There are a lot of Hearthstone communities on the web. Blizzard’s forums, Hearthpwn, Gamepedia, and Liquid Hearth to name a few. I spend my time talking about Hearthstone at the Order of the Stick Forums.
Why the OOTS Forums? Because the forum rules there not only encourage people to be nice to each other, they demand it.
Blizzard’s forums are filled with petty disagreements and foul language. While it is an entire forum devoted to the game with many different sub-sections it’s actually quite difficult to find a thread worth posting in. Most of the threads are childish complaints of some kind followed up by a bunch of other posters making fun of the original poster.
Hearthpwn, Gamepedia, and Liquid Hearth are good for occasional visits, but I find the atmosphere there too heavily focused on “winning” instead of fooling around. While that approach to Hearthstone and really any game is legitimate, it’s not the way I play games.
OOTS has a nice aura of casual play that attracts me. But occasionally they have tournaments to spice things up!
There have been two OOTS Hearthstone tournaments before. I participated in the second one. Now I’m in the third one and providing my services as a stream commentator for the games when I am available.
If you’ve read my other posts on GVG since it came out you may have noticed my love affair with Mal’Ganis. That love affair has been actualized in my new Demon Warlock deck. It’s performed quite nicely in ranked play and I’m looking forward to using it in the tournament.
The tournament started yesterday. I’ll be streaming as many games of the tournament as I can on my Twitch account and uploading the replays to Youtube as well.
Here’s my decklist if you’re interested and I hope to see you on the stream!
Flame Imp x2
Explosive Sheep x1
Millhouse Manastorm x1
Mistress of Pain x2
Big Game Hunter x1
Harvest Golem x2
Mind Control Tech x1
Defender of Argus x2
Faceless Manipulator x1
Sludge Belcher x2
Dread Infernal x2
Lord Jaraxxus x1