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Naga Sea Witch ad: day 2 results

Naga Sea Witch ad: day 2 results

Dear State Comptroller's Office,

Thank you to you and the Maine State Senate for your two hundred dollar cheque towards my prison library project.

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Yes, it's me again. For those of you that don't know, I created an ad here on reddit 2 days ago to voice my concern about Naga Sea Witch and its effect on the Wild meta:

https://www.reddit.com/comments/8goscq/naga_sea_witch_is_not_fun_i_will_pay_for_this_ad/

Here are the results of day 2 of showing the ad:

I spent $6.06USD, bringing the total to $21.17USD.

The ad was shown 30,400 times to people reading /sub/hearthstone, bringing the total impressions to 105,900.

800 people actually clicked on the ad, bring the total clicks to 3,100.

As of right now, the ad has 6,675 upvotes and 253 comments.

I created a day 1 results update thread here - https://www.reddit.com/sub/hearthstone/comments/8h445x/naga_sea_witch_ad_day_1_results/ and it received 7,637 points with a 93% upvote ratio, 110,000 views, 541 comments, and spent most of the day as the top thread on /sub/hearthstone.

I was personally insulted a number of times, having been called a bad person, a terrible parent, and an elitist capitalist pig. Ok that last part was paraphrased, but close enough :) I am grateful that all of our community is engaging on this issue and the effect (or not) it may have with Blizzard addressing the Naga Sea Witch issue. Please keep the great feedback (and insults if you must) coming.

/u/Bentastico created this thread: https://www.reddit.com/sub/hearthstone/comments/8gu0wv/just_saw_this_ad/ about the ad. It has now slipped off the front page but finished up around 22,800 points and 902 comments with a 93% upvote ratio. An unbelievable effort. Thanks Bentastico.

I was offered two more interviews to talk about the ad with esports journalists, bringing the total so far to three. I completed one last night and will be doing another today. I will let you know when they have been published.

Many members of the community continue to ask about crowdfunding the ad. At this point it is becoming more and more likely that I will do so. Too many people want to support this and clearly the voice of the community has gone unheard about this issue long enough.

Once again, a big thank you to our community for helping to keep this conversation going. This is Blizzard's game, but it's our game too. Wild players deserve better.

You're doing some 5/5 work. This is such a giant effort from you.

If only keeping the ad up wouldn't cost so much, should be like 5 dollars or less.

how long can this go on

how long can this go on?

You're doing some 5/5 work. This is such a giant effort from you.

I LOLed. Thank you :)

Molten Giant might have left Standard but he will always be with us, at rank 3

Molten Giant might have left Standard but he will always be with us, at rank 3

I am with him a lot this month.

Same here, spent the day going up and down from 4 to 3. Maybe my even lock isn't great to climb after all :/

It's just a lazy picture of rank 3, not even a shitpost

If you are willing to take advice from a stranger, Kripp's Ratlock has been doing well for me. Works best against paladins, aggro in general, and spiteful decks.

Ben's Card Back - My personal gift to him

Ben's Card Back - My personal gift to him

love the description: "Flannel shits"

The loud laughs and Flannel shits

not quite what was planned!

(besides that i love it!)

i had to double take while reading it

Thats pretty cool. To the front page you go !

Ben Brode leaving Blizzard :(

Ben Brode leaving Blizzard :(

Ben Brode rotated out of Standard :(

Straight into hall of fame!

what the fuck

The tweet:

Today is my last day at Blizzard. 😢 Thank you for all the laughter and fun we shared. I will miss you.

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/20762317811

From the linked forum post:

To my friends, coworkers, and the Hearthstone community,

After 15 years at Blizzard and almost 10 years working on Hearthstone, I have made the incredibly difficult decision to embark on a new journey.

Man, that was a hard sentence to type.

I was 20 years old when I started here. My first role was ‘Night Crew Game Tester.’

Since then, Blizzard has been good to me. I got to cast esports events, announce BlizzCons, play in Rock Bands, write raps, and work with incredible people. But the biggest opportunity came in 2008 when I joined “Team 5.” The Hearthstone Team.

I am very proud of Hearthstone. I think we made an impact on the industry. People tell me that Hearthstone brought their family closer together, or that they became close friends with people they met at a Fireside Gathering. Others tell me they were inspired by Hearthstone to become game developers themselves. It’s incredible to be a part of something that touches so many people.

But as proud as I am of Hearthstone, I am even more proud of the team.

There is no team like the Hearthstone team. People have come and gone over the 10 years Hearthstone has been in development, but there’s something special about the Soul of the Team. We knew our most important product wasn’t the game, but the team itself. A great team can do great things, and I think the Hearthstone team is the greatest. It isn’t just a job. It’s a shared passion. We get to come to work and focus on the game we love and try to make it better every day.

