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    posted a message on Hearthstone streamers are moving to Magic the gathering What is going on?
    Quote from Wurstfett >>

    Blizz will not care if streamers are leaving HS, because Blizz showed time and time again (last with the cancel of the tournament mode), that they only care about the absolute low level plebs and new players. Blizz will not react at all and will change nothing! :D

     This is true.  The Blizzard priority is new players, then returning players, then casual players and drooling idiots, with long-term, invested players last.  That type of player craves the next challenge, and Hearthstone has not delivered that.  Understandable that many look elsewhere to find it.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on New Classic Cards Coming to Hearthstone, Tournaments On Hold, Halloween, New Welcome Bundle, New Paladin Hero

    Horrible news all around.  

    • The game needs balance changes.  The same meta for four months is unbearable.  Even if everything is deemed "balanced" and "diverse", the staleness is unacceptable for a format they claim is "constantly evolving".  
    • The Classic cards could give a little freshness.  Instead, they're the laziest design imaginable.
    • "We don't know what do to with Wild"...that explains why it is, has been, and always will be a joke format.  And since there are two whole formats to choose from...
    • Speaking of the above, not surprised on tournament mode.  The spaghetti coders couldn't re-use an interface from 2013, so they have no idea how to do it.
    • With all this "good" news, they plug a pointless change to the Welcome Bundle and another paid promotion to get another hero.  I'm all for promotions and making cosmetics available, I buy most of them, but I'm not going to collect the pretty pictures if I feel like the game stinks.  
    • Artifact can't come soon enough.
    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Predictions on nerfs?

    Keleseth.  Increasing a deck's win rate by 14% on turn 2 if you happen to have drawn it is stupid.  Make it do something as niche as the other two Prince cards.  They learned from this when they made Baku and Genn.  

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Most and least favorite classes poll

    Most is Warrior.  Control is always fun, but some of the mid-range/tempo were always my favorite.  Not as big on quest or pirate.

    Least is Priest.  We all know why.

     

    Most of the others really depend on archetypes over class.  Like a lot of the stupid Druid stuff has always been frustrating, but something like the current token is pretty cool.  And a lot of the Rogue stuff has always been sweet, but mill and Kingsbane decks are aids.  Warlock has been fun historically with handlock and Malylock, but zoo only rarely isn't a brainless peasant deck.

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    posted a message on How will Artifact Affect the Hearthstone Economy

    Hearthstone's move will not be to change pricing.  The people most interested in Artifact are traditional CCG and competitive players.  Hearthstone could go completely free and that wouldn't change a thing to them.  The pricing structure for Artifact is appealing to CCG players - it behaves like traditional CCGs. 

    If Hearthstone was concerned about keeping these players, their move would result in costs increasing , not decreasing.  Doing that would lose far more of their base market than it would retain/recover.

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

    Another meta where bots or people dumber than bots flood the ladder with zoo and tempo mage.  I thought Standard was supposed to have constant change.  These same idiot-proof decks around 80% of the time isn't change just because the pretty pictures on a few of the cards are different.

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

    Another meta where people bitch about the cost of the game, but is actually chock full of zoo, the brainless peasant deck full of (not) interesting minions and (not) fun spells.  And if you don't play that you can play Hearthstone Solitaire Suite, OTK edition.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on A new CANCER DECK was born!

    At least this one requires some thinking.  Any drooling idiot can play Shudderwock.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on How much are you spending on Boomsday Project?

     Did the mega bundle, seemed like a decent offer.  Usually I go all in with 250+ packs, but so far I'm unimpressed, and I'm miserable trying to play the game in the current meta, so I'll wait a few weeks before buying any more.

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

    They game used to be kind of fun, right?  It could now not get any more boring.  I can't even watch it anymore.  The rules are simplistic; do something with mechanics beyond legendary spells, something any drooling idiot thought of within two minutes of picking up the game.  It currently has nothing compelling over rock paper scissors besides fancy graphics.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Are you enjoying the existing meta?

    To be the 4th or 5th to state it: no, because it's boring.  Very balanced, sure.  Slow, uninteresting, and tedious, much more so. 

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

    This is the most boring meta.  I could go into detail about why, but even describing it is boring.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Why are fast decks always the best?
    • The ladder system rewards faster decks. Even when slower decks have higher win rates, the difference isn't enough to offset the game time to play.
    • Faster decks have traditionally been less expensive.
    • Slower decks have often introduced more randomness - it doesn't feel good to play a long game and essentially lose because of an Elise pack card. Many players prefer to win with cards they included within their deck and lose to cards their opponent included, rather than RNG effects. 
    • Anti-control decks have historically been the most polarizing and frustrating to lose against - quest Mage, quest Rogue, Jade, mill decks.
    • Hearthstone is a mobile game and has relatively straightforward rules with small deck sizes.  It wasn't designed to be played like an hour-long tabletop CCG.
    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Game of Thrones is officially over for me (Warning: SPOILERS)

    First four seasons (in particular the fourth) were fantastic.  Fifth was quite bad, last two have been a bit better.  Overall, I'll probably just never get over the botching of Stannis.  Could probably put together a list of 50 grievances between things they did incorrectly or critical points/quotes from the books that were not delivered.  And the shocking deaths of the early seasons turning into "let's butcher as many characters as we can to have enough budget for next season" also got old. 

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

    Thanks to those who had to continually bitch about aggro even when it was barely a thing.  Now you can play one of four classes that just bump their 3/9, 1/5, and 2/4 taunts up against each other for 45 minutes every game.  

    Posted in: General Discussion
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