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Old 12-31-2019, 03:48 PM   #47326
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When you end your turn and your opponent has lethal but you don't concede, then your opponent misses lethal completely and you win you wonder how many wins you missed out on over the years when you concede too early.
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Old 01-01-2020, 05:33 AM   #47327
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alternately, when you have lethal, your opponent ends his turn without conceding and your connection drops and by the time you get back on he's skanked a win
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Old 01-01-2020, 03:15 PM   #47328
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When you end your turn and your opponent has lethal but you don't concede, then your opponent misses lethal completely and you win you wonder how many wins you missed out on over the years when you concede too early.
I read this yesterday and later happened to play a game where my opponent had lethal on the board and I had no taunts. Instead of conceding as I normally would, I decided to see what he would do. Sure enough, he decided to take out my minions instead of going for face, and I ended up winning on the next turn. Granted I'm playing at the level where my opponents make a lot of derp moves (as do I), but still it was kind of funny after reading your post.

The only downside I can see to not conceding is you get those opponents who decide to drag out the last turn as long as possible, playing every minion and casting every spell they can even though they already have enough to take you out, which gets to be annoying.
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:11 PM   #47329
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Ah, the ups and downs of Battlegrounds. Had a run where I (not exaggerating) got 5 8th's in a row and my MMR got pummeled below 4k and I nearly gave up the game. It was shortly followed though by a run where I seemingly could not finish outside the top 3, even getting 1sts with unlikely heroes like Bartendotron, Shudderwock and Jaraxxus, and my MMR soared to 4.7k.

The most fun was a 1st with AFKay where I managed to snag two Crowd Favorites early and just kept buffing them with every Battlecry I could find, sort of Dancing Deryl style. At one point had a chance to triple them and realized that was probably a bad idea. By the end they were each 41/41 and the BC's served to buff the other minions nicely too. Good times.
I'm at 7700 currently, up from three days ago when I was at 7400, but in between there was a fall off the cliff to 6450. Swings can be very large.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:20 PM   #47330
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Wow congrats on 7700 that's pretty high up there.

Just hit 5k today which feels like a milestone. Now I'm almost afraid to play again because I don't want the 5 to go away lol.

Had an interesting game with Rafaam where I found/stole my way to a full board of decent murlocs so I decided to go with it. Leveled up fast and and eventually got both Brann and a Megasaur, but the Megasaur whiffed both times on shields/poison and had to settle for some stat buffs. Thought it was over but then a few timely Toxfins and Bagurgles ended up saving the day and I snagged a 1st. Maybe murlocs aren't dead after all.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:24 AM   #47331
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The thing with murlocs is that they're sorta like they were in the beginning of BG, which is they're good in the early rounds and the strongest possible endgame, but now they just suffer terribly in the midgame. So there are a lot of times you have to decide to cut bait on murlocs pretty early, and gambling on getting there is pretty risky. Basically you need a big early Brann + Seer or Bagurgle turn that sets you on your course.

What happens a lot of times is you'll have a big murloc board and cruising along, and then you run into someone that has a Ghastcoiler + Baron comp that just rekts you for like 18 damage in one turn and you're done.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:37 AM   #47332
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NEW HERO TIER LIST FOR BG:

Elite, always take them
1. Edwin
2. Rafaam
3. Yogg
4. Deryl - high variance based on playing style/ability, new strats are evolving

Very good
5. AFkay
6. Nefarian
7. Curator

Above average
8. Rat King
9. Akazamarak
10. Milificent
11. Lich Baz

Averageish
12. Elise
13. Sindragosa - higher here than I personally use because others like her
14. Lich King - has some utility in the Baron/Mechano Egg meta
15. Sylvanas

Sorta playable
16. Ragnaros
17. Bartendroton
18. George the Fallen
19. Shudderwock

Avoid
20. Patchwerk - others like him more than me, I literally never take Patchwerk or Finley
21. Wagtoggle
22. Jaraxxus
23. Toki
24. Finley
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:27 PM   #47333
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NEW HERO TIER LIST FOR BG:

Elite, always take them
1. Edwin
2. Rafaam
3. Yogg
4. Deryl - high variance based on playing style/ability, new strats are evolving
I feel like I need to learn how to properly play all of these, which is why Nefarian has given me the best results of all. Getting decent with Rafaam and I sort of have a basic Deryl strat -- pick one minion to buff then buy the other 3 and sell them right away, though it only works if you don't go past tavern level 3.

Just had my most exciting game ever. Started with George and a couple of Wrath Weavers and Homunculus and spent most of the game in 8th trying to roll some demons. I think I lost my first 5-6 battles and was only hoping by some miracle to get a top 4. Then slowly found some good demons and tripled the WW and was able to shield them one at a time with George's power.

Eventually down to 3 players and I was at very low health but with a solid big stat demon lineup with a couple of Soul Jugglers at the end, all shielded. At one point I bought a Malganis but because I was down to literally one hit point wasn't sure if the immune would take effect before the hit from the WW so I didn't play him. By that time my lineup was pretty scary anyway though and I managed to wipe out the other two players and get 1st. Got a bit lucky though that there was no Nefarian in the game.

