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Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Resileafs I actually wanted to be Resileaf
I actually wanted to be Resileaf
Feb 28th 2019 at 7:37:28 AM

Today I won against a taunt druid as warlock because they didn't destroy one of my minions, which allowed me to play the blood troll that deals two damage at face for every of my minions that dies, suiciding five minions and then playing soulfire for exact lethal.

Feels good.

fasoman1996 Lovely Hamster boi from Argentina (A.K.A. Naziland) Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Lovely Hamster boi
Feb 28th 2019 at 11:40:03 AM

Anyone here? Is there people interested in Heathstone? Because i might return to the game even if i didn't even touch Rasthakan rumble.

Anyway, welcomer the Year of the Dragon

So, Genn and Baku are getting Hall of Famed. That's a new one.

Hamster boy.
Fighteer Geronimo! from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
Geronimo!
Feb 28th 2019 at 11:42:09 AM

I haven't had the time to look over that announcement yet. If they're canning Odd and Even decks ahead of the usual rotation schedule, that's intriguing, and it addresses a major complaint people have had about the current meta.

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:26:01 PM

Doomguard, Black Cat, Glittermoth, Gloom Stag, Murkspark Eel, Divine Favor and Naturalize also getting HOF.

I am not sure about Naturalize. sure, it was cheap removal, but it also allowed a bunch of really clever plays.

Edited by Ghilz on Feb 28th 2019 at 3:56:06 PM

googlebot Herald of Endless Research.
Herald of Endless Research.
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:36:24 PM

Year of the Dragon announced.

Spoilers of three next expansions.

My bet is on Draenei/Outland; Tol'vir/Uldum; Iron Horde/Alt-Draenor.

Edited by googlebot on Feb 28th 2019 at 10:43:37 PM

“You can’t be an important and life-changing presence for some people without also being a joke and embarrassment to others.” -Mark Manson.
Resileafs I actually wanted to be Resileaf
I actually wanted to be Resileaf
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:46:44 PM

[up]Hmm, I don't think the third one would be Alt-Draenor. It's too warm and wooden, not enough fire and iron. No spikes either.

Also, can there really be spoilers for a card game?

Edited by Resileafs on Feb 28th 2019 at 3:47:07 PM

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:54:45 PM

They've moved away from straight up adapting WOW stuff. I expect the three expansions will be original stories to Hearthstone. Not re-threading WOW stuff.

Edited by Ghilz on Feb 28th 2019 at 3:54:58 PM

Resileafs I actually wanted to be Resileaf
I actually wanted to be Resileaf
Feb 28th 2019 at 12:56:23 PM

They don't invent Warcraft lore either way. They may create characters, but they don't create new, important lore.

Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:03:58 PM

[up] The Deathknights came with an entire alternate universe story about them where Uther eventually becomes the Lich King.

Edited by Ghilz on Feb 28th 2019 at 4:04:16 AM

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Geronimo!
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:07:03 PM

Doomguard, Black Cat, Glittermoth, Gloom Stag, Murkspark Eel, Divine Favor and Naturalize also getting HOF.

Doomguard I can see for sure. Naturalize and DF maybe. But what was wrong with those other cards, besides synergy with the now HOF'ed Genn and Baku? I guess Blizzard is canning the whole odd/even mechanic.

Edited by Fighteer on Feb 28th 2019 at 4:11:50 AM

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Ghilz Fight It Out! from The Moon, Or Canada Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Fight It Out!
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:15:38 PM

I guess Blizzard is canning the whole odd/even mechanic.

That is exactly the stated reason.

Resileafs I actually wanted to be Resileaf
I actually wanted to be Resileaf
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:17:35 PM

[up][up][up]Sure, but they didn't invent lore anyway. It hasn't become official Warcraft lore. Well I guess Hearthstone is an in-universe game in the first place, which means that the death knight cards were thought up by characters in the Warcraft universe so that kind of makes it lore.

