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hammer
08-20-2015, 12:38 PM
We have already had two very sweet collector AA's for this year with the Vampire and Princess and the Periwinkle. It seems possible we will see set 4 before the end of the end of the year which will introduce 2 more collector AA. When will we get the other 2 it seems likely they will both be from set 3 I guess ? Also we only have one more round of the current VIP AA so we will likely see two more AAs from Set 3 for the VIP and the AA Bard ofc is confirmed

So potentially 4 Rares from set 3 could be given Alternate Arts (2 Collector, 2 VIP) what would you pick and why :D

I would like to see AA crocosaur - I do really like the original art, but we already have AA Pack Raptor, Carnasaurus and Cluckadon so would love to continue the AA dinosaur theme, plus its a great playable card :D

For the other 3 - I would like to see AA Deathless Guardian, AA Soul of Battle and AA Exarch of the Egg

Edit - I just remembered the lovely Zombie Plague AA hmm would love to see that too I guess :D

nicosharp
08-20-2015, 12:46 PM
since the trend seems to still be AA rares:
AA Yancy (with AA murdertron of course)
AA Reprocessor
AA Houndsmaster
AA Demon of Dusk

poizonous
08-20-2015, 12:54 PM
I'd love an AA Martyr

vickrpg
08-20-2015, 01:13 PM
I'd love an AA Martyr
With an AA Monument, of course.


How about AA Quash?

yoyogod
08-20-2015, 01:16 PM
I'd like an AA Tiatania's Majesty.

nicosharp
08-20-2015, 01:16 PM
AA Majesty and AA Quash would be the $$$ printing for Collectors.

Ertzi
08-20-2015, 01:17 PM
Highlands Blackbelt (I want a more martial art-y image, lay off the pyro)

Mistlord (I just feel like the concept raises all kinds of epic possibilities)

Zealous Excruciator (For that kind of a name, the existing art is underwhelming)

Houndmaster of Ardevaas (This dude's name simply demands an alternate art version. Also, look at his dogs now, they are cute, not threatening. I want Gmork from the Neverending Story.

Vorsa
08-20-2015, 01:21 PM
Collector
Well the AA lady tradition has already been fulfilled, so I'll opt for 2 rares that are a] pretty desirable and b] not as crazy-cool looking as they might conceivably be.
1. Deathless Guardian (desirability to sky-rocket with campaign PvE)
2. Ageless Troubadour (gender-swapped)

VIP
Will set 3 get more? Sometimes they seem to stay in rotation a long time...
Assuming so, I'd guess a mix of nice & random with a side of ugly.
3. Exarch of the Egg
4. Deepgaze Champion

Icepick
08-20-2015, 01:27 PM
Disciple of Yazukan and Sunsoul Phoenix would be sweeeeeeeeeeeet.
But lets face it, everyone wants that Syzygy AA :P

Hieronymous
08-20-2015, 01:52 PM
AA sexy female quash

Like Vampire Princess, quash in a corset

Zophie
08-20-2015, 02:15 PM
AA Tempestuous Bladedancer, bring the sexy up to 11 plz

YourOpponent
08-21-2015, 08:22 AM
AA Majesty and AA Quash would be the $$$ printing for Collectors.

Well Collector tier is for rares and Majesty is a legendary so it couldn't be a Collector's tier AA. Neither could it be a VIP AA for the same reason. However I wouldn't object to some big tournaments every 3 months or so with AA legendaries even if I couldn't get one.

bwarner
08-21-2015, 08:27 AM
Well Collector tier is for rares and Majesty is a legendary so it couldn't be a Collector's tier AA. Neither could it be a VIP AA for the same reason. However I wouldn't object to some big tournaments every 3 months or so with AA legendaries even if I couldn't get one.

Majesty is not legendary. That's why the cost has never gone that high.

LeMazing
08-21-2015, 08:28 AM
Well Collector tier is for rares and Majesty is a legendary so it couldn't be a Collector's tier AA. Neither could it be a VIP AA for the same reason. However I wouldn't object to some big tournaments every 3 months or so with AA legendaries even if I couldn't get one. Majesty is a rare. ;)

I'm with Hammer on the AA dinos. More please!

I'd also love to see an AA Wolsy Wabbit / Exarch. Or All in the Family with the whole Colin clan.

Roy_G
08-21-2015, 08:49 AM
I hope those will be good playable rares and not 31 plat junk rares,still not using the guardian angel,genesis pool naiad or master theorycrafter.Titania,quash and martyt are good options.

Tazelbain
08-21-2015, 08:53 AM
Dreamer, Croc, Soul Marble, Vortex

Saeijou
08-21-2015, 09:01 AM
I hope those will be good playable rares and not 31 plat junk rares,still not using the guardian angel,genesis pool naiad or master theorycrafter.Titania,quash and martyt are good options.

Naiad is useful sometimes, especially in PvE.
And you have others you use, like Totem and CMK...

I think it's fine what they have done so far.

Hieronymous
08-21-2015, 09:06 AM
Well Collector tier is for rares and Majesty is a legendary so it couldn't be a Collector's tier AA. Neither could it be a VIP AA for the same reason. However I wouldn't object to some big tournaments every 3 months or so with AA legendaries even if I couldn't get one.

From what they've said, collector tier AA's could theoretically be legendaries in the future. The issue initially was there were enough Collectors that they would skew the availability of Legendaries -- there would me more collector AA's than normal cards. That may not be true any more, or may stop being true in future, as the game population increases (hopefully) and kickstarter backers fade out of active play.


Naiad is useful sometimes, especially in PvE.
And you have others you use, like Totem and CMK...

I think it's fine what they have done so far.


Naiad is actually a dynamite card in the right decks / with the right combos, especially Augur of Sirion. Bigger issue with Naiad AA is that the regular art is better than the AA art.

I feel like the primary issue with Naiad and Guardian Angel, though, is that they fit into decks that the other cards for probably don't exist yet -- decks where we've only got 2/3rds or 1/2 of the pieces. They're good cards but they don't fit the meta at all. I'm hoping future sets will make them more useful.

The_Lannisters
08-21-2015, 12:37 PM
AA sexy female quash

Like Vampire Princess, quash in a corset

I think I'd like this ...

Saeijou
08-21-2015, 12:55 PM
From what they've said, collector tier AA's could theoretically be legendaries in the future. The issue initially was there were enough Collectors that they would skew the availability of Legendaries -- there would me more collector AA's than normal cards. That may not be true any more, or may stop being true in future, as the game population increases (hopefully) and kickstarter backers fade out of active play.



Naiad is actually a dynamite card in the right decks / with the right combos, especially Augur of Sirion. Bigger issue with Naiad AA is that the regular art is better than the AA art.

I feel like the primary issue with Naiad and Guardian Angel, though, is that they fit into decks that the other cards for probably don't exist yet -- decks where we've only got 2/3rds or 1/2 of the pieces. They're good cards but they don't fit the meta at all. I'm hoping future sets will make them more useful.

that's positive thinking! hell yeah! ;)

hitchslap88
08-22-2015, 08:35 AM
I just want to know when and how we can get aa arcane focus. My pick for best extended art card to date.

BenRGamer
08-22-2015, 08:49 AM
I just want to know when and how we can get aa arcane focus. My pick for best extended art card to date.

I hate the AA Arcane Focus because it's flavor text doesn't know what an Eclipse is.

hitchslap88
08-22-2015, 11:51 AM
What does it say? Can't find it.

Salverus
08-22-2015, 11:55 AM
day and night are eternal siblings, yet they can never share a moment together.

Redbeastmage
08-22-2015, 12:02 PM
Quash and Croc for Collectors please. Having playable AA rares is great!

Valnir
08-22-2015, 03:11 PM
AA Mindpyre
AA Deathmask Assilant
AA Abominate
AA Spider Nest
but any of these can be replaced by a sexy female :D

Hieronymous
08-22-2015, 03:32 PM
day and night are eternal siblings, yet they can never share a moment together.

