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hammer
03-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Mr Jones.

I loved the frames, the pack opening and the bum nibbling. Please tell me you have another blogging delight planned for today?

Hoping
Hammer

Tinuvas
03-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Poor guy didn't know what he was in for when he started. MORE STUFF MAN! MORE STUFF! The blog is awesome! Don't stop now! I'm going into withdrawal and I need a fix...NOW!

mudkip
03-19-2014, 06:44 PM
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/80121879801/whats-on-draft

Cory_Jones
03-19-2014, 06:55 PM
I did, not terrible exciting...

knightofeffect
03-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Whatever, man, Jank Bot is probably my favorite card I've seen. It's clearly a casual-type card, but really powerful and the flavor (especially the text) is hilarious.

Time to go draft some more...

mudkip
03-19-2014, 07:16 PM
I did, not terrible exciting...

I've been alt-tabbing during a draft to read it and all the card art gets screwed up, which is hilarious. I thought my opponent was tri-sharding because they had an upside-down version of one of my cards.

Xenavire
03-19-2014, 07:40 PM
Jank bot for President!

I actually think it could be pretty amazing in the right deck. Too bad that is likely to be a legacy deck or a PvE deck. I can say I would love to luck into 2 in draft though. I would play them, I just don't care how terrible the deck would be.

Aradon
03-19-2014, 07:58 PM
I am only sad that you can't play Jank Bot in Commander. That would be the perfect home for him :)
Speaking of, there IS going to be a commander format, right? Pretty please?

Tinuvas
03-19-2014, 08:21 PM
I did, not terrible exciting...

Doesn't matter, my need for a fix is sated. I am at peace. Sweet article.

Ju66ernaut
03-19-2014, 08:24 PM
Great blog =^D Thank you

DanTheMeek
03-19-2014, 08:46 PM
Awesome blog, great read, would read again even if it didn't have the spoiler.

...

But the spoiler was awesome, Jank Bot looks nuts, near unplayable with that inclusion restriction, but potentially fun in draft, I don't know about when drafts start costing money but I would absolutely try to draft him if he was in the game right now. I really do appreciate to that he's got a limited specific effect to make him more playable in limited formats.

Yoss
03-19-2014, 10:57 PM
Great post, Cory, thanks! :)

hammer
03-19-2014, 11:39 PM
Yah just woke up and read the blog. Awesome, enjoyed reading - I am a draft nut and laughed at the calculating potential bedtime based on draft success. Always nice to have a spoiler as a bonus.

Khazrakh
03-19-2014, 11:52 PM
OMG that Jank Bot! It's wonderful!
Probably no card you'd want to play in a tournament or something but still the exatly the kind of card that I love. Crazy restrictions, waaaay overpowered effect if you ever get it going...what's not to like!?

ossuary
03-20-2014, 04:37 AM
I'm already dreaming up a retarded 150 card 5 shard deck with giant troops, resurrection effects (Midnight Shepherd, Resurrection, Uruunaz), and this bad boy. Jank Bot is hilari-awesome.

Indormi
03-20-2014, 04:57 AM
Am I the only one that misread it as Junk bot and can't unsee?.

In a related note the art of this guy is really high quality which is really nice.

Gulbech
03-20-2014, 05:18 AM
Jank Bot is amazing, so much wants to build some decks around him. And the art is amazing too, really like it. Cant wait to see more set 2 spoilers - Cory

Best regard

knightofeffect
03-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Am I the only one that misread it as Junk bot and can't unsee?.

In a related note the art of this guy is really high quality which is really nice.

Yea, I forgot to mention that as well, probably the coolest art I've seen yet in the game. I almost wish this was in set one as it could really help promote the game. Oh well, something tells me set 2 isn't too far away ;P

Xenavire
03-20-2014, 09:29 AM
Yea, I forgot to mention that as well, probably the coolest art I've seen yet in the game. I almost wish this was in set one as it could really help promote the game. Oh well, something tells me set 2 isn't too far away ;P

I think set 2 should be coded and ready for full launch, so I hope they don't delay it, but I doubt a pre-launch set 2. As much as that bums me out.

Zomnivore
03-20-2014, 12:15 PM
Thank you for the content.

jimmywolf
03-21-2014, 03:13 PM
i read the blog, good stuff it enjoyable too see bit more insight into your mind an it random thoughts.

these random post an update mean a lot, as it helps feel like your part of the process, not just a outsider begging for new stuff. i enjoy hex an the lore you built an hope you continue too see success.

Cory_Jones
03-21-2014, 05:02 PM
thanks! that means a lot to me :)

mudkip
03-21-2014, 05:26 PM
i read the blog, good stuff it enjoyable too see bit more insight into your mind an it random thoughts.

these random post an update mean a lot, as it helps feel like your part of the process, not just a outsider begging for new stuff. i enjoy hex an the lore you built an hope you continue too see success.

I think because CZE are (rightfully) holding back internal info, getting these random insights from Cory are a nice way of getting inside his head and understanding what's going on.

I love every communication from the CZE people! I check the Purple Tracker (http://www.hexrealms.com/content.php?69-purple-tracker) more than I check my Facebook; so I really enjoy Cory's posts even if they're not full of spoilers.

Kroan
03-26-2014, 12:24 PM
Sooo... can we expect a blog post today? :P :D

hammer
04-03-2014, 11:34 AM
Is the Art feature blog coming today as per the Ne0 interview? super excited but sadly not yesterday and so far not today :(

bojanglesz
04-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Pls

Cory_Jones
04-03-2014, 02:13 PM
up in about 20 minutes, again temper expectation its not all that exciting :)

Daer
04-03-2014, 02:17 PM
You underestimate our desire to read new Hex stuff.

Kroan
04-03-2014, 02:17 PM
up in about 20 minutes, again temper expectation its not all that exciting :)

Oh, i respectfully disagree haha. Even the tiniest bit of info on Hex or anything related to it is pretty exciting for most of us :P

Daer
04-03-2014, 02:47 PM
Newest post is up: http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/81619510529/the-art-of-hex-book

Cory_Jones
04-03-2014, 02:52 PM
its up
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/81619510529/the-art-of-hex-book

Gwaer
04-03-2014, 02:58 PM
I was present at an art review when I visited CZE... It was... Interesting... ... ... Certainly the third most memorable thing that happened while I was there.


its up
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/81619510529/the-art-of-hex-book

Great post as usual Cory, just can't get enough of you talking about, pretty much anything, try doing a blog post on the anatomy of a weasel next week, see if it is possible for you to not thoroughly excite me about your blog. I don't think it can be done.

Kroan
04-03-2014, 03:03 PM
Loved the article quite a lot. It's awesome to get a small peak into the whole process :D

mudkip
04-03-2014, 03:27 PM
“C’mon buddy, I just need little doodle”.

Oh Cory, you and your double entendres.

Xenavire
04-03-2014, 03:31 PM
That little cloud is so cute, my fiancee and me are going to be fighting over it haha.

