Opening

  • PAX Costumes

  • Introducing JB's daughter, Christi - aka. Lishadra!

Atlas News

  • New HotS commendation very much like OW! http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/20245462/

  • Big ol’ patch!

  • Patch Notes: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749104703

    • Eichenwalde

    • Emotes (sit and laugh)

    • Season 2 with new ranking system, matches can result in a draw, and lots of other changes.

      • Enjoying it! JB ended up gold after placement matches.

      • Leaving penalties - if you leave early in the match, the game is cancelled. Otherwise you suffer the same penalty as before - down a person.

      • JB and Wildtree suspect they saw someone get banned live.

    • Healing voice trigger: “Come to me!”

    • This is weird: “By increasing the projectile speed, we’re extending his reliable range, making it easier to land shots without having to perfectly predict enemy movement. To compensate for the increased projectile speed, we’ve decreased the size of his arrows, meaning his shots now require a bit more accuracy.” So...no change? LOL

    • Mercy buff - JB isn't sure she really needed it. She was THE best single-target healer and they say they’re buffing her to make her more viable as that.

  • Kaplan on the Overwatch team (great read) http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748786270#post-6

The Skirmish

  • Christi mentioned she’s not an FPS player:

    • Why does the game appeal?

    • What do she find most annoying?

    • What, if anything, would she change?

  • How to get out of a rut.

  • Brawls:

    • What have you liked?

    • What do you think about the concept overall?

    • How do they compare to Hearthstone brawls?

Hero Database

  • Last episode with Wildtree we talked about how Sombra could be the opposite of Athena - an enemy AI. JB looked up some Greek mythology to see if any of Athena’s enemies line up with Sombra's characteristics and none do.

  • The Omnic Crisis and Omnics:

Closing

  • Cool community stuff: