Simply put, for every one player who says “i only find great games” there are 3 more that are in the opposite situation.
We need a REAL fix for this game, not something as meaningless as BRIBING players to use a role they don’t even like to begin with.
First off, why are people mad?
Those who like role lock don’t want goats or 5 dps in their teams (i don’t want them either).
Those who DON’T like role lock either are dps players who have insanely high queue times or those who miss the old flexibility this game had and the ability to flex (i’m in this group).
So, while i know that flexing is good and really fun i also realize that level of freedom leaves games open to 5dps and hanzo mains.
So, how do we fix this?
Well, we can’t, not by just restricting the roles or nerfing/buffing champs. Blizzard started altering the core mechanics so it’s too late to back out now, we should alter them even more.
I said this in another post and another player made a similar post himself, we need more classes.
Not only that, we also need for those classes to still benefit from the 2-2-2 and the dps restriction so, how should Blizard do it?
The way this would work would be that, if you queue as a tank, you can pick either a “true tank” or a “hybrid tank”, same for dps and support.
Simply put, the only “true tanks” should be the ones with BIG shields so Winston, Orisa, Sigma and Rein (no zarya and certainly no hammond), the “true DPS” should be guys like reaper, genji, snipers, tracer and soldier and the “true healer” should be mercy, lucio and zenyatta.
after that restriction the rest of the heroes should be divided (and most importantly appropriately REBALANCED) to fit in the other 2 categories:
“bruiser” (tank/dps hybrid), “defense” (dps/support hybrid) and “vanguard” (tank/support hybrid) and should fall in like this
-Bruiser: huge hp pool, personal or single shield, more damage than a tank but not as much as a true dps.
Roadhog, Zarya, Dva and Hammond would be the tanks to be refitted for this and Mei (less damage, more tankiness), Bastion and Phara would be the dps to be refitted in this category.
-Defense: decent damage, one or more utility/CC, less damage than dps and (if present) healing with restrictions.
Moira, Ana and Baptiste would be the supports refitted for this class while Torbjorn (with his armor packs back and weaker turret), Symmetra, Junkrat (with more traps) and Sombra would be the DPS refitted for this.
-Vanguard: less defenses than a true tank, either lower or restricted healing
For now this category only has Brigitte from the healers as there are no tanks/healers in the game yet (other big problem, DPS are way too much compared to tank/support) you could stretch it and make torbjorn a vanguard but that’s another can of worms.
Basically this change would make so those who main Mei, Torb, Symm and Junk would have another role to pick to reduce queue times and people who already pick tank/support would have more variety and could “flex” if they feel they need to do so.
Again, i KNOW this can’t be done immediately by just shifting heroes into the new categories but i think if this was implemented it would appease most of the divided community (there would still people complaining but we could work something out from there)