Made a news post about it on my site here, (http://hex.chopstixz.net/news/?p=67) not that there was much more to add except how awesome the artbook is sounding.

ossuary
04-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Oh my god, Bob Ross would love that happy little cloud. That is awesome. Please tell me the extended art has a white dude with an afro at the bottom. ;)

hammer
04-04-2014, 12:03 AM
Thanks Cory - another great post. I am now really looking forward to the Art Book. This has been a strange journey, I remember looking during the kickstarter and being focussed on the core mechanics of hex, the cards of hex, and loosely the art and polish, and the innovation in the digital design space. To be honest, I really skimmed over some really very exciting components, like the novel, the art book, the in-game comic intros, the music, etc. It is funny because now I believe in Hex and all the things I focussed on, I take for granted and all those things I skimmed and overlooked are now the focus of my attention and excitement. I cant wait to read the book and get deeper into the lore and world that is Entrath and to explore the art, and see its vision, direction and evolution.
Awesome job Cory, once again you have taken my passion for Hex to a whole-other level (twitter reference):)

Dropbear
04-04-2014, 04:09 AM
This'll sound really bad and the only place I could consider putting this is on the Doubleback, but where's the artist's name on the card? I'm waiting on collectors that only collect cards with art from one person/achievements for a one art deck. Even if it's on the Doubleback, that'd be pretty good (and might fit better than the usual bottom left along with copyright).

ossuary
04-04-2014, 04:19 AM
This'll sound really bad and the only place I could consider putting this is on the Doubleback, but where's the artist's name on the card? I'm waiting on collectors that only collect cards with art from one person/achievements for a one art deck. Even if it's on the Doubleback, that'd be pretty good (and might fit better than the usual bottom left along with copyright).

Oh man, that takes me back. I used to LOVE my Jesper Myrfors deck. :)

I still say Word of Command is the most subtley awesome art Magic ever had.

ursa23
04-04-2014, 06:08 AM
I can't see this thread pop up without thinking, "Meeee aaaand Mister, Mister Jooones... We got a thing... going on...

Bloodiron
04-04-2014, 06:22 AM
Great post. Can't wait to browse through that art book virtual cover to virtual cover.

Would really love to take a gander at the stuff Mike Kirchhoff and the team of freelance writers have come up with regarding the world of Entrath.

Daer
04-04-2014, 07:23 AM
This'll sound really bad and the only place I could consider putting this is on the Doubleback, but where's the artist's name on the card? I'm waiting on collectors that only collect cards with art from one person/achievements for a one art deck. Even if it's on the Doubleback, that'd be pretty good (and might fit better than the usual bottom left along with copyright).

They've said in the past that the artist's name is on the doubleback.

hammer
04-09-2014, 02:16 PM
Well Mr jones, what is it to be - an all night draft-a-thon for reckless enjoyment or a quiet night with a mug of coco, blogging till your heart is content?

AstaSyneri
04-14-2014, 05:39 AM
It looks like he really is skirting around the PvE issue, Hammer ;-).

Anybody can wreck the booster draft code, so Cory can give us another exhaustive blog? :P

Cernz
04-22-2014, 12:29 AM
i think it is time for a new blog post ;)
( but maybe mr. jones is too busy to get the beta client rdy for take off :) )

Slish
04-22-2014, 11:28 AM
yeah I doubt mr. jones has time to be blogging now :)

Daer
04-23-2014, 12:42 PM
Looks like it:

HexTCG ‏@HexTCG 7m

@GregG_MK not at launch, but you will see it during the beta. Cory's blog (will be up soon) will have an update on the status of PVE.

Cory_Jones
04-23-2014, 01:09 PM
I have a blog post...
the beta is coming, we have a couple of issues we are working through good thing we got started at 5am :)

hammer
04-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Hope we can get the blog whilst we spin wheels waiting for beta and chilling in twitch.tv/cirouss :)

Xenavire
04-23-2014, 01:11 PM
I have a blog post...
the beta is coming, we have a couple of issues we are working through good thing we got started at 5am :)

Bet you need an early night tonight, eh? What with all the sleep deprivation and stress.

Anyway, good luck with everything, patiently waiting!

Cernz
04-23-2014, 01:11 PM
Hands out some coffee to the team ;)

Yoss
04-23-2014, 01:15 PM
patiently waiting!

I call BS!

Xenavire
04-23-2014, 01:16 PM
I call BS!

Well called. As patient as someone slowly slipping into the grip of madness while refreshing every tab constantly (with about 10 tabs open). That isn't very patient, but I could be worse!

Xenavire
04-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Here to steal thunder: http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/83645967847/hex-beta-is-almost-here

hammer
04-23-2014, 01:22 PM
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/83645967847/hex-beta-is-almost-here

jimmywolf
04-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Here to steal thunder: http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/83645967847/hex-beta-is-almost-here

nice thanks for the update, now am off to go read it!

Gwaer
04-23-2014, 01:26 PM
I'm stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car waiting on a tow truck. But seeing that picture in his blog cheered me right up.

hammer
04-23-2014, 01:27 PM
I'm stuck on the side of the road with a broken down car waiting on a tow truck. But seeing that picture in his blog cheered me right up.

Hugs man hope you get home to download the beta soon :D

Xenavire
04-23-2014, 01:33 PM
Man, those cards. I want to take them and play with them all!

Daer
04-23-2014, 01:34 PM
Awesome update

hex_colin
04-23-2014, 01:37 PM
THIS! "I have played in a dungeon IN GAME..." THIS!

MDRockstar
04-23-2014, 01:40 PM
thanks Cory for this blog post. Those PVE cards are awesome!

Xenavire
04-23-2014, 01:44 PM
THIS! "I have played in a dungeon IN GAME..." THIS!

That good, huh? :p

Gwaer
04-23-2014, 01:48 PM
Hugs man hope you get home to download the beta soon :D
I can remote into my PC from my cell to download the beta client. As soon as I see a link for it. =P

GhundiPI
04-23-2014, 01:55 PM
I wish every game company President/CCO/CEO/Whatever would reach out to their community with blog posts like these. Yes I have been a bit weary about how PvE will be impacted by PvP gold generation. But I'm also very aware that PvE in Hex has the potentional to become the absolute best part of the game, for years and years to come. Seeing Cory reaffirm his commitment to make PvE just that, does help a huge amount and makes me even more happy to be a backer of Hex.

AstaSyneri
04-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Thank you for that Blog post - that's exactly what we needed! Don't stop sharing your vision and your enthusiasm with us! I am very much excited again!

:D

funktion
04-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Aw man, today just keeps getting better. I absolutelt love these blog posts, but this one was rxtra special!

jimmywolf
04-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Thank you for that Blog post - that's exactly what we needed! Don't stop sharing your vision and your enthusiasm with us! I am very much excited again!

:D


Aw man, today just keeps getting better. I absolutely love these blog posts, but this one was extra special!

+1 agree with these comments


i mostly lurk but very much appreciate you sharing your vision an thoughts now release beta before i die!..... from anticipation

Yoss
04-23-2014, 02:35 PM
THIS! "I have played in a dungeon IN GAME..." THIS!

Have they let you try it yet, Colin?

mudkip
04-23-2014, 02:37 PM
THIS! "I have played in a dungeon IN GAME..." THIS!

THAT!

The PvE info was pretty nice to know.

hex_colin
04-23-2014, 03:26 PM
Have they let you try it yet, Colin?

Nope. But I have seen a lot of the work that's been done - it's mind-slowing how much effort os going into to it.

Daer
04-24-2014, 12:53 PM
A response to someone asking about PVE:


HexTCG ‏@HexTCG 9m

@Cryogenicx we'll likely roll it out dungeon by dungeon during the open beta phase

Cory_Jones
04-24-2014, 03:07 PM
the important word is "likely"

as we have seen sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get over tech hurdles, in all likelihood we will launch an AI "arena" to test some core mechanical elements (Improved AI, Equipment, Leveling, etc.) of the PVE system, then launch a "wave" of dungeons... then if all is going well follow up with several large chunks of content (the rest of the dungeons)

-cory

Aradon
04-24-2014, 03:42 PM
In the final PvE experience, are we still expecting little mini-quest single-game events as well, or is it entirely the Dungeon+Raid experience?
Will the Dungeons be couched in the rest of the PvE experience (i.e. quest lines leading up to them)? Without any other context, the heavy focus on 'getting dungeons out' make them feel rather exposed, to me.

