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    posted a message on 2013 Control Warrior Returns

    Played the deck, too many "Armor Up-Pass" turns for my liking. Not especially good against aggro with new Corridor Creeper and is underwhelming when compared to control options such as Reno Priest or Mage.

    Posted in: 2013 Control Warrior Returns
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    posted a message on New Player Seeking Best Advice!:)

    1. Do not craft any legendaries or epics. Most decks will comprise of rares, class cards and a few epics, so make sure your dust is well allocated since it's very difficult to come by. If you do, make sure that the legendary you are crafting is a staple of the class and is used in many of the decks in the current meta and in past metagames as well. Such an example is Tirion Fordring, which sees play in nearly every Paladin deck and would be a decent investment of your dust, should you want to go ahead with that class. 

    2. Play and get good at arena. If you go infinite in arena (7+ wins/run), you'll have no problem generating resources to fund your in-game spending. While many of the cards that appear here are not viable in constructed, the basic mechanics you'll learn here will make you a better player overall. 

    3. Focus on one or two classes. I'd recommend Mage as one of the classes, and the other being up to your discretion. The logic behind this is, Mage has a lot of free cards that find moderate to high amounts of play in competitive decks, and you can easily make a ladder viable build with little to no collection/dust. Stay away from Priest; although there is a tier 1 Priest deck atm, the cost to craft said tier 1 deck is ridiculously high.

    4. Be diligent with your dailies. At the very least, play every three days so that you can always generate new quests.

    5. Enjoy the game to prevent tilt and burnout. Playing this game will be frustrating at times, but don't forget that it's not meant to be the most competitively minded game. While I'd never recommend playing bad decks, it's important that you're always enjoying the game and that it doesn't feel like a chore. As a new player, grinding will take very long and as new expansions are released, you'll feel hardstuck in being able to generate a viable collection at times. 

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    posted a message on Help Me Polish My Chancey Priest?
    Quote from thegrayphoenix >>

    I've got a problem with a bunch of cards on that list. The ultimate aim is to get the combo and rush your opponent down. So I would suggest more card draw and the exclusion of more irrelevant clunky cards like Garrison Commander or Obsidian Statue. I'm not entirely sure as to what the definition of a "Chancey" priest deck is, but I have just hit top 20 in wild with my own OTK Renopriest deck. [Spoiler it was NOT a netdeck]

    Anyway, I'd be glad to share it with you if you'd like, but if you're intending on playing with the whole inspire based package, I highly recommend running a Recruiter, that guy is a frigging menace. Also about Gluttenous Ooze, not sure what server you're playing on, but I haven't run into a single pirate warrior in my last 31 games in Legend ladder, and it's basically useless in other situations. I'd suggest a Curious Glimmerroot in its place.

     Interesting why you would suggest the Curious Glimmerroot when you yourself are talking about clunk cards since it does not align with the idea of the deck. Sticking a strong early game minion to the board that can farm cards for you is important, so a Velen's Chosen or Kabal Talonpriest would be useful in mitigating early board rush. 
    Posted in: Priest
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    posted a message on Game is absolutely unplayable right now....75+% aggro BS
    Quote from Trademark >>
    Quote from potato_beleren >>

    Totally unbalanced.  Cant play any type of slower deck at all....which is the definition of unbalanced.  Not only that, but all of the classes playing these BS keleseth decks have completely blurred class identity.  This, for me, is actually one of the worst HS metas ever.  Blizzard needs to be careful here....a similar thing happened in Shadowverse with the printing of overpowered neutral cards which made the game unplayable for exactly the same reasons and they lost TONS of players.  For me, I'll be switching to ESL until something changes.

     Can't agree. Reno Priest is declared as one of the stronger decks in the metagame, a combo-oriented strategy that no one considers to be fast. So your absolute statement of not being able to play a single slower deck doesn't really stand up to the metric that one of the best decks in the game is a slower deck itself. 

    While the Keleseth Warrior and Keleseth Rogue are pretty annoying when they curve out, it's one card. Only a single draw in their entire deck gives them that unbearable tempo. Otherwise, the deck plays a lot of understatlined minions that don't quite have the snowballing presence without the two-drop. Rogue relies on it moreso than Warrior, since Pirates are pretty strong without it. 

