fatswimdudei dont understand why people here are still complaining about 76's ult and saying shit like "this game gives you an aimbot what a joke!!!!!"
ults across the board are
a) more positioning than aim based
b) inactive for the majority of playtime
c) supposed to be very powerful
so i dont get why it matters that 76's ult just happens to be centered around an aim assist mechanic
I do agree, but I also believe that mechanics like 76's ult being reworked to require aim would probably be better for the game overall. I don't think his aimbot ult is the inherent problem it's frequently made out to be because, as you say, it's a sodding ultimate. However, I'd imagine at least some would agree with me that 76's ult, for example, giving him no recoil nor reloads for its duration rather than aimbot - this is just a rough example I've seen Platinum give in another thread which seems solid, but more generally speaking something roughly equally powerful but still requiring him to aim - would be preferable to its current state?
I'd argue that a mechanic which drastically increases the impact of a player's mechanical skill is often going to be preferable to a mechanic which replaces it entirely in an FPS. It just feels kinda cheap and not really contributing positively to the game to have an ultimate which removes your need to aim for a few seconds in a game where DM and raw mechanical skill are already of pretty low importance compared to some other FPS titles.
It also just sucks to have a duration-based ult where the most logical counterplay most of the time is to run and hide behind a wall or a shield until it's over because otherwise if you're vaguely on his screen you're lined up for an almost guaranteed death. Again, not necessarily a stupid or imbalanced mechanic, but it doesn't really feel enjoyable to play against I think. It's one of those ultimates where it's startlingly easy to counter and yet paradoxically you don't really feel like you've been outplayed at all if you die to it. If he happens to use when you're not really in a position to easily run away and hide, you don't really feel like you could've done a whole lot about it either, apart from just to not have been standing there. It's different to McCree's ult in that sense I think because of a) how vulnerable McCree is during the chargeup time and b) the fact that McCree's ult HAS that chargeup time where he's looking to get the most value out of his ult and you have that window to try and get away and maybe force him to either waste it or use it inefficiently. 76 can press Q and almost immediately start shooting.
This isn't to say there's NO counterplay to 76 ult, of course, or that it's necessarily a terrible thing. I just think it's not really a very cool ultimate and could be much cooler.
Agreed completely on Widow ult though fuck that
EDIT: got semi-ninja'd by obe_ above while I was typing this nerd essay and he said a lot of what I wanted to say in a much more concise manner, read his post if TL;DR