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Old 01-07-2020, 01:55 PM   #47334
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When are they going to start talking about new cards for the upcoming single player?
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Old 01-07-2020, 03:17 PM   #47335
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Hope they don't hit Pirate Warrior too hard, as it's become my favorite deck to play in constructed. But I've heard they're going to nerf it as well as Deathrattle Rogue. In addition to some minor changes to Battlegrounds.

Haven't heard anything about new cards though.
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:48 AM   #47336
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wow, hunter's super interactive "make 57 leper gnomes" sure is a fun deck to play against
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:40 AM   #47337
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wow, hunter's super interactive "make 57 leper gnomes" sure is a fun deck to play against
I've made my hatred of secret mage known in the past but this hunter deck reminds me of it. The only thing that matters in the whole game is your life total. Just sitting there doing nothing because they've got secrets to counter everything you do that they cheat out of their deck while they aim burn at your face. It's such a boring experience. It's ruined wild and now it's back in standard.
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:05 PM   #47338
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The new alexstrasza into old alexstrasza + deathwing/other shenanigans is kind of a fun mechanic, but otherwise I'm not finding a ton of fun decks to play in this meta. Trying to hit legend with a non-aggro deck this month, but really can't stick to anything that's consistently fun + wins.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:22 PM   #47339
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https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/he...his-week/22295

Nerfs!

Warlock

Fiendish Rites : Mana cost increased from (3) to (4).

Warrior

Scion of Ruin : Mana cost increased from (3) to (4) .
Ancharrr : Durability reduced from (3) to (2) .

Shaman

Dragon’s Pack : Now reads, “…If you’ve Invoked twice, give them +2/+2 .” (reduced from +3/+3).
Invocation of Frost : Mana cost increased from (1) to (2).

Rogue

Necrium Apothecary : Mana cost increased from (4) to (5).

Neutral

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza: Battlecry effect can no longer generate Dragonqueen Alexstrasza.



Battlegrounds

This update includes several adjustments and gets more Heroes brawling in Bob’s Tavern than ever before! Further Battlegrounds balance changes are coming very soon, in addition to the exciting new content we have in the pipeline… we’ll have more to share in the near future!

Heroes

Shudderwock

Burbling: Cost reduced from (2) to (1) .

Queen Wagtoggle

Wax Warband : Give a random friendly Mech, Demon, Murloc and Beast +2 Attack . (instead of +1 Health)

Infinite Toki

Temporal Tavern : Cost reduced from (2) to (1) . Now reads, “Refresh Bob’s Tavern. Include a Minion from a higher Tavern Tier.”

Patches the Pirate

Has returned to the Battlegrounds Hero Pool.

Fire the Cannons! : At the start of next combat, deal 4 damage to two random enemy minions. (increased from 3 damage)

Pyramad

Has returned to the Battlegrounds Hero Pool.

Brick by Brick : Give a random friendly minion +3 Health . (increased from +2 Health)

Minions

Golden Soul Juggler

After a friendly Demon dies, deal 3 damage to a random enemy minion twice . (instead of 6 damage once)

Bug Fixes and Game Improvements

Battlegrounds : Selfless Hero’s Deathrattle will now only affect minions that do not already have Divine Shield.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:32 PM   #47340
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Looks interesting. Glad they're mixing things up, especially in BG which was starting to get a bit stale.

Adding two BG heroes, wonder if that means two are going away.

Gonna be snap-taking Selfless Hero when this goes live.
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:06 PM   #47341
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guess the meta is gonna be face hunter face hunter face hunter now
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:23 PM   #47342
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Lol at nerfing shaman further than they did already. Deck is completely unplayable now.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:21 PM   #47343
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Selfless Hero buff in BG is huge!

Bunch of changes to the heroes and not quite sure what to think, but I'd guess that Toki will be near elite again.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:22 PM   #47344
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Apothecary is still good, amirite?
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:52 PM   #47345
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Apothecary is still good, amirite?
Yup. Buff does almost nothing, except for make the class weaker against face hunter. We are in for a very heavy hunter meta
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:53 PM   #47346
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Selfless Hero buff in BG is huge!

Bunch of changes to the heroes and not quite sure what to think, but I'd guess that Toki will be near elite again.
Am I reading Toki wrong or can you plausobly snag a 6 star on turn 3?
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:54 PM   #47347
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**** turn 2 even
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:50 PM   #47348
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I've been watching Bebe, the Korean streamer who is over 11K MMR, and I think the thing he does that is noticeable is he rolls way less than I do. Just buy the best available units at all time and make put your gold on the board.
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Old 01-09-2020, 11:23 AM   #47349
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wow, hunter's super interactive "make 57 leper gnomes" sure is a fun deck to play against
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I've made my hatred of secret mage known in the past but this hunter deck reminds me of it. The only thing that matters in the whole game is your life total. Just sitting there doing nothing because they've got secrets to counter everything you do that they cheat out of their deck while they aim burn at your face. It's such a boring experience. It's ruined wild and now it's back in standard.
Yeah, face hunter is aids. They should have nerfed it.
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Old 01-09-2020, 02:14 PM   #47350
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