Personally, Id say its gotten better. Im not sure what exactly month you left, but since then, Brigitte has gotten nerfs to make her less oppressive, if you will, Torb is getting a rework that makes him counters armor and Roadhog is getting something, but we arent sure yet because its not out on PTR, theyre still working on his animations atm.
Theres plenty more like the falloff damage reduction for hitscans, Orisa getting a spread reduction, all supports getting a buff, except for the corpse Mercy because she got a nerf instead. I suggest you check the patch notes and decide
The latest dev update video said that they’ll be concentrating the resources that normally go into creating new seasonal event minigames into increasing the game’s quality of life.
This is very good news, but it’ll take more than just one patch to go though all of the QoL changes that the game needs. The current PTR’s big quality of life update is making the game properly playable for colorblind users.
Current mmo’s are bad. They’re all bad and they’re all casual and boring face roll to cap level. You don’t realize how many people have quit mmo’s because theyre so easy boring and easy now. At least vanilla wow is hardcore and there’s a lot large community just waiting for that experience again.
Apart from brigitte, the game is in a good balanced state. Brigitte has had her shield bash increased from 5 sec cd to 7, her ultimate armor reduced from 200 to 150, and next patch we get -100 shield health on brig and torbjorn rework in which his ult completely melts armor. Once next patch goes live I believe it will be a perfect time to return.
It might be worth looking into if you like Hog when the changes they make hit live but, otherwise I wouldn’t recommend it unless you think playing Hammond would be fun (some people do enjoy him a ton but, most aren’t effective as him) or you really disliked Mercy being meta(She’s underpowered now).
Here’s the thing, I feel a lot of people think they have to either play the game every single day or not at all for some reason, and I don’t get it.
Like, just play it for a couple hours every other week, when an event rolls out, or just whenever you feel like it, no one’s forcing you to play when you grow frustrated but you don’t have to completely “quit” either.
Hog is somehow worse than he was in Season 10 but is supposed to get changes soon.
Brig is as powerful as ever (shield nerf on PTR tho) and the meta is currently very tanky and supporty. I let you decide if that’s a good or bad thing.
What’s new? Well, Mercy is pretty bad now, Ana is the new hotness. DF and Genji (nanoblade) are everywhere and people are complaining about them. Widow too in high tiers. Hammond is basically a sustainier Winston without the bubble. Double sniper is dead, and that’s really all that’s new.