I come from a League of Legends background primarily, so in a sense I can see handling new heroes in OW is harder because you cannot ban heroes in OW compared to LoL.
But to be honest, in both League/OW, no matter what your teammate picks your never guaranteed that they will play their pick effectively or not. Hell, some picks in this game are just plain bad currently. So why is it alright that people are able to pick heroes that they consistently under perform on, or they are able to pick heroes that they’ve never played before in ranked?
I’m not sure how many people out there are like me but I exclusively play comp mode and that’s just me, I might hop into a game or two of Brigitte on QP just so I can experience her but all my learning will be coming from the high intensity environment of comp.
It’s just theres no guarantee that a month lock out is what we need especially since a character like Orisa sucked at release for over a month.
So if Brigitte is under powered and a month later we can play her comp will be flooded with people playing an under powered hero?
I kind of feel like if other high profile companies with a reputation not as good as Blizzard then a lockout like this would get the community up in arms.