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    posted a message on Nerfs delayed?

    It doesn't surprise me that it's getting delayed. They probably went in looking at a bunch of Shaman cards but are now realising that there are other cards that might need a nerf in other classes as well. 

    The power level of this set has been outrageous and has resulted in one of the most polarising metas ever (and that's saying something) and the last thing they are going to want to do is have to come back in and tweak stuff a second time. 

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on I usually don’t mind the meta but...
    Quote from yugi467 >>

    This expansion is a fucking embarrassment. It main theme is supposed to be dragons but the meta so far is only composed of galakrond shaman and fucking aggro decks.

     Team 5 are incompetent. It's pretty obvious.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Highlander Mage

    Zephrys is a very safe craft. Highlander decks are not going anywhere for a while and he even finds a home in some non-highlander decks that want to draw their deck fast. 

    If you are really into playing Highlander Mage then you should be aiming to craft Reno (he's not essential but he's very good) and Alexstrasza (classic) is a pretty strong card in the deck to bring them down to 15 health and stick an 8/8 on the board which will win you a lot of games. Kalecgos can be a potent finisher as well although it can be a bit of a high roll. Mountain Giant is always a safe craft as well and is a strong card in Highlander Mage and a top target for your Conjurer's Calling. These are all strong additions although I wouldn't call any of them absolutely essential and they can be subbed out although all should give a bump to winrates.

    Zilliax is the best neutral legendary in the game but it's becoming hard to suggest for those with limited dust since it's rotating soon. 

    Posted in: General Deck Building
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    posted a message on I can't win with Galakrond Shaman anymore

    lol at Shaman players in this thread moaning that they can't win as much with their utterly degenerate netdeck. My heart bleeds for you.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2

    Allow me to join the chorus of disapproval over fucking Shaman.

    It's actually incredible that this managed to get through playtesting. I'm convinced Team5 is actually incompetent. They must be. There is no other explanation. 

    It's already clear that Corrupt the Waters is a dangerous quest that limits design space when you consider the power level of spending 2 mana to double all battlecries for the rest of your turn. 

    So do they tread carefully and make sure that they don't give Shaman more broken cards? LOL. Of course not. They just ignore the issue entirely. 

    4 8/8's with rush AND a 5/2 weapon not enough to kill your opponent? Play Shudderwock and try again. 

    Dragons Pack? Who the FUCK thought this card was OK? Invoke twice to get TWO 5/6's with taunt for 5 mana? Oooh, twice you say? Quickly, print a card that double invokes and give it to Shaman! 

    They're fucking useless. TRASH unbalanced shit all over the place. And now every fucktard is playing this broken shit on ladder meaning that any sort of experimentation with anything else is pointless. This whole expansion has been a disaster and I don't give a fuck that they are fixing it. It's still taking too long. Why do we have to wait for another week? 

    The fucking indie company, right. Idiots!

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Dragon's Pack
    Quote from Lanko >>

    Hm... it's a very interesting condition and buff. Without the buff it's terrible, and aggro will run you over while you invoke, will probably just be played, and if, in long value matches where it would be easier to trigger the condition.

     Life comes at you fast. 

    Posted in: Dragon's Pack
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    posted a message on Quest Shaman Hate Thread

    Fuck off. Look yourself in the mirror and try and convince yourself that you are legit playing your cancer netdeck because you are literally incapable of having a single moment of thought in your head that wasn't put there by someone else. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Quest Shaman Hate Thread

    10 games today. 8 of them netdecking Shaman cancer. Roped the fuck out of every single one of these fucking unimaginative shitters.

    Honestly fuck you if you're playing this deck. Fuck you even harder if you BM whilst playing this deck and a special FUCK YOU to Blizzard and Team 5 for being fucking useless. 

    Yes. Yes, I'm salty. Fuck you too. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Which cards do you think will be nerfed?

    Just remember that Blizzard wants to nerf the fewest cards as possible and REALLY doesn't want to nerf any legendaries because they want to keep the potential dust refund as low as possible.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on How does dust refund work ?

    You get a full dust refund for every copy. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Dont blame me for playing Shaman

    I played against a bunch of them the past few days. Made the deck myself, and played 5 games. Won them all easily and in extremely unfair ways despite not even getting decent mulligans. 

