If you were wondering how Heartstone works this animation explains it pretty well.

My apol... ASTOUNDING!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/07/2016 at 10:35pm

That was perfect! Loved it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/07/2016 at 10:38pm

LOL They should make more of these with the other Heroes and cards.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/08/2016 at 02:53am

Greg: I hope so too.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/08/2016 at 09:53pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one tired of losing all the time. I like the game, but playing against other people makes me feel awful. In fact, I'm not sure I can think of a game that makes me feel as terrible as this one does. That's pretty much why I don't play it. I don't like playing against other people and losing so much.

Jordan, I'm not sure if what you shared is worth it. You can probably find strategies all around the Interwebs for free. I'd certainly like to find some that will help, but I think if I invested some time into it I could probably find some really good info out there. Let me know if you decide to get this and if it really helps.

(BTW Jon, if you have some really good resources and tips, please share!)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/08/2016 at 11:35pm

Greg: I removed that post and banned the user, it was SPAM to some ebook or something. I've had users create accounts from the same place that person did and they post similar SPAM.

I understand not liking to lose, I get that. I lose all the time, but I win some and win more now but I had some ROUGH patches that took along time to push through.

I'm going to consult with a friend about what we'd do if we started now and wanted to play. I thought about that today and I want to write something about it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/09/2016 at 12:32am

I consider you an expert in the game. I was hoping you could post something for those of us that suck. I know you've provided at least one link. I think if I spend some more time searching for help w/ Google, I can figure it out and get better. I'm really hoping that the game really does match me with similar players. I figure since I lose so much, maybe I can get matched with someone else who does, so that I don't have to suffer loss so often and hard. LOL

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/09/2016 at 03:50am

Haha yeah. I'll see what I can come up with, thanks for letting me know!

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/10/2016 at 04:38pm

Jon, I totally agree with Greg that a "What to do when starting Hearthstone now" would be helpful. I've only ever really dabbled with it in the past, playing a few matches here and there, but it's a bit daunting if you haven't kept up with it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/10/2016 at 05:12pm

Travis and Greg: What format would a guide help you? A video or a post? Both?

Thinking about this and I want to do something, which could be fun.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/10/2016 at 05:40pm

I learn better from reading than watching videos but I think I'm an outlier. With a video you can say a lot more while also showing what you're doing. A video with highlights in text?

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/10/2016 at 06:39pm

Something to read might be easier to constantly access. A video might be easier to make though. To start, I'm interested in how to build a good deck. I've used the Deck Builder, but that might not be good enough. So, if you wanted to show a video about how to build a good deck (with each Hero) and some things that could go into, that'd be great. Keep in mind, we don't have the awesome cards that you do.

If we had a post here on the site that we all could see, then other players (especially our members) could also provide input. It would also give us a place for questions and comments. You could also share some good resources you've found on the interwebs. :)

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/10/2016 at 07:12pm

Flawless victory today, I'm stopping there since I finished all my Quests!!! I've deleted all of my decks and have decided to remake them as needed for Quests. I had one win left to get with my Shaman and I got it. I also had to win 3 with any Hero and then 2 with Rogue or Druid. So, I rebuilt those decks using the Classic recipe and got my 3 needed wins. I'm really happy that I completed my Dailies.

One of the things about this game is that you can attack the player or their creatures. So, I'm thinking it's probably best to try to kill their creatures off if you can. Then you can "go face" as Jon likes to say in his videos. LOL

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/10/2016 at 07:48pm

Just a random strategy that I used a lot in the beginning:

When creating a deck, use the filter to find minions with "Taunt." Stack your deck with these and then keep hitting face. Your opponent will have to worry about clearing the taunt enemies before getting to your hero. Of course this isn't a fool proof strategy, but it works fairly well.

Also, playing Arena forces you to use cards you might not usually use, and play them in combinations you might not have thought of :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/11/2016 at 06:16am

Having board advantage is good. If you don't take care of creatures they will roll you so yeah, that's a great strategy.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/11/2016 at 06:42am

That is a good idea, Adam. I've seen people attack some of my creatures with their Hero, which at first I thought wasn't a good idea, because they took Hero damage, but I have realized that it's better to sacrifice a few Health to prevent more damage. My games (wins) were beautiful today. I cleared their side of the board and "went face" quite a few times. Oh it was lovely. A while ago, I nearly killed an opponent twice, but they managed to refill their health a couple of times and took me down in the end.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/11/2016 at 02:00pm

The same thing happened to me yesterday! I was playing against a Warrior who was super armor heavy. I did a ton of damage upfront, but when he finally killed me, he had 10 health, but 31 armor lol. But those loses are usually good learning experiences :)

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