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    posted a message on Battlegrounds Pepper Thread - Happy Moments
    Quote from Koozje >>

    My first real try at pirate exodia :) 

     Nice.  I was able to get Pretzel Mustard with that build. 

    Posted in: Battlegrounds
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    posted a message on What the...

    The left most one is golden already.

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    posted a message on New to Battlegrounds.. I have a question

    Triples are very important. 

    At first it may seem like a game totally based on luck.  Then, as you learn some of the key strategies you start to build MMR and learn that skill really matters.  But as you rise higher and play more skilled opponents applying solid strategy and making fewer mistakes the game returns to be more luck dependent. But there are many of these transition points along the way as your experience and strategy improve. 

    For me, once I get myself to the top 10% or so, I stop climbing. That says to me that that pool of people on average plays more optimally than I do... They know some things I don't yet.

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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. 

     

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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 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.

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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.

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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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    posted a message on What does the rating mean?

    Imagine a BG thread without pointless jabs.

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    posted a message on See class levels

    Dumb question. I can't do the arena or duels quests because not all of my classes are at level 10 yet.  But I can't find a way to see what level each is currently at without making decks.   Is there a way?

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