Omnic Lab: A Strategic Overwatch Podcast

By Andres G. Potdevin & Rob May

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Welcome to the Omnic Lab. We’re a podcast that focuses on the strategies inside of the game of Overwatch. We learn through trial and error in the lab, even if things get a bit crazy and blow up sometimes! We’ll brew up team composition strategies, stir in some tips to play better, and hopefully equip listeners with the instruments they need to gain a strategic edge!

Episode Date
154 - Omnic Lab: Clockwork Vendetta Composition
01:05:08

This week, Andres and Rob are back at it with a new comp hitting Overwatch Open Division EU and Contenders Trials by storm! We’re talking all about Team Clockwork Vendetta & their recent success running a spicy composition for you to try out!

GAME NIGHT: June 28th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab
DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-ntz4-0pzR7s6R4fh3K9lW75HAiL1eAHvsfzC6LGfJU/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, REF1RE, bunkplays, Mewoshmeow, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Roger B, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac
Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Jun 13, 2019
153 - Omnic Lab: Building OWL Fan Clubs
01:08:24

This week, Andres is out for vacation, but Rob brings on long-time supporter and friend of the show Richard Ng aka “Greatrootbear” to talk all about building Overwatch League Fan Clubs. Someone who was formerly helping out the 5 Deadly Venoms with NYXL fan group meetups in NYC. Now he’s here to tell us about his new endeavors with his Canadian roots with a newly formed group the Toronto Alpha Flight to support the Toronto Defiant and also push for Team Canada’s Overwatch World Cup 2019 Community Lead!

GAME NIGHT: June 28th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab
DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PFfzJNNcIMCZYXFMGpU1wVgqAewhyBBAaIDqOOaZVNM/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, bunkplays, Mewoshmeow, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Roger B, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac


Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Richard: twitter.com/greatrootbear

OWL Fan Groups: https://twitter.com/alphaflight_to & https://twitter.com/nyxl_venoms

Jun 04, 2019
152 - Omnic Lab: Replays, Balance, & Workshops!
01:03:07

This week, Rob & Andres are back this week to talk all about a brand new PTR update, the new Anniversary Event, and Workshops hitting live servers!

GAME NIGHT: May 31st

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab
DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15jcuB0HsplbwpADJJVb_2eXIoNebqqiXTIhGdfaLa-4/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, Mewoshmeow, Shazear, Shepherd, Crimsonfail, Brenden D, REF1RE, Roger B, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac
Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

May 29, 2019
151 - Omnic Lab: Wrecking Ball with Yeatle - Going Deep
01:13:04

This week, we’re back with another Going Deep episode after a long drought. We have special guest and top 500 player Yeatle rolling in this week to setup a minefield of information all about Wrecking Ball!

GAME NIGHT: May 31th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab
DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bwMntp35oT123ab0qAea_Noaz2JphO4ltEw43CyURc/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, Shazear, Shepherd, CrimsonFail, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Yeatle:https://twitter.com/Yeatle_ow, https://www.twitch.tv/yeatle

May 21, 2019
150 - Omnic Lab: 3 Year Trivia Anniversary!
01:34:27

This week, we celebrate our 150th episode and three years of Omnic Lab podcast episodes! We invite Bob and Mel from OWL Recap our sister show to compete in Rob’s Overwatch trivia extravaganza to celebrate!

This weeks episode is brought to you by:

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GAME NIGHT: May 31st

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

PATREON: http://www.patreon.com/omniclab
DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bwMntp35oT123ab0qAea_Noaz2JphO4ltEw43CyURc/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Top Score Solutions, Shazear, Klaus, Shepherd, CrimsonFail, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

May 14, 2019
149 - Omnic Lab: Self Diagnostics
01:27:23

This week, Andres and Rob are back together again, this time we have a new season upon us so we’re looking to chat about self diagnostics! This means we want to discuss how we coach ourselves to get better, things to look for to improve and stuff that we’re currently focusing to get better doing.

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Shepherd, Klaus

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

May 08, 2019
148 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Workshop & Meta Talk with Freedo (YourOverwatch)
59:07

This week, Andres and Rob are talking this week about the new map Havana, all about the Storm Rising Event, and even some tips on completing it before the event expires! Additionally, we’ll be covering the newest Junkrat & Reaper changes that hit live in brief.

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xgxlwn_IynNo9UBJhL3mIw2fi43GTZfmxZlMU24mw2w/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii, Shepherd

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Apr 30, 2019
147 - Omnic Lab: Storm Rising Havana
01:11:15

This week, Andres and Rob are talking this week about the new map Havana, all about the Storm Rising Event, and even some tips on completing it before the event expires! Additionally, we’ll be covering the newest Junkrat & Reaper changes that hit live in brief.

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xgxlwn_IynNo9UBJhL3mIw2fi43GTZfmxZlMU24mw2w/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii, Shepherd

Rob: twitter.com/notrob, twitch.tv/notrobmay

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Apr 23, 2019
146 - Omnic Lab: Bunker Time!
01:03:40

This week, Andres and Rob are talking this week about Bunker Composition! We have talked a lot about GOATS, setting up combos, & even the new Wrecking Ball compositions. This week we are going to talk through when to select them and when & how to use Bunker strats!

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18kvdUMpAm_VidJkUHM8yLQgl5gbdHtMqK500g3nQJU0/edit?usp=sharing  

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Apr 16, 2019
145 - Omnic Lab: The Art of Combos
01:20:35

This week, Andres and Rob are talking all about combos in Overwatch. We’re going to try to do our best to cover as much of the topic as we can this week without assuming you know anything about the combos!

GAME NIGHT: April 26th

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18kvdUMpAm_VidJkUHM8yLQgl5gbdHtMqK500g3nQJU0/edit?usp=sharing  

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Apr 08, 2019
144 - Omnic Lab: Need for Speed Patch
56:28

A new week, a new show with new patch changes yet again! We have some great discussion points for the PTR this week with Junkrat, Reaper, Symmetra, & Doomfist! We also chat about the March game night and how good it was!

GAME NIGHT: March 29, 2018

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18kvdUMpAm_VidJkUHM8yLQgl5gbdHtMqK500g3nQJU0/edit?usp=sharing  

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Cloudii

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Mar 31, 2019
143 - Omnic Lab: New Meta Winners [March 2019]
57:28

A new week, a new show brings us back to talking all about the new meta shaking out this week! We discuss all the heroes having a strong impact in the new meta texture of the game.

 

GAME NIGHT: March 29, 2018

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lltk49MGrZEFzLWPfCnrLMuVtu6E0vsV27rSoS10fFg/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

 

Mar 27, 2019
142 - Omnic Lab: The Chengdu 2-2-2
01:08:47

A new week, a new show brings us back to talking pro strategies with the Chengdu Hunters! They’re running a new Pharmercy composition!


GAME NIGHT: March 29, 2018

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18kvdUMpAm_VidJkUHM8yLQgl5gbdHtMqK500g3nQJU0/edit?usp=sharing  

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, CrimsonFail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Mar 18, 2019
141 - Omnic Lab: Massive Patch & Role Queue Chat
01:04:38

With yet even more patch notes hitting the PTR this week, Rob & Andres discuss the new content coming with hopefully enough changes to make a new game! Additionally, we have a good discussion on the possibility of Role Queue coming to Overwatch ranked.

GAME NIGHT: March 29, 2018

WEBSITE: http://www.omniclab.com/links

DISCORD INVITE: https://discord.gg/vZ26JX4

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/4PNaj8fM0j5pdIaGEDrPPJ

Shownotes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uSmCuOnmhulCrcvHgrqyy_OdqNBlH0QwXt7PvvNqg9A/edit?usp=sharing

PARTNERS:

Top Score Solutions - https://topscoresolutions.com/

Omnic Meta: http://www.omnicmeta.com

Humble Bundle Monthly Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Patreon Sponsors from https://www.patreon.com/omniclab

Shazear, Top Score Solutions, Crimsonfail, BennyNTheJets, Brenden D., REF1RE, SilvarLoki, JanJinkle, Roger B., Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac

Rob: twitter.com/notrob

Andres: twitter.com/iplaigames

Mar 10, 2019
140 - Omnic Lab: New Hero, New Map, & Patch!
01:23:24

Andres has guest Deathblow from High Noon Podcast to talk about a new hero preview and the PTR patch notes with Rob out this week! Additionally, they touch briefly on the new map: Paris.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 2/22
  • SPONSORS:
  • Top Score Solutions - “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."
  • Shazear - “Hey fellow scientists! One of our patrons, Shazear, is working to staff out a new scrum team in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is looking to hire a Mid to Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer. You would need to have a quality engineering background that includes white box and black box testing as well as creating test automation using tools built in dot-net and selenium as well as using networking tools like fiddler, jay-meter, and postman. He'd love to work with fellow Omnic Lab folks! Ping Shazear on our discord for more information.“
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • OWL Stats
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate! Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Baptiste:

  • Lore: Jean-Baptiste Augustin, Age: 36
  • Occupation: Combat Medic
  • Base of Operations: Tortuga, Haiti (formerly)
  • Affiliation: Caribbean Coalition (formerly), Talon (formerly)
  • Abilities:
  • Biotic Launcher Damage
  • Biotic Launcher Healing
  • Regenerative Burst
  • Immortality Field
  • Amplification Matrix
  • Exo Boots

PTR Patch Feb. 26, 2019

New Map: Paris (Assault//2CP)

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Lisome, JanJinkle, Roger B., Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., REF1RE, Brendon D., BennyNTheJets, Justin Jay


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast
Andres:Twitter,audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Deathblow: Twitter, HighNoonPodcast

Feb 28, 2019
139 - Omnic Lab: OWL Comps [S2-S1-W1]
01:12:10

This week we talk about transitioning your “game sense” to the next level. We are going to transition those looking to progress to higher ranks with these tips and topics! We want to help you get a good understanding of those things after the basics.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • —>GAME NIGHT: 2/22<—
  • SPONSORS:
  • Top Score Solutions - “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."
  • Shazear - “Hey fellow scientists! One of our patrons, Shazear, is working to staff out a new scrum team in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is looking to hire a Mid to Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer. You would need to have a quality engineering background that includes white box and black box testing as well as creating test automation using tools built in dot-net and selenium as well as using networking tools like fiddler, jay-meter, and postman. He'd love to work with fellow Omnic Lab folks! Ping Shazear on our discord for more information.“
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Reaper’s OWL Stats
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Main Compositions:

  • 3-3 (GOATS Standard)
  • Brig/Zen/Lucio/Rein/Zarya/DVa
  • Current patch: Rally armor lasts 30s before decaying
  • Brig Shield cannot stun through barriers
  • Brig Healing passive slightly increased
  • DVa Defense Matrix 2s CD between uses
  • 3-3 (Variant GOATS)
  • Swap Zen for Moira
  • Swap Zen for Ana
  • 3-3 (FLOATS)
  • Swap out Rein for Winston
  • This comp also has variants using Moira
  • 3-2-1 (Sombra Comp)
  • Swap DVa for Sombra
  • Swap Zarya for Sombra (rarely)
  • Some teams choose also to swap Zen for Moira
  • 3-2-1 (Death Ball Variants)
  • Basically the same as Sombra Comp
  • Swap DVa for X hero needed
  • McCree/Reaper/Tracer/Symmetra

Map Dependent Fringe:

  • 2-2-2 Pharmercy
  • Sombra/Pharah/Mercy/Ana/Winston/DVa
  • This is a variation of Dive
  • 2-2-2 Dive Comp
  • Sombra/Tracer/Ana/Lucio/DVa/Winston
  • Spitfire tried a variant swapping Sombra for McCree/Widow
  • 2-2-2 Ilios Well Torb (ATL only)
  • Hanzo/Torb/Lucio/Zen/Orisa/DVa
  • Adjust to 3-3 with Orisa instead of Rein later
  • 2-2-2 Route 66 Pirate Ship
  • Bastion/Genji/Mercy/Ana/Orisa/DVa
  • Pretty much only used in fringe cases on specific payload maps
  • This comp’s core is only Mercy/Orisa/DVa
  • 3-2-2 Horizon Bunker (Variant)
  • Orisa/DVa/Tracer/Junk/Mercy/Zen
  • 4-1-1 (4-DPS)
  • Hammond/Mercy/Sombra/Tracer/Widow/Pharah
  • Spitfire tried this against Fusion on Volskaya
  • Ended up swapping for Point B & most of the match (Won 5-4)
  • 3-2-1 (3-DPS) Assault (2CP)
  • Hammond/Zen/Lucio/Sombra/Tracer/Widow
  • Fusion Ran this in a 4-4 situation on Volskaya against Spitfire
  • NYXL ran Hammond/Mercy/Zen/Tracer/Sombra/Pharah against Boston on Horizon Lunar Colony
  • 3-2-1 (3-DPS) Control (KotH)
  • Hammond/Mercy/Ana/Ashe/Hanzo/Pharah
  • Dynasty ran this on Ilios Well against Gladiators
  • They swapped a Winston for Hammond midway through before losing
  • They swapped Hanzo for Sombra for Lighthouse briefly

The Why:

DVa combo’d with Graviton: The idea is to push the bomb behind or in your graviton, and then pin the enemy Reinhardt.

  • This puts a lot of pressure on Rein to deflect Bomb
  • This also will nearly guarantee the Rein Shield will break
  • Rein’s without Zarya Bubble or Shield get Discorded and melted
  • A team with a dead Rein/Winston loses the fight nearly every time

->Swapping to Stall has key considerations

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, Roger B., Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., REF1RE, Brendon D., BennyNTheJets

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast
Andres:Twitter,audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Feb 19, 2019
138 - Omnic Lab: Advanced Game Sense
01:10:36

 

This week we talk about transitioning your “game sense” to the next level. We are going to transition those looking to progress to higher ranks with these tips and topics! We want to help you get a good understanding of those things after the basics.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 2/22
  • SPONSORS:
  • Top Score Solutions - “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."
  • Shazear - “Hey fellow scientists! One of our patrons, Shazear, is working to staff out a new scrum team in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is looking to hire a Mid to Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer. You would need to have a quality engineering background that includes white box and black box testing as well as creating test automation using tools built in dot-net and selenium as well as using networking tools like fiddler, jay-meter, and postman. He'd love to work with fellow Omnic Lab folks! Ping Shazear on our discord for more information.“
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Reaper’s new kit with 1.32 Stats
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab 

Improving Game Sense:

Basics:

  • (Just because these are basic, doesn’t mean good players have them down!)
  • These are actually a LOT for the normal playerbase
  • Knowing all abilities and their relative cooldowns.
  • Knowing relative damage numbers for abilities and normal attacks.
  • Knowledge of all sound Q’s for abilities for every hero.
  • Deep knowledge of all the maps and zones that heroes can abuse.
  • Hero Death, flank and count tracking. (Kill FEED)
  • Ultimate tracking. (This extends into advanced as well)

Advanced Techniques:

The Daredevil tracking:

Use sound queues to track things even while out of your line of sight.

  • Create a mental map of the zone you are approaching.
  • Listen for abilities to know when to push/dive or even use your own cd’s.
  • Win 1v1’s through sound.
  • Escaping getting dove by positioning & understanding enemy movements

Nostradamus Predictions:

Become a prophet by internalizing ability cooldowns and ult tracking properly.

  • See abilities before the enemy knows they want to use them.
  • Bait out cooldowns.
  • Have counters ready

The Spidey-Sense:

Predicting/Anticipating when enemies are going to do something.

  • Noticing abnormalities in movement/approaches
  • Checking ultimates used vs unused & how close you are to an OT moment
  • Check hero counts/missing heroes. Track returning heroes.
  • Monitoring the heroes that are just better than the rest, anticipate them

Reach Ultra Instinct:

  • Internalize all of the above to the point of doing it without thinking.
  • Create a pleasant atmosphere where your mind can be at peace.
  • Feed yourself well, get some rest and train with disciple constantly.
  • Reach Ultra instinct and become Jjonak

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, Roger B., Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., REF1RE, Brendon D., BennyNTheJets

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Feb 12, 2019
137 - Omnic Lab: Consoles Revisited (CS & Switch)
01:25:17

This week Rob is hosting without Andres this week, however Switch and Top 500 PS4 player CS join him this week to talk about PC & Console differences, similarities, and dispelling myths!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 2/22

  • SPONSORS:

    • Top Score Solutions - “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."

    • Shazear - “Hey fellow scientists! One of our patrons, Shazear, is working to staff out a new scrum team in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota and is looking to hire a Mid to Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer. You would need to have a quality engineering background that includes white box and black box testing as well as creating test automation using tools built in dot-net and selenium as well as using networking tools like fiddler, jay-meter, and postman. He'd love to work with fellow Omnic Lab folks! Ping Shazear on our discord for more information.“

Console vs PC Questions

  • Difference or Myth? (Console vs PC)

    • Heroes X, Y, Z are stronger on Console

    • Some Comps aren’t good on Console

    • Console players aren’t as good at the same rank on PC

      • Diamond console = Gold PC mentality

    • Game sense transfers from Console to PC

    • Game pace is slower on Console

    • Aim assist makes Console easier

    • Blizzard doesn’t balance for Console play

    • Console play is more toxic

    • Console players are all young players who can’t afford a PC

  • What things should be known for improving on console?

  • How is the toxicity on Console?

  • What statistical trends mirror PC play?

  • What statistical trends are in different?

  • Any trends or differences that could be relevant to monitor?

  • Top tips for improving on Console?

  • Game settings or peripheral recommendations for building muscle memory?

  • Thoughts on platform cross-play being enabled in the future

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., Connall M., Brendon D.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,audioblender.studio, soundcloud
CS: Twitch, YouTube
Switch: Omnic Meta, Twitter

Feb 06, 2019
136 - Omnic Lab: Busan with ChipSa (Map Mastery)
01:06:51

This week Andres & Rob are back at it with the Map Mastery to visit Busan! This time we have returning guest ChipSa to help us talk all about this map and what compositions, approaches, and good tactics are when playing on Busan.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

GAME NIGHT: 1/25

SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

  • “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
  • Busan: Downtown
  • Outside area with very tall high grounds near spawn areas
  • Low ground for point with low cover
  • Odd shaped high ground
  • Mega Health Pack near a pillar just off point
  • Large area near point to be knocked off

Busan: Sanctuary

  • Odd sightlines
  • Point slightly raised in a courtyard with a large central drum for cover
  • Lots of interesting health pack locations
  • Mix of enclosed and open areas for vertical sky box

Busan: MEKA Base

  • Fully enclosed map
  • A wrap around high ground
  • Low point is where the point is located
  • Kill zone just off the side of point
  • Lots of staircases both large and in small flanks

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., Connall M., Brendon D.

iTunes Reviews: (3)

  • Sharkstef15 (USA) Jan 18
  • Plumzc (UK) Jan 23
  • Oatmeal~The Fatty (USA) Jan 20 (Matt Z)

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
ChipSa: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jan 28, 2019
135 - Omnic Lab: Different Ranks & Meta
01:22:23

This week Andres & Rob are back at it with another duo show to talk all about how playing at different ranks changes what expectations players may have for your play and how to improve. We also talk at length through what we value in hero mastery and what the meta means.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 1/25

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

      • Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."

    • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

    • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

What is Meta?

  • What is meta?

  • What meta means at different ranks.

    • Interpretation of what is good for you at your rank.

  • How does playing meta help or hurt you

  • Playing what you want has value

    • Hero Mastery matters

    • Playing 100 hours doesn’t make you an expert, but…

    • Lowering hero pools have value

    • Learning the game faster by lowering variables.


Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., Connall M.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jan 21, 2019
134 - Omnic Lab: Armor Takes a Hit
01:14:12

This week Andres & Rob take a long look at the big news for the week. We cover the Bastet Ana event, Hero rebalances on PTR Jan. 7th, 2019, and talk all about the new Armor in the game.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 1/25

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Ashe scope sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link

News:

Armor & PTR:

  • PTR Changes Link Jan. 7, 2019

  • Known Issues list updated to 1.32

  • Armor Explained by OW Central

  • CompOW Subreddit post from ClumsyLi

  • Armor now reduces damage differently

    • -3 dmg per “tick” of dmg now on PTR

    • -5 dmg per “tick” of dmg  previously

    • Also, this change means that anything 6 dmg and below per dmg source will be half. Before the threshhold before dmg was halved was 10 (because of the -5)

    • So the calculations reduce dmg done to Armor targets by half, until the dmg exceeds 6. This is most noticeable on units with machine guns and shotguns using many shots in quick succession or lots of pellets spreading in a single shot.

  • Brigitte - Rally - Duration of the effect down to 30 sec.

  • DVa - Defense Matrix - Cooldown between uses increased from 1 sec to 2 sec.

  • Reaper - Shotgun/Passive - Lifesteal increased from 30% to 50% of dmg dealt.(edited)

  • New Killfeed updates

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z., Connall M.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jan 15, 2019
133 - Omnic Lab: New Year, New Goals
59:14

This week Andres & Rob start off the new year of 2019 talking about our goals for the coming year, things we want to see in Overwatch, and overall just how we want the show to get better in the new year!


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28 Coverage

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • “Omnic Lab is presented in part by Top Score Solutions, an esports oriented community for business education, and analytics. If you want to develop a business, service, org, or just create content about gaming or esports, they're here to help! Their flagship podcast is the Esports Business Podcast, which you can find on Podbean and iTunes. Additionally, they run a blog at TopScoreSolutions.com and a regular "In Case You Missed It" brief news update. Be sure to check out their active Discord community if you have any questions for follow up or just talk more about esports and gaming! Don't forget all links are on their website at topscoresolutions.com."

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

    • Switch Visits ATL!

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Ashe scope sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link

News:

Goal setting:

  • Overwatch Goals

  • Personal Goals

  • Podcast Goals

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Lisome, Matthew Z.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jan 07, 2019
132 - Omnic Lab: DVa with TossarN - Going Deep
01:20:17

This week Andres & Rob sit down with TossarN, a coach and top GM player to doing a going deep on DVa. Relatively unknown, but a really great coach we found through Jayne’s Youtube channel, we’re excited to do our last show of 2018 with TossarN!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Ashe scope sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link

Going Deep D.Va:

  • D.Va Reference Source

  • What is the fundamentals for D.Va or what is her job in a game? The core of the hero for ALL ranks.

  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?

  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: D.Va’s Defense Matrix and mixing it with Damage.

  • Let’s talk about using Micro Missiles and effective use.

  • How to do we get the most out of Rocket Boosters ?

  • Self Destruct breakdown

  • Baby D.Va aka Pilot Mode

  • How Map Dependent is D.Va?

  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.

  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

    Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
TossarN: Fiver Link, Twitter, Twitch, Discord: TossarN#5554

Dec 29, 2018
131 - Omnic Lab: Ultimate Tracking
01:11:49

This week Andres & Rob have a full show for you this week talking all about Ultimate tracking!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Ashe scope sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link

  • Season 13 expected to finish on Dec. 28/29!

  • Next Week DVa going deep with a Coach who was featured on Jayne’s YouTube that coached him from Fiver!

Ultimate Tracking

  • What is Ult tracking?

  • Why is it important?

  • How can I improve at ult tracking?

  • What are some key indicators for when someone has an ult?

  • Advanced Ult tracking.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Matthew Z.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Dec 24, 2018
130 - Omnic Lab: Ashe Meta Stats (with Omnic Meta)
01:27:21

This week Andres & Rob have Switch joining us to talk all about Ashe stats, new Winter Wonderland, and the brand new data about the new Brigitte Meta thus far in the new changes that hit the game.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Hero 29 (Ashe) has a 1.5x scope requiring sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link and set the bottom to 66 & the top to your Ana/Widow scoped sensitivity to calculate! Reddit reference

  • Winter Wonderland - Dec. 11th

Winter Wonderland

  • Skins

    • Zarya, Widowmaker, Lucio, Symmetra, Mercy, Junkrat

    • Ashe, Bastion, Reinhardt

  • Emotes

    • Torbjorn - My Babies

    • Genji - Paper Stars

  • Victory Toast Poses

  • Highlight Intro for Wrecking Ball

Ashe Stats

  • Damage Per 10 Seconds

    • Just under Hanzo, but barely

    • 2500 higher average than McCree

    • 2500 lower average than Junkrat

    • Doomfist, Genji, Widow all far below (but, just in dmg, as the other heroes confirm more)

  • Elims Per 10 Min

    • Ashe competing with other top picks to contribute

    • Ashe seems to have more of a curve up from Bronze to Diamond with the skill ceiling being high to play.

  • Final Blows per 10 Min

    • Somewhat lags behind others, but not by much (a margin of 2 at most)

    • Hanzo and Widowmaker presenting the highest in the category

  • Deaths per 10 min

    • Ashe has far better survivability overall than everyone

    • Most avg deaths remain about the same across all ranks

    • This could have something to do with promoting a safe style of play & an ultimate that allows pressure without being in a risky position.

    • Ashe also has a displacement to move around when she is threatened similar to Hanzo & Widowmaker who are also fairly low in deaths.

  • Dynamite vs B.O.B.

    • Bob’s kill secure is roughly the same as a Junkrat Tire, Pharah Barrage, or Hanzo Dragonstrike

    • Genji’s Blade is much higher on the ultimate confirmation

    • BOB’s function seems to also be less about securing and more to do with disruption like Hanzo’s ult and also the knock up & zoning.

    • Dynamite is contributing to a whopping 28% of her kills in bronze and 35% in GM

  • Pickrate vs Winrate

    • Like any new hero, the pick rate is absurd to start off competitive in their release into the scene.

    • Diamond picking her up in more cases than others at around 38% of games, but the average being around 30%

    • Genji at the time is one of the most frequent picks to synergize with Ana

    • In the DPS category, Ashe has the highest Winrate at #1 slot

      • 53% in Plat and 56% in GM

      • Junkrat is the only hero besides Ashe and Doomfist to hit 50% in Gold Tier

      • Silver Tier shows Ashe, Genji, Hanzo, & Junkrat all being right around 48% with Doomfist taking the #1 slot at 50%

#Rework Mercy Movement

  • Mercy & Moira have below 10% pick rate in GM (<20% in Masters)

  • Mercy has 20% in Diamond

  • Ana has over 70% in Diamond+ for pick rate

  • Moira, Mercy, & Ana are the most picked in Bronze to Gold

    • Moira (50-60%)

    • Mercy (38-48%)

    • Ana (34-40%)

  • Moira, Mercy, & Ana have the highest healing output in order overall in all ranks

  • Brigitte with the highest overall win rate average across all ranks

  • Lucio & Mercy have similar data from Platinum to GM for win ratios

  • Ana and Zenyatta soaring to the top for Diamond+ but Ana drops in winrate steeply each rank below that.

  • Moira has a steady decline in chunks of 2% at a time, while others only differ about 0.5%

  • Reworking Mercy?

    • Team Rez Ult Mercy?

    • Buff Mercy existing Kit?

    • Leave her alone?

    • Boring Hero?

New Patch Reminders

  • Brigitte’s Nerf (Shield Bash Dmg & Barrier blocked)

  • Doomfist’s Nerf (Air Ctrl with Uppercut Seismic Slam Range & Meteor Strike)

  • McCree’s Buff (Fan the Hammer)

  • Bastion (Recon Ammo/Gun Spread in Sentry)

  • Torbjorn (Ultimate Dmg)

  • Soldier 76 Adjustment (Helix Rockets during ult)

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Switch: Twitter (Personal), Twitter (OM), OmnicMeta Site, Omnic Meta Stat Tracking

Dec 17, 2018
129 - Omnic Lab: Personal Progression
01:11:15

This week Andres & Rob meet up to talk through what they’ve been doing to play better and climb this season. We also talk a lot about what we’ve been working on for the current season and look for in game play to observe improving.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 12/28

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Hero 29 (Ashe) has a 1.5x scope requiring sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link and set the bottom to 66 & the top to your Ana/Widow scoped sensitivity to calculate! Reddit reference

  • Winter Wonderland - Dec. 11th

    • Zarya & Lucio Skins announced so far

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Lisome, JanJinkle, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Dec 10, 2018
128 - Omnic Lab: Gibraltar with Shockmaster (Map Mastery)
01:26:32

This week Andres & Rob meet up together with one of our longest community members and fresh into Top 500: Shockmaster! This week we want to spend a good chunk of the episode talking about Gibraltar in another map guide with him and then also chat about all the things he’s been up to since grinding Overwatch in the beginning.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 11/30

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Hero 29 (Ashe) has a 1.5x scope requiring sensitivity Adjustments! Click this calculator link and set the bottom to 66 & the top to your Ana/Widow scoped sensitivity to calculate! Reddit reference

 

General Tips

  • Payload maps in general (ideal setup for attack & defense)

  • What to consider when choosing a composition on Gibraltar

  • How teams make composition changes based on Points A, B, & C

 

Point A, B, & C

  • Map locations: Box on high ground, Stairwell, Mega Health Pack room, Stairs hallway, Catwalk, Rocks edge, Final catwalk, server room, two mini health pack spots

  • Attacking/Defending

  • Composition considerations

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Mr. Marz, JanJinkle, Terry F, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Shockmaster: Twitter, Twitch

Nov 30, 2018
127 - Omnic Lab: Brig & Doom Super Patch
01:23:56

This week Andres & Rob meet up together for a super patch extravaganza! With missing 2 weeks of large patch updates for Doomfist & Brigitte along with a few other notable discussions on the state of the game spurred by Seagull’s video this week we’ve got a full show for you!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 11/30

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Hero 29 (Ashe) has a 1.5x scope which is why there needs to be a major in-game adjustment instead of copying settings. Here's a tip I received from discord user RePeteTV sending me this Reddit link about the sensitivity adjustments

  • For Ashe, this is the sensitivity calculator needed to make her sens like Widow's and Ana's her magnification is different so the math is different. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/1a0o5z7ova

  • Set the top slider to your widowmaker/ana scoped sens and then the bottom bar to 66, does not matter what your sens is, this has to deal with FoV and Ashe's is arbitrarily 66.

