How many weeks of the year are lost due to unplayable metas?
I am so sick of this shit. I am very close to quitting the game entirely. The current balance/development team is awful. It has been nothing but "ReLEaSe BROkeN ShIT" over and over again.
Yup, for the vast majority of each expansion in the past 2-3 years i was basically just waiting for the game to get somewhat balanced and playable. And just when things seem to go in the right direction, they release a new expansion and the cycle starts all over again. I mean, i get that people don't want expansions without any real impact like Rastakhan's Rumble but it's almost like the devs have a competition on who can design the most broken cards nowadays. People say "Hey they release way more balance patches these days." but did it actually change anything for the better? For me it seems more like an excuse for the devs to not care as much about card design before release.
I still fail to see how was Rastakhan's Rumble so terrible.
I mean, yeah, I know, a bunch of expansions later nobody plays a single card from it, and it had so many plain terrible cards and whatever, but it had a pretty good meta, completely different from the Boomsday one that happened just before (besides odd paladin and sometimes evenlock), the decks were well rounded and (comparatively) rarely infuriating, and during said meta and some after those cards were actually played with great deal of success. It was an expansion that shaked the game but didn't overstayed its welcome.
Recent expansions do nothing but overstay their welcome. They print so much aggressively umbalanced crap that still gets no play because it gets trampled by synergies that make the game so much worse. Why did they think fucking Thaddius should exist, right after they ruined their own meta for months with all the mana cheats in game? Why is their only good warrior card in this entire expansion a fucking pirate warrior card? Why is Implock of all things buffed? Why do they make an 11-manathirst OP card for druid, are they planning on keeping Guff too? Why is DK the best aggro class in the game, getting more buffs and good stuff? Why is Arthas ruining everything yet the fans will keep talking about him like some sort of messiah?
I've been unable to play for a week, but I'm already considering making it the rest of my lifetime, this is not fine and I'm tired of pretending it will be anytime soon.