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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

    I'm shocked to see no one discussing exactly how many cards we are losing. Basic, with the 10 Demon Hunter cards was 143 total cards, Classic without any Demon Hunter cards was 240, so it could have had 255 if they had truly made a Classic Demon Hunter set like they said they planned to before making this announcement. The new Core Set will only have 235 cards, that means the grand total of possible options is being cut from 398 down to 235. That's a loss of 163 cards. Now don't get me wrong, many many cards in Basic and Classic aren't viable constructed options, but let's be real, many cards from every set aren't really viable constructed options either, so even if they greatly increase the number of viable options overall will it outweigh those missing cards? That's more cards than a standard expansion just gone.

    That also means that cards that generate cards, at least in Standard are going to have a much much smaller variance of power, if the base strength is naturally higher and all the terrible cards from Basic and Classic are purged it could create even more issues than ever before with randomly generated effects taking precedence. We already see things like Mana Cyclone in Mage and Sethekk Veilweaver in Priest almost making high cost high value cards unnecessary as generating large amounts of random cards is better. When you narrow that pool of options and make it more powerful it makes cards like those better while making the cards they actually generate less likely to be included in decks directly.

    I do think the changes overall are great. I think returning cards is great. I think a few Core set is great. I think there might be negatives to a smaller, more powerful pool of cards moving forward considering Blizzards general approach to making Hearthstone about moments and randomness and excitement, instead of truly balanced gameplay.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

    Art changes weren't nerfs or buffs to cards, they were changes made based on art direction and dealing with potential outrage for a game they are marketing towards children and other cultures with different standards of censorship. If you somehow mistakenly believe that cards that were changed statistically but also got art changes won't be reverted to their vanilla functionality that isn't true. All non-art modification, be they nerfs or buffs, though basically nothing was every buffed, will be reverted for Classic mode, they just aren't going to go back to supporting the original art elements.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 4 months ago

    Man oh man was this tough. My first three games all ended with my opponent actually killing me by attacking me directly.... I just don't understand what makes people just jump into a brawl totally blind and not understand their deck isn't just random cards.

    In reply to A New Year Bash
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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 5 months ago

    IDK what was going on that last time this brawl happened, I barely remember it to be honest, but Evolve Shaman makes this about as unfun for your opponent as possible. Don't get me wrong, Druid, Priest and Warlock have some interesting options as well, but shaman legitimately is the king of this Brawl.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    I mean his "hand" was a weapon that dropped when he died. Interestingly as well Bladed Gauntlet is very similar in appearance and could have been an interesting part of the deathrattle to get a weapon that functioned off of armor like that, considering the Primes ability. However I also believe that its not really a character you're becoming, like Galakrond. I think if they wanted to increase flavor it would have been interesting to see the armor proc decreased, but give him some sort of multi-attack feature. 

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 1 year, 10 months ago

    As someone that played WoW heavily until MoP, with BC being my favorite expansion, I can tell you that the base Kargath Bladefist is much more appropriate than you know. One of the major mechanics of the fight with him in the Shattered Halls instance was he would Charge (an iconic Warrior ability) players in the group. This occurred roughly every 30 seconds and each usage of the ability would increase the number of uses. So the first time he would just Charge once, then twice and so on. So the Rush mechanic fits that very well, as he was a very specific representation of the Warrior class in the game.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 1 month ago

    This is a pretty cool idea, though its definitely harder when you consider the other games you may know nothing about. There are some hints, but not the best ones.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 4 months ago

    Favorite thing in 2019 had to be the Wild event announcement, even if I found the results to be less than enjoyable hahahahaha, I was super hype when I saw the announcement and was excited to brew for that first week.

    I'm looking forward to the seeing the new card change philosophy in effect for a year. ATM these rapid changes have done great work and made me come back to the game again and again after losing interested from deck fatigue. Having a drive to play HS because its balanced is hugely important to me.

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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 6 months ago

    This card seems awesome in so many decks. Its not blow you out of the water powerful on its own but in the right decks its a game ender. Awesome build around, going to be a ton of fun to win games with this.

    In reply to Shu'ma
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    515 153 Posts Joined 06/04/2019
    Posted 2 years, 9 months ago

    They always play games and reveal cards as they play, and then they do a dump for all the stuff they didn't get to show off. So its not just them showing all the cards and being done with it.