1. #5121
    I realized something fun when playing Chen yesterday. You can use Stagger to almost completely negate (3 sec duration vs 4 sec duration) Butcher's Brand's healing. It's so fun to watch them realize they're powerless against the fat drunken panda.

  2. #5122
    Quote Originally Posted by ophion1990 View Post
    Yeah, that quest is pretty crazy. I figured I'd play Lucio since he heals a lot/passively and I'd get a quick completion but I think I just made it worse on myself. That hero is such a piece of garbage, good god.
    Perhaps you're just not used to playing him, I main healers and he's my most active, impactful and fun hero, who I also go to when I need just wins or mvp for the quests. Or maybe it's just a case of, each to their own.

    Quote Originally Posted by ophion1990 View Post
    I kinda wonder if they made the healing quest 400k because they wanted more people to play healers. Seems pretty disproportionate to have 400k healing but only 300k siege, since 300k siege is very easy in 2-3 wins if you play a waveclear hero, which you can find in almost every role. Getting 400k healing is gonna take at least 5 wins, unless the games go extraordinarily long.
    I got it done over 3 regular matches with normal play, nothing extraordinary.

  3. #5123
    Quote Originally Posted by Twen View Post
    Perhaps you're just not used to playing him, I main healers and he's my most active, impactful and fun hero, who I also go to when I need just wins or mvp for the quests. Or maybe it's just a case of, each to their own.
    It's mostly coming down to playstyle, yeah. When there's a lane to soak, camp that has to be capped, objective,... It drives me crazy that you can literally do nothing about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twen View Post
    I got it done over 3 regular matches with normal play, nothing extraordinary.
    Getting 133k healing average over 3 consecutive wins is very much out of the ordinairy. You often don't even get to 100k and you're overshooting that by 33.33%, 3 times in a row.

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    I think it's time for a bit of a purge.

    Also, that's since mid-November. I have no life.

  5. #5125


    I love playing Sonya.

  6. #5126
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    Quote Originally Posted by RadasNoir View Post
    Otherwise, Vs AI is always waiting, if you get desperate enough.
    Doesn't AI mode really fuck with your MMR? I used to play vs AI a fair bit to learn the heroes then I would go on these massive losing streaks afterwards in QMs.

  7. #5127
    Quote Originally Posted by Twoddle View Post
    Doesn't AI mode really fuck with your MMR? I used to play vs AI a fair bit to learn the heroes then I would go on these massive losing streaks afterwards in QMs.
    I wouldn't know. Outside of the weekly brawls, I tend to play Vs. AI exclusively. I just know that I tend to see lots of "quick AI matches" made around the time of these events, specifically to grind out some of the more annoying quests. Presumably, most players then go back to QM or HL once they've done what they need to.
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    Because goodness knows Blizzard would rather people forget about the Night Elves entirely.

  8. #5128
    if I didn't know confirmation bias, i'd say that the game is looking at me playing my highest leveled hero in qm and giving me the dumbest teammates imaginable, going 'these people are beyond our help, can you carry them?' and i'm like 'im abathur what' 'too bad'

    and yet when I play mephisto for the first time i get the best experiences in recent memory
    "It's 2013 and I still view the internet on a 560x192 resolution monitor!"

  9. #5129
    Had my first game where a team failed to land a single kill.

    Was kinda funny
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    Damnit hubcap, you are such a retard.
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    Oh, and stop being a "didn't do that in vanilla"-police. If we're doing something now that we didnt do back then, it's not because we had some sorta unwritten moral code back then, it's because we hadn't thought of it yet.

  10. #5130
    For some reason I've been placed in Gold lately, where I usually start the season in Silver... but my Gold games are even worse than usual. Like, people won't even pick a tank level bad. Did they re-scale the system or something?

    It's pretty miserable, honestly I don't know why they don't just 2/2/1 lock ranked like Overwatch or something.
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  11. #5131
    I was comfortably floating around the same spot I placed at for most of the season so far, with around 50% win rate on average - until suddenly this massive losing streak no matter what I do, no end in sight and next loss drops me down to a lower league. What the actual fuck.

  12. #5132
    Quote Originally Posted by Twen View Post
    I was comfortably floating around the same spot I placed at for most of the season so far, with around 50% win rate on average - until suddenly this massive losing streak no matter what I do, no end in sight and next loss drops me down to a lower league. What the actual fuck.
    I have been -20 games on my win/loss this season. Longest streak was 9 losses in a row. I'm kinda getting back up where I started again though. Plus, I've been through this before. Last season it took me 419 games to get back above 50% winrate too.

  13. #5133
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    I have been -20 games on my win/loss this season. Longest streak was 9 losses in a row. I'm kinda getting back up where I started again though. Plus, I've been through this before. Last season it took me 419 games to get back above 50% winrate too.
    On the other hand it's nice to hear about someone else sharing your misery, but on the other that last bit's a tad dreadful cause I won't be able to put in nowhere near that many matches to fix this.

  14. #5134
    Quote Originally Posted by Twen View Post
    On the other hand it's nice to hear about someone else sharing your misery, but on the other that last bit's a tad dreadful cause I won't be able to put in nowhere near that many matches to fix this.
    To me it looks like it's a combination of three things.

    1: The December downsizing on the team. The entire upper tier of the playerbase left overnight, and a lot of good/decent players further down have left since then too.
    2: WoW Classic. Match quality dropped dramatically last month when it came out.
    3: Matchmaking parameters have been widened to a great extent. I'm seeing anywhere from mid-Plat to Diamond 1 in my games (I'm D5 currently) without any of them being in parties together.

    I've historically picked different heroes for different skill levels in draft, if I've been able to deduce the likely skill-level the match was going to be played at. I can't do anymore since everyone is all over the place in their ranks now.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I forgot a fourth thing. They removed the league limitation from parties of 2-4 players, and parties of 5 are no longer exclusively treated as a full team of the highest rated player's MMR. Groups of Master and Gold players are a thing yet again.

  15. #5135
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post
    I have been -20 games on my win/loss this season. Longest streak was 9 losses in a row. I'm kinda getting back up where I started again though. Plus, I've been through this before. Last season it took me 419 games to get back above 50% winrate too.
    holy cow 419games! you must've grinded hard.
    Shaman Raid Tank aficionado & expert in off-meta specs: Melee Hunter, Smite Priest, Priest Tank Guide, Rogue Tank and more...

  16. #5136
    Quote Originally Posted by Caperfin View Post
    holy cow 419games! you must've grinded hard.
    Something had to replace WoW for me.

  17. #5137


    Matchmaker crapped out a little bit, and I ended up in the most intelligent match I have played in the 5 years I've been playing Heroes. This one was an absolute joy to play.

  18. #5138
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerraw View Post


    Matchmaker crapped out a little bit, and I ended up in the most intelligent match I have played in the 5 years I've been playing Heroes. This one was an absolute joy to play.
    Johana and Anduin that must have been some thing o.0
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  19. #5139
    Quote Originally Posted by Caperfin View Post
    Johana and Anduin that must have been some thing o.0
    I was Anduin. It was great.

  20. #5140
    "... in winning games." requirements for the events need to go. It's a sour feeling when you lose down to a wire and you can cheese it via vs. AI anyways.
    "It's 2013 and I still view the internet on a 560x192 resolution monitor!"

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