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

Fer

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Oct 26, 2017
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I wanted to play warrior this month, but then I realised it's my last month to play the super fun quest druid, so I'm switching to that. I Iight even try it in wild later this year.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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How do some of you get beyond rank 5 every month, I can't believe how brutal it is without the win streak bonuses =/
that's why i usually don't push too much past that rank. It's so tough. I once got to rank 1 back in sometime like june of last year and couldn't make it to legend because of all the time it took me to get to rank 1 in the first place.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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How do some of you get beyond rank 5 every month, I can't believe how brutal it is without the win streak bonuses =/
4 and 5 are pretty easy in my opinion, since everyone is fucking around. 6 can be a real bitch sometimes. But yeah, rank 3 to 1 is tough. I need to be playing a deck I actually enjoy and has a good matchup spread if I want to play anything higher than rank 3. For me it's mostly just about farming whatever is popular at those ranks. If you can figure that out, then you can't climb a lot easier.
 

Forerunner

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Oct 30, 2017
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The highest I ever got was 6 or 7 and that was back when I first started playing. Now, I generally get to 10 and just stop caring. I mainly just play for the gold portrait now. Like I have golden Hunter, so I haven't been playing one of the strongest classes this meta.
 

SnugTeam6

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am really digging this expansion theme of famous Hearthstone villains. Seems like we'll get Dr. Boom and the full reveal announcement tomorrow. I really hope so, because a full week of near identical teasers is dragging.
 
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Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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so I didn't hear wrong.. she says at the end that boom is the last one she summons... no fifth?
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just announce the expansion already, 3 identical teasers is too much. Looks fun though, interesting theme.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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they are too little of a teaser to be any meaningful, also, having 4 of them is extremely boring, have one and announce the thing the next day, this is just dragging.
 
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I think it's somewhat interesting. I wonder if Blizzard will have new cards based on each of these or maybe some gang similar to Gadgetzan.

They're trying to set up some kind of story, which could pay off.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it's somewhat interesting. I wonder if Blizzard will have new cards based on each of these or maybe some gang similar to Gadgetzan.

They're trying to set up some kind of story, which could pay off.
it is actually interesting, but this clearly needs a lot more meat than just showing a portrait. I bet the 5 neutral legendary cards this time are these 5 characters.

what i hope is that they continue building into the story in the next months after the release of the expansion, then leading to the new one on june-july.
 

JetmanJay

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Nov 1, 2017
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I mean, current Hagatha and Dr. Boom cards aren’t rotating out, so I don’t understand why this expansion is focusing on these characters. Are we going to have two different Hagatha cards available to Shamans, two Dr. Boom cards available to Warriors, etc.?
Not too pumped about this expansion so far and it’s seeming lack of a theme...
 

Fer

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Oct 26, 2017
391
I like this theme of iconic bad.guys so far. I hope we get something new though. What's left? The demon at the end of Karazhan?

It'll be cool to start with a league of bad guys causing chaos, then an expansion of good guys, then the final confrontation as 3rd.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I like this theme of iconic bad.guys so far. I hope we get something new though. What's left? The demon at the end of Karazhan?

It'll be cool to start with a league of bad guys causing chaos, then an expansion of good guys, then the final confrontation as 3rd.
going by iconinc guys I feel like we might see Rafaam as the fifth

EDIT: also it is worth noting that Dr Boom isn't necesarily from the Boomsday project era, it also represents the GvG era, which means these villains are actually 1 from each years of HS???
 

Fer

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Oct 26, 2017
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Ah, I started playing at the beginning of Gadgetzan, so I wasn't considering things before.

It's strange that we clearly see there's 2 cards left yet she says it's the last one she summons.
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
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It will come down to how they present the "story" through the cards more than anything.

They sure need to mix things up, the last year made it feel that they already milked light-hearted funny Warcraft dry.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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It will come down to how they present the "story" through the cards more than anything.

They sure need to mix things up, the last year made it feel that they already milked light-hearted funny Warcraft dry.
that's hearthstone at its core... the only real serious sets of the expansion were KFT and may be, WotOG, the rest is goofy. That's the idea of the game
 

Won

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Oct 27, 2017
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that's hearthstone at its core... the only real serious sets of the expansion were KFT and may be, WotOG, the rest is goofy. That's the idea of the game
Yes, and I'm not saying they need to leave it behind, but dig a little deeper. Get more interesting with how the game presents itself to the player. Like everything else with HS it needs to evolve, even if it's just little.
 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yes, and I'm not saying they need to leave it behind, but dig a little deeper. Get more interesting with how the game presents itself to the player. Like everything else with HS it needs to evolve, even if it's just little.
and that's the idea of this year, hopefuly they really mean it and get deeper with the overarching story of the 3 expansions of this year.

I'm actually curious about how they plan to do it.
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Just beat a Mecha'Thun Druid by clearing my own board and keeping it clean, so he couldn't clear his own minion (thus Mecha'Thun not being able to activate). That felt good.
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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How were you surviving 10 damage a turn?

