Ball nerfs will KILL the hero

I hope you don’t eat crow, that would be very bad for everyone. Best scenario is that you are right, and we are overreacting.


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Less idiots that 1v6 and Mega feed with that thing

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Nah, they made him way easier to feed with. He is going to be the designated troll pick of the experimental card. Can’t wait to ruin games using him!

That is not meant to be a change brought to live game. The changes you read are EXCLUSIVELY for a tournament being played. There is ZERO thought of bringing them onto live so if you are going to play on the ExC any balance-based feedback.

If you think something is fun or feels better that is probably useful feedback though (conversely if something feels worse from a non balance perspective).

No, Space suggested a slight increase of a couple of meters for bubble range. Poko wanted the rock/field/shield eats and literally everyone on the panel thought it was too strong. I’m not a fan of the patch notes either, but can we not attribute things to them they didn’t suggest or vote for?

Thank gosh activision blizzard remains to be the greatest company ever!

Gonna quote this as a placeholder for the future.

I don’t know who to believe. You or the guys in charge?

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“These changes on Experimental are crazy! There is no way these are going live the way they are”

/all changes go live

It doesn’t, not when it comes to the absolute design mistake that is this hero with his tons of mobility, self - sustain and terrible CC of his own.

U think that’s gonna stop people from whining :joy:


I don’t think the ball nerfs will kill him, if you compare him to moria, his kit was way to unique for people to put down, look at doom for example, one of the worst hero’s right now but he still has a loyal group of players. Personally, I still find the hero to oppressive and would want more nerfs or at least a rework.

also, the entire thing was a mess, I rather blame the organization then the actual pro players. It just divided the community more

And i am happy about that. F that hero

How about letting the shield nerf go live but reverting the Knockback nerf. That way the main complaint concerning Hammond’s unkillability as a fat tracer gets adressed, while at the same time letting Hammond be a disruptor again, as was intended all along.

The adaptive shield nerf alone would break the hero. He’d be a feeder on the same level as Roadhog without the stunning OHKO that (debatably) makes up for it.

He’s already not in that great a place with the massive boop nerf.

I can see nothing in Hammond that could reasonably be described as a “design mistake”

I find Hammond to be a very well designed character

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I dont mind if ball die, and I think I can speak for 99% of the community

These changes were suggested by Ameng, u know, the owl ball player, so saying he doesnt understand the hero better than the rest of the community is a hot take