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    posted a message on So What's the Complaint This Time?

    Don't worry, people will always find something to complain about, simply because everyone has different ideas about what kind of card game Hearthstone should be. Combo players will complain about combo disruptors, control players will complain about combo cards, people who hate RNG will complain about discover cards, people who like RNG will complain that games play out the same way...

    Personally, I think Hearthstone is doing pretty well, and pretty much every aspect of the game has improved since I started playing.

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    posted a message on This combo seems problematic to me.
    Quote from DeafKnight >>

    It seems that people have differing definitions of what "problematic" means.
    Some seem to think that if a card is "problematic" that instantly means it has to be dealt with or changed or even nerfed in some extreme cases.
    I guess this would explain some of the knee-jerk replies above from some users. 
    However, this interpretation is not the correct one in this particular instance.
    By "problematic", I mean that the combo causes problems for some decks / types of gameplay. In particular, combo decks (or even some control decks) that rely on one or two specific minions in hand for it to work.

    A prime example would be the current Mage and Shaman spell damage decks we are seeing making an impact in the current meta. Even those which include Malygos as a central OTK piece (which is obviously less relevant once the change happens).

    Of course this has no effect on Aggro decks. Nobody said it would, and that is such a terribly bad strawman argument that I'm not even going to address it any further than this. Lol!

    Finally, while Tickatus might be a better overall value card, it's effect is completely different and does not fill the same void that this card does. Once the player has their combo pieces in their hand, Tickatus is useless. In fact, in the same way that this card has no use when the opponent has an empty hand, Tickatus becomes useless once the opponent has an empty deck. Yet this card can keep on screwing with the opponent's hand at the end of the game. 
    Meca'thun, for example would be a perfect target at this point whereas Tickatus would just look stupid sitting there uselessly on the board.

    A combo can only be problematic if it sees play. Glide could potentially be considered problematic, but it isn't because it doesn't see play. That's why it's relevant to consider aggro: not because the combo is bad against aggro, but because simply having the combo in your deck (taking up several card slots) will reduce your chance of drawing the removal you need to stay alive. The combo is actively reducing your winrate against aggro, which is why it won't see play.

    This combo is tech, and will only have very niche applications in standard. Malygos as we know him won't even be in standard any longer! If you're playing wild, Dirty Rat is the superior disrupter, because it only takes up one deck slot, costs less, has taunt and better stats. I just can't see how running this combo would be justified.

     
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    posted a message on WITH SOURCE: New Rogue Hero skin confirmed for 2021
    Quote from voodoo4you >>

    Ayala clearly confirms that we will be getting a Rogue portrait with ANOTHER character than Valeera, so the new Book of Heroes portrait is not the one he's referring to.

    I'm personally hoping for a male character, just for variety's sake. It might be a bit silly, but I do think different heroe portraits impact my game experience. Playing with Nemsy feels different than playing with Guldan or N'Zoth, and that's why I would like to see a wide range of different characters, both in terms of gender and race (whereby I mean orc, troll, gnome, ect.). It's just more fun to me that way. 

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    posted a message on Who is preordering and if, which bundle?

    I've not decided yet. Usually I would buy the bigger bundle, but unless you're into cosmetics and golden cards, the smaller bundle of 60 packs and two legendaries for 50 USD seems like a better deal. Due to the reward track, I have way more gold than I'm used too, so I would be fine with fewer packs. Then again, you don't get the Battlegrounds perks with the smaller bundle, so I would have to spend additional gold on those... It's also the first expansion of the year and thus the one that will stay in standard for the longest time, and I do like the hero portrait, so I might end up buying the bigger bundle afterall. Decisions, decisions. I will NOT be buying both, that's too expensive for me.

    Tl;dr: The smaller bundle is probably the better deal, but I might buy the bigger bundle anyway because of Battleground perks and nice hero portrait. 

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    posted a message on This combo seems problematic to me.

    This combo will only see play if the meta is absolutely dominated by a combo deck that relies heavily on one minion (like Raza Priest). I don't see how exactly this combo can be "easily discounted", as Free Admission and Demonic Studies are the only cards that would work for getting the combo live before turn 7 (unless you can stick a Kanrethad Ebonlocke, which I doubt). With Demonic Studies, you still can't play be combo before turn 6, and Free Admission would not reliably discount demons in a deck that runs several Brewmasters, as you're suggesting. 

    This combo does NOTHING against aggro, and running several cards that only works for this combo will reduce your chance of drawing the cards that keep you alive. Even against combo or control, this is such a weak turn 7: you spend SEVEN mana and TWO cards to discard ONE card from your opponent, and you're left with a 3/2 on board. That's just not very good.

    Tickatus is better in every way: it only takes up one deck slot, it destroys more cards, it costs less and leaves you with a much better body on board. I cannot see a single reason why you would run the Felsoul Jailer / Brewmaster combo in a world where Tickatus exists.

