As a long time player I want you to know that I really thought that the devs would reduce the amount of removal/damage cards in the game. I think it's a mistake that they didn't. I hardly bother with engine cards or orders cards because of the sheer amount of removal in this game. I liked the game more when Alzurs thunder was one of the only removal cards in the game and it felt nice to have it to mess up your opponent. Now Alzurs is just a dime a dozen amongst removal cards.First off, I never played beta, only official release, so I can't compare. I'd say the game is good and 3,5 score seems fair, even if it's just the average (almost) of 1 and 5 star reviews.
My problem is not with the game, but with (some) players' behavior. Of course I'm talking about people with decks built around artifacts and specials or immune units. They are completely ruining the gaming experience for the rest of us, throwing units on the board so the opponent can have his target practice with them is of course no one's idea of fun, engaging game. Just a little better are Skellige decks with witcher trio, those two spear artifacts and all the discard cards possible. It gets really boring when every Skellige deck you encounter is like that.
On the forums, some are quick to defend these players (or rather, themselves?) with stating, basically, "hate the game, not the player." But I call that BS. What they are doing is abusing the game, using the cards in a way they were never meant to be used. It's like saying it's a car manufacturer's fault if their car is used by someone to kill people. Maybe somewhat inappropriate analogy, but you probably understand the logic of what I'm trying to say.
And for what? It's all this human pettiness I see… So you will make wins with your stupid artifact deck and eventually reach pro rank. Oh wow, such a personal accomplishment, your life really took a turn for the better. Or when someone thinks they will win, but then they lose for one point and refuse to give you GG. So lame.
Anyway, sorry for the rant.
People will always look for the easiest way to win. So yeah, blame the game and its developers for introducing such a binary design for artifacts and their removal.On the forums, some are quick to defend these players (or rather, themselves?) with stating, basically, "hate the game, not the player." But I call that BS. What they are doing is abusing the game, using the cards in a way they were never meant to be used.
What excatly is wrong about that? In the end you get the fair 3,5. It isnt important, if all people give 3,5 or some 5 and other 1. Only the the endvalue is important. Otherwise, you must hate steam-revies much more, there you only can binary top/flop votes.The user reviews have long been mostly rubbish, full of comments where fanboys and haters figth to write the most ridiculous comment. It's not new, and CDPR don't think could be an exception. Today, Gwent is not a 1 star game, and is not a 5 star game. Using reviews to express your frustration only works to make an initial good tool, a useless tool.
Real quick, can someone fill me in on why the game is getting so much stick? I havent actually managed to find a consistent answer, and i havent played before homecoming so i dont know.
Imho the game seems decent, even great in some parts. Its a bit buggy for a 1.0 release but still playable. Its far from p2w which i love about it, it doesnt get boring or repetitive because by the time i get bored of a leader/faction i got enough scraps and rp to start a wild new deck, its actually quite tactical and gives me a nice feeling when i pull off something major and erase my opponents smug face, and last but not least, its a wholly different kind of CCG, something new, fresh, not the BS we get used to playing hearthstone/shadowverse etc.
To me, it seems like homecoming was s major overhaul to the game that was planned to be a finishing touch to be added for release and should have been expected. I suspect this might have pulled people out of their comfort zone and some could even feel betrayed by it, or angered that they feel like they were sent back to square one. In the absence of any real knowledge or concrete facts, this is just my speculation so dont hold me to it.
TLDR: game's gud, haeters gon haet.
HC is not a perfect game and calling it a piece of crap is also not true. All this negative backlash, in my opinion, has basically come from the Team's communication strategy of showing the community by surprise 3 to 4 weeks before release that the 6month home-coming project changed more than 90% of the game.Today, Gwent is not a 1 star game, and is not a 5 star game.
I agree. I don't get why is it so hard to understand that by not being through the whole process you cannot have a complete understanding of the full picture. And while yes, this game is new and good for you, for other people that have played through its other iterations, its a different experience.Why are people who haven't played the game before "release" coming in these threads saying "But I don't u derstand what the problem is."? It's insulting to players who've been here since the beginning. It comes across as us being idiots who wouldn't know a good game if it hit us in the head.
I try and keep an open mind at all times...
Who are you responding to? The original poster likes the game.Maybe just move on instead of hating something :unsure:. It has been almost 3 months since release, you still don't like it - what is the point in staying on the forum? Are you here to get some attention or just to annoy people who like Homecoming?
Please no personal attacks.
Haven't you seen my other thread? Premiums don't even work right. It's pathetic.Why especially there?
Just say what you have in mind, and ignore who don't share your POV, hover your mouse on their name and choose to ignore them, that the way i deal with those who is not with me (Read my signature), Remember they are NOT with you, then why bother.Please no personal attacks.
Read forum rules.
What you've basically said is: Regarding the score, the spread (1-5) is not important only the average thereof.What excatly is wrong about that? In the end you get the fair 3,5. It isnt important, if all people give 3,5 or some 5 and other 1. Only the the endvalue is important. Otherwise, you must hate steam-revies much more, there you only can binary top/flop votes.
What about them? I too think that Homecoming needs improvements and I am waiting for them patiently. I am not praising or bashing Homecoming. I said many times that I don't like speed of the animations and that they should be faster (burza responded few days ago that they are working on new and improved mechanics and more QoL changeS). Same with the number of available mechanics in game. I know that we will get armor mechanic one day (because it is in Thronebreaker), I hope we will get more mechanics with the expansion. I am waiting for future patches, I can't wait for patch with leaders, for season trees, for observer mode, for twitch extension, for expansion in March and other stuff that I forgot.What about people who still play but want the game to get better? I try to enjoy it but it needs big improvements. Especially on console.
It is not a personal attack. It is an advice for you to stop wasting your time on something you don't enjoy. Maybe look from the different perspective. [Nope]Please no personal attacks.
Read forum rules.
Living in the safe bubble must be interesting. People are so fragile these days. You can't have a conversation without someone being offended, there are too much emotions and not enough logic and legit arguments.Just say what you have in mind, and ignore who don't share your POV, hover your mouse on their name and choose to ignore them, that the way i deal with those who is not with me (Read my signature), Remember they are NOT with you, then why bother.
@Shabman want to play a more strategy, interactive CCG, try MTG Arena, complex at first but when you know how it's go it pretty fun IMO. BTW, it's F2P friendly too, with some luck i'm about to have a tier 1 control deck after 2 months in (Jeskai control, one of the most expensive tier 1 decks).
Don't be so surprised. If I asked someone why they are here, if they're seeking attention or trying to annoy people, I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't like that.Living in the safe bubble must be interesting. People are so fragile these days. You can't have a conversation without someone being offended, there are too much emotions and not enough logic and legit arguments.
Maybe start giving out some legit arguments why you don't like Homecoming in comparison to the vintage Gwent instead saying how you "feel" about Homecoming.