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Was just going to ask the same.. I am kinda interested in playing a card game on the iPad/iPhone now..  I see their is Gamelofts version with Order & Chaos Duels, and I see a Magic 2013 and 2014? Whats the difference? Is 2014 the update? If so why didn't they take down 2013 when it went up? I am lost? 

 

I really enjoyed Magic 2013 and Magic 2014 on iPad.  Probably best just to get Magic 2014.  Its fun but if you have never played Magic before there is a bit of a learning curve even beyond what the tutorials provide.

 

Uhg, I need to get rid of all my old Magic cards to make way for some new ones.

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I've been waiting for this to come out, and thought it was going to have an open beta. I guess right now it's closed (not sure if they're going to have an open beta) and I'm pretty ok with that. If anyone has a spare key I would definitely take it up, but SMELTN asked first. :)

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I hear some more keys went out to those who used the blizzard app recently, if anyone has a spare beta key to hook up a fellow neowinian would be greatly appreciated.

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"Epic standard of Blizzard"

Yeah...need I mention SC2? Nothing epic there.

 

After playing Path of Exile and seeing what an Indy studio did over the years, i question peoples obsession with Blizzard.

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I don't think they send out keys. You just go create a battle.net account and change your beta preferences. They send an e-mail when they add the beta to your account.

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I got 2 beta keys in my email this week (one of them probably by accident).  

 

First - damn this game is addictive!  It has some complexity like magic but the games are quick and varied.  Each hero has their own special cards which means they all play differently and share a lot of strengths and weaknesses from their respective classes in WoW.  On top of that, each class has a unique ability that's always available and costs 2 mana.  Mage is fireball, warrior adds 2 armor, priest is a heal, and so on.  

 

If you can get over the hurdle of dropping some money initially to buy some packs then you'll have a really fun time.  It feels very much at though the original WoW devs are on it.  It's well tuned, a lot of fun, and it's not a simple x+1>x game that WoW is now.

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The game is a blast I just wish they would support Win RT as it's pretty much set up for touch.

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The game is a blast I just wish they would support Win RT as it's pretty much set up for touch.

 

It's coming later along with iOS and Malwaredroid.

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Trying to get a key for this game, if anyone can help please PM

Tried to buy one off ebay but got ripped off xD

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i really enjoy the game which is saying a lot being that other than the tutorial i have only won 2 matches and played dozens.

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So, the game was released yesterday! It was a surprise, totally did not expect this!
 
Another amazing piece of news is that the beta profiles have been carried over to the live version! I had been sure before that all the progress made in the beta would have been wiped.
 
There are three things I love about this game: 
 
1) The Graphics - Blizzard have once again proven that they are the masters of it. My favourite part is the cards. Somehow the magicians at Blizzard have managed to create a very realistic 3D effect. All the pictures on the cards have "a volume". It looks as if they've been engraved on your screen. I almost wanted to touch my monitor when I run the game for the first time! My most favourite ones are Druid's Power of the Wild and Shaman's Fire Totem cards. However, this effect is only visible at 2560x1440 resolution and I assume higher up. It's barely noticeable at 1920x1200.
 
2) The Gameplay - the mechanics have been superbly done. The game is quite balanced. And they even managed to create (or save) the same kind of dynamics as seen in 1v1 PVP battles in WoW.
 

3) The Humour - I love reading comments on the back of the cards. Here are a few examples which I have memorized already by now: 1) Sacrificial pact. Destroy a demon. Restore 5 health to your hero. This is the reason that demons never really become friends with warlocks  :laugh:  2) Holy fire. Often followed by holy smokes. 3) Secretkeeper. She promises not to tell anyone about that thing you did last night with that one person.  :D

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have been playing this from beta, enjoy it very much. Runs great on my rMBP and isn't very hard to learn.

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So, the game was released yesterday! It was a surprise, totally did not expect this!
 
Another amazing piece of news is that the beta profiles have been carried over to the live version! I had been sure before that all the progress made in the beta would have been wiped.
 
There are three things I love about this game: 
 
1) The Graphics - Blizzard have once again proven that they are the masters of it. My favourite part is the cards. Somehow the magicians at Blizzard have managed to create a very realistic 3D effect. All the pictures on the cards have "a volume". It looks as if they've been engraved on your screen. I almost wanted to touch my monitor when I run the game for the first time! My most favourite ones are Druid's Power of the Wild and Shaman's Fire Totem cards. However, this effect is only visible at 2560x1440 resolution and I assume higher up. It's barely noticeable at 1920x1200.
 
2) The Gameplay - the mechanics have been superbly done. The game is quite balanced. And they even managed to create (or save) the same kind of dynamics as seen in 1v1 PVP battles in WoW.
 

