If it is possible, I would like to ask organizers of WCT to clarify one thing - this is second WCD where it is mentioned that participants who make some kind of extra effort will receive bonus points.
For this WCD 10.5, the theme was grandmothers, and it is said that anyone who uses grandmother or art with older women will receive bonus points. I see from this finale that some entries did not make this extra effort. On the other hand - there were some submissions (including mine, mind you :)) that used grandmother or related art, and didn't qualify for the finale. So I just want to understand - what kind of bonus points are we talking about? Who gives them? :)
Right-o, I believe in transparency so:
For now we're only saying bonus points as a bit of a joke. It's more of a creative guidelines/thematic challenge. Zanywoop and I have discussed of adding 1 vote point to any entry which uses a grandmother art (or indeed, any theme that was the bonus challenge that week).
At the same time, I pointed out that adding a theme restriction creates a bigger chance of people using a poor choice of art. The mod team is still trying to decide how to go forward here. The best way is to get input from the contestants but most people do not use the fan creations discord channel so I can only hope people see this reply and weigh in.
I may or may not have automatically voted for every Grandmother, purely because many of them gave quite creative explanations to why the bonus stats were a logical choice. Best card imo is the banana.
It must have or give total stats of more than 5, non-inclusive. (River Crocolisk does not work, for example.)
The original examples of this are the only two grandmother cards in Hearthstone: Kindly Grandmother and Grandmummy. After much thought, we realized that both these cards are over-statted. Kindly Grandmother is a 1/1, then a 3/2, for a total of 7 stats. Grandmummy is a 1/2, then a 1/1, but also gives out +2/+2 in buffs for a total of 9 stats.
If you use grandmother or art with older women in it, bonus points!
We have calculated the 8 entries with the highest scores!! Check out all the finalists below and vote in our poll (vote for as many or as few as you like) to help decide the winner and be sure to check back after the poll finishes for the announcement of the winner and the start of a new theme!