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  1. I think Pillars 2 is a better game than OS2 but I think it depends on what you're looking for. If you liked any of the old isometric RPGs Pillars 2 is an easy recommend where as OS2 is a little bit different.
  2. Brilliant streamer is a stretch considering the clip on the previous page where he was being a racist piece of shit towards the Chinese.
  3. Hold on pal. You said that games companies are worse than everyone else. Apologies if by everyone else you meant every other entertainment company but don't go making out like we're being hysterical. Thanks.
  4. If you go on the premise that you should never criticize bad practise in a business area because other business areas also have bad practises then where exactly are you supposed to start?
  5. A huge reason reviews are held back to the release date is to get people to impulse buy. In a lot of cases it's got nothing to do with companies being afraid of bad reviews as can be showcased by the myriad of games with release day embargoes that get 8s,9s and 10s. They want as much hype as possible for release day.
  6. I find more and more these days I take pyramid if it's offered no matter what.
  7. What he saw he wasn't that impressed with and it would be a shitty journalist to just take what the PR guy says for granted. He wrote that he was told that the game would change he didn't hide that, he just wasn't convinced. That's doing a good job.
  8. You get criticized when you give games a free pass at the previews, you get criticized when you try to critique what you see at the previews. Who the fuck would want to be a games journalist.
  9. Can you point out the hyperbolic posts to me?
  10. I won my first A20 with the intangible event carrying me through. I think there are a few things to consider when you get it. 1) How high is your max hp and how good are you at mitigation at that point? Maybe your defence game is already so good that the event will make you worse. 2) How quickly can you end fights? Are you going to run into many situations where you lose all 5 cards and have to rely just on block alone. 3) Have you any way of keeping the intangible cards for when you need them? Can you easily upgrade a few and do you have runic pyramid or well laid plans. Or do you have huge card draw where it's not a big deal if you shuffle them. 4) Can you utilize them to not win you the fight before they run out but instead buy you enough time to set up enough things to carry you. An example for Ironclad would be a barricade synergy that once all the intangible cards are gone has 400 block set up.
  11. I think a big mistake a lot of new players to STS make is they approach the game with the constructed card game mind set. So they go in looking for a "build". But that doesn't work in STS because like you said how are you supposed to know what complements something later on. So instead of thinking of collecting cards to put together a build, I instead think of taking cards to answer the questions the game poses to you off a check list. Do you have enough early game damage? Do you have enough group damage? Do you have scaling? Do you have mitigation? Do you have card draw? And so on. When you approach it that way and stop thinking about your STS deck as a perfect constructed deck like you'd get in Magic or Hearthstone and start thinking about STS as a jumble of cards with some isolated synergies sure, but mostly just a bunch of cards that together answer all the questions the game throws at you. That's when the game starts to click.
  12. Companies have turned marketing into entertainment and it’s been done so well they’re able to get consumers to be angry when news is broken outside the marketing bubble.
  13. If anyone is interested I did an Ironclad deck building guide and talked about some of the strategies that helped me get Asc 20. I have a few friends who play and they said it helped them climb a bit.
  14. I feel like you're very close to understanding why a lot of people have a problem with Epic forcing people to use their store.
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