I bought the OW pre-release because it looked like the game to take over TF2, which I’d also played since launch. In 2016 everything was new, and all my friends were hyped to play it. Now none of my friends play OW anymore, either due to lack of interest or actively disliking it.
Personally, I’ve been pretty bored with it too. Enemies take too long to die, and small teams will always put people on tilt because if just 1 person underperforms it seriously affects your chances of winning. In short, it’s just more difficult to have fun now. I’ve done my comp DM placements and may push that into diamond+ if I get the itch, but it just doesn’t sound that appealing to me atm. Every time I open the game, I just look on the title screen and have to think about what sounds like the less worse experience. QP clownfest, toxic comp, or DM (the only arcade I enjoy). Right now the best thing about OW for me is DM, particularly the “Tryhard FFA” servers. Other than that nothing really gets me excited to play.
I had been toying with the idea of reinstalling TF2 just to see how it feels after not playing for 4 years, even though the game is known for having botters galore. So that’s what I did today, and I just got through playing a couple hours of 2_Fort… And it was so much fun! Maybe it’s just the novelty of something different, and revisiting a game I loved, but man… there is something about TF2 that they do really well; I don’t get tilted like I do in OW. I’m gonna take a break to eat dinner, and then I’ll probably play TF2 the rest of the night. Really glad I decided to give it another try.