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    posted a message on Kazakusan nerf unhealthy for Hearthstone

    If it's just anti-fatigue that card that puts 3 collossals on the bottom of your deck would seem a nice replacement.  

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on New Neutral Epic Card Revealed - Smothering Starfish
    Quote from Thanatos2k >>

    It's neutral.  Insane!  I believe this is actually a bad card for the game.  Any class based around buffs or deathrattles is just done.  (Priest, Paladin)

     Yeah, I don't like this much either.  But at least it isn't an aggressive stated minion.  Might keep it out of aggro decks at least.  I know they'd like to silence some cards out there, but that 2/4 statline is going to be hard to swallow some games.

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Duels Reveal by RegisKillbin - The 4 Explorers Return!

    I really enjoyed Duels.  Until they put Diablo in.

    It worries me that these will just unbalance the mode again.  Relicoligist in particular looks scary to me.

     

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Has power creep ever been this bad?

    Just look at stats per mana cost.  It used to be pretty predictable.  you'd get 2x +1 stat points with x being the mana cost.   More with a drawback, less with some extra abilities.  

    Drawing a card was worth 1.5 mana.

    Now look at something like Nellie the great thresher.  You get a 5/5 and a 2/6 for 7.  You'd expect 15 stat points for 7 mana.  Here you get 18.

    Legendary is a drawback, so maybe you could expect 17 stat points.  But, this is still above that.

    But, wait, not only is this above curve for a vanilla minion it has.

    Beast tag.

    Deathrattle.

    Taunt.

    Discover 3 cards.

    Cost reduction for 3 cards.

     

    It's freaking BONKERS compared to a Ragnaros or a Dr. Boom.  If you were designing this card on the fan creation board a few years back folks would have laughed at you, saying even 10mana wasn't enough.  This would need to cost 13-14 to be balanced.  Yet here we get it for 7.

     

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Has power creep ever been this bad?

    Seems to me that the last sets were so good that they feel that the only way to get folks to buy new cards is to make them batshit crazy good.  And then, maybe do so even more next time.  And so on.

    There used to be a somewhat predictable formula for what a card was worth.  It seemed pretty stable for a long while.  But, I don't even recognize that curve in the new cards.  

    Maybe it's just the case that higher cost cards had been too weak in the past and we just seeing that corrected now.  But, I get the feeling that they are just leaning hard into power creep to generate sales.

     

     

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Even freebies can't make me play mercenaries

    I tried the mode a little.  Didn't seem at all fun to me.  

    My thought was that 2 high level players playing with all the goods could probably tell you with 80% accuracy who was going to win before the match even started.  I could be totally wrong on that, but it just felt like a glorified version of tic tac toe where other than a little RNG there wasn't going to be much point in playing as the outcome was basically a foregone conclusion assuming neither player was playing poorly.

    Posted in: General Discussion
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    posted a message on Fragment of Mi'da

    I think Lightshower Elemental is just a better card 99% of the time.  That 1% would be when facing control.  If control makes a comeback someday this would be a very nice inclusion.  

     

    Posted in: Fragment of Mi'da
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    posted a message on Fractured in Alterac Valley Mini Set: Onyxia's Lair - Launches February 15th - All Cards Revealed!

    These cards are super boring.  

    Posted in: News
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    posted a message on Gonna try for legend

    35 loss vs. quest warrior.  Going 2nd again.

    36 win vs. quest warlock.

    37 win vs. quest rogue

    38 win vs quest warrior going first!

    39 win vs. quest pally

    40 win vs face hunter

    After 3 days 29-11 made it to Gold on day 3.  72.5% win%

    41 win vs. Quest WArrior going 1st

    42 loss vs. deathrattle DH.

    43 win vs. quest shaman

    44 win vs. quest warrior going 1st.

    45 beat a quest priest

    46 win vs. evolve shaman  (might be the first game that Lord Barov actually made my deck better)

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Gonna try for legend

    Sadly I don't think I'm going to make it.  Already getting bored of the deck.  I'm pretty sure I -could- make it.  Deck is strong enough.  I'm good enough.  I Just don't enjoy the play style.  I haven't really enjoyed a deck since Galakrond Priest.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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