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    posted a message on Hearthstone Esports suspends Zalae
    Quote from Shadowrisen >>

    It's fairly predictable whenever this happens that you see a lot of folks saying that a corporation has the right to do something as if that's the end of the argument.

     

    I mean it is the end of the argument, unless you expect the average joe to somehow band up together enough support to change the status quo. It's not a matter of ethics or what is "right" it's literally just corporations having most of the power to do as they please in modern societies.    

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    posted a message on Hearthstone Esports suspends Zalae
    Quote from vNihilism >>

    Good to know that you can become unemployable over allegations. 

    Theoretically, what will happen if these allegations are dropped, or remain unproven? Will Blizzard reverse their decision, or will they keep it to save face? Would that be acceptable (since apparently companies existing to maintain their reputation is a reasonable excuse to do whatever they want)?

     I mean yeah, this has been true for a long time. It sucks, but companies (especially larger ones) have a lot of power over their employees and trying to challenge them legally is often a fools errand unless it's something on the scale of a class action lawsuit.

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    posted a message on Cards in urgent need of a nerf
    Quote from Carlsberg >>

    Tikatus is the problem. Its existent stops any control deck from being viable. Guess what beats mage... Priest and Warrior control decks heaving in heals and armor.

     Nah that's not true, you could beat tickatus warlock last expansion with highlander mage (about the nearest thing to a control deck) it was a fairly even matchup.

    Right now we just don't have any good control finishers in any class except warlock, the problem isn't anything to do with tickatus existing but, with recent card design going away from that archetype. You could argue at a stretch that hero power mage is a control deck, but it plays out a lot more like midrange with most variants of it i've seen.

    Go ahead try building a non warlock control deck and tell me how it does on ladder, you can even omit data vs tickatus deck if you really like, i'll tell you now you'll have a painful experience.

    Also find it very odd people moaning about  Refreshing Spring Water yet you never heard the same stink about Cutting Class which is very often the same effect in Rogue

     

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    posted a message on Deck of Lunacy and the no minion mage
    Quote from PetiteMouche >>
    Quote from xskarma >>
    Quote from BrazZOR >>

    Because its random and if its random then its ok.

     

     how does a 4 drop turn into a 10 drop ?

     they must mean 7 drops and most lunacy versions run 4x but it can also turn into survival of the fittest which is much worse. might as well rename is nagrand mage honestly, most of the other spells it can make aren't that scary.

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    posted a message on Most frustrating early expansion ladder ever...
    Quote from Aegis24 >>

    Seriously if you’re not facing “hey loser” rogue it’s some stupid OTK deck or a warlock burning your deck away.  Zero imagination on ladder right now.  Never thought I’d miss the opening day aggro.  Thus far this release has been pretty bad between the bugs and the obnoxious decks popping up already.  At least aggro ends things quick one way or another.   Seriously does no one experiment anymore?  Or do they all just flock to the streamer decks now without even trying something of their own?

     it's nothing to do with imagination, people have always played the most powerful thing and you see less and less variety the higher the rank you are. if you are concerned with the meta you can direct your disgruntlement at blizzard, they are the ones who decide the balance of things and create new cards. it's not a matter of people not experimenting, it's that everything is figured out extremely quickly and most of the experiments are too weak to take to ladder.

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    posted a message on Is one problem with Hearthstone today all the card draw?

    only rogue and dh have nutty draw with the easiest conditions to fulfill. the other classes draw is much more balanced.

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    posted a message on Thoughts on Classic Mode

    stopped playing after a few games due to savage roar/force of nature ptsd (it's real, that shit was around for waaay too long and back when defensive options were much weaker).

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    posted a message on Zephrys the no so Great (sometimes)

    Zephyrs is notriously awful vs deathrattles, getting a poly/silence can often be the difference between win or loss but the bastard just seems to have a blind spot towards them.

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    posted a message on Am I the only one who thinks Rogue is a problem?
    Quote from SinAscendant >>

    They're decently strong right now sure, but only because people refuse to run anything to counter them. Run AoE. Run taunts. Run heals. Mulligan for better cards. 

     

     Been playing Warrior a lot recently and I have all these things, unfortunately my Rogue opponent still has a double deadly poison/nitro boosted weapon on top of sinister strikes and eviscerates (and pen flinger). So even if I happen to remove every single minion before it touches me they can still burst you down over time. As for taunts - you need multiple and high health because they can just sap a big taunt. Now if I drew all my early removal and armour gain cards and started slotting in double ooze (and drew them at the right time) then I might be good but honestly it's just too easy for Rogue to draw out most of their deck and just push through damage.

    I'm not stupid to believe the deck is unbeatable but it has weapon burst, damage from hand (spells) and stealth minions which are 3 of the most uninteractive forms of damage (it is only missing charge). I think as others have mentioned the biggest problem is Secret Passage, in the past these kinds of decks never had such insane draw power and so you could run them out of steam (think aggro hunter or demon hunter) the fact that most damage is from weapons and stealth minions also means it's better to play decks that completely ignore that and just race them.

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    posted a message on Old Ysera's Card Pool Changes Coming Soon - With Dust Refund

    control decks don't give a shit about a 1 mana sap on turn 10, they already have plenty of removal. it also depends how the new ysera adds cards to hand. it's very unusual to have hand space to add 5 cards so you will burn some of them and possibly cards from your own deck from overdraw.

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    posted a message on Those of you who have been playing HS since the beginning

    less of course, but you can't recapture the excitement of having a decent digital card game, so not really a fair comparison. also not sure why you ask about 5 years, i was in beta in 2013 and release was 2014

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    posted a message on Needing opinion on control warlock

    yeah hsreplay and viscious syndicate suggest it's real bad deck to climb with, it is a challenge though and it's satisfying when you do win.

    i've been playing a control lock deck exclusively for a while now (trying to get 1000 wins warlock) it gets shit on by aggro rogue, burn mage and hunter all of which are quite popular. does sort of ok vs ramp paladin if you slot in hellfires for tip the scales turn, if they don't get an early abbess it becomes a lot more manageable though since you have plenty of strong removal.

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    posted a message on Paladin is so disgusting right now

    Only High Abbess Alura makes this deck strong, somewhat similar to old decks that high rolled by playing Barnes early back in the day. rest of the deck is too fair and doesn't really get much power from Paladin class cards.

     

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    posted a message on Lunar New Year Quests Launched By Accident - Now On Hold - Blizzard States

    the lunar new year is on the 12th feb. so we should get the event around then and probably the new skins too

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    posted a message on Control is dead because...

    control decks don't work because what is called aggro now has too many ways to generate or draw cards, in the past you could run these kind of decks out resources and leverage card efficiency, those days are long gone. even if tickatus didn't exist control, would be the weakest archetype still.

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