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    posted a message on Blizzard doesn't care about high skill players
    Quote from lobozer0 >>

    EgocentriCstone 

     Fixed xD
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    posted a message on Blizzard doesn't care about high skill players
    Quote from Neichus >>
    Quote from Falbrogna >>
    Do you ever manage to comprehend the context and point of a post or always stop at the words of it?
     How would you differentiate "rule" and "dominate" in the context of Hearthstone decks, then?  I was also misled by Hooghout's shifting terminology, and committed precisely the same error Tze did when reading his posts.
    Quote from Killzun >>
     Well FUK Blizzard. I cancelled my WoW accounts and let them know it was because of Hearthstone. FUK BLIZZ, FUK BLIZZ.
    DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON BLIZZARD.
    The short version: developers very rarely make changes based on subs because people who stop playing due to specific changes are remarkably small subset.
     I can't answer for anyone else but for myself. If they don't listen to clients that stop playing that is their problem. If they want my money, they need to listen to me. Otherwise, I will campaign against them as much as I can. We need to grow some balls and stop sponsoring all these companies that do not give a crap about us.
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    posted a message on Blizzard doesn't care about high skill players
    Quote from Neichus >>

    I find it so strange that everybody tries to reduce everything to money in video game design.

    "They're a company, which means that the only thing they care about is money.  Clearly they'll cut every corner, rip off every sucker, and sell any grandmother needed to improve their profits!"

    Executives?  Maybe.  The actual designers?  No.  People don't go into video game design for the money.  They go into it because they LOVE video games.  They loved them so much they want to spend most of their day, day after day, thinking about them and working on them.  These people do not sit around contemplating how to manipulate their own game for money.  Why should there be any incentive on their end to make a bad game when they could make a good one?

    "You're missing how companies have expectations, though.  Even if the developers don't endorse these practices they will clearly be coerced by their higher-ups who only care about the bottom line."

    On what basis do you make this claim?  Every single thing I have ever watched that has come from Blizzard's developers has them looking engaged and excited about their craft.  They don't look like poor dupes who are being oppressed by the capitalist system to churn out golden eggs for their overlords.  Ben Brode is easily the most visible example: if that man's laugh is fake then he should quit game design now and go earn an Oscar for his acting.  That he would make videos at home, when he is off the clock, should give you some indication of how much he's thinking about this even as he's on paternity leave.

    I think it's much simpler to explain it the way it has already been pointed out: this game wasn't designed around perfectionist top players.  It didn't start that way and it never will be that way.  It has huge elements of randomness which ensure that no matter how skilled you are, there is always a reasonable chance that the other guy will win.  This inherent surprise factor in each game is what has made it such a runaway hit with people, both for playing and viewing.  It gives it the broad appeal that it has.

    Now, does this mean they don't care at all about top end players?  No.  It just means that they have to weigh the needs of the few versus the needs of the many.  Several of their changes have been specifically targeted at the high-end scene, such as concerns that Patron Warrior was too good at high skill levels or that Yogg was too effective as a tournament tool.  Failing to change the game to fit the vision of a small fraction of its playerbase isn't "ignoring" them for money; it is hearing them, but politely disagreeing with them on what would make the game best for everybody.

    Anyway, end rant I guess.  I just get exhausted and a little angry when players denigrate the hard work and excitement by equating it with money.

     

     Hmm Bullcrap.
    They nerfed Patron Warrior into oblivion because good players were able to win with it consistently. Now they have effectively made anyone a good player by dumbing down the game, making it faster and narrowing it down to a couple of decks with a higher win rate than all the other ones...And guess what? The masses love that shit, being spoon fed and making things easier for them. So far, the strategy is working. Well FUK Blizzard. I cancelled my WoW accounts and let them know it was because of Hearthstone. FUK BLIZZ, FUK BLIZZ.
    DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON BLIZZARD.
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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place!
    Quote from Maukiepaukie >>

    This is for those who still dare to argue shaman isn't horribly designed.

