Holy Hell is this a good read. Everything said in here is something I’ve said on the forums or thought to myself, at one time or another, since that big discussion about 222 happened a few weeks before it landed on the PTR.
All in all, if the game went in this direction (and was done well), I would be a happy camper.
As for some of the specifics he talked about, personally, I would like the “Make the ‘Off Tanks’ more ‘Main Tank’ like” option, instead of moving them to DPS. Moving any of them I feel would limit the Tank options too much.
He also mentioned some perspectives that I agree with. Like, being a Support in a one Tank scenerio, I would feel less like “Oh, my God, gotta keep the big guys up” and I would agree that I feel like it would give me more freedom, in that role, with a single Tank set up.
And, on the Tank side, I like that too. Hell, I solo Tanked a lot in the old days and was cool with it then. But, for the game to be balenced around that idea, as well? That sounds awesome.
Ultimately, with a bit of an adjustment period, I think OW would feel better doing this over 222. It would make Tanks feel more Tanky (as they would be balanced around the idea of only having one of them), it would give DPS a break on Q times (as they would be adding another slot), plus it would open up a ton of variety (as was mentioned with the Double Sniper + Genji example), and I already talked about how I would view these changes on Support.
Honestly, as someone who Flexed/Filled throughout pre-222 and someone who likes to play all 3 roles, I find this idea of 321 to not only be exciting and thrilling, but something that would make OW feel like a great game again. I just think if we can’t go back to the way things used to be, than a 321 OW would be the next best thing and would really “jive” with what I want out of this game, as a player.
But, of course, that’s just me…
(Thanks for reading)