New Overwatch video explains progression systems and the two that didn’t work

    
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Good work, great idea.

Progression is a nice thing. Everyone likes the feeling of being better in some small way after playing a game for two hours. When Blizzard brings Overwatch back from its holiday testing break, a progression system is going to be in place, but a new video explains its two predecessors and why they didn’t work.

The short version is that the first version of progression was unlocking new and improved abilities through play, which was super powerful, broken, and unbalanced. The second version unlocked cosmetic alterations for each character… which discouraged players from swapping characters mid-match, thus harming overall team composition. The new progression system is meant to feel as if the game is rewarding you for spending more time with it. You can check out more details in the video below.

Curious about the characters in a more concrete sense? Well, why not check out a recent interview regarding the game’s story, characters, and setting? Story progression is a sort of progression, after all.

Source: YouTube, PC Gamer
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Llokki
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Llokki

Armsbend Durenas >_<

Vanblod
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Vanblod

Janio2 Are you complaining about Overwatch or not?

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

boredinBC Sorenthaz SoMuchMass Ah, gotcha.

AdeptusEnginus
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AdeptusEnginus

Honestly, I don’t particularly give a damn about a progression system when it comes to FPS games. I grew up on UT2004, Counter-Strike:Source and Vanilla TF2 where the idea of needing to be rewarded for playing the game was ludicrous. I haven’t played a Call of Duty since 4, and the only modern FPS I’ve currently found myself to enjoy is Dirty Bomb, which, in my opinion, would be significantly better WITHOUT its progression system.
Still, if you spent any amount of time on the community hubs for Overwatch you’d have seen there really was a rather massive demand for some form of progression. I guess it really is a standard now that everyone seems to want? Don’t think I’ll ever really understand, though.

So long as they don’t backpedal and decide that things required to play will be gated, I don’t really give a damn. I’ll still enjoy the game regardless.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Durenas it is a TF2 clone after all.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

Durenas Futuristic hats that have laser beams. Pew pew pew!

Durenas
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Durenas

So… hats?

Janio2
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Janio2

Lhumierre Probably, will be get this cardback for Heartstone, Get this skin for Hots now without talent gateing. get this epic mount for World of Warcraft with nullified pvp stats. Diablo and starcraft will get like 2 icons.  

And it will only cost your 150 Dollars plus your soul and the bloger, vlogers twitch stars will probably not play the game again.

Lhumierre
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Lhumierre

So in January will people who pre-ordered be in the beta? :/

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

HATS CONFIRMED!