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HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread Upgraded Corporal Hadrian bug on 2017-10-23 10:33:08-07:00
Thanks for reporting this. I have informed our team of engineers and we should have a fix for it soon.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Eyes of the Heart on 2017-10-23 10:00:00-07:00
Lixil, the Deathless Gem, lived up to her name. Battered and broken, she clawed her way up to the surface—injured, not dead—as Frostheart continued to self-destruct....

hextcg.com/eyes-of-the-heart/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Oct 21-Oct 22) on 2017-10-23 12:29:44-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-october-21/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-october-22/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Playing Dead on 2017-10-23 12:00:00-07:00
Corey Burkhart joins us for a chill summary of the cool mechanics Dead of Winter has in store!

hextcg.com/playing-dead/

Enjoy!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Clash still effecting limited Ranking on 2017-10-22 11:48:16-07:00
This is intented and not a bug.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-21 17:43:16-07:00
Shirt looks dope :p


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:34:04-07:00
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schild wrote:

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HEXSirSleepy wrote:

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Colin wrote:

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HEXPaladon wrote:

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schild wrote:

Also I'm buying one of those shirts
Screenshot or it didn't happen...
Hey, I bought 5! ;)
What... Why? What is happening? WHAT IS GOING ON?
i don't know what Colin is doing but I bought mine in a youth small and I'm putting it on a stray cat
Probably right


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:24:19-07:00
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Draconix wrote:

Isn't Jared married now, he can't be hanging out SOLO (cup).
We need to make sure his wife gets one of these.


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:22:30-07:00
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Colin wrote:

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HEXPaladon wrote:

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schild wrote:

Also I'm buying one of those shirts
Screenshot or it didn't happen...
Hey, I bought 5! ;)
What... Why? What is happening? WHAT IS GOING ON?


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:12:51-07:00
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Gregangel wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

We have EU for PS4 in a few weeks and hopefully fingers crossed Japan before years end.
Just wondering why you did not do all the process for every zone in the same time.
not how the submission process works with Sony, much of this was out of our hands... its their platform


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:08:38-07:00
oh no....


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 15:01:29-07:00
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schild wrote:

Also I'm buying one of those shirts
Screenshot or it didn't happen...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.20.17 on 2017-10-20 14:32:43-07:00
WUBBALUBBADUBDUB!!! uh.. I mean.. FALLATI-ONI'S BLARGING RECTUM RAPTURE! ....no no... that's not it... oh ya it's FRIDAY MOTH'U FERS!!! Friday! FRIDAY! hooray and huzzah its another Friday... sorry about before I spent the morning play testing some games that shall remain nameless!!

so... I was going to spend this Friday UPDATE UPDATE talking about the comments in our forum, I had all this shit to say about how EVERY decision we make is the best decision that CAN be made at that moment with the information we have (shit we are all hardcore gamers trying to min-max every asset HEX has) and how if you don't think it makes sense you can just assume you don't have all the information. BUT I have been warned about engaging online and my RULE is no arguing on the internet, clearly I succumb at times but I try to stick to it. So I am just going to focus on my natural state, funny and positive.

PLUS its Friday and that can mean only one thing.... CUSTOM T-SHIRT FRIDAY at HEX HQ... and if there is one thing we love on a custom TSHIRT its Jared's sweet mug and hardcore profanity! I really think this beauty hits ALL the right notes... its got a talking SOLO cup with a pretty righteous message and Jared just eating it up! MAN you should have seen the shirt from last week with Ryan rap battling a King Cobra it was BITCHEN but really dirty... snakes be talking some mad shit yo!



Heck you can even get your own copy of this awesome party rag...RIGHT HERE ...seriously please DO NOT buy one of these, its only a joke...

but all joking aside, lets talk about that G-DAMN update, we be updating on that update!

The Update starts in a pretty sweet place, with the SET 8 LOGO or as I like to call it DEAD OF WINTER!!! seriously look at that logo, the combo of Tyler and Larry working together is nearly unstoppable!
it features our friend Lixil and has an amazing winter meets vintage feel... that cameo treatment at the center is so good, clearly I have a passion for our logos and this knocked it out of the park.

Plus we have officially begun spoiler season so that means AFTER today my update to the update can feature some final cards! Dead of Winter is an amazing set and I am sure your going to love it, we have some surprises coming including the first ever ANIMATED standard cards in a set!! Wait and see its pretty neat...

so for the last time on SET 8... some cool art only spoilers! I am going to be spoiling DON SHAMROCK soon :)

lets give a little love to waxy friends the CANDLEKIN!



AND again! WAX ON WAX OFF!!!...



So great, I love those little guys... best token dude since the dreadlings!

Next up on the update was THE LIBRARIAN collector deck with the animated Librarian! This may be our most powerful collector deck yet! But even if it wasn't I would still want it, the animated Librarian is just to sweet, the Librarian is easily one of my favorite cards... and this new version is so cool. Funny I spelled Librarian wrong and it auto corrected to Libertarian which is a totally different kind of monster! HAHAHHA politics FTW!

Most of the rest of the update we talked about before with the exception of the CHARITY STREAM! I love this every year its so great to see the community come together to do something so nice. It starts next week and we WILL have cool prizes etc. I am scheduled to to talk to Funktion and HAVOC on Wed. Oct. 25th at 3:00 PM (Pacific I assume), it will be awesome to chat about everything going on... in a way that hopefully will not make you shit your pants! (seriously we have not given up on PVE and are producing more PVE content... I hope thats clear)

A couple of other things I would like to mention...
SUPER happy about the PS4 launch, (great job team)! yes we had a couple of minor glitches but overall it was pretty amazing and so far we have seen a bunch of new players coming in.... we have our press going out soon and the Sony support is also coming. I usually hold our marketing and do NOT push it at launch as typically we need a week or so to iron out the bugs and get things smooooooth... I do not like pushing players into the game at the very moment we are most likely to be having problems. All that said we are seeing a nice increase (even with no marketing ) in terms of players jumping in on the PS4 AND PC. We have EU for PS4 in a few weeks and hopefully fingers crossed Japan before years end.

finally...
the LORE... hopefully you had a chance to read the Lixil and Hogarth lore piece, it was very well done... and continues to unfold the story of Frostheart... hold on its going to get pretty weird!

Well I guess that it... love you all very much
I hope you have a great weekend and get those Kismet Draft in while you still can... its not going to last forever you know! (sob...)
seriously I have done like 50 drafts... its sick

-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Dead of Winter on 2017-10-20 10:51:13-07:00
Well, that is bizarre. There is no image in the post following the Librarian Collector's Deck. Can you PM me what browser you are using?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Dead of Winter on 2017-10-20 10:26:18-07:00
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Mach wrote:

There's a dead image in the article (I presume the spoiler, since I don't see it anywhere else).
Can you elaborate? All the images are working on this end.


Dinotropia
posted in thread How to do clickable links in HEX Chat; Cómo poner links en HEX Chat on 2017-10-20 10:06:46-07:00
Yes, we have put in measures to prevent unauthorized links.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Dead of Winter on 2017-10-20 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! Our latest spoiler season begins, exciting tournaments grace the horizon, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-dead-winter/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedHEX User Ranks on 2017-10-20 01:09:43-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

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Utremeld wrote:

I think the Blightbark usergroup is bugged, I have been stuck at Sprout forever.
Still not sure whats up with this.
I will have to investigate. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread PVE Cards That could use a buff/ archetype support on 2017-10-19 17:11:47-07:00
This is great stuff! Looking forward to reading more opinions on this topic.


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread Paragon of Insanity Hero Power Unable to Use Herofall on 2017-10-19 11:59:18-07:00
Hello Goliathus,

Thank you for reporting this bug. We have informed engineers and they are working on fixing this issue.


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Librarian Collector's Deck Available Now! on 2017-10-19 10:04:26-07:00
Available now, this deck will have you twisting your opponent's mind while you tear their deck apart:

hextcg.com/librarian-collectors-deck-available-now/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Kagulichu Reanimator on 2017-10-18 10:51:26-07:00
Jeff Hoogland looks at the reviving power of Kagulichu:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-kagulichu-reanimator/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Steam review went magicly to the roof on 2017-10-18 09:59:50-07:00
This thread has run its course.

Be civil. All of you.

Review the Forum Guidelines if you need a refresher.

I know PvE and PvP seem at odds sometimes, but these are both parts of what makes HEX great. Let's appreciate both sides and not go after each other for liking different things.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX: Card Clash Out Now! on 2017-10-17 12:15:55-07:00
The PS store for the EU and NA have their own distinct approval process. The EU client is currently working its way through approval now.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX: Card Clash Out Now! on 2017-10-17 12:02:33-07:00
We are pleased to announce that HEX: Card Clash is now live on the PS4™ in North America!

hextcg.com/hex-card-clash-now/


Dinotropia
posted in thread PS4 Launch Patch on 2017-10-16 17:27:28-07:00
Our servers will be coming down tonight for some updates:

hextcg.com/ps4-launch-patch/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Oct 14-Oct 15) on 2017-10-16 11:36:22-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-october-14/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-october-15/

Congratulations once again!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.13.17 on 2017-10-13 16:40:01-07:00
Its Friday the 13TH!!! my favorite Friday of the ENTIRE year! I mean what OTHER Friday has an entire film franchise named after it?!?! Sure FREAKY Friday is OK... but there is BARELY any blood and dismemberment in THAT movie... I mean there is a little... I think, right?... the Lindsay Lohan version she kills some kids in a satanic ritual to try and reverse the effect? or am I think of a different movie???

Well its Friday and that can mean only one thing... JOURNEY INTO THE DARK ARTS FRIDAY!!! yes every Friday at HEX HQ we take a journey into the realms of the DARK ARTS!! and LO FOR WHENCE SHALL WE JOURNEY... TIS' the art of PALM READING! truly one of the darkest arts of all! ...let us peer into the palm of the one known as JARED! and see what cosmic paths his life shall follow!



hmmmm... Clearly Jared has TOO MUCH Blueberry Jam for his Toast line, so frustrating to finish your delicious crispy toast and still have so much Blueberry Jam leftover! Moving on we see... Jared's Erotic Dancing line is MUCH long than his Tips Line, again a lesson in frustration for Jared... maybe he can MAKE HIS OWN DESTINY and use some of the leftover Jelly in his Erotic Dancing act to get those tips up!! sometime you have to take fate by the horns and master the moment!

WOW! that was terrifying, Jared has one heck of a hand... (just the one, the other palm was super smooth, no lines at all, not sure why)

Now on to the UPDATE of an Update that you received on a Friday!

Speaking of the dark arts... the Kismet Draft has CAST a spell on me... shit I am draft WHILE I write this... RIGHT NOW! look here is the draft so far!



SOOO MUCH FUN!!!! actually after I posted this I played ****** and... WON! (I have starred out the name to protect the innocent... it starts with an S)

ok ok... back to this update to an update... so hard to pull my self away...

First up on the update is the... KISMETS DRAFT! ohhh nooo.... ok one more quick game....

This time against W/D and the turn 3 Hero of Legend both games did me in! :( I LOST! so frustrating! Oil Well as they say in Texas!

I am absolute loving KISMET DRAFT I think its a ton of fun, and I am so happy we added this to the game...
I thought THIS write up was pretty cool over at HEX PRIMAL but I will say its so wide open I have seen the craziest decks work!
Heck the deck I drafted above was inspired by a thread on the forum bitching about Shoku's Garden (one of my favorite cards)

I hope everyone is having fun, I did want to give a heads up that there is a bug with 3 of the animated Kismet Draft sleeves.. you actually haven't seen the full animation (Paragon, Yeti and Kismet)
they look EVEN BETTER!!!!

speaking of looking even BETTER...

How about a sneak a peek at some odd ball art for set 8!

For this week we explore the legend of the NOX... of Scorpinox fame!

first up a CHAMPION!!!

This is VENOMA of the NOX



then we have a couple of servants of NOX

the NOX ZEALOT!



and the NOX ANIMIST...



and WAIT FOR IT....

KING NOX himself a LEGENDARY card in set 8!...

(no picture), no seriously you'll have to wait for it!
hahahahaha....

back to the Update...
As we discussed last week, the boat battle board is coming up...

BUT in infinitlly more interesting news, we have the HAUNTED HARVEST coming!
This year we have some young Entrath trick or treaters! look at these cute kids... the kid in the yeti outfit needs to lay off the sweets, it may be a high fantasy world but childhood obesity is no way to spend your youth... Diabetes can be just as deadly as any dragon! To be clear Lord Diabetes is an evil warlock in the world of HEX that makes kids fat, then eats the feet of these chubby children, and only the protection of Lipitor Champion of the Lesterols... can save these youngsters... uh... sorry I had a mini-stroke

Anyway I love Halloween, its BY FAR my favorite holiday, and these cards are straight up RAD... the Jack-o-Lanterns on the Cultivator are so cool, got to get my play-set!

Next up is the VAMPIRE FAMILY, yes we did a Kismet pack focused on our favorite vampire family... you know, the one in our game. (I guess we never named these guys)
the cards look great, quick story we actually re-booked half of this art as the first round didn't exactly capture what we where looking for, thats the kind of commitment Tyler and I have to making sure the art is as amazing as possible in HEX. I really love the way the Royal Bloodline card turned out, look little vampire princess even has her silly hat on! I was going to put a joke in right here about posing for the Enthralling Gaze card.. and how the dress was a tight fit and yet I made it work... but it seemed lazy

anyway, we have the HEX PRIMAL IMMORTAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES coming up and MAN it looks awesome! Holy Hell an AA RUNE EAR! yes please!

well that's it for this week, I love you all... but I need to get back to my last match with this deck...


-cory


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread PvE Campaign User Constructed Decks for Deleted Characters Are Not Properly Deleted on 2017-10-13 15:44:43-07:00
We are unable to replicate this issue with the current information provided. Could you please either submit a customer support ticket including details on which cards you are attempting to auction or, if more comfortable, respond in this thread so we may better get a grasp on this issue you are experiencing. Also if you can please provide screen shots of warning notifications for any of the the items you wish to auction, it would be really helpful.


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread [MAC] Patcher not able to find patch after recent update on 2017-10-13 15:14:32-07:00
This issue should be resolved. If anybody is still having issues be sure to let us know either via forums or customer support.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Please Remove Shoku's Garden from Kismet's Limited on 2017-10-13 13:03:41-07:00
now I want to draft that deck!


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread Quick Troop and Deploy trigger on 2017-10-13 11:52:29-07:00
Thank you for reporting this issue. We have informed our team of engineers and should have a fix for this by the next major content patch.


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread Can't Save Reserves with Lazgar's Vengeance in Deck on 2017-10-13 11:26:26-07:00
As of last night's patch this issue should be fixed.


HEXTrevorFenn
posted in thread Copy of Dread Technomancer bigger than it should be on 2017-10-13 11:18:26-07:00
Thank you for the report. Our QA team is investigating this case and will pass on any findings to our team of engineers.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Enthralling Entries on 2017-10-13 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have Kismet Clash, new Battleboards, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-enthralling-entries/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes: v1.0.6.110 on 2017-10-13 00:30:00-07:00
Our patch notes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-6-110/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.6.110 Announcement on 2017-10-12 15:45:51-07:00
Our servers will come down briefly today for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-6-110-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Improving Immortal on 2017-10-12 12:34:11-07:00
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LakosPolan wrote:

Any chance you could update calendar with starting times for those events?
I believe those are already in the forum calendar. E.g.:

forums.hextcg.com/calendar/ind…vent/884-immortal-weekly/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Bash Bests - Free Cards, Free Wins on 2017-10-11 12:56:09-07:00
Bobinchese shares his experiences with a cool new combo deck that won him last week's HEX Bash:

hextcg.com/bash-bests-free-cards-free-wins/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 10/7 - Top 8 on 2017-10-10 14:44:54-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-107-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Improving Immortal on 2017-10-10 10:15:08-07:00
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Thrawn wrote:

Is the only way to get championship entry tickets going forward from these tournaments, or is there still going to be the Immortal queue with tickets awarded for match wins there?
We aren't currently planning to remove this queue, so you can round out your tickets there.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Old account disappeared on 2017-10-10 10:06:55-07:00
For our KS players, the process is a little easier. If you reach out to our support with your original backer email, we should be able to cross-reference with the KS info we had before we joined with Gameforge. Support will walk you through what it needs, but as Silvanos pointed out, it is a smoother process. We have a little more to work with since KS account data exists partially pre-partnership.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Improving Immortal on 2017-10-10 10:00:00-07:00
Hello everyone! We have some exciting changes to our current Immortal tournament offerings:

hextcg.com/improving-immortal/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Oct 7-Oct 8) on 2017-10-09 14:13:19-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-october-7/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-october-8/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Steam purchases not working on 2017-10-09 10:59:56-07:00
We see you making lots of requests and a billing charge is set up, but it won't go through without you approving it on the following screen. We suspect this may be a local issue to your account/machine. Have you tried closing down steam (closing the program completely through the task manager) and then launching again?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-10-08 16:57:55-07:00
Try letting game sit for an hour at least, that's how long it took me to patch - altho it shows that youre downloading same file doesn't mean you're looping just that you're missing some stuff.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-10-06 22:44:54-07:00
May I ask how long did you guys try to let the patcher to run?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.06.17 on 2017-10-06 16:07:01-07:00
The Kismet Draft patch was a special addition outside of our normal patch schedule because Cory wanted to do something special. The PvE slots are still slated to arrive shortly with our next (regularly scheduled) patch.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Friend in Me on 2017-10-06 16:03:25-07:00
No disrespect was intended. The article has already been changed to include his contributions to the cast (which was excellent, btw!).

I look forward to seeing what they will do next time.

Keep on rockin'


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Friend in Me on 2017-10-06 15:13:10-07:00
*Jeff Hoogland and friends :)


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Tournament will be locked starting at 1:30PM PST on 2017-10-06 13:27:35-07:00
Tournaments will be locked shortly for a special patch. Start at 1:30pm PST. The lock will last approximately 60 minutes. Please go to hextcg.com for more details regarding our new KISMET DRAFT. HYPE!

Discuss.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 10.06.17 on 2017-10-06 13:12:45-07:00
I was told it was FRIDAY today, a small gnome that lives under my bed screamed it repeatedly much like an alarm clock to wake me from my gentle slumber. I would normally ignore that jerk but he got a hold of a large metal spike from somewhere and has taken to slowly pushing it up through the mattress... he has threatened to impale me if I don't get up on time.

SO YA IT WAS A ROCKY START TO FRIDAY!!!!

but now I am in the office and every thing is great... except a small gremlin has got a hold of a large metal spike from somewhere and has taken to slowly pushing through my skull, and has threatened to impale my brain if we don't get the Kismet patch out on time.

IT NEVER ENDS!!!!

hahahhaa... just kidding *cries inside*

so its Friday and as you know every FRIDAY is .... hey uh, the gremlin told me we have to work this Friday, it was going to be prison tattoo Friday and I was going to show you a picture of this huge tattoo on Jared's back of two eagles making love, but the gremlin has the spike and is really jabbing around with it... so lets just get to the update update!

of course the big news is KISMET'S DRAFT!
so excited for this, as a matter of fact it may very well be live before I finish writing this, probably the only reason this UPDATE UPDATE is getting done is because we had a last minute delay on some art assets. If it had launched already I would have been stuck drafting, and certainly would have blown this off. MY DRAFTING ADDICTION KNOWS NO LIMITS... its very sad actually.

I think this is going to be a fun format BUT don't get to use to the pool... because Kismet's whims are fickle and it may very well change. We have a huge number of cards to pick from and this format is not set in stone as a matter of fact it wouldn't be Kismet if things didn't change when you least expect it.

very curious to see what kinds of decks I can chase with this... let me re-phrase that... very curious to see what kinds of WINTER MOON decks I can chase with this... I love her so much.
The animated sleeves are gorgeous, and we made the system so there was no barrier to getting a few of them, even if you can only get one win per draft.

Next up on the update: SONY!
I am very happy to announce we are OFFICIALLY through the submission process!!! the Imp that was here last week with a large metal spike was super pleased, as a matter of fact he dropped a huge deuce on my desk, kissed Tyler on the mouth and drove off in an old rusted out piece of shit Chevy Camaro... I'm glad hes gone.

We are FOR SURE good to go on the 17th, we could have done the 10th but we have some awesome marketing avalible from our friends at Sony for that date so there it is!
I also think the Kismet's Draft is great for these new players, it gives them access to a bunch of the best and most fun cards from the past sets AND helps make sure the draft pods are popping!
what we call in the business a WIN WIN not to be confused with a WINN DIXIE which is a grocery store in the American sideshow called... Florida

We have another battle board dropping as the kids say... this time its the BOAT board! Set sail for romance on this moonlight cruise, as you can clearly see it comes with fruit, not sure who mixed the lemons with the oranges, kind of a dick move, but NOT a dick move is buying this sweet board! sweet like Lemon-Oranges!

mmmm you know what would be totally Lemon-Orange right now? A SET 8 ART PREVIEW!
how about a bit of Blight-Bark love, I know its hard to tear me away from the Merry Caravan, but here we go...

we have a bit of a theme for these two, its the average working Joe set from our rotting kingdom friends...

here is the BLIGHT WAGON!



and now...
the Blight-water Ferryman



stunning! and gross! Stunningly Gross!

back to the update... its a good weekend for the Bash, might just be your chance to slide into the top 8 with the attendance down a bit because everyone is KISMETING THE HELL OUT OF THE PLACE!

also the CLASH will be set 7 NOT Kismet as we didn't have the time to test it, I was asked if we wanted to roll the dice... AND TO BE CLEAR I am a chronic dice roller, but I just couldn't in good faith take a chance something would go wrong. NEXT Clash will be Kismet... I'm getting soft in my old age, should have rolled the dice.

last but NOT least, please check out Robb Mommaerts Kick-starter here... Robb has actually been a huge part of the art for HEX doing the birthday comics, and tons of cards. Having Robb on staff has been one of the greatest pleasures of being part of Cryptozoic and HEX, he is so far beyond talented its just mind blowing AND he is about the nicest person I have ever met. Kicks-starter is weird deal, you put yourself out there in a very difficult way, asking for money as a representation of how people feel about your work, or idea. I have had both ends of this spectrum... success and failure and both come with a HUGE cost to your psyche, I really hope Robb's book funds, he deserves it and more importantly the book deserves to be made, it looks awesome!

and last and actually the least... just walked over to check on the build... any minute!

love Cory, hope you have fun with Kismet (she can be cruel AND amazing)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Lucky Day on 2017-10-06 10:22:06-07:00
I c what happened there...

Fixed!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Lucky Day on 2017-10-06 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our official PS4 release date, Kismet's Draft, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-lucky-day/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge - Post Ban D/S Control on 2017-10-06 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis dives into the innovations which have been taking Bash contenders to the top!

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-post-ban-ds-control/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-05 17:29:51-07:00
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Nemelex wrote:

So... What about chests thou?
the packs will drop set 7 chests

and no primal packs...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-05 16:39:03-07:00
Well I said... MAYBE today, but looks like tomorrow is the day...

still working it out

yes, my excitement is the real enemy...

sorry BUT it will be awesome when it kicks off


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 21:39:09-07:00
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Griffinheart wrote:

Looking through the list of cards, I see all of the Primordials from set 7 are present except for the diamond turtle. Wonder if that was intentional or if it was accidentaly left off of the list.
the turtle was busy in another part of the multi-verse


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 20:08:25-07:00
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Plotynus wrote:

Man, I'm pissed off!

I will have to win 18 matches to get my psychic ascension sleeve. It's impossible! I'm not that good!

Otherwise, this seems really cool. A quick view of the pool impressed me. Well done guys! Can't wait to draft!
its random, maybe you will get it on the 3rd win! :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 19:48:23-07:00
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Feruria wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

rarity distribution is the same as a 2 set block of cards (like 8-8-7)

[...]
does that mean the cards are seperated into 2 pools and we get 2 packs of pool 1 and 1 pack of pool 2 or what is the difference between 8-8-7 and 7-7-7 in this example if all packs are the same? ( i am just not sure why you mentioned a 2 set block when there is only one kind of pack here)
one big pool


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 19:19:43-07:00
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CoachFliperon wrote:

This is a grand idea, and the rewards are just perfect!

Another quick question if you don't mind. Will we be able to pay the entry fee with any standard legal packs? Or we just need 700 plat to participate?
no its plat or packs from Kismet that you won


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 19:00:15-07:00
rarity distribution is the same as a 2 set block of cards (like 8-8-7)

the cards are real

no you cannot just buy these packs, but you can do whatever you want with the ones you win

there is no primal version of this pack


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 18:50:01-07:00
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OzawaWanderer wrote:

I didn't intend to sound rude....
i know all good fun :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:49:11-07:00
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Zubrin wrote:

Did I miss the start date?
tomorrow if everything goes right


Dinotropia
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:48:34-07:00
Start date is.... SoonTM. Joking aside, we will let everyone know when this is live in client. There should also be a slide in client when it goes live letting everyone know it is up :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:48:33-07:00
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HAVOC wrote:

This sounds awesome :) Will draft tickets work?
yes


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:46:10-07:00
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GobBluth wrote:

No logo!!!! The sleeves are amazing. Can't wait to draft a Wintermoon deck.
the entire reason we did this... (according to Ryan) :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:44:17-07:00
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AnomalyCobra wrote:

sounds awesome only 1 question....

Since we receive these kismet draft packs as prizes. What can i do with them after the event ends? Will they open regularly outside of the draft?
yes


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 18:42:17-07:00
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NicoSharp wrote:

Thanks for the Kismet's Hairy Ballsacks sleeves!
sack up and DRAFT!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Introducing Kismet's Draft on 2017-10-04 18:31:49-07:00
A wacky new draft format will soon be coming to a queue near you!

hextcg.com/introducing-kismets-draft/

Enjoy~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 18:30:56-07:00
and its up!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 17:50:10-07:00
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Draconix wrote:

It was going to be a let down the minute you yanked the coyotle reward away.


Not all puns have to be highbrow
you have made that painfully clear :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 17:47:43-07:00
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Pentachills wrote:

In less exciting news, but just as exciting to me, I drafted an -insanely- powerful gladiator deck today.
:(


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 17:40:29-07:00
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Funktion wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

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LakosPolan wrote:

1:40 AM here, not going to sleep until I hear the news!
sorry for the late night... its coming just waiting for a couple of videos of the rewards!
It has videos ... of the rewards ...
Okay bear with me here guys I think I know EXACTLY what it is going to be:

-Video Killed The Radio Star was a song by a band called the Buggles
-In the song there is a line that goes We can't rewind, we've gone too far.
-Now think of where we've gone right? We've gone to the future... and we can't rewind
-You know what you can't rewind? A video tape when your VCR is broken
-When do you rewind VCR tapes? During the credits because the movie is over and nobody wants to watch the credits, and if you don't return the video to the store with it being rewound you are charged extra.
-Alright so credits right? You get credits when you put a coin into the pinball machine and sometimes you get a 3rd bonus credit if you put a second coin in

You see now? It is clear! We're getting a themed Hex pinball machine!
man, I wish! now whatever we do is going to be a let down.... :(


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 17:08:28-07:00
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LakosPolan wrote:

1:40 AM here, not going to sleep until I hear the news!
sorry for the late night... its coming just waiting for a couple of videos of the rewards!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 15:25:19-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

Random generated drafts. Any set goes. You never know what the next pack is :)
So the lore is Princess Cory meets up with Merry Caravan and decided to draft together?
The lore is that princess Cory ate a shroomkin and stuff happened.
stuff ...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 14:53:20-07:00
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OzawaWanderer wrote:

Good luck with that stuff not that it interests me personally but if it helps Hex stay afloat go for it
we were going to do an all Coyotle draft format that unlocked animated sexual Coyole motion graphic comics but with that attitude forget it!

I guess we will do the other thing...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 14:40:17-07:00
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GobBluth wrote:

The best guess I've heard was from Penta: changing the cost and or health totals of champions (ex: Puff to 5 charges, Furriko to 8). Don't know if that could be defined as fun or not though.
that's not fun!

almost there... hold tight!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-10-04 13:13:49-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

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Plotynus wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

ALSO! I will be announcing a fun mix up for draft starting middle of next week, look for an announcement Tuesday or Wednesday!
So.... are we on track with this? :saint:
I really don't think they are.. maybe friday? With Cory's great intention to make everyone happy, there are always delay to that happiness :)
days not over yet! ...really putting my self in the line of fire here :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Tri-Shard Ardent on 2017-10-04 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland shows us why three is an ardently popular number:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-tri-shard-ardent/

Enjoy!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Old account disappeared on 2017-10-03 15:13:02-07:00
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Grizzlyforce wrote:

Joe Nguyen.I have just received an email from him saying that accounts needed to be transferred to a new server prior to September 11th or be lost.Said he can maybe track me via purchased collection sleeves??? Not sure I had any of those.Apparently, due to change in servers, my account was lost.Too sad I spent so much money...only to lose it all.I am not going to start over and re-spend that same money, to only perhaps lose it again some day.To all of your playing...please enjoy the game; it is a lot of fun. Good luck to you all...wish I was competing with you.
so we may do a better job in the future, may I ask a question?
the first response back was sorry and that was all? or was the request for more information the first response you received?

