He believes (correctly, in ny opinion) that it is ridiculous to do a rating system based on the isolated power level of a card because cards are never isolated. They always exist within the context of other cards.
That is precisely why he is so poor at card evaluation. He creates his own hypothetical meta and then judges cards based on that, with the same standards you are saying he doesn't use. How you don't see that as flawed reasoning and logic beyond me, but you are entitled to your opinion. I mean his rational for giving EVERY Priest Ungoro card 1 star was that Priest was not viable...how is it reasonable to say EVERY card is bad based on this reasoning? Undefendable, but he's a great entertainer, and he identifies as an entertainer, that's why overall I was positive of his influence towards the community.
I wrote on this at length on a thread when he did his last review but here it is:
What Trump tries to do is evaluate the cards in actual Standard laddering play within the next expansion. If there were 0 mechs in Standard and Blizz printed a 10 mana card that said "If there is a mech on the field, win the game," would you rate the card great? Of course not. The condition is impossible to meet within the meta. On a more realistic level, Golakka Crawler is a card no one uses anymore, and no one would even put it into their deck anymore since it's basically a River Crocolisk. On the other hand when MSoG was still in rotation and Pirate Warrior was in full flow, it was basically in every deck (including Pirate Warrior). See how relevant meta information is to the rating of a card?
If all Priest had were 10 mana cards, it wouldn't matter that Priest had a 10 mana card that said "win the game," printed because there wouldn't be a Priest deck. That's the idea behind the Un'goro ratings. If you can't make a functioning Priest deck with that card included that can play against the meta decks currently in the meta, it doesn't matter WHAT cards Priest gets because they will never ever see play (Grimestreet Protector is a great example of a card that imo was Constructed viable but never saw any play because there wasn't a deck that could use it effectively).
You say he creates his own hypothetical meta; that is exactly what has to be done to predict things, and it's not based on just randomness, but the previous meta, and the new cards and the new decks that will create. People laugh and call it a "crystal ball meta," but he actually lays it out in his Boomsday video that he'd theorycrafted a certain deck and found it would not work. Now sometimes he gets those predictions wrong (Test Subject is a great example of a deck which Trump thought was going to be Constructed viable which is why he rated it 5 stars, only to whiff), but you are only human, you can make these mistakes. And on the whole he was correct. Defile and BR Guldan despite being OP never saw play throughout KotFT because Warlock didnt have the late game and demons to successfully support the kind of deck that would fit into.
In fact, in my opinion, rating a card based on its objective power level is the more "crystal ball" - there are plenty of decks and cards that weren't given enough support and died out, like Dragon Paladin with Dragon Consort, Nightbane Templar, Elemental Shaman; how do YOU know that Blizz is going to print enough support for your "amazing card in a vacuum with no support" card? That's the REAL crystal ball, because while Trump is at least going off of real existing cards and metas(and the previous meta is important because if a certain deck can't beat out decks in a previous meta it won't exist), you are mind-reading Blizzard and saying this card will receive enough support in the future for it to be viable.
His card reviews are generally on point if you remember that he is only predicting for the next expansion only (so don't dust things in case they get a futire expansion). He is also a good player if you are new and want educational content,particularly if you want a slow midrange or control deck. You should probably not watch him if you want to learn a combo deck (he's too slow).
because i want to know what i should think about trump when i watch one of his videos. and i dont want to spend hours figuring that out by myself. i know that sounds lazy, but hey, the internet makes you lazy.
It's not just lazy, it's simply wrong.
Would you say some type of food is good just cause you've read about some people liking it, even though you haven't tried it yourself? I hope not.
i have heard a lot of a little things about trump. some people say he is good, others imply that he is the worst. some people can be interpreted to take him as a joke. and i have no idea what to think of him. i would just like to clarify weather or not he is smart about hearthstone.
I assume that you are asking as you are interested in watching his videos to learn from him? In which case, I would say yes, he's worth watching and he knows his stuff mostly. However, he does make mistakes as all players do - but he is usually pretty good at explaining what he is doing.
If you really want someone good to learn from though, I would highly recommend Kibler. If you want pure entertainment value, you should watch Firebat or Day9! :-D If you want to feel like killing yourself with the amount of cringe and ego, watch Disguised Toast. If you want to have your ears raped with high-pitched squealing and grating noises, watch Thijs or Amaz If you want to feel sad at losing an awesome Hearthstone streamer, watch reruns of Savjz....
The man would not coin pre-nerf Fiery War Axe against a Turn 1 Mana Wyrm and he had other plays for turn 2. That was my breaking point.
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Start of Year: Provoke the failure of 3 expansions, force nerfs on otherwise balanced cards, bring deckbuilding to an all-time low and get rotated one year earlier for being such a threat to the game's health. - Genn and Baku's historical entry on the White Book of Shit Design, shortly before retiring unpunished
Trump is an amazing president and will be remember for generations to come. Follow Qanon if you are curious about the The Plan and a behind the scene look at what Trump is doing.
Dont listen to fake-news media and the liberal brainwashed idiots telling you Trump is evil. Media is owned by a handful of master capitalists belonging to the cabal Trump is currently fighting to bring down. Once we are free of corporate media we will see the truth about creation in a whole different way.
Trump is one of the worst things happend to the world the past years. No president in history was lying more than he does. Why do the people from all over the world tend more and more to stupid populism? I hate that.
To your question. Some people say he is the best. Why? I never got that. I think people who belive in Trump are just stupid. There is absolutly no reason to think different. And the worst is that people don’t like to accept that he is wrong and they got cought by populism. So there are still many people who are fighting for him. I don’t get it.
But like I said. It is a global problem. Populism. Fight that by informing yourself. And don’t do that by facebook or twitter. Thanks to the algorithms you might be missleaded.
Ahh and by the way. Everyone who says there are fake news is stupid as well. All the bad things about Trump are true.
DING DING DING Congradulations @xX_Clerk_Xx you caught one. Ahh and an extra salty one who's so disconnected with reality that he doesn't even realize that this is a thread talking about Hearthstone's Trump at that? DOUBLE POINTS!!