#230 - The Angry Chicken: “Discard Anxiety”

10-3-17

• Garrett • Jocelyn • Dills

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Top of the show

T-minus 4 weeks and change until BlizzCon!


News

BlizzCon Schedule

Hearthstone - What’s Next: Friday, Nov. 3rd at 1:45PM Pacific

Greetings, travelers! Gather at the inn as the Hearthstone team gives you a look at what they’re serving up next and delve deep into how the Year of the Mammoth will come to a close!

Hearthstone – Live Q&A: Saturday, Nov. 4th at 2:30PM Pacific

Greetings, travelers! Gather at the inn as the Hearthstone team gives you a look at what they’re serving up next and delve deep into how the Year of the Mammoth will come to a close!


Group Features Datamined

MMO-Champion datamined what appear to be upcoming group features for the Battle.net client. While not clans or guilds for games like Hearthstone and Heroes where we’ve been requesting these features, it looks like it will address some of our requests in the form of a surface-level feature kit accessible through the client.

Blizzard Social – What's Next: Friday, Nov. 3rd at 1:30PM Pacific

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Listener Robert asked on Twitter:

What do you think of the new Battle.net app? Do you think it was necessary? What features do you hope they add to it? Thanks!

Links


Mike Donais talks Frozen Throne’s impact

Convenient bullet-points via HearthPwn.

Meta

Specific cards

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Strategy

New Zoo?

https://disguisedtoast.com/decklists/3201-r22-legend-zoo-warlock

By no means the only decklist that works. There are many different inclusions and omissions running around on ladder for this archetype.

Top winrate version - last 7 days - hsreplay.net

https://hsreplay.net/decks/beV23vng1BqTLJdHa2ZuBb/

Other inclusions:


Crazy Game Stories

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Shermbo

Dear Perturbed Poultry,

 

I had a daily quest to play 75 murlocs, so I queued in with my Shaman “Unite the Murlocs” quest deck.

 

My opponent was a Priest, and a I was quickly able to play enough murlocs to finish the quest and gain my MegaFin. Meanwhile, my priestly opponent somehow ended up playing a Shadowreaper Anduin and gained the Voidform hero power. Then Raza the Chained gave him that hero power for 0 mana.

 

Somewhere along the line he had played two Radiant Elementals that “stuck” to the board giving him 0-cost spells! He must have had one Shadow Visions in what was left of his deck.

 

I know, I should have never let the priest get into this state, but I was focused on building a murloc board that could win me the game! I had 5 minions on board, 2 murlocs to each side of a Flametongue Totem. I had the Priest down to 5 health and I was at a comfy 26.

 

Then it happened…

 

The Priest starts playing an “infinite” series of 0-mana Shadow Visions and pinging my face with the 0-mana Voidform power! I watch in horror as he does this over and over, my health decreasing by 2 in an unending barrage. I’m ready to concede when the rope comes to my rescue! But will it be in time?

 

The rope finally burns out when I’m at 8! Then the animations continue! 6, 4, 2….

 

And then peace.

 

My turn. I top-deck a Bloodlust and bash my now 8-attack Murloc Warleader into his face for the win!


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TonySezDont

Hey you Angry Chicken Podcast hosts,

I want Beneath the Grounds back to standard.  Now.  Today.  It would be such an elegant counter to the #1 post-nerf meta deck, Razakas Priest, as it not only nullifies the Highlander condition, but it also pukes out the number 4, priest's least favorite number.  The balance here would be that the Rogue that would be playing BTG would have to slow down his tempo to play it. Love it.  Do it.  Give it to us now.  I've always loved the card but it was not playable until now.

Even if Blizz threw in a BTG-type card with the next set, it wouldn't be until the winter expansion and too late; the rotation will hit soon thereafter.

It's just a bummer that cards that had elegant, fun designs don't see the light of day during their jaunt in standard and get rotated to wild.  Several months pass and these neat cards woulda coulda shoulda have a legitimate spot in the standard ladder.  Shucks.

Discussion could be maybe please Blizz give us a mini-card pack of 2 or 3 or 4 booster cards here and there to tweak the meta.  Or, have events where certain wild cards pop back to standard for balance or FUN reasons.  My argument isn't that priest is unbeatable and I want a silver bullet.  I'm just a bit sad this cool card could have been something if the timing were right.  

I know, I know.  Just play wild.  Fine.

Thanks for what you do.


Rune

Hej Vrede kyllinger (Hello Angry chickens in Danish)

Background:

My last 10 months of ranked on EU server I’ve regularly finished Rank 5 or higher.

I have been playing Hearthstone for 1 ½ years. My goal is to someday hit Legend, my best so far is rank 3. I’m a dad so my time is limited, but I really really wanna make it. I feel like it is a thing I have to achieve and then I can take it easy and just play casually.

I have read a lot of stuff and know that I have to commit a lot of time into the grind, and of course I have to have the required skills.

My question is, if I choose to go for it this month, should I go Standard or Wild? I am hoping that Dills can share his experience of the two different “5 to legend” metas. Is one of the “5 to legend” metas harder than the other? Should I practice with decks this month and make a push in November?


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