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    posted a message on New Handbuff Paladin!

    Is there any windfury minion worth putting in for the Corpsetakers?

    Posted in: New Handbuff Paladin!
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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2

    I am so fucking sick of this Relic Demon Hunter deck. If they hit their curve, the power swings are fucking unbelievable. Why can't this game be actually about strategy and thoughtfulness rather than "did I draw my OP shit in the right order'?

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    posted a message on What deck are you using to climb with on Standard ladder right now?
    Quote from Deck_Fiend >>
    Quote from Jonesy978 >>

    I hit rock bottom at nearly 10,000 legend (my worst rank ever) and then played a Secret Pure Paladin deck I made. I have climbed back to 6000 legend - woo hoo - and it is actually decent against everything but Mage. The problem is Mage is over half my games. 

     Would like to see your deck, please. I keep pulling card for Pally so I feel like I'm going to be able to run some stuff soon. I just need their colossal and hero now pretty much. 

     Sorry for the delayed response. I have been using this deck recently and I've had a positive win-rate against everything but Mage. Druid is close to 50-50, but I have it currently slightly better than that.

    ### Tars Paladin
    # Class: Paladin
    # Format: Standard
    # Year of the Hydra
    #
    # 2x (1) Knight of Anointment
    # 2x (1) Righteous Protector
    # 2x (1) Sinful Sous Chef
    # 2x (2) Battle Vicar
    # 2x (2) Seafloor Savior
    # 2x (3) Alliance Bannerman
    # 2x (3) Azsharan Mooncatcher
    # 2x (3) Muckborn Servant
    # 2x (3) Righteous Defense
    # 1x (3) Stewart the Steward
    # 2x (4) Buffet Biggun
    # 2x (4) Dun Baldar Bridge
    # 2x (5) Elitist Snob
    # 1x (7) The Countess
    # 1x (7) The Leviathan
    # 1x (8) Lightforged Cariel
    # 2x (9) Lightray
    #
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    #
    # To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone

     

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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2
    Quote from Amaranthus >>

    If anyone wonders why Paladin sucks at the moment: I just had about 10 turns in a row with always 1-3 giant minions on the board, but none of them got a single attack through against the Mage opponent. Location, Location, Flurry, Location, Location, Blizzard, Flurry, Location and so on, and so on.

    As long as freeze exits in this ubiquity, board based decks and classes won't stand a chance.

     This is really important. Freeze is one of the most hated mechanics this game has ever produced. If you want to play minions, there is nothing more frustrating than being unable to do anything with them.... turn, after turn, after turn. And then your opponent also has "solid alibi" the one turn you can hit them in the face. A greater fun-killer it is hard to imagine. 

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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2
    Quote from Y2Cra >>

    This meta is fucking shit. It's either die to Denathrius every game or steal it with Theotar. It honestly feels like 95% of games these days are decided by Theotar. Such thought provoking gameplay. Either steal the broken card or die. 

     Agree 100%. I fucking hate that card. Remember when Mind Control Tech was in standard? It was universally despised. And now they've re-created it, in a manner that prevents you from playing around it. Entire games are lost if the opponent gets lucky. You can't even play your own cards. 

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    posted a message on When are the next batch of nerfs coming, devs?
    Quote from Deck_Fiend >>

    We actually need the freeze mechanics right now in order to have something that can deal with big minions that can't be dealt with by silencing them. without it, the meta would be even smaller. I think it's a good thing we have freeze decks right now, just like I think Implock is a good thing for the meta... These things keep other things in check. 

    This is what I've come to understand with my limited time back in the game and with the current decks. There are a few decks that can play massive minions that nothing can be done about, other than freezing them, so it's something that's needed. 

     This is a fair point. But the answer to that, I think, is not excessive freeze mechanics. It's less insane OP bullshit in the first place.

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    posted a message on What deck are you using to climb with on Standard ladder right now?

    I hit rock bottom at nearly 10,000 legend (my worst rank ever) and then played a Secret Pure Paladin deck I made. I have climbed back to 6000 legend - woo hoo - and it is actually decent against everything but Mage. The problem is Mage is over half my games. 

