highlight intros,sprays and voicelines.

the rarity of skins can be: Blue(Rare) - Purple(Epic) and Orange(Legendary)
emotes and highlight intros are all epic(except for one legendary emote)
sprays and voicelines are all common.

common items cost 25 coins,rare ones cost 75,epic ones cost 250 and legendaries cost 1000.

there are 22 playable heroes(with a 23rd on the way),all having different abilities and such:

Ana Amari - Support Sniper. She's Egyptian. She can heal her allies by shooting them with her sniper rifle. She also has a Biotic Grenade that she can throw to heal herself and/or her teammates and a side-arm that shoots sleep darts. Her ultimate is Nanoboost which boosts the strength,speed and protection of an ally.

Fareeha Amari(or simply known as Pharah) - Offense Hero. She's Egyptian as well and she's Ana's daughter. She has the abiltity to fly(using a jetpack of sorts...it's built into her armor I think) and she can shoot rockets from her arm cannon and concussive blasts that can knock enemies off the map. Her ultimate is Rocket Barrage,which looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO5PqRiIiwE

Bastion: He's an omnic(a robot basically) that was designed for war/battle and can transform into a turrret and deal insane amounts of damage. He has a little bird friend. His ultimate is called "Configuration: Tank" which turns him into a tank and it can also deal massive damage(he's Overpowered as hell,though he's a stationary character so he's not viable on matches where you have to capture points)

Zenyatta: He's an omnic as well,though he's more like the Synths from Fallout 4. He's a monk from Nepal and he's a support/healer character. He uses "Orbs of Destruction" to damage enemies(basically he throws balls at enemies). He has two abilities: "Orb of Harmony" which can be used on teammates to heal them and "Orb of Discord" which can be used on enemies to buff the damage you do to them. His ultimate is "Transcendence" where he becomes invincible for about 10 seconds I think and heals any allies nearby.


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Rain_K
11-10-2016, 11:40 AM
it is! mostly because you always have some kind of incentive,a goal to reach. like getting a certain item or improving your rank in Competitive Mode(don't worry,playing Competitive isn't necessary unless you want to get a Golden gun for one of the heroes. otherwise,you can always just play Quick Play)

there are lots of unlockables. with every level up,you get a lootbox,which has different contents each time. you can level up to infinity(no,really). if you get something in a lootbox that you already own,you'll just get coins for it instead. though you can get coin drops that aren't from duplicates necessarily. and of course,you can use the coins to buy skins,emotes,highlight intros,sprays and voicelines.

the rarity of skins can be: Blue(Rare) - Purple(Epic) and Orange(Legendary)
emotes and highlight intros are all epic(except for one legendary emote)
sprays and voicelines are all common.

common items cost 25 coins,rare ones cost 75,epic ones cost 250 and legendaries cost 1000.

there are 22 playable heroes(with a 23rd on the way),all having different abilities and such:

Ana Amari - Support Sniper. She's Egyptian. She can heal her allies by shooting them with her sniper rifle. She also has a Biotic Grenade that she can throw to heal herself and/or her teammates and a side-arm that shoots sleep darts. Her ultimate is Nanoboost which boosts the strength,speed and protection of an ally.

Fareeha Amari(or simply known as Pharah) - Offense Hero. She's Egyptian as well and she's Ana's daughter. She has the abiltity to fly(using a jetpack of sorts...it's built into her armor I think) and she can shoot rockets from her arm cannon and concussive blasts that can knock enemies off the map. Her ultimate is Rocket Barrage,which looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO5PqRiIiwE

Bastion: He's an omnic(a robot basically) that was designed for war/battle and can transform into a turrret and deal insane amounts of damage. He has a little bird friend. His ultimate is called "Configuration: Tank" which turns him into a tank and it can also deal massive damage(he's Overpowered as hell,though he's a stationary character so he's not viable on matches where you have to capture points)

Zenyatta: He's an omnic as well,though he's more like the Synths from Fallout 4. He's a monk from Nepal and he's a support/healer character. He uses "Orbs of Destruction" to damage enemies(basically he throws balls at enemies). He has two abilities: "Orb of Harmony" which can be used on teammates to heal them and "Orb of Discord" which can be used on enemies to buff the damage you do to them. His ultimate is "Transcendence" where he becomes invincible for about 10 seconds I think and heals any allies nearby.