     The ones that argue against it are the little sheep that are milking this horrible design by Blizzard.
    DO NOT SPEND MONEY ON BLIZZARD!
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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place!

    I don't really feel that salty, just a little.....weird. I feel a little bad that someone auto-friends me after a match just to insult me and run away (in Casual, like usual), but is that somehow okay if I was playing pirates? All I got was "lol playing cancer at rank 10, f****t"

    My thoughts are this;

    - Yes, Turn 1 STB into turn 2 Coin, dagger, STB is pretty lucky, but I'm so used to my pirates getting blasted, I figured you might have had a Volcanic Potion or something.

    - I'm sorry for the "Wow" emote, but your turn 3 concede genuinely surprised me. I shouldn't rub salt into wounds, maybe you were have a bad run of the day. I apologize.

    - Yes, I have pirates in my deck, because it makes it work better. Honestly I feel like Rogues should be the ones allowed to play pirates with a hero power like that.

    - Since you didn't concede right when you saw I was Rogue, I'm sorry I wasn't playing a more "pure" non-pirate Miracle Rogue like I'm supposed to, but I don't have Edwin. Also I don't even know you.

    - Maybe if you'd played past turn 2, you'd have seen the rest of my "cancer" Jade N'Zoth Rogue...

    There is a lot of frustration with Pirates right now, as most players are abusing Blizzard's inability to make a balanced game. It's like everything, once an exploit is known - the little sheep will follow. It's no coincidence that Sheep's are one of the dumbest animals on the planet. So when you play Pirates in casual, you will get hate. It is to be expected to receive hate because you are bringing into a non-competitive mode a competitive element. Maybe you want attention, even if it's bad attention. Maybe you are infatuated with Pirates. Heck, I bet some people were infatuated with Hitler, they had all the right in world to like Hitler - just like we all have all the right in the world to hate Hitler and any other person that liked him.
    So, STFU, take it and move on. You had it coming.
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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place!
    Quote from DirtyGuvnah >>

    Have you people no creativity? Lets go through the games today in Casual as I experiment with a homebrew Control Druid Deck:

    Jade Druid, Jade Druid, Renolock, Jade Druid, Renolock, Pirate Warrior, Midrange Shaman, Pirate Warrior, Reno Mage, Jade Druid, Jade Druid, Jade Druid, Renolock,  Jade Druid, Renolock, Renomage, Pirate Warrior, and lastly (you guessed it) Jade Druid. If it were not for the interesting Malygos Warrior OTK deck I played after the last Jade Druid, I would have needed a bus to the nearest psychiatric facility to try to get my sanity back.

    Please do not bring your netdecks to casual. You people seem to forget that your netdecks are completely broken and can easily climb through the ladder ranks. If you tell me that you do it for quests, why don't you play ranked and complete the quests while gaining stars at the same time? 

    There are over 300 cards at your disposal. Use them.

     They are all little sheep that play the same crap all the little sheep play... That's what little sheep do
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    posted a message on When is Blizzard going to fix Pirate Warrior?

    Just DO NOT spend any money on Blizzard games. That's the only way they will listen.

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

    Trying buff Paladin... Warrior draws his 2 executes in his first 10 cards drawn... 2 Shamans in a row draw their 2 hexes in their first 10 cards... Skillless piece of shit game.

     

    ETA: Paladin is unplayable in standard.... 2 wins and 13 loses for the day... Yeah... I have the 5 Pally wins quest... All decks except the Priest (Dragon...) were aggro decks... in casual... And the idiots at Blizzard probably don't even notice... The sad part is that they are probably making money with how the game is broken. I bet all these idiots playing these aggro decks are spending money to play this broken crap.

    GIVE NO MORE MONEY TO BLIZZARD!

    GIVE NO MORE MONEY TO BLIZZARD!

    GIVE NO MORE MONEY TO BLIZZARD!

    GIVE NO MORE MONEY TO BLIZZARD!

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

    Stahp fukin Auctioneer Rogue BS

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

    So tired of the fukin idiots and morons playing pirate warrior/shaman in casual... May you all get diarrhea for a month

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