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Everybody get up, it's time to Ham now [Overwatch]

UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIREBUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
Hammond/Wrecking Ball goes live today!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEnC_N06Uxc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vgxwBItqwo

The Overwatch League Grand Finals are this weekend!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYfMyaqUseA

In terms of balance changes, today's patch buffs the effective range on a handful of characters - McCree, Soldier, and Bastion see their minimum damage at max range increase from 30% to 50%, and Mei's icicle/alt-fire will have no damage fall off at all, similar to Zenyatta's orbs.

There are also a bunch of support balance changes coming, but those only just went on the PTR so it's unlikely they'll be part of today's patch.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    edited July 2018
    also Eskay is my hero

    warning: obnoxious streamer tantrum to start, video - skip to 0:30 if you're not in the mood to hear someone get real mad at being booped
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPawQ1mlc8M

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    SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    Hammond is going to take some practice. Definitely not a pick up and play hero.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    another reason I'm glad I main Pharah

    not getting ran over by a ball of death

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    Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    Hammond is going to take some practice. Definitely not a pick up and play hero.

    I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to launch myself off the map a few times

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    InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »
    another reason I'm glad I main Pharah

    not getting ran over by a ball of death

    McCree this patch says Hi :D

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    SixshotStrikerSixshotStriker Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Xehalus wrote: »
    another reason I'm glad I main Pharah

    not getting ran over by a ball of death

    Maybe I've just been running into average pharahs, but I'm putting up more than a decent fight against her. A hitscan tank is something I've been wanting for a while. The character that I'm having the most trouble with so far is Reaper, though that's not too surprising.
    Moridin889 wrote: »
    Hammond is going to take some practice. Definitely not a pick up and play hero.

    I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to launch myself off the map a few times

    I'm having trouble maintaining momentum. Mostly because I think I know how to swing around a corner or whatever and then slam into a wall.

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    If you have twitch prime, there are 2 Hammond item only boxes available. I didn't read them properly but I'm guessing they're legendary boxes, because I got 2 legendary skins from them. Both of his epic skins, too.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Ashcroft wrote: »
    If you have twitch prime, there are 2 Hammond item only boxes available. I didn't read them properly but I'm guessing they're legendary boxes, because I got 2 legendary skins from them. Both of his epic skins, too.

    they were definitely not legendary boxes

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    Xehalus wrote: »
    another reason I'm glad I main Pharah

    not getting ran over by a ball of death

    thats exactly what the ball of death wants you to believe

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ashcroft wrote: »
    If you have twitch prime, there are 2 Hammond item only boxes available. I didn't read them properly but I'm guessing they're legendary boxes, because I got 2 legendary skins from them. Both of his epic skins, too.

    they were definitely not legendary boxes

    Then the hamster is a generous god

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Ashcroft wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Ashcroft wrote: »
    If you have twitch prime, there are 2 Hammond item only boxes available. I didn't read them properly but I'm guessing they're legendary boxes, because I got 2 legendary skins from them. Both of his epic skins, too.

    they were definitely not legendary boxes

    Then the hamster is a generous god

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6x1EPMYJD8

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    The very first thing I did after installing the patch was buy the Mayham skin and Peace victory pose, because punk hamster mimicking D.Va's reclining on the mech pose is too good

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    So uh

    Mei feels really scary now. They’d already buffed her primary fire, making it penetrate through targets to hit multiple enemies and making the slowing effect a bit stickier

    and now with zero damage falloff on her icicles she can pressure enemies at a distance like Zenyatta

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    Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    Xehalus wrote: »
    another reason I'm glad I main Pharah

    not getting ran over by a ball of death

    thats exactly what the ball of death wants you to believe

    Can't wait for a hamster to swing off a pole and cannonball Pharah away

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    So uh

    Mei feels really scary now. They’d already buffed her primary fire, making it penetrate through targets to hit multiple enemies and making the slowing effect a bit stickier

    and now with zero damage falloff on her icicles she can pressure enemies at a distance like Zenyatta

    she was already not bad at it

    destroy mei

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    also Eskay is my hero

    warning: obnoxious streamer tantrum to start, video - skip to 0:30 if you're not in the mood to hear someone get real mad at being booped
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPawQ1mlc8M

    Ya I need to start making some compilation Lucio vids my map knowledge has made me stupid (helps compensate for my shit aim!) once you accept Lucio is a secretly hidden skateboarding game inside Overwatch and you start crossing maps at full speed while facing the other way shooting headshots backwards people get really flustered

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    So uh

    Mei feels really scary now. They’d already buffed her primary fire, making it penetrate through targets to hit multiple enemies and making the slowing effect a bit stickier

    and now with zero damage falloff on her icicles she can pressure enemies at a distance like Zenyatta

    Ok.

