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BE A SUPPORT MAIN(tips)

(I just want to get some posts in so why not)

First rule you need to know before becoming a support main is that your life in the Overwatch universe will be filled with two, AND ONLY TWO, responses. 1. "OMG you saved meh life you are best Overwatch player EVAH" or 2. "You are a retarded dipshit!" You cannot avoid the second one no matter how hard you try, but just act like you are always receiving the first one and keep doing good!
But you can't do good by just selecting said support, you need to DO STUFF! Don't tell anyone this but the main goal of a support is to make sure your team health bars don't go to cero.

Never played support? Gotta practice in quick play. Join teamchat to see if anyone is willing to coordinate with you because that is the true way to learn support.

Ahh but you don't know who to practice do you? No? Well before you pick who to practice just know that if you pick a support that is meta in Competitive then you will receive more insults then the list of reasons that you have for losing a 1v1.

(Meta means everyone picks them btw)

So let's start out with my opinion on who is the most important in the team. Why am I including this? Because I like to think I'm top 500 so I am top 500 and that means anyone reading this has the significance of an ant.

Now most of the time a team comp needs two healers. I know, I know, you've never seen one healer I'm your comp, HOW THE HELL AM I SUPPOSED TO HAVE TWO. Well, I don't know. But let's just go in an alternate universe where people did pick supports.

There are so many different roles that individual healers can fill, but I'mma just go into two categories, main healer and off healer.
Main healer = good healing
Off healer = Instant loss if you try to solo heal.

If you are a brave enough player to Solo heal, choose an off healer and you will get skinned. By me. I personally play Moira too much, and often I get stuck solo healing. Moira is an excellent pick because She deals out great healing to everyone at the same time.

Yes, at the same time. She actually can do it in THREE WAYS. Her regular healing(dubbed piss) can do somewhere like 65 healing a second. Amazing. And it is a spray out of her hand that gets stopped my no man. Which means you can deal out healing to everyone. Next is her pissball, that heals everyone in it's radius after you throw it out. It can deal out a Max of 300 something heals across every target. Last is her ultimate, which heals for 150 a second and 50 damage but you need to be sorta precise. She also has a decent amount of survivability because damaging people with here secondary fire heals you. But she had a really high skill gap.

(Also I just stuck myself in a whole because I'm really tired, have the attention span of my cat, and not even halfway done with this post. I can actually go really in depth with every support and I didn't even start to with Moira. So don't surprised if I click done because I just want the EXP. Don't worry, I'll make a part 2 of this if I do and proceed to go in-depth with every support.)

"Oh, but daddy, I don't even wanna get close to my enemies, let alone my teammates. They smell bad" Well that is okay because Ana is going to Grandma your whole team.

Ana, IMO, has a lower skill gap then Moira in terms of intelligence you need to have. But if you are planning to stick with the 3 brain cells you have, and you have mechanical skill, you can dominate as Ana.

Here's the thing, Ana has the highest healing per second in the game, but to make it consistent requires you to move your joystick (or mouse for you master race peeps) and click. Click on your teammates bodies. It heals 75 per shot and shoots once per second. It also damages 70. She has a grenade that can heal yo everyone she hits and ups the healing that everyone receives from all sources. It also prevents the enemies it hits from healing. She can also be a kind Grandma and put the enemies to sleep. Now her ultimate heals for 300 too and it boost the damage that comes from your target by 50% and halves the damage they take.

She is in second place for my top 3 supports and I think she will become meta in time.

(Alright I'm a lazy bitch and I should not have typed this much. I'm tired and I'll make a part 2 tommorow if this gets noticed and I know a part 2 won't be a waste of time. I can also go super in-depth on each support and make a separate post on them) Bai

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Majoring in Esports as a Career

I read this rather interesting article exploring the new future of esports as a "major," an alternative to receiving a traditional bachelors at a university. No surprise that this is taking place in arguably the the country that made esports a big thing, South Korea. The discussion points talks about the legitimacy of pursuing an esports career under the tutelage of cram school level instructors sanctioned by the government. They place themselves on an elite status claiming they offer more than what cheap online courses can offer, namely the face to face aspect.
To me this is truly next level for the esports scene, and hearing all the material the students have to learn is no different than taking college courses for a year. The tidbit that I liked the most was the fact that they were teaching students gaming manners, ignoring trash talk, and how to keep calm under pressure. Something I personally believe to be highly essential in the professional scene.
 
I know there are a few universities around the world that have classes on esports. However, they only explore the topic of esports and offer little opportunities to pursue professional gaming as a career. With esports growing year after year it's becoming harder for businesses to ignore its potential. The stigma surrounding esports is slowly disappearing, but it's still there. All these things combined really makes me wish esports had exploded 5 years earlier than it did.
 
The question I have now is, if you had the choice or a university had the option to pursue a pro-gaming career, would you do it? I can tell you now, if there was the chance for me to become pro, I would take it. Realistically speaking though, there are some mental and physically limitations that would hinder my performance, and be the cause of an early retirement. I would look beyond that though, and the path I see would be to go pro, retire as a player, and then become an instructor or devote myself to the esport industry.
 
The ground work has been paved for the next generation and am looking forward to seeing how all of this evolves.

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Blizzard's Response to the Recent Belgian Ruling on Overwatch Loot Boxes

Before I go on to my thoughts on Blizzard's response to the recent ruling, here's my previous post on the ruling itself.
In the wake of the ruling, Blizzard put out a statement that was pretty passive aggressive in how they are going to accept the ruling but don't agree with it. on a side note, while I don't think that the game Overwatch isn't the best example of a game with problematic loot boxes, it's still good that Blizzard can't charge gamers for obtaining loot boxes. In going back to Blizzard's statement, they could've handled their messaging better and not come off so passive agressive.
 
It's this part of their statement that comes off as passive aggressive and whiny:
 
"[...] While we at Blizzard were surprised by this conclusion and do not share the same opinion, we have decided to comply with their interpretation of Belgian law. As a result, we have no choice but to implement measures that will prevent Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm players located in Belgium from purchasing in-game loot boxes and loot chests with real money and gems."
 
Is it me or does Blizzard come off as being sore losers? I honestly think that they could've phrased this better and still be against the ruling. I would've have started the statement off by saying that there's a new Belgian law restricting the sales in our two games, and that we will be upholding that ruling. I wouldn't have started my statement in a whiny tone. I accept the ruling and will implement it. then I would proceed to say that while we accept the ruling that we don't agree with it because our loot boxes are predatory like loot boxes in other offending games.
 
I would write those things in a neutral tone to not come off as being whiny. To finish off my statement I would say that we, Blizzard, would try and sit down with Belgian's gambling authority to clarify the situation, and to see if we can come to an agreement that benefits everyone. See how tonely different my approach is? You can disagree with someone and not come off as being whiny.
 
That's just me though...
 
Here's the official statement by Blizzard:

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