So the main thread that discusses what I want done to him has hit over 2000 replies, with the main post being liked over 220 times.
But the main problem with that thread is that it’s not really inviting to players that don’t play Bastion. There has always been a stigma against Bastion, even from the days of development when he would have the ult-of-the-week.
So I come to you, the average non-Bastion player to ask your ideas on how he should be buffed.
NOW hold off on that “I hate Pirate Ship, so no buffs” comment, because I want to put something in perspective. Us, the few Bastion mains/players who exist, hate it too. However, despite that ‘meta’ he is still the least picked hero in the game. He needs buffs that won’t help make him better in that ‘meta’.
Polls do exist within these forums but average users cannot create them so Strawpoll is the next best bet. Keep in mind that there are TWO polls, one for the NON BASTION PLAYERS and one for the BASTION PLAYERS:
Below I have some common suggestions that won’t really work, and I’ll give context as to why it doesn’t work.
Bastion will never be able to compete against Soldier since Soldier is much more consistant, agile, and flexible than Bastion is. Recon buffs would either be useless as it wouldn’t compare against Soldier still, or it would make him better than soldier, thus hurting his balance.
Leaving him alone.
He has been left alone, for over a year now. He was gutted a week after his rework and hasn’t been talked about since. When do we all acknowledge that he’s the worst hero in the game and that it’s time to fix him?
IC is actually what makes pirate ship so strong, since it’s easy to pocked Bastion. Imagine a Mercy healing a discorded target, they die less faster than if they weren’t being healed.
Revert (specifically of Sentry and Tank, as Recon buffs were needed)
Only problem is Blizzard does do reverts, unless we all pick at them to make an except ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Those are the most common ones which have enough flaws to not be a viable way of fixing Bastion. SO I’ll toss it off to you all, what would you agree to, to make Bastion a viable hero without making him just a clone of Soldier. He still needs sentry, as that’s his gimmick, but I’m also not against swapping his sentry and his tank ult (however both would need to be adjusted accordingly to make sure it’s balanced and not OP).
Below are some community ideas and suggestions that Bastion players/mains have for buffing/reworking him: