#167 - The Angry Chicken: “Sticks for Freaking Ever”

August 23, 2016

• Garrett • Jocelyn • Dills

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Kara Week 2: The Opera

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Slum Diggity

Dear Brain-Fried Kentucky-Fried's,

Would you believe me if I told you I put THE DREAM into action today? No? Let's get into it. I was playing Rogue against a weird Reno-N'zoth Mage when I encountered it. I had just Sprinted and got Brann and Shadowstep with Conceal in my hand going into turn 5. Then, I topdecked Barnes and knew this game was over. I played Brann and Concealed it. Then, turn 6 I played Barnes, Shadowstepped him, then Barnes again making 4 Blood of The Ancient One's and then, 2 Ancient Ones. The Mage Polymorphed one (Rest in Sheep). and Frostbolted the other. He could not hide for very long though, because 2 turns later I Assassinated his taunt and smashed his face for the final 30 damage. "I will be your death!"

Well Met!


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Chemdork

Hi Aggravated Gallus domesticus!

A few times on the show, the topic of our frustrations with the ladder system has come up on the show.  Among some of the points of discussion (and venting) invariably include how the current ladder seems to measure time-played more than a person's genuine skill at the game.  Thinking about that point a bit more, I would like to posit one very simple question to you:

How do you measure someone's skill at playing Hearthstone?

I doubt the answer is very simple, but would love to hear your thoughts.


Zac

G'day my ferocious feathered friends,

Do you think we could ever see legendary spells or weapons in hearthstone? And if so what would you choose as your example of one? Thunderfury?

Keep up the great work. From a fan from the future (Australia)


Tony

Well met TAC crew ! Love the podcast! Makes the bus rides to work great.( the vods are great too)  FYI the brawl segment covering Karazhan, brilliant !!!

Okay so I have been playing hearthstone since last November;  I usually get to rank 14 on ladder which is fine I'm a dedicated casual as they say, one day rank 10 maybe or legend!

Heroic Naxx and Blackrock Mountain took me months to figure out; and then League came along which took about a month to complete on heroic.

Now it is party time in Karazhan...within a few short hours (with the exception of chess that took about 30 or so tries) I have completed all the heroics to date.

To the question!

----- > Do you guys feel that blizzard is making the adventures easier to appeal to the "new" players that are coming into the game or are these adventures indeed just as hard as Naxx and BRM?

I want heroic adventures to be harder because that's the draw; when ladder is painful. Usually week 1 and week 4 of every season adventures fill my hearthstone time.


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