Does anyone miss shield gen?


#46

I didn’t like it much.
Some characters had way too easy a time killing it and the inability to reposition it was really stupid. It was just a “win harder” mechanic, like Torbjorn’s armor.


#47

(not with the 300 Damage nerf. SG would survive)


#48

That was after the Sym rework though.


#49

The nerf was slightly before the rework I believe.


#50

They had to nerf Junkrat’s “I got the feeling they have a shield generator.”


#51

#52

SG was more reliable wins especially on Control Maps, but I love the new ult it requires much more gamesense to use properly but feels much more fun to use effectively.


#53

My bad. Soz


#54

No problem, it’s a while ago after all.


#55

The pulse bomb nerf came out right before the sym rework I remember because I had some very confused tracer mains after they tried to ult my SG only for it to survive


#56

Maybe the nerf went to live before the rework, but we definitely got the rework before the nerf.


#57

Yea I’m talking about live


#58

100%

Sixteen characters

Phew`


#61

i hate her current ult. I also hate her teleporter. I wouldve rather had shield gen as an ability for like 5 or so seconds and you gain 25 or 50 shields in that duration. in other words, i miss it a lot.


#62

i dont think its better than her current ult. i will say, however, that i miss her old photon barrier a lot more than shield gen.


#63

Since health increasing allies is my favorite mechanic yes. Rip Sym, Torb, and Buffed Mercy surviving a Rein charge.


#64

I do not miss Shield Generator at all, it wasn´t OP or anything but

“The enemy team has a shield generator”, "I think enemy has the shield generator…

yeah, thanks for repeating that like every 30 seconds


#65

Her new Ult is at least better for saving the team vs predictable Ults. Shield Gen is pretty useless vs a team that’s even semi-organized.

Although it’s pretty crappy being a DPS character with a Support based Ult.


#66

Shield gen was okay. The enemy team was either incapable of diving and we all got +75 shields, or it died two seconds after you put it down.

Still, it was a good move to upgrade to giving Symm 2.0 a choice of ults.


#67

and now no one has secondary ult -_-