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World of Warcraft CCG

EchoEcho Moderator mod
edited March 2007 in Critical Failures
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I just picked up a starter set and a few boosters. Impressions to follow.

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Did you score a loot card?

    I had let this one blink out of my mind until like, now. Man, is it out for general consumption?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    I had 5 boosters (two come with the starter set, bought two, got one free for preordering it). Alas, no loot cards.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Also, the box the starter set comes in is big. Think two WoW boxes on top of one another. Or four regular DVD cases in a stack. It can keep your entire deck for carrying around, though I'm not sure if it fits with card protectors on.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    If you get a spare ogre suit, send it to me.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    I need to get transparent deck protectors, rather than the ones I have with black backs. The back art on the cards is pretty good - and Hero cards have a full-size picture of the hero on the back.

    You start the game with your Hero of choice in play. You then place other cards as resources (ie, lands from Magic). You use your regular cards for this, there are no special resource cards. You can then play your cards by tapping the resource cards for, well, resources.

    Apart from the Hero, you have Allies that you play to form a party. There are various ability cards that can only be used by a character (hero or ally) of that class. Some abilities can only be used by Heroes with a certain talent - these talents are the same as the three talent trees from the game (Arcane, Fire and Frost for a mage).

    I think allies can use ability cards as well, so you might be able to toss an Execute if you have a warrior ally in play.

    There are equipment cards as well - I got a few weapons and armor pieces in my boosters. These can only be used by the appropriate classes - no plate armor for mages!

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Oh yeah, and Quest cards. These are cards with no cost to play. They all come with a condition - when that condition is filled, you have the option of paying resources to get the reward from that quest. Most rewards I have are of the "draw X cards" kind.

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  • Conditional_AxeConditional_Axe Registered User
    edited October 2006
    It sounds a bit like Spycraft.

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  • JoeslopJoeslop Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Whats the pricing on all this?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    I'm guessing 15-20 bucks for the starter. Boosters seemed to be pricier than for other games, though.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Is this product available to the general public yet? Is there a chance that my local comic shop has it?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    It was officially released last Friday, I think. Should be available.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Are there any cardlists online that we could check to see if cards exist that have in game effects?

    I'm at work so I couldn't bring up any such sites.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Ayup.

    For the work-impaired:

    Landro Longshot: Unique in-game tabard
    Thunderhead Hippogryph: Unique in-game hippogryph pet
    Saltwater Snapjaw: Unique turtle mount (normal running speed)

    And then there are points you get with each booster - I got a total of 26 points with 5 boosters. You can redeem an as of yet unknown amount of points for...
    Reward #1: An alternate blue tabard
    Reward #2: A reusable trinket that sets off a unique fireworks display
    Reward #3: A reusable trinket that changes your in-game appearance to an ogre

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Ayup.

    For the work-impaired:

    Landro Longshot: Unique in-game tabard
    Thunderhead Hippogryph: Unique in-game hippogryph pet
    Saltwater Snapjaw: Unique turtle mount (normal running speed)

    And then there are points you get with each booster - I got a total of 26 points with 5 boosters. You can redeem an as of yet unknown amount of points for...
    Reward #1: An alternate blue tabard
    Reward #2: A reusable trinket that sets off a unique fireworks display
    Reward #3: A reusable trinket that changes your in-game appearance to an ogre

    Is there a way to utilize these things in game yet? Or is that to come in a patch?

    wooo turtle mount!

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    The point site is coming up this week. Dunno if there's somewhere to redeem in-game stuff yet. It will probably be an NPC you give the code to, just like the baby murloc NPC. Probably at the same spot too.

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    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Ayup.

    For the work-impaired:

    Landro Longshot: Unique in-game tabard
    Thunderhead Hippogryph: Unique in-game hippogryph pet
    Saltwater Snapjaw: Unique turtle mount (normal running speed)

    And then there are points you get with each booster - I got a total of 26 points with 5 boosters. You can redeem an as of yet unknown amount of points for...
    Reward #1: An alternate blue tabard
    Reward #2: A reusable trinket that sets off a unique fireworks display
    Reward #3: A reusable trinket that changes your in-game appearance to an ogre

    People are already bidding hundreds of dollars on those cards over on Ebay.

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  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    The point site is coming up this week. Dunno if there's somewhere to redeem in-game stuff yet. It will probably be an NPC you give the code to, just like the baby murloc NPC. Probably at the same spot too.

    Damn it.

