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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Suppose I should change my signature. 

     

    The (apparent) test as to whether your invite is weekend only or permanent, assuming no email, is to visit the beta forums. If you can create a topic on the closed beta forums then it's a perma invite, if not you will only be able to post on the weekend forums. Keep in mind I have not been able to 100% confirm this.

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Let us know your thoughts! Would also appreciate thoughts on the Reddit post where there's some more speculation than could fit into the video ;)

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    posted a message on Winston's Rage Explained

    Winston was 'adopted' by Dr Harold Winston, the scientist in the first picture and the one featured in the animated short. He was part of a group of gorillas on Overwatch's lunar base but showed extremely rapid brain development to the point where he was taken under the wing of the doctor. Eventually the other gorillas rebelled and killed most if not all of the humans in the base, including Dr Winston. Winston the gorilla built a rocket and escaped to earth, but only after taking up the doctors name and glasses. 

     

    That's why they matter so much to him. They represent the human that taught him so much, showed him affection and made him into the fine upstanding gorilla he is today. 

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    posted a message on Lore Section - Suggestion

    Speaking as a mod and a lore fanatic I do like this idea, not sure how feasible it is. 

     

    We'll have a chat and consider it though :)

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Cheers xskarma - always difficult to get the visuals right for a character with so little exposure! Hopefully it worked :)

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Torbjorn is up and ready for your viewing pleasure. All thoughts/comments appreciated :)

     

    https://youtu.be/JxO8WaoDzZ0

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    posted a message on Are you going to buy Overwatch?

    Collectors Edition. Rarely buy the huge versions of games but I've not been as excited about a new IP for a very very long time like I am for Overwatch. 

     

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Yep is really nice to have the speculation confirmed. Given the small strike force nature of the early Overwatch we always suspected the guy with the shotguns was Reyes and by extension eventually became Reaper and I know it's still not officially confirmed but we're basically there. 

     

    What I'll now begin to speculate on (unless the lore panel on Saturday beats me to it) is how Reyes became Reaper. We know Reyes and Morrison were involved in an incident that led to the destruction of the Swiss HQ and the Morrison somehow survived and became 76, but we know little of Reyes. It would seem he disappeared and reemerged many years later as this new entity with very specific powers including his teleport and wraith walk - the pressing question therefore is how did he get those. 

     

    My theory stems from a couple of things, not least the cinematic trailer. Reaper was visibly working alongside Widowmaker, an assassin trained and physiologically altered by Talon, a terrorist organisation that fought against Overwatch - we know they have the scientific potential to alter people to be more efficient killers. At this point the theory can go one of two ways:

     

     

    Theory 1: Talon infiltrated Blackwatch and utilised Reyes' anger at Morrison to turn him and a few of his most loyal followers in the black ops division against Overwatch command. After the HQ incident they retrieved what was left of Reyes and experimented on him, turning him eventually into the Reaper we see today.

    Theory 2: Talon never actually existed in the sense we expect it. It was a creation by Reyes in order to cause chaos for Overwatch to fight and with his internal connections he was well placed to force missions to fail and generate the distrust that eventually led to the public turning against the organisation. At this point either Morrison worked out what he had been doing and confronted him, or Reyes believed he had done enough and started the uprising within the Swiss HQ. Either way it didn't work out exactly as Reyes had planned and he ends up worse for wear. Still wanting revenge but unable to carry it out he undergoes severe experimentation in order to bring him back to a place where he can reap bloody vengeance on those he believe have wronged him.

     

     

    Just a couple of theories, but it's fun to speculate. Possibly we'll see these fleshed out on Saturday!

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    posted a message on D.Va, Mei and Robot Ninja Avatars!

    This one:

     

     

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    I'm pretty certain that they're building this new universe for the long haul. It's been a very long time since they built a new IP and I think they're enjoying it. Wouldn't surprise me if in the fullness of time we see the Overwatch universe branch out into being more than just a shooter in order to make use of the incredible stories they're creating with it.

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Just wanted to thank anyone that took time to watch yesterdays vid, has been the most successful we've had & your support means a lot. Promise Torbjorn will be incoming soon!

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    posted a message on How are you coping? (favorite stream?)

