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  • HEX: The now and the future

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    Quote from Whiteyzz: “ Another cool concept could be just like PoE, make it so people have card storage per-say. ” Sorry but I fail to see how going from having unlimited free storage to this super restrictive storage system where you lose control of your cards is 'cool'. In fact it sounds like an absolute nightmare and a direct disincentive to buy cards and invest money in the game. Unfortunately when you start going heavily in the F2P route and not directly monetizing cards/packs, this is the …

  • Thanks for the update Cory, glad that you have found renewed strength to keep fighting. The fact that there's still many here that have positive memories of the game and can look forward in a hopeful manner is a reminder that you guys did plenty right. I was just reminiscing the other day how amazing the whole champion/socket system were along with the whole digital-only mechanics - has made it tough for me now to go back to something dated like MTG. But even more than that, my recent revisit of…

  • Player investments retaining value and keeping the game accessible are not mutually exclusive directions. I’ve suggested for years to look into a Pokemon TCGO style dual system where F2P players can be showered with account bound cards (PvP rares and stuff even), while still keeping things worthwhile for those that like the trading/investing side of things. Another possibility was creating powerful PvE cards that can be earned freely playing PvE, which they did do (whether they did it enough or …

  • Actually

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    Quote from Zampe: “Hi Bootlace, i don't remember if you callaborated with HEX or if you are only a community member that try to help other people Have you got any news? For you is possible that the game will updated in the future? ” I'm just a community member so I don't know anything special. Last we heard Cory is working on some alternate ways for HxE to bring in money and the news mentioned above of the blockchain based game they're helping design is probably one of the avenues they're explor…

  • Actually

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    Quote from GryphonGardens: “Google translation is reasonably readable. I still do not understand why to use blockchain though (other then as a buzzword). ” For me the most exciting part of the technology as it relates to TCGs is having distributed game servers so that the game will always be playable as long as a few hardcore players are interested and possibly have a chance to keep growing similar to games where there is a healthy mod community. There's a TCG called Zombie Battleground that's a…

  • Winner can PM me, we send the complete set pack manually.

  • Some questions: 1) How many people joined/were in the queue? 2) Did you earn the tickets required in the last 2 months?

  • Quote from Ertzi: “Thank you for the link to that article. Great read. It lead me to this one, which is also pretty interesting in my opinion. ” Nice article altough I don't really agree with the conclusion it seems to make of having to pick between casual and competitive (although the split in priority definitely could be shifting). They just announced a big push for esports status so I don't think they're exactly trying to push out the pros, it's just that the concept of having offline tournam…

  • So to put another nail in the MTGO coffin, MTGA is embraced as the new digital esports platform. MTGO market prices keep declining to new lows and is as expected getting phased out. Will Wizards keep the servers on Hex style or offer redeem options in MTGA? Tune in next year to find out. Hearthstone's new expansion seems fun until you run into a Rexxar Hunter for the 10th straight game. Smash Bros Ultimate adventure mode giving me Hex Adventure Zone vibes. You got the oveworld node puzzles (even…

  • Quote from AxelDWater: “Let's say Hex gets a second chance. What should be changed? ” I'm gonna indulge this question since I'm a sucker for brainstorming about this stuff: 1) We need new blood so a tablet version is key. Last we heard is that not much extra work needed to be done after PS4 port to bring to tablet, so I hope this is what Chris has been working on last few months. 2) The current monetization model should be changed to a TCG/CCG hybrid similar to Pokemon TCGO where TCG fans can ke…

  • Quote from Goliathus: “I mean, Blizzard has turned non-card gamer Blizzard Cultists into card gamer(or "card gamer", if you don't think anyone who plays HS only deserve to be called one). ” This is a good point and I think every big gaming franchise can have its own CCG if they take the same approach that Blizzard did in that they made it VERY simple to get into for a non TCG gamer (but ofc still with plenty of depth) and they made the card game actually play like the game it's based after. When…

  • Quote from Obsidian: “I see a loooot of people on their forums getting hung up on a $20 initial cost and then microtransactions in game. It's baffling how many people don't understand that the initial purchase is just a frontloaded batch of the microtransactions you'd make later in the game. I believe MTGO STILL does this, with an initial $10 buy in and then you get 10 free tickets. It's actually a good strategy to get people that are interested actually invested in the game and get their money …

  • I really don't understand what Artifact were thinking: 1) It's got an initial paid cost (huge initial barrier). 2) It's the most complicated recent TCG I've seen 3) It doesn't seem very streamer friendly 4) The TCG business model is out of fashion and they don't even seem to allow direct P2P trading Sot it's definitely not doing a good job targeting the HS crowd, and not sure why anyone into MTG would prefer artifact over either paper/MTGO/MTGA. I also don't think DOTA fans will be able to play …

  • Sadly as companies grow they lose the edge that made them great in the first place. They also try to target to the masses and lose the niche appeal of dark mature content like Diablo 1+2. Suits and marketing folks start making decisions, decisions that are completely out of touch with the core playerbase. They go for safe sequels and proven business models instead of trying new things and innovating like they once did. All of this is happening at Blizzard. I had high hopes for a next gen MMO fro…

  • I'd personally like someone to take the best parts of the game to create a roguelite dungeon.

  • Whoever finished first in the ICS, pm me with your IGN.

  • Was reading the comments on the review on Gwent's single player game "Thronebreaker" (which scored a 9 somehow) and saw someone say: Quote from Gamespot: “Only CDPR can make a card game into a well made single player...RPG? Dayum ” Someone luckily corrected him just below, but not referencing the game I expected, instead talking about Slay the Spire. And then I've been playing MTGA recently after like a 10 year break from MTG and the only new interesting innovation they seem to have added in thi…

  • Quote from MtgCollector: “What a fucken prizes in immortal champ? Why no change prizes structure? 1-16 places have +/- equivalent prizes. Nice joke. ” With everything going on, this is what you're complaining about? Nice joke indeed.

  • Presentation vs mechanics

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    Launch periods aren't great indicators to go by. You can get huge numbers on brand power and marketing dollars alone. Let's see how it fares ((and whether it can sustain huge playerbase) when people realize it's not as F2P friendly as it seems at the start. Polish is not on the level of HS but probably eclipsed Hex in many areas in terms of UI especially. I tried making a deck to play on the ladder but junky decks cost as much as any top tier one due to the wildcard system. I can't even make a R…

  • Quote from Metronomy: “Quote from Mach: “Quote from Eraia: “Yes, there have been a lot of examples of them TRYING to do things we've asked for... but I cannot think of a single example in the past year where they didn't pull the whole 'evil genie' act and give us what we asked for but in the worst imaginable way. Even the flashbacks. ” Immortal gauntlet? ” Oh yeah..that was a total success story. Not a single immortal gauntlet finished for the last 2 weeks. Some people asked for immortal gauntle…