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  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Snowfall Graveyard triggers all deathrattles twice, including weapons.  So Necrium Blade triggers its deathrattle when it breaks, this triggers the Naval Mine twice, and then Blade's deathrattle triggers the second time, which procs Naval mine two more times.

    Similar effects have been achieved in the past with the use of either Baron Rivendare or Necromechanic which offer the same double deathrattles as well.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 1 week ago

    This isn't really a site bug, but figured it was easier to post here than go through and report on 20 or so posts.  But this user has been making a ton of spam posts, just FYI.  I'm sure you noticed, but wanted to say something just in case.

    In reply to Multiple Spam Posts
  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From linkblade91
    Quote From Thonson
    Swapping costs of the two minions would help mitigate the use of it to make two early 12/12s with Rush and still allow it to be used as a draw engine in other decks.  In Wild, making the 20/20 charging Boars cost 4 would give people a chance to do something rather than getting hit with 2 chargers with 20 attack on turn 4.

    That would help with the Boar situation, but would open up new opportunities for abuse. Swapping stats and costs means cards that are expensive because of their Battlecry or Deathrattle would become good targets.

    That's true!  It's almost like they shouldn't have printed this card at all...  Not sure how you change the card then without completely changing the effect or killing it.  Which is too bad because it's an interesting idea.  Maybe they will need to limit it to drawing minions of X mana cost or more, or less?  If you say it only draws X mana cost or more, cheap minions that charge or copy aren't included?  Or maybe the spell just draws any two minions but silences them in hand before swapping the stats?  That eliminates battlecries, charge, and other big effects that you wouldn't want on a cheap minion that has been given a ton of stats, still keeps the spirit of the card, and could then at least give opponents a chance to react to the big, cheap minion.  But then I have to ask, is this maybe too much and it kills the card?

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From iWatchUSleep

    I'm sorry but mech mage? That's the deck you guys are complaining about still?

    Ramp druid is by far the strongest deck in the game, resulting in everyone trying to counter it, with middling success (mostly aggro dh).

    Pirate warrior and mech mage are tier 2 at best, switcharoo priest (the highroll one) is a meme.

    At least complain about the right decks, come on guys.

    Well, everyone's experience in this game is not the same so please keep that in mind before posting condescending reactions to other people posting information regarding their personal experience.  Personally I wasn't complaining, I was having a conversation (or trying to) about things I've been seeing.  I did mention Switcheroo, yes, but perhaps Priest stuck out to me more because when I go to Wild that's about half of what I've been seeing there since launch.  And while it may be a highroll deck, it's unfortunately highrolling fairly consistently or people wouldn't be playing it so much in Wild.

    But yes, Standard Druid is still strong!  It's not quite the same deck as it was before, but now seems focused on reducing the cost of the Naga Giants and then getting a ton of copies using the 2/4 minion once the giants are reduced in cost, which is not hard for them to do.  That combined with Earthen Scales gives them a chance to build a big board while also getting a huge health boost.  Then because they can get up to 20 mana, which I never understood who thought that would be okay ever, they can do things like Brann>Alex to face, Zola on Alex, and have two more Alex to face next turn if they have ramped enough.  Not sure what my win rates have been against them, but it's probably bad.  It's either hope I get an epic start so I can win very quickly, or hope they draw poorly or make a mistake.

    But as I said in my other post here, the team is a lot faster at responding to balance issues now than in the past.  I'm sure they'll be watching all the data over the first week or two and then taking swift action against whatever deck or card(s) they see as problematic.  Regardless, I've still been having a fun time this first week just playing different stuff and working on achievements.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From Cleef2
    Quote From Thonson
    Quote From allthehype

    This early, Mecha-Shark and Switcheroo feels like potential nerf targes. Also, discover is super strong with this limited card pool, I think I discovered 4 new The Leviathan in the same game. But I haven't played a lot tbh. 

    I had a game recently where I played 4 Gaia, the Techtonic and I don't really think a single one of the four was from my deck

    And that is one of the most annoying things with mech mage now. It's bad enough to deal with a t6 or t7 Gaia, but to deal with another one at t8... Now I'm not playing a T1 deck by far, but this feels like impossible to beat... Even when I get 2 7/7s online by t4/5 Vs an empty board I still get swarmed the turn after and get completely destroyed

    Yeah, I have been playing a bunch of different stuff to try new things and to also hit some early achievements.  But Mech Mage is definitely one of the stronger decks.  Switcheroo shenanigans with Deathwing and the surfing murloc that copies are also just annoying.  But so far the good news is that there are a lot of decks that seem to at least be viable.   And while Mech Mage is by no means unbeatable, the match up against the deck you are playing may very well be highly unfavored for you.  I feel like there is a trend where when a lot of archetypes are viable we tend to see higher numbers of polarized match ups.  The biggest issue is when the meta starts to settle if those polarized match ups stick around or disappear, or if certain decks hold others back from existing at all.

    It might take another week or so, but I can already imagine seeing some nerfs hit Mech Mage, maybe Pirate Warrior, and potentially Switcheroo to avoid too many crazy shenanigans in both Standard and Wild.  I could see them increasing the cost of the spell, or maybe adding card costs as part of the swap.  Swapping costs of the two minions would help mitigate the use of it to make two early 12/12s with Rush and still allow it to be used as a draw engine in other decks.  In Wild, making the 20/20 charging Boars cost 4 would give people a chance to do something rather than getting hit with 2 chargers with 20 attack on turn 4.