  • So far, we have no better method of finding our sensitivity and no surefire way to know for sure, but this calculator gave Kephrii his sens and he said it was much closer to his Widow sens than others as have I used this and believe the same.

PTR Nov.14, 2018:

  • Also included is the Build from Nov. 20, 2018

  • Bastion:

    • Recon: Ammo Increased 25 -> 35

    • Sentry: Weapon spread decreased 33% while firing (slow and slight accuracy increase)

  • Brigitte:

    • Shield Bash cannot go through or stun through barriers

    • Shield Bash DMG down 50 -> 5

    • Inspire (Passive) CD down 1.5s -> 1.0s

    • Inspire (Passive) Duration up 5s -> 6s

    • Inspire (Passive) Total healing up 80 -> 100

    • Dev Notes: Reduces Shield Bash’s damage reduces her total stun combo damage potential while still allowing Whip Shot and her basic melee attacks to retain their full strength. Brigitte is a hybrid tank/healer, and lately we’ve been reducing her effectiveness by reducing the power of her non-healing functionality, but we want to make sure she is still a viable pick so we’re increasing the uptime of her Inspire passive to help increase her overall healing output.

  • Doomfist:

    • Rising Uppercut: Loss of Air control down 3s -> 0.6s

    • Seismic Slam: Max range down 20m -> 15m

    • Seismic Slam: Victims no longer lose air control when being pulled in

    • Meteor Strike: Inner ring damage radius up 1.5m -> 2.0m (still deals 300 DMG)

    • Meteor Strike: Max DMG outside the inner ring down 300 -> 200

      • This is where the falloff happens, still reduces the DMG down to 15 at max range

    • Comments: Doomfist’s high mobility allows him to engage and disengage from extremely long ranges. Decreasing the range of his targeted aerial version of Seismic Slam requires him to get closer before engaging an enemy and makes it slightly harder for him to escape from combat. The loss of air control on Rising Uppercut was a frustrating mechanic for players, but it allowed Doomfist to set up combos. We’ve found a decent middle ground by limiting the time Doomfist has to line up his next move.

    • Comments Nov. 20: The PTR Doomfist changes are all about trying to give his enemies more opportunities to effectively fight back, and these changes are no exception. The Meteor Strike changes will make it harder to secure a “free” kill on heroes without mobility such as Zenyatta or Ana, while still preserving its max potential damage when aimed well or when combined with other abilities such as Graviton Surge or Sleep Dart.

  • McCree:

    • Fan the Hammer DMG up 45 -> 55

  • Reinhardt:

    • Bug Fixed preventing Earthshatter from going over some terrain.

  • Soldier 76:

    • Tactical Visor: Helix Rocket no longer auto-targets enemies

  • Torbjorn:

    • Molten Core: DMG up 130dps -> 160dps

  • Sound Bugs: Varying sound bugs having to do with Windows volume settings have been fixed.

    • Most notably an issue with scoping sounds on Ana.

Known Issues List 11.22.18 (edited)

  • Ashe: Coach Gun: can launch you into orbit by shooting a Genji Deflect

  • Ashe: B.O.B. can move Sentry Bastion & cryo-freeze Mei

  • Ashe: B.O.B. LoS is blocked if Mei cryo-freezes on top of him

  • Ashe: B.O.B. no audio call out for nano boosting B.O.B.

  • Winston: Jump Pack: sometimes knockbacks enemies without dealing any DMG

New Bug Report

  • Ashe: Scope for Viper: when scoping in or out it massively drops the in-game FPS down

Also the current PTR is getting feedback on the same issues before live in this post

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Mr. Marz, JanJinkle, Terry F, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Nov 25, 2018
126 - Omnic Lab: Ashe with Fareeha - Going Deep
01:08:38

This week Andres & Rob sit down with GM DPS main & streamer personality Fareeha to talk all about the new Hero 29: Ashe (and B.O.B.)! We were pumped to connect with Fareeha at Blizzcon a bit and want to get to know her as well!

Let’s Get to Know our Guest!

All right, Fareeha, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and tell us your skills in the game!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 11/30

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Going Deep Hero Breakdown:

  • Ashe Reference Source

  • What is the fundamentals for Ashe or what is her job in a game?

  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?

  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with the Viper in and out of the scope.

    • When do I Spam?

    • How do I know when to pop out of scope?

  • Let’s talk about using Dynamite and effective use.

    • How do we set up to use it?

    • Do we use on cool down?

    • How do I hit the dang thing consistently?

  • How to do we get the most out of Coach Gun?

    • Movement tips

    • (Don’t worry about hitting a surface with the gun)

    • Using Offensively vs Defensively

  • Proper timing for B.O.B. breakdown

    • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize

    • General Use & Setting up

    • Communicating with Teammates

  • How Map Dependent is Ashe?

  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.

  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4), Mr. Marz, JanJinkle, Terry F, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Lisome


Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Fareeha: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Nov 18, 2018
125 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon 2018 Recap
01:06:31

This week Andres and Rob talk all about what happened at blizzcon and include a super cool group interview we had with Michael Chu!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 11/30 - Next Game night

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Con Before the Storm - Released in the feed

Blizzcon 2018:

  • Blizzcon Experience

  • People and Event

  • Ashe & Overwatch release

  • OWWC and esports contacts

  • Michael Chu interview

News Updates:

  • BASTION - Video timestamp

    • Bastion’s Recon clip size increased from 25 to 35.

    • Bastion’s Sentry minigun gets a ‘reverse-spread’ effect: the longer he shoots, the more precise his shots become. This was specifically described as a change that “may or may not make it.”

  • MCCREE - Video timestamp

    • Fan the Hammer damage increased by 10 damage per shot.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Top Score Solutions, Anthony E. (SilvarLoki), Solo (PS4) , Mr. Marz, JanJinkle, Terry F, DurandaL, Roger B., Britmus, Shazear, Chrisdaplaya, TragicZac, Lisome.


Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Nov 11, 2018
124 - Omnic Lab: Omnic Noon 2018
01:29:39

This week Andres and Rob get Blevins and DeathBlow back on from High Noon Productions to hang out and talk about all things pre-blizzcon, news, new PTR, and more!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 10/26 - REPORT

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

    • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server.

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!

  • Con Before the Storm - Overwatch Panel Nov. 1, 10pm-11pm (4th Floor, Anaheim Hilton)

    • IcySorrow, Blevins, BlazzinBob, TotemlyDrunk, iPlaiGames, notrob

Overwatch News:

  • New Torb is Live in Comp to finish our season! Thoughts?

    • Kit Refresher:

    • Molten Core: New Ult LAVA

    • Overload: 150 armor, faster movement & shooting/reloading 30% for 5s

    • Deploy Turret: Lv. 2 Always, self-builds, throwable, targets enemies you shoot

    • Rivet Gun: Single Faster Projectile & reload speed

    • Rivet Gun: Shotgun Lower dmg but faster speed & recovery, new spread

  • Season 12 is over!! Oct. 29th at 00:00 UTC (5:00pm PDT)

  • Season 13 kickoff is Nov. 1 at 00:00 UTC (5:00pm PDT Oct. 31)

  • Rewards reminders:

    • SR 1-1499 (Bronze): 65 CP

    • SR 1500-1999 (Silver): 125 CP

    • SR 2000-2499 (Gold): 250 CP

    • SR 2500-2999 (Platinum): 500 CP

    • SR 3000-3499 (Diamond): 750 CP

    • SR 3500-3999 (Master): 1200 CP

    • SR 4000-5000 (Grandmaster): 1750 CP

  • Comp Team Death-Match returns for the offseason!

    • First to 30 kills with 4v4 teams

  • The new Story Discussion Forum section has released, people going nuts

    • Speculations abound: New Story mode? New events? Single-player content?

  • World Cup Predictions

    • UK vs USA

    • AUS vs SKR

    • Winners faceoff (loser to 3rd place)

    • CN vs FIN

    • CAN vs FR

    • Winners faceoff (loser to 3rd place)

Discussion Points: PTR 10/23/18

HERO UPDATES

  • General - All

    • Made jump height consistent across hero roster

  • Mercy - Valkyrie

    • Ultimate cost reduced 15%

    • Healing per second increased from 50 to 60

  • Dev Comments: Mercy’s ultimate was charging a bit too slowly after her base healing was reduced in a previous update. These changes should restore some of her ultimate’s strength and let it build up more quickly.

  • Reaper

    • Hellfire Shotguns - Spread randomization reduced by 50%

    • NOTE: This is currently a nerf, and Jeff said they’re updating PTR with an adjustment

    • The Reaping (Passive) - Life steal increased from 20% to 30% of damage dealt

  • Dev Comments: Reaper’s specialty is fighting at a very close range. The more consistent spread pattern and increase in healing from his passive ability will make him more capable of standing toe-to-toe with his enemies.

  • Roadhog

    • Chain Hook

      • Decreased the delay before pulling a hooked target from 0.5 seconds to 0.3 seconds

      • Now greatly reduces the target’s momentum upon being hooked

      • Cooldown now begins immediately, instead of after the target has been pulled

    • Scrap Gun

      • Spread pattern adjusted for both primary and secondary fire

      • Spread randomization reduced by 50%

    • Whole Hog

      • Knockback maximum velocity increased by 25% (from 8 to 10 meters per second)

      • Horizontal recoil decreased slightly

    • Dev Comments: Roadhog is receiving several large changes to make his abilities more consistent. His Chain Hook had issues with breaking when enemy targets jumped or fell behind environment collision. It will now slow them down in the air more when the hook lands, and wait less time before it starts reeling them in. Since Chain Hook’s cooldown now begins immediately upon use, so it no longer varies based on Roadhog’s distance to the hook target. We’ve also moved some of the projectiles closer to the center of the spread pattern on his Scrap Gun, which gives him a more consistent damage output for its primary and alternate fire. Previously, there was a long-standing bug that caused close-range targets to fly much further than expected. After this bug was fixed, we still wanted to keep some of the knockback burst it provided, so we’ve increased the overall velocity cap to maintain some of that functionality.

  • Symmetra - Photon Projector

    • Primary fire beam charges up 20% faster

    • Dev Comments: It’s still difficult to use Symmetra’s Photon Projector beam effectively, even after its range was increased. By speeding up the primary fire charge rate, it takes less time to ramp up to its full damage potential and will be a stronger option when she’s presented with targets to charge up on.

BUG FIXES

  • Doomfist

    • Fixed a bug that prevented Doomfist’s Rising Uppercut from damaging enemies

    • Fixed a bug that prevented Doomist’s Seismic Slam from dealing damage if he hit by a knockback ability the moment he landed

  • Orisa

    • Fixed bug that prevented Orisa’s Fortify from canceling Doomfist’s Rising Uppercut air control effects

  • Roadhog

    • Fixed a bug that prevented Chain Hook from going on cooldown if it was interrupted before the chain retracted

    • Fixed a bug that prevented Chain Hook from destroying breakable objects when pulling the target backward

    • Fixed a bug that caused Roadhog’s Whole Hog visual effects to cover a wider area than the spread of projectiles

  • Symmetra

    • Fixed a bug that prevented Symmetra to charge up her primary weapon on enemy ice walls

  • Zarya

    • Fixed a bug that allowed heroes to charge through a Graviton Surge without getting trapped

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Anthony E., Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, Shazear, Solo PS4, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac

New Patrons this week: Anthony E. & Erik W.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
High Noon Productions: Main Show, FOWL Play, Blackwatch Report, Twitch
Blevins: Twitter, Twitch
DeathBlow:
Twitter

Oct 29, 2018
123 - Omnic Lab: Lore & Speculation
01:21:47

 

This week Andres and Rob talk about some lore around Talon, Blackwatch, and a whole lot of speculation for what we think could be soon around the corner for us in the game!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 10/26
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
  • Con Before the Storm - Overwatch Panel Nov. 1, 10:00-11:00pm (4th Floor, Anaheim Hilton)

Discussion Points: Overwatch Lore 2017-2018

The start of the story:

“Over thirty years ago, without warning or explanation, a decommissioned set of automated megafactories re-activated themselves and launched a worldwide military campaign against all humanity dubbed the Omnic Crisis. Despite deploying new technologies including powered armour and super-soldier programs, no nation alone could stand against the growing omnic army.”

  • The UN formed OW
  • For 20yrs OW served as a global peacekeeping force & overall world & space betterment
  • Controversy struck their missions & forced disgraceful retirements through failed missions and allegations plus the uncovering of Blackwatch’s covert operations surfaced
  • The UN investigated and the OW Swiss headquarters was destroyed and Jack & Gabriel were reported dead during the investigations. The UN still decided to shut down OW & BW even with the destruction ruled as an “accident”
  • The Petras Act declared all OW activity illegal & could be prosecuted
  • Since then: Vishkar Corp. destroyed Calado Tower to control Rio de Janeiro
  • Side note: Lucio’s Father worked on design & creator for sonic tech for Vishkar
  • Lucio also is a known enemy & freedom fighter to force them out of Rio de Janeiro
  • Satya Vaswani (Symmetra) was a high rank hard-light architect & trade agent for Vishkar
  • Symmetra was the key in destroying Caldo Tower with Sanjay Korpal (Vishkar agent & Talon leader) who helped assist after they couldn’t negotiate a contract with the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Hyde Global hired 2 international criminals Junkrat & Roadhog to swindle insurance

Heroes Introduced since launch:

  • Talon:
  • Sombra (Origin Story) Animated Short
  • Doomfist (Origin Story)
  • “Conflict & War is the Crucible by which we evolve.”
  • Doomfist Smashed the airport in Numbani & OR-15 models
  • Moira (Origin Story)
  • Blackwatch Associations:
  • Genji
  • McCree
  • Moira
  • Overwatch & Misc:
  • Ana - Fareeha’s (Pharah’s) Mother
  • Lore Origin Story
  • OW Sniper with original Overwatch
  • Faked her death just like Jack Morrison (76) & Gabriel (Reaper)
  • Brigitte - Torbjorn’s Daughter, Reinhardt is the Godfather
  • Lore Origin Story
  • Orisa (Origin Story)
  • OR-15 modified by Effie Odele to an OR15A
  • Wrecking Ball (Origin Story)
  • Connected to Horizon Lunar Colony & Dr. Winston
  • Name: Hammond -- Connections with winning a Junkertown Arena

Animated Shorts:

  • The Last Bastion” - Bastion
  • The only animated short with zero dialogue
  • Shows that Bastion was abandoned in a forest in Sweden after the Omnic Crisis
  • Ganymede somehow activated Bastion (the bird)
  • The Omnic has PTSD from the battles in the crisis
  • Finds some abandoned B73 models destroyed in a field & uses his repair tech to get a memory note on what happened
  • Remembers what it’s supposed to attack in the city, but takes the bird to help understand it is in the past
  • Apparently, Bastion met Torbjorn after this and took him under it wing & upgraded it
  • Infiltration” - Sombra with Widowmaker & Reaper (Guest Zarya)
  • Talon assassination mission in Volskaya Industries (RUS)
  • Chairman Katya Volskaya? (defender against the omnics)
  • Sombra Blackmails her with knowledge of the Chairman using tech from Omnic technicians. (Chairman also shows her daughter)
  • Mechs being built use Particle Beams that Zarya utilizes & Shield Arms like her barriers
  • Zarya arrives at the end
  • Junkertown: The Plan” - Junkrat & Roadhog (Teaser for The Queen?)
  • Mostly Map & World building, Character fun
  • Rise and Shine” - Mei & Snowball
  • Mei & companions in Antarctica ran low on resources.
  • Cryo-froze themselves to power down the base.
  • Only Mei woke up from Cryo-sleep
  • Atmospheric predictions were far worse than expected.
  • Comms lost & they slept through the OW/Blackwatch controversy
  • Asleep for 9 years resulting in the companions’ tanks to malfunction.
  • On the plus side, the 9 years the base while they slept.
  • Companions died to the Cryonics “Malfunctioning”
  • Opara (Cryonics) - from Numbani, Africa
  • Arrhenius (Climatologist) - from Sweden
  • Torres (Cryonics) - from Spain
  • Macready (Engineering) - from USA
  • Adams (Researcher) from USA
  • Mei sets out with the data and some snow gear to get back to Overwatch from Antarctica
  • Honor and Glory” - Reinhardt & Brigitte (OR-14 Orisa Model & Bastion models)
  • Rein & Brigitte talking to avoid going back to OW
  • Reinhardt’s young crusader days “Live with Honor, Die with Glory”
  • Shows his arrogance and aggression while not protecting his men
  • An OR-14 Unit gets deployed and cuts Reinhardt’s Eye open with a blade.
  • Reinhardt’s senior officer gets a mortal wound from the same unit to rescue him
  • Fun fact: One of the crusaders helping while Reinhardt is on his rampage is a female crusader! This means that there could be more of his unit that were female or even omnics!
  • Reinhardt’s superior rests in Eichenwalde (or at least the armor does)
  • Speculations?
  • Omnics vs humans, thoughts?
  • Lots of story retrospection, but how will they move forward?
  • Talon, how do they come into play?
  • Will Sanjay Korpal, Talon leadership show up?
  • He’s also Vishkar’s CEO
  • This guy was in the Symmetra comic (A Better World) & Masquerade Comic as well as the Moira Origin Story & sat with Moira & Maximillien when Doomfist returned.
  • More Overwatch heroes? “Sound Quake” from the original trailer has STILL gone unmade “has chest missiles” according to punch kid

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, Shazear, Solo PS4, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Oct 23, 2018
122 - Omnic Lab: Halloween Terror & Omnic Stats 2018
01:03:38

This week Andres invites Switch on to sub in for Rob this week as they talk through the new Halloween Terror 2018 event and breaking down Switch’s new Omnic Meta Data to help you improve your game play!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 10/26
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
  • Con Before the Storm - Overwatch Panel Nov. 1, 10pm-11pm (4th Floor, Anaheim Hilton)

Overwatch News:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, RickyTicky, Shazear, Solo PS4, Terry F, Timothy W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Switch: Twitter, OmnicMeta Twitter, Patreon for Website, Website

 

Oct 15, 2018
121 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Strategic Thinking
01:18:51

This week Andres & Rob talk through making decisions, choosing heroes, adjusting playstyles, and learning to improve your play in ranked.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 10/26
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Sept. 28 - Hero Specialization Season 12
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab
  • Con Before the Storm - Overwatch Panel Nov. 1, 10pm-11pm (4th Floor, Anaheim Hilton)

Discussion Points:

  • Hero Selection
  • Hero Mastery
  • How do I know when to switch? Why?
  • DPS, Tanks, Healers
  • Does the Comp matter? Why?
  • Should I worry about it?
  • Playstyles
  • Map differences
  • Game Type adjustments

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Oct 12, 2018
120 - Omnic Lab: Ana with KarQ - Going Deep 2.0
01:36:44

This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player, Team Canada Community Lead, and streamer personality KarQ on his return to talk all about Ana! This time around it’s been quite awhile since our last visit with the hero so let’s drop in to update our hero guide!

Let’s Get to Know our Guest!

All right, KarQ, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and explain why Ana and what you played before her release!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 9/28
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Sept. 10 - PC Meta Report
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Going Deep Content:

  • Ana Reference Source
  • What is the fundamentals for Ana or what is her job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • How do we overcome the community’s negativity about the hero being “too easy” to play?
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How can we utilize high ground properly our positioning?
  • How do you balance Self-protection and shielding allies?
  • What do you do to balance moving with your tanks & other supports vs. staying in the back to heal from a far.
  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with Biotic Rifle in and out of the scope.
  • Do I Click and hold down my fire button to hit my tanks?
  • Who do i prioritize to heal?
  • When do I DPS?
  • Let’s talk about using Biotic Grenade and effective use.
  • How do we set up to use it?
  • What are good rules of thumb for getting good value from the grenade?
  • How to do we get the most out of Sleep Dart?
  • What things can we do to have a “spidey sense” on when to have it ready?
  • How to I practice the wind up + projectile feel on this ability?
  • Proper timing for Nano Boost breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use & Setting up
  • Communicating with Teammates
  • Good Targets vs Bad Targets
  • Community Question from Jonaqec: How has the rework of the ultimate changed the way you use it? Has it become more of a defensive tool (saving a dying tank and/or help him build his ultimate faster) or is it still mostly part of an offensive combo ultimate?
  • How Map Dependent is Ana?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp. (How has Hammond changed the approach to positioning on Ana if any?)

KarQ YouTube Resources:

  1. 1 Tip with Ana vs. all heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ex_yJQ8Opg
  2. Advanced Support Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AaMN1TOhj0
  3. 22 Grenade Spots for Ana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mm6I5bhx0A
  4. 5 Advanced Ana tips https://youtu.be/b049xGozjsU


Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Timothy W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
KarQ: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

 

Oct 01, 2018
119 - Omnic Lab: PTR & Torb Rework!
01:10:15

 

This week Andres & Rob revisit a more fireside chat style and just talk about news, PTR changes, and especially the new Torbjorn rework coming soon.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 9/28 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Player Stats: Link
  • Omnic Lab Episode Spreadsheet
  • Humble Bundle Affiliate
  • PTR Updates
  • Pharah
  • Brigitte
  • McCree
  • Soldier 76
  • Orisa
  • Mei visual
  • Patch Notes: Sept 11th
  • Roadhog Added

Torb Rework

  • New Kit
  • New Ultimate

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr.Marz, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Tim W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter,Facebook, Patreon
Twitch,Youtube,MERCH
Discord:discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website:http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes,Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter,Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:Twitter,OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Sep 24, 2018
118 - Omnic Lab: Brigitte - Going Deep
01:17:55

 

This week Andres & Rob sit down with top 500 player Jinx to do a going deep episode on Brigitte! Not only mixed with mispronounced swedish names, but full of shield bashes and rallies we’ve got you covered this week on the guide for Brigitte!

Let’s Get to Know our Guest!

All right, Jinx, tell us a bit about yourself! Who are you & some of your background, tell us about your stream, and explain why Brigitte and what you played before her release!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 9/28
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Sept. 10 - PC Meta Report
  • Humble Bundle Monthy Affiliate!
  • Our Affiliate Link: https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly?partner=omniclab

Going Deep Hero Breakdown:

  • What is the fundamentals for Brigitte or what is her job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • How do we overcome the community’s negativity about the hero being “too easy” to play?
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How can we utilize the shield within our positioning?
  • How do you balance Self-protection and shielding allies?
  • Community Question from Jonaqec: Do you find yourself using the 3rd person view (while holding the shield) often, and if so, how do you choose your situations wisely?
  • Community Questions from Switch:
  • How to decide when to play aggressive (front with tanks) or defensive (back with supports)? What enemy comps or situations would make you choose one style or the other?
  • Is Brigitte’s playstyle any different when playing with a Zarya?  How can Zarya enable you? (Assume Zarya/Rein comp)
  • Okay let’s kick things off with your bread and butter: Healing with Armor Pack & the Passive: Inspire abilities.
  • How do I make sure that each pack is useful?
  • How do I ensure safely to heal the team with Inspire?
  • Community Question from JustRecentlyL: How does armor pack interact with bionade? Is it completely blocked or can you get the overheal armor from it anyway?
  • Let’s talk about using the Shield Bash and effective use.
  • How do we set up to use it?
  • Do you find yourself using it on cooldown for escape/initiation?
  • How to do we get the most out of Whip Shot?
  • What things can we do to land the hacks before they react?
  • Proper timing for Rally breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use & Setting up
  • Communicating with Teammates
  • How Map Dependent is Brigitte?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.
  • Let’s talk about Positioning.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr. Marz, Roger B, RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Timothy W, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Jinx: Twitter, Twitch

 

Sep 18, 2018
117 - Omnic Lab: World Cup on the Horizon
50:23

 

Rob & Andres run a bit different this week to talk about a preview to Overwatch’s world cup and lines out what is coming on the horizon of the next few episodes for Omnic Lab!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 8/31 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Aug 21 - Support Analysis Patch 1.27
  • Omnic Lab Episode Spreadsheet
  • Jinx for the Sept. 14th, 2018 for 9:30pm EDT (Friday evening USA)
  • KarQ for the Sept. 21st, 2018 for 9:30am EDT (Friday morning USA)

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr.Marz, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Sep 10, 2018
116 - Omnic Lab: Support Evolution
01:14:47

 

This week Andres & Rob try to visit a more fireside chat style and just talk about how much supports have changed over the last year of overwatch especially with the introduction to major overhauls of existing heroes over time and Brigitte’s introduction to the roster as well.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 8/31 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

Supports throughout

  • Supports in the game:
  • Symmetra - Removed
  • Mercy - Adjusted (medium, sustained)
  • Moira - denied through barriers(high, sustained)
  • Ana - slow increases (high, burst)
  • Zenyatta - adjustment to volley & reload(low, damage)
  • Lucio - slow increases(low, utility)
  • Brigitte - regularly toned down(burst)
  • Team Building & playing each hero
  • Reasons why
  • Hero Countering

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr.Marz, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.
Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Aug 31, 2018
115 - Omnic Lab: Sombra - Going Deep 2.0
01:28:50

 

This week Andres & Rob sit down with returning guest Fitzyhere to revisit the Sombra Going Deep! She’s undergone a significant amount of changes to her kit and we were able to land our interview with him so buckle up and prepare to hack in!

