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Reply #875 on: June 02, 2017, 01:40:33 PM

lol, the "rate this match" feature provided Blizzard with this valuable data:

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    We had high hopes for this feature but after a year of the game being live and an extended period in beta, all we learned from the feature was:

    -New players used the Rate This Match feature more than existing players

    -Players enjoy winning

    -Players do not enjoy losing

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Reply #876 on: June 02, 2017, 02:19:07 PM

It was the most worthless feature ever. No feedback outside of 1, 2, 3 score.

I rated several wins as 1 because the other team lost players or we simply steamrolled and that wasn't fun.  I rated losses 3 when it was a close competition and matchmaking seemed to have hit this glorious sweet spot where everyone was the same skill level. However, there was ZERO method for telling why I scored a match the way I did.

A shitty loss where my team swaps out 3 times in the first 30 seconds? A 1.  A great win where it's been a hard fight? A 3.  No relationship beyond that 1 or 3, though, so it's easy to say the majority were indeed not-rated to anything but a loss to a 1 and a win to a 3.

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Reply #877 on: June 03, 2017, 11:48:36 AM

It was the most worthless feature ever. No feedback outside of 1, 2, 3 score.

Yep.  Not really clear on what the rating was supposed to be, was it about the quality of the matchmaker, the attitude of your teammates, the balance of the characters, how much you like that specific map, how much you like Overwatch as a whole, how are we supposed to be rating this?  Seemed more like a pointless data point for the suits to me  "See, we made this change and 'fun' increased by 6.3%!"

The fact that new players used the system a lot and old players didn't, by itself, should have suggested that there were some issues with it.  That's a pattern that happens a lot when people want to give feedback but don't get any feedback themselves from doing so: it starts to feel like shouting at clouds.
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Reply #878 on: July 03, 2017, 09:59:42 AM

I've gotten back into this over the last week.   Really loving Orisa, she might be one of my favorite picks now.  Her alt fire is a thing of greatness.

I think one nice surprise is that 1v1 mode is actually kinda fun, I was expecting to hate it.  It actually helped me figure out what characters that I'm actually better at and which ones I need to work on.  It also let me practice on some characters I don't pick too often and to learn a few counter picks.
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Reply #879 on: October 11, 2017, 12:53:38 PM

Damn you, halloween skins
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Reply #880 on: October 11, 2017, 05:22:20 PM

I saved up my coins so I could buy the Mercy skin once it became available again.   this guy looks legit

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Reply #881 on: October 15, 2017, 07:18:44 PM

Came back for the Halloween event, but I really don't like the limited classes thing they do with these. swamp poop Mei doesn't have a good skin either, so I'm not sure I'm going to play it any more than the 3 games I did tonight.

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Reply #882 on: October 15, 2017, 08:10:33 PM

Oh man, that new Zenyatta skin.  Need.

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Reply #883 on: October 15, 2017, 08:14:04 PM

I wouldn't mind playing this again, but the fucking battlenet app will not install on my laptop.

It's absolutely infuriating.  It appears the only way to install the damn thing is to use their bootstrapper, but if the bootstrapper fails, then you're shit out of luck.
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Reply #884 on: October 15, 2017, 08:38:21 PM

Check if you have a firewall blocking access. Also for some inexplicible reason any time a game patches you have to reauthorize things.
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Reply #885 on: October 16, 2017, 11:44:46 AM

hey have you watched that infamous internet video '3 greys 1 blue"

cause that's all of halloween so far
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Reply #886 on: October 16, 2017, 01:39:03 PM

Buy your greys and whites out with coins. So many people still buying the legendaries and epics instead.  With the loot box system having changed to "don't drop duplicate items" you're going to get a shit ton of greys out of loot boxes.

Unintended consequences of the change to that system.  If you've bought all but 3 legendary skins but still have 400 grey/ common items, guess what you're getting.

ed: Wait; is this the 3 grey 1 rare video? Because he got that combo on the 3rd box doing exactly the above. Hah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWUW4rqaU8

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Reply #887 on: October 16, 2017, 04:54:23 PM

Buy your greys and whites out with coins. So many people still buying the legendaries and epics instead.  With the loot box system having changed to "don't drop duplicate items" you're going to get a shit ton of greys out of loot boxes.

Ooooooooooo is that why I'm not getting duplicate items for cash now?   Good tip, thanks.  And yeah, kinda dumb system for that reason -- they should be maintaining the proportion of drop rarity but it sounds like they're not.  Derp.

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Reply #888 on: October 16, 2017, 06:59:33 PM

Buy your greys and whites out with coins. So many people still buying the legendaries and epics instead.  With the loot box system having changed to "don't drop duplicate items" you're going to get a shit ton of greys out of loot boxes.

Unintended consequences of the change to that system.  If you've bought all but 3 legendary skins but still have 400 grey/ common items, guess what you're getting.

ed: Wait; is this the 3 grey 1 rare video? Because he got that combo on the 3rd box doing exactly the above. Hah.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWUW4rqaU8



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Reply #889 on: October 17, 2017, 09:39:07 AM

I guess that doesn't work. Rarities are determined independent of existing stock in your inventory; remaining selections within that range of rarities you got dropped are THEN weighted in favor of non-duplicates.

So as long as I'm not getting legendaries in the first place, nothing matters ;_;
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Reply #890 on: October 17, 2017, 09:48:15 AM

Ahh, well then that makes more sense over-all but blows at the same time.  At least then very rare time you get a Leg/ Epic you'll know it's not a dupe.

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Reply #891 on: October 17, 2017, 11:23:11 AM

On the plus side, I have 5 or 6 arcade boxes waiting for me with the week rolling over.
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Reply #892 on: October 17, 2017, 11:52:29 AM

Bought a fuckton of voice lines, immediately picked up reaper skin. YMMV

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Reply #893 on: October 17, 2017, 02:46:14 PM

The UI is not at all friendly to buying shittons of greys.  Glad to hear it might not actually work, because I ran out of patience and stopped doing it.   swamp poop

Got the Zarya 80s skin last night and I am very pleased about that.  Still planning to buy the Mercy witch skin if it doesn't drop for me before Halloween.

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Reply #894 on: October 20, 2017, 02:15:31 PM

I guess that doesn't work. Rarities are determined independent of existing stock in your inventory; remaining selections within that range of rarities you got dropped are THEN weighted in favor of non-duplicates.

Realized the other day that if this theory is true AND it's broken out by rarity rather than value, buying golds that cost 1000 is a good investment since it makes you more likely to receive golds that cost 3000.

It wouldn't surprise me if the 3K golds are actually a different tier, but I went ahead and bought that 1K Mercy witch skin anyway.   DRILLING AND MANLINESS  Cmon Cthulhu-Zen and Viking-Torb!

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Reply #895 on: October 20, 2017, 02:27:29 PM

Realized the other day that if this theory is true AND it's broken out by rarity rather than value, buying golds that cost 1000 is a good investment since it makes you more likely to receive golds that cost 3000.

This one's true as of that last lootbox mechanic change.
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