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  2. Overwatch for Beginners

    Hey Everybody, Since every-so-often Overwatch is free to play some weekends, I am sure there are some of you that are on the fence about wanting to play Overwatch. So to make the best impression in a game that you might think about buying, check out the tips below. What kind of game is Overwatch? Overwatch is an FPS multiplayer game that is a lot like many MOBAs. You have a set amount of abilities with cool-downs where it is one team of six against another team of six. Where it differs is mainly the FPS aspect even though games like Smite might seem similar since you are closer to the hero and not looking from the top down. The game is available on PC and also on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Overwatch spawned from Blizzard's Titan project where they recognized the play-ability of team based FPS games like Team Fortress and they recognized the insane growth rate of MOBAs like League of Legends, so they went all in and created Overwatch. With so many heroes, which one should you choose? Offense Role This is one of four roles in Overwatch listed at the bottom of the screen when you begin a match. There are some hard heroes, but also some beginner friendly heroes for the offense like Pharrah, Reaper and Soldier 76. You'll notice that these heroes don't have much life to start with but end up doing a large amount of damage. Defense Role This is the second role that is listed below when you start a match. These heroes are not as beginner friendly due to the fact that a lot of the time you will need to know the map for instance. They are great heroes for defending choke points and control points and are usually considered the most flexible role. Out of all of them, Bastion is the most beginner friendly. With the majority of the heroes taking a medium amount of experience and time to master. Tank Role This is the third role you will see at the bottom of the screen when a match starts. These champions provide a lot of protection for an attacking team, but also for the defending team. You cannot get by without a tank since they tend to soak up the majority of damage coming from the other team. If you want to start tanking first, then I would recommend starting with Reinhardt or Roadhog. Support Role This is the last role you will see at the bottom of the screen when a match starts. Support is maybe the most essential to a team composition in Overwatch. Most maps have a point where the defending team digs in with a shield and deals out a large amount of damage in defense. If you are not careful and take that damage you will have to either run back to your spawn or find a health pack to heal up if there is no healer. So having that healing done as you advance or defend is crucial to your team's success. If support is your first decision, then you might want to try out Brigitte or Mercy first. What are other heroes that are beginner friendly? Soldier 76 If you are familiar with FPS games like CS:GO, for example, then you might transfer from that game to Overwatch easily with Soldier 76. His abilities are very standard with having a machine gun that has a grenade launcher, the ability to sprint across the map and a very helpful self-heal ability. Bastion Bastion is a very simple hero that can deal out a very large amount of damage in his sentry form. He may still be the most hated hero in the game since he is very easy to play and can be very difficult to deal with. Reinhardt, Mercy, Symmetra, and Winston These heroes are my favorite to play since my background is in RTS games like Starcraft. I didn't grow up playing FPS games, so these champs are perfect. Reinhardt doesn't have a gun, but