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
There’s a game called Minecraft that you might’ve heard of.
In Minecraft you don’t really do anything except mine for cool minerals that you need to build things. Then you build things.
You can build pretty much anything in Minecraft.
Some people have built skyscrapers. A lot of people do pyramids. A few people build programs that can do basic math calculations. I saw one guy build a scale model of the Enterprise from Star Trek.
The article says that the Danish Geodata Agency recently released a map of Denmark for Minecraft.
I had to look up what the Danish Geodata Agency is. It’s apparently the land surveying part of the government in Denmark.
So they surveyed all that land and then turned it into a map for Minecraft.
Upon the maps release, some lovely Americans did what you can see above to the map.
They steered some dynamite carts into various Danish towns in the game and blew them up, planting American flags on the ruins.
The Danish Geodata Agency had this to say, “We consider that as a nature of playing Minecraft – elements are broken down and new are being created…We are very happy to see so many players around the world creating fancy nice things and have fun.”
Basically, they are totally cool with Americans pretending to blow up Denmark.
I think that’s pretty funny. I laughed my horse laugh.