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    posted a message on The HearthPwn Tavern Is Closing Its Doors

    I remember when I was joining the site. The reason was at first just to have a place to keep all of my silly decks. But I always enjoyed the other aspects and even though I didn't participate that much I will miss it. With things like the "Real Casual Play Network" I made a lot of new friends.

    This change couldn't have come at a more fitting time for me. With the Dalaran Heist the Solo Content now offers so much new and exciting ways to play that the Multiplayer now just pales in comparison. I will probably keep at it a little with the monthly card back and occasionally a fun meme gimmick duel with a friend if I get the 80 gold quest, but otherwise the Singleplayer now has the awesomeness I always wanted. Sure, some things could be improved, but overall it's interesting, but also sad to say that I probably won't even miss the community aspect.

    So at last thanks to everyone that participated here. It was a great time and this will be a big change for many. Let's see what the future brings.

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    posted a message on POLL: Hearthstone Classic / Vanilla
    Quote from MaximGorkij >>
    Quote from user-14157642 >>

    I think we rather need some form of guild/lobby system where you can play the game the way you want with your friends. Because for example I wouldn't be interested in that, but I'm sure some others might enjoy it. So you could go ahead and make such a guild/lobby and invite people to see if they're interested in it. Maybe with an option to make it public, but if everyone can do that everything might get flooded so it's probably better to stick with invite-only. Just like with the current group system in the client. But that in-game with some options to customize the game to your preferred playstyle. That's what we need.

     You can do that right now. Agree with your friends to play Classic cards only and invite them to battle. Done.

     As I said I'm not interested in that idea in particular. But yes you could do that in this way. But it also would be much better if we had some real social features in the game to organize that. And moreover there is much more that could be implemented with such a system. For example more starting health, mana, cards in deck, what cards can go into a deck, hero powers, etc. And that is certainly not something you can do right now. But I guess that wasn't really the point here... so my bad, sorry. It still would be better to find like-mined people. Or perhaps it might be important there that it's more "automatic". You create such a lobby/guild and all your friends (but only them to not have like 1 million in a giant list) can see that. And if you see something you like join in. Because I'm not going to go through my friends list asking who likes to play Shudderyogg. And even the current groups in the client I'm part of are not very active. It would be really nice to have such a feature in the game. If someone is afraid of trolling and such it's probably for the best to make it optional. I think some better social features like guilds/lobbies would be a great addition to the game.

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    posted a message on POLL: Hearthstone Classic / Vanilla

    I think we rather need some form of guild/lobby system where you can play the game the way you want with your friends. Because for example I wouldn't be interested in that, but I'm sure some others might enjoy it. So you could go ahead and make such a guild/lobby and invite people to see if they're interested in it. Maybe with an option to make it public, but if everyone can do that everything might get flooded so it's probably better to stick with invite-only. Just like with the current group system in the client. But that in-game with some options to customize the game to your preferred playstyle. That's what we need.

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    posted a message on Heroic Ungan Oddkind and Tala - how do you beat them??

    I beat Ungan Oddkind with the Golden Candle that turns everything into random Legendaries. (Guaranteed in my opening hand with the Right-Hand Man buff from the Tavern, lol.) But I probably got quite lucky with the Legendaries. But since the AI seems to be programmed to first use cards he didn't use his Hero Power which probably would have wrecked me.

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    posted a message on Hearthstone Subscription Continued

    I would love a subscription model, but I guess we're in the minority here. But honestly in a wild-only subscription I probably wouldn't even be interested that much. If anything it really should include all the cards. Really sad to see that others don't like that. I also don't really understand it because it could be done as an alternative way for people like us. FeelsBadMan

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    posted a message on Let's make all Classic Cards F2P
    Quote from FortyDust >>
    Quote from user-14157642 >>
    Quote from rajaz1>>

    So basically, new players will get a head start with my money. Yeah perfect idea. Ingenius.

    That is exactly the attitude that will prevent this from happening.

     You know, the only reason f2p players are able to play Hearthstone at all is because others are willing to spend money on it.

    The definition of greed is "a selfish and excessive desire for more of something than is needed." It's the free players who are always asking for more. Remember, none of this is needed, because video games are a luxury, not a necessity.

    Paying players don't tend to worry about what Blizzard is or is not giving away. Paying players are happy and appreciative when something is free, and they pay when it's not free (instead of making ridiculous demands). If it's not worth paying for, people don't buy it, and Blizzard adjusts from there.