instead, a large hammer he swings. Mercy has a pistol but is usually just locking on to heal her teammates which requires only a little bit of aim. Symmetra and Winston also have lock-on guns, where their laser-powered weapons latch on to the enemy not requiring precision aiming. So if you are new to FPS games, these heroes might be good to look at. What is important to know for each map type? Map types Escort On this map, you will see right away a payload that needs to have at least one hero next to it for it to move but moves the fastest when three heroes are next to it. The advancing team has a limited amount of time to push the payload to its destination, while the defending team tries to kill off the advancing team so the payload never reaches its destination. Assault On this type of map, there will be usually two points for the attacking team to take and the other team to defend. The spawn points start out at the first location and if the first point is taken, then the spawn points change to where the second point of capture is. Hybrid On this type of map, there is a capture point like on Assault maps, but after that first point is taken, it turns into an Escort map where the attacking team must escort a payload to a final destination. Control On this type of map, there is one capture point per round. The map format is a best of three where there are three different versions of the same map. A popular map like this is Ilios, where you will start out fighting for a point at 'the well' and whoever wins gets a point and then the second round would be at the 'ruins' with a third point being at the 'lighthouse'. Create a custom game and explore the map If you are absolutely loving Overwatch I would recommend taking a next step in exploring all the maps used in Quickplay and Comp. You could also check out the special maps from the arcade, but the point is to get familiar with the maps. To know where the choke points are, and to memorize all the health pack locations. Should you join team chat? If you are new it might be too much to join the in-game voice chat, but if you are a veteran gamer you might learn a lot by just listening to what the comms are like first. Later on, if you want to play ranked Overwatch it would be best to be familiar with voice chatting as team communication is absolutely necessary for success. I keep dying, what should I do? If it seems that every time you queue up you are getting killed very easily there are a few things you can try to do to prevent that. Your hero might be countered at the moment. Try to find out who is killing you most often at the top right of the screen, and then on your free time, you can check out some guides to see if they were your counter and how you can best counter them next time. If you are in voice chat you could also just ask a quick, “Who counters such-and-such hero”. This is important to know, and never be afraid to change your hero, that should be happening if your team isn't making progress. If you keep dying to the other team's ultimate abilities, just know that every hero yells out when they are using their ultimate ability, so just listen and run! Where should you go from here? If you are feeling like you are past that beginner phase, then start checking out some of your favorite hero guides on Google and YouTube. There are a lot of guides out there, so make sure you are looking at one that has a recent date. This game changes a lot and it would be a bummer to study a guide for Hanzo, for example, and find out that it was before they got rid of his infamous ability scattershot. I hope you found this beginner guide useful, and just know that GLHF is the most important part of playing Overwatch.
  3. Overwatch for Beginners