Cory_Jones
04-24-2014, 03:46 PM
there are still mini-quests (these should be super fun and wacky)

there is an epic 8 dungeon long narrative as part of the main story-line, the rest of dungeons are mostly stand alone, but do have elements that link them together. Overall your going to see a bit of everything in the first 40 dungeons, its a chance to really explore the space and tell a bunch of cool little stories, along with the main BIG story.

Slaeer
04-24-2014, 04:21 PM
... the first 40 dungeons...

holy sh... *head explodes*

Freebird_Falcon
04-24-2014, 04:23 PM
holy sh... *head explodes*

hahah

Gwaer
04-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Also, it seems like they've moved up the PVE time table a lot, I didn't expect any except the arena until release. So that's good news.

Aradon
04-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Yeah, every time you mention 40 dungeons it makes my head swim.
Can't wait for PvE.

kazeen
04-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Sounds Awesome!

Patrigan
04-24-2014, 11:33 PM
Can't wait for Kraken's Gold alone already :o So many cool concepts.

hex_colin
04-24-2014, 11:59 PM
Can't wait for Kraken's Gold alone already :o So many cool concepts.

Junkyard Dog is really cool too. And the Wendigo is a pretty nice change of pace - part puzzle, part TCG. It'll be worth the wait...

Ebynfel
04-25-2014, 12:16 AM
Just gotta remember, this is the type of content that Cryptozoic has a very thorough history of providing, they'll do it right:) I mean, if you look at their games lineup, each is varied and fun. and though multiplayer, the concepts themselves are amazing kickoff points and shows the creativity of the team that's making Hex.

Cernz
04-25-2014, 12:18 AM
i would mark me as a pvp player, but reading the last blogpost made me curious ;)

maybe i will give it a try - even if it is only during draft breaks :D

GhundiPI
04-25-2014, 12:32 AM
Overall your going to see a bit of everything in the first 40 dungeons

So causally dropped, but oh so epic! Makes you wonder what other digital TCG/CCG game developers are doing with their development time...

Gwaer
04-25-2014, 12:37 AM
I like the yeti dungeon. =P

AstaSyneri
04-25-2014, 12:39 AM
Just having the Arena will be great for now! The AI decks really get boring after a while - and there really is no point to play them again and again.

And having the dungeons in waves during Open Beta is more than I expected. I am really looking forward to the first wave. Everything else is just bonus (during Beta).

Cernz
05-27-2014, 04:46 AM
any new blog infos incoming? :)

hammer
05-27-2014, 05:05 AM
Blog Post Request - Show me the DragonBlood Starter decklist and spoiler the hex foil effect :p

ossuary
05-27-2014, 05:16 AM
Blog Post Request - Show me the DragonBlood Starter decklist and spoiler the hex foil effect :p

Yes please! :)

Sadeyx
05-27-2014, 06:24 AM
I'd rather a fat new patch :)

incitfulmonk21
05-27-2014, 08:19 AM
Blog Post Request - Show me the DragonBlood Starter decklist and spoiler the hex foil effect :p

Could be best idea all week. The foil art may not be ready but just the deck plus a little discussion about fighting Urunaaz in the arena if the foil art isn't ready would be very awesome.

hex_colin
05-27-2014, 11:37 AM
...a little discussion about fighting Urunaaz in the arena if the foil art isn't ready would be very awesome.

Uruunaz pwned me in 3 games. It was not pretty. Sure, I didn't have equipment and I was playing a random Set1/Set2 deck that I hadn't seen before, but it was an unholy massacre lasting 5 turns or less each time. ;) He has some awesome (i.e. diabolically powerful) new cards.

ossuary
05-27-2014, 12:01 PM
I'm betting that ramp and card draw are going to be very important parts of at least some dungeons. The power level the AI will have to compensate for being a weaker (and less diverse) player than a human will be tough to overcome if you can't get down lots of resources and have lots of cards available for blocking / removal.

mudkip
05-27-2014, 01:57 PM
Yeah it would be nice to hear about some other stuff going on in the background. There hasn't been any extra content released in >1 month. The AH and Swiss tournaments for the next patch were obvious and the friday post was an anti-climatic announcement.

cavench
06-04-2014, 03:23 PM
I would like to remind a certain princess that...

WEDNESDAY BLOG DAY!

pretty please.

Cernz
06-30-2014, 01:58 AM
once upon a time..... there was a blog :)

Rokku
06-30-2014, 06:00 PM
I think it would be great to have more blogs on PVE classes covering dungeon and permanent leveling mechanics.
I want to know how different a warlock plays compared to a mage etc.

hex_colin
06-30-2014, 06:05 PM
I think it would be great to have more blogs on PVE classes covering dungeon and permanent leveling mechanics.
I want to know how different a warlock plays compared to a mage etc.

They're more complex champions, they have (not game breaking) always in play effects and charge powers that get stronger as the dungeons progress. They definitely feel somewhat different to play (and they're still being iterated upon), but your deck and equipment will have a much greater impact on each and every game you play.

YourOpponent
07-01-2014, 02:01 PM
They're more complex champions, they have (not game breaking) always in play effects and charge powers that get stronger as the dungeons progress. They definitely feel somewhat different to play (and they're still being iterated upon), but your deck and equipment will have a much greater impact on each and every game you play.

Interesting. So is the might system replacing skill trees then or are both being used?

Scammanator
07-01-2014, 02:26 PM
Interesting. So is the might system replacing skill trees then or are both being used?

Last I heard the talent system sounded like it was more a part of the overall account level, and not tied to individual champions or classes.

Aradon
07-01-2014, 03:45 PM
I believe their current system includes the Might system for in-dungeon progression as well as level system (probably per champion, but that is only my suspicion) which includes talents.

I seem to recall a recent (month-old?) interview in which Cory briefly talked about their latest iteration, and mentioned several tiers of talents/perks, including class-unique cards and a new champion power.

mudkip
07-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Cory's blog has the most up to date info on the class system.

I'm excited for the next one, even if it's not Hex related.

hex_colin
07-01-2014, 04:23 PM
Cory's blog has the most up to date info on the class system.

I'm excited for the next one, even if it's not Hex related.

Cory has had an interesting life! :)

mudkip
07-01-2014, 04:26 PM
Cory has had an interesting life! :)
I believe you and would love to hear more about it

Gwaer
07-01-2014, 07:03 PM
Colin and Cory are probably roommates by now.

hex_colin
07-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Colin and Cory are probably roommates by now.

Best roommate ever - he'd never be home! So much (anonymous) drafting at his desk... ;)

Cernz
07-10-2014, 02:21 AM
2087

hex_colin
07-10-2014, 11:16 AM
I spent a good 10 minutes last night talking to Cory extolling the virtues of blogging about their plans for Account Leveling. :) It's exciting... :)

I'll move onto bribes soon... ;)

Gorgol
07-10-2014, 11:35 AM
I spent a good 10 minutes last night talking to Cory extolling the virtues of blogging about their plans for Account Leveling. :) It's exciting... :)

I'll move onto bribes soon... ;)

yay, least the hate threads will be done with mercenaries then, it's getting stale. Let the new hate begin! :rolleyes:

Vorsa
07-10-2014, 03:35 PM
I spent a good 10 minutes last night talking to Cory extolling the virtues of blogging about their plans for Account Leveling. :) It's exciting... :)

I'll move onto bribes soon... ;)

Huzzah! May you have a million hit points and maximum charisma in this quest. ;)

Yoss
07-10-2014, 03:36 PM
yay, least the hate threads will be done with mercenaries then, it's getting stale. Let the new hate begin! :rolleyes:

I do not so easily forget things I'm promoting. Bid/Ask (plus various other AH upgrades) and tradeable mercs will not be soon forgotten. :)

That said, more info about the game is always welcome.

