1000% yes and is also part of the problem with Overwatch. Its okay for some abilities to overlap if they have a totally different kit. The fact that they keep trying to make a new hero totally different is just not a good solution.
Its only going to get harder and harder to create heroes and then you will start to see more gimmicky things. This is suppose to be a hero shooter after all.
If you had another tank that had a shield like Rein but had a different kit, there is nothing wrong with that.
“bUt EvErYthInG hAs tO bE dIFfeRenT”
Not with that attitude.
I dont agree with this. At all. This isnt some living breathing creature. This is a VIDEO GAME. They created everything and all the rules. They can decide everything that happens in this game. They are Gods.
The problem is it would take a LOT of work. Time they clearly dont want to invest.
First step would be to remove a lot of the power from ults and some abilities and refocus the game around the guns. Abilities and ults should come second to the fun gun play.
Ashe is great example of that actually. Her abilities and ults aren’t that great. Basically, rebalanced the entire cast to be like Ashe and every hero would become viable. Would there be a meta? Sure. But every hero would still be viable.
You seems to be confusing viability and meta.
Right now the game has a small meta because less than half the cast is even viable.