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    posted a message on What's good about Dragon Druid?

    Slow aggro, also known as fast control, actually has a name: midrange. It's an ok anti-aggro deck, but far from 58%, it's somewhere around 50% most likely. Choosing Rainbow Mage over it is a good idea. According to Vicious Syndicate's report, Rainbow Mage is a better deck right now, and the higher you are, the better it would be in comparison to Druid. At top legend it's the most popular deck and only Secret and Excavate Rogues are better.

    Quote from Legend_Entomber >>

    Dragon Druid is not an Aggro deck… you are playing it wrong if you just gonna go face and ignore the opponent’s board…

    Aggro decks don't work like that in general in most of the matchups, but yes, it's definitely not aggro.

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    posted a message on Bots in Standard Ladder
    Quote from Zizka >>

    I wouldn’t mind making the game cost something every month. I think the fact that it’s free is very appealing to leech from in the form of bots.

    This way you will destroy a huge part of the player base just for fixing a minor inconvenience. It would not even solve that, someone would need to take F2P players place and this would lead to more official Blizzard's bots. F2P players are basically more skillful official bots in that sense, we are paying by giving our time to make servers populated. Ideally for Blizzard, F2P players would spend some money at some point, but most of us will never do it and they know it. If they wanted only paying players, they would not make a free to play game. Idk if the game would be better or worse, but definitely much less popular.

    Having fun is more important than getting a high rank. 

    Can't argue with that, fun is the main reason why any game exists. Or should exist, there is a sad trend of more and more games become total crap because the developers started to pursue other goals like push their agenda or make player emotional, I don't know or care, there are enough cozy and fun games for me.

    Anyway, I think getting a high rank is fun for most of the people, so they don't have to choose. I don't even care too muсh about my rank, I just want to win some games and get my dose of dopamine. Bot, noob, experienced player, doesn't matter (well, playing against top pros is more exciting, not gonna lie, but high rank is basically required for that so I take that aside). My task is try to win (without too much effort, hopefully) and I don't care about what my opponent is doing. Even if I cared about the challenge, it's impossible to not face it naturally at some point.

    The imaginary situation when the player is playing only against bots is also a fair point, but let's be real, if player's MMR is that low, maybe the player needs some training and beat those bots instead of complaining about the game being not challenging enough? I mean, if someone will claim that he is facing bots 100 times in a row, that would probably mean he is extremely bad and can't beat them, lies or delusional and calls real people bots.

    The only situation where bots are problematic for me is that weird Chinese thing when they are made to went through arena drafts until they find a nuts deck (so their owner/buyer can destroy everybody) or if they will become better than humans at some point (huge problem in chess). As long as bots are losing, I think it's not a big deal.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Naga YEP Spell YEP

    Very nice! Works great

    Posted in: Naga YEP Spell YEP
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    posted a message on Trolls in HS
    Quote from user-14157642 >>

    Alternatively some more social functions would be really nice. For example if I go against one of those that just "do their dailies" it would be very different if they could just say that to me. "sorry dude but I just doing my dailies, playing x rush minions" "seriously? ugh, fine, I guess I'll help you, " instead of me conceding because that's not what I wanted to play.

    That sounds narcissistic. What do you mean "sorry"? They are giving you free win by playing a bad deck, why they should be sorry for some reason? Concede If you want, they will not have any problem completing their daily quest next game. You're not helping them like when you allow them to spectate your game for "Watch and learn" quest.

    Everyone should be able to play any deck they want. You should not expect other people to play a game exactly the way you want, it's not realistic for any multiplayer game. If you want more challenge and less people who don't care, climb higher. I can guarantee you that you will not see anyone who don't care at top 1k legend.

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    posted a message on What is the worst class from a design perspective?

    From a design perspective it's Demon Hunter, because hero power should cost the same for every class. From my personal taste perspective it's Rogue and Priest.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on What list beats Hunter?

    Hunter is very powerful, it's the best deck from bronze to diamond. The best counter is Enrage Warrior.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on New Priest Legendary Card Revealed - Aman’Thul

    No abilities, can attack: "If a Titan is Silenced, they can’t use their abilities and instead can perform attacks as if they were a regular minion"

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    posted a message on How to effectively use "Pozzik, Audio Engineer"?

    There is no trick except for overdraw situations which are rare, you just play it normally and more willing to trade it after. The tricky part of this card is not for you, but for your opponent to decide whether they prefer to fall behind in tempo by playing horrible cards or give you extra tempo eventually. It feels worse than it is because this card is made to cause your opponent problems you mostly will not see

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    posted a message on MY IDEAS FOR NEW HEARTHSTONE FORMATS - WOULD YOU PLAY THEM?