    Maybe that's worth remembering as you try to dictate Blizzard's business model.

    WTF are you talking about? I didn't say anything about greed and neither do I try to dictate their business model.

    But yes, you're right on the F2P part. So maybe I was a bit too harsh. But then again as you can see in this thread even if they technically wouldn't lose anything many people don't like the idea of giving things they paid for to others for free. To a certain degree it's understandable, but in the end they would've got something out of paying early. They could've already played it until it became free. That's what I was refering to.

    And btw I'm someone that does always buy the full expansion or anything else when it comes out. I do like this game a lot, but I don't like that some are so... inconsiderate of others a lot of the time. That was all.

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    posted a message on [Poll] Community's Preferred Single Player Content.

    I prefer the "random progression run", but I think it can be significantly improved.

    The fact that the Bosses need to be somewhat similar in the sort of mechanics they can use, the fact that they cannot truly create very unique situation and events for each boss, due to the fact that players need to be able to enter into these bosses with a random deck that might not be suited to encounter very specific events, creates a mode in which all the Bosses tend to be very similar.

    I think they could make it more customizable while still being randomized and that should be enough. For example you getting more cards to choose from and a separate collection for the run. I think there are many options how they could realistically bring back that "feeling" of the old adventures to those type of adventures. And even now it doesn't feel that much similar at all in my opinion. I think it's great, but indeed some things could be improved.

    When you go to the Tavern to trade cards, the minions are Randomly selected from your deck.

    This is so annoying. I had a random deck with a Dalaran Librarian in it that I wanted to get rid of. But was I able to do that? No. Those tavern events are better than nothing, but that whole aspect of customization should to be improved way more in my opinion. More of those events and/or more options there for example. Alternatively as mentioned before a separate collection and that you can edit your deck at any moment would be a dream. But it's also interesting to do it with such taverns events, but then it should give you more options and/or appear more often.

    the fact that whenever there is a loss, which a large portion of times for average players will come later in the Runs, it always forces the player to lose all progress and start from the beginning.

    You might have a really cool deck, start a bad hand, and the run is over, you have to restart, with no guarantee you'll get anything good next try.

    Yeah, that really sucks. And I also want to add that the same thing applies to the end of the run. Got a cool, awesome deck and want to keep playing? Too bad! You beat all the bosses and now you have to start from the beginning.

    So here are my ideas for improving that: For one I think the old "ante" from Magic would be great here. You already get cards if you win. So how about you lose some instead of losing your entire progress? Or maybe you're forced to add bad or even negative cards to your deck. That could be fun. And then some sort of "endless mode" where you can keep playing with your deck. Although maybe it doesn't even need to be a separate mode I think. You could have some encounter where you can "set your path" towards endless mode.

    When there are so many random factors influencing my run, and a high percentage of the time the error is not mine, it is frustrating. I don't like to be punished for an error I did not make.

    Punished? You just got "never lucky". It happens to the best of us. You can only do your best with what you got. Don't sweat it.

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    posted a message on Make the Card

    Next: A Discover card.

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    posted a message on Let's make all Classic Cards F2P
    Quote from rajaz1>>

    So basically, new players will get a head start with my money. Yeah perfect idea. Ingenius.

    That is exactly the attitude that will prevent this from happening. But to be fair the main objective is to beat the opponent and don't give a shit about them. I personally like to play mostly meme decks just for fun and do care about my opponent. I'm really glad they improved the singleplayer content this expansion.

     

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    posted a message on May 14th Hearthstone Update - Dalaran Adventure Data

    Single-player Reconnect – Players can now resume in-progress single-player content after game disconnects, closures, and crashes.

    Is this what they meant with "Pause Mid-Game"? Because that was always a very annoying thing with the last adventures. This "Roguelike" approach is pretty cool, but what if you want to pause and resume later? If you're currently in a duel you would lose all your progress which sucks. "Saving" or "Pausing" is very important in single-player content in my opinion and that you're forced to end the duel if you begin one is quite annoying for me. I guess I'll see how it works, but I guess I can just "disconnect" to "pause", lol.

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    posted a message on Leeroy is THE problem actually

    The whelps should have taunt and him down to 4 mana again. Problem solved.

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    posted a message on The Dalaran Heist - Adventure Launches May 16

    Finally. And it looks very promising!

    Unlocking the hero powers are like achievements. Being able to modify your deck is very good. The inability to do so in the previous dungeon run/monste hunt made it extremely annoying at times. Also that there is a random starting deck option is good. And lastly the anomaly mode sounds really fun.