    As with any expansion there are unfortunately some issues that the team either didn't foresee or just didn't think would be so bad.  But the good news is they have been a lot faster in recent years to respond, as opposed to the old way of waiting 2 months and then making one or two minor changes that either do nothing or completely kill cards.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Quote From allthehype

    This early, Mecha-Shark and Switcheroo feels like potential nerf targes. Also, discover is super strong with this limited card pool, I think I discovered 4 new The Leviathan in the same game. But I haven't played a lot tbh. 

    I had a game recently where I played 4 Gaia, the Techtonic and I don't really think a single one of the four was from my deck

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Check Faelin's dust refund amount.  I got a golden Finley in the bundle and it was listed for a full refund amount as he's diamond in the battle pass (which I got too).

    For me, the big bundle, saved gold, and other saved Standard packs make for a pretty good haul.  Then I have a ton of dust saved, and just craft whatever I want and missed.  Golden Gigafin though in packs!  And a golden Nellie, the Great Thresher in the golden Standard pack from finishing the Mercenaries books.

    In reply to Day 1 Highs and Lows
  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I randomly got a golden Standard pack yesterday and I had finished BoM previously.  I honestly didn't pay enough attention to notice if it said that's what it was for though.  But maybe they added it in or debugged it.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Haven't seen anything here yet, but Hearthstone Top Decks has a list for cards rotating in/out for 2022.  If accurate, I think I only counted 1 Epic, 4 Rares, and 2 Commons rotating out that were Core '21 specific.  So if you want them it's either a) not a huge dust investment to craft or b) if they are added to the Legacy packs should be easy to obtain if you already have all the Legacy cards.  Open a few packs and you'll likely get most of them.

    That said, are they being added to Legacy packs?  I can't remember.

     

    UPDATE: Looks like the team is working on it.  In the Cards search page you can select Core 2022 as a set.

    In reply to Core List 2022
  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I would like to participate in a Wild tournament/league if it's time flexible as you mention in the post.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From aposteljoe

    ...  my opponents play cards nobody plays. I can't play around them.

    ... I'm just facing pros. Noobs are gone.

    The game has been out since 2014, yes, you are most likely going to only face experienced players with very few new players coming in to the game now.

    But doesn't your statement about people playing off meta cards that you aren't expecting show that not everyone is a pro as you claim?  Because a pro would be playing the best, fine tuned deck they could to reach as high of a ladder rank as they can.

    Also, people playing off meta is a good thing for the health of the game, at least in my opinion.  Because it shows that at least some people are still willing to experiment and play their own stuff, and they must be able to get some wins with their off meta deck if they are playing an off meta deck.  50% or higher?  Maybe, maybe not.  But I feel like you're complaint with that statement was that not all of your opponents were net decking... That's very odd as usually the complaint is that everyone IS net decking!

    Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're trying to say too.  Not sure.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Am I the only one who saw this card and immediately thought of the mini Deathwing in the “Hearthstone is Home” music video?!

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Reminds me of Volcano but reduced damage since it can’t hit friendlies.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    LtEddy had a walkthrough video for unlocking this if anyone is still looking for a way to get it.  His method can also be used to unlock other card backs too.  Like the Samsung Galaxy card back.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O2Tg-Qe-2E

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Never seen anything like that before.  Are you running any 3rd party software like Deck Trackers, an Arena draft helper, or... whatever else you might run to help with Hearthstone?  You could try disabling and/or removing and reinstalling any third party software first.  If that doesn't fix it, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the game.

    Another option in the launcher could be to go to the Hearthstone page, down by the Play button is a little gear.  If you click the gear there are some options like "Scan and Repair" which might be able to find if any files are corrupted and need to be reinstalled as well.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 3 weeks ago
    Quote From jacob1487

    its because you revived a post from before the spell schools were added.

    I didn't realize that, it was literally in the "Recent Post" list on the main page.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    They actually are already Holy spells in the game.  The images may not have been updated on the site when spell schools were added.

    EDIT: Actually they are updated on the site.  Not sure where you're images came from.  Libram of Hope, Libram of Justice, Libram of Wisdom.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    I think certain card backs and hero portraits were made available for gold at the start of the Hearthstone year (April 2021).  It would have been discussed in the article regarding the patch update at the time.  If it had a separate article it likely got buried quick with all the other news coming out at the same time

    In reply to Power Core
  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    I am hoping this gets fixed in the patch on 1/25.  Another work around for now:

    1. Change your deck to be Standard
    2. Remove any filters
    3. Change back to a Wild deck.

    This should not affect the card selections you've already made, but it will allow you to scroll the collection without filters.  It also may not really save you any time from the current work around of exiting the deck edit mode, removing filters, and going back in.  But maybe it'll be a little faster as I imagine backing out of deck building makes you say yes or no to auto completing a deck.

    The work around above also doesn't do anything to stop additional filters from getting stuck when added.  So you have to keep repeating my work around the same way I'm guessing you repeat yours when trying to deck build in mobile.

  • Thonson's Avatar HearthStationeer 1690 1523 Posts Joined 03/24/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Tied to honor earned, maybe?  I got 8000 and reached the top rank, a friend who was much lower in the ranks got 3200.

    In reply to Extra Dust?!?