Gwaer
07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Don't worry yoss... We know.

Yoss
07-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Don't worry yoss... We know.


Cory_Jones
07-17-2014, 03:48 PM
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/92087690913/where-the-hell-am-i

yes, yes I did :)

cavench
07-17-2014, 03:48 PM
I can't believe it!!!! THANK YOU!

hex_colin
07-17-2014, 03:55 PM
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/92087690913/where-the-hell-am-i

yes, yes I did :)

Awesome spoilers! :) And waffles, obviously... ;)

cavench
07-17-2014, 03:56 PM
Has it been announced how big is set 2 in comparison to set 1?

hex_colin
07-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Has it been announced how big is set 2 in comparison to set 1?

Nope, but it's not a "quick, give me your money for a few new cards" sized set like some other TCGs. ;)

Khendral
07-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Holy cow, the uniqueness of those cards is over 9000!
Ps: storm Cloud has no troop type, how weird is that?

Lifelace
07-17-2014, 04:08 PM
How i love these Clouds :D

Lawlschool
07-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Awesome post! And holy shit, blood orcs are gonna get nuts.

Good god, mind blown, these set 2 cards are insane.

Thraeg
07-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Has it been announced how big is set 2 in comparison to set 1?

It's around 250 cards.

hex_colin
07-17-2014, 04:42 PM
It's around 250 cards.

Are you sure? Source?

Gorgol
07-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Are you sure? Source?

I heard in a stream it was 220.

Gwaer
07-17-2014, 04:47 PM
This post was fantastic. Great job Cory. =)

Vorpal
07-17-2014, 04:51 PM
The storm dudes are adorable.

hex_colin
07-17-2014, 04:55 PM
The storm dudes are adorable.

Agreed! If only there were other ways to get more charges. :) So many storm dudes...

nicosharp
07-17-2014, 04:59 PM
Nice blog post, good read, awesome spoils, and Food Fight! Love that game, the only deck builder card game easy enough that my wife doesn't have a panic attack playing.

MatWith1T
07-17-2014, 05:17 PM
Sooooo... Erectionbot is totally a Set 3 artifact troop, right? RIGHT?!

funktion
07-17-2014, 05:40 PM
YAY FOR MORE BLOG POSTS. I really enjoy these blog posts, and I agree they could be about anything and I'm sure I'd still enjoy them.


Sooooo... Erectionbot is totally a Set 3 artifact troop, right? RIGHT?!

It's flavor text could be:

"... or are you just happy to see me."

Ebynfel
07-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Sooooo... Erectionbot is totally a Set 3 artifact troop, right? RIGHT?!
Funny thing is, I once considered submitting a dungeon based on Dwarves mis interpreting human sexuality in an attempt to subvert man. They'd use vary, very misguided attempts at pinup style femme bots....I didnt think they were THAT far off.

BossHoss
07-17-2014, 06:01 PM
YAY FOR MORE BLOG POSTS. I really enjoy these blog posts, and I agree they could be about anything and I'm sure I'd still enjoy them.



It's flavor text could be:

"... or are you just happy to see me."

Erection Bot
3 colourless
Constant
Artifact

Create a Viagra counter for every sapphire shard used to pay for Erection Bot.

For every Viagra counter on Erection Bot at the end of this game, start with that many sapphire threshold in play at the start of the next game of this match.

- If you need a head start you should take it in the bot

Skirovik
07-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Agreed! If only there were other ways to get more charges. :) So many storm dudes...

I love that the Storm Cloud will synergise with the lightning based Induction Coil. That's pretty cool. :D

Ebynfel
07-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Agreed! If only there were other ways to get more charges. :) So many storm dudes...

Not sure if should read too much into statement. Colin has that eerie effect of being able to foretell of certain situations that the rest of us do not yet have knowledge of... Colin, i love ya man. Really i do, but the mind games of whether or not I should see some cryptic message embedded in pretty much any post you make or not drives me up the wall ;)

hex_colin
07-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Not sure if should read too much into statement. Colin has that eerie effect of being able to foretell of certain situations that the rest of us do not yet have knowledge of... Colin, i love ya man. Really i do, but the mind games of whether or not I should see some cryptic message embedded in pretty much any post you make or not drives me up the wall ;)

Oh, I've already posted multiple times that charges/charge powers will see more and more use/utility over time. Shouldn't be much of a surprise. :)

Ebynfel
07-17-2014, 06:25 PM
Oh, I've already posted multiple times that charges/charge powers will see more and more use/utility over time. Shouldn't be much of a surprise. :)

Then I'll certainly read into that message. Now is there something cryptic i nthe confirmation of what I thought was originally a cryptic tell..... :tinfoil Hat: :)

Thraeg
07-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Are you sure? Source?

http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/showthread.php?72789-Hex-Shards-of-Fate-TCG-MMO-From-Cryptozoic-Too-Many-Colons&p=3589468&viewfull=1#post3589468

Vorpal
07-17-2014, 08:02 PM
I'm actually really looking forward to hearing how Cory got started in the industry.

Gwaer
07-17-2014, 08:07 PM
Yea, he has mentioned that article a few times, and I really want to read it =/

Gorgol
07-17-2014, 08:14 PM
I'm actually really looking forward to hearing how Cory got started in the industry.

me too

yoyogod
07-17-2014, 08:46 PM
I don't know why, but for some reason I really want to see a Storm Cloud mercenary. That card is so cool.

Vorsa
07-18-2014, 12:04 AM
Thanks for the excellent read. :cool:

I was ready to jump into the "Fury of the Mountain God OP!" camp, but I just this second realized that he has the "while this troop is in your hand:" condition - that does make a huge difference.
Still firmly the crowning glory of the Mountain God theme of course - so far...

Scheme is such an interesting card too - should be phenomenal in PvE, when we can enhance actions with "draw a card" effects and the like.

But of course, that Storm Cloud face...
* Sleeve
* Merc
* Poster
* Cushion
* Pillow & duvet set
Make it happen! ;)

hammer
07-18-2014, 01:07 AM
Thank You Cory for the return of the blog. Thank you Ben and co for some seriously awesome Set 2 designs.

Parzival
07-18-2014, 02:53 AM
Vorsa how could you forget the plushie?

Merchandising, is all about the merchandising

Storm Cloud the cereal, Storm Cloud the shower soap, Storm Cloud the plushie :D

Seriously great blog Cory, can't wait to hear about how you got into the business (Hopefully no clowns were injured in making the blog)

Dev team, great cards, really hoping the dual socket is part of a series :)

Skirovik
07-18-2014, 02:59 AM
Oooh, Storm Cloud plushie as well as Bittybolt, Splashy and Thunderpuff plushies would be amazing!

bootlace
07-18-2014, 05:06 AM
Some really awesome cards and interesting post all around/

Mahes
07-18-2014, 08:22 AM
It is a good thing that Storm Clouds ability is basic. In draft it is similar to Blood's spider generator in that if a person does not deal with it, the game can get ugly later on. The little guys not being basic is very nice in that they can block and then sacrifice out while still doing damage. Fortunately Storm Cloud was made an 0/2 which means a common artifact can take him out.

Scammanator
07-18-2014, 08:37 AM
The little guys not being basic is very nice in that they can block and then sacrifice out while still doing damage.

If you sacrifice them, they will not be able to deal combat damage.

Aradon
07-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Little flying Mogg Fanatics :D
And I'd definitely play with a Storm Cloud mercenary.

Yoss
07-18-2014, 10:02 PM
But of course, that Storm Cloud face...
* Cushion
* Pillow & duvet set


I totally need a king size blanket for my wife and I, and the plushie 4-some for my daughter. :D

(Realistically, I doubt they'd get enough volume for prices to be reasonable though.)

ossuary
07-19-2014, 05:56 AM
They should connect up with ThinkGeek. They'll do it.