    The only thing that might be bad is that there probably is no endless mode. Sometimes I made a great deck in dungeon run/monster hunt and gotten through all the fights, but that's then it and if I want to play more I have to restart from the very beginning. And maybe the deck modification isn't good enough. It's hard to say from this preview.

    Overall it looks amazing and is totally worth the price. I think I will have a lot of fun with it. Considering the anomaly mode, different hero powers, and randomized starting decks I really think this also adds a lot of replayability. I'm very excited!

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    posted a message on Does Blizzard hear us?

    2) Trading/Borrowing

    This is already in place for friendly duels.

    Do people really don't know about this feature or is everyone so fanatic about playing ranked?

    Although to be fair it might be hard to play at the same time as one of your friends. You also can only have 200 friends. For example whenever I like to play very often none of my friends are online.

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    posted a message on What about a Hearthstone version of Overwatch's just announced Workshop feature

    Woah, that's awesome. And it would be as well for Hearthstone. Unfortunately I had to immediately think about the fact that Overwatch is not F2P and you need to buy into it. That's the reason they can afford to do it. They already made money and additionally focus more on cosmetics. But just make it subscription based and it can work from a business perspective in Hearthstone. I would gladly spend like 10 € or so per month for this sort of thing. But of course who knows how many would consider spending money on such a feature. Realistically it might not be worth it for them. I think this game still has too many tryhards that wouldn't give a shit about custom games. But maybe one day... I really hope so.

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    posted a message on Let's make all Classic Cards F2P

    As someone that always buys all the cards since GvG I would love that.

    Unfortunately it seems a lot of people wouldn't like it because of their "investment" of time and/or money. But as someone else has pointed out: It's just the extreme case of you buying a game one day before it gets discounted. I'd say: Never Lucky. But what do you want to do about that? To be fair it really is extreme since it's for free in this proposal not just discounted, but otherwise it's totally the same.

    I personally would really like to see that just so I can have some more fun games. I think a lot of people would love to try out crazy fun decks, but they simply can't afford much of it so "they keep grinding". Which is terrible in my opinion.

    I think the big thing here really is people's attitude and why they're playing the game. I would see a lot of value in giving out as much as possible for free to everyone if it's doable. Even from a more competitive standpoint it's... well at least weird. Do you love to stomp people with terrible decks because they don't have access to the right cards? Maybe. Maybe not?

    I guess it really is mostly this "lost investment" thing. And that comes down to how you see this "investment". Contray to popular perception money is never really wasted (except you burn it or such) because the other person now holds this "value". The only difference is that it's not longer you (or your group) who holds this "value". I wouldn't see giving out everything for free as bad (as long as they can "afford it") since I don't see the other players as separate. After all I even need someone to play with. As I said: Would you really like to play against Basic decks all day long? Well, maybe I guess? A super tryhard that only cares to win... probably would like that... maybe? I really can't imagine it. I certainly wouldn't play it that way. Of course it isn't like that, but just to show how bizzare this way of playing the game feels to me.

    Unfortunately it seems many are indeed more "competitive" and as such might not really give a fuck about their opponent. So giving out stuff for free when they payed for it probably feels for them like if they're running a 2 KM race with a couple of people and after 1 KM a dozen other people come in, completely fresh and unexhausted. It would understandably feel very unfair as a "competition". Since I don't give a fuck about winning though I wouldn't mind and rather be happy for them. It really depends on how you look at it. Even though the game is very "competitively framed" it doesn't mean you can't have fun with something like a Shudderyogg mirror match for example. Now that I think about it...

    To a certain degree we even have this. The "Borrow Deck" function when playing a friendly match. So maybe this discussion is more about "competitive" play. Well, I certainly don't give a fuck about that. I guess this function doesn't get used too often though or at least it doesn't effect their sales/profit too much. Which actually means... a whole lot of people more than I thought play it "competitively". This is... just sad. I mean it's potential 50% discount if we would do it right. You just need to find someone with a big enough or better complete collection. (Like me. Complete non-golden collection. Battletag to the left. Region: EU. Usual playtime: 2 - 6 AM CEST) But of course if you're playing with this "competitive" mindset this is probably next to useless to you. And I was so happy when they first showed that. I should've seen it coming. Such an amazing feature for free? Yeah, but almost nobody cares about it. #FeelsBadMan

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