haha i’ve seen some really decent golden monkey decks so it can be done. The tempo lost from the golden monkey build up means you have to build up reserves of armor early and clear to stabilise. Learning to make choices for the good of the game rather than the turn in those decks feels essential too.
I’ve played against a Mage version that went in way too early and a Priest version that went in way too late. Warrior has the leeway of being able to skip low threat turns in order to begin the chain which makes it ideal for the job really.
Idd, my thoughts entirely. Unsure why net decking would suddenly drop in popularity? When the reason people net deck is either, as you’ve stated or want to know what the ‘best decks’ are at that time and want to emulate the success of others. More creative freedom wouldn’t stop this, as there will always be ‘better decks’ that people will turn to.
“Net decking” exists in every game, MOBAs are a great place to look for things like this. A Hero goes from trash tier to god tier simply by a top player picking them, no changes nothing like that, a top player just showed people how to play it.
Calm your tits boys I didn’t say it’d be abolished entirely.
It will always be a thing and it’s Blizzard’s job to balance the the card pool in such a way that unskilled players like myself can’t just drop Mysterious Challenger and win.
Assuming Blizzard’s piss poor design choices continue in the same fashion, you’re 100% correct. If they actually get their shit together then their card pool should be able to provide answers in any meta. They need to start thinking about counter play rather than just shoving mechanics onto a card because it sounds cool.
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“Net decking” exists in every game, MOBAs are a great place to look for things like this. A Hero goes from trash tier to god tier simply by a top player picking them, no changes nothing like that, a top player just showed people how to play it.[/quote]
This is true, moba’s do have a similar thing. MOBA’s also have the opportunity for counter play. Understanding individual champion build paths and play styles will allow you to counter pick effectively. Hearthstone doesn’t have this and that’s sort of what i’m getting at with the net decking comment. I probably should have rephrased it to “It will likely reduce the effectiveness of net decking”.
You’re all correct in saying net decking won’t go away, there will always be people who pick decks off sites because they’ve been tried and tested but right now there is very little counter play vs those decks and promoting the value of crafting your own strats should be the number 1 priority of this new standard format, otherwise what’s the point?