    I like your ideas! For me it would be the best if Classic become a format with rotation: first 3 or 6 added one by one over year or two and then back to vanilla so more people could play the game as they first saw it, not only ones who played from the beginning

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Game keeps stalling

    Yep, happens from time to time to me as well

    Posted in: Battlegrounds
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    posted a message on Thanks blizzard for worst meta ever

    Paladin is OP and will be nerfed, but we've had way worse metas than this one

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Flurgl + Toxfin Combo
    Quote from Spansh >>

    Over the last couple of weeks I have seen a number of bots in standard which I don't think I've noticed this many before.  Pretty obvious because as Priest they've play a bunch of cards including several undead then play Undying Allies at the end as the last card, they could easily have had 2-3 undead with reborn.  This exact interaction has happened several times.

    I've been playing less over the last few months due to lack of interest and frustration with Blizzard which meant I've not been getting as high in the rankings as I normally would, I don't know if it's related. 

    Thanks, that's a good pattern to recognize a bot, and it sounds like something Blizzard's AI could do, I never see anything like that for some reason. Have you seen these in gold+? Do you remember their names, was it stuff like AdjectiveNoun or just bunch of letters?

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    posted a message on Flurgl + Toxfin Combo
    Quote from Scorpyon >>
    Quote from AndreiLux >>

     Matching bots against really bad or completely new players makes more sense, and that's what Blizzard said they are doing with their bots. 

     Is that Blizzard trolling us by implying we must be really bad players if we match up against a bot? lol

    But seriously, it's more to do with the rank you play at. For example, at the start of the season, when in ranks bronze and silver at the start of the season climb, I notice I get a bot or two at that point. But as soon as I reach Platinum / Diamond etc I dont see another bot again.
    So unless MMR resets every season (which I don't believe it does?), then it would suggest that MMR is not the basis for matching against bots.

    Interesting. What if it's not Blizzard's bots, like the accounts with random letters in lowercase type of names? Many people call them bots, but those are not Blizzard's bots, but Chinese accounts that created to catch a really strong Arena draft and sell the account so someone can brag about their 12-win run, stream "superdrafts" as they call it, or whatever, maybe those are farming ranked a bit before that to create less accounts?
    Maybe I misread Blizzard's statement (I can't find it anymore). I personally haven't seen an obvious one for months if not years. Maybe I was not paying enough attention or just don't recognize them since I still don't get how you do it with 100% certainty unless it's a farming bot. When topics here and on reddit about bots invasion started to appear I was like "what are they even talking about?". Also some people describe literally me as a bot with "patterns" like "replies with greetings to your first emote and not replies after that" and "doesn't concede in hopeless situations", so I assumed that people exaggerate or I just have too high MMR to meet those bots. Still it's kinda weird that he seen a bot when the guy he spectated was finishing his legend climb. Wait, what if this time conspiracy theorists are right and you actually get more bots if you pay more as he said and I don't get them because I'm F2P? I don't think so since playing against bots is widely considered as inferior experience so I should meet them all the time instead, but by this anecdotal evidence it matches :D
    MMR doesn't reset, I received way too generous star bonuses for wild and classic after month when I didn't play these modes, but it was probably smaller than usual, so maybe it reduces at the start of the month. It would explain why I never get bots since I try to get max star bonus as often as I can and stop playing at Legend most of the time to never visit dumpster, you play normally and gain back enough MMR very fast and some people need more time to get enough MMR so they get a lot of bots? Anyway, It's a mystery to me.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Flurgl + Toxfin Combo
    Quote from MagicAmy69 >>

    Sorry @Scorpyon & @AndreiLux sometimes emotions take over.

    Idk why you mention me, I guess the insult was towards me? If that's the case, no problem, I didn't even saw it. I would like to clarify that I was answering to OP about that specific combo. I actually kinda understand and partially agree with your first post, I don't know if Shaman is really that OP, but at least Totem Shaman looks very good in Wild indeed. Calling people bots for playing decks you don't like is not very nice, but it could be Blizzard's bots if your MMR is low enough so why not.
    Your theory about cruise to legend for players who spend money doesn't sound realistic, why would you do that if climbing to legend is easy anyway? I think you underrate how bad of a mistake human can make. I have definitely seen and made enough extremely stupid plays to not assume any dumb mistake is impossible for human. Matching bots against really bad or completely new players makes more sense, and that's what Blizzard said they are doing with their bots. Anyway, I'm F2P, I could care less.
    The reason why Blizzard stopped working with NetEase is clearly not about HS, games of chance and selling them to children. Even NetEase did not said anything like that, and they were pretty angry, up to the point of saying something like how much one idiot can ruin (probably our dear friend Bobby so they could be right). If Blizzard's games themselves were a problem, NetEase would have said so. It was because of money shares, users data, possible transition to Tencent after deal with Microsoft or combination of those. Chinese games are way worse in terms of predatory monetization and micro-transactions, if someone was pushing for more of that, it was NetEase.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Everyones favourite skins?

    1. Rexxar (regular)
    2. Magni
    3. Nemsy
    4. Flowerchild Lunara
    5. Snowman Thrall

    Posted in: General Discussion
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