Coming Back to the Table - Episode 95

June 27, 2017
00:0000:00

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  • Packs!
    • No more duplicate Legendary cards. Once you've crafted or obtained a certain card (gold or normal), it isn't possible to obtain again until you've earned all the legendaries from a set.
    • You will get a guaranteed Legendary within the first 10 card packs of a new set.
    • It will not longer be possible to open more than 2 of a Common, Rare, or Epic card out of a single card pack. You can still obtain dupes in other packs of course.
    • Additionally, a special promotion is going to be run starting soon which will increase the number of packs you will receive when purchasing Un'Goro Packs.

Original Pack Bundles

Special Pack Bundles

7 packs

+2 packs = 9 packs total

15 packs

+5 packs = 20 packs total

40 packs

+12 packs = 52 packs total

60 packs*

+18 packs = 78 packs

    • Twitch Prime Deal
      • As the first part of this landmark license deal, Blizzard is licensing third-party streaming-platform rights to Twitch for a range of Hearthstone®, Heroes of the Storm®, World of Warcraft®, StarCraft® II, and Overwatch® esports content.

 

  • Starting on June 20 and running through August 10, current and new Twitch Prime members will receive a Golden Loot Box for Overwatch, containing a guaranteed legendary item for one of the game’s heroes along with three additional in-game items, such as emotes, voice lines, or character skins. Over the coming months, Twitch Prime members will receive 10 additional Overwatch loot boxes containing more in-game content. Overwatch players can learn more at https://twitch.amazon.com/overwatch. Similar promotions will begin later this year for Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone players.

 

 

Potluck!

  • Quest Ideas - There are different gold amounts depending on the quest you complete it ranges from 40 gold to 100 gold or even a card pack. One tip would be if you get a 40 gold quest to hit the X on it and it will reroll the quest and possibly give you a quest that is worth more gold.
  • 2nd tip on quests to complete them the quickest you could try making a deck of all battlecry minions if you get the play 20 battlecry minions or 75 battlecry minions if you believe the deck will not win many game you could play it in casual mode or tavern brawl or even standard or wild depending if you're trying to achieve a certain rank that current month
  • I am one of those Timmy/Johnny type players in other words I want to gather every card in the game and make my own decks. So I enjoy when I am playing against someone if I see a cool card that they play and maybe I have the card maybe I don’t but an idea jumps into my head of how to abuse the card in a combo or just in a certain type of deck. So if you would like to also try doing this and you don’t want to lose rank try it in casual mode.
    • I would also suggest swapping over to Wild or Standard (whichever you don’t play typically) and getting quests done there! The benefit is that you can still work towards your 500 ranked wins for a hero. And if you lose, you won’t be upset about losing towards your rank.
  • Tavern Brawl - When there is the type of tavern brawl that causes you to make a deck it give you the opportunity to try any hair brained idea you might have depending on the tavern brawl rules. For example “Gift Exchange” was a tavern brawl where there was gifts that spawned on your opponent's side and your side I made a warlock deck that I focused on killing both the gifts on my side and my opponent’s side and with the gifts they gave you amazing cards. My point was all you need to do is win one game to get your pack so try your idea even if it might be terrible.
  • Filters - On the pc there will be a book in the bottom left corner of your collection it will show standard cards or all cards or any set you click on. There will also be a filter that you can use for the specific mana cost that you want to filter 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7+
  • Interface - I wanted to start with talking about card backs. You can set a different card back to each deck you have in your collection to do that on the pc you goto my collection open one of your decks or start a new deck and there will be a tab you click on with your mouse that looks like a card it will open your card backs you have unlocked left click on the card back you want to use and it will change the one that specific deck uses. There is also another tab that looks like a human it will show your Heroes you have unlocked by purchasing them or unlocking them thru an achievements if you're currently editing a deck it will only show the heroes of your deck type if you're not editing a deck under your collection then it will show all the heroes you have.
  • Searching - You can type the specific name of a card if you remember it and it will take you straight to that card or you can use keywords for example deathrattle, battlecry, heal using the keywords will either filter out the cards with the keyword in their name or their abilities.

 

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The Ultimate Guide to Get to Legend - Episode 94

June 13, 2017
00:0000:00

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Topic

How to get to Legend

 

Overview:

  • This guide is going to mostly be geared towards the player who hasn’t cracked into legend yet. Many things will be transferrable to every player (such as mindset and patterns to playing), but it does take more time and effort for the “everyman.”
  • Getting to legend is hard. It takes time. It takes practice. It takes intentionality. You will probably not get there by accident, especially if you’ve been playing for a while.
  • Thomas Jefferson said, “If you want something you have never had, you must be willing to do something you have never done.” If you want to get there, you need to do something different. So pay attention as we go through these tips to things you’ve never thought of or (much more dangerous…) the things you think don’t apply to you. Tread lightly when going down that road. Steve and I fought there, but Hat REALLY knows what he’s talking about in this realm. If you haven’t gotten there yet, be willing to try anything we say. We want you to win at this game and get that elusive cardback. It’s worth it.

