10 Things You Can Do Instead Of Complaining About Mercy

By Yue Lynn on Jan 17, 2018

Here’s my opinion piece (albeit in a listicle style) on why you should focus on other important things instead of wasting time complaining that Mercy is too OP/needs a Nerf. Also, here’s a reality check for you: if you believe Mercy and her kit is too OP, I think you need to re-assess your own skills (she can literally be countered by most, if not all heroes). However, in all fairness, you know what else you should genuinely be scared of, realistically? The answer is lousy teammates.

But before I C9 outta this objective point, let’s steer back to the topic regarding ten useful and more feasible things I believe you can do or improve on instead of levelling up your saltiness towards a certain healer:

Improve Your Hanzo Skills

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

Whether you’re a good or bad Hanzo, you will most probably get ‘hate’ for picking him. But being hated by the enemy team for being an excellent Hanzo is always better than being hated by your own team for being a lousy one.

Level Up Your SR Rank

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Stuck in Bronze? That’s totally fine! After all, everyone gotta start somewhere. As long as you have the patience and persistence to grind up, you can do it! Gambateh!

Try Playing As A Healer

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

If you have yet to play a healer hero before this, why not give it a try? You don’t need to spam annoyingly for heals when you got them heals on your own. Another perk you can obtain is to experience the power of patience, tolerance and see enemies and haters tremble before your balls… I meant orbs. Hopefully, you’ll learn to appreciate your Support teammates after this!

Expand Your Hero Pool And Improve Your Skills

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

Being a one-trick player is boring and may depict you in a bad light. In addition to that, if you’re having difficulties countering certain heroes, why not learn to play other heroes that could counter the ones that are giving you a hard time? At the same time, you can improve your gameplay in general by learning strategies and hero tips by watching pro players’ streams and videos.

Be Less Toxic And Be More Civil

Manners maketh man. Toxicity (in real life or online) won’t give you a happy ending in the long run.

Play As Mercy To See How Cool And Difficult Life Is As A Mercy Player

What the title says.

Avoid Overextending Or Going In Solo (unless you wanna stall)

Remember, a dead player is of no use to the team (Overwatch is a team-based game in case you’ve forgotten). And no matter how many times you spam “I need healing!”, it’s not safe for healers to reach you as you are wae deep behind enemy lines.

Involve Communication And Cooperation In Your Gameplay

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

Besides Capture Point, the other 2 Cs are equally important as Overwatch revolves around teamwork (sounding like a broken record again).

Stop Tilting, Throwing And Trolling (read also: Be Less Toxic And Be More Civil)

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

Don’t be those immature players who do the "If I can't play Genji, I'll throw." kind of thing. Besides, when the game and/or the players has become too much for you to handle, there are a number of things you can do: you can report, leave the match or leave the entire game itself and play/do something else to cool down your mood. Bad players/games aren’t worth your time. Moreover, fighting toxicity with toxicity will only lead to more toxicity.

Most Importantly, Have Fun!

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Image Credit: Blizzard Press Center

Cheers love, don’t over-stress on the game and don’t hate or b*tch on Mercies just because you’re losing/have poor skills or teammates (git gud or get rekt)! Whether you’re playing with friends or you’re solo-queuing (good luck!), winning and losing are part and parcel of any game so that’s something you can’t change. But what you can change is your attitude. :)

Last but not the least, “the world could always use more heroes!” so don’t be a dick.

Important note: This post is an opinion-based one so do consume the writer's blabberings with a grain of salt ;)

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