- Nov 27, 2001
I don't think the meta is nearly as much of a problem as people think it is. Well, to be clear, the meta is most common at high levels, but frankly, low-level players tend to have pretty bad coordination and would have a heck of a time trying to properly execute something like the Dive meta.overwatch its very good game and fun but before competytive come in.... dark times of toxicity came and meta... meta killing this game T.T
Now, I think the real issue is the toxicity and just the attitude of the players in general. Honestly, it feels a lot like what happened to World of WarCraft over the years. Way back in Vanilla WoW, the game just felt different. It wasn't that mechanics and concepts in that version of the game were a lot better, but some people have great memories about it because the game had a smaller community and helped foster a social aspect between players. I played Overwatch during the closed beta, and it had a very similar feeling. The community was a lot smaller (for obvious reasons), and people just seemed to get along better.
I think that people have just become so jaded from dealing with the negative atmosphere in Overwatch that they tend to be negative. For example, if a teammate insta-locks Widowmaker on Attack, the other teammates have likely been in similar scenarios where the person ended up underperforming. So, they've become so jaded toward the uncommon character picks that they just don't want to deal with it anymore. Unfortunately, some of them have a negative reaction that's arguably way out of line.
Although, I'm not going to give one tricks a free pass here. Overwatch was designed to be a strategic team-based shooter, and part of the strategy is team composition. In other words, if Soldier is a better choice to help deal with a Pharah than a Genji, the Genji should swap regardless of what they like to play. Of course, he may not need to swap, because someone else could take that role instead. Unfortunately, I rarely see the communication to handle complex swaps involving roles. I try to keep my teammates in mind, and I think people don't do that enough. People have this sort of "I paid for this game, and I'll do what I want" mentality, but your five teammates paid for it too! Back when I played Ana a lot (there was less contention for support roles), I was on a team with another player that played Ana a lot. I told him that we could swap after the first round, because I wanted him to be able to play who he tends to play too, and I did that.
What have you heard?Given everything I've heard recently, couldn't say I'd recommend this to any new players.