    Tactical Koala, OAM, Arms Race and the TGN Squadron guys. The first 3 are dedicated Overwatchers and the latter I've followed due to Heroes.

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Cheers Asphyxiem, much <3 for the support!

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Episode 4 is up and we look at the story of Reinhardt Wilhelm, original Overwatch strike team member and probably the most noble and chivalrous character in the game at this moment. 

     

    https://youtu.be/JwX9jq-daSo

     

    Let us know what you think!

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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Can we get any confirmation on whether last night was NA only? Overwatch EU twitter posted nothing.

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    posted a message on S76's Spray: The Face of Overwatch.

    Soldier: 76 is John 'Jack' Morrison, former strike commander of Overwatch. He was presumed dead after the explosion that took out Overwatch HQ in Switzerland but this was an incorrect assumption. He in fact survived and resurfaced years later as 76, raiding former Overwatch facilities & large companies in order to gain tech and work towards exposing the truth behind the fall of Overwatch. 

     

    You can watch a vid on the lore behind 76 here: https://youtu.be/9-VEUSGkf8c

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    posted a message on Does the Battle.net client auto-update?

    If you can manage to restrict yourself to checking it just once a day you're a better man than I

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    posted a message on Does the Battle.net client auto-update?

    believe it will auto update to show the Install button on the Overwatch tab. Don't quote me on it though as I don't have access, just going by what I've experienced with previous games. 

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    posted a message on Lorewatch: Bitesized Overwatch Lore by LowManaGamers

    Episode 3 will be out this evening (assuming my PC doesn't explode) starring John Morrison, aka Soldier: 76. So what better time than now to catch up on the lore we've covered so far - watch the full playlist here https://goo.gl/zwXEGt

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    posted a message on Wave 3 - October 29th

    It's quite a depressing club. No Huzzah's allowed until the moment you leave it

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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Definitely a few. Two of my friends list were playing last night and they've not created a shred of content or been involved in the community in anyway in the past 10 years so blind luck played a part. Making vids was no guarantee of entry - believe me :)

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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Yup, totally out of luck. And we even do vids - guess it wasn't enough to warrant attention. I'd like to so no biggy but I'm too salty to pull it off right now!

     

    To everyone that has access, enjoy it :)

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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Hasn't started yet no. Will be announcements and news posts and all manner of good stuff when it does :)

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    posted a message on Official "Did you get in?" thread!

    Twitter has been pretty dead thus far, especially in the EU. Don't believe anyone outside of the US has had confirmation yet - I may be wrong, but I've not seen anything to disprove it. 

     

    In short though no I don't have access and am not really expecting it initially tbh.

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    posted a message on Overwatch Beta Preview Livestream

    I'm sure there will be archives available either available directly on Twitch or exported to Youtube. Don't worry that you'll miss anything :)

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    posted a message on Overwatch Beta Preview Livestream

    Time to test how much live streaming I can get away with while at work I guess :)

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    posted a message on Rock Paper Shotgun - Q&A with Blizzard Game Designer

    I wouldn't expect anything massive between now and Blizzcon. Too small a time period between now and then and they'll be building it up to be as huge as it can be over the weekend in Anaheim. Not that I think it needs too much of a build hype, the hype for Overwatch is so huge already it'd take a fail of Duke Nukem proportions to derail it.

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    posted a message on Who Would Make The Cut In HOTS?

    I've seen the argument on the Heroes Nexus forums several times that Valla and Reaper are basically identical characters and therefore we're never likely to see him make the jump over to the Nexus. I don't buy this. I assume it comes from the fact they both dual wield and have a spin and win style ultimate. These two things alone do not make characters identical, especially in MOBAs, and there is more than enough variation out there to ensure we see Reaper as his own character in his own right and not a Valla legendary skin. 

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    posted a message on A Moment in Crime. New heroes announced

    Junkrat definitely appeals to me, the playstyle we can see so far alongside the great character model and animation (that limp!) makes him jump out. Don't get me wrong Roadhog looks sweet too, but of the two it will be Junkrat I'll be the more eager to try out first. 

     

    Just need to work out where he sits in my list of 'must play characters' now. I suspect top 5.

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