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Thank you, Overwatch.
As a female gamer, it's so rare to find games where the female characters have a diverse range of body shapes and appearances. Overwatch also does such a good job of making the female fighters realistic-looking for a battlefield setting - there are few instances of impractical makeup or flimsy fanservice costumes, and when they do occur, they actually fit the hero's personality (Widowmaker being the classy, chic femme fatale who would actually care about appearances). There are badass girls of all ages and races being represented in this game, and I think it's worth noting that even the main face of the game is a female hero.
There are muscular and larger girls who are simultaneously adorable. There are girls who wear realistic, functional sets of armor - with no boob plates or thigh slits - into battle. There are women old enough to be grandmothers, and there are spunky, young teenagers. There are masculine women who don't fit society's standard of conventionally attractive, such as Moira, who instead shine with their scientific brilliance and intelligence. There are female robots who don't have unnecessary boobs, hips, and eyelashes - Orisa is one of the first female robots I've seen that wasn't sexualized in any way.
I'm also happy that Overwatch includes men who may not often be represented well in the media. There's a wide range of ages and body shapes for the male heroes, too - from Junkrat to Roadhog to Lucio to Reinhardt, Overwatch shows that literally everybody can be a hero. An especially underrated point about OW's male character roster is the inclusion of Genji and Hanzo. Although much of western media features Asian female characters, it's not often that Asian men are included or shown as attractive. Asian men are frequently mocked as unattractive losers in western media (like how Steve Harvey joked that nobody found Asian guys attractive), while Asian women are fetishized and disproportionately featured, and I'm glad that Overwatch challenges this.
And finally, while there are obvious incidences of male fanservice such as Widowmaker's Cote d'Azure skin or Tracer's skin-tight suit, it's completely balanced out by equal doses of female fanservice such as McCree's Lifeguard skin or the fact that Junkrat and Roadhog are literally always shirtless. This is fair, and I admire it a lot. #TrueEquality
Overwatch truly is the most inclusive online game I've ever played. Thank you, Blizzard, for being so progressive in your artistic design and direction.
(UPVOTE FOR VISIBILITY) Blizzard is being silent on the issue.
This glitch seems to occur when you join a game as you start watching a highlight. Not completely sure if that's the case but that's what it looked like to me. Here is a gif of the glitch as well as a full video on what happened. At the very least I would like an explanation as to what happened as Blizzard has been quiet lately. Let's get Papa jeff to fix game.
Fisters ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°): Bastion, Junkrat, Lucio, Mccree, Mei, Pharah, Winston, Zarya, Ana, Orisa, Doomfist, Torbjörn (Gun)
Gun-Users: D.Va (in mech), Baby D.Va, Mercy (Staff), Mercy (Gun), Reaper, Soldier: 76, Tracer, Widowmaker, Zarya (3rd person), Sombra, Wrecking Ball
Same as Left click/RT/R2: Genji (Ulting), Reinhardt, Torbjörn (Hammer), Winston (Ulting), Brigitte
Weapon-Users: Genji, Roadhog
Palmers: Hanzo, Symmetra, Moira
it feels like every patch blizzard pushes the fps get's worse, i've got an video of my pc running the game with msi afterburner open in December 2017 and compared it to a benchmark I ran today, also with Msi afterburner open.
nothing in my pc hardware changed (currently running a higher OC than before and playing on lower settings) and the FPS is significantly worse than before.
December 2017 Fps: https://youtu.be/rJBhXIscZ5w
August 2018 Fps: https://youtu.be/CjbdQl7VjhU
For me the game is perfectly playable at the current framerate, but I don't understand how blizzard hasn't pushed an opimisation patch yet,
because I know for a fact that a lot of people who used to be able to push 60+, 120+ or 240+ fps haven't been able to do so anymore which can really change the enjoyment of the game for the worse.
Edit: for those who don't plan on watching the video
my pc: gtx 1070 custom cooled, i7 8700k @4,9ghz delided and custom cooled, 16gb DDr4 cl 15 3000mhz. SSD ofc
tl;dr : Fps has gotten worse for everyone, we are in need for an improvisation update.