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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 days, 14 hours ago

    Bru'kan is a lot more versatile as bearon will only ever work in decks that hard commit to freeze synergy. So he is the obvious choice. It may be worth waiting for a bit, as theodrinus said, given that balance changes and an inevitable change in the meta are around the corner.

    In reply to Bru'kan or Bearon?
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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Quote From R

    Thank you all for the words of support. At the moment I'm playing the quest pirate warrior deck in wild mode. I'm progressing quite well, but I don't know if this deck is good enough to reach Legend. I am at the Platinum X for now. I will try my best this month. I wish the same to everyone else. Good luck!

    Quest warrior is the best and easiest deck in the format. Know that if you play even somewhat well you should be able to reach legend without any struggles with that deck. ...if that helps at all.

    Just make sure you're dropping Rokara on 5/6, consistently.

    In reply to Reach Legend Rank
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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Started the year off by getting 2 legendaries in the 5 end of season packs and somehow managed to finally get an 11x multiplier despite not even hitting top 2k legend.

    So yeah, pretty good start overall lol

    In reply to Welcome to 2022!
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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Quote From Maurice

    Still noboby enjoying the combo control meta?

    Me neither...

     

    What combo control meta? Everyone is playing burgle rogue right now which is anything but that. Looking past that the following decks are what I see at legend:

    Aggro:

    -Face hunter 

    -Pirate warrior

    Midrange:

    -Quest rogue

    Combo:

    -Bolner shaman

    -Mozaki mage

    -Some druid and dh jank

    Control

    -Libram paladin

    -Hand warlock

     

    The meta is extremely varied. I have no idea what you're talking about.

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months ago
    Quote From Live4vrRdieTryn

    This was obviously meant as a humorous thread

    The joke

    Your heads. : )-     Also why is my face always already dead???

    Oh I thought jokes were supposed to be funny.

    My bad!

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago

    In wild people don't play him because slow mirrors don't happen all that often.

    And against aggressive decks you want to cheat your defensive cards with taunt, not an 8/8 they can ignore.

    In reply to Tickatus question
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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From Tuscarora87

    People are crying over Wild, but that format and Classic are, ironically, 3X better than Standard, lol.

    This is just so untrue. There's even several top wild players who are moving to standard because wild is so boring, in big part due to odd hunter.

    Standard has one polarizing deck currently and that's mage. Which loses to about half of the current meta decks, and there are a lot of different decks viable right now.

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I really don't understand how there's people who think a meta is nothing but aggro decks, every single meta.

    Currently for every 'aggro' deck (pirate warrior, secret paladin, taunt druid, face hunter...) there are just as many 'slow' decks (libram paladin, big warrior, demon hunter shenanigans, Anacondra druid, quest shaman, quest warlock...).

    So no, the standard meta seems completely fine right now and I wish I had more time to play it currently.

     

    Wild, however, is dreadful. Warlock's two best decks got literally erased from the format with no way of coming back and there's just another warlock that pops up to dominate again. Paired with pirate warrior and odd hunter it's just an extremely boring format with only a few decks you'll ever see.

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From FortyDust

    There are several reasons Secret Paladin is the top deck right now. Warlock is one of them.

    That's... a very weird way of spelling shadow priest.

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    One thing I see people here, and in other places too, assume wrongly is handlock's win condition and the fact that it "doesn't need the fatigue win-con because it wins through giants with windfury".

    But the reason it doesn't need that win condition is because there are no slow decks present that push it to fatigue.

    If a handlock player were to play against a control priest or control warrior they would absolutely need that fatigue win condition because their limited threats get cleared rather easily. 

    Just because that win condition is not relevant now doesn't mean it isn't limiting deck building.

    Obviously, there's plenty of other quest decks that push slower strategies away all the same. But handlock is no less of an offender, due to the fatigue win condition it has.

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Quote From MojoPogo
    alright, i really didnt think the tone of my post was anywhere near as aggressive as it seems to be being interpreted, but obviously i was wrong. im going to rewrite this more eloquently and post again, and i apologize for allowing my frustration to override the point that i was trying to make. that being said, if you're looking at what decks are being reported hitting legend as well as available deck statistics i dont see how you can come to the conclusion that every class has a deck in the meta. i have more to say on this as well as on your take on blizzards treatment of wild, but ill wait to expand on it in the aforementioned other post, as ill probably delete this one. thanks for being frank with me

    Hey respect for apologizing.

