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Title: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 05, 2014, 03:23:17 AM
So, who here plays this awesome pay to win free to play online card game by Blizzard?

I've been playing this game for a few days since receiving a beta key, and the open beta is going to be starting next month so I heard. It's really fun and I'm looking forward to the open beta and the official release.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 05, 2014, 08:25:58 AM
Personally, I'm awaiting a beta key.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 17, 2014, 01:28:49 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/HE5553g.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/V1K0UFJ.jpg)

Just one more turn, and I would have had five Legendaries on the board! So sad he conceded.

Personally, I'm awaiting a beta key.

Check your Battle.net account. You might already have Hearthstone unlocked.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 18, 2014, 08:23:07 AM
Check your Battle.net account. You might already have Hearthstone unlocked.

Yup, it was there in my spam folder.

Now I'm packing a Mage deck (go figure).
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 18, 2014, 08:28:11 AM
Now I'm packing a Mage deck (go figure).

Don't play Mage past the tutorial. They got nerf'd just a few days ago if you haven't heard.

I was a Mage player but switched to Druid. 10-mana Pyroblast is the epitome of useless.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 18, 2014, 12:12:26 PM
Don't play Mage past the tutorial. They got nerf'd just a few days ago if you haven't heard.

I was a Mage player but switched to Druid. 10-mana Pyroblast is the epitome of useless.

I actually play mage because I like the Hero ability.  That 1 damage to everything gives me so much board control.  Also the AOE severely disrupts most decks.   Will try Druid soon.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 18, 2014, 04:41:23 PM
I actually play mage because I like the Hero ability.  That 1 damage to everything gives me so much board control.  Also the AOE severely disrupts most decks.   Will try Druid soon.

If you like that 1 damage, play Rogue. The hero ability equips a 1/2 dagger so for two mana you can do two damage over two turns unlike Mage which does one damage for two mana.

Of course since Rogue simply uses a weapon, she will lose health herself when she attacks a minion. But you do get two damage for two mana instead of one.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 18, 2014, 06:41:07 PM
Of course since Rogue simply uses a weapon, she will lose health herself when she attacks a minion. But you do get two damage for two mana instead of one.
That still leaves the issue of the AOE damage cards.   Wizard seems to be stacked to the brim with them.  The other races have some, but they're rare.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 18, 2014, 08:35:28 PM
That still leaves the issue of the AOE damage cards.   Wizard seems to be stacked to the brim with them.  The other races have some, but they're rare.

That's how Mages work, they have good spells in compensate for worse minions. Of course if you enjoy their playstyle, that's fine, but the other races can get by without as much AoE spells.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 19, 2014, 09:23:56 AM
That's how Mages work, they have good spells in compensate for worse minions. Of course if you enjoy their playstyle, that's fine, but the other races can get by without as much AoE spells.

It's a quirk from my Magic the Gathering days.  I've always liked control decks.  Given that there are no concept of instants, there really is no pure control deck in this game, but the way Mages play are pretty disruptive.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Marid King on January 19, 2014, 11:41:05 PM
I tried watching Day9 play this, but I can't stand watching him make dumb plays. Any good streamers for this?
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 20, 2014, 12:46:39 AM
It's a quirk from my Magic the Gathering days.  I've always liked control decks.  Given that there are no concept of instants, there really is no pure control deck in this game, but the way Mages play are pretty disruptive.

I'm not sure that the inclusion of instant cards would be beneficial for the game. Blizzard created Hearthstone as a purely digital card game. It's fine in MTG where you play at a table but as an online game, it will just slow it down as well as diminish enjoyment levels. Every time the opponent does anything, you will need to click on a Dialogue box. I certainly don't want that.

I tried watching Day9 play this, but I can't stand watching him make dumb plays. Any good streamers for this?

Just go on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Hearthstone%3A%20Heroes%20of%20Warcraft) and watch whoever has the most viewers at the moment. They're usually never bad at the game like Day9, for one.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 20, 2014, 08:45:09 AM
I'm not sure that the inclusion of instant cards would be beneficial for the game. Blizzard created Hearthstone as a purely digital card game. It's fine in MTG where you play at a table but as an online game, it will just slow it down as well as diminish enjoyment levels. Every time the opponent does anything, you will need to click on a Dialogue box. I certainly don't want that.
Oh, I wasn't saying that they should include instants.  I was just reminiscing at the times where I bounced creatures buffed up to 20/20 the moment before they could attack me.

Anyways, I'm going priest now since that 1/3 card with the ability to draw card whenever a minion is healed is OP.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 20, 2014, 04:49:44 PM
Oh, I wasn't saying that they should include instants.  I was just reminiscing at the times where I bounced creatures buffed up to 20/20 the moment before they could attack me.

Anyways, I'm going priest now since that 1/3 card with the ability to draw card whenever a minion is healed is OP.

Doing Priests is a good idea. They're one of the best races in our current meta.

Speaking of which, I never see you on. Which server are you on? I'm on the North American one...same as StarCraft. We should already be added.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 20, 2014, 07:13:20 PM
Speaking of which, I never see you on. Which server are you on? I'm on the North American one...same as StarCraft. We should already be added.
Friend request sent.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 20, 2014, 07:44:56 PM
Friend request sent.

I don't think I see it. I'm pretty sure we are already added because of StarCraft. You are playing Hearthstone in the NA region right?
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Shadowmage on January 20, 2014, 08:10:00 PM
Friend request sent.

I don't think I see it. I'm pretty sure we are already added because of StarCraft. You are playing Hearthstone in the NA region right?

It should be NA.  Try adding me.  I'm Shadowmage#1687
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 20, 2014, 11:26:50 PM
So many fun games with you today. We need to play more! :D
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 21, 2014, 06:00:40 PM
Sorry for double posting, but I have to mention that Hearthstone is now in Open Beta (http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/)!

It's a fantastic game, and I have my highest recommendations for everyone here at NHRV to try it out!

Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Marid King on January 21, 2014, 09:12:40 PM
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 22, 2014, 02:18:05 AM
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU

Add me ImperialX#1249

What's yours?
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: The Big Guy on January 22, 2014, 03:01:12 PM
I'm going to give this game a shot, assuming it actually works on my computer, which has been a struggle thus far. Seems fun from what little I've played.

TheBigGuy is my ID, please add me at your leisure. Thanks!
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 22, 2014, 03:38:09 PM
TheBigGuy is my ID, please add me at your leisure. Thanks!

You also need to give me your number after the Hashtag! For instance, ImperialX#1249 or Shadowmage#1687
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: Marid King on January 22, 2014, 04:37:24 PM
Maridking#1736

Face my spell damage noob deck of terribleness
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: The Big Guy on January 22, 2014, 11:07:46 PM
Sorry, it's TheBigGuy#1419.
Title: Re: Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
Post by: ImperialX on January 23, 2014, 04:29:27 PM
I love Alexstrasza. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88rwJpyF0fk) It seems like Mage still works at Rank 11 after all!

Face my spell damage noob deck of terribleness

You should use what I did in that video as reference :D