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Whatever They Told You About Overwatch Is Dead Wrong…And Here’s Why

Games centered around only the internet multiplayer aspect become tiresome after a time. The game provides just a fantastic time with friends. The something that made it all bearable was video games including Counter-Strike and the feeling of physical self-improvement that Hakansson found inside them.

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If you are lucky enough to have nobody damaged on the team, then it’s still true that you have a vast collection of choices and decisions that are available to you. Each team will play two matches weekly, in a four-game set on an assortment of maps that is locked in for an entire season. Meanwhile, the teams beyond LA are trying a range of approaches to find local fans involved.

Players may purchase loot boxes through microtransactions, but there’s a comparatively low drop rate for legendaries, and you may get the same item multiple times, with the choice to return said items for in-game currency. It’s easier for a player to cope with lots of the moment. A mercy player is wholly engaged at each second of the match.

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When a player drops from a match, their whole team suffers. Players need them to be in a position to showcase their talent and viewers will need to have the ability to understand the action. If you would like more female players to compete, you need to create the game itself more hospitable for everybody.

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  1. A bit of a side note, but I think there are quite a few girls interested in the lore and backstory of Overwatch. On tumblr, I looked at 10 different blogs that clearly displayed the gender of the owner, and 6/10 stated she/her or girl. 2/10 were he/him and 2/10 were they/them. Other blogs I looked at looked feminine although the owners didn’t outright state they were girls.Honestly, I’m not sure how this applies, but I think it’s kind of interesting.

  2. This is a wonderful piece of writing. I did have a question off of something you said, though: are there any openly out trans people who are professional overwatch players? Or even any LGBT people in general?

  3. Looks good! I would suggest bold subtitles breaking up the text a bit. It makes it more pleasing to look at as well as allows the reader to jump to something they want to read about! I do this because a reader might know something I point out in the beginning so they wouldn’t want to read all of that and it would be easier if they could skip through to the think they don’t know. (I hope that made sense)

  4. This is pretty much exactly the effect I was trying to get at in the article. I think its especially pronounced when a (female) gamer picks up Overwatch as her first FPS because she wants to play with friends. No one wants to feel like they are dragging down the team, so these players will naturally gravitate to roles that don’t require as much traditional FPS skill. Games like COD or Halo don’t have this option, so everyone playing is going to improve their FPS skills over time as opposed to OW wherein its just the DPS players.

  5. Not sure if you’re going to answer this Jake, but as a big fan here’s what I have to say:“Many people still believe that, for all the societal progress of the last century, men are fundamentally more capable or more intelligent than women.”I think it has a lot more to do with preference than ability, personally. Sure, there’s potentially stuff about reaction time or some other physical difference, but let’s be real here for a moment: FPS games are about killing people for no good reason except to show that you’re better than them. It’s not surprising that the same demographic you would recruit to fight a real war – young men – is interested in going to fight a fake war inside of a video game. And sure, you had occasional women who went to fight along with them (even disguising themselves to do so), but most women were pretty much content to stay at home and leave the fighting to the men. Heck, the U.S. still doesn’t have a gender-equal draft, and last I heard no crusaders for gender equality were trying to fix that. (Actually, Ted Cruz tried, but that’s another story).Bottom line is, it can be argued that the marketing for these games is geared towards a demographic, but I think it’s still reasonable to assume that this demographic is most interested in actually playing the game. Moreover, I have a feeling they’re also more interested in playing it at a serious, competitive level. That’s especially true since one of the main reasons to do this is to assert dominance and superiority. I know that you’re not necessarily about that, but think of all the male Esports (and real sports) players with giant egos who think that they’re the greatest. I know I personally try to be the best because I feel insecure if I’m looked down upon or disrespected. Not even that it makes me feel bad, just that it makes me feel insecure.Now, Overwatch has to some degree managed to close the gender gap. On the other hand, Overbuff states that the most-picked hero is Mercy, at a rate of 12.5, or about 1 in 8. I can’t speak to how many of those players are women, but if you assume that most of them are, then it tells you that Overwatch attracted a lot of female players by allowing them to play outside of the traditional FPS role. I guess TF2 offered players the Medic role, not sure if that worked similarly (and I can’t find info on TF2 player demographics). But the bottom line is, I think these differences in preferences are real, not societally induced, and they’re not going away. That doesn’t speak to how women in gaming should be treated, but I don’t want people to think that there will ever be a 50/50 representation.Also, as to the story of Geguri, apparently her accusers didn’t know she was a girl. It’s just that she has a super-high sensitivity, so she jerks her screen around all the time, combined with really good aim. A really jerky screen + super-good aim is usually the mark of an aimbot. And the latter accuser probably did feel sheepish, but he also made good on his promise and quit.

  6. Your blog post was very detailed and down to the point, which was great. There was one paragraph of your own words that really stood out, which was:“There are moments during matches where nothing is happening, which would make for a perfect time to use the new instant replay feature. Some of the best plays happen without anyone noticing, whether that be a stealthy flank play or a quick team wipe, and having the ability to access those moments whenever will give bring a lot of excitement to key plays.”You hit the nail on the head with this. As a gamer myself, the detail and scenarios you provided were a perfect compliment to the previous quote.All in all, great blog post. The only argument I have is to make your conclusion a little better. While “Kaplan said the new changes will be unveiled for the first time during the Overwatch World Cup finals at BlizzCon” is a good conclusion, I suggest adding your own commentary to end the paragraph. Excellent blog post. Learned something about Overwatch I’ve never known about.

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