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    posted a message on Just me a bit disappointed by the theme of the expansion?

    Yeah, I was a little disappointed, because I usually prefer the whimsical expansions. Expect for grinding to lvl 15 to get Lady Liadrin, I've never  played WoW, so I could be wrong about this, but it seems to me that they're setting up for a "Horde vs Alliance" thing, where the first expansion will be Horde-centric, the next will focus on the Alliance, and the last will be the clash. It seems to fit with the expansion roadmap.

    I don't have any strong "Horde vs Alliance" feelings, so the theme is not really for me, but I know that a lot of people have been calling for more lore-based expansions, and I think this caters to them. 

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    posted a message on "New" Core Set
    Quote from KidCodi55 >>

    Does someone know when the patch of the rotation (20.0) will be live?

     Since last day for preordering in March 22, I would wager that rotation and expansion release will be March 23. 

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    posted a message on Do I have enough time to reach Tavern Pass 40 ?

    I guess you have bought the battle pass since you want the Jaina portrait? With the battle pass, you should have a 15% exp bonus, so you will get 6690 exp for weekly quest and between 1035-1150 exp for each daily quest, approximately 7700 exp per week for a total of ~14390 per week from quests alone. Playing for an hour will get you between 300-400 exp depending if you win or not, which with the bonus equals ~2820 per week. In total, you will get ~17210 per week. At lvl 35, your bonus will increase to 20%, and our weekly exp will increase to ~18180 exp per week.

    You need 105200  exp to reach lvl 40, and since you're already lvl 25, you have 63.500 exp to go. It should take you ~2,25 week to reach lvl 35 where your bonus increases, and 1,3 weeks to reach lvl 40 from there. That's just under 4 weeks, and guess what: the expansion will release in 4 weeks, so you can just make it! 

    Notice that I've not counted exp from achievements, so if you manage to get a few of those done to, you could reach lvl 40 even faster.

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    posted a message on Prime spam warlock worth crafting?

    It's a very fun deck, and I've had decent success with it, climbing albeit slowly. Warlock (and especially greedy control decks) are my main class though, so depending on your experience with Warlock, you might not get similar results, as the deck is definitely not efficient at climbing. But the deck is not worth crafting if you don't have Supreme Archaeology already, since it rotates in two months.

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    posted a message on Weekly Community AMA From Dean "Iksar" Ayala - Golden Cards Upgrades, Craftable Skins & Card Backs, Titans and More!

    C'Thun isn't returning, it's just listed as one of Iksar's favorite cards, and he mentioned those cards completely unrelated to the question of what will be returning in the core set. I very much doubt we'll se any of the "old" Old Gods return as long as we have the Darkmoon versions in standard.

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    posted a message on Introducing the Core Set, Classic Format, Legacy Set & More!

    The new expansion is NOT going to be free. You will get a free core set to replace basic/classic, but the expansion will work as usual. Save your gold!

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    posted a message on Get Ready for BlizzConline! - February 19–20

    I'm pretty sure they will be announcing a new game mode as well as the next expansion. They've said earlier that there would be another new game mode this year in phase three. Maybe it will similar to Battlegrounds were it launches right away with exclusive access to people who preorder?

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    posted a message on After a month

    You can get tired of a game if you play it too much. I would suggest taking a break for at least a couple of months, maybe until the next Hearthstone year. If you get the urge to play again, great! If not, then just move on and find another game. 

    Also - I know you were probably joking about your wife, but if you're in a bad place in your life, everything starts to turn sour, including gaming. Maybe it's worth considering what the source of your unhappiness is - again, if you really are feeling down.

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    posted a message on Mini Expansion Release Jan 21st?!
    Quote from Marega >>
    Quote from M0res >>
    Quote from Marega >>

    U can just buy the cards for 15$ or 2k gold. This has been leaked for more than 24 hours now. Other cards sites have talked about this. Don't know how are u all so disjointed from the current affairs on HS

    Didn’t know that there are people out there who have no lives apart from hearthstone and they think everyone else does the same 

     There arent. But these news has been released  in other websites prior to this one which btw hasnt officially release any news regardig the leak.

    Alas u guys still stuck in the past with this website that has clearly seen better days.

    This might just be me, but I prefer a site that only gives me the official - and relevant - announcements from the Hearthstone team. I don't need news about leaks or potential nerfs or data mining or whatever off-hand comment some dev made in a reddit thread. Speculation belongs in the forum, not the news section IMO:

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    posted a message on Why isn't the new mini set announced yet?

    I too am eagerly awaiting the announcement. In a reddit thread two weeks ago, Iskar said this about the mini-set: "It's still happening. Not quite ready to announce a date or tease any cards but we'll share that info in advance of the release day." So I'm not sure if the supposed 21st of January leak is real. Maybe it's the announcement + duels update or something, with release next week. It must be soon, though.

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