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    posted a message on Hearthstone needs a Report Feature SO BAD

    Eh whenever a Report function is implemented some mouthbreathers abuse it to grief legitimate players. So I am very much against this proposal.

    The only way I would be for it is if it had very limited options, off the top of my head "Botting" and "Exploiting" and that's it. Roping, BM or whatever is annoying but just laugh at how petty they are and move on. And even with such limited options Blizz should be damn careful to make sure botting or exploiting actually happened before they act on it. The thing I would absolutely hate is a "Toxicty" reason to report, I know of many cases where decent players were permabanned over BS so heck no, keep that cuddle culture away from HS.

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    posted a message on Too many nerfs?

    IIRC the community has been asking for more and quicker nerfs and Blizz has seemingly answered. But have they gone overboard in the other direction?

    Since I came back a little over two months ago Nitroboost Poison has been nerfed which pretty much sent rogues into T2. Then Barrens came and the Watchposts which seemed both interesting and viable have been nerfed into irrelevancy, I virtually don't see them any more. It was a great shame. Pen Flinger was nerfed which messed up a few decks. It and Deck of Lunacy were more nerfed because they were annoying I feel than good cards. Which highlights another issue with nerfing by popular demand, the mob always calls for nerfs (of the deck they don't play), it hits cards that don't deserve it but instead are just flashy and noticable, it is bad policy. And ofc the calls for nerfs will never end, making players feel they can affect card balancing by being vocal, well, we've seen the effects of that on this very forum. The only cards I feel deserved their nerf were Sword of the Fallen and Jandice Barov and even there I could be wrong. Because I base that on the fact that the cards are still payed post-nerf which to me is a sign of being quite overpowered before, but sheer power is not the only criteria for inclusion in a deck so... Anyway that is a lot of nerfs in just two months, too many arguably, and already new nerfs are announced.

    Hopefully you can see where my concern is coming from now. And call me cynical but while many may think this is a pro-player move and Blizz should be thanked I can't help but consider how much dust goes down the drain when a deck is nerfed. I just recently crafted a meta deck, the cheapest one I could, and still it cost me something like 3200-4000 dust (1 leg and 4-6 epics not sure anymore). If it is hit with a nerf then I can at best expect to recoup 1600 dust, more realistically 800. Meanwhile that deck is probably T3 now or there abouts, most of the other cards I crafted are useless now, a lot of dust is sunk in failed investments. This hits F2P guys like me especially hard, you only have so much dust to play around with so you craft 1-2 good decks for ladder and those ofc are the most likely ones to be hit. And then you craft something that is good in the post nerf world and two weeks later, surprise surprise. In this sense frequent nerfs are very anti-player, at least anti-those who don't have all the cards and can adapt to nerfs on the fly. And to be extra cynical when you look at the list of cards that were nerfed there most go into cheap decks, the kinds F2P people tend to go for, very few "wallet" builds were hit like Rez Priest, Rush Warrior and so on.

    That said not all is doom and gloom. I did like how they unnerfed some cards. Even though it was only after they were to be sent to the gravey... I mean Wild. If Blizz sees a card was wrongly nerfed or its nerf is no longer relevant then they should have the courage to reverse course, even while the card is in Standard. And indeed just straight up buff some cards that were always weak, just as some cards are deserving of a nerf some who saw little to no play deserve a buff, especially if they are fun and interesting cards. Always consider buffing over nerfing if possible imo. So yeah a quick and attentive balancing policy is not necessarily bad, it all ofc depends on how you execute it. I am not yet raising the alarm but I think us players should keep our eyes open.

    Ultimately I think there is cause for early concerns about this overzealous nerfing policy every two weeks even though not all is bad.

    What do you guys think?

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    posted a message on 2500xp weekly quest
     
    Quote from SirJohn13 >>

    Stop trying, they 'fixed' it during the last patch and it's not possible any more

     

    I am ofc aware of this. But I guess I have a faint hope the bug squeaked by in reduced form. Or even Blizz allowed us to roll into the big quest (but with a small chance) without saying it.

     It was always a long shot, regardless seems it is really impossible. I have flipped the weekly like five times and had no luck. In case anyone is wondering.

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    posted a message on How come Cannon Master Smythe is not played more?

    Seems like an absolutely bonkers card but I was looking into the meta and it seems no Secret Paly list runs him.

    Someone explain this insanity to me.

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    posted a message on would you craft a deck full of golden cards?

    Only if I was a heavy whale who got all other cards or at least all other decent cards and will be able to do so for the following expansions too.

    So technically yes, practically hell no.

    That said I do like "value" goldens, i.e. ones that summon things or create other cards. Those are more likely to stick around in my collection for a while but ultimately goldens get DE first when the dust is low.

    Also I played a few "all basic goldens" decks for the lulz. I bet my opponents expected a whale when they saw the golden coin but it was actually a 100% free deck :P Ofc that was back when it was possible to hang out at rank 19 and play silly decks and win. Nowadays I think such a deck would get crushed into the dust at Silver 10.

