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My thoughts on the recent Blizzard News

So, as I’m sure you are all aware, there has been a lot going on with Activision Blizzard in the recent weeks. Obliviously I know this has been going on for years but I want you all to know my thoughts on this because I feel like it is a very important topic to discuss. I’ve been asked a few times what my Point of View is about this so here it is. I’ve been sitting here trying to think of what to write so…I think it’s time.

I have been a Blizzard player for many years. Most of my fondest memories with gaming has been a Blizzard game. There has been a lot of things that I have stood behind them and didn’t think anything of it. Most companies do some shady stuff but this…this is a new level of heartbreak honestly. This is something that has actually hit very close to home as I am a victim myself of this kind of stuff and much worse, but I digress as this is not part of this post.

I took pride in myself being a long time supporter of World of Warcraft and Diablo. To me, the games were so much fun and just exciting. The fond memories I have have always been something I cherished as the years went on. My first step into Molten Core all the way to my first trip to New Tristram. Now, I just have this horrid taste in my mouth….

I am very disappointed in this company. To allow this disgusting behavior to go on KNOWINGLY is unacceptable. I have never been more saddened with a company than I have this one. What’s worse their initial apology was just so cliche…it was tone deaf. I could just feel their lack of empathy for this. So I ask them, how could you? Something so fucking serious…

The now Former CEO’s email was also disgusting. To say that there was no merit to the lawsuit really grinds my gears. my biggest fear is….nothing is going to happen…even typing those words made my eyes water. To think about the victims and how little he cares is so…UGH! Let’s now talk about him stepping down. Do I smell scapegoat? This entire situation is just so upsetting.

I am truly disappointed in AB right now. For the moment…I will play WoW during Raid times and for resets as I have canceled my subscription (I do 6 months), Diablo will be only when asked to play with someone. I have no interest in supporting the games I grew up with and it leaves a hole in my heart.

Get your shit together AB.

It is going to take a LOT to get me to come back…My faith is wavering though… but that’s a topic for another day.

Overwatch

Before I wanted to do this review, I wanted to actually sit and play this game for awhile to get a real taste of the release, before patches are made. This is about a week late. We had a lot going on…My chinchilla got hurt and we had to take care of him for awhile but everything is better now! So, let’s get started!!!

 

Overwatch. A game that’s had a lot of Hype as well as a lot of controversy.  For those who are unaware, Overwatch is a FPS release by Blizzard entertainment. You have 21 heroes you can pick from and 12 randomly picks maps with 4 different play styles, minus the practice ring. I will say, that I am not a big FPS fan, but I fell in love with this game. I like all the aspects so far, but I’m nervous about the patch notes. I’ve been a blizzard fan for awhile, but some of their patches…:/ But that’s for another time 🙂 Like Legion.

 

21 Hero Street

21 unique heroes, from numerous countries,  that bring a unique feel to the game. You can’t go wrong with any of them, unless you choose Bastion (Or like 4 of them on one team…yeah screw you). There are several Heroes right now that are OP, but there are several that take some skill to play. Each character has an attack, and alt attack and finally an Ult attack. Unless you’re a healer then you have a Heal, ect ect ect….Mercy (Heroes should die when it’s the opposite team). You have about five different “kinds” of Heroes. Offense (high Damage), Tank, Defense(Low Damage), Support, Bastion.  Lily, what do you have against Bastion? You’ve never played the game if you don’t know…

 

Any who, the different ranks, really make the game. The Offense and Defense pretty much self explain themselves. You have Heroes who just BLAST away their enemies, with out a Tracer…then you have the heroes that aren’t meant to do a lot of damage but can still hurt, the Dragon eats all enemies. Tanks are almost a must for certain types of games, and My go to right now, if Reinhardt. It’s almost hard to mess up Reinhardt…..yeah that’s probably a lie but eh….He wants to Arm Wrestle soon!

 

My oh My Maps!

 

There are 12 maps, three assigned to different types. Escort (ugh), Assault (Whoot!), Assault/Escort (F’n really?!), Control (AWE YEAH). You travel around the world for every map, where you’re then asked to summon your team and do whatever the objective is. Whether you escort a slow truck through Hollywood, or you defend a Meiji style castle from your foes, and bring honor back to your family. I’ve played every map so many times, I’m yearned for more. I can only set up turrets on this one ledge so many times before I just can’t take it anymore. Let’s go over the different map types super fast.

Assault: For those who don’t make a while Bastion Team, this is a map where you and your team either defend or attack certain points across the map. Who ever has the most points win the game.

Escort: Do I really need to go over this? You know, you follow this thing around and protect it.

Assault/escort: Literally combine the other two maps.  Defend a point, then escort something then DEFEAT!

Control: My favorite map type so far! You control points, contest them and VICTORY!

 

I hope they add more maps, and more game typed.

 

To game or not to game? That is the Bastion.

My beef with Bastion. I’m going to lay this out for you, but I wanted to talk about the game a little. Bastion is a very OP character, and it seems to be a “noob” character in my opinions. I say this because Bastion has three forms, I call them Mobile assault, Turret and Tank. Screw every single one of these. I only play him when we’re in dire need of a big push but I tend to stick to other characters.

 

My Overview

 

I love this game. I didn’t think I was going to, but it was an awesome surprise when I installed the game and loaded it. I may lose a lot, but that doesn’t turn me away at all. It just means I get to play again. This game has its ups and downs.  Your team and Teamwork will literally make or break the game, or being cheap.  Meh, Bastion.

 

I give this game a 8/10. Once the first patch comes out, I will edit this review and post another one. I’m interested to see what’s going to happen next patch.

 

Want to play Overwatch?

PC: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/buy/

Console: GameStop Or  Walmart?

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