We do have a system in place to help retrieve your account, with information on past transactions we can restore your account. I hope you decide to keep playing HEX it seems like you enjoyed it in the past.

thank you


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Old account disappeared on 2017-10-03 14:38:53-07:00
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Grizzlyforce wrote:

Not sure if this is the correct forum, but: Was away from the game since last December due to life issues. But now looking forward to coming back...picking up where I left off.Prior to leaving the game, had spent much money on the game.Now that I want to play again, the game does not recognize me.I had to re-create my account, using the same player name and email address that was used in the past.But, now I do not have any of the assets/resources that I spent much money on in the past.I have notified Tech Support and supplied my player name and email address.They have basically said they cannot help me out...that they are “sorry”. Perhaps I should be the one who is “sorry”...”sorry” for spending money that was ultimately wasted. Any ideas on how I can recover my lost cards/equipment? Anyone else have this problem, too? Thank you all. I feel frustrated, and feel I have been ripped off.
I'm sorry to hear that Grizzlyforce
can you tell me exactly who you spoke with?


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 9/30 - Top 8 on 2017-10-03 14:10:55-07:00
To jump in here for a moment, I feel like you guys may be talking past each other. @Piecetinker - You are refuting the claim Eraia made about the diversity of the format. However, the way you worded that refutation (intentionally or unintentionally) made a subtextual claim that the Lazgar's Ban was bad (not diversifying the format as intended).

@JeffHoogland is responding to the (unintentional?) subtext of your post. This is why you appear to be talking in circles. It is also why you get others coming in and talking about how fun things are to watch or not.

Anyways, hope that was helpful.

Carry on!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 9/30 - Top 8 on 2017-10-03 10:29:50-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-930-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 30-Oct 1) on 2017-10-02 10:10:31-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-september-30/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-oct-1/

Congratulations once again!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.29.17 on 2017-09-29 15:41:59-07:00
Holy shit, its Friday again!... time to pull it together enough to write this update to the UPDATE... I spent MONDAY getting addicted to crack then TUESDAY partying, WEDNESDAY rehab, THURSDAY falling off the wagon and then waking up in an Easter rabbit costume mid-day on... FRIDAY! FRIDAY! FRIDAY! its all gonna be OK because its FRIDAY!

Its update to the update time, and as you know we spend EVERY Friday, reviewing our racial DNA profiles! yes its KNOW YOUR GENETIC HISTORY FRIDAY at HEX HQ, pretty run of the mill results actually, bit of this... couple of those... well, with one big exception... RYAN! as it turns out has some pretty startling stuff going on, I wanted to confront him about it but he is back east attending a wedding... I did take the time to put this rendering together of what he should be expecting genetically speaking in the future if he decides to start a family... I will say his Sea-Monkey wife is SUPER hot!!! way to go RYAN!



also, congratulations JARED!

well how about that update?

I want to say it has been so AMAZING to watch the casting that has been done around HEX and the weekend tournaments, everyone has done such a great job. I really like the Player Cards, taking the initiative to make these streams look so professional is awesome, how could this community get any better? the example image has raised a few questions for me, is Kurtis the only member of team seafood restaurant? is it actually the generic concept of a seafood restaurant or is this a nod to a specific seafood restaurant?... like does he work at Red Lobster and between slinging baskets of Cheddar Biscuits he talks deck strategy with the hostess? Does Kurtis actually believe the hostess likes HEX of is she just humoring him because she has to break the news shes pregnant? Will they keep the child? maybe Ryan could raise it with his sea-monkey family... will little Seafood Kapahala feel out of place going to sea-monkey school? MAN! SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!

anyway.... uh good job on those player cards

Earia started a thread to give the community a chance to recognize the .... community! great job, he actually started it by declaring the thread a NO-NEGATIVITY zone, something I have thought of declaring in these threads. Lets take a baby step, how about (if you don't mind doing me this favor) no negativity toward other HEX players in this thread, feel free to shit on me our the team but lets try and be nice the people that are here looking for a fun escape. I try and leave a zero negativity foot print in life (I don't see ANY upside to negativity) and I would recommend the habit to anyone willing to give it a try, it has been truly transnational for me.

Hey how about a little more sneak a peak aloo... at set 8 art?

no surprise for me on the DNA stuff, as I have said in the past... I am one quarter leprechaun.... and I finally got around to putting some of my heritage in the game BEHOLD!!!!!

DON SHAMROCK, THE GOLDFATHER! (we have an entire leprechaun cycle in set 8!)



and check this shit out! how exactly did VOID STAR the coyotle come to be part of the Nameless City cult? well....



that's pretty much how I felt in school...

We also had this thread saying good bye to Nick, very sorry to see HEXahedron (Nick) go, I am excited he is off to new and cool adventures, but again he was an amazing part of the team and we love him deeply. goodbye Nick and best of luck in the future :)

OH BOY! we found a reasonably good work around to anyone that lost their account in the German privacy wipe! So that's good news!

and for my final thoughts... (thoughtful look with hands at held together at face)
Sorry about all the delays on PS4, we are new to the submission process and have been learning on the job. I feel pretty good about the 10th, we have smoked tested on our side and its clean, the build is in submission at Sony and we should get the green light (hopefully) shortly. FINGERS CROSSED YO!

ALSO! I will be announcing a fun mix up for draft starting middle of next week, look for an announcement Tuesday or Wednesday!


love you all and hope you have a dynamite weekend!
-cory


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Special game events. on 2017-09-29 10:44:22-07:00
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Marchosias wrote:

I was just wonder if you guys would be interested in lets call it a Throw Back Draft Game event like once a month? I played back in the first beta but I just came back to the game. As I was looking over the older cards in the AH I thought it would be nice to get a chance to play with the older sets with other people. Has this been talked about before? Has anyone at Hex talked about it? Lets have a conversation about it. Do you think this is a good idea? If not I want to here why and if you do why? I for one would really like to play with older sets a random some times as the game get older and new sets are added. I think it would be nostalgic. I know that something like this would be impossible in a paper card game, Print run and all. Granted I am not a game Programmer but I fell it could be done.
it spooky how tuned in our community is... (is there a bug in my office)
we have something coming VERY soon, should be super fun ;)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Friend in Me on 2017-09-29 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our Community Corner and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-friend/


Dinotropia
posted in thread [Important] For Non-KS Backers who lost their account in transition on 2017-09-28 15:44:52-07:00
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GobBluth wrote:

I just can't get over how poorly Hex handled this whole situation form start to finish. From the outside looking in it appears no planning went into the transition at all.
This is emphatically not the case. There is only so much I am able to share, but suffice to say we put a lot of thought into this transition. There was just a perfect storm of events which required us to go with plan E instead of A or B.

As things stand, we contacted people at the start of the 6 month window. We then sent out a reminder through multiple channels closer to the server shutdown date. We are also actively working with users to recover their information wherever we are able post-transition.

I agree there was a better scenario here (we tried to make many of them happen), but the refrain that I have seen, the one saying that we didn't plan for or care about these users, is wrong.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 9/23 - Top 8 on 2017-09-26 10:24:10-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-923-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread PS4 Release Date Update on 2017-09-26 09:52:22-07:00
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AxelDWater wrote:

@Dinotropia , still this out now thing. It is also mentioned at why PS4? Thread. I am tagging you in case this has passed unnoticed from the HEX team and most of us community members are worried that this may be a bit harmful for the publicity of our beloved game. PS4 players seeing out now and not being able to find the game is not the ideal advertising and people may not even bother checking twice. Please keep us updated. :)
That page is not something we have direct control over. We have passed the issue along the proper channels, but it may take a little while to resolve.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PS4 Delay Announcement on 2017-09-25 18:09:48-07:00
Hey guys - there should be a new post now on the main site which answers some of your questions.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PS4 Release Date Update on 2017-09-25 17:54:17-07:00
Hey everyone! We wanted to let you know that our new target for the PS4 client is Oct 10th:

hextcg.com/ps4-release-date-update/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Looking for player information from Top Hex finishers on 2017-09-25 17:21:08-07:00
I would left-justify Team and Age for symmetry across the card. Otherwise, looking good!


HEXahedron
posted in thread A Fond Farewell on 2017-09-25 15:17:08-07:00
Hello HEXers,

I'm going to keep this fairly short, since this won't directly affect most of you. But I've made enough friends in the Hex community over the years that I wanted to make sure people knew.

Today is my last day working for Hex Entertainment. Working as Quality Assurance for Hex has been the best job I've ever had, and although it pains me to leave, I've reached a point in my life where I need to prioritize other things over my job here.

Most of you who know my name recognize it from the Bug Report sub-forum and Known Issues thread. Some know me for supplying explanations and answers for rules questions. And for the few of you that would visit the office on occasion, I was usually the first person to greet and welcome you. Although most of my interactions with the community were in the background, I want you to know getting to talk with you was one of the best parts of my job, and one of the things I will miss most.

Fortunately, Hex has already found an excellent replacement for me, so I can leave knowing that everything is in good hands. Also, I won't be gone from Hex completely. I'm going to remain as an active player (under a different name). So, I hope to see each of you around in game.

Good luck and have fun!

Nick Scamman
HEXahedron


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 23-24) on 2017-09-25 09:45:20-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-september-23/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-september-24/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Looking for player information from Top Hex finishers on 2017-09-25 12:24:15-07:00
I like both, though my ocd would have me point out that in the second slide you mix justifications. Age and IGN don't line up with the 3 interesting facts. I also might condense the top 8 records. See example (changes underlined in red):


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.22.17 on 2017-09-22 10:32:00-07:00
Friday... Friday... Friday... (if its not obvious I am pumping my fist in the air) ...Friday... Friday... Friday...

Can you feel it, the heat, the heat coming off this weeks UPDATE? cuz its burning up man!

Wow, we had a crazy Friday, as you know every Friday the team submits their spec scripts and one sheet posters for the soft core porn we shoot over the weekend, this week I really think Jared touched on something magical... MISTY SUMMER SPECIAL... a cautionary tale about a teenage girl that goes to the beach with a super cool avocado pit to drink 40oz malt liquors... you can tell the avocado pit is cool because he wears sunglasses, so anyway... in the middle of sensually toweling herself off she realizes this is all a hallucination and she is actually a 47 year old man working at a video game company (you can tell that's whats happening from the look of existential dread on her face in the poster) THEN CUT TO... star wipe video transition: the HEX HQ interior set (Que- standard hot sweaty action) SMASH CUT: FADE TO BLACK AND EXPLODE!
ROLE CREDITS...
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CORY JONES
DIRECTOR: CORY JONES
KEY GRIP: CORY JONES
etc. etc.

I think we have a real winner!

here is the poster...



well, enough of that nonsense! lets get to the update!... sorry I'm 47 now and my mind is slowly going soft...

First up we had a birthday to celebrate, HEX PVP Tools is one year old! if you haven't checked it out you should (right here) so much fun to watch whats being played, and that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of cool stuff on the sight... this did remind me I never made a donation to FRED for all this work, yikes sorry! I made a small one and set up a recurring :) very much deserved!

and don't forget the rest of the gang, we have some amazing tools!
- TCGBROWSER!
- HEXCOMPENDIUM
- FIVESHARDS!
- HEXPRICE!
- HEXSALES!
- BATTLESHOPPER!
- HEXPRIMAL!

And speaking of amazing stuff we have our Charity Stream coming up and freshly minted Exalted Neo has convinced us we need to do another card and sleeve... so there it is! Look how adorable that puppy is! Actually the puppy is highly explosive and that senator is going to drop it on an unsuspecting random opposing troop with a (shield) of 5 or more... you know, typical exploding diamond puppy shit...
I really hope you have a chance to join in on the charity stream, we always have a ton of fun with a BUNCH of cool giveaways and we raise money for kids so its got that going for it.

what next... oh ya! MORE PVE SLOTS! so after last weeks address about PVE one of the comments was something like ya, great but how about a few more ... character slots... ...! it was something like, that I may be paraphrasing... and it became clear to me (much like the epiphany Misty had at the beach) that it would be super easy to give you more slots... and so it was done. Actually we had always intended to give you slots as part of several systems (they would be rewards) but screw it, its not your fault we are late with those features and we shouldn't hold back the slots...

Don't forget the VIP and BASH and CLASH are coming up! so many tournaments and so little time... well time is an illusion so you actually have plenty of it. I will say the meta has gone bat-shit crazy! so much fun playing constructed right now... I am actually back to my PUCKS DREAM deck, and it's KILLING IT!

you know what else is going to KILL IT!?!? set 8!
I mean just look at this art...

Brosi's Bouncer is looking fierce!



and look at Locke riding the bottled lightning! so much fun...!!!



this set is so amazing I am in love! well, I love most of it... sometimes its hard to say goodbye to a couple of characters you love this much ;( RIP

well that's it, ...wait ALMOST it, we gave a shout out to a kickstarter and I would absolutely recommend checking it out, all the people involved are the real deal and IDW is doing great stuff in general. I had a subscription kickstarer fail recently so I know how hard it can be to get any subscription product off the ground (my product QST is still happening, we are going with a pre-order model after we make the products so we have actually started kicking off the games, should be REALLY cool)

ok, love you all
-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Building Character on 2017-09-22 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have community tool birthdays, a slotted surprise, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-building-character/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread VIP tournament rewards not rotated? on 2017-09-22 09:19:24-07:00
If you reload the battlegrounds screen, they should now display correctly. Thanks for pointing this out!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge - Requiem For Ruby on 2017-09-22 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis returns with a look at the post Lazgar's Meta:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-requiem-ruby/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Shop and Auction house bugged on 2017-09-21 10:18:57-07:00
Store and AH issues should now be resolved. Please let us know if you are still experiencing problems.


Dinotropia
posted in thread 2017 Exalted Player Interview on 2017-09-21 10:17:45-07:00
That's what I get for editing at 3am =/

Fixed!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Shop and Auction house bugged on 2017-09-21 10:11:37-07:00
Our engineers are on the case. Apologies for the inconvenience; we are working to resolve them as soon as possible.


Dinotropia
posted in thread 2017 Exalted Player Interview on 2017-09-21 10:00:00-07:00
Exalted Player Jeff Hoogland shares a few words:

hextcg.com/2017-exalted-player-interview/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Life After Death on 2017-09-21 12:07:32-07:00
Infam0usne0 is back again, this time with some crazy crypt capers. Let's take a look:

hextcg.com/limit-break-life-death/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 9/12/17 on 2017-09-20 11:44:44-07:00
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Artifaction wrote:

Was Lazgar's Vengeance also meant to be banned in PvE?
It's a bug, I can't find the thread but the answer from Dino(I think? 80% positive) is that the immortal and PvE ban will be freed on the next client update.
Correct!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 9/16 - Top 8 on 2017-09-20 09:38:49-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-916-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - SW Furiko on 2017-09-20 12:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland hops to it with an interesting Furiko build. Check it out!

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-sw-furiko/


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread [!]Login Screen becomes unuseable after one second. on 2017-09-19 08:23:16-07:00
We're currently looking into this issue, while the login in screen is blank, login does remain active and you can input your account and or password as needed (tabbing between account and password if necessary).

Will advise when we have additional information.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Lazgar's Banned in PvE on 2017-09-18 16:56:10-07:00
Yeah, that is not intended. We are aware and working to correct it, but a fix will require a client patch. Lazgar's will be temporarily banned in Immortal and PvE until we are able to deploy one.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 16-17) on 2017-09-18 13:01:55-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-september-16/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-september-17/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PS4 Delay Announcement on 2017-09-18 11:26:09-07:00
Hey everyone! We wanted to let you know that the PS4 client will be delayed slightly:

hextcg.com/ps4-delay-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Family Matters on 2017-09-17 12:31:04-07:00
The purpose of the Exalted program is for us to give thanks to people we feel have had a positive impact on the community. The HEX team gets together and has a conversation, after which we honor people who rose to the top of that conversation. It is our way to say thank you. No more and no less. We know that there are many people who put tons of passion into this game and we can't possibly thank them all, which is why we were incredibly excited to be able to award 3 Exalted this year instead of one.

With regards to the categories used, they represent a range of different ways you guys have gone above and beyond in the past. The categories themselves came out of our conversation this year. I suspect we will continue to use these categories, but we may very well change them if we feel someone deserves recognition for something out of left field. We like this tradition, but it is about the spirit (thanks and players who go above and beyond) rather than the letter.

Speaking of the letter, so we can turn our energies back towards making HEX a better place (and honoring those who do), I will be plain. While our categories came out of our conversation this year, I wrote the Friday update after knowing who the Exalted would be (necessary, as we need to decide some time in advance for art). The entire point of making the post for you guys was to:
  1. Inform you that we would be having 3 Exalted this year
  2. Have some fun speculation about who those 3 might be
It was never intended to outline a rigid system that could never be modified. As I stated earlier, we feel they make for a pretty good spread and we will likely continue to use them, but someone awesome may surprise us. We won't let conceptual buckets stop us if we feel like special thanks is in order. If you feel that the descriptions of those categories are unsatisfying, then that is on me, but please don't let this take away from the entire purpose of the program in the first place.

Thanks everyone!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-16 10:45:25-07:00
We will need a patch to get the goodies chosen by our Exalted into the game. I don't have an ETA for you just yet, but we will of course let everyone know when they are in.


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.15.17 on 2017-09-15 16:45:32-07:00
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Draconix wrote:

Glad to see Jared is finally being CONSTRUCTIVE at work.
;(


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.15.17 on 2017-09-15 16:37:56-07:00
Friday is here like a great and pulsating mound of filthy donuts and we the obese children dance and salivate... disciples of the great and elder god DIABETUS! gorge now my friends and surrender to the sticky sweet succor of Friday!!!

Here is an update on an update... for all your update needs!

Well... I know I have made it pretty clear that every Friday is Career Introspection Day at HEX HQ, this is the time we sloooow down, visit the magic career closet and pick something else to try for awhile...
as you can clearly see we have ALL the hottest career trends represented... Fire Chief, Doctor, Police Officer, Construction Worker, Rock Star and PIRATE!





Jared begged to be the Rock Star but deep down I knew he didn't have the moral flexibility necessary to get the job done in the hyper competitive world of Rock Starring, I mean I told him to take his shirt off for the photo and it was just a bunch of crying and excuses... its show BUSINESS Jared!, not show friends! Eventually Jared explored the world of manual labor...but ultimately we decided R&D game designer was probably a better fit...



WORKING MAN! COMING THRU, WATCH OUT FOR WORKING MAN!
also... I know I made a joke about Jared and prescription drug abuse last week (some were offended) and in retrospect that was a poor decision... I apologize... I should have included Ryan, prescription drug abuse is way more hilarious when the whole team is involved...

(clearly I am going to say offensive things as part of this update, if you are easily offended, you should position your fainting couch before clicking on the update or just skip it all together)

so to the update!

Speaking of careers! if you happen to be a UNITY expert tech artist, I want you to come here and be one with us! Join our collective and share the love that is HEX HQ (I have a sort of cult vibe going for this update... weird) seriously if you or anyone you know fits this role we would love to chat. As we continue to drive the HEX bus towards its awesome future we are looking to find the next superstar to join the team. HERE IS THE JOB

We have a sweet sweet VIP rotation coming up, and I am pretty excited about the AA cards included, the Massacre features Uruunaz (so that's cool) and the Ochi-Notion cards extended art is pretty amazing, one of the oddest ones we have done actually. Maybe the last EXALTED for the year will pick the promo stardust reward so you can ALL check it out!

The ban hammer has fallen and Lazgar's is gone... mixed feelings on this, as a player I am happy... that card was my bane, but as part of the HEX team it sucks and we work VERY hard to make sure this never happens. I am sorry to the people that suffered loss of value on the card but ultimately we have to what is best for the health of the game, so there it is. I hope everyone had a chance to read Corey's write up, we take this SUPER seriously and would never ban a card with out a very good reason.

Let me say I love CoachFliperon and greatly appreciate all the work he has done, and ALSO say we have some amazing community member doing fun stuff around our PVE experience (like Thrawn), you for sure should check out all the amazing additional content being made!

So.... lets address the issue of PVE and some of the comments I made in the interview I did with Generals Tent. If it isn't clear from reading these updates I am VERY upfront about everything but ALSO a bit stream of consciousness when talking about stuff. Most people that create things for a living tend to be all over the place when it comes to ideas, so its likely that it sounded a bit like I was not totally committed to the vision of PVE for HEX. Let me say with zero confusion, I am 100% committed to the vision of PVE for HEX, Dungeons, Raids, Keeps, Guilds, Characters and Leveling... heck Pets and dozen other things we have never talked about. I am committed to it all and it all WILL happen. Some things will change but here they are...

- Double Backs will have to be re-done, the tech will not work and we will pay way to high a price for it if did make it work. We WILL have double backs but the idea of unique cards is not going to work, you will unlock account achievements via specific cards, and there will be info about the cards use (how much dmg. you have done with burn, just not how much with THAT burn), so you WILL have double backs it will just be a bit different.

That's it... we have plans in place for everything else some are done and some are still in process but everything has some planning behind it at this point.

we actually have a HUGE amount of design work done, AND art... heck I think we have around 15 dungeons with full art finished, its just a matter of building out the plan for launching this stuff and finishing the adventure zones.

here is an example, in this dungeon you meet the Primal of Blood Dragons...



Yes I know, it has taken WAYYYYYY longer than we anticipated and it will continue to be slow, but the plans are in place and we WILL be launching more PVE content and eventually everything we have ever talked about will be in the game. I did put a priority on building out new platforms (Consoles and Tablet), but I think it was the right call, and everything we did for PS4 is one to one value for getting on tablet (a kick-starter promise), so living up to that promise required this time and for some players its very important that we get something on tablet.

All that said, if we (me, you, the Hex team and Hex community) figure out a better way to do something, or a fun way to do something, we will of course discuss it and try our hardest to make the game the best it can be. I read all the forum comments and there are SOOO many good ideas, I know all this will be part of building HEX's future.

I hope that helps clear it up, I know you want me to put a stake in the ground for our next PVE update, but I am not ready to make that promise, we have several things we are working on but I am unsure on the roll-out plan. We WILL continue to update Frostring as part of the story for sets 7-10, and I think you will really dig what we have planned.

And finally we have the final exalted for this year... Jeff Hoogland!

I think Jeff has done a tremendous job not only reaching out to potential HEX players but also in helping to elevate the competitive environment. Jeff has consistently built amazing content for HEX and this consistence is a very important part of our growing the audience for HEX. This pick. like ALL the picks was very hard, we have some amazing players, I think for the next couple of years it will always be hard to pick just one but, I know we will eventually get the chance to recognize all our HEX superstars. Thank you again Jeff for your passion and focus on getting the word out on HEX and making the art of competitive deck building that much better!

Thank you again for playing HEX, I love you all, and I hope to play with each and everyone of you in-game :)
-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Family Matters on 2017-09-15 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our final Exalted player for the year, new VIP Alternate Arts, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-family-matters/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Family Matters on 2017-09-15 12:16:54-07:00
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Guys, no reason to insult others. Say you disagree with the announcement, then move on. Insulting our fellow players gets us nowhere.

+1

Keep it civil. No insults. Review our Forum Guidelines if you need a refresher.

Thanks!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Win trading underway on 2017-09-14 13:59:26-07:00
They stopped because a number of bad actors were caught and banned :)

As I have stated before, the best way to handle this is to PM me directly. Witch hunts aren't terribly productive.

We have a hard working support team, but sometimes it can take a small amount of time to identify problems, especially if they occur during off hours. This is why we have a robust system in place to protect the economy should any serious problems arise.

That said, your vigilance is appreciated! Calling our attention to suspicious data helps catch things sooner.

Thanks everyone!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped - Prescription Conscription on 2017-09-14 13:32:44-07:00
Nicosharp goes over how to commandeer a good time with Nettlemoss:

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-prescription-conscription/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread 2017 Community Exalted Interview on 2017-09-14 10:00:00-07:00
Community Exalted Infam0usne0 shares a few words:

hextcg.com/2017-community-exalted-interview/

Enjoy!


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 9/12/17 on 2017-09-12 14:27:58-07:00
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JeffHoogland wrote:

This will take effect at what time exactly on that Monday? Want to schedule a stream to start as soon as it is in effect :)
The ban will go into effect at 10AM PST on Monday.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Work with the HEX Team! on 2017-09-12 14:19:31-07:00
We are looking for more dedicated and passionate individuals to join the HEX team. If you have the skills and experience to help make fantastic things for our players, you should definitely check this out!

hextcg.com/work-hex-team/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cash Constructed Top 8s on 2017-09-12 10:10:29-07:00
Check out the decks which cash the cheques - here are the top 8 from our Cosmic Crown and Bash constructed events!

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-4-top-8/

hextcg.com/hex-bash-909-top-8/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 9/12/17 on 2017-09-12 12:00:00-07:00
Corey Burkhart breaks down our latest Watch/Ban List Update:

hextcg.com/watchban-list-updates-91217/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 9-10) on 2017-09-11 11:30:56-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-september-9/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-september-10/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 4 - The Winners on 2017-09-11 10:00:00-07:00
Our $5,000 Cosmic Crown Showdown reached a rousing finish yesterday. Let's take a look at the winners:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-4-winners/

Congratulations to everyone who went the distance!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Stone me if you want, but - PvE??? on 2017-09-09 10:23:47-07:00
Hey guys! I know we all want more information straight away, but there is only so much we can share at this time. As Cory mentioned in the General's Tent 150th episode, we are still working on PvE. It is something we all want, and we continue to put thought and effort into bringing this to life. We will share PvE plans when they are ready for the public.

Development is a fluid process. Sharing our systems too early has bitten us in the past. Take strongholds, for example. This was a system that we wanted to have for AZ2. AZ2 was a major update, with huge exciting systems like Mercenaries and Multi-Stage bosses. It had boats and a bunch more dungeons. It was all upside -- but because it was missing something we talked about some people were disappointed.

We all want to know that our favorite thing is being taken care of. That's natural. But you will get a much better experience if we wait until a proper showcase article can be done, rather than sharing development plans here on the forums.

Until then, we did just release a fairly significant overhaul to the Frost Ring Arena. That was a PvE focused update that came out barely 3 months ago. It had a huge infusion of equipment and a gauntlet of challenging enemies. Even if this was not exactly what you wanted for a PvE update, I think the Frost Ring Overhaul shows that we are committed to producing content for our PvE players.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.08.17 on 2017-09-08 15:44:57-07:00
Derp Derp Derp.... its Friday mofos! and that means an update to an update...

are you ready to be UPDATED!?!? ...good

Holy shit its been crazy here at HEX HQ and as you well know the end of every week is dabble in prescription drug abuse Friday... and nothing beats the crazies like PROZAC! And as luck would have it Jared used to work as a trial candidate and spokes model for one of the leading producers of PROZAC... Jared had an a few pills rattling around his modeling portfolio with the head shots and artful nudes, and I can tell you this! Better living thru chemistry is the real deal, everyone is having a very mellow Friday enjoying the Therapeutic Triad(TM)

we even found the old ad with Jared....




so whats happening in the world of HEX?...

VERY IMPORTANT, if you are reading this and haven't moved your account over from Gameforge... well that would be SUPER fucking weird, but maybe you have friends that tried HEX and didn't bother moving their account over, well do it now or forever lose whatever you had on the account (probably some shit YOU gave them to get started). Gameforge has been great and kept the info alive for as long as they are legally allowed to, but German Privacy law (not unlike a German dominatrix) is nothing to mess around with... so its time to move that account!

Cosmic Crown Showdown Get'down Funkytown...
very excited to see what decks bubble up to the top in this, our largest regular constructed tournament. I know Corey added Lazgar's Vengeance to the BAN watch list, lets see if Ruby fills up the top 8 on the back of this powerful card, (Hoogland and Hex Primal even had a great article about it HERE) . Personally that card drives me crazy, but I am a mid-range johnny players so naturally its going to give me fits.
I will say I am very happy seeing the new decks coming out of our last set, a very playable Deathcry deck is possible and actually super fun, the turn 2 lord blightbark into turn 3 Rune Ear is amazing...

hey look its that Battleboard again... and it sea themed, I love the sea, I have lived next to the ocean my entire life, this is the battleboard I will be buried on... maybe down in the right bottom corner next to the void... something simple like my corpse sealed in a Lucite block like a Vegas scorpion.

Clashin' and Bashin'
every weekend you have the chance to win cold hard cash (or warm soft currency... we can toss it in the microwave for :30 if that would make you happy.) I hope everyone is enjoying these events, I have had a thought... maybe we should switch the days every other week so people with fixed schedules can get a chance to try both... opinions?

Hopefully everyone had a chance to listen to General's Tent EP 150! wow amazing accomplishment by Funktion and Mokog that's some serious commitment, thank you so much for the chance to chat and for supporting HEX! We talked about a ton of stuff, its always fun to chat about HEX with people that love it as much as I do, plus I was asked what my favorite animal was and could I beat it in fist fight (seems like an odd and counter intuitive follow up) ...what's your favorite food, and if it came to life and began singing to you, would you still eat it?

