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    posted a message on [Dalaran Heist] Doppelgangster bugged?

    Definitely a bug. I think it might be to do with how they've coded the 'buff' they're giving the minion - whatever they're doing, it isn't a traditional buff. I definitely remember getting a minion with +2/+2 returned to my hand, for example, and it retained the +2/+2, which it shouldn't normally.

    You can tell it's different visually, too - the 6/6 isn't green in the image, as it should be for a buffed minion.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.19 - Final Poll

    This Week's Finalists


    Competition-Specific Restrictions:

    • You must create a minion from one of the basic units or buildings of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (or its expansion, The Frozen Throne). We want the expendable, replaceable minions; no hero characters!
    • The rule of thumb is "if you could not build more of them in the RTS, you cannot make a card for them

    We have whittled down ~50 valid submissions to just of the community's favorites. 
    Check out all the finalists below and vote in our poll (vote for as many or as few as you like) to help decide the winner and be sure to check back after the poll finishes for the announcement of the winner and the start of a new theme!


    by  Dunscot

    by  Perhapsormaybe

    by  Demonxz95

    Goldshire Footman
    by  user-21222898


    by  CheeseEtc

    by  whatTheHeck

    by  KrautSalad

    by  Nastan6

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from BlueberryQ >>

    The main issue for me is the series was too short and it felt rushed. Cramming huge plot resolutions, which you have spent the entire life of the show building to, into just 6 episodes, was a bad idea. I presume it was for budgetary reasons.

     HBO offered the showrunners like, two more ten episode seasons or something like that. At the very least a full ten episode season for this one. They chose to do it in six episodes because they wanted it over with, and pretty badly screwed up this season because of it. Seriously, four more episodes and you have time to remove like, 90% of the issues with this season.

    Ah well, as I said, it's over now. Hope to see you all in 15-20 years for GoT: Brotherhood.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    That certainly was the last episode of a TV show.

    Bland and predictable and about as middle-of-the-road as you can get, but given the state the rest of the season ended up in, I'll take what I can get. Now to fondly remember what a great show this was, conveniently forgetting all the shit parts like every nostalgic idiot does for anything.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    It happened because the plot demanded villain Dany, not because it made any sense. It's literally the worst piece of character writing in recent history, worse than Luke Skywalker in TLJ or Nick Fury in Captain MArvel

     I'd have gone with Captain America in Endgame as an example of a character written for plot instead of because that's what the character would do, rather than those two, but yes.

    The issue is how the 'twist' (if you can call it that) was set-up and executed, not the fact that it happened.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.18 - Final Poll

    Voting for Lassy and Air Rager. Lassy for being an original idea I haven't seen before (even if it is stupid strong), and Air Rager because 0-Health stuff is one of my favourite concepts.

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    posted a message on Weekly Card Design Competition 9.18 - Final Poll

    This Week's Finalists


    Competition-Specific Restrictions:

    • ANYTHING GOES! You may make any collectible Hearthstone card you would like to submit. It's total chaos!
    • You still need to follow the General Competition Rules, such as the ban on Golden cards.
    • Existing examples include: EVERYTHING .

    We have whittled down ~120 valid submissions to just 12 of the community's favorites. 
    Check out all the finalists below and vote in our poll (vote for as many or as few as you like) to help decide the winner and be sure to check back after the poll finishes for the announcement of the winner and the start of a new theme!


    by  CheeseEtc

    by  Sinthuja

    by  Froggageddon

    by  Kovachut


    by  Holyroberto

    by  UrkFam

    by  HyperOrange

    by  GerritDeMan


    by  WeyounsLastClone

    by  Woshiwo

    by  BrokenCycle

    by  RazorOfArtorias


    Gilneas Gun Duel

    As Good As New!

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from YJHS2000 >>
    Quote from Shadowrisen >>

     

     First of all, she absolutely did not sacrifice her child willingly.  And I'm not counting threats; that can be posturing.

     

     

     Oh really?

    “You warned me that only death could pay for life. I thought you meant the horse.”

    “No,” Mirri Maz Duur said. “That was a lie you told yourself. You knew the price.”

