"Heroes" or "Classes"?[edit]

Should we refer to the playable characters as "Heroes", or as "Classes"? I think TF2 refers to them as classes?

Gusher 16:15, 13 November 2014 (EST)

The official website at playoverwatch.com refers to them as "Heroes" so that's what we should stick with Bastion 16:16, 13 November 2014 (EST)

Overwatch Maps[edit]

Can someone work on the maps? I'm finishing some hero stuff currently Bastion 21:18, 13 November 2014 (EST)

Three unrevealed heroes?[edit]

Is it true that there are 3 more heroes? anyone know anything about that? Zeldor 15:34, 14 November 2014 (EST)

Overwatch subreddit and watermarks[edit]

Does anyone here know how to remove watermarks for the images? I posted on the /r/overwatch subreddit and they removed my post and said they wont link our community in their community links section because of the watermarks. The watermarks dont bother me but I figure we can use the extra exposure from being linked on the subreddit so was wondering if there was a way to remove them - Bastion 15:39, 14 November 2014 (EST)

Really they removed your post? Usually subreddits are more supportive of communities like us and especially since many of us are redditors lol. I've never run into this problem with any other subreddits Monster 15:49, 14 November 2014 (EST)
ha yea that's basically what I told them but they insist they even told me to "use differnt wiki" :( Bastion 15:53, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Anyway to answer your question, I dont think any of us can remove the watermark? and even if we uploaded a new image without watermark I think it will just get overwritten again. Probably only Administrator can remove those so you should contact them Monster 15:54, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Yea figured that, how do I contact admin? Bastion 15:59, 14 November 2014 (EST)
try paging Axton or Corvo they are the most active Monster 16:01, 14 November 2014 (EST)
This sucks :( I think we deserve to be represented in the navbar just like the other wikis. and I dont think they should remove any posts (unless the user is spamming). I hope theyre not singling us out for whatever reason. BTW there are some other Overwatch related subreddits (memes, trade, lfg, etc) maybe we can message those other subreddits and ask them to please place us on their sidebars? I had a look and seems like the mods in the other Overwatch subreddits are not the same mods as the main so maybe they will be more receptive and we wont run into the same issue. This will at least partially counter the censoring on the main sub and give us a bit of that exposure? SkyrimJarl 16:57, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Yea that's a good idea about the other small Overwatch subreddits. Every bit of support helps, especially if the main isnt welcoming us :( I'll message the mods in whichever overwatch related subreddits I find, maybe they can even add us as the first link in sidebar if I explain the situation :) Bastion 17:59, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Anyway I've paged admin so lets hope he responds Bastion 17:59, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Hey guys, Admin here. The watermarks were introduced around a year ago, because users here complained that everyone was using their work without giving credit to them. Users spend time locating a relevant picture for the page (whether it is from a game or an official source), take screenshots, sometimes even edit the images, so they were not happy when other sites used those without permission. We added the watermarks to protect the work of the community and since then we've had a lot less complaints about people just ripping images from other users and uploading them as their own.
Therefore, I cannot remove the watermarks. I could, however, make a bot that will add a note/disclaimer to all current and future Overwatch pages in which images appear that "all images are property of Blizzard Entertainment and taken from official sources such as playoverwatch.com unless otherwise stated". I hope that would make it acceptable in the eyes of the subreddit.
As always, I'd like to thank all the community, including redditors, for their hard work on the Overwatch wiki, I looked at some of the pages and it looks pretty sweet, keep it up your efforts are always appreciated. Corvo 18:26, 14 November 2014 (EST)
Thanks for the reply, I'll pass it on to the subreddit mods, hopefully theyll add us finally Bastion 18:33, 14 November 2014 (EST)
ADMIN MESSAGE: I've removed and purged the rest of this topic. Please don't engage in flaming and personal attacks, it is against the nature of our community and will not be tolerated. Corvo 14:22, 15 November 2014 (EST)

Some characters missing abilities?[edit]

some characters have 4 and some have 5? Robin 04:48, 15 November 2014 (EST)

I think you are assuming that all heroes need to have 5 abilities. That's just not true. Some heroes, like Reinhardt, indeed have 5. But some, like Tracer, have 4. That's just how it is, none of the heroes are missing the abilities. You can verify on the playoverwatch.com website Tracer 05:07, 15 November 2014 (EST)