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  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 10
    Purchasing lootboxes in OW feels like a dead feature. I might describe it as vestigial. There was a time when it made a kind of sense for a certain kind of player, but now? I can't imagine what scenario would result in someone spending money on them.

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  • mightyjongyomightyjongyo Registered User regular
    There are plenty of people who are still happy to buy 10+ boxes when new event skins drop to get them rather than rely on leveling/arcade (though I think those same people are likely to have enough in game currency to just buy what they want)

  • Monkey Ball WarriorMonkey Ball Warrior A collection of mediocre hats Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    There are plenty of people who are still happy to buy 10+ boxes when new event skins drop to get them rather than rely on leveling/arcade (though I think those same people are likely to have enough in game currency to just buy what they want)

    See that's just it. I'd almost certainly buy the new Mei skin directly if I could. Given that it costs 3k gold but I've got around 2k, and that gold can only be spent on cosmetics, I'd also accept direct gold purchases.

    But no. The best I can do is buy a chance to get the skin. Which, my moral opposition to gambling aside, is just a great way to be disappointed when you end up with tons of crap you don't want without getting the one thing you do want.

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    I play fairly regularly but not a lot at a time, so I don't have a ton of in-game cash. If there's an event with multiple skins that I really like (e.g. this event and last year's Summer Games event) then I'll absolutely throw a few bucks in to get a bunch of boxes at once. If the event is lackluster then yeah I'm not gonna buy boxes just for a shot at one specific skin. Still, "event with lots of cool items" is actually a pretty easy scenario to imagine spending a few bucks on.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    I could understand Anniversary being a tough sell for loot boxes though - odds of getting one of the new skins is awful (if you don't already have everything.)
    There are plenty of people who are still happy to buy 10+ boxes when new event skins drop to get them rather than rely on leveling/arcade (though I think those same people are likely to have enough in game currency to just buy what they want)

    See that's just it. I'd almost certainly buy the new Mei skin directly if I could. Given that it costs 3k gold but I've got around 2k, and that gold can only be spent on cosmetics, I'd also accept direct gold purchases.

    But no. The best I can do is buy a chance to get the skin. Which, my moral opposition to gambling aside, is just a great way to be disappointed when you end up with tons of crap you don't want without getting the one thing you do want.

    For $25 I'm pretty sure you'd get enough gold to make it to 3k.

    What's she worth to ya?

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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited June 11
    I can't really see paying more than US$5 for one skin, even a legendary that has special voice lines. Like, costume packs when City of Heroes went free to play were around that price. On the other hand, DLC Skins in Borderlands 2 are only $1 each, though I think they might've been more originally. But at anything in that range of pricing, I would be happy to spend as much as fifty or sixty bucks if I could just straight up buy the unlocks I wanted.

    As it is, I haven't spent a dime on anything in OW since I pre-ordered the Origins Edition. Well, I did donate for the Mercy charity skin, though I haven't ever actually used it and probably never will.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Are you suggesting that Moon Queen Mercy is worth less than fifteen dollars?
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    This is blasphemy.

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  • NobodyNobody Registered User regular
    Lucio Ball = backfilling match after match into games where the team is down 3-5 and whenever I'm not the goalie the person who is apparently afks through the ball coming their way.

    Yeah, not playing that shitshow again.

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited June 11
    Chance wrote: »
    Are you suggesting that Moon Queen Mercy is worth less than fifteen dollars?
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    This is blasphemy.

    It's a very nice skin, and I would've liked to have it, but I didn't have the OWL-watcher points, and yes, $15 for any one skin seems excessive to me. Maybe I've been spoiled on pricing by the games I've bought cosmetic stuff for (CoH, BL2, Ultra Street Fighter IV, some others I'm forgetting), but yeah. I feel like $1 to $2.50 per skin is about right, $5 at the most. I tend to make exceptions for charity events, though.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited June 11
    *points finger most accusatorily!*

    Witch.

    Edit: Also I kept on swinging by to write for like three days - I've had awesome games tonight! Every night since Saturday I'm havin' some real excellent ones - some awesome, hard-fought losses and some awesome, hard-fought wins and some awesome hard carry games.

    I'm lovin' Overwatch this week.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Nobody wrote: »
    Lucio Ball = backfilling match after match into games where the team is down 3-5 and whenever I'm not the goalie the person who is apparently afks through the ball coming their way.

    Yeah, not playing that shitshow again.

