Geoff appreciation thread

I think that’s certainly possible. Overall her healing output is still higher than the other healers, which she pays for by not being able to split focus and do other things while healing. I’d also love to be able to increase the power of her damage boosting, but it causes a lot of issues with various breakpoints where suddenly X hero can one-shot 200 health heroes etc. There are other ways to make it feel better without just adding raw damage though, we’ll see.

Geoff adresses Symm/Mercy correctly
Mercy's winrate same as Ana's in gm..I'm gonna vomit
🕊 Damage Boost Buff? How?
Mercy Was Just Played On Both Teams in OWL
Winged Victory’s voiceline
Jeff, when are you going to turn Mercy into a Holy Priest already?
An idea for Mercy
Geoff talks about possible Mercy buffs/changes
Geoff talks about possible Mercy buffs/changes
I'm a DPS main and I want Mercy buffs!
Adding a side ability to Damage boost
Adding a side ability to Damage boost
Zaryas pretty much dead now
A Gold Flex player's opinion on Mercy
Does Mercy REALLY need a buff?
Buff your main(s) without buffing their numbers
Mercy buff speculation?
An idea for Mercy
An idea for Mercy
Mercy needs her 60 hp/s back
"Mercy is fine fun is subjective play someone else"
Can we make mercy great again?
Nerf Mercy self regen. The heal nerf was the wrong way to go
My opinion on Mercy
Blizzard, i swear
We Should All Have Signatures
Overwatch Blizzard/Developer Post Directory - Last Updated: 9/12/2019
Small Mercy buffs
Why Mercy players are very unsatisfied with her current state
Why I Have Yet to Not Despise Mercy's Current State
Why shouldn't Mercy be buffed?
Don't buff mercy
Don't buff mercy
Give Mercy Invulnerability?
The Mercy rework that will save her, and the forums :eyes:
"Mercy is fun as she is, no changes needed"
Will Mercy get 55hp/s?
Overwatch Developer Post Archives & Overwatch 2 Quick Fact List
Give Mercy a R ability
Mercy real talk
Mercy minor rework idea
Remember when geoff said they were looking at mercy’s damage boost?
Aight Mercy Players, Would you rather
🐸 Lucio needs competition
A solution to Mercy + Ashe (and other DPS) damage boosting
Mercy Damage Boost Rework Idea
:eight_spoked_asterisk: My Support Balance Patch/Mercy Rework (No Mass Rez)
I already miss Mercy being banned
Where are the crazy balance changes we've been promised
:radio_button: Mercy Needs an R Ability Instead of an HPS Buff
:radio_button: Mercy Needs an R Ability Instead of an HPS Buff
Pharmercy Needs to Disappear
My Support Patch Idea
Rez is holding mercy back
Revert the mercy hps buff
Mercy + Ashe = Death (?)
Mercy + Ashe = Death (?)
You Murdered Moira
Mercy is an subjectively? terrible designed hero
Thoughts on an off support mercy?
Mercy brings nothing to appeal to players
Mercy Buff/ Mercy Meta?
Can we make mercy great again?
50 hp/s is plenty I have proof
Mercy needs to go back to 50hp/s
Making Valkyrie more of a burst ult?
Mercy needs her 60 hp/s back
MERCY: Whats REALLY going on
Can Mercy please have a new ultimate?
Jeff, when are you going to turn Mercy into a Holy Priest already?
Mercy needs her 60 hp/s back
Make mercy feel better
Make mercy feel better
The Mercy damage boost "nerf"

Wait, the hack visuals changed on PTR?

I’m really grateful for the devteam. They’re pretty supportive and kind. One of them sent me a huge box of OW gifts after reading my Reddit post and someone else even offered to drive me to the OWL stadium. Unfortunately I couldn’t do it, but that was one of the nicest things I’ve seen any video game company do.

I also really enjoy the recent balance changes for the most part. They’re pretty sound and address a lot of the issues that have plagued the game for a long time.


You just made me so happy!

Damage boost is my FAVORITE part of her whole kit, I love using it to ensure kills and help my team perform at their peak!

Thank you for the response and im excited for any potential changes to make her feel better!


Yes they increased opacity on the oulines and the initial skull which vanishes shortly after the hack.

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Aww, I’d hoped to see an Omnic thief someday that could open temporarily holes in walls by putting a portal on the wall using stolen Vishkar tech and causing a duplicate on the other end to temporarily open up the wall for travel/shooting.


Oh nice I’ll have to go check that out. Thanks.

Or just a character with a gun like the one from Portal lol

I actually looked into the railings stuff with Symm/Reaper ground targeting and worked on it for a while last week. It turns out its a bit more complicated and is going to require some code changes to try to change it, but i’m hoping we can get something in next patch if it goes well in play testing.

As far as the teleport build speed… maybe. I totally get the thing where you go to try to make the clutch save and the build time is so long that they die anyway, but the concern is we need to make sure we don’t just give your whole team nearly instant teleportation across a huge area. If we’re not careful it could really make all chokes not even worth trying to defend etc. That said it something we could try and play test with and see how it goes.


Who’s the toughest hero for you to balance and why? I’m guessing that heroes like Doom, Sombra, and Mei are pretty hard because there seems to be a fine line between trash and op

Are there any future plans for Bastion?

I honestly believe that was holding him back is his raw dmg output in Sentry mode

What i meant is that its taking WAY too much power that the rest of his kit could use to make him more viable

Kinda similar to Torbjorn who had his Turret somewhat nerfed but the hero itself got buffed

Thanks for reading Geoff :3

I’ve really just wanted to see reload be toggled to Guardian Angel with beam target priority, and freeing up the current toggle with Guardian Angel to be your aimed-at target. I’ve gone back and forth with how I’ve toggled GA, it made me wish I had two buttons for it, and reload is… right there. I think that’d be a fun, mini-buff to give her, because it does sort of feel like Mercy is “missing out” on GA opportunities depending on whether she has her options set a certain way.


Geoff, why have you guys abandoned separate console balancing? Why do you feel console is so drastically different right now from PC?I don’t think the difference has ever felt so extreme.


Is there anything in the pipeline for Pharah? I feel she has a similar balancing problem.


Would you be considering a new hero with a flight ability(s)? Heroes who can take to the skies via some aerobatics feels really good. And its great you’re here to chat on the forums tonight :heart: :smile:

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Awesome! So good to know it’s being looked at. Also, shielding?

I understand if it’s something you’d rather give to a new support hero but it just feels “missing” from Sym.


Have you ever consider a possible Tank idea that heals them-self by converting incoming damage into healing?

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Echo has wings :eyes:


Hmm… you’re right…


Oh my gosh, if that could actually happen, it’d be awesome!!!

I know that the forums can be like a cesspool sometimes, but thanks for taking the time to answer some of these questions and give a little insight into the behind the scenes~