I’m tired of being the character that makes everyone feel like switching and being the character that everyone hates to play against (right after Doomfist)
I want this hero to have its own place in the game beyond ‘oh she shuts down this one thing, let’s play her until they switch’
I’m tired of being the aspirin to your Doomfist/Sigma/Wreckingball/Lucio headache
After the nerfs all Sombra is good for is farm EMP which was stated not the direction that was wanted for her.
She’s the most useless “DPS” (hardly does damage in a consistent way) in this 2-2-2 setup and now you want to include YET ANOTHER interaction for people to hate her and for her to be a 1 trick pony? (Sombra shutting down Sigma’s shield when hacked)
Instead of balancing Sigma? Instead of changing her kit’s direction to compete with other DPS?
That’s the point, she’s not a DPS, there’s barely any reason to use her and take that spot in 2-2-2 when you can get kills more reliably with every other hero in that category. I’m not asking they just buff her DPS, but that they retune her kit so she’s useful, learn to read, DUDE.
Her current place in 2-2-2 (if she has one) is countering certain abilities and building emp.
Countering certain abilities is why everyone hates her and why I’m starting to dislike playing as her - I’m tired of being the aspirin to your Doomfist/Sigma/Wreckingball/Lucio headache
EMP-bot is what she’s always been and what the Overwatch team claims in every interview and balance patch they don’t want her to be (which is why hacked healthpacks healing no longer give you ult charge)
If Sombra had more damage but less utility she’d be a better DPS and an option in 2-2-2, right now she’s just a distraction and bothersome, unless you’re playing with a stack of well coordinated friends or you’re part of OWL.
If she’s meant to be a hero exclusive to those situations, why is she even available in the game for the rest of us?
I am not sure if i would call it bad if my shield get shut down/auto called back, when i am on sigma.
I think not able to call it back is worse.
It would get destroyed in no time.
And then i have to wait a lot longer to able to use it.
Hack duration nerfed, it’s nearly statistically impossible to destroy sigma shield in 5 seconds.
Short of all 6 people shooting his shield during those 5 seconds. (Another statistical impossibility)
Even with the Buff suggestion I gave regarding Sombra increasing her damage vs shields and barriers to a large degree, it still takes about 10 seconds to destroy Sigma shield. (that’s doing 200DPS to sigma shield and including reloads)
I was never a fan of having characters like hammond be so good at what they do, that the only way to counter them is with an over the top hero interaction. Like sombra -> hammond or mei -> hammond or sombra -> doomfist.
It’s almost like they created her and then said “Right, so now that we have this… we can basically do whatever we want, because she can just turn it off… right?”
Try to justify your Defense Sombra in competitive 2-2-2. You won’t be able to and your team will likely think you’re throwing or at least one person will leave after you don’t do at least 2 kills at the start of a match
She’s fine in Classic Quickplay - I also see in your clip that:
Enemy team lacked basic awareness
that Orisa gave 0 about her Mercy
Their mercy was a healbot, as she didnt even try to fight you
And for some reason that Widowmaker runs towards notifications of dead teamates for the healthpack instead of going back to spawn… or trying to headshot her attackers
I’m glad she’s viable where you are and in casual games, but the hero should be viable everywhere