3) The Humour - I love reading comments on the back of the cards. Here are a few examples which I have memorized already by now: 1) Sacrificial pact. Destroy a demon. Restore 5 health to your hero. This is the reason that demons never really become friends with warlocks  :laugh:  2) Holy fire. Often followed by holy smokes. 3) Secretkeeper. She promises not to tell anyone about that thing you did last night with that one person.  :D

 

 

 

Played since BETA and im in total agreement.

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I am glad to see the game has finally be released. I have been playing off and on since the beginning of the beta. I still completely suck at the game which is odd being that I went to Regionals for Magic the Gathering 6 years in a row back in the early '00s. nice to see there are far more people playing now.

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I am glad to see the game has finally be released. I have been playing off and on since the beginning of the beta. I still completely suck at the game which is odd being that I went to Regionals for Magic the Gathering 6 years in a row back in the early '00s. nice to see there are far more people playing now.

Found that once I started using a custom built deck I started winning far more matches. At 2wins to 1loss, compared to 2loss` to 1win.

Im probably worse than you by a country mile.

But here`s my Real ID thingy.

DGHope#2247

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It's s fun game and a great idea but the Mage has been OP for many months now...

It pretty much ruins the Arena as you encounter a Mage in half your battles.

I've played enough that I can't really bring myself to play constructed, I only do Arena runs.

 

Overall, it's a fantastic casual game. The quest design provides motivation for a daily log on.

I'm sure it's popularity will rise immensely once it's available on tablets and phones.

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Idk if its the genre or this game, but its too heavily RNG based.  Dont have as much control over the flow of the game as the random number generator does.  Lots of cards that just break things to, like that one that destroys all but 1 unit. 

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Decent game, I find I get very easily annoyed.  Especially when I have a 20 minute match and end up losing.  I won enough to get the Hearth Steed though.  That was my goal.

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Idk if its the genre or this game, but its too heavily RNG based.  Dont have as much control over the flow of the game as the random number generator does.  Lots of cards that just break things to, like that one that destroys all but 1 unit. 

You've got a 30 card deck and from there a lot of choices can be made by mentally evaluating the odds. I don't find it to be any more different than any game where the roll of a die or the flip of a coin is used.

So I'd chuck it up the the genre, RNG is just another randomization system. Although, I am surprised at how often I either directly win or lose based on "top decking."

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Just doing the intro campaign or whatever, so I'm guessing I haven't seen much of how the game works yet since this seems to be the only thing I'm allowed to do until I finish.

 

but one really annoying thing. Int fullscreen, it insist on always being on top and not being possible to minimize, which is really annoying, especially on multiple monitors. cause if there's something under you want to move to a monitor this game hasn't hijacked, you have to close the game, or run it in silly windowed mode. 

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Just doing the intro campaign or whatever, so I'm guessing I haven't seen much of how the game works yet since this seems to be the only thing I'm allowed to do until I finish.

 

The intro campaign is alright. The true challenge begins when you start to play your first missions. 

 

I lost like the first twenty games I played because the progression curve is rather slow, it takes a while to unlock all the classes and basic cards. Obviously, a basic deck is hardly winnable.

 

However, once you past this stage, the true fun will begin!

 

but one really annoying thing. Int fullscreen, it insist on always being on top and not being possible to minimize, which is really annoying, especially on multiple monitors. cause if there's something under you want to move to a monitor this game hasn't hijacked, you have to close the game, or run it in silly windowed mode. 

 

Yes, I hate it too. It's only become an issue recently in the live version. In the beta, you could minimize the window. Hopefully it'll be fixed soon because all the other Blizzard's games behave in a normal way.

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Played this enough last night to unlock my Hearthsteed mount. 3-1 in Play mode.

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Thanks to the game for some stupid reason defaulting to America after installed, I now have to redo the last half of the intro campaign on the euro server(where I started playing on the other computer first, before installing on the laptop wondering why I had to start over), several training matches and some more games and unlocks... Meh.

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It's s fun game and a great idea but the Mage has been OP for many months now...

It pretty much ruins the Arena as you encounter a Mage in half your battles.

I've played enough that I can't really bring myself to play constructed, I only do Arena runs.

 

Overall, it's a fantastic casual game. The quest design provides motivation for a daily log on.

I'm sure it's popularity will rise immensely once it's available on tablets and phones.

The mage got nerfed quite a while ago, its definitely not a top spec class like the Druid or Shaman.

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I recently discovered Hearthstone and I really like it. However, in multiplayer I lose EVERY single match. Is there a guide somewhere to help? I always seem to get my opponent's health way down then he's about to hit me like 6 times in a row and I'm dead.

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