Then how come back in the old OW days, it was always a BAD thing if your Tank teammates werent defending the team, or if one teammate went Hog?
I am so sick of that bulls**t response. At least in OW2 that will finally make sense due to barriers being dead & that game actually being designed around natural cover. The stuff you mentioned, that will be the case in OW2.
But it never made sense in OW1, because Junkrat alone makes space. DPS have tons of CC. And now, nearly the whole roster is filled with dmg dealers.
All the Tanks had to do in old OW was to keep the rest of us alive by defending us with shields. Not by attacking & feeding the other team.
Then I guess everyone had it, because that is how everyone played until Blizzard started killing the Tank role.
How tf did barriers serve a fight in pushes through King Row, for example? Barriers defended the team & allowed them to get through without taking damage. Also, the defending Tank doesn’t feed the enemy’s ult charge.
Then there’s Dive. Without barriers, that tactic wouldve never worked in old OW.