    Hey Everybody, Since every-so-often Overwatch is free to play some weekends, I am sure there are some of you that are on the fence about wanting to play Overwatch. So to make the best impression in a game that you might think about buying, check out the tips below. What kind of game is Overwatch? Overwatch is an FPS multiplayer game that is a lot like many MOBAs. You have a set amount of abilities with cool-downs where it is one team of six against another team of six. Where it differs is mainly the FPS aspect even though games like Smite might seem similar since you are closer to the hero and not looking from the top down. The game is available on PC and also on Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Overwatch spawned from Blizzard's Titan project where they recognized the play-ability of team based FPS games like Team Fortress and they recognized the insane growth rate of MOBAs like League of Legends, so they went all in and created Overwatch. With so many heroes, which one should you choose? Offense Role This is one of four roles in Overwatch listed at the bottom of the screen when you begin a match. There are some hard heroes, but also some beginner friendly heroes for the offense like Pharrah, Reaper and Soldier 76. You'll notice that these heroes don't have much life to start with but end up doing a large amount of damage. Defense Role This is the second role that is listed below when you start a match. These heroes are not as beginner friendly due to the fact that a lot of the time you will need to know the map for instance. They are great heroes for defending choke points and control points and are usually considered the most flexible role. Out of all of them, Bastion is the most beginner friendly. With the majority of the heroes taking a medium amount of experience and time to master. Tank Role This is the third role you will see at the bottom of the screen when a match starts. These champions provide a lot of protection for an attacking team, but also for the defending team. You cannot get by without a tank since they tend to soak up the majority of damage coming from the other team. If you want to start tanking first, then I would recommend starting with Reinhardt or Roadhog. Support Role This is the last role you will see at the bottom of the screen when a match starts. Support is maybe the most essential to a team composition in Overwatch. Most maps have a point where the defending team digs in with a shield and deals out a large amount of damage in defense. If you are not careful and take that damage you will have to either run back to your spawn or find a health pack to heal up if there is no healer. So having that healing done as you advance or defend is crucial to your team's success. If support is your first decision, then you might want to try out Brigitte or Mercy first. What are other heroes that are beginner friendly? Soldier 76 If you are familiar with FPS games like CS:GO, for example, then you might transfer from that game to Overwatch easily with Soldier 76. His abilities are very standard with having a machine gun that has a grenade launcher, the ability to sprint across the map and a very helpful self-heal ability. Bastion Bastion is a very simple hero that can deal out a very large amount of damage in his sentry form. He may still be the most hated hero in the game since he is very easy to play and can be very difficult to deal with. Reinhardt, Mercy, Symmetra, and Winston These heroes are my favorite to play since my background is in RTS games like Starcraft. I didn't grow up playing FPS games, so these champs are perfect. Reinhardt doesn't have a gun, but instead, a large hammer he swings. Mercy has a pistol but is usually just locking on to heal her teammates which requires only a little bit of aim. Symmetra and Winston also have lock-on guns, where their laser-powered weapons latch on to the enemy not requiring precision aiming. So if you are new to FPS games, these heroes might be good to look at. What is important to know for each map type? Map types Escort On this map, you will see right away a payload that needs to have at least one hero next to it for it to move but moves the fastest when three heroes are next to it. The advancing team has a limited amount of time to push the payload to its destination, while the defending team tries to kill off the advancing team so the payload never reaches its destination. Assault On this type of map, there will be usually two points for the attacking team to take and the other team to defend. The spawn points start out at the first location and if the first point is taken, then the spawn points change to where the second point of capture is. Hybrid On this type of map, there is a capture point like on Assault maps, but after that first point is taken, it turns into an Escort map where the attacking team must escort a payload to a final destination. Control On this type of map, there is one capture point per round. The map format is a best of three where there are three different versions of the same map. A popular map like this is Ilios, where you will start out fighting for a point at 'the well' and whoever wins gets a point and then the second round would be at the 'ruins' with a third point being at the 'lighthouse'. Create a custom game and explore the map If you are absolutely loving Overwatch I would recommend taking a next step in exploring all the maps used in Quickplay and Comp. You could also check out the special maps from the arcade, but the point is to get familiar with the maps. To know where the choke points are, and to memorize all the health pack locations. Should you join team chat? If you are new it might be too much to join the in-game voice chat, but if you are a veteran gamer you might learn a lot by just listening to what the comms are like first. Later on, if you want to play ranked Overwatch it would be best to be familiar with voice chatting as team communication is absolutely necessary for success. I keep dying, what should I do? If it seems that every time you queue up you are getting killed very easily there are a few things you can try to do to prevent that. Your hero might be countered at the moment. Try to find out who is killing you most often at the top right of the screen, and then on your free time, you can check out some guides to see if they were your counter and how you can best counter them next time. If you are in voice chat you could also just ask a quick, “Who counters such-and-such hero”. This is important to know, and never be afraid to change your hero, that should be happening if your team isn't making progress. If you keep dying to the other team's ultimate abilities, just know that every hero yells out when they are using their ultimate ability, so just listen and run! Where should you go from here? If you are feeling like you are past that beginner phase, then start checking out some of your favorite hero guides on Google and YouTube. There are a lot of guides out there, so make sure you are looking at one that has a recent date. This game changes a lot and it would be a bummer to study a guide for Hanzo, for example, and find out that it was before they got rid of his infamous ability scattershot. I hope you found this beginner guide useful, and just know that GLHF is the most important part of playing Overwatch. View full article
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  5. ARK: Alpha Dragon Battle

