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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    I would be surprised if thats truly as prevalent as your stating, dont get me wrong, ranked is full of toxic shitheads but communication is still a valid tool in these scenarios.
    Happens enough. 1 in 5 games someone asks me to swap regardless of good stats / playtime. Before the game has even started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    I would be surprised if thats truly as prevalent as your stating, dont get me wrong, ranked is full of toxic shitheads but communication is still a valid tool in these scenarios.
    honestly man ranked is such a lost cause at this point but its hard to be mad at anyone but blizzard because it's their fault. a lot of people have a lot of good reasons for playing comp the way that they do which contributes to the degradation of the quality of matches made and blizzard just doesn't give a fuck about their feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    honestly man ranked is such a lost cause at this point but its hard to be mad at anyone but blizzard because it's their fault. a lot of people have a lot of good reasons for playing comp the way that they do which contributes to the degradation of the quality of matches made and blizzard just doesn't give a fuck about their feedback.
    How about not letting people into comp with over 100ms? I have like 5 recordings from today of arrows going through heads but not registering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speaknoevil View Post
    How about not letting people into comp with over 100ms? I have like 5 recordings from today of arrows going through heads but not registering.
    My favourite is when someone announces in chat they are lagging really bad, then proceeds to play the rest of the match. I feel for people who lag and all, but it's like having half or less of a player.

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    Had a great game where I made a point of killing the Widow with a sonic every time. She was so incredibly tilted by this happening, telling me how I'm using it wrong in match chat in a variety of toxic ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speaknoevil View Post
    How about not letting people into comp with over 100ms? I have like 5 recordings from today of arrows going through heads but not registering.
    there is so much to do, i have no idea where to begin; it's a mess. below diamond i dont think id even care if someone had 100ms if they were doing their hero's job. i'm so demotivated at this point that i'm basically going to throw a game if people on team ask for mercy and literally just let a soldier 76 and moira run past them as roadhog and kill me.

    there needs to be better education and they need to stop advertising comp like it's a goddamn high strike telling anyone and everyone to step up and test their might. like, no, you really don't need to throw 10 games as Sombra by not knowing how to play her, die 13 times per match and start telling people you're X rank even though you don't play comp.

    ideally, I'd cut off all non-hackers at the queue window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    ideally, I'd cut off all non-hackers at the queue window.
    What.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speaknoevil View Post
    What.

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    id have the system tell them they weren't good enough to queue for comp for whatever reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    id have the system tell them they weren't good enough to queue for comp for whatever reason.
    For not hacking/botting?

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    well this should clear up that language barrier (warning: racial slurs used) but a non-hacker is basically someone who just isn't "with the program".

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    I hope you are joking. If you are not joking you are trash for cheating, you don't deserve what ever rank you got by cheating and you don't deserve to whine about anyone at that rank. Most of them probably got there without cheating so they are better than you by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speaknoevil View Post
    I hope you are joking. If you are not joking you are trash for cheating, you don't deserve what ever rank you got by cheating and you don't deserve to whine about anyone at that rank. Most of them probably got there without cheating so they are better than you by default.
    It's an American colloquialism.

    There is of course the computer programming kind of hacker. But in this context a hacker, in contrast to a non-hacker, is someone who can focus on and singlemindedly dedicate themselves to an objective.

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    Play Tracer for 3 seasons, no problem. Season 8 begins and everyone has played Tracer for 6+ hours >___> wtf

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    lol 14-0 with 10 mercy and zen picks but these people cant even push 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    It's an American colloquialism.

    There is of course the computer programming kind of hacker. But in this context a hacker, in contrast to a non-hacker, is someone who can focus on and singlemindedly dedicate themselves to an objective.
    As an American myself this is the first time I've ever heard of this.

    I've heard of people being a hack, but that's different, and the reverse wouldn't be a "non-hacker", it would be competent. Which is what the placement system is for anyway, to find out who preforms at what levels. The whole reason of ranked would be ruined if there was no ranks to play at because you weed out the people who play below a certain level.

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    did my placements and got placed ~70 points lower from the end of the last season

    this is something new
    also played almost every game as moira this time

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    i hope this update going live right now is the junkrat and mercy nerf because fuck am i ready for that shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    As an American myself this is the first time I've ever heard of this.

