Hog Nerf Is Bad For The Game

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It is pretty obvious they are not trying to nerf him, they just want the hero gone for good. Bad players can't handle a Roadhog in the enemy team.

Goodbye my fat friend.
06/05/2017 01:05 PMPosted by kilojuliett
This Hog change is great for the game.


Bull!@#$, catering towards lower skilled audiences is never good for a game, atleast gameplay wise.
maybe you should spend a little more time understanding how bad that hook combo feels. it's like built-in griefing, compliments of blizzard. they can't fix the sick mentality of people who want a power trip over others and to make them miserable, but they can fix the mistakes that gave trolls so many options to upset everyone they play with. it's damage control. this game went from pristine and epic to abysmally toxic in less than a year. it would be nice if for once a competitive game could get enough TLC to not become a sewer like every other game before it. you may have to work a little harder to make people unhappy from now on. sorry.
i hope they nerf even more #!@#$roadrog
06/05/2017 09:38 PMPosted by Spike
06/05/2017 01:05 PMPosted by kilojuliett
This Hog change is great for the game.


Bull!@#$, catering towards lower skilled audiences is never good for a game, atleast gameplay wise.

Roadhog's entire design is aimed at rewarding low-skill players. You get handed a free kill every time hook touches anything, and hook itself has ridiculous hitbox and lag-compensation built into it.

So now that you won't be able to OHK players as easily, low-skill players will have to work harder.

Your logic is backwards :P
Wish they'd sort out Pharah. So far they seem to be changing almost every other hero but Pharah as of late.
06/05/2017 01:07 PMPosted by keeeyt
his dmg is useless.. people who really care about dmg will just pick a dps hero, all of them are better than roadhod.

EXACTLY!

Road hog is not supposed to be a DPS... He's SUPPOSED to be a tank.

Also, it's a buff-nerf. He can take care of flankers a bit better now.

Personally, I welcome the changes.
06/05/2017 01:00 PMPosted by Clawfury
He's not going to be useless - his damage is not insignificant. He's just going to be a regular tank again - instead of a deadly assassin with tank HP. But you're right - it will reduce the ease in which you can solo queue carry with him.

Still think that this is a brilliant response, every word.
No more easy carry piggies...
This is however a HUGE buff to ana.. yet again...

Although it's true that the hook requires almost 0% of skill, it's basically what his kit is...

Ana -> Very inconsistent (more not than it is a 1 shot) -> Sleep dart, -> Goes away -> Heals herself -> Road dead

Mercy -> Very inconsistent (more not than it is a 1 shot) -> Fly's away -> Heals herself

Lucio -> Very inconsistent (more not than it is a 1 shot) -> Speed boost away -> Heals himself

So it is a massive indirect buff to every support out there except for zenyatta...
He is in line with other heroes. Time to play ow like the rest of us. 3 buttons to diamond is over noobs.
Even if it is an overnerf, im fine. He's been in the meta for every season. On live, he needs to land a hook to be good. Now, his hook is worse, put if he missses the hook he is not useless
Pussies will say Road nerf was a bad idea
Totally looking forward to have some bacon as reaper :D. This is a well deserved change of the position in the food chain muhahahahah. Time to get payback for every lazy one-shot kill.

To all the down-voters: looking forward to pepper you with my shotguns in game before having you for breakfast.
06/05/2017 07:14 PMPosted by ricksanchez
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his dmg is useless.. people who really care about dmg will just pick a dps hero, all of them are better than roadhod.


He still has more damage potential than reaper and has better cc. Just less mobility.
more damage potential? He doesnt though, not even in live. 225 vs 280 no headshots(per second).
Cheap stuff is bad for the game.

Overwatch is full of dynamic, fun fights. Getting yanked out of it, and one shot, goes against what the game is about if you ask me.

The Roadhog changes are just awesome.

I'd actually like to see this done with any cheap ability in the game.
Sym's beam length reduced. Improve her alt fire if needed.
Hanzo's Scattershot changed.

Game is better when a hero takes a little skill, and fighting is much more fun when you have a chance to fight back.
There are abilities in this game that are questionable to say the least. Ana's grenade with 100 percent anti heal has also been complained about and rightfully so.

The fact that a one shot pretty much guaranteed kill on at least half the roster is no longer below the radar shouldn't be shocking to anyone. I for one would of just been happy if they looked at it's range. Being hooked from one end zone of a football field to the other is just stupid.

Roadhog frankly needs to be reworked. Redo Mercy, Pharah, and Reaper while you are at it. Speaking of Reaper let's face it he's pretty much a 1 trick pony himself with his ultimate from above.
06/05/2017 01:07 PMPosted by keeeyt
06/05/2017 01:00 PMPosted by Clawfury
He's not going to be useless - his damage is not insignificant. He's just going to be a regular tank again - instead of a deadly assassin with tank HP. But you're right - it will reduce the ease in which you can solo queue carry with him.


his dmg is useless.. people who really care about dmg will just pick a dps hero, all of them are better than roadhod.


Holy !@#$ you actually have to pick a DPS to deal %^-* tons of damage and not a tank?.. who knew? He still does solid damage if you don't suck btw
06/06/2017 02:33 AMPosted by Xuvial
06/05/2017 09:38 PMPosted by Spike
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Bull!@#$, catering towards lower skilled audiences is never good for a game, atleast gameplay wise.

Roadhog's entire design is aimed at rewarding low-skill players. You get handed a free kill every time hook touches anything, and hook itself has ridiculous hitbox and lag-compensation built into it.

So now that you won't be able to OHK players as easily, low-skill players will have to work harder.

Your logic is backwards :P


His kit is designed to PUNISH low-skill players. Every decent player knows how to play the match up so they don't get hooked 100% of the time.
Nah, Hogs nerf is actually pretty good. Hogs one shot potential has been toned down, bcos he s TANK, not a main damage dealer by design. Hogs role is still viable, he will catch People off position and punish them for That. Just now he will need to cooperate with his team. And remember my friend, Overwatch is Team and cooperation with others, focused game.
06/06/2017 04:42 AMPosted by Criscal
Totally looking forward to have some bacon as reaper :D. This is a well deserved change of the position in the food chain muhahahahah. Time to get payback for every lazy one-shot kill.

To all the down-voters: looking forward to pepper you with my shotguns in game before having you for breakfast.


Even with this nerf, Reaper is still at the bottom of the food chain. Try it out on the PTR, Roadhog still eats Reaper for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

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