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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from amuse >>

    I started my asia account the other day, and at rank 25 i was matched against people with meta decks. Like wtf are these people doing at rank 25

     Makes you wonder.  Sure there may be a few million ppl who only play casual or wtf?  I mean....where else can you utilise a meta-deck?  Not in arena, not in the tavern.  Against friends, but yeah.....

    I can only imagine it's a tonne of ppl who don't play very often or are way too rich!  :D

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    I just had a thought - while I start Asia.  There are three regions - would it be viable to do something like:

    Primary account (US) - manage it as per discussions in here
    Secondary account (Asia) - F2P, NEVER go near ranked, just dailies & arena
    Tertiary account (Eur) - Dust EVERYTHING and build a meta-deck from a chosen class?

    What I'm thinking is that if I just have a NGAF attitude to an account and (completely inefficiently) dust everything from 7-8 classes it'll give me a better chance of building a meta-deck.  And if it doesn't work well who cares?  Just do dailies and arena.  And I can always just not play that server any more right :D

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from mungo2613 >>

    Shifting scroll is a terrible topdeck.

    Gurubashi Berserker is way too slow.

    Thank you SO MUCH for the advice.  I'll make some changes for the next match.

    What makes Stonehill Defender a weak card?  I thought it was pretty strong with it's draw - I've picked up many a Lich King Knight with it's help!

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    Great.....I run into Rhok'delar.  I've only got enough non-minion cards to build 23 cards into my Rhok'delar deck FML!

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from Lanko >>
    Quote from azairvine >>

    This is the most bullshit fucking game I've ever played!!!!!!! Can't even look like getting a fucking win at rank 20.  15 games in a row lost.  FUCK YOU BLIZZARD

    I don't know what you're expecting, honestly. You just began. You have mostly basic cards, barely any dust and obviously don't have fully grasped yet basic mechanics and techniques, let alone advanced ones. You should stick to Casual, not Ranked.

    GREAT advice thank you.  So good that I'm actually considering following it - which is significant for my brain considering if I get stuck doing something I'll just keep going at it til I figure it out!  Way less than ideal, I know :D

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    Guys, you're the most supportive bunch of ppl I've ever seen anywhere (other than one or two of my pet rat groups I must admit!)

    I had the shittiest day yesterday - I had to euthanise my rat who I had named after my grandmother (who meant more than the world to me) - some ppl think "oh, just rats", but they're pretty my children.  So yeah, I just wanted to get my mind off things after a shitty day and ended up just getting blasted non-stop.

    Unfortunately for me I'm on the ASD spectrum a bit - and it's probably not even related - but I tend to beat my head against a wall metaphorically speaking when something is kicking my ass.  Like I'd just keep going back to ranked because even though I've been playing for a month and played probably 400 games, NO ONE should have such a stinking run as I'm having.

    I looked through all the tier 1-3 metadecks and the most I had of any of them were 13-14 cards.  I started replacing the cards with kind of similar ones, but I felt I really started to lose the synergy of what the decks were designed for.  I then did a tonne of searching and found an FTP Mage deck that looked decent.

    https://www.hearthpwn.com/decks/1125007-ftp-mage-deck

    I was able to switch in what I thought was a number of really good cards so was feeling confident about getting some wins - but yeah.

    I ended up building this:

    ### FTP Mage

    # 1x (0) Shifting Scroll
    # 2x (1) Arcane Missiles
    # 1x (1) Mana Wyrm
    # 2x (2) Frostbolt
    # 1x (2) Frostwolf Grunt
    # 1x (2) Pyros
    # 2x (3) Arcane Intellect
    # 1x (3) Black Cat
    # 2x (3) Stonehill Defender
    # 2x (4) Ancient Brewmaster
    # 2x (4) Fireball
    # 2x (4) Polymorph
    # 2x (4) Vex Crow
    # 1x (5) Bonfire Elemental
    # 1x (5) Cobalt Scalebane
    # 2x (5) Gurubashi Berserker
    # 1x (6) Archmage
    # 1x (6) Blizzard
    # 1x (6) Spellweaver
    # 2x (7) Flamestrike