Cory_Jones
07-31-2014, 05:56 PM
http://coryhudsonjones.tumblr.com/post/93452129388/sdcc-as-a-sort-of-repentant-collector

another blog post... enjoy :)

Xenavire
07-31-2014, 06:07 PM
Great post Cory, I am going to be so jealous of all the people with cool posters (and sleeves if I read that correctly.) And those spoilers are sweet, makes me want to do a crazy PvE Shin'Hare fetch deck...

Avignon
07-31-2014, 06:10 PM
There has to be a cool way to abuse that Shin'hare Warlock... hmm

hacky
07-31-2014, 06:13 PM
Blog may mention best friend dong. :P

I'm now gauging how crazy over sleeves I am... for trying get both sets of posters/sleeves. Only 125 at the con (and 125 online, but since I'll be at GenCon you guys can fight over that). And I may need to actually try to draft well for that alternate color...

Cory_Jones
07-31-2014, 06:14 PM
There has to be a cool way to abuse that Shin'hare Warlock... hmm

you can always bounce and recast :)
10/10? nope 20/20!

BossHoss
07-31-2014, 06:15 PM
Pleasant surprise and a great read as always!

Sorry for the hatemail on the way... Wife is a little upset she just cleaned the kitchen by herself

x78089
07-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Where on the website can these be bought?

Lawlschool
07-31-2014, 06:27 PM
Good god I need one of those posters. Need, not want. Dammit Cory, you're going to turn me in to a crazed collector now too!

Gorgol
07-31-2014, 06:28 PM
Where on the website can these be bought?

likely won't be available until during or after gencon. I'm sure they'll put out notice of where/when when it gets closer.

DanTheMeek
07-31-2014, 06:34 PM
Awesome blog post as always Corey! Always a great read.

As to the card reveals... SHIN'HARE!!!!!!!!! WOOOO!!!!!

On the downside... not super excited about either card...

Warlock has some potential to help against extinction I suppose so there's that but I wish he was at least a 0/1 base so you could play him with nothing in the grave if you just really need a body. Cottontail Recruiter's art makes me want them on deck sleeves (after I get some ritualist of the litter or concubunny ones mind you) but as a card... eh. I'd have much rather they just got a flat +1/+1 since making them a completely different card messes with their synergy with Oath of Valor. The fact that this effect is on a troop means that I'd generally rather just have a command tower since if I get extinctioned, at least the command tower hangs around while the recruiter dies with any bunnies he's upgraded. The fact that he only upgrades battle hoppers and no other shin'hare also makes the situations he'll even do anything for you less common. I don't know, rest assured that I'll be trying out 4 of both of these guys in many MANY decks, but I certainly have my concerns, especially with the recruiter.

I would like to add though that recruiter does appear to be potentially off the hook in PvE with those equips, which I'm guessing is probably why they were revealed at the same time to better help players understand where the card will really shine.

Anyway, again, awesome blog post, and very happy to see some more shin'hare, already gonna start theory crafting decks with these guys.

NoahBuddy
07-31-2014, 06:42 PM
another great blog. cory i find you hilarious. i love the casually profane comments.
i was a collector as well until i ran out space for my crap. and money... you know, for more crap.
also so excite for set 2 and then ( dun dun DUN) PVE! oh and i so want to go to SDCC so badly.

Rehab
07-31-2014, 06:49 PM
will the sleeves be available apart from the posters? or are there only going to be 250 lucky people?

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 06:52 PM
Awesome post Cory! Blown away by those posters. Gotta work hard in those drafts to get them. Love the story as always, you are an amazing storyteller.

Fateanomaly
07-31-2014, 06:59 PM
The best news is that the first major pve will be right after set 2.

Bullus
07-31-2014, 07:01 PM
hey Cory have you fixed the issues with CZE shop yet, during kickstarter i was unable to buy t-shirts due to issue with international credit cards would hate to miss out on poster because of that (prob would miss out anyways cause they sell out too quick)


link to my thread about AVS issue with t-shirts (http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=25958&highlight=t-shirt)

ossuary
07-31-2014, 07:04 PM
Cory, I think there's an EXTREMELY high chance I met your grandmother. In '84, my dad took me to Disneyland and I spent a good half hour in that magic shop (I was a total magic addict back then), talking to the nice older woman who was running it, and she showed me several tricks and I bullied my dad into spending about 50 bucks before I would consent to leave. Sounds like it may have been her! :)

I am so making a self-troop-slaughtering jank deck to abuse Necrophage. I wanna see if I can get him to 10/10+ by turn 4. ;)

Lawlschool
07-31-2014, 07:22 PM
I am so making a self-troop-slaughtering jank deck to abuse Necrophage. I wanna see if I can get him to 10/10+ by turn 4. ;)

If by turn 4 you have at least 1 Blood and 2 Wild (or vice versa), 1 Ritualist of the Spring Litter, 3 Runts of the Litter, 1 Necro, and 1 Sorrow, you could pull it off. A few other card combinations are possible too, I think. Actually, those cards give you a turn 3 9/9.

ossuary
07-31-2014, 07:26 PM
I'm thinking hideous conversion so you can sac them for resources instead of just killing them. Gives you more options. Maybe wild aura? Some way to give the bastard speed? :)

Lawlschool
07-31-2014, 07:30 PM
Truth, turn 4 10/10 is possible with HC, didn't think of that. Pair that up with a Life Siphon for a pretty devastating turn 4!

Daer
07-31-2014, 07:40 PM
I wish there was a widely available standard poster to go with the 2 limited varieties. I love the posters but being a collector and seeing there are only 300 of them my first thought was, "With limited posters coming out every set I'm bound to miss one so why bother starting." Having a line of posters on your wall of all the sets would be awesome.

ossuary
07-31-2014, 07:42 PM
Agreed. It would be nice if there were a "standard" version just sold via the CZE website, in addition to the exclusive ones. I would absolutely buy the non-limited versions just to have some Hex swag on my walls. There's pretty much no way I'll ever be able to get even ONE limited edition one, much less one every set, so I'm very unlikely to even try. :)

schild
07-31-2014, 07:49 PM
uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg ggggggggggggggggggh

Hex / Cory. We need to have a serious discussion about messaging.

Prior to announcement that you could win variant posters for winning drafts at Gencon, there was no reason to do the drafts. Or rather, there was no major incentive. Now there is incentive and there's no draft slots left. Why even add prizes onto drafting since all the slots were filled anyway?

Since the Kickstarter, there's kind of been a hex-centric problem of uneven incentivization (that's a hell of a fake word).

Basically, full stop. Everyone would've been just as happy if you sold every single poster online and gave the sleeves away as rewards during tournaments during Gencon. In fact, why aren't you announcing / doing that?

ugh

dogmod
07-31-2014, 07:56 PM
uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg ggggggggggggggggggh

Hex / Cory. We need to have a serious discussion about messaging.

Prior to announcement that you could win variant posters for winning drafts at Gencon, there was no reason to do the drafts. Or rather, there was no major incentive. Now there is incentive and there's no draft slots left. Why even add prizes onto drafting since all the slots were filled anyway?

Since the Kickstarter, there's kind of been a hex-centric problem of uneven incentivization (that's a hell of a fake word).

Basically, full stop. Everyone would've been just as happy if you sold every single poster online and gave the sleeves away as rewards during tournaments during Gencon. In fact, why aren't you announcing / doing that?

ugh

Sour grapples

schild
07-31-2014, 08:03 PM
Sour grapples

No, I just call it as I see it. And for all of the things I love about Hex (both the game and the people), their messaging is a horrific trainwreck.

Gorgol
07-31-2014, 08:05 PM
uggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg ggggggggggggggggggh

Hex / Cory. We need to have a serious discussion about messaging.