Sombra Reference Source

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 8/31 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions

Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

Going Deep Hero Breakdown:

  • What is the fundamentals for Sombra or what is her job in a game
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure
  • Let’s talk about using the new Translocator and effective use
  • How to do we get the most out of Hacking
  • Proper timing for EMP breakdow
  • How Map Dependent is Sombra?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, JanJinkle, Lisome, Mr.Marz, Neverclutch, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

>>Fitzy: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Aug 26, 2018
114 - Omnic Lab: Summer Overwatch Update
01:04:54

 

This week Andres & Rob get back at it with another duo show just kicking back and talking about Overwatch, the summer update, and some of our goals with regards to the new updates and finishing up the season of comp mode!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 8/31 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage) - Aug 6 - Mei & Sombra Patch Analysis

Show Topics

  • Summer Game opinions
  • Lucio Ball
  • Summer Skins
  • All star Skins coming out
  • What have Rob and Andres been up to?
  • What have we been working on improving in our game?
  • Moving forward with Omnic Lab:
  • More going Deeps
  • Map masteries
  • Community Leads
  • Feedback - What would our listeners like to hear?
  • New patch initial feels - the support shakeup!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GoldenSoldierA, JanJinkle (RSS Podcast), Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac, Zackery O.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Aug 14, 2018
113 - Omnic Lab: OWL Finals Breakdown
01:14:31

 

This week, Andres reports back from his weekend in NYC from seeing the Overwatch League Finals between the London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion. We wanted to talk a lot on this particular match and really drop down into the weeds for strategic observations.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 7/28 Report!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • SPONSOR: Red Steak Sauce Podcast
  • Red Steak Sauce is the only podcast that was conceived as a comedy variety show and turned into an entertainment news show the moment Matt pressed the record button on Audacity. Join Matt & Ryan as they navigate the briny, oversaturated depths of gaming, movies, and other miscellaneous entertainment news while occasionally messing around with Lego stuff Matt leaves lying around. Check them out on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, SoundCloud, and at www.redsteaksauce.net
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • June 25 - PC Meta Report (End of Season 10)
  • July 16 - Patch 1.25 Analysis (Symmetra Rework)

Finals Day 1:

  • GAME ONE: Dorado (PHI)
  • GAME TWO: Oasis (LON)
  • GAME THREE: Eichenwalde (LON)
  • GAME FOUR: Volskaya (LON)

Finals Day 2:

  • GAME ONE: Junkertown (LON
  • GAME TWO: Lijiang Tower (LON)
  • GAME THREE: King’s Row (LON)

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GoldenSoldierA, JanJinkle (RSS Podcast), Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac, Zackery O.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jul 31, 2018
112 - Omnic Lab: Support PTR Overhaul
01:07:43

 

In todays episode we return to form, the PTR for a MASSIVE overhaul to supports, adjustments to Symmetra, and a rebuilding for Reinhardt’s Earthshatter. So buckle up as we dive into all the PTR and LFG updates over the past few weeks & catch up with your hosts!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • GAME NIGHT: 7/28 Adjusted. Lots of Podcast hosts and OWL fans will be absent for the finals and Rob will be mostly absent so this is purely mods/admin and community run!
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • SPONSOR: Red Steak Sauce Podcast
  • Red Steak Sauce is the only podcast that was conceived as a comedy variety show and turned into an entertainment news show the moment Matt pressed the record button on Audacity. Join Matt & Ryan as they navigate the briny, oversaturated depths of gaming, movies, and other miscellaneous entertainment news while occasionally messing around with Lego stuff Matt leaves lying around. Check them out on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, SoundCloud, and at www.redsteaksauce.net
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • June 25 - PC Meta Report (End of Season 10)
  • July 16 - Patch 1.25 Analysis (Symmetra Rework)

LFG Progress So Far (Jeff Kaplan): July 13

  • After Endorsements & LFG launched what has happened with Abusive Chat?
  • -26.4% in Americas & -16.4% in KR for Comp Matches containing Abusive Chat
  • -28.8% in Americas & -21.6% in KR for Daily Players being Abusive

PTR July 18:

  • Support Voice Lines “Under Attack” Now added for Zenyatta, Lucio, & Moira
  • Channeled & Transformation Ultimates now refill your ammo:
  • Channeled Ults like RIP-Tire (Junkrat), Barrage (Pharah), Whole Hog (Roadhog), & Transcendence (Zenyatta)
  • Transformation Ults like: Dragonblade (Genji) & Primal Rage (Winston)
  • Dev Comments: The change removes the need to immediately reload after a long duration ultimate.
  • Support Overhauls
  • Ana: Nano Boost - Instantly heals the target 300 HP
  • Brigitte: Shield Bash - CD increased to 7s (was 6s)
  • Lucio: Crossfade - Aura radius increased to 12m (was 10m) {24m diameter was 20m}
  • Mercy: Caduceus Staff Healing - reduced to 50 hps (was 60 hps)
  • Moira: Biotic Grasp - Passive energy regeneration rate increased to 2.4 charge per second (was 2.0)
  • Other Hero Adjustments:
  • Doomfist: Rocket Punch - No longer impacts Symmetra Teleporter
  • Doomfist: Rocket Punch - Now destroys Symmetra sentry turrets without stopping movement
  • Hanzo: Lunge - CD increased to 5s (was 4s)
  • Sombra: Head Hit volume reduced
  • Dev Comments: Mostly a bug fix, as her head hit volume was abnormally large, especially from behind. If you fired at her from behind near her upper spine, you could land a head shot.
  • Reinhardt: Barrier Field - Decorative insignia no longer protrudes from shield’s surface
  • Dev Comments: By smoothing out Reinhardt Barrier Field, he will be able to consistently block enemy abilities and projectiles (e.g. Junkrat’s grenades).
  • Widowmaker: Grappling Hook - CD increased to 10s (was 8s)
  • Zarya: Energy Drain rate reduced to 1.6 per second (was 2.0 per second)
  • Zarya: Graviton Surge - Radius reduced to 6m (was 8m) {12m diameter was 16m}

PTR July 20:

  • Brigitte: Repair Pack
  • Targeting Sensitivity now adjustable in options
  • Symmetra: Photon Projector (Primary Fire)
  • Range increased to 12 (was 10)
  • Junkrat BUG: ammo replenishing
  • If you had Riptire up and 0 ammo, you could hit Q while jumping to reload without using the ult or the ammo reloading animation. This is fixed now
  • Zarya: Visual Bug for Graviton Surge now matches the ability radius

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GoldenSoldierA, JanJinkle (RSS Podcast), Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac, Zackery O.


Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, OWL Recap, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jul 23, 2018
111 - Omnic Lab: Hammond: First Thoughts & Endorsements Meta
01:08:52

In todays episode we have a returning guest, Switch from OmnicMeta.com, to chat about the new Endorsement system, private profiles and our first impressions on the new high octane, mech driving Hammster coming to Overwatch, Hammond.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • SPONSOR: Red Steak Sauce Podcast
  • Red Steak Sauce is the only podcast that was conceived as a comedy variety show and turned into an entertainment news show the moment Matt pressed the record button on Audacity. Join Matt & Ryan as they navigate the briny, oversaturated depths of gaming, movies, and other miscellaneous entertainment news while occasionally messing around with Lego stuff Matt leaves lying around. Check them out on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, SoundCloud, and at www.redsteaksauce.net
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

First Look at Private Profiles and Player Endorsements:

  • Private Career Profiles
  • Player Endorsements
     

Hammond: First Thoughts:

  • First impressions?
  • Ability thoughts?
  • Composition ideas?

 

Contingency plan: Sombra. PTR Notes:

  • EMP -Now disables Wrecking Ball’s Minefield proximity mines for 10 seconds
  • Hack - Can now cancel her reload to use Hack
  • Stealth - Detect radius reduced to 2 meters from 4 meters

 

Blue Posts & News:

  • Symmetra now playable on competitive ladder!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Aiden C, Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GingerSasquash, GoldenSoldierA, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.


Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
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iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jul 13, 2018
110 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy with Vale
01:20:29

In the Lab today we have a special guest, VALE to help us out on our Going Deep show on Mercy! He is a top 500 and GM regular Mercy player and support main! We also want to cover a few adjustments we saw right after last week’s show to the PTR! You can follow & subscribe to Vale at https://www.twitch.tv/vale

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night June 29th! 
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • SPONSOR: Red Steak Sauce Podcast
  • Red Steak Sauce is the only podcast that was conceived as a comedy variety show and turned into an entertainment news show the moment Matt pressed the record button on Audacity. Join Matt & Ryan as they navigate the briny, oversaturated depths of gaming, movies, and other miscellaneous entertainment news while occasionally messing around with Lego stuff Matt leaves lying around. Check them out on iTunes, Stitcher, Pocket Casts, SoundCloud, and at www.redsteaksauce.net
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • May 31 - Ana/Hanzo/Brigitte Changes Analysis
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Going Deep Mercy Discussion

  • What role does Mercy fill or what is his job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Utilizing Cover, Who to prioritize keeping up, how can you survive flankers?
  • Let’s talk about using Guardian Angel & Resurrect effective use.
  • Verticality, Escaping, Dodging, Floating, Cancelling
  • When to Rez, where to Rez, how to shot-call to Rez more safely
  • How to do we get the most out of weaving primary and secondary beam usage?
  • Caduceus Blaster, how the devil do I know when it’s okay to go Battle Mercy?
  • Proper timing for Valkyrie breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use
  • Comboing with teammates
  • How Map Dependent is Mercy?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Blue Posts & News:

  • HAMMOND ANNOUNCED - PTR discussion NEXT week

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Aiden C, Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GingerSasquash, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
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iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Vale: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jul 02, 2018
109 - Omnic Lab: How Skill Rating Works
01:15:34

 

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob want to cover all the blue post extravaganza from Scott Mercer Outlining Skill Ratings and how they work. In addition we have some more social features coming to discuss and a teaser that hit twitter we can speculate about!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- June 29th
  • Teaser for Friday June 29th @ 930am EDT, VALE is joining us for a Mercy Show!
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • May 31 - Ana/Hanzo/Brigitte Changes Analysis
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Season 10 & 11 News

  • Season 10 Ending Post
  • Wed, June 27th 5pm PDT (UTC 00:000 June 28, Thurs)
  • Rewards:
  • Bronze: 65 CP
  • Silver: 125 CP
  • Gold: 250 CP
  • Plat: 500 CP
  • Diamond: 750 CP
  • Masters: 1200 CP
  • Grand Masters: 1750 CP
  • Starting in Season 11 players must have Blizzard SMS Protect enabled on their account to be eligible for the Top 500 (PC only).
  • Season 11 is currently scheduled to launch on Sat, June 30 at 5:00 p.m. PDT
    (Sun, July 1 at 00:00 UTC)

Skill Rating: From Scott Mercer

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Aiden C, Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GingerSasquash, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast,
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jun 26, 2018
108 - Omnic Lab: Triple Tank Comp with LeeBomb20
01:14:08

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Leebomb20 from Wawa’s Bootcamp and The Cavalry Podcast on the show to talk about the “Meatball comp” or Triple Tank & Triple Support. Lee is a top coach & player in the Masters and Grand Masters levels of play to help us discuss the strategies on this particular composition and how to play it better.

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- June 29th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • May 31 - Ana/Hanzo/Brigitte Changes Analysis
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Brief Interview with LeeBomb20

  • Tell us about yourself, what your gaming background is, etc?
  • What are some of your current aspirations (streaming, Contenders/OWL)
  • What brought you to coaching & playing OW?

Tripe Tank (Meatball)

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Tank choices
  • Support Choices
  • Style and Approach
  • Modifications/Hybrids
  • Closing thoughts

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Aiden C., Ben, K., Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GingerSasquash, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, Top Score Solutions, TragicZac

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
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iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

LeeBomb20: Twitter, Cavalry Podcast Feed

Jun 21, 2018
107 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zarya with CANAS1AN
01:42:21

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite CANAS1AN on the show for the much needed update to the Going Deep series to cover Zarya! The heavy lifting power tank in the new meta since Brigitte hit the live servers.

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- June 29th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management, Finance and Data Analytics as well as experience in sales, marketing, and company development. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • May 31 - Ana/Hanzo/Brigitte Changes Analysis
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Brief Interview with CANAS1AN

  • Tell us about yourself, what your gaming background is, etc?
  • What are some of your current aspirations (streaming, Contenders/OWL)
  • What brought you to the tank role?

Zarya Mastery:

  • What roles does Zarya fill or what is his job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Let’s talk about using Self Bubble and Allied Bubble effective use.
  • How do we pair these together, and keep our team alive?
  • What exactly does the bubble do, what debuffs does it clear off?
  • Practicing Energy Management. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Let’s be sure to cover general survival tips.
  • How to do we get the most out of weaving primary and secondary fire?
  • Proper timing for Graviton Surge breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use
  • Comboing with teammates
  • How Map Dependent is Zarya?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Blue Posts & News:

  • PTR Patch Notes June 5
  • Symmetra Rework
  • Offense & Defense Category collapsed to “Damage”
  • Symmetra moved to new “Damage” category
  • “Combat can now be heard 25% further away”
  • Moira Nerf:
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s Biotic Grasp from damaging barriers
  • Fixed a bug that caused Moira’s Biotic Grasp’s beam to disappear when attaching to barriers from certain angles
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biotic Grasp to heal targets behind an enemy barrier (Healing Primary Fire no longer penetrates barriers)
  • Orisa Buff:
  • Ultimate cost reduced by 15%
  • McCree Buff:
  • Deadeye: Range increased from 70 meters to 200 meters
  • Doomfist Buff
  • Meteor Strike: Bonus movement speed increased from 150% to 200%
  • Passive: Shield gain increased from 30 to 35 for normal abilities
  • Misc: More Hit registration bug fixes
  • Horizon Lunar Colony Rework!
  • Career Profiles can now be private/private to teams
  • Endorsements
  • LFG System (Role selections)

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Aiden C, Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GingerSasquash, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

  • New Patrons this week: HellaNorma & Ansh P

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

CANAS1AN: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jun 11, 2018
106 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Ultimate Economy
01:10:38

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob to talk through Ultimate economy and ultimate use in Overwatch. A commonly used term that you should be aware of and something we’re always working to improve!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- June 29th?
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • PC Meta May 17th
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Terry F, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

  • New Patrons: GingerSasquash & Aiden C

Ultimate Economy!

  • Value of Ult Economy & Momentum: what are they?
  • The art of the “Dry Push” and what it is
  • What it is & how to do it.
  • The poke battle
  • Taking Damage on purpose
  • Ultimate Rotation/Ordering & Communication
  • If teammates are just going to misuse ultimates, what do I do?
  • Communicating who goes first in a given scenario
  • “When to press Q?” (When is Go Time?)
  • Reactionary Ultimates vs Engagement Ultimates (Identifying)
  • Simple Ultimate Combos you should know
  • Predicting Enemy Ults (Genji Deflect, Dva Matrix, Rein/Orisa Barrier)
  • Baiting Ultimates (e.g. How to play Sombra)
  • Using Q Creatively:
  • Defense vs Offense
  • Stalling (Winston/Mei)
  • Area Denial (Zoning) - (McCree, Dva, Junkrat, Soldier, Zarya, Roadhog)
  • Uncommon Uses (McCree reload, Dva Boop, Battle Mercy)

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jun 06, 2018
105 - Omnic Lab: Figuring Out Deathmatch
01:08:39

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob take a trip into something a bit different this time around to talk about the new FFA deathmatch game mode to hit the Arcade. We’ll also be covering a bit more on some news this week and overall thoughts on the new patch!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- May 25th?
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta May 17th
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, DurandaL, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons: SuperPants, Metailander, Terry F. 

FFA Deathmatch!

  • Hero Choices
  • Playstyles
  • Map understandings for Petra & Chateau Gillard

Blue Posts & News:

  • Overwatch Anniversary Event End date: June 11th
  • Rialto is actually put into the competitive playlist: Scott Mercer Post
  • “In the future, our plan is to make new heroes and maps available in competitive play two weeks after their initial release.”
  • Symmetra Rework Update (Link: May 17)
  • No visuals yet, still working on playtesting internally
  • Turrets still shooting projectiles, but able to be destroyed while airborne
  • You still need to be sneaky where you throw/pre-place them
  • Teleporter requires a button to input a trigger
  • Works with both directions
  • You can toss it into an enemy zarya ult to pull your team out
  • Some crazy strats of teleporting Ana/Zen when they get jumped to safety
  • Small CD before you can take the teleporter when used to prevent spam use

iTunes Reviews: 

  • BennyGinny from Sweden May 17th
  • GiKitty from USA May 23

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

May 29, 2018
104 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Oasis with KarQ
01:30:26

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob go back to Map Masteries to visit Oasis! This time around we bring KarQ Games, a top Support streamer on the GM ladder from Canada to help us out break down how to approach, pick heroes, and get the most of using the map to your advantage!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- May 25th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • PC Meta May 17th
  • Reinhardt Up
  • Winston Down
  • Hanzo Up
  • Dva Down
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patron: DurandaL (Diamond)

Oasis University

  • Smaller, more indoors Library
  • Lots of flank routes
  • High central ceiling area
  • High ground just off point
  • Hole in the center for health pack
  • Bookcases and signs for cover

Oasis City Center

  • Super open area
  • Tower in the center
  • Jump pad and long curve on each side
  • High ground just off point
  • Cars can kill you off by that side of the map
  • Lattices for cover when approaching

Oasis Gardens

  • Open yet narrow until you get to point
  • High ground is a T-shape on top of the point with a central support beam
  • Two side areas are mirrored and tight quarters
  • Underground flank route
  • Mega Health Pack room off point in a tower
  • Small window above high ground in a wall blocking most of the view of the point
  • Lots of things for cover

Blue Posts & News:

  • Overwatch Anniversary Event May 22nd (Twitter Link)
  • Developer Update Video
  • 40M Players confirmed
  • All past Brawls return! (Junkenstein’s Revenge, Retribution, Mei’s Snowball Offensive, etc.)
  • All the brawls rotate daily in the Arcade.
  • New Deathmatch Map called Petra
  • Competitive FFA Deathmatch Season (Chateau & Petra maps only)
  • Special Lootbox allows to get new skins and ANY content from past events
  • Two teased Skins are Lightning Tracer and Venom Soldier 76
  • A new Pirate Junkrat was also teased, but 8 are promised to be legendary.
  • Pink Mercy: $15 Skin & Shirt in the blizzard shop for 100% proceeds to BCRF
  • Also you can get sprays extra

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
KarQ: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

May 22, 2018
103 - Omnic Lab: New Hanzo Rework with Arrge
58:50

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob talk new Hanzo, but with our T500 Hanzo friend, Arrge! He’s been playing Hanzo before and after the changes extensively so we want to update folks how to utilize the new kit.

Hanzo Rework:

  • Omnic Meta: Hanzo Rework Numbers!
  • Storm Bow:
  • 125 Dmg Max - 0.5s to draw fully back an arrow
  • Storm Arrows replaces Scatter Arrow
  • Rapid Fire 6 Arrows - 8s CD (8s window to use)
  • 3 Arrows per second speed - Dmg: 80 per shot
  • New Jump: Lunge
  • 4-Second CD - Directional Jump
  • Changed Sonic Arrow
  • 6s Duration - 7m Radius - 12s CD 

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- May 25th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patron: John D.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Arrge: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

May 15, 2018
102 - Omnic Lab: Brigittepocalypse!
01:27:06

 

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Switch from Omnic Meta to talk about the freshest support into the game: Brigitte and how she is effecting EVERYTHING. We're talking feelings, data, who she works with and against, and how people are playing the game as a result.

Brigitte Breakdown:

  • Meta Analysis Link
  • Impressions, Feel, Community thoughts
  • Stats
  • Other heroes coming into play:
  • Hanzo & Widowmaker
  • Doomfist & Pharah
  • Reinhardt & Zarya
  • Tank Play in General
  • Niche Hero usage? (Symmetra/Sombra)
  • Triple Support Comps
  • Ana changes on PTR

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- May 25th?
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
OmnicMeta: Twitter, Website, Patreon

May 09, 2018
101 - Omnic Lab: Game Show Celebration!
01:07:28

 

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob run a fun casual show with Overwatch Trivia to celebrate 100 episodes with some folks from the community game night. Rules are stated at the top as we jump right in! Be sure to stick to the end to hear some clips from our friends and listeners!

Game Show Rules & Participants:

 

Heads Update:

  • Anniversary Game Night -- NOW
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

 Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeffey (Jeff B), Jeff D., Lisome, Neverclutch, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

May 01, 2018
100 - Omnic Lab: 2 Years of Strategy Guides
01:41:30

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob review the last 2 years of Omnic Lab Hero guides and promote the big bang of shows next week. We’re going to go through a short tip that we learned from each episode of the hero guides and even weave in some other highlights mixed in.

Heads Update:

  • Anniversary Game Night -- Apr. 27
  • 101 with a bang, give-aways, contests, patrons, hype!
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff B, Jeff D., Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

What we learned in Going Deeps:

  • Lucio: Just us, later Rammy!
  • D.Va: Just us!
  • Zarya: Just us!
  • Reaper: Just Us!
  • Nov.2, 2016 - Reinhardt: FCTFCTN
  • Nov.16 2016 - Ana: Skyline
  • Oct.26 2016 - Console Pro CS joins us from PS4
  • Feb.7 2017 - Tracer: FaultyLidGaming
  • Feb.20 2017 - Genji: YoungGenji (now Ratchet201)
  • Mar.3 2017 - VOD Analysis: Flame (Outlaws)
  • Mar.16 2017 - Mercy: Little_Menace
  • Apr.11 2017 - Soldier 76: Jake from the Outlaws
  • Apr.22 2017 - 1 Year of OL
  • May.5 2017 - Winston: Emperor
  • May.21 2017 - Pharah: Deathy
  • Jun.6 2017 - Bastion: Kolorblind
  • Jun.11 2017 - Developer Interview: Scott Mercer
  • Jun.18 2017 - Torbjorn: DesRow
  • Jun.25 2017 - Junkrat: PVPTwitch
  • Jul.4 2017 - Sombra: Fitzyhere
  • Jul.17 2017 - Symmetra: XRYZ (now MARSXERXA)
  • Jul.21 2017 - Mei: Jardio
  • Aug.6 2017 - Roadhog: GingerSlayer
  • Aug.22 2017 - McCree: CurryShotTV
  • Sep.3 2017 - Hanzo: Arrrge
  • Sep.10 2017 - Sombra (Voice): Carolina Ravassa
  • Sep.24 2017 - Orisa: EvilToaster
  • Oct.15 2017 - Zenyatta: RossianSpy
  • Dec.10 2017 - Widowmaker: Beeftipsy
  • Feb.26 2018 - Lucio 2.0: Rammy
  • Doomfist 2.0: ChipSa & PVPTwitch
  • Moira: Foo

Blue Posts & News:

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Apr 24, 2018
99 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Horizon with RossianSpy
01:32:56

In the Lab this week we’ve got another entry into our Map Mastery series. This week RossianSpy is back with us to help us talk about the Horizon Lunar Colony and how to make your strats go to the moon!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Apr. 27?
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, JanJinkle, Jeff B, Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, Raegh, Roger B., RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Horizon Map Guide:

General strategy for Assault

  • Key Map elements to look at

Point A:

Layout

  • Attackers - Team comps, routes, flanks, tips
  • Defenders - Team comps, Positioning, things to look out for, tips

Point B:

  • Layout
  • Attackers - Team comps, routes, flanks, tips
  • Defenders - Team comps, Positioning, things to look out for, tips

Special Notes - Any extra advice?

Blue Posts & News:

  • Overwatch Archives: Retribution Launched!
  • Event Chatter
  • Reaper, McCree, Genji, Moira Blackwatch theme
  • Skins: Sombra, Winston, Reaper, Doomfist, Hanzo, Moira, Mei, & Lucio
  • Misc: Emotes, Sprays, Victory Poses, Voicelines
  • Buffs/Nerfs came in hot!
  • Official Patch Notes 1.22.0.1
  • Reddit Gif Patch Rundown
  • D.Va
  • Micro Missiles: Explosive dmg Down from 6 > 4
  • Boosters: Impact dmg down from 25 > 10
  • Mei: Primary Fire pierces enemies with damage and freeze effect
  • Moira: Transparency adjustments on secondary fire &
  • Reaper:
  • Death Blossom: Reloads the shotguns
  • Wraith Form: 25% > 50% increase in speed
  • Wraith Form: Can now be cancelled with the ability or Fire keys
  • Doomfist: Horizontal hitbox registration increased slightly
  • Brigitte: Can now have “Toggle Barrier” in settings
  • Zenyatta: Volley Rate of fire down by 15%
  • Blizzard World: Payload Point 2 moved back 10m

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
RossianSpy: Twitter, Twitch

Apr 17, 2018
98 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: From Solo to Full Team
01:24:51

In the Lab this week we’ve got Strat Brewing yet again on the topic of the art of teaming up! Icysorrow, moderator in the Omnic Lab Discord and Melarina, host of The Cavlary and OWL Recap join Andres to discuss teaming up with others.

Watch the VOD here: https://youtu.be/q2GtLblaEis

Heads Updates:

  • Game Night -- Apr. 27th (tentative, unconfirmed)
  • Overwatch League Stage 3 has begun!
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, find him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Head on over to keep up with the latest meta trends plus many more insightful articles, all backed up by real data!
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B, Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

From Solo to Full Team:

Intro to playing in a team:

  • How did you find your first team? What drove you to find another consistent 6 players?
  • How was your first experience with the team? Any stories stick out?
  • What have been some of the bigger challenges for you playing in an organized 6 stack?
  • What advice would we give to other people looking to form an ongoing team?

Learning to play as a Team:

  • Setting Goals
  • Scheduling (consistency and amount of time)
  • Practicing together:
  • Team Compositions
  • Map Strategies
  • Map Callouts
  • Comms
  • Learning player play styles and trends
  • Team Awareness
  • VOD Review sessions

The I(ndividual) in Team:

  • Practicing individual mechanics t`o be ready for the team
  • Working on personal mistakes and weaknesses.
  • Diversifying hero pool

Taking the Team out for a Spin:

  • Finding practice partners:
  • Setting up Scrims
  • Attending tournaments

Team Attitude:

  • Be on learning mode
  • Learn to lose as a team
  • Elevate those around you, to elevate yourself

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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WATCH: Twitch, Youtube,
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Melarina: The Cavalry, Twitter
IcySorrow: Enter the Iris, Twitter, Twitch 

Apr 09, 2018
97 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Burned-Out
01:03:40

 

In the Lab this week we’ve got Strat Brewing yet again on the topic of burnout! We also recap the game night from March 30th, some of the plans for future game nights, and wrap up the show talking PTR and blue post updates!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar 30th RECAP
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta Report: Mar. 22, 2018
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K, Britmus, Chrisdaplaya, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B, Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week:
  • Drunken Monk
  • William J
  • Raegh (Diamond)
  • Roger B (Diamond)
  • McGoose

Burning Out:

  • Gameplay Effecting
  • Symptoms
  • Playing “other stuff”
  • Professionals
  • Goals & Expectations
  • Progression
  • Fun

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
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Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Apr 04, 2018
96 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Lijiang Tower with PVPTwitch
01:05:55

In the Lab this week PVPTwitch joins the Lab again this time we’re talking Map Mastery again! Now we dip our toes in the realm of KotH, King of the Hill, or Control with Lijiang Tower! Buckle up for coverage on the Garden, Night Market, and Control Center located in China!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar 30th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta Report: Mar. 22, 2018
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  •  Britmus, Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B., Jeremy Banks, Lisome, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, Skantily Clad, & TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Control Map Strategy General:

  • What style mindset should we have when approaching a control map?
  • How are control map fights different than other maps?
  • General tips on how to fight over the objective (do’s and don’ts)

Lijiang Tower: Night Market, Control Center, Gardens

  • Team Comps strong on this map
  • Approaches to the fight
  • Tips/tricks

Blue Posts & News:

  • Reminder: Brigitte LIVE: Quick Play only until Season 10

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

PVPTwitch: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Mar 27, 2018
95 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Tilt & Flow Theory
01:13:44

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob are back with another entry into Strat Brewing. This time around we want to talk about having a rough time playing in ranked especially with tilt. After we want to talk through “Flow Theory” which is the mental state of “Getting in the zone” to help combat tilt!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar 30th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • The New Sombra 1.20 Analysis
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors:

Ben K., BritmusChrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B., Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Tilt Breakdown

  • The breakdown of tilt
  • Comms become less accurate
  • Attacking teammates passive-aggressively
  • Mentioning medals
  • Checking profiles and winrates
  • Talking too little or too much
  • Sloppy positioning
  • Over-aggressive plays
  • Lack of healing teammates
  • Overfocus on rank

Flow Theory (Mental State):

State of mind of simultaneous action and awareness.

Feels as if time has stopped still, while simultaneously going by fast.

What activities qualify?

  • Activity must have clear goals and progress
  • Activity/task must have immediate feedback
  • Must be balanced between challenge and skill level

Achieving Flow:

  • Eliminate all distractions
  • Focus on yourself and the task
  • Allow yourself the time to reach it

Flow State in Overwatch:

  • Examples

Blue Posts & News:

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Mar 20, 2018
94 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist & Sombra with ChipSa
01:08:02

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite special streamer guest ChipSa on to talk about his specialty Doomfist! Additionally, we want to cover some of his insights on why Sombra is taking the top tier play by storm and some tips for both to improve your game!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar 30th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • The New Sombra 1.20 Analysis
  • OWL Recap now part of Discord! Come join the team on the new dedicated channels to communicate with the hosts and the community!

Brief Interview with ChipSa

  • Tell us about yourself, what your gaming background is, etc?
  • What are some of your current aspirations (streaming, Contenders/OWL)
  • What brought you to the Doomfist?

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B., Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, &TopScore Solutions, & TragicZac.

Sombra Discussion:

  • Where is she after the changes?
  • Has her playstyle evolved compared to the pre-buff Sombra?
  • How do you see her fitting in the meta?

Doomfist Discussion:

  • How does Doomfist fit the DPS role? What can he bring that others can’t?
  • How has been the Journey mastering Doomfist?
  • What are some non-obvious tips/Combos that you use for Doomfist?
  • The art of maneuvering with Doomfist. Tell us about your style.

Omnic Lab Links:

Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

ChipSa: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Mar 13, 2018
93 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Moira with Foo (Bonus Brigitte Talk!)
01:39:32

 

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Foo to the show to discuss Moira Hero Mastery! He is a GM player and coach for Wawa’s Bootcamp to help us out. Additionally we have the end of the show dedicated to discussing Hero 27: Brigitte!

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Mar. 30th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Jeff B., Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.

