I want to believe this. But I don’t.
So many unpopular changes have been implemented that leave heroes in the gutter for months, changes that affected players have banged pots about to try to get your attention about in how it will drastically, negatively affect a hero.
It’d be one thing if it were just straight number buffs or nerfs… but you routinely change underlying systems and mechanics to something that definitely feels off, wrong, or not even close to the same ballpark of engagement…
Rather than reconsidering, testing alternative routes publicly, or meeting the affected players halfway and partially reverting in a TIMELY fashion, their feedback is either ignored, or you double down and strongarm those players into accepting it through either radio silence, or with a developer post with a “deeper” look with a bunch of nitty gritty numbers.
Widow’s scope “cancel” – which, you successfully convinced the entire Overwatch population was an animation cancel despite it being in existing in literally every ADS sniper scope in other games before, during, and after Overwatch’s release.
Animation cancels in general, removal & special exceptions.
Sombra’s hack time, stealth contesting and movespeed.
Every rework. Symmetra and Mercy especially.
Refusing to re-add true 21:9 support (especially after the patch that adjusted Rein’s barrier camera to enable seeing around corners).
Roadhog’s hook breaks.
Lucio’s wallride jump tech.
Even the most recent PTR patch has this, and it’s really upsetting because it feels like we have no control when you drastically change Lucio’s movement for the fourth(?) time, or add a tradeoff to Widow’s ultimate that didn’t exist because you felt a QOL buff was too strong on an ultimate that has always felt relatively weak.
And, there are a TON of QOL improvements that could be added that we’ve suggested, specifically to alleviate frustrating problems, and they just aren’t ever seen or considered.
It really doesn’t feel genuine to me. I want it to. But it doesn’t, and I just really don’t like the direction the developers are steering this game…
And since I wrote a rather negative message in an appreciation thread I just know I’m going to be jumped upon by other players rushing to defend Geoff… I hope he doesn’t feel offended by this, since I don’t mean any harm.