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    posted a message on Bots?

    I was thinking about whether or not there were bots in this game over the last few days.  The dead opponents that just rope you make sense for MMR.  You could reach a floor then have a bot lose a bunch of games for you to lower your MMR.  Then make a run for the next floor.

    Shame on anyone doing this.  May the farts of your dogs occur often and bring forth furious vengeance upon your nostrils. 

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Facemental Mage

    Here is the latest incarnation of my super cheap Elemental Face Mage deck.  In the last 6 days of November I climbed from the bottom to Diamond playing casually with no star bonus as of Gold.    I am not a grinder so I don't know how it does vs. the top decks.

    Focus on the face.  I still occasionally catch myself on my opponents turn with lethal in my hand I should have played the turn before.  Games are commonly over between rounds 5-8. 

    Early Avalanche is very hard to deal with (you can have 2x out as early as turn 2 but more commonly on turn 4-5).

    Depending on your opponent, a turn 1 or turn 2 Fire Hawk can be devastating.  You can wait until turn 3 vs Warlock as they draw cards for 2 health.  With only 3 health they usually don't survive long, but they must be addressed and draw out cards that might otherwise be used on your Avalanches coming out next.

    Lean on Elemental Allies to pull the required damage spells from your deck.  Do not dilute your spell pool with anything else.

    2x Firebird is a new addition, but it seems very strong.  It is an Elemental, can do 6 attack damage per turn, can come out early with Evocation, has 5 health which is great for early game survival and can be used for minion crowd control if absolutely needed.

    Always keep all Evocations in your starting hand.  Always keep 1 of each of the following... Allies, Avalanche, Fire Hawk.  Evocation should always be saved for Avalanche if you have an Avalanche in your hand.

    Throw away Cosmic Anomoly and Flamewalker from your starting hand, they are usually only effective once you can cast spells with them on the same turn.  Each can be game enders once you can.  Also throw away damage spells unless you think you will need some early game vs your opponent. 

    Ideally you get some meaningful early damage with minions then finish the job with boosted spells.  There is no issue getting enough spell damage to kill your opponent in your deck, the issue is getting it out fast enough.  Elemental Allies enables this Face build to do exactly that.

    Opponents generally don't know what they are up against, or that they are in trouble, until it's too late.

    When I play it I feel like the Joker in Dark Knight when he discusses schemers with Harvey Dent in the hospital and when talks about the value of dynamite and gasoline in the warehouse.

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    Posted in: General Deck Building
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    posted a message on Where is Queen Wagtoggle?

    Silent removal of a people's favorite that had grown too strong in power. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Hashtag Stop Blizzard Greed

    It's really the intentional confuscation and misdirection tactics that are turning me away.  Without a clear, open and honest approach I don't trust Blizzard anymore and I don't give my money to people or companies I don't trust.

    They are telling you that you are too stupid to deserve being treated with dignity and respect.  It's up to you to decide whether that is true.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Blizzard's response to the whole system revamp

    Wow, a post where I can actually say KEKW and not feel like a douche.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on We need to talk about it

    Blizzard is bound by the Chinese disclose odds law.  If they previously stated the existence of a pity timer they must adhere to it or disclose new details.  Though I am not sure that the 40 pack legendary pity timer was ever disclosed officially, seems more likely to have just been determined by statistical means.

    It is really cruel of them to remove the pity timer that has been in place for some time and that we count on without letting us know.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on No pity timer?

    Seems I did okay.  I got 5 legendaries in 89 packs, one of them was golden.  I also got 2 golden in the 5 gold packs. 

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Did anyone Else Get 2 Golden Legendaries from the Golden Packs

    I got golden Tickatus and High Exarch Yrel from the 5 golden packs

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on No pity timer?
    Quote from sPacEtiMe19 >>

    There are three guarantees in life. Death, taxes, and posts about pack RNG on launch day. 

     There is supposed to be a pity timer.

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on No pity timer?

    So do we hold off on opening packs for now?

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Battlegrounds Pass Vs Tavern Pass

    Last time I bought a mega bundle and decided to try battle grounds with the included perks.  

    I again got the mega bundle this time around.  Is it changed now so I won't be able to play BG without also paying $20 for a Tavern pass?

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Who has got the biggest?

    Damn, that's a big boy.

    Posted in: Battlegrounds
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    posted a message on Patch 18.6.1

    This patch has had a huge impact.  Elementals are significantly deminished in the current meta.  Pirates are maybe the strongest though I have also done well with Dragons, Mechs and even a Beast attempt.

    Blizzard seems intent on raising the impact of Heros on the game.

    Which Heros are rising?

    Elise is very strong now.  I have been ignoring her since I started because I couldn't understand what a recruitment map was from the wording.  But to get to discover a minion from 3 of the new tavern tier for just 2 gold is insane.  You can definitely push to higher levels faster with this.  She should be a top hero.

    George the Fallen gets a great boost with his effect only costing 2 gold.  I always struggled to decide whether he was worth it at 3... but at 2 it is.

    Ysera is stronger as well with a dragon on every refresh.  Dragons seem to be able to compete in this meta and Ysera had them in spades.

    The Rat King should be improved with his boost, though I haven't had a chance to play him het.

    Queen Wagtoggle should be a top Hero in this meta for sure.  Getting the stat boost is great on it's own but combined with the stat boost to Lightfang Enforcer should boost the multi-minion type archetype.  She may be the Hero to beat.

    Rakanishu is even playable now that you can choose which minion gets the stat boost.

    Galakronds Greed plays better now too since the cost of his effect drops from 1 to 0.  The minion is no longer frozen but this is still a significant improvement both in the early game to get a high level minion fast and throughout the game.  I expect him to be a top Hero.

    Lord Barov gets a boost in that your get your gold coin back if the match is a tie.  People are sleeping on Barov, once you learn the advantages and disadvantages of all Heros early game, you can play the stats and do very well with your gambles.

    With Pirates doing well I have a new affection for Patches who I had previously avoided.

     

    Which Heros are falling?

    Tess is going to loose the ground she gained when everyone was playing just Elementals since it is now a good mix again.

    Maybe I am playing him wrong but I think Maiev is a little over rated as is Reno.

    Zephyrs was over played since he was new.  Maybe he deserves better than bottom tier because when you choose to use his ability significantly affects your outcome, but he's not a top tier.

    Chevaala also drops with the playability drop Elementals.  Though I did get a first place finish playing Elementals with Chenvaala today.  You need to be able to level fast to play them still and she offers that often.  She could still be decent.

     

    Add your thoughts or counters.

    Posted in: Battlegrounds
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    posted a message on Omu - how is he good?

    Most times when it costs 1 less gold to level than you have, you level and buy a minion.  You can level quickly with noticeably less of a hit to do so than most Heros.  It's more about getting from level 3 to 6 quicker than the field than the early game.  Just be careful not to go too fast vs your stats.

    The latest patch moves some Heros up and down in the chart.  Omu should remain near the top.

     

     

    Posted in: Battlegrounds
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    posted a message on No need for this forum any longer!

    I am sensing a faint degree of dissatisfaction stealthily layered within the undertones of this post.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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