Moira Going Deep: (Starts at 00:12:20)

  • What roles does Moira fill or what is his job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold (players of all SR are struggling with this, not just sub plat) to grasp for improvement
  • Let’s talk about using Healing and Damage with Biotic Grasp effective use.
  • How do we pair these together, and keep our team alive?
  • How to do we get the most out of our Biotic Orbs?
  • Practicing the Fade. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Note: talk about the momentum and jumping
  • Proper timing for Coalescence breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Building Ult tips
  • General Use
  • Comboing with teammates
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Moira?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Discord Community Questions:

  • Anstapa: We've been seeing a lot of Moira with the quad-tank comp in OWL and it's clear that she really thrives in a tank-heavy comp, but are there other comps specifically that she has an equally good synergy?
  • Silvarloki: When playing Moira would you recommend a more aggressive playstyle with her, or passive.
  • Winston_Smith: I often run out of healing. Particularly if tank line is doing well and I can't see enemies easily. What's your approach to getting damage in to recharge the heal?

Blue Posts & News:

Brigitte: Hero 27

  • Gamepedia breakdown
  • 250 HP Support Class Hero
  • Rocket Flail (Primary)
  • Whip Shot (Shift)
  • Passive: Inspire
  • Repair Pack (E)
  • Barrier Shield (Secondary)
  • Shield Bash (Primary with Shield Up)
  • Ultimate: Rally (Q)

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Foo: Discord Tag: Foo#0999

Mar 06, 2018
92 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Lucio with Rammy
01:20:41

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite Rammy to the show to discuss Lucio Hero Mastery! We did a VERY outdated show without an expert and wanted to continue revising our guides in the future so we brought on a GM Lucio (hit T500 before & top 10 in Sept. 2017) player to help us out!

Heads Update:

  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta Report 2/08/18
  • Console Meta Report 2/15/18
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!

Brief Interview with Rammy

  • Tell us about yourself, what your gaming background is, etc?
  • What are some of your current aspirations (streaming, Contenders/OWL)
  • What brought you to the hero Lucio?

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Jeff B. 

Lucio Going Deep:

  • What roles does Lucio fill or what is his job in a game
  • Let’s talk about using CrossFade and the Healing/Speed song effective use
  • How to do we get the most out of our Boops & Primary Fire Gun?
  • Practicing the Wall-Ride. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Proper timing for Sound Barrier breakdow
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and movement to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Lucio?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Blue Posts & News:

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Rammy: Twitter, Twitch

Feb 27, 2018
91 - Omnic Lab: OWL Stage 1 Finals with KickedTripod
01:34:47

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob invite KickedTripod of OWL Daily Show to talk strategies from Stage 1 Playoffs and finals as well as look to analyze some of our expectations moving into Stage 2 for strategic developments with the new patch at the top levels of the game.

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Feb 23th
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta Report 2/08/18
  • “The biggest changes after the patch is to the Support meta, which has shift from Mercy to Moira. Moira is more frequently being played as the main healer, with great win-rates and overall viability.  
  • The main challenge with using Moira of course is keeping teammates in range of primary heals, which is likely why we are also seeing Ana, Zenyatta, and (to some degree) Mercy.
  • After the nerf, Mercy is still useful as a main healer, but her ultimate no longer has the incredible value it once was.
  • That said, both Ana and Mercy's win-rates are some of the lowest in the game, so playing those supports as off-healers alongside Moira may give the most success.”
  • Console Meta Report 2/15/18
  • “The support meta sees the biggest changes after the Mercy Valkyrie nerf.  However, Mercy remains the top played support on Console, followed closely by Moira.
  • Mercy still has the highest consistent healing output in the game right now, and Moira's area-of-effect heals are best suited for tight "deathball" style teams compositions such as triple/quad tanks, which are not that popular (yet).  
  • Speaking of Moira, players are finding great success with her, as she boasts some of the best win-rates in the game.  With Mercy and Moira competing for main healer, Lucio and Zenyatta are growing in popularity to fill the out off-support meta.”
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Interview with Kicked Tripod

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben K. Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Neverclutch, NotMeta, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.

OWL Stage 1 Final Weekend - Uprising vs Outlaws:

  • Eichenwalde: 3-2 HOU
  • Outlaws: Double Hitscan into Hitscan Junkrat on Attack. Pharmacy with Tracer on Defense, into McCree Junkrat.
  • Uprising: Pharmacy into dive on Defense. Pharmacy into Dive on Attack.
  • Anubis: 1-2 BOS
  • Outlaws: Attack: Widowmaker + Tracer Dive (fist Point). Pharah/Tracer + Reaper/Genji semi dive (second point). Defense: Soldier + Orisa + Junkrat into Genji + Junkrat Dive.  
  • Uprising: Defense: Genji + Tracer Dive (first Point). McCree/Junkrat + Tracer Second Point. Attack:
  • Ilios: 0-2 BOS
  • Map 1 (Ruins): Both Widow + Tracer Dives
  • Map 2 (Lighthouse): Outlaws: McCree + Tracer Dive, Uprising: Pharmacy + Tracer Dive.
  • Dorado: 3-2 HOU
  • Outlaws: Junkrat + Widow + Hog single healer on Attack into Junkrat + Tracer Dive. On Defense: Widow + Junkrat + Hog, into Widow + Tracer
  • Uprising: Widow + Junkrat Defense into Dive. On Attack: Protect the president into Genji + Tracer Dive.
  • Lijang: 2-1 HOU
  • Map 1 (Cont. Center): Outlaws: Reinhardt + Zarya + McCree + Junk. Uprising: Genji + Tracer Dive.
  • Map 2 (Garden): Both Pharmacy + Tracer Dive. Then Jake to Junkrat and Dreamkazper to Genji.
  • Map 3 (Night Market): Outlaws: Soldier + Tracer Dive. Uprising: Genji + Tracer Dive.

 

Blue Posts & News:

  • CTF hotfix for Lucio to drop flag on wall-riding (Source)
  • Overwatch Free Weekend Feb. 16-19
  • Developer Update: PTR Changes for Mei/Sombra/Doomfist (Current PTR Notes)
  • Doomfist - Hand Cannon
  • Ammo recovery rate increased from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds per bullet
  • Mei - Endothermic Blaster
  • Contribution from T500 Mei Player, Jardio
  • Freeze (slow) duration increased from 1 second to 1.5 seconds
  • Weapon alternate fire ammo cost reduced from 25 to 20
  • Sombra
  • Fitzy’s Sombra Thoughts
  • EMP - No longer blocked by small objects (e.g. sign posts)
  • Hack -
  • No longer gains ultimate charge from health pack healing
  • Cast time reduced from 0.8 seconds to 0.65 seconds
  • Now disables the following abilities:
  • Genji—Cyber-agility (Double Jump & Wall Climb)
  • Hanzo—Wall Climb
  • Pharah—Hover Jets
  • Lúcio—Healing/Speed Boost, turns off current song, & Wall Ride
  • Mercy—Angelic Descent (Slow fall/glide)
  • Machine Pistol - Machine Pistol spread reduced from 3 to 2.7
  • Translocator - Duration increased from 15 seconds to 20 seconds
  • Hanzo Possible changes to Scatter
  • Symmetra & Torbjorn targeted for future adjustments, VERY preliminary idea generation

 

iTunes Reviews: (5)

  • nutcase0909098 (USA)
  • Kirbeyy (USA)
  • Shaftey (USA)
  • Buck CNN (USA)
  • Scene Girls (GER)

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

KickedTripod: Twitter, Twitch, OWLDaily Podcast

Feb 21, 2018
90 - Omnic Lab: Patron Topic Mashup with Greatrootbear & JanJinkle
01:38:33

In the Lab this week Andres is out watching the OWL Stage 1 finals in Burbank, CA while Rob’s here to deliver the show! This week he brought in 2 Diamond patrons for the show to discuss Viewing Party community building in New York for the OWL, Overwatch personal progression talk,and the news on the Year of the Dog Patch that just launched!

Heads Update:

 

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (13/25) Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week:
  • Secondguess
  • Erik E.
  • Ben K. - Diamond

Patrons intro: JanJinkle & GreatRootBear

  • Tell us a bit about yourself & what brought you to Overwatch.
  • What heroes you like to play & what platform do you play on?
  • What OWL team/players do you like?

NYXL Viewing Party Organizer: Rich aka “GreatRootBear”

  • Tell us what you do for the NYXL Viewing party.
  • What sparked your interest in organizing the viewing parties?
  • Tell us the story of your journey so far in making this event a regular thing.
  • How, if at all, has the team helped out with events?
  • What’s next for the venue itself and expanding your reach?

Duo-Queue & Progression Mind-set

  • Duo Queuing “What I learned”
  • Self-reflection (Mental & Game Reviewed)
  • Value of having a “Cooldown” after comp.
  • Motivating/Coaching yourself & partners
  • Communication evaluating
  • Player Progression vs Rank
  • Making Tilt work for you

Blue Posts & News:

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
GreatRootBear: Twitch, Event Twitter, Venue Twitter, Discord: greatrootbear#7710

JanJinkle: Twitter, Twitch, Discord: Jan Jinkle#0439

Feb 13, 2018
89 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Junkertown with Skyline
01:17:41

Time Stamps:

  • Map Mastery: Temple of Anubis 00:15:35
  • Mercy & Junkrat Nerf Discussion 00:50:30

In the Lab this week we’ve got another entry into our Map Mastery series. This time around we bring back a returning guest Skyline to talk about Junkertown! So buckle up as we talk all about this map and a few of the meta changes at the end of the show!

Heads Update:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, JanJinkle, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TopScore Solutions, TragicZac

General strategy for Payload & Junkertown

  • Key Map elements to look at
  • Team composition considerations
  • Point A:
  • Attackers
  • Defenders
  • Point B:
  • Attackers
  • Defenders
  • Point C:
  • Attackers
  • Defenders

Blue Posts & News:

  • Mercy & Junkrat changes are now LIVE. Notes from OmnicMeta
  • MERCY-
  • Win rates have fallen -6% on average across all tiers, putting her below 50% win rate at each tier. She is now in the same "winrate dumpster tier" as Ana (Ana winrate haven't changed)
  • Healing and deaths per game is exactly the same as before patch.  This means her bread and butter base kit has not been impacted.
  • Resurrects per game have fallen 40% on average across all tiers - the ability appears to have been nerfed into the ground.
  • Support Pickrates?
  • Ana (30% usage average)
  • Lucio (30% usage average)
  • Moira (60% usage average)
  • All see play bumps.
  • Mercy now around 50% usage at Bronze, declining to 20% usage at Grandmaster.
  • Summary: While Mercy is still the easy-to-pick up healer, without Resurrect being a strong ability (through Valkyrie) she just isn't the same hero. However, we may find that people learn how to get the most out of her new kit. It's still very early.
  • JUNKRAT
  • Only change was to Concussive Mine.
  • Eliminations down -7% though damage is only down -2%. (Both moved a little).
  • Win rates have gone down about -2% (to 51% average)
  • Pick rates are down -4% (to 28% usage average). (Both moved a little.)
  • Summary: All of this data indicates that the nerf was really minor.  Junkrat remains a strong hero with some of the highest win rates in the game.  His plat continues to center around his base grenade damage and quick-to-charge Rip-tire.
  • Blizzard World Map now in Quickplay and Arcade. Will not come to Competitive play until Season 9.
  • Year of the Dog launches Feb. 8th

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Skyline: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Feb 06, 2018
88 - Omnic Lab: Strat Brewing: Reading a Battle
01:15:55

In the Lab this week we’re kicking off a new series called “Strat Brewing” where Andres and Rob break down key strategies that come up throughout the year for when guests aren’t on the show! Additionally this week’s topic is going to be called Reading a Battle!

TIMESTAMPS: 

  • NYXL vs SEOUL Discussion 00:10:17
  • STRAT BREWING - Reading the battle 00:20:38

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Jan 26th Recap
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta: Jan. 17th 2018
  • OWL Rankings: Computer Generated (S1:St1:W2)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • SPONSOR: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, JanJinkle, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TragicZac.

Strat Brewing: Reading Battles

Tools:

  • Kill Feed
  • Chevrons above player heads
  • Sounds
  • Comms
  • Hitting Tab//Checking Ultimates

Reacting to different moments in battles:

  • Approaching the battle.
  • Losing a player before the fight.
  • Losing a player as the fight starts.
  • Losing players during the fight.
  • High risk, high reward plays.
  • After the battle has been won (Def and Attack)

Blue Posts & News:

  • Blizzard World Map now in Quickplay and Arcade. Will not come to Competitive play until Season 9.
  • Developer Update (Community Topics)
  • Toxicity update around 17% more actions and 20% more reports
  • Actioning some players through being proactive through looking through toxic behaviors on youtube and like platforms before reports are filed in some cases.
  • Mercy & Junkrat changes still slated for next patch
  • If Mercy is too far on the roster she will be brought back up
  • Hanzo, Mei, Symmetra named as plans to look into the heroes
  • Sombra & Doomfist are looking at minor tweaks
  • In-Depth Explanation of the Movement Update from Geoff Goodman
  • Update to the known bugs page

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jan 30, 2018
87 - Omnic Lab: Map Mastery: Anubis with Jardio
01:28:25

Map Guide Starts at 00:07:55

In the Lab this week we’ve got our first show in a new category: Map Mastery! We’ve brought back Jardio to the show to help us break down Temple of Anubis! Jardio is a frequent Top 500 player known for his Mei and Tracer prowess.

Heads Update:

  • Game Night -- Jan 26th
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • PC Meta: Jan. 17th 2018
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GoldenSoldierA, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, Shazear, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Palmi J.

Map Mastery: Temple of Anubis:

  • Helpful Video from Skyline
  • General strategy for 2CP//Assault
  • Key Map elements to look at
  • Team  composition considerations
  • Point A:
  • Attackers
  • Defenders
  • Point B:
  • Attackers
  • Defenders

Blue Posts & News:

  • Blizzard World launches Jan 23rd
  • New Content for Standard Loot Boxes
  • New icons
  • New Skins
  • New Emotes
  • New Sprays

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Jardio: Twitter, Twitch

Jan 23, 2018
86 - Omnic Lab: Shotcalling with Baemax
01:23:37

 

In the Lab this week we’ve got another new topic hitting the books for our strategy focus this week: Shotcalling! We brought in a GM specialist, Baemax to help us out with the topic this week.

INTERVIEW STARTS AT 00:04:36

SHOT CALLING GUIDE STARTS AT 00:18:00

Heads-Update:

  • Game Night -- Still looking for a date
  • Podcasting Apps: Overcast//Pocket Casts
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Ben aka “INeedPeeling” is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. Ben has a Masters in Sport Management and business and marketing experience. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (11/25) Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Isabella R.

Top Tier Shotcalling: LINK

  • Good shot calling
  • Information that is useful and usable and will make the fight easier/ give an advantage to a teammate
  • Health
  • Cooldowns  
  • Exact information
  • Don't get distracted
  • Be flexible
  • Making shot calls based on your teammates
  • Hype people up!
  • Bad shot calling
  • Saying things that will tilt others
  • Don’t spam comms. 
  • Open mic vs Push-to-Talk
  • Things to think about when you are shot calling.

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
BAEMAX: Twitter, Twitch,

Jan 16, 2018
85 - Omnic Lab: Advanced Aiming Techniques with Burdock
01:20:02

In the Lab this week we’ve got a very cool topic of Advanced Aiming for you to break down in techniques, movement, theory, and practical tips on how to improve. We’ve pulled a guest from Reddit who plays at a Grand Master level and wrote a high-quality Aim Theory article for Competitive Overwatch subreddit Daniel aka Burdock.

Interview Begins at 00:05:30

Heads-Update:

  • Game Night -- Still looking for a date
  • Podcasting Apps: Overcast//Pocket Casts
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Console Meta: Dec. 14th 2017
  • OWL Recap now up on it’s own feed!
  • Twitter
  • Main Feed
  • Aidmaro’s Twitter
  • SPONSORS: Top Score Solutions
  • Top Score Solutions: One of our longtime Patrons, Ben or “INeedPeeling” as he’s known on Reddit, is offering free business consulting in the eSports field. If you are aspiring to coach, starting a team, developing an app or service, trying to boost your subscriber base, or just want to work in eSports, you can visit his website at topscoresolutions.com, get him on Twitter @topscoreEsports, or join his Discord server. His services are free, and they will stay that way as long as demand allows it.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (11/25) Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Kippppp, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NeverClutch, RickyTicky, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Goldensoldier, Shazear, Grant G

Aim Techniques: LINK

  • Aiming terms
  • Placing is when you place your cross-hair and let the target move across its location
  • Strafing is when you use your own movement as a means of aiming.
  • Tracking is when you try to keep the crosshair on the target while shooting, consistent movements coming from your fingers, wrist, or arm depending on the target's distance and speed.
  • Flicking is when you quickly move your crosshair to the target and shoot, often with your wrist.
  • Advanced Advice
  • Aiming with the eyes
  • Understanding Enemy movement
  • Shallow Angles
  • How to aim against A/D spam
  • Movement Terms
  • General Advice

Blue Posts & News:

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Jan 09, 2018
84 - Omnic Lab: 2017 Community Lessons
01:29:05

 

In the Lab this week we chose to do an end-of-the-year special featuring...you guys and girls out there that wanted to voice your opinions on what you learned this last year with the Omnic Lab! So you’re in the driver’s seat this week so let’s learn what the community is improving on!

News & Blue Posts:

Community Lessons:

  1. Aidmaro (Juston from OWL Recap):
  2. Geoseay
  3. KawaiiGenju
  4. NeverClutch
  5. Bioshrimp
  6. BlazzinBob
  7. Nerfanatic
  8. Queen of Salt
  9. Zapdosequis (Emily)
  10. Chipmunk2353
  11. Shazear
  12. Walrus
  13. YangXiaoLong
  14. KeylimeKangaroo
  15. GreatRootBear
  16. ShadowJesus
  17. Switch
  18. Anstapa087
  19. Raynorwilky
  20. L Chris L

Tips from the Hosts:

  1. Knowing what each hero does optimally with their whole kit is important for everyone, not just the hero you play. 
  2. Don’t use do ANYTHING without vision of what’s going on. Don’t burn a Zen or Mercy ultimate just to speed to the point without seeing anything first with your own character. 
  3. Don’t Stagnate -- aka Never stop learning: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (14/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic,
    Matt R, NotMuaddib, Never Clutch, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Top Score Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Kippppp (Diamond)

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Dec 31, 2017
83 - Omnic Lab: Ladder Climbing with Appa
01:30:48

 

In the Lab this week a good podcasting friends joins us this week to talk about climbing from Silver to Diamond. Appa comes from Hearthstone as a top player in the esports scene and has attempted transitioning to Overwatch to compete in a different game!

News & Blue Posts:

Silver to Diamond Progress:

  • Basics:
  • The core of Overwatch - Moba at heart disguised as FPS
  • Much faster pace than MOBA
  • Constant team fight
  • I usually play in like 3-ish hour sittings, sometimes multiple times a day
  • Putting in the hours
  • Good practice is important.
  • Don't form bad habits
  • Watch streams, ask for help, get coaching
  • Advanced Roles:
  • Hero Switching
  • Hero tracking, skill tracking and looking for openings.
  • Learning your matchups.
  • Self-Imposed Rules:
  • My biggest self-imposed rule is if we’ve already lost a fight, just don’t ult
  • Flexibility:
  • Allowing yourself to know multiple heroes/roles
  • Personal examples
  • Mentality:
  • If you lose a game, you should always look back on the game as if the loss was your fault -  as if there is always something you could improve
  • Don’t be afraid to admit others can be better than you, embrace it and learn from them.
  • Dealing with Teammates:
  • Accept that is a team game and you need your teammates.
  • Act accordingly

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (12/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Top Score Solutions, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: NeverClutch & Raphael C.

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Appa: Twitter, Twitch

Dec 25, 2017
82 - Omnic Lab: Yeti Hunting Patch Notes
01:13:50

 

In the Lab this week we finally come to circle back to do a strategy revisit on some of the key moments in OWL Pre-season, cover the 2017 Winter Wonderland, Season 8 competitive changes, and also a new PTR patch coming up!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- DEC. 29th
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Console Meta: Dec. 14th 2017
  • OWL Recap will be moving to it’s own home.
  • Overwatch League Skins & Tokens
  • Starting in early 2018 the home uniforms for the 12 OWL teams are added.
  • You can “acquire these for any hero” and will provide monetary support for the league
  • League tokens only used for in-game OWL content.
  • You can buy whichever team skin you want.
  • Every Player will have enough tokens for 1 OWL skin in the first month
  • Opening OWL week starts Jan. 10th

Season 8 Changes - Scott Mercer

  • Limit on the max SR difference between the highest SR & lowest SR player on the same team.
  • “During the month of December we will be quietly testing the effect of more restrictive SR limits to both match quality and queue times. With the data and player feedback from testing, we’ll then come back from our holiday break on January 2 and apply a finalized set of values for Season 8.”
  • Removing Personal Performance SR Adjustments for Diamond tier players and above
  • Below is the performance based SR before Diamond
  • If you have a higher than 50% chance to win a match, you gain less for a win and lose more for a defeat. Conversely, if you were an underdog in a match than you gain more SR when you win and lose less SR when defeated.
  • New players experience both higher gains and higher losses than players who have completed a lot of matches.
  • You gain less SR for a win than you lose for a defeat as you more closely approach the system’s mathematical upper limit 5000 SR. (So at very high SRs you do need a greater than 50% win rate to keep your SR stable.)
  • A measurement of how well you personally performed during the match. If you perform well than you gain more SR when you win, and lose less SR when defeated. The reverse is also true.
  • SUMMARY:
  • The adjustment does create a lot of positive system wide effects including rewarding players who make the effort to play well, punishing inactive players, and more quickly providing fairer matches for new players or those who decide to play a new hero or role. So we spent quite a lot of time examining data over multiple seasons, checking a lot of math, reading a LOT of community feedback, and then doing some deep soul searching about this. Especially at the higher levels of online competition where every point of SR matters, we want players to not be distracted and worry about how to optimize around the personal performance adjustment. They should just be trying to WIN. So after we get back from the holidays on January 2nd we’re going to turn off the personal performance SR adjustments for players in the Diamond skill tier and above.

Winter Wonderland 2017 Patch

  • Dec. 12th to Jan. 1st is the Winter Wonderland Event
  • 7 New Skins: Avalanche Bastion, Rime Sombra, Beachrat Junkrat, Snow Owl Ana, Casual Hanzo, Ice Fisherman Roadhog, & Alpine: 76 Soldier
  • Each Skin with a corresponding player icon
  • 2 New Emotes:Legendary Orisa Puppy & Epic Zenyatta Snowflakes
  • New Reinhardt Shield/Snowball Highlight Intro
  • New hero “Toast” Victory Poses
  • Heroes that were not here for 2016 now have an ornament and Christmas Spray
  • All previous event items are available for normal credit amount
  • Developer Update Promo

Dec. 12, 2017 Patch

  • Mei’s Snowball Offensive Returns to Arcade
  • New Arcade game: Yeti Hunter
  • 5v1 Super Winston vs. Mei’s (ultimate is now a giant Junkrat Trap)
  • Player Warning Update:
  • Players being reported will receive an in-game message letting them know that they have been reported, along with a warning concerning continued negative behavior.
  • Players who report someone for poor behavior, resulting in a disciplinary action, will now be notified with an in-game message when the issue has been resolved.
  • Players can now clear new item notifications with the “Mark All As Seen” button in the Hero Gallery
  • Doomfist Bug Fixing Overhaul (Round 1)
  • Prevented Doomfist’s Rocket Punch from destroying objects
  • Caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to not always deal damage when an enemy hits a wall
  • Caused Doomfist’s Rocket Punch to not always stop an enemies' movement when they impact a wall
  • Canceled Doomfist’s Seismic Slam when it was unable to reach the targeted location
  • Caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to trigger instantly when the ability was used to travel up inclines
  • Caused Doomfist’s Seismic Slam to create performance drops when repeatedly used with no cooldown
  • Mei
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Mei’s Cryo-freeze from clearing the healing debuff caused by Ana’s Biotic Grenade
  • Mercy
  • Fixed a bug that showed Mercy’s Guardian Angel targeting UI on allies while it was already in progress on a selected target
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a Mercy player to cast Resurrect on a player that was in the process of being resurrected by another Mercy
  • Moira
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Moira’s Biotic Orb to pass through terrain and structures
  • Fixed an issue that prevented players from using Moira’s Biotic Orb’s regeneration option when primary fire was disabled
  • Fixed a visual bug with Moira’s Biotic Orb that sometimes caused Biotic Grasp’s healing spray effects to display instead
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira’s Coalescence from healing an allied Reaper in Wraith Form
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Moira from being able to pass through enemies when using Fade
  • Fixed a bug that caused Moira’s eyelashes to detach from her face during her Heroic highlight intro
  • Fixed an issue that prevented Moira’s self-healing statistic from being collected and displayed in the game stats

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (12/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, Matt R, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: Alex B & Aron B.

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Dec 18, 2017
81 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Widowmaker with BeefTipsy
01:26:49

In the Lab this week we finally conclude the full roster on the Going Deep series with Widowmaker featuring the one and only BeefTipsy! Top player and streamer known for his Widow play, BeefTipsy comes to help us break down the strats for optimizing and improving playing this hero! Widowmaker Reference

Going Deep Discussion:

  • What roles does Widow fill or what is her job in a game?
  • Basically, what is the core to the hero for Bronze to Gold to grasp for improvement
  • Let’s talk about using Grappling Hook effective use.
  • NOTE: Ask about Movement/Engaging/Escaping/New Cooldown change
  • How to do we get the most out of our Venom Mines?
  • Practicing the flick shots. How do you set this up for practicing, what do you do to warm up?
  • Proper timing for Infra-Sight breakdown
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • Combo ultimates?
  • General Uses
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your position/presence and sight lines to maximize damage and pressure?
  • How Map Dependent is Widow?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups. What heroes do you need to be careful of for being countered and others that you really think are great/necessary for your comp.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.

New Patrons this week: NailBomb, Orion, Kasey M, Matt R, Matt J

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

BeefTipsy: Twitter, Twitch, Discord

Dec 10, 2017
80 - Omnic Lab - Perspectives from an outsider & a parent with Susan Lyon (Jakes Mom!)
01:11:26

In the Lab this week Andres got a really REALLY different style interview with Susan Lyon, mother of Jake from the Houston Outlaws. We ask her about her thoughts on the video game industry as a parent, how to support her son in esports for a career, and the developing industry around the Overwatch League.

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- RECAP
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • The Doomfist Mega Fix Thread
  • Fixed on PTR:
    • Wall Slamming with a 45 degree impact as the cut-off point for registry vs sliding off.
    • Rocket Punch will break things on the make that can be broken consistently
    • Seismic Slam no longer cancels when you land too close to a wall.
    • Seismic Slam now "slides" a short distance up ramps instead of triggering immediately and Winston leap also adjusted in the same way.
  • Things not fixed yet
    • Seismic Slam bugged when you/your target is near a corner, it will sometimes not find them as a valid target. Little longer to get a fix in place.
    • Ghost Punches: going through enemies instead of impacting. Partially latency related, but there working on it.
    • Corner bounce: when you Punch near a corner/edge it will force you to "bounce off" and slide away a good distance. Working on it.
  • Things under investigation:
    • Rocket punch vs. Rocket Punch (or Charge): inconsistent interactions between hit registration on this. Both players are ideally supposed to fall down as a result.
    • Aerial Seismic Slam sometimes causing grounded SS: Reports of people being in the air and triggering the grounded version.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.

New Patrons this week: Zimmy & Kevin S.

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

 

“Don’t be a lab rat, be a scientist...see ya next week, Omnics!”

Dec 04, 2017
79 - Omnic Lab: Proper Hero "Framing"
01:10:43

In the Lab this week Andres and Rob got a killer email and sparked us talking about hero “framing” as a main discussion. We have an amazing set of chats about using the optimum view for what you are wanting to do in the game of Overwatch.

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- RECAP
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

Email from Neil S:

In the latest Podcast, Rob mentioned a hypothetical situation when he made an error of contesting the payload recklessly instead of taking his time. This got me wondering what other situations we could identify to help make targeted improvements in our game play. (NFL coach, Bill Belichick, is well known for talking about "situations". Recognize the situations, and win the situations to win the game.)

I think a break down of recognizing small situations in the game great podcast content. Perhaps it is just an additional question to ask top 500 players you guys have (those are my favourite podcasts btw.)

