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    posted a message on Do you read books?

    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.

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    posted a message on Bonus Stars ARE lost if you don't play

    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.

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    posted a message on Why Spell Druid Is Not Tier 0, God Tier?

    Play Rez Priest and feast on them.

    Posted in: Druid
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    posted a message on How many packs for full AOO set

    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?

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    posted a message on Brawl of Gaudiness is This Week's Tavern Brawl

    There’s probably some abusive combo that would make it suck, like the recent pogo-fest.

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on If you could revert one nerf, what would it be?

    Move Force if Nature back to six mana and give the treats rush.

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    posted a message on Druid = New King of Meta!!

    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.

    Posted in: Druid
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    posted a message on Is Resurrect Unhealthy?

    Anti-Rez tech: Chicken Farmer

    2 mana 3/2. Battlecry: Fill your opponent’s board with Angry Chickens. Destroy them all.

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    posted a message on Descent of Dragons Balance Changes Coming - Including Shaman Changes
    Quote from kitox_me >>
    Quote from Warnerve75 >>

    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

    poor soul

     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.

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    posted a message on Your Experience with Galakrond shaman

    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.

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    posted a message on Descent of Dragons Balance Changes Coming - Including Shaman Changes

    The non-quest version has a higher win rate than the quest version.

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    posted a message on For those complaining about Galakrond Shaman

    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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    posted a message on Simple way to reduce toxicity in Hearthstone

    My emotes mean one of two things:

    A: pleasant hello’s and thank you’s

    B: you are a rope-burner who should be permanently banned

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Blizzard Adjusts and Explains Decision on Blitzchung Affair - With Blitzchung's Reaction

    If he had expressed the “opposing viewpoint” he would have been a fascist, and nobody outside China would do anything but cheer when you threw him under the bus. It’s precisely this faux balance that is the problem.

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    posted a message on Brawl Block: Tinyfin Mode is This Week's Tavern Brawl!

    Taunt warrior with 26 taunts, 2x Bolster 2x Into the Fray craps on Secret Mage and all the Aggro variants. Won 5/5 and barely got touched.

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