"Speaking of Teamplay, one of our testers who did not like the experiment made a comment that he felt like 3-2-1 detracted from teamplay too much. I found this fascinating because in 2013/2014 every decision we made was to embrace/encourage/force teamplay at all costs. We put so much effort into putting the focus on team victory/defeat rather than individual performance. But in 2020, I feel like the over-emphasis on teamplay (while great for hyper competitive players and situations such as OWL), causes a lot of psychological pressure for your average player just looking to blow off steam in a video game. I guess what I am saying is, that in 2020, feeling like you can deviate from teamplay a little bit in OW and have some success feels like a good thing, not a bad thing to me. " - Jeff Kaplan
I’ve been complaining on the forum for a long time now that this game is too team reliant. We’ve all seen bronze to gm streams where the top 500 player loses a bronze game, because nobody would pick a shield tank. It’s weird.
The recent forum post from him, about 3-2-1 comp, is amazing, and makes me feel like the game is going in the right direction. I’m tired of looking at two shields. And I’m glad he is experimenting with moving roadhog to the dps pool and lowering his health. The dude is immortal in lower srs. Nobody can kill him. And he one shots reaper. So this change is going to be great. It’s all looking great.
Awesome stuff. Ily Jeff.