Hero pools is a brave and holistic change

this is a very hard problem to solve but we have some ideas. any solution is more long term, though. possibly OW2 or later. sorry i know that’s not the answer you wanted but it’s actually very complicated with the way consoles work and the rules regarding account creation.

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The dev update was a complete sham
Please ban smurfs
Console play feels like its being abandoned
A very bitter night of Overwatch last night
Does anyone have an idea on how to fix Smurfing?
Why isn't smurfing a bannable cheating offence?
Anyone else tired of smurfs?
Why isn't smurfing a bannable cheating offence?
Smurfs curb stomped by... smurfs
Smurfs curb stomped by... smurfs
Smurfs curb stomped by... smurfs
Smurfs ruin Overwatch
The Biggest Problem For This Game is the One Least Likely To Get Fixed
Console specific problems- Any updates?
Your Competitive system is clown shoes
Smurfs Have Destroyed Competitive
Please try harder to do something about smurfs
Free accounts on PS4, throwing in PS4 Competitive
:crown: Player Moderator Red Flag System
I really hate smurfs
:crown: Player Moderator Red Flag System
Can we do something about smurfs?
Smurfs should be hardware banned
I beg, yet again, for Blizzard to -please- address smurfing
"smurfing isnt a problem"
The game is basically full of Smurfs
The game is basically full of Smurfs
The game is basically full of Smurfs
Blizzard, do something with smurfs
The console smurf issue is a real threat to the health of the game
Overwatch Developer Post Archives & Overwatch 2 Quick Fact List
"smurfing isnt a problem"
Hero pool UNINTENDED SIDE EFFECT - more imbalanced matches
Hero pool UNINTENDED SIDE EFFECT - more imbalanced matches
Hero pool UNINTENDED SIDE EFFECT - more imbalanced matches
Any Combat Measures Against Smurfs?
Who else actually LIKES the hero bans?
Who else actually LIKES the hero bans?
Overwatch Developer Post Archives & Overwatch 2 Quick Fact List
Smurfing is cheating
We need to fix smurfs or else, the game gonna die
Fix smurfing for Overwatch 2
Devs answer questions on OW2 and the future
Any plans in dealing with the smurf problem?
Make smurf bannable,
Will OW2 just be a continuation of this smurf and cheater fest?

Jeff you are going to break the forums if you talk so much!

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Buff the mess outta Mercy again

Everyone will tank if Mercy can just fly around rezzing like a quack head

totally not a mercy main :blush:

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I’m afraid that opposed to the good intentions of the development team to add flexibility to the game, that this change will in fact remove flexibility from the game for both the Tank and Support role. I don’t exactly look forward to play Reinhardt most of the time when both Orisa and Sigma are not in the hero pool. And I’m guessing a lot of players will end up feeling that way.

When both the Tank and Support role become even less popular because of hero pools, queue times will increase even more.

Did the development team think about this situation?

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I don’t.

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  2. mei
  3. tracer
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Any chance that we can have more control over which modes/levels we play for QP and QPC?

Seems kind of strange to make people play levels and modes they don’t like.

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How often do you plan to run expirements, and what are the lifecycles looking like? For example, testing 1-3-2 for a month, then a month of downtime? Or maybe a week of some crazy balance ideas every week?

That’s what I’m talking about.

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I see you are a man of culture as well :wink:

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Excellent taste good sir

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Personally I am against those lay-off (or whatever) and against the people left having their lives effected in this way.

Imagine if you got a great chance and moved up, and your options were to follow the tops decisions, or join them, so you do whats best for you and your family, just to have people wish you get the same…

It’s a bad place to be in, but I am sure most of the staff didn’t want it and just kinda had to do what they had to for their career and family…

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Hi jeff :slight_smile:
Im really sad about this hero pool :confused: but tell me why ban 1 tank, 2 dps and 1 healer.
Because yes there are more dps but majority of players plays 1 role like hitscan, projectile, maintank, offtank, main heal… and all these " small roles " are 3-4 heros. Imagine if you ban 2 hitscan… like widow tracer, what hitscan player should play ? :confused: And I’m not an otp but i play a lot 1 hero because i like him and i’m really sad if i can’t play this hero :frowning:

This amount of discussion is amazing Jeff =D

By the ways, to make it look like you typed less than 20 characters follow this format (note the HTML comment tag just below the word), but technically you still have to type 20 characters if you think about it:

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And I oop...

XDDDDDD

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I really, really like the Experimental Card plan. It seems like it’ll help with testing out small changes or shifting concepts for heroes with more people being able to try them out. Smaller and more tested changes is a good way to go!
(It’ll also let some crazier concepts get thrown out there for fun, I’m sure :slight_smile: )

It’s possible that Sony/Microsoft wouldn’t allow it, but I’d love for more gameplay to be tied to the key. If the account playing isn’t the key owner, no competitive. This would reduce smurfs a ton as well as make comp bans key-specific.

Shh, that’s a secret! :smiley:

How often will the experimental card update once it is implemented?