AND FINALLY... LAST BUT IN NO WAY LEAST...
we have the announcement of our Community Exalted! InfamousNeo!
I am super happy to announce this one, Paul (InfamousNeo) has been a SUPER positive part of my personal experience with HEX. He was a massive supporter from day one of the Kick-starter and really gave so much to our new community, and in a very real and personal way. Its not just his promoting and streaming the game, he really cares about HEX and has always made the time to give us his insights as a player and active member of the community. Paul is a great guy, and the evidence of that is clear in the annual charity stream that HEX players have made so successful, and of which Neo was a huge part of the inception.

again, super happy to have InfamousNeo as an exalted... I hear he is ALSO picking the sleeves so not to worry if your first set of the MOON will avenge us sleeves wear out or you lose them, you have a back up set. ...maybe we should add that text to the sleeve ...the MOON will avenge us!

well thats it, much love
-cory


HEXahedron
posted in thread account transition on 2017-09-08 11:56:51-07:00
If (and only if) you were previously playing Hex on Steam, you will need to create login credentials for that account, which is done through the Create Account interface. Steam will remember your old account and will apply the e-mail and password you choose to the account. If you were playing on Steam AND already had login credentials, inputting the correct credentials to this screen will allow you to log in.

If you never played on Steam, then you will be able to log in normally through our latest client, downloadable here: hextcg.com/download-hex/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Altruistic Endeavors on 2017-09-08 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our next Exalted player, a reminder to transfer your accounts if you haven't already, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-altruistic-endeavors/

Enjoy!


HEXahedron
posted in thread account transition on 2017-09-08 12:16:11-07:00
It needs to be the same Steam account that you previously accessed the account with.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - All Treble no Bass on 2017-09-07 10:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo returns with more (un)limited possibilities. Let's take a look:

hextcg.com/limit-break-treble-no-bass/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread 2017 Technical Exalted Interview on 2017-09-07 12:00:00-07:00
Technical Exalted Bogycoins shares a few words:

hextcg.com/2017-technical-exalted-interview/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread IMPORTANT – GF Account Transfer on 2017-09-06 13:28:18-07:00
Correct - Anyone who has played anytime in the last 6 months has transferred. If you can post on these forums, you are safe.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - BW Deathcry on 2017-09-06 10:00:54-07:00
Jeff Hoogland cultivates some Blightbark deck ideas:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-bw-deathcry/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread IMPORTANT – GF Account Transfer on 2017-09-06 12:16:52-07:00
On September 11th, Gameforge will be closing their servers for good. To ensure that your collections are transferred safely, please follow the steps below:

hextcg.com/important-gf-account-transfer/


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread General's Tent EP 150: Monday 9/4 [with special guest] on 2017-09-05 14:07:38-07:00
...
we are not giving up on PVE
I felt like I said several times PVE will continue on in the PC client as it exists now

Sorry if I didn't make that clear


HEXahedron
posted in thread Nogg nogg mercenary issue on 2017-09-05 11:47:01-07:00
I'm not sure I understand. Nogg Nogg's starting health is 13 under normal circumstances. Is her health behaving oddly in some way for you?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 4 - Top 128 on 2017-09-05 10:05:55-07:00
Here are the top players from the 2017 Ladder Season #4:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-4-top-128/

Congratulations once again to all our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 9/02 - Top 8 on 2017-09-05 12:00:00-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-902-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 2-3) on 2017-09-04 21:33:17-07:00
There is nothing wrong with the door prize selection.

You can win multiple times if you are very lucky and the door prize category allows. So, for example, you can't win two sleeves, but you could win two AAA cards.

The door prize eligibility is laid out in our events pages, but to answer DraXor's question in brief, door prizes start lower in the tournament as an incentive for people who didn't rank quite as highly. Top 8 players are already winning packs/cash, AND cosmetics. It makes sense to weight the door prize chance towards the lower half of the tournament bracket.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Have the featured content open by default on 2017-09-04 11:33:21-07:00
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Insanctus wrote:

Nice Idea. Would also be great if the calendar (or something similar) could fit in there somehow... Most people are missing VIPs and Arcanum Vaults because they simply do not know that they are happening.
A calendar you say....


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 2-3) on 2017-09-04 11:32:23-07:00
Congrats!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Sept 2-3) on 2017-09-04 11:13:30-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-september-2/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-september-3/

Congratulations once again!


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-09-04 10:11:54-07:00
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Steric wrote:

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Canter wrote:

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DraXor wrote:

Its rule for deathcry or same keywords or overall?

Becouse if we will try to use same logic on guidance its working opposite.
They talk about keywords triggering.Guidance is not the same because has only one keyword (fateweave) and once triggered then ability of card resolves.
Using the same principle, if instead fateweave it was:
Illuminate 1.
Illuminate 2.
Draw a card.

Then it resolves as. First Illuminate 2, then 1, then draw a card
No, the difference is that an action withIlluminate 1.
Illuminate 2.
Draw a card.

goes from top to bottom

A troop with:
Deploy - Illuminate 1.
Deploy - Illuminate 2.
Deploy - Draw a card.

triggers from top to bottom and resolves last in, first out, so it resolves bottom up. This is the same if you replace deploy with deathcry or any other trigger.
Steric is correct. Triggered powers go onto the chain and resolve separately. The lines of an action aren't (usually) triggered powers, and therefore don't resolve separately. It has nothing to do with whether or not something is a keyword, except for the fact that Deathcry is a keyword for a triggered power.

In both cases of Rune Ear Hierophant and Guidance you're still doing everything on the card in the order it is printed, it's just printed triggered powers essentially say Put this thing onto the chain and then resolve it later instead of resolve this now which makes the order look backwards, even though it isn't.


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-09-03 14:03:31-07:00
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Vroengard wrote:

A Rune Ear Hierophant has the Major Socket over the Minor Socket. If we gem Fleshcraft (M) and Blossoms (m), the Deathcry-Abomination line comes before the Deathcry-Blightblossom. However, while I was watching KingSaruXIII play B/W Deathcries for the main HexTCG channel, he used Grounds Creeper ability At the end of your turn, trigger the Deathcries of target troop you control with a Deathcry, the Blightblossom was summoned first, which gave the RHE +1/+1 and the Abomination was summoned second and got the buffed RHE stats.

Is there a rule on how multiple Deathcries trigger? Is it different if another card triggers them and not a card's destruction? Does the order of the gems matter at all (If RHE has Major/Major and the order of socketing was Blossoms (m) in top socket and Fleshcraft (M) in bottom socket, would it impact the activation at all? Would it revert the triggers?
Reposting for visibility, I'm really interested to see an answer.
@Thoom gave the correct answer. They trigger in the order they are printed on the card, which means they resolve in the opposite order (First In, Last Out)


HEXahedron
posted in thread €/plat exchange news on 2017-09-02 11:07:08-07:00
This whole thread became dangerously off-topic almost immediately.

Political discussion is heavily discouraged, and racist language (even when masked) is strictly forbidden.

I'm closing this thread.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 17:29:17-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

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Utremeld wrote:

What happens to the chest if you buy and open a pack on the PS4 version? You didn't address this in your post and I'm curious.
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Fred wrote:

@HEXCoryJones, there is one question missing from your FAQ... Players opening regular packs on the PS4, do the also get a chest in addition to their cards? It would seem superfluous since there's no PvE on that platform, but on the other hand, it would be awkward that PS4 players obtain less stuff for the same price.
Yes, please answer this question
No chest on the PS4 version
same price for packs

*slowly puts on flame retardant suit*

actually we are giving players a Chest 'O Gold with every pack instead of a regular chest

these chests auto open and dump 2000 gold into your account for every pack you buy
this is good, it lets you buy 2 packs of the 10 common cards, giving you 32 commons for 2 bucks (new player friendly)
or you can use the gold to buy play sets of the uncommon cards you need from the AH (again new player friendly)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 16:48:44-07:00
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Vroengard wrote:

@HEXCoryJones I'll make it easier by only leaving up the one question that's most likely to get an answer: The plan is to have PC version and PS4 version look more than 75% alike, right?
correct


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 14:26:23-07:00
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Blitzkind wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

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AnomalyCobra wrote:

so no mail and no linked account... am i really supposed to start over completely
as I mentioned, we are working on giving you the chance to send off stuff (one way trip) from your PC account to the PS4 account.
Mail WILL be in just not at launch, it should be relatively near future after that.
Sorry if I'm not understanding, but if mail will be in the game at some point, wouldn't the one way trip be pointless? If we're allowed to have a PS4 account and a PC account why would we choose to give up the flexibility of moving stuff around?
Like, I said I may be misunderstanding, but does this mean that mail in the PS4 can only send to other PS4 players or is it that you're effectively saying that if we choose to have a PS4 account we aren't allowed to share cards between once mail is incorporated?
no problem, mail is going to be across platforms, this other solution was more immediate (one way in the sense there is no mail available at launch, not that its locked)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 14:14:26-07:00
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AnomalyCobra wrote:

so no mail and no linked account... am i really supposed to start over completely


as I mentioned, we are working on giving you the chance to send off stuff (one way trip) from your PC account to the PS4 account.

Mail WILL be in just not at launch, it should be relatively near future after that.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 13:47:15-07:00
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KingGabriel wrote:

That's a bit of a strange move if the economies are shared. Just a bit, though. I'd really like people to be able to have a second account by subscribing to VIP, fixes a lot of things that people have been asking for earlier like playing pve inbetween pvp rounds as well as encouraging more play. Lock the username on the second account to usernameII and make it so any support name changes change both so you can easily tell if people are abusing by entering same tournament etc. What do you think?
hmmm.... that's a good idea, let me run it by the team...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 13:42:13-07:00
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Darkwonders wrote:

Cory,

It's weird that Sony isn't letting us use our current Hex/Steam accounts on the PS4. This isn't the first game that has cross-platform play. FFXIV lets you play on both the PC and PS4 with the same character. Granted you have to buy the game twice if you want to be on PS4 and PC. But if they allow that much of cross-play feature, why all of a sudden don't they do it here?
remember HEX is sort of unique in that we have an AH with soft and hard currency and we are very focused on trading objects with player value. Fraud and Fraud controls are very important to most owners of closed gaming platforms.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 13:34:52-07:00
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HEXCoryJones wrote:

Can I link my HEX / STEAM account to the PS4?
I know this will likely be the fly in the soup for our current players, but sadly no. Living within the rules of the Sony ecosystem made this impossible. I am very sorry and we are cooking up a process by which you can send stuff from your account for a one way trip to your PS4 account (if you want to peel off a play set of stuff and put it on console we will work to make that happen.) I would just ask that you keep in mind the benefit to our current players isn't the ability to play HEX on the couch instead of the PC (and admittedly that's cool) its about getting you a BUNCH of new people to play and trade with, increasing your collections value and making it easier to find games. I am super sorry and in the end the choice was do it this way or don't do console, and I think I made the right choice.
The only questions I have are... Hex players are only allowed one account unless they kickstart... so how can I have both a PS4 account and a Hex account?
And... if I play on PS4(since I get that free evo there...), is anything stopping me from sending the cards I get from limited events I play to my PC account?
DOH! the question I forgot and a good question!

Will there be MAIL in the PS4 client?
not at first but it will come in the near future, there are very tight controls on how a mail system must be created and controlled, and it has some big tech hurdles (but all manageable, and we will get it done)

YES, you can have another account on PS4 :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 13:26:14-07:00
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YES! you will have access to the Quick-Buy and Quick-Sell feature as a PS4 player, all PS4 transactions will all be integrated into one large economy with the PC players, its not a separate economy in any form. And we hope to have the Quick-Buy and Quick-Sell feature (along side the normal AH) in the PC client relatively quickly.
To clarify: is Quick Buy and Quick Sell the extent of AH functionality, or is there a full AH in addition to it?
PS4 is only quick buy and quick sell, but the functionality is good, I'm not sure they will miss the regular AH


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 9.01.17 on 2017-09-01 13:16:22-07:00
OMG ITS TGIF @ HQ!!

and you know what that means, EVERY Friday we celebrate the First of September or as 100% of american households know it best... NATIONAL CHERRY POPOVER DAY! that's right every Friday we celebrate one of the nations most enduring holidays, NATIONAL CHERRY POPOVER DAY... be sure to check out these fun ways to celebrate ( 5 BEST CHERRY DAY BANG UPS! )
We like to keep it simple here at the office, 'gather round the Cherry Tree and exchange gifts as we sip cherry cordials, I had Jared this year in the Secret Washington gift swap (oh as if you didn't know... George Washington is the official mascot of Cherry Popover day), anyway I got Jared this sweet AA...



Jared seemed to like it, but I can tell he is still a bit upset... he thought is was NATIONAL CHERRY POP DAY, he missed the over part and had some VERY different expectations... oh well maybe next year

OH BOY! that was a great Friday update!!!!

first up, we have the new ladder! that's right its time to start climbing again! I will say that sleeve is fucking gross... I love it! and the AA guidance is amazing so super cool, I really love AA common and uncommon stuff, when I can swap in a little extra cool card it just feels great (although extending the art on those is PRICEY!)

THE BIG NEWS...
the thing I kept alluding to, the launch of HEX: CARD CLASH on PS4
first up... why the different name?
couple of reasons, first and foremost the game has a different set of features, secondarily I wanted new players to be able to see the name and have some idea of what its about, clearly CARD CLASH gives you a bit more than SHARDS OF FATE, and really this is move to PS4 is 100% about finding NEW players.

jumping back to the different features comments, I want to make sure everyone is clear about what it takes to put HEX on PS4, its not just about the technical challenge its ALSO about living inside of Sony's very tightly controlled garden, they are very careful about what can and cannot be done on the PS4 (rightfully so), the features in Card Clash are specifically tuned around what being a free to play game means on console means.

Lets get to the questions:

Will the PS4 version have access to the Campaign
No, we have built a new player experience around the Dueling Pits! Players will have the chance to pilot five different pre-con decks and play against a combination of AI opponents and other players. Dueling Pit matches will reward players with gold and unlock one of the five pre-con decks.

Wait... what's gold for if there is no campaign?
we will be adding a commons only pack to the PS4 store (not on the PC, although we could add it if players want it) its 1000G and gives you 10 random standard legal commons.
Players on the PS4 can also use gold to buy items from the auction house. We are considering launching campaign on console as a completely separate stand alone product, a single player experience that rewards cards and really manages the flow of leveling in a way we cannot do in standard HEX. Just something we are considering, but I like the idea...

So there IS an Auction House?
YES! you will have access to the Quick-Buy and Quick-Sell feature as a PS4 player, all PS4 transactions will all be integrated into one large economy with the PC players, its not a separate economy in any form. And we hope to have the Quick-Buy and Quick-Sell feature (along side the normal AH) in the PC client relatively quickly.

One Large Economy! Great will I be playing with people on the PS4 if I am on the PC?
YES! full cross platform play on ALL platforms is the #1 goal and frankly the only reason for doing other platforms, we want to grow the player base so tournaments fire off faster and you ALWAYS have someone to play with day or night. We are actively translating into Japanese and putting out HEX in Japan on the PS4 would be AMAZING... playing at 3AM with my friends in Tokyo is something I want to make happen.

Can I link my HEX / STEAM account to the PS4?
I know this will likely be the fly in the soup for our current players, but sadly no. Living within the rules of the Sony ecosystem made this impossible. I am very sorry and we are cooking up a process by which you can send stuff from your account for a one way trip to your PS4 account (if you want to peel off a play set of stuff and put it on console we will work to make that happen.) I would just ask that you keep in mind the benefit to our current players isn't the ability to play HEX on the couch instead of the PC (and admittedly that's cool) its about getting you a BUNCH of new people to play and trade with, increasing your collections value and making it easier to find games. I am super sorry and in the end the choice was do it this way or don't do console, and I think I made the right choice.

I hate you Cory!...
I know... I hate me also :)

Can I play on the PC with a console controller?
According to Chris Woods YES, it will be added to the PC client with the other features from the PS4 version (I recommend using a Guitar Hero controller for added difficulty)
and to be clear ALL the cool features from the PS4 version should be added to the PC in the near future

What Formats of Tournaments will be available?
All of the current formats and tournaments will be available on the PS4, again sort of the point of doing this...
And I think new players will be really blown away by how much we have going on as a community, heck playing for real money every weekend is pretty amazing!

So JUST PS4 or what?
nope we are working on other consoles... and we are working VERY hard on Tablet! One of the reasons we did console (beyond the access to new players) is the reality that much of the work would be the same stuff we need for tablet. Now that we are over this hurdle I think tablet can come pretty quickly, we are targeting year end. I know by saying that I just signed a virtual contract with you to be angry with me later when it takes longer, but fuck it... I like being honest with our plans. That said, the 19th is looking good for PS4 but keep in mind we are in submission now, and its not a process we are terribly familiar with, so far so good but please keep in mind that date could slip by a week or so...

....deep breath, OK that was a LOT...

there is an ocean board, you should get it

there is a BASH with a cash prize, you should get it

there is a CLASH with a cash prize, you should get it...


A NEW EXALTED!!!!! YES!!!!

as I mentioned in the last Friday Update... Update, I always felt both happy and miserable giving out the Exalted reward, yes I LOVE recognizing our amazing community members, but always felt terrible that so many went unrecognized. So this year and for the next few years at least we will do three per year!

This first one was close! We have two people that are a lock for Technical Exalted, this year is Bogycoins! I can absolutely say with 100% confidence that Hex.Tcgbrowser is the number one external tool I use for HEX. I have loved it from the first moment it existed and it really made me feel (as someone here making the game) that we had honest to god partners in the community, helping make the vision of HEX come to life. Bogy you deserve this honor and we hope to have you as part of the HEX family for a long time to come...

so I mentioned some fun stuff around exalted, and I meant it! coming on Thursday we will have an interview with Bogycoins, AND we will have his EXALTED GIFT decision...
yes a new exalted feature is the Gift of the Exalted , each of this years exalted will pick from this list and everyone with an account (as of 8/31) will get the Gift of the Exalted
so here is the list:
- 4 Promo Stardust (bound to account)
- 1 Shards of Fate Pack (bound to account)
- 2 Frost Heart Primal Chests (bound to account)
- The Moon Will Avenge us! Sleeve (see below)
- 1 AA Pippit Hustler (see below)
- Mercenary G24A-19 (see below)

the goodies:

THE MOON WILL AVENGE US sleeve



Pippit Hustler AA



and, Mercenary G24A-19



There you have it, Bogycoins will pick ONE of these rewards and EVERYONE will get it! And the two Exalted left to be named will ALSO pick a reward for everyone... heck it could be the same reward 3 times!

well there it is, the Friday Update... Update
I love you all and look forward to a bright future for HEX


-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Billing Limit on 2017-09-01 11:39:26-07:00
We are already in the process of reviewing that messaging. I can't promise a timeline for changes, but it is something we are looking to improve.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Just Browsing on 2017-09-01 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our first Exalted player of the year, a brand new ladder season, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-just-browsing/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Bash Bests - Lighting People on Fire on 2017-09-01 12:00:00-07:00
Bobinchese shares his experiences with the deck that won him last week's HEX Bash:

hextcg.com/bash-bests-lighting-people-fire/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Why PS4? on 2017-08-31 14:36:34-07:00
I will address the specifics of the PS4 launch in my Friday Update.. Update :)
(answering many of these questions)


NOBLEReverter
posted in thread Wins registered as lost , Integrity of Cash prize in jeopardy on 2017-08-30 13:57:33-07:00
It sounds like you're all referring to a visual display bug which sometimes happens when people disconnect / reconnect / or are in the process of disconnecting / reconnecting. If the player successfully reconnects it generally 'fixes' the timer, otherwise it will always look strange to one player's perspective assuming they were in the process of disconnecting or reconnecting to their match.

Otherwise not sure personally.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 8/26 - Top 8 on 2017-08-30 10:22:59-07:00
Here are the decklists from last week's HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-826-top-8/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown Season 4 2017 on 2017-08-28 13:00:13-07:00
We are excited to announce our Cosmic Crown Showdown for Season 4 2017 will be held on September 9th-10th!

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-season-4-2017/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-28 10:30:14-07:00
hextcg.com/code-of-conduct/

In general, we take a soft approach to moderation as we believe it is healthy for you guys to have a place to discuss what you like (and don't like) about HEX. However, if you look through our code of conduct, we distinctly warn against threads and posts which attack HEX employees or are for the purpose of causing unrest. The banned posters' comments certainly fall under those categories.

A cursory glance at the forums will tell you that we welcome feedback of all kinds and are quite tolerant when it comes to community posts. But, that doesn't give anyone license to say whatever they like on our forums. Posting here is a privilege.

Be respectful, and we should have no problem.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Aug 26-27) on 2017-08-28 10:12:08-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-august-26/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-august-27/

Congratulations once again!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 8.25.17 on 2017-08-25 15:46:32-07:00
Hello and welcome to FRIDAY... not that its my place to welcome you to YOUR Friday, its yours you are ALREADY welcome.. to it...

Oh boy its been a while since we last chatted...

I was at GenCon last week, sadly we made the decision to not officially have HEX there this year, and instead invest that money in more tournaments (a good decision i think)
BUT I was still able to see and hang out with many HEX players that make GenCon a regular part of their convention diet, we really need to consider bringing HEX back next year, just to much fun.

I spent most of my time at GenCon promoting QST the kickstarter I launched recently.
kickstarter.com/projects/30100…scription-box/description

Talked to many great outlets and hopefully we will be seeing that coverage soon
AND we had our annual ANNHILEGDON! the tournament for Epic Spell War of the Battle Wizards! ...each year I make a silly trophy to give away as part of the prize (and the winner gets to appear in the next years Epic Spell War) ...our very own DECKOFMANYTHINGS was in the running but sadly... suffered a fatal Testikill!




FUN!
we have ESW:3 MELEE AT MURDERSHROOM MARSH coming out shortly :) (that's the game I am holding)

BLah Blah Blah... enough of this non HEX shit... get to the update

We had a very exciting announcement (we got a little bit ahead of ourselves) but still VERY exciting... I think the level of support we will receive around the launch of HEX for console is going to be very good for the health of the game and growth of our community, I sincerely believe this is the single best thing we can do to get more players.

we will circle back around to console soon, I want the official press release to go out and then we can discuss it at length...
that said... I love this screen shot mmmm.... a lot of work went into the deck builder and I want to get it out to the PC version as quickly as possible



COSMIC CROWN TIME!!!
our ladder season is almost over did you climb it... did you hit cosmic... I uh... didn't :(
I got way to caught up making silly decks, the full blown Johnny in me took over this season, I played this mess until the frustration did me in... even winning with this didn't feel like winning :)



hopefully you did better!

and speaking of something being done better, WOW so many thanks to everyone involved with vod.hexcompendium.com
that is awesome, I am used to being blown away by the community on a just about everyday basis but wow every time we get a new site or tool, its still feels amazing.
thank you Largashbur and Darkfall!!! and thank you KingGabriel, Edswor, and BroomBot!
Seriously go check it out if you like watching HEX videos

yadda yadda yadda HEX BASH AND CLASH! you should play my WAXEN ARCHERS deck... or is it VOLLEY OF FLAMES! hmmm... not sure, I am sure you will loose in the bash if you play it.
hahahaha.... tell you what, you win with that deck and I will give you 10 Primal packs of your choice...

More Exalted! hahahaha, super conspicuous absence on those cards shown :) ...do they have exalted in Overwatch? (no, but they have all the money in the world... so :| )
for the few years we have been doing this its been a HUGE struggle for me (with the exception of the first one, and frankly the inspiration for doing it at all)
SO MANY people deserve to be recognized, it frankly gives me a ton of anxiety every time we do it, I am super concerned I am hurting someone feelings by not picking them.
this year and for the foreseeable future we will pick 3 people from 3 of the different types of community members we have... and that way I can start to get closer to recognizing ALL the AMAZING people in our community. I am Bummed we will not have a live event to hand them the framed picture and give them a long awkward hug, but we will do some fun stuff online next month, so hopefully it feels just as cool!

on the note of awkward hugs, after 5 years and many hugs for some of you... its just not awkward anymore, we may need to take this relationship to a new level, uhh forget I said that.

thanks you so much for playing HEX and being part of the community you are ALL exalted in my heart.
except the trolls... I don't get it WHY!!!! I'm gonna start banning the obvious ones :)

love, Cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Leading by Example on 2017-08-25 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have ladder rollover, Exalted announcements, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-leading-example/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 8/24/17 on 2017-08-24 10:00:00-07:00
Hey all, Corey Burkhart here with an update to the ban and watch lists for Standard and Immortal:

hextcg.com/watchban-list-updates-82417/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HexPrimal Immortal Championship Series Recap (8/12) on 2017-08-24 09:18:00-07:00
The team will be discussing Watch&Ban Lists later today. Before they do, let's celebrate our Immortal series warriors!

hextcg.com/hexprimal-immortal-championship-series-recap-812/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-08-23 17:56:59-07:00
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Karlsruhe wrote:

If I have a Kismet's Dice in play with n destiny counters on it. Then I play Food for Thought after choosing X=n. Why does this not trigger the Kismet's Dice ability?
That would be a bug. I'll add it to our Known Issues.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Redlings Redux on 2017-08-23 14:00:20-07:00
Jeff Hoogland reviews a refined Redlings brew:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-redlings-redux/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Why PS4? on 2017-08-23 10:14:02-07:00
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schild wrote:

Straight up, this is the absolute strangest and last thing I would have expected.

Like, it's so... whatever?

Typically I expect things to expand the playerbase this is just... lateral? I don't even know. What's the data on PS4 CCG player usage? Culdcept never even made the jump, as the whole point of CCGs is mobility.

Guide me through the thought process so I can better understand why the letters EDH were replaced with PS4 and an ungodly number of enigeering hours
they have a large proprietary audience, and they are excited and willing to help push HEX in a big way.
I believe this is the single best thing we can do to increase our player base
the work done was very close to the work needed for tablet, so expect news on that front soon-ish


Dinotropia
posted in thread Why PS4? on 2017-08-23 08:46:18-07:00
Matt Scott, our CTO, talks further about our PS4 client:

hextcg.com/why-ps4/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX: Card Clash Announcement on 2017-08-23 08:44:28-07:00
We are thrilled to announce that HEX's unique, all-digital TCG action will soon be coming to console!

hextcg.com/hex-card-clash-announcement/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 16:11:46-07:00
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schild wrote:

Oh my goodness this thread has become a disaster

Cory, you have no clue how much I like you as a game personality, but man, if I didn't know better I'd think you're new to the internet.

There's two ways for this to go, you become a master troll handler asap or you drift further towards Paul Barnett.

You don't want to be Paul Barnett.

Edit also, the dick waving, how awkward. I have a company that ships tens of thousands of units a month and have been in games as long as you and am 100% sure I've worked on larger games - the emotional attachment to your products is strong af, I get it, I'm with you, I'm on your team there. But you gotta let trolly shit go. Not just for sanity reasons. It just doesn't matter. Also, EDH.
hahahaha, ya my frustration got the better of me, and I got snarky with the you know better comment, my bad

It's hard, my default is to be me and be honest, not everyone is going to like that I guess, but what choice do I have?
I can engage or not engage, I do honestly try and ignore it as much as possible sometimes I'm good at that sometimes not... oh well :(


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 13:55:48-07:00
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Canter wrote:

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Arkansaw wrote:

Do they have any prior experience with producing physical games? If not I expect things to get pretty unpredictable and production value would be doubtful, given the costs that are heavily marked up for good reason. I would be much more interested if the kickstarter is for something similar to Pathfinder Adventures.
cryptozoic.com/
Cryptozoic deals almost exclusively in games based on licensed IP, while I have no doubt many of those games have print runs much higher than 4,000 units it's a whole different world when it comes to original games, something they have very little experience in.
I would agree that a game from unknown designers would be happy to sell 5K units, but that's not what a QST game is...

a game conceived by Justin Roiland, with Bruno Faidutti as the designer and Walt Simonson doing art (if we where just straight publishing it would start with a 30-40K unit run) and would be reprinted twice a year for probably 3-5 years at amounts based on demand. (that's a hypothetical team up not what is actually in the plan) :)

the collectible version of the game (the one I am talking about) will only ever be printed once


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 13:26:42-07:00
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I will say the notion that QST will not fund because it didn't hit its goal in the first couple of days is not correct

there are 2 types of KS programs, pre-launch hype programs, and slow burn programs
It's not going to fund but not because it didn't fund immediately. It's not going to fund because you're asking for a lot of money with very little to show, have shown a fundamental lack of understanding how KS works as a platform and have made claims to be working with a rather extensive and surprising list of people despite none of those people acknowledging their participation in this project (to my knowledge).


if anyone has the time to tell the truth about HEX or your experience with our commitment and communication (or just me) on the KS I would appreciate it.
This is a terrible look. QST wasn't created by the Cryptozoic KS account, there is no obvious and direct connection with Hex, you imploring people to go and comment about a completely unrelated project/game is just going to muddy the waters. If you wanted QST to fund based on your work on Hex you should have run the project under the Cryptozoic account. Also, fair or not, Hex doesn't have great reviews so when people start linking things like the Steam review score in response to these comments I'm not sure how much that's going to help.


