Fandom Friday Q&A

Fandom Friday Q&A: OVERWATCH

Fandom Friday Overwatch

This week (and month!) has gone by extremely fast and I’ve been unusually over-the-top-bust, hence the lack of content. Anyway, today, let’s just jump right in for the weekly Fandom Friday Q&A. This weeks topic: the new beloved Overwatch. Since Overwatch’s release in May, it’s hit amazing stats and for good reason

Console wars: how do YOU play Overwatch?

I am an avid PC gamer. We’d probably go ahead and purchase it for consoles as well once we get the Xbox One or PS4.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

PC, Xbox, or PS4? – I play on PC thanks to my bestie purchasing it for me when I couldn’t decide what version to play. I almost purchased it for PS4 as well, thinking I would get to play it with my boyfriend, Jeremy. I’m so glad we read the back of the box. Turns out PS4 is one player only with no split screen option. It would have been a waste of money, sadly. 🙁

Here’s the story about how I chose the version that was right for me: http://www.kimiwho.com/2016/06/13357/

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

PC master race! Haha, I don’t really feel that way, consoles are awesome. I do feel like shooters are more fun on PC though! Plus, Blizzard rocks the PC gaming industry, so I figured that’d be my best bet.

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

Who is your favorite character to play?

I love so many characters and I tend to switch between Widowmaker, Mercy, Tracer, and Mei depending on what the team needs. Usually solo, I play more of a damage role whereas with Zach I usually support of some sort.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

Hands down, my favorite character to play has been Mercy. I played World of Warcraft and never cared for being a healer because I didn’t like the struggles of leveling up as that class. But healing in a game where I have little disadvantage has been very different and incredibly satisfying. I love that I can easily change a game by being a great healer.

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

Definitely Lúcio. I just have so much fun as him! I also really enjoy playing Zarya, but I kinda suck with her so far. And Bastion! Is there anything more satisfying than tearing through your opponent with your sentry cannon?

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

What is your proudest moment?

My proudest moment definitely isn’t my best… It’s my proudest because at the time, as silly as it is, none of us knew it was possible. I had a great res (3 or 4 people at the perfect time) and lots of heals to keep them all alive. I got the play of the game with Mercy in the first few days of release. None of us (group of 3 or 4) had any idea that you could get a play of the game as a healer. I was definitely proud. (:

– Kayla (Epicfied)

Securing the objective as a healer and winning the game for the first time was awesome! Mercy has such a tiny health bar to begin with, so the fact that I was able to hold my ground as a healer and claim an objective at all is amazing.

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

The first time I got Play of the Game as Lúcio! I don’t get PotG very often, unlike my husband who gets it almost every game he plays, grr. I was seriously SO EXCITED when I got it, I jumped up and down and almost cried:P

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

What is your derpiest moment?

I think my derpiest moment(s) is definitely when I end up killing myself in some way, shape, or form.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

When the play of the game is the opponent killing me, it’s super embarrassing.

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

Oh, it’d be hard for me to pick just one, haha! I fall off maps on a pretty regular basis, so there’s that.

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

Who is a character everyone loves and you just… can’t?

Hanzo. I absolutely love sniping and ranged characters… for some reason, I just can’t get the hang of him well enough to be GOOD with him.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

I don’t know what everyone’s favorite really is. I hear people love a wide range of characters. I’ve not even tried every character, but I know I’m much better at some I’ve tried than others. McCree? Horrible with him. He’s supposedly overpowered and yet I can’t keep the guy alive when I play him.

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

Widowmaker. I just don’t have the patience to play her. If you like her, all the power to you. I just get so bored with her!

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

Whats a little trick with any character that you didn’t know to begin with?

Widowmaker: Hit shift to go to a spot, but then hit spacebar RIGHT as you hit the top of said spot. It makes you “Fly” to where ever you’re facing. This makes it MUCH harder to be hit and makes for some epic shots.

Mercy: Not really a trick, but using your scroll wheel to swap to her gun is really handy if you’re not in the habit of swapping with 1 and 2.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

Like any character, it took time for me to learn how to use Mercy. To be fair, this trick isn’t really a trick… but using the L Shift (PC) to fly to nearby players has been such a lifesaver. I do it even when I don’t need to heal them just so I can get away from an opponent!

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

The only one I can really think of off the top of my head is the King’s Row hack, where you can get to the top exit area of the attack spawn point as any character (not just the characters who can easily get up walls). Hard to explain in text form, check out the link instead!

https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4nb8ck/start_from_the_top_of_kings_row_attack_spawn_on/

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

What is your favorite highlight/play of the game?

I absolutely love getting play of the game as Mercy just because it’s less common than multi kills. Otherwise, I looove seeing headshot after headshot or twitch shots with Widowmaker.

– Kayla (Epicfied)

I love looking at my highlights and my favorite has been while playing D.Va and out of her MECH suit. Much to my surprise, I managed a 5 streak kill between destroying her suit and eliminating the rest via her gun. Trust me.. this isn’t even a brag because it’s the only time it’s ever happened and I’m pretty sure it was a fluke because I’m not that good. Haha

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

This one!

So much skill=P

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

Anything else?

I’m always looking for more friends to play with so add me using my battle tag: KimiWho#1773

– Kimi (Kimi Who)

I’ve said this on my blog a couple times now, but I’ve never been a fan of first person shooters. I’ve also definitely never been a fan of PvP! I get so frustrated that it’s just never been worth it for me to play them. Overwatch is just…different. I’ve never had a bad time playing it, even when I get a little flustered or my husband is fuming over a loss. Basically, what I want to say is that if you’re on the fence about trying this game out because you don’t like PvP or FPS games…well, neither do I, but I LOVE this one. So give it a chance! You might get obsessed with it like I did<3

– Ashlee (Her Geekery)

Thank you both for the awesome answers and I hope you two are just as excited for the POP! figures to come! Have a great weekend.

Keep calm, stay epic,

Kayla

  • Yay, so much fun! So we’re all fans of healing huh? I usually end up playing either support or tank depending on what the team needs, because no one ever wants to play either!

    • I’m a fan of Mercy but the other healers, I just haven’t fallen in love yet. Tanking is okay but usually not my gig.

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