The Oldest User Post on the OW GD Forums

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Near as I can tell, this is the very first player post on the Overwatch forums that we still have access to. If there is older, I don't think we can see it?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744185538

Here is the first page

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/22813879/?page=9991
02/19/2018 07:34 PMPosted by VenusArmani
Near as I can tell, this is the very first player post on the Overwatch forums that we still have access to. If there is older, I don't think we can see it?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744185538

Here is the first page

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/22813879/?page=9991

It's possible that there were earlier threads that got 404'ed, but I doubt that. Also you went to the very back of the forums just to find that thread?
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744434292

The very first new hero suggestion that I saw on GD. This hero actually sounds quite a bit like Sombra! Not quite the same implementation though. And this user has playtime on her. Neat. :)

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744334244

The first nerf hero "x" thread I could find, Bastion.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744394258

The first feature request thread, replays and spectating features.
02/19/2018 07:36 PMPosted by SunDragon
02/19/2018 07:34 PMPosted by VenusArmani
Near as I can tell, this is the very first player post on the Overwatch forums that we still have access to. If there is older, I don't think we can see it?

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744185538

Here is the first page

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/22813879/?page=9991

It's possible that there were earlier threads that got 404'ed, but I doubt that. Also you went to the very back of the forums just to find that thread?


Yes. I did. I just decided to guess how many threads pages there would be a few times to see if I could. It didn't take me long to figure it out, as I got pretty close right away. I started at 10000, and it was too high. Then 9000 got me results. Then I narrowed it down from there.

I just think it's interesting.
That's pretty cool that you're looking back at the post history when Overwatch was still in the making.

I don't think the people two years ago would have been proud to see Overwatch as it is now.
The first 10 suggestions that aren't technical difficulty related or nerfs/buffs for existing characters, and whether or not Blizzard did anything like it. Oldest is listed first.

1. The ability to capture replays and spectator tools
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744394258

Yes, Blizzard delivered.

2. The ability to select the game mode you want to queue into (QP)
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744364248

Yes and No. We can't filter out game modes we don't want to play in Quickplay. But, we can create a filtered list in the custom games browser. GL getting anyone to join that though.

3. Increase penalty for Leavers.
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744374248

Yes and no. The penalty for leaving Quickplay and Arcade is still just exp. But there are harsh penalties for leaving in ranked. Speaking of which...

4. Add a ranked mode
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744334247

Yes, Blizzard delivered

5. Place a hero limit.
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744484324

Yes, Blizzard delivered. There is now a one-hero limit on most game modes.

6. Eliminate backfill at the very last second of a match
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744434376

No, Blizzard will still backfill you into games even when there isn't any time left for you to do anything

7. Add more heroes
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744354315

Yes, Blizzard has added more characters since launch and will continue to do so in the future.

8. Allow people to buy the skins they want directly instead of lootboxes
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744364314

You can buy Overwatch league skins directly, but the majority of skins remain behind lootboxes

9. Make size of the character a variable in all knockback effects
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744334272

No, Blizzard did not do this???

10. Add a hero that steals/shares/stores healthpacks and has high mobility
https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744434292

Actually, yes, Blizzard did kinda deliver on this basic concept with the addition of Sombra. It doesn't work exactly the way the OP described as they aren't tossed out on the battlefield or moved, but this is pretty close. This is the wildest one to me.

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