Prior to announcement that you could win variant posters for winning drafts at Gencon, there was no reason to do the drafts. Or rather, there was no major incentive. Now there is incentive and there's no draft slots left. Why even add prizes onto drafting since all the slots were filled anyway?

Since the Kickstarter, there's kind of been a hex-centric problem of uneven incentivization (that's a hell of a fake word).

Basically, full stop. Everyone would've been just as happy if you sold every single poster online and gave the sleeves away as rewards during tournaments during Gencon. In fact, why aren't you announcing / doing that?

ugh

QQ

Cory_Jones
07-31-2014, 08:09 PM
No, I just call it as I see it. And for all of the things I love about Hex (both the game and the people), their messaging is a horrific trainwreck.

Ya
You're probably right, I would not call this my strong suit

Typically I think of something that would be "fun" and just do it

Sorry to anyone that feels left out by this

I will actually be surprised if these sell out (based on how shirts sold)

If people really wNt them and we sell out maybe we could do another larger run in. Different color :)

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 08:13 PM
They will absolutely sell out, in short order. Also, in game stuff attached to a physical product you purchase? I thought that was covered some time ago and discarded?

schild
07-31-2014, 08:13 PM
Ya
You're probably right, I would not call this my strong suit

Typically I think of something that would be "fun" and just do it

Sorry to anyone that feels left out by this

I will actually be surprised if these sell out (based on how shirts sold)

If people really wNt them and we sell out maybe we could do another larger run in. Different color :)

Attach some sleeves to those shirts and they'll sell out -_-

But for realsies, didn't I write a really long, mean letter disguised as a cover letter precisely about this? I seriously LOVE you all, but you make it really hard for someone with a lot of game industry and community management experience to continue with said love. Thank goodness the game makes me warm in the right places.

schild
07-31-2014, 08:14 PM
They will absolutely sell out, in short order. Also, in game stuff attached to a physical product you purchase? I thought that was covered some time ago and discarded?

It was. They forgot. Let's backpedal and put these sleeves in the chests we can't open. (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 08:19 PM
Nevermind.

It is a bad idea to keep doing promo stuff this way. Please stop.

Yoss
07-31-2014, 08:31 PM
The best news is that the first major pve will be right after set 2.

Very exciting news indeed.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 08:32 PM
Disagree, I love it.

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 08:36 PM
So you wanted the T-shirt purchases to have in game codes for collectables? It is exactly the same thing.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 08:38 PM
Absolutely. As long as they aren't cards. Sleeves, mercs, whatever else is fine.

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Clever replacement . makes this post pointless.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 08:39 PM
Great. That's perfect. Sleeves give no in game benefit whatsoever, and are just something cool to show off for e-peen.

Baldo
07-31-2014, 08:41 PM
I will actually be surprised if these sell out (based on how shirts sold)


I think one difference compared to the t-shirts is that when those were sold people were not as invested in the game (time wise). Many people have now played for nearly a year. I personally feel much more connected to the game and the community than when the t-shirts ran, despite being 'bought in' at that time (money wise).

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 08:41 PM
Well, the T-shirts were decoupled from digital items. I see no reason to reverse that policy.

Fateanomaly
07-31-2014, 08:43 PM
As long as they kept it to just sleeves, its fine to me.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 08:45 PM
Because sleeves actually connect the posters to the game, and let you show them to people you're playing with? Honestly, I don't think any physical thing should ever not have a digital counterpart of some sort to go with it. I see no reason why they can't be connected to the game in some way.

schild
07-31-2014, 08:48 PM
I think:

1. They forgot the policy, because they don't have someone whose job it is (PR / CM) to cover that sort of thing and start slapping hands when people's brains start melting with excitement.

2. There are good and bad ways to handle digital items. It doesn't matter if a few people like it. That doesn't change the inherent mechanism that makes things good and bad. This isn't Disney Infinity and no aspect of it should translate to Hex. There are great mechanisms in place to deal with the distribution of limited items. Let's try using them, mmmm k?

Cory_Jones
07-31-2014, 08:51 PM
Ok, to be clear I thought I addressed sleeves

Sleeves are the one thing I will use in this manner

Gorgol
07-31-2014, 08:52 PM
Ok, to be clear I thought I addressed sleeves

Sleeves are the one thing I will use in this manner

You did, people just don't like to listen. Great blog post btw.

schild
07-31-2014, 08:55 PM
From the Kickstarter update:


Thank you to everyone who participated in the t-shirt poll over the weekend on the HEX forums. As our company motto is Fans First, we wanted to open the discussion to you, the HEX community. Many of you pointed out the hazard of tying exclusive cards to physical goods, even if we were doing it through Kickstarter. We are making the tee-shirts and they'll be solo. They'll still be gorgeous, clean HEX designs printed on quality shirt stock, but feature no digital add-ons. Your feedback is truly appreciated and helped us make this decision. Thanks for keeping the discussion civil and constructive. We'll show you the shirts and explain how to order them in a future update.

As for the card, we'll be awarding that PVE card as an exclusive to Kickstarter backers as a thank you for participating in the discussion. From Squire to Producer, you'll all receive a copy and due to the 660K stretch goal reward, you'll all be getting an extra copy. Collectors, you'll all be getting three copies. Hooray! We'll unveil the full card in a later update.

I don't remember a place where sleeves were mentioned. Look, Cory, I'm not trying to roast you. I just refuse to travel to a physical event for a digital good. It flies in the face of everything you all are doing and is just pretty silly. The Game that Shall Not Be Named is already totally screwing the pooch with black on black exclusives. Let's not be those dudes, even if it's "just sleeves."

Why not just give away a pack of Gencon Exclusives to the winner of a draft during the week of Gencon. The alternative to winning a draft is to buy the product to get the code. It's not that you're giving away something for a purchase, it's that it is the only way of getting it.

If you're gonna say you're embracing the digital part, actually embrace it. All the way. With much heart.

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 09:04 PM
Buy 5 packs during the week, get a sleeve code free.

schild
07-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Buy 5 packs during the week, get a sleeve code free.

And win a draft, get the variant sleeves.

Problem solved.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Even in that quote it's talking about exclusive cards, which sleeves are not.

Gorgol
07-31-2014, 09:08 PM
Even in that quote it's talking about exclusive cards, which sleeves are not.

Some people are just GIMME GIMME GIMME :(

schild
07-31-2014, 09:10 PM
Some people are just GIMME GIMME GIMME :(

There's nothing gimme gimme gimme about saying "tie it to digital purchases or make it a prize for winning something."

In the interest of full disclosure, I probably have one of the better (if not one of the best) win-rates in drafting in the game and I'm getting pretty pissed off that I could get better "prizes" by going to Gencon and buying a poster and spiking a draft there.

It's a digital game.

Digital.

Digital.

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 09:12 PM
Even in that quote it's talking about exclusive cards, which sleeves are not.



Physical product, digital rewards. Does not matter if it is a t-shirt or a book or a parasol.

Edit:
I will be at GenCon and have the promo goodies. This is not a more for me issue.

wolzarg
07-31-2014, 09:35 PM
TMI on the whole phallic engorgement bear character thing Cory... just TMI

Lawlschool
07-31-2014, 09:42 PM
In the interest of full disclosure, I probably have one of the better (if not one of the best) win-rates in drafting in the game and I'm getting pretty pissed off that I could get better "prizes" by going to Gencon and buying a poster and spiking a draft there.

So go to GenCon and win one. I don't see anything wrong with offering exclusive prizes to people who take the time and effort and spend the money to go out to a convention to see Hex.

schild
07-31-2014, 09:46 PM
So go to GenCon and win one. I don't see anything wrong with offering exclusive prizes to people who take the time and effort and spend the money to go out to a convention to see Hex.