I don't think people understand how valuable these games will be in the secondary market, with only 4K or so units created....
I think you're grossly overestimating how valuable these are going to be. 4,000 units is NOT a small print run for a board game. Game developers like Plaid Hat routinely do print runs of 5,000 for first time games. The secondary market demand for these games is going to be nowhere near what you think it is.
I didn't want this to about HEX sadly we had someone jump in there and tell lies about HEX, so it seemed reasonable to defend HEX
I am grossly overestimating? uhh... I have been a founder and partner in a board game company for the last 7 years, but I am sure you know better...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 11:46:47-07:00
thanks Portensio

I am a bit frustrated, we have in the comments section someone that has never backed anything (besides QST for 1 dollar) and never commented on anything until QST

he is lying about HEX and also attacking my personally! calling me a foul dude

usually I let this stuff roll of but its a bit frustrating because there are not all that many comments on the KS so it really stands out :(

plus attacking me personally?


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 11:28:27-07:00
ok, I'm back at my desk
spent ALL of GenCon doing interviews about QST, so we should be seeing press start to hit soon!

I will say the notion that QST will not fund because it didn't hit its goal in the first couple of days is not correct
there are 2 types of KS programs, pre-launch hype programs, and slow burn programs

I chose the slow burn for this and made it 45 days, maybe the plan will work maybe not, but it IS going according to plan so far...

and the big thing I teased uhh.. forever ago gets announced tomorrow :) (this is a HEX thing)


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash 8/19 - Top 8 on 2017-08-22 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the decklists from last weeks HEX Bash! See who rose to the top of our weekly $1,000 constructed tournament:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-819-top-8/

Enjoy!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 12:29:13-07:00
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Ruaidhri wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

if anyone has the time to tell the truth about HEX or your experience with our commitment and communication (or just me) on the KS I would appreciate it.
Done and done. Looking forward to adding to my collection of games!
thank you!
I don't think people understand how valuable these games will be in the secondary market, with only 4K or so units created (assuming it funds) and with the names we have attached, I feel confident they will go for 3X the money or more you spent on them (if you wanted to sell them, but you wont) :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-22 12:09:33-07:00
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Fred wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

thanks Portensio

I am a bit frustrated, we have in the comments section someone that has never backed anything (besides QST for 1 dollar) and never commented on anything until QST

he is lying about HEX and also attacking my personally! calling me a foul dude

usually I let this stuff roll of but its a bit frustrating because there are not all that many comments on the KS so it really stands out :(

plus attacking me personally?
You definitely don't deserve this. I would hug you if I could.
thanks :)
if anyone has the time to tell the truth about HEX or your experience with our commitment and communication (or just me) on the KS I would appreciate it.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results on 2017-08-21 11:42:35-07:00
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Gregangel wrote:

Who have the top 8 result of the latest clash ?
The results will be up at noon PT


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results (Aug 19-20) on 2017-08-21 12:00:00-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-august-19/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-august-20/

Congratulations once again!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Lighthouse Love on 2017-08-18 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have our Sea Festival, cool community projects, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-lighthouse-love/

Enjoy~


HEXPaladon
posted in thread PVE Balance - Warriors Minor Gem of Training on 2017-08-17 10:55:15-07:00
We've made a balance change to the Trained warrior class gem. Details in the link.

hextcg.com/pve-balance-warriors-minor-orb-training/


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-15 11:37:19-07:00
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Poodigne wrote:

Great idea! Tooo bad that I live in canada, it makes it expensive.
I spent a solid month trying to find a solution, it sucks...
I had a hard time deciding if I should just NOT offer it in the EU and Canada, or offer it with this crazy shipping (that shipping is the flat fee I was given)

super sorry, we have always had a HUGE challenge with international shipping
and I went to multiple large groups that do this sort of thing


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-15 11:35:28-07:00
That Kickstarter video was insane! (I should have expected no less from Cory.) Ryan's acting job was on point, I hope it doesn't inflate his ego and he runs off to Hollywood.
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HEXCoryJones wrote:

EVERY Tuesday at HEX HQ we... WORK OUR ASSES OFF ON HEX!
This is true.
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HEXCoryJones wrote:

seriously Jared has almost no ass left
Uhh, not quite as true. :P

This project looks so rad Cory, such a genius concept! I'm super excited to see all the projects that get created. Congrats!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Delayed Friday Update... now! on 2017-08-15 11:19:30-07:00
Hello everyone! happy Friday Tuesday!

as you know EVERY Tuesday at HEX HQ we... WORK OUR ASSES OFF ON HEX! seriously Jared has almost no ass left!

the Friday update was pretty light, just a real focus on the HEX BASH... and rightfully so!
And with the advantage of addressing this AFTER the event I can report that it went of without technical issues! That makes me VERY happy

Hope everyone enjoys the prizes!

So I delayed the update update so I could give you a more complete (well totally complete) look at the project I mentioned last week QST

Let me start off by saying 99% of my time and energy goes into HEX and nothing is going to change that, but as a creative I LOVE coming up new ways to do stuff, I would say I am more of a concept person than just about anything else. and usually my idea revolve around things I want as a consumer, heck that is 100% where HEX came from.

About 7 years ago (around the time we started Cryptozoic) I had an idea about doing a subscription service that delivered NEW games every month and kept what was coming a secret until you got it. Really playing up the anticipation of getting an exciting new game in the mail each month, we never got around to it and years later pop culture subscription stuff made the scene and I kicked myself for not pushing the idea. As we had so much going on, I just shelved the concept for later and frankly the logistics of it seemed pretty daunting so..., Heck when I FIRST had the idea Kickstarting wasn't really an option, so the initial job of building a subscription base seemed almost impossible.

Well, the idea has really stuck with me and as I look around at the subscription services available I still really don't see what I had in mind. So I figured why not take the plunge and see if anyone else likes the idea, or at least the approximately 2500 people I need to make this actually happen.

please if you get a chance check it out
kickstarter.com/projects/30100…top-game-subscription-box

I am actually very excited about the idea, we have amazing people involved and I think the level of collectible-ness that will be built into these games, will make the bet of their value pretty safe.

I will say this Kickstarting stuff is nerve wracking, a real flashback to 4 years ago...

I just have to keep reminding myself that failing isn't as bad as not trying, that is the sin I cannot live with...


love, cory ;)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration - Takes Two to Tango on 2017-08-15 10:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi is back once more with two new brews for you to savor:

hextcg.com/hexploration-takes-two-tango/

Check them out!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Being signed in on both a personal pc and a mobile phone. on 2017-08-14 17:33:10-07:00
You can be logged in several places at once, but our forum software only lets you stay logged in for 1 day at a time if you use multiple devices. This is a limitation of the burning-board software afaik.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results on 2017-08-14 14:41:33-07:00
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JeffHoogland wrote:

Bash post as a typo:

Here are our top 8 finishers, who battled it out in the Draft portion for their share of this week’s $1,000 prize:
Top 8 was not draft.
Fixed


Dinotropia
posted in thread Weekend $1,000 results on 2017-08-14 14:23:41-07:00
There was much Clashing and Bashing this weekend! Here are our winners from these exciting events:

hextcg.com/hex-bash-results-august-12/

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-august-13/

Congratulations once again!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Chat stuck at whisper on 2017-08-14 12:16:20-07:00
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Ouroboros wrote:

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NOBLELixil wrote:

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Ouroboros wrote:

Tried repairing files, did not fix it.


So i guess itsa actual bug !

I was figgering it was some kinda option or setting I was missin...

On rethinkin the lobby thing, I guess itsa kinda obvious as there is really no place else to go...

Fun fact: You were the Noble I was trying to ask about it while I kept gittin those whisper failed messages.
I'm not online 24/7 sadly, you can always check which NOBLE is online currently on chat by asking on general or help chat. If it says whisper failed there's a reason why it failed: either you typed name wrong or the person you're trying to reach is offline.
Can you try to record chat being on default on whispers? That's only way I can try to help.
Ack!Ye snuck that in there as I was typing #7...As mentioned there you were online ((During the Bash this was))
{I fully expect it was my lack of typing skills as to why the whispers kept failing}

Whatcha mean by record ?
Like twitch or something??

I am hoping if i can git off one successful whisper, that it mite reset to global being the default.
Will try that tonight.

Thanks fer the replies ya'll!
Well then for sure you must have mistook my name.

Easier way to reach people is by clicking on their profile picture on chat and press whisper.



And by record to have any program that can record your screen (game) and then upload it on youtube or something like that =) just so I can see why you can't have chat on default because no one else has reported this so far


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Chat stuck at whisper on 2017-08-14 12:09:18-07:00
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Ouroboros wrote:

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Shinshire wrote:

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Ouroboros wrote:

I have a note to type /s for Hex chat bug, but it does nothing...
if what you did was just typing /s and pressing enter, then try inputting /s messages fail if the other player is offline
That note was from I think the first year of Hex, I don't even remember the chat bug I was experiencing...I jest stuck it in there in case that was somehow pertinent info.
I was jest hoping doing /s and trying to whisper the Noble about it would reset things. (I know they were online as I saw em typing!)

Anyhoo, that jest gave me the Whisper failed message.

Is EXACT capitalization, etc required?

I remember trying a couple different versions of NOBLELixil wit no success.
Read reply above,(exact campitalization is not needed) also if you tried to reach to me 5 hours ago, I most defo was not online ^^



This might help you a bit =)


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Chat stuck at whisper on 2017-08-14 12:02:25-07:00
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Ouroboros wrote:

Tried repairing files, did not fix it.


So i guess itsa actual bug !

I was figgering it was some kinda option or setting I was missin...

On rethinkin the lobby thing, I guess itsa kinda obvious as there is really no place else to go...

Fun fact: You were the Noble I was trying to ask about it while I kept gittin those whisper failed messages.

I'm not online 24/7 sadly, you can always check which NOBLE is online currently on chat by asking on general or help chat. If it says whisper failed there's a reason why it failed: either you typed name wrong or the person you're trying to reach is offline.

Can you try to record chat being on default on whispers? That's only way I can try to help.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Chat stuck at whisper on 2017-08-13 18:26:59-07:00
Did you try repair installing your client?

Also tournament lobby is place where you can see current matching or standings.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop on MAC 10.9.3 on 2017-08-12 09:33:47-07:00
Thank you for the report, please try relaunching your patcher now.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update Update! postponed until Tuesday... on 2017-08-11 16:38:06-07:00
I have the project I teased last Friday launching Tuesday morning (totally unrelated to HEX, a new thing), so I thought I would wait until that's out, then discuss it and the Friday update :)
I hope you have SO MUCH FUN in the kickoff HEX BASH, I am super excited!
I really want to make another secret account and play in it :(

-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Weekend Warriors on 2017-08-11 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have an action packed weekend, a call for more community translators, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-weekend-warriors/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Into the Unknown Patch Announcement on 2017-08-11 12:30:17-07:00
The servers will be coming offline tonight to apply a fix for Into the Unknown.

hextcg.com/unknown-patch-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – HEX Bash DS Control on 2017-08-11 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis brings some HEX Bash speculation in honor of this Saturday:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-hex-bash-ds-control/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes: v1.0.6.081 on 2017-08-09 22:00:00-07:00
Our patch notes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-6-081/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.6.081 Announcement on 2017-08-09 16:13:54-07:00
Our servers will come down briefly today for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-6-081-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Ruby Deck Wins on 2017-08-09 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland brings us a hot new look at an old favorite:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-ruby-deck-wins/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – August 6 on 2017-08-07 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-august-6/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 8.04.17 on 2017-08-04 16:13:51-07:00
Hi there... time for the UPDATE UPDATE!

It’s Friday... again, it’s like in never ends—a series of Fridays stretching into forever... hopefully.

I would really like to live forever, and I AM willing to do whatever ever it takes.

Here at HEX HQ, every Friday is a celebration of the 5/7/5. Yes... you heard me write... we down with the Haiku dawg! So here is my dope HAIKU

Jared loves Friday
Update Update is posted
Jared hates Friday

Please remember to include a Haiku in any responses to this post. I will delete ANY response without a Haiku.

Well, clearly the big news is the HEX BASH. I hope you love it... and by you I mean YOU PERSONALLY, cuz clearly this is a “cannot please all the people all the time” moment :)
I just want to say, we are actively listening to all of you. We AGREEEEEEEE there are many MANY things we should have already. Shit, I'm down with EDH. Really, I AM; it’s just a matter of prioritizing what we are working on and trying to find what feature is going to bring value to the largest possible number of players… AND find what is most lacking, AND balance the difficulty of the task against those variables, AND make it happen with our limited resources. (yah, plenty goes into each of these decisions)

After watching the build up to the CCS, it was clear that having exciting constructed events allowed our players to build an experience around deck building, which is a critical part of the HEX community experience. Now to be clear, I still want to solve the issue of the ladder top end, and I think Cosmic Coins is a great solution (this is something we are actively working on), but we NEED another constructed event that fires off more than once every couple of months if we want to keep players engaged. Jeff H. actually sent me a very nice note about the constructed players and what might help us build the larger narrative of competitive play. It made some great points. I think overall this new tournament is a good call, even if it isn’t for everyone. And, I promise we hear everyone and will always do our best. Will we make mistakes? Yes. But, we are quick to change course and always serve you the player, first and foremost.On that note, we are open to moving these events around, maybe switching days or times occasionally so people can get a chance to play that might not otherwise. As I said, stick with us and we WILL figure it out.

You also may have noticed we put in scaling prizes, a feature we will also add to the HEX CLASH (we just need a little time for the back end change).

Ona lighter note, I hope you like the prize choices for the BASH. I think theBadlands board looks great, and AAA Sabre-tooth is amazing.

So…that's it!

Oh, but before I go, let me tease another logo (I LOVE logos, we have a guy named Larry Renac that works with me... he is an incredible graphic designer).
I will update you on this next Friday, but it’s actually NOT Hex related. I have been working on something in my spare time. Sometimes you need a fresh creative outlet to remain sane, and after five years that is VERY true for me :)
Love you all.



Hopefully you dig the concept...

-cory


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread HEX Bash Announcement on 2017-08-04 10:34:23-07:00
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Thoom wrote:

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Bootlace wrote:

Bash should be on Sundays and Clash on Saturdays. Otherwise all the community constructed tourneys will be directly competing with this (including Immortal Championship which is next Saturday and Cup of Fate which is week after).
Maybe they could swap days every month or two?
I will talk about this in my friday update update :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread HEX Bash Announcement on 2017-08-04 10:15:39-07:00
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Yasi wrote:

It's k, I guess...I just hope the turnout is good.
well if its just you.... FREE MONEY!

:)

but seriously, yes we hope the turn out is good, we actually have a pretty amazing constructed environment, I am excited that this will give players a way to be engaged on a weekly basis :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Bash Announcement on 2017-08-04 10:00:00-07:00
Our commitment to a thriving and vibrant tournament scene is unwavering, which is why we are thrilled to announce that we are offering another weekly $1000 tournament!

hextcg.com/hex-bash-announcement/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - It'll be a Bash on 2017-08-04 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a new battleboard, a brand new tournament, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-itll-bash/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread FRA Avalanche Giant's Gas Troll boosted by Ruby Shard on 2017-08-03 14:55:16-07:00
I'm not able to replicate this behavior. Can you provide a video link or before/after screenshots?


HEXahedron
posted in thread Spellsong Sweeties not reverting on 2017-08-03 11:29:13-07:00
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Olfff wrote:

They don't revert by themselves.

If they transform into a butterfly or suirrel, they revert at start of turn because the squirrel or butterfly itself states that it reverts at start of turn.

If the sweetie copies a whimsy witch when the witch transforms on attack for example, it's normal for the sweeties not to revert at start of turn and be stuck in whatever form the witch transformed into.
Just to be clear, this last part is a bug. Spellsong Sweeties transforms into a copy of the transformed card, so it should be getting the added text that allows the Whimsy Witch to revert. It isn't doing that right now, and we're aware of that problem.

Otherwise, what you said is correct. Spellsong sweeties won't revert unless something about the transformation causes it to revert. So effects like Holiday's Whim will cause the Spellsong Sweeties to be stuck in their new form.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – July 30 on 2017-07-31 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-july-30/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 7.28.17 on 2017-07-28 19:31:07-07:00
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Refugee wrote:

I don't know what this bash is but I've noticed a pattern.

Hex CLash
Hex Bash
Hex.. Ash
Hex Zh
Hex Y

Conclusion? Buy your From the Ashes before the Hex Ash release.
get ready for HEX RASH!

ewww...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 7.28.17 on 2017-07-28 18:02:37-07:00
Well its Friday, yet again, and this will make two weeks since you heard from me last... yes I missed last week, sorry about that... had a great five days at San Diego Comic Con (some work was done but more than anything just had fun and caught up with friends)
what an amazing convention, so many people and so much cool stuff, It really feels like in general the quality of pop culture entertainment is going up and up... I am a huge Stephan King fan and all the content for IT looked amazing... cannot wait for that movie (please be good *fingers crossed*)

not everyone knows this but every Friday is ELECTRIC BUGGALOO BREAKOFF DANCE PARTY-FEST here at HEX HQ! oh man it was out of control, Jared went crazy at the end of the entire competition even tho he was like the underdog the whole time and the cute chick was like no way! ...then he won and she was like YES WAY... (actually that's not true Jared's already married to a cute chic), so any way his break dance sensei was so proud he started crying and his mascara was running and Jared KNEW his pap-pap was looking down from his card board dance square up in heaven and he was PROUD!... man what a day so F'ing crazy!
I mean look for yourself...



WOW!!

so lets jump into this weeks update!

we did a little patching, slowly but surely we are fixing everything that got wonky from the last upgrade to Unity, I love each and every little bit of polish we get into the game, its crazy how excited I get by something as simple as the buttons on the main landing page being translucent (its looks better, right?) and I am amazed how much faster the game loads, so great. and rest assured we will continue to polish the client.

We dropped the Locke deck! another very cool collectors deck, I think what I love most about this deck is the alternate art card featuring Locke and CAGE, its the closest to what we had in our mind for the characters, I really wanted the young part of Locke to be integrated into his story and this image really nails it. The deck is a ton of fun to play straight out the box and has a good base of option for you to tinker with it.

we ALSO have the BOON BERRY Kismet's Reserve packs! Now you know how much I love the BOON BERRIES, so this pack is near and dear to my heart, and each of the cards is great, and that tavern scene for the Berry Bunch.... holy heck I need to spin these guys off into another game or comics or something! I do want to give a special shout out to Ryan for the best card name in this pack... Critical Jamage was all Ryan, so funny...

and don'f forget to log in for the SEA FESTIVAL... and collect your sleeve and PVE card, always fun to celebrate the holidays of Entrath... even THE SEA FESTIVAL!

Before I go I wanted to say two things
ONE: no I haven't announced the thing I talked about back on the stream / update... hopefully in the next couple of weeks...
TWO: look at this logo we will explain next Friday....



Love you, cory...


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - That's My Jam on 2017-07-28 10:31:08-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

Is the Ardent Crusader deck rotating out today? If so, I missed that announcement and failed to buy another copy that I was planning on getting
No, we haven't announced anything about rotation yet. All three collector's decks are available in the store right now.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Locke of the Pack Collector's Deck Available Now! on 2017-07-28 10:00:00-07:00
We are excited to introduce the Locke of the Pack Collector's Deck to the in-game store:

hextcg.com/locke-pack-collectors-deck-available-now/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Sea Festival 2017 on 2017-07-28 10:00:00-07:00
Our Entrathian Sea Festival is soon approaching. Check out what's lurking in the depths:

hextcg.com/sea-festival-2017/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - That's My Jam on 2017-07-28 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a patch, new items in the store, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-thats-jam/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.067) on 2017-07-28 08:00:00-07:00
We have a live patch for you today! There will be no server downtime, but tournaments will be locked for 1 hour.

hextcg.com/rolling-hotfix-patch-notes-v1-0-6-067/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge - 2017 Season 3 CCS Analysis on 2017-07-28 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis breaks down the meta from our last CCS. For a learned discussion with the numbers, stop on by!

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-2017-season-3-ccs-analysis/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Will HXE be at Gen Con this year? on 2017-07-27 13:18:40-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

The announcements on Convocations were always made min 1 month before (june for 2015 and beginning of july for 2016)

I have not seen any announcement

To add to this, we now have Kismet packs, which i know are not directly pack drops from playing, they are about the same thing

@Dinotropia Do you think we could just have an answer to this. Its ok if its NO because we know you guys have a tons of things to take care, but just knowing would be good. (like when you guys announced you were not going to be at Gencon. sad, but its good to know)
We will not be having Convocation this year, as it is part of the prize packages we make for our Gencon attendance.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - S/B Escalate on 2017-07-26 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland escalates your game with a new decklist:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-sb-escalate/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Revert the slaughtergear nerf on 2017-07-26 12:02:37-07:00
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Saeijou wrote:

what i always wonder in threads that get long like this is, why no one is answering

i mean... i'm sure they read everything... (thanks for taking good care of us! :) )

I just wonder if that means we are still considering or if it rather means they will figure it out themselves :D

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arub wrote:

It makes sense that they only answer in some occasions. Answering every long thread like this would not set a good precedent and makes people dissapointed if there is a thread that they do not answer. Furthermore, by answering threads with answers other than thanks we will take it into consideration they are already taking a position on which people could later go back and argue but you said this. The way HEX communicates and publicly sais they read everything and that they consider our opinion shows that they value our opinion (especially after listening and implementing things the community suggests) and also makes me believe that they would like to reply more. However, from a business perspective they should not engage in these threads and it makes complete sense that they dont.

I really highly appreciate a lot that they do listen. This probably cannot be said for every gaming company :)
All true, @arub. Also, the moment any one of us makes any sort of comment on these sorts of threads, it tends to cause the discussion to stop dead in its tracks, and that's the last thing that we want. More feedback is always good. So don't anyone let this comment stop them from posting. And let's keep things on topic after this.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Thanks, HexE! on 2017-07-24 13:29:37-07:00
I want to step in and say that we really appreciate posts like these. Everyone on the team is putting in their all, so knowing that you guys are enjoying the result is the best encouragement.

Thanks a bunch!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – July 23 on 2017-07-24 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-july-23/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Southern Exposure on 2017-07-21 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have interviews with our CCS winners, a quick call to all our deck brewers out there, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-southern-exposure/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - B/D Constants on 2017-07-19 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland constantly breaks down new decks for us to enjoy. Try this one on for size:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-bd-constants/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.056) on 2017-07-19 09:49:15-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

Ugh, that image bug with all the mini art on it is so obnoxious. I was really hoping that was fixed too
Yeah, unfortunately the hand display issue and the small view display issue are two separate issues. QA is aware of the bug and are actively tracking the problem.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.056) on 2017-07-18 17:13:14-07:00
We have a live patch for you today, which means no downtime! You just need to re-log and patch the client.

hextcg.com/rolling-hotfix-patch-notes-v1-0-6-056/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.054) on 2017-07-18 16:56:13-07:00
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Fred wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

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Ouroboros wrote:

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Ouroboros wrote:

Insert my standard Where's ma Dragon Blood stater? gripe here. :0
jest saw the Twitter announcement, why am I always like 10 min early wit ma griping?



Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.054) on 2017-07-18 16:29:50-07:00
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Dinotropia wrote:

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KozHex wrote:

So were the Tarot Handlers back gifted to those who should have it? Or has that not happened yet?
I don't believe that has happened yet. I will message this out as soon as I hear one way or the other. Though, please be prepared to maybe wait a few days as it is the weekend coming up.
Tarot Handlers have been granted~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Tobias Belch' Charge Power on 2017-07-18 15:36:22-07:00
@Sethanon both of those examples are working correctly. Like others have pointed out, the troop will keep its modifiers when it transforms.

So when you have a Dreamsmoke Mystic with cost -2, and use an effect that transforms it into a random troop with cost +1 the game says Okay, the target has cost 1, so I'm going to search the database for a random troop with cost equal to 2. I've found Furious Smasher, so now I'm going to apply a 'transform into Furious Smasher' effect to the target. Once the troop is a Furious Smasher, it still has the -2 cost buff, so it displays as 0 cost.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 3 – Top 8 on 2017-07-18 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the constructed decklists from our top 8 most cosmic contenders!

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-3-top-8/

Discuss!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-07-17 15:06:41-07:00
Can you guys try again please?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Boonberries Kismet's (P)reserve Pack on 2017-07-17 14:00:00-07:00
What's tangy, sweet, and ready for adventure? Boonberries, that's what!

hextcg.com/boonberries-kismets-preserve-pack/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 3 - The Winners on 2017-07-17 10:00:00-07:00
Our $5,000 Cosmic Crown Showdown reached a rousing finish yesterday. Let's take a look at the winners:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-3-winners/

Congratulations to everyone who went the distance!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – July 16 on 2017-07-17 12:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-july-16/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-07-16 08:00:35-07:00
I need more information. Where are you guys looping?


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread CCS & AA Into the Unknown on 2017-07-15 08:17:11-07:00
I have had a couple of reports the new AA Into the Unknown is giving the banned deck message to some CCS competitors when used.

I just wanted to make everyone aware there may be an issue.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.054) on 2017-07-14 19:16:13-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

So were the Tarot Handlers back gifted to those who should have it? Or has that not happened yet?
I don't believe that has happened yet. I will message this out as soon as I hear one way or the other. Though, please be prepared to maybe wait a few days as it is the weekend coming up.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.054) on 2017-07-14 18:09:14-07:00
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Ouroboros wrote:

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Ouroboros wrote:

Insert my standard Where's ma Dragon Blood stater? gripe here. :0
jest saw the Twitter announcement, why am I always like 10 min early wit ma griping?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Uruunaz Starter Deck Out Now! on 2017-07-14 17:57:45-07:00
We said there would be Blood, and today we are excited to announce that the Uruunaz Blood Starter Deck Kickstarter Reward has now been granted!

hextcg.com/uruunaz-starter-deck-now/

Enjoy!


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Friday Update! 7.14.17 on 2017-07-14 17:28:49-07:00
This might be my favorite Cory update yet. Becoming a ninja is epic!
Does this mean I have to stop being a pirate? I love pirate rum too much...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 7.14.17 on 2017-07-14 17:09:40-07:00
WOW! so busy sorry this is late today!

This Friday we finally let Jared join the SECRET NINJA FORCE, because as you know every Friday is SECRET group initiation Friday here at HEX... I'm glad Jared finally made it in, up until this point he was pretty timid about cutting a guys head off, and I was all like fucking A dude, you CANNOT be a secret ninja and NOT cut guys fucking heads off sure he liked making love to 80's looking ladies and shooting flaming arrows at dudes doing cartwheels, but cutting a head off? NO... well I'm proud to say we finally got him over it. Here he is at Secret Ninja Force headquarters, that's Ryan to his right in sassy green...



Here is the Ninja Force recruitment video... (NSFW, tons of 80's style sex)



So how about that Friday update... ya right!

we have the COSMIC CROWN SHOWDOWN this weekend
very excited to see what decks bubble to the top, and what Frostheart cards are actually tier one tournament viable.

my guess... INDUCTION COIL!
its gonaa make a a comeback.... see this is an AVERAGE game!... clearly I came to WIN!



OK maybe not, I guess we will just have to wait and see whats working

very nice interview with Kustiskapahala...
great job winning two HEX clash in a row, I think it had a lot to do with my personal cup of tea or coffee I find sharing tea or coffee during a tournament is just to big a distraction, sure having Jared lovingly pass me a steaming mug of french roast coffee in the middle of an intense HEX match is soothing but I think the distraction just inst worth it.

Remember even if you didn't qualify for the CCS (next time for SURE), you can play in the HEX CLASH against KUST, just get that personal cup ready and take and the whole thing down!

Lets go over the Patch notes, as we JUST patched moments ago (at least when I started writing this mess), or lets talk about the ones that are sexy
  • Added animation for the sleeves and cards of Uruunaz AA, Frostlock AA, and Matriarch of Flames AA
mmmm... I have them on my account, and MAN!!! they are looking so good
  • Removed cogs and smoke from stardust UI
Tyler did this, asked him why and he said he hated cogs... hmmm not sure what that means, actually it didn't look great when we made UI changes so it will be back once we can make it look good
  • Restore Defaults correctly assigns a stop for Opponent’s Combat Phase
Caught this the other day when I had a friend in my office playing, he lost his shit when the turn stop didn't happen, I told him he changed it, and it was on by default, I LITERALLY called him a liar, turns out he was right it was off by default, sorry Erik
  • Entrath is alive with the sound of cards again
Thank god, I hated thinking that sound wasn't being stopped by my volume being set to zero

We will be back granting Tarot Handlers to anyone who previously rolled a Helm of Capitulation from the Wheels of Fate.

wow that is a confusing sentence out of context... I'm going to text that to my grandma and see what she responds with.... just kidding my grandma dead.


well that's it for this week, I love you all
there will be no Friday Update... Update next week, I will be at Comic Con

but I have updated (and be I, I mean Nathan) my blog so the tech isn't an issue anymore and I may give that another crack, no promises. sadly I am still stuck on the issue of not feeling like anything I would post would be all that interesting, especially after my last one (the final one from two years ago) about how I got into the industry, every time I would start one after that post it would be like huh, this is pretty lame compared to that, better wait until I have a big idea and the result is nothing for two years... sigh

have a great weekend
-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.054) on 2017-07-14 15:51:09-07:00
We have a live patch for you today, which means no downtime! You just need to re-log and patch the client.

hextcg.com/rolling-client-hotfix-patch-notes-v1-0-6-054/

Discuss!