    Is there anything else we should be bringing, in terms of ammo/healing potions/etc.?
  6. Hi :D

    Howdy and welcome! Hope to see you around Ark!
  7. Make your own dossier!

    This is what I used to make my forum signature. It's very well done and fun to play with.
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  9. Spring season '18

    So now that we're pretty much pushing summer here, what shows have people been watching and what are you looking forward to this summer? So far for the spring season I'm pretty much watching: Dragonball Super (dub), My Hero Academia S3, Boruto, Full Metal Panic!: Invisible Victory, Toji no Miko, and Aikatsu Friends!. I'm not sure if I'll continue with the SAO alternative but that remains to be seen if I'll finish it. I personally cannot wait for summer to bring Gintama back to me to finish the final arc.
  10. 06/02/18 In-House Game Mode Poll

    Hey there, ADK! It's time to choose the game mode of the next ADK Overwatch Section in-house event! Give us your feedback by voting for your preferred game mode for us to play next week. Below will be a description of each mode. We rotate out the game modes on the poll every week. If you are new, or have never heard of our weekly in-houses, please refer to THIS thread. Just as a reminder, in-houses start at 9 PM EST every Saturday night! QUICK PLAY / COMP RULES Relax with some QP or take it more seriously with comp style rules! Moira Dodge-ball Moira only, Team Death Match, no Chateau, 100 team kills to win. Abilities: Orb 30% (3 sec); Fade 67% (4 sec); Orb Max Damage/Healing 10% (20 dmg); Ult Charge 200%Health: 10% (20 HP). Movement Speed 150%, Jump Height 150%Biotic Energy cap 20%, disable Secondary Fire This is fast paced and fun, and there's a pretty high skill cap. Once the ball connects, the target dies in 0.2 seconds, so you have to anticipate the attacks to dodge them. The extra speed allows for a lot of ninja-ing around with Fade. Chateau is disabled because it's too cramped and just doesn't work well with this mode. MYSTERY HERO FFA Random Heroes. Get the most kills! WORLD OF TANKS Bastion only! Team Deathmatch. Bastion gets instant and infinite ultimate and can only use his ultimate form plus Self-Repair.
  11. Level scaling Article

    Man this article is great. Very well written and definitely sells the positives of the changes that were made. The game has made moves to leveling that I personally would compare to guild wars two. Go anywhere you want! Though you cant just complete quests in whatever order kinda like you can in GW2 at least you can travel around and do whatever zones you want at whatever level. Here is a link to the article. https://www.gamesradar.com/world-of-warcraft-is-basically-destiny-with-orcs-and-elves-now/?utm_content=bufferc6f03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_grfb
  12. Hello I am Twitch

    Welcome to the community!
  13. PUBG ADK Custom Games

    Hey, I agree with you guys this game is really interesting and when we have more players it is more fun. I have played this game since my brother Playerunknown's battlegrounds kaufen from an online store, we both enjoy a lot. This multiplayer online game is trending among all online game lovers.
  14. Hey There Im DTay, A Youtuber/Streamer

    @DTay The God You looking to becoming an ADK Member? Welcome to our Website. I am sorry but until you are an ADK member i will have to hide your link to your Twitch. Once you are a member you are welcome to use our member section for twitch links. Hope to see you around.
  15. ARK: Alpha Dragon Battle

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    << It's time. >> We are making final preparations to face the Alpha Dragon on the Island. The goal of this event is to unlock those TEKgrams and earn some Element* while we're at it. When: June 2 @ 5p PST // 7p CST // 8p EST Where: The Island at Green Obelisk **If players attending this event are from another server, admins will provide a transmitterfor transportation. Admins will be available from 6p - 6:50p CST. All other players will be at the Green Obelisk prepared at 7p CST** All the high level players and best dinos will be mobilized for this full-scale operation. With that being said, we are requiring; - Discord for listening - talking not a requirement - Player level: 100 - Dinos: Mainly Rexes. We will accept some Daeodons and Yutyrannuses; just let us know before hand - Base (Breeded) Dino Stats: Rexes - ~13k Health and 400% Melee - Main Dino Stats: Rexes - ~35k Health and 700% Melee (some night not get this high of melee, as long as you have a high health pool, that's important) - Breeding Chart to verify stats - Oh, and admins will take care of Artifacts and Tributes If time allows and we do not suffer too many casualties, we may do other boss battles. Bring extra dinos! *Element: Feisty will be collecting the element through out each boss battle. The total amount ofelement that is collected at the end of the event will be awarded to everyone on their server of choosing! We wish you the best of luck in battle!
  16. ARK: Alpha Dragon Battle

