when is genji nerfed?

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10/31/2017 09:11 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
10/31/2017 09:08 AMPosted by Ceratisa
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But she just got re-worked.


Reworking a hero is hard. Sometimes you get it right on the first try, sometimes you need some iteration. Mercy needs a little iteration. Overall, she's a lot more dynamic and fun to play now. But resurrect is too powerful and still playing out like an ultimate ability. It's not her ultimate anymore and needs to be toned down to feel more like a secondary ability. Mercy will still be awesome to play. She is one of the most beloved heroes. But the tuning of resurrect is off currently and needs to be brought in line.


When's this "awesome to play" going to happen?

Old Mercy was fun for many of us. This... thing... you've given us that you're calling "Mercy" is no longer enjoyable.

It's okay to make mistakes, Jeff. And it's okay to admit when you were wrong and to fix your mistakes. Valkyrie was a mistake. Now, do the math, Mr Kaplan.
10/31/2017 09:16 AMPosted by SlashNDash
10/31/2017 09:07 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
In the meantime, if he's deflecting, don't shoot at him ;)
DId this make anyone elses day??? XD


Dude I think I ascended to heaven lmao
since Jeff is answering everyone, can I ask a question about something totally not relevant?

What about Lucio voicelines in brazilian portuguese?
You're the man Jeff.

Sorry for asking this, but are there also any upcoming changes to Mei and Bastion?
They feel a bit underwhelming in the current character roster.
As long as we're talking about underpowered heroes, are there any plans for Mei/Bastion/Hanzo in terms of buffs/reworks?
10/31/2017 09:22 AMPosted by TheramoreITB
10/31/2017 09:07 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
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We can try to improve this. During development of Genji, the deflect hitbox used to be pixel perfect. The end result made it super unpredictable to deflect anything. We had to give some buffer to even make the ability usable. In the meantime, if he's deflecting, don't shoot at him ;)
Is Junkrat a problem? Please say no.


Of course that he is
10/31/2017 09:16 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
10/31/2017 09:10 AMPosted by Dysvalence
Any chance we can expect an Ana buff before Mercy is considered fully balanced?


Yes. We're increasing her damage.

We've been testing it internally for a while. Last night, we threw our competitive group at it (Masters/GM level players) and they really liked it also. So it will probably make the PTR soon.

I forget exactly what number Geoff set it to but I think it was 70.
Nice, looking forward to trying it out sometime.
What about tanks? Is roadhog in a good spot in the devs eyes? What about Orisa, queen of the cheese? I think she's simultaneously viewed as underpowered and overpowered depending on ranks.
10/31/2017 09:22 AMPosted by Killbill
10/31/2017 09:21 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
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We think the direction she's moving in is better for everyone -- Mercy mains and non-Mercy players. Having a primary healer who was hiding under a bridge telling people to "die on the point" was not our idea of optimal. We think Valkyrie is a very engaging and dynamic ultimate and Mercy's role as a primary healer is very clear now. But resurrect is too powerful and needs to be toned down. We're not going to throw the baby out with the bath water on this one. We're iterating until she's in a good place. We appreciate your patience with us while we do that.
her healing is too powerful. rez was an issue yes, but she can outheal ana and lucio TOGETHER. dont kill the rez with 1min cd or something. maybe cast time but still, her healing is too much.
If your team can't do more than 60 dps to any one target, that's not a balance problem.
10/31/2017 09:00 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We talk about all of the heroes all of the time here. Genji's not currently on our radar as being a balance problem.


Just out of curiosity as well, hows the situation with D.va going? We havent heard much from you or the devs regarding her after her change. Because the change basically made D.va less tanky, even less tanky than how she started off because of both her tanking aspects being nerfed, how do you guys feel about it? I get that shes an off-tank and not a main tank, but even so, off-tanks have some sustainability to be a tank. Are you also going to do anything major about her massive critbox as well, which can be seen here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Vs-VK35RE&t=0s

@3:30 explains about the critbox while at @6:30 shows how squishy she is compared to other tanks. And id like to suggest something down below.

Im just asking because we havent had any updates regarding her lately, gameplay wise and the direction you're going for her. Also, anything planned for the underpowered defense heroes like Mei or Bastion?
[quote="207576329639"]<span class="truncated">...</span>Not even his deflect hitbox not matching the visuals?


We can try to improve this. During development of Genji, the deflect hitbox used to be pixel perfect. The end result made it super unpredictable to deflect anything. We had to give some buffer to even make the ability usable. In the meantime, if he's deflecting, don't shoot at him ;)


So he can wall half his team off while they can shoot at you unharassed because it will end up back in your own face if you do? this is more than just a shield like Rein or Orisa because you can burn down a barrier you cannot burn down deflect.

90% of the roster can do nothing against it.

Sorry but no the deflect should only be a guard for himself or someone he is standing in front of.

Either shrink it properly or make the animation relevant to it's actual hitboxes.
10/31/2017 09:00 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We talk about all of the heroes all of the time here. Genji's not currently on our radar as being a balance problem.

Can you tell us who is by any chance?
10/31/2017 09:21 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
10/31/2017 09:18 AMPosted by galXieranger
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Then put her back to how she was before you all broke her.

Or does that make too much sense?


We think the direction she's moving in is better for everyone -- Mercy mains and non-Mercy players. Having a primary healer who was hiding under a bridge telling people to "die on the point" was not our idea of optimal. We think Valkyrie is a very engaging and dynamic ultimate and Mercy's role as a primary healer is very clear now. But resurrect is too powerful and needs to be toned down. We're not going to throw the baby out with the bath water on this one. We're iterating until she's in a good place. We appreciate your patience with us while we do that.


HAS ANA NANO BOOSTED JEFF? HES POPPING OFF. GO JEFF! <3
10/31/2017 09:00 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
We talk about all of the heroes all of the time here. Genji's not currently on our radar as being a balance problem.


Has there been any consideration to making his deflect animation more closely match the hitbox?
(especially during his double jump animation or if he is in melee range off cam)
10/31/2017 09:16 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan

Yes. We're increasing her damage.

We've been testing it internally for a while. Last night, we threw our competitive group at it (Masters/GM level players) and they really liked it also. So it will probably make the PTR soon.

I forget exactly what number Geoff set it to but I think it was 70.


Thats amazing, although the number is a bit awkward as it doesn't change the matchup against Tracer that much. 75 would be the dream spot, especially scoped, but Ana will take anything she can right now. 75 would also match her healing.
Can you address "rigged MMR SYSTEM" please. Too many people crying over the system is out to get them.
10/31/2017 09:19 AMPosted by thee5tart
then again that will probably look goofy.


just a little bit, it would look like his sword is replaced by the mast from a pirate ship...
10/31/2017 09:00 AMPosted by Jeff Kaplan
Genji's not currently on our radar as being a balance problem.

Out of curiosity, Symmetra hasn't received a change since her rework and we're almost at a year's mark, is she getting any changes? (Also in regards to the bugs that don't let her charge on enemy Mei walls and lets her target friendly walls).

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