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Let's count to 10,000! on 2017-07-14 13:38:52-07:00
I can't DRIVE 65


HEXahedron
posted in thread Captured Flag Draws Too Many Cards on 2017-07-14 11:06:34-07:00
I'm not able to replicate this issue. Maybe it's an interaction with another card. Could you please post a screenshot of your decklist, equipment, and talents?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - A Clashy Victory on 2017-07-14 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have the CCS this weekend, an interview with a HEX Clash champion, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-clashy-victory/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Taste the Painbow on 2017-07-14 00:33:36-07:00
I'm going to nip this in the bud. Let's agree to disagree and move this back towards the topic of Neo's sweet vid.

People like different things. That is why we work to provide all sorts of content (articles, videos, yodeling!). If you aren't an auditory learner, we have plenty of articles for you. If you aren't up for reading a wall of text, then Neo's vids are a breath of fresh air.

Dunzors

*Drops mic*


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Upheaval Control on 2017-07-14 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis throws down a ground-shaking brew right before the upcoming CCS:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-upheaval-control/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Taste the Painbow on 2017-07-13 10:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo is back with some more limited wisdom to transform your game. Let's take a look:

hextcg.com/limit-break-taste-painbow/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedHEX User Ranks on 2017-07-11 14:39:22-07:00
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schild wrote:

Also, can my name be black, like Phage
Unfortunately, the colors are part of our key and represent specific things. We can't entertain requests to change them for individual users.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.051) on 2017-07-10 15:02:45-07:00
We have a live patch for you today, which means no downtime! You just need to re-log and patch the client.

hextcg.com/rolling-hotfix-patch-notes-v1-0-6-051/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Tobias Belch' Charge Power on 2017-07-10 10:41:45-07:00
From my testing, Tobias' power works exactly like Holiday and Polyberry Pouch (with the minor difference of being restricted to troops in the same shards). So I'm not sure what the problem is here. I'm not seeing the behavior you see Firellius, with a positive-cost troop transforming into a zero-cost like Copycat. Could you maybe provide some before and after screenshots of a transformation that isn't making sense to you?


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – July 9 on 2017-07-10 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-july-9/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash AAA Update on 2017-07-07 17:11:56-07:00
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Limekiller wrote:

So is there a release date for the AAA Weaves?
I assume you mean AAA Into the Unknown?

They will be granted out when our animators are able to get it in client. I can't say exactly when that will be, but I know that we are actively working on it.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Arena 'hate' fights are too full of hate on 2017-07-07 13:25:09-07:00
Let's all stay civil and not escalate. We can disagree without fighting. Don't make me release the (sea) hounds.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 7.07.17 on 2017-07-07 13:01:58-07:00
So its Friday... AGAIN, Jesus its like it never ends...

Friday can mean only one thing here at HEX HQ... EMPLOYEE HERITAGE FRIDAY... so like every Friday, I randomly picked an employee name out of a hat and this week we got.... JARED! wow that's really surprising!
Most people don't know this but Jared is actually North Korean! Really if you spend any time with him becomes pretty clear, I mean really in the first two minutes hes like... glorious leader this and Shot 18 holes in one on his first try that... its a lot to take in... so in honor of Jared and the glorious leader of his home land we will do the rest of the update in Korean...



특별한 친구가있는 어린 시절의 사진이 여기있다...





아직 또 다른 우주의 크라운 대결이옵니다! 새로운 갑판이 무엇인지 알게되어 기쁩니다. 지금 당장 메타를 사랑합니다. 건강에 좋고 물론이 모든 새로운 카드를 소개합니다.정말로 물건을 섞을 것입니다, 어떤 종류의 갑판을 양조하고 있습니까? 나는 Jeff H.가 가지고 놀고있는 갑판의 약간을 보았다. 그리고 그들 모두는 재미있어 보인다!... OK that's enough of that, I try to be committed to a bit but that's tedious...

So Nathan added the ability to join the different groups brawling it out in the Frost Ring arena, a very clever idea and now I can OFFICIALLY show my Merry Caravan love, I suspect there may be a few
Merry Caravan converts out there after playing draft... Butterflies and Squirrels are kicking some ass... right? Get my little Spell Song Sweeties out and the Party Fungi going its pretty big damage VERY quick!

I was going to mention that I hid a little joke based on a web comic I love on one of the cards in the set, but then I thought na... wait for that person that discovers it to have the excitement of finding the total unknown.. which is fine, but I do this sort of thing constantly and about 10% get figured out... shit, on the old forums I used to hide an in game code in a fake web gibberish line of text right about my private direct responses, I don't think anyone ever figured that out... some time I will walk you through my gold coin habit...

So the big thing in the update was the addition of Into the unknown to the HEX Clash, I will say this was 100% due to the WHY THE CARD FROSTLOCK SITS AT 64 PLAT AND WHY IT MATTERS thread that Metronomy started, it brought it to my attention and was well thought out constructive feedback that got a great dialogue going on the forum, I read it, came in Monday morning and got the team together to discuss it and we made the change on the spot, Corey suggested he write an article and come up with a better way to handle it in the future. And there you go, problem solved, sometimes I think our greatest strength (after our community) as a company is the ability to fix things quickly (if technically possible)

(all that said, the animation of Brosi and Timophy laughing on the frostlock card is amazing... so I still love it)

We actually have another initiative we are working on that again comes directly from the forums, and addresses an issue, so remember a constructive conversation discussing the elements of the game is going to help us make it better (the only hard part is we have limited bandwidth and MANY things we want to get in)

we have the FiveShards just killing it with community events, great prizes and great people we are so lucky to have them helping make HEX great.

And last but not least.... the DRAGON CARDS! holy shit if that Matriarch of the flame isn't giving you 1000 boners, well I don't know whats going on, you may want to get checked for some sort of boner related disorder. Seriously that card is pure fire, and hey maybe you will find the elusive Ruby dragon and get your shot at one of this beauties :D If you are lucky enough to getting the Dragon Blood starter, then the sweet Blood Dragon card is all yours... enjoy!

well, that's it
I love you all very much and have a great weekend!

-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash AAA Update on 2017-07-07 10:00:00-07:00
Corey Burkhart joins us with an update regarding the HEX Clash AAA rewards:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-aaa-update/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - AAA Rating on 2017-07-07 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have tournaments galore, AAA updates, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-aaa-rating/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.047) on 2017-07-07 12:46:09-07:00
We have a live patch for you today, which means no downtime! You just need to re-log and patch the client.

hextcg.com/rolling-hotfix-patch-notes-v1-0-6-047/

Discuss!


HEXPureforce
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-06 13:53:25-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

How does Nameless Truths work, exactly? When the card is played it opens a prompt that says to choose a card but it doesn't specify to choose a type of card, after choosing an Artifact Troop for example it doesn't tell me whether it considers it an Artifact choice or a Troop choice and every time I play it I get less than I thought I would. What is it doing and how do I make choices that get it to maximize the cards recieved?
I'll give a little insight to the engine on the backend here to help illustrate the answer! Nameless Truths on the back end is actually written out in order as:

Put up to one target action from a crypt into your hand. Put up to one target artifact from a crypt into your hand. Put up to one target constant from a crypt into your hand. Put up to one target resource from a crypt into your hand. Put up to one target troop from a crypt into your hand.<p>Void this.

We shorthand this to the text you see on the card to have it read much better and take up much less space.

Thus, how this works is that it'll show you the card types in alphabetical order.

1) You see all actions in your crypt. Select up to one of them to put into your hand. If none exist, skip to (2).
2) You see all artifacts in your crypt Select up to one of them to put into your hand. If none exist, skip to (3).
3) You see all constants in your crypt. Select up to one of them to put into your hand. If none exist, skip to (4).
4) You see all resources in your crypt. Select up to one of them to put into your hand. If none exist, skip to (5).
5) You see all troops in your crypt. Select up to one of them to put into your hand. If none exist, finish the effects of Nameless Truths, and run the next power, Void this.


Thus, when you see ONLY artifact troops, that means you have either no artifact non-troops in your crypt, or you have no Non-artifact troops in your crypt. You can know which it is if you follow the sequential order of these selections. That being said, I'll see if we can improve the UI on this by talking to one of the engineers to see if we can title each of those selection boxes more in line with the selection you're making. But, from what I've seen/played with, you should always be able to select up to 5 cards of different types to put into your hand!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedHEX User Ranks on 2017-07-06 09:23:33-07:00
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Terminatour wrote:

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Erukk wrote:

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Terminatour wrote:

@Dinotropia
Could I get the text changed to Chaostouched (without the )?
I didn't registered the old CZE forum (or just forget the username/passwd) and the gameforge one seems unavailable anymore, though I'm eligible as a player since Shattered Destiny.
The Nameless City (and the other new factions) has their own rank group now on the forums.
Thanks, I just joined the Nameless City, still wanna change the text if possible :D
I unfortunately have to ask that you submit a link to an old CZE account of yours for a unique title change.

Special forum titles are something we reserve for people who had an account with us on the old forums. It is a way to have something nice for old contributors and, since changing must be done manually, prevent every hour of my day from being taken up with the admin tool.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Arena 'hate' fights are too full of hate on 2017-07-06 09:11:51-07:00
Hey all. I am seeing some personal attacks and sniping in here. Let's stay on topic and remember to stay kind to one another.

Refer to the Forum Rules and Guidelines and refrain from insults.

Thanks!


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Can't start the Campaign on 2017-07-06 01:43:03-07:00
Still trying to hunt this issue down, its being difficult.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-05 17:29:15-07:00
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Steric wrote:

There was an interaction on Jeff Hogland's stream that I wanted to confirm whether or not this was working as intended.

When Blightbark Paladin is killed and its deathcry triggers while the opponent controls a Bride of the Damned with the requisite 5 blood thresholds, the opponent gains control of the Blightbark Paladin before its ability is put on the chain (thanks to the new rules update). The unintuitive interaction is that you get to then choose which troop gets targeted by the ability but if you choose an opposing troop, it gets +2/+2, likely because the opponent now controls the Blightbark Paladin even though it is your deathcry trigger.
I actually answered this in the bug report forum. I said the following:


Jeff asked:
When your opponent has a Bride of the Damned and 5 blood thresholds and kills your Blightbark Paladin you currently have the option to give one of your own troops -2/-2 or give one of theirs +2/+2.

Is this supposed to track the card itself for opposing or the controller of the trigger? Bug or feature?


My Response:
Cute!


This is actually one that had not come up for me before.


So Blightbark Paladin's power is added to the chain, and you, the controller of the Blightbark Paladin as it died, control all it's Deathcry powers.


Therefore, you end up controlling the trigger added to the chain.


All of this is correct so far.


However, here's where the bug comes up:


The Blightbark Paladin's power is controlled by you in this instance Jeff. However, it's control ALSO changed during this time.


Therefore, when the power resolves from the Blightbark Paladin, it looks at opposing to the Power Source Controller. Of whom, the Blightbark Paladin is now controlled by your opponent. Therefore, the engine is saying that the Blightbark Paladin's controller is now the one relative to the target. Thus, if you target one of their troop's its seen as the friendly troop. If you target one of your troops its seen as the opposing troop.


This is an engine level thing I'll want to get cleaned up as far as the effect conditions go on powers.


Thanks a ton for reporting this one. This is in fact a bug. One that I haven't encountered specifically, but that has some to do with the templating of the Blightbark Paladin, and that it's a targeted Deathcry trigger, which is not something we deal with a lot! I just cleaned this up with our lead rules engineer, we'll have QA take a look at this and make sure this gets into a patch quickly.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Blightbark Paladin and Bride of the Damned on 2017-07-05 14:20:56-07:00
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JeffHoogland wrote:

When your opponent has a Bride of the Damned and 5 blood thresholds and kills your Blightbark Paladin you currently have the option to give one of your own troops -2/-2 or give one of theirs +2/+2.

Is this supposed to track the card itself for opposing or the controller of the trigger? Bug or feature?
Cute!

This is actually one that had not come up for me before.

So Blightbark Paladin's power is added to the chain, and you, the controller of the Blightbark Paladin as it died, control all it's Deathcry powers.

Therefore, you end up controlling the trigger added to the chain.

All of this is correct so far.

However, here's where the bug comes up:

The Blightbark Paladin's power is controlled by you in this instance Jeff. However, it's control ALSO changed during this time.

Therefore, when the power resolves from the Blightbark Paladin, it looks at opposing to the Power Source Controller. Of whom, the Blightbark Paladin is now controlled by your opponent. Therefore, the engine is saying that the Blightbark Paladin's controller is now the one relative to the target. Thus, if you target one of their troop's its seen as the friendly troop. If you target one of your troops its seen as the opposing troop.

This is an engine level thing I'll want to get cleaned up as far as the effect conditions go on powers.

Thanks a ton for reporting this one. This is in fact a bug. One that I haven't encountered specifically, but that has some to do with the templating of the Blightbark Paladin, and that it's a targeted Deathcry trigger, which is not something we deal with a lot! I just cleaned this up with our lead rules engineer, we'll have QA take a look at this and make sure this gets into a patch quickly.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Issues from patch on 2017-07-05 11:47:54-07:00
Regarding the crash in the last issue. Could you please contact Support and provide your crash log and output log? It will help us determine what the error might be.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-05 11:21:32-07:00
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Stoneheart wrote:

How does Eternal Relic work with troops that revert at start of turn? Is its a passive power sequencing thing or something different?
This actually follows the trigger rules. Thus, we'll check timestamp order of the powers. Thus, the chain will look like so:

First power to exist
Second power to exist

Therefore, if the Relic is in play, and then the troop transforms and gets the power At start of turn, Revert this.

The trigger order will be:

Relic Trigger
Revert Trigger

And thus, we'll resolve the revert, and then the relic adding Age counters. Therefore, your best bet is to play your Eternal Relic AFTER you transform your troop as it'll place the triggers on the chain in the order in which gets you the most AGE counters!


HEXPureforce
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-05 11:17:46-07:00
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Insanctus wrote:

I once had my Whimsy Witch transform into Necropolis Blackguard when attacking. For science I did not shift his power but passed my turn to see if I take the 6 damage or not. To my surprise at the start of my next turn I took 1 damage. So it seems that the effect on Necropolis Blackguard triggered after Whimsy Witch reverted which seems odd to me. Does this work as intended?
This is a fun one.

So, Whimsy Witch's power's trigger gets added to the card after the transformation. Thus, the Necropolis Blackguard is the first power to trigger, and thus the last to resolve when we get to the start of the next turn. At the start of the next turn, we then revert the Whimsy Witch back into its old self, but then the trigger from the Necropolis Blackguard power resolves dealing you damage equal to the troop's ATK, which is now, 1!

So this is working as intended, and highlights the complexity of the chain a little bit!


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Shinshire wrote:

also, what are exact conditions of invincible creatures dying?



Lady of Wax was damaged for 1 dmg by Runic Missile, then Massacre was played with Lady sacrificing something in response, resulting in Lady with 1 max hp and 0 current hp still being on board. feature?
So the rules of Invincible are:
This cannot be damaged, and This cannot be destroyed.

Thus, what you see here is the following:
The lady of Wax is dealt 1 damage.
The Lady of Wax gets Invincible
The lady of Wax has her DEF reduced from 4 to 1.

Thus, Lady of Wax has 1 Def, and 1 Damage on here. Therefore, via the rules, should be destroyed for having Fatal Damage on her. However, This cannot be destroyed is in place. Therefore, Lady of Wax cannot be destroyed for having fatal damage on her. However, a troop with no DEF cannot exist in play, and therefore dies and is moved to the crypt getting past the destroyed wording. Destroying is basically an effect the engine runs to destroy troops with fatal damage or literally runs from cards like Kill.

So, this looks awkward, but is working correctly.


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Thoom wrote:

That looks like a (small, mostly irrelevant, possibly visual) bug to me. I was under the impression that a troop should lose all damage on it when it gains Invincible. So the Lady of Wax should actually show as a 1/1.
This is something we've considered doing to clean up this messy UI debacle. As we already have Invincible with this little wrinkle that prevent troop destruction, it's not like we gain that much extra design space with unpreventable damage against Invincible. We could however just make target troop loses Invincible this turn. But that's pretty narrow space we're unlikely to tread into often. Your suggestion here Thoom is something I'll bring up to the team to reconsider again, as it would eliminate problems like we see here where it's just so jarring to players as to why a troop displaying a 0 on its DEF number is existing in play.

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BlazingRagnarok wrote:

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Shinshire wrote:

Spellsong Sweeties and Party Fungi proc on transformations in any zones (hello, frostfrom), Bluebell Dryad does not. they have the same wording on their trigger. which cards are bugged?
See the Known Issues list.
i dont see party fungi there, buddy (even though the situation where it matters is pretty mythical, but still)
Spellsong Sweeties and Party Fungi are both currently function as any card transforming in any zone instead of just being in play. It is currently a bug that those two trigger off of Frostform. These are all intended to function like Bluebell Dryad. This is an issue on the backend that will be fixed in the next patch.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 3 - Top 128 on 2017-07-05 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the top players from the 2017 Ladder Season #3:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-3-top-128/

Congratulations once again to all our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HexPrimal Immortal Championship Series Recap (6/17) on 2017-07-05 12:00:00-07:00
The HexPrimal Casting Team returns with a quick recap of our second Immortal Championship Series tournament!

hextcg.com/hexprimal-immortal-championship-series-recap-617/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-04 07:05:32-07:00
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Biz wrote:

what is the sequencing of the ready step & 'at the start of your turn revert this' for stunned troops ?
The ready step happens before any start of turn triggers. So stunned troops will miss the opportunity to ready before they're reverted.
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Insanctus wrote:

I once had my Whimsy Witch transform into Necropolis Blackguard when attacking. For science I did not shift his power but passed my turn to see if I take the 6 damage or not. To my surprise at the start of my next turn I took 1 damage. So it seems that the effect on Necropolis Blackguard triggered after Whimsy Witch reverted which seems odd to me. Does this work as intended?
Yes, both powers triggers simultaneously, and then resolve one at a time. Since damage power is written first on the card, it goes onto the chain first with the revert power being added immediately afterwards, which means that the damage happens after the revert.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Runic Diminishing Bug on 2017-07-03 20:19:54-07:00
Runic Diminishing can only transform a card into a card with the same shards and cost -1. In the current standard format there are no zero-cost wild constants or troops, and there are no 1-cost wild-sapphire constants or troops, so there were no possible cards to transform you opponent's troops into. So the transformation for each of those cards failed. The action behaved correctly.


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-03 20:14:51-07:00
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GobBluth wrote:

Should Bluebell Dryad's one shot trigger when a rune transforms back into an action?
No, it should not. Because runes don't transform as part of their trigger. They revert. Reverting a transformation does not count as a transformation.

Now, the reason that these runes don't end up in the void like in the first quest posed is because that same power also puts the rune into a different zone (the chain) by playing it. The game doesn't check for things like are there any actions in play that need to be voided in the middle of the resolution of a power.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-03 14:46:19-07:00
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Plotynus wrote:

I have a Lord Blightbark in play and I summon a Zombie with Isabella, but the deathcries aren't triggered. Since LB says when a troop enters play and not when you play it I assumed it should trigger them. Is this intended or it's a bug?
This is an issue with Lord Blightbark where he's only triggering on troops with a Deathcry power. This bug has been solved, and will be corrected in the next build. Thus, Lord Blightbark should be triggering with Isabella the Cursed, but currently fails to do so because of the issue described above. When the zombie is put into play, it doesn't yet have deathcry powers and thus, Lord Blightbark doesn't trigger on the Zombie entering play.

To add to this point, Lord Blightbark will still not combo with Lady Violet Blightbark because of targeted and untargetted triggers and their order. The untargetted trigger of Lord Blightbark will resolve first, before Lady Blightbark has prompted a champion to select targets for her power.

Good question Plotynus!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-03 11:46:20-07:00
Hey everyone!

We are opening up a Q&A where you can ask your rules and related questions for our latest set. Our development and QA teams will be stopping by to answer your questions as they have time. Please limit yourself to on-topic questions. This thread is for rules clarifications, mechanics, and engine inquiries.

Have fun everyone!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results – July 2 on 2017-07-03 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-july-2/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


HEXahedron
posted in thread PinnedFrostheart Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-07-03 12:18:16-07:00
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BlazingRagnarok wrote:

What happens to a rune if you use a reversion effect on it? Will the action just go to the crypt?
It will revert into its base form (usually an action) while in play. Actions that somehow end up in play are automatically voided, so the Runic action will end up in the void.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Can't start the Campaign on 2017-07-02 11:04:00-07:00
I've reported the issue to the devs, will update you guys when I hear something.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-07-02 06:14:31-07:00
Perfect glad it's working again for you guys :) thank you for the update.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Can't start the Campaign on 2017-07-02 12:23:54-07:00
Campaign works now! =D


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-07-01 13:54:27-07:00
Could you please close patcher, open it again and see if it works now?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher looping on 2017-07-01 12:54:59-07:00
Did you guys try to redownload client from hextcg.com website?


Dinotropia
posted in thread New Collecter tier AA's on 2017-06-30 21:11:10-07:00
They are in the works :) Don't worry, we will let you know when they have been granted.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Rolling Hotfix Patch Notes (v1.0.6.039) on 2017-06-30 19:36:00-07:00


HEXahedron
posted in thread Frost Forge Arena map - flickering light from central 'card holder' on 2017-06-30 17:39:02-07:00
I don't see the effect you're describing Corvus. Could you please capture a video of the problem?


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.30.17 on 2017-06-30 17:06:00-07:00
OMG!1!1!1

Its here... FROST HEART!

I was damn close to not writing this at all, I'm having way to much fun playing the game right now...

well its FRIDAY, and that can mean only one thing... *seriously I cannot concentrate* blah blah something about Jared... maybe work in boners... damn, this is rough... please use your imagination

as you can clearly see we LAUNCHED SET 7... FROST HEART... it was a a bit of surprise I'm sure, usually we like to give a weeks notice, but screw it, we felt ready and no sense holding it just for notice plus we only missed the 4 month date by one day, so that makes me happy

Well, so far so good, we included a small Unity update, so naturally everything broke and or hair burst into flames, beyond frustrating but we should have all the bits and pieces of polish that got knocked off kilter back to normal next week. As a matter of fact Kyle mentioned to me moments ago that the big list of bugs on the white board are all but done and should be patched in soon... this the big list NOT the MASTER list, but don't worry we should be working through everything shortly.

Any large collection players happen to notice how much faster the game loaded?? We are continuing to optimize the game and prepare it for... well cool stuff

I am having a blast drafting so far, feels like a good selection of strategies, overall very fun! looking forward to exploring the draft space... (I am having a bit of conscript withdrawal, man I loved that mechanic)

As to the update!!!

we have some fun cards to collect for the release party, that flame lick is super creepy... but I am loving the AA of Drunken Hooligan
release weekend is always a great time jumping into draft ques over and over and having them firing right away is always a thrill...

we have the VIP sleeve rotation with the sexy Uruunaz sleeve, I MADE THE LOGO SMALLER ARE YOU HAPPY NOW??

:P

Sleeve poll is up and thank goodness the Verdict is winning, LOOK at that art, its going to be amazing animated, cannot believe it was this close

The final thing I wanted to mention was the Frost Ring Arena...

As I have mentioned in the past the next 4 sets revolve around the arena and we will be updating it with each set to help tell bits of the story, but that not the element I'm hearing about. Yes, we did make it MUCH harder, and yes we will be dialing this in, sometimes even with all our testing things get a little extreme. BUT I will say the goal for frost ring moving forward is to be a place that challenges even your best deck and assured victory and easy gold farming is NOT what to expect. If you want to farm gold there are plenty of opportunities in the campaign, as a matter of fact you can pick the difficulty level relatively easily and farm to your hearts content. But having FRA as ANOTHER place to easily farm gold is a waist of gaming space for us, each of the elements of HEX should offer some relatively new or novel experience and FRA had lost its ability to do something the campaign wasn't. I want it to be hard, I want to have the excitement that comes with not KNOWING I am going to win and simply blow through the rounds in under a couple of minutes, that is terrible, grindy and terrible...

so there it is, FRA is more of an advanced mode experience, and that's a space we are lacking a bit for PVE, so I think this is a good solution. It was mentioned we should have done a better job communicating the changes we made to overly powerful PVE cards and I agree, its my fault and in the future we will warn you in advance before we nerf PVE cards. But to be clear, we get splashy with PVE card designs and as I have said in the past we will NERF them if they start to trivialize the content.

plus we added Zikiir to the FRA :) ...CHASE THE DRAGON!

speaking of dragons, the Dragons Blood decks are almost ready, we are just finishing one animation and we should have them out to you shortly...

man... I have got to get back to the game... this was way to much time not playing...

love you all and hope to see you in draft!
-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Frostheat Brews: Candlekin Control on 2017-06-30 17:03:36-07:00
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Amostephil wrote:

Is that a bad wordplay in the title or a misstype?Frostheat instead of Frostheart ? :P


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 16:24:38-07:00
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Mejis wrote:

Wow, that's fascinating. @HEXWiggly when you're stress-free from this issue could you explain how a timezone can do this?
in C# the DateTime.MinValue is a sentinel for supposedly the minimum datetime that can be represented in code. We use this value as a way to say an item doesn't have an expire time. So when things are going down to the client this value is serialized, when they get to the client it has to re-parse it into a DateTime again, when doing the translation back to a C# value object, there are many ways to interpret the data, locale, and timezone come in. The way it was being parsed it left time zone unspecified, for whatever reason, instead of assuming UTC or offset +0, C# decides to default to your machine time zone. Parsing MinValue and then appling a postitive offset (if you're +GMT) will cause this value to add hours. So it will be after DateTime.MinValue, the client code checks for MinValue to know if its a non expiring item. In this case the DateTime > MinValue but less then UtcNow so it thinks all the items expired already. Parsing this value while being at a -GMT offset would make a value smaller then MinValue so it sets it to min value. This his how you ignore half the worlds items unintentionally.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 15:19:21-07:00
Getting a build together prob not happening for some hours. But yes temporarily you can play with your time zone.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 10:35:55-07:00
You can compress it. 7-Zip/Pkzip then send it to me in a conversation.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 10:11:16-07:00
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HEXWiggly wrote:

Possibly, in the main deck editor view are you missing things? I think that is the mail attachment view?
No, Linsting interface in AH.Just to be accurate, my screenshoot filter only orchi so it is normal you see only 3 cards, nothing is missing here. What is buggy is the display only which is weirdly center, instead of start top left like usual.
So I thought we don't see anything in stash because stuff are just missplace on the screen like for in the AH listing interface
Screen layout is a different issue.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 10:04:12-07:00
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bloodystorm wrote:

Same problems I add also that I have problem with my fist hero I cant to play dungeon campaign .it says deck invalid .I have a hero venn cleric level 15 and when I go to in deck builder I have rabbbit level 1...

the inventory vanished mercenary 300 booster 40 primal equipment (yes lot of money...)... I tried to buy 1 booster it was in inventory but no message that I have buy the booster and when I restart the game the booster vanished. please fix it .

and sorry but I m not good with the english language

My config :

systeme d'xploitation: Windows 10 ‎(X64)‎ 1703
Date d'installation: 15/05/2017

processeur: Intel Core i7 7700HQ Cadencé à 2.80 GHz
Fréquence mesurée (core0): 3.40 GHz
Nombre de coeurs: 4 physique(s), 8 logique(s)
Socket: Socket 1440 FCBGA
Température CPU (core 0): 77 °C

carte-mere: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-179B REV:1.0
Numéro de série (carte mère): BSS-0123456789
SKU Number: 179B.3
Version du bios: E179BIMS.306
Date: 29/12/2016

memoires :16 Go de mémoire totale de type DDR4 à 1.20 GHz
Timings mémoire: 17.0 clocks-17 clocks-17 clocks-39 clocks-2 TT

Barrette Samsung de 16 Go
Fréquence maximale: 1.20 GHz
Bande passante: DDR4-2400

carte graphic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Version DirectX installée: 11.0

Intel(R) HD Graphics 630
Version DirectX installée: 11.0


you still have it, its just the client is having a hard time figuring that out. Can I see your output_log.txt . <install folder>Hex_Data/output_log.txt


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 10:03:12-07:00
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Gregangel wrote:

Could this bug display be related to the stash bug ?

Possibly, in the main deck editor view are you missing things? I think that is the mail attachment view?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Frosty Fun on 2017-06-30 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! Frostheart is out!!! Plus, we have VIP Sleeve Rotation, some news about our patch, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-frosty-fun/

Discuss!


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 09:20:58-07:00
Have you run a repair? Seems like your connection is having issues or the game doesn't have the right data.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 08:58:21-07:00
Ok I have an inkling of what is going on here. Can one of you not on the steam client, launch the game wait 60sec then login. Let me know if you see your items. Also if possible send me the output log.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Bluebell Dryad & Runes on 2017-06-30 12:18:22-07:00
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JohnDruitt wrote:

There is something wrong with the cards. It also does not trigger when you play something frostformed. Sweeties do trigger. So either way dryad is bugged and does not trigger or sweeties are bugged and do trigger where they should not.
The bug is with Spellsong Sweeties. These cards should all only trigger off of transformations of cards in play.


