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Aug 11th 2017 at 4:49:34 PM

Welp, that means it's a good thing that such Fan Dumb hasn't started infesting Paladins. It's one of the plus points there.

But as it grows fanbase, it may start croaching to it...

edited 11th Aug '17 4:49:56 PM by ChrisX

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Aug 23rd 2017 at 10:51:16 AM

OB57 Notes.

They nerfed/changed Ruckus. :/

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Sep 7th 2017 at 6:05:57 AM

OB 58 patch notes

There's now a VIP system which has exclusive content and stuff, which you access either by playing (a lot) or paying for it.

Well, not sure how you feel about that but thats the sort of thing that really turns me off a game.

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Dec 27th 2017 at 5:13:51 PM

I know it's been so damn long, but there's been some updates, for good or bad, but most importantly, they got the Lore out.

TL;DR: Magistrate, Empire-like organization, trying to subjugate the realm and repress magic. Resistance is formed to oppose Magistrate. Grey and Gray Morality ensues

... I get the feeling that the Magistrate is going to be like NOL...

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Jan 7th 2018 at 6:17:16 PM

Welp, we all whined for LORE! Here's LORE!

.... Looks like there ARE some shades of what's already used in Overwatch (EG: Bad guys MIGHT have a point, but the good guys were such in a moral high ground that it's almost impossible to say they're bad, aside of dubious member picking)

Jan 7th 2018 at 7:50:01 PM

I'm still not one, generally, to really get invested in the "lore" behind these sort of games — they usually end up feeling kind of shallow and token, and clash with the actual games themselves — but that was an interesting enough watch.

Initially when they talked about the early 'Paladins', a group of heroes that later disbanded, I very much was in the mindset of "Yeah, like Overwatch". But the rest of the trailer and the conflicts set up went in a different direction. The Magistrate are obviously being presented as 'the bad guys', what with the reddish costumes, overt dismissal of 'commoners', and the fact they're not the guys taking on the name of the heroes of old; but they do feel a little less cartoonishly evil than some villains out there.

edited 7th Jan '18 7:58:20 PM by Lavaeolus

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Jan 7th 2018 at 8:07:13 PM

Yeah, they immediately give a bad impression but clearly a bit of space is left for one to ruminate if it's legitimately keeping order or just power consolidating.

edited 7th Jan '18 8:25:02 PM by VutherA

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Jan 7th 2018 at 8:10:39 PM

A point in the Magistrates favor is that people are already using crystals to cause chaos, just look at Zhin who is the leader of a criminal syndicate.

So it should lead to a fun grey conflict.

Also that Valera chick is definitely gonna be a hero soon.

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Jan 7th 2018 at 10:19:33 PM

I was referring to something else within Overwatch, but... this is a ground I wouldn't tread over.

edited 7th Jan '18 10:22:06 PM by ChrisX

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Jun 7th 2018 at 4:40:44 PM

The game is coming to the Switch on the 12th.

Looks fun.

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Jun 7th 2018 at 5:39:50 PM

Is it still going to be free? I might actually pick it up if it is.

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Jun 7th 2018 at 5:44:44 PM

I remember reading somewhere that there will be a free version, just not at launch.

Edit: This article confirms the free version is coming later this year and gives details about the paid version (which is $30).

edited 7th Jun '18 7:33:09 PM by Karxrida

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Jun 7th 2018 at 11:57:38 PM

The new Support Hero Furia is super fun. Her main attack is an automatic shotgun that gets more attackspeed if she heals people and her heal is a single target burst heal with a short CD, decent range and which can also be carded to give up to 500 shields.

Her Q is a Kill Sat that stuns and which can be changed by her golden cards to either stop on enemy's to ensure they get completely obliterated or to stop on allies and heal them for 6000 HP/S .

I played her a little yesterday but then I remembered that I shouldn't play support when I am not premade with at least a tank and DD, since you just can't trust randoms to do anything.

In one game I had the entire rest of the team run towards the enemies spawn and leave me to capture. Apparently Jenos really pampered people into thinking that healers can bail them out from anywhere without LOS because they went ass mad when they then ended up dying miserably there and then had the gall to blame me for it. Worst of all is that they also managed to fed two enemies enough that they had Caut 3 super early and then everyone kept flaming me for being a "trash healer".

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Jun 8th 2018 at 12:22:59 AM

It'll probably be a given, but I still hope that one can link their Hi-Rez account so that your currency/cosmetics can be shared between PC and Switch sessions. Since crossplay is supposed to be a thing.

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Jun 18th 2018 at 1:47:26 PM

So if you have an account on Switch, can you connect it to PC or whatever?

Thinking about getting the Switch version to tide me over until I get my new computer.

edited 18th Jun '18 1:47:52 PM by Karxrida

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Jun 18th 2018 at 7:09:08 PM

I'm interested in this game, but how's the support characters? I've played a bit of Mercy on a friend's copy of Overwatch and I like that style of play, so if there's any Mercy-esque support characters it'd be nice to know.

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Jun 18th 2018 at 7:25:12 PM

None of the characters are quite as "Hold down button to heal someone's ALL OF THE HEALTH" as Mercy, but I suppose the most supportive of the supports would be Mal'Damba or maybe Ying. The former is the only character with two innate healing abilities, one of which has no downtime against a single target; the latter places down destroyable illusions which heals in an AoE and last longer than their cooldown to place a new one.

Again though, none of the supports must choose between healing allies or defending themselves so you'll probably note they are all fairly akin to playing Zenyatta or Lucio.

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Jun 18th 2018 at 7:51:20 PM

The supports can all defend themselves pretty well which is a big difference comparably to Overwatch. Hell Ying and Mal-Damba whom are pretty unique support ideas that you will not find in Overwatch are mostly support based but they also have some very high damage potential alongside their healing and have some really interesting strats and builds they can put into play.

edited 18th Jun '18 7:51:46 PM by Wispy

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Jun 18th 2018 at 7:57:05 PM

Caved in and bought the Switch version. Haven't had any regrets yet, but I've come across some issues with the game kicking me of game randomly due to error. (I can't imagine I'm being kicked by others players for being a noob since I'm playing on Training Mode.)

Been playing Khan mostly since he was the first guy I saw, and he's fun. I don't think I've totally figured out how his melee and Ultimates work, though.

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Jun 18th 2018 at 8:21:49 PM

I think you basically just run into someone and toss them behind you. Just a "Hey is that guy in position?" *Flip* "No he isn't." kind of button.

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Jun 18th 2018 at 9:45:05 PM

[up][up] Khan's Ultimate grabs people for a short duration, you can release them earlier which tosses them super far away. You either turn to your team so they can finish them off or try to ring them out.

@Mr Mallard: In Paladins you can buy items from gold you earn during the match. One of them is called Cauterize and it causes everyone you hit to have their received healing reduced by 30/60/90% for the next 1,5 seconds. Because of this there are no pure Healers as in-combat healing becomes progressively more useless. On the plus side most healers are actually pretty decent at dealing damage on the sides and/or have some form of CC to still be relevant in the late game.

The Character that is the closest to Mercy would be Seris, who has a channeld rightclick that heals a single target for a metric fuckton of HP with a measly 1,5 sec CD with the right cards.

edited 18th Jun '18 11:16:51 PM by Kiefen

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Jun 19th 2018 at 5:44:40 AM

Well I guess that shows how much I play Seris.

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