My appologies for what might be an essay. I am posting this in Competative but it might just be a regualr discussion as well.
After watching the most recent Gameplay Overview with Qui Fang about Rammatra we see a trend amongst tank heros. For example Reins added fire strikes, Winstons ranged charged beams, and Sigma who can poke throught the deployable shield. This seems to indicate a general philosphy of what Qui Fang said in the video “of barriers being used tacticaly to close the distance while you poke the enemy”. This feels great as a tank as it allows you to be protect and deal damage as a varity of situations. However Ramattra provides a lot of these funstions in one. Rammatra seems to be high skill mix of Sigma and Winston. This makes heroes wit longer ranges and high obility ideal counters to most tanks.
Now we get to symmetra. I will fully admit to being a symmetra stan but I dont belive in making any one character OP for the fun of it at the detrement of fun for everyone else. I do not care what happens to the left click damge or if you remove tele bomb. Neither really works in a high dps close range centric tank game.
In my opinion symm is no longer a tank killer without the double barrier meta and the increased mobile dps deathball threat. From the very begining of the game the threat of right clicks and turrets has aways been my draw to the character. Like a fighting game character she “zones” the projectiles.
If I have have one ask as a player it would be to let symm right clicks PIERCE BARRIERS. Right click in my opinion is a mid-long range zoning tool and it should be used to deter movement into a space. I dont care if you make it less powerfull at close range (to adress high tier play) but the most fun i have had was predicting the movement of an enemy player halfway across the map and elimitaing them with a perfectly timed orb. It would be great if live symm had an answer to Ramattra but she doesnt. No long range poke, where he does, and no close range, since his ultimate would make it imposible to beam him. Symmetra has the perfect opportunity to be the Rammatra counterpart, Zone him out. Their names even share a similarity and thier stories could easily come together with the Zen link.
Thank you all for your consideration and your time.