Thread the Twenty-Fifth!Best Friends Forever EditionOld Thread: >>3398706
I love her so much
I hope everyone is having an egg-cellent day.
I mean, I sorta wasn't, but I am now, that T.Va is adorable.Wait, is that a collar?
>>3428067I believe they're headphones.
>>3428125Oh. Now I can see it. Whoops.
Ah well, how did our guys weekends go?
>>3428845Busy busy busy. This past weekend was my cousin's birthday and Easter, so we threw a joint family celebration for both on Sunday. Also did some work on the yard and started cleaning out my closet. I want things to be nice and orderly around here so I can enjoy the rest of the event with peace of mind.
>>3429194Meeting up with the family sounds nice, and cleaning the closet. Not too sure about the yard if it's as hot there as it is here though. I'd kill for an IRL Snowball.I have no idea how to feel about the event either. Oh well.
>>3428845Real life ruined my plans to spend a weekend on grinding Archives, but that's a good thing.
>>3429442I...can't really disagree honestly. Only thing I care about at this point is getting Talon Baptiste, and even then I don't really care -that- much.
>>3429458I mostly grind it for coins to spend on future skins for Tracer. And the event itself is pretty nice, for the first time in a year there's something enjoyable in the game for me.
>>3429570Eh, for me at least, this year's event was pretty bad(And not because of the lore this time I mean), it just felt too...short, and a bit....bland? I don't know if it was just how I perceived it, but it seemed like there was zero variety in possible enemies until the end at the fort. Admittedly Uprising has the same spawns, but Uprising is long and has challenge to it.
>>3429578I'm just happy to see my waifu doing something and not getting beaten up.
>>3429583I'm gonna hold out hope for a comic or short myself. Hopefully they'll be able to make one or the other without referencing Storm or Uprising, but Blizz exists to screwup so probably not.
>>3429586The old days aren’t worth missing. Her second major appearance had her lose a critical fight with global implications in her own neighborhood, and even to this day over three years later, the writers still haven’t really confronted that or done anything with it. Furthermore, characters like Pharah and Symmetra have effectively been absent for years, and Lucio and Zenyatta have still done nothing at all. There have always been glaring problems; they were just easier to accept at the time because everything still felt fresh and the flow of new content was steadier. I would also prefer something that begets actual progression in the present, but I’ll happily and enthusiastically accept anything that portrays her as competent and effective again in the meantime, since it's still a massive improvement and gives me the first real reason to be hopeful for her in nearly two years.But if you're disappointed, you could let us know what we can do to help brighten things up for you. Posting most underrated girl (in my opinion) because she deserves love too, and, as much as I love and adore Lena, I don't want this thread to be just about her.
>>3430094I mean at least in the old days we had the hope that Blizz would do something, anything with the characters and setting. Now we just know they'll throw something together to appease people with taste then go full speed into OWL again. Don't get me wrong, the points you make are valid, I'd just rather have that hope(or naivety more like), that they wouldn't screw up Overwatch like they did to Warcraft on a grand scale.I suppose teammates that work together might help, other than that there's not much that'd cheer me up regarding OW right now. My current displeasure with just about everything to do with Archives(including currently Tracer as sad as I am to say it) is highly subjective and..I dunno, it might seem sort of silly, but it still feels valid to me at least. And yeah, Zarya doesn't get enough love, which is a shame
>>3430177You're entitled to your opinion, even if I don't share it; that's not a silly thing. It is easier to be cynical these days, I won't deny that. I just think the reasons for it have always existed and have simply become more noticeable. Alas, we can't always know what the future holds, but we can choose how we respond to it. I choose to respond by focusing on the positives and taking comfort and satisfaction in what I can.I've had a nice day, and it's put me in a good mood. And when I'm in a good mood, I like to spread it around.
>>3430512I dunno, I appreciate the kind words, but it does seem silly to be unhappy with how Tracer is shown and portrayed and the like, then be -more- unhappy when they finally give her a time in the spotlight. Honestly at this point I'd rather they gave the 'slot' as it were to someone who's had nothing, like Sym, Lucio or Zarya, to name a few. About the only positives I can drag out of this event are Winston getting to do something, and Genji managing to not be edgy while working with Overwatch, if only for a few months in-game.Ah well, I'm glad you are/were happy though, hope you stay happy anon.
>>3430945I think I can handle that; you try to do the same.
>>3431218I....can promise nothing but an attempt. BUT, on the bright side, the Overwatch Workshop has managed to make me smile several times, so maybe there's hope for things yet.
post cute Moiras!
