Is that why Reaper players always feel the dev responses and feel that “We’re in it together”?
The fact is that second to Bastion players after his rework, Reaper players have been ignored completely again and again and again.
We’ve been explaining why he needs buffs since Triple Tank meta in season 3.
We’ve told you the wraith buffs and passive buffs were inadequate.
We’ve told you how much we hate his spread, which is ~500% that of Tracer’s.
We’ve told you how much we hate his uselessness against armor.
We’ve told you how poorly shadowstep has been designed.
We’ve provided professional opinions and pickrates and winrates to support our claims.
We’ve sat through Mei dropoff buff, all hitscan dropoff buff, Brigitte’s release, and 10 competitive seasons.
Now, Torb is going to be made into a better shotgun hero with a better area-denial skill.
McCree and 76 are going to get buffs.
Fat Reaper i.e. Roadhog will get buffs.
Pharah will get buffs/changes.
Because we didn’t have enough heroes surpassing Reaper and doing his job and generally making our lives miserable.
The only official dev comment we have received on Reaper is:
“Reaper ebbs and flows with the meta”.
Funny. It’s been around 2 years since Reaper was ever in the meta. Unless Reaper is going to be in the meta for the next 10 seasons, is this statement just a pure lie? Because it seems just as false as the “We’re in it together” claim after they decided to nerf Shadowstep in the latest patch notes.
inb4 The devs can’t read each and every topic on the forums
Wanna know the funny thing? Even for something NOT gameplay related, i.e. putting Gabriel Reyes’ voicepack into Reaper’s human skin (with 711 likes and 256 comments) have been ignored
Do we have to wait til Archives for another mild buff, or is it just a silent message for Reaper players to go fart themselves, or what? Because we literally have no idea what you have in store for Reaper, or if you guys even have Reaper on the patch you guys are playing. Judging from the 2 years’ worth of negligence, I honestly cannot tell.
Or are you guys finally going to admit that Shadowstep is the worst ability in the entire game, a certain hero has been underperforming since forever, and get to fixing your mistake?
I hope they get around to buffing Reaper. Maybe they were just waiting for the shotgun changes first, they effect Reaper more than anyone.
(I’m not saying that they thought this was going to be enough).
That’s another point I previously made. The devs have been too conservative with Reaper.
“We’re gonna buff his passive heal”
Takes 5 seasons before changing anything else
“We’re gonna buff wraith form. We know we said it shouldn’t be cancellable but now it is”
Still sits in troll tier, 2 seasons now
“We’re making shotgun improvements”
Who knows how many more seasons?
Meanwhile, let’s nerf shadowstep and buff Roadhog!!
It’s about damn time they start actually making changes instead of giving him 1 more pellet and seeing if that makes him OP. You’d think 12 season in, they’d realize how far Reaper is falling behind, but apparently not.
It’s not just Reaper, the entire games balance is screwed. How long we’ve been fighting for reaper buffs, years? Everything we suggest the devs are against even when we’ve got stats and common sense to show he needs help, remeber when we asked for wraith form to be faster and cancelable and Geoff said it shouldn’t because it made him predictable? Remeber when we told him genji basically could already do that with more versatility and he left the thread? It was like a year later we finally got that change, a God damned year.
It’s not just that our favorite hero is bad the whole game is like this, broken things stay broken for months at a time and then they wonder why the player count took a huge hit. Then they introduce un fun heroes like Bridgette and hamtato and piss on players more, jet pack cat was a fan favorite but he was too goofy for the game, yet a cc king hamster somehow is fine?
It’s like the hyppocritocal spirit of the devs leaks into every facet of this game and they never learn a lesson from any of it, they don’t see mistakes they see success somehow.
At least they’re being measured. That was the old criticism, right? Everything was either OP or nerfed to shambles.
Btw, Junkrat’s officially as bad as Reaper at any rank where he can’t get free kills. At least you have company.