Team situations I think you guys have talked about include:

  • Setting up on defence
  • Poke phase
  • Engaging
  • Disengaging
  • Hopeless fight
  • Cleaning up after won fight (staggering / building ults / when you are better off getting on the playload instead?)
  • Planning for next fight (calling what ults were used and planning what ults your team will use, or calling for no ults)

To help illustrate what I'm talking about, here are a few very basic situations that took me a while to recognize:

1. Good vs Bad "Trickling in" on KOTH: People say don't "trickle in", but it is important to recognize On KOTH, if you have the point, it can be worth contesting a losing battle longer to gain more capture percentage. If you don't have the point, then running back to die is just "feeding". Simple idea, but can look the same if you don't recognize the situation.

2. Good vs Bad trading kills on 2 CP maps. This is not so cut and dry, but if your opponent has a longer spawn distance than you, then trading kills can be worthwhile. (Value of targets can make a big difference of course, so this feels like it needs a more detailed discussion).

3. 2nd fight as losing team: If you lose the first fight, you probably have an ultimate disadvantage. On KOTH this might mean it is a good idea to call for no ULTs on the 2nd fight to set up to win the 3rd fight. On Payload, this might mean you should take an early fight even before you have the whole team to get some ults out if you can convince the team to group up to win the 3rd fight (I'm not really sure about this strategy, but I'd like to hear more).

In closing, I really think your content is key to keeping the community strong. As the game adds more heroes and more maps, I think the biggest threat to the long term health of the game is how we on board new players.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.

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Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:
Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Nov 27, 2017
78.5 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon Community Connections
44:37

Here's a Blizzcon bonus episode where we feature a bunch of clips from our experience with some community members while we were there. Thanks again to all our patreon supporters who seriously made this possible over the course of months and still continue to help us do big things for the community.

Special thanks to Laura Platt for letting use her awesome take on the Overwatch Theme. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook @LauraPlattMusic 

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Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Nov 26, 2017
78 - Omnic Lab: Setting Goals for S7 with Omnic Meta
01:18:06

In the Lab this week Andres got really sick, but Rob brought back Switch from Omnic Meta to fill in as we discuss the Moira Patch, some more news, and what we’re looking to do to set goals for Season 7 of Overwatch Competitive Mode!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- Nov. 24 Game Night
  • Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate! Sub now with Twitch/Amazon Prime!
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Overwatch Free Weekend! Nov. 17-20

New Patch! Nov. 16

  • New Group Queue Restrictions:
    • Bronze to Diamond - within 1000 SR
    • Masters - within 500 SR
    • Grand Masters - within 250 SR
  • Ana Rifle up to 70 (was 60)
  • Mercy Caduceus Staff
    • Increased visual readability of Mercy’s healing and damage boosting beams
  • Mercy Resurrect
    • Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds
    • Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting
    • Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked
  • Mercy Valkyrie
    • When activated, Resurrection no longer has a cast time
    • While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed
  • Lucio
    • Lúcio now has an effect above his head to indicate which song he's playing in spectator mode
  • Winston
    • Barrier Projector - Now displays a health bar
  • Moira available for all platforms
  • Available to use in Comp Nov. 23rd
  • General
    • Clicking the "leave game as group" checkbox will now remember your selection for future matches
    • Made several visual adjustments to revamp the spectator mode HUD including an improved spectator mode UI, a new unit frame style, and an animated ultimate indicator
  • Arcade: One of the arcade slots will now change on a daily basis to include a variety of game modes such as Limited Duel, Low Gravity, and Capture the Flag

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (11/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, & TragicZac.
  • New Patrons this week: BlazzinBob
  • 11 - Declined announcement

Omnic Lab Links:

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-->Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Switch: Twitter, OmnicMeta

Nov 20, 2017
77 - Omnic Lab: Moira & Blizzcon 2017!
01:30:31

In the Lab this week Rob & Andres return from Blizzcon to delve into the experience with you all. We cover what Blizzcon was like for our first time, quick news updates, some announcements, the Overwatch World Cup, the panel about the Overwatch League, and the new hero Moira!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- Nov. 24 Game Night
  • Omnic Lab is now a Twitch Affiliate!
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Season 7 is live!
  • Recorded Pixels Ep.69 with Scott Johnson and Patrick Beja
  • PTR Nov. 6
  • Ana Rifle up to 70 (was 60)
  • Mercy Resurrect
    • Cast time increased from 0 seconds to 1.75 seconds
    • Mercy’s movement speed is now reduced by 75% while casting
    • Can now be interrupted when Mercy is knocked back, stunned, or hacked
  • Mercy Valkyrie
    • When activated, Resurrection no longer has a cast time
    • While active, casting Resurrect does not reduce Mercy's movement speed

New Game Content

  • The new Map: Blizzard World (Early 2018)
    • Custom Announcers for each Game area (SC/Diablo/WC)
  • New Reinhardt Cinematic
  • 8 New Skins coming to base loot box (Early 2018)
  • Magni Bronzebeard (Torb) - WC
  • Immortal (Orisa) - SC
  • Nova (Widowmaker) - SC
  • Blackhand (Doomfist) - WC
  • Barbarian (Sonya) - Diablo
  • Butcher (Roadhog) - Diablo
  • EcoPoint (Mei) - Cinematic
  • Crusader (Reinhardt) - Cinematic
  • Q&A at What’s Next

Overwatch League & Overwatch World Cup

  • OW League Website Updated
    • 12 Team names, brands, & rosters announced
    • Match Statistics & Match games on the website
    • Promises for more teams in EU and Asia after S1
    • More Merch
      • Jerseys (home and away) (Dec. 6th)
      • Hats, Socks, Joggers (sweat pants)
      • Contenders and OW Open news coming at the end of Nov.
      • Companion App coming out
  • Favoriting system (push notifications)
  • Add games to your calendar
  • Watch games via the app
  • Making it easy to be a fan
  • Inside the Overwatch League (with Nate Nanzer)
  • 2 Divisions (Atlantic & Pacific)
    • A: London, NY, Boston, Philly, Florida, Houston
    • P: Shanghai, Seoul, LA, LA, SF, Dallas
  • No region locking: Anyone can play for any team
  • 113 Players - 17 Countries (so far)
  • Each Team, 2 Games a Week, 4 Game days
    • Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat
    • 3 Matches per day
  • Start times change each day for global reach
  • Jan. 10 to June 16th run time (Pre-season Dec. 6)
  • July 11 Playoffs (Championship outside LA in a bigger venue)
    • Jan 10:
      • LAV - SFS 4pm
      • SHD - LAG 6pm
      • DAF - SLD 8pm
    • Jan 11
      • LSF - FMH 2pm
      • PDF - HOL 4pm
      • BUR - NYX 6pm
    • Jan 12
      • LAV - DAF 4pm
      • FMH - BUR 6pm
      • SFS - SHD 8pm
    • Jan 13
      • LSF - PDF 11am
      • NYX - HOL 1pm
      • SLD - LAG 3pm
  • 5 Weeks and then Title Stage
  • 8 Map pool
  • Traveling Schedule with international breaks
  • Best overall record on a season
  • Progress resets after 5 weeks
  • 4 opportunities (during a season?) to comeback
  • $125K team performance bonuses at each stage
  • 50% minimum goes directly to players
  • OW World Cup talk about SKR vs USA
    • Spectator Update
    • Instant Replays
    • Color Palette impressions & perspective from a non-OW player
    • Segment from “Ridiculous Hat”
    • Smart Cam & 3rd person
    • Top-Down Map view with health bars
    • Tournament Interface (pause with connection drops)

Moira Chat: A New Support

  • Irish Geneticist: Science above all else.
  • Gamepedia Stat Spread (tentative & likely not 100% accurate)
  • Biotic Grasp: Regeneration (Heal)
  • Biotic Grasp: Decay (DMG)
  • Biotic Orb: (Heal & DMG)
  • Fade
  • Coalescence

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors:

Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, TragicZac, & Trinium.

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-->
Full Extended Show Notes<--
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres:
Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud

Nov 14, 2017
76.5 - Omnic Lab - World of Podcasts Overwatch Panel
01:06:57

Back from Blizzcon 2017 we bring you the Overwatch Panel Andres got to be a part of during Con Before the Storm. Wild predictions turned out very wrong, but fun to listen to nevertheless! Stay tuned for our next official episode to be out very soon following this one! 

Nov 10, 2017
76 - Zomnic Noon: Halloween Hooligans
01:41:18

In the Lab this week Andres & Rob run a fun show before Blizzcon themed after Halloween and invite High Noon Podcast Hosts Deathblow and Blevins to join us with a fun game and some great discussions before Blizzcon.

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- Oct. 27 Admin/Community Run Game Night
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Console Meta S6 - Oct.27
  • Seoul Dynasty announced
  • Boston Uprising announced
  • Los Angeles Valiant announced
  • Kaplan on Toxicity and Mercy
  • Developer Update: esports development
    • 2:00 - Team uniforms and team color palettes! Home & Away (light & dark)
    • 3:35 - We’re adding a new tool for broadcasters, the top down interactive map
    • 4:49 - As well as the third-person smart camera!
    • 5:28 - Broadcasters can now create instant replays during live broadcasting
    • 6:25 - New automated tournament interface
    • 6:48 - Tournament games will now automatically pause when players disconnect
    • 7:30 - This is just the beginning
    • 8:48 - Join us for the Overwatch World Cup at BlizzCon!
  • Season 6 is over!
    • Season 6 will officially end on Saturday, October 28 at 5:00 p.m. PDT.
    • Season 7 is currently scheduled to launch three days later on...
    • Wednesday, October 31 at 5:00 p.m. PDT (or Thursday, November 1 at 00:00 UTC).+

Blizzcon Overwatch Predictions:

  • What’s in the Lootbox?
  • What is the major announcement?
  • Who are the World Cup Group Stage winners?
  • What other features will be announced?
  • Brackets: Hyperlink
    • UK - Sweden
    • CAN - AUS
    • ------------------
    • China - France
    • SKR - USA

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(13/25) Chrisdaplaya, GingerSasquash, Good Apollo, GreatRootBear, Lisome, Magic, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

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Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
DeathBlow: Twitter

Blevins: Twitter
High Noon: Twitter, Patreon, Website, Twitch, iTunes, Discord
ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

Oct 30, 2017
75 - Omnic Lab: Console Super Show
01:27:23

In the Lab this week Andres & Rob are doing a Overwatch console mega show! We brought back Top500 PS4 player CS and Omnic Meta Webmaster Switch to the show to break down consoles, stats, meta, and news!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Game Night -- Oct. 27 Admin/Community Run Game Night
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
    • PC Korean Meta S6 - Oct.13
    • The Bottom Line: ...Ana has 25% more usage in Korea, despite ceding incredible ground to Mercy - who is being played on average 30% less.  In other words, Korean players still have not completely taken to Mercy as the consensus 100% pick as NA/EU has.
  •  Oceanic Server Issue fixed (Blue Post)
  • Can We get back Team Death Match? (Blue Post)
  • Ultimate interruptions changed!
    • Ultimate Categories: Cast-time, Transformation, Channelled
  • Console Genji Bug: A Genji slash bug has made it to live on both consoles. This means that Genji can perform an extra slash during his ult activation animation, resulting in a very quick kill if he ults near an enemy. There appears to be a host of patch problems that have affected console only. (FIXED NOW!)
  • Official Patch Notes Oct 18:
  • Omnic Meta Comparison
  • Before: Oct. 5 Mercy
    • Valkyrie - No longer resets the GA cool down.
    • Valkyrie doubles resurrection range from 5m to 10m.
  • After: Oct. 12 Mercy:
    • GA - Players can now glide past a targeted ally using the jump key
    • GA - Cooldown no longer resets when Resurrect is activated
    • Valkyrie range back to 5m & grants a new charge of Rez that dissipates after Valk ends
    • Valkyrie no longer gives a 10s Rez cooldown
  • Lucio Speed boost while jumping off a wall back to 65% bonus speed

Topics for discussion

  • Special Console Stats
  • Reporting feature on console
  • Hero Pick Rates & Differences
  • Console Button Mapping
  • Sensitivity & Reticle - Revisited
  • Ways to improve (Emails & Discord Questions)

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(13/25) Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Silverback, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
CS: Twitch
Switch: Personal Twitter

Omnic Meta: Twitter, Website
ConBeforetheStorm: Website

Oct 24, 2017
74 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Zenyatta
01:26:53

In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down with another Top500 player, RossianSpy, to talk about Zenyatta on yet another transcendent edition in the going deep series. We’ll bring some yin and yang your way to hopefully experience tranquillity as you look to master this hero with us this week!

Correction from Last week:

  • Last week i misspoke about Sombra doing 50% bonus dmg to hacked targets. This is 100% incorrect. I should have said you can see targets at 50% health through walls with Opportunist like Widow Ult or Hanzo Sonic Arrow.

Going Deep: Zenyatta

  • What roles does Zen fill or what is his job in a game?
    • What are the fundamentals of the hero (maybe for Low Tier play as well)?
  • Let’s talk about using Discord Orb effective use.
    • Vancity: how/who do you prioritize (target selection) when you are not in an organized group (solo queue)
    • OmegaMan: how long do you keep discord on targets? How do you know when to switch?
  • Let’s talk about using Harmony Orb effective use.
  • How to do we get the most out of Charging up Orbs of Destruction?
    • Choosing Primary or Volley?
  • Transcendence breakdown
    • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
    • How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure
    • Combo ult with what?
    • Charging tips
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your cover & team to maximize damage and pressure?
    • Raynorwilky:  how do you gauge distance from the front line during games? Are you usually far away or does the threat of flankers put you closer than you would like? Where's the sweet spot as between you & the front line?
    • Switch: Are there times where it is okay to play aggressive vs conservative in positioning
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Switch: How important is it for Zen to act as the shotcaller in soloq/comp environment?
  • Matchups: Synergistic hero picks for team building with Zen. Heroes that give you trouble.
    • Winston_Smith: any tips for dealing with a Tracer 1v1?
    • Switch: There has been talk in the Overwatch community about new D.Va posing a particular problem for Zen (D.Va can dive and new missiles are high DPS vs. low mobility Zen). Your thoughts?

News & Blue Posts:

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • Halloween Terror 2017 is out! Oct. 10 to Nov. 1
    • Skins: Symmetra, McCree, Ana, Torbjorn, Reaper, Mei, Zenyatta, Zarya
  • Update regarding Gravestone availability in loot boxes
    • Console Genji Bug: “Be aware that the Henji slash bug has made it to live on both consoles. This means that Henji can perform an extra slash during his ult activation animation, resulting in a very quick kill if he ults near an enemy. There appears to be a host of patch problems (queue errors, Zenyatta new skin voice lines not added) that have affected console only. Expect a follow up patch soon, and perhaps stay away from ranked if you fear the extra lethal Genji.”

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Chrisdaplaya, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Silverback, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

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Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
RossianSpy: Twitter, Twitch, Youtube
ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

“Don’t be a lab rat, be a scientist!"

Oct 15, 2017
73 - Omnic Lab: Contenders + Hero Tips & Tricks
01:23:16

In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game.

News & Blue Posts:

Hero Tips &Tricks:

  • Doomfist:
  • Meteorstrike gives you a TON of shielding when you hit 2 targets so you can get a pick and make yourself extremely durable.
  • Genji:
  • Your dash can animation cancel through your sword strikes giving you an immense burst capability in a short amount of time.
  • Using the right click in combination with a melee provides a huge burst of damage immediately following a swift strike dash on a target.
  • McCree:
  • Deadeye can be used as a quick reload which can be helpful in specific situations or to catch the enemy off guard.
  • Pharah:
  • If done right you will never have to touch the ground! (not always the best idea, but possible).
  • You can jump before boosting yourself off the ground for and even higher altitude.
  • Reaper:
  • Your teleport can be used to dodge certain death from things like D.Va’s ult if timed right.
  • Using all/most of your shots before using Wraith form is a good practice since it reloads your clip to full
  • Soldier:
  • Try to use Helix Rocket at the feet of enemies to pop them up for a brief second and make their movements more predictable for follow up shots.
  • Sombra:
  • Using the Translocator early and just poking and being annoying is the best thing. Never over-stay your welcome. Be sure to hack the right targets!
  • Tracer:
  • Angle your pulse bomb slightly downward to throw it right in front of you.
  • Throw the bomb at the feet of people in a graviton to ensure maximum damage.
  • Use map props to make up for your vertical mobility disadvantage.
  • Bastion:
  • Interweave healing in between your attacks while in ult form. If done right you will have no downtime, but a lot of extra health.
  • Hanzo:
  • Firing your ultimate through walls the enemy team is not expecting can be a great surprise.
  • Your ultimate can be deflecting by Genji’s right before it explodes into the dragon, watch out!
  • Junkrat:
  • You can use both charges of your exploding mine to create a double jump and get to places a lot of heroes can’t.
  • 1 Mine and any other junkrat grenade or trap is a 100% kill on 250 HP heroes or less.
  • Using the ultimate when against low damage heroes like Winston solo you can detonate it right away and they can’t kill the tire fast enough.
  • Mei:
  • Hitting the wall button a second time changes the wall’s orientation between horizontal and vertical.
  • If a target is starting to freeze you can let go of the spray fire a little earlier and continue to track the target because the spray is still a projectile applying damage & Freeze.
  • Using the Primary fire during blizzard does increase the speed of freezing someone and adds damage.
  • Torbjorn:
  • The Hammer does do increased damage during ultimate, but only use when a Rein is Barriering you or DVa is matrixing and you’re out of ammo.
  • Primary fire, while odd trajectory, is generally more powerful than the alternate shotgun round at medium range unless you can land all the shotgun rounds.
  • Widowmaker:
  • Fake falling can be a great way to dodge/avoid an incoming gank. Throw yourself off of your high ground (or cliff) and after a little delay grapple yourself back up (ideally on a different part of the high ground).
  • Using the Grapple Hook on the ground is a quick way to dodge and space between an enemy for a quick flick shot.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

New Patrons this week: Chrisdaplaya, Koen D.

Omnic Lab Links:

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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

Oct 10, 2017
72 - Omnic Lab: Learning New Maps
01:05:17

In the Lab this week Andres & Rob sit down to talk through a lot of various topics that we think are important for all players in Overwatch. General tips, specific techniques, and even mental tips on how to better equip yourself to handle improving in the game.

News & Blue Posts:

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage)
  • DVA DPS Patch 1.15
  • Jeff Kaplan HUGE Blue Post
    • “Do we do everything right? Certainly not. The 100 members of the OW team are *far* more critical than most of you of the game on a good day (although we're a little more professional about how we express our criticism). You will never meet one of us who says, "the game is perfect". We have no shortage of ideas of how to make the game better and we are lucky enough to show up to work every day and try to make those things happen.”
    • “Two weeks ago, I was offsite all week without posting access (I cannot make forum posts from my phone for security reasons). The week after that, I came into the office 1 hour later than I normally do (I was feeling extremely fatigued and rather than waking up at 5:40am like I do most days, I woke up at 6:30am). The end result was that for 2 weeks I haven't posted at my normal rate. I apologize that it's been a quiet two weeks but that doesn't mean that we -- the OW team -- haven't been working just as hard as we always do and are not dedicated to making this game great. “
  • JOIN THE OVERWATCH ON-AIR TALENT TEAM
    • Starting September 25, the Overwatch team will review submissions and reach out to promising candidates with further instructions. Please note that only English submissions will be considered at this time.

Learning a New Map - Junkertown

  • Analyzing the general layout
  • Where is the open areas?
  • Where’s the alleys?
  • Where can safely weave cover?
  • Where are the flanking routes?
  • Where are the main objectives? Locations of the payload/point/etc.
  • Where are the “safe zones”?
  • Where are the health packs?
  • Where are the “choke points” forcing players through?

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
ConBeforetheStorm: Website, Bob’s Tweet

Oct 04, 2017
71 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Orisa with EvilToaster
01:45:10

In the Lab this week we brought EvilToaster out from the woodwork to slam down a bongo drum and talk Orisa this week! He’s a top 500 finishing tank-main player who mains Orisa since her release and has a lot of tips for us this week, so Halt and Fortify as we whip out those Fusion Drivers for the next Going Deep episode!

News & Blue Posts:

Orisa Questions: (Orisa Reference)

  • What roles does Orisa fill or what is his job in a game?
  • What are the fundamentals of the hero (maybe for Low Tier play as well)?
  • Let’s talk about using Fusion Driver effective use.
  • How to do we get the most out of Projected Barrier?
  • What are some of the big differences since the Shield Adjustments patch?
  • Where do you put this sucker?
  • Do you launch them to save teammates as a desperation play?
  • What tips do you have for using Halt! To grab targets for repositioning or environmental kills?
  • Hoyle391: what is your strategy for saving or using halt.  What are the best times to keep it saved for.  Do you get the most value out of yanking people away from you or pulling groups together.
  • X-Kaliper: How do you use this ability to combo with teammates?
  • How do you optimize your use of Fortify?IcySorrow: With dive being all about mobility, do you see Orisa's fortify being more beneficial as we move away from that meta? Or do you have thoughts about how you would change or rework the ability to better her kit.
  • Supercharger breakdown
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your Shield and Halt! Combined with Fusion Driver pressure to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Team Compositions & Counters:
  • Who do you like to build Orisa with? Who is your worst enemy?

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

New Patrons this week: Rusty D. & kSheehan

Omnic Lab Links:

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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH

Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
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Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Concept Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
EvilToaster: Twitter, Twitch

Sep 24, 2017
70 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Doomfist with PVPTwitch
01:23:45

In the Lab this week we brought PVPTwitch, a popular, repeat top500 Junkrat specialist streamer, to talk about Doomfist. Sounds odd, but PVP hit Grand Masters last season on a nearly 100% Doomfist only account. So charge your Meteor Strikes as we punch through this going deep episode!

News & Blue Posts:

Doomfist Questions:

  • What roles does Doomfist fill or what is his job in a game?
  • What are the fundamentals of the hero (maybe for Low Tier play as well)?
  • Let’s talk about using Rocket Punch effective use.
  • How to do we get the most out of Uppercut & Seismic Slam?
  • Meteor Strike breakdown
    • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
    • How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure
    • Combo ult with what?
    • Charging tips
    • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your Punch and Hand Canon to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(11/25) Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
PVPTwitch: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Sep 18, 2017
69 - Omnic Lab: Carolina Ravassa (Sombra) Interview!
01:01:53

In the Lab this week we are going to deep into the underground of Dorado and into the mind of the sneakiest of Talon operatives to talk with the one and only Carolina Ravassa! She is the official voice for Sombra in Overwatch and we wanted to do a cool interview with her and what it’s like breathing life into a character through the power of voice overs & voice acting!

References:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors:

Ben W, Good Apollo, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, RickyTicky, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

New Patrons this week:

  • Steven K
  • Good Apollo (edited Diamond) (previously Zampano)
  • Matailander (edited Plat)
  • Haiyin
  • Henning L

Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
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Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio,
soundcloud
Carolina Ravassa: Twitter, Website, Instagram, Hispanglosaxon

Sep 10, 2017
68 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Hanzo with Arrge
01:37:50

In the Lab this week we are going to Hanamura to visit the eldest of the Shimada clan, Hanzo in yet another going deep episode. We brought on Hanzo Top 500 specialist Arrge on the show this week. So string your bows, cork your sake flasks, and wall climb behind enemy lines with us as we scatter shot a flurry of questions at Arrge to help you learn Hanzo!

News & Blue Posts:

Going Deep Discussion

  • What roles does Hanzo fill or what is his job in a game
  • Let’s talk about using Wall Climbing effective use
  • How to do we get the most out of Sonic Arrow?
  • The most BALANCED ability Scatter Arrow, let’s talk about landing it?
  • Dragonstrike breakdown
    • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
    • How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your primary and Sonic Arrows to maximize damage and pressure?
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups. 

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (11/25) Ben W, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.
  • New Patrons this week:
    • Neil B
    • kSheehan

Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
Arrge: Twitch, Twitter, YouTube

Sep 04, 2017
67 - Omnic Lab: Battle Mercy, Valkyrie!
56:11

This week Andres holds down the fort with guest from High Noon Podcast, D3athbl0w! They sit down and chat about the huge changes hitting PTR about Mercy, the DVa adjustments, and a cool change to Reinhardt’s camera.

News & Blue Posts:

  • Sept 1st Game Night!
  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage) - This report is all about Doomfist and his high pick rate completely shaking up the meta.  Doomfist has the highest debut of any new hero since Overwatch came out, as he has made an immediate impact and claimed more than 25% usage across all tiers - putting him as one of the most popular DPS heroes in the game. Encourage you to check out the: Patch 1.13 hero change analysis over at omnicmeta.com.

New Competitive Season Changes:

  • Players in Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond can now drop into lower skill tiers.
  • We’ve made some adjustments to how skill rating is calculated after a win/loss.

New PTR Hero Changes:

  • D.Va
  • Micro Missiles (New Ability)
  • D.Va fires a barrage of small rockets that detonate on impact, dealing damage in a limited radius around each explosion. These can be fired while D.Va is using any other ability or firing her Fusion Cannons
  • Defense Matrix- Defense Matrix's resource meter will now deplete twice as quickly
  • Boosters - Fusion Cannons can now be fired while flying
  • Mercy:
    • Resurrect (formerly Mercy’s Ultimate ability)
    • Targets 1 player, instead of every player within a 5m radius
    • Ability cooldown: 30 seconds
    • Mercy is no longer granted invulnerability while Resurrecting
    • Valkyrie (New Ultimate)
    • Valkyrie unleashes the full power of Mercy’s Valkyrie Suit, enhancing her weapons and abilities for 20 seconds:
    • Caduceus Staff: Mercy’s healing and damage boost beams now affect all allies near the targeted teammate, and the staff’s effective range has been extended
    • Caduceus Blaster: Granted infinite ammo, while simultaneously increasing damage and fire rate
    • Guardian Angel: Increased range and movement speed
    • Resurrect: Cooldown is instantly reset when Valkyrie is activated and reduced to 10s after the initial cast
    • Hover: Mercy gains the ability to fly freely, at increased movement speed
    • Regeneration (Passive): No longer interrupted when Mercy takes damage
  • Reinhardt:
    • Barrier Field - Holding primary fire while your shield is active now allows you to rotate the camera
  • User Interface Updates:
    • The skull icons that indicate where teammates were killed throughout the map have been replaced with Hero Portrait icons
    • Third person camera view will now frame the action automatically when spectating or waiting to respawn 
  • End of Competitive Season 5
    • Season 5 will conclude on Monday, August 28th at 5:00 PM PDT. A countdown is conveniently located in the Important Box at the top right corner of the sub.
  • Beginning of Competitive Season 6
    • Season 6 will begin on Thursday, August 31st at 5:00 PM PDT.
  • End of the Summer Games event
    • The announced end date is Monday, August 28th. While there is not typically an announced end time, note that past events have ended around 5:00 PM PDT (00:00 UTC). Please use the "End of Season 5".

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(12/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, RSS
Twitch, Youtube, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch,Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
D3athbl0w: Twitter, High Noon Podcast

Aug 27, 2017
66 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: McCree with CurryShotTV
01:24:48

In the Lab this week we are going to the Wild West at high noon with CLG Streamer & top 500 DPS Player CurryShotTV to talk about McCree. So reload your Peacekeepers, kick over that tumbleweed, and slap on your BAMF belt buckle for the McCree show!
Sept 1st Game Night!

News & Blue Posts:

Omnic Meta: (Homepage)

Patreon 4v4 Team Deathmatch Tournament!

Going Deep Discussion

  • What roles does McCree fill or what is his job in a game?
  • Lower Skill or just never played the hero before tips?
  • Let’s talk about using Flash Bang effective use.
  • The different kinds of flashbang use: Offense, Defense, 1v1 Duels, Flanking, etc.
  • How to do we get the most out of Combat Roll?
  • High Noon aka Dead Eye chat
  • When to use, where to be, who to prioritize
  • How many kills is enough//Zoning Pressure
  • Deadeye Minimum Damage 80
  • Can we chat about positioning and how to use your primary and secondary fires.
  • Now let’s work on proper engagement and disengages.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and matchups.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(12/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, NotMuaddib, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, & Trinium.