>>3432220And that’s all I have for the night
Would you surrender your fluids?
>>3432257>>3432270I have returned with more>>3432644mother-goddess is not for lewding
>>3433016That is all for tonight frens, goodnight
>>3432989Mother-goddess is an...interesting term to use for Moira.
>>3433327Are you familiar with the relationship between Lenny Persins and Christina Broccolini?
>>3433465I...cannot say that I am.
>>3433466I am unsure how to properly explain it...
>>3433470On a scale of 1-Sylvanas Windrunner's current sexlife, how weird is it?
>>3433473>Sylvanas Windrunner's current sexlifeUm, I’m not familiar with that but maybe a 4? That seems like a good number
Welp, finally played Rising again today for the story sprays, and I have never wanted to drink a whytini more in my life....when it comes to videogames at least. How are your guys weeks going?>>3436373I'm not quite sure how to feel about this one boss.
>>3436504Doing well fren, hit a new bench pr. Not gonna grind comp till tomorrow tho
>>3436541I really should have done comp this season but...I'll say personal reasons and leave it at that. Probably won't touch it again for the same reasons, but I have enough for a set of guns at least.Glad you got to your new record though mate.
>>3436544Moira gold gauntlets are my dream. Have a good day fren!
>>3436557I should get golden pulse pistols, as a fan of Tracer, but it's gotta be D.Va or Mercy for me. Play them more and have..sentimental reasons to pick them. Good luck with Moira anon, I believe in you.No more good days, at least not for a while, but I appreciate the sentiment.A mostly unrelated piece of news, if you haven't heard, Peter Mayhem(Chewbacca's original actor) died 3 days ago and it hurts, just a little bit.
>>3436504Going well, thanks. I've been working like mad to clear things out and get everything in order around here (I found a lot of nice mementos from family and friends, and I finally now have the means to properly catalogue them), so I haven't been playing as much as I would have liked. But that's fine, because I've specifically structured my workload to leave my weekend open so I can spend some quality time with my darling and enjoy myself while feeling like I've earned it. The weather is supposed to be pretty dreary, too, so I'm looking forward to a nice, chill and cozy weekend.Man, that is really unfortunate to hear. Chewie was always my favorite, and Peter Mayhew was such a great guy, too. And so close to Star Wars Day, no less. That is such a shame.On a lighter note, here's a fun reminder: tomorrow is also Free Comic Book Day. So, if you have a participating local comic shop, consider stopping by to pick up some free swag and maybe buy something to help support them while you're there. If you get there early enough, you may even get something special. Mine often has freshly baked goodies for those who come early.
>>3436649Can't believe it took me until now to notice I spelled Mayhew wrong...while somewhat appropriate given Chewbacca always caused it, I still feel stupid.>>3436817Hope you have fun Anon. I guess I'm free tonight/Sunday if you want a teammate of dubious competence and excessive sodium content.Yeah..it sucks...bet he would have loved to get one more Star Wars day in him. Of the two cast members who aren't Mark that I'd have wanted to meet, I'd say it was Mayhew and Cushing.
>>3437030It is very sad to see all the old cast die successively, poor souls
>>3437030Thank you; I appreciate the offer, but I would prefer to keep to myself for now. Please don't take that personally or be out with me, because I know we've been through this before; I just want to take this last weekend at my own pace.Take care, and happy May the yadda yadda, we all know the drill.
>>3437243It's fine, don't worry, I'd rather one of us enjoy the last of the event than neither of us. (At this point I just want Baptiste skin mostly, already have all the important bits)In the spirit of the 4th, I pose to thee a question: If you had to imagine Lena(Or any others) as a person of the star wars universe, how would you explain her abilities? Some sort of technological accident from the old OLD Republic days? Or perhaps a Force experiment gone wrong(In the sense that she got the powers, but didn't turn evil like Darth Kaplainius expected her to)?
>>3437259Probably just a unique Force power. Anakin and Luke are both Force-sensitive pilots, right? So, the archetype has already been laid out for her.
>>3437259Lena was a cadet in the Imperial Academy before she was tasked with testing an advanced TIE Defender prototype. It disappeared due to hyperdrive failure and when in finally appeared in real space Lena found herself floating around in a defunct fighter. She managed to land it on a nearest planet, and, while trying to run away from agressive fauna, found out that she could now use the force to rip real space and temporarily force herself into hyperspace to mess around with time and space. She was stranded on this planet, learning how to harness her power, until, a rogue Wookie Clone Wars veteran saved her and and nursed her back to health. They became friends and after seeing how he was treated by the Empire, she got disillusioned and joined the Rebellion.
