I'm a former dev and I see a lot of people are still raging on this forum about our former hit game, and apparently a lot of people didn't get the memo: We've quit supporting this game a while ago, since a large portion of the playerbase has already left and the game is costing us more money (maintaining servers etc.) than it's making us, so we've decided to no longer support it. Just wanted to inform all of you guys that it's best to move on and find another game to play, oh and we decided to discourage any remaining players that are still playing our game by increasing the RNG against them, so they'll quit and our server costs go down. I hope to have properly informed the users of this forum about the current situation, and want to thank each and every one of you for playing and supporting our game all this time, and hope that you'll find another game to play and enjoy, but it's time to wrap it up and move on to greener pastures! ;)
P.S. This post was sarcastic and I'm not a former dev, nor do I pretend to be, but considering the current state of the game it really feels like they're alienating a lot of "older" players, players who've been here and played and supported this game for a long time and who still hold some hope, that some day the devs could magically "repair" this game and make it alright again, and it seems that the "newer" players get favourable RNG and get rewarded for bad plays and/or get "get out of jail-cards" more when that specific game's outcome should already have been decided by that point (especially when your opponent topdecks a card like Zephrys the Great midway in the game, with an outcome of 3/100 to get a card that could save his ass or he would lose the game otherwise, which consists in a total chance of (1/20)*(3/100) = 0.15%, and that wouldn't be a problem if it would only occur in every 15 out of 10000 games, but it doesn't and it literally happens every other game. People have been complaining about this for so long now, and the RNG aspect of the game has only gotten worse over time, so it really seems that the devs favour newer players over their current or "old" player base. Of course there's nothing wrong with preferring certain players over others because it's a corporate world after all, but it would be nice to just hear them say "Yes, we've shafted our old players over for newer ones, because the old players make us little to no money compared to our newer ones", then we could all get along with our lives and leave this game behind us for the P2W-players. But the fact of the matter is, they won't because they don't want to be seen as greedy and hurt their reputation, and the player base feels like it's stuck in a vicious circle: You'll lose a lot of games in a row and will begin to doubt your own capabilities and sanity, until you lay down the game for a while, and when you'll pick it back up you'll suddenly start winning some games again. This happens mostly right before the release of a new set of cards, because the game wants you to feel good, to the point that you're contemplating on buying some new cards with real money, and once you've done this your RNG suddenly evaporates like snow in the sunshine because the game has accomplished its goal of getting people to invest money in it. For the "older" players, we've seen this all before and we know too well that the altered RNG is too much of a coincidence to be legit. Loss-streaks of 40 losses in a row are not even uncommon at this point (which should actually be really, really, really rare in a type of game like this). I don't know why HS is so addictive, maybe it's because of the RNG that creates a gambler's kind of dopamine, but I know that a life without HS is much better than with HS in it, especially with the state the game is currently in. So I bid thee farewell, my fellow players, I'm uninstalling the game and I won't be returning anytime soon. It's a shame it had to end like this, but every story has its ending, and this is the ending of my HS story. Goodbye everyone, I'll miss raging on this game in this sub and on this website, but I think it's the better for every player to quit this game now, than to waste any more time on it because it's a lost cause.