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
Twitch, RSS, MERCH
ull Extended Show Notes
Rob:
Twitter, Twitch,Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio, soundcloud
CurryShotTV:
Twitch, Twitter

 

Aug 23, 2017
65 - Omnic Lab: Lucioball & Deathmatch
01:19:56

In the Lab this week we got a LOT of news for esports, Lucioball, Deathmatch, and we’ve be really engaged within other podcasts to hang out with other creators this week. We want to talk about all these things and drop a few announcements!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Omnic Meta: (Homepage) Doomfist Impact in the Meta // Console Meta Aug 8, 2017
    • Highlight: (As it turns out) Doomfist is more efficient in converting damage done to kills than any other offensive hero in the game.
    • Bottom Line: It seems clear that Doomfist's net impact on a match is very high - provided he can survive and secure enough kills.  His high burst damage (stemming from his Rocket Punch)  appears to be Doomfist's big asset.  While he requires great skill to be able to play well, Doomfist is a hero worth playing.  The biggest question right now is whether Doomfist is a hero that can be played on all maps and on both defense and offense.
    • Zarya, McCree, Rein changes:  Overall, the change has been a net (although minor) benefit to the three heroes, with all three seeing more than a 5% increase in eliminations per match on average.  Reinhardt's bump is particularly good, as his eliminations per match have gone up more than 10% at the higher tiers.
  • The Close of Season 5 is coming!
    • End of S5: Aug. 28th 5pm PDT (mon)
    • Start of S6: Aug. 31st 5pm PDT (thurs)
  • OWL introduces 2 new teams officially
    • London, England with Cloud9
    • Los Angeles, California Team #2 with Stan & Josh Kroenke, owners of

PTR: Patchnotes

  • Developer Update VIDEO
  • Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch!
  • JUNKRAT
    • Concussion Mine: 2 mines can be held
    • RIP-Tire: 30% faster movement & No longer a time limit when climbing walls
  • ORISA
    • Fusion Driver (Primary Fire): Projectile Speed up 20%
    • Protective Barrier: Barrier size up 20%
    • Shape changed to “allow for more coverage from enemies that are below the barrier.
  • ROADHOG
    • Take a Breather (Heal):
    • Can be used while moving at full-speed
    • Reduced damage taken by 50% while healing
  • WIDOWMAKER
    • Grappling Hook: Cooldown down to 8s (was 12s)
    • Venom Mine: Targets are now visible through walls to Widow only
  • User Interface:
    • Added “Outline Opacity” option for reticles to control “the opacity of the black outline around reticles.

Live Patch: Summer Games 2017

  • Promotional Video Tweet
  • Lucio Ball Competitive Tips:
    • The Golden rule of Lucio Ball.
    • Positioning on the field.
    • Getting around the field.
    • Properly hitting the ball. (Lobbs, straight shots, dribbling)
    • Timing for the plays
    • Communication.
    • Ultimate Use.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, RickyTicky, TragicZac, & Trinium.

New Patrons this week: NotMuaddib (Diamond), Steven M, C.K.M. (edited up)

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch,Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Aug 13, 2017
64 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Roadhog with Gingerslayer
01:13:24

In the Lab this week we are going down under with Roadhog on another Going Deep episode. Joining us to discuss all things bacon is Gingerslayer, a top 500 Roadhog main. We’ll be sure to also touch on Summer Games news as well.

News & Blue Posts:

Going Deep Discussion

  • What roles does Roadhog fill or what is Roadhog’s Job in a game
  • What are some Roadhog basics for our fresh Roadhog players maybe in Silver or Bronze or just never played the hero before?
  • The big question, how to Hook the right way.
  • Can we chat about positioning, primary, and secondary fires?
  • Now let’s work on weaving in the hook and flanking vs front-line engagement.
  • Let’s talk about using the heal ability effectively.
  • Now let’s talk synergies and match-ups.
  • How does Roadhog’s presence strike fear into a team?

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (14/25) Awestruct, Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (2 NEW): (116 Total)
    • RickyTicky (Diamond)
    • Jared W

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

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Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch,Velen's Chosen Podcast, Content Craft Podcast

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

GINGERSLAYER: No links for our Guest!

Aug 06, 2017
63 - Omnic Lab: When Doomfist Comes Punching In
01:20:03

In the Lab this week we have the release of Doomfist to live with all the crazy updates to ranked and a big surprise for us for Attackers having an advantage in Overtime! Last we want to make sure we highlight the big rollout for the reporting toxic players feature.

News & Blue Posts:

Patch Notes: 1.13.02 - General

  • Doomfist is now playable. 
  • Lootbox Update!Credits instead of duplicates or more credits for when you do get duplicates
  • New Highlight Options
  • Top 5 Highlights available for 24 hrs or until the next patch
  • Players can generate highlights 12s in the past from a button press command
  • Adjusted Respawn timers as mentioned before.
  • Custom Games & Browse
  • User Interface
  • CUSTOM RETICLES
    • Options > Controls > Reticle > Advanced
    • Valkia Reticle Tutorial Guide Video
  • TIE GAMES NO LONGER INCLUDED FOR WIN PERCENTAGE CALC.

Patch Notes: 1.13.02 - Heroes & Bugs

  • D.Va Defense Matrix & Genji Deflect - New sounds & VO for eating ultimates
  • McCree - Flashbang - Stunned targets slowed more heavily (mentioned before)
  • Reaper - Shadow Step - Sound & VO distance reduced 50% (mentioned before)
  • Reinhardt - Rocket Hammer - Swing Speed up 10%
  • Zarya - Graviton Surge - Now disables mobility abilities on all affected targets
  • Bugs:
    • Could cause UI to incorrectly indicate enemies being hit when colliding with them.
    • Projectilesthat could pass through shields sometimes passed through other surfaces.
    • Sometimes losing audio during matches.
    • Sombra took damage sometimes on using Translocator.
    • Roadhog sometimes could hook Orisa Ult
    • Rein’s Bloodhardt, Blackhardt, & Wujing skins now have sounds that sound like Axes!
    • Rein’s Rocket Hammer had lots of hit registration bugs, all fixed.
    • Lucio sometimes didn’t get full speed boost when wall-riding backwards.
    • Torbjorn sometimes could not build/upgrade the turret.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Awestruct, Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Spektr, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (2 NEW): Kevin S & Chris C

Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

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Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Jul 30, 2017
62 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Mei with Jardio
01:23:49

In the Lab this week we’ve setup the show to be a LOT more chill than normal. We’ve brought in special guest Jardio, a top 500 player and hero specialist to talk about Mei with us this week. Jardio has made it to top 10 for 4 seasons in a row (seasons 2-5) on the competitive ladder playing primarily Mei.

News & Blue Posts:

Going Deep: Mei with Jardio

  • Mei Reference Source
  • Mei's Role
  • Hero Synergies
  • The critical way to play: The Ice Wall
  • Primary and Secondary Fire
  • Positioning & Flanking
  • Effective use of the Ice Block
  • Blizzard (Ultimate) usage and zone control
  • Community Fun Questions

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Awestruct, Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Spektr, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

New Patrons this week (4 NEW):

  • First Last
  • Karasu Y.
  • Tim F
  • Noel T

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
Twitch, RSS, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio
GUEST: Jardio: Twitter, Twitch

Jul 21, 2017
61 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Symmetra with xRyZ
01:30:08

In the Lab this week we’ve setup the car wash for the next installment of Going Deep for Symmetra! We have XRYZ coming in through the teleporter to help us out with some Top 100 tips, tricks, synergies, and team discussions about the hero as well!

News & Blue Posts:

  • PTR Round 2
  • Doomfist Rocket Punch down 20% (30m to 24m)
  • Skyline Doomfist Primer
  • Doomfist Seismic Slam only works on areas lower than current position.
  • Geoff Goodman wants to change this: Equal Height or lower is desired.
  • McCree Flashbang: slows targets significantly when they are stunned
  • Reaper Shadowstep: VO & SFX lowered by a lot.
  • Reinhardt Hammer: 10% Faster swing speed & more responsive
  • Reinhardt Charge: impact now causes zero damage when charging an enemy charging Doomfist/Reinhardt but still causes knockdown effect.
  • Zarya Graviton: Now disables all movement abilities of affect targets. This is similar to how Junkrat's trap affects abilities.
  • Omnic Meta Update: Top 10 Hero Mains PC S5 & Console Meta S5 W6

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Spektr, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

New Patrons this week (2 NEW):

  • Awestruct
  • Steven M

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio
xRyz: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, OWCraft, OWCraft Twitter

Jul 18, 2017
60 - Omnic Lab: Doomfist Confirmed (Finally)!
01:19:37

In the Lab this week we’ve got FRESH news about Doomfist! We are going to break down the kit, talk about hero synergies, tweaks we might like to see, and even how we are looking to integrate him on certain maps and team compositions.

News & Blue Posts:

Doomfist:

  • Names: Akande Ogundimu or The Successor
  • Age: 45
  • Nationality: Nigerian
  • Affiliations: Talon Council Membership (Leader)
  • Reference Source

Theories and interesting things:

  • Doomfist gains ‘shields’ with his passive meaning that EMP eats them
  • Genji cannot deflect ANY of DF abilities. Only the Primary fire. AND he takes full damage from the abilities.
  • Sombra appears to be an extremely powerful counter similar to countering Tracer with Hack
  • Widow and Hanzo are still very good against DF. Body & Head Hitboxes are pretty big
  • Lucio will make his mobility even faster paced and more devastating.
  • Ultimate can be used to fly in the air and hunter a hiding Mercy, beware!
  • Korean Pro Article that DF is better with 2-3 tanks: SOURCE
  • Re1nforce Article on Reddit

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (16/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, Ike Sapphire, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (3 NEW): 
    • Martin P
    • Carlos M
    • Spektr

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
Twitch, RSS, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Jul 09, 2017
59 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Sombra with Fitzyhere
01:26:27

In the Lab this week we’ve gotten hacked! Fitzyhere is joining us this week for a going deep episode on Sombra. We’re super pumped to help you drop those EMP’s a bit more this week with our guest who has been in the Top 500 doing some serious damage on this hero!

Omnic Meta: Hero Use PC S5W3 and Hero Impact Patch 1.11 PC

Going Deep Abilities: Sombra Reference Source

Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (14/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (2 NEW): 
    • CK M
    • Tyler B

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
Twitch, RSS, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio
Fitzyhere: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jul 04, 2017
58 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Junkrat with PVPTwitch
01:13:27

In the Lab this week we’ve got a real treat for you, we’re going deep AGAIN, this time with Australia’s favorite Pyromaniac, Junkrat. We are stoked to pair this with PVPTwitch, the top Junkrat in Grandmaster rank and has hit Top500 on multiple occasions even venturing into top 100.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: June Game Night --> JUNE 30th

Omnic Meta: Hero Use PC S5W3 and Hero Impact Patch 1.11 PC

Going Deep Junkrat Questions:

  • What is Junkrat’s Role and what does he excel at?
  • What Heroes are what you want to play with a Junkrat?
  • What Heroes give you the hardest time as Junkrat?
  • Mercam: What advantages or situations lead to Junkrat being the pick over Pharah?
  • Reef: How does one deal with Pharmercy? Should you put Mine in your trap?
  • What maps does he excel at?
  • What maps does he struggle on?
  • How does someone utilize the kit (combos)?
  • Let’s talk about Positioning.
  • Talk to us about effective Ultimate usage.

Junkrat Community Questions:

  • BodegaRatX: do you ever use your passive offensively?
  • Kolorblind: What changes could be made to Junkrat to help is overall state in the meta? 
  • CS: What is your strategy for dealing with teammates that are angry with your pick?
  • Cyclops: How do you snipe people with mines & grenades? How can I practice this?
  • Bioshrimp: If Blizzard allows one change to Junkrat´s ultimate, which one would it be?
    • Allow Mercy to damage boost the Rip-tire
    • Be invincible during RIP-tire
    • RIP-tire can´t be destroyed.

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons: Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, Ike Sapphire, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

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Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen

Andres: audioblender.studio, Twitter

PVPTwitch: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jun 25, 2017
57 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Torbjörn with DesRow
01:22:16

In the Lab this week we have our second defense hero in a row, Torbjorn for the next going deep! We have a top GM torb player DesRowFighting here with us to help strategize about the hero! Additionally, we got some cool news to cover with you all!

News & Blue Posts:

Torb Community Questions:

  • MrStealYoBeef - What would you consider is the sneakiest torb turret you've ever used on an enemy team? How effective was it?
  • SonicShadow - What made you pick Torb in the current meta where people disagree with Torb? What separates a good Torb from a bad one? How does someone use Torb on Attack?
  • L chris L - When do you decide to throw down a lvl 1 turret asap or to strategically go for lvl 2?
  • Bioshrimp - How do you deal with haters?
  • InfiniteNo1 - Are there any skins that give you or turret any camo/visual advantage?
  • Reef - How does dive comp effect your torb play?
  • Egwollz -  Are there any specific "pro" strategies regarding utilizing and deploying  armor packs for yourself and your teammates?
  • Switchfox - Any particular heroes that give Torb trouble in 1v1s? How much does keeping turret up 100% of the time matter? What is a good hero to duo-queue with if I want to climb as Torb?
  • VirtualDJ - Is it worthwhile to put a turret near enemy spawn at start of match on certain maps versus having the protected turret toward the back line from the start?
  • Tyserian - When should you treat your turret as:
    • An Extra DPS source: putting it behind a shield (Classic Dorado First Engagement).
    • A Back-Line Defender: placement in a protected spot that can only shoot people after they've reached a point (Numbani Point  A Small Room).
    • Flanker’s Protection: placement where it fires warning shots and slows down common flanking routes (Volskaya Point A High Ground).

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
Discord: discord.me/omniclab
Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
Website: http://www.omniclab.com
iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
Twitch, RSS, MERCH
Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast: Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio
DesRowFighting: Twitter, Twitch, YouTube

Jun 18, 2017
56 - Omnic Lab: OW Game Designer Scott Mercer Interview!
01:14:26

In the Lab this week we are here with non other that Scott Mercer, principal game designer for Overwatch! We have some questions ourselves and some community questions about Overwatch that we sat down with Scott to get some more insight into the game’s design!

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(15/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, MILK, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

 

Omnic Lab Links:

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Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

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Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Jun 11, 2017
55.5 - Omnic Lab: BONUS: Omnic Meta & Overtrack
43:21

In the Lab this week we wanted to surprise our listeners with an extra bonus show before we had our interview with Scott Mercer to give you all a bit of a double-header for content this week!! We talk about the Omnic Meta Season 4 in review and a new Overwatch website called Overtrack!

News & Blue Posts:

  • Overwatch Contenders: How did the Omnic Lab Team Do?
  • Bonus XP Weekend
  • WinstonsLab and Trevor May have partnered to launch OverTrack.gg API is in Closed Beta!
  • Automated Competitive Match Tracking
    •  - OverTrack keeps records of your competitive matches
    •  - Skill Rating, W/L/D, Elims, Healing, Damage, Objective Time, etc.
  • Rob Link: https://overtrack.gg/games/notrob
  • Omnic Meta: Season 4 in Review and PC S5-W1

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

(14/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Jun 11, 2017
55 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Bastion with Kolorblind
01:28:26

In the Lab this week we’re back with another Top 500 player for a Going Deep. We finally have our first Defense Hero with Bastion so we brought on Kolorblind! Hopefully we got some great content heading your well with the interview this week and an update from Andres on how Scrims are going before Season 5!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • June Game Night?
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets--update
  • Scott Mercer: Principal Designer at Blizzard is joining us!
  • June 9th at 4pm PDT//7pm EDT

News & Blue Posts:

  • WinstonsLab and Trevor May have partnered to launch OverTrack.gg API is in Closed Beta!
  • Automated Competitive Match Tracking
  •  - Skill Rating, W/L/D, Elims, Healing, Damage, Objective Time, etc.
  • No longer is there a need to manually enter match data into a form or spreadsheet
  • Per Game Tracking - OverTrack also records: Hero Swaps, Team comps for both teams, Kill Feed, Offensive/Defensive Assists, Final Blows, Objective information
  • Omnic Meta: Season 4 Analysis
  • PTR First Look

Bastion Interview with Kolorblind!

  • Who is Kolorblind?
  • General Strategy
  • Specifics and Team Composition Helps
  • Tips and Tricks
  • User-submitted questions from Discord

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (15/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Jason A, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, MILK, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (1 NEW):
    • Cas F

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: soundcloud.com/iplaimusic, audioblender.studio, Twitter

Kolorblind: Twitter,Twitch, YouTube

Jun 06, 2017
54 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Anniversary Patch!
01:10:42

In the Lab this week is Overwatch’s 1-year anniversary event going live with some big notes! Additionally we have a TON of additional news from the last 2 weeks we want to cover and discuss some hero balance changes in the patch as well!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night THIS WEEK! 8pm-11pm EDT May 26th
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets--update
  • Scott Mercer: Principal Designer at Blizzard is joining us June 9th at 4pm PDT//7pm EDT//8am JST

News & Blue Posts:

Overwatch Anniversary is LIVE:

  • Overwatch Anniversary Event Announced! May 23 to June 12
    • Game of the Year Edition is on sale for all platforms! (Origins for around $40 but with 10 Loot Boxes)
    • Developer Update Video and Event Trailer:
    • Player Icons in Gold
    • 11 Skins: Genji, Hanzo, Bastion, Soldier, Zarya, Pharah, Symmetra, Lucio, DVa, Mei. Tracer
    • Dance Emotes
    • Voice Lines & Sprays
    • Filled Missing Emotes out (general boxes)
  • “Sombra, Orisa, and Tracer are all getting brand new emotes, and Reaper picks up several new unlocks based on the infamous shrug from the recent Uprising comic.”
  • Soft Graphical Updates (Orisa White Protector, Ana Golden Gun for Ghoul)
  • New Game Modes: Hero Lockout, Limited Hero Pool, Tiebreakers, Hero Reveal for Elimination mode
  • THREE NEW 3v3 and 1v1 Arena Maps
  • Event Item Tracker!

Live Patch Notes:

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • (15/25) Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Michael Crits, MILK, RcCrispy, RoadtoSwole, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week: Jason A, That Dude Ryan, Michael F

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: audioblender.studio, Twitter

 

 

May 28, 2017
53 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Pharah with Deathy
01:26:37

In the Lab this week we bring on another guest because we’re going deep yet again, this time with Pharah! We brought on a top 100 NA Pharah, Deathy, to help us break down learning the hero! Buckle up and put on your jet packs because we’re taking this show to the skies!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Update! 8pm-11pm EDT May 26th
  • Keyboard Giveaway for Patrons at the game night!
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets--still looking for tickets!

News & Blue Posts:

Pharah Discussion:

  • General Gameplan on Pharah
  • How to utilize mobility as Pharah (jet pack, hovering, concussive blast, rocket jumps
  • Engaging and Disengaging with Phara
  • When to choose Pharah/When to switch off Pharah
  • Pharah fitting in the team com
  • Matching up Pharah with and against other Heroes
  • Good Hero combinations
  • Target Priorities?
  • Heroes that give you trouble?
    • How do you work with your Healers?
    • Working with Mercy
  • Ultimate: Barrage Usage
  • Playing Safe vs Playing Aggressive
  • Mid-air Dogfighting

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • Ben W, IceWeasel, HannibalSnowden, Lisome, Magic, Matt V, MILK, RcCrispy, Sketchy Nonsense Podcast, Svornair, TragicZac, Trinium, & Zampano.
  • New Patrons this week (7 NEW): RoadtoSwole, Michael Crits, Quincy K, Randy D, Saitama, Dan, & David L

Omnic Lab Links:

May 21, 2017
52 - Omnic Lab: Information Overload
01:22:22

In the Lab this week Blizzard dropped a huge PTR patch on us and we have loads of changes to discuss with you all. Additionally, Andres wants to talk about concealing and finding information in Overwatch. What aspects of the game you look to hide and find out, how to find it, and good rules of thumb!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Update! 8pm-11pm EST May 26th
  • Keyboard Giveaway for Patrons sponsored by Scientist Svornair! Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2016 (Shipping is also free!)
  • Pachimari Giveaway: Link

News & Blue Posts:

  • The Nexus Challenge
    • Week 1: 5 Heroes Matches (AI, QP, Ranked) Oni Genji Skin, Oni Spray, Oni Icon
    • Week 2: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) Officer DVa Skin
    • Week 3: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) Officer DVa Spray, Player
    • Week 4: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) 10 Loot boxes (normal)
  • Blizzard Makes a new esports division with their acquisition of MLG

PTR Patch Notes: May 3rd:

  • McCree Setting Not listed: Skyline Video
  • Hanzo & Genji - Wall Climb + Arrows faster
  • Orisa: Damage and Shield Adjustments
  • Reaper: Reloading in Wraith form
  • Reinhardt: Ultimate height lowered
  • Soldier 76: Slight Gun Damage Reduction
  • Kill Feed and Chat Window Quality of Life changes
  • Impactful bug fixes

Reference Links:

Diamond Sponsors & New Patrons:

  • RcCrispy, Magic, Ben W., MILK, Zampano, Cody K, IceWeasel, Lisome, Matt V, HannibalSnowden & Sketchy Nonsense Podcast
  • New Patrons this week (6 NEW): Svornair, TragicZac, Mike S, Corbnasty, Daniel C, Mark D

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

May 12, 2017
51 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Winston
01:34:53

In the Lab today we have Emperor with us who is a GM player on the same team as Little_Menace from our Mercy episode here to help us do another deep dive for Winston! We want to ask him a lot of community questions and get some tips and tricks for the listeners this week!

News & Blue Posts:

  • The Nexus Challenge
    • Week 1: 5 Heroes Matches (AI, QP, Ranked) Oni Genji Skin, Oni Spray, Oni Icon
    • Week 2: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) Officer DVa Skin
    • Week 3: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) 2 Officer DVa Sprays
    • Week 4: 5 Heroes Matches (QP or Ranked) 10 Loot boxes (normal)

Winston Stat Reference

Winston Discussion:

  • What is Winston’s primary role?
  • When should Winston be picked?
  • What are Winston weaknesses?
  • Let’s talk about the Jump and Initiations.
  • Listener Submitted Questions.
  • Primal Rage Ultimate and how to use it.

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Patrons!

Omnic Lab Links:

Twitter, Facebook, Patreon

Discord: discord.me/omniclab

Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com

Website: http://www.omniclab.com

iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube

Twitch, RSS, MERCH

Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

May 05, 2017
50 - Omnic Lab: Uprising & Community Questions!
01:06:13

In the Lab today we are going to finally talk about the Uprising Event, talk through some community  questions, and give our opinions on what happened with the news updates from the last few weeks!

Team is Recruiting! Off Tank (Zarya, Winston, Hog) Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-12 pm EST pm IplaiGames on Discord

Uprising OW Event:

News & Blue Posts:

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Patrons!

Omnic Lab Links:

*Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
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*Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
*Website: http://www.omniclab.com
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*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Apr 29, 2017
49 - Omnic Lab: 1 Year of the Lab!
01:12:30

In the Lab today we have our long-awaiting 1-year anniversary show of the Omnic Lab. We bring on Switchfox, one of our mods to talk about his Omnic Meta website that gained some traction, top 500 PS4 Player CS, and run a fun Overwatch Quiz to celebrate!

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Patrons!


Omnic Lab Links:
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*Discord: discord.me/omniclab
*Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
*Website: http://www.omniclab.com
*iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Apr 22, 2017
48 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Soldier 76 with Jake of LG Evil
58:24

In the Lab today we have another Going Deep episode! This week, we have Jake from Luminosity Gaming’s team LG Evil to help us out and ask some more intriguing questions about transitioning to improving at some of the top tiers of play from Diamond to Grand Masters.

Questions for Jake:

  • Who is Jake of LG Evil?
  • What's it like playing at the top?
  • Talk to us about team building.
  • How do you train?
  • How do you develop strategies?

Soldier 76 Discussion:

  • General Overview
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • What separates good from great 76 players?
  • Targeting Priorities
  • Using the Heal
  • Positioning
  • Varying play at different SR's
  • Hero Switching

Reference Links:

 

Special Thanks to Patrons!

Omnic Lab Links:

*Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
*Discord: discord.me/omniclab
*Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
*Website: http://www.omniclab.com
*iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter, audioblender.studio

Apr 11, 2017
47 - Omnic Lab: Sounds of the Game
01:08:59

In the Lab today we are gunna science the CRAP out of the sounds in Overwatch. We have some discussion on how to better understand sounds in the game, adjusting sound settings to maximize listening capabilities, how to take advantage from what you hear, and even run a fun quiz for identifying sounds!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS
  • Monthly Game Night -- March 31 1pm EDT to April 1 4am EDT (or till people quit :p)
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets:  Apr. 5 @7pm PDT & Apr. 8 @10am PDT

Discussion SOUNDS:

  • Why are sounds important and what can I hear?
    • Helps orientate and sift through all the visual information
    • Incredible Flanking tool.
  • Should I use headphones/earbuds or are the speakers okay?
  • How do I locate people with sounds and tell between different people’s sounds (QUIZ)
  • Ideal Things to listen for.

News & Blue Posts:

Reference Links:

Special Thanks to Diamond and New Patrons!

Omnic Lab Links:

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*Discord: discord.me/omniclab
*Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
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*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes
*Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

*Andres: Twitter

Mar 31, 2017
46 - Omnic Lab: Balance Philosophy
01:09:16

In the Lab today we are going to discuss a TON of the changes that are now live on the servers for console and PC, some big news coming for Lucio mains, and balance philosophy discussion for what we think Blizzard can do for the game.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS
  • Monthly Game Night -- March 31
  • Blizzcon 2017 Tickets on Apr. 5 @7pm PDT and Apr. 8 @10am PDT

PTR Update:

  • Assault & Hybrid Tiebreakers
  • General
    • Lores and backstories added to Hero browser
    • Custom Game settings can now be saved as a preset from the game’s details page
    • Eichenwalde now has a new route to the right side of the the Attacker’s View of the point.
  • Lucio

News & Blue Posts:

  • Orisa LIVE. 1 Week for QP before Comp
  • Official Patch Notes: Link
  • Reference Links: Orisa Origins!

Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond Patrons:

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*Email: omniclabpodcast@gmail.com
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*iTunes, Google Play Music, Youtube
*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes

Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen
Andres: Twitter

Mar 28, 2017
45 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Mercy
01:04:28

In the Lab today we have a special guest, Jeff “Little Menace” to help us out on our Going Deep show on Mercy! He is a top 500 and GM regular Mercy player and support main! We also want to cover a few adjustments we saw right after last week’s show to the PTR!

Going Deep Mercy

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS
  • Monthly Game Night -- March 31

News & Blue Posts:

Sponsor Thanks to Diamond Patrons:

Omnic Lab Links:


*Twitter, Facebook, Patreon
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*Twitch, RSS, MERCH
*Full Extended Show Notes

Little_Menace: Twitter, Twitch, Youtube
Rob: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen

Andres: Twitter

 

Mar 16, 2017
44.5 - Omnic Lab: Console PTR Turrets 2.0 Update
09:32

Short clip of CS's telling us about the console specific meta impacts since the Bastion and turrets change hit live, we got him to report with an update. This is a quickie for you guys, so get ready for the rapid fire episode!

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Mar 13, 2017
44 - Omnic Lab: OR15A PTR Round Up
01:13:11

In the Lab today we have a discussion on our first impressions of Orisa the new hero to be introduced to Overwatch and yet another PTR round-up changes coming to Live soon! We have an update for you console folks on some of the console-specific changes from our man CS at the end so be sure not to miss it!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Game Night Giveaway for Patrons BEGINS
  • Monthly Game Night -- March 31
  • CS is now PC Master Race
  • New Patreon Goals for Blizzcon

Orisa:

 

News & Blue Posts:

Reference Links:

Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond Patrons:

Also thanks to our New Patrons this Week

  • New Patrons this week (13 NEW):
  • DIAMOND: Cody K.
    • David L. -- Grant E. -- Justin V. -- Quincy K.
    • Julian W. -- Charles M. -- James D. -- Mark K.
    • Bob The Builder -- Timothy P. -- Alfred S. -- Prybe

Omnic Lab Links:

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*Full Extended Show Notes

*Rob here: Twitter, Twitch, Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen
*Andres here: Twitter

Mar 10, 2017
43 - Omnic Lab: VOD Analysis with Flame [S4]
01:25:50

In the Lab today we have FLAME with us to talk about reviewing your own progress! We are going to chat about what to look for when you watch your own VODs and what to look for when pros play to improve your own game!


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

Reference Links:

*Switchfox’s Hero Appearance Rate
PC Report: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5wliob/pc_competitive_ladder_end_of_season_meta_report_s3/?st=IZSI2PGQ&sh=338cfa0d
Console Report: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/5wps0n/console_competitive_ladder_end_of_season_meta/?st=IZSI4EUW&sh=07af39a5

*The Cavalry: An Overwatch Podcast: http://thecavalryshow.libsyn.com/  

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
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*Twitch: http://twitch.tv/notrobmay
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

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And Flame here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattr0d
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/flame

*YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/flame617

Mar 03, 2017
42 - Omnic Lab: Disengaging & Community Progress
01:20:32

In the Lab today we want to chat about Disengaging and recap our S3 closing games. Additionally, we want to take the show to let you know what our Discord community learned from Season 3. We will sprinkles some more comments regarding emails/questions as well as we prepare for Season 4!

