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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Flex » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:01 pm

I didn't use Humilty on the light spawn, was a war golem.

Saw an awesome three round kill.

Round 1:
Hunter did nothing
Shaman coined 2 dust devils.

Round 2:
Hunter used steady shot
Shaman attacks with the dust devils for 12 damage

Round 3:
Hunter placed an Iron Fur Grizzly
Shaman used Earth Shock
Played Flametongue Totem
Did 20 damage from the dust devils.

Reading articles and some watching videos, I've been hearing that control decks have pretty much dropped out of competitive play lately. It's all about the aggro at the moment (though I think it's more mid-game aggro than early rush).


The newness of the game is certainly a factor in that. Shifting meta as new styles are created, tested and countered in a few weeks time.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Scumbag Arena:

Retired at 8 wins to avoid the Golden Card,
won back 225 gold...

I ALREADY HAVE FRIGGIN TOO MUCH!!
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:05 pm

That must have been very painful for you. :lol:

In an arena right now. Crappy Hunter deck, but I do have a bunch of Beasts and an Unleash the Hounds. 1/0 currently. I'm not expecting to hit 5. Edit: 1/1. Lost the second when I played Venture Co. Mercenary and the Paladin hit it with Humility instead of trying to kill it, preventing me from dropping any good minions.

Edit: Aaand I crapped out at 2/3, winning me 10 gold and 25 dust.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:17 pm

The game has a really annoying thing right now where removing a health buff doesn't reduce the health of the buffed minions. Generally happens where a minion had, say, 2 health, got buffed up, was damaged down to 2 health, and then the buff was removed, the health will stay at 2. I just killed a Stormwind Champion and none of the other minions' health went down.

It seems like the health buffs affect max health and not current health. Wonder if that's intended.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:52 pm

Yeah, intended.

The idea is that health buffs would be crappy if it didn't give extra health also, while health reduction cards would be insane if they had damage included in the mechanic (See: Equality)

P.S. Godammit 315 gold and an Arena deck picked and ready to roll for tomorrow >_>
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:08 pm

So I encountered a Hunter exploit today. Seems it's not an unknown one, other reports around. Basically, the Hunter uses Flare right as the turn timer expires, and it freezes up their opponent's game.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:01 am

rewards for a 9-1 run, are you §$"&"§$& kidding me? really time to retire at 8 wins, this is just silly:

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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:48 am

Yeah, the guaranteed Golden Card at 9 really doesn't cut it honestly. I'd rather have a higher chance at a big dust bag...
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:01 am

That's what the last reward is? Ugh. At least it's some dust, but if it's any random golden card I guess it's quite often a common that only DEs to 40?
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:12 am

its either a pack or a gold card. think its higher chance for a gold card, at least that's what it feels like to me. that was actually my third divine favor .... frowns. i've had 9 wins with 220+ gold and 2 packs, that's pretty awesome. but the above is just disappointing.
at 8 wins you don't get the gold card/pack slot. so it'1 pack and 4 gold/dust bags. with a much higher chance for gold, usually it's at least 3 gold bags.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:26 pm

GOD Nothing beats rushing an OTK Hunter into conceding.

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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:08 pm

I had some weird OTK Hunter variation today. He didn't collect as many beasts, and I kind of guess he was expecting to use his Snake Trap minions for the Unleash rush. When I popped his trap to see what it was, I decided to immediately clear the three snakes with Blizzard. Next turn, he dropped his three cards and Unleashed the Hounds, which did nowhere near enough damage to kill me.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Wed Nov 27, 2013 3:03 pm

well, doing more then 20 is rare. you certainly need some other dmg first. I'm playing the four stealth mobs (panthers + tigers) along with 2 huntmaster and the usual removal suite. it's pretty important to put some pressure out there and then finish off with the combo.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:45 am

Anyone interested in some friendly matches? I seem to have hit another wall with the matchmaking system, stuck at 1-star Master.

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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:51 am

Sagara#2842

I'm usually on between 20 and midnight CET (with a baby bottle break around 21 :-p)
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:15 am

I just got a Golden Legendary Illidan. Do I DE and craft another legendary, or keep?

Edit: I probably will DE. I play almost exclusively Mage - should I make Thalnos, or Antonidas?
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:26 am

I'd say either anto or ysera - green girl is a massive gamebreaker as well.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:19 pm

Gut freaking DAMMIT! Why did I manage to turn a 0-2 disaster into an 8-2 that gave ANOTHER 225 GOLD!!

I guess I should be happy, but I can't seem to drop below 200G for more than a day >_>
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:32 pm

Why do you want to be below that?


Entirely unrelated: I just had a run of wins that took me from 1-star to 3-star Master without a single loss.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:30 pm

I always feel that I have "games left". I could start a new Arena again and again and empty my pockets to fill my deck a bit, but I can't really play all that much...
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:06 am

Ha. I regularly have no gold, and that does nothing to stop me playing over and over and over.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Andurin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:25 am

Turned a 0 - 2 arena into a 4 - 3 but balls, that third match I played was close.. I was a mage vs a paladin and I ended up with 1 hp and 2 mobs on the field while the paladin had nothing... Except that one that does random damage to things. The RNG gods at my side divided the damage between my mobs and left me to finish him off :roll: And 4-3 is a personal best I think ^^
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Kai » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:33 am

http://www.hearthlog.com/u/Shyntil

anyone tried/looked at that webpage? that's a random guy, looks pretty interesting, just used excel to track my arena games so far. although I wonder how the logging program works.
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby Sagara » Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:37 am

Ooooooh! Good catch!
Setting my account up :)
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Re: Hearthstone

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Nov 29, 2013 7:11 am

Follow up on the Legendary question:

I went ahead and crafted Bloodmage Thalnos.

Reasoning:
1) Archmage Antonidas may be powerful, but by the time he can be played on the board, most games are already pretty much over.

2) I was becoming less fond of Azure Drakes.
A 5 mana 4/4 with +1 Spellpower and Draw a Card, it seems good. But: 4/4 for 5 is not good value in and of itself. The card is almost always removed on the following turn, without an opportunity to use the +1 spell damage. So I was often sat with this card in my hand, thinking a) I can play it for card draw but it'll get removed or at best trade, and b) if I play this I won't fit anything else into my turn.

So: I replaced an Azure Drake with Bloodmage Thalnos. Same +1 Spellpower, also draws a card, but only costs 2 mana. Will also be immediately removed, and is very easy to do so - you'd never play this early game as a minion on its own. But it's easier to play, can be played earlier, and gives all the same benefits.

To be honest I'm yet to see it in action, though. I've drawn it once but didn't play it.
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