The only fun mercy players still get to have is movement. Inb4 they cut down her guardian angel movement as well because we can’t have nice things.
Ressing is not fun, it’s braindead and only in very rare cases where you get off a risky ress jack dab in middle of the fight due to your own awareness is fun and rewarding. Otherwise it’s an ability that crucifies mercy for mediocrity, being superior to quite many other support utilities.
Guardian angeling around with bunny hop is fun. They nerfed this ability by 17% since you need to spend so much more time healing teammates and thus, slowed down. Your teammates won’t spread out enough for it to be useful anyway because they are not healed fast enough to start moving around.
Triaging is fun. It’s not fun to triage when one hanzo on enemy team makes triaging pointless with your pathetic, supposedly main healer heals when other main healers can muster 30+ hps more than you do. Healing high amounts is more important during damage intake than it is during low damage intake or between fights and Mercy got cut off from that category of average healing.
Damage boosting at the right moments to get crucial picks is fun. Not anymore because you gotta have your mouse glued to M1 button since otherwise your team just dies. You can’t even afford to damage boost anymore.
Valkyrie is as we know, spectator mode which has become even worse in actually keeping your team up.
Ressing is still unreliable ability that is prone to get the mercy player killed still, but it is apparently warranted to be on ability button instead of ultimate to leech Mercy’s core kit of it’s power so the hero becomes a M1 and Ressbot since you can’t afford to do any other things anymore.
Mercy does not do enough to warrant main healer spot anymore, yet she cannot compete with lucio and zen for offhealer spot. She’s already dropped hard in GM, she will only continue dropping once people figure out that if you actually peel for your Ana, their kit is insanely strong still if they can hit their shots.
The rest of us soloqueuers who don’t find it within themselves to play Ana at GM level as our aim is not impeccable enough for all the squishy mobile dps players in QP but like to flex as the main healer, we’re just unfortunately screwed. But it’s not like Ana is a good solohealer anyway, mercy used to be. Now you can piss on 2 tanks as much as you want and Hanzo uses one cooldown and you’re spending rest of the match pressing down mouse 1. Mercy was supposed to have other jobs like damage boosting but hey… I guess devs are fine the way mercy has been gutted, so long as resurrection remains.
I would gladly trade my 10hps for ress btw. Ress is just not worth it, keeping teammates up is. And yet it’s such an iconic ability of mercy that it would be sad to see it go. Therefore it should become her ultimate again.
Oh and btw, you guys can prepare yourselves for a Pharah buff. Because pharmercy got nerfed and they will want Pharah to become strong again, in the face of the hitscan dps buffs.
The dps powercreep continues on and strong as healers continue to lag behind with token buffs.