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    posted a message on Castle Nathria, First Thoughts and Impressions
    Quote from lv426a11 >>

    I've been playing a bit longer and I have to say I hate the direction the game has gone with this expac.  The games are over so damn fast - huge boards on turn 3/4.  If the games last a bit longer then it's OTK's galore.

    I just played a hunter who played Turn 2: Spirit Poacher (gave him 5/4 stag) Turn 3 Wild Spirits (another stag and the 2/5) into Turn 4 Wild Spirits (gave him a 2/5 and a 3/1) and Vicious Slitherspear.  It's a stupid amount of stats on the board by turn 4 (5/4, 2/5, 1/3, 3/1 and a 4/2 weapon and a dormant 2/5).  In response I was able to muster a Sleetbreaker (traded to the original 2/2) and coined Wildpaw Cavern - wolf died to weapon.  Game was done after that.  I don't even think hunter is the most oppressive high-roll deck out there either.

    You might say - well he drew the nutz - shit happens.  But it shouldn't be possible for the mana cost - the power levels are absurdly high.

    I think it's a stupid design philosophy which makes games more about who got the better starting hand. By turn 4 you've barely drawn any of your deck, so the odds are you won't have the cards you need (if they even exist - no 4 mana card could have cleared that board).  There is virtually no possibility of comeback if the opponent has a better start.

    Implock and Hunter are just way above the rest, not gonna lie, I already expected Wild Seeds to be that obnoxious, but didn't expect Vile Library and Impending Catastrophe to single handedly carry a deck tho ... then you got Tier 2 Control-Murloc-Freeze Hybrid Shaman, Daddy D Druid and Naga Priest, imho that Skelly Mage deck many are complaining about is kinda overrated, but Mage wins when Casino goes to their favour, so I guess that makes it so attractive for lazy players - hence their wins feel cheap.

    Warrior has become basically unplayable, since Pirate is now a laughable Tier 3 asswipe deck that everyone can farm. Deathrattle & Relic Demon Hunter are also in a very unfavorable spot.

    Paladin is back to the "fair class" it used to be always during most of the years, minus Mysterious Challenger Secret Paladin, (Old)Mech Paladin & Libram Paladin Era's. Talking about consistency.

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    posted a message on Hearthstone is 2022
    Quote from Kobald >>

    My sister sed that Hearthstone (was once) a strategic game and she’s not wrong the only strategy left in hearthstone is crafting and how you spend gold and money. ya I think all the guys who came here to strategists game play are going to leave sooner or later if they have not already or tern into Angry chicken.

     The only "strategists" are the Activi$ion marketing department milking the naive addicted Blizzard fanbase with cutting edge Microtransaction-Baits and weekly Cosmetics and Loot Boxes, capitalizing on something which is called "FOMO" (Fear of Missing Out) a psychological flaw in many people, well mostly younger people specifically.

    Heck, even Pokemon Arena games require more Strategy than HS.

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    posted a message on Castle Nathria, First Thoughts and Impressions
    Quote from Zangoosed >>

    I dont think I've ever seen a meta where there are so many decks that can just spew out endless minions over and over again.

    Hunter - endless dormant minions

    Druid - endless 3/3 rushers

    Mage - endless skeletons

    Warlock - endless Imps

    What in the actual hell is occurring???

     Yea the powerlevel bar has obviously increased, but I always said if you're a newbie or F4P who doesn't want to invest real life resources into Bobby Kotick's cash grab (understandably) then you should follow Trump. So, even if you don't know how to pilot something like Freeze Shaman, there are other decks to Deal with a minion heavy Meta. Trump just posted this Beginner friendly Paladin deck, basically you can just Boardclear almost every Turn.

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    posted a message on Castle Nathria, First Thoughts and Impressions

    Having a fairly smooth sail to Diamond so far with my all golden Quest Hunter with Wild Seeds package and my buddies Queen Azshara + Theotar, the Mad Duke.

    It still feels like "only" the 2nd best deck in the Meta though, obviously Implock is too obnoxious on so many levels, but I'am rather confident that the deck will go away like Pirate Warrior eventually... given that Impending Catastrophe and Vile Library are safe nerf candidates next week (so pile up on your golden copies ya'll) .... and once that happens Quest Hunter is back S Tier.

    I'd imagine Freeze Shaman is a clutch deck right now as well, surprised not more people managed to combine basic 1+1 = 2 Hearthstone Maths (Minion Meta + more minion heavy Meta = Freeze Shaman Meta)

    Druids can be annoying, but a clutch Theotar or Mutanus on their big Daddy D and they're pretty much reGG'ed. (and it's satisfying)

    Yea, nothing outstanding or exceptionally gross right now, well except Implock, a deck that will be gone in 2 weeks, because it's primarily the deck that is gonna get nerfed to Oblivion.

