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    posted a message on Wonders of Un'Goro: Episode One - Welcome to Un'Goro, Galvadon Legendary?

    Ya'll need to relax.  You're taking this video entirely too literally.  It's meant to have the look and feel of kids' nature programming, where the actors are unnecessarily animated and overly cheery even while animals rip each other to shreds in the background, so as not to terrify the kids.

    Blizzard is not literally saying you are little boys and girls.  

    This has been Blizzard's style and sense of humor from the beginning.  It's cheeky and silly.  This isn't one of their better efforts, but ya'll are at peak overreaction.

    And if you think they are jacking up card prices to pay for ... well, this, then you have no idea how little this cost to throw together compared to the cost of the electricity Blizzard's servers consume every 5 minutes.

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Jade Idol - NERF

    Jade Idol is indeed insanely overpowered ... at fatigue.  If your deck depends on fatigue, you might lose to Jade Idol.  However, that's a pretty unusual circumstance.  I've got a Fatigue Warrior and a Fatigue Priest that I run, and I've beaten Jade Druid with both.  More often than not, in fact.  Because that deck is slow.  If Jade Druid gets perfect draw, it's almost unbeatable.  But that's like 1 in 10 games, and most people are going to roll you if you get the perfect draw.

    My win rate vs Jade Druid is well over 50% and I am NOT a good player.  I don't like how Jade Idol is designed.  I would have made it a like a "Gang Up" card - play it on a jade and add 3 copies of "Summon a Jade Golem" to your deck.  And I don't really like how the Jade mechanic works in general (it just encourages YET MORE AGGRO....) but it's beatable.  

    I find the pirate warrior meta for more obnoxious.  I've had games where I've taken 8 taken damage before my second turn.  That's ridiculous.

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Leeroy + Faceless

    People get beat by bad combos and freak out.  Here's my tale of ridiculous OTKs, from this morning.

    Standard ladder, rank 13.  Playing a Reno dragon priest.  It's past turn 10.  My opponent is running C'thun druid.

    I have 2xYsera, two Emerald Drakes, a twilight whelp, and a Twilight guardian.  So there's 12 + 12 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 3 = 45 hit points on the board.  I'm at full life plus 10 armor.  So I've got 40 + 45 on the board.  A one-turn C'thun kill has to do 85 damage.

    Here's her play:

    (1) Aviana (9 mana) - makes all minions 1 mana

    (2) Kun the Forgotten King (restore all 10 mana crystals)

    (3) Bran Bronzebeard (for 1 mana, 9 left)

    (4) Twilight Oracle (for 1 mana, draws 4 cards, 8 mana left)

    (5) C'thun's Chosen (for 1 mana, moves C'thun to 16/16, 7 mana left)

    (6) Dark Arakkoa (for 1 mana, moves C'thun to 19/19, 6 mana left)

    (7) C'thun (unloads 19 mana via battlecry ... twice due to Bran, 5 mana left - wipes out my Whelp and Guardian)

    (8) Brewmaster (puts C'thun back in hand, 4 mana left)

    (9) C'thun (unloads 19 mana via battlecry ... again, twice due to Bran, finishes off my board except 1 Ysera and leaves me with less than 10 hit points, 3 mana left)

    (11) Brewmaster (puts C'thun back in hand, 2 mana left)

    (12) C'thun (unloads 19 mana via battlecry .. only once, because that's all it took to finish me off)

     

    I had played a flawless game, loaded the board up, there is literally nothing else I could possibly do to prevent that loss.  She had like an 8-card combo and got the draw to pull it off.  

     It's like having a full house in poker and getting beat by quads.  It's gonna happen eventually, but you can't play around it.  You're going to lose the 1 out of 50 games where your opponent flops quads.  You just are.  And if you try to play around it, you'll lose the other 49 times when she doesn't.

     

     

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 5.08 - Submission Topic

    Operation: while on the board, you can't use mana to play cards; you have to "spend" armor.  No armor, can't play anything.  E.g., have 12 armor, play Frothing Berzerker, now you have 9 armor.

    [EDIT TO CLARIFY:] Text as written is ambiguous, but intent is YOUR cards cost Armor.  Not opponent's.

    Posted in: Fan Creations
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