Which is funny, because a Syzygy usually results in an eclipse.

Vorsa
08-27-2015, 11:40 AM
So the post for this VIP weekend (https://www.hextcg.com/august-vip-weekend/) reveals it is the last month for AA Carnasaurus and Valiant Escort:


August VIP weekend is August 28th through the 30th. Since last month’s event was flipped to Sealed Deck, this month’s will be Constructed. This is the last month to earn Carnasaurus AA and Valiant Escort AA, so make sure to get yours!

They weren't my personal favourites, but this feels like a nicely brisk pace for rotation. :)
New AA's beckon...

plaguedealer
08-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Arcane focus is one of those staple cards imo kind of like murder. Not sure if there will be more aa shop cards, but it is a very good candidate.

hammer
09-14-2015, 03:40 AM
Hopefully in this weeks Friday update we will see the 2 new Alternate Art cards for the VIP as 26/27th September will be the start of a new block of promos. Hope we also hear about the next batch of Collector AA too. I expect a high turn out for VIP this month with Sealed and the New Promos. Exciting times :D

Khendral
09-14-2015, 03:46 AM
I am calling Titania's Majesty AA :D

hammer
09-14-2015, 04:03 AM
I am calling Titania's Majesty AA :D

Possible if art was ordered months ago, I would certainly not mind even if the card is banned in constructed. I am not a big fan of the current TM art. I have been playing necrotic lately and an update to Prodigy would be awesome too.

chromus
09-14-2015, 05:01 PM
Just to put some HXE perspective into the discussion, here is what Shaqattaq said about the AA selection process a few weeks ago (link: http://forums.cryptozoic.com/showthread.php?t=45779&p=524144&viewfull=1#post524144 ):

"... The deciding factors of alternate art card choices are many and varied. There's not a specific, standard formula behind them. Some cards are popular Constructed cards like Murder or Cerulean Mirror Knight. Others allow us to show multiple facets of a lore character like Periwinkle. Some cards fit a theme of the program they're tied to, like Mettle for the community's Extra Life marathon stream. It's more than just an opportunity to elevate a specific card's art. example, I don't think anybody would see the aforementioned Murder's standard art and identify that as "below-par." They're thematically different for sure, but both quality pieces of art.

Sure, alternate art pieces are to have extra time and energy put into them in the way that they're consciously selected and should be distinct from the standard art. Clearly we want them to have that "wow" factor so they may go through an additional round of detail. Finally, art is subjective. Heck, card evaluation is subjective. The appreciation and enjoyment derived from any particular card is going to be varied and specific to the individual. So, it's hard to say what "below-par" even is. That said, the main thing I want players to take away from this is that selection and execution of alternate art is vastly more complex than a band-aid. "

hammer
09-18-2015, 11:38 PM
Quash and Exarch are awesome AAs for VIP. Now we wait for the next collector AA reveal but a tough act to follow after the VIPs so lovely.

funktion
09-19-2015, 01:09 AM
AA balthasar and I really have no idea what I'd want the 2nd to be. So many of the set 3 cards already have AA's it is kinda crazy

WolfCrypt
09-19-2015, 02:29 AM
AA Bone Warrior as a Grim Reaper for a Hallowween art and sleeve.

AA Dream Stag as a Santa Reindeer XD

Vorsa
09-19-2015, 06:34 AM
If we assume that seasonal cards were to be commons from the most recent PvP set, I would opt for:

Halloween = Ethereal Caller
It is a pretty nifty common, and I see lots of potential for spookying it up in either a light-hearted or dramatic fashion.

Christmas = Merry Minstrels
Merry Minstrels as carol singers - job done. :)

WolfCrypt
09-19-2015, 12:46 PM
If we assume that seasonal cards were to be commons from the most recent PvP set, I would opt for:

Halloween = Ethereal Caller
It is a pretty nifty common, and I see lots of potential for spookying it up in either a light-hearted or dramatic fashion.

Christmas = Merry Minstrels
Merry Minstrels as carol singers - job done. :)

Night of the Bells seems to be a human holiday though.