    I just want a turtle mount. A precious, adorable turtle mount.

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  • WarhedWarhed Registered User
    edited October 2006
    My friends and I picked up some starters over the weekend and played the shit out of it.

    Takes some of the best parts from UFS, VS, and Magic and combines it into one fun game. Our only problem with it is a few shoddy rulings that may or may not be true.

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  • PMAversPMAvers Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Are the FLGS' the only places that have gotten it in thus far?

    Anyone spot them in any large chain retailers?

    Mainly curious, so I might be able to save a half-hour driving time.

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Bought mine at EB.

    But the FLGS has three boosters at 20% off regular price, so I'm buying those in the morning.

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    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ArdentArdent Down UpsideRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Ayup.

    For the work-impaired:

    Landro Longshot: Unique in-game tabard
    Thunderhead Hippogryph: Unique in-game hippogryph pet
    Saltwater Snapjaw: Unique turtle mount (normal running speed)

    And then there are points you get with each booster - I got a total of 26 points with 5 boosters. You can redeem an as of yet unknown amount of points for...
    Reward #1: An alternate blue tabard
    Reward #2: A reusable trinket that sets off a unique fireworks display
    Reward #3: A reusable trinket that changes your in-game appearance to an ogre

    People are already bidding hundreds of dollars on those cards over on Ebay.
    It is brilliant marketing. Expand a new market to your already borderline-psychotic product addicts and find a way to allow them to buy and sell in-game products without actually violating the ToS. Blizzard: 2 Society: -4587347

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Appropriate PA strip added to OP. :P

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    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Appropriate PA strip added to OP. :P
    awesome

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Some items will become available once you reach a certain threshold. For example, if you’ve accumulated a total of 50,000 points, you could be able to unlock a new forum avatar by spending only 1 point.

    I sure as hell hope that's an example with a number pulled out of someone's ass, because five booster packs gave me 26 points. :|

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    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • _J__J_ Pedant Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Some items will become available once you reach a certain threshold. For example, if you’ve accumulated a total of 50,000 points, you could be able to unlock a new forum avatar by spending only 1 point.

    I sure as hell hope that's an example with a number pulled out of someone's ass, because five booster packs gave me 26 points. :|

    And -$X

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    I'd need another 1923 * $X for that avatar. :^:

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Oh, you can tap Quest cards as resources. Then they're pretty much the equivalent of lands in Magic.

    Now to find out if I can tap unfinished quests for resources.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    fack, i didnt know it was out. why must i be broke, and how come i dont know anyone close enough that would play with me.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    How do you have cards and not know what they cost?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    Oh, I know what I paid for them. I just don't know what they'd cost in Ameribucks. Straight conversion rarely work due to tax differences.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I bought the Inquest that has a been feature about this game. Pretty informative, and there's a link to more of the article online.

    Would it be alright to scan those pages and link them here? If so, would anyone want to see them? I know I saw scans of an article about The Burning Crusade up here before, but...just to be safe.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    14.99 for a starter deck.

    3.99 for a booster.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Echo wrote:
    Oh, I know what I paid for them. I just don't know what they'd cost in Ameribucks. Straight conversion rarely work due to tax differences.
    Ooh. Where are you?

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  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Hmmm. I didn't know this was out yet. I'm going to have to pick some packs up.
    Because I am a whore.

    A whore that wants a hippogriff pet.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    so echo, you said the game is pretty fun?

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  • EchoEcho Moderator mod
    edited October 2006
    I haven't actually played it yet, but I think I can spot the potential for fun.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Hmmm. I didn't know this was out yet. I'm going to have to pick some packs up.
    Because I am a whore.

    A whore that wants a turtle mount.

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  • TheBlackWindTheBlackWind Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    As I hear it, this game is suspiciously Versus like.

    ON that note, I am kind of worried about starting to play this game. I am not a WoW player and I worry that this will be 1 of 2 things.

    1- A smaller game like VS. I have a REALLY hard time find places to play VS, largely while I stopped playing...

    2- A game where I feel left out, because people only ever talk about WoW. This one is probably the most likely, hence the Hail Satan!



    ALso, if anyone is trying to get massive points, you can go to www.ude.com and answer some 5 question survey to get 50 points. As I hear it, that is like $2X worth of packs.

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  • INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    ...

    I just saw a level 25 riding the turtle. It's pretty.

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  • MinionOfCthulhuMinionOfCthulhu Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I just saw someone with a hippogriff pet.

    It's adorable.

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