Hi guys, this is the feedback from a casual player about the forced 2-2-2 rumored to be implemented to the game in the future.
I don’t know if the rumor is true but I wan’t to share why I don’t like this idea anyway.
I assume that such a change to the game would come for two main reasons:
- allow for more balanced composition and more competitive games in ranked at all level
- kill the “GOAT” meta that is arguably plaging the higger ranks and the OWL
While I would indeed like for a more balanced and competitive ranked experience, I don’t want to be forced in an arguably quite liberably defined role and have to specify it before even queueing. Indeed, I like to select the character I’m going to play accross every “role” after knowing on which map I’m going to play and with what kind of player. For this reason I usualy wait for the other players on my team to pick a character before doing so myself. For this very reason, I’m able to play every role according to what my team needs and switch between them if I think it’s the smartest thing to do and I really enjoy this liberty.
I believe that a forced 2-2-2 hasn’t been implemented until now because the Overwatch Development Team values the ability to switch between every hero to better counter the ennemy composition and be creative. I think that forced 2-2-2 will lessen significanty player creativity and I’m strongly against it.
I do agree that something has to be done in order to make ranked more balanced and more cometitive though. For this reason, I think that allowing players to specify what their “main” heroes are before queueing and build a team that makes sense according to every player abilities, but not restrict the players in a set role or what they say their “main” heroes are to preserve their in-game creativity would make much more sense and be much more beneficial.
When it comes to the “GOAT” meta plaging higher ranks and the OWL, I do agree that this needs to be adessed as it makes for an arguably boring, limiting and frustrating playing and viewing experience, but I don’t think that preventing players to even play this composition altogether is the way to go. In my opinion, the only reason that this meta even exists is the hero Brigite. I’m not suggesting that you “delete brig” as many players have suggested, but it is a character that can be way to powerfull considering how easy it is to play and very frustrating to play against. For this very reason, I believe that a rework of this character (and possibly a nerf) are needed. If done correctly, I think that it would not only kill the “GOAT” meta without making implementing forced 2-2-2 a necessity, but make the game much less frustrating to play when someone is playing Brigite on the ennemy team.
I hope this makes sense and that you will understand why I think that way.
P.S.: English is not my native language so don’t be to hard on me