- Introducing JB's daughter, Christi - aka. Lishadra!
New HotS commendation very much like OW! http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/20245462/
Big ol’ patch!
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
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.
What have you liked?
What do you think about the concept overall?
How do they compare to Hearthstone brawls?
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:
Lishadra and JB are kind of obsessed with AI and a robot takeover. Read Robopocalypse if you haven’t already. The story of the Omnics is a familiar trope.
Rough timeline of events: http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/24/11722688/overwatch-timeline)
- Other resources for information:
- Gamepedia: http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Omnic_Crisis
- Overwatch Wikia: http://overwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Omnic_Crisis
Second Omnic Crisis
Formation of Overwatch
Eichewalde and how it relates
Note that one of the things unraveled in the Sombra ARG is the phrase “Soon God Program will be activated.” And Sombra is transmitting information to all omnics (amomentincrime.com)
Cool community stuff: