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I don't know about that. Gold rank involves people being outright mutinous if you don't pick Mercy as one of the healers, and other such head scratchers like one person I encountered that had never played Soldier 76.

Agreed. Gold is so toxic, it's almost not worth playing the game if you are in gold.
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Worst elo to be at is by far masters. Everyone thinks they are better than they are, and a bunch of one trick ponies

Masters is a bit of a different beast. People are generally very good at that elo but it starts to become more and more dependent on working as a team. It is much harder to have one person carry or dominate a game, plus, no one is perfect and even great players have bad games. To sort of build on that, I think that solo queing becomes less effective at high elo as well. If you are really trying to hit those super high ranks, putting together a consistent team that you practice with is probably the best chance you have.

In reference to everyone complaining about gold... if you master a few characters, there should be little reason that you can't completely dominate most of your games and climb out. Back in the day that was zenyatta and zarya for me. Once I reached masters playing mostly those 2 characters, I stemmed out to pretty much all characters (this was also in part due to most of my friends quitting the game). Really the only 2 characters that I have a hard time playing are genji and mei. Practice goes a long way. Watch some youtube videos/streamers that play at a really high level of the character you main. Warm up in training mode or quickplay first, and then go into comp.

with all of that being said, I would argue that the hardest elo climb is diamond to master, and platinum to diamond in close second. Diamond has a bit of everything. Smurfs, throwers, one tricks, high levels of toxicity -> which mainly begins with people who are taking their new diamond rank a little too seriously.
Edited by Ultracarpet - 9/25/17 at 1:47pm
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In my experience anything but GM is 5 DPS meta as of late
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In my experience anything but GM is 5 DPS meta as of late

Can confirm, lol. It's a horrible time to be a DPS main, as there will be 3-4 other people playing DPS in your game.

As far as toxicity goes, it seems about the same at any level I've played at.
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You guys are geniuses. This solo queue thing is great. Tonight I went up another 70 SR and then I went to play Quick Play because I didn’t want to push my luck

In other news, I got the Zarya achievement for staying about 70 for a minute. It was quite easy with a Bastion and Pharah to keep my charge up. And being a Diamond among Gold players made me feel like a rockstar, too.

I wonder how far I can go in Competitive with a minimum ping of 115ms...
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Can confirm, lol. It's a horrible time to be a DPS main, as there will be 3-4 other people playing DPS in your game.

As far as toxicity goes, it seems about the same at any level I've played at.
On your Torb only account I'm sure you bring out the best in people.
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On your Torb only account I'm sure you bring out the best in people.

For sure tongue.gif. It's too bad, I think one of the best things about Overwatch is trying interesting comps and catching the other team off guard, but so many players are completely narrow minded and unwilling to try literally anything but what they perceive as the "meta". This is the worst in gold and below, as often what those people think is meta is incorrect as well lachen.gif. That's true somewhat for most ranks though- pick Sombra on Volskya? People treat that like you're throwing, when that is actually a meta pick.

I can definitely say that Torbjorn is underrated. He is a great choice on many maps attacking, such as Numbani, Eichenwalde, Volskya, Hanamura. You do not need to be babysat by a shield, the team doesn't have to "play around you". My Torb is a much better pick than a random soldier 76, even in masters, on many maps. I will say he is generally pretty poor on KOTH though xD.

However, I'm done dealing with all the negativity and having to leave team voice to even stay sane. My Torb account is currently decaying. I hit a high of 3818, I think I've proved he can work. Too bad nobody will know the games they are losing because they aren't willing to consider an attack Torb.
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I really enjoy playing Torb. I haven't played him in comp yet, but I almost always do well with him in quickplay.
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New Mercy is so much fun for me. I really have her figured out and I love it when nobody on my team picks her and it’s only partially because don’t trust others to play her.

Last night I queued up with a friend of mine who is an old school Mercy one trick. She was much better than me, not only at Mercy, but also overall; she made Master last season whereas my high was Diamond.

She has no idea how to play new Mercy. The old tactics of hiding for Rez no longer work, not to mention the new mechanics of her ultimate. In fact, she and another Mercy one trick ended up with me in one of the two games that we played - and lost - and both mentioned that when the changes went live, neither could Rez for one round because they both had custom controller setups that didn’t include a Rez button. How can anyone play a completely revamped hero and not even go into the practice range to see what the buttons do?

Anyhow, I still went up, but only about 40. It likely would have been more, but I lost two matches playing with my friend before going back to solo queue.

How do y’all approach friends who aren’t at your skill level? Do you still play with them? How?
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