    Back to playing Reno Mage. I can't play degeneracy like the way Shaman is right now. It doesn't feel good to win with it and it sure as hell doesn't feel good to lose to it. 

    As for a balanced meta: I mean, it's pretty clear that they're fully incompetent at doing this. Is it even a debate at this point? 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Your Experience with Galakrond shaman
    Quote from Zaywop >>

    I can understand why ppl think this deck is broken becuase they are rank +10 low skilled players who play shit/non competitve decks and gets destroyed and think shaman needs nerf while  at rank 5 up to legend where 99% of ppl are playing meta decks such as reno mage, reno hunter, quest hunter and pirate warrior, shaman is just as powerful as the other meta decks out there and you can't win every single game becuase "it's op, pls nerf". 

     Truly an idiotic take. Really? The "git gud" response? Are you 12? 

    I play rank 5 and below consistently and when I can afford the time I make legend. We get it. You are playing Shaman and you like that it's powerful and you can beat people and it makes you feel like you're the shit. 

    But if your theory was correct then why, pray tell, are Blizzard responding with their quickest nerfs in the history of the game aimed at Shaman? Hmm?

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Your Experience with Galakrond shaman
    Quote from Zaywop >>

    Honestly I think the deck is no where close to overpowered. 

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on I hate!! this expansion

    The golden age of Hearthstone is firmly in the rearview mirror. Meaningful experimentation is over. Finding interesting interactions and strategies is over. Everyone knew exactly what would be OP as soon as they released the cards and any attempt to homebrew against the established power curve is hilariously pointless. 

    The game is too swingy and they seem unable to playtest their own game before releasing it. I've been here since beta and have watched misstep after misstep with Hearthstone. 

    Remember when academic espionage rogue was almost viable? Probably one of the healthier metas but even then Odd Pally made too many matches an oppressive slog. There was still room to try things though.

    I really feel that the lackeys were a mistake. 1 mana 1/1's with ridiculous effects that combo off tons of other things makes the game a race to lethal instead of an interesting strategy of counterplay. 

    But if we want to talk about the design issues for a moment look at Corrupt the Waters and the Druid quest, Untapped Potential (one of the stronger quests). 

    With the Druid quest, you have to have mana unspent for 4 turns. This is an actual sacrifice. You are losing tempo for 4 crucial turns to get a strong effect for the rest of the game as a reward. The strong effect is that the choose one cards are combined. It's a good quest and well designed. It doesn't automatically steamroll opponents but is a strong effect that is worth the sacrifice of tempo loss in decks that design around it. 

    Now, look at Corrupt the Waters. Play 6 Battlecry minions and for the rest of the game, you can spend 2 mana to double all battlecries. 

    Now on the surface, this looks like it has some disadvantages to the Druid quest. Firstly 6 minions vs 4 turns. Well, we all know that with lackey generation and the fact that you WANT to be playing Battlecry cards anyway this is no hindrance and the quest can often be finished by turn 4 anyway without any of the tempo loss. The requirements are much better than the Druid quest.

    So the reward is clearly better than the choose one combined effect so you have to spend 2 mana each turn activating the effect as opposed to the Druid quest that remains passive.

    You can see the logic behind how they attempted to balance it but it shows how badly thought out their balancing actually is. It simply doesn't take in to account how easy it is to spend 2 mana a turn with the sheer amount of strong Battlecrys attached to cheap bodies in the game. 

    OK, so it's a bit of a screw-up so you expect them to not make the same mistake twice... 

    Nope. They don't just ignore the issue they actively decide what it really needs is to be buffed with even more ridiculous Battlecry cards that make it even stronger. 

    How is this stupidity getting through playtesting? It's not feasible for a competent team. 

    If you are still not convinced imagine you had seen all the cards for DoD on the Custom Hearthstone subreddit. What would have been your honest reaction to most of them? 

    Be honest.

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on It Is Time To Nerf Shaman?

    I am always hesitant to whine about oppressive decks because usually there is a counter but after playing against Galkrond Quest Shaman and then playing it myself it's pretty clear it's busted. 

    I would be shocked if they didn't nerf the quest requirements to be harder to complete. But this is Blizzard we're talking about. Even if they do it won't be for ages. 

    Posted in: Shaman
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