I always like beating them too though, especially with Control Priest.
I was playing Druid as well, so armor wasn't an issue. At some point he got me down to ~15 health, so I dropped the 8 mana 2/14 taunt to stall some more turns (high enough health to not die, low attack to not have Mecha'Thun die). He died to fatigue in the end.
 

fertygo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I was playing Druid as well, so armor wasn't an issue. At some point he got me down to ~15 health, so I dropped the 8 mana 2/14 taunt to stall some more turns (high enough health to not die, low attack to not have Mecha'Thun die). He died to fatigue in the end.
err you cant kill the mechathun when he tempoed it like that?
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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err you cant kill the mechathun when he tempoed it like that?
I'm not sure what you mean?

He naturalized that minion I left alive, so he had only Mecha'Thun eventually. He had no cards in hand and in his deck, so if I played more minions/killed him of I would've 100% lost.

I guess I was a bit vague, situation was like this. He had a Wild Pyromancer on board and Mecha'Thun, Innervate and Naturalize in hand (combo). I killed my Tar Creeper (spellstone), Lich King (Naturalize) and other minion (That destroy a minion, take that much damage spell I got from Lich King), so that he couldn't kill his Pyromancer by trading.

He opted to play his Mecha'Thun, Innervate and Naturalize his Wild Pyromancer (honestly not sure if he could've naturalized his Mecha'thun there, what is the interaction?), so he had only Mecha'Thun. I stalled with armor and the taunt minion in the end, he died to fatigue.
 

fertygo

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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm not sure what you mean?

He naturalized that minion I left alive, so he had only Mecha'Thun eventually. He had no cards in hand and in his deck, so if I played more minions/killed him of I would've 100% lost.

I guess I was a bit vague, situation was like this. He had a Wild Pyromancer on board and Mecha'Thun, Innervate and Naturalize in hand (combo). I killed my Tar Creeper (spellstone), Lich King (Naturalize) and other minion (That destroy a minion, take that much damage spell I got from Lich King), so that he couldn't kill his Pyromancer by trading.

He opted to play his Mecha'Thun, Innervate and Naturalize his Wild Pyromancer (honestly not sure if he could've naturalized his Mecha'thun there, what is the interaction?), so he had only Mecha'Thun. I stalled with armor and the taunt minion in the end, he died to fatigue.
Usually they just tempoed the cthun and save their card in that spot tho your opp maybe made correct play tho. Although he surely could manage his resource better if he only 1 hp off from killing his pyro to win lol
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Usually they just tempoed the cthun and save their card in that spot tho your opp maybe made correct play tho. Although he surely could manage his resource better if he only 1 hp off from killing his pyro to win lol
He definitely messed up with his resources, I'm just happy I saw the play with killing off my own board lol.
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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Looks like we'll be waiting for the announcement a bit longer (leak through battle.net):

Fifth member is leaked to be Rafaam, after Dr. Boom being the fourth. Assuming both will get a teaser video, maybe announcement on thursday, depending on the frequency they put these out.

 

Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I KNEW IT...

this means that the 5 members are for each year of HS... very interesting.

and yeah, I knew we were going to wait until thrday at least, they want to show all characters before making the reveal, which... is dissapointing, this is dragging too much.
 

SnugTeam6

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Oct 25, 2017
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hell yeah, that leak makes me more excited. though my fingers are crossed that today is actually the full reveal, and they reveal both at once or something. this is dragging.
 

Blizzard

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Oct 25, 2017
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I hope you're all excited for the new "Wylde" expansion, which allows you to play using cards from all different years of Hearthstone. Imagine the possibilities when you get to play the cards you've seen before, again!
 

Noppie

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Oct 27, 2017
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I wonder if all these teasers will actually be cards or if it'll be purely for the singleplayer content. I can't imagine having 2 Hagatha, 2 Togwaggle, 2 Booms in standard at the same time.
I hope you're all excited for the new "Wylde" expansion, which allows you to play using cards from all different years of Hearthstone. Imagine the possibilities when you get to play the cards you've seen before, again!
Nice sarcasm, but I would be very hyped to see a system like they announced for Arena, but for Ranked. More aggressive and frequent rotations while keeping Standard pure.
 

Blizzard

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Nice sarcasm, but I would be very hyped to see a system like they announced for Arena, but for Ranked. More aggressive and frequent rotations while keeping Standard pure.
On this note, I think this is actually a healthy idea for a limited format like Arena. I liked the sound of the changes they announced, which is kind of like MTG Arena handles it -- every week or two they change up what set the limited format (Arena equivalent) pulls from, so it doesn't get stale.
 

SnugTeam6

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Oct 25, 2017
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No teaser today. This is silly.

It'll be even worse if we go into the usual "2 week of no cards" waiting period after the announcement. I really hope that doesn't happen again.
 
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Wiibomb

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Oct 25, 2017
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I guess they don't want to go dark on the usual 2 weeks, so they are revealing the theme later to follow the spoiler season sooner