This is a response to this statement from Jeff Kaplan
There is however a big flaw in here; If you implement this, you will lose more tank players than you have ever have before, myself included.
This won’t decrease queue times for DPS because you will just push more tank players away from this role.
Please Blizzard, DON’T DO THIS
If you want to decrease DPS queue times there is only one thing you can really do; Make more people want to play tank.
Playing tank has for a long time been referred as “a chore”, you need to listen to the tank players and make the changes necessary to make tanking more fun.
I’m not saying that Blizzard should become boot-lickers of tank players but if the overwhelming majority of tank players can agree on a few things as “issues” then maybe it’s worth paying attention to.
The biggest issues we tank players seem to have (At least from what I’ve seen plus my opinion) are as follows:
CC - we are tired of being volleyballs
Reaper - I can understand counterplay but a counter should be in favour in the match up, not dominate
Mei - Being frozen multiple times in a row is infuriating
Hanzo - He’s too effective at close distance to be a sniper
I have been playing this game with 3 other friends since season 3. I never had the issue so many others had where they had 3, 4, 5 or even 6 DPS because I and one friend are tanks mains and the other 2 are support mains, so before 2-2-2 we still always had 2 tanks and 2 supports, then the 2 other people in our team would most often pick DPS.
So when 2-2-2 came I didn’t really care because I would have the same comp I’ve played with for a really long time. But if I or my friend will be FORCED to solo tank, we’re both quitting. Maybe not from the game, but definetly from the tank role
3-2-1 will reduce the amount of tank players even more because we hate solo tanking and will just start playing DPS. Instead, make more people want to play tank by nerfing that which makes tanking feel awful.