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    posted a message on [Custom Expansion] Sundering Time

    Thank you for taking the time to give such detailed feedback and for your kind words. I'll ignore those (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) and try to answer some of your concerns: 

    2. Blooming Lasher: Counterpoint: It is neutral Enchanted Raven if it isn't removed immediately, with a chance to get even bigger.

    3. Reckless Quel'dorei: This xpac needed a LOT of night elf art, I took what I could get (also, Malygos is actually Kalecgos, and Light's Justice is held by a dwarf priest, Hearthstone art is a house of lies :P). In my view, this is significantly riskier to run that Saronite Taskmaster. It is easier to kill and the DR decimates token boards, it'll take 1-2 minions with it when it dies. Powerful, yes (especially coupled with a Frothing Berserker). Overpower? I don't think so.

    4. Phasing Fox: The effect triggers at the end of each turn, meaning it will always be Dire Mole during your opponent's turn, and Wolfrider during yours (unless damaged), this makes it exceptionally sticky and versatile.

    5. Displaced Corsair: Quite right. This was literally the last card I made, didn't put much though into it.

    6. Zin-Azshari Rat: Zin-Azshari, the capital of the first night elf empire, was Dalaran on steroids. Living in that runoff had an effect on the little bugger. (Note: I made this before Shimmerfly was revealed, too close to it to be printed now.)

    7. Parasitic Corruptor:  Fair, will remake this.

    8. Glassjaw Fiend: Could be one overstated minion too many, but since they have direct antisynergy with each other I thought I could get away with it.

    10. Azsuna Alchemist: If you have 2 of those they can't feed off of each other. The effect checks for the presence of a permanent Spell Damage aura. In your example, the moment the Dalaran Mage died, both Azsuna Alchemists would lose Spell Damage simultaneously.

    11. Acidblood Bogbeast: Every other formerly-Enrage card has "while damaged" at the end of the effect, so I used that as a starting point. I agree it is less than ideal.

    12-13. Wormhole Agitator and Polarity Reverser: I'll be completely honest: I fell in love with this time-trotting scientist couple (they've been married for 57 years) and they survived a lot of purges and revisions when they probably shouldn't have (and they helped the Giant stick around too). Would they ever see play? Probably not, although I can imagine a combo deck where you run Agitator in order to get your Giants out fast and then Reverser to heal yourself back up.

     16. Fel-touched Angler: I'm a little confused, the Murlocs that get the buff are the opposite of sticky, they die at the end of the turn.

    17. Time-Lost Protodrake: The Time Vortex gives out an activate_Warped aura for the board spots adjacent to it. If you put something between Time-Lost and the Vortex it will lose the +1 Attack (and Rush, if it is the turn you played it).

    18. Solicitous Priestess: I wanted the heal to be usable on face in a pinch, but probably right that it would be more elegant if it was minion only.

    19. Paradox Incubator: Another card that had its thunder stolen by Rise of Shadows. In hindsight probably a bit too powerful, especially with all the synergies RoS added for this type of effect. And yes, it only transforms once.

    21. Time Guardian:  If one dies, the second DR does nothing... unless it does. This xpac has a lot of DR synergies, and the DR doesn't specify "another". You can use the DR to buff the minion itself! 

    24. Demonsbane Dervish: You are probably right. I made this because a. felt very on flavour to add anti-Demon tech in an xpac taking place during the War of the Ancients and b. I added some beefy Demons for Warlock. I'll take another look at the balance.

    26. Palace Handmaiden: Yet another card that was made before the RoS reveals. You are right, being able to replicate any spell and holding it indefinitely is definitely too strong when the effects are paired together. I will probably add a cap on the mana cost of the spell that can be replicated.

    29. Sentinel Ward: It is an arcane pylon, it has Attack because it can zap you. Other than that, packfiller.

    30. Captain Varo'then: I'm not sure anti-combo is what I'd call this card. Sure, it will force you to delay your combo by 1 turn but it doesn't destroy it. I see 2 possible uses for this: a. Anti-agro: Put a 3/6 Taunt on the way that will probably take two trades to kill and force the opponent to add just one minion on the board, giving you time to find answers and stabilise, or b. Agro: Build a lethal board, play Varo'then and limit the chances the opponent can answer it.

