The burdens of ranked Overwatch

Yesterday, I met the weirdest guy ever in Overwatch.

I started to play the game only recently, and although I don’t make wonders in there, I’m doing my thing well enough to clinch the victory most of the time.

With some significant FPS experience, it is not too hard to adapt to Overwatch, and I have played the crap out of Unreal Tournament back in the day, not to mention that I play Counter-Strike since mid 2005, before 1.6 even came out. I think that this is not a big deal though, as everyone I meet and ask about their CS experience has started playing in the early alpha – even if they are 15-year old kids.

Solo queue is hell in any game, and for all the right reasons. The game can reach deep into the cesspool when it determines your teammates – but you can find new friends there if you get lucky. I was grinding out the victories nicely before I ended up on a losing streak that can be attributed solely to the wonders of the solo queue.

The ideal team setup in Overwatch (most of the time) consists of 2 tanks, 2 healers and 2 DPS heroes. During my loss streak, I’ve had 4 tank teammates, teams with no healers (but myself obviously, out of desperation), teams with full DPS setup – it was not looking good.

Still going strong with the solo queue, I posted in a couple LFG threads, stating that I’m pretty decent and that I casually want to climb to the average Skill Rating where most players are chilling, which is ~2600.

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Soon enough, I got a reply, and a guy added me. He was around lvl 100, which meant that he was putting in the hours into the game (I was lvl 36 at the time). However, he had the exact same skill rating as I did. Hmm.

– Hey man, I see that you are very low level. Do you know how to play the game?
– Yeah, I am decent with Reaper/S76/Mercy/Lucio/Widow/McCree/etc.
– I see, because, you know, I don’t want to boost you, if you know what I mean.

At this point I was thinking “What? Boost me? He is at the exact same rank as I am…” He went on in the most condescending tone you can imagine:

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Overwatch party at the office

We held an Overwatch party on Tuesday, since our generous company got us a load of keys. Since there were only 3-4 players who knew what the hell is this game about, hilarity ensued. I have decided to edit a small video about it, and it turned out to be pretty… MLG.

The final product may be a bit edgy, but that is what I was going for, so the hell with you all! :D I love to play Reaper, ok..?

Going to see the Warcraft movie today!

Yeah, I know that the first few reviews bashed it to oblivion already, but oh well… it’s still THE Warcraft movie.

I have already chosen my allegiance.

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I know, even the pin says “In theaters June 2016” – well, the movie premiers tomorrow in Hungary. Suck it, USA! Still, I said today, right? Well, I was a big enough nerd to get a ticket for the pre-premier showing. I usually do not spend money for stuff like this, but now I felt this purchase necessary, kind of. It was not expensive, and I get a T-shirt and some discounts from Legion and Overwatch while I am at it.

I may even write a post when the movie’s over, even though the blog is officially dead (sadly). I will come back for Legion though (hahahaha)! By the way, the Horde pin is from the nice guys at Blizzard from last year’s Gamescom – I managed to swipe a few of these from them in exchange for some Warhammer pendrives we packed. The bargaining at the end of GC is always rewarding, you see :D

Massacre in DayZ

Lately I’ve been putting a tremendous amounts of time into DayZ, the Early Access zombie survival game.

Now before I say anything, it is time to pin down that the game is an utter pile of garbage.

  • Players do not die from full magazines being shot into them due to desync
  • You die randomly, lag off rooftops, etc.
  • Hoorrrrible optimization

…and so on. Basically the game itself is your worst enemy. Why do I still play then? Well, it gives you a chance like no other game when it comes to being mean to other players. Yep, this is the sad truth. The replacement of Westfall ganking has arrived.

Here’s how:

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A new way to continue

First of all, I must say that I WANT to continue this blog as a gamer blog, and after this sad hiatus maybe I’ll be able to launch something useful. Currently, I’m playing Diablo 2, Counter-Strike, AoM, Diablo 3, Fallout, Battlefield, LoL (casually), Assasin’s Creed, and HL, so I’m thinking around this line. Another way is to go delve into the good old days of WoW, and make this into an oldschool blog. So I’ve decided to put this to a vote:


Secondly, I have to make a blog for a school project, and the topic I got accepted was something like “IT for dummies”. Sadly, I do not enjoy writing that blog so much, and I think that my posts reek from this attitude, but you might as well check it out here:



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