    I've heard of people being a hack, but that's different, and the reverse wouldn't be a "non-hacker", it would be competent. Which is what the placement system is for anyway, to find out who preforms at what levels. The whole reason of ranked would be ruined if there was no ranks to play at because you weed out the people who play below a certain level.
    Well our language is the most difficult language to learn in the world for a reason. our language is a very emotional language that is more subject to interpretation than literal context.

    you know what placements are? its where the system just gives up and drops you off at after 25 levels of getting your ass kicked by diamond and masters players and drops you off at whatever your MMR at level 25 is. This is why we have people in bronze who think they are gold or platinum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    i hope this update going live right now is the junkrat and mercy nerf because fuck am i ready for that shit.
    You're still gonna see Junkrat probably everywhere as long as the knockback aspect is still retained. The ability to disengage is extremely useful when you have people like Winston jumping onto you.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    Well our language is the most difficult language to learn in the world for a reason. our language is a very emotional language that is more subject to interpretation.
    I mean, that's true, and it could easily be a Southern thing if anything (no idea where you live, but I'm in the Northeast and never heard it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    you know what placements are? its where the system just gives up and drops you off at after 25 levels of getting your ass kicked by diamond and masters players and drops you off at whatever your MMR at level 25 is. This is why we have people in bronze who think they are gold or platinum.
    I'm pretty sure Blizzard has said before that your MMR is decided far quicker than that even for quick play, something more in the range of 10-20 matches.

    I mean, it's anecdotal, but I flipped on Overwatch on my PS4 to screw around, and my first match was against people who are literally stopping to stand still and shoot. Yes, console and all, but standing STILL to shoot is a bit...wat. And I mean even on characters like Tracer/Soldier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    I'm pretty sure Blizzard has said before that your MMR is decided far quicker than that even for quick play, something more in the range of 10-20 matches.
    when i bought my new account i had to face masters & diamond players for more than 60 matches until my MMR dropped into gold and plat so im gonna call bullshit on that lol

    and hell yeah the OWL skins are live, hopefully the nerfs too but checking out the skins

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    i feel like everyone but LAG and SED got shafted on their team skins xD

    Are... FM and SHD going to be able to tell the difference from each other? >___> lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandrake View Post
    when i bought my new account i had to face masters & diamond players for more than 60 matches until my MMR dropped into gold and plat so im gonna call bullshit on that lol

    and hell yeah the OWL skins are live, hopefully the nerfs too but checking out the skins

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    i feel like everyone but LAG and SED got shafted on their team skins xD

    Are... FM and SHD going to be able to tell the difference from each other? >___> lmao
    Maybe you were doing far better than you thought at the time? *shrug*

    And as I've been describing the skins since I first saw them now, it looks like someone gave a coloring book to the teams along with a box of Roseart crayons.

    Not even Crayola, just freaking Roseart.

    Nerfs probably won't be seen until another month though, they were just put on the PTR after all. Might go live with Blizzard World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Maybe you were doing far better than you thought at the time? *shrug*

    And as I've been describing the skins since I first saw them now, it looks like someone gave a coloring book to the teams along with a box of Roseart crayons.

    Not even Crayola, just freaking Roseart.

    Nerfs probably won't be seen until another month though, they were just put on the PTR after all. Might go live with Blizzard World.
    Not a big fan of the skins. First off, they look horrid (personal opinion), and second, it seems like Blizzard is making a "support your team" thing with the idea to make it a sport:
    As far as changes, only thing I've heard was from a Ragtagg video where he stated something like end of Jan, beginning of Feb for changes that were announced before the Junk/Mercy changes. With that in mind, I'd expect their changes around the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jester Joe View Post
    Maybe you were doing far better than you thought at the time? *shrug*
    nah there is no way in hell lol the game was literally unplayable for me. i sat through so much discouraging torture that i forgot how to play Genji because playing at that level fucked with everything i knew was okay and how i played the game. i rarely ever play him now because of it and generally lose the mind game matchup of genji's kit. because of hit or miss matchmaking i just decided to main tracer because she was much more consistent and much easier to mindgame people as

    sucks because i really liked genji and my projectile aim was getting pretty decent but in the grand scheme of things i often found myself countered by things like turrets and winston anyway so it wasn't a good pick for me - i also always find myself panicking while using dragonblade now and usually having something really anticlimactic happen right after popping like being rocketed into the atmosphere by soldier, randomly mined, blind death blossomed or just plain shot in the face by reaper T____T. he's a hero i really wanted to be good at but just had to face the fact that unless i was just simply amazing and way out of my current league at playing him that i would never be able to enjoy a consistent performance as Genji

    that was a while ago (last year) and i still think its crazy how I struggle at my long & mid-range consistency with heroes like McCree or Soldier but excel at Tracer and Reaper. I can't even play hitscan at the elo I can play Reaper and Tracer at so it always annoys me when I go into DM and some tryhard is playing pharah because i had my elo on one account at around gold/silver, but play like 10 games as reaper or tracer because ppl there can't fight hog and suddenly im being swarmed by diamond (sometimes master) junkrat, widowmaker, hanzo, tracer and pharah players. =/

    I used to like to warm up as McCree and Soldier 76 because I'd be able to play them a lot better for the purpose of shooting Pharah and got pretty good blind flicks from the warmup but its so hard to get into the groove of things and actually even shoot at other players as those heroes now because i just get gangbanged over and over again @___@ i legit want to uninstall the game when i respawn into a wallhack shot to the face or a scatter

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