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    posted a message on HS is losing it's players big time
    Quote from Supreme >>

     Do you think not being able to play 2-cost cards is not a significant downside?

    Also, Jaraxxus summons a goddamn 6/6 with his hero power. You can't compare this shit to gaining 4 armor.

    1) No. Obviously, it is not a significant downside. And before you ask, no, neither is restricting yourself to odd/even.
    2) Are you intentionally ignoring their battle cries? Or the fact that it's 5 armor?


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    posted a message on HS is losing it's players big time

    I think they realized with the first set of hero cards and Genn/Baku that they need to be really fucking careful with Hero Powers, which are the worst part of the game.

    Honestly, I think we will come to hate Hagatha and Boom almost as much as we hate the original 9 DKs.

    IMO, upgrading your hero power needs to come with a very significant downside. For example, Jaraxxus sets your health to 15. I think future hero cards need to have negative, instead of positive, battle cries.

    Upgrading your Hero Power is about the most powerful thing you can do in this game, and they haven't balanced it that way.

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    posted a message on HS vs MTGA, and why?

    All CCGs have the exact same "netdeck" issues. It is the very nature of CCGs.

    Posted in: Other Games
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    posted a message on HS is losing it's players big time
    Quote from One_Man_Army >>

    I agree that HS is fading out but it is NOT an expensive card game. Only people who never ever played card games say that because they never saw how expensive others are (Magic, Yugioh). You literally have to pay 200$ for 3 cards that you need in your deck in order for it to be relevant at all.. for that expansion! It gives you an idea how expensive is to build a deck in those cards games just for new expansion's meta.

     This is a man who has played IRL CCGs before.

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    While I don't know if HS is in any sort of critical decline, I do think they recognize that there have been some disturbing recent trends.

    - Casters at HCT events are openly criticizing the state of the game
    - Big streamers are splitting their time with other games
    - People like Dean are openly asking questions about the state of the game

    A lot of the "state of the game" things will work themselves out. I think they learned a good lesson in their second year of Standard format. They have been increasingly nimble in trying to fix it. I think they could probably stand to be even more nimble.

    I think that the more pressing issue boils down to the fact that ladder is pretty garbage, and it has been for some time. It is too limited to be the primary (and for all intents and purposes the only) way that your base interacts with the game.

    While they've made a lot of changes to try to make the ladder grind feel less awful, it's still just the same old fucking ladder. There's very little else to do that *matters.*

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    posted a message on Is Hakkar more efficient than Mech'thun

    Psychic Scream, Geist, and Zihi don't gimp Hakkar the way they do Mecha'Thun. If control tries to pull the "keep 10 cards in hand" think, you just Togg them, and give them an empty deck. I disagree with the above poster that Control should be able to win from that situation.

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    posted a message on Should they make the Lich King permanent?
    Quote from Joseph_Turok >>

     ^ This right here.

    Someone tweet this to Dean. 

     

    It would still probably be the best card in the game by a mile.

    The real issue is that you don't want stuff like that or Lich King in basic/classic. It's how we got into the mess we're in right now.

    FWIW - I'm all for them making a playable version of Illidan.

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    posted a message on Should they make the Lich King permanent?
    Quote from Joseph_Turok >>

     They really should Unnerf him , seeing as how he’d be great counter/ potential combo disrupter & he will never see play otherwise. 

     You would play it in almost every single deck. Pre-nerf Illidan would maybe be the best card in the game.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Prince Taldaram

    Taldaram is nice, but save your dust.

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on Should they make the Lich King permanent?

    No. Cards like Lich King can be printed specifically because they will rotate.

    Posted in: Standard Format
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    posted a message on Garrosh, Destroyer of Priests

    It feels like this could just be Taunt Warrior (not odd) that also runs Tinkmaster and/or Leeroy and you'd accomplish the same goals while giving yourself a more stable/reliable end game.

    Posted in: Garrosh, Destroyer of Priests
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    posted a message on Brawl of Champions Round One - Tavern Brawl #192
    Quote from geoxyx >>

     

    Looks like he got pissed and came to this forum lol

     

    Sorry you don't know the difference between who's and whose. Hope that second round of layoffs cleans up the stragglers. 

     Internet tough guys are the best kind of tough guys.

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    posted a message on What is your top 5 voice lines?

    "Our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history" - Bobby Kotick

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    posted a message on Brawl of Champions Round One - Tavern Brawl #192
    Quote from geoxyx >>

    I wouldn't be surprised if the guy that makes the brawls is a dropout. 

     I wouldn't be surprised if you are a dropout.

    See how easy it is to say stupid shit?

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    posted a message on Can I play Duskfallen Aviana now?
    Quote from GnammyH >>

     Fair point - assuming you live that long. 2 cards, 8 mana, do nothing is still pretty awful.

    Posted in: Card Discussion
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    posted a message on The cost of Hearthstone
    Quote from IDBY >>

     I think that f2p is a fine goal. But nothing in life is free. You can either spend cash or time. I dont look down on people who spend money if they dont have a lot of time to invest. There is also something to be said for newer players spending real cash to catch up with the meta. If you are newer, and save gold as well as buy the pre order deal you will have a lot of dust that lets you craft cards you may have missed in the year before you started playing and good neutral classic legendaries. Thats basically what I did in the first year, and now I dont plan on spending more real cash this year.
    Being f2p also requires you to really think through crafting. You cant just rush in and craft, you have to wait for the meta to stabilize. Lots of people have little patience and end up rushing in and crafting crap.

     I'm not disagreeing with you.

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