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    [–] Exodia OBLITERATE ShadowLiberal 2 points ago in hearthstone

    I'm the opposite. I opened Beardo years ago, but I'm too scared of crafting DK Uther from fear that the deck will suck.

    Also I'd need to craft several other epics most likely to get any DK Uther deck to work.

    [–] That'll do, Gnomeferatu. That'll do. ShadowLiberal 1 points ago in hearthstone

    Not true. When Gnomeferatu doesn't burn a good card, it increases the odds of your opponent drawing what good card they need (including Shudderwock, parts of the exodia mage combo, etc).

    The only difference is you won't see any youtube videos of Gnomeferatu screwing over the guy who played it because it won't be obviously visible like it is when Dirty Rat fucks you over.

    [–] Minor Region Pros are suffering with the new system ShadowLiberal 4 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    Why would anyone think that an hour wait in any region is a good idea?

    By that point you're going to have games decided by people being AFK because they left HOTS running while they left their computer for a while to eat or go shopping.

    [–] That'll do, Gnomeferatu. That'll do. ShadowLiberal 7 points ago in hearthstone

    On the other hand if the game doesn't go to fatigue and you don't burn a crucial card, you just improved your opponent's odds of drawing that crucial card.

    But you'll never see someone post how Gnomeferatu screwed them over by letting exodia mage or Shudderwock get their instant win combo off a turn sooner when you were so close to beating them.

    [–] Minor Region Pros are suffering with the new system ShadowLiberal 3 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    I can't even remember the last time I got below 100 ping in HOTS here in NA, let alone consistently for an entire match.

    Given how small both are, there's no reason to not merge two such small regions together that have such absurd wait times.

    [–] Don't know if anyone caught what _____ said during the Nom ceremony ShadowLiberal 3 points ago in BigBrother

    I've seen hinky votes work before, but only in online games of Survivor/Big Brother, which are played much faster (especially Big Brother) then the real thing. It's a lot easier to keep up a lie about a hinky vote when private messages are the only way people communicate. I've seen a few people go berserk and tank their own game over trying to hunt down a hinky vote caster in such games.

    But here's the thing, what works in online games of these shows done for pure fun doesn't work in the real show. People are going to be able to read your body language. You don't have hours to think over what someone said in a message and come up with a good lie while you pretend to not be around.

    I wouldn't surprised if a nerd like Scottie is letting stuff from playing Big Brother/Survivor games online influence his Big Brother strategy in a bad way.

    [–] The Box! ShadowLiberal 0 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    That's what I was thinking.

    Those ads of Sylvanas saying "for the horde" playing during HGC are driving me crazy because of how blatantly wrong it is WC3 lore-wise.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - West Coast Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal -3 points ago in BigBrother

    Strategic votes basically, and her getting the most airtime of the FOUTTE side of the house.

    [–] Prismat: Not Optimal ShadowLiberal 3 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    Well Korea and China both have a studio where the teams have to show up for each match.

    Korea is small enough that that works, but China teams are forced to all live in the same city. Given how huge NA and EU are geographically that doesn't really work there, teams would have to move or constantly be booking flights to go to their matches.

    [–] Prismat: Not Optimal ShadowLiberal 6 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    If something that far west is the 'ideal' location for both, that shows just how much our East coasters are getting screwed over by the ping.

    [–] The nine heroes with lowest win rate in HL see regular play in HGC ShadowLiberal 4 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    Yeah. The other good thing is when you have a support who will actually heal up the Monstrosity.

    Killing minions to gain health & taking Abathur healing talents only goes so far. A healer to top off a Monstrosity works wonders. (Note: Some healers can't heal it because they can only target heroes with their abilities, which the Monstrosity is not)

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 4 points ago in BigBrother

    Yeah, that's even more head scratching. The Yatus thing could be explained away as a language barrier, but not this.

    While I love JC, if he's dead serious about this stuff, I'm terrified at what moronic thing he might do later in the season. I don't want another McCray fuck up moment like he did at the F6 in his season by getting rid of his only ally.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 3 points ago in BigBrother

    I'm not sure about Hamlet in particular, but I've heard that many plays of Shakespeare's era lasted over 4 hours when performed on stage. This was with no intermissions in between scenes & acts as well.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 7 points ago in BigBrother

    Honestly, I'm just not feeling it as of yet. I wouldn't call it a bad season, but I'm not convinced that it's a great season as of yet. I'm still pessimistic that The Six are going to steamroll this season which will make the it boring (especially if Sam does use her power this week and nullifies Scottie's HOH).

