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  • Quote from Cernz: “Tbh i did enjoy the artifact gameplay, and i prefer tcg € model over ccg pseudo f2p too. Artifact will be fine, esp. since valve will host lots of huge cash tournaments, at least thats what i think. ” Well, their $1,000,000 just sounds like a bigger version of hex's $100,000, which was ultimately pointless. If you don't have the product, throwing money at players doesn't do anything. I did notice that they're trying to court the Hex players by specifically mentioning custom to…

  • Does anyone know if Artifact is planning on having at least a decent AI and/or single-player campaign? I'm willing to give the game a shot, but if it's just playing against other players, I'll give it a pass.

  • A lot of things contributed to the ultimate end of Hex. Gameforge was a pretty bad name to bring in to the mix, but in retrospective, they probably did a lot more good for hex than harm. Cory did always seem to be able to control the monetization and design of the game, so they seemed to act more as an investor than anything else. The big problem with them, though, and it was a big one, was the fact that data was stored on German servers, and that led to many people getting their accounts wiped …

  • If it's 1 per turn, then quick spells can help give you an opportunity to even the field as second player. They can T1 walking calamity, but you can play removal or a quick spell of your own. Eternal Guardian seems good.

  • That's too bad. I do enjoy puzzles, so it might still be worth checking out eventually for me, but I guess I'm still waiting for a good digital card game rpg. With both Hex and Thronebreaker visible now, maybe some other company can start forging a really good blend successfully. It seems like it might be a growing genre, and Thronebreaker might give it the popularity needed to produce something really good.

  • Overdue Tournament Prizes

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    My assumption after reading this is that "The Hex Team" (Cory, Dino, and maybe someone else?) routinely pull up the bank account for Hex to check to see if they can pay out the remaining cash prizes. Maybe estimate the timeline for paying out the next ones, the order in which to pay them, etc. Then leave Hex until next 'check in.' The game will run until Hex has fulfilled it's financial obligations, maybe a little longer if they can keep the servers up effortlessly, but that seems like one of th…

  • Let me know. I watched a couple hours of Day9 playing Thronebreaker and just kind of lost interest. The mechanics really didn't look engaging to me, since it seemed like a lot of cards couldn't interact with each other? But if you find it holds up well over time, I might give it a shot.

  • That friday feeling!!!

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    Quote from Ertzi: “The thing is, the core rules of MtG are kinda the best card game mechanics ever invented. The game itself is going in a very boring direction today in my opinion, but oh boy are the rules themselves along with all the ways to interact golden. I would in fact want exactly MtG rules, but in a stand-alone universe where you need to collect cards by adventuring and buying them somehow, where you gradually make better decks. ” I think I saw a kickstarter for a game like this like f…

  • Quote from eddatog: “Quote from Obsidian: “Alternative: They don't want to shut down servers because then people can't continue playing, so they don't announce a server shutdown. They don't have funds to continue development, but at least they don't have to shut down. It's a little disingenuous to say there's so much more to come, though. I still think they should just offer free drafts to get people to log back in and revitalize the game. Unless that income's the only thing keeping the lights o…

  • Alternative: They don't want to shut down servers because then people can't continue playing, so they don't announce a server shutdown. They don't have funds to continue development, but at least they don't have to shut down. It's a little disingenuous to say there's so much more to come, though. I still think they should just offer free drafts to get people to log back in and revitalize the game. Unless that income's the only thing keeping the lights on, something has to give to turn the game a…

  • I think they are attempting to use update titles and pictures to communicate with us indirectly. Apocalyptic imagery to suffice when they can't outright say what they want.

  • After the way they're treating the Hex community, I'm not sure who they think is going to buy Shards.

  • I mean, that response used to be something that Hex would write. But that was years ago. If they still acted like that, I'm sure there'd be a lot more players. But I think they ran out of the means to keep working so diligently and make assurances like those.

  • It's sad that we've moved on from kickstarting the game, to trying to kickstarter the PvE portion of the game, to now just trying to crowdfund the next set.

  • There's not a 'chance' the game will die soon, it's already dead and done. Nothing short of some company pouring a lot of personal funds into revitalizing it can fix it, and I don't really see that happening. Hex has already been shopped around to a lot of different publishers, and we haven't really seen success from that.

  • If Hex isn't going to say it, I'm glad other people are saying it.

  • Thronebreaker

    Obsidian - - HEX Discussions

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    He didn't give people a way to pay him, so he's not taking money until the set releases. He was just taking orders ahead of time.

  • Patch Notes 1.1.0.065

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    I'm grateful, because if it were on the AH to start with, I may have spent some money to acquire a set. That art was sweet. But since fixing it was not a priority by any stretch of the imagination, my money stayed safely in my wallet.

  • That friday feeling!!!

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    Dingleton comes back for this week's merry melee, article is titled 'The Real Deal'

  • Best guess from me is that the codework that's already been done is not viable to continue forward, so it's a substantially harder sell than just 'Here's a great product that needs funding.'