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    posted a message on When are the next batch of nerfs coming, devs?

    They keep going back to one of the most hated aspects of the game - freezing your opponent's board - and making it more and more powerful. It becomes impossible to out-value Mage and the games are long and so boring. 

    In addition, they also keep going back to mana cheating with the release of new powerful cards. Yes, playing 20 mana value of spells on turn 6 and again on turn 7 is really strong. So what? It's stupid and frustrating, and makes me want to quit playing the game entirely. There is nothing "skill-based" about this nonsense. Even deep in dumpster legend over half my games are against the same two infuriating Mage decks.

    This keeps happening. Each expansion there is a very powerful, basically non-interactive deck that allows your opponent to ignore (or now, freeze) your board so much they win in the end and there's nothing you can do in response. Nothing. Except hope they screw up or draw poorly.

    This reflects, very, very poorly on the development team. I am so sick of streamers - desperate to suck up to Blizzard and its employees in order to get the few scraps thrown to them occasionally - tweeting "don't be mean to the DEVs, it's not their fault." Yes, it is. They have literally developed this shit and refuse to make the game playable and interactive for the vasty majority of the player base.

    They keep doing it because they are either completely unimaginative or they believe this will sell the most packs etc because people actually prefer this mode of play. I really hope it's not the latter, because that would be awful. 

    The only way forward is to bring in a new development team or at least replace the leadership of the current team. They are just awful at what they do. If I had produced the nonsense we've seen since United in Stormwind (and arguably since Ashes out Outland), I would resign in disgrace and seriously reflect on what a better line of work would be for me.

     

     

     

     

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    posted a message on Oops? Blizzard Accidentally Reveals Some Balance Changes And Then Confirms Them

    Not nearly enough is being done to address Hunter. Its power levels are insane due to the wildseed package. 

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Quest Hunter: Why on Earth?

    Quest Hunter may lose to certain decks but it is still a brain-dead idiot deck that should not exist. When it works, you simply die to spells on turn 7. Little to nothing you do matters. There is no interaction with your opponent. 

     

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Kazakusan nerf unhealthy for Hearthstone

    They should just delete this stupid card. Games are over once it's played. It is horrible to lose against. Blizzard's sad attempt to make their shitty duels game have a presence in standard. 

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on The Druid Problem: An Analysis

    I want to commend the OP for an excellent post. Your analysis is great.

    The consistency problem is what pisses me off the most. If Druids pulled off their insane gameplan every so often it wouldn't be so frustrating. Sadly, they can do it almost every game. 

     

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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2

    Fucking Quest Warrior is absolutely ridiculous. It has insanely powerful early game minions and mana cheating (the weapon comes out for free so often). Then, it has infinite value after the quest is finished. No wonder it has over a 60% win rate. Does anyone play-test this shit before it comes out?

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    posted a message on Holy !$?! Blizz disable switcheroo
    Quote from Hearthsam >>
    Quote from RendInFriend >>
    Quote from CoraxCorvus >>
    Quote from DomPeroni >>

    It's impossible to win a turn 3 priest that plays 2 12/12 minions...

     Smothering Starfish

     Yeah, they printed neutral mass silence and people can’t figure out how to stop losing to switcheroo 

     "Priest has switcheroo on turn 3 and you don't have starfish, you lose" or "Priest has switcheroo on turn 3 and you have starfish, automatic win and priest concedes" I'm sorry but is this what qualifies as an exciting card game now? I don't think these coinflip "does he have it or automatic win" scenarios are fun for either player involved. Priest having access to a 1 mana "fuck all your taunts" in shard makes it even more obnoxious since you can't use taunt minions to find time to resolve the stat sticks.

     +1000

    This is just shit game design, it leads to non-games so often, and is incredibly frustrating to lose against.

    Add to this that idiotic Naga Mage deck which will become as common as pre-nerf Garrote rogue soon enough.

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    posted a message on Elemental Shaman: An old deck that beats the D4 to Legend Meta

    Looks good, and I am eager to try it out.  I had forgotten about elemental shaman!

    Posted in: Shaman
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