Why we think Yogg-Saron should be banned
This story uses a recent Yogg-Saron win from the HTC Summer Preliminaries – where Yogg-Saron completely turned a losing situation into a win – to ask whether that card shouldn’t be in the competitive scene. Yes, the developers do want RNG in the game, but perhaps this is too much RNG for tournaments? The story goes on to interview the guy who lost to Yogg-Saron in the tournament, and he talks about how he felt helpless when his opponent played Yogg, which was frustrating because he felt he had played great up to that point in the game. He feels the card is broken and while it’s entertaining for the audience, it’s not good for competitive players. Check out the whole story here.
Tempo Mage Guide
According to this story, Karazhan has added some interesting weapons to Tempo Mage, so now is a good time to play the deck. The story explains why the deck is good – partly because of how customizable it is – how you can build a strong version of it, tips on playing it, and ways you can counter the deck if you find it on ladder. A good guide that helps you go the Tempo Mage way.
The Importance of Fun Decks
After talking about what he thinks are serious flaws in the game at the moment, the writer of this story talks about the importance of not just netdecking efficient, but maybe difficult to play, decks in order to just win but also making new, fun decks. It’s important to remember that this is a game and should also be played for fun, not just winning. It talks about how to build fun decks and how playing fun decks could even help you improve on ladder. A good reminder that Hearthstone should be played not just for winning and getting more coins but also for fun. Read the story here.
Wacky Wild Decks
If you want to take a ride on the Wild side, check out these fun decks that include Curator Malygos Spell Druid, Deathrattle Priest, Legend Midrange Hunter, and more. I sometimes forget how much fun Wild can be, and I should start visiting it more often. Check out the decks here.
Hearthstone and Patch Notes
In this video, Disguised Toast talks about the need for better patch notes because when card interactions change without any warning, players are left wondering. Keeping in mind that Blizzard always talks about how it wants the game to be predictable, you can see how unclear patch notes can be an issue.