We frequently check the Hearthstone subreddit looking for opportunities to improve the game. I have loved the silly memes, engaging in spirited debates, or even just being held accountable to our shared high standards for the game. We try to be highly available on social media, and I think our team helped push the envelope in this regard. It has been especially satisfying to me to see the team step up over the last few years and help engage in these ways as I became more focused on direction and less on actual design.

I get too much credit by virtue of being a public face, but the 80+ people on the development team are still there, and they are the ones actually making the cards, brawls, events, missions, and features. I am confident the game is in the best possible hands, and I’m excited to see where a new generation of leaders takes Hearthstone from here.

I am very fortunate to be able to take a crazy risk right now in my life, and I’m excited to be scrappy and a little scared. I’m going to help start a new company. We’ll probably make games, but we haven’t figured anything else out, yet. I’m looking forward to designing, programming, and actually creating things again. I’m going to miss the on-campus Starbucks, though. Dang.

Blizzard, thank you for taking a chance on me, and thank you for taking a chance on Hearthstone. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

And to the passionate community of players – I will miss you, and the laughs we shared together. Thank you for making being a part of Hearthstone so much fun for me. I’ve loved every minute.

Sincerely,

Ben Brode

How r/hearthstone felt the first week of the expansion.

How r/hearthstone felt the first week of the expansion.

My Good that bites, My One that catch

"Why would you say something so controversial, and yet so brave?"

(20/20) Quest complete. Reward: Great one

From the Eric Andre show. Check it out if you can

Does anyone else think that Kripparrian looks just like the Kashira ("Heads") from Spirited Away?

Does anyone else think that Kripparrian looks just like the Kashira ("Heads") from Spirited Away?

Hahahahaha

I was watching the stream and the resemblance is striking. I don't mean to be disrespectful, just thought it was funny.

Tell me what you guys think!

P.S. He should totally shave his head XD

I love how this is tagged "discussion"

I think you've uploaded the wrong jpeg, it's just 4 pictures of Kripp...

Shudderwock shaman is incredible boring to play against.

Shudderwock shaman is incredible boring to play against.

I just had to wait 15 mins for animations to finish, what the f**k?

Yes, but have you heard about MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH MY JAWS THAT BITE MY CLAWS THAT CATCH?

Or you can just, you know, concede before they'll play dozens of shudderwocks, if you can't kill them in one turn.

Meanwhile, I have to sit through the animation every time, because my opponents aren't conceding.

That is the punishment for playing a meme deck

Cube lock players. Btw

What deck will you try first?

What deck will you try first?

With the new expansion upon us, what is the first deck you will try to put together? For me, I want to try something along the lines of [[Coffin Crasher]] + [[Obsidian Statue]]. Only because Coffin Crasher looks like a fancy boye. I like the cut of his jib.

Ya I have heard that this novel new deck idea may be pretty good after the meta shift.

Cubelock with Lord Godfrey.

Cubelock, the new meta deck

Shudderwock is going to be a day 1 craft for me. Even if that card ends up not being very good, it looks like too much fun to not play. I’ll probably do Elemental Mage as well, because even though they aren’t great, I love elemental decks for some strange reason.

Friendly reminder that you should buy an arena run before the expansion hits

Friendly reminder that you should buy an arena run before the expansion hits

Because of the rotation, all arena runs will automatically be retired, and players with an active run will be given the reward for the amount of wins they have + a new arena key.

Even if you don't wanna bother playing 'till you have 2 losses you should still do it.

I know there's been a previous post about this but I figured a lot of players (amongst them me) might've forgotten it.

Also, don’t wait until the last minute as Blizzard will disable new runs a few hours before the reset.

Worst case (assuming you went 0 wins on both runs) you’d get 1 knc and 1 WW + whatever the other rewards are for 150 gold

Usually that’s a deal you’d take

Commented on for visibility.

Further improving visibility

Earlier he had bane of doomed into the 5/5. When he Gul’Dan’ed i wanted to concede but the button was not there, pure bliss

Earlier he had bane of doomed into the 5/5. When he Gul’Dan’ed i wanted to concede but the button was not there, pure bliss

Looks like the second to be resummoned, after the 2/4 taunt.

Still, that's 20 damage to the face; not something a warlock can usually shrug off.

Pure rng helped me win by making it the first to be resummoned

Don't join the Kabal if you're planinng on a bargain forged in blood in shadows.

the 2/4 taunt was from the skull

Try one of these subthreads