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Hearthstone Deck MMR?

I've been trying to grind out some mage wins to get that golden portrait. It's a more do-able goal that going for legend, at least for someone with my skills.

This afternoon I was playing with a mech mage deck in Wild, and things were going horribly. I was 2-10. Yep, that's right. Dropped from Rank 8 to Rank 10. Mind you, I got all the way up there with this deck in the first place-- losing at Rank 8 I understand, but all the way back down with so few wins?

So I got frustrated, and decided to make a silly freezy death rattle mech mage deck (I call it Oslo cause them Norwegians like their death metal and its cold up there). And I went 3-0. And I'm no deck-making genius. I an unapologetic net-decker and I'm lucky to break Rank 10 in a good month.

Yes, it was probably just coincidence. But it got me thinking- what if Blizzard keeps track of your deck wins, or heck, just deck “xp” as it were? Maybe THAT'S why some people fly to legend with the crazy decks-- they're not innovative, they're just new!

I'm not smart enough to be able to test this out on my own. And come to think of it, I'm not asking anyone else to test it either… I think I'll let it just be a myth in my mind. A kind of feel-good thing that will encourage me to quit my losing streaks before they go to 10 and try new things.

Only 25 wins to get that golden mage, by the way. Maybe sometime in September? :)

Note: I wrote this yesterday but forgot to post it. I have since played Oslo many times and it loses. A lot.

Forgot to Mention This: Made Rank 10 (and then 9)!

Last week I was getting in a few games before my weekend of non-gaming. Managed to get to Rank 10 in Hearthstone. For people who are good at the game, that’s nothin’ For me, it’s my “legend” rank. And I did it in Wild!

There aren’t as many people playing wild, and there seems to be fewer metagame decks being played. I see the occasional Secret Paladin, but that’s about it so far. I’ll go up against someone a few rank higher than me, or lower- and that never happens in standard. And I rarely see warrior-- half my games in standard are against warriors.

So, while my Standard play struggles, my Wild play is hanging in there. I also got my 400th Mage win today-- just 100 to go, and I never have to play Mage again (ha). I’m still going to try and get that golden mage before the end of July. May be a little tighter now for having missed 3 and a half days, but I think it’s doable. Maybe I can get in a 20-win game on a day here or there.

Lost my Gaming Mojo (But I’ll Get it Back)

Argh. No blog update in almost a week. What gives? I’ll tell you what gives: Hearthstone, me a headache. Grinding out these mage wins has been a chore. I mean seriously. Me slumped in my office chair, each loss another kink in my back, each win bearing barely a sigh. I tell you what. This life. It’s not for the weak.

Ah, who am I kidding. Brought it on myself, didn’t I, and no foolin. All things in moderation, as they say. But I can get obsessed me, so maybe I need an intervention. … NAH! I’m a soldier! I will press on. That breach, Hank, you and me!

So yeah, I’ve been able to stay on schedule with the Hearthstone. 10 wins a day, and have been splitting those between Standard and Wild. And my Wild rank is actually higher some days than my Standard! I just assumed Wild would be nothing but OP decks, but Mech Mage has been holding its own. And since it sort of plays itself, it’s not even that taxing, mentally. Sometimes I even do crossword puzzles while I’m grinding.