hearthstone

Avoiding Arena

Aug 11, 2017 | | Say something

Hearthstone Arena looks like trash so I’m not going to bother with it. All I really learned this week is that if I spent all night fucking around with my friend IRL, I don’t get enough rest and it spoils my ability to do anything for the rest of the week. I need to be […more]

Un’Goro Notes

Aug 3, 2017 | | Say something

How to Win? Break it down to two questions: How do I defend against aggression? How am I countering control? (Mages mostly.) At a primal level, the majority of Hearthstone winning is smacking face. At a specifically-arena level, the majority of matchups you have will be against Mage. Aggression Defenses Also being aggressive Spells Ping […more]

Day’s Report – July 27, 2017

Jul 27, 2017 | | Say something

01:42-10:11 = Sleepy Time This is my Thursday stream slot, basically. I slept well, despite a hard bed and a high temperature. I woke up around 06:30 only to take my morning medications and chug a can of Diet Coke and passed right back out. The second time I woke up (I was disturbed a […more]

First Daily Report: Monday, July 24, 2017

Jul 27, 2017 | | Say something

My whole week is about to get fucked over because my mom wants to spend time with me. This seems like a good time to record what I do each day, as next week when I have a normal week again, I can compare how I adapted to change. 01:04-09-47 = Sleep Sunday evening after […more]

F3AR

Jul 23, 2017 | | Say something

F3AR – First 3 Arena Runs I noticed that the first two or three runs of any stream tend to go horribly. I attribute this to not doing any warm-up games before stream. I don’t do warm-up games off-stream because it feels like a waste of gold. Nobody’s in the stream for the first two […more]

Rum Time

Jul 23, 2017 | | 1 comment

RUM = RNG, Uncertainty, Misplay – this is basically the reason I want to review the play later. +/- = Whether the RUM that turn seemed to affect me negatively or positively. I intentionally do not allow a neutral option here. If my determination in the moment is wrong, that’s┬ápart of the review process. I […more]

14 Hour Arena Stream Review

Jul 21, 2017 | | Say something

Determining a stream schedule can be a bit of a struggle. I have two 12-hour shifts at work every weekend. It’s enormously difficult to want to wake up at midnight to get a six-hour stream in before my shifts. Mondays I’m similarly fried. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are days that I go to the gym, […more]

Pre-Ungoro Class Spread

Mar 29, 2017 | | Say something

I think I was a bit too story-time in my last class discussion. Here’s a snapshot look at how I feel about the classes according to the 49 runs I did in March. I’ve added the stats below. The column for “tier” is inaccurate, that was around the Whispers era I think. I haven’t gotten […more]

Impressions Upon Return

Mar 20, 2017 | | Say something

I will say immediately: the average twitch viewer has become incredibly more positive. People apologize or leave immediately if they offend me, and that is a truly incredible thing. It inspires me to be more pleasant to them, when they are rarely ever the same people, and that really surprised me. More than anything else. […more]

Hearthstone Arena Time Commitment Heuristics

Feb 20, 2017 | | Say something

I have an enormous preoccupation with data, just below the capacity that would make it a marketable skill, and just above the point where I actually do anything. With the announcement of Hearthstone Arena leaderboards, I decided to determine how much time I would actually have to spend playing/streaming to place on the leaderboard. Don’t […more]