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    posted a message on Mercenaries | Game mode

    I still play a good bit, and don't have issues with the matchmaking queue anymore (maybe 1 min max) so I think a good number of people are playing still

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    posted a message on Math Behind Reward Track

    I'm not here to say you should or shouldn't buy the rewards track pass, I'm just giving you the math to help you make a decision
    NOTE: I'm only looking at the value of the extra Gold and I'm ignoring the value of the cosmetics and the free legendaries which you can value accordingly. Technically the breakeven point is 1500 gold (15 packs for $20)

    1. Not Reaching Lv 100 without the Pass?
        • With the premium pass - reaching Lv 100 is equivalent to reaching Lv 91 without the pass. This will net you about 2400 extra gold
        • Buying the pass is better than buying 15 packs if you're NOT reaching level 100 BUT are reaching about level 90 without the pass
    2. Normally Reach Level 100 without the pass - this is where most of the value comes
        • If you're consistently reaching Lv 100 without the pass then the value of the pass is only equal to the extra levels the XP gives
        • 10 Packs is Lv 130 with the Pass which is equal to 110 without the pass. At this point you've "gained" 20 levels which is 1000 Gold
        • The 15 Pack Breakeven Point is Lv 185 with the Pass which is equal to 155 without the pass. At this point you've "gained" 30 levels which is 1500 Gold... cool you get the drill
        • 20 Packs - Lv 245 With the Pass = Lv 205 Without (Conveniently this is also about the point you'd reach naturally from just the Weekly and Daily Quests in an 18 week period)
        • 25 Packs - Lv 305 With the Pass = Lv 255 Without
        • 30 Packs - Lv 365 With the Pass = Lv 305 Without
    3. Max Value - Level 400
        • If you're constantly reaching Level 400 without the pass... Impressive! This also means the pass has no value outside the cosmetics
        • There is actually a point where the pass has diminishing value and that's if you're reaching Lv 335 without the pass - at this point, buying the pass will put you to 400 which will net you 3250 gold - meaning the max value of the pass is 3250 gold
        • Not factoring in the extra XP from just playing - this roughly takes 32 weeks of quests (Weekly 2500 + 2x 1750 + Daily 7x 1000) all multiplied by the XP Boosts of course... You roughly need to get 12,500 extra XP per week for 18 weeks to reach this (not sure how much XP the expansion quests provide but they'd help)

    Hope this helps you make your decision!

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    posted a message on Short guide for Mercs PvE idle farming
    Quote from PetiteMouche >>
    Quote from Pherosizm >>
    Quote from Shipmen >>

    I don't understand why you want to farm exp. The real issue is farm tasks. You can simply put the merc low in the team while you are farming tasks.

    It seems very pointless to me your idea. 

     Free exp = free gold = more of whatever you want.

    It's a low commitment, easy way to get exp without roping people out on ladder or tanking matches in BGs. I support this method.

    I've done this a little bit at work, while my phone is sitting on my desk next to me. Just start a bounty, queue up your attacks, then set a timer for 30 minutes. Rinse and repeat for 202xp per battle.

     It's not free at all you still gotta do things, you just turned a fun game into a garbage clicking/semi idle game.

    Checking back and repeat all the steps every 20 minutes sounds horrible and depressing and I don't see what else the op can do in his life that is so significant within these 20 minutes, so yeah it's pretty much strictly worse than playing the game whenever you want and getting xp from it, extremely alienating and unneffective farming method, makes zero sense to use it unless you actively want to sabotage your life.

     Do you play this game 24/7? Then yeah, this isn't a method that works for you... I've been playing Mercenaries semi-idle while I work and this is great... oh I have a 30 min call? cool, just load up a game before the call, talk for 30 min, come back and then I get 10x the exp than I would if I just played the battle

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    posted a message on The misconception of the Tavern Pass?