    My only surprise would be Secret Rogue being such a Failure, but the class will bounce back in a likely annoying way like Rogues always do.

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    posted a message on Made it to 37000 achievement points just under the wire!

    *slow clap* FINALLY a viable reason to play Downwardspiralstone, usually as with all these Trapgames you'll get nothing and only lose on your end (Time for real productive things) while "they" take resources from you. (Money)

    I guess only if they pay me I will continue this Deadend Circus beyond the end of this year. *middle finger to the Vampire Leech Bobby*

    As for new TV's, I'll go QD Oled though, Samsung S95C 77 inch next year is the way to go.

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    posted a message on Zeddy

    Once your Bills and Life are dependant on Youtube Content producing at Age 40 .... you'll see where you'd end up with that example.

    Posted in: Streams and Videos
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    posted a message on Grandmasters was embarrassing to watch

    Just jumped on only for teh Drops and muted, however that metrosexual singing SuperFake lad certainly made even Gaby a joy to watch.

    Just when you thought you have seen them all in Hearthstone ... these nerd games bring out the best of them xD

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    posted a message on Are you excited for the expansion?
    Quote from Shipmen >>

    No. I have not played the past expansion, nearly anything. I am maybe level 20 I don't remember. I uninstalled HS after Diablo Immortal. I was so pissed off with Blizzard for how bad this game went and how they have treated Diablo that I closed everything. I went in this website to check the new expansion, and it is not anything amazing for me (same stupid reprints). I did the subscription with Google Stadia. It is amazing for me (for less than 50 bucks I purchased Red Dead Redemption 2 and Cyberpunk 2077) I will never play anything from Blizzard again.

     ouch ! but understandable, this is my final year in HS as well

    problem with HS also is, if you stop playing for 6 months, you're almost unable to catch up with expansions, missing so many cards and missing all the gold. at that point as a F4P player it's already too late, and might as well just uninstall and move on ...

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    posted a message on Are you excited for the expansion?
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>
    Quote from BroF1sT >>
    Quote from _Nihenna >>

    At first I wasn't. There weren't really any deck themes that looked fun. That changed with these theorycraft streams, though. I've watched Regis and Zeddy and token druid, totem shaman, imp warlock and volatile skeleton mage all look much more fun than I thought they would.

     Why waste time with the lower Echelon of players like Regis and Zeddy ?

    If you watched Thijs or Trump, you'd know how dumb Kael'thas Druid will be, up until the inevitable Emergency nerf.

    I don't watch any of those streamers (in fact, I don't watch any streamer at all), but different people have different tastes. Crazy, right?

    Deal with it. :)

     Nobody is talking with you.

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    posted a message on Are you excited for the expansion?
    Quote from _Nihenna >>

    At first I wasn't. There weren't really any deck themes that looked fun. That changed with these theorycraft streams, though. I've watched Regis and Zeddy and token druid, totem shaman, imp warlock and volatile skeleton mage all look much more fun than I thought they would.

     Why waste time with the lower Echelon of players like Regis and Zeddy ?

    If you watched Thijs or Trump, you'd know how dumb Kael'thas Druid will be, up until the inevitable Emergency nerf.

    also ...

    Quote from Little_X_dav >>

    Nope because it won't change the meta.

    PEPE LUL

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    posted a message on Arena Leaderboards Update: March – May 2022

    dayar always manages to escape 0-3 police apparently

    even with Heartharena companion 5 wins is the best average I could hope for

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Anima Extracor is OP

     You thinking Crazed Wretch Shenanigans here ? This setup seems awfully complicated tho

    Posted in: Warrior
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    posted a message on One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne, in the land of Mordor where the shadows lie...
    Quote from Sherman1986 >>

    Sad times for Tolkien fans...

    This is an aberration! :(

     

     No Jackson, no Upvotes

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    posted a message on Any guesses about which cards will the the 2 diamond cards ?

    Decimator Olgra confirmed to be the second Diamond card *welp* missed opportunity to use one of the best designed legendaries, instead her. 

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    posted a message on Top 5 Strongest Cards of Castle Nathria + Your personal Picks

    Watching Thijs stream was (as always) quite the eye opener, Druid, or more particularly Kael'thas Sinstrider / Brann / Sire Denathrius combo really is breaking things up

    Thought Elitist Snob and The Countess looked AMAZING .... not sure what the guy above was watching 

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