There are counters to Archivist too. Hecklebot x2 for a chance to draw out the minion from the deck. Gets to Fatigue faster meaning they need to play the 8 drop that much sooner.
I agree, complaining about long matches when playing a deck that is designed to play long games seems self defeating.
Even Bomb Warrior decks can take forever because the bombs don't kill you right away.
If you want faster games, then play faster decks. If I am not in the mood spending 20 mins playing 1 game, I will play my Shaman Murloc deck. And then when they clear the board and I run out of cards I can concede and move on to the next game.
I believe there is a miss Understanding, I don't mind control games, obviously i like them hence i play a control deck, what i don't like is these fatigue games which is not about control but about drawning out the game forever... it is super boring
you guys act like there is no difference between fatigue decks and control
People playing Elysiana are the best, they draw like crazy even in control mirror, thinking they have Elysiana to back up, and here I am with 0 card draw in my deck and I usually win after they played Elysiana and before I play mine.
I've seen a lot of comment saying "if you don't play Elysiana in control mirror you lose" maybe that's generally true, but don't act like you can't do anything about it and can't win. I removed all card draw from my warrior deck and got a lot better matchup against control mirror. I'm seriously considering removing Elysiana for another removal. She sits in my hand doing nothing 90% of games, the other games I CAN win without her.
You're playing a deck that sounds like it often can get to fatigue anyway during control mirrors, which means you should be expecting long games anyway, and complain about a new card that slightly extends that long style of game play?
If you don't like long games why are you not playing a faster archtype?
Dr. Boom, Mad Genius is boring. I keep getting into these super long matches vs Dr. Boom, Mad Genius stall decks and it is tiresome, the fights are long and uninteresting and you basically have no change no matter what you do.