    I'm also rather shocked at all the comments here that this was the best BB episode in years. It wasn't boring sure, but even as a TV watcher only, it was 100% obvious 15 minutes in that Winston and Brett were both going up. There was zero build up for literally anyone else going on the block. The whole scene with Brett's 'mist' scene fell flat for me when no one else was built up as an alternative nominee. I thought going into this episode that it would be really suspenseful going into the nomination ceremony wondering who Scottie would nominate. Instead the nomination ceremony just felt like watching a formality.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 6 points ago in BigBrother

    I swear, I had a really hard time telling the difference between Winston and Brett this episode whenever they were both on the screen. They just look so much alike.

    [–] HGC North America :: Endemic vs Team Octalysis :: Discussion thread ShadowLiberal 10 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    OCT may have lost, but END is hardly guaranteed Western Clash as of yet, nor is OCT locked out of it.

    END has the two toughest NA teams left, TS and HHE.

    OCT by contrast still has NT (should be a really easy win) and TF.

    TF still has LFM (would seem like an easy win to bring them up to 4-2) and OCT.

    SIM isn't 100% out of it either despite their 1-3 record. They still have both NT and LFM to face, as well as HHE. SIM needs to pull off 3-0 wins against LFM & NT to improve their standings in the event of a tie breaker, they already have 10 loses, which is tied with OCT, and 2 more then END, despite SIM playing 1 less opponent as of yet.

    Hence unless END can pull an upset against HHE or TS, the results of OCT vs Team Freedom will likely be the biggest factor in determining the #4 seed.

    In the event of a tie for the #4 seed (likely a 3-4 record tie in this case), the Game record (wins minus losses) will determine who goes to the Western Clash.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 4 points ago in BigBrother

    The identity theft app would have REALLY fucked this season up if the majority alliance won it.

    The more numbers your side of the house has the more power it has. The less numbers your side has the more easily it is to brush off if the veto is played.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 6 points ago in BigBrother

    That's probably the only thing that might get him to the jury even if no one trusts him. A wild card might side with you from time to time. A member of the opposition would never side with you.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 7 points ago in BigBrother

    I think it really shows just how little his team trusts him to.

    If they trusted him more they'd confront him over his vote to clear the air and say they still trust him/want to work with him despite that. Instead, based on what I saw on the show, they ignored him in their discussion of who the missing 5th vote was.

    Hence Scottie didn't climb the ladder at all as he said, he just climbed down it farther.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 7 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago) in BigBrother

    Imagine the other way around if Tyler or someone from the majority alliance got it, and you knew the minority was still doomed when they finally won HOH.

    Worse yet, a minority would have NO shot at saving one of their own even if the veto was played. The majority alliance would still vote one of them out. The minority on the other hand could STILL lose the week with this power if the veto is played.

    It's a really stupid and frankly BS twist. In the wrong hands this twist could EASILY fuck up a season by screwing over the minority alliance.

    [–] Big Brother US20 - Post-Episode Discussion - July 15 2018 ShadowLiberal 20 points ago in BigBrother

    I'm a TV only watcher and don't like her.

    The stuff she said in the first episode about her job as a flight attendant (doing the absolute minimum, sounding like the worst flight attendant you could ever get) really rubbed me the wrong way. I haven't changed my mind about her since with what I've seen, she's boring with a bad attitude imo.

    [–] HGC North America :: Tempo Storm vs Team Freedom :: Discussion thread ShadowLiberal 2 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    Agreed, the lower half of NA was already leagues behind TS and HHE before Psalm left. But the fact that TF and OCT still go 3-0 vs a weakened TS is worrying for NA.

    [–] HGC Europe :: Zealots vs Method :: Discussion thread ShadowLiberal 2 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    That's what I'm wondering about some teams.

    There's people on certain teams who are known for having small hero pools.

    The smallest hero pools were actually 2 support players on very low teams in Korea who only played 3 and 4 heroes.

    [–] I know who I want reworked next. ShadowLiberal 2 points ago in heroesofthestorm

    In the early days of HOTS, blizzard had a kit idea, and applied it to the hero who most fit. This is why Tassadar for example plays much differently from how he was in SC1.