ok i thought i was finished ranting but im not
the more I read from the side of the writers, the more it becomes clear that they really don’t care about quality
If you look at the Overwatch canon - and I really mean just the canon - it’s bad. It’s just really, really bad.
Overwatch is two dozen clichés slapped onto a decent first-person-shooter. The characters are shallow and trite, any originality seems accidental.
We all make fun of the fact that McCree dresses up and acts like a cowboy in 2076, but from a purely objective point of view, he doesn’t fit into that universe.
Neither do Hanzo and Genji with their names and traditions that date about 500 years into Japan’s past.
Soldier 76 is the epitome of an overdone character trope, Reaper is the most stereotypical bad guy villain you could possibly make up. 76 is dressed in red white and blue, Reaper gets the “black = evil” look down to an inch.
Tracer and Widowmaker were designed to be jerk-off material and the former being lesbian is only thanks to massive fan involvement.
All the major characters are painfully overdone and boring and the few that are interesting from the start have so little in the way of content that it feels like the writers just don’t know what to do with potentially exciting characters.
So here’s the thing, and I’m speaking purely for myself here,
Here’s what made Overwatch into one of the greatest, most diverse and creative fandoms I’ve ever been in: The fans.
I didn’t get into Overwatch because I thought “man, I really miss Supernatural, where else can I get bad writing and boring characters”
I didn’t want to get into Overwatch because nothing about the official material appealed to me in any way, shape or form, but I was dragged in by what the fans made of that material.
If the boys each had a unique erogenous zone, what do you think it would be for Tae, Jimin, Hobi, and Yoongi?