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    posted a message on Blizzard Adjusts and Explains Decision on Blitzchung Affair - With Blitzchung's Reaction
    Quote from designerspeak >>

    the white supremacy statement actually holds true. It's not worded well, but the idea is essential to the situation. If Blizzard allows their stage to be used as a place for individual ideologies, even ones that are noble, it absolutely opens the floor for anyone with an agenda. It's a slippery slope, and it sets a precedent, that is dangerous. I think we can all agree that we would rather not open up more avenues for people to spread hate.

     It really doesn't though. The white supremacy arguement is a classic strawman. I can't speak for the U.S but hate speech is not protected as free speech in our charter of rights and freedoms in our constitution here in Canada. Hate speech can be clearly defined, differentiated and punished. Giving people the right to free speech is not a slippery slope toward hate speech and you can punish hate speech while allowing others to voice their political opinions. What blitzchung said was not hate speech but obviously the KKK voicing hatred towards people of colour is. They are not the same thing at all and obviously no one is arguing they should have the right to spew hate if blitzchung is allowed to protest. It's just people setting up an easier argument to win. 

    Besides this hypothetical also completely ignores one the biggest cruxes of this debate in the fact that blizzard is being hypocritical in their statement of punishing all political speech when they actually haven't to players of different regions. This also ignores morality and conflict of interest of Blizzard/Activision having Chinese government tied shareholders and stake in the Chinese market influencing this decision. 

    I apologize if I'm coming across as aggressive. I'm just tired of seeing this arguement brought up when it really doesn't have any point in this debate at all and is merely people trying to switch the conversation away from what is actually happening.

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    posted a message on Karl the Lost

    This is tragic. Karl's allied with the league  of explorers and George has fallen to the dark side and joined E.V.I.L.

    I would love a proper duel of fates for these two sometime. Possibly in a dungeon run, tavern brawl or as actual collectible cards.

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    posted a message on I won t buy this expansion!
    Quote from Noyzz >>

    Well mine was a constructive thread , hearthstone is very simple couse of the small card text and more we go on more will be very difficult to create a new expansion that is actually good and healty for the game. It is just a fact that hs can t have a long life.

    And this expansion looks like the point were we start to fall down , and as long as they sell it for 50 quid it s always good to think if it s worth on not.

    Other then that i am glad of your answers, seems like this forum is full of frustrated nerdy people only. Take it easy guys.

     I was just going to ignore this but I find it funny that you say Hearthstone can't have a long life and that's a fact! 

    ...As it nears it's 5th anniversary with a still growing player base and E- Sports scene. Just because you believe. something to be so doesn't make it a fact. You might disagree with the direction the games going. Fine. But to argue against its success and it surviving and outlasting it's competitors is just ignoring the actual facts.

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    posted a message on Hunter Legendary Reveal - Vereesa Windrunner

    How'd you get Gonk? From a random summon a beast effect? Be hilarious but horribly inconsistent. We will definitely see it on a Trolden video eventually.

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    posted a message on Two New Reveals - EVIL Genius & EVIL Conscripter

    I think your blinded by bias here man. Control Warlock has gotten tons of support. Especially the last year and a half. Zoo couldn't even really compete with lots of the unfair BS CubeLocks and others heavier warlock decks could pull.

    Plus ZooLock had been and is still the more popular deck statistically, helped in no small part by being more accessible gameplay wise but also dust wise for newer players. So it's also incorrect to say its what more people want. I don't know what your referring to by "specialist" though. Soley playing Warlock? Thats still only one specific niche of Warlock then not its entirety.

    Lastly its not like Blizzard is even pushing aggro warlock here. They've gone as far as hall of faming Doomguard to limit burst damage. This is more of an activator/value card.

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    posted a message on Two New Reveals - EVIL Genius & EVIL Conscripter

    One of the strongest cards in zoo warlock back in the day was Ravenous Pterrordax. Void Terror used to be a staple in early Hearthstone. Sanguine Reveler was a great activator in egg warlock. Grim rally has seen play despite not being the meta for it, will see more play after rotation for sure. And carnivorous cube and dark pact have seen plenty of play in cubelock and elsewhere as you mentioned.

    Friendly Destroy effects can be really powerful activators with boons negating the con of destroying a minion in the right deck. They have beem historically pretty powerful. More have seen play than not. We will see if this one lives up but it can't be disregarded on the false basis that these effects haven't been powerful in the past. I'm optimistic it will since token generation could be good in Zoo.

    Zoo was really limited by Kelseth and nothing else could compete. Thats why we haven't seen any cards like this see play the past year. We should see these come back to the foray now that he's gone. Particularly if we get any new "egg" like effects.

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    posted a message on New Neutral Minion - Banana Buffoon

    Why isn't this a beast? It's clearly a monkey and monkeys have been beasts traditionally in hearthstone so what gives? Were they worried it'd be too strong with it? Or is it a mistake?

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    posted a message on New Neutral Minion - Serpent Ward

    Now every class can have a totem deck! With one totem... Why is this neutral?

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    posted a message on New Neutral Minion - Gurubashi Offering

    I can see some meme situations coming out of this. A glinda crowskin deck for example.

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    posted a message on New Warrior Spell - Dragon Roar

    This is actually pretty good! Back whe  dragon warrior was good it sometimes ran into the problem of how many dragons to play. Towing the line where they'd always have enough dragons to reliably get their activations off but even then there were times you weren't able to get the activation of holding a dragon or would be forced to slow down and hold a dragon to save for a bigger effect. This will allow you to add less dragons to your dragon deck (ironic I know) and the fact it gives two is crucial. That way you can still have a dragon to play and one to hold. Will still depend on whether the dragons in rotation are good enough though. Maybe next expansion if not.

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    posted a message on New Shaman Minion - Wartbringer

    Nothing special but man are blizzard pushing the burn shaman archetype. If it's good then this will see play and god help all of our poor faces when Shamans start flinging spells all willy nilly again!

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    posted a message on New Rogue Legendary - Gral, the Shark

    I want to make a deck with this and the darkness. Wouldn't be any good but it be great for the memes!

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    posted a message on New Warlock Legendary - High Priestess Jeklik

    Discard lock has a lot of legendaries now. By the time it works its going to have like 10 in wild.

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    posted a message on New Rogue Spell - Cannon Barrage

    That's a lotta damage! I'm sure at the very least a wild pirate rogue can make use of this potential burst. Making multiple pirates and prepping this isn't that in wild.

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    posted a message on New Mage Legendary Minion - Hex Lord Malacrass

    So wait... In quest mage you would get two quests and spells that didn't start in your deck to advance those said quests. I don't know if you'd ever need two quests but it probably wouldn't hurt!

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