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dude, but that wasn’t my intention rly; i clearly stated that i based my decision on whether the enjoyment of the gameplay itself would be enough for me to validate the purchase, and it did, so i bought it (now, ofc the fact that i knew that i would also be selling the cards didn’t hurt :smiley: , but i honestly didn’t expect to make almost the whole purchase price back)

also, u must understand where i’m coming from too, i can’t buy games with real money as i have no access to online purchases whatsoever (except for some local websites which take cash upon delivery [and that is besides the fact that $60 almost equals the monthly salary of a civil servant here]), so i rly depend upon whatever i can do with the steam market regarding my Steam wallet, and the thought that i might one day go broke on Steam is kind of a nightmare for me :confounded: [and i must admit that i’ve been acting stupid this last week, again, with my Steam wallet, damn sales, just can’t help myself]


just played my first “casual draft”

well, casual it is not, rofl, it took me one hour to make my deck [u must choose 60 cards out of i don’t know how many, maybe 300 or so] and i only went 1-2, lol, but i guess it was my mistake to make my deck 3 colors instead of 2 only; all my opponents had 2 colors only and it seemed that this distinction weakened my options in play, though i could have gone 2-1; in the last game i would have killed my opponent’s middle core but he just got my left tower [already had right one] right when i would have killed him the next lane…

The time constraint is real though, i guess maybe only when you’re new and don’t know any of the cards yet, lol, i’ll see how it goes with a bit more experience ingame, but y, this was not a casual experience for me, lol, but it was quite nice and somewhat exciting too.


@PeteMcc i be your the fun one at parties


I dont generally go to parties so no


But when i do go to parties watch out! My dance moves can’t be beaten


I think I’m gonna play some of the pre-constructed decks against bots; when i first saw that option i was like ‘why would i want to play against bots?’ but now i realize it actually allows one to get familiar with the cards, combos, and general flow of the game, which should make playing (casual) draft a lot easier (especially in terms of time consumption [drafting phase] and time management [during actual games]) too.

edit: well, i only now realize that their “call to arms” thing actually consists of pre-constructed decks which u play against other hoomans trying to achieve win streaks with them, so there’s that too and i think this is pretty cool, so no need to play against bots :smiley:


“‘why would i want to play against bots?’”

Bots can be way more competitive than many humans. Also, to please our future robotic overlords I guess.

Jokes aside I fully understand why do you want to measure yourself against another player. If you need still to play with bots, try tricking yourself into thinking that was programmed by a human so technically you’re playing against a human, somehow.


Ok, so here’s a tip for beginners (just the tip):

Start by playing one color only (there are 4 deck colors in the game, all cards [except for golden “hero-buff/heal” and neutral “creeps”, cards are either red, blue, black, or green] and all heroes are one of these colors too; these colors are themed differently: red has strong heroes, blue is more about spells, green is more about mana and big creatures, and black earns more gold and has lots of damage [don’t quote me on any of that, but more or less]).

So y, when i first started, i mixed colors (3 even in my first draft) and i quickly realized that this actually made me weaker than those who played 2 only (i went 1-2 but got close to 2-1), perhaps that is only due to my ignorance of the heroes and general game mechanics, so i then went to play pre-constructed decks made of 2 colors, and i would win some and lose some but i then came to the conclusion that i should start by playing one color at a time, as that would actually give me the possibility to properly learn the mechanics and heroes and decks, one color at a time, so i started to play a pre-constructed green deck yesterday, and what do u know, i’m now on a 5-0 win streak, and it’s still going, so i’ll see if i can make it last a bit more (whenever i play again, perhaps later today, i only play 1-3 games at a time, i find the game is quite demanding in terms of concentration [cuz time per turn is quite limited, and u actually lose the game if yr overall game-timer runs out, lol] [to the point that my kids can’t come near me when i’m playing and i tell them: “not now, later, go away, go away” lol and i then have to call them afterwards to see what they wanted])

[it should also be known that my only experience with this types of games comes from HS only (and casually at that), i never played MTG or anything else “card-battling” related]


pay to pay to play


not me, lol, i’m not spending money on that game ever, not sure i’ll keep playing it either though, not sure anyone will actually


it’s a valve game… chill the f out and wait till it get free to play… valve only got series that never went f2p :stuck_out_tongue:


i have it; bought it for $20 and sold the cards it gave me for $18, lol, but not spending any other money on it ever, u can buy the cards on market to make the deck u want if u want


we already had that conversation :stuck_out_tongue: , i just wanted to point out that it’s gonna be f2p soon enough


only after you pay for the game, PAY to PAY to PLAY


no man, i bought the game, and i don’t have to pay to play after i bought it, i can play as much as i want for free

the only stuff u have to pay for is the stuff wherein u can win card packs, but u can play with all cards in the game without buying any if u want to too


u can now earn free card packs just by playing (without paying, lol)


ohhh it’s starting to get interesting… ill stick to magic tho not a fan of the lines thingy


They are entering a competitive niche with established games, how do they intend on capturing a player base?

They probably will have to double down on that to get players to bite the bullet and pay that big entry fee


well, some ppl say that they will go f2p for sure once they launch on mobile as there’s no way ppl will pay $20 for a game on mobile, so we’ll see i guess

also, it’s not like they need this game to succeed in any way


Financially, maybe not. But it’d be a huge blow to the collective ego for a company like Valve to craft a failure.