Black Oni podcast 71 | Overwatch Overview

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Title: “Overwatch!”

1- Ice Breaker!!
2- Gamin’ News
3- Hot Topic

1- INTRO/ I-I-I-ICE BREAKER!!! (10 mins)
• Guests: Will “Black Oni” Wiggins, Dreamsmanifested, Sean Allen
Ice Breaker: What is your go-to gaming beverage? We all get thirsty. Dewing the Dew or something harder?  

2- GAMIN’ (20 minutes)
• Whatcha playin’?
• School of thought: With the rise in classes for competitive shooters, do you find yourself playing more Defensive? Offensive? Support? Why?
• Shooters such as Overwatch and Destiny are leading the trend for cooldown based abilities for characters as opposed to battlefield pickups in multiplayer. Do we see this as a good trend to carry down the road in the future? Discuss.
• Choose your Battles Wisely:  Play the Objective? Deathmatch? What your preferred match type for a shooter?

  • OVERWATCH CM Questions:
    With the game still going strong after almost a year (release was May 24, 2016) how has the community surprised you? What made you laugh? How do you plan to keep them engaged?When can we expect Doomfist and more new Heroes? You know we want to hear Terry Crews sooner rather than later.
  • Have you guys ever discussed about bringing Total Mayhem as a tab on the Arcade mode?
  • How do you feel about the community you are working with? both negative and positive.
  • Were you expecting to have such a wealth of support from  LGBT and Ethnic players?  The community is really rallying around each other and the diverse characters that are in Overwatch.
  • There’s always so many complains about characters being buffed or nerfed. How do you actually approach character balance? What steps are involved on the developer side?
  • What does blizzard consider an acceptable difference is SR to be with regard to how the matching system matches players?
  • What can be done to help ranked games that suffer from one or more team members leaving a match? Most of the time the team who loses a player will lose the match. Is there any tweaking that can be considered to lessen the SR loss for players who don’t quit the match?

3- Stuff-N-Junk (30 mins)
• With the recent rise in violence being streamed on facebook (beatings and recently a murder) the topic has been brought up in politics that violence in streaming live video (both in person and in gaming) is making people more prone to commit violent acts and also making us desensitized to it.  What do you think?
• Guest Topics
• Questions from the chat

Shoutout to Sam Taylor and Mitzi “Brysheyra” for putting together this agenda!