Tank main here. As a tank main Im already obviously unhappy with ow2 since the announcement, but knowing its going to 5v5 already had me at extremely low expectations anyway that I planned to switch a role.
Supports on the other hand… I feel like blizzard is messing with a portion of the game thats hardly a minority like us tanks, not to mention extremely vocal (no offense I think its great to be vocal).
At first we were told that supports will get the least changes… Not all that exciting announcement to hear about a new game, but supps are fun now to play so it isnt horrible.
Fast forward to now, supports so far have received the harshest nerfs out of the 3 roles (I mean, if u dont count losing a whole tank as a tank nerf ig), which when you’re told you’re already getting least changed, thats… thats not very happy news to receive.
Support role only has 7 heroes, smaller even than tank role. We had sym in the role, but it got taken away from them to dps, then echo was meant to be support but surprisingly (/s) it got robbed and taken to dps. Now I feel like most people see the current hero balance revealed and dont really expect much more than sojourn as new hero on release (which is, you guessed it, a dps).
Im not a support main and also its my least played role, but god damn, if I see those changes in ow2 so far + the echo release jebait Im like… Why would I play ow2?
Yea its a new game and a lot will be changed and it can be new and exciting and everything, but put yourselves in a support main shoes rn, most of the changes you are currently seeing arent very appealing for you. Making them even more dps oriented I highly doubt is going to attract more, as ana, bap and zen already exist and iirc the most popular support is still mercy (the polar opposite of offensive support), and I doubt shes getting a desert eagle in ow2 or an actual useful glock.
So I guess us tank mains can finally include you support players in our circle of pain.