    Come with me to QP, where one healer just might be enough, it's okay to eat a loss and sometimes 6 DPS is the way to go.

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    I strongly suspect that Overwatch's monetization is not pulling in a lot of cash right now, and they don't seem to be doing anything about that. It's enough to justify more skins being made I guess, but it's not good enough to be the sole ongoing revenue model of a marquee franchise. I just can't imagine they keep adding major content for too much longer with only that amount of revenue to support it. I don't think they'll abandon the franchise though, which is why I expect a full sequel with both PvE and PvP elements.

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  • TDawgTDawg Registered User regular
    Dumped all my leftover Overwatch Bux into skins and dances...but before I did, my lootboxes tonight got me the Mei Beekeeper skin AND her dance! I am a lucky man.

    I don't think this is the route they will go but for games like Overwatch (or as a Nintendo fan I could see myself extending this to Splatoon, Mario Kart, etc.), I absolutely wouldn't mind paying some sort of yearly fee ($15-$20 or something) to continue getting content and balance updates. Waaaaaaaay better than microtransactions/loot boxes imo.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited June 12
    Y'all need to post some more clips.

    Edit:

    Bam!

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    Who hasn't had a new legendary skin recently? That might be a clue about who gets a Summer event skin.

    - tennis player Moira?
    - baseball bat Genji?
    - campout Tracer running around in a giant s'more costume?

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited June 12
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

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  • emnmnmeemnmnme Heard about this on conservative radio:Registered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    She has chicken legs.

    Hiking trail Tracer.

  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    She has chicken legs.

    Hiking trail Tracer.

    Do Britons hike? I think a baseball outfit with pants would be pretty nice. Though I don't think they're big on baseball, which would mean soccer. Or football, if you're British.

    Which would mean shorts and cleats.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    There’s baseball Zen and cricket Junkrat. Tracer will have to be something else. Is there another stickball game popular in the UK?

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    There’s baseball Zen and cricket Junkrat. Tracer will have to be something else. Is there another stickball game popular in the UK?

    Fox Hunt Tracer.

    Except she's obviously dressed like a fox and not a rich toff killing a poor animal.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular


    there u go chance

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  • BRIAN BLESSEDBRIAN BLESSED Maybe you aren't SPEAKING LOUDLY ENOUGHHH Registered User regular
    As it is, over the years Overwatch has actively diminished my enjoyment of loot boxes in general, both in Overwatch and in other games. I feel absolutely nothing about opening up a box and seeing 4 guaranteed duplicates 40-50 boxes in a row, especially given every now and then I might unlock a highlight intro or emote for the year one cast and I'll go "did I seriously not have that unlocked already?"

    I guess I should be thankful that Blizzard has completely beaten out of me any drive or incentive to engage in gacha of any kind

  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles Jack of all interests... ...master of noneRegistered User regular
    edited June 13
    Chance wrote: »
    emnmnme wrote: »
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    She has chicken legs.

    Hiking trail Tracer.

    Do Britons hike?

    I think it's called 'rambling' in England. Dunno about the rest of Britain.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited June 13
    Then who the fuck is doing all this a-wassailing?

    Edit: @surrealitycheck I'm sad that wasn't potg.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    edited June 13
    somebody stole it plus i felt with the doom music in the background it worked rather well

    after decaying ive played nothing but mercy back into masters purely for the jollies, feels fitting with that account name

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  • ZekZek Registered User regular
    As it is, over the years Overwatch has actively diminished my enjoyment of loot boxes in general, both in Overwatch and in other games. I feel absolutely nothing about opening up a box and seeing 4 guaranteed duplicates 40-50 boxes in a row, especially given every now and then I might unlock a highlight intro or emote for the year one cast and I'll go "did I seriously not have that unlocked already?"

    I guess I should be thankful that Blizzard has completely beaten out of me any drive or incentive to engage in gacha of any kind

    Removing most duplicates a while back was a good choice, but yeah god forbid you start to get close to completing your collection because then it's dupe time again. I almost prefer the battle pass model, except I don't like the aggressive play time requirements there. I feel like there should be no deadline for a battle pass , so once you buy it you'll always get all its unlocks eventually.

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  • MusicoolMusicool Registered User regular
    edited June 13
    Oh, another stick and/or ball game in the UK?