>>3437579Essentially yeah, although I can't remember a force ability that makes you ageless off the top of my head. Maybe Cleave-y Sheev-y's master? I...don't recall the Prequels that well.>>3437975I....could I talk you down to "Reemerges Post-Endor and joins Pellaeon's Imperial Remnant" instead? I mean I agree she'd probably join the Rebellion, I'm just so absolutely sick of every Imperial that's good having to either die or defect after two seconds of existing. (I mean, Pellaeon's IR is much more towards the way the Empire was claimed to be to the Republic Senate at the end of the Clone Wars than it was what the Empire actually became. They even recruited non-humans, which considering COMPNOR, is a huge step forward, but I admit it's not perfect. Then again neither was OW.).Although I admit even if I can't, that someone even considered the possibility of any of the good guys beginning Imperial at all brightens my...not good day at least.
>>3438066Pellaeon was a genuinely good guy (with a glorious mustache), but once he came to power, he was succeeding a long string of bad ones. By that time, the Empire had built up decades of bad publicity, which would probably be a turn-off for someone like Lena, especially in a galaxy loaded with other options. And–let's be real here–only people who are familiar with the old expanded universe even know who he is, and that's pretty removed from what people generally consider most iconic about the franchise.Happy Cinco de Mayo, pendejos!
>>3438505To be fair on Pellaeon's Empire here, Lena has previously shown kinda spotty judgement of what constitutes the good guys, given she went back to the mess that was the Post-Retribution Overwatch, and then Winston's watch with nothing but a promise that it'll be better this time(And admittedly because they were friends), when she could have went to Helix who arguably do the same thing, but without being ludicrously corrupt* and letting actual war criminals work for them**.(Plus uh, well, I doubled checked and if she was a Cadet loyal to the Empire enough to be trusted with a TIE/D then either she knew of Alderaan getting exploded and still thought this was fine, or at least knew of the Lasat getting vaporized by Agent Muttonchops and thought they deserved it if going by Mouse Wars. Do we maybe just agree to disagree that this is a Blackwatch Lena situation and move past it? I don't want to think too much about the implications of Lena being okay with that myself.)*Or at least not as corrupt as Overwatch....as far as we know...because Micheal and Jeff don't tell us.**Again as far as we know.At least she's not New-Canon Leia.
>>3438577I know Overwatch had its problems, but should we really try to equate them with an oppressive regime with a history of planetary genocide (Admiral Mustache ran a good ship, but no one on the outside would have been unreasonable at the outset for expecting otherwise)? As for the Defender, it's just a cool design. I didn't even propose the idea, and the gentleman who did probably just thought it would be cool to have her fly it and wasn't even aware of the necessary qualifications.Why are we talking about this? I just want to see Lena fly an X-Wing painted with her color scheme, does everything have to be complicated?
>>3438933Now I will admit, when you put it that way, it does sound unfair on Overwatch, but Overwatch also wasn't led by an evil space wizard who's cult had been planning Blackwatch and all it's dirty little secrets for millennia, they managed to commit their war crimes all by themselves(Note, I refer to the command staff and Blackwatch, not Bluewatch people like Reinhardt, Tracer, Winston or Mercy). And it is an amazing design, although it seemed like a complicated solution to a simple problem: Just give your TIE/Ints shields(Which Thrawn did...too late)I'd just rather not have a double whammy of "Yet another Imperial traitor" story where the traitor is also Lena being one, is all. Although I'm torn between an A-Wing and an X-Wing, A has her speed, but she's nowhere near as fragile as one, although maybe the accelerator is I guess.
>>3438988"Congratulations on graduating the Interceptor training program, cadet! Here's your bicycle helmet and a ziploc of oxygen, work with it!"I prefer the X-Wing because it is -the- iconic good guy fighter of the franchise, which feels appropriate for the iconic good guy hero, and I think she would look really cool with one.
Last day! I'd say make it count, but it will probably be back for the Anniversary in a couple of weeks. So, enjoy one more day of those awesome title screens!
>>3439207Hey come on that's too harsh on the bucketheads. If you live long enough to make TIE/Int you get TWO whole baggies of oxygen and a little air freshener to hand between your view slits. Totally worth all those dead friends and the absolute destruction of your personal life!Still more safety equipment than the Slipstream though....>>3439208Speaking of Anniversary, do you think they should have saved Morrison's dress uniform for that and then just given it to everyone(Or at least everyone who was there in the old days)? I admit it would take a lot of work, but I'd have thought it would be a nice touch since the Annis are supposed to be -special-.Entirely unrelated: The computer terminal in the distillery office has a little lore snippet on it that mentions Sombra(Which I only noticed yesterday somehow), but unfortunately I cannot speak Spanish, so if anyone here can, it's there to check.
