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Old 05-18-2017, 07:48 AM
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I weirdly admire Blizzards commitment to headcanon with this game.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:42 PM
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"Sombra, Mei finally kicked us out of her lab, can we 3v3 in your apartment? Ok, cool, the thing is we already started. Stamped 'Overwatch Anniversary' on it and everything. Also, D.Va says that Diet Pepsi is for 'scrubs' and you're out of Diet Pepsi."
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:53 PM
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"Also, D.Va says that Diet Pepsi is for 'scrubs' and you're out of Diet Pepsi."
This is fucking gold.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:20 PM
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I weirdly admire Blizzards commitment to headcanon with this game.
I guess they shitcanned the comic series too? All I can think is that they're trying to keep from writing themselves into a corner, as has happened with literally all their other major IPs. They literally hired a librarian to keep their accumulated WoW writing straight, and they still get basic pieces of the fiction wrong there.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:53 AM
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That's not the stated reason, but it's clearly the actual reason.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:02 AM
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Yeah that's never really stopped being a thing. To wit: Hanzo's entire arc dissolves like sugar in water the second they unveiled playable Genji.
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Old 05-21-2017, 08:50 AM
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Level 25 last night but I haven't done my placement matches bc I don't think I can balance a career in pro overwatch with my other commitments at this time.
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Old 05-21-2017, 01:32 PM
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Does Blizzard even have an in-house writer anymore, since Metzen retired? I'm going to assume that they still require writing for at least WoW.
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Old 05-21-2017, 04:38 PM
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Well they did bring Christie Golden on board just recently.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:00 PM
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Short answer: Who the hell even knows

Long answer: Blizzard has tried and failed multiple times to get their IP stories into the hands of people who can do things that aren't mash up John Carpenter movies with 80s marvel comics. Their creative development team was stood up to manage the fictional development of their IP, lost every fight with management they ever had and ended up kicked out. The Starcraft team shelled out serious coin to bring Warhammer luminary Andy Chambers to the us, used him zero times, then bought out his contract. Who the shit even knows what is going on with Warcraft these days. Two expansions in a row have flipped the setting on its head, and the general sense is that it's a game of calvinball behind the curtain. They've resorted to cleaning up and publishing their setting bibles to keep people invested.

My guess is that with Metzen gone they're shoving the boring parts of story development off on another flashy hire who will be marginalized and/or pushed out the moment senior leadership disagrees with them
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:08 PM
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To immediately undermine my own point I will say that until now they seem to have kept their hands off the Overwatch head writer. Though canceling the brand extension's written works suggests that this policy has come to an end.
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Old 05-21-2017, 05:19 PM
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Can I read about that in detail someplace, AV? Because it sounds like a delightful train wreck to watch.
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Old 05-21-2017, 07:44 PM
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i think it's unavoidable that overwatch's story is never going to make sense in the context of the game that exists. and not just like, "why are x and y fighting z together?" but on a very profound tonal dissonance level. the characters and game are basically way too silly to mesh with what they want to be a rather heavy setting and history. so i have to feel that anything more than using the other media to serve as a hook for the characters is probably not especially worthwhile for blizzard anyway
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 AM
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Can I read about that in detail someplace, AV? Because it sounds like a delightful train wreck to watch.
No one who really knows cares enough to write it all down, least of all in a way that could be tracked back to them.
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