    I don't think she ever should have had damage fall off. So that's whatever.

    But please for the love of God stop buffing Mei. She's so obnoxious at mid levels.

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    KwoaruKwoaru Confident Smirk Flawless Golden PecsRegistered User regular
    Is hammond scary at higher levels? He seems mostly obnoxious but really game warping at least at my baby tier

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    CoinageCoinage Heaviside LayerRegistered User regular
    Since we're a unanimous vote, Jeff has to delete Mei.
    Kwoaru wrote: »
    Is hammond scary at higher levels? He seems mostly obnoxious but really game warping at least at my baby tier
    It's going to take a while for people to master his crazy movement, so who knows honestly.

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    We’re not unanimous at all! Mei is great!

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    stray observations...

    hammond is weird and hard and bad. he has a lot of the basic tactical weaknesses of roadhog (specifically, being huge and fat), but his disruption is not enough to compensate...

    he's really good at breaking the hanumura A mei choke though, since that's now guaranteed with her buff

    gonna take a while for him to be not a disaster in quickplay


    also: the falloff buffs rule

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    Yeah my takeaway with hammond so far is that I'd have to get a much better handle on his movement tricks before I could figure out if I even liked him.

    Steam | SW-0844-0908-6004 and my Switch code
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    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    Coinage wrote: »
    Since we're a unanimous vote, Jeff has to delete Mei.

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    Moridin889Moridin889 Registered User regular
    I keep performing sweet spins and escapes with no health. Am I particularly effective? Eh. Is it fun? Yes.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    I still say they make Mei Chinese-Canadian! We have a large Chinese population, we're cold as fuck and we say sorry 24/7!

    Edit: we took 2nd in the world cup and still not even a skin !

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    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    To be fair, we only took second because the three best teams (Korea, USA, and France) were all on the other side of the bracket.

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    LuvTheMonkeyLuvTheMonkey High Sierra Serenade Registered User regular
    Molten variables hiss and roar. On my mind-forge, I hammer them into the greatsword Epistemology. Many are my foes this night.
    STEAM | GW2: Thalys
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    SirToastySirToasty Registered User regular
    So my internet exploded or something, if any of you that I was playing with were wondering why I suddenly disappeared in the middle of the fight.

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    WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    SirToasty wrote: »
    So my internet exploded or something, if any of you that I was playing with were wondering why I suddenly disappeared in the middle of the fight.

    Ya we were wondering what happened. Hope it heals!

    Steam! Battlenet:Wisemantobes#1508
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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Hammond's swinging is definitely going to take some time to get used to, let alone master, but I had some success on Volskaya B defence with some horizontal swings to break up enemy clusters. Any thoughts on toggle vs hold for the grapple?

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Hold feels fine on PS4, as it’s on the left trigger

    I played around with the swinging a bit last night, just loading up empty custom games to play around on different maps.

    Gibraltar attack in particular seems fun, you can jump from the high exit from spawn, grapple the side/bottom of the bridge just past the payload and swing/launch to the high ground by the first corner where Torbs and snipers like to set up

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    PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    Yeah, I'm on XB, my first hurdle to overcome is understanding that Hammond is not Spider-Man, his swing is useful but that cooldown is limiting.

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
    I think Hammond needs a dive comp built around him to work. You gve him a D.Va and a Zen to work with and he can really shine. Add Zarya to that and he's immortal.

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    ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    To be fair, we only took second because the three best teams (Korea, USA, and France) were all on the other side of the bracket.

    they really messed up the bracketing last year

    hopefully this year they either do it better or have enough time for round robin

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    One of my twitch prime Hammond loot boxes had a purple

    currency.

    :/

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    AshcroftAshcroft LOL The PayloadRegistered User regular
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    EinzelEinzel Registered User regular
    Can anyone see the shark back there?

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    I needed anime to post.I needed anime to post. boom Registered User regular
    Overwatch doesn't eat out

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    BionicPenguinBionicPenguin Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    I guess I can safely skip the first 20-30 mins of the broadcast and that would apply to any musical performance. I love music, but I’m tuning in to watch high level Overwatch, not for a musical performance.

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