Atlas News

  • Opinions on the Bastion Short (https://youtu.be/to8yh83jlXg):

    • Holy CRAP!! The build up was ridiculous! Who there or watching wasn't a huge Overwatch fan and doesn’t already know that crap??

    • Love that idea that Ganymede is a new species of bird. 

    • LOVE storytelling without words. Makes you pay attention.

    • Made you appreciate the world we live in.

    • Love that Ganymede is Bastion’s salvation

    • Ganymede plush!! Available in September.

    • JB's D&D warforged character: Even Bastion’s arm works a similar way!

  • New Map: Eichenwalde (IKE-en-vald) Assault/Escort

  • Zarya coming in HotS (https://youtu.be/BUZBAOmzBh8)

  • PTR Patch Note mentions: (https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20243886)

    • Symmetra now announces how many charges are left on her teleporter.

    • Sit and laugh emotes are now unlockable for all heroes.

      • Would be cool to have sitting and laughing emotes able to be used separately. Like /laugh, /joke, /sit in WoW.

    • Reverted a recent change to reduce size of heroes' projectiles?

    • Mei: “The Blizzard projectile now pierces barriers”. Is that Snowball?

    • Genji nerfs! Finally!!

    • Hanzo’s voice line changed to Dragon line when using his Okami and Lone wolf skins? LAME!

  • Competitive Season 2:

    • Skill Rating. 1-100 was “wrong”. 1-5000 scale?? WHEW!

      • Don’t want the number to be used the rating association with a player as being a certain number. So they created tiers.

    • ALL Sudden Death is going away.

    • Time bank

    • Skill rating decay

 

The Skirmish

  • Hero tips: Reaper’s flanking paths and soul consumption

  • Why should I stick with the payload?

 

HERO DATABASE - MORE ABOUT ANA

  • Wadjet is the name of one of Ana’s skins so JB started doing some digging.
  • On the search results page for “define Wadjet”, the Eye of Horus is mentioned. Interesting! 
  • The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power and good health. The eye is personified in the goddess Wadjet (also written as Wedjat, or "Udjat", Uadjet, Wedjoyet, Edjo or Uto), also known as ''The Eye of Ra''.
  • Wadjet was closely associated in the Egyptian pantheon with the Eye of Ra, a powerful protective deity.
  • She was said to be the patron and protector of Lower Egypt the joint protector and patron of all of Egypt "goddess" of Upper Egypt. She was also the protector of kings and of women in childbirth.
  • The Eye of Horus is similar to the Eye of Ra, which belongs to a different god, Ra, but represents many of the same concepts.

 

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