Digital.

Digital.

Digital.

Pezzle
07-31-2014, 09:48 PM
So go to GenCon and win one. I don't see anything wrong with offering exclusive prizes to people who take the time and effort and spend the money to go out to a convention to see Hex.

Because the point of a digital product is to remove physical barriers. You do not have to drive to your game shop to find players or wait for them to open in order to get packs. Digital revolution of the game. The physical products need to exist as a separate thing. No digital rewards for physical things.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 10:15 PM
There's going to be physical hex events. People at those events are going to get some physical, and digital items (namely sleeves) that others can't get. That has been the deal since the beginning. Sleeves will be given out exclusively at physical events. Sorry if it hurts your feelings.

Just because the game is digital, does not mean that every single thing has to be equivalent between people who go to events and those that do not. They have limited this to just sleeves, which are completely worthless, untradable, provide no in game benefit and are just a picture that you can hack into your own client to make it look like whatever you want.

schild
07-31-2014, 10:20 PM
Yes, this is clearly about my feelings. It couldn't possibly just be whiplash from short-sighted ideas that make no sense when they're attached to a digital game that is touting how magically digital it is as the first marketing line in every interview Cory has given.

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 10:35 PM
Sounds like it's about feelings to me, yea. Why would you feel giving away items that have no in game effect whatsoever as something that could cause whiplash from its short sightedness? Sleeves do nothing.

Bullus
07-31-2014, 10:38 PM
I will actually be surprised if these sell out (based on how shirts sold)


seriously if the T-shirts didn't sell that well, why didn't you guys make more effort to fix payment system or just allow manual taking of payments through paypal, I was trying to purchase 3 (1 of each) and ended up with hundreds of dollars tied up for weeks because of failed attempts to purchase and stupid AVS verification stopping me but still allowing my transaction money to be floating in bank limbo til it was resolved. And now you use T-shirts as an excuse to make super limited things in a small batch and yet didn't answer my question as to if you have improved / fixed payment section in CZE shop to allow more of your now more international audience to purchase exclusives you offer through there.... pretty please at least let us know if you guys have addressed the issues that arouse out of the t-shirt selling because i know alot of people outside USA where having issues doing transactions with your shop

Gwaer
07-31-2014, 10:40 PM
I don't know why I didn't end up buying one of each of the shirts. I wanted them... Not sure what happened.

Bullus
07-31-2014, 10:50 PM
I don't know why I didn't end up buying one of each of the shirts. I wanted them... Not sure what happened.

:( i know exactly why i didn't :( :( :( and very scared that exact same thing is going to happen again with these posters which i honestly couldn't give a shit about, i want them sleeves.... currently trawling the net trying to find myself a jadiim sleeve code to buy. If anything, with the changes they made to mercs, mercs make less of an impact on the game now than sleeves

hammer
07-31-2014, 11:37 PM
Players will have to accept and come to terms that collecting all sleeves is impossible. Limited edition, non-tradeable, limited location/timeframe to acquire doesn't equal a collectible. Ain't going to stop me getting as many as possible and thinking about the ones I missed out on :p

Vorsa
08-01-2014, 12:03 AM
Lovely blog post - thanks Cory. :cool:

Very nice spoilers:

Cottontail Recruiter is snazzy - will have beastly synergy in PvE I am sure, with Militia equipment, it's own equipment plus any other runt/shin'hare creation card equipment.
I wonder how few shards you can get away with, if you can make a swarm deck of 1-3 cost cards (Bucktooth Commander & Command Tower being the 'expensive' cards) shin-hare...

Necrophage Sensei is interesting - I admit I'm not a fan of Blood Bunnies so far, but it looks a nice alternative for/complement to the Mushwocky.
Here's hoping blood gets some 'aura' style cards that makes troops evasive, crushing, etc. - I feel that is the weak link of cards like this, Mushwocky, High Tomb Lord, etc.

P.S. PVE! PVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Patrigan
08-01-2014, 01:04 AM
Necrophage Sensei is made to be played in a sapphire blood deck. Sapphire control and return to hand mechanics, with blood's control mechanics. Play the sensei fast and often. Return him to hand, return him from GY to hand (with blood).

But obviously, this needs more creatures in your graveyard. This should be done by primarily using control troops (ex: Buccaneer). The key is to also add Chronic Madness. In a really lucky scenario, you could potentially have a 4/4 necrophage on turn 2. That should already greatly swing the tide in your favour.

(Imagine having an openingshand with 2 chronics, that makes it theoretically possible to have a 12/12 turn 3)

edit: High Tomb Lord is also a natural fit for this deck.

FoundInTheFlood
08-01-2014, 01:09 AM
Necrophage Sensei is made to be played in a sapphire blood deck. Sapphire control and return to hand mechanics, with blood's control mechanics. Play the sensei fast and often. Return him to hand, return him from GY to hand (with blood).

But obviously, this needs more creatures in your graveyard.

4 x that constant that creates battle hoppers + anything that sacrifices troops .... voila

Patrigan
08-01-2014, 01:46 AM
4 x that constant that creates battle hoppers + anything that sacrifices troops .... voila

Won't net you that potential 4/4 turn 2 :o

Xenavire
08-01-2014, 03:11 AM
RE: shirts.

Cory, the international sales was absolute crap, and due to that I simply could not order the 4x shirts that my family wanted. I ended up getting them from some kind person who had bought in bulk.

But if you were to do the T-shirt sales again, right now, and advertise the shit out of them, with the right payment options, and hell, a couple of new designs, I would wager hundreds of dollars on them selling at least tenfold. And this is pre-open beta, with people already grandfathered in.

Now, the posters hurt. Because I know that in the timeframe they go up for sale, I will have no cash to buy them. I also have no idea if I can even place the order. I would fucking love to plaster Hex on my wall, to go with the pokemon and doctor who posters, but there is almost zero chance of me getting near one before they sell out (which I expect to happen overnight.)

So Cory, next time: leave a month between announcement and release. This may not always be possible, but the effort would be appreciated. Gives people warning to save their pennies. Also, get you international payment options up to date. Paypal! We could do it for backing, you have the tools, now get on it! Don't make me get Colin to fly me over there to give you a clip round the ear like an angry grandparent.

WWKnight
08-01-2014, 03:23 AM
So go to GenCon and win one. I don't see anything wrong with offering exclusive prizes to people who take the time and effort and spend the money to go out to a convention to see Hex.

I went to Gencon last year to participate in Hex Dinner. All up, it cost me about $5000 (or almost $7000 if you count my hex backing).

Exclusive prizes for an event is one thing, its a whole other thing if that event is only in one place and the game is played across the world.

I love Hex, and I want sleeves to show off... I cant keep spedning $7000 every year.

Makizushi
08-01-2014, 03:34 AM
Attach some sleeves to those shirts and they'll sell out -_-

Oohh.... Ardent t-shirt with a code for vanilla, Ardent-logo sleeves. I wouldn't mind! I love the Ardent/Underworld logos.

Makizushi
08-01-2014, 03:39 AM
Because sleeves actually connect the posters to the game, and let you show them to people you're playing with? Honestly, I don't think any physical thing should ever not have a digital counterpart of some sort to go with it. I see no reason why they can't be connected to the game in some way.

Compare: the booster packs of the Shadow Era physical card game all come with a redeemable code for Shadow Crystals (platinum). Thus for each booster you buy, you can get 1-2 boosters in the digital game. Great value.

mach
08-01-2014, 05:20 AM
Here's my problem with bundling the posters with a sleeves code. While some people will want both the poster and the sleeves, others will want just one or the other. So we'll see some people with no interest in the poster buying it anyway in order to get the sleeves code.

