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ZeroX

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Oct 25, 2017
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Also might be the timezone you play in. The vast majority of the playerbase seems to be in Europe.
I haven't changed the time I play. I used to be able to find ranked matches very quickly and unranked is still fast enough. But for the last few weeks it's been much longer.

I dunno. They change so much with their patches I can't keep up.
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
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Magic cardback is super cool too - best so far imo. I'm gonna try Ardal and Francesca in the Magic seasonal mode tomorrow, they seem like they would be preeeeetty good for it.
 

JustinBB7

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Nov 16, 2017
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Yea the magic cardback looks sick, love the new board too and happy avatars are back. Now just need the old voice lines back for the ones they have.
 

ZeroX

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This was the least damaging patch for me, they only nerfed two cards I play and buffed one, so I only have to cut one provision from my deck. For once I'm not left with useless cards.

On the other hand, I liked unitless because they were a good matchup for me and I knew how to play around them so eh there goes those free wins.

But it looks like they fucked people over with the new starter deck changes? Not surprised. They're so greedy with scrap now. I get that they went overboard with how generous they were pre-Homecoming but holy shit are they brutal toward new players.
 

d9b

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Oct 27, 2017
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I have to say these seasonal mode games are all ace so far and really fun to play. Gotta get that cardback :D
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
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England
Poison Francesca decks are really good in seasonal. Devil's Puffball is autokill anything (not Immune) and Poison whatever is next to it for your other Poison cards. Especially good when there's lots of boosting specials being used like Swallow Potion. And it also helps to complete the Poison contract easier!

Francesca is my favourite Scoia'tael leader, so I'll probably use this mode to finish her mastery contract.
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
363
I totally wasn't aware that "spells" is a tribe and doesn't refer to all special cards. Laugh at me.

Rolling with a Monster Swarm deck in seasonal, but not gonna do more than necessary.
 

Lokbob

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Oct 27, 2017
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Germany
Archas Queen swarm is pretty silly in seasonal, it completely destroys all these cute fran ragnarok / aglais / lacerate decks.
 

lemonade

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May 8, 2018
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Yeah the AQ deck is absolutely insane. Got that 6 round win quest done real quick lol.

Now I just need to spam Spell and Alchemy cards.
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
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England
Got the cardback today finally. Don't know whether to go for the borders or not - I have the old ones from last year's Magic season, and I'd probably rather spend RP on the other trees, but the updated borders look much better than the old ones...
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
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England
Today's This Week in Gwent video announced there's going to be a stream on Monday, almost certainly to announce the next expansion (and the sixth faction). From the teases so far, it seems like it's going to be something related to Eternal Fire, Novigrad, possibly also Redania.
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
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So new expansion on June 28th called Novigrad with The Syndicate as new faction.

Still having a good time with the game and I'm hungry for new stuff, so yay.
 

lemonade

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May 8, 2018
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Really not a fan of not offering card backs on their own. I don't need the kegs but really want to collect as many card backs as possible.

They even have two variations of the card back this time.
 

ZeroX

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That's really fast for the new expansion. Three months? Cool.

Pretty much turned off the game since hitting prestige and getting all the trophies unfortunately. Slay the Spire getting all my time now.
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
575
England
Hoping I can make a Witch Hunter themed deck. I'm not usually one for themed decks, but they were one of my favourite parts of Witcher 3, and the Witch Hunter card in beta was one of my favourites too.

So far we have Menge, Moreelse, Kurt, Graden and Witch Hunter Executioner. We're likely getting Witch Hunter from beta back, and also Tamara Strenger. So hopefully I can make something fun with them!

Also the Flying Redanian and Vivaldi Bank are two neat cards. I like that they give more value to your coins than just 1 boost, or 1 Vitality, etc.
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
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Been as usual stuck doing seasonal stuff for now, but I really enjoy the new faction. Don't have much scraps, so I stuck to a basic fee heavy deck.

Makes me wonder if they are gonna attempt to retrofit additional ressource mechanics in some of the other factions. Feels like it really opens up a lot of design space for Gwent.
 

ZeroX

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Oct 25, 2017
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Oh the new expansion is out already? Man conversation about this game is dead.

I got my Platinum, I think I'll probably move on from Gwent. Play Slay the Spire folks, it's as good as they say, despite the graphics.
 

Bardoon

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May 27, 2018
575
England
I've been using King of Beggars too, he seems like the best leader overall. He's flexible with a huge number of Syndicate's cards, and also gives you cheaper Tributes on top of that.

Freak Show is an annoying card though, especially with that 4p card that just heals it back up for free.

New seasonal mode is super wonky, I can't tell if I like it. Feels like everyone is playing Witcher trio, Roach and Geralt of Rivia.
 

Joco

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Oct 29, 2017
428
Still doing pretty well with Harald. His ability with Dagur Two Blades is too good. Feels dirty.
 

d9b

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Oct 27, 2017
1,490
I'm slowly getting into the new coins mechanics. I like it. Didn't expect the new expansion so soon.
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
363
The coins mechanic is great, but yeah, zeal and no cooldown on almost everything. I can kinda see how things ended up like this, but it's whack atm.

Well, a patch is coming. Might actually wait for that before playing more.