Overwatch

They let Zenyatta walk

They let Zenyatta walk

Sweet mother of God...

Up next: Mei wallride

this

Reminds me of .

But on other note, burn that thing with fire.

I can't wait to see 12 signs like this at every event now

[DECLASSIFIED] After-Action Report: Operation “WHITE DOME”

[DECLASSIFIED] After-Action Report: Operation “WHITE DOME”

Emre Sarioglu??

The full report is gonna get released and all it's gonna say is "Sadly, Sarioglu did not make it" and we'll be back to square one

Interesting name for a Jetpack Cat...

Text says:

Strike team under the command of myself, CAPTAIN ANA AMARI, was deployed to the outskirts of Istanbul, Turkey to deal with a remaining pocket of omnic resistance. Personnel included Lieutenant Reinhardt Wilhelm, Chief Engineer Torbjörn Lindholm, and Private First Class Emre Sarloglu. After routine insertion, the team was ambushed, taking heavy fire from the entrenched omnics. While the team was able to overcome and neutralize all hostile combatants without casualites, the battle resulted in serious injuries to Lindholm and lesser injury to Lt. Wilhelm. Had it not been for Lt. Wilhelm's timely intervention, it is likely that Lindholm would have been killed. Due to conspicuous bravery on the part of Lt. Wilhelm, I am suggesting a commendation for his actions.

My husband built me a Snowball for Katsucon

My husband built me a Snowball for Katsucon

This project has took him a year of work to complete. He designed and printed all of the files from scratch to make everything screw in together and so all of the electronics would fit to what he wanted. He started with the electronics but had to redo the design three or four times to make things work. We still have things to redesign and rebuild since Katsucon was his debut and the stress test showed where he needs to be bolstered.

Edit: since he is a firmware engineer by trade, he did all of the programming, soldering, and even wrote a compression algorithm to fit the animations he had to draw frame by frame. There is a lot of work in this little robot and a lot more work to get him to be where he can last a convention well ^

Your husband is a gem we all aspire to be.

Y’all cherish each other n shit.

I hate people that can make cool stuff. I feel so inadequate. All I can do is eat. And not even good stuff.

Gonna just go ahead and say it: ah-mei-zing! The last three seconds won my heart, completely.

Wanted to share something I was proud of.

Sorry it's not in great quality, first time making a GIF.

Truth is, the entire game is just pressing buttons. Just the timing of those buttons pressed is what makes it impressive and important.

It's perfect. If you haven't tweeted this at LA Valiant yet, you absolutely should. Their social media folks are among the most responsive in the league.

Where's the asshole comment that says "lol you pressed a button congrats"?

Every D. Va ult has one :/

Can we just point out that Houston Outlaws player TaiRong posted a tweet making a joke out of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and got no punishment what so ever?!

Can we just point out that Houston Outlaws player TaiRong posted a tweet making a joke out of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and got no punishment what so ever?!

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no, he wasn't suspended from playing on stage for reporting one tricks. it was for a homophobic comment. but if you want to bring up stuff from before the league i suppose we could also bring up jake telling teammates to kill themselves and throwing games? idk tho

Do more research on the xQc situation please. When you do then you’ll see why this is kind of a big deal.

how is that a joke??? do you know anything about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings? take a history class dude! that tweet is completely offensive, especially coming from an OWL coach! what a great image for the community

I don't think thats the point. How can XQC get fined+banned for making a homophobic comment but when TaiRong makes an offensive racist comment he receives nothing?

xQc rage quits on stream over his penalties regarding OWL.

xQc rage quits on stream over his penalties regarding OWL.

https://twitter.com/reysplays/status/962594853346398208

This is why he is mad.

I don't support xQc and think he is douche. But this is certainly something that shouldn't be taking lightly, this guy should be punished as well.

He just turned off the stream, your title makes it sound as if he left the game which we do not know

That just makes it 10x worse. wtf

AimbotCalvin casual widow switch.

AimbotCalvin casual widow switch.

Isn't he the streamer that once use his deadeye to reload and then proceed to kill the enemy team?

calvin is one of the few big streamers who doesn't need to rely heavily on his personality (although it's still great) to have an amazing stream. shit like this keeps me coming back. the dude is nuts.

I love watching this guy. He has both the skills and a beaming personality

My favorite part about Calvin is when he does some sick ass crazy shit, he doesn't say something conceited like "Holy shit I am a god" cough cough certain other streamers He's genuinely excited and just plain happy he pulled it off, and his excitement about it is infectious!

