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Artifact |OT| Mangoj eebayted

Mar 16, 2018
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I think Storm Spirit may be the one hero in the game I haven't used. Not out of choice really, I've just never seemed to come across him. I think I've only ever played against him a few times too
Me neither. Guess I have to do a few test runs first, his ability in theory should be amazing in an aggro deck but he's super squishy.

Edit: Two matches, two wins. Very fast wins, Storm Spirit seems kinda broken in a mono black aggro deck. I shall gather more data. Also got Time of Triumph and Incarnation of Selemene in my level up packs.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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It's nice to run in the background - but I turn it off between games
Yeah, it's been really fun so far. Blowouts from unknowns and lots of deck variety. I'm also muting it between games though. I'm not sure if the commentary is bad, or if I've just been spoiled by Swim.
I agree. Slacks as a commentator is a bit too much.

The amount of misinformation is baffling

A lot of the blame is on Valve for having terrible communication/messaging though. And you can't expect word of mouth to work when there's a significant base of uninformed people actively working against you.
Yes. I think I'm just going to bail on these threads. It's just a lot of misinformed manchildren who are rooting for the game to fail because they think Valve somehow "abandoned" them and owes them something.
 
Oct 27, 2017
231
Well, tried Petrify's Artillery deck. Did terrible with it. Only won one game. :D

Back to red.


The group with Hyped in the WePlay tournament was pretty interesting to watch. R/G ramp inconsistent as usual. I wonder if some players drop it after the group stage.
 
Oct 25, 2017
265
So players have time to process the information. If the deploy was instant, players would have to go and check each lane at the start of the turn anyway. Either way 10 seconds of time is needed.

The game also only shows you the normal speed draw animation for two cards, if you draw any more it's just added to your hand more or less instantly.
The thing is, it doesn't give you time to process. It shows the units being shuffled and then immediately zooms in. THEN it draws the cards. It's real dumb.

It should be:

- Draw your cards while zoomed out.
- Distribute the units.
- Give a few seconds to process before zooming in.
 
May 6, 2018
194
The thing is, it doesn't give you time to process. It shows the units being shuffled and then immediately zooms in. THEN it draws the cards. It's real dumb.

It should be:

- Draw your cards while zoomed out.
- Distribute the units.
- Give a few seconds to process before zooming in.
This is a great idea. Everyone just immediately zooms out to check what's going on anyways, so they may as well just bake it into the game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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The thing is, it doesn't give you time to process. It shows the units being shuffled and then immediately zooms in. THEN it draws the cards. It's real dumb.

It should be:

- Draw your cards while zoomed out.
- Distribute the units.
- Give a few seconds to process before zooming in.
Honestly, I just want the forced camera off completely. I hate trying to zoom out while getting cards. I would play a lot of the game just zoomed out if I could.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,183
Next I'm going to build a deck around Storm Spirit, doesn't anyone know if he's hero card can move heroes to avoid minions? Like is it a free x damage to tower?
Yeah, I had him in my Black deck initially, using his Signature to move himself out of the way of minions for free Tower damage, but he is super squishy. Bear in mind card placement rules still govern his card's movement, so if there's an empty space in front of an enemy, it has to go there. His Passive is pretty good, too, but it benefits from him being in Lane 3, which isn't always doable.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Speed Force
I watched the Lifecoach and Swim games, Lifecoach trying to play from Thailand obviously wasn't working well for him.

Slacks wasn't too bad as a caster, that room needed some energy although him purposely recommending bad plays probably wouldn't have been good for first time viewers.

Also no update today?
 
May 6, 2018
194
Anyone with the cards for it, try out that MonoU + Rix deck VinKelsier brought to the tournament. It's hilarious and a ton of fun. I just wrapped up a game where I ended up playing all 3 dinos into the same lane. It was amazing. The deck feels more consistent than I would have thought, though I suspect I'll get bodied if I run into any good payday decks. Blue heroes feed hard enough without Rix adding to the mess.
 
