I just want to take some time to actually voice my thanks ad approval for several changes that were announced, and one very great change i did not hear a specific announcement about but have definitely noticed.
firstly, thank you for nerfing at least a few of the overpowered legendaries. I do not think that class-specific gear, or special perk gear belongs in a competitive setting. I look forward to you guys balancing or out right removing all legendary gear from at least one set of pvp playlists in the future. until that day comes, you have definitely nipped the worst offenders so far. cant wait til the game is 100 pct about decisions and composition, and less and less about loadouts.
thank you for the alani changes. i was reading the update patch notes absolutely disgusted that you guys had not followed through with your alani balancing that you had promised. then in a complete surprise you worked a little magic on that powerhouse. she is still the strongest character in the game without question, but at least now i dont have to be 3x better than her to counter her. i still have high hopes that you will rework geyser in a future update, but for now i am really happy that you addressed one of the top 3 issues with her: her dps. now, like i said, if geyser and her ability to receive way unbalanced cooldowns gets a rework down the road, she will be in a great place. still 3x better than any other hybrid support in every way, but definitely huge steps in the right direction.
as for the change i have noticed that was not announced, thank you for widening the search for matchmaking. i play on console in the US and was sitting in queue sometimes indefinitely due to a relatively high elo. now i am able to find games almost instantly anytime. and it is really cool because there are a few people from each skill level on both teams in every game. right when the elos were really getting established and matchmaking was tight, not only would i wait a long time, but the game were far too sweaty to be able to sustain enjoyment from them. having a mixed team is a blast