WE GET IT. YOU NEED HEALING.
I'm not the one to brag or stroke my own ego, but when it comes to being a good Support hero on Overwatch, I'm a damn good nurse. I can rez for days. And it's nice when I'm appreciated. How often am I appreciated though? Let's just say that if I was given enough love, this post would not exist.
Us healers get the brunt of the abuse from the enemy and from our own team. This is such a phenomenon that Support have several parody songs dedicated to our struggle. I'm hoping with this little rant, you DPS'ers can step into our shoes and feel our frustrations. And if not, then this is just an hour wasted away on venting to thin air.
I'M REALLY NOT A MIRACLE WORKER.
I'm not going to risk travelling the map with 200HP and a BB gun just to rescue your green cyborg ass. If you want to go up against 6 other players all on your own, then live with your fate. You more than often compromise the chance of winning if there is no team plan. You're not cool. You're not worthy.
SPAMMING ME DOES JACK, MORRISON. You think your cries for heals will make me heal you any faster? Ha! I'm not fondling my balls in the corner doing nothing. I know when your health is low. I will prioritize who needs healing more and share the love when I can. If I'm dead, it's obvious you need to look after yourself. You know there's health packs spread all over the map. You're just being a whiny lazy shit. Spamming me will more than likely be met with a cold shoulder and no heals. Subtle punishments.
You're happy to whack off to my ass on PornHub but won't even acknowledge my existence in-game. You know I can bring you back from the dead, yes? You know I can keep you alive and boost your power? It's nice to have the favour returned.
I've expressed this many times on team chat, and I'm often met with "it's Quick Play so it doesn't matter", or "nah let's not". If it really doesn't matter, don't whine when I change heroes. Your ass is your problem now.
TEAMWORK WILL GET YOU A LONG WAY.
If you protect me (or do your best to when you can) and thank me when I heal you, I'll be on your heels with some heals. If you let me know your Ult is ready and the timing is right, I'll give you the blue. If we're all ready to hit the point I will look after you with some balls of tranquility.
Nothing is more thrilling when there's a team of 6 complete strangers who just get it. but sadly alot of you don't even want to get it.
THE PAYLOAD EXISTS.
I don't know why you run off into the abyss trying to find it when I'm standing right next to it, y'know. We can claim victory or have a well-rounded fight if you just stuck with me. But nope. You think you're tough shit. You're not.
I'LL SHOW YOU HOW IT'S DONE.
If it comes to that inevitable point during the game where you've pissed me off with your constant whining and shitty gameplay, I'll switch. I'll show you how to play properly. Shit, I wouldn't even need to switch characters to get the job done. Or I'll just quit the game. Fuck you.
DAMN STRAIGHT I GOT PLAY OF THE GAME. AGAIN.
Because if you won't appreciate me bringing the whole team back to life and securing the point, then Athena will. I love you, Athena.
I REALLY DON'T HATE YOU. SERIOUSLY.
I just think you can be a cockhead sometimes.
Please keep in mind that my type of writing is very blunt and is only intended for humor's sake. With all that said, Overwatch has to be one of my favourite games of all time and and majority of rounds I play are fun in their own way. I've met some incredible people online who've given me some amazing memories to cherish. I play a whole array of characters (for the curious, my Mains are Mercy, D.va, Junkrat, Reaper, Sombra, Zenyatta, and Widow) that keep everything feeling fresh, but there's something slightly more satisfying a playing a key role in keeping your team alive and winning. Please, look after your Support team. They are all vital in their own unique way. If not, then really, fuck you.