Blizzard has permanently banned the user who was stream sniping and ruining TimTheTatMan's games.

Blizzard has permanently banned the user who was stream sniping and ruining TimTheTatMan's games.

Blizzard has taken action against the player who was stream sniping and ruining the games of TimTheTatMan.

Post from Blizzard: Here

Original Comment by u/Blizz_Griffin

We have recently taken action against this player due to pervasive griefing across multiple accounts. This player has been permanently banned across all and future accounts from Overwatch.

The reason we are sharing this information is because after investigating thoroughly due to the reports you all have shared with us on social media, we have discovered that the player is one of the worst offenders we have come across. They have a large number of separate accounts with copious reports each, all of which have been previously suspended for extended periods of time and one of which is permanently banned.

To be clear this player is being banned, not for their hero choice, but rather for systematically ruining Overwatch games for thousands of players.

We think it’s important to note that players like this are EXTREMELY rare in Overwatch and the action we’re taking today will be a positive step forward.

We recognize that not finding this player faster is an unfortunate failure of our ever-developing reporting system and we’ve already taken steps to quickly eliminate outliers like this in the future.

Your reports in-game and on social media continue to help us daily in our quest to eliminate toxicity and griefing in Overwatch. Let’s continue to work together as a community to make Overwatch better.

Context on the situation: TimTheTatMan was being stream sniped by a user who proceeded to only play one character and also intentionally ruin the game for many users ranging into the thousands. You can see more about it here but this basically got to the point of where Tim (One of the most well known Overwatch streamers and was even featured on a panel at Blizzcon) was considering to stop streaming Overwatch.

- NOTE HERE - I will post all comments relating to this situations here in this thread

u/Blizz_Griffin in response to "This is good, and I agree that there are only a handful of outliers, but they sure do ruin a lot of games for streamers and pros. Why not just directly ask for the info on the snipers from the top streamers (xQc, tim, Calvin, etc.) and weed them out manually?"

We have and as I stated above many of this player's accounts had already been suspended for long periods of time or permanently banned. It was only now that we dug deeper and uncovered that it was all the same person on many different accounts.

u/Blizz_Griffin in response to "u/Blizz_Griffin should there be a way for OWL pros and popular streamers to deal with harassment besides enduring it for months and then getting their story upvoted on Reddit?"

I've offered to any and all OWL pros and streamers that they can reach out to me directly. You can find me on Twitter @GriffinWB or on Discord (I'm in the O.W., /sub/cow, and regular /sub/ow). I recognize it's not fair to not offer this to everyone out there so I'm open to offering this to anyone. However I'm just one person and if the volume gets too high I may have to rein it back in. Also, please have video evidence and state the region you're playing on to make it as easy as possible.

u/Blizz_Griffin in response to "RIP your inbox."

You'd be shocked how few players actually take me up on this.

- OTHER NOTABLE THINGS - Here is EMONGG's opinions on the ban, he has apparently ruined 400+ of his games which would well warrent a ban: https://clips.twitch.tv/PuzzledMildFriseeTheTarFu

It's going to be an incredibly tough road ahead for Blizz devs to continue their actions against these kinds of people. It took Tim to make a video saying he was considering leaving Overwatch for Blizzard to finally lay down a ban worth anything. What of the hundreds if not thousands of other players who are far less visible who go through the same thing?

I give them props for this, but there's no universe where this is going to be easy to keep up.

https://clips.twitch.tv/PuzzledMildFriseeTheTarFu

Emongg talking about the ban. He mentions that this guy ruined ~400 games in comp.

400 games across multiple accounts and to multiple streamers for countless more games. Dude, seriously - what a sad life this individual must have. Think about all the time spent (100s of hours) dedicated to essentially stalking a streamer and ruining games not only for them but for the other 10 players per game.

I'm not even trying to be a smart ass. I'm looking at this whole thing from a psychological point of view. What an extremely sad, empty, and meaningless life this person must have - that this is how they choose to spend hundreds of hours in a video game. Wouldn't be surprised to learn there was something actually mentally wrong there. This wasn't some random asshole who was bored one night and threw a few games. This was relentless, systematic destruction and extreme harassment (for a competitive video game) for no real personal gain - other than causing chaos.

