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Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows |OT| Out with the Baku, in with the Boom

If adding cards and altering our deck is such a fun and interesting mechanic, why is it only fun and interesting when it's severely limited or just so bad that it's barely worth running? Seems counter intuitive to have a mechanic at all if it's the opposite of fun when it's seeing play, and for what it's worth. Queuing up with a control deck that can't add cards to their deck and losing to a deck that can isn't enjoyable either. It's flawed by design just like the death knights are. It creates an uneven playing field for no reason and hurts deck diversity.
I disagree because I don't think all controls are or should be about just value or surviving past fatigue.

But as to your question, Elysiana is a single card that significantly improves your ability to win in fatigue. Being available to every class makes every control deck want to run it, because it's that good in mirrors. So decks become a bit too ubiquitous and then that narrows the playfield because every control deck is doing the same late game thus only 1 or maybe 2 depending on the meta would ever see play.

And lets hypothetically say control paladin is the worst of the control decks. If only paladin had elysiana then it makes them better without going overboard.

I mean, there are a lot of reasons why they didn't print dr. boom as a class card this set. Dr. boom from gvg I think would have been much less of a problem if it were in only a single class as opposed to being available to everyone. It's also why they stopped printing so many neutral legendaries I think, at least in part, because strong neutral legendaries that see wide play have been the most problematic cards. See... sylvanas, ragnaros, prenerf tinkmaster, prenerf pagle, prenerf yogg. Now a lot of neutral legs are niche like build arounds like cthun/mecha'cthun, barista, and more. Elysiana being a neutral cuts against this and may end up being a mistake.
 
Jan 12, 2018
2,362
Murloc Shaman may have gotten me to Rank 8, but I realize the only deck I enjoy playing is Midrange Hunter. Hope it's good enough to get me to Rank 5 this month.

And there is a Shaman deck with Muckmorpher that cheats out some big fucking minions in a hurry.

Can we ever get another control deck that actually does something? I think that's why C'thun Warrior is still my favorite control deck that has existed.
Oh, you don't think 40 minute games is "something"?
 
Nov 6, 2017
239
So i have alot of fun with Murloc Shaman in Wild. its bonkers there with all the extra boost cards.

Then in standard i play a Token Druid With Treespeaker baked into it. because of landscaping and of course The Forest's Aid.
it can give a massive damage boost and more survilbity for your minions on board.
 
Jan 12, 2018
2,362
Haven't touched this in months, somehow I have a bunch of cards I have no memory of ever getting in packs...

Dusted a bunch of duplicates, currently have 7500 dust. What's the most entertaining deck so far?
Honestly, each class has a good deck to run. Though Priest is a bit underpowered, I feel. What is your fav class?

EDIT: And I have no idea why, as an Avenger, I am helping a filthy coward.

Rank 14! That's really high for me (equals my highest I think). Made it with midrange spell Hunter. The feedback I got on the deck from someone here really helped!
Congrats! Now push to 10... :-)
 
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Jan 12, 2018
2,362
So how long can a player just hang a card over the board to extend the game? It's been like 10 minutes. I'm just letting him do it to see how committed he is and I'm not going to play anymore after this game anyway. I'll watch the baseball game and check in to see if anything happens.

How has Bliz not fixed this? And they should allow you to block players; even five an account would be great.
 
So how long can a player just hang a card over the board to extend the game? It's been like 10 minutes. I'm just letting him do it to see how committed he is and I'm not going to play anymore after this game anyway. I'll watch the baseball game and check in to see if anything happens.

How has Bliz not fixed this? And they should allow you to block players; even five an account would be great.
You disconnected. The game probably ended a long time ago, lol
 
Nov 6, 2017
170
Playing 3 decks hard lately.

Won 8 of 9 with Muck Shaman. Beats Bomb War and Token Drd and MurgSha 70% will only lose to hand mage and TempoRge if God darw by them. Meta far from settled. If big IF i push Leg will be with this. (72%)

Beast Druid. Regis Kilbin list.Fun deck only a bit below 50% could be above 50% in future.


Mrcle Prst too but so far not nearly as good. I may suck at this deck. Lots of potential Hard to play.(40%)
 
Oct 25, 2017
999
Mexico City
Rank 5 at last, I made it with this list so I hope it works well for you, PSA, Magic Carpet works with all your reduced cost murlocs from Scargil (it was a nice surprise for me since I assumed it would only be for printed 1-cost cards)

### Ataque de chiquitos
# Class: Shaman
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Dragon
#
# 2x (1) Argent Squire
# 2x (1) Bloodsail Corsair
# 2x (1) Murloc Tidecaller
# 2x (1) Sludge Slurper
# 2x (1) Toxfin
# 2x (2) Belligerent Gnome
# 2x (2) EVIL Cable Rat
# 2x (2) Underbelly Angler
# 2x (3) Coldlight Seer
# 2x (3) Magic Carpet
# 2x (3) Murloc Warleader
# 2x (3) Questing Adventurer
# 2x (4) Cult Master
# 2x (4) Murloc Tastyfin
# 1x (4) Scargil
# 1x (8) Hagatha the Witch
#
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#
# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
 
Oct 27, 2017
462
Loving arena at the moment, nice to see some of the old cards and some crazy new things. Despite the insane decks I've had far more matches that were close, like winning with 1hp left. I guess fewer aoe options and taunt walls will do that?
 
Oct 27, 2017
844
I'm getting really frustrated with the game. It's so hard to play with new and fun decks that can stand a change against the meta decks. It's been just a few weeks and I'm getting bored already playing against the same decks. This is mainly the fault of the community and its obsession with their rank. I'm giving it a few more weeks, but I can't see myself playing much longer
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,120
North Carolina
After not having played the game seriously at all since Witchwood, this expansion and rotation has pulled me back in again. I've hit rank 5 for the first time in a while. Played almost exclusively Rogue, first my own Miracle Togwaggle deck and then switched to the more aggressive Pirate+Lackey build for the last few ranks. Now time to try out some fun, meme decks.
 
Jan 12, 2018
2,362
I'm getting really frustrated with the game. It's so hard to play with new and fun decks that can stand a change against the meta decks. It's been just a few weeks and I'm getting bored already playing against the same decks. This is mainly the fault of the community and its obsession with their rank.
Just play casual then? I see some variety there. Leave Ranked to us tryhards...