Zetalot Taking An Indefinite Leave From Hearthstone

  • JawsLoanCompany's Avatar 175 76 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    I personally find this to be very sad news for myself and the Priest class in general.  No one championed Priest more than him.  And he was one of the very few streamers that I always watched, supported, and contributed financially.  This is a clear reflection of how bad a shape Priest is in Standard; and Priest only fares a little better in Wild.  

    Priest is my favorite class but it is very clearly Blizzard's least favorite.  And while no one cares whether I play Hearthstone, losing the support of high profile players and streamers ultimately affects the entire game's popularity and success.

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1375 2868 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    Sad to hear. Definitely a loss for hearthstone.

    Though I kinda expected it. Its not been a good year for priest if you wanna have fun.

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  • HolyWater's Avatar HearthStationeer 310 129 Posts Joined 03/15/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    im really sad too. my favorite streamer playing my favorite class:(

    hs is not in a good spot rn. this class identity ruined the whole game and the direction they are going is gonna make so many streamers leave the game

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  • ShotgunSoul's Avatar 240 168 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    I credit quite a bit of my 1,200+ wins as priest to Zetalot, who through thick and very f---king thin, provided decks, strategies and winrates for those wanting to play the class. This is one quiet departure that's going to hurt the community, as streamers are going to other games or Battlegrounds mode, and most players gravitate to aggro and quickly ramping up the ladder rather than a guy like Zetalot that focuses on control play styles that make for more interesting, challenging games and in theory, feed on aggro decks, but Hearthstone's history of power toward aggro ...

    I also took note he mentions lackeys as something needing to be addressed in Hearthstone's meta as one thing he finds OP. I've been thinking about that recently seeing how lackeys are prevalent.

    /it's getting rarer to see control vs. control or control vs. OTK in wild, too

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  • Bystekhilcar's Avatar 270 334 Posts Joined 09/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    Honestly had no idea who this was since I only really dabble in Priest. Nonetheless, a shame to lose a valued member of the community.

    I see you when you're sleeping; I'm gone before you wake

    I'm not as good as turn 4 Barnes; But I'm at least a Twilight Drake

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  • DoubleSummon's Avatar Ancestral Recall 1580 2269 Posts Joined 03/25/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vtqYRbYemk

    you forgot his video..

    https://isartifactdead.com/ this site though

    he is gonna stream LoR so that's really nice I am looking to see more streamers join the LoR party :D

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  • Meteorite12's Avatar 670 696 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    Makes sense, given that playing so often (and only one class too) will leave you burnt out eventually.

    Hopefully Blizz takes this as a sign that they need to change things up. Priest has been stuck in the same situation for so long now, it’s a sign of an inherent problem with their design policy

    Who needs consistency when you could have fun?

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  • RandomGuy's Avatar 430 614 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
    Quote From Meteorite12

    Makes sense, given that playing so often (and only one class too) will leave you burnt out eventually.

    Hopefully Blizz takes this as a sign that they need to change things up. Priest has been stuck in the same situation for so long now, it’s a sign of an inherent problem with their design policy

    Combo Priest was arguably the strongest deck in the Uldum meta.

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  • Bluelights's Avatar 425 392 Posts Joined 04/02/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
    Quote From RandomGuy
    Quote From Meteorite12

    Makes sense, given that playing so often (and only one class too) will leave you burnt out eventually.

    Hopefully Blizz takes this as a sign that they need to change things up. Priest has been stuck in the same situation for so long now, it’s a sign of an inherent problem with their design policy

    Combo Priest was arguably the strongest deck in the Uldum meta.

    This and it was nice to see a more tempo like in priest for a change

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  • OmarComing's Avatar 780 505 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    I too have enjoyed Zeta's decks and his persistence in making Priest work. Removing Mind Blast and putting in a useless replacement didn't help matters.

    Anyway, he is calling it a break, so I think he will be back unless Runeterra can keep him engaged.  

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  • Mercynary9's Avatar 330 229 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    I don't believe he would quit the hearthstone just for the one class being trash. As someone have posted the link in this thread, he quit probably because of powercreeps with hero cards and lackeys.

    I think it's hard for hearthstone team to keep up their game fresh, I feel they should start exploring new ideas and just start already.

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  • ShotgunSoul's Avatar 240 168 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago
    Quote From Mercynary9

    I don't believe he would quit the hearthstone just for the one class being trash. As someone have posted the link in this thread, he quit probably because of powercreeps with hero cards and lackeys.

    I think it's hard for hearthstone team to keep up their game fresh, I feel they should start exploring new ideas and just start already.

    I've wanted thief priest to evolve into a steal minions on the table archetype. More cards like Mind Control Tech, Mind Control, Potion of Madness, Shadow Madness, and Cabal Shadow Priest. Given the right tempo, it could help priest counter aggro -- which SHOULD be the case for it being a control class -- and give some needed firepower, rather than relying on board clear after board clear or taunts which seem underpowered or prone to silence.

    And all that fit thematically in the class (Anduin DGAF and used mind control on locals and the WoW player at the start of Mists of Pandaria, and the Old Gods' crowd tend to rely on it as well).

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  • FieselFitz's Avatar Anduin 735 1020 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 1 year, 8 months ago

    Sure Priest has seen better days - so have lots of Heroes not only Priest. Every class was at the Top Tier Decks and every class was on the least played class spot - but that´s not how it will stay. The Meta Changes with almost every expansion - and leaving just because your favourable class does not get the love you want it to is simply (at least for me) not the right choice. 

    Sure, everyone should play what he/she enjoys but there are lots of fun decks out there. And hell Priest is not that bad right now - Rezz Priest is doing pretty well. Never realy watched Zetalot - sure saw some clips or tried some decks of his but if he thinks the spot priest is in now is a good reason to take a leave so be it - i personaly think it is not that bad.

    So far i've played Rezz Priest to Rank 3  (started at 8).

    Challenge me ... when you're ready to duel a god!

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