>>3439215At first, I was annoyed that only Jack got his suit, but then I realized that I actually like the idea of them steadily trickling in for the others every Archives for the next few years. You wouldn't want to burn through all the good stuff too quickly, would you?I speak a little German, but no Spanish, I'm afraid. Until I'm proven otherwise, I'm going to assume it's some Talon bigwig yelling at her to stop using their bandwidth to stream telenovelas.
>>3439829Okay that is a fair point about trickling them in over the years, but I'd worry it'd take too long this way. Maybe the 'old' team(Gabe, Jack, Ana, Torb and...I guess Rein gets glittering prizes for his armour since hitbox issues would break it) this year, the new team(Lena, Angie, Jesse...) the next and so on?You're 3/4 right actually. Spanish friend translated it and it's literally just a bait and switch for non-Spanish speakers. A telenovela...in text form...thing, with Olivia to bait you.
Hello, friends. Just stopping by to say how much I love my beautiful little angel.
>>3428067I can imagine her trying to be a waitress without wearing her harness and periodically warping through time while trying to deliver food.it's like the "clumsy anime girl" trope but with time travel.
>>3441040Hello Angelafriend, I hope you are doing well.>>3441146What if she was a cool cheeky bartender
>>3441040Hi there, I was hoping you'd be back! There's plenty of love to go around, so please stick with us and enjoy yourself.>>3441152Kinda gives new meaning to "Cheers, love!" doesn't it?
>>3441152I'm doing just fine. How have you guys been holding up?>>3441371I've actually been lurking for a couple of months now in case a new pic that I don't have pops up. Hence me asking a few times for Mercys. It's quite comfy here. I'll be dropping by now and then. All I have is Mercy pics so I don't have that much to contribute. You guys are really nice, though. Finding a place where I can discuss my one and only is rare, and even more so on 4chan.
>>3441734Well, Salty Tracerfag reporting in(Not entirely sure if it's necessary to clarify, but it can't hurt), I have been....extra bitter and also worried lately -one unrelated to the other-, but glad you're doing well yourself Mercybro/sis.
Baby Moira a cute!
>>3441734Aw, thanks. Cheerful Lenafriend reporting in; I make an effort to keep the threads diverse and accommodating, so I'm happy to hear that you enjoy it here. You're welcome for a chat or anything else any time.
>>3441734>How have you guys been holding up?Kinda bummed that All-stars Tracer won't be available again and I'll never ever get her, but it's my fault for expecting anything nice from Blizzard.
>>3442324Cheer up, it won't be the last time she gets something special.
>>3442638Honestly, "something special" is such a rare occasion that losing my chance to get it becomes absolutely heartbreaking. It's not like a hockey jersey that I can buy from someone else, it's gone forever.But I guess maybe at some point she'll get something nice, I just have to wait for a couple of years and pray that Jeff won't just spit in my face again.
>>3441850That's sad to hear. What exactly has been bothering you? >>3442324I still don't get why they made them this exclusive. It's like they don't want free money.I'm actually not really a fan of any of any of the All-stars skins.
>>3442875The worry is from a personal matter that I have no idea of the status of, besides "Not good", bitterness is MOSTLY from Politicians going full retard because people are bad at being parents but apparently saying that is verboten now. Also this 222 lock garbage that might end up happening in Overwatch.At least Spitfire getting creamed by Spark was entertaining.Admittedly I think Tracer, Genji and Lucio are the hottest of garbage, but Mercy's I like, admittedly that might be because it gives me Night Elf vibes for some reason.I really couldn't find an approriate picture, so have this.
>>3442840I can empathize with that, but take heart: the requirements for these were never exactly user-friendly, and as the effective flag-bearer for the franchise, I think it's inevitable that more and better is in store for her (in fact, I think we just had a nice show of that a couple weeks ago). We made it through the Dark Days (by which I mean the period from July of 2017 to April of 2019) with each other's help (I very much appreciate all the nice images you've found and posted), and come what may in the future, good or ill, I promise I'll be here to help with that as well.Also, Jeff doesn't spit in your face. He looms over you and slowly drops a loogie directly onto your eyeball. Pleasant dreams, everyone!>>3442991Please don't drag reality in here. These threads are meant as an escape from that, so let's have fun instead.
