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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:12 am    Post subject: Hearthstone Reply with quote

Anyone else play this great card game from Blizzard? Pretty much like other games like Magic: The Gathering (which I've never played), but online and more accessible.

I started playing in the beta a little over a year ago, played for 6 months then mostly quit. Now they're bringing out their first full expansion and I'm playing again. I really enjoy this game, I like the strategy that goes into getting a deck together and playing it well.

Right now I'm playing Priest, a class who I never really got into before, but with the Naxxramas cards has become really fun. I'm making a lot of mistakes and could stand to get better at it, though.

Wouldn't mind adding some names to my friends list if any of you are playing.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I play once in a while. Never got really into it. I think I have two decks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Game's now out on Android for those who want it on a tablet. I tried and it doesn't quite run well on my two year old one, but it's playable.

I'm playing the game a lot since GvG. Mostly Warlock right now, a fast deck.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, grats.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to catch you playing a round the other day - priest vs. warrior. You won. I didn't even recognize most of the cards - way above my level. I don't think I even have the priest deck unlocked. I have a rogue deck that isn't based on any actual strat - built mainly out of abilities that I found annoying when they were used against me. (Taunt cards. All the taunt cards.)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The dragon Priest deck's mostly built around cards from the last two sets - it was only TGT that gave it what it needed to work, with the 2 and 4 mana taunts.

I've not been doing all that well since I started streaming. My arena win rate plummeted and I've been yoyoing in ranked.


Hardly anyone seems to be playing Rogue these days. They supposedly have only one strong deck, and it got nothing new in the expansion, while everything else improved.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3b3hDvRjJA&index=1&list=UUCODtTcd5M1JavPCOr_Uydg

James over at Extra Credits did an episode on power creep, using Hearthstone as an example.

He points out that power creep is not simply replacing smaller numbers with larger ones, as happened in the last expansion, if those smaller numbers were already so small that those cards never got used.

Instead, he points to new cards which are so overpowered for their cost that many of the older cards will never be chosen over it, and in fact they now need to introduce other new cards to match the new price/power curve.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with the central point there regarding Piloted Shredder and similar cards - Dr. Boom, for example, the only good-on-its-own 7-drop outside Druid. But the bit about the number of 3/5s I don't think was quite right - 3/5 for 4 mana with an additional effect is a totally reasonable stat line even compared to pre-GvG. Honestly I'd say the whole TGT expansion avoided power creep pretty well - there weren't really many exciting cards in the set because they were mostly either a bit too weak for constructed, or very well balanced.

(There are a couple of cards that are power-creep level but only in particular decks. The dragon synergy cards are much better than their cost, and as cards get added the "holding a dragon" prerequisite will stop mattering.)

They do need to do something about Piloted Shredder and Dr. Boom, though. Only a small nerf, like making Shredder a 4/2 and Boombots explode for 1-3. (In Boom's case, they also need to up their game on 7 drops, because he really was the first good (non-situational) neutral 7 drop.)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hardly anyone seems to be playing Rogue these days. They supposedly have only one strong deck, and it got nothing new in the expansion, while everything else improved.


Figures I'd pick the worst one. The only other one I've spent any time with is the Mage deck, since that's what you start with. I like some of the cards, but Jaina gets on my nerves.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hearthstone more like RNGstone
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorus wrote:
.... (Taunt cards. All the taunt cards.)


YAY! If I ever play, I can certainly use THAT card!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently started playing, and then I got a freebie card pack that I have to enter the codey-thing into Battle.net, and it couldn't find me. I logged out of my account on my iPad and could not get it to recognize my account again. So I've started the hell over again, which sucks. This time, I at least got an email to my account saying to verify the email, which worked. Le sigh.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Hearthstone Adventure announced Friday, launching this Thursday! Some interesting cards in the set, but much like TGT they're balanced to the point of being a little underwhelming (GvG and Naxx got us so used to blatantly overpowered card releases).
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Before I had to start over, I had been doing really well, and seemed like I won the majority of my duels. Now I can't seem to win squat anymore. What happened to my luck?
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I'm still terrible at this, yet it's somewhat addictive. I keep saying 'Just one more game'. Can't seem to get past Rank 20 though, I get two stars, then I lose them. Also won't be playing right before bed again, as it recently led to a dream where I got into a fight with Jaina over whether she really knew how to play a mage.
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