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#2 Posted by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@bollard said:

@blaineblaine said:

@bollard said:

@blaineblaine said:

Deck synergy is way more important than just "big cards". I have two cards that cost more than 4 mana in my Hunter deck. 50% of the time I don't even play those cards. I eve just swapped out Maexxna which is a 6 mana legendary for Angry Chicken, a 1 mana rare. Still feeling it out, but I needed more, early beasts.

How do you make sure you don't just run out of cards with that many cheap cards? I find by the end of the game where I can play 3 cards a turn I end up with just one in my hand, and I'm dead.

Buzzard is a key card for that. Every beast you summon, you draw a card. A few ways to play it is, if you do it mid game you can actually find yourself some lucky draws. It's been a few times I've played a buzzard, then played a beast, drew a beast, played that beast, drew another beast. Really susceptible to board wipes.

Another good play is early Buzzard with Snake Trap. If the opponent uses a removal spell, or polymorph, then doesn't really matter. That's actually a waste of that spell.

Ideally you'll have them just attack the buzzard, which will summon 3 snakes, draw 3 cards.

Anyone with any skill will remove the buzzard as fast as they can, otherwise you'll just drown them in minions. So usually I'll play one early to get them to burn a removal spell. And if they just ignore it? Release The Hounds!

Yeah, see, that's the problem. All of those cards you mentioned I don't own. In your first post you were talking about "big cards" - whether or not I (I know you were talking to the OP but it applies to me too) own big cards is not important when the deck synergy you're talking about isn't even possible with the cards I own!

Then you gotta find a way to make the cards you do own work together. That's the point. I'm not suggesting you use my deck (hell, I'm lucky to break rank 10) but I am suggesting you should focus on what you have, and how to maximize how the cards work together.

Know what happened last time I faced Deathwing? A legendary 12/12 dragon that destroys all of the other minions on the board and makes the person who played it discard their hand? I played freezing trap. He attacked, he gets sent back to the owners hand and now costs 12 mana to play. Which means it can't be played again.

This morning I played against a guy who dropped three Legendary in one match. First one I used a removal spell. Second one I buffed a Murloc to kill. Third one, didn't matter cause match was over. So he's taking whole turns to dump one card, that I'm killing off with just a small part of my turn.

Any hero has a way to deal with a giant, damaging, minion. Whether it's Execute, Polymorph, Transform... The question is of "better" cards. And big (lots of damage, lots of mana) isn't necessarily better. I have plenty of Legendary cards that I never play, because it doesn't fit how I like to play.

So look through your deck. If you have a lot of Divine Shields, maybe take them and a Blood Knight. Or if you have some Murlocs, build a lot of those (you can actually make a competative deck with just Murlocs, although you'll really want to have one of each, so you'll have to craft a little). When I get a daily challenge for a hero I don't play? I just make an all Murloc deck with their spells. Doesn't matter, Paladin or Warrior. Druid. Those cards work together fine. They buff each other. And I can steal a game or two, get my gold, and go back to my Hunter deck.

#3 Edited by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@bollard said:

@blaineblaine said:

Deck synergy is way more important than just "big cards". I have two cards that cost more than 4 mana in my Hunter deck. 50% of the time I don't even play those cards. I eve just swapped out Maexxna which is a 6 mana legendary for Angry Chicken, a 1 mana rare. Still feeling it out, but I needed more, early beasts.

How do you make sure you don't just run out of cards with that many cheap cards? I find by the end of the game where I can play 3 cards a turn I end up with just one in my hand, and I'm dead.

Well with that deck, I want the game OVER by the time we're on 9 mana (one of my big mana cards is King Krush. 8/8 with charge. If I have a bow equipped, that's 11 damage). The longer we go, the less likely I'll win.

But that's deck synergy. By having loads of beast cards, you find cards that work with beasts.

Buzzard is a key card for that. Every beast you summon, you draw a card. A few ways to play it is, if you do it mid game you can actually find yourself some lucky draws. It's been a few times I've played a buzzard, then played a beast, drew a beast, played that beast, drew another beast. Really susceptible to board wipes.

Another good play is early Buzzard with Snake Trap. If the opponent uses a removal spell, or polymorph, then doesn't really matter. That's actually a waste of that spell.

Ideally you'll have them just attack the buzzard, which will summon 3 snakes, draw 3 cards.

Anyone with any skill will remove the buzzard as fast as they can, otherwise you'll just drown them in minions. So usually I'll play one early to get them to burn a removal spell. And if they just ignore it? Release The Hounds!

#4 Posted by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

Deck synergy is way more important than just "big cards". I have two cards that cost more than 4 mana in my Hunter deck. 50% of the time I don't even play those cards. I eve just swapped out Maexxna which is a 6 mana legendary for Angry Chicken, a 1 mana rare. Still feeling it out, but I needed more, early beasts.

#5 Posted by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

Also, if anyone likes the idea but has suggestions for a game, I'm all ears.

#6 Edited by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@49th said:

I don't understand this at all. Why does the packaging say city chicken when it isn't even breaded yet? Surely that is just regular pork? Very strange.

Well you gotta bread it yourself. Comes with the wooden skewers though, and for the most part they're uniform in shape so they'll cook at the same time. I suppose that's what specifically makes it City Chicken. Wooden skewers and uniform pieces.

#7 Edited by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@skytylz said:

What's a City Chicken?

You've never had City Chicken? Oh man, you're missing out. You take pieces of pork (or pork and veal) skewer it on sticks, bread it, fry it so it's like a chicken drumstick... only not.

Here's my plate, already in progress:

There are those who will then finish it by cooking it in chicken broth or soup. These people are animals and may safely be ignored.

#8 Edited by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@skytylz said:

What's a City Chicken?

You've never had City Chicken? Oh man, you're missing out. You take pork (or pork and veal), skewer it, bread it and fry it. So it's like a chicken drumstick only totally not.

Here's my plate. Already in progress:

There's people who then finish it by cooking it in chicken broth or soup. These people are animals and may safely be ignored.

#9 Posted by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

Meh. Look, I want new Nintendo stuff but let's calm down. New Hardware does not necessarily mean New Console.

"They're absolutely going to show new hardware this year," said co-host Peer Schneider, after he and his co-hosts established an atmosphere of healthy skepticism. "I've heard it from someone who used to be at Nintendo, I've heard it from somebody on the third-party front."

A new controller is hardware. Could be a WiiU in a different color. It's like those psychic predictions every year... just vague enough that anything will pass.

"Nintendo will announce new hardware!!"
*Reggie holds up an all white 3DS with extra battery life*

"RUMOR CONFIRMED!!!"

#10 Posted by BlaineBlaine (463 posts) -

@pnevares said:

I noticed that there doesn't seem to be any acknowledgement of the existence of the Game Boy Player for the Gamecube on GB. Am I blind, or is it missing for a reason?

Since I skipped several console generations the GBP was such a great way to experience the portable games I had never seen and it was also a way to save batteries on my GBA (especially after installing the Afterburner mod).

Apologies if there was a better forum for this. I don't post much.

They'll probably classify it as a peripheral like the Super Game Boy and just file it under the Gamecube.

But if you feel like something is lacking...go for it.