     34. Meticulous Planner: Planning ahead allows you to be ready, and protects your compatriots, hence the high Health taunt. But being too fussy means that efficiency suffers, hence the downside. Meticulous probably has too positive a connotation, I should replace it with a more negative descriptor.

    35. Infinite Collaborator: The tokens being Dragons doesn't mean anything, it's just flavour. What I find interesting about this card is the friction it creates with its own effect: the tokens spawn on either side of the minion, meaning that unless you kill off the one next to the Vortex, it won't activate next turn. Makes for some interesting decisions for both you and the opponent.

    36. Legion Devastator: Fel Reavers were introduced in the Burning Crusade, but have since been retconned to be a core part of the Legion arsenal since the very beginning. Having one in the War of the Ancients makes as much sense as anything.

    37. Zheros, Eternity's Heart: "For the rest of the game" effects are pretty powerful, and honestly, I think this one is on the strong side. Playing this means that a midrange deck will basically never run out of steam until fatigue.

    39. Mo'arg Warbringer: Probably underpowered since it is a weak spell on a vanilla body, but between the Demon tag on all the bodies, and the fact that it is 4 bodies in 1 card, I could see uses for it. And as you said, it's a common, I'd rather err on the side of weakness.

    40. Stomping Crystalmaw: I could flip the stats to 6/7, but either way this wouldn't see constructed play. It's the obligatory arena card of the set.

    42. Murozond the Infinite: As the flagship legendary of the set, I felt it was important to introduce the keyword with it, but didn't want to make it too wordy, so I went for a simple effect. Also, I miss the Lich King.

    45. Antinomious Giant: As I said in 12-13, this is a bit of a remnant. I would at the very least increase the mana cost so you would have to play a few Warped minions to even be a vanilla 8/8/8. Also, "antinomious" means self-contradictory, it is what you use if you've already used "paradox" in a another card :P

    Keep the feedback coming, deeply appreciated!

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    posted a message on [Custom Expansion] Sundering Time

    bump

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    posted a message on [Custom Expansion] Sundering Time

    Muruzond, the corrupted future self of the Aspect of Time Nozdormu, is attempting to destroy the very fabric of reality. Traveling 10.000 years back in time, to the middle of the Burning Legion’s first invasion of Azeroth, he convinced young Illidan Stormrage to forsake his people and embrace the gifts of the Mad Titan Sargeras, forever changing the course of history. But the deranged dragon might have bitten off more than he can chew, as his actions forced the Army of Light to arrive and claim a new Chosen, and the Sisterhood of Elune to invoke the Night Warrior, and tap into even darker powers. Now we have to fight alongside the legendary heroes of the War of the Ancients to repel demonic hordes and the Infinite Dragonflight alike, as a massive time vortex threatens to tear the world apart in… Sundering Time, a Hearthstone custom expansion.

    Everyone that logs in during the expansion’s launch week (or opens a Sundering Time pack any time after that) will receive Muruzond the Infinite, a neutral legendary minion, for free. Putting Muruzond in your deck means that at the start of the game a permanent Time Vortex will appear on your side of the board, dealing damage to you at the end of each of your turns. But with great risk come big rewards, as the Time Vortex allows you to harness the power of the expansion’s new keyword: Warped. Minions with Warped gain special abilities when adjacent to the Time Vortex, helping you kill your opponent before the Time Vortex kills you… hopefully.

    http://www.hearthcards.net/setsandclasses/#3466-Sundering-Time

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    posted a message on 1500 XP Quest Trading - Play A Friend! (#7)

    DrNoOne#2533

    EU

    You challenge me, I cancel, then I challenge you and we play.

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    posted a message on 1500 XP Quest Trading - Play A Friend! (#7)

    DrNoOne #2533

    EU

    You challenge me to see your quest, I decline, I challenge you and we play.

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    posted a message on 1500 XP Quest Trading - Play A Friend! (#7)

    DrNoOne #2533

    EU 

    you challenge, I cancel, I challenge, we play

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.09 - Discussion Topic

    I also removed Lifesteal, it was one effect too many.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.09 - Discussion Topic

     

    Quote from Wailor >>
    Quote from DrNoOne >>

    I'd just call it Oozeslayer, it sounds more legendary.