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

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Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

EFI NEWS: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20580087

Community Progress Contributors: Lord Fulton (pc), Lamb Burglar (xbox), Fatcake (pc), SnivellusDip (pc), Arian (xbox/pc), Soccerspaz13 (ps4), Taste of Italy (pc), StHubbins (ps4), Papoic (ps4), InfiniteNo1 (pc), Remembrandt (pc), ShockMaster (pc), Svornair (pc), JaSweden (pc), IceWeasel (pc), TegaLord (ps4), MNans (ps4/pc), PattyDub85 (ps4), Kyle1286 (ps4), ToothedDirk (xbox), Yusebio (pc), Bioshrimp (pc), Abnerd666 (xbox), Boombat (pc), CapriciousFate (xbox), Chuck1e#1287 (pc), Queen of Salt (xbox), FlipisaTrip (xbox), Kinimod#2225 (pc)

 

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Rob here:
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*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Feb 26, 2017
41 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Genji
01:08:26

In the Lab today we chat it up about Genji! We have a personal friend of Rob’s on the show that plays Genji at Masters for 2 full seasons and plays under the title YoungGenji so you know he’s committed!

Special Thanks: Patrons!

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo

Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists: 

 

Reference Links:
*Roadhog, Winston, McCree Voice Actors Stream OW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wxIgeWRHBA

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

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*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

 

And YungGenji here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/YoungGenji

Feb 21, 2017
40 - Omnic Lab: Macro Game & PTR Bastion
01:38:59

In the Lab today we want to talk about some huge changes proposed on PTR right now especially about Bastion AND we have friend of the show Matt aka Fatcake joining us to talk about some the Overwatch Macro Game. Cake is one of our admin on the discord and has reached Grand Master this season and was high Masters last season, so let’s get to know him as well!

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists: ((NEW PERK! TWITCH LIVE DISCORD))

TOPIC: The Macro Game

  • Comp synergy/understanding.
  • Enemy comp analysing and countering.
  • Managing cooldowns and ultimates.
  • Positioning.
  • Team awareness Enemy/Ally.
  • Spatial awareness.
  • Map exploitation.
  • Team Shape.

Skyline Video: How to Combine Tactics & Strategy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpdknrNLXCg

 

News: PTR Massive update

Kaplan Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_FJwx_iYDk&feature=youtu.be

  • Server Browser
  • CTF gets more maps
  • Targeting Sensitivities for Mercy, Zenyatta, Sombra, Ana, Widowmaker, and Zarya
  • Bastion Rework
  • Mercy Resurrection change
  • DVa Defense Matrix Adjustment
  • Torbjörn reload animation sped up
  • Roadhog Hook Adjusted again
  • Winston Head Volume Adjusted
  • Eichenwalde Final CP map change
  • Bug Fixes

 

Reference Links:
*Crosshair Placements with Skyline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvsYkqyKuqY

 

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*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Feb 14, 2017
39 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep: Tracer
01:45:27

In the Lab today we are back this week doing yet another Going Deep! This time we are featuring Tracer! We even have a special Tracer interview with Faulty Lid Gaming to help discuss what you want to do with this hero. Also, we wanna touch on some cool news in the scene as well so buckle up!

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists: ((NEW PERK!))


News:

Going Deep Tracer: Featuring Forest from Faulty Lid Gaming!

Questions from the Discord:

  • How can I practice improving at landing Pulse Bombs (Ultimates)? - Massive & Switch
  • What is the primary things I should practice to improve? - Sunburnt Turtle
  • What are good combo characters to compliment Tracer? - SuperValle
  • How do I know my priority targets as a flanker? - Switch
  • What is the best way to engage with my cooldowns? - Shade
  • What are the bad habits that need to be broken to play Tracer better? - Shade
  • How does Tracer feel with the new balance patch? - Tikokura
  • What are good maps or game types specifically great for Tracer? - ChanoVega
  • What is Tracer’s possible roles in a composition? - DinosaurPwn

 

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Rob here:
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*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

Forest here:
*Twitter: 
https://twitter.com/faultylidgaming 
*YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_KtI9vI8V8eYL-gty0XhVw


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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Feb 08, 2017
38.5 - Omnic Lab - Quick Update
03:30

Hey everyone, just needed to send out a quick update as to what's going on and why your show isn't in itunes just yet. Big issues with a guest recording. We'll be getting it up PRONTO!

Feb 04, 2017
38 - Omnic Lab: Team Building & Settings
01:36:12

In the Lab today we want to talk about maximizing the settings and some of the under-utilizing and talk about our experiences in building our own Overwatch Teams. We want to inform you with how we are learning in this different aspect of the game and provide some insight as Rob is currently trying to put together his team even now! We have some clips at the very end of the show for console settings that you can also be sure NOT to miss!

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Jan 24 - Feb13th

  • Legendaries:
    • Mei - 2 skins
    • Purple one is called Chang’e - Chinese goddess of the moon
    • DVa - Korean Dress Hanbok
    • Roadhog -  Zhu Bajie Pig (zhu/ba/zjie)
    • Zenyatta -  Xuanzang (Tang Sanzang) Monk (Shen-Zhong)
    • Winston - Sun Wukong (Son Goku in Japanese) Sūnwùkōng
    • Reinhardt -  Sha Wujing (Friar Sandy) Shā wù jìng
  • Epics:
  • Emotes
    • DVa, Mei, Junkrat
  • Highlight Intros
    • Mercy, Roadhog, Tracer
  • BRAWL: Capture the Flag
  • Lijang Tower is DECKED OUT! New Spawn rooms further back, capture and carry.



Game Settings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfyBU6Ia1OA - Tempo Storm

Controls

Most people use 1080, so just make sure you adjust to be below in-game sensitivity of FOUR.

 

Team Building:

  • Finding the right people
  • Choosing player roles
  • Selecting Flex players
  • Importance of setting up shot calling
  • Team Leadership
  • Non-Verbal Chemistry
  • Debriefing & VOD Reviewing
  • Patience and playing for the long run.

Consoles - 1v1 Tournament
Date: January 29th
Start Time: HIGH NOON PST / 3:00 PM EST
Must sign up for tournament by Friday, January 27th by contacting:
--->(Admin) CS for PS4
--->(Mod) Abnerd for Xbox 1

Rules:
-Must have 16 participants for prizes to qualify & tournament to take place:
--->More than 16 sign ups - patrons will get preference
--->Less than 16 sign ups - tournament shifts to a game night.
-Round of 16 and quarter finals: best 2 out of 3, Single elimination.
-Semi/Finals Best 3 of 5, Double elimination.

Prizes:
1st place prize is a $15 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
2nd place prize is a $5 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
These are the finalized tournament rules for the console 1v1. Let me or CS know if you have any questions, and thanks for helping make it happen.

iTunes Reviews from: Nans84 (USA), bioshrimp (GER), Xx0pt1k-Hitl3r-420xX (USA)

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*Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/omniclab
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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com
And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Jan 26, 2017
37 - Omnic Lab: Why Sombra?
01:09:47

In the Lab today we want to talk about maximizing the settings and some of the under-utilizing and hate around Sombra. Sombra can really make a huge impact, and yet the Overwatch community has not quite figured out how to play her properly. 

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

New Patrons this week (8): Ben W. (new Diamond Scientist!), Joseph E, Jim T, InfiniteNo1, & Oliver M

 

DEVELOPER UPDATE: https://youtu.be/ibPLyx8QWYc

  • Why no console PTR? Consoles have Sony/Microsoft have different approvals & certification processes for content release
  • Why no incentives for using the PTR? Blizzard is focused on things for the actual game and features in the game that everyone enjoys outside of the PC testing community.
  • Why changes to the Heroes on PTR?
    • Sombra is never to be a vicious assassin but rather a back-line disrupter (support tree)
    • Undiscovered, still not sure players have figured out how to play her just yet
    • Roadhog hook changes is repurposed to feel more consistent for both teams.
    • DVA doing too much: moving fast while shooting, boosters, and insane health pool without reloading
      • Mobility is the most important thing for DVA
      • If she isn’t working, they will fix her.

 

Consoles - 1v1 Tournament
Date: January 29th
Start Time: HIGH NOON PST / 3:00 PM EST
Must sign up for tournament by Friday, January 27th by contacting:

--->(Admin) CS for PS4
--->(Mod) Abnerd for Xbox 1

Rules:
-Must have 16 participants for prizes to qualify & tournament to take place:

--->More than 16 sign ups - patrons will get preference

--->Less than 16 sign ups - tournament shifts to a game night.
-Round of 16 and quarter finals: best 2 out of 3, Single elimination.
-Semi/Finals Best 3 of 5, Double elimination.

Prizes:
1st place prize is a $15 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.

2nd place prize is a $5 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
These are the finalized tournament rules for the console 1v1. Let me or CS know if you have any questions, and thanks for helping make it happen.

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Jan 20, 2017
36 - Omnic Lab: Oasis & PTR Tanks with Skyline!
01:14:33

In the Lab today we’re discussing the newest map OASIS! We wanted to get an expert opinion so we are bringing Skyline in for some help with positioning, how to approach attacking and defending each point, and also want to discuss some of the possible impacts of the PTR changes.

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
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Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:


OASIS: Set in a Southern Iraqi Desert

Wiki link: http://overwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Oasis

 

PTR Changes:

Emotes,  Voice lines, & Spray Wheel:

  • You can equip 4 sprays/emotes/voice lines
  • You can bind specific any of them to special keys & mouse buttons also.

NEW Kill Feed:

  • White Skull show regular kills.
  • Red Skull show headshot kills
  • Abilities like Helix Rocket, Biotic Grenade, & Firestrike show their ability icons for the finishing blow on kills.
  • Ultimates also display ultimate icons in the kill feed for killing blows.
  • Great overall changes for casting and confirming what actually happened in team fights for recordings and live gameplay!

HERO CHANGES:

Sombra

  • Hack 0.8 seconds cast (down from 1s)
  • Hack Cooldown lowered to 8s (was 12s)

Roadhog

  • Hook BIG CHANGES
  • Hooked Targets always come to Roadhog’s front, so you can rotate a bit and pull them to the front of Roadhog still
  • Hooked Targets are released from hook if you break LoS
  • LoS is now checked from Roadhog’s position instead of the hook position
  • More line of sight checks towards the left/right of a potential hook target. This means it should be easier to hook someone who is sticking halfway out of a doorway, or behind a thin pole, etc. These checks are also used for the persistent line of sight check, so if a hook target moves behind a slim object like a stump or a light pole, they won't be released anymore.
  • Hooked targets are now slowed heavily while they are stunned, even if they are in the air. This means if someone is strafe jumping away from you and you land a hook, they are a lot less likely to slide out of line of sight, breaking the hook.
  • Fixed a bug that could allow you to hook someone and pull them behind you if you spun around before the hook landed.

DVa

  • Now 400 HP and 200 Armor (was 400 Armor and 200 HP)
  • Fusion Cannon Bullet damage down to 2 (was 3)
  • Fusion Cannon pellets up to 11 (was 8)
  • NEW: 22 Damage per shot // 146.7 DPS
  • OLD: 24 Damage per shot // 160 DPS
  • 8.3% Damage reduction (very little)
  • Damage change was for Consistency (most likely relating to Burst Damage with Headshots)

Ana

  • Biotic Grenade down to 50% bonus healing (was 100%)
  • Biotic Grenade duration down to 4s (was 5s)

 

Consoles - 1v1 Tournament
Date: January 29th
Start Time: HIGH NOON PST / 3:00 PM EST
Must sign up for tournament by Friday, January 27th by contacting:

--->(Admin) CS for PS4
--->(Mod) Abnerd for Xbox 1

Rules:
-Must have 16 participants for prizes to qualify & tournament to take place:
--->More than 16 sign ups - patrons will get preference
--->Less than 16 sign ups - tournament shifts to a game night.
-Round of 16 and quarter finals: best 2 out of 3, Single elimination.
-Semi/Finals Best 3 of 5, Double elimination.

Prizes:
1st place prize is a $15 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
2nd place prize is a $5 Xbox Store/PSN gift card.
These are the finalized tournament rules for the console 1v1. Let me or CS know if you have any questions, and thanks for helping make it happen.

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Skyline’s content here:
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*Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrfc_LU0llSRI7icBFoBnw

Jan 14, 2017
35.5 -Omnic Lab: Console Update 1
25:22

We have a special bonus show for our console guys and girls out there! We bring back top 500 PS4 player CS for a console meta update! They discuss Symmetra changes, the power of Ana, and Tanks. Additionally, CS discusses some important tips in general for Overwatch players that they should pay close attention to!

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Jan 08, 2017
35 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Dva
01:23:27

In the Lab today we’re going DEEP as promised! We’re covering DVa! Obviously this show is during S3 of Overwatch in Jan.2017, but we will discuss her general mechanics and playstyle also! Additionally, we have CS reporting in for a great Console “State of the Meta” for a bonus mini-show a few days after this goes live! Last, DVa has some big PTR changes right after we made the show to damage and armor, so if you listen in the archives, please be aware of that!

-Competitive Update for Rob & Andres

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

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Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

Going Deep: DVA

  • Brief Overview
  • Fusion Cannon & Light Gun damage discussion
  • Defense Matrix & Boosters
  • Self-Destruct Uses
  • Tips from a Grand Master about DVa. Special thanks to Matt "Fatcake" for the analysis!
  • Counters against DVa and who to pick DVa to counter
  • Dealing with Roadhog

 

Reference Links:
*Pixel Skipping checker for PC: https://pyrolistical.github.io/overwatch-dpi-tool/ 
*Why is my Flashbang not working:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaLyO1abZvU

 

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Jan 05, 2017
34 - Omnic Lab: A 2016 Recap
01:29:36

In the Lab today we want to give back and let you all get to know a bit more from our community of listeners. Here are some of our patrons, mods, and admin that sent us some audio for the show. We just want to say thanks and rehash just how we got to where we are today.

 

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

New Patrons this week: Eddie B, Brad L, Anthony, Jacob L, Garrett F (Svor)!

 

 

Chronology of Overwatch and Omnic Lab

  • April 6th - First ever Omnic Lab Show Recorded!

  • May 24th - Overwatch Officially Released!

  • On launch day we had 445 people regularly subscribed with only 7 Episodes produced

  • By the end of June we released 5 more shows and the subscribers jumped to 2,900!!!

  • On June 28, Competitive Overwatch Season 1 began!

  • On July 12, Ana hit the PTR for testing!

  • At the end of July, Rob left the USA to pursue teaching English in Japan!

  • In October Omnic Lab hit it’s 26th Episode, which is our marker for 6 months of podcasting!

  • During October we grabbed PS4 Top 500 Player CS for a console exclusive show!

  • In November Overwatch hit its 6 month anniversary!

  • During Blizzcon (Nov) we got the big Sombra Announcement

  • During Blizzcon (Nov) we also received the news of Overwatch League scheduled for Q3 2017

  • During November we notched big interviews with Content Creator Skyline and FaZe’s FCTFCTN

  • And now in current day since June, we have been blown away with how active and awesome our Discord community has grown and the downloads for the shows continues to increase.

 

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Dec 31, 2016
33 - Omnic Lab: The Battle for Space
01:15:32

In the Lab today we want to help players understand the concept of your individual and team spacing. This overlaps with positioning as far as terminology is concerned, but space and territory is basically how we want you to understand the concept of your team and individual position on a given game of Overwatch.

Special Thanks: Patrons!
Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

NEWS:

  • Patrons/Mods-Admin Audio Clips - Contributions due Dec. 24th.

  • Price Drops until Jan 3rd!

    • Overwatch - $29.99

    • Overwatch: Origins Edition - $39.99

    • Upgrade from Overwatch to Overwatch: Origins Edition: $9.99

  • Christmas Event

 

THE BATTLE FOR SPACE:

  • High Ground
  • Out-Ranging Opponents & Teams
  • Controlling the Choke
  • Flanking
  • Positional Advantage
  • 4 Steps: Locate, Delegate, Find Targets, Execute

 

You can find the Omnic Lab on:
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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com


And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Dec 22, 2016
32 - Omnic Lab: The Mental Game
01:03:15

In the Lab today Andres wants to come at the game of Overwatch from a completely different angle than we usually do. We want to talk about the mental game of Overwatch, more specifically identifying and exploiting advantages. Playing in the past, present, or future is the main thrust here. What is your mental game maturity level? How can you develop your ability to predict? How do the pros predict engagements and ultimates?

 

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

Playing in the Past

Playing in the Present

Playing in the Future

Player Maturity

Mental Performance Game Changers

 

 

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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

 

And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Dec 16, 2016
31 - Omnic Lab: Quality Control - 76 vs McCree [S3]
01:21:24

In the Lab today we try out a new segment called “Quality Control” where the hosts break down two similar heroes in the same role and compare and contrast them with the state of the meta. We also talk about the strengths and weaknesses of the heroes. This time we’re covering Soldier 76 and McCree. We will also chip away at our opinions of Symmetra and how we started Season 3 Competitive!

 

Special Thanks to the New Patrons this week: Nanci G, Graeme F, Orion, Dan T, Grimace92!


Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

 

NEWS:

  • Season 3 has Begun!!

  • PTR:

  • Boop voice line added (currently broken)

  • "Stay as Team" feature added for post-game lobby

  • Symmetra Changes
 

TEST TOPIC Quality Control: Soldier 76 vs. McCree

  • DPS Type

  • Aim Types

  • Movemen

  • Positionin

  • Survivabilit

  • Ultimate Use

Reference Link: Overwatch Curious - 7 Tricks Grandmasters ABUSE That You Don't : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ok8uaelv9XY

You can find the Omnic Lab on:
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Rob here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/notrob
*Plays.TV: http://plays.tv/u/notrob
*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab

Dec 08, 2016
30 - Omnic Lab: Wrapping Up Season 2
01:09:42

In the Lab today we have a different flavor of show for you talking through how Season 2 is ending, opinions of the new balance changes in Competitive, and some of what we hope to do in Season 3.

Special Thanks: Patrons!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Will E, Carl M!

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo 

Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:
Chris C: RcCrispy
https://twitter.com/CrispyRcer 
https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy 
Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic 

Reference Links:
*DSPSTanky Lucio to Masters Console to PC: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcA3cCQfe3s 

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Nov 24, 2016
29 - Omnic Lab: Skyline Interview & Ana Chat
01:12:07

In the Lab today we have the opportunity to have a show with the one and only Skyline! We’ll be interviewing him and particularly having a highlight on what he has to say on a popular support in the meta: Ana!

*Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:
Chris C: RcCrispy: https://twitter.com/CrispyRcer & https://www.twitch.tv/rccrispy 
Magic: twitter.com/aBitLikeMagic 

*News:
FREE Overwatch Weekend for ALL platforms: Nov 18-21 https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20372506
All PTR changes are set to go live: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20751975534?page=2#post-32

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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Nov 16, 2016
28 - Omnic Lab: Blizzcon, World Cup, & Sombra
01:14:21

In the Lab today we sit down and talk about Blizzcon! All the info we got about Sombra, the new Arcade modes, and what we know of a new map.

*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Razul W, Myky, & Kevin K!


*Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo


Special Sponsor Thanks to our Diamond level scientists:

*What's New: Arcade modes, Maps, Promo Genji Skin, Q&A notes, 1v1, 3v3, World Cup discussion

*SOMBRA: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/sombra/

  • Moveset, Gun, and Health
  • Hack-EMP discussion
  • Counterplay

Reference Links:
*New Game Modes by ForceGaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_o6jBqRw8U 
*Sombra - Infiltration: https://youtu.be/Og5-Pm4HNlI
*Sombra - Origins: https://youtu.be/vHHjdKMH7_w 
*Introducing Overwatch League: https://youtu.be/2-p5V4nQU5k

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Nov 09, 2016
27 - Omnic Lab: FCTFCTN Interview
01:09:04

In the Lab today we sit down and talk with FCTFCTN (Fact Fiction) from team FaZe, talk some Reinhardt with him, and also chat about the world cup!

*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: MaBMaN & John B!!

Platinum level Scientist check out the VoD submission guide to submit your videos for review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_xRlnr_wpo

*Aiming Links & World Cup Discussion:
*LooseArrowBoy: Aiming: https://youtu.be/kqBfpq8k7cQ 
*Taimou from EnVy: Practice Range: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VysgMqzU3Qk 
*Taimou from EnVy: Pixel Skipping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcjfPKftJBQ 
*TechQuickie: Understanding DPI/CPI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAEb9a-dltk 

Helpful Links of the Week:
*How to Mercy Guide by OasisonOverwatch: https://youtu.be/Djww8uOAv7c 
*Mercy positioning by Animetic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMPAs5xZIyI 
*Mercy 1v1 Guide by Animetic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBvaMHKGkzk 

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com

 

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Nov 02, 2016
26 - Omnic Lab: PTR & Console Pro Interview
01:11:04

In the Lab today we sit down and talk through what’s hitting the PTR and have a shorter show this week, but we have a great post from Scott Mercer about MMR. Additionally we have a really big surprise for you all with a console top 500 player interview!

Console Interview: Jake Uselman (Top 500 on PS4 Overwatch)
*Gaming Background
*Questions from listeners
*Console Meta
*Communication during games
*Joystick Sensitivity
*Button Remapping
*Improving Aim
*Controller Modifications
*Climbing Tips
*PS4 - Account: NotSeagull



*NEWS: General PTR October: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20335231 
*Scott Mercer - What’s the Deal with MMR: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749737390#post-3
*Helpful Link of the Week: How to Build a Dive Composition by Your Overwatch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhUaQyQ4zsk

 

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*Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TXRojMNf3veSCnGGG2BczPJnFg9DQM4NZy_2rWJ4sYw/edit?usp=sharing


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*Hearthstone Podcast - Velen’s Chosen: www.velenschosen.com 


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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Oct 26, 2016
25 - Omnic Lab: Junkenstein's Revenge!
01:12:20

In the Lab today we discuss everything about getting into the new Halloween Event, Hard mode and Perfect score strats, and even weave in some team strategies we’ve come across this week.

NEWS & PATCH NOTES: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20749875377 
*Loot box contents
*Favorites of the event
*Brawl Achievements

*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Ryan K, R. Peplinski, Paul B, Terry F! Reminder to existing patrons and potential supporters that the format has CHANGED, so please edit your pledges!

*Halloween Brawl: Junkenstein's Revenge Perfect Door and Hard Mode Guide

*Placement for each hero
*Ultimate use tips
*Guide for Times from Reddit user inO_Nazka: https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/574o1w/junkensteins_revenge_a_guide_to_hard_mode/?ref=search_posts 
*Boss Guide
*Last Fight setup
*How to play each Hero

 

Emails and iTunes reviews: Thanks Chenlembec and AlpineFire for the iTunes reviews and Dev P. for the email this week!

*Special Spreadshirt Coupon Code: JUST4YOU gets you free Standard Shipping until Oct 25th!

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And Andres here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Oct 17, 2016
24 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep Reaper
01:20:20

In the Lab today we dive deep on Reaper strategies, gameplay, mastering, and even a special Beyblade Strategy for ranked!

NEWS & PATCH NOTES
*Halloween Event Coming this week? Comic #9 Spanish Leak.
*Sombra Leak/Teaser

Special Thanks: Patrons!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Matt B. and Highnoon Podcast!!

TOPIC: 
Going Deep: Reaper - http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Reaper 
*Role: Reaper is there to drive the front-line forward. 
*Thanks to his kit and high health pool he is able to jump in and out of enemy lines with relative ease. 
*Able to deal incredible amounts of damage at short range reaper can be a driving force in the front-line. 
*Tanky main damage dealer, Tank Buster, Short range flanker.
*The Beyblade Strategy: Core Heroes:Reaper, Ana, Zarya, Lucio
*Main Strategy: Farm Death Blossom and Nano-Boost. Next, Speed Boost and Zarya Shield Death Blossoming Reaper into the middle of the enemy team, creating a hurricane of destruction and beautiful colors. 
*Advanced Tips: Playing around CC, Utilizing your range, Pressuring opponents, recognizing overkill of ultimates.

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Your Overwatch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEzOHrh9snmHJSGu9wmOvsw 
*Unit Lost: https://www.youtube.com/user/unitlosttube

 

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Rob here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Oct 11, 2016
23 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Open Strats
01:15:56

In the Lab today we talk about some changes on the PTR and Andres going to the grand finals viewing the Overwatch Open in Atlanta! We discuss strats he saw there and we try to bring some of them to the average players!

NEWS & PATCH NOTES
*15 Million copies sold:https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/55es0r/overwatch_has_sold_15_million_copies_on_pc/ 
*Paying to Change your Battle Tag:http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/20285860 
*Pricing for Battle Tag Name Change:https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/battle-tag-name-change 
*PTR LINK: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20294485 
*Widow Scope faster. Now 0.3s to scope. Was 0.5s
*Junkrat Tire Activation Speed Increased
*Ana Ultimate Charge increased 20% & her Biotic Grenade Radius now 4m (was 3m)

Special Thanks to our  Patrons and new Patrons this week: Jeremy B, Nathan C, Thai N, Eric W, Trevor G, and Terry F!! Thanks to Tim S for the epic email as well as Ballistik006 and Fend hens for their iTunes reviews this week!
 

TOPIC: The Overwatch Open Finals - Hosted by E-League
*Game 1: King’s Row:https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchopen/v/92392445 
*Game 2: Nepal: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchopen/v/92392793 
*Game 3: Gibraltar: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchopen/v/92393282
*Game 4: Lijang: https://www.twitch.tv/overwatchopen/v/92393746

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Rob here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

 

And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Oct 04, 2016
22 - Omnic Lab: Duo Queue Like a Boss
01:17:59

In the Lab today we’re going to chit chat about Duo Queue and some tips and tricks! We’re also making some important changes coming soon to Patreon and wanted to let you all know about it as well as some new stuff going on in our Discord lately!

*By Skyline “Aiming Exercises and Fundamentals” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie5446fSvcY

NEWS & PATCH NOTES: Frodan shares Twitch most viewed in Aug. 2016:https://twitter.com/Frodan/status/778516119959113729 
 

Special Thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Dave H, Switchfox, & Wrecktangle!! Also to our iTunes Reviewers this week: Ozymandias#1624, Keith T, Kilhoffb, Chriskruz, Sgt Scallywag, Hatespaywall, Patrick C, Parker0615

Duo Que Tips:
*Have different Hero Pools that compliment and syergize with each other.
*Be the two most flexible people on the team for switches and who to play.
*Be aware that you can call out your partner on misplays.
*Be constructive with critiques.
*Communicate lots, but only what is necessary
*Follow through with the team, even if you don"t like it.
*Don't be Batman and Robin
*Don't tolerate negative attitudes.
*Practice your fundamentals

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Skyline: True Hero Roles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yL2UPx2pGM&app=desktop 
*Overwatch Central: Lucio Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exkFKYHe8hQ

 

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*Full Extended Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bVtoQ6veKTLp7dZVAntn-6GwrVVXv3xEc4Rb-KaPbok/edit?usp=sharing

 

Rob here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/omniclab 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Sep 24, 2016
21 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Zarya
01:24:07

In the Lab today we’re going deep yet again, that’s right we featuring yet another hero to really dive deep. Our Lucio episode got such great feedback we’re doing it again, this time with the Russian Body Builder, Zarya!

What We’re Testing:
*Rob: 
Testing Competitive: Hitting a wall

*Andres:
Testing Competitive - Lucio and Zenyatta.

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Mike M, Michael M, and Racsuache!!

TOPIC:
*Going Deep - Zarya

Gameplay:
*Role - Support Tank
*Frontline pusher// high DPS & protective capabilities.
*Able to shield allied targets that are being focused.
*One of the strongest CC abilities in the game.
*Able to quickly regenerate while out of combat.
*Good short and long-range attacks (channeled and projectiled based)

*Why pick Zarya?
*Versatility, Off-Tank + DPS, Carry Capability, Attack Specialist, KOTH Carry, Reactive for Defense, Ultimate ability for Initiation

Abilities:
*Particle Cannon: 1) Particle Beam (Primary Fire/ LMB) 2) Explosive Charge (Secondary Fire/ RMB)
*Particle Barrier (Shift)
*Graviton Surge(Q)
*Counters: Mei, Reaper, Zenyatta, & Roadhog. 

Thanks to our iTunes reviewers It's Hallowed and Kayoss2862!

Helpful Links of the Week:

*Overwatch Central: Roles & Responsibilities:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5WXJVScZFk

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Sep 16, 2016
20 - Omnic Lab: Self Improvements
01:18:13

News:
*Sombra projections
*No new patch this week for Live servers: NOT ready yet
*DDOS this week on Overwatch AND Legion launch for WoW.