Well, to be fair apparently this guy was targetting this specific individual. I imagine low profile players aren't encountering a similar issue and I really don't want blizz to go the riot route where bans happen frequently.

We really need a new colorblind mode

We really need a new colorblind modeI also put this on the forums so hopefully a dev will respond - https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761726628#1

This is still really long overdue... they've been talking about redoing the colorblind mode ever since launch but haven't actually done anything yet.

Right now, the games colorblind mode is just a filter that changes every color in the entire game instead of just enemy outlines, which is the problem, because the most common type of colorblindness is red-green colorblindness- which means red outlines next to dark backgrounds is very hard to see.

In theory, making the outlines a bright pink or a dark purple would fix this, but the problem is that the current colorblind mode changes ALL red to that color, which means you have bright pink enemies now standing against a bright pink background, examples of the 4 different color modes listed below to show this problem. It's very noticeable on Route 66 because the walls have a red tint to them that gets shifted.

Default - https://i.imgur.com/Q0eofQz.png
Deuteranopia - https://i.imgur.com/oOKENDI.png
Protanopia - https://i.imgur.com/REOPYhD.png
Tritanopia - https://i.imgur.com/nYn8x4D.png  

I am forced to use the Tritanopia one for reasons I'll explain down below.



Not only does it make the outliens still hard to see, but it also puts in plenty of new problems that actually make it HARDER for colorblind people then it would be to just not use any filter.
The way the filters work is by changing all red on the screen to one color, and all blue to another color- for example, the tritanopia filter will change all red to purple and all blue to green... but in doing this, it adds twice as much purple and green to the game.

For example, Ana's anti-grenade makes peoples health bars turn purple so you can tell they are anti naded, but when you're using the tritan filter then they're already purple so... how can I tell someone is antid? (Yes, I know about the little icon above their head, but it's pretty much invisible when the entire game is purple)

It's also difficult (especially in the middle of a fight) with the other filters too, but mainly bad with the tritan filter, examples below.

Default - https://i.imgur.com/I41Md40.png
Deuteranopia - https://i.imgur.com/zDcKqhV.png
Protanopia - https://i.imgur.com/zHQ37ct.png
Tritanopia (LOL) - https://i.imgur.com/iDGUwUb.png  



As you can see, its fucking impossible to even see how much HP widow has on the tritan filter, which again is the one I use... why you may ask? Because the two other filters make the enemy and friendly teams the same color... (for colorblind people, at least) which means that trying to figure out whos winning a team fight in the kill feed is actually impossible, and shooting teammates becomes a regular thing. Examples below.
I realize it looks like two very different colors, but in the heat of battle especially with mercy rezes going around and shit, it's hard to just glance at it and understand what's going on. I have to really stare.

Deuteranopia - https://imgur.com/YFJUOsm
Protanopia - https://imgur.com/sQ7DghR  



And my last example, Sombra and Moira.
I didn't have any footage for Moira sadly, but when you're using the tritan filter it makes the heal balls green for both teams, and the damage balls purple for both teams, so if theres a moria on both teams then I have no idea if its every a friendly or enemy ball which can be confusing.

And for Sombra, I can't count the amount of times I try to grab a HP kit thinking it's a friendly hack when it's actually an enemy back, because the Tritan filter makes them look almost the exact same color unless you're looking at them side by side. Example below.

Friendly kit - https://imgur.com/QMvAINb
Enemy kit - https://imgur.com/Ej4UFph

One final note, please keep in mind that if you're not colorblind then you will easily be able to see this shit apart and might just laugh at me, so please try to keep in mind that for people who don't have a red cone, this game is a nightmare.



So yeah, as you can see, the filters are awful and unplayable and Blizzard has been talking about using the new OWL color system for a while now but hasn't shown any progress in Months, and with blizzard world coming out soon the map will actually be unplayable for me because the map (especially second point) is so damn colorful that I legit can't see anything no matter what filter I use, it's frustrating.

Thank you for reading and hopefully we can get some word from Blizzard about this very soon, an official response would be much appreciated.
We really need a new colorblind mode

I also put this on the forums so hopefully a dev will respond - https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20761726628#1

This is still really long overdue... they've been talking about redoing the colorblind mode ever since launch but haven't actually done anything yet.

Right now, the games colorblind mode is just a filter that changes every color in the entire game instead of just enemy outlines, which is the problem, because the most common type of colorblindness is red-green colorblindness- which means red outlines next to dark backgrounds is very hard to see.

