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Is Anna ever getting a guide?

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As the title says.

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3 hours ago, Podok said:

As the title says.

Hey! She definitely is and you can expect it to be up sometime next week. If you take a look at a number of the guides (Doomfist, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Orisa), there is a new format and writer (me).

I'm going to be formatting and deploying guides for the remaining tanks (Winston, D.Va and Zarya), as well as the two missing heroes (Sombra, Ana) over the next couple days. I'll need to make sure all is sorted with the format, but you can definitely expect it next week.

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21 hours ago, Podok said:

Awesome!  And tyvm for all the work your doing as well!

No worries and hopefully the guides will be up to the standard you expect from IV :)

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Just getting around to this - things are moving along slightly slowly just because we are currently looking at another option for updating the section completely, in a different style and so on. I'm sorry for the delay on it, but I'll keep you updated as much as I can as to what's happening! It's all in the early stages right now on that front.

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I was wondering the same thing about Ana. She was the first new hero released and she still does not have an article. Here's hoping to see one before year's end.

Note: Are you going edit all the new articles with the TLDR format, or are they going to remain as is?

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1 hour ago, HinataObsession said:

I was wondering the same thing about Ana. She was the first new hero released and she still does not have an article. Here's hoping to see one before year's end.

Note: Are you going edit all the new articles with the TLDR format, or are they going to remain as is?

All new hero will have the TLDR format. We're actively looking for a writer and we're hoping to find a good one :P

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Checked out the reqs for writing a guide.  Unfortunately, I’m a plat console player + gold PC player, however I live n breathe the meta of this game.  It’s not just that you’re missing a few heroes.  

 

The guides you do have up aren’t updated.  Lucio is still on 30m auras and old damage.  Mercy is still pre rework.  All stats are outdated or not listed either bc they were unavailable when it was published, so that the site wouldn’t have to be updated for # tweaks per patch which I think would actually make a really great resource, or bc whoever was publishing has been outta the game for a year and a half now.  

 

I remember icyveins coming back from a hiatus at wow and not getting as good of info as I got on wow class forums.  But, researching this xpac which I’ve barely touched was rly great in the IV WOW sub.  You guys have a lot of opportunity here and to be honest I can’t imagine it being that much of a hassle to spruce it up and update it.  You already have the infrastructure just fill in info !  If you are looking for a GM Ana guide perhaps try getting in touch with KarQ electronically.

He seems like the kinda guy who would be flattered and full of info.  Good luck w the update.

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6 hours ago, Redkewlaid said:

Checked out the reqs for writing a guide.  Unfortunately, I’m a plat console player + gold PC player, however I live n breathe the meta of this game.  It’s not just that you’re missing a few heroes.  

Yeah, the issue with taking someone of a lower SR is that meta picks and comps normally trickle down from what will be OWL and GM players, so it takes time for it to make its way down to the lower ranks. It took months more for triple tank to be "accepted" in plat/gold, for example. It's equally difficult for a lower SR player to position new characters for all SRs. For example, throwing out high floor heroes as useless when they actually perform incredibly well once that floor is broken. These were the kind of things we were considering when looking into making the requirements.

6 hours ago, Redkewlaid said:

The guides you do have up aren’t updated.  Lucio is still on 30m auras and old damage.  Mercy is still pre rework.  All stats are outdated or not listed either bc they were unavailable when it was published, so that the site wouldn’t have to be updated for # tweaks per patch which I think would actually make a really great resource, or bc whoever was publishing has been outta the game for a year and a half now.  

The problem is, we were looking to move guides to a new format as well as update them, so updating much of the information in the old guides would actually be redundant and removed as soon as the further update happened.

Moving forward, we've put out the recruitment post and we're hoping we'll see those applicants we're hoping for. We can work with them to get the guides up to the same quality we've had in other games. We just have to make sure they're passionate enough to play Overwatch and not quit! 

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