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    posted a message on How good is Battlegrounds?
    Quote from badhank14 >>

    Don't mistake popularity for something being 'good' or a judge on if something is worth doing.  There are plenty of examples in which the popular opinion is not representing reality.

    People of the earth used to believe the Earth was the center of the universe.  Just because it's a popular belief doesn't make it right or good.

    You example doesn't really make any sense though, since one is a fact - Earth is not the center of the universe - and the other is a preference. You can never really judge entertainment 100% objectively, since peoples preferences differ. Example: no matter how great reviews and how popular a first person shooter game were, I would never play it because I don't enjoy that type of games. 

    The reality is that lots of people are playing Battlegrounds, otherwise the queue time would be much longer. Presumably, people wouldn't play something they didn't enjoy, so we can probably conclude that a fair amount of people thinks Battlegrounds is a fun mode to play. I would argue that Hearthstone's main objective is to provide fun and entertainment, and the large playerbase would indicate success in that regard. Doesn't that make the mode good? I think it does. That doesn't mean that Battlegrounds can't be made even better (it is still beta after all), but the core idea and gameplay works. Not everyone will enjoy it, of course. It is literally impossible to make something every living being will enjoy.

    I think the critique that Battlegrounds is a 'dumbed down' auto battler is incorrect. There may not be an interest system, but sequencing matters much more, and while there of course is a lot of attack RNG, you can still lose a game because of wrong positioning. There's plenty of RNG in TfT too (which minion will recieve a random armour buff, which of three possible minions will clone themselves etc.). It's different because it is based on a card game rather than a moba, which makes different mechanics matter more, and I feel that people used to playing Tft and Autochess doesn't fully recognize this.

     
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    posted a message on how is hearthstone doing?

    The reason you see less engagement specifically on Hearthpwn is because there was a lot of confusion this spring about the site shutting down and then at the last minute not shutting down anyway. A lot of the mods left to create their own website and a part of the userbase moved to the new site. 

    Additionally, I think people have stopped netdecking from Hearthpwn. Everyone uses hsreplay nowadays and get their meme decks from streamers. So that explains the limited upvotes on decks and stuff.

     
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    posted a message on Hearthstone Battlegrounds Hero Tier List

    It's so funny to see how different these first try hero tier lists are. Krip has Toki as the top 2 hero and neither Lich KIng nor Ragnaros made it into his top 10 (Link for those interested). I also found this list on reddit, and a response to that thread. The only thing everyone agrees on is that Nefarian is the absolute best. 

    Personally, I have a feeling that the skill level differs too much between the different heros to say anything definitive just yet,

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    posted a message on Battlegrounds - you DO get rewarded (sort of)

    Upon further playing, I've discovered that just being top four will count towards the gold counter. It does take longer to play a game of Battlegrounds than a regular Hearthstone game, so I think it's pretty fair. Now, I would love it if certain quests could be completed in Battlegrounds as well - play 10 beasts, that sort of thing.

     
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    posted a message on Battlegrounds - you DO get rewarded (sort of)

    I've been looking forward to playing Hearthstone Battlegrounds since the announcement, so I headed into it as soon as the patch was out. I got lucky and won my second game. Since we had been told there would be no rewards, I was very surprised when my victory counted towards the 3 wins=10 gold counter, but it did! We DO get rewarded in some way.

    In other words: winning 3 Battlegrounds games will give you 10 gold. It's not much, but it's more than nothing, 

    EDIT: You don't even have to win the game, just getting in the top four will count towards the timer! 

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    posted a message on Descent of Dragons Community Q&A
    Quote from Unterbrecher123 >>

    Well, there was an option to get Tryrande for free those days by cheeting on amazon prime.

    A friend of mine just did it and he received the skin for free. Many other players did so I suppose.

    I'm glad that blizz is willing to give it away cus the skin is till now not purchasable in the shop :)

    It probably wasn't cheating though, everyone who had Twitch Prime got her for free, and everyone who didn't could get a free 7 day trial. Only people in countries where Amazon Prime wasn't available couldn't get her. Everyone else got the skin for free...

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    posted a message on No Deathwing Skin...Scammed!

    You will get your skin when the next patch hits, either tomorrow or Tuesday. No need to worry.

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    posted a message on Hearthstone Battlegrounds - How Do They Work?

    Personally, I’m pretty psyched about this mode. I’ve tried to get into TfT, but I’ve never played any League of Legends, so it’s been really hard to learn all the different champions, their abilities and such, which made it difficult to understand what was going on all the time. It only took watching Kibler play a few games on his stream before I had grasped the basics of Battlegrounds could understand different strategies. I bought the preorder just so I can try this first thing Tuesday!

    The lack of rewards is a bummer, but the mode is in beta after all, and hopefully we will see changes in that regard.

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    posted a message on Hearthstone Battlegrounds - How Do They Work?

    But packs bought with gold counts, you don’t have to spend actual money...

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    posted a message on Who is Vkliooon?

    You're "missing it", as you say, because she is from China where they have their own separate ladder and competitive system. Have you noticed that there are no Chinese players in Grandmasters? I'm not sure how the system works entirely, but I'm sure she qualified fair and square. I mean, I hadn't heard of RNGLeaoh before (had to spell-check his name lol)

    A question for self-reflection: If a young man, previously unknown, qualified to a big tournament and won it all (like Pavel did), would you question that? I know you're probably not a misogynist, but it is definitely misogynistic to second-guess a woman's achievements because of her gender. 

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    posted a message on New Legendary Mage Minion Revealed - Malygos, Aspect of Magic
    Quote from Dunscot>>

    It's not a bad card, I guess. I imagine that there are only a few upgraded spells that you can get offered, or else they would have to come up with an algorithm how to upgrade any kind of Mage spell, just for this card. Given the examples, it's probably basic or maybe basic+classic spells.

    Yep, it's only basic spells that got upgraded versions, according to the announcement video. But that actually makes it better IMO, both because it makes new Maly more reliable (the discover pool is 9 cards) and because most mage basic spells are pretty good already.

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    posted a message on Did not receive my bundle after completed order

    We will get our bundles when the next patch hits, so probably monday or tuesday. I got the same scare last year - since Blizzcon and the announcement is during the weekend, the patch is always a little later than usual, so it takes a few days for the bundle to arrive if you preorder straight away. 

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    posted a message on New Legendary Warrior Minion Revealed - Deathwing, Mad Aspect
    Quote from BrokenCycle >>
    Quote from Greator >>
    Quote from BrokenCycle>>

    The question of if this actually keeps attacking after it is reduced below 2 health is so relevant I can't believe there is no answer yet.

    Why wouldn't it?

     Where did that two come from. I meant 0.

    It should, but I'm not 100% sure.

    I don't think it will. The closest comparison in effect is Mass Hysteria, and a minion that drops below 0 health before attacking will not attack another minion itself. I think Deathwing will attack until its health drops below 0, then die.

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    posted a message on New Paladin Card - Nozdormu the Timeless
    Quote from yoburg >>

    3 rabbits -> coin -> evolve -> 24/24 stats on board.
    Blizzard have to seriously think about nerfing shaman before releasing this set.

     Evolve will rotate out of standard when the new set hits, though.

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    posted a message on Choose Wisely... Coffee vs Tea

    But if tea is for the league, how does Madame Lazul read tea leaves? Isn't that the sort of thing she would do?

    Anyway, I'm all for tea no matter the team!

     

     

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