    Had she? Had she? If I look back I am lost. “The price was paid,” Dany said. “The horse, my child, Quaro and Qotho, Haggo and Cohollo. The price was paid and paid and paid.” She rose from her cushions. “Where is Khal Drogo? Show him to me, godswife, maegi, bloodmage, whatever you are. Show me Khal Drogo. Show me what I bought with my son’s life.”

     From the TV Show:

    "Only death pays for life"

    "My death?"

    "No, not your death, Khaleesi" unsubtle plotting look "Bring me his horse"


    She does then say "Show me what I bought with my son's life" upon waking, but it is clearly in anger, and doesn't have the build-up it does in the books. In the show, it is clear she is tricked by the Witch - there is no nuance of pretending that she knew what price she was paying, and she is simply asking to see what she got out of the deal she was tricked into taking.

    (Watching episodes 9/10 to find those lines was weird. Seeing Jorah again, and getting glimpses of Catelynn and Robb as I skimmed through to find the rights spots).


    Anyway, apart from that, the rest of your points are poorly thought out. Was she a weak-willed, benevolent ruler? No, she was tough and made hard decisions for what she believed was right. And her core belief before she set foot in Westoros was that she was doing this to save innocent lives.

    She threatened her incredibly abusive brother and did not feel remorse when his sorry ass died. Tyrion has done worse. Sansa has done worse. Stannis has done way worse.

    The vast majority of your next points can be countered with "She was freeing slaves, and killing people who had owned them". Like, it sounds like you think she should have just let these despicable people she killed go with no punishment or something.

    The burning of the Dothraki leaders again falls under "killing abhorrent rapists/raiders who were set on keeping her locked up forever". I've yet to see the issue. Is it a violent approach? Yes. Is it unwarranted? No.

    The first questionable thing she's done is burning the Tarly's (and even then, again we've seen worse from supposed good guys like Stannis), which in no way warrants the dramatic shift from "caring about saving innocent lives to the point of being distraught at the death of one innocent child and locking up her dragons for it" to "fuck all y'all, nobody has been nice to me since I got here and my one girl friend died so I guess you can all burn".

    Mad Dany is fine, and I have no doubt that the books will set it up loads better (especially since they can offer far more insight into her psyche as she falls) but the abrupt shift of "Oh she's not having fun at this party, guess the Targaryen curse has kicked in" from both her advisers to try and start setting it up in time was jarring, no two ways about it.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from Shadowrisen >>

    On another note, anyone realize that we completely lost the Quaithe plot line?  The chick with the glass face mask back in season 2???  Guess that's just something we'll brush under the rug along with Victarion Greyjoy and the Dhampfir (however you spell the drowned god priest).

     Had to look her up to see who you meant (having never read the books). Seems like she was another adaptation casualty - understandable, given the sheer insanity that is the number of characters and plot threads in the books. At least she got to show up, however briefly.

    I can't fault the show for trimming plot threads - given how rushed they've made the story in these last seasons, with them clearly just wanting to end it instead of fleshing everything they did use out properly first, I can't imagine the disaster it would have been if they'd tried juggling Lady Stoneheart and various other fairly major characters too.

    They'd probably just have half of them get slaughtered in the Battle of Winterfell and the other half show up dramatically in King's Landing in time to catch a fireball to the face. It'd be a better ending for them than some of the existing cast have gotten.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing
    Quote from Sebzero >>

     What you said about Dany is true at the same time it isn't. The rule in the show is that Targaryans are nutcases. Dany lost her mind because she has the Targaryan gen. She was a time bomb, wich exploded this episode.

     As an aside, what a shit message this is. "You'll never be able to be a better person because you're destined to be crazy", fuck off with that nonsense. Fun that Jon gets to completely avoid any hint of madness and just gets to fail his way through life.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    The best way I can put my feelings about this episode without spoilers is that the plot points are fine - predictable, even - but almost all of the writing required to get to those plot points was fucking dire.

    Everything that happened this episode is fine. How it happened was some of the worst writing I've ever seen.

    The books could end with the exact same plot and I'd be totally satisfied, so long as the build-up to it was handled better.

