I find Aggro vs Aggro dull, with the first player to put a minion on the board holding an overwhelming advantage, because from that point on they dictate trades. The other player needs to have at least two 2-for-1 cards within the next few turns or they are swarmed.
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Aug 1, 2020Ogemaniac posted a message on The Aggro v Aggro mirror is the best game of hearthstone. CHANGE MY MINDPosted in: General Discussion
Jun 10, 2020Posted in: General Discussion
I find the opposite. Last month, for example, I finished D7, having started with 8 bonus stars, implying I gained 7 ranks (22 stars) without the aid of bonus stars. The result? Eight bonus stars!
So know not only do I have have to play 30 or so games against people of my own mmr just to get back to P5 (when my bonus disappears), but then I have a 22 star hole relative to last month. In the old system I only fell back 20 stars, consistently every month.
PS: My win rate in Diamond last month was 65%. I am time capped, not skill capped, at that rank.
Jun 2, 2020Posted in: General Chat
I “read” about 80 books a year. The majority are audiobooks, played at around 1.75x speed (so around 8 hours per 400 page book), about one per week. These are listened to during my commute, household chores, the gym, and walks. I read about 20 physical books a year, several at a time that I cache in the living room (for when my wife steals my laptop after the kids are in bed), next to my bed (insomnia), and the office (work related books). I also read about 5 on my Kindle / Kindle app, on airplanes or other times I have poor reception (like the throne in my office). I’m middle aged, and have at this point read over 1500 books as an adult, including every book on multiple “best of” lists, most winners of awards like Hugo/Nebula, Pulitzer, Nobel, etc as well as books by authors from the majority of the world’s countries. It makes me a better person.
Jun 1, 2020Posted in: General Discussion
I’m not liking the system at all. It’s unpredictable and I have to win WAY more games to get back to where I was after a season reset. I finished Diamond seven at a 65% win rate and got eight stars. So not only do I have to play 30 games or so to burn through my bonus stars at Gold 5, I then have to gain 25 more stars without a bonus just to tread water. It used to be a consistent 20 stars, without the extra 30 games. It’s pretty much impossible for me to hit my skill cap by the end of the month because because I’m spending almost the entire month just getting back to where I was.
Mar 28, 2020Posted in: General Discussion
At around 250 to 275 packs, you’ll have all the commons and rares, and enough dust from a simple mass disenchant to craft the rest. It’s always been this way. You can lower this a bit by dusting your goldens. But why bother wasting money and dust on a few crappy epics and legendaries?
Jan 25, 2020Posted in: Druid
Agreed. I’ve been playing mostly Embiggen this month, and almost all my losses are Rez Priest and Face Hunter. Priest outlasts me, and Face Hunter usually can sneak in enough damage over the top of my mid-game board dominance to finish me off.
Dec 14, 2019Ogemaniac posted a message on Descent of Dragons Balance Changes Coming - Including Shaman ChangesPosted in: News
i could care less what gets nerfed. When you have every card in the game you play any deck you want. After the nerfs I'll play the next deck everyone will be whining about to nerf 2 days later.....the kids are never happy. Free rank 5 for me and who gives a shit....
imagine owning every card in the game... and only reach rank 5
Easy. If you only play three or so ranked games a day, you will equilibrate at a rank range where you have about a 60% win rate. Even if you have all the cards you need it’s hard to sustain that kind of win rate below rank ten.
Some of have lives and can’t play a dozen ranked games per day, plus all the ancillary play.
Dec 14, 2019Posted in: General Discussion
7 wins 0 losses with.
Against, 2 wins and around a dozen losses. Both wins with treant Druid, barely winning by getting wide enough to roar them down before they could play Galakrond.
The deck is broken, being simultaneously agro, midrange, control and combo.
Dec 13, 2019Ogemaniac posted a message on Descent of Dragons Balance Changes Coming - Including Shaman ChangesPosted in: News
The non-quest version has a higher win rate than the quest version.
Dec 12, 2019Posted in: General Discussion
Galakrond Shaman is a colossal FuBAR by Blizzard. It's worse than the old Undertaker Christmas Tree Paladin days by far. All the stupid rush minions and lackeys allow it to negate agro's early game with ease while having huge swing turns and value in the late game so that it can beat almost any control deck. And the stupid 4x8/8 effectively eliminates any class without full board clears (Druid in particular) from the game.
No one little change is going to fix this mess, but as it stands, it is pointless to play anything else on ranked.
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