    Point being, I don't think it's overpowered and I do believe that Druid and Priest still have a dominant foothold on the metagame simply based on consistency. If you still hate the deck because of its ridiculous highroll potential, then I don't know how you've played Hearthstone for this long. 
     That's because razakus priest does have ways to counter rogue. However, sometimes it just comes down to how lucky you are with draws and mulligans. I'd argue that if you are not skilled at drawing the right cards (aka lucky) as a razakus priest then I'd argue rogue has an edge over it since they can end the game very early/fast or at the very least get to a point where they save their bonemares+shadowstep to play after you DK.
     That is a fair argument. I'm mainly addressing the point of "You can't play slower decks at all", which is just false. Yes, Reno deck is prone to having bad draws, and it's a very good thing that it does. It just frustrates me when people complain about a certain strategy without trying to counter it, then making these absolute statements regarding the state of the game.
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    posted a message on Help Me Polish My Chancey Priest?

    The hero power theme is fine, although if you do want a truly value-oriented approach then it would be in your best interest to drop a few cards. Shifting Shade and Obsidian Statue play for value and for board, which you don't really care about. I would opt to go with a draw engine, maybe Acolyte of Pain and Loot Hoarder. Lyra the Sunshard is always pretty cool, but I'd go with a Shadow Visions instead for more consistency. No Prophet Velen in the deck, so cutting the value package sees Barnes lose a bit of value as well. It's really up to you to aim for value or aim to kill; either way, your card choices should better reflect that. 

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    posted a message on Game is absolutely unplayable right now....75+% aggro BS

    Totally unbalanced.  Cant play any type of slower deck at all....which is the definition of unbalanced.  Not only that, but all of the classes playing these BS keleseth decks have completely blurred class identity.  This, for me, is actually one of the worst HS metas ever.  Blizzard needs to be careful here....a similar thing happened in Shadowverse with the printing of overpowered neutral cards which made the game unplayable for exactly the same reasons and they lost TONS of players.  For me, I'll be switching to ESL until something changes.

     Can't agree. Reno Priest is declared as one of the stronger decks in the metagame, a combo-oriented strategy that no one considers to be fast. So your absolute statement of not being able to play a single slower deck doesn't really stand up to the metric that one of the best decks in the game is a slower deck itself. 

    While the Keleseth Warrior and Keleseth Rogue are pretty annoying when they curve out, it's one card. Only a single draw in their entire deck gives them that unbearable tempo. Otherwise, the deck plays a lot of understatlined minions that don't quite have the snowballing presence without the two-drop. Rogue relies on it moreso than Warrior, since Pirates are pretty strong without it. 

    Point being, I don't think it's overpowered and I do believe that Druid and Priest still have a dominant foothold on the metagame simply based on consistency. If you still hate the deck because of its ridiculous highroll potential, then I don't know how you've played Hearthstone for this long. 
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    posted a message on How to deal with tilt and being bad at the game?
    Quote from sachin122333 >>

    I would play control decks. You will lose but it won't be entirely draw related. Teaches you the value of not curvestoning the whole game. Of course I imagine most people in the game go straight to pirate warrior or some other auto pilot deck, and then you get problems like yourself where you suddenly realize you are just bad at the game. That, and play arena.  

    Good luck!

     

     In my defense, most of the games I've played in past meta include a healthy rotation of decks. I've played everything from Control Warrior to Aggro Shaman, nearly the entire spectrum. "Tier 1" decks is probably a misleading statement. About half of my wins come from N'Zoth Priest and Control Warrior, the other half coming from various types of Midrange and Aggro. I have tried your method of before, only playing control decks. I faced this same issue as before; just not winning enough. If I can achieve 4k MMR in Gwent with over a 60% winrate, then why in Hearthstone is it so difficult for me to maintain 30%? 
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    posted a message on How to deal with tilt and being bad at the game?

    I'm very bad at this game. I've played it for quite some time and I don't know how to get better. Best I've ever done is reach rank 4, but I'm consistently struggling to get wins at rank 20. I try my best to play tier 1 decks and tech them appropriately. This is not a salt post or me ranting about RNG. I'm legitimately searching for advice on how to "git gud". So, if any of you could tell me anything that makes me less terrible at the game, that would be much appreciated.

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    posted a message on Can we have a nerf to priest?