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-30 12:16:24-07:00
Thanks for the reports. I'm plucking people out of the thread trying to work through what is going on. If people become unavailable i'll pluck some more out of here. We don't have anyone on our end with the issue so I'm kind of asking a lot of you guys to help out, I appreciate it.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Frostheat Brews: Candlekin Control on 2017-06-30 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis lights a candle for the future of control:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledg…-brews-candlekin-control/

Discuss!


HEXWiggly
posted in thread Inventory Missing - leads to game Crash on 2017-06-29 14:23:10-07:00
Looking for System info, Steam/Standalone client info on those experiencing this. Also if you're crashing can you send me your output log, there might be something in there. We're looking for the root of the issue here. So far this looks to be about the machine itself. If you have the opportunity to try to log your account in on another machine you can help confirm this. DXDIAG 's if you can give them would be useful too.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Out Now! on 2017-06-29 11:56:47-07:00
Our Frostheart servers are now live!

hextcg.com/frostheart-out-now/

Be sure to share your awesome screenshots with us @HexTCG

Enjoy!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Steam patched and now most of hex is deleted? on 2017-06-29 01:38:30-07:00
We initially deployed the wrong build and had to back it out and redeploy


Relaunch Steam to force another update and it should be fine (Server still won't be open for a while, though)


HEXahedron
posted in thread Frostheart Patch Notes on 2017-06-28 23:59:57-07:00
Our Known Issues have also been updated


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Mejis wrote:

Lovely stuff. Can't wait.

Only thing that concerns me is the Account Levelling Rewards being changed to Frost heart. Does this impact rewards that some of us may not have reached yet? Specifically I mean the card rewards (e.g. Dark Heart, Underworld Crusader). I'm only level 50, so have I forever lost my chance on these?

I'm assuming it just means e.g. chests and random cards rewards though. Clarification would be appreciated.

Otherwise: HYPE!
This only refers to things like Booster Packs, Chests, and random cards from the latest set. It doesn't affect AAs or other pre-set rewards.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Patch Notes on 2017-06-28 23:30:00-07:00
Our Frostheart patch notes are now up!

hextcg.com/frostheart-patch-notes/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Strange rank volatility in constructed the past 3 days? on 2017-06-28 17:53:54-07:00
After talking with the team, I can again say that everything is as expected on the back-end. We haven't made any ninja changes to the ladder and no errors have been detected. The fluctuations you are seeing are likely the result of normal ladder activity. Rank can fluctuate based on activity, pairings, and how closely players are ranked.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 6/28/17 on 2017-06-28 14:00:00-07:00
Burkheart pulls a hat-trick! This time, he's covering changes to our Immortal Watch/Ban lists:

hextcg.com/watchban-list-updates-62817/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Trigger Updates with Frostheart on 2017-06-28 13:03:10-07:00
Dark Heart of Nulzann was brought up to explain the differences between Targeted and Untargeted triggers with a scenario many players would be familiar with, not to highlight it as confusing. The most confusing scenarios are when targeted and untargeted triggers get layered together, which this update resolves nicely.

As to the clarification on how it will work, Dark Heart of Nulzaan is an untargeted trigger. You will still need to play Dread Banner after your Darkheart so the Dreadling will resolve first (both are untargeted and so they resolve in reverse time-stamp order).

A good rule of thumb is that a targeted trigger will have the word target on the card. See the relevant quote from our article:

Corey Burkhart wrote:

In HEX, we have two trigger types: targeted and untargeted triggers. Targeted triggers are the triggers that demand you choose a target for them. These triggers are then put on the chain where both players have a chance to respond. A targeted trigger is any trigger that involves the word “target.” Some examples of this are Daughter of the Poet and Spirit Oracle.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Pinned2017 Season 6 Sleeve Poll on 2017-06-28 10:52:25-07:00
Hey everyone!

We are continuing to get sleeves prepped for the long, but oh so rewarding animating process! Thank you so much for all your votes on the 2017 Season 5 Sleeves. To stay ahead of the curve, we are going to ask you to do it again! Here's what you have voted for so far:








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We are putting up the 2017 Season 6 Ladder Sleeves to a community vote.
Here are your two options:



This poll will only run for a limited time, so make sure to let us know which you prefer by Friday July 7th!


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Battlegrounds and Ladder Update on 2017-06-28 10:23:39-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

Very hard to follow

Hey all! Corey Burkhart here with some updates to matchmaking and how ladder ranking functions in the battlegrounds. These updates will go into effect with the release of Frostheart,


Again, this change is not coming out with Frostheart’s release, but will be in a patch shortly thereafter.
Good call Portensio, this is my fault sorry.

We were testing this internally, and wanted to correct a few more visuals and transitions before it went out. We don't want to put out a product that is 95% complete, thus we pulled back on it.

I should have clarified this in the beginning sentence saying Most of these updates will go into effect with the release of Frostheart (The exception to this, is the sealed gauntlet change will come with a patch shortly thereafter.) This is my fault when we finalized all of the content going out with Frostheart, I didn't correct this piece of the article going up and it can be confusing.

For clarity,

Frostheart will implement changes to the K-Values of Tournaments for Draft Gauntlet only.
With the release of the next patch, the K-Value of Sealed Gauntlet will also be increased and changed from best of 1 game matches to best of 3 game matches.

This is on me not double checking all of the work and what was written in this article, but I hope that clears this up! Thank you for pointing this out!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Battlegrounds and Ladder Update on 2017-06-28 10:00:00-07:00
Burkhart's back with an update to our ladder system:

hextcg.com/battlegrounds-ladder-update/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Release Celebration on 2017-06-28 09:47:37-07:00
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Sethanon wrote:

@Dinotropia are we going to have first Clash with Frostheart on Sunday? ;) Is it also going to reward some AAs? :)
That's the plan!

Release weekend AA's are only granted in the queues listed in the release weekend announcement. However, the Clash will now be granting the new cosmetic rewards instead of the AAA Herofall rewards.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-28 08:42:15-07:00
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Audens wrote:

FYI, it looks like a handful of cards are showing as having Gladiator 2 even though they shouldn't. Deep Freeze is the obvious one (as it's an action and shouldn't be able to have Gladiator), but it also looks like all the Deathless are listed as having it in the spoiler, which they didn't in previously spoiled versions (and which they presumably shouldn't, since it would make them way too strong).
Fixed. You may need to refresh the page.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Trigger Updates with Frostheart on 2017-06-28 12:00:00-07:00
Burkheart brings us some rules updates coming with our latest set:

hextcg.com/trigger-updates-frostheart/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Full Spoiler List on 2017-06-27 20:03:00-07:00
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TheEnigmaEngine wrote:

Are all the deathless diamond troops supposed to have Gladiator: 2? Seems OP :)
Our export tool was feeling feisty these past few days. That gladiator should not be there :( We will fix that display as soon as we are able.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Full Spoiler List on 2017-06-27 19:42:46-07:00
Frostheart's just around the corner! Enjoy the full spoiler list and do the brew:

hextcg.com/frostheart-full-spoiler-list/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-27 17:47:08-07:00
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Steric wrote:

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BlazingRagnarok wrote:

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Steric wrote:

Runic Avalanche seems like an insanely powerful card. Once you've emptied your hand, this draws 3 cards and summons a decently sized creature, then it recasts itself once you draw another shard, summoning another elemental. Manipulating when you get the runic trigger is likely going to be important for maximizing the benefit since you don't want to discard the 3 cards you drew immediately, but even if it triggers immediately, you can play any quick-speed stuff that you drew during your Ready step before you draw.
Sorry this comment is so late, but I'd like to clarify that Runic actions don't turn into runes until after they resolve (which the mechanics article makes pretty clear). That means that Runic actions that draw cards will never reactivate themselves.I think you know that already, but I feel like that particular detail risks being a point of confusion (and mis-reported as a bug) after Frostheart's release. It's for the best to get that function out in the open.
An interesting question that this kind of implies: What happens when Thunderfield Seer prophecies onto a Runic card? Does the added 'draw a card' occur after Runic does, or before? Since the 'draw a card' effect isn't part of the card's normal resolution, I'd guess it occurs after Runic does, but maybe not.
Good question! In that particular instance the draw effect is below Runic on the textbox so it happens afterwards, meaning the Rune is in play at the time the card is drawn and is able to trigger if the drawn card is a resource.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Release Celebration on 2017-06-27 16:01:36-07:00
The Frostheart release celebration is happening this weekend!

hextcg.com/frostheart-release-celebration/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Patch Announcement on 2017-06-27 15:49:36-07:00
It's the news you've all been waiting for! We're pleased to announce that Frostheart will patch starting tomorrow:

hextcg.com/frostheart-patch-announcement/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Artist Interview - Nicholas Gregory on 2017-06-27 10:00:00-07:00
Tyler James introduces us to one of the fantastic artists who bring HEX to life:

hextcg.com/artist-interview-nicholas-gregory/

Enjoy!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - June 25 on 2017-06-26 14:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-june-25/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread The HEX API and You on 2017-06-26 13:25:41-07:00
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Fred wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

Hello Hexers, this is Fred here to talk to you about my number one favorite feature in HEX: the API.
<--- This is Fred ^ That is not Fred

You are a dinosaur trying to pass as Fred. :P


They'll never know!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped – The Tackle Box on 2017-06-26 10:00:00-07:00
Nicosharp tackles teaching his PvE tricks:

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-tackle-box/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread The HEX API and You on 2017-06-26 12:00:00-07:00
Hello Hexers, this is Fred here to talk to you about my number one favorite feature in HEX: the API.

hextcg.com/the-hex-api-and-you/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-23 16:05:57-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

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Vroengard wrote:

Trigger happy moderator punishing the innocent along with the guilty.

I suppose he was refering to the fact that I consider card art not essential to card games and that I'd play Hex in Excel form, if all of you agreed to it.
Don't the guidelines say you're supposed to get a message explaining a deletion or modification of a post? I mean there were just linked not a page ago. I know I didn't get one and it sounds like you didn't either. Quite the irony.
They were removed in a swath to deal with a violation of our Code of Conduct. Our Mod was moving quickly because there are a billion things going on at the moment and was a little over zealous.

That said, I do want to remind everyone to take a breath before posting. While I know everyone here enjoys HEX and hanging out with each other, I have seen a few unkind and unreasonable posts. We do take action and the privilege of posting on these forums will be revoked if necessary.

Basically,


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.23.17 on 2017-06-23 14:49:44-07:00
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Pandaemonium wrote:

What is cool is that the holiday vanities show her growing up.
haha, ya its crazy... going WAY to fast :(


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.23.17 on 2017-06-23 14:25:50-07:00
I swear time is speeding up, it seems like I was writing an update update JUST moments ago, maybe I'm having a series of brain aneurysm... maybe none of this is real...hello god is that you? its me cory...

sorry, lost my mind for a moment there, HELLO its Friday, and I hope your week was F-ing amazing (I wrote a lot of Epic Spell War creative and I'm having a hard time not using the F word constantly now)

Its Friday so you know what that means, REVELATIONS FRIDAY (reveling secrets not the corny religious stuff), as you are fully aware EVERY Friday we Revel the truth about something, like last Fridays shocker regarding the pentagram in the company restroom was a dozy, this week we come clean on a certain HEX employee... well, there isn't actually a real Jared CRAZY right? ...its actually a role played by the very talented actor Jerry Ferrara... it was good gag but we thought letting you in on the joke made for a good REVELATION...



of course an even BETTER revelation might have been the release date of Frostheart...
so, lets drop some truth bombs yo! we WERE going to give the date with this update, BUT the build isn't totally 100% in a place we are comfortable committing, its damn close and we may very well have confidence by the end of the day to give you date... and be prepared for a less than 7 day window from announcement to launch, as SOON as we can launch I am pulling the trigger, so be ready :)

As we get to the end of the spoiler season I have one more card I want to spoil personally, I saved this for last, as it meant a lot to me.... I did a little vanity card in the set, I am so in love with the Merry Caravan and I really wanted to be part of that fun... (plus have my daughter with me)

so here it is, and thank you for indulging another appearance by Holiday...



and... pretty fun card right?!?

On to the update!...
Hopefully everyone is digging the story reveal for Frostheart, and as I mentioned before its actually a story that runs through set 10! and it gets pretty weird, I totally love it!
Some great process articles this week, the Frostheart failures was funny, expect to see more of this in the set, ...plus set 8 thematic starts shortly and we have some great ideas about how to weave in these B teams... I mean you NEED to know more about the Nannamancers right? if we don't make a Rotten Nannamancer, well its just a failure on so many levels...

We have the Jungle board hitting soon, my favorite of the boards, be sure to get it (there will not be another chance for a LONG time... probably)

And the end of the ladder season, geez I didn't hit cosmic on either ladder this time, usually I hit one or the other, I blame work... stupid Hex not letting me play Hex enough!
I hope you like the upcoming rewards and that you got the ones this time around.

The first season of the HEX CLASH is coming to a close, and I think it has been a very big success, I have always wanted HEX to have numerous events to get excited about, both random and scheduled, and this is a great example of a small cool weekly event you can look forward to, this is the kind of thing we will be doing more of in the future. We have with this rotation a first look at the NEXT prize support for the CLASH, and I love it. I am so in love with the BOON BERRIES, now clearly the Hero Fall card power level and BAD ASS heavy metal art variant would be nearly impossible to follow, but I think are little berry friends are doing a great job as the follow up. Plus the new frost ring arena battle board is looking great and when you see it in game with effects I think you will love it!

I really want to spin the Boon Berries off into another game...

and finally we spoiled the new bomb resource, and that just the first one we have an entire cycle of resources coming...
I noticed some nervousness about the power level on Permafrost, and not to worry we have tested everything in set over and over, and we feel confident we are in a good place. is it powerful? YES is it busted, NO (maybe), just kidding its no :D

I know last week I mentioned I would go over some of the topics in the forum and sadly I haven't had the time to organize this as mush as I would like so I am postponing it until I am able to give it the attention it deserves. Hopefully next week...

I love you all very much, and lets chat again next Friday...

-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-23 13:52:14-07:00
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Transience wrote:

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SaintVicarious wrote:

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Transience wrote:

Smart choice. You can leave that bible closed.
Do you need to be so vitriolic all the time? You answered twice, and you were incredibly abrasive both times.
No, it's a choice. :)
It is also not amazing.

Let's be better, eh? If we need a reminder, please check the Forum Guidelines.

We are all friends here.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Berry Good on 2017-06-23 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have Battleboard rotation news, Frostheart spoilers, a peak at the next Clash AAA, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-berry-good/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update - Berry Good on 2017-06-23 12:53:42-07:00
jesus, I need to make another account to look at the forums hahahahaha


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-22 15:25:46-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

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Blackwood wrote:

Here's a belated thought: when you Fateweave, does it inform your opponent whether you picked a resource or a card?
Very good question. My assumption is no, although they might see the 'phantom card' as it gets cast.
@HEXahedron @HEXSirSleepy Any insight?
You will not be able to tell which option your opponent selected.
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Transience wrote:

Oooh, i like that Tonguebreeder a lot.
Gross!


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-22 11:22:18-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

It does sadden me that the Moa stops being a bird when you frostform it. It's not like 'Elemental Birds' don't exist in Hex.
Sorry. That silly moa was having some kind of identity crisis. I've given him a thorough talking to, and explained to him that he's a bird, even when brittle.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Hailstorm on 2017-06-22 10:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo has a flurry of Frostheart spoilers for us today. Take a look!

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-hailstorm/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - June 18 on 2017-06-21 17:34:12-07:00
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GamGam wrote:

Question, if I were to claim a cash prize through paypal, would there be any transfer fees applied to it?
Yes. That's a paypal thing. It's how they roll. We have no control over that.


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-21 16:49:07-07:00


KAAAA-VROOOM from today's Dev Stream.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Mountain Lore on 2017-06-21 10:00:00-07:00
Dinotropia takes a moment to describe how we make mountains:

hextcg.com/mountain-lore/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Multi PC logins are now supported! on 2017-06-21 09:17:11-07:00
You're welcome :)

Please note that our forum software still has a hard limit on the amount of time you can be logged into separate devices without activity. If you go more than 24 hours without using the forums on your 2nd/3rd/4th!? device it will time out and you will have to log in again.


Dinotropia
posted in thread On the Losing Team on 2017-06-21 12:00:00-07:00
And now, a word about our Frostheart Failures:

hextcg.com/on-the-losing-team/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Sir Draxard concern on 2017-06-20 17:21:42-07:00
This is a good discussion, so don't let me interfere too much, but I just wanted to provide a little bit of extra context to see how it might affect people's opinions:

By my count there are 78 6-cost troops that are legal transformation results in the upcoming Standard/Limited format.

Edit: 77, double-counted a core common by mistake (Please don't use this thread to try to guess which card that is)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Party Time on 2017-06-20 13:52:18-07:00
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Biz wrote:

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nqumyf wrote:

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Biz wrote:

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Darkwonders wrote:

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Blackwood wrote:

This article basically pinpoints precisely the circumstances where it'll be miserable to get hit by Brosi--if you're playing a control deck and trying to hold on to the right tools to contend with your opponent. Having Brosi in Wild potentially makes for a greater headache for a control player to have to plan around considering he's also quick speed and has spellshield to boot.
can still be countered and dingled.
lolnobody plays blue. have you seen this game's balance?
1. Did you ever hear about Uzzu/Empress deck ?2. Meta shifts with every set
interrupts are not good because the cheap cards are too good in hex
you can look up the data. after set 4 and especially set 5, blue (actual blue, not the aggro blue) became useless
hexpvptools.net/constructed/la…9c-6fd2-e71f-329481ee9833


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSet 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-20 11:54:47-07:00
Hey guys!

I enjoy a good debate myself, but I see this heading a bit too far into the woods. Lets dial it back and keep things on topic (Sweet Frostheart Spoilers!), alright?


HEXahedron
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-20 11:01:57-07:00
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Blackwood wrote:

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Steric wrote:

So am I missing something or is there no difference between this card having Once Per turn and having 1-SHOT? Regardless, this seems sweet in limited with the Puff the Magic Cloud and Go Nuts and I expect we'll see a lot more of these transformation effects.
I presume they also meant to include 'and retains this ability' because it reads like it's meant to continue transforming from turn to turn.
No, it's not supposed to have either 1-SHOT or retains this ability. The wording is there to avoid an infinite loop in a case another card transforms into a Spellsong Sweeties.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Party Time on 2017-06-20 10:00:00-07:00
Varranis lets the beat drop with some Merry Caravan spoilers!

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-party-time/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-20 09:58:38-07:00
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DraXor wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

You should no longer see duplicates drawn for single award items like Battleboards or Sleeves and the duplicate door prizes you pointed out we will reroll.
Rerolls will be officialy announced?
Battleboard Duplicates
Krilydactyl - 2nd April extended prize and 30th April Doorprize > theblackcompany
publicuser - 16th April Doorprize and 7th May Doorprize > Fobes

Sleeve Duplicates
Wasteland - 9th April Doorprize and 30th April Doorprize > Mochez
Brynhildr - 23rd April Top 16 then 7th May Doorprize > Xarotta
Malekith - 23rd April Doorprize and 14th May Doorprize > Justiis


Dinotropia
posted in thread Two Factor Authenication Single use backup codes on 2017-06-20 09:10:16-07:00
Mmm, can't do much about your aversion to scrolling, but if you do decide to use the dashboard you can also click on the Unread Posts widget to do an automatic search of the entire forums for unread stuff. It is quite handy if that is how you enjoy reading.

You can also follow specific threads you are interested in and get notifications that way if you prefer a more targeted approach.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Two Factor Authenication Single use backup codes on 2017-06-20 08:56:42-07:00
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Transience wrote:

What I dislike most, aside from the fact that I get logged out when I use more than one device, is the 'Unread Posts' link not being a permalink. I have all shortcuts to forums I visit set to 'recent/unread/newest/whatever posts' since that is the most efficient way to keep updated. And it's not possible here.
You can also go to your dashboard. It lists unread posts there as well.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-20 00:31:14-07:00
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Insanctus wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

Our original policy was that duplicates were allowed. However, we reassessed this position as the subsequent Clash AAAs and Battleboard will be available for a shorter period of time than the AAA Herofall Sleeves & Wizard Battleboard were. This change was made so that more of the new cosmetics could get into your guys' hands over this shorter frame.
Just to reconfirm this, so Herofall AAA will now instead be the most common upon the Clash AAAs? In the 150th 2TurnsAhead Podcast (around 01:16:00) and in a friday update Cory explicitly said that those rewards will rotate every chapter (every second set) with Herofall AAA being the only one rotating after one set because set 7 is a new chapter making it the rarest of the Clash AAAs. Did this really change and if yes, has it been communicated anywhere?
There has not been a change to our rotation plans:

Friday Update wrote:

When we first announced the HEX Clash, we stated that our exclusive Clash cosmetics would rotate every set. After viewing our great turnouts and crunching the numbers a bit more, we have decided to amend this to “rotate every chapter,” or every two sets. This change won’t have any impact on our current cosmetic lineup as Set 7 is the start of a new HEX chapter
I see now that I flipped what I intended to say when I wrote my initial message (the danger of doing too many things at once!). To clarify, there has been no change to our cosmetic rotation plans. The Herofall AAAs will still be some of the rarest as there was only one set's worth of time before cosmetic rotation (Happening with the release of Frostheart, the start of a new chapter). I will edit my original post to make sure that is clear to everyone.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploring Frostheart on 2017-06-20 12:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi does a dive into what's been revealed so far for Frostheart:

hextcg.com/hexploring-frostheart/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-19 18:50:43-07:00
Correct. Prizes that can be acquired multiple times (like cards) can be rolled as many times as Kismet favors a player.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-19 16:34:42-07:00
So after a little digging, I have a clarification:

Our original policy was that duplicates were allowed. However, we reassessed this position as the AAA Herofall Sleeves & Wizard Battleboard will be available for a shorter period of time than the subsequent Clash AAAs and Battleboard will be. This change was made so that more of the cosmetics could get into your guys' hands over this shorter frame.

You should no longer see duplicates drawn for single award items like Battleboards or Sleeves and the duplicate door prizes you pointed out we will reroll.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Two Factor Authenication Single use backup codes on 2017-06-19 13:09:58-07:00
Our forum software has a maximum period of 24 hours for the user session timeout. I have increased the limit to our max. Hopefully this will help decrease the number of times you have to log in across your different devices.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSet 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-19 10:17:23-07:00
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Etria wrote:

Mordrom says invicible right? Who do we point the typo out to?
We're on it :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Deathless Gem on 2017-06-19 10:05:51-07:00
She is returning to the story. If you are asking if the Shards of Fate Lixil, the Deathless Gem is being reprinted in Frostheart, the answer is no.

Hope that clears things up :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Deathless Gem on 2017-06-19 10:00:00-07:00
Diamond eyes turn northward...

hextcg.com/the-deathless-gem/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HexPrimal Immortal Championship Series Tournament #2 Feedback on 2017-06-19 08:58:39-07:00
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Ozymandias wrote:

Where would I find the stream if I am interested in watching it?
twitch.tv/videos/152498396

Shazzam!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-19 08:17:45-07:00
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Reeplay wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

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Reeplay wrote:

But more relevant to the discussion I don't like that someone who already owns the battleboard (or sleeve) can win them through doorprizes again.
An account with a one time prize (like sleeves or battleboards) is redrawn for prizing. They cannot win them again.
I want to believe that but krilydactyl won the wizard battleboard doorprize from the 2nd April extended prize and again in the 30th April Doorprize.*I'm not trying to name and shame in this situation. I just wanted to point out an example of someone getting the battleboard as a doorprize twice and this was the first example.
Can you find more examples of this? The drawing is a manual process, so it is conceivable that one person got on the list twice as we were improving our granting tool. If you can find multiple instances of this happening I will bring this to engineering.

Regardless, the intent is that door prize battleboards/sleeves are singular grant items.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Two Factor Authenication Single use backup codes on 2017-06-19 12:58:00-07:00
The forums will time out if you don't have activity on a device for an extended period of time. This may be what people are experiencing.

In any case, both the backend and my own testing confirm multiple device support is enabled. If this is not the case for someone, I would be interested in learning more about your situation.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Two Factor Authenication Single use backup codes on 2017-06-19 12:36:04-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

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Fred wrote:

The way the forums automatically log you out from other devices when you log in elsewhere
Yeah that really annoys me too.
Can you confirm that this is still the case for you? I am currently logged into my phone and to my PC at the same time. Dinoception.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - June 18 on 2017-06-19 12:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-june-18/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Wizard Battleboard on 2017-06-18 23:02:03-07:00
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Reeplay wrote:

But more relevant to the discussion I don't like that someone who already owns the battleboard (or sleeve) can win them through doorprizes again.
An account with a one time prize (like sleeves or battleboards) is redrawn for prizing. They cannot win them again.


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Frostheart Spoiler - A Clue... on 2017-06-17 14:48:18-07:00
Struggling to the end of your quest fraught with mind-breaking clues you face death itself in the forum of this fearsome predator of the Hyborean mountains.

IT was a TRAP! Sorry. But here's the spoiler!


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Frostheart Spoiler - A Clue... on 2017-06-17 13:33:17-07:00
Hi everyone,

I have a pretty rockin card to spoil for you. But you'll have to follow my diabolical clues to the very end. If you dare...

Clue #1: Follow me on Twitter


HEXRysu
posted in thread Gen con on 2017-06-16 17:08:41-07:00
I'll be there for the Gwaer.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.16.17 on 2017-06-16 16:52:39-07:00
well hello there...

how is your Friday? mine you ask...

Amazing! as you are well aware every Friday we celebrate a life well lived here at HEX HQ, so of course its ...IN MEMORIAM FRIDAY...
and sadly we celebrate the passing of Adam West, the only real Batman....

to say I was an Adam West Batman fan is a massive understatement, I used to only wear a pair of blue briefs style underwear, zipper half boots and blue pillow case everywhere I went, and distinctly remember one day being in the frozen food section of the grocery store and feeling my nipples get really hard... and it suddenly dawned on me that I was walking around in my JUST my underwear, it was very traumatic... and that kind of trauma can be hard for a teenager (hahaha just kidding, I was 9) ... it forced my grandmother to make this... once and for all covering my amazing nipples



I really loved Adam West, may he RIP

Jared was out sick today (I suspect with sadness) so Ryan was good enough to wear this Batman cowl I made out blue copier paper... a fitting tribute
(note: that's not a tear on Ryan's right cheek, its left over butter from last Friday... )




Boy oh Boy the spoiler do NOT stop! has everyone enjoyed spoiler season so far?

I noticed a bunch FLIP FLOPPERS, sure you loved the Luminaries ... now you LOVE the Blightbark... whatever

lets not forget the best group... THE MERRY CARAVAN!

maybe you need some more spoilers...



Got to love the hard parting Satyrs...
hopefully you noticed the funny non featured groups appearing in the cards, usually getting their asses kicked ^^
I call this group THE GAZER GUYZ WITH LAZER EYES...
(the Nanamancer from Battle of Destiny is the best one hands down)
...feel free to name the other groups you see fighting in the arena and let me know

also, we spoiled Puck and Balthazar with temp art, well here the final...



Look at those RIPPED elves, must be from all the lute shredding... so happy the crowd seems diverse, even got a bot rocking out

I really cannot wait for Merry Caravan spoiler day, I have a couple of special ones I have squirreled away :)

Well its Questmas time... (said no one ever... that isn't playing HEX)
clearly the card this year is a wee bit less complex then last years masterpiece, but it is actually pretty fun little dynamic once you get the equipment in the mix, plus with Mirror, Mirror it seems like a pretty intense combo.... broken! lets name that the Broken Mirror deck... or not...

lots of tournaments coming up, and I have heard what you said about needing more constructed events with great prizes and I am actively working on it! We have the Hex Primal Immortal tournament and its sure to be a TON of fun with a pretty great prize pool, remember its happening TOMORROW!

we spoiled some blast from the past cards, reaching back into primeval history to see a couple of Entrath's monsters in their long ago form... you see chickens come from dinosaurs and so the original cockatwice is... wait for it... a dinosaur (see we think of everything!) ...and we even have a guy with Invincible! my favorite keyword 0_o

Next week I will try and take a little time to talk about some of the stuff I have been reading in the forums, little stuff like why no new art on core commons, etc. (to answer the example, Alternate Art is a real thing in the game and used as a reward, we wouldn't want to diminish that the excitement it generates by over using it)

well that's it...

Have an amazing weekend!
love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Questmas 2017 on 2017-06-16 10:00:00-07:00
After a long winter and a bountiful harvest in spring, Entrath’s summer solstice heralds the coming of summer with its warm embrace and long cheerful days.

hextcg.com/questmas-2017/

Questmas returns once again! Hurrah for games!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Double the Fun on 2017-06-16 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have spoilers galore, updated VIP times, Questmas, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-double-fun/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Frostheart Spoiler - Runefusion on 2017-06-16 12:48:48-07:00
Hello HEXers,

Today I have the pleasure of getting to spoil my favorite Frostheart card.

