Ok, first of all, someone go get Mercy from under the table, give her a glass of water and try to stop her from shaking and fainting… poor girl… Anyway, Mercy have been plagued with so many reworks, nerfs and “bug fixes” that she had been warped being recognition, and many fans of this hero are now feeling hollowed out or even betrayed, so, here is a proposition:
INSIDE THE TEST SERVER, revert Mercy to her 1.0 state. The mass rez ultimate, the 60hp/s heal, etc. Give a little one-two on her current state and flip it back to 1.0 to see if it’s not a good idea to get there after all, perhaps see if players would accept it back now that she went through so many reworks or come up with better balancing ideas. The test server is a great place to try virtualy anything even the beyond absurd because there is no consequence to the main game if it goes horribly wrong. Put it back to Mercy 1.0 and pay attention to the players’s feedback. Emphasis on THE PLAYERS! If the Overwatch League says something, I DON’T CARE! With all due respect to their commitment and dedication to Overwatch, they are a tiny number of players with beyond casual skills that can’t represent the playerbase AT ALL. Otherwise they would be hired by Blizzard to work with the developers, not just play Overwatch in competitions every year.
Now, back to Mercy… Reverting her back to 1.0 in the test server could be a better way to approach her balancing, quoting Mercy herself, “Starting over, from the beggining”. This is a healthy approach to go towards a better way. And again, if it goes wrong, it was inside the test server, no damage done to the main game.
If I may suggest something, her mass rez could be limited to 3 players. Would give the team a CHANCE to change the tide as after a team kill, you would have a 6x4 battle while the two allies that couldn’t be picked come back. That wouldn’t be a huge reverse of the team’s situation to be unfair, but also would make her ultimate worth of it’s name. Ultimates are supposed to be a little overpowered, that’s what they do. Attempt (thats the keyword, attempt, not being 100% sure it will work) to change the game with the click of a button once in a while, making you wary of the bearers of these ultimates to prepare yourself when it’s triggered.