[POLL] Overwatch Format

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[POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by cherryapplejack on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:08 am

We all know Overwatch format [OTA Format] and I'm sure we've all got something we don't like about it. Maybe not, but I do. Overwatch Soldiers shouldn't have to use it. As seen in Half-Life 2, OTA do have emotions, they are just dulled, and they don't let it affect their combat abilities. OTA feel pain, fear, etc...

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    When you toss a grenade, or shoot a soldier, they will usually run, both out of strategy and fear. They will also say things like 'Shit!' and etc. However, they do not let it affect their combat abilities.

    There is a point in Half-Life 2 in which Dr. Breen is giving soldiers a morale-boosting speech.

    Nova Prospekt soldiers are the most human of them all. They have deeper, more human-like/sounding voices.



I feel that OTA format is very unnecessary... And it looks plain, and is outright just kind of stupid. I'm sure we can all agree that things would be easier if we removed OTA format from OTA soldiers.

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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Kookie on Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:41 pm

Agreed.
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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by cherryapplejack on Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:43 am

I believe the poll speaks for itself. Sheep?

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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Merlin on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:08 pm

I think that OTA format should be used for radio, so OTAs have an easier time picking out the messages from the sea of chat. It allows better communication. Locally though, normal chat seems fine.

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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Kookie on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:10 pm

In canon, there's no evidence of OTA having to use dispatch as a method of communication. Sure, they might not actually move their mouths, but if that's the case, there's probably something hooked up to their brain that talks for them. Not a computer. THEM.

IE; They'd say /radio Anti-Citizen spotted. Engaging. Instead of

/radio ANTI-CITIZEN; ENGAGING;;
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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by cherryapplejack on Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:15 pm

In "canon" as I was told, Overwatch Soldiers' vocal chords are directly wired to their visors. So when they speak, it goes straight into their radios.

And besides, Dispatch is only there to tell Civil Protection what to do, and advise Overwatch Soldiers of current events so they can decide how to act upon it.


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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Sneaker on Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:18 am

Agreed. Maybe not the emotion part, but definetly talking normal.
Nova Prospekt :
Hardpoint Nomad, reactivate your perimeter restrictor and report.
Hardpoint Nomad, reactivate your perimeter restrictor and report.
{Exclaiming, going against the ;; format.}
Nomad, get those restrictors online, your area is showing active biotics!
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Im sure the combine would agree, emotion has its advantages down to a certain degree.

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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Sneaker on Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:35 am

bump

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Re: [POLL] Overwatch Format

Post by Nugget and Skull on Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:06 pm

Mastery of your emotions is important in the eyes of the Union, but more importantly disallowing instinctual reactions to stimuli is far more important to them. It's why when you throw a grenade into a sniper box, you hear them yell 'Shit!' as opposed to immediately trying to radio in that they're about to die. They're scared, shocked, or a potential combination of the two. That being said, they also don't allow their fear from slowing them from trying to attain their goals. They have shown the potential to feel terror but they still try to take you down. I feel the speaking format should be repealed but individual personality is essentially gone for OTAs. Format = gone but expected to follow protocol by the letter. (or at least from my experience, that is how it works out well)
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