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Competition: [FIST} Gaming Test: Hearthstone

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[FIST} Gaming Test: Hearthstone

This is the test competition for Hearthstone.

The rules for this competition are simple: Play Hearthstone 1v1 matches against any member of the DJB. Take end-game screenshots, place them into a zip file, and submit them to the competition. The member who plays the most matches will win.

  • You do not have to queue for the bot. We are doing this old-school. You must request matches in DB Gaming, and you may not set up any matches in PM. I will watch for any match dodging.

  • Games will be played to best 3/5 matches. The intent behind this is to gauge how long it takes to play a set.

  • Provide written feedback on the game in the text submission box. Did you enjoy the game? Did you see any issues with overpowered decks? Anything you think I need to know to help make an informed decision on this game's supportability?

Competition Information

Organized by
Battlelord Dracaryis
Running time
2017-12-28 until 2018-01-06 (10 days)
Target Unit
Entire DJB
Competition Type
Multiplayer Gaming
Awards
First Level Crescents
Participants
32 subscribers, of which 21 have participated.

Results

1st place
Warlord Vestril
Member
Warlord Vestril
File submission
Hearthstone_Test_Comp_-_Mako.zip
Textual submission

I fell like this would be a good game to support to fill the gap from Pazaak. However I think we should make basic decks the standard and custom decks only when agreed too.

Placement
1st place
2nd place
Vanguard Sariel Dhejeuti
Member
Vanguard Sariel Dhejeuti
Textual submission

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dz30uh7o8RDDdjgDObLYPJW4EBiagvXJ

Struggled with the zip file, but other than that I really enjoyed HS. I think we should allow Wild Duels (I know they weren’t not allowed, just saying)

Placement
2nd place
3rd place
Knight Angel Snow
Member
Knight Angel Snow
Submission
Knight Angel Snow opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
3rd place
Master Marick Tyris
Member
Master Marick Tyris
File submission
HS_Wallyzip.zip
Textual submission

Zip it real good.

Wally v Mako - 3-2 - Wally win.

Average game ~10 minutes. This game is awesome. It should be supported as it's quick and easy to play, learn and get into. Not perfect but it's the best.

Placement
No placement
Seer Kelly Mendes
Member
Seer Kelly Mendes
Submission
Seer Kelly Mendes opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Battlelord Pel Tarentae
Member
Battlelord Pel Tarentae
File submission
Hearthstone_Screenshot_12-28-17_16.41.55.png
Textual submission

Played a full 5 matches against Esca, my win 3-2. Took about an hour (total) first match was ~10 minutes, we had to take a short break before the last match (tied 2-2) since he was at work, and had boss aggro.....Also played against Samael, I recall losing 2-3.

Placement
No placement
Battlelord Evelynn Wyrm
Member
Battlelord Evelynn Wyrm
File submission
HS.zip
Placement
No placement
Raider Aiden Dru
Member
Raider Aiden Dru
Submission
Raider Aiden Dru opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Vanguard Ranarr Kul-Tarentae
Member
Vanguard Ranarr Kul-Tarentae
File submission
IMG_20171229_170329.jpg
Textual submission

I'm not in this to win, just to let you know I'd like to see this game be supported and give some feedback.

I played a few rounds of this game (more than my upload suggests) and I must say it is fun.
A massive advantage of the game is that you can both play it on PC as on mobile, crossplay supported. It takes a lot from your phone though!

As being named 'the replacement for Pazaak', it's kind of comparing apples to pears, this game is much more. For starters: my average matches took 10 minutes each, being way more then Pazaak matches. Therefor I feel like Clustervalues should be higher as well. The game also takes a little more effort, thinking helps in this game :p

I do hope many others share my opinion, this game is a keeper.

Placement
No placement
Battlelord Rulvak Qurroc
Member
Battlelord Rulvak Qurroc
Submission
Battlelord Rulvak Qurroc opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Reaver Luna Okami
Member
Reaver Luna Okami
File submission
13830.zip
Placement
No placement
Augur Locke Sonjie
Member
Augur Locke Sonjie
File submission
HS.zip
Textual submission

Game seems fun, but it'll take some getting used to.

Placement
No placement
Augur Atra Ventus
Member
Augur Atra Ventus
Submission
Augur Atra Ventus opted out of publishing his submission.
Placement
No placement
Augur Alaris Jinn
Member
Augur Alaris Jinn
File submission
Hearthstone_Screenshot_12-30-17_23.17.54.zip
Textual submission

Wally and Alaris

The biggest concern that I have is in the pay to win aspect of the game, similar to Force Arena. It's very easy for someone to dominate the game not based on skill but based entirely on availability of some cards. Tavern Brawls would be an interesting mechanic to play with because they tend to offer a level playing field in regards to card availability.

Placement
No placement
Reaver Maaz Sawyer
Member
Reaver Maaz Sawyer
File submission
p5g4wu.zip
Placement
No placement
Colonel Arcia Cortel
Member
Colonel Arcia Cortel
Submission
Colonel Arcia Cortel opted out of publishing her submission.
Placement
No placement
Mystic Justinios Drake
Member
Mystic Justinios Drake
File submission
Justinios_HS.zip
Placement
No placement
Privateer Kelviin
Member
Privateer Kelviin
File submission
Kelviin_hearthstone_screenshots.zip
Textual submission

I liked this! Personally I thought it was better than pazaak and would hella participate. I do think some people will just always be better than others, but I guess that's the downside of being more strategic. I still held my own way more than I would have expected.

Placement
No placement
Professional Grot
Member
Professional Grot
File submission
Hearthstone_Screenshot_12-31-17_20.25.54.png
Placement
No placement
Privateer TuQ'uan Varick
Member
Privateer TuQ'uan Varick
File submission
TuQuan_HS_Screens.zip
Textual submission

I played a best 3/5 games against Wally, though I lost all three games I came close on two of those matches. I can't speak for what Wally was using for cards but I hadn't changed cards out in either deck I was using.

It took us about 30 minutes total to play, averaging about 10 minutes per match.

This seems to have a pretty easy learning curve, I went into all three matches blind to my cards (I had only played about 3-4 matches outside of the tutorial) and with absolutely no strategy and was still able to somewhat hold my own.

I think this absolutely has potential in the club myself however it does need to be noted that a lot more time needs to be dedicated to this game than was required for pazaak.

Placement
No placement
Eminent Val Cole
Member
Eminent Val Cole
File submission
E5808F61-1CF4-40FD-B380-6252914A3326.png
Placement
No placement