     I took the advice about the name, it does sound more legendary. Took the opportunity to make the art a bit oozier and fix the text slightly.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.09 - Discussion Topic

    It's a nasty job, but someone has to do it.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.09 - Submission Topic

    It's a nasty job, but someone has to do it.

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    posted a message on Who do you want in Kirin Tor/Dalaran Expansion??

    Krasus (Korialstrasz): Alexstrasza's consort in disguise and one of the leaders of the Kirin Tor.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.06 - Discussion Topic

    Feedback welcome.

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    posted a message on TRIALS AND ERRORS (Class Creation Competition #5) - Phase I [Discussion Topic]
    Quote from thepowrofcheese >>

    @DrNoOne

    A couple quick comments while I’m on my lunch break!

    - Lifesteal didn’t exist in Standard, so it’s inclusion in Forte is odd. Actually, a Keyword that includes another Keyword is odd. But I do like the idea of situational Taunt.

    - Bolster I worry could ramp out of control real quick. But I like the synergy with your Forte. Just be careful with your minions to not give them too much health.

    - Cutting Words - Hearthstone doesn’t use -1 Health effects. And if it did... this is a 0 cost Arcane Explosion that also reduces their Attack temporarily. Too good for 0 mana.

    - Other cards are fine, except...

    - Scorpio. So he casts a free Avenging Wrath (6 mana) as a Battlecry. Which gets a LOT stronger the more minions you have, AND your hero power can preemptively boost it? This is C’Thun without the build around cards. This is an immensely powerful effect, and I don’t quite see how having stout minions leads to good barding. I’d consider toning down his Health if not giving him a new effect altogether.

    IMO, if you are going for stout minions and taunt, you probably won’t have much in the way of removal or fast minions. It’s an intriguing set so far, I’d like to see what else you can do with it.

     - I wasn't very clear about the premise of the competition being that the custom class existed in HS from the beginning, so keyword anachronisms were frowned upon, I did remove Lifesteal from the keyword. I think the keyword is strong enough without it, given buffing (esp. Health) is a core class competency. 

    - Cutting Words is now just "-1 Attack". It was never intended to kill minions that had 1 hp, but trying to explain that made the card text messy and un-HS-like, and a Basic 0 mana cantrip shouldn't be complicated anyway.

    - I think you overestimate Scorpio. Sure, if everything has gone according to plan and you have board dominance it is a very powerful effect. But in most cases it will just be a decent board swing at best, or an unplayable understated minion at worse.

    This is absolutely a class all about board control. As I say on the submission, it will have no weapons and very few direct damage effects. The fantasy behind it is that Silas is something of a pacifist. He will strengthen his companions and taunt his enemies (or on occasion mesmerise them), but he has no interest in keeping Charger or Rushers around. 

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    posted a message on TRIALS AND ERRORS (Class Creation Competition #5) - Phase I [Discussion Topic]
    Quote from DrNoOne >>

     The Bard

    You cannot find an innkeeper anywhere on Azeroth that hasn't heard tale of Silas Mellowsong, or that wouldn't pay a small fortune to have him perform in their tavern for even one night. His songs are known to lift the spirit, and move even the most calloused of souls to tears. But life on the road is not all fun and games. While he detests violence, if forced to fight Silas' performing gift can be used to strike fear and demoralise, with enemies been driven to the edge of insanity with the utterance of but a few verses. 

    Borrowing from classic themes of the Bard in a variety of fantasy mediums, the class has no direct damage spells or weapons, but rather excels in building a resilient board presence and efficiently manipulating the stats of minions on the board throughout the game.

    The most basic tool in the Bard's arsenal is the Hero Power, giving a minion +2 Health for 2 mana. This allows the Bard to establish a more resilient early board presence than other classes, and synergises with many of the Bard's spells that benefit, or otherwise interact with, the highest Health minion on the board.

    The importance of minion Health in the Bard's game plan is further bolstered by the class-specific keyword: Forte.

    An artist as talented as Silas travels only with the best, and the best shine under the spotlight. Any minion with the Forte keyword has Taunt and Lifesteal when its health is the highest on the board. This makes for an extremely dynamic board: Trading into a minion with Forte active will more than likely cause it to lose Taunt and Lifesteal, but it may very well cause another Forte minion to gain it.

