“Don’t Touch My Wife” Mode
- disable Lucio, Sombra, and Symmetra,
- disable healing abilities on any hero left (except Ana’s ultimate),
- remove health packs,
- set self healers’ ‘healing dealt’ to 10%,
- set movement for all heroes to 150%,
- set Mercy’s ‘healing dealt’ to 200%,
- set her ‘healing received’ to 200%,
- set her movement speed to 50%.
Game mode is control with no mods.
The point of the changes is to force the teams to not only prioritize each other’s enemy Mercy, but to protect their own from being picked and losing their only healer. This causes both teams to stay in a tight group when they fight one another and Mercy, being slower than her teammates, has to work extra hard to support the team and depends on them for movement.
She gets about one rez per team fight, but if she’s not strategically placed or otherwise well protected, you’re completely without heals and have to send someone to pick Mercy up from spawn, or regroup entirely, which gives the team in control time to set up on the point…… etc etc
Optionally, you ban Pharah from one team and ban Zarya from the other team, so they can properly fight each other for Mercy’s heart. I’m still coming up with a good name for that version.
Eventually I settled for something more to the point:
Other titles I didn’t screencap were “Wife Wars 2: Battle of the Lesbians”, “Wife Wars 3: The Lesbians Strike Back”, “Attack on Lesbos Island”, and “Ship Wars: Bear vs. Bird”
I got one game to go and it worked just about exactly how I wanted it to. It might need some tweaks but try it out if you like and lemme know how it worked if you do.