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  1. leftyguitarjoe

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    All servers unlock at the same time. Add me on battle.net @ LeftyJoe#1399

    I'm so hype for this game. The beta was the most fun I've had with an online shooter in a long time.
     
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    I bought it on PS4. *sniff* no one to play with.

    Jk yeah the open beta is what sold me. I didn't care at all prior to it.
     
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    Joe you know I'm down, let's link up in discord first thing.
     
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    I'm surprised there was no thread for this long. Only got to play the beta for a couple hours but I pre-ordered it the other day to get the Widowmaker skin.

    Should be good times as I have plenty of friends who are also getting it on PC.
     
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    My bad :p

    Now we have this shiny new thread for release!
     
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    Im torn! should i get it!?!
    Hehe im so spoiled with cheap steam games nowadays but this does look very promising!
     
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    I really like the looks of it. How's the community? I'm fairly casual/non aggressive when it comes to online gaming, and would rather not pick it up if my "winning isn't everything" attitude won't fly.

    Edit:I should say that I'm not bad at shooters by any stretch, but I do play for fun first, and victory means little to me if I had a good time.
     
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    Community was pretty solid during closed beta. Open beta was shorter, not as good a gauge. If it matters, I felt surprised at the number of female players using voice, enough that it caught my attention. I do not recall any real abusive language over voice, and only some occasional text .... talking. Typically that was part of some sort of hero balance rant.

    I personally think the game is very well balanced, but if you approach it as just a shooter or team death match without an understanding of the heroes it can be frustrating and seem like certain characters are over powered. People get particularly salty about bastion for example, because they refuse to switch if necessary to counter him.

    There's separate quick play and competitive modes, so a casual player should be able to mostly avoid the hard core "wins are everything" types. Just hop into our discord and team up with us :)
     
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    Blytheryn Musical Adam West

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    Probs going to pick it up now. You guys get the normal copy or the "Origins" Edition? It's not too much more, but I rarely ever play HS, have never played DSIII and HoTS only so much ever so often.
     
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    I got Origins. It's $20 bucks more, but so is a Warcraft collector's edition, and that usually had just a mount and pet. I like the origin skins, though Soldier 76 is my least favorite of them. Bastion origins is just badass.
     
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    Dude, get it. The beta was the most fun I've had with a shooter in a long time. Cant beat $40 either.

    There is competitive and non-competitive matchmaking. There will always be bad eggs. Although, several of us on the forums will be playing. Join our Discord server and play with us!

    https://discord.gg/0q4DzRWQsoWKmHyf
     
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    I had a blast with the beta, it felt reminiscent of TF2 which I loved until I lost track of all the good servers.

    I just assumed it was $60 and my internal savvy steam sale shopper made me want to wait to buy it. $40 makes me feel much better for when I inevitably cave :lol:.
     
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    They have a $60 version that just has cosmetics and Overwatch themed stuff for other Blizzard games. I didnt bother seeing as I dont own any other Blizzard games.
     
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    I played the open beta and it was fun (though I hated seeing people roll Bastion all the time, ha) but I'm not sure if it's $40 fun for me as I usually play multiplayer games with my friends.

    Overall though, it felt much smoother than the Battleborn beta when I was in that.
     
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    Man theres a 40 eur version!? Ok ok im getting it :D

    Edit: ok I bought it now. Time to have fun waiting for my 200 Kbit DL rate to finish this off :D
     
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    As far as release night went, relatively smooth. My first game I got disconnected but that was it. A while later one of our party members got disconnected, but he got right back on. And that's was about it. No queues or anything, performance as good as betas. None of the issues seen during beta stress tests.
     
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    Yeah. I had a group of 5 and we all got disconnected at some point. Not too bad though.
     

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