The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

Overwatch isn’t just a game at this point, it’s became a culture. So many communities spawning from the game, a gigantic sub-reddit…and all those memes. The game has done what most Blizzard games do, become more than ‘just a game’. The confusing thing for me is this, Overwatch is becoming less enjoyable as time rolls on.

It’s not that I dislike the game, far from it in fact. Each week seems to produce more annoyances without fail. Toxic team mates, players who refuse to play and the meme masters. Oh yes, the players who just want to be really cool and funny by playing awful (on purpose) while spamming memes in chat.

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Overwatch has become nearly impossible to play the way it is intended on a consistent basis. Quick match is littered with players who don’t really want to play, claiming it’s ‘just quick play, relax’. The logical step Is to play competitive, but the same issues pop up. ‘There’s no difference to quick play’ they say as they pick Widowmaker number four.

Frustration sets in, fun is removed and I’m left thinking ‘what’s the point?’. I’m fully aware people can play how they wish, but the point of the game is to work in a team. Choose Heroes that line-up nicely with each other. Composition Is there for a reason, ignoring it often leads to a quick defeat. The cycle has been relentless. Load in, see what the team needs, notice the team doesn’t care anyway. Three Hanzo, two Junkrats, no fun had. Giving players a reason to pick the needed roles might work, anything is better than the current state of things.

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It goes without saying that it’s not every game. A fair amount of players will work as a team, selecting heroes that fit rather than heroes they simply want to play. They’re becoming the minority, leaving me, and many others, wondering just how long the Overwatch bubble can go.

Sean Halliday


2 Comments

  1. jak_d_ripr
    July 13, 2016, 7:28 pm

    Isn’t that team based games in general? I mean these sound more like general online community issues as opposed to problems with Overwatch itself. It’s the reason from day 1 I promised myself I’d never soloQ.

  2. Doc
    July 13, 2016, 8:36 pm

    There’s no content in this game either. That doesn’t help. The game is not a game. It’s a storefront for microtransaction and dlc.

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