I think right now, my absolute favorite game to sit down and play is Hearthstone. While I would love to be able to focus more on it and really push getting ranked, I honestly just enjoy sitting down and knocking out achievements. Yesterday's achievement was the one where you need to play a certain number of two mana or less minions. So what better deck to use than my really old Face Hunter?
Now this deck hasn't been updated in quite some time and honestly, it still plays very well. Now I know many of you out there, myself at one time included, cannot stand to see the Face Hunter on the other side of the board. However, since picking up the deck and playing it, there is quite a bit of skill involved in playing it well, versus just throwing any card out there because you can.
A great example is your second turn play. Quite often you will see players throw any card out because they believe the goal is to just constantly churn out cards. In truth, this tactic does work, but it is not the most effective way to play the game. Sometimes holding onto your cards and simply using your hero ability is the best play for the round. Actually I would say that if RNG is hating you, quite often this is the smarter play as it will allow you to set up better plays down the line.
The screenshot from above was against a Shaman who had been really annoying throughout the game. You know the types. They're the ones who spam the taunts and then never end their turn until the rope is about to end. Well, he thought he would save himself by hexing what he perceived to be the card that would prevent me from getting the win for one more turn. Unfortunately for him, I drew my Abusive Sargent and subsequently buffed my hexed card and used the frog to end the game. It was a lot of fun, and not because it was an overly challenging match, but rather because RNG smiled at me and allowed me to have one last laugh, and that is why I truly love and hate Hearthstone.
Welcome back to Holy Shock! I use to go on talking about Paladins and what not, but lately I have been stuck on Hearthstone! So why should we break the mold today? Last night I logged in and was met with the achievement where you need to play forty minions that cost two or less, and being the achievement addicted fool that I am... I quickly made me this Hunter deck in all of five seconds. Well, maybe not five seconds, but you get the idea that I placed no thought into its creation whatsoever, right?
My goal was to sling down as many low cost minions as I could before my portrait shattered in agonizing shame. Alright, there really is nothing agonizing about losing... unless you actually would lose to this deck! We all know that that would never happen... right?
I am terribly sorry to the poor players who actually lost, I honestly had no intention of trying to win. Had you just kept on chugging away, I am sure you would have seen the futility of my deck; however, you chose to end it all! I suppose I should have been happy, but these two made me actually play a couple more games than I had originally intended! Now they got me thinking of crossing over to the dark side and making a face Hunter! Alright, settle down... settle down! I promise that I am not going to be making any sort of face Hunter in the near future. I do find it funny that so many players tend to concede before they really know if the match is truly out of their reach. Hang in there guys! Worse case scenario is some player is going to clear your minions, blast your portrait, and you are out what a minute or two more? C'mon! Help me avoid these terrible thoughts of creating these decks!
So while I am somewhat complaining, if you can call it that, let me throw a shout out to the players who took it way too serious! Do you really need to run the rope half way down on every turn? I get that you are trying to think out every possible play, but seriously... just throw some cards down and smash the little fellows to bits! I think it was just RNG having one more fun moment at my expense. He wants to lose! Pft... that ain't gonna happen! Well, I am happy to say that eventually I managed to run out my poor little forty minions and earn, yes I said earn, my dang achievement! I'll see you all next time!