    No nerfs to Priest. There will always be strong decks in the meta. Eventually, this RNG Priest will pass and other decks will take control of the metagame. Remember how everyone complained about Aggro Shaman and Face Warrior? A time will come when those decks fade to a tier 2 status, and this is no different. As my first golden hero, I'm glad that Priest finally have found their way into tier 1 with interesting archetypes that are representative of Hearthstone. 

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    posted a message on What Happened in "Shamanstone," and Will It Happen Again For Druids?

    The best way to explain "Shamanstone", was that there really was no other deck that could compete with it in tier 1. Decks that "countered" Midrange Shaman, such as Freeze Mage and Renolock, had such polarizing matchups outside of the Mid Shaman matchup that playing the aforementioned counterpicks on ladder left you vulnerable to aggressive decks and consistent tier 2 contenders. 

    Tier 2 decks at the time were Malygos Druid, various forms of Midrange Hunter, Discard Zoo and Dragon Warrior. Despite the consistency that these archetypes were able to offer, they all suffered from a fatal flaw that Mid Shaman was able to expose. 

    However, the most noteworthy mention of the nerfs that occured during the ONiK metagame were NOT the nerfs to aggressive Shaman archetypes, but the ones to Warrior and Druid. In that patch, Execute was set to a cost of 2-mana making it a bricked draw in Midrange Dragon Warrior decks. Druid saw a loss of power with the neutering of Yogg-Saron, one of the most controversial legendaries in the game at the time, hampering Druid's late game.

    Similar occurrences took place in this patch, with Fiery War Axe and Hex seeing heightened mana costs. These correspond to two of Druid's harder matchups, being Pirate Warrior and Evolve Shaman. Though the matchups have balanced out quite a bit, seeing these staple cards lose power while Druid goes relatively untouched means that the era of Druid dominance will continue until we see the next expansion near the end of the year.

    Posted in: Shaman
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    posted a message on Is this game getting more toxic? (BM)
    Quote from gabugga >>

    oh my god they emoted at you. How dare they. Let's go make a broad statement on the forum about toxic players because of that.

    Is this your first video game? Do you know what actual toxic players are? I've had people message me in games telling me to kill myself. That is what toxic means. I'm jealous that this is what you consider toxic.

     So have I, but it actually just means the same thing to me honestly. You know that if Blizzard added an in-game chat that people would be saying the exact same thing. I've been flamed by teammates and opponents in both League and Overwatch, and I still consider the emote thing to be pretty rude. That's just me though. 
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    posted a message on TOP 100 Legend - New Age Control Warrior

    Forgot to mention in your guide that Jade Druid is a pretty bad match-up; you only mentioned the token variant. 

    Posted in: TOP 100 Legend - New Age Control Warrior
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    posted a message on Stonehill Defender too strong in Paladin?

    Powerlevel is pretty fair IMO. Sure, you can discover Tirion, but I've had some terrible options as well. Also, these stats are absolutely abysmal. It never trades for anything, and it will always be weaker than Tar Creeper on curve for the same mana cost. It is also a neutral card, meaning it can be played in every single class. 

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Midrange, Secret, Aggro: Which one is actually the BEST?

    Midrange can be strong depending on how you build it. In my experience, your best bet for early game is to play 2xHungry Crab and 2xGolakka Crawler. If Paladin or Pirate Warrior win the early game board control trades, then you never win as Hunter, unless they make a crucial misplay. The crabs are also good for on curve minions, especially when they can be buffed by a Crackling Razormaw the following turn. For your top end, you can choose to play Savannah Highmane or go with the more burst-oriented Tundra Rhino package. 

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    posted a message on Lyra or Elise?
    Quote from Slydie >>

    None of them. Neither have scared me, ever. I think Purify priest is the best one atm. and they usually don't run any legendaries.

    Midrange hunter seems to be the most popular ladder deck atm. and those slow value cards will lose you plenty of game vs those.

     Lyra can win you the game versus Hunter simply off the coin. I've gone from nothing in hand but the coin and a Radiant Elemental to a full hand in a single turn versus all meta aggro decks. There are some spells that are impossible to cycle, but they are few and far between. 

    Also, heavily disagree that Midrange Hunter is the most popular ladder deck, at any rank. I think you meant to say Paladin and Mage, which both legendaries are decent against.
    Posted in: Priest
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