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Geronimo!
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:19:42 PM

Well, with Naturalize gone, the Hakkar and Mecha'thun OTK plays will disappear, and the control meta will have more room. I'm all for this. Warlock and Priest Mecha'thun decks will still be a thing, though.

I cannot cheer enough for the removal of Doomguard from Standard play. That card has always been overpowered, but Cubelock turned it into a thing of horrific beauty.

Edited by Fighteer on Feb 28th 2019 at 4:21:29 AM

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LordVatek Not really a lord of anything
Not really a lord of anything
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:24:42 PM

That last one is screaming "Firelands" to me.

This song needs more love.
googlebot Herald of Endless Research.
Herald of Endless Research.
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:31:54 PM

All the deviations from the mainstream lore are still within the setting. That is how I expect them to handle it. All the wild mass guess examples I provided are more themes and settings than nods to particular stories.

“You can’t be an important and life-changing presence for some people without also being a joke and embarrassment to others.” -Mark Manson.
fasoman1996 Lovely Hamster boi from Argentina (A.K.A. Naziland) Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Lovely Hamster boi
Feb 28th 2019 at 1:50:10 PM

[up][up] WHAT? MORE RAGNAROS SHILLING? I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT

Seriously, they always find a way to include him

Hamster boy.
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Helpful & reliable Pope of Bleach & DB threads
Feb 28th 2019 at 2:36:44 PM

I don't understand canning the non-Legendary odd/even cards. The legends are the core problem because of the guaranteed (and powerful) benefit they apply, the other cards just seem like standard deck-building pay off cards.

It would have been interesting to see what the decks might look like without the legends.

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Onion Sandwich
Feb 28th 2019 at 2:56:00 PM

Black Cat is a legitimately good card even without the Odd mechanic. But then again, we shouldn't be surprised: Blizzard has been tossing the baby out with the bathwater for a while now.

And while I for once am neutral on cards being HOF'ed (though I don't think Divine Spirit deserves it), the Classic pool shrinks every time they do. Sure hope we can get some more of those "new classic" cards that are patently useless.

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googlebot Herald of Endless Research.
Herald of Endless Research.
Feb 28th 2019 at 5:42:28 PM

I think they don't like how the mechanic turned out, as those cards are either always played or not touched at all. So they just sacked it altogether.

Edited by googlebot on Mar 1st 2019 at 10:23:26 PM

“You can’t be an important and life-changing presence for some people without also being a joke and embarrassment to others.” -Mark Manson.
FergardStratoavis Onion Sandwich from Leiston Fortress Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Onion Sandwich
Mar 1st 2019 at 12:54:19 AM

Black Cat had found some use outside of Odd decks in an Aggro Mage, on the grounds of being a fairly statted Spell Damage minion. Well, before Mana Wyrm died for sins of other cards, at least.

Murkspark Eel was an Even Shaman exclusive, and I don't think neither Glitter Moth nor Gloom Stag saw any play whatsoever.

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Druplesnubb Editor of Posts
Editor of Posts
Mar 1st 2019 at 1:56:35 PM

It's just kinda shitty to open any of the odd/even cards in packs with Genn and Baku in the Hall of Fame.

Edited by Druplesnubb on Mar 1st 2019 at 10:56:42 AM

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Onion Sandwich
Mar 2nd 2019 at 7:52:03 AM

I have to admit, at first I thought it's Divine Spirit being HOF'ed, and was nothing short of baffled.

Then I realized it's Divine Favor and now I just feel stupid. That's what I get for not actually playing the game anymore.

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FergardStratoavis Onion Sandwich from Leiston Fortress Relationship Status: I get a feeling so complicated...
Onion Sandwich
Mar 4th 2019 at 6:53:32 AM

Sorry for a double post, but I'm wondering about something.

A while back we had a bunch of cards nerfed into the ground on the basis that they were too strong in their respective Odd/Even decks (Cold Blood, Hunter's Mark, Flametongue Totem, Equality). Now that Baku and Genn are being rotated out, what are the odds of these cards being returned to their original mana costs?

I don't hold much hope, but I think it's a valid topic for discussion.

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