 

The things you need…

  • Time
  • A deck you know
  • A deck that performs well
  • Mulligan skill
  • Game skill
  • A bit of luck
  • A good mindset! (We’ll talk about this a lot)

 

  • Getting to rank 15 - Making better in-game decisions

    • Draw first!
    • Trigger random effects first to maximize information
    • Trade before random damage effects (arcane missiles, c’thun, etc) to not waste damage/minimize number of targets
    • Hex, Consecration, Flamestrike, Shadow Word Pain/Death, etc.
  • Getting to rank 10 - Choosing the right deck to ladder with
    • Ladder lists vs tournament lists
    • Hearthpwn, hearthstonetopdecks, competetiveHS subreddit, VS data reaper, HSReplay
    • Picking the right deck for the meta you’re facing
    • Should you play the best deck if you don’t like playing the best deck?
  • Getting to rank 5 - Know what you’re playing against
    • VS Data Reaper
    • VS Live Meta Report
    • TempoStorm
    • Metastats
    • Tournaments
      • HCT
      • Global Games
    • Streamers
      • Kibler
      • Thijs
      • Firebat (when he’s tryharding, which is less lately)
      • VLPS
      • ADWCTA/Merps/Grinninggoat (for Arena)
      • Hafu (Arena)
    • Think, “what would I play here if I was playing this deck?”
    • Meta reports
    • Watching streams
    • Play all the meta decks, even in casual
    • Check for your own lethal as well as your opponent’s
  • Getting to Legend
    • Dealing with ladder anxiety!
      • It will be easy to overvalue every star - Blizzard’s grasp of addiction mechanics is second to none and the first time you hit a new ranked high, you’ll want to hoard your stars like a lil dragon
      • But you can’t win if you don’t press play. And losing a star is not a big deal if you expect to get it back
      • The volume of games you will need is substantial (as mentioned below) but you have to keep pressing play until you turn orange
    • Dealing with losing streaks
    • How a >50% win rate feels a lot of the time (lousy)
    • Knowing when to take a break
      • If you’re not enjoying hearthstone because of your drive towards a singular goal, maybe it’s the wrong goal for you
      • Don’t burn yourself out - it’s not worth it having a cardback in a game you don’t want to play any more
    • http://www.pcgame.com/how-to-reframe-negative-hearthstone-experiences-and-win-more-as-a-result/
    • Dealing with RNG/”broken” cards or decks
      • Tech for it
      • Review your replays to play the matchup differently
      • If all else fails, change decks
      • These cards and decks are part of the game for better or worse and everyone is dealing with them; it’s your job as a competitor to figure out how to beat them
      • Just because you lost to Yogg nonsense doesn't mean you didn't make a decision early in the game that let your opponent live long enough to play Yogg
      • Yes, cards and decks are broken at times. Complaining won't fix it.
      • Accept that some matchups are just bad
      • If your stats show you that you're seeing a bad matchup a lot:
      • Complaining won't fix it; it will just lead to tilt
      • Some games may legit be due to bad beats, but you wont know that for sure without reviewing your losses
    • What it is
    • How to recognize it
    • How to prevent it
    • If you have a family, friends, or a significant other of any commitment, say “goodbye” to them. Just kidding… Kind of. The truth is that a lot of your life needs to shift and prioritize this goal. Assuming you have a 40 hour week job or are going to school full time, you don’t have unending free time or days to commit to this game. So the free time you do have in the evenings and weekends need to count.
      • Even better, if you have a couple weeks away from the kids or have a winter break or something, leverage those times. You’ll do much better when you can throw yourself at this game frequently and for long periods of time.
    • Rank 5 is halfway there
    • Plan to be at rank 15 by the 1st, 10 by the 7th, and 5 by the 15th
    • It takes 227 games (on average) with a 55% win rate to get from 5 to Legend:
    • Take your time; a single misplay can cost you an hour
    • Managing the mental game
    • Tilt
    • Playing percentages and knowing your outs
    • Understanding the time commitment
  • Track your progress
    • Track-o-bot
    • Hearthstone Deck Tracker
    • Record your games/HSReplay
    • OBS/record vids of your games
  • Celebrate your accomplishments even if you don’t hit legend
    • The top 0.25% of players end up at Legend out of 70+ million
    • Rank 5 - 2%
    • Rank 10 - 8%
    • Rank 15 - 25%
    • If you can hit rank 15, you’re still better than ¾ of all players; don’t be ashamed of that!

Community

Question

Ellak Roach - Is Wild Legend easier than Standard Legend, and if so, why?

 

YellowDart3 - So now that you hit Legend do you feel driven to keep hitting it or can you relax finally?

 

James Waddell III (Google+) - What deck or decks would be best in the current meta to get from 15-10 ?

 

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