People have been asking which team competing in the Frost Ring Arena is my favorite, and while I love all five of the big featured contenders, there are some smaller teams that are also competing. One of these smaller teams is my personal favorite: The Runecrafters. A group of Dwarves who have come to the Frost Ring to study the ancient runic magic that is engraved into the icy walls, and then, being Dwarves, endeavoring to replicate and improve upon those techniques. Which brings us to Runefusion:



Getting a random action that you can eventually play twice? For me, this is a super fun way to add a little bit of powerful unpredictability to a match. I will put this into my draft and sealed deck whenever possible. During testing, here are some of the Runic actions I've created in the perfect situation to the dismay of my opponent:

Flaring Passions
Staggering Blast
Wrong Turn
Azure Fang Decree
Iljun's Parade (With the Major Diamond of the Seraph {Flight and Swiftstrike})
Predatory Prey
And, of course, Runefusion itself

Plus, keep an eye out for cards that might like a single card that can result in three actions being played.

I hope you all enjoy this card as much as I do. :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Redlings on 2017-06-16 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis gears up for the CCS with a ladder raiding Redlings brew:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-redlings/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Return of the Ring on 2017-06-15 10:59:15-07:00
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@HEXahedron

how hogarth will affect on acorn? it will increase cost or wont affect it becouse of spectral?
Spectral protects against Hogarth's passive. Cost of Acorns will remain 0.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight – Blightbark Court on 2017-06-15 10:00:00-07:00
Chris VanMeter has no dearth of things to say about Deathcry with a new Frostheart spoiler:

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-blightbark-court/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Twilight Archon on 2017-06-15 12:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo peels back the veil and reveals another video spoiler for our upcoming set, Frostheart!

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-twilight-archon/

Discuss~


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-14 17:15:42-07:00


Dinotropia
posted in thread Common Knowledge on 2017-06-14 10:00:00-07:00
Ryan Sutherland's back with a dose of Common Knowledge:

hextcg.com/common-knowledge/

Discuss~


HEXPaladon
posted in thread *spoiler* It's not a buffalo, but i suppose it will do in a pinch! on 2017-06-14 08:18:07-07:00
Nice


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - SR Valor on 2017-06-14 08:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland gives us the latest buzz on McBombus Valor:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-sr-valor/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Return of the Ring on 2017-06-14 12:36:23-07:00
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Ramundi wrote:

Can we still encounter Uruunaz and earn the same stuff by defeating him? (That's the only thing I haven't done yet because he's so elusive.)

(Wouldn't be surprised if he was updated as well to reflect the new card in the set, but I'm sure that will be left as a surprise.)
No rewards are being removed from the arena. Everything that was obtainable will remain obtainable.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Return of the Ring on 2017-06-14 12:00:00-07:00
Ryan Sutherland steps into the ring once more to share some cool new PvE updates!

hextcg.com/return-of-the-ring/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Light my Fire on 2017-06-13 10:00:00-07:00
Kent Ketter shines some light on upcoming Frostheart spoilers:

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-light-fire/

Discuss~


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-12 19:11:30-07:00
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BlazingRagnarok wrote:

Add me to the people confused about how Archive Dweller works. Unlike Fifth Book of D'harsis, it doesn't actually say that we get to search the opponent's deck for cards, which leads me to believe that it actually voids random cards instead. Sometimes I wish more cards would just spell out what they actually do.
You get to search.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread History of a HEX Card - The Story of the Librarian on 2017-06-12 18:23:16-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

My only concern is the name because just 'The Librarian' is awfully generic and once you've done that you can't reuse it, that name real estate is sold and gone. Hex seems to be going through a LOT of prime, simple, card names in its first few sets and I'm a little worried that the space for names is going to get cut down pretty rapidly if the trend stays strong. I don't know if this is a concern for the development team but its something I've noticed.
so funny, I watch this pretty closely...
we should be good :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread History of a HEX Card - The Story of the Librarian on 2017-06-12 10:00:00-07:00
This Library card is one you'd best check out! Burkhart brings us the details:

hextcg.com/history-hex-card-story-librarian/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread AZ2 Secrets and Unlocks on 2017-06-11 07:18:33-07:00
I think I will sit this one out for now :)

Like I said before, our policy is to let players discover interactions and secrets on their own. From what I can see, you've already started making good progress already. You don't need me here.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSet 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-09 18:42:53-07:00
Let's reel it back in, guys :)

Many thanks!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.09.17 on 2017-06-09 15:00:24-07:00
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TheEnigmaEngine wrote:

Transmogrifade with a body, and it can target ANY card? Sign me up.

EDIT: Any opposing card, but how often did you transmog your own things.
I love how much is packed into the art of that card, not just the story but also the little references...


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.09.17 on 2017-06-09 14:47:05-07:00
Oh Shit! its ONNNNN.... we spoiled gems AND champions this week!!! so much goodness...

Well its yet another update on your update, and being Friday you KNOW what that means...

BUTTER BUSTS! as I am sure you are aware every Friday at HEX HQ we spend the first half the day sculpting the likenesses of each other in BUTTER... yes its BUTTER SCULPTURE FRIDAY...
I attempted to add even more butter to Jared's already buttery profile, I think its pretty good, at least good enough to spread on sourdough toast later, mmmm nothing like crispy sourdough toast slathered in melting Jared.



SO back to those Champions... wow
I knew everyone would love Puff the Rainbow but I feel like all of the new guys and gals are pretty amazing... you cannot tell me playing as Swampbutt isn't straight gas... (sorry)
the concept of each group coming to the arena requiring a Bannerman and a Herald I think is pretty cool and gives us the chance to flesh out the thematic and fun factor for each of the groups play styles.
obviously my favorite is Puck and Balthasar rocking out, but I have to say the Johnny player in me is excited by Runecarver Darcon, how do I exploit that ability?!? I know there has to be a way!

when it comes to the gems... well I'm super excited to play around with the Major Ruby of Galvanism, certainly some fun combos can be had with that!

I have been super happy with spoiler season so far, seems like everyone is in on the action.... and no reason I shouldn't be!

so here is a spoiler that I feel belongs in MY update...



HAHAHAHA! word to the wise don't gamble with the Pippits...
I hope that if there is an afterlife you get to customize it to your preference, I would with TOTAL certainty join the Merry Caravan and travel around Entrath endlessly (sadly I am an atheist so probably not happening), Princess Cory will actually appear in an action card we should be spoiling pretty soon... its the escalation wild card!

when it comes to the actual Friday update the big news was info on the Dragons Blood starter deck (the long awaited Kickstarter reward)
let me start by apologizing for how long this took, I was chasing the foil concept and wanted to live to the letter of the promise I made, but ultimately the foil just didn't look good, so we decided to load it up with other goodies and hope that players felt it was fair... do you??? well I hope so
I think the deck is amazing and the AAA Uruunaz is SUPER sweet and the Scion merc should be fun to build around...

I hope you enjoyed the birthday message on Monday and the comic / sleeve was to your liking...
I have fun making it and the slowly amassing PARTY ARMY just keeps getting stronger, will they eventually overwhelm the princess? who knows, but we have 6 more installments to finish it so...

I hope you have a good Friday, and you enjoy the MANY MANY more spoilers to come :)
love as always
-cory


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update - Frozen Treats on 2017-06-09 10:48:22-07:00
ya, seriously I am sorry about this
we are very late on this stuff and the longer it takes the more disconnected it feels, but I try my absolute hardest to live up to my promises and this is one of them

heck I am angry at myself we don't have foil it just didn't look good, and I thought all the other stuff in the deck would be an ok substitution


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update - Frozen Treats on 2017-06-09 10:27:49-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

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Galliard wrote:

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KozHex wrote:

Are those cards unique to the dragon deck? I had thought the deck was just supposed to to be some sort of special foil deck, not a deck with exclusive cards.
We were told it was going to have some exclusive PvE cards at the same time we were told it was going to have the Uruunaz mercenary.
Missed that somehow. Ugh... I thought I was done coughing up big money for the crime of missing the kickstarter. Guess not lol
You will not have to cough up more money, this is exclusive to Kickstarter and will not be for sale (or maybe you are talking about the secondary market :( so ya sorry about that)
and the Uruunaz card IS AAA... we are finishing the animation now :)

sorry we didn't make it clear


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Frozen Treats on 2017-06-09 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have spoilers galore, HEX turns four, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-frozen-treats/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Champions of Frostheart on 2017-06-09 10:00:00-07:00
Ryan Sutherland's back with a preview of all the new Frostheart champions!

hextcg.com/champions-of-frostheart/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSet 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-08 14:24:40-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

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Thoom wrote:

Hex clearly needs to do a crossover promotion with Mountain Dew Game Fuel.

A bottle of Mountain Dew Feralfuel contains two halves, one with regular Mountain Dew and one with Code Red, and comes with a redeemable code for a consumable that lets you summon a constant in PVE that says Your Gnolls have Gladiator 2.
We've got dis ;Ptwitter.com/HexTCG/status/872925256708751360
Just as a side note, I think you guys have your official twitter Language set to Spanish. Every tweet I look at of yours has a 'translate from Spanish' prompt on it. :)
Very odd... but no, I can 100% confirm that our settings say 'English'

I blame gremlins.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSet 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-08 14:18:26-07:00
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Thoom wrote:

Hex clearly needs to do a crossover promotion with Mountain Dew Game Fuel.

A bottle of Mountain Dew Feralfuel contains two halves, one with regular Mountain Dew and one with Code Red, and comes with a redeemable code for a consumable that lets you summon a constant in PVE that says Your Gnolls have Gladiator 2.
We've got dis ;P

twitter.com/HexTCG/status/872925256708751360


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-08 10:39:27-07:00
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Thoom wrote:

The templating on Locke is interesting as a contrast to, say, Beguiling Temptress. If you revert the troop Locke steals, will it still return to enemy control?
Nice catch Thoom.

This is another templating we're trying out. The use of the terminology Steal Steal means to gain control of something and put it into your corresponding zone (We'll almost every time deal with this in play, but you could Steal a card from the opposing champion's deck or hand, we're likely to tell you where those go however for clarity sake).

To steal something is to gain control of it. Control is a state a card exists in. It is either under your control, or under my control (If we're the two battling in a two player game). It's not a modifier that exists on a card like +1[ATK] from something like Razor's Edge. Thus, it cannot be reverted off similar to something like This has +1[ATK] while attacking. Attacking is a state a card can exist in during combat, and that cannot be reverted off. (Example: Emberleaf Duelist). Thus, f you revert the stole troop, the engine will have a trigger that occurs at the end of turn, that says Return the stole troop to its previous controller. That previous controller in this case will be the champion who last controlled the stolen troop. This occurs because this type of effect causes a delay trigger and is not a modifier.

Very rulsy and complex there, but the short answer is that reverting the troop with Locke of the Pack will still return it to the opposing champion. However, as a few players have said, sacrificing the troop will do the trick as the returning of control only works if the troop exists in play.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Packing Heat on 2017-06-08 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland joins us for an action Packed Frostheart spoiler:

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-packing-heat/

Discuss!


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-08 12:03:59-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

While you're around @HEXPureforce - if I steal a diligence card with Locke, will I get the effect or will they?

Since the ready happens BEFORE the steal, i assume they will... but I just want to clarify.

Edit: I mean if I steal an exhausted diligence card.
Don't worry Eraia I knew what you meant ;)

As for your example, If you steal an exhausted troop with a When this readies trigger or a Diligence power (Ultimately the same trigger point), you will get the effect. This templating of steal has the templating wrapped into one action word. The text on this completely written out is:

Gain control of target opposing troop. Ready it. It gets Speed and Gladiator 1 this turn. At end of turn, return this to its previous controller.

We'd be best to update this text to better represent that to:

[BASIC], Once per turn: [(3)] [ARROWR] Steal and ready target opposing troop until end of turn. It gets Speed and Gladiator 1 this turn. This power is free to use if Locke entered play this turn.

I'll talk with production and see if it's too late to get this text into the file. As I think that would help improve the readability for players, and prevent future questions/confusions that you've illuminated for us here!

TL;DR
The player who steals the opposing troop gets the diligence trigger. Going to see if we can alter this piece of text to reflect that.

Edit:
To your question AxelDWater -
When Locke returns the troop, it remains exhausted. Thus, if it readies on the opponent's next turn, they will receive a diligence trigger.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Feralfuel Packhunter on 2017-06-08 12:00:00-07:00
Infam0usne0 fuels more speculation with another fun-filled spoiler:

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-feralfuel-packhunter/

Discuss!


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 18:18:46-07:00
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Utremeld wrote:

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Reeplay wrote:

The card from the dev stream
Great art and the typo of Lady Violent
Whoops! Good catch, Utremeld. Although 'Lady Violent' sounds pretty rad.


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 16:52:30-07:00
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Corvus wrote:

There will be a completed Human Thrall spoiler on the official Twitch soon - very nice effect already spoiled; Deploy & Deathcry both summon a Zombie with the power of it's minor gem.

Also:
> Lixil has a 'sub team' - not one of the feature 5 - and is Corey's (not Cory's) favorite team overall.
> There are other sub teams, but often have just 1 card - Ryan said one team only has the card Battle of Destiny, but may be the best card in the set.
Note: I said that Battle of Destiny may be the best art in the set, and that the team depicted is amongst the best teams. It's a pretty solid card, but I wouldn't argue that Battle of Destiny is the best card in the set.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 16:37:13-07:00
Here is the real attendant from the Dev Stream


Dinotropia
posted in thread Observations regarding the Hex leaderboards on 2017-06-07 10:57:52-07:00
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Thoom wrote:

Seconding the need for a comment on whether things are working as intended. I just placed into Limited Cosmic at 58th, and that seems really anomalous given how late in the season it is and how mediocre a player I am.

The last time this happened, I ended up losing like 50-70 places when the ladder was corrected, so I don't want to get my hopes up if I'm just going to get rekt by a readjustment again.
Hey guys! The rankings you see on the board are correct. No ninja changes were made.


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 10:55:28-07:00
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Khendral wrote:

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Blackwood wrote:

Really feel like Hyborean Hermit should be a Ranger troop type going off the art, but that's more argument over the occasional cards that have confusing art vs. function of the cards themselves.

As far as Fateweave, for all we know there are troops or constants or the like that might give a renewable source of reliable fateweaving.
Great catch!Truth be told, we gave this guy a class before we knew exactly what the art was going to look like. (In my head it was a hermit mage, which clearly it is not.) He (she? hard to tell with all that fur) will be updated by the time you see it in client.
Please, fix Ruby's Favor typo as well. It's always been 'Exhasted troops' :)
Actually, this card has a Boston accent, so this is the correct spelling.

(I've been told that this has been fixed internally, just waiting for Frostheart to patch it out, but thanks for the heads up. :D)


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 10:51:13-07:00
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OzawaWanderer wrote:

@HEXRysu Can we get some Merry Caravan spoils like today or Tomorrow please? :(
Everything in due time...


HEXahedron
posted in thread Art Feedback - Paragon of Insanity on 2017-06-07 10:40:29-07:00
This discussion started going in circles almost immediately and is pretty much guaranteed to continue to degrade from here. I'm closing this thread.

Feedback on the art has been noted.


HEXRysu
posted in thread Frostheart Gems on 2017-06-07 10:27:51-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

Are there any plans to make all gems available in PvE like they are in immortal?
Nope. Our PvE content serves as an introduction to Hex, so we don't want to overwhelm people with 50+ gem choices. Yes, there are an overwhelming number of decisions you CAN make in campaign, but those happen more organically as a player unlocks more cards and equipment, while gems are presented all at once.


HEXRysu
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-07 10:02:32-07:00
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Blackwood wrote:

Really feel like Hyborean Hermit should be a Ranger troop type going off the art, but that's more argument over the occasional cards that have confusing art vs. function of the cards themselves.

As far as Fateweave, for all we know there are troops or constants or the like that might give a renewable source of reliable fateweaving.
Great catch!

Truth be told, we gave this guy a class before we knew exactly what the art was going to look like. (In my head it was a hermit mage, which clearly it is not.) He (she? hard to tell with all that fur) will be updated by the time you see it in client.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Gems on 2017-06-07 10:00:00-07:00
Cory Burkhart showcases the new gems arriving with Frostheart:

hextcg.com/frostheart-gems/

Discuss!


HEXRysu
posted in thread Frostheart Gems on 2017-06-07 12:06:40-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

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HEXRysu wrote:

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KozHex wrote:

Are there any plans to make all gems available in PvE like they are in immortal?
Nope. Our PvE content serves as an introduction to Hex, so we don't want to overwhelm people with 50+ gem choices. Yes, there are an overwhelming number of decisions you CAN make in campaign, but those happen more organically as a player unlocks more cards and equipment, while gems are presented all at once.
I'm not at all a PVE player and I am all for new player experiences but how hard would it be (I have no idea i'm asking) would it be to make the rest of the Gems unlock at a certain level. Like you introduce Mercs in AZ2 you could introduce all gems for AZ3.. by that time, they are not really new players anymore.
Thoughts?
We've discussed it. It's a surprising amount of work to implement.

To pull back the curtain slightly, quite a bit of engineering would have to be put into place to lock out gems for players, we'd also need to have some kind of user interface to explain this system of unlocking gems, plus figure out exactly the best way to do so. Any time we devote to implementing a system like this pushes back when we can work on the next feature.

If I had to rank this up against all of the other features I want in the game, this feature is extremely low, since it's not broken as currently implemented and there's still some serious debate on whether or not players need even more power in PvE. It's also one of the very few ways that players who use old decks may be incentivized to make updates to their old decks as we release new content.


Dinotropia
posted in thread AZ2 Secrets and Unlocks on 2017-06-06 15:47:29-07:00
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AxelDWater wrote:

Oh c' mon! For the ardent, I have played this encounter maybe the most times I have played any other. I have tried with Coyotle cleric lifedrain techs, dreadlings, shroomkins, reviving troops, milling, stealing cards, I don't remember what else. Also I have NOT unlocked it neither with Orc and Human warriors nor with Elf Ranger. @Dinotropia
PLEASE! Give us a hint...!
So in general we have a policy of letting players discover secrets on their own. However, I will give you guys a hint: It is less about what you do and more about what you bring to the table.

Hope this helps!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-06-06 14:04:58-07:00
We will mail those who applied


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Set 7: Frostheart Spoiler Thread on 2017-06-06 10:58:10-07:00
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Vroengard wrote:

Pretty sure with a Deathcry is the wrong wording here. Shouldn't it say When a troop with Deathcry you control dies or at least When a troop you control with Deathcry dies?
This is actually a good catch. This is not how we would have templated this in the past. The way we would template this would be:

When a troop you control with a Deathcry power dies,

We determined that the very technical wording of with a deathcry power could be somewhat overwhelming to a user, and wanted to simplify it. Thus, we ended up on When a troop you control with a Deathcry dies, now you don't need to know the rules jargon of what a power is which takes away from the overall experience of the game when you have to ask yourself what the rules of the card are asking.

All that being said, the Blightbark Vampire simply put does the following:

When a troop you control with one or more deathcry power dies, each opposing champion loses one health and you gain one health.

Even if that troop has 10 deathcry powers, it will only steal one health from the opposing champion. If the troop doesn't have a deathcry power, but the ability to grant a deathcry power I.E Deploy - Target troop you control gets Deathcry - Draw a card. This is not a deathcry power. A deathcry power is denoted as having the tag keyword that used to say When this dies, It is now written as:

Deathcry - POWER.


Hopefully that clears this up! But excellent catch Vroengard! We're trying out a few different templatings in this set, and we're going to be looking into how well people are able to follow the templatings as such. We're always trying to improve the overall readability and approach ability to our cards, and if we think we can improve the overall experience we will. So any feedback in these regards is exceptionally helpful to both me and the rest of the HEX team!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration - Tales of Reflection on 2017-06-06 10:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi brings us a brew of destiny:

hextcg.com/hexploration-tales-reflection/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - June 4 on 2017-06-06 08:13:55-07:00
We use true random number generation for the door prizes for each category. Occasionally, that means someone can win twice. We like the cool feel-good moment when Kismet smiles on a player and they win big.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Card Spotlight - Gaze onto the Abyss on 2017-06-06 12:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi's back again with an insane spoiler to share:

hextcg.com/card-spotlight-gaze-onto-abyss/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Happy 4th Birthday, HEX! on 2017-06-05 14:00:00-07:00
Today we have a special message from Cory to celebrate HEX’s fourth birthday!

hextcg.com/happy-4th-birthday-hex/

Enjoy~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Total Eclipse of Frostheart on 2017-06-05 10:00:00-07:00
HEXRysu joins us to share the new Keywords coming with Frostheart!

hextcg.com/total-eclipse-frostheart/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - June 4 on 2017-06-05 12:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-june-4/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.02.17 on 2017-06-02 21:26:55-07:00
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Skirovik wrote:

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Portensio wrote:

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Reeplay wrote:

Sadly the gifs don't seem to load for me so I'm going to assume they would have been too good for my mind to comprehend.
They don't for me neither. not on my work computer, not on my mac and not on my phone :(
That's actually the point...
Skiro knows what's up. I would take a closer look at those gifs :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Feeling Chill on 2017-06-02 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a the name of our latest set, cool new lore, and more:

hextcg.com/friday-update-feeling-chill/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Frostheart Announcement on 2017-06-02 10:00:00-07:00
We are pleased to announce the name of our next PvP set!

hextcg.com/frostheart-announcement/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hogarth, Master of the Arena on 2017-06-02 10:00:00-07:00
Hogarth the Mad, Wizard Supreme, and Master of the Arena crept slowly through the frozen chambers underneath the Frost Ring....

hextcg.com/hogarth-master-arena/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Midrange Kagulichu on 2017-06-02 08:00:00-07:00
Varranis brings the Midrange Kagulichu deck back from the crypt and into our hearts:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-midrange-kagulichu/

Discuss!


HEXahedron
posted in thread Augustine Merc and Wartorn Genenral on 2017-06-02 12:36:56-07:00
The bug is a result of a lot of hidden stuff that handles the order in which we apply effects (i.e. layers). It's not very interesting, but it sums up to Warntorn General calculating its boost after Augustine calculates what gets Steadfast. We're looking at ways to adjust this layering system to avoid odd bugs like this.

Thanks for the report!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.02.17 on 2017-06-02 12:29:10-07:00
Do you think there is a store somewhere that Cocoon-o-Mancer goes to buy clothes like that? Are there enough of these people around to warrant a store or does he have to have all his clothing custom made? Do you think he picked out that outfit just to compete in the Frost Ring Arena and left his casual clothes at home? It seems he has both a sleeved shirt/jacket and a cape... I have so many questions about the world of Cocoon-o-Mancer fashion!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 6.02.17 on 2017-06-02 12:12:06-07:00
NOW THAT'S AN UPDATE!

Hello fellow HEX players, hope your Friday is a great as mine :D
its hard NOT to be happy here at HEX HQ on APPLY SALVE TO YOUR FRIENDS RASHES FRIDAY! as you are aware every Friday we take a little time out to apply healing ointments to our co-workers rashes and flair ups, its not pretty work but the sweet relief is worth it! Jared was kind enough to smear healing goo on my break out... its a bit graphic but I thought you might like to see some pictures...



YIKES... now that's a REAL friend...

Before we dive into the update, lets roll back the clock to Monday, and the sweet sweet reveal of the MERRY CARAVAN! my absolute favorite of the groups making their way to the Frost Ring Arena. This merry making group is on the way to the tournament (or as long as the party holds their fickle attention), so who exactly makes up this team??? Its... Jovial ring leader Brosi-Buk, degenerate gambler Sir Timophy Turttleton, Queen of the witches Madam Zeota, drug addled Shin-hare philosopher Hap-Ei and the hard rocking best friend duo of Puck and Balthazar! So much fun, this rolling party is going to deliver a good time.. like it or not :P

...now for some art!

First up, is Madam Zeota the Queen of the Witches (she sees a party in your future!)



then we have or good friend and party master... Brosi!



Each group on the way to the big event will need a Herald and Standard Bearer... Carrying the flag of the Merry Caravan is Champion Puff the Rainbow!



We also have the assorted merry makers enjoying the traveling bacchanal...
like the Verdant Mixologist (Elf Bartender extraordinaire)



and the fun loving Cocoon-o-Mancer



and finally a better look at Sir Timophy doing what he loves best...



Amazing, I love it so much....

Now to the update, wow so much to process, yes we are going back to the Frost Ring Arena! the next 4 sets center around a pretty big story we have cooking and we think everyone is going to really enjoy it, we have a bunch of surprises in store and I don't want to spoil them, but yes... there will be a modest update to the PVE element of Frost Ring! Spoiler season is going into effect now and it will be hard charging, we expect this round of spoilers to roll out at a slightly quicker pace then last time, take that for what its worth ;)

Ladder Sleeve Voting, did you vote? very slight margin between the two sleeves with the gruesome dreamthief in the lead, I guess we could use a little chaos-touched love on the sleeve selections, so its all good!

I am so happy we are doing interviews with the community, when we get a chance to hear from someone like Fred and see everything he has done for HEX it really reinforces what I know about this game and the amazing community that supports it, that we are INCREDIBLY lucky. The amount of love and time he has poured into Hex is nothing short of astonishing and the benefit to us at HEX and everyone that plays the game is undeniable. Thank you so MUCH Fred, on a personal level you cannot imagine how much I appreciate everything you have done for the game. And he is right, rather than have the I think data driven conversations about the meta being solved or the format being broken, we can look to these tools and have some real facts, Jeff Hoogland calls this fact out frequently and I have to agree with him, its a huge advantage for us as a competitive strategy game.


Don't forget about the HEX PRIMAL event coming up, still a little time left to get those qualifying tickets! And on the subject of tournaments, we have some more sponsored events coming up that I am excited to announce soonish!

And finally, next week (June 5th) is HEX's official 4th birthday, OMG, simply unreal... it feels like just yesterday and also 100's of years ago we did that Kickstarter... I will have more to say on Monday, but here is a look at the sleeve everyone will get for logging in!




So there you have it, big day... with more big days coming
love you all
-cory


HEXahedron
posted in thread Campaign bug on 2017-06-01 12:37:56-07:00
Hello Voafelai,

Most like an error occurred in one of your mercenaries' deck. When outside the dungeon, please remove each mercenary from your party, then re-add them and re-save their decks. This should allow you to work around this error.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSeason 2017 Season 5 Sleeve Poll on 2017-05-31 13:34:35-07:00
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Cassiel wrote:


this is s4 lveever ??if not ,then what is it ?
Yes, that was the winning vote from the Season 4 poll. I try to show the last two votes so you guys can see at a glance what won last time. The left-hand number in the image is incorrect at the moment, but the most important thing was to showcase the art. It will be corrected when it goes live in client.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - SD Control on 2017-05-31 11:59:10-07:00
Good catch! I believe those are supposed to be Seers. Updated.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - SD Control on 2017-05-31 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland takes a careful look at S/D control:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-sd-control/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedSeason 2017 Season 5 Sleeve Poll on 2017-05-31 12:14:06-07:00
Hey everyone!

We are continuing to get sleeves prepped for the long, but oh so rewarding animating process! Thank you so much for all your votes on the 2017 Season 4 Sleeves. To stay ahead of the curve, we are going to ask you to do it again! Here's what you have voted for so far:










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We are putting up the 2017 Season 5 Ladder Sleeves to a community vote.
Here are your two options:



This poll will only run for a limited time, so make sure to let us know which you prefer by Friday June 9th!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped – Scrounging Around on 2017-05-30 10:00:00-07:00
Nicosharp Scrounges up a cool new Kikaku brew!

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-scrounging-around/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - May 28 on 2017-05-30 12:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-may-28/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Merry Caravan on 2017-05-29 10:00:00-07:00
A gathering begins:

hextcg.com/the-merry-caravan/

Discuss~


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-27 03:42:28-07:00
Passed it on to devs.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 5.26.17 on 2017-05-26 16:27:50-07:00
I love double dipping the spoiler with the art first then the card :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 5.26.17 on 2017-05-26 16:12:27-07:00
TGIF!! Hex people!

As you know by now, its always FUNKY FRIDAY here at HEX HQ, we have the bass bumping and spandex is a shakn' (and desperately clinging to the bootay)
not many people know this but our own Jared was in a funk band before dedicating his life to gaming, heck I'll share a clip from his band... CAMEO, Jared is the one
in the top hat on keyboards... of course back then he went by Jammin'Jared, tragically he burned his keyboard hand in a disco inferno... and had to give it up, so sad...

but lets enjoy him in his glory days...


AMAZING... hard to stop moving once your pants start shaking...

WOW... how about THE CULT OF THE NAMELESS CITY! intense story... I love it
Hope everyone is enjoying a little more Chaos-touched in their HEX diet

so you've seen the dementia daisy infested Master Moss, you have seen The Librarian...

how about a new Chaos Champion...



WOW!!! amazing art, now for a look at a citizen of the Nameless City



And finally a little bonus art... you have no idea how much lore I have built around this kid, its unreal... he was actually the focus of
an entire dungeon we haven't done yet (but have finished... art and all)



The art is blowing me away, and the story around this stuff is just as great... next Monday we spoil the last but not least group and my personal favorites...
seriously I am deeply in love this this last group, and I bet you can guess what they are about :D

Next up on the update... Patch'n time...
we added the ONI packs, I hope everyone is digging our little ninja demon cats! So far we have had the Silver Talon Senators (the bird judiciary that use wizards as mounts), and now the super secret Cat Ninja Demons! What fan favorite part of Entrath will be next??? what do you want to see??? that's actually not a real question as we have the next 4 of these mapped out... but I still would like to hear your thoughts ;)
And speaking about art!!! how about that sleeve / mercenary art for the Oni! HOLY HELL, its so amazing it needs to be a poster.
did everyone get the drops you wanted? well at least its a bit easier to chase them... 15000 gold cheaper to be exact.