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L˙cio: Brazilian/freedom fighter and DJ. He's a Support/Healer hero as well. He uses music to heal teammates or boost their speed. His main weapon is called the Sonic Amplifier which shoots sound waves at enemies to damage them. His ultimate is Sound Barrier,which casts barriers on nearby allies and protects them for a few seconds.

Mercy: Swiss/doctor. Yet another Healer hero. She uses a staff that projects streams of either healing or damage boost. She also has a little pistol that she can use to attack enemies. Her ult is Resurrection,which is pretty self-explanatory.

Symmetra: Indian/engineer(kinda?). She's a support hero,but she can't really heal allies. She can create Sentry Turrets from hard light which can damage enemies with lasers. She can put shields on her allies(+25HP). Her main weapon is basically the Portal gun from...Portal but instead,it projects lasers onto enemies. Her ultimate is "Teleporter",which creates a Portal that her allies can go through in the spawn room to quickly get back to the fight.

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 11:59 AM
(3/?)

D.Va(pronounced Dee-Va),also known as Hana Song. Korean/professional gamer and soldier. She's a Tank. Primarily she fights from a mech,which can be destroyed by enemies. If she's out of the mech,she can only use her pistol to attack enemies until her ultimate charge is full so she can get back into the Mech again(if she gets to 0 health and respawns,she will automatically be in the Mech). Her ultimate is Self Destruction,which puts her mech into a self destruct mode which D.Va can send at enemies. Of course,the mech explodes and it kills all enemies that are not behind some kind of wall or barrier.

Reinhardt: German/he's a Warrior basically. His full name is Reinhardt Wilhelm. He always wears a set of armor. He can raise up a shield which protects any allies behind it. However,that shield can be destroyed by enemies and then you will have to wait until the shield's "HP" recharges. His main weapon is a giant hammer(or axe,depending on what skin he's wearing). His ultimate is Earthshatter which knocks all enemies in front of Reinhardt to the ground.

Zarya: Russian/Soldier for the Russian Defense Force. Her full name is Aleksandra Zaryanova and she's the strongest woman in all of Russia. Her weapon is a Particle Cannon which can either shoot lasers or particle grenades. At base,Zarya's damage is pretty low. Her damage comes from absorving attacks and charging up her energy with her Barrier that she can use on herself or an ally. Her maximum energy charge is 100. Her ultimate is Graviton Surge,where she projects a black hole from her cannon and it attracts all nearby enemies towards it.

Winston: He's a gorilla from the moon...no,really. He's a tank as well. His weapon is a Tesla Cannon that shoots electricity. He can put up a barrier that can protect him and his allies. His ultimate is Primal Rage,where his HP becomes 1000 and can punch people to death and knock them off the map.

Roadhog: Australian/also known as Mako Rutledge. His main weapon is called the "Scrap Gun",which is basically a double barrel shotgun.
He can chain enemies to bring them closer to him and do damage. He can heal himself,though he's not a healer. His ultimate is "Whole Hog" where his gun's firing becomes similar to that of a machine gun(I can't really explain it any other way)

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 12:13 PM
(4/?)

Hanzo Shimada: Japanese/Archer. Former heir to the Shimada clan(who are drug and weapon dealers),he left them after he killed his brother,Genji(the clan told Hanzo that his brother was a disgrace to their family). He now seeks redemption and returns to the place he once called home every year to honor his fallen brother with offerings and such.
He has two abilities: Scatter Arrow(which can damage multiple enemies at once) and Sonic Arrow(which allows him to see the locations of enemies,even if they're behind walls). His ultimate is Dragonstrike,where he sends two spirit dragons at enemies.

Mei-Ling Zhou: Chinese/scientist. Most people call simply call her Mei. Her weapon is called an "Endothermic Blaster",which can freeze enemies or shoot icicles at them. She can put up an ice wall to block enemies or shield herself from dangerous ultimates such as D.Va's.
She can also put herself into cryostasis,where for a short period of them,healers herself and becomes immune to damage. Her ultimate is Blizzard,which is pretty self-explanatory: enemies within a certain range get frozen and Mei can deal damage to them in the meantime.