    Croquet. Lawn balls. Golf. Snooker. I would have said lacrosse but Roadhog took that, of all the options. There's still polo though, which is basically lacrosse with horses. Hell just give her a riding crop and outfit and call it Equestrian Tracer. Perfectly toffy.

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    Burtletoy wrote: »
    I disagree completely.

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  • SlortexSlortex In my chairRegistered User regular
    edited June 13
    Zek wrote: »
    As it is, over the years Overwatch has actively diminished my enjoyment of loot boxes in general, both in Overwatch and in other games. I feel absolutely nothing about opening up a box and seeing 4 guaranteed duplicates 40-50 boxes in a row, especially given every now and then I might unlock a highlight intro or emote for the year one cast and I'll go "did I seriously not have that unlocked already?"

    I guess I should be thankful that Blizzard has completely beaten out of me any drive or incentive to engage in gacha of any kind

    Removing most duplicates a while back was a good choice, but yeah god forbid you start to get close to completing your collection because then it's dupe time again. I almost prefer the battle pass model, except I don't like the aggressive play time requirements there. I feel like there should be no deadline for a battle pass , so once you buy it you'll always get all its unlocks eventually.

    I'm sitting on something like 200 lootboxes. I'd been opening ones from the events, but I've even stopped doing that. I just... I just don't care. Wish I could sell them or something. Heck, I'd send all lootbox proceeds to charity in perpetuity if Blizzard would just remove the counter from my game.

    Also, this has been bothering me for a couple of years now and I brought it up in a match the other night to nothing but crickets... on King of the Hill maps, why does the map name never match up with the splash screen they put up as the map is loading? Like, Nepal: Village will be loading, but they'll have art of what is clearly Nepal Sanctum on the loading screen. Drives me crazy.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Musicool wrote: »
    Oh, another stick and/or ball game in the UK?

    Croquet. Lawn balls. Golf. Snooker. I would have said lacrosse but Roadhog took that, of all the options. There's still polo though, which is basically lacrosse with horses. Hell just give her a riding crop and outfit and call it Equestrian Tracer. Perfectly toffy.

    This seems the most possible. Automatically requires tight pants and a smart little jacket - that's practically her default skin.

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  • davidsdurionsdavidsdurions Your Trusty Meatshield Panhandle NebraskaRegistered User regular
    Oh oh how about skins of characters cosplaying as other characters? Tracer as McCree. Genji as Mercy. Junkrat as Mei. Pharah as, I dunno, Winston?

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Chance wrote: »
    Tracer anything would be awesome (I'd love baseball Tracer). Even something crappy like lightning.

    There’s baseball Zen and cricket Junkrat. Tracer will have to be something else. Is there another stickball game popular in the UK?

    Fox Hunt Tracer.

    Except she's obviously dressed like a fox and not a rich toff killing a poor animal.

    Fandom would love Tracer as a fox, and Widowmaker in jodhpurs and a red jacket.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Cherchez la femme indeed.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck the search for the means to put an end to things an end to speech is what enables the discourse to continue ~ * ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) excelsior * ~Registered User regular
    to truly play overwatch one must peer through the veil

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  • soylenthsoylenth Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    It occurred to me while watching this highlight, that hog's hook is an overly-aggressive hello, and his ult is an overly-aggressive goodbye. You draw me close, you push me away, oh roadhog you're killing me. No, wait, you're killing me! This is not an amazing highlight but it features an aggressive hello and a long, long goodbye to poor baptiste, who really wanted to get the kill before lunar gravity had slowly finished its work. You can hear the "goooodbyyyyyyeee" as he slowly fades from view.

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  • madparrotmadparrot Registered User regular
    Whole Hog is probably the best ride at Blizzard World (after the shark)


    Someone asked for clips, we got clips

    Let us laugh at Genji:




    Fear baby D.va:



    So nice when they just line up for you:



    "That's bait."



    hammer DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWN



    And finally another episode of "It's High Nope"

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    Yes yes these are some very good clips!

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  • TexiKenTexiKen thank you very little Registered User regular
    Houston actually won last night against San Francisco by basically just using Sombra goats and showing some DPS variants to smack goats around too (A Doomfist/Sombra/Ana combo with Pharah was working well). And also keeping Danteh in the game, they got spanked hard without him on Eichenwalde and then turned around and held the Shock on Havana to that first turn and didn't even reach the point.

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
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  • CoinageCoinage I think I look handsome Registered User regular
    Sombra Goats is honestly even worse than normal Goats

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