PTR Patch Notes: 
*Adjustments to the formulas that are used to calculate Skill Rating, ensure fair matches, and accurately place players in the appropriate tier


Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*Eric S & Brian K. thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Matt M. & Boombat!!

*Improving your Hit-Scan aim:
>Create a Custom Game--Set to Skirmish--Select the map--Add 6 Ana bots--Set to head-shots only (Alternatively, set damage multiplier to 150%)

*15-30 minutes of practice to build up muscle memory!
>For: Hanzo, McCree, Widow, Soldier, Tracer, 
>Also for: Mei (alternate fire), Zenyatta, Genji


*Recording and watching your games: Use tools like OBS or shadowplay (if Nvidia graphics card), even the new blizzard streaming can work.
*Record one of your sessions & Review yourself - Watch out for: over-committing, tunnel vision, missed audio queues, ignoring teammates, out of sync ultimates and so on.
*Submit for review! Competitive Overwatch and Overwatch University reddits.
*Watch some tournaments: Overwatch Open, ESL Atlantic Showdown, Alienware Monthly Melee 

*EMAILS: Thanks to Jonas S. and Shelby L. for the great email topics for the show this week!
*ITUNES: Also thanks to other iTunes reviews from: TheRealBoombat (AUS), Travis Houston Texas, & Joey Camaro!

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: Overwatch Central: Eichenwald Map Hidden Spots:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJPdZjSaCmQ

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Sep 04, 2016
19 - Omnic Lab: PTR, Supports, & Season 2
01:17:10

In the Lab today we want to break down the new update to PTR, discuss the changes coming for Season 2, and challenge how supports are rewarded in Ranked Play!

News:
*New Map set in Germany: Eichenwalde (Hybrid Map)
*Two new Reinhardt Legendary skins (inspired by Eichenwalde):
***Source:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748476172#post-12 
***Sample for Pristine Version: https://pvplive.net/c/new-legendary-skin-revealed-for-reinhardt 
*Console Patch for bug fixes:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748475719 
*PTR Patch Notes: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20243886#patchnotes
*(Thanks Force Gaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGytrJSSi6k)

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*
Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!
*Thanks to Brian K for sending Andres a BRAND SPANKING NEW MIC!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Ken M, LordDay, & Chris B!

TOPIC: Season 2 Competitive: (Season 2 Notes:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748535771?page=1)

 

 

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Aug 21, 2016
18 - Omnic Lab: Attack and Defense Mentality
01:06:02

In the Lab today we want to approach how to have a mindset switch when playing on attack and defense as a main point and we have a great relevant email from RyanRaze!

*Rob Testing:

  • Ana, DVa, & Zenyatta

  • Practicing Lucio and Pharah some more

*Andres Testing:

  • Tons of competitive! Solo Q to full group and everything in between!

  • Attitude check and the importance of team spirit.

 

News & Patch Notes:
*7500 accounts hit with the ban hammer again! (https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4x2zy3/7500_more_accounts_permanently_banned_for_cheating/)
*Updates for Season 2 and Competitive Updates coming next week:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748414915#post-10 
*Replay system bumped for high bandwidth server technology, Season 2 updates and matchmaking improvements, and work on allowing players to save highlights:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748414915#post-3 
*Probably Mei and Zenyatta changes coming:https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/4xapu2/blizzard_probable_balance_changes_to_zen_and_mei/ 
*(Buff to Mei, fixing bugs with the ice wall, and slight discord orb changes to Zenyatta)
*Gibraltar map attackers are down from a 64% win rate to 50.5% win rate due to the latest changes:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20748454911#post-1*Opinions on the Summer Games


 

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*
Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!
*Thanks to Brian K for sending Andres a BRAND SPANKING NEW MIC!
*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Ken M, Weston H, Dev P, Tysic C, and Kurt L!

 

Attack:

  • Play fast, aggressive, and push constant pressure.

  • Look to pick off key enemies.

  • Hesitation is your enemy! Commit to the play calls.

  • Don’t play into the enemy's defense; position yourself favorably.

  • Learn to capitalize when the opportunity presents itself. (Look at that kill feed!)

  • Regroup after every fight!

  • Mobility and multiple angles of attack will give you an advantage.

 

Defense Mentality:

  • Play conservatively! Your life is very precious on defense.

  • Seek your allies, protect them and let them protect you.

  • Know when to back down.

  • Contest the objective when appropriate.

  • Revolve around the point, it is the only thing that matters.

  • Use your ultimates reactively!

 

*Also thanks to our other iTunes reviews from: TheBrometheus, BinacaFreak, Duder Man Reviewer, & HPSeaton

 

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Aug 15, 2016
17 - Omnic Lab: Now Entering: Hanamura
50:07

In the Lab today we talk about how the game has been this week, some sweet update we received this week on a Patch, and talk a bit personal about Rob’s trip to Japan.

News & Patch Notes:
*PC Patch Notes July 27: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747615932
*Ana & McCree with changes.

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons! Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!

Also thank you to Ryanraze for his email, 02 Eph & Schuey10 for their awesome and kind iTunes reviews, and YOU for listening!

 

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Blue Watch: Cynical Nerds covering a ton of Forum News:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naEi8x1CUCM

 

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: 
*Overwatch Central: McCree/Ana Changes break down:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EENGiLWzZYQ

 

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jul 29, 2016
16 - Omnic Lab: Going Deep - Lucio
01:09:00

This week we go in-depth into our beloved Brazilian hero, Lucio! Tune in to hear everything we've been learning about him.

News & Patch Notes:
*PS4 Patch Notes: July 21: 
blizz.ly/2adonYm  *PS4 Issues Addressed: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747724597 *Developer Update Video on Ana Patch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evghkilg2eQ 
*PC Patch Notes July 19: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747185139

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!

GOING DEEP: Lucio
*Overview
*Abilities & Pressuring Enemies
*Dodging Tools:
*Being in the center of battle also comes with advantages
*Amp It Up! & Switching between your Crossfade
*Weaknesses
*Matchups

 

*Also thanks to our other iTunes reviews from: SenorBumFace, Affiance

 

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Kaplan Talking about Overtime:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20747494622#post-11 
*New Ana 2.0 Comic: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/ana-old-soldiers

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: 
*Force Gaming: Great thoughts on Zenyatta changes:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5u6bx2YpZY 
*Cynical Nerds: How to Play Ana Amari: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVU_O68cvxg 
 

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Jul 24, 2016
15 - Omnic Lab: Ana Amari & Big PTR Patch
01:15:48

In the Lab today we cover the new Hero Ana Amari and then we have a TON of new Patch notes for the PTR that launched this week!

**News & Patch Notes:
*NEW OVERWATCH HERO Ana Amari! Skills, Style of Play, & Lore (for details please check the google drive link at the bottom.
*Links: Overwatch: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/ana/ & Kotaku: http://kotaku.com/blizzard-announces-overwatchs-next-hero-ana-1783522232?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow 
*PATCH NOTES:  https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20178523 
*Experience Update & Bug Fixing rolling out: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745646508?page=26#post-502 
PTR for Competitive with Scott Mercer: https://esports.yahoo.com/overwatch-patch-notes-competitive-character-170000549.html
 
*Hero limitations on Competitive
*Self-healing abilities charge ultimates (adjusted ultimate costs)
*McCree Main Fire damage fall off starts after 35m (closer to S76)
*Soldier 76 Main fire has a spread recovery that is no longer instant
*D.Va Changes, Mercy Rework, Zenyatta Changes
*Mouse Sensitivity fine-tuning even more precise
*Any slider options in game now allows players to punch in the #
*Tips, Friend Requests, notifications, & whispers can now be turned on/off
*New Aspect Ratio Option 21:9 (Ultra Wide Screen)
*Display System Clock can now be turned on


Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!

*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Kenny D. (Coin Concede Host), Louis G., & Mi Kel Q. (aka Mike)!

*Thank you to Mike for his email, and Captain Tryps, Tyrannosaurus Ahrex, & TV's Tony Danza for their iTunes Reviews!

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Overwatch Hitbox Changes on PTR - July 13:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-aQTmb6QpI&feature=youtu.be

*Ana Comic: Legacy:
http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/legacy 
 

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And Andres here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jul 16, 2016
14 - Omnic Lab: Competitive & Making Adjustments
01:29:16

This week Andres and Rob discuss the importance of making hero swaps and adjusting to the battle.

News & Patch Notes:

*Teaser Photo for new Support? https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/750736158624215040

*Reconnection Patch soon: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745636360#post-5

*PATCH NOTES:

  • Sudden Death Times Adjusted by map to be shorter

  • Misc. Bug fixes with Zarya’s damage, Reaper’s Shadowstep, Winston’s Melee during Ulti, etc.

  • Top 500 Icon randomly showing up no longer happens

  • If you rejoin/reconnect to a game you left in competitive, you no longer automatically receive a loss. (Note: you must rejoin before the match concludes)

  • You won’t get a leaver penalty for rejoining maps after disconnecting.

  • If you disconnect/leave a match more than 3 times, you’ll be receive the leaver penalty regardless.

  • NOTHING on receiving drastically less XP when opponents leave still. Kaplan did say this is an issue.http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745596258#post-3

*Time Bank System to Escort/Hybrid in Season 2: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745686750#post-8

*New Hero Announcement July 21st:https://comiccon2016.sched.org/event/7f28/behind-the-scenes-of-overwatchs-newest-hero


 

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons: Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks! Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Steven B, Alex L, Michael P, & Harrison F!
 

TOPIC 1: Competitive Discussion
*How the matchmaker feels
*Team collaboration
*Main stuff we like
*Main stuff we don’t like

*TOPIC 2: Making Adjustments >Email from Patron Eric S.

 

Hero Strawpoll:
We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five! http://www.strawpoll.me/10555616

Thanks for the emailed question from Ian S. and the iTunes reviews fromArucard 355 and dtq_1. You guys help the show so much!

 

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Countering Popular Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dDUnNAp-A 
*Map Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0t8zJw87E 
*Hero Counters Cheat Sheet:https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4qaduu/i_made_a_simplified_hero_counters_cheat_sheet/ 
*Playing King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Aujtekxc4 
*Mercy Tips Andres Talked about:https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4roack/advanced_mercy_tips_for_players_give_me_your/

 

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: 
*League of Overwatchers: Discord with all other content creators:https://discord.me/LoO
*Pronto Gaming: Great tips for learning how to improve in Overwatch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0i4LTmshNbhKL4hjXo4tw

 

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And Andres here:
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*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamez 
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jul 12, 2016
13 - Omnic Lab: Solo Que Top 3
01:01:38

In the Lab today we cover our top 3 picks for solo que and some more news from blue posts! We have Xbox receiving Competitive, and we share our reasoning for the top solo que picks.

News & Patch Notes:
*Torbjorn Console Nerf:
 30% Damage Reduction on Turret shots PS4 & Xbox One only
*Competitive Play: PC - June 28 || Consoles - July 4 - 8 http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745685202 
*Competitive Summer Season: June 28 - August 18th (Abbreviated, starting sooner next summer)
*Competitive Fall Season: appx. Sept. 6th (two week break)
*In-Client Details: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20167051 
*Basketball Cheers when you make it:https://oddshot.tv/shot/AnneMunition/UzoS7oxoS7pF8aD7WA1myBh5 
*Xbox One Patchnotes: Widow, McCree Changes, Gamepad improved, new Legacy Gamepad feature, Competitive mode.http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745755041

Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks! Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: Kris C., Mike S., and Chris S.!

**TOPIC**
*The 3 Solo Q All-Star Heroes:--Zarya, Soldier 76 & Lucio--
*Considered the best in solo Q because in a pinch these heroes can fill (to a certain extent) every roll needed in a team.
*Sustain and Protection: Lucio: Team heal and ultimate shield, Zarya: Shields for self and the team, half of health self-heals, S76: Emergency heal in a pinch.
*Damage Pressure: Lucio: Bullet fodder (spam), with no damage fall off, Zarya: Great close and mid-range spam that can hit really hard, S76: most consistent damage at all ranges.
*High Mobility: Lucio: Wall ride and speed boost, Zarya: Rocket Jump., S76: Rocket Jump and Sprint. 
*Powerful Ults: Versatile ultimates that can be used pro-actively or reactively.
Ability to Contest Objectives: The combination of their kit allows them to stand on objectives and provides incentives for allies to do the same.


Hero Strawpoll:
We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five!
http://www.strawpoll.me/10555616 

*Also thanks to our other iTunes review from ChristoferMario.

Helpful Links of the Week:
*Countering Popular Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dDUnNAp-A 
*Map Shortcuts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU0t8zJw87E 
*Hero Counters Cheat Sheet:https://www.reddit.com/r/Overwatch/comments/4qaduu/i_made_a_simplified_hero_counters_cheat_sheet/ 
*Playing King of the Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-Aujtekxc4

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: 
*League of Overwatchers: Discord with all other content creators:https://discord.me/LoO 
*Pronto Gaming: Great tips for learning how to improve in Overwatch:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ0i4LTmshNbhKL4hjXo4tw

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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

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*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jul 01, 2016
12 - Omnic Lab: Playing Your Advantage
01:26:43

In the Lab today we want to discuss playing your advantage inside your Overwatch games. Additionally, we have A LOT of updates coming straight from Jeff Kaplan, so let’s start with the scientific method of what we’re testing & playing.

News & Patch Notes:
*Kaplan Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/GAOaXSVZVTM 
*Overwatch PTR: https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20157263 
*Patch Notes: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745404489
*Geoff Goodman Commenting on Widow changes: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745186024?page=3#post-42 
*Jeff Kaplan on Matchmaking: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745504371#post-3 
*Jeff Kaplan Competitive Feedback: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745604460 

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons!
*Brian K, Eric S, and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!

Playing the Advantage:
*Absolute Map Understanding:
*Positioning
*Matchup Understanding
*Environmental Awareness
*A true hero knows when to retreat!

Hero Strawpoll:
We’d like to go in depth into this kind of strategy for specific heroes. We’d like to start with well rounded heroes and heroes that we are familiar with, help us chose from these five!
http://www.strawpoll.me/10555616 

*Also thanks to our other iTunes reviews from: Shift69, Lasombrra, Sanchez Valdegga, Mike0887, temperature-91

 

Helpful Links of the Week:
*How to Improve your Aim for PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOnItuoLwms 
*Aim Game 1: http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/shoot 
*Aim Game 2: http://www.aimbooster.com/ 
*Reaction Speed Game 1:http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/sheep/ 
*Reaction Speed Measure:http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime 
*Tips for Playing Competitively: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sgt8ILoCgeE

Content Creators’ Shoutouts: 
*Force Gaming: Headshot Hit Boxes for Projectiles:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UU8jqxAiHQ 
*DefendtheHouse: Overwatch Myths Vol.5:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaCqJhHQme4 
*Morrow: Hang in League of Overwatchers Discord with all other content creators: https://discord.me/LoO 
*Overwatch Today Podcast: Lore-Focused Pod:https://overwatchtoday.blogspot.com/2016/06/overwatch-today-episode-1-story-so-far.html 
*Kotaku/Fallout Plays: Dealing with Turrets Effectively (4 Zarya + 2 Lucio)http://kotaku.com/a-wicked-overwatch-strategy-for-dealing-with-turrets-1782516489?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Twitter&utm_source=Kotaku_Twitter&utm_medium=Socialflow

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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

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*Music Work: In the works...soon ™
*Hearthstone Podcast - Coin Concede: www.coinconcede.com

Jun 24, 2016
11 - Omnic Lab: Offense & Pressure
01:28:56

In the Lab today we have TONS to chat about. We’re going to talk about the newest patch notes,  balance changes, a big Blue Post from O Captain, My Captain Jeff Kaplan, and the main strategies for playing offense and putting on pressure!

What We’re Testing:
*Rob: finally found a main character! MERCY BOYZ. Testing: Mercy, Pharah, Torbjorn, & Junkrat on defense for damage boosts. Also testing: Mercy, DVa, Genji, Widowmaker/Soldier 76, Bastion/Pharah, Roadhog/Zarya (Comp we ran at the LAN)
*Andres: Testing out the new McCree changes & alternating to soldier 76...Practicing a lot of Genji!

News & Patch Notes:
*10 Million Players in Overwatch! (June 14) https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/742761244159942656 
*Patch Notes:
--McCree Fan the Hammer - 45 dmg (was 70)//0.3s (was 0.75s)
--Widowmaker Ultimate charge 10% longer to charge//scope animation must finish before rescoping//base damage - 12 (was 15) (MAX 120 - was 150)//headshot ratio increased to 2.5x (was 2.0x)
--Misc. Bug fixes: 
*Cynical Nerds’ Max opinions on the Blue Post: https://youtu.be/sRTxcij0-Mw 
*MEGA Blue Post by Kaplan: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745285677#post-12

Picking a balanced Offensive Team:
1. Area Control/Soakers
2. Frontline Damage
3. Main Support
4. Long Range Cover
5. Flanker
6. Utility/Flex

The 4 Steps of Attack: Recon, Prep, Execute, Recoop 
*Reconnaissance

Scout Enemy heroes and positions. Take out out of place heroes and clear starting area. Send out flanker to scout and dispose of appropriate threats.
*Preparation:
Build up ultimates. Define an attack route and position the team.  Define key Target(s). Neutralize key defenses and look for an OPENING.
*Execution:
Once the call has been made move to be point as a team. Focus key targets quick. Commit! Move as a team, die as a team. Continuous pressure is key!
*Recuperation:
Regroup after wiping, resist the urge to go solo.
Reassess: what caused the wipe?
Team Composition. Team positioning. Sloppy execution. Poor teamwork. Simply Outplayed. Back to preparation!

Special Thanks: Scientist Level Patrons: Brian K and Blackbyrd thanks again for your generous pledges for the Scientist Level of support, when your payment clears we’ll get started on your perks!

*Also thanks to our brand new Patrons this week: LA Instrumental,Toby H, & 
Eric S (New Scientist Level Patron!)

*Also thanks to our iTunes reviews from: Totemlydrunk, Wickedella, HugeFan18, Tautsu, Jposty, PvP Necro, Maxx Hubris, Jbport, BaileyMatt6102, Dij4, & Goose792!

Links for the Week:
*Overwatch Myths Vol.4: https://youtu.be/FxdmvNEz7e0 (reaper teleport myth may have changed this patch)
*Getting Better at Overwatch Parody: https://youtu.be/A2oSItJ-hBg 
*The Deep Japanese Culture behind Hanzo & Genji:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xth8OsQaDo 
*Funny Kaplan Response to UI Request:http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20745255910?page=2#post-22

 

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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

Jun 18, 2016
10 - Omnic Lab: Competitive Scene Impacts
01:34:03

In the Lab today we break into an open conversation about the competitive scene within Overwatch! We’ve got a special guest D3athbl0w from the High Noon Podcast that dedicates their whole show to competitive Overwatch coverage to help us out. With that, let’s introduce our guest and find out a bit about him!

News & Patch Notes:
*OW has 7 Million players! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM_pdzYbPps 
*Manchester United gets into a bidding war with Fnatic over a Pro EU Overwatch team: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sop8cc 
*Overwatch Team looking into changes Euro Gamer: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-06-07-overwatch-blizzard-answers-the-big-questions 
*Competitive Changes = End of June
*Balance Changes section
**DVa: 1) Effective Damage - close-range combat (may change) 2) Survivability (may change instead of damage) 
**Widowmaker: 1) On Blizzard’s Radar - testing changes internally
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnGHEd78K3M 

The Competitive Scene in Overwatch:
*What does the competitive scene in Overwatch look like?
*Top Teams
**NA : Cloud9, EnVyUs, Luminosity, Gale Force eSports, Team Liquid
**EU: Reunited, Rogue, Creation eSports, Graviton Surge, Melty eSports Club
**Global: Cloud9, EnVyUs, Reunited, Rogue, Creation eSports
*Tournaments and Cups to be in the lookout for.
**GosuGamer’s Weekly
**King of the Watch
*Notable Players https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ajGeI1W3g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_ajGeI1W3g 
*What modes are being tested by the competitive scene? (Stopwatch, Sudden Death, Hero limits)

Getting involved in competitive Overwatch:
Forming a Team: 1) Find the right people! 2) Developing strong communication and coordination skills. 3) Constant practice (Scrims vs QM) 4) Finding Tournaments and Open Cups 5) Once Competitive Mode comes out, find people to play with

Special Thanks: Patrons from 1 to 10!
*Lance K. and our new patrons: Andy K, Joe W, Marc S, Jean B, Joseph H, Chris S, Jared H, and the anonymous First Last!

*Also our new Scientist/Executive Producer status Patrons Blackbyrd & Brian K!

*Special Thanks to our iTunes reviewers this week: Miggi Z, Vexed Platypus, Lemmmer, Brian K, DanBeforeTime, RawMaterial, AgentGroove, brandonyoungblood, Jay 128, Nippy Swiff, Sparty1234, & WhiteRiceDylan

Links for the Week:
*Cynical Nerds: Winston Coaching: https://youtu.be/CH0FLf9f7bc 
*AshJoshy: King’s Row Tips: https://youtu.be/A9HbHyQi7NM 
*Hang in League of Overwatchers Discord with all other content creators:https://discord.me/Loo

Jun 10, 2016
09 - Omnic Lab: Defense & Setting Up
01:20:43

In the Lab today we break into strategizing about defense! We’re going to talk about compositions, rough positioning, and concepts for how to set-up a team strategy for defense. We’ll even cover map-specifics to the best of our ability for the audio-only listeners!

News & Patch Notes:
*Overwatch Tweaks coming for D.Va, Reaper, and McCree: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/01/overwatch-tweaks-coming-for-mccree-dva-and-reaper 
*Blizzard drops the Ban Hammer again on cheaters: http://kotaku.com/thousands-of-overwatch-players-have-already-been-banned-1780109893

What We’re Testing:
*Rob: Practicing a lot of Soldier 76, Symmetra, Mercy, Zarya, and McCree.
**Cool Team Composition: Soldier 76, Tracer, McCree, Reinhardt, Mercy/Lucio, Flex Spot.

*Andres: Finally started a competitive team! Practicing as Support/Flex (Lucio, Symmetra, Winston, McCree)
**Composition we are practicing as Team: Reinhardt, Mercy, Lucio, McCree, Widowmaker, Flex (Zarya, McCree, Winston, Torbjorn)
 

Playing Defense in Overwatch:
Playing defense in Overwatch can be one of the most challenging modes, specially if going against an organized team. Poor communication and organization can lead to a quick demise and not a great feeling! A solid defense on the other hand can be demoralizing for the enemy team. 

1. The objective is everything:
**From the start of the game the objective and map layout will dictate everything. Ask yourself these questions: a) Is it a payload, point capture or both? b) What roles need to be filled? (map specific, not team specific).
2. Establish a choke-point.
3. Protecting access routes (parts of the map that go around the main routes).
4. Look-out after each other.
5. Have a contingency measure (Planned Panic Button)
6. Learn when to retreat!

Special thanks to our first Patreon supporter Lance K. Also thanks to the amazing folks giving us itunes reviews: Blackbyrd3, DanBeforeTime, Nick1742, Bobsta14, & Anthony! Ya'll are the best!

Links for the Week:
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: King’s Row Video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLfqDmBACrM 
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: Hollywood Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypk7dy_Ki7s 
*AskJoshy: Map Call Outs: Dorado Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR4Wgf2Jg9A 
*Overwatch Myths Vol.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG53pICIGIo 
*Overwatch Myths Vol.2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WbSRlRyEE0

*Hang in League of Overwatchers Discord with all other content creators: https://discordapp.com/invite/0hXPcX6IxHepRXAj 

 

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*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
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*Music Work: In the works...soon ™
*Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

Jun 03, 2016
08 - Omnic Lab: Overwatch Top Heroes & EXP
01:22:21

In the Lab today we are covering the top heroes from the closed beta for top levels of play in the meta! We also want to break down how you gain experience in Overwatch, and discuss a brief interview with Jeff Kaplan about competitive play coming to Overwatch as well!

*News & Patch Notes: 
*Kaplan had a pre-launch Q&A with a few key statements:
The Overwatch team is currently looking to implement  a system similar to Diablo's Clans and WoW's Guilds.
*Competitive mode is hopefully arriving in Overwatch sometime around June as the first big content update after launch.
*Competitive Play will be shifting to about 3 month seasons with 2 or so weeks off between seasons
**Previous iteration in closed beta was testing community’s opinion on 1 month seasons.


*Cynical Nerds - Top Heroes from Pro Play in Closed Beta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL9lKnUZkQE

Experience & The Progression System:
*4.01 xp per second played in a match.
**About 240 xp per minute played
*Medals earned bonus XP: Whichever level is the highest after a match
**Bronze = 50 xp
**Silver = 100 xp
**Gold = 150 xp
*Finishing a match = 250 xp VS. Winning a match = 500 xp
*First Win of the Day = 1500 xp
*Consecutive Matches played = 200 xp
*Playing in a group of 2 or more grants 20% Bonus xp multiplier.
*The most Experience you can earn in 10 min: 5,107 EXP
*We’d estimate that getting silver every game you'd gain around 2,400 EXP
*Repeatedly leaving games gives you a hefty XP gain penalty
*It is okay to leave when the game states “Victory” or “Defeat” without penalty.
*You can also safely leave during "Assemble Your Heroes" (but not "setup" or later).
Source: http://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20744615302#post-2 
*Joining a game where someone left grants 400 xp

Thanks so much to all our iTunes reviewers this week: M3GATr0N7, StandAloneDieAlone, Jaymondinho, Rili_117, Frequinzy, Ben Jamin, Apologetics#1929, & napawgyi.

Links of the Week:
*Soldier 76 video HERO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPRRupAM4DI 
*Torbjorn Comic: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/torbjorn-destroyer 
*How to combat Bastionitis thanks to @RhoWow: https://twitter.com/RhoWoW/status/734788955242106880

 

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*Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notrobmedia
*Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/notrobmay
*Hearthstone Podcast: www.velenschosen.com

And Andres here:
*Twitter: https://twitter.com/IplaiGames
*Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/iplaigamez
Music Work: In the works...soon ™
*Hearthstone Podcast: www.coinconcede.com

May 28, 2016
07 - Omnic Lab: Lore Before Launch
01:05:46

In the Lab today we are covering the Lore we have so far since this is the last show before the game’s official launch! We’re also going to cover a few news stories and reminders going into the launch week!

Videos and Comics:

*Comic 1: McCree: Train Hopper

*Comic 2: Reinhardt: Dragon Slayer

*Comic 3: Junkrat & Roadhog: Going Legit

*Comic 4: Symmetra: A Better World

*Comic 5: Pharah: Mission Statement

 

*Video 1: Announcement Cinematic Trailer (Winston-Tracer vs Reaper-Widowmaker)

*Video 2: RECALL: Winston vs Reaper -- Activating Overwatch Agents again

*Video 3: ALIVE: Tracer vs Widowmaker -- Assassination of Omnic Leader

*Video 4: DRAGONS: Hanzo vs Genji -- Genji’s Recruitment attempt//Hanzo’s Denial

*Video 5: HERO: Soldier 76 in Dorado as a wanted Vigilante

*Video 6: A Moment in Crime (Junkrat & Roadhog News Report)

*Video 7: We are Overwatch Teaser

*Video 8: Are you with Us? Teaser


MORE LOREhttp://overwatch.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Lore

Link of the Week: The Scuttlebut of a new Support Hero: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1221385


 

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May 20, 2016
06 - Omnic Lab: Basics Support Heroes
01:17:45

In the Lab today we are covering the basics for heroes, Support heroes! We’ll dive into specializations for each hero, how to utilize their abilities for your team, and how to build a team with these heroes! We’re going in depth to talk about Lucio, Mercy, Symmetra, and Zenyatta!

News & Patch Notes: (5 min)
*Reminder Dates: May 24th - Game release date!
*9.7 Million people played Overwatch during the Open Beta week! Holy SNOT!
*New Video coming out with Hanzo and Genji soon!

1. Lucio:
*http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/L%C3%BAcio 
*Cynical Nerds Video: https://youtu.be/KVtlbis4d_Q

2. Mercy:
*http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Merc
*Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/PiI3Y9RfaP4

3. Symmetra:
*http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Symmetra
*Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/FjrjGAE15P0

4. Zenyatta: 
*http://overwatch.gamepedia.com/Zenyatta 
*Cynical Nerds Quick Guide: https://youtu.be/n2TAHNeCBwU

Special Thanks to Strokan for their 5-star iTunes reviews!

Link of the Week:
*Symmetra Comic: http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us/symmetra-a-better-world

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