Widowmaker: French/Sniper. Formerly known as AmÚlie Lacroix(she got kidnapped by a terrorist organization and got brainwashed). Her rifle has 2 "modes": when she's not scoped in,it acts as an assault rifle,when she's scoped,it acts as a sniper rifle. She has a hookshot that she can use to get to certain places or get away from danger. She can also put down Venom Mines that inflict damage to enemies upon contact.

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 12:26 PM
(5/?)

Junkrat: Australian,his real name is Jamison Fawkes and Roadhog/Mako is his bodyguard. His weapon is a grenade launcher. He can put down traps and Proximity Mines. His ultimate is RIP-tire,it's basically just a car tire that explodes. He's one of those character that is OP as all hell.

Torbj÷rn: Swedish,full name: Torbj÷rn Lindholm. His main weapon is his turret. He can upgrade it to Lv2 by hitting it with his hammer. His other weapon is a gun that shoots out lava. When he defeats enemies,he scavenge scrap from them which he can use to make armor for his teammates(+75HP). His ultimate is Molten Core,where his turret gets upgraded to Lv3 and gets 800HP and a lot more damage. (<----he's a character that requires no skill,just like Bastion and Junkrat)

Genji Shimada: Japanese/Cyborg Ninja(I'm not kidding). He's Hanzo's brother. And yes,he did get killed,but Mercy and other doctors in Overwatch revived him,albeit in a cybernetic body. After his resurrection,he wasn't at peace with himself or his body and so he was sent to Nepal,where he became Zenyatta's apprentice. He ended up forgiving Hanzo and wants him to forgive himself.
He uses shurikens to damage other enemies. He can also deflect their attacks and ultimates even. He can use "Swift Strike"(or "Dash") to finish them off. His ultimate is Dragonblade,where he unsheathes his sword,attacks enemies and deals massive damage.

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 12:37 PM
(6/?)

Jesse McCree: American/Cowboy(...I'm still not kidding). His weapon is Peacekeeper,a revolver. He can fire normally or fire all of his rounds at once at great speed,although with less damage inflicted. He can use a flashbang grenade to stun enemies. His ultimate is High Noon. He locks onto enemies in his vision and one-shot kills them.

Reaper: American. Formerly known as Gabriel Reyes. When the old headquarters of Overwatch was blown up,he got caught in the blast and got killed. But,just like with Genji,Mercy managed to revive him...sort of. The cells in his body constantly die and regenerate. He can turn into a Wraith/Shadow form to avoid danger. He has the ability to teleport to almost anywhere within his sight. He uses twin shotguns to deal damage. His ultimate is Death Blossom. He spins around at a high speed,firing at anything around him.

Soldier76: American. Formerly known as Jack Morrison. He and Reyes were the former leaders of Overwatch. And just like Reyes,he was caught in that explosion,but he managed to survive. His comrades mourned him and held a funeral for him...although without any remains of him. He left everything behind and became a vigilante know known as Soldier76,trying to find out who's responsible for the explosion,for trying to harm the ones he cares about.
His weapon is an assault rifle. Pretty simple. He can put down a biotic field to heal himself and his rifle has a secondary fire that shoots rockets. His ultimate is Tactical Visor,which locks onto any enemies in his sight while he shoots at them without having to aim(this was inspired by aimbots)

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 12:43 PM
(7/7)

Tracer: British. Real name: Lena Oxton. If you've seen any promotional images about the game,you've probably seen her,cause she's the "poster girl". She uses dual machine pistols to deal damage to enemies. She has an ability called "Blink". I don't really know how to explain it,other than "she can get from point A to point B at the blink of an eye,three times in a row". She can use "Recall" to reverse herself back in time and get HP back and get out of danger. Her ultimate is Pulse Bomb which she can stick to enemies and watch them go boom.

and lastly:
Sombra. She's not out officially yet,though she's on the Public Test Region.
She's Latin American. Real name unknown. She's an infamous hacker. She can hack enemies to disable their abilities or health packs to stop the other team from using them. She can put down a translocator and teleport herself back to it to get out of danger. Her ultimate is "EMP" which is a pulse-blast that hacks all enemies in its range.

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 12:48 PM
In Overwatch,at the end of every match,a certain player gets the "Play of the Game",a highlight thats usually shows a person getting multiple consecutive kills.