>>3443239Don't worry, I won't. Just uh, sorta related: Apologies in advance if I seem a little saltier than usual.I am not quite sure if fun, and 'Hey I'm Jeff from the Overwatch Team~" can work at the same time however, but I'll certainly try!
>>3443293Perhaps, but you know what -can- work at the same time as fun? Gremlins!
>>3443370Someone made a 3D printed figure of that and I'm kicking myself for not saving a picture because it looked amazing.
>>3443239I guess you're right, there's no need to be upset. Thanks fren
I'm always happy to help. You know who else often is, too? Your mother. So, please do something nice for her today.
Well, I just saw someone give Tracer's recall to Reinhardt and I must say I'm pleasantly surprised that such a thing works.Not so pleasantly surprised with some other stuff, but not important. How you all been?
>>3448222Cool, now let's see them give Pharah's jump pack to Bastion.Other than getting over a small but persistent cold, I'm fine myself. The main thing on my mind today is that Game of Thrones ends tonight, and all signs are pointing toward it being a fiasco, so I'm bracing myself for the worst. I fully expect the entire internet to explode in a few hours.
>>3448518>>3448518That's probably pretty doable honestly, I saw a mode where someone made Bastion into an 'AC130' you could control by...I think it was a pickup, or maybe paying points. Not too sure.I wish you luck with that, GoT was never my cup of tea, but I know the feeling.
>>3448577Thanks. Hoo boy, looks like we'll be needing it.
>>3448922On the brightside, as little as it is, we now know that the skin Jeff insisted would 'break the internet' is Schoolg- Academy D.Va(Because that one word change totally changes everything.)Apparently there might be some references in the Mech? I have no idea. I do like it though in all honesty.
>>3448940Oh great, another fetishized otaku-bait D.Va skin, like we don't have enough of those already.I'm sorry that I'm bitter, I know it's not like me, but I have a lot on my mind this morning.
>>3449218I mean I'd have preferred maybe Deathwing D.Va or some sort of skin that looked like a modern-ish tank or jet(Plz no bully), but at least it's not worse than K-Pop(In my opinion at least).Now you see we have to cheer you up friend, you sound like me! And nobody should sound like me.
>>3449226Alright, I've calmed down since this morning, and I'm sorry. I was angry at something else, and it bled through. That said, in a post-Shooting Star world where we've been shown she can be serious and interesting in her own right, I feel like more cutesy anime stuff is a step backward.Full disclosure: way back when I was first getting into Overwatch and learning who the characters even were, before I learned D.Va's backstory I thought she -was- a K-Pop star who had just decided to also be a hero. I didn't even know about the mech, because fan art was all I had to go by at the time.Aw, thanks, but I'm fine now. And you're not so bad; you care enough to want to cheer me up at least.
>>3449518Nah it's cool man, no apology needed. Hell, I'm bitter more days than I'm not and you put up with that all the time. While I'd kill for a more serious looking skin myself, I can SORTA see what Blizz's logic is. D.Va is...D.Va, she's carefree, she's upbeat, she's cute, she sees the war as just another game to beat. But D.Va isn't -allowed- to be sad or serious, she isn't -allowed- to be scared or saddened at the injury of a colleague, she isn't -allowed- to be injured. She's like Tracer in that sense. Hana and Lena are not the same as D.Va and Tracer if that makes sense? It's an act, or a mask, to make the public feel like they're winning against the Colossal Omnic/Global Terrorists.(Note I'm not saying that in-game skins are the heights of canon, just that the characters as they appear in non-Archives gameplay are essentially them when 'the cameras are rolling', so that's why I feel we get stuck with D.Va being a living meme, because in-universe she essentially is one that Hana created for the people.) I agree with you in wanting something less...weeb, but I'm MOSTLY indifferent because of the crap I just spewed.I THINK I got in to the lore mostly because the gameplay, characters and visuals hooked me in enough to -care- about them, much like WC3 and WoW did, it's got that same charm(?) to it, imo at least.Now you're just being too kind, I really am as salty as I seem to be, BUT, I have reason to be happy! Jeff isn't planning to kill Overwatch with role lock anytime soon(In theory), so that's some good OW news.
>>3449538I would LOVE to have a scene with them both together, and they have an earnest heart-to-heart not as Tracer and D.Va, but as Lena Oxton and Hana Song. I think they could relate to each other quite well, and to actually see that would be something special. But until the staff remembers they're supposed to be bringing all these characters together, we can only dream.New Thread: >>3449587