The bit about translations!
I'm going to post a quote from myself (odd) from a thread about this so know my feelings on it... this was in response to some negative comment about cost cutting and quality

this is NOT the case, and let me be clear we DID cut some languages because the return on that cost was VERY low, we would lose money translating it... that said I WANT to support those langues AND others... so we got creative and built a platform and system to have players help us translate into as many languages as we want. We decided to also see if we could use that system to get ALL the languages done (often we have problems with the professional translators as they don't understand the specifics of TCG wording and we go round after round with them.) This is an experiment, its win win if we can reward the community for doing this (instead of paying a service), the fans get stuff and we have more money to spend on the game.

I cannot believe I have to say this again but EVERY dime we make on HEX goes back into HEX, if I can save 100.00 dollars by switching the brand of TP we use at the office, great there's a 100 more bucks I can spend on sound effects, or art or any of the millions of things we want to be perfect for this game

I am actually excited about this program and I hope it allows us to do MORE languages... anyone want to translate into Japanese for me??? please??? :P

So no one stepped up to be interviewed, OK I warned you I guess I'm going to have to start drafting our amazing community members. Prepare to be questioned...

One of the things I am excited about is HEX turning 4 in just over a week, so crazy, and I will talk about it at length next week, Sooo... I did do more of the adventures of Party Princess Cory comic and here is a sneak peek at the first of the 7 pages that continue the story... (Robb Mommaerts masterful art)




Well that's it for this week, I had a blast playing in Funktions wacky tournament last Tuesday, I thought I really had a chance with my conscription deck (if you cant play rares or legionaries make your own!) but Ketter put an end to my 1 win streak *shakes fist* next time!

Have a great 3 day weekend if your in a part of the world that does that sort of thing and talk to you next week

love, cory


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread VIP AA Rewards issue on 2017-05-26 13:43:29-07:00
Hey VIP members -

Just wanted to let everyone know that if you didn't receive the correct AA from the VIP rewards those will be auto granted to your account.

And never forget you're the best VIP member!


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Kismet's Reserve Bonus Chance on 2017-05-26 13:39:31-07:00
That icon shouldn't be there, we're working to have it removed.


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Sekki (Kismet pack Oni Merc) issue. on 2017-05-26 11:42:16-07:00
Hey everyone -

Hope you're enjoying the new Oni Kismet pack goodness. We've encountered an issue with Sekki's passive not working correctly when players elect to go 2nd on the first turn. Looking into the issue currently.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Unending repair/patching on 2017-05-26 11:34:46-07:00
What file(s) is your patcher trying to download when it gets stuck?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Prepare to Pounce on 2017-05-26 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a new patch, new lore, and new cosmetics in the store!

hextcg.com/friday-update-prepare-pounce/

Discuss~


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 09:54:56-07:00
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Taleisin wrote:

Looks like everything patched, but upon clicking Play, I get the following pop-up error:
-Unable to load mono library from C:/Program Files (x86)/HEX/Hex_Data/Mono/mono.dll (error = 126).

Please help! Had planned on some Chark Mart buying and a VIP trouney today.

Thanks!
Taleisin
Can you please do repair install?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 08:08:34-07:00
Can you guys try patching now?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 04:05:21-07:00
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Nurgle wrote:

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NOBLELixil wrote:

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Verdant wrote:

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NOBLELixil wrote:

Question: did anyone try to do delete current client and download new one? (hard reinstall)
I tried. Stuck in an infinite loop now.Standalone client.
Can you tell me file name you're looping on?Also glad rest of you can log back on :)
I posted one file name earlier. The files it is downloading (according to the log) are all correct. I removed the patcher, ran Hex.exe and tried to log in and it errored BAD VERSION
I got your files, but not everyone loop on same file :/ and yeah you need to patch to be able to use client :(


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 03:56:17-07:00
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Verdant wrote:

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NOBLELixil wrote:

Question: did anyone try to do delete current client and download new one? (hard reinstall)
I tried. Stuck in an infinite loop now.Standalone client.
Can you tell me file name you're looping on?

Also glad rest of you can log back on :)


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 03:31:49-07:00
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Timlagor wrote:

Could I also request a Tweet from the Hextcg account when this is fixed please?
Did you try doing repair install? (also which client are you using?)


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 02:43:03-07:00
Patch was pushed on both steam and normal client (I use both and can connect on both). I did report this issue to devs tho.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Cannot connect to the server after patch v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-26 02:35:05-07:00
Question: did anyone try to do delete current client and download new one? (hard reinstall)


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.115 on 2017-05-25 23:04:12-07:00
Patch notes for tonight's patch can be found here:

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-115/

Discuss!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-25 14:15:37-07:00
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Gryffe wrote:

Hey, great initiative you have there ! Question : does the use of your translation tool require programming knowledge, like, knowing how to read code ? 'Cause I've never done that before...

I'm going to work on my application today. As a native French speaker, I'm aiming for a work as a translator after my studies. Might be just the right time to add some experience to my résumé ;)
No programming knowledge needed. There are some simple html things you may encounter, but they are easy and you'll basically copy what is done in the English version. Super easy to pick up on.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Hex Client-Server Session Length and General Support on 2017-05-25 13:33:43-07:00
Hello Renquist,

I'm the person who normally responds to these posts, however, you specifically requested that I not do so, as I'm the one who handled your support ticket, which is why you did not receive a response.

I just wanted to to clear up some confusion and say that a player is, in fact, removed from a draft queue when disconnecting (we fixed a bug a couple months ago that was causing players not to be dropped). It takes a short time to confirm a disconnection in order to distinguish it from latency, but nowhere in the vicinity of five minutes as was stated. There is a small window on the order of a couple seconds where a disconnect can happen at the same time a draft starts and the player will not be removed in time. On the rare occurrence where this happens, it is unfortunate, but unavoidable.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 13:29:17-07:00
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Pandaemonium wrote:

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Gregangel wrote:

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HEXPaladon wrote:

HEX Entertainment is looking for dedicated HEX players that speak the various languages in which HEX is translated to help improve on our translations going forward!
Hum... It is nicely put, I don't really care I am a french player who play the game in english, but basically that means Hex decide to make another budget cut (most of the recent decision made since the editor change was budget cut, just saying...) by scrapping profesional translation for fan made translation...
In my book, It is not really a positive news for the quality of the game.
Surprised this hasnt hit Reddit yet. I agree though......
Edit, I am sure that alot of the community would be real good at translating. Hopefully this wont delay set 7.
this is NOT the case, and let me be clear we DID cut some languages because the return on that cost was VERY low, we would lose money translating it... that said I WANT to support those langues AND others... so we got creative and built a platform and system to have players help us translate into as many languages as we want. We decided to also see if we could use that system to get ALL the languages done (often we have problems with the professional translators as they don't understand the specifics of TCG wording and we go round after round with them.) This is an experiment, its win win if we can reward the community for doing this (instead of paying a service), the fans get stuff and we have more money to spend on the game.

I cannot believe I have to say this again but EVERY dime we make on HEX goes back into HEX, if I can save 100.00 dollars by switching the brand of TP we use at the office, great there's a 100 more bucks I can spend on sound effects, or art or any of the millions of things we want to be perfect for this game :)


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 11:51:37-07:00
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Fred wrote:

Clicking on Dino's email address in the article actually mails to someone@example.com

You should consider fixing that ;)
Whoops, fixed.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 11:43:48-07:00
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Fred wrote:

Does one have to have a history of translation work to be eligible? Or is simply being a motivated community member that does speak one of those languages fluently enough for qualification?
You don't have to have a previous history of translation work, we just asked that if you do, let us know.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 11:37:14-07:00
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Portensio wrote:

I would like to know how much time this requires.

Are you given all the cards to translate into one language,
are you given a set number of cards ?

I would like to apply, but would like to know what commitment we are talking about as I do have a job :)
Let's take Set 7 for example (as that is one of the more urgent items we'll be doing). You will get into the tool and see all the strings for all the cards in that set, and work through them at your pace. Ideally, we would love them to be done within a week from the start of it. From there it is translating strings at your pace for other items in the game, you can even look over old translations and suggest revisions.

In time we really want Translation Team members to become owners of the language they translate, but we don't want to specify a specific number of cards or anything. It works best if one or two people work together to translate a language so it keeps things consistent for players. If you like doing it and want to keep going, great! If you don't feel like you want to continue, let us know and we'll open up to new people.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 11:22:06-07:00
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BetweenRivers wrote:

*Cries in Argentinian spanish*

The goal right now is to work out bugs on existing languages, then open it up to every language. Hopefully it won't be too long. Dry those tears!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Translation Team on 2017-05-24 11:10:12-07:00
HEX Entertainment is looking for dedicated HEX players that speak the various languages in which HEX is translated to help improve on our translations going forward!

hextcg.com/translation-team/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limitless - Elk Aggro on 2017-05-24 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland shares some limited strategies that are truly wild:

hextcg.com/limitless-elk-aggro/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Funky Format Tuesday Tournaments on 2017-05-23 11:40:10-07:00
ok, I signed up and I will add 1 Legendary card of your choice (with art extended) to the 3 and 4 win category of prizes )


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cult of the Nameless City on 2017-05-22 10:00:00-07:00
While others hunger for change:

hextcg.com/cult-nameless-city/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Immortal Insights - Angus on 2017-05-22 12:00:00-07:00
Mat Bimonte burns through the Immortal que with this hot decklist:

hextcg.com/immortal-insights-angus/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Cream of the Crop on 2017-05-20 18:15:43-07:00
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Wolzarg wrote:

Question for the lore department the flavor on AA copycat seems to describe them as motivated by mischief but the assassin both in his own card and in strangle makes them seem downright sinister. Is this unique to him in a way or a new direction for oni as a whole or am i reading too much into the lore based on flavortexts?
As Cory mentioned in his Friday Update commentary, the Oni were originally conceptualized as a counterpart to the shin'hare. I would say they too definitely have both a lighter and a darker side.

...just like that house cat that has been watching you this entire time.... #Catsassin


NOBLERoostasaur
posted in thread Shoving ingame (e.g. account leveling) rewards more into player's face on 2017-05-20 12:09:01-07:00
The Sapphire Cup was posted in the special tab 3 hours before the event began at 6am PT. Announcements were also made in chat every 30 minutes announcing the Sapphire Cup and that is was under the Swiss-to-top-8 in the Special tab of the battleground section. Exact countdown of time remaining until the event began was also given with these announcements.

In the last 30 minutes leading up to the Sapphire Cup these announcements were made in chat every 10 minutes.

Event and start time were also posted on #HEXTCG twitter account.

I am really sorry you missed the event though, that's never fun.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 5.19.17 on 2017-05-19 16:16:27-07:00
Well, hello there... its been seven days since we last talked, I hope you had a pleasant week.

It's been great for me and capping it off with WAFFLE BAR Friday is a great way to end the week and how we roll every Friday here at HEX HQ. You cannot imagine how nice it is to wander into the office and catch that first scent of Jared's homemade waffles, then you turn the corner and see the man himself, shirtless of course (don't want to get waffle batter on your clothes), a light gleam of sweat coating him as he works over the hot waffle irons, slathering butter and syrup on those crispy golden squares. Sure we make him wear a kiss the chef apron and huge white chefs hat, but he understands that's only because of THE RULES, and deep down I think he likes it. And its not like we have a choice!!!... you follow THE RULES or the imps that live in the dough bubbles on your pizza will kill you in your sleep... DUH!

JEEZZZZ what an update, AMIRTE?... or what?

lets start with that sweet lore article about THE PACK, oh boy... these guys are awesome..
how about a look at the stars of the show???? HECK YA!!!!

here he is LOCKE!



and his faithful ally... C.A.G.E



and a little WAFFLE DAY bonus... whose this legendary fellow and how did he get caught up in this????



There it is, a nice little sneak peek as some cool THE PACK stuff...

So we move to the frosty Frost Ring Battleboard our next offering, very cool, I hope you're following along at home with these, it will be fun to have a nice collection of these to choose from when you make your decks. At first it didn't feel great, as there where to few to choose from, but now we are starting to get a real collection together and its shaping into something I enjoy (I hope you do also)

We have a new Kismet's Reserve pack coming out with the.... ONI!
I remember wanting a rival group of ninjas for the Shin'hare and even having a bit of story cooked up about them (way before the Kickstarter even), and they did make it in to the original HEX story, you got a little glimpse of the Oni as a reward card during the Kickstarter, but we haven't done much with them since. Well that changes now, it seems like the little bits of Oni we did do where always received very well so here is a deeper set of Oni cards (I mean what's not to like, demon ninja kittens!) I love the Strangle AA and the art on Oni Assassin is INSANE... I hope you enjoy the set... we have other fan favorite themes coming up... Oh, also we dropped the price to 15K gold, after reading your comments about how bad it felt to spend 30K and whiff on a pack we knew it should be looked at, it was really never the intent that a gold sink would be a feel bad moment, it should be pure upside. So at 15K I think we get a bit closer to the intended goal, I want you to get all the stuff, I want it to feel valuable and chase-y but I don't want it to be frustrating. (a tall order, but I think we can figure it out)

The HEX dream stream will be a thing...
This should be fun, its always nice to interact with the community, and a weekly stream seems like an obvious choice, frankly I don't know why we haven't done it until now. And having the chance to see some of the people that work on HEX on a more regular basis is great! For instance, if we were streaming right now you would see Jared, rubbing aloe vera on the numerous waffle burns covering his upper chest and stomach... good stuff, certainly stream worthy...

The second spotlight on a community member is up and we had a great time hearing from Thrawn, I really like his HEXercise concept, I need to start that :)
Hopefully we get more people reaching out to us, I know for a fact we have so many interesting people playing the game, if I don't hear from people I will start reaching out to YOU... we will start posting hard hitting ambush style interviews, get to the bottom of Gwaer's real feelings about the mighty buffalo...

I'm VERY Happy to see that the CCS and Hex Clash went off with little to no problems... lets make that the new normal! AND a certain digital TCG has its fourth birthday in a couple of weeks, I will be sure to give you a look at the comic and sleeve we are working on to celebrate that in next Fridays update update...

That is about it, I hope you enjoyed the big Friday update, we have some amazing stuff coming, not the least of which is the set 7 spoilers, yes we are quickly approaching spoiler season... Kyle actual laid out the plan just this week. But before that happens we have TWO more groups to introduce including my favorite (somehow it was saved for last)


happy syrupy Friday...
love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Cream of the Crop on 2017-05-19 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a new Battleboard, a Kismet Pack rotation, lore, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-cream-crop/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – 2017 Season 2 CCS Analysis on 2017-05-19 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis breaks down the latest Cosmic Crown Showdown results!

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-2017-season-2-ccs-analysis/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Can't change the Sleeve on 2017-05-17 14:49:54-07:00
Hello Hadri,

Are you saving the deck after changing the sleeve? If not, please try that.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Kismet's Reserve - Spoiler Thread on 2017-05-17 11:35:12-07:00
Internal debate...

Do you pronounce it: s-child or shhhhh-ild

People have bets and money is on the line.

EDIT: Who said these images had anything to do with Set 7? Do they? Are they something else?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Wild Ruby Sockets on 2017-05-17 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland is back with real gem of a socket deck:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-wild-ruby-sockets/

Discuss!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 - Decklists on 2017-05-16 14:34:48-07:00
Behold, top 8 decklists from this past weekend's Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 tournament.

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-2-top-8/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Pack on 2017-05-15 10:00:00-07:00
Some gear up for a journey:

hextcg.com/the-pack/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 5.12.17 on 2017-05-12 14:29:14-07:00
Time for ANOTHER Friday update, update...
shockingly I'm still doing this! I'm on a roll :D

Well as usual here at the HEX HQ its BBITWWF (Best Buddies In The Whole World Friday)... and sure, Ryan is happy... what with the Jacuzzi time and bottomless mimosas we provide on Fridays for BBITWWF celebrating... plus he has JARED...

Here is a picture of them together, its like this everyday but ESPECIALLY Fridays



But what about me? where is MY Jared (not actual Jared... metaphorical Jared, I don't like ACTUAL Jared)... its very sad for me.

so whats going on in this update...

HOLY SHIT the Luminaries in the house (or church, whatever)...
another great sneak peek at the upcoming story elements for sets 7-10! these ladies are very cool and the faction is the home of a very neat keyword... Illuminate (what could it mean?)!!
I'm sure you'd love to get a look at these guys, and well... I am here to oblige!
AND because Kyle and Tyler are out today, I have to scrounge around to find the art so the only example of this bad ass dragon is the extended art version of the card itself, so its a mini card preview... sure he looks ok but trust me HE HAS ABILITIES!



And like that wasn't enough, how about one of the order...



that is a pretty great art preview! Tyler is knocking set 7 out of the park, its so amazing...

next up was Champion Balance, that's one (of the many) great things about HEX, we have a couple of dials we can turn to help correct issues without hitting peoples collections. I think this was the right decision, Corey and the team are very on top of this and we will continue to look at Champion / Gem power levels and make adjustments when needed. I am so proud of how few instances we needed to ban a card... ONE! pretty good so far, sure its only 6 sets in but I think its pretty good.

We launched a new collectors deck, with a slick animated alternate art card. the deck is pretty fun and is actually a good base for building some interesting variants, like popping in 4 Intrepid Conjurer! good times! There has been some question about the first Collector deck and if it will come out of the store, the answer is YES... these will be limited time, but we will give you 30 days notice before we take them out of the store.

the inter-mini-view with TCGOSU was cool, I really like having the opportunity to spotlight different members of community, we buy these pixels in bulk so running this kind of thing is pretty cheap, I think we should keep it as a regular thing we do. So, if you think you should be highlighted send me or Dino a note and we will keep this going. Clearly there are a TON of HEX players that deserve recognition, so drop us a line and we will make this a community thing for Fridays (if possible)

well that's it, don't forget its mothers day on Sunday, if you have a mother be sure to take her to brunch for bottomless mimosas.... oh, that reminds me... its BBITWWF, I need to go find MY Jared... but not actual Jared...

love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Who You Gonna Call? on 2017-05-12 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have some cool new lore, champion balance changes, a brand new Collector's Deck, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-gonna-call/

Discuss~


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Scars of War Champion Update on 2017-05-09 23:11:07-07:00
Details on the Champion changes made with today's patch are outlined by Corey Burkheart and can be found here:

hextcg.com/scars-war-champion-update/

Discuss!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Collector's Deck - Hero of Legend Now Available! on 2017-05-09 23:09:41-07:00
Details on the Hero of Legend Collector's Deck can be found here:

hextcg.com/hero-legend-collectors-deck-now-avaliable/

Discuss!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Patch Notes - 5/9/17 - v1.0.5.100 on 2017-05-09 22:59:01-07:00
Patch notes for today's patch (5/9/17) can be found here:

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-100/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration - Renner, the Phoenix on 2017-05-09 10:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi Renners down a dream with a new Blood/Diamond brew:

hextcg.com/hexploration-renner-phoenix/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Ladder cheating is back on 2017-05-08 14:13:59-07:00
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Vroengard wrote:

May I ask if there are other disciplinary measures other than a lifetime ban for some kind of offences, or do all carry the same punishment?
We have punishments that we use other than a lifetime ban, including suspending accounts for a set period depending on the severity of the offense. A suspension could be used, for instance, in the case of a user typing abusive or bigoted language into chat.


Dinotropia
posted in thread The Luminaries on 2017-05-08 10:00:00-07:00
Dreams whisper and kindle hope:

hextcg.com/the-luminaries/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Ladder cheating is back on 2017-05-08 12:02:15-07:00
Parts of this thread have diverged significantly from the original topic, and I've had to remove several posts discussing particular offenses, even though no names were named.

Every part of our disciplinary policy is to keep things as fair as possible for all of our players. Cheating is a bannable offense. Colluding and/or win-trading is cheating. Logging in from the same IP as another user with their own account is not going to get you punished, so long as you're not colluding. None of this should be the issue of much debate.

In this case, it's very easy for us to tell the difference between those who are cheating and those who are simply queuing into the constructed ladder with a starter deck. As a reminder, don't jump to conclusions. Just because you see someone in ladder with Marshall Josephina as their champion who concedes instantly, it might not be someone trying to cheat, but instead a new player trying ladder with their starter deck who maybe had a frustrating match or two against your champion in the recent past. Just report the name to us, and we can easily investigate.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread How many pp think mono sapphire is stupid? on 2017-05-07 20:53:45-07:00
Two same topics merged (if you guys have more comments about Empress keep it in this thread).


HEXahedron
posted in thread Ladder cheating is back on 2017-05-05 20:18:40-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

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HEXahedron wrote:

Okay, just to provide a little bit of guidance, since there seems to be some confusion about what some of the forum rules are.

-Hex Entertainment does not publicly comment about specific instances of disciplinary action. This is a policy to protect the privacy of our users. The lack of acknowledgment from Hex Entertainment about a possible instance of cheating does not mean that action is not being taken.

-Public naming and shaming is forbidden. If you have a name of a user whom you suspect of wrongdoing, it should be reported to a Hex employee through a private message or Support ticket.

-General discussion about potential problems is encouraged for the purposes of making the community aware of suspicious behavior that should be reported, so long as no particular accusations are made and no instructions on how to perform an exploit are given.

Lastly, to speak briefly on this particular matter, it has been, and continues to be taken very seriously, and the situation is well under control. Please continue to report suspicious behavior when it is observed, but, in the words of Douglas Adams, don't panic.
Congrats, you've just encouraged people to shame others by simply avoiding their names... of course, ya know, you can include enough specifics that anyone will know who it is, like in this case... horrible policy. Just lost a vast amount of respect for you guys. I've never met a gaming company that encouraged this type of stuff, because it ALWAYS leads to bad places.
The OP would've gotten the thread deleted on ANY other gaming forum, on some of them it would've gotten their account closed.

That'll be my final comment on the subject... you've made your bed, when it comes back to bite everyone, I guess it'll be just what was coming. I hope it doesn't, but this IS a mistake, and will become a far worse one if this game ever gets really popular.
I did not say avoid their name and you're fine. I said it was fine to discuss these sorts of issues so long as no particular accusations are made. Using any sort of specifics that help identify an individual is definitely considered a particular accusation. If this thread contains any sort of identifying information, I may have missed it. Please point it out to me in a private message and I will make sure it is removed.

I would, of course, much rather these sorts of threads to be more focused on being constructive (e.g Look at these data. This looks like it's indicative of cheating to me. Am I missing something? Maybe we should start reporting behavior X when we see it.) rather than the alarmist tone some comments in this thread have taken. This thread was certainly in danger of becoming a witch-hunt, which is part of why I stepped in.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Ladder cheating is back on 2017-05-05 18:41:11-07:00
Okay, just to provide a little bit of guidance, since there seems to be some confusion about what some of the forum rules are.

-Hex Entertainment does not publicly comment about specific instances of disciplinary action. This is a policy to protect the privacy of our users. The lack of acknowledgment from Hex Entertainment about a possible instance of cheating does not mean that action is not being taken.

-Public naming and shaming is forbidden. If you have a name of a user whom you suspect of wrongdoing, it should be reported to a Hex employee through a private message or Support ticket.

-General discussion about potential problems is encouraged for the purposes of making the community aware of suspicious behavior that should be reported, so long as no particular accusations are made and no instructions on how to perform an exploit are given.

Lastly, to speak briefly on this particular matter, it has been, and continues to be taken very seriously, and the situation is well under control. Please continue to report suspicious behavior when it is observed, but, in the words of Douglas Adams, don't panic.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 5.5.17 on 2017-05-05 18:30:18-07:00
Hello, time for a FRIDAY UPDATE... UPDATE

As you know Friday is about one thing here at HEX HQ... Cinco de mayo!
yes, as you have seen EVERY Friday is a celebration of Cinco de mayo here at the HEX office, we aren't you average band wagon fans, no! we celebrate every week!
and every week we chant this at the top of our lungs until our traditional lunch shows up... Vamos a conseguir muchos tacos muchos Jared o la maldición de la gitana gaseosa te reclamará!
I have no idea what it means, its probably an ancient spell in a now forgotten language, but it works... every time!

I hope everyone is loving the Blightbark stuff as much as we are, and this Monday we will give you another little taste of the Set 7 thematic... (yes this is PVP stuff!)
but before we get to that update how about a look at Lord and Lady Blightbark?




Awesome right?

And how about the new VIP cards, ...REALLY loving the Cryptcurse Knight, she looks so great, for sure gonna need a play-set of these. If your not in the VIP program be sure to sign up, its a great set of events will some (clearly) cool AA cards as prizes.

I would like to thank Largashbur, I had meant to do it last week. I really loved the info graphic he made, it was a very cool visualization of some of what HEX has and what makes it awesome.
Thanks Larg! every time I see one of the cool things the community has done it always blows me away, from the streams and podcast to helping promote the game, it really is the fuel we use to keep going here. so again thank you, not just to Larg, but all our contributors, and I will make a point of calling them out here moving forward... as an example the HEXPVPTOOLS.NET stuff to track your limited play history, I love it.

of course the HEX clash is this weekend, as always. Please if you have any problems with the tournament reach out to support, for the most part it seemed to go off without a hitch last weekend, but if you had a problem we want to here about it (by reaching out to CS... not posting it in this thread... unless that makes you feel better then feel free)

well, we are past the half way point to the next set, and the realization that my favorite draft archetypes and combos are going to go away in the future is starting to make me sad. Sure there will be NEW and amazing decks to make, but I am going to miss conscription, I just need to make sure I get it all out of my system before July. as I mentioned before have been playing set 7 here in the office and its a total blast.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the next thematic update on Monday, I'm sure it will light your fire...

love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Planting Seeds on 2017-05-05 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have some cool new lore, a sneak peak at our next batch of VIP AAs, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-planting-seeds/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge - Beating Sapphire with Blood on 2017-05-05 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis brings a brew that can bloody the Sapphire Empress deck:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-beating-sapphire-blood/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Tri-Shard or Go Home on 2017-05-04 10:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo is back with some more limited wisdom. This time he breaks down a top 8 HEX Clash list put together by Yasi:

hextcg.com/limit-break-tri-shard-go-home/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Unable to log into forums on another computer on 2017-05-03 11:30:57-07:00
Everything should work correctly now, please try again.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Bride Sapphire Control on 2017-05-03 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland brings us a beautiful Bride build:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-bride-sapphire-control/

Discuss~


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 - Top 128 on 2017-05-03 09:14:35-07:00
Ok, the omission of SkankyMuppet from the initial revised list is completely on me. While working on the html for the article I copy/pasted his inclusion out of existence in the initial list and in my rush to get it out I missed this. I went back to look at the list I was given and he was indeed there in 18th position. The list has been adjusted to remove him from the Oops! you also get a ticket list to the Hey, you kicked some butt this season list.

My humble apologies to Mr. Muppet and to the HEX community at large.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 - Top 128 on 2017-05-02 10:28:49-07:00
We just updated the list to the correct winners. Please note 3 things:

1. There was a Constructed 3-way tie for 63rd place, so we have 65 total finalists from the Constructed Ladder now.
2. We are still going to give a CCS ticket to all players that we announced were in the CCS, but would not have made it normally with the correct Ladder ranks. We don't want to take away their invite.
3. We double checked the Limited Ladder standings and they were correct.

We're sorry about this error and have already taken steps to correct this going forward.

Thanks for your understanding.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 - Top 128 on 2017-05-01 18:50:46-07:00
We have identified an error with the top 64 Constructed rankings. We are investigating the cause so that we can correct the issue.


HEXPaladon
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 2 - Top 128 on 2017-05-01 17:34:32-07:00
Here are the top players from the 2017 Ladder Season #1:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-2-top-128/

Congratulations once again to all our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Kent's Corner - Tournament Prep on 2017-05-01 14:00:00-07:00
Kent Ketter shares some tips and tricks for taking large tournaments:

hextcg.com/kents-corner-tournament-prep/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Blightbark on 2017-05-01 10:00:00-07:00
Something stirs on the face of Entrath:

hextcg.com/blightbark/

Discuss!


HEXPaladon
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 30th on 2017-05-01 08:45:42-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-april-30th/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.28.17 on 2017-04-28 15:42:35-07:00
PVP :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.28.17 on 2017-04-28 15:06:18-07:00
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Gwaer wrote:

In case you guys didn't know, my last name is berry, and this is the thematic set designed on my behalf.
well, your profile pick has sort of a blueberry feel to it so....


Dinotropia
posted in thread Looking for strong meta desk lists to climb into platinum this weekend. on 2017-04-28 14:34:50-07:00


The written list has the sockets used in each deck (see red arrow for where to find the toggle button).

Redlings is a deck variant that looks something like this.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.28.17 on 2017-04-28 13:56:35-07:00
HELLO!!! thank you for joining me on this... hex Friday update re-cap!

well its the end of the week and that can mean only one thