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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 0:02 
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I seem to attack second in this so often. Is there something that causes it? I just had a single run of 11 fights and went second in all of them, and have been noticing that I seem to go second a LOT recently. Or am I just in the middle of a very weird part of the RNG sequencer?

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
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Curiosity wrote:
I seem to attack second in this so often. Is there something that causes it? I just had a single run of 11 fights and went second in all of them, and have been noticing that I seem to go second a LOT recently. Or am I just in the middle of a very weird part of the RNG sequencer?


Main game / solo missions / Battlegrounds ?

In the main game its totally random so yes just a run of luck one way or the other (I generally prefer to go 2nd)
Solo missions are virtually all predetermined if you go first or second
Battlegrounds is random with some exceptions like the Demon Hunters outside attackers go first then there is a specific order for things to happen in (dragon breath / counter attacks / dropped minions etc)


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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:27 
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Oh, Battlegrounds

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:39 
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Mumble grumble Battlegrounds is not even proper Hearthstone.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:40 
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Mumble mumble it’s the best Hearthstone.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 13:43 
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In fairness it's not a game mode I've tried, I probably should really. I literally just did the bare minimum to get the free packs when the mode was introduced (and had no idea what was going on) and then never played it again.,

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 17:13 
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Highest rank so far under the new system, Diamond 4.

Feels sort of close to Legend but in reality of course I'd need 11 wins on the trot to get there, and there are no win streak bonuses from Diamond 5 upward.

Currently running with BIG SHAMAN which seems somewhat unrepresented in the current meta so does have an element of surprise to it and has some decent match-ups too.

We shall see, it's fairly early in the month. The main thing I need to do is walk away from the PC if I get a bad beat or two, because I can go on tilt terribly.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:41 
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Got over 6k on Battlegrounds now


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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 16:42 
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I'm still not thinking about Legend, but Diamond Rank 2 is pretty good and by all accounts puts me in the top 2-3% of players or so.

The main thing I'm doing differently is walking away from a bad beat if my head goes, rather than carrying on playing and going on tilt.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:42 
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I’ve been playing too much Battlegrounds, so when I just did a few arena runs I was terrible at building decks and at playing them, and got results of 0, 2, 1 and 3 wins.

Better stick to Battlegrounds!

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 20:41 
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Lots of changes to Battlegrounds, including big nerfs for:

Eudora as a hero - need to dig 5 times now
Murlocs as a class - removed Gentle Megasaur

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Lich King and Reno - powers are now free
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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 17:21 
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ONE GAME AWAY from Diamond Rank 1 and a stupid Timewarp Mage wanked himself off all over me and now I've lost my mojo.

STUPID GAME.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 21:55 
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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 14:45 
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Crikey I'm not feeling much love for the new expansion and how the metagame has settled down, mainly because Priest is now super-strong in both Standard and Wild, and Priest is hands-down the most depressing class to play against. (It's also a class I pretty much refuse to play with because they're such a hateful thieving, cheating, fucking lowlife class. Once in a while they'll get a viable tempo deck I'll have a go with, but beyond that their basic modus operandi offends me.)

Fortunately Fall Guys and Ghost of Tsushima have been there to take up the slack, but as for Hearthstone at the moment I'm on the 'Minimal Quest Completion' gameplay cycle.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 16:01 
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Last update has broken a lot of Battlegrounds a quick tip while its still broken is if you get the new hero who can swap minions and there is a minion with a good battlecry just keep buying it and swapping it back to bob
This works crazy well with pogohoppers just buy / play / swap it back to bob / buy / play and then swap it again next time


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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 16:24 
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And a helpful illustration of this

Meeting at round 7

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About 4 or 5 rounds later

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 20:31 
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I have done it with the +2/+2 Demon, but if you can get enough of the Hopper then that can wreak havoc!

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:47 
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Played some regular Hearthstone, and for the lols decided to play with the random Zayle’s EVIL decks for a bit, as well as just throwing some decks together vaguely based of things I had seen.

Moved up to the gold ranks. Lost a fair few matches, but won some too. No specific type of deck ever constantly had my number other than the Druid one that gets to 7 mana in three turns and then dumps a ton of massive minions down and kills yours for free. The closest I had was about 15 damage done after 4 turns, but as soon as they have the insane mana advantage it’s basically game over.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 14:04 
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I've been getting back into it the last few days and am pleased to see that the PLAGUE OF PRIESTS has passed, with decks emerging to counter them and thus make their representation on ladder considerably less oppressive.

Currently back into the Diamond ranks, I'll see if I can press on to Diamond 5 before the end of the month which is where I generally used to aim for. My best remains Diamond Rank 2 three star.

Some of the stuff druids can do at the moment if they get decent draw and ramp is pretty daft though.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 17:35 
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That 7 mana spell that brings out two 5 mana minions with rush! Bastards!

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 16:30 
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zaphod79 wrote:
Last update has broken a lot of Battlegrounds a quick tip while its still broken is if you get the new hero who can swap minions and there is a minion with a good battlecry just keep buying it and swapping it back to bob
This works crazy well with pogohoppers just buy / play / swap it back to bob / buy / play and then swap it again next time


Also a fun late game play with the Anomaly thing that adapts.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:06 
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New heroes out in Battlegrounds, a new class of minion (elementals) and some other new minions too. Also ratings have been reset and there’s a new mechanism for them.

First match was as Ragnaros and his power is amazing! Once you’ve killed 20 minions (easy), your power activates and gives +4/+4 to your two edge minions at the end of each of your turns.

Really allows you to build up the stats on your support minions like Baron Riverdare or the one who throws knives when you lose a demon. I won the match by a mile!

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
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Curiosity wrote:
I won the match by a mile!


That may just be because the stats were reset - I've won or at least been top 3 in about every battlegrounds match I've played since the update and a few were like that - wining with either full health or having only lost 2 points in one of the early rounds


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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 21:28 
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Fair play to my chum who sent me this pic this evening, he started playing a couple of months after me back in 2014, this is the first time either of us have reached Legend.

He is quite pleased with himself. I was goading him a bit with my Diamond Rank 2 two star so he's clearly decided to go one better.

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 Post subject: Re: Hearthstone thread
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:41 
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I think they might have to nerf the elementals a bit. So many additions that can cause exponential stacking of stats. Just fought someone with an 80/320 taunt minions, and every other minion had over 50 attack, with a couple more with over 100 (and divine shield and wind fury). Seems OP.

They even trashed my team that had a ridiculous 320/320 pogo hopper with divine shield!

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