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    posted a message on Cards you hate that aren’t broken.
    Quote from intimmydator >>

    Blizzard - It feels like this card has additional text "Is always in your opponents hand or top of the deck when they need it most"

     Well ofc, did you expect Blizzard to make Blizzard bad ;)

     

    As for my picks  Explosive Trap School Spirits Primordial Studies off the top of my head

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    posted a message on I'm 0-60 on this week's Brawl.

    That is some epic bad luck, but I still think no cheat. I mean if such a "hex" existed I would have been hit by it long ago. I badmouth Blizzard all the time, I am protesting their choices and giving them no money, and I used to do this openly on their forums. Yet back then my RNG (in packs) was amazing now that I look back on it. My current one feels shit in comparison but if I am objective even my current RNG is decent, average at worst.

    Anyway hope things turn around for you, as someone said challenge a buddy and win the pack that way.

    Also now I am curious how I will do in the brawl, been thinking to play some games.

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    posted a message on 2500xp weekly quest

    Has anyone had any luck rolling into it? I have a slight hope that it is possible to roll into the quest but with a small chance. I have done some rolling to test it out, did it a few times but no joy.

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    posted a message on 2500xp weekly quest

    Imo with the ability to re-roll the 5-win quest they should have allowed the ability to roll into it too. Not 100% as it was during bug times (though even that is not a shocking boon to players who take the effort to do so, a minority I am sure) but having a small chance to roll into it would have been nice.

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    posted a message on Do you use a hack to prevent animation times?

    TBH I think it is waaaay past time we just got an option to turn off or simplify animations. My laptop is shit and I won't get a new one for a while, the games and especially BGs I lost to animations is too many to count. And I just got back like two months ago after years long break, 'nuff said.

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    posted a message on Card Draw Needs the "Charge Treatment"

    Really? Combo is a problem for you? Combo will be double teamed by Tickatus and aggro for as long as Tickatus is a thing in Standard (and Wild). I do not see the game falling under combo domination at all.

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    posted a message on The Pepper Thread - Share your good vibes!

    Few days ago I cooked up a great deck for the current TB, when I played I was the only one running it but maybe others had the same idea or copied me by now.

    Anyway decided to share it with you guys.

    It auto-wins versus most decks, including Incanter Mage, shamans, rogues or it did when I played. The deck is pretty simple, Frostbolt, Refreshing Spring Water and Iceblock. I think you see how this goes, you stall a lot with Iceblock while drawing into and casting your Frostbolts.

    It is a highly entertaining deck to play since at first you seem like an idiot, sitting their pinging their face and playing a secret in an ultra aggressive brawl. Makes most of your enemies emote to mock you. Which just justified fucking them over epically when they start hitting Iceblocks, keep hitting Iceblocks as they feel victory is so close and try to push each turn. And then finally rage when they realize they had lost already by turn 3 and everything after was lost time. If you wanna troll your opponent there is no better deck.

    Its weakness are decks that kill you before turn 3 and classes with healing HP. Sadly for this deck druid does both this brawl and is very popular, you are quite unfavoured with them but you can just quit when you see a druid. Though victory is possible against them if they have a slow start and don't think to use their HP before you can start IB and pinging on same turn.

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    posted a message on The Pepper Thread - Share your good vibes!

    Opponent replying Thank You to my Well Played at the end of a match.

    No I did not mean to post in the Salt thread, it is so ridiculously pathetic it never fails to make me laugh, especially if they won. I just can't help but think wow you are such a sad little person and then I move on to the next game with zero salt. So not only is it pathetic it doesn't even work.

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    posted a message on Where is your integrity?

    I can see where you are coming from but that is far too idealistic. People want to win, especially in Ranked where the, you know, rank matters.

    There are also gradients, if someone is running top meta decks to pwn on noobs at rank 10-8S then they are an asshole undoubtedly. If they are running top meta decks in Platinum-Diamond... well that is what you signed up for if you want that rank. Top, competitive, play.

    I will grant you things are kind of nuts now. I was facing mostly meta decks in 5-1 Silver last season, Gold was overwhelmingly meta decks, not sure if I saw any which were not. It is not easy to tell ofc but the weirdest deck I saw was full murloc paladin somewhere in Plat-Diamond and I am sure that is not such a weird deck and probably a T3 metadeck. (This is all speaking last season btw).

    It is just how it's always going to be, people will be looking for ways to win most and those players will float to the top of the pile inevitably. You can't kill netdecking unless you kill deckbuilding, which is an idea I toyed with with my Preconstructed Mode, you can find it a few pages deep on this forum if you are curious.

    Anyhow my advice to you if you want to enjoy fun homebrew decks without getting annihilated, rank tank. Try to keep your rank as low as possible, or just play Casual after intentionally sinking your MMR. You will eventually find a place where your fun decks can win, and that is probably the home for you. Wanting to change the nature of high tiers of Ranked is not happening.

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    posted a message on 40 Packs bundle prices

    I think the Brits pay 50 pounds, which must be infuriating. I feel robbed as a EU player and the difference is a lot less for us. I mean they won't convince me that it is 25% more expensive for them to run servers and a few support staff in Europe. It gets even sillier for the UK prices...

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