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Anyone here play Hearthstone?

Howdy folks.

Pretty unorthodox post from me here hahaha, but these past few weeks since Rise of Shadows dropped, I've been really getting into Hearthstone again.

I used to play hyper-casually back in high school and never really got too into the scene or too passionate about the game itself, but now that I've (much to my displeasure) got a little more downtime I've been getting a lot more into it.

I 100% predicted that the last card Viper pulled in his finals match with Hunterace was gonna be Thalnos, but I couldn't remember the name of the card quick enough to post it in the chat I was in lmao.

Any of you here play Hearthstone?

What decks you run?

What, if any, nerfs do you think we'll see coming up?

And how the hell do some of these cats drum up a 5-figure dust count? I trashed my whole Wild category and I had just under 10k. Enough to make myself a few decks that keep me steady Rank 4.

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  1. [3]
    Adys Link
    Hearthstone will always have a special place in my heart. I liked it so much that a few years back I wrote a simulator for it: https://github.com/jleclanche/fireplace Working on that simulator...

    Hearthstone will always have a special place in my heart. I liked it so much that a few years back I wrote a simulator for it: https://github.com/jleclanche/fireplace

    Working on that simulator brought me to create the Hearthsim community on irc, which then moved to discord and became a company. We wrote https://hsreplay.net when I really wanted hearthstone to have replays.

    I've had a ton of fun doing all this. Now doing it for Warframe... I haven't really played Hearthstone in ages. I just get the card back every month.

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      Bishop Link Parent
      Hang on one darn tootin' minute. You wrote HSReplay? That's so dope. How involved are you still with the project? What was the funnest part about getting it up and running?

      Hang on one darn tootin' minute.

      You wrote HSReplay? That's so dope. How involved are you still with the project? What was the funnest part about getting it up and running?

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      1. Adys Link Parent
        Yup. HSReplay.net was fun! I wrote the initial replay spec and much of the tech behind the website (replay processing, reverse engineering, all the specs and python libraries etc). Proud to say...

        Yup. HSReplay.net was fun! I wrote the initial replay spec and much of the tech behind the website (replay processing, reverse engineering, all the specs and python libraries etc). Proud to say it's all available on Github as well: https://github.com/HearthSim/HSReplay.net

        I'm not involved much with HearthSim anymore. I've left the company to focus on my new one. But I'll definitely always treasure the memories.

        The toughest part of it all was getting the company to profitability. We had hundreds of thousands of users from the beginning because of Hearthstone Deck Tracker, but none of them were paying users. When we started, we had to support replay processing for all those users, without a revenue source. We were definitely an unusual scenario when it comes to bootstrapped companies. But proud to say we succeeded!

        We recently crossed 1 billion replays on HSReplay.net. Very, very proud of my work there :)

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    ali Link
    I used to play it quite a bit but stopped after missing to hit rank 20 one month and missing the card back. I completely stopped since then. Getting back now is not fun because if you want to play...

    I used to play it quite a bit but stopped after missing to hit rank 20 one month and missing the card back. I completely stopped since then. Getting back now is not fun because if you want to play standard it's super expensive or grindy to get all the cards. and Even if I would spend dust to craft a deck, one year later half of the cards are out of rotation again

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      Bishop (edited ) Link Parent
      Yeah, you're definitely not* wrong there. Even in a Casual game, you can't seem to escape meta decks. I've heard of a lot of people who have stopped playing the "main" game for that reason, and...

      Yeah, you're definitely not* wrong there. Even in a Casual game, you can't seem to escape meta decks. I've heard of a lot of people who have stopped playing the "main" game for that reason, and pretty much solely play Arena now.

      But in that case, it's 150 gold or $2 per run, and once you get three losses you're out and have to pay out again.

      Wonder if Blizzard is going to try to approach that issue at all.

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        ali Link Parent
        So you meant to say I'm right, not wrong? Or am I mistaking something. You're right about Arena though. Maybe I should try to get into it. But since I am not that good anymore it's unlikely I get...

        So you meant to say I'm right, not wrong? Or am I mistaking something. You're right about Arena though. Maybe I should try to get into it. But since I am not that good anymore it's unlikely I get to the wins required to go infinite

        1. Bishop Link Parent
          Oh wow hahaha, yeah I meant definitely not* wrong. What a misleading typo. And yeah, I'm just starting to look into Arena myself. I just keep spending my gold on packs before I consider buying an...

          Oh wow hahaha, yeah I meant definitely not* wrong. What a misleading typo.

          And yeah, I'm just starting to look into Arena myself. I just keep spending my gold on packs before I consider buying an Arena ticket lol.

  3. helbonikster Link
    I have played Hearthstone super casually since open beta. I play pretty much every day, but I don’t worry about climbing the ladder or anything. I usually just play a few ranked games a day to...

    I have played Hearthstone super casually since open beta. I play pretty much every day, but I don’t worry about climbing the ladder or anything. I usually just play a few ranked games a day to complete the daily, and I always make sure to get at least one win in tavern brawl per week to get the reward. I almost always end the season somewhere between rank 15-18. Hit me up if you would like to add me as a friend for questing purposes.

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  4. LukeZaz Link
    I play occasionally; usually only when friends are on though. I get frustrated easily in the main game and so don't like playing with random folks all too much. I stick to singleplayer mostly and...

    I play occasionally; usually only when friends are on though. I get frustrated easily in the main game and so don't like playing with random folks all too much. I stick to singleplayer mostly and will probably play the game again a lot when the RoS singleplayer finally hits — it really looks like there'll be a lot of good stuff there.