I am grateful that Blizz has created this new mode for free but will this mode really entertain us for a week?...Hell no...I played a few games and got bored of it already. There is just no incentive to play more. The RNG on the Nef's hero power is crazy...please enough with the RNG already!!
Suggestion: maybe at least let us modify these pre-made decks?
What people seem to fail to realize is that the Brawl is obviously made for new and casual players (and by casual I mean people who play for fun and not just to grind rank, myself included).
The 'win first game for reward' makes sense that way- people who are more competitive will play, get their pack and go back to ladder. Which means new and inexperienced players will likely have Brawl pretty much for their own towards the later days and a chance to grab the pack, too (and maybe finish some quests).
I think that's a good move by Blizzard. The entry cap for new f2p players to get new cards is pretty steep by doing quests in Casual or Ranked, with the pretty wide spread adventure cards and farming going on in the low ranks. Especially since you can get GvG packs in Arena, now new players have a chance to get their hands on both.
I think the idea is kinda cool, and I'm definitely interested to see what the they have planned for future brawls, but they need to either add rewards for winning future brawls or change the ruleset daily (or both). Like a few people said, it's fun the first couple of times you play a brawl, but I don't really get the point of playing something so repetitive if you're not going to be rewarded for it in some way.
So far not a big fan of premade brawl decks. Hopefully next week you can customize your own deck. Maybe make it a requirement to have at least a certain amount of the special brawl cards in each deck. (i.e. You must have at least 5 brawl cards in your deck)
Figured I'd try it. Hit Play, game loads, I'm Nefarian. Other player insta-concedes.
I get my pack and.... I'm done? If people are really insta-conceding because they FEEL that Ragnaros is way underpowered compared to Nefarian, then that's just a SHIT job by Blizzard, I'm sorry but it is.
I still love the idea, and I'm sure future brawls will be fun, but they DEFINITELY need some incentive to continue playing beyond the pack.
I have actually won a couple times as Ragnaros ... it is a tougher win, but it can be done.
That being said, I think they need to tweek things a bit. You should be given packs, powder, or gold after every so many wins, otherwise, why track the wins. I like the idea that the rules change every week, so if you don't like the format one week, come back next week.
As to the complaints, the way I figure it, it is a free game, and Blizzard is putting real work into it. I make the assumption that the next big thing will be an expansion, and they have the entire WoW world to play with. So this one was smaller than other new releases, I can be patient.
Nice game mode.. and fun.. playing raggy needs some skill. if ur raggy try too play as much as u can with ur passive.. he should trade with ur 5/1 cards then u will get turn 5 .. u can play ur game more easy with new passive DIE! INSECT !
I have to say this week Tavern Brawl is pretty disappointing. I was expecting something like "Challenge Stone" where players have restrictions in deck building. However... 1. No deck building 2. 2 unfamilar heros 3. Extremely imbalance, Ragnoros is too weak 4. Too random 5. Unfamilar cards 6. the atmosphere is so bad. They are making Rag and Nefarian rivals, but I don't feel that they hate each other or whatever. Maybe more and better dialogue or some back story explaination? Moreover,sometimes I am rag, sometimes I am Nefarian, the inability of choosing a hero makes me feel not involved in the rivalry. It will be so much better if players can choose their sides, or maybe even access to the card pool of each hero and build their custom deck.
I have an idea. Each player can only choose a side for each week. If a player choose from Rag, he/she can only use Rag and build deck from card pool of Rag. It makes players feel taking part in the Rag vs Nef battle.