In theory, making the outlines a bright pink or a dark purple would fix this, but the problem is that the current colorblind mode changes ALL red to that color, which means you have bright pink enemies now standing against a bright pink background, examples of the 4 different color modes listed below to show this problem. It's very noticeable on Route 66 because the walls have a red tint to them that gets shifted.

Default - Deuteranopia - https://i.imgur.com/oOKENDI.png Protanopia - https://i.imgur.com/REOPYhD.png Tritanopia - https://i.imgur.com/nYn8x4D.png

I am forced to use the Tritanopia one for reasons I'll explain down below.

Not only does it make the outliens still hard to see, but it also puts in plenty of new problems that actually make it HARDER for colorblind people then it would be to just not use any filter. The way the filters work is by changing all red on the screen to one color, and all blue to another color- for example, the tritanopia filter will change all red to purple and all blue to green... but in doing this, it adds twice as much purple and green to the game.

For example, Ana's anti-grenade makes peoples health bars turn purple so you can tell they are anti naded, but when you're using the tritan filter then they're already purple so... how can I tell someone is antid? (Yes, I know about the little icon above their head, but it's pretty much invisible when the entire game is purple)

It's also difficult (especially in the middle of a fight) with the other filters too, but mainly bad with the tritan filter, examples below.

Default - https://i.imgur.com/I41Md40.png Deuteranopia - https://i.imgur.com/zDcKqhV.png Protanopia - https://i.imgur.com/zHQ37ct.png Tritanopia (LOL) - https://i.imgur.com/iDGUwUb.png

As you can see, its fucking impossible to even see how much HP widow has on the tritan filter, which again is the one I use... why you may ask? Because the two other filters make the enemy and friendly teams the same color... (for colorblind people, at least) which means that trying to figure out whos winning a team fight in the kill feed is actually impossible, and shooting teammates becomes a regular thing. Examples below. I realize it looks like two very different colors, but in the heat of battle especially with mercy rezes going around and shit, it's hard to just glance at it and understand what's going on. I have to really stare.

Deuteranopia - https://imgur.com/YFJUOsm Protanopia - https://imgur.com/sQ7DghR

And my last example, Sombra and Moira. I didn't have any footage for Moira sadly, but when you're using the tritan filter it makes the heal balls green for both teams, and the damage balls purple for both teams, so if theres a moria on both teams then I have no idea if its every a friendly or enemy ball which can be confusing.

And for Sombra, I can't count the amount of times I try to grab a HP kit thinking it's a friendly hack when it's actually an enemy back, because the Tritan filter makes them look almost the exact same color unless you're looking at them side by side. Example below.

Friendly kit - https://imgur.com/QMvAINb Enemy kit - https://imgur.com/Ej4UFph

One final note, please keep in mind that if you're not colorblind then you will easily be able to see this shit apart and might just laugh at me, so please try to keep in mind that for people who don't have a red cone, this game is a nightmare.

So yeah, as you can see, the filters are awful and unplayable and Blizzard has been talking about using the new OWL color system for a while now but hasn't shown any progress in Months, and with blizzard world coming out soon the map will actually be unplayable for me because the map (especially second point) is so damn colorful that I legit can't see anything no matter what filter I use, it's frustrating.

Thank you for reading and hopefully we can get some word from Blizzard about this very soon, an official response would be much appreciated.

People have complained about the colorblind mode alot, so I imagine it has to be as bad as you say. So I support the idea of fixing it, but its been talked about since nearly the beginning of the release and very little has been done to improve it.

It's heaven and makes me wish the game was like that

As a colorblind player (protanomaly, which makes red practically camouflage to my eyes), I've been watching significantly more OWL than playing the game lately. The stream has great visibility for most team colors, but when I actually run the game my choices are 1) turn any filters off and have huge difficulty seeing red enemies or 2) turn on filters/hue shifters and have the problems that are outlined in OP's post. It's my biggest barrier to enjoying the game by far.

The tech for the engine exists - why can't I use it to play the game on a level playing field with everyone else? I hesitate to start tagging developers, but it's getting pretty pretty depressing how many threads I've seen and started on this exact topic over the last two years. Even in Jeff's AMA, he acknowledged the problems with the existing colorblind modes :(.

Not like they don't have a half-finished system in place that could fix it all; the custom team coloring they implemented for OWC/OWL would clear a lot of this up right away.

Try one of these subthreads