Now,Sombra has a highlight intro(the animation that plays before the game starts showing the Play of the Game) called "Hacking",where she literally steals the POTG from other people and it's hilarious

Rain_K
11-10-2016, 01:05 PM
There are 13 maps:

Capture Point maps:
Hanamura - Japan
Temple of Anubis - Egypt
Volskaya Industries - Russia

Escort the Payload maps:
Route 66 - America
Watchpoint: Gibraltar (Overwatch's current headquarters)
Dorado - Mexico

Capture Point - Escort Payload hybrid maps:
King's Row - England
Eichenwalde - Germany
Hollywood - America
Numbani

Control/King of the Hill:
Ilios - Greece
Lijiang Tower - China
Nepal

Rain_K
11-16-2016, 03:36 PM
Reminder that the game will have a free weekend starting on November 18th on all platforms(PC/PS4/Xbox One - Xbox Live Gold required on XB. One)

Rain_K
12-04-2016, 06:22 AM
Season 3 of Competitive Mode started a couple of days ago and Blizzard screwed up big time with the ranking system. Needless to say,people are mad.(Myself included)
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In every season,you have to do 10 placement matches before you get a Rank and a Tier. The Ranks go from 1-5000. The tiers are Bronze(1-1499),Silver(1500-1999),Gold(2000-2499),Platinum(2500-2999),Diamond(3000-3499),Master(3500-3999) and Grandmaster (4000+)
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So anyway,Blizzard decided that it would be a good idea to use the ranks of the players from the previous season,and in most cases,lower them,making the placement matches a waste of time.
For me and a lot of other people,Season 2 went horribly,so we hoped that we will have a fresh start in Season 3. But nope.

During my placements,I had 6 wins and 4 losses and I was placed into Rank 1213,Bronze tier. My friend had the exact same amount of wins/losses and yet,he was placed into Gold tier. Some "pro" players had 2 wins and yet they were placed into f-ing Grandmaster.


Some people say that if "we truly belong in the tier we want,then we can climb up there" but then they go full hypocrite and say that "if pros were placed into lower tiers,they would destroy everyone." And? They're players,like everyone else. They shouldn't get a free pass just because they're "pros" and had a good ranking in the previous season.

tl;dr: Blizzard's current ranking system is bullshit and they should do something about it

Rain_K
12-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Currently having a "love hate relationship" with Overwatch right now.

As much as I enjoy the characters, the world and the gameplay, most of the time, the players I encounter are terrible.

People take Quick Play way too seriously. In Arcade Mode, players only care about getting the lootboxes. And Competitive is full of Trolls, leavers, players who are new and don't know how to play certain heroes at all, etc

Rain_K
01-20-2017, 11:07 AM
Chinese New Year Event,"Year of the Rooster" starts on January 24th and will last until the 31st.

Rain_K
01-26-2017, 03:20 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3Hka5TWEAEWz8X.jpg Reached Lv191,not long until Lv200 now :)

Rain_K
01-26-2017, 03:23 PM
If any of you guys are interested in getting the game,I recommend that you stay far away from Competitive Mode. It's hell,especiall if you're playing solo.

Rain_K
03-02-2017, 02:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvm0of3iDUU

New Hero - Orisa

She's available for testing on the Overwatch PTR

Rain_K
04-14-2017, 11:07 AM
There's a new seasonal event going on in the game called "Uprising". I've been trying my best to get a legendary or two,but the game just doesn't want to give those to me

Rain_K
04-27-2017, 03:15 PM
I reached Rank 2000 aka Gold tier in Competitive last night!

I've been grinding as many lootboxes as I can from the new event and I've been getting a crapload of legendaries,which is awesome :)

Rain_K
05-21-2017, 05:40 AM
1 year Anniversary event begins on May 23rd :)

There will be new non-event related unlockables as well: sit and laugh emotes for Sombra and Orisa,and a shrug spray and emote for Reaper

Rain_K
08-23-2017, 06:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tjcm_kI0n0&list=LLitEdSIOQQcYfxXKmneHjZg&index=1

Overwatch may not have a very detailed lore,but damn,Blizzard sure does manage to deliver emotional moments in their animated shorts.