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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is disappointing

    Well...

    Start off positive, I guess. It's not like there's much of it, better to get it done now.

    The conclusion (please for the love of god let that be the conclusion) to Arya's arc was well-handled and really touching, with the Hound convincing her to live a better, more fulfilling life than him. The conclusion to his arc, too, was fantastic - I especially enjoyed Qyburn's splattering just before the long awaited fight.

    I think Cersei's acting was incredible this episode, and I do think her characterisation was appropriate - she unravels in the face of her undoing, which in her arrogance she could never have anticipated. She clung to what she had left as her world shattered around her.

    Now. The fucking rest of it.

    The biggest death this episode, that of Jaime's entire characterisation, was possibly some of the most disappointing television I've ever seen. I'd liken his heel turn to another huge disappointment this year, the assassination of Steve Roger's character - completely out of left field at the last minute, for literally no reason and absolutely bug-fuck crazy to anyone who has paid even the slightest bit of attention to anything that's gone on in the last 8 years.

    Varys gets to join the Dany's Disappointingly Dead Disciples club (DDDD, four more than he's used to), with a boring, but I guess entirely in-character death that merely serves to quickly get the audience caught up with the crazy train that is Dany's brain. We get it, she's lost it. Could've done with a season of build-up on that before a ninth season where we actually had the fight with Cersei (Season 8, of course, being the war against the Night King).

    Cersei should've Tommen'd herself for a nice little resolution there instead of having a very uninteresting death with The-Character-Formerly-Known-As-Jaime. Hell, we could've done a whole thing with her hanging off the edge as he tries to save her or something, but no, buried alive like the last shreds of hope I had for a mildly satisfying resolution.

    Oh yeah, I guess Dany became some sort of hivemind with her army or something at some point, because they all just got right in with the murder of innocents in her name. Grey Worm, sure, whatever, we can say he's lost it since the love of his life died, but for crying out loud, you had Northmen joining in the raping and pillaging for no goddamn reason.

    Remember that whole thing with Bronn? Where he came and told the Brothers Dim that Cersei wanted them dead? And then Goldmember went and died with her anyway, while Mini Me facilitated the whole thing for a plan that not only didn't pan out at all, but was shown wouldn't have worked even if it had gone correctly? I 'member.

    I've probably forgotten a whole slew of other dumb-as-shit things that happened this episode, just in the face of the sheer incompetence of it all. Thank god there's only one episode left to slog through - we know at least one death that's coming, and maybe they'll pick off some more stragglers for a laugh too, and then we can finally put this to rest and all commiserate with each other about how terrible it was when the Night King killed everyone and the series abruptly ended.

    I can't even bring myself to care about anyone living anymore, because I'm just terrified they'll do something horrendously out-of-character in their final wrap-up that'll taint the whole thing - again, very much like Endgame, where the last two minutes or so of the film have been forcibly removed from my mind.

    I'm sure in a year or so I'll look back on Game of Thrones fondly, remembering all the fantastic stuff that happened in every season - because there has been fantastic stuff in every season. Just as I can barely remember the slog that was the Dorne plot, I'm sure this too will fade from my mind.

    Onwards, to the end!

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    posted a message on Hero Cards Was A Mistake?
    Quote from C_A_W >>
    Quote from 1xbenx1 >>

    Hero cards are basically just changing hero powers.
    This has been a thing since TGT.
    It's not going to go away, because there are limited things you can do with a game as simple as HS.
    It just needs to be balanced better.

    With the exception of Deathstalker, every problem hero card was/is a problem because of their battlecry. Jaina with lifesteal, Gul'dan with resurrection of demons and Boom with rush. Blizzard needs to make hero cards with less powerful battlecry.

     Anduin's Hero Power was the issue (in combination with other cards), and I'd argue that you could tweak either the Lifesteal or Jaina's HP and make the card infinitely less powerful, but yes, they definitely misplaced some Hero Cards when balancing them. I don't think it matters really whether it's the Hero Power or the effect making it broken, unbalanced is unbalanced.

    Hero Cards are a really cool idea, they just need to be better balanced.

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