Well, 1 month is gone, they release... "A BALANCE PATCH". You know that? Now i can finally leave this game with this retarded development. I hope they never release this trash. Goodluck in this stupid "Change meta every stupid balance-patch" game. i give up with my weak consume monsters.
You gotta understand that when you play any card game, there will ALWAYS be some level of randomness. When you accept this fact, you can start to understand why you don't draw any gold cards or experience other woes, it's just all about your luck. However, there are some things you can do to help mitigate this: make your deck consistent! Most good decks are 25 cards, which means that you will see most of the same cards every game. Make sure your deck has some kind of thinning technique (imperial golems, etc) to make it as consistent as possible. The less cards you have in your deck, the more likely you'll draw your golds and other good cards. Remember that your first mulligan in game will blacklist that card, so you won't draw it in your other two mulligans. You have a chance to draw it later on though. And remember, people will always experience bad luck, no matter what. It's just how the game works. The only thing we can do is make our decks as consistent as possible!
Ah I see your problem now. Your deck is running 2 frost and 3 crones. That's 5 cards that you have to avoid drawing. I used to have a deck like yours, but I don't use it anymore. The reason you experience a 50/50 situation with your deck is because your deck is very reliant on having good draws. You have little to no deck thinning at all ( only crones for thinning), you have too many situational cards (double alzur thunder, griffin, drowner). So at this point, you have no idea what you're gonna draw next! I suggest that you start to shave off unnecessary cards like drowner and griffin. I understand that your deck is based off of "trickery", but if you want to experience better luck, you need to make compromises. You might want to make a whole new archetype, like consume or wild hunt. The new patch makes wild hunt weaker and consume stronger, so maybe try making a consume deck? Consume has amazing deck thinning because of Arachas and maybe crones, and each bronze card in this deck has a purpose! So think about it like this: in round 1, you already played arachas and crones. In round 2, the cards you draw will almost always be useful and have a good purpose! Your trickery deck has too many potential dead draws, so I suggest either switching the deck entirely, or start adding other bronze cards to your deck and taking the useless ones out. Hope this helps!
Man, CDPR must've hate John Calveit. :( Pretty sure Joachim was on top of my deck. Then I vilgefortz into a Tibor. I mean, He's only at 3 strength. Why would they nerf him more not pulling any golds? Us NG mains have plenty ways to pull out bronze and silvers. Basically, JC is now a glorified emissary. Feelsbadman.
post the list that you played where you are claiming these statistics. Im just curious if your control hybrid extravaganza has the math to back up something more consistent in terms of your opening draw.
I know what you mean. Something with the randomness of the game does not feel right. I did not try a serious statistical analysis of the results I have been getting, but I have seen some scenarios that do not look to me random at all. For example:
Getting Epidemic in the first draw more than 20 matches in a row. Take into account that I just have one epidemic in my 25 cards deck.
Forgetting that I included Bekker's Twisted Mirror in my deck cause I did not get it in a single match... for hours!!
Maybe there is some game mechanism I am not aware of, or maybe it is just my mind playing tricks on me, but something seems seriously wrong
The statistics you are trying to bring up are ludicrous. Drawing the same card 20 times in a row? You sound like you're exaggerating it... but gwent has tens of thousands of players, so maybe one player is bound to have this kind of luck. All I can say is this: if you have a bunch of singular cards that are potentially useless to you in the early rounds (epidemic, etc), you are going to really notice when you draw them, and you're going to hate it. This can compel you to complain about it, and you never notice when you don't draw it. Maybe I'm wrong, but this is the most logical explanation I can find for this. PS: try to use a deck tracker if you haven't already. It gives you a good idea of what you can draw next, and what cards you have left, I find this deck tracker ability to be essential to playing gwent.
Seriously, those reveal-NR decks are driving me mad.
They always have their spotters at the end. And they always create card advantage with Cantarella.
Then they have this damn Auckes who locks/unlocks twice and of course their Imperial Golem start.
So I play my own Queensguard deck and it is almost impossible to win round 1 against them with that strong opener. Also many have Letho + D-bomb that fucks Queensguard over big time.
Then they play Cantarella and get card advantage. Until they finish you with spotters.
Pure Cancer, haven't seen any creative NR deck so far, only slightly different variant with Calveit and Morvran. I would not be mad if I lose against something new and creative but this is bullshit.
Now you could say, "Play a different deck!" bla bla bla. But I'm not fu*#*ing Lifecoach who has every single damn card in the game.
Anyone has some advice?
Also I encountered a bug. Played Gigni on the enemies front row, with 10 STR Cantarella and 10 STR Nilfgardian Knight but only Cantarella died. Why? Did they change something to Gigni or other mechanics?
I understand your woes, I play consume myself and NG auckes always messes up my gameplan. The truth is, there's always some counter to the cards you play. Every deck can experience this. Like you said, your QG is getting messed up by letho and dbomb, or my arachas row can get lacerated. It's just how the game is right now, maybe you can tech out your own counters (maybe have another win condition besides qg, like hjalmar, maybe axeman?). But try not call any deck "pure cancer", because there will always be strong decks that do the same thing every time (spotter round 3, etc), this is what makes decks strong. They are consistent and powerful, and sometimes frustrating to play against, but very rewarding when you beat them. Sorry, I don't think I can give you any better advice :(
spotter is easily dealt with madrome. Im assuming youre running priestess of freya? If so, brekkers twisted mirror is very strong against NG reveal, as well, as pretty much the entire meta.
I think its tough to call a archetype "cancer," when you are playing something relatively unestablished, against something that, at its core, has been around and strong since the start of the game. Just because you have a bad matchup against it, doesnt make NG cancer.
As a reveal NG player for a while now I find it frustrating that it has become so popular! Understandable as it is very strong in the current meta (and personally I find it very fun to play), but the more common it is the more decks will be created specifically to beat it. Oh well, swings and roundabouts...
Yeah net decking won't go away but the main problem is that the card pool for Gwent is really small at the moment, so there obviously cant be a lot of diversity. Game is in beta though, i am sure the game will be 10x better once it will be fully released and single player is available etc :)