Wow, I wasn’t expecting a full VOD review! Thank you so much!
I didn’t shoot the ramattra when he was staying still because I thought that he was purposely trying to farm ultimates for his supports. But turns out that wasn’t the case, so I should’ve capitalised on his mistakes sooner.
Regarding why I didn’t bob sooner, I initially considered doing it as soon as their ramattra died. But I wasn’t keeping track of how many enemies were left and I wanted my team to push in with bob.
Because so many times, I’ve had my bob get taken down by the enemy with ease because my team wasn’t applying enough pressure. Which is why I was waiting for my team to push in a bit in order to get the maximum value of bob.
Regardless of the bob timing, the positioning of bob was bad which I definitely agree. I actually didn’t even know that bob counts as a player and helps to capture points faster.
I also wasn’t aware of the high ground spots you’ve mentioned in King’s Row, so I will certainly use that to my advantage next time.
To be honest, I didn’t even expect to receive a VOD review so I feel really, really appreciate what you’ve done <3
Re: posting my previous comment here because I’m unable to double post unless someone else posts for some reason.
This is my typical support game in Gold rank (code: 21RV65)
I didn’t even try in this game and even trolled by nano boosting baptiste. And yet, I still easily won. And even if I lose a couple of games as a gold support, I rarely ever drop down to Silver. And even when I do, I quickly climb back to gold again in no time.
I’ve also spectated our ashe this game who appears to be in Gold 1. And to be honest with you, I don’t see her being that much better than I am. She didn’t even take high ground during the first point of defence which I personally would do, and her aim wasn’t that great either.
I also spectated hanzo this game which I can also play, and he wasn’t doing that much better than me either. And yet, I struggle to climb out of Silver 4 as DPS while these DPS players have no problem staying in Gold 1.
One thing I’ve noticed is that the enemies (particularly supports) are so much easier to kill in my Gold rank. Notice how the enemy zenyatta was basically a free kill for my hanzo and ashe the entire game. And yet in low Silver, the enemy supports all of a sudden start playing like they’re in high Gold/low Plat. More often than not, you get outplayed mechanically by the enemy supports in low Silver and and they punish you harder for your mistakes too.
I think the matchmaker is playing some kind of trickery in order to make the players stay in the rank it thinks it belongs in. I’m not saying it’s impossible to climb out of low elo, but it forces you to have to get better by at least 2 - 3 ranks and grind a lot of games just to climb 1 tier. I wouldn’t be surprised that by the time I get out of Silver as DPS, I’ll most likely have developed the skill level equivalent of a mid-to-high Plat DPS player which is ridiculous.