    until
    ARK: Alpha Dragon Battle! << It's time. >> We are making final preparations to face the Alpha Dragon on the Island. The goal of this event is to unlock those TEKgrams and earn some Element* while we're at it. When: June 2 @ 5p PST // 7p CST // 8p EST Where: The Island at Green Obelisk **If players attending this event are from another server, admins will provide a transmitterfor transportation. Admins will be available from 6p - 6:50p CST. All other players will be at the Green Obelisk prepared at 7p CST** All the high level players and best dinos will be mobilized for this full-scale operation. With that being said, we are requiring; - Discord for listening - talking not a requirement - Player level: 100 - Dinos: Mainly Rexes. We will accept some Daeodons and Yutyrannuses; just let us know before hand - Base (Breeded) Dino Stats: Rexes - ~13k Health and 400% Melee - Main Dino Stats: Rexes - ~35k Health and 700% Melee (some night not get this high of melee, as long as you have a high health pool, that's important) - Breeding Chart to verify stats - Oh, and admins will take care of Artifacts and Tributes If time allows and we do not suffer too many casualties, we may do other boss battles. Bring extra dinos! *Element: Feisty will be collecting the element through out each boss battle. The total amount ofelement that is collected at the end of the event will be awarded to everyone on their server of choosing! We wish you the best of luck in battle!
  17. =ADK= Overwatch In-House Nights!

    Hello everyone! Since 11/4/2016, we have offered an In-House event in the Overwatch section. Starting 6/2/2018, we will be switching from Friday night to Saturday night (9pm EST)! In-Houses are a good way for ADK members, applicants, and guests to get together and play some Overwatch together! The night typically starts off with a few matches of the selected game mode, and can be switched when people have had their fill. The game modes will be selected via a poll announced each Sunday after the previous In-House night concludes. This poll will consist of 4-6 choices of game modes to play the following Saturday. Come join us each Saturday and be sure to vote in the polls for the game mode you want to play!
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  20. Hey Guise, This week we had some fun playing our favorite game mode; Roadhog fishing! We all queue up as Roadhog and only allow the hook on Ilios Well. People either group on the edges of the map or at the well and they try to snag and pull them off the map; so fun! See you next week!
  21. 101.5% Down for this. Make it happen!
  22. Fortnite Development state!

    Someone posted this in discord and I thought this would be a great addition to add to the forums. The developers of fortnite put together an article outlining where they are at in the development of multiple features as well as talk about some of the things they've taken some feedback on and are looking to improve on or add in the future. Check out the article here! https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/state-of-development-v5
  23. Why can i not see any of the games you own, i need to verify that you own the game.
  24. Introducing iCrYpT

    Howdy and welcome!
  25. Battlefield V - Live Reveal May 23rd

    What did anyone think about this today? The little I've seen a game without more zombies. Sorry but so over that trend COD:Zombies, A new COD+Zombies, look a new Black Ops IV, ZOmbies for the love.... My bad end rant, but I like the BF series and the lack of zombies and I like that it looks like there will be some coop function. Great fun to be had with a small group of friends laying the smack down. We'll see as more info comes out but I guess I'll be cautiously optimistic. Plus BF3 is what lead me to find ADK, so it will always get some bias in my mind
  26. Hey Doods, This week the spotlight is on Ben, aka BennyTwoShoe. He is super flexible when it comes to playing heroes in Overwatch. He is off tank for our comp team, but he can also queue up as Hanzo and make the enemy want to uninstall. See you next week!
  27. Wildcard cracks down on cheaters.

    Good ol' cheat code days
  28. LTm Solid gold V2

    Limited Time Mode: Solid Gold v2 All weapon drops are legendary! Floor Drops: High chance of Hand Cannon & Suppressed Pistols. Low chance of Assault Rifle & Sniper Rifle. Chests: High chance of Assault Rifle, Minigun & Sniper Rifle. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Rocket/Grenade Launchers. No Pistols. Supply Drops: High chance of Rocket/Grenade Launchers, Medium chance of Sniper Rifles. Low chance of Heavy Shotgun & Assault Rifles. No Pistols. 50% extra stone and metal resources gained from farming. Stone Floor Drops increased to 60 per pickup. Metal Floor Drops increased to 90 per pickup. Increased drop rates of: Chug Jugs, Slurp Juice, Shields, all Special Grenades, Launch Pads and Campfires. Decreased drop rates of: Grenades, Spike Traps and Bandages.
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