Cheers, loves! Episode 80 of The Cavalry is here! Joining us this week are Matt Zornes aka Slambo, Stephen Parrish aka Tankzord and Melissa Schissler aka Melarina.
Opening up this episode is a discussion on balance. AH MY GAH! WHY U NO BALANCE BLIZZ?! - This has been the conversation for the past month and beyond. The community is fed up and waiting for blizzard to drop a balance patch, but can the community innovate counters? World Cup Team Korea thinks they can: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316057
Then we get our Overwatch news from the Cavalry: Reporting and penalty system improvements are live as of right now! Will there be false reports? https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758356169 A very important Overwatch League update has hit and we are excited: https://overwatchleague.com/en-us/news/20937016 https://www.forbes.com/sites/hnewman/2017/07/26/overwatch-players-will-fight-for-millions-and-a-cushy-salary/#746e5c342a55 Lesser Geoffy Good Good on Roadhog and Junkrat Buffs: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758316091#post-4 https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758326009?page=4#post-70 New gun skins? New Hero being tested? Or is Soldier:76 getting a flamethrower? Let's discuss: https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/21/16008586/overwatch-weapon-skins-flamethrower
Praise him! The church of Kaplan make a triumphant return with a tour de force of information: Balancing for both sides ties back into our opening discussion and Papa Jeffy Kap Kap shares his thoughts: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758226064?page=2#post-33 He explains why there are no incentives on PTR https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20758286098#post-2 Papa Jeffy Kap Kap teases us with another possible use for competitive points: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747074790 Offline feature (from october 2016, still want to cover?) https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749868679#post-6 Finally, we are bless from our dev and savior with Illinois map changes, except they are for widow mains: https://dotesports.com/overwatch/ilios-map-change-16158
Main Discussion is all about the "exodus" of Overwatch personalities. Is this the beginning of the end of Overwatch as we know it?!
Tournament talk covers: Apex Season upcoming Grand Finals: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/overwatch/Overwatch_APEX/Season_3 The Overwatch World Cup is done in Sydney and headed to Poland next! (Aug 4-6) Australia vs Japan was lit!!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E16wTB-UxFY&app=desktop https://www.twitch.tv/playoverwatch https://worldcup.playoverwatch.com/en-us/#group-stage
Community Content Shoutout goes to Overplayed Podcast (@Overplayedcast) - Hosts Wicked and Joren breakdown Overwatch news in the most entertaining way and have awesome guests on their show! Give them a listen!: https://overplayedcast.podbean.com/
Tankzord's community plea is CALLING OUT the community! #dadjokedojo
Patch Notes: Check back for notes next week.
Listener Question: This week it's from TimTheBearded via Discord: So just now listening to episode 79 and you guys talked a bit about watchability and my question is do you think 6v6 is a bit too much? I struggle to watch comp OW because there is just too much going on and for the average watcher I would assume they would also be lost. Do you think it will be easier to watch if competitive was 5v5 or even 4v4? 8 characters would be a lot easier to follow than 12 in my opinion. What are your thoughts?
And that's it for this week! See you next week, loves!
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