Oct 25, 2017
7,057
Speed Force
Anyone with the cards for it, try out that MonoU + Rix deck VinKelsier brought to the tournament. It's hilarious and a ton of fun. I just wrapped up a game where I ended up playing all 3 dinos into the same lane. It was amazing. The deck feels more consistent than I would have thought, though I suspect I'll get bodied if I run into any good payday decks. Blue heroes feed hard enough without Rix adding to the mess.
alright I'm watching the matches with deck, that looks crazy

first match up had a turn 2 Time of Trial ahhhhhhhh
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone with the cards for it, try out that MonoU + Rix deck VinKelsier brought to the tournament. It's hilarious and a ton of fun. I just wrapped up a game where I ended up playing all 3 dinos into the same lane. It was amazing. The deck feels more consistent than I would have thought, though I suspect I'll get bodied if I run into any good payday decks. Blue heroes feed hard enough without Rix adding to the mess.
I was playing a jank variation of this with packs instead of alphas after Swim was talking about the decks in tournament and I came away really pleasantly surprised, shot up like 3 constructed ranks (I was like rank 4) in no time at all. Very different way of playing Artifact and I love that Rix makes for the core of the strategy. Super fun.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The thing is, it doesn't give you time to process. It shows the units being shuffled and then immediately zooms in. THEN it draws the cards. It's real dumb.

It should be:

- Draw your cards while zoomed out.
- Distribute the units.
- Give a few seconds to process before zooming in.
Wow I really love this idea! Heh.

It's time for me to stay out of other Artifact threads. I'm getting too spicy and annoyed at people for what SEEMS like intentionally ignoring corrections. GOSH.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I sold all my cards a few days ago, but prior to that I had started a constructed gauntlet with my deck.

Went into the game today to do a phantom draft and was surprised to see I could still play all the games in my constructed gauntlet despite not owning any of those cards anymore.

Finishing that gauntlet and playing against two mono blue decks reminded me why I sold all my cards in the first place.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,260
I was confused for a minute. Canadian money I'm guessing? I was thinking wasn't he already down to 4 something? Now he's down to $3.80.

At this point I'm basically just waiting for some kind of update and then I'll probably just buy the rest of the cards to finish my collection.

Right now it'd be something like $40, I just don't play enough constructed to care.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,396
Can I just say, the WePlay tournament (at least what I've seen of it) has been great to watch?

All this talk about how Artifact isn't stream friendly, but this tournament seems to be showing that it can still work.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,260
Can I just say, the WePlay tournament (at least what I've seen of it) has been great to watch?

All this talk about how Artifact isn't stream friendly, but this tournament seems to be showing that it can still work.
It's gotten me to actually even consider playing Constructed, so it's been great for that.

It makes me more excited for expansions though.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,183
lol. Just won a game because I played a Treubuchet on Mana round 7 Lane 1. Got the opponent down to two health on their Tower, so Mana 8 started, and Trebuchet kicked off, dealt the death blow, and won the game. There's even XP for it: "Didn't Lift a Finger - Win during the spellcasting phase of the round".
 
Oct 25, 2017
29
Had some really bad draft runs lately. Think I'll shelve the game until a new patch hits (if it ever does)

On the upside, the Weplay tournament was really entertaining and made me more interested in constructed.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Had some really bad draft runs lately. Think I'll shelve the game until a new patch hits (if it ever does)

On the upside, the Weplay tournament was really entertaining and made me more interested in constructed.
I have too actually. I'm trying to pinpoint where my drafting process has started to fail. I think I'm placing too much hope in blue. Also almost all my decks have been 3 color lately, not sure how much that is hurting me. There's also the possibility that I'm just playing it poorly. I often know the point in the game where I made a big mistake and it's usually in my hero placements in the mid game.
 
Oct 27, 2017
231
Gave it a quick spin.

Feels weird. Never had a problem with the animations. Always felt quite right to me, so it's a downgrade for me. But I will get used to it.

Whatever makes people happy I guess.