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    posted a message on Warrior became more oppressive than Warlock this meta.

    Everyone complaining about Highlander Warrior. 

    Dude drops in to let group know he’s about to hit legend with said class. 

    “How not to read the room”

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    posted a message on Next generation Blizzard bots

    Makeleth is right, they’re player bots, Blizzard officially mentioned they don’t use bots anymore in a patch. 

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    posted a message on Warrior became more oppressive than Warlock this meta.

    I’m against promoting shorter games. I like longer games where there’s a back and forth and strategy involved. Playing against MechRogue where it’s finished by turn 4 is piss gameplay and I don’t like it. 

    I agree that Warrior is a major pain at the moment though. I’m curious how long it’ll take to nerf. 

    Astalor + Brann is one of the worst decision since Crystal Cave. I hope one day they’ll explain why they did it. 

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    posted a message on Thought they did a ban wave, right?

    I’m seeing a lot of bots at D10. They’ve changed their behaviour patterns and usernames. They’re almost always with a username like BigYeti. Two words and a capital in the middle. They used to be a string of consonants but not anymore.

    There’s a Druid variety who plays mostly neutral cards which is very weak, it’s incredible they’ve made it to D10. They’ll often make nonsensical plays, the algorithm is still shoddy, like play buff cards on non-existant boards for example. Apart from that, it’s deck which requires no thought like TreantDruid and MechRogue. They can run through games quickly and efficiently and the pattern is fairly simply (exceptionally simple for TreantDruid). There’s AutomatonPriest too. I feel like it’s worse than before, didn’t used to see any for a while.

    The only thing which is making me doubt is that they sometimes concede which they never used to do. I’m guessing they’re trying to circumvents the current detection measure. 

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    posted a message on Hearthstone's worst designed card EVER

    I think you’re probably the only person playing Hearthstone who plays that way. People get frustrated all the time playing competitive games, whether there’s a prize for the winner or not. Do you not ever get tilted? 

    I don’t think this card is very good, at 6 mana, it’s super expensive and random.

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    posted a message on Group therapy! Need to blow off steam? Mega salty? Here is the place! V2

    Let me guess: CodyShaman = highlander warrior. If that's the case, plague DK is probably the only deck preventing 80% of the userbase from playing the warrior deck and up playing mirror matches. Consider yourself lucky.

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    posted a message on Unauthorized Bot-Ban Update – February 2024

    Very informative, thank you. Makes a lot of sense.

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    posted a message on Unauthorized Bot-Ban Update – February 2024

    I’ve seen bots all the way in platinum and have myself lost to bots.

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    posted a message on Unauthorized Bot-Ban Update – February 2024

    Botting accounts are sold for money. They sell accounts with a certain amount of gold and packs for money. From what I've read, it's fairly popular in China. Since registering accounts is free, it's an easy way to make money with an automated process. Aggro decks require little to no strategy to win so can be easily handled with A.I.

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    posted a message on Suspicious

     

    I honestly just wish 'Games is Rigged' threads would just be systematically locked. As a mod in this very thread said: it just leads to disinformation and people who spread the falsehood won't accept to be corrected anyway.

     

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    posted a message on Suspicious

    You know, you wouldn't lose face or be humiliated by admitting your take on this was misinformed. Quite the opposite, it means you have the ability to learn and correct your thinking after pondering about something. Everyone has a wrong take on things all the time, there's no need to hold on to your original position. The other proponents of the hidden algorithm have stopped replying when they found their position untenable. It'd be nice to have at least one member admitting they're reconsidered.

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    posted a message on Suspicious

    Did you keep track of your games on HSReplay? If so, do share please. I'd like to see your sample size and the outcome to determine whether or not it's significant. 

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    posted a message on Suspicious

    Why would I waste time.

    Well, we're having a discussion about Hearthstone on a Hearthstone forum, that's kind of the point, isn't? I'm not too bothered about using my time super productively on a card game discussion forum but you do you (I don't get the municipal court analogy here).

    The only potentially good argument so far has been the patent which has been barely quoted and explained. The rest is essentially Blizzard rigs the game because I say so.

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    posted a message on Suspicious

    It's simply far too easy to manipulate player matches, card draw, or rng with algorithms if you understand anything about coding.

    Great, explain it. Give examples of a match where a player had spend more money and were given a perfect draw in a given situation against a player who was free-to-play. Explain it to me. Maybe you're right, maybe the game is rigged in that way. I'm only interested in the truth, it's certainly possible that I'm wrong.

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    posted a message on Suspicious

     

    I work in an industry where we monitor our customers like rats so we can manipulate them to spend money. 

    I honestly feel for you, that sounds soul crushing. 

    On the other hand, what proof do you have that the whole ecosystem is not controlled and manipulated? 

    I have none, none whatsoever. It all comes down to epistemology. I don't claim that the ecosystem isn't controlled or manipulated, I claim that it's not controlled in the way which is described by other people in this thread so far. That's the difference. Maybe it is controlled and manipulated to promote microtransaction, it would make total sense for a company to do that. BUT, it doesn't mean we can make up how they do it. 

    As I said, whenever a consumer queues in a game, the consumer assumes that there are equal chances of winning the game, but again, if you try to read that document, you can find out that you don't have all the time equal chances of winning

    I did try to read the document, I've told you so in my previous message. You're the expert here, you work in that field and you allegedly understand the document (while I admit I don't), throw us a bone here. You're saying that players don't have 'equal chance of winning'. That's the claim. Now back it up with evidence. What evidence do we have that players don't have equal chance of winning? Maybe there isn't any evidence out there, in that case, we can speculate about it but we can't make assertions about it. See what I'm saying? What does the patent say about that?

    I mean, what does 'equal chance of winning' even means? You're using sentences as if they were a given but to me, they're not.

     Is there any explicit information when you queue that you may be queued in games where we can adjust your MMR, giving the opponent a perfect draw, or we may queue you in games just to advertise our cards?

    So that's a claim. What's a perfect draw? Give an example. What does 'advertise our cards' mean? Give an example. You're taking all of this for granted, as is it was obvious. Trust me, it's not. 

    Thus, you make an assumption based on corporation's trustworthy, I make assumption on a legal document. Who is closer to the truth?

    Why don't you ask me what I think instead of telling me what I think? Here's what I think: I don't trust Blizzard, I don't care about Blizzard. I don't think Hearthstone is especially well designed and wouldn't mind if the game ended or failed. I don't think the current team is competent enough to handle such a game. I think most corporations are amoral and the only thing preventing them from doing the worse for humanity is if they're carefully monitored legally and ethically. I don't really think 'drone' fits that mindset. On the other hand, I naturally skeptical and don't believe something just because someone tells me so.

    Still, I think the fact that you've used the word 'assumption' yourself at least means that you're well aware that you're speculating about this. The way you were writing your messages had a very factual tone to them: 'Blizzard is rigging the game by doing 'x' 'y' and 'z'' when really, you don't have a clue. That's fine, neither do I. The pushback you're getting is because is essentially because at the end of the day: we don't know if and how the game is rigged. Anyone who pretends otherwise needs to back their claim with proof. That's it really.

    You also didn't address any of the points I brought up. I always bring up the same points whenever someone brings up the rigging issue and every single time, without fail, I never get an answer, the member stops responding or avoids responding. I think that's because, if you were to really consider the points I've brought up, you'd realize it's impossible to justify the game being rigged the way it's pretended to be rigged.

    To conclude, I do think that if you think about this long enough, you'll realize 'perfect draw' and 'advertise the cards' doesn't make any sense. 

     

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