and if they don’t why do they continue to destroy the main tank role?
who in their right mind wants to play main tank right now?
Main tank has the most limited character pool to pick from.
Orisa is firmly out of the meta so each game is a choice between Winston for dive and Rein for everything else, with Orisa seeing very limited picks in niche situations.
Hammond does not work as a main tank in solo que or even lower level LFG.
When playing as Winston or Rein (but especially Rein) the game basically plays out as follows; walk forward with team and keep shield up. Get shield bashed. when shield bash wears off, get slept. When sleep wears off, get hacked, when hack wears off get Doomfisted across the map. Rinse, repeat. The entirety of main tank game play is just getting completely and utterly rekt by CC abilities.
“Just play around it 4head”
You can’t. you cannot both play the objective AND play around Brigitte/Ana/Sombra/McCree/Doomfist/Junkrat/Mei. If you are playing on the objective, so are they. This wasn’t as bad before, because at least with all of those heroes you can hold up a shield and avoid most of those abilities, save for Doomfist but at least he doesnt stun you he just moves you. With Brig? forget it. Game over. GG. Get shield bashed once and it’s over, after that it’s just a chain reaction of stun, sleep, stun, boop, stun, hack, stun, boop until you are dead and in the mean time you are contributing exactly nothing to your team.
Y’all keep giving Brig these little baby softball nerfs that do literally nothing to fix the issue. And then, almost like some sick joke, y’all throw in a shield bash highlight intro into an unrelated event. That just feels like a giant middle finger to the player base who is begging for something to be done about Brig.
Oh, and now Torb is a tank buster. Because obviously we needed to nerf tanking as a whole? What the hell are you guys thinking?
Me personally I’m done tanking until this gets fixed. I’ve been a tank/support flex since I started playing the game which was right around the time Ana got released. I’m done. It has never been this bad to be a tank player. I’m picking up some DPS heroes (because this game needs more DPS players, obviously) and I’ll flex DPS/support. Tank slot is an abysmal joke and it doesn’t seem like you guys are done making it worse.