AndyB-11735 commented on Is AndyB coming back? 1 day ago
HappyTeabag:

You spending less time on the forums as the team grows is a good thing for us as it means we get more from Blizzard even though we lose your personality.

I’ll still be around and reading forums/reddit/Twitch chat/Discord/etc… daily. It’s important as part of the team that I stay connected with your experience, all with the goal of being an effective advocate internally.

You’ll not be rid of me that easily

AndyB-11735 commented on Is AndyB coming back? 1 day ago

I said this in a previous thread, however it bears repeating here: the majority of my focus for the last month and change has been on strategic planning and alignment (since before the holiday break). This is normal for management around the start of the calendar year.

WyomingMyst and Jodie both did a great job of describing many of the responsibilities of the community discipline. This is on top of several hours of meetings/day.

I don’t tend to lean on titles in public (I don’t think they matter to players in the vast majority of situations, which is why all of our titles on the forums are “Community Manager”). As the team lead, over time I’ll naturally be focusing less on the day to day tactics, and more on team/community goals and strategy. As the team grows, I’d expect to see less of me day to day, but much more of folks like Jodie (and our eventual teammates).

I’m certain that it may disappoint some of you that I do not, in fact, sit on the forums with solitaire open in another window all day. Although, let be real…if it was on brand it would be Hearthstone.

IIkwcII:

I wonder how some of the devs feel about the news…

It’s exciting news, and I’m looking forward to learning more.

I do understand that folks may have questions about today’s news. I am certain that we’ll be sharing more information with you all as soon as we’re able.

Jodie-11723 commented on Is AndyB coming back? 1 day ago
Fair! But this one is from ME.
Jodie-11723 commented on Is AndyB coming back? 1 day ago

Y’all! Andy never left us!!

It probably feels like that since I have been trying to spend more time with y’all on the forums, but I promise he’s here!!

To speak to the other subject in this post, it can be difficult to quantify what Community Management is because our goals are qualitative. Our pro strats are driven by sentiment, awareness, engagement and building a healthy ecosystem around a game we love!

Blizzard is special to me because of how involved the community team is in the development process. Team 4 puts a lot of value on my team because of how much they value the Overwatch community-- which is all of you.

I am going to let Andy know that you miss him, and I promise you will be seeing more of us both from now on.

Jodie-11723 commented on Guess the heroes from these emojis 2 days ago
that’s what YOU think
Jodie-11723 commented on Guess the heroes from these emojis 2 days ago




Did I do it right???

Jodie-11723 commented on Support is the easiest role 2 days ago
Maybe mechanical skill??? But even then idk because each support hero is pretty unique. I think people underestimate the situational awareness, game sense, and teamwork skills you need to be a good support.
Jodie-11723 commented on Widowmaker Health Nerf 3 days ago

If not friend, why friend-shaped?

Jodie-11723 commented on Ranking every hero skill requirements 3 days ago

HOW ARE YOU GONNA DO THAT TO MY SUPPORT HEROES!!?

Imagine trying to cancel Moira I won’t let u

Jodie-11723 commented on Give Hog players their own queue 3 days ago
  1. DPS
  2. TANK
  3. SUPPORT
  4. HOG

Jodie-11723 commented on It is time to leak the content creator meeting 3 days ago

All of you are completely based!

I didn’t mean to diminish anyone’s thoughts or feelings, I just meant I have been with the game since 2016 but only joined Blizzard October 2021. I remember Blizzcon 2019 as a player and member of the Overwatch community.

I can’t offer anything right now, but I have a lot of faith in the future of this game. I hope we can make it up to those of you who are feeling frustrated right now.

Jodie-11723 commented on I'm honestly coming round to the idea of hero bans 3 days ago

My personal gripe with hero bans in Overwatch has always been the number of heroes (and then the number of heroes in each role).

I think bans would work better for DPS than they would support and tanks because those two roles have less heroes, but honestly I didn’t like the comp bans we tried way back when.

Counter-picks and teamwork is too important in Overwatch.

Jodie-11723 commented on It is time to leak the content creator meeting 3 days ago

This made my heart skip a beat.

Jodie-11723 commented on It is time to leak the content creator meeting 3 days ago

THIS CLIP IS SO CURSED

I know there’s not a whole lot I can offer right now because y’all really want to know what the future holds for Overwatch. Just know you feelings are 100% valid, and I understand the frustration. I have felt it, too.

I can let you know that this game is everything to the Overwatch team, and we are all super stoked for when we can share more with you.

AndyB-11735 commented on What Role Do Y'all Main? 6 days ago

I’m still around folks.

I’ve been heads down on planning for the year to come, so my apologies for being less visible since the new year. Give me a few more weeks and then I’ll be a different kind of busy, but more able to jump in here on the forums.

All that said, Jodie is awesome, so y’all be sure to show her the same kindness you’ve extended to me.

Jodie-11723 commented on Let's play a game 6 days ago

Did I get baited? Because I actually tried it.

Brigitte and Mercy will be out starting Friday with the color of the day and the people who make it better the best option for you to know I am currently awake because of anixety and ptsd that you are doing.

We were having a good day and now we have anxiety. Typical.

Jodie-11723 commented on What Role Do Y'all Main? 6 days ago
AndyB is completely fine! I’ll let him know you asked.
Jodie-11723 commented on What is your overwatch OCD? 6 days ago

Idk if this is OCD, but I accidentally rebound Zen’s “Thank You” to “No.”

I just kinda left it, and now every time someone does something nice for me, I thank them by saying,

“No.”

Jodie-11723 commented on Y'all hate roadhog so much? 6 days ago
They pretty much went through a phase a few years ago where Hog replaced Reaper, tbh. I do think Hog is counterable, though. Biotic grenade and discord eat him up. The team just needs to make sure he’s not getting close to supports.
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