Saturday, July 23, 2016

Clip Show 12: PharMercy!

Another awful night on Overwatch last night, going 5 wins, 10 losses for the day - super disappointing - but what wins there were tended to be amazing, decisive wins.  Most notably, a Gibraltar match that must have been utterly demoralizing for the opposing team.  They never moved the payload an inch on their attack, and we poured out of the left flank as a unit, totally overwhelming them in seconds when our turn came.  The payload moved about a foot - bam, we win.  It was beyootiful.  

But let's start with one of those awful matches later in the day.  Lately, when I get into a group of 5 or 6..?  We just get our asses kicked.  I can't explain it.  Often there will be one or two exceptionally excellent players on the opposing team - there was a Nepal match where the Pharah on the enemy team was just incrediballs and none of ours could stop her.  In desperation, I pulled out Widowmaker to try to pop her out of the sky, but no - I could never get a line on her, got nothing done, we got owned hard.

We begin with an awful match in which I won PotG for a few defensive assists and a 4-res.

0:00 - 0:17 : We took the point, but it was after a long, hard fight.  They took our point B in like twenty seconds.  It was humiliating.

0:20 - 1:02 : Honestly, I wanted to upload this entire match, it was gorgeous.  I'm flingin' myself all over the place, healin' here, healin' there, stupidly chasing their Mercy around the flank building because I'm high on the thrilling success of it all, keepin' everyone on their feet (I actually think I rezzed 100% of our team's deaths on defense!)

But oh no!  One of our team's gone down!

1:02 - 1:19 : Oh no!  Reaper and Mei and Junkrat!  Who will save you?!

(I will.)

And now for some Pharah action.

1:19 - 1:38 : I had locked Mercy in on this Dorado attack, but a teammate went Ana.

There are two types of Ana players on PS4 right now, in my experience.  Enemy teams tend to have amazing Anas who keep their team at full health at all times, and instantly kill you when your health dips to 75.

My team's Anas are useless, healing no one, ever, and only ever using their ult when their targeted teammate is at 2% health, so as to render it useless.  I hate Anas.  They are the new Mei.

So this teammate went Ana and I tried to stick with Mercy, but we just didn't have the damage to punch through their defense.  So I went Pharah and we turned it around.  Take that, Zenyatta.

1:38 - 1:52 : Just a pre-match skirmish, but a pre-match skirmish in which I shoot an enemy Pharah out of the air while airborn myself as Pharahhh!  Booyahhh!

1:52 - 2:11 : Another loss today, but rare are the times I'm able to unload Pharah's ult and score more than a double kill.  I'll take it.

2:11 - 2:35 : See?  You can totally burn her ult and feel like it was useless.  'Cause it was pretty useless.

And that's our show!  Tune in text week, when I still don't stop playing Overwatch because I have a problem.

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