Why does this game reward one tricks

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They keep saying that this is a team game but it rewards one tricks. If your a flex player or team player, you are punished. The game makes it so one tricks can rank up while flex players can't. What the point in playing what the team needs when you can one trick and rank up.
Poor design. Lets make a team based game that the matchmaking is run by Solo quer's. When u have Performance based SR that essentially rewards specialization, you will get a match matching community of one tricks. Still love this game, and will unfortunately wait another 2-3 years till they fix these issues and have an actual enjoyable matchmaking system. Blizz needs to enforce more concrete rules for competitive and teach there community how to play the game properly instead of this mentality of pick whatever you want and GL. But that's just my opinion as a competitive enthusiast. After diamond flexing a lot wont hinder you since PB SR doesn't factor in anymore. All about the W!
it doesnt reward one tricks. it rewards playing skillfully. if you dont have anything to pick when your "favourite" is banned or countered, its your own problem.
If you only play 1 hero well, when you get countered you're likely too lose, thus decreasing winrate.
if somebody gets more SR than you do, then he just does the job better than you.
if somebody can play only one hero (thus being vulnerable to counters and/or not fitting into team comp/situation) AND win more than you, its your problem once again.

What the point in playing what the team needs when you can one trick and rank up

what the point in these post when you are bronze ranked, meaning you simply cannot aim/move well and have zero awareness. at your rank SR has nothing to do with teamplay or flexing.
The real question is why does something at 1000 SR talk about skill and reward?
Yea, its about skill. A one-trick is going to have far more skill at their character than a flex player at the same SR. What is wrong with rewarding that exactly?
02/06/2018 01:30 PMPosted by BabyRage
The real question is why does something at 1000 SR talk about skill and reward?


Nope, the real question is why your posts are rarely helpful and most of the time condescending :).
02/06/2018 03:10 PMPosted by Weakminded
Yea, its about skill. A one-trick is going to have far more skill at their character than a flex player at the same SR. What is wrong with rewarding that exactly?


Believe it or not but mechanical skill is not the only important skill in the world, Team Comp, good positioning, cooperation are all vital to this game. One tricks rarely posses that, in fact the idea of a one trick is contrary to good team cooperation, you pick what the team needs and the chances of the team happening to need your exact hero every single game is zill to none. Every hero has their moments and only focusing on one is an insult to the design of this game and to the efforts of your team. One tricks might have great aim and mechanical skill but it takes more then that in this TEAM game.
02/06/2018 10:42 AMPosted by Muryou72
They keep saying that this is a team game but it rewards one tricks. If your a flex player or team player, you are punished. The game makes it so one tricks can rank up while flex players can't. What the point in playing what the team needs when you can one trick and rank up.
How about rather than being so caught up over how other people wish to play, you enjoy the game. One tricking isn't something that can get you banned. So why are you so obsessed over it?
pretty sick of all the sym one trick in diamond
02/06/2018 03:10 PMPosted by Weakminded
Yea, its about skill. A one-trick is going to have far more skill at their character than a flex player at the same SR. What is wrong with rewarding that exactly?


its a common belief that is kinda stupid.
simply because you have 50 hours on hero and someone has 100, it doesnt magically make him a better player than you on this hero. especially if you are playing in same game = having roughly same SR. Most people (actually,like 90%+ of casual players) stop progressing after a certain amount of time, otherwise any OTP would be in GM now, after that many seasons.
Actually, you could give high ranked player any character and he'll play it better than any bronze/silver/gold OTP player even with zero experience.
02/07/2018 01:05 AMPosted by BOO
02/06/2018 03:10 PMPosted by Weakminded
Yea, its about skill. A one-trick is going to have far more skill at their character than a flex player at the same SR. What is wrong with rewarding that exactly?


its a common belief that is kinda stupid.
simply because you have 50 hours on hero and someone has 100, it doesnt magically make him a better player than you on this hero. especially if you are playing in same game = having roughly same SR. Most people (actually,like 90%+ of casual players) stop progressing after a certain amount of time, otherwise any OTP would be in GM now, after that many seasons.
Actually, you could give high ranked player any character and he'll play it better than any bronze/silver/gold OTP player even with zero experience.


I agree with you boo. The only thing someone with extensive hours of play on one character might be intricate playstyles they take up based on the map. Which can make a normally ineffective character effective to a point. These people being rewarded may not follow the norm for playstyle and it rewards them above the average player playing this class. People in upper ranks also are there due to recognizing there are team mechanics that lower ranks just don't follow.
02/06/2018 10:42 AMPosted by Muryou72
They keep saying that this is a team game but it rewards one tricks.


This game does not reward one-tricks specifically. This game rewards players who win the game. In fact it is detrimental to one tricks because of all the different maps and objectives this game has to offer.

For example, a person with 100 hours ONLY on Mercy will likely be a worse player and lower SR than a person with 100 hours on Mercy, 100 hours on Zenyatta, and 100 hours on Ana.
02/06/2018 10:42 AMPosted by Muryou72
They keep saying that this is a team game but it rewards one tricks. If your a flex player or team player, you are punished. The game makes it so one tricks can rank up while flex players can't. What the point in playing what the team needs when you can one trick and rank up.


ive been climbing ever since ive been flexing

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