    I think it also depends on intentions - I've bought it once (and probably will in the future - I find the value is decent if I don't want to "buy" an expansion) but I've reached lv 100 easily each go round without the pass and with that in mind my mafs says you need to roughly reach lv 200 with the pass to "breakeven" on the gold. Ignoring when you actually get the boosts, you can roughly say a 20% boost means 200 with the pass is 160 without so those extra 40 levels are 2000 gold... again, that's not perfect, but lv 200 is roughly the target if you can hit 100 without the pass.

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    posted a message on Hearthstone Mercenaries: Best Mercenaries Teams Tier List in PvP - Official Blizzard List!

    Oh wow!

    A few thoughts...

    I wonder if Samuro + Xyrella are so low because everyone is countering them directly. All part of the meta though
    Brightwing feels like it could be dangerous at some point with the bench buff
    Lich King is one of my favorites for speed de-buffs. No one in the 5000s really plays around him so you can just slam that on the middle merc and have yourself a day. + his taunt is so good when you time it right.

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    posted a message on Strategy to Complete Ahune the Frost Lord in Winterspring?

    Haven't figured out the trick to thaurissan yet / don't think I have the right heroes trained up... Can't wait to see the madness that comes after him tho!

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    posted a message on Strategy to Complete Ahune the Frost Lord in Winterspring?

    AOE is king in this battle - if you have Antonidas you should just be good. Any other AOE is a cherry on top

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    posted a message on My humble opinion in hs mercenaries: RIP OFF

    This is the dumbest argument I've heard in a bit...

    Who cares if you don't like the game? The more "Hearthstone" they add the more there is for people to do and the more likely you will be to leave a mode alone...

    I can't tell you the last time I played a Tavern Duel / Arena / Duels... Mostly been playing Battlegrounds until now. All that being said you don't really need to spend money. I did the $5 one and then with the packs there was plenty to get me started. From there I was able to grind a bit and get enough coins to craft a few more (I do think the crafting might be too expensive, but am also very happy / surprised with the ability upgrade cost) I think I maybe have 35 of the 50ish so plenty to build 9 synergistic builds... 

    tldr; I'm having fun and you can keep playing regular HS

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    posted a message on Task 5 Bugged?

    So this is fixed? I ran into this with the Lich King and then randomly the task was done this morning without me really doing anything?

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    posted a message on Stormwind Mini-Set soon?

    I was thinking this too. They haven't indicated that they weren't doing one, so I imagine it's been delayed a bit with the internal issues at Blizzard

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    posted a message on Masquerade Question
    Quote from Jknight1372 >>

    Great question

     Am I the only one who thinks there should be another upside (besides the intel upperhand) to Maestra? Something like "neutral cards have +1/+1 while you don't reveal yourself"? I love this style of cards, like I love Renounce Darkness but find that there is no real reason to play it.

    Only for the achievements

     

     Wouldn't this also reveal yourself though? Perhaps "Battlecry: Upgrade your hero power"? I don't think having a delayed 2/2 weapon would break anything (certainly not in this meta)

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    posted a message on Masquerade Question
    Quote from DeathLord1313 >>

    Another annoying thing is if you play cloak of shadows when you reveal yourself as a rouge, you lose stealth. That seems like it should trigger in reverse or the card has an anti synergy.

     Same with Yoink! it give you the HP then change to Rogue - I pretty much just try to make my first Rogue card be the Maestra herself or a 3 cost draw card

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    posted a message on Masquerade Question
    Quote from FortyDust >>

    It shows the card you traded. You can also be found out by an opponent Rogue or Demon Hunter peeking at your deck or hand, or a Priest copying your cards.

     That's unfortunate - I can definitely get behind those other methods being fair game since it's the opponent discovering something, but I feel like when you trade the Extortion it should show that you traded your fake class' respective trade card if that makes sense

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    posted a message on Masquerade Question

    Hi, just had a quick question on Maestra of the Masquerade

    I know you don't change to Rogue if you trade SI:7 Extortion but does it show that you traded the Rogue card or does it show a different one?

    I'm the only fool dumb enough to be running this card right now so I haven't encountered it, just done it :)

    Thanks in advance!

     

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    posted a message on CANT PLAY - SOLUTION

    WOW! This actually worked! So bizarre

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