    I added
    Shifting Scrolls because I assumed that it would roll into something more powerful than I had.
    Mana Wyrm because it has pretty much crushed me early every time I've played against it LOL
    Pyros I thought was going to be an amazing add - to help with draws and just be badass.  But holy shit it's dead to a silence or morph :/
    Black Cat cuz I just got it :D   And cuz I feel it's good value for a 3 drop with spell buff if I can keep it around
    Stonehill Defender & Ancient Brewmaster - simply because it's my fav combo atm and early taunt is the strat of the deck.  Also need to flesh out the draw because I'm running out of cards around T10-12
    Vex Crow seemed like a good card to buff the board for free essentially.  Haven't even drawn it from the deck yet though!
    Bonfire Elemental - how did THAT get in there?  I thought it was in the original deck.  See, having a shitty night! It only synergises with Pyros and I'd have to play it at T7 at the earliest just for a card draw, so I'll probably replace that now
    Cobalt - I love this card but I only added it because the author stated it at the bottom of his notes.  I'm not sure how it really works with this deck.  I did have some board presence and got some buffs out of him, but it definitely wasn't game changing.  I might switch him out.
    Blizzard - cuz Mage :D

    I feel as though the cards I added synergised with the deck and made it (on paper) a lot more powerful - but clearly not.  I'm getting great AoE and board clears which is so much fun, but I get to T10 or so and every single game the opponent plays a card to upgrade their hero and the resultant buffs seem impossible to beat.  One of the games I had the opp down to something like 6 health, I had near full health, had board control.  Then he plays whatever card it was that gave him 3 attack I think (sorry I'm so vague) and crushed me.  I'm definitely not playing perfectly, but I feel like I'm MOSTLY playing the hand I get dealt optimally.....and then BOOM.

    I don't care to climb the ladder all the way, but SOME progress please!  Not 15 losses in a row after dozens of hour researching strategies and decks and blah blah - who wants to do that?!

    I'm not entirely sure which way to go with the deck building.  I'm wayyyyyyyyy off any of the meta decks.  Do I pick one I like the look of and start crafting toward that with what I believe to be the best value-for-dust cards I'm missing?  Do I pick a deck that has good stats and not toooo much of a dust requirement from HSreplay and just try it out?  I saw that I can craft one of the Mid Range Hunter decks that has over 1000 games and a 56% win rate for about 900 dust.  Do I just throw in on that and see how it goes?

    It's really difficult figuring out which way to go with the deck building.  I'm trying to be really cautious about crafting and dusting as little as possible.  I've only dusted gold cards, and my crafting has been somewhat limited.

    Thanks for all the support guys!

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    This is the most bullshit fucking game I've ever played!!!!!!! Can't even look like getting a fucking win at rank 20.  15 games in a row lost.  FUCK YOU BLIZZARD

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    ARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH I cannot win a single fucking game at rank 20.  I wish this game was a physical object so I could throw it out the fucking window!!!!

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from Hearthole >>

    My advice is that you quit. I’ve reached Legend several times but never experienced a fun worth the $4k I’ve spent.

     You've spent FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS on this game?!!?!?

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?

    Now I'm not about to complain having lost to Lord Marrowgar 7 times.....but I think someone in the Blizzard programming department kind of missed this one!

    https://hsreplay.net/replay/CUgrD39jYVoyoasBVYzotQ

     

     

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from Cptawesome >>

    Play casual first to get acquainted with the game. You will have more fun as you will be matched with people with similar win rates. 

     I've got over 100 wins, so I guess that means about 400 games!  LOL not quite that many, but still a fair bit.  I think it's more a matter of hitting the homebrew glass ceiling with not a great collection of cards and far from a strong understanding of dynamics.  I'm feeling confident that the amazing advice from here and looking into netdecks (plus my 20 packs I just opened) will turn my win rate around to somewhere I'm enjoying it.

    Thanks so much to everyone (except that one dickhead) for being so welcoming and helpful.  I've only got one mate who plays HS, and he hasn't played for a week - so I've really got no one to talk to about it.  You've all got orange gems!  :D

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from Cptawesome >>

    I think with 'prisoner marking' he means to tally, but he chisels it in his wall. Must be appreciated by his partner :p. 

     Well if I'm marking wins my walls will be pretty clean :D

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from Cptawesome >>

    The card is called wispering woods. 

    Thanks heaps for that mate!  I'll look into the Token Druids

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    posted a message on Too Much Money, Not Enough Sense?
    Quote from dylbertarenas >>

    Malfurion is one of the better DKs so congrats dude.
    I would say Lanathel and (presumably) Dorian are safe to dust.  I'd hold on the classic legendaries because you're going to be opening more packs from tavern brawl/shop and getting them back would suck.

    Sweet!  Thanks :D

    It's a bit unfortunate that there are legendary cards that cost so much that are effectively (at the moment) nothing more than dust in sheeps clothing :/

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