    My view on standard is mostly based off of vS' early data presented in their podcast ( https://www.reddit.com/r/CompetitiveHS/comments/p90raj/summary_of_the_82121_vicious_syndicate_podcast/ )

    Paired with some takes from high legend players who have hs premium (so access to high legend stats rather than just the general ones. Which are generally more telling of how the meta will develop. As players at lower ranks generally flock towards the tried and true decks like warlock, shaman and priest, whereas high legend players are always a step ahead and find counters to the perceived best decks, or even better decks or decklists.)

    Both of these sources of information point towards the fact that there's still a lot to be discovered and refined. 

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    Posted 5 months ago

    Ever consider that people may downvote you, not particularly because of your argument, but because of your godawful tone?

    I'd imagine not.

    Anyway, I'll bite; standard is really diverse and still nowhere close to refined.

    Nearly every class has viable deck(s) and there are a lot of unrefined archetypes still around, meaning it's nowhere close to being fully developed yet.

    Wild might be a shitshow because of warlock, but has been that for over a year now. People who think wild is even close to being one of the devs' priorities is just delusional at this point. And even then, Iksar mentioned the other day that they're still looking at some further warlock corrections for wild.

     

    So yeah, all of the above is why I downvoted you.

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Quote From anchorm4n

    Is Shadow Priest still any good at higher ranks? I'm at gold 5 because I'm a Wild main and haven't touched Standard in a while, but it works well enough for me there. 

    Yeah, shadow priest works fine in both formats. It's around tier 2 in standard I'd imagine.

     

    In reply to Meta after the nerf?
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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Cut the devolves (useless in 2021) for the Ice Fishing Toxfin and Firemancer Flurgl package. Which is basically mandatory in shaman decks nowadays. 

    As others have noted, Bolner isn't in your list.

    Not wanting to craft Loatheb and Aya is weird given that the former is insane paired with Shudderwock and the latter is mandatory for jade decks that aren't druid, but whatever.

    Hex, stonehill and bog slosher should probably go.

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From anchorm4n

    I'm almost exclusively playing Wild and it looks like the meta is healing there. Shortly after release everybody was playing QL Warlock, now the ladder is full of hyper Aggro decks, we're even having our own version of Shadowpriest. The logical next step would be the return of Control lists that counter the aggro fiesta and voilà: we're back at rock-paper-scissors with Secret Mages laughing their asses off because they just don't care. 

    Iunno about that one chief...

    https://twitter.com/corbettgames/status/1423926232203239429?s=20

    Biggest upside for me is that secret mage got some (hard) counters, in the form of odd hunter especially.

    Absolutely blessed, screw everyone who still plays that cookie cutter deck after god knows how many years it's been around. 

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    960 782 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Daowen

    Quests shouldn't be win-conditions. 

    ...then what should cards which you build the majority of your deck around, be?

    In reply to Quest Hate
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    Posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Right, so what have we, once again, learned about these extremely premature nerf takes everyone?

     

    Questline hunter is one of the most overrated decks in standard, aka gigabad and warrior is barely playable. Vastly overshadowed by other quests such as mage (overplayed), warlock (quest nerf candidate #1) and rogue (quest nerf candidate #2).

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    Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago
    Quote From h0lysatan
     

    Maybe they want to communicate, but the upper management told them to stay quiet. You can't expect them to not follow orders. So we can't blame Hearthstone about this because we don't know what's going on. It's not their decision.

    One other reason is the feedback they would get for everything they say, especially at this moments. Toxicity and Disputes comments would hinder the important announcement. You can't evade things like this. So staying quiet is possibly the best solution.

    ?

    I never directed this at the HS team. This was aimed at all of Blizzard. Whether they refuse to talk themselves or told everyone else to keep quiet. 

    Neither makes sense to me.

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    Posted 6 months ago

    Look, I completely understand that pointing random fingers is nonsensical because no one here knows who the actual culprit would be.

    What I don't understand is why Blizzard choose the radio silence option. Especially for one of their better-running games at this moment.

    Call me naive but how could this approach possibly be better than at least saying something.

    At least from my professional experience the worst thing one can do is not communicate. Which is exactly what they're doing right now...