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Cree

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #735 on: June 11, 2018, 11:58:08 AM »
the time-travel arena is kind of a neat way to preview some cards.  Not sure if I'll do one beyond my free one, but kind of a neat idea.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #736 on: June 13, 2018, 02:11:36 PM »
Meant to post this earlier in the day but if anyone happens to see this on the 13th of June, today is free pack day - simply log in to get a free pack.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #737 on: July 02, 2018, 07:48:39 AM »
Another backsliding month for me. Despite going 24-16 I never made it past rank 17 (one 5-game losing streak really hurt) and now I've slid down to 21. The amount of grind needed to move back up is somewhat daunting. At five stars per rank, I need 100 stars to get back to 15. My win rate at these ranks is significantly better than the 53-54% I usually get so it's not going to be a complete slog but even with bonuses I think my net progress is not likely to exceed .5 stars per game. Do I think I'm going to play 200 games of Hearthstone at 10 minutes per game? Hell, no. Never mind the launch of BfA, it's just too boring to spend 33+ hours on this, especially since if I really want to climb I'm going to have to restrict myself to 1-2 deck choices.

On the one hand it's sort of frustrating because I think I am about a rank 13-15 player; that's where I ended up at the end of most months previously. I'm annoyed that one bad month cost me this much. On the other hand, the season reward differences between 13 and 17 aren't all that much.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #738 on: July 02, 2018, 09:39:48 AM »
and now I've slid down to 21. The amount of grind needed to move back up is somewhat daunting. At five stars per rank, I need 100 stars to get back to 15.
Am I missing something?  Six times five is 30, not 100, right?

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #739 on: July 02, 2018, 05:36:50 PM »
Yeah, math is hard. So, 30 stars, 60 games. That's more than I do in most months but not as impossible as I thought.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #740 on: July 19, 2018, 08:12:48 AM »
I got tired of losing to people who just had the right legendary.  Most of my games felt like I was just about to win and then they would play the "I win" card and I would lose.   Once the new expansion lands, I'll likely poke my nose in for a little bit.    I've started playing "duelyst"  which is a TCG combined with a TBS.  I haven't really played it enough to know if it suffers from some of the same problems, but the starting user experience isn't bad.   I'm winning pvp with a starter deck and the decks I'm currently facing seem varied, which is nice.   
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #741 on: July 19, 2018, 12:25:17 PM »
Which legendaries were you seeing that were decisive? I'm losing to a more general run of bad luck. Was doing well then went 0-5 with a zoolock deck that set me pretty far back.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #742 on: July 19, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »
The most annoying ones are the mage and warlock liches.  Because of the life steal, it pretty much goes from me almost winning the game to them healing up to full and beating me down.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #743 on: July 20, 2018, 06:28:27 AM »
Ah yes, those death knights are the most powerful (though Hagatha and the hunter one give them a run for the money). Control match-ups are a thing I'm still not very good at.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #744 on: July 26, 2018, 04:00:57 PM »
My win rate at these ranks is significantly better than the 53-54% I usually get so it's not going to be a complete slog but even with bonuses I think my net progress is not likely to exceed .5 stars per game.

I just finished my 50th game and due to a streak got my 5th rank 17 star. Conveniently that's now 20 stars for the month. My record to this point is 31-19, which is a pretty astonishing 62%. I doubt I can sustain that.

More crucially I see I vastly overestimated my progress rate. Even with this win rate my return is 0.4 stars per game. If I can somehow get 6 more stars to 15 the calculus will change because of the not losing stars, but I'm not sure I can do that in the few days I have left.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #745 on: August 01, 2018, 05:59:35 PM »
As I thought, I didn't make 15. I ended the month 37-26, a couple stars into 16, about a 59% win rate. Good, but not that much above my usual 53-54%.

Today I got the reset and I'm two stars into 20. Those two stars represent my net progress for 63 games. I doubt I'll play that many games in a month again for a very long time - there's just too much else I want to do with my life. The grind isn't worth it. I'd play Arena except I'm hoarding my gold to buy packs for the upcoming expansion.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #746 on: August 06, 2018, 08:31:27 PM »
The upcoming expansion (Boomsday Project) is coming with single-player content two weeks after the expansion release.  This time it's not a dungeon run format, but "Puzzle Lab".  If I understand it right, there are 120 challenges, each of which gives you a fixed game position and has you play one turn with the goal of (depending on the challenge) winning, creating a mirrored board state, clearing the board, or surviving the next turn.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #747 on: August 21, 2018, 10:17:33 AM »
The solo puzzles are out.  So far I've only tried the first level of lethal which was pretty darn easy.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #748 on: August 23, 2018, 06:31:57 PM »
The solo puzzles are out.  So far I've only tried the first level of lethal which was pretty darn easy.
I finished Lethal. Some of the last few were quite challenging. I thought they were done.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #749 on: August 25, 2018, 01:51:01 PM »
I finished lethal with several false starts and two hints. I've poked at a couple others but not seriously.