    Example Cards

     

    As the above cards make clear, the Bard is geared towards board control and midrange strategies. While all out aggression is possible, capitalising on early board superiority to beat the enemy into submission quickly, the class in at its best when it is ahead on board, and has a variety of tools allowing it to do just that.

    Cutting Words is a Basic card, allowing the Bard to set up beneficial trades for a price that cannot be beat.

    Young Troubadour is the perfect target for a turn-2 hero power, more than likely transforming it into a 2/3 with Taunt and Lifesteal.

    Technicolor Dreamcoat exemplifies the Bard's ability to capitalise on being ahead on board. Quite inefficient as a +2/+2 buff, it becomes exceptional if it also gives the target Taunt and Lifesteal.

    Persuasive Argument is another example of tools available to the Bard: Secrets. Costed at 2 mana, Bard Secrets act similarly to the rest of the class' arsenal, redirecting or stopping attacks and manipulating stats on board, rather than dealing direct damage.

    Scorpio the Inimitable, on the other hand, (the Bard's Classic legendary) is one of the few Bard cards that deals direct damage, converting board presence into a finishing blow.

     

    I hope you enjoyed this preliminary look at the Bard, and I hope I'll get a chance to showcase more of it in the future. As a final note, I'm not very happy with the class art assets borrowed from HearthCards.net (the pink might be a bit too bright for my taste), and should my submission pass to the next phase I'll more than likely create custom ones from scratch.

     All feedback welcome.

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    posted a message on TRIALS AND ERRORS (Class Creation Competition #5) - Phase I [Submission Topic]

    The Bard

    You cannot find an innkeeper anywhere on Azeroth that hasn't heard tale of Silas Mellowsong, or that wouldn't pay a small fortune to have him perform in their tavern for even one night. His songs are known to lift the spirit, and move even the most calloused of souls to tears. But life on the road is not all fun and games. While he detests violence, if forced to fight Silas' performing gift can be used to strike fear and demoralise, with enemies been driven to the edge of insanity with the utterance of but a few verses.

    Borrowing from classic themes of the Bard in a variety of fantasy mediums, the class has no direct damage spells or weapons, but rather excels in building a resilient board presence and efficiently manipulating the stats of minions on the board throughout the game.

    The most basic tool in the Bard's arsenal is the Hero Power, giving a minion +2 Health for 2 mana. This allows the Bard to establish a more resilient early board presence than other classes, and synergises with many of the Bard's spells that benefit, or otherwise interact with, the highest Health minion on the board.

    The importance of minion Health in the Bard's game plan is further bolstered by the class-specific keyword: Forte.

    An artist as talented as Silas travels only with the best, and the best shine under the spotlight. Any minion with the Forte keyword has Taunt when its health is the highest on the board. This makes for an extremely dynamic board: Trading into a minion with Forte active will more than likely cause it to lose Taunt, but it may very well cause another Forte minion to gain it.

    Example Cards

    As the above cards make clear, the Bard is geared towards board control and midrange strategies. While all out aggression is possible, capitalising on early board superiority to beat the enemy into submission quickly, the class in at its best when it is ahead on board, and has a variety of tools allowing it to do just that.

    Cutting Words is a Basic card, allowing the Bard to set up beneficial trades for a price that cannot be beat.

    Young Troubadour is the perfect target for a turn-2 hero power, more than likely transforming it into a 2/3 with Taunt.

    Technicolor Dreamcoat exemplifies the Bard's ability to capitalise on being ahead on board. Quite inefficient as a +2/+2 buff, it becomes exceptional if it also gives the target Taunt.

    Persuasive Argument is another example of tools available to the Bard: Secrets. Costed at 2 mana, Bard Secrets act similarly to the rest of the class' arsenal, redirecting or stopping attacks and manipulating stats on board, rather than dealing direct damage.

    Scorpio the Inimitable, on the other hand, (the Bard's Classic legendary) is one of the few Bard cards that deals direct damage, converting board presence into a finishing blow.

    I hope you enjoyed this preliminary look at the Bard, and I hope I'll get a chance to showcase more of it in the future. As a final note, I'm not very happy with the class art assets borrowed from HearthCards.net (the pink might be a bit too bright for my taste), and should my submission pass to the next phase I'll more than likely create custom ones from scratch.

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