Since the quantity is very limited, this will mean fewer posters for those who actually want the poster.

Gwaer
08-01-2014, 05:54 AM
If they want the sleeve code bad enough to buy the poster, they deserve the poster as much as anyone else. Check ebay and see if someone like that throws the poster up there. I can't imagine that person actually existing though.

Bullus
08-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Here's my problem with bundling the posters with a sleeves code. While some people will want both the poster and the sleeves, others will want just one or the other. So we'll see some people with no interest in the poster buying it anyway in order to get the sleeves code.

Since the quantity is very limited, this will mean fewer posters for those who actually want the poster.

yeah while i would put up the poster, i would be getting this almost purely for the sleeve (if CZE would finally take my money unlike the t-shirt incident)

would happily go halves with someone who wants poster over sleeve (with them paying postage to them as that will prob be more than the poster to get to Australia if i got it outright)

WWKnight
08-01-2014, 06:16 AM
I want the poster over the sleeve... I wanna collect all the posters! I already got one from last year :D

Bullus
08-01-2014, 06:24 AM
ohhh WWKnight, if you are in victoria wanna go half including postage if they fix CZE store so us Aussies can buy stuff there

Mahes
08-01-2014, 06:27 AM
Nice right up Cory.

I am pretty sure you know which two parts I laughed out loud at. In fact as I respond I am still chuckling at the whole jealousy response your "Friend?" had. Did he claim the toy was his afterwards? Animals use this technique to mark territory.

As others have said, attach sleeves to the T-shirts and suddenly there would be a lot more sales. I am very interested in the poster just to have something related to this game on my wall. The sleeves depend on how they look but I could see possibly trading the code.

This cannot be stressed enough. Please take the time and hire a PR person. for a game of this potential magnitude, it would pay for itself 10 fold.

One last small little detail that I enjoyed in that post:





Player verse Environment is coming.........finally.

Skirovik
08-01-2014, 06:42 AM
Please make international postage affordable for these posters. Please.

Rehab
08-01-2014, 07:08 AM
Please put a cap(1 preferably) on how many posters can be bought per person. With such a limited quantity some will surely snatch up a bunch to resell if they are able to

Lawlschool
08-01-2014, 07:09 AM
I went to Gencon last year to participate in Hex Dinner. All up, it cost me about $5000 (or almost $7000 if you count my hex backing).

Exclusive prizes for an event is one thing, its a whole other thing if that event is only in one place and the game is played across the world.

I love Hex, and I want sleeves to show off... I cant keep spedning $7000 every year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S94ohyErSw

Seriously people, these are purely cosmetic items that do nothing but look cool. Cory has been very upfront about having exclusive sleeves at physical events. It's not as big a deal as you guys are trying to make it.

Mahes
08-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Please put a cap(1 preferably) on how many posters can be bought per person. With such a limited quantity some will surely snatch up a bunch to resell if they are able to

I agree with this. Need to prevent the resale market from taking over this.

hammer
08-01-2014, 07:36 AM
I went to Gencon last year to participate in Hex Dinner. All up, it cost me about $5000 (or almost $7000 if you count my hex backing).

Exclusive prizes for an event is one thing, its a whole other thing if that event is only in one place and the game is played across the world.

I love Hex, and I want sleeves to show off... I cant keep spedning $7000 every year.

Is this the same Hex dinner with a breadbasket offering a pro-player tier that you never delivered on? sucks when you don't get what you want right?

Gwaer
08-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Talk to utopian chaos who was actually the sponsor of that giveaway hammer. It's not his responsibility to make good on others obligations. Oh, wait... Utopian chaos doesn't exist anymore because those same people are completely unreliable.

Vorpal
08-01-2014, 07:48 AM
The best news is that the first major pve will be right after set 2.

I still remember people exploding with indignation when I said set 2 would come out before pve.

Xenavire
08-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Yeah, it fell apart, and WWK had his name dragged through the mud and he lost his guild. The whole thing was a mess, which is why I splintered off to help my friend build Chopstixz for Hex, which I am running for him as guild leader.

It is too bad that the Pro tier never got delivered though.

Vorpal
08-01-2014, 07:58 AM
Also, I really cant understand people complaining about posters and sleeves for going to a physical HEX event. These have no gameplay impact and are thus the perfect thing to give away at these events.

People complained endlessly about event mercs, now they are complaining about event posters.

WWKnight
08-01-2014, 08:05 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7S94ohyErSw

Seriously people, these are purely cosmetic items that do nothing but look cool. Cory has been very upfront about having exclusive sleeves at physical events. It's not as big a deal as you guys are trying to make it.

Its nto a big deal at all. I think m y point came across very poorly.

Xenavire
08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Also, I really cant understand people complaining about posters and sleeves for going to a physical HEX event. These have no gameplay impact and are thus the perfect thing to give away at these events.

People complained endlessly about event mercs, now they are complaining about event posters.

Eh, I could take it or leave it, but it would be nice to have some way to get some Hex up on my wall. Oversized cards would rock, posters, a shelf of plushies... Just something.

The poster happens to be the first thing to come along and it disappoints me that the supply is so limited.

WWKnight
08-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Is this the same Hex dinner with a breadbasket offering a pro-player tier that you never delivered on? sucks when you don't get what you want right?

Yeah. Im the bad guy here because im the only person who did ANYTHING. But the idea to give away the tier, and the tier to be given away... none of those were mine to begin with. But I had to put in the footwork, I had to keep track of all the eligible, I had to spend an hour writing out the names, I had to stand up in front of a bunch of strangers, shaking like a fool and speak because my "partners", including the guy who said "I have three pro tiers, lets give one away to generate traffic" all did absolutely NOTHING.

When they then ban me from the website I poured my sweat and blood into, forgive me for not following through on their promises. And if you want to talk about whether or not it was my website, show me how much longer it developed content after they kicked me out. Oh, yeah you cant. The website died and is now gone. Oops. Looks like some poor decisions were made by all.

Cory_Jones
08-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Yeah, it fell apart, and WWK had his name dragged through the mud and he lost his guild. The whole thing was a mess, which is why I splintered off to help my friend build Chopstixz for Hex, which I am running for him as guild leader.

It is too bad that the Pro tier never got delivered though.

Actually... The winner contacted me and I made sure they got the prize :)

Xenavire
08-01-2014, 08:11 AM
Actually... The winner contacted me and I made sure they got the prize :)

And this is why the community respects you so much... Now get to work on your damn shop payment systems! :D

schild
08-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Guild drama before guilds are in the game has to be some kind of new record for an MMO of any sort.

Yoss
08-01-2014, 10:15 AM
PvE, PvE, PvE, PvE, PvE!

WWKnight
08-01-2014, 10:58 AM
Guild drama before guilds are in the game has to be some kind of new record for an MMO of any sort.

Was not a guild issue. Was a business one.

schild
08-01-2014, 11:34 AM
k

Back to this poster thing.

Still a terrible idea.

d00dz
08-01-2014, 11:38 AM
I creamed my pants when I read that PVE is coming very soon.

Thrawn
08-01-2014, 11:42 AM
I creamed my pants when I read that PVE is coming very soon.

Soon™

Krond
08-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Soon, Blizzard Soon, or Cryptozoic Soon?

Also, 'right after' Set 2 could still be several months, if not years away.

Kroan
08-01-2014, 01:02 PM
For what it's worth, I like the idea of sleeves with those exclusive posters. :D

Rehab
08-01-2014, 01:36 PM
I wouldnt have a problem with the posters at all if they were to do an unlimited amount, limited time sale of the sleeves as well. I can understand having event only sleeves, but i am almost always at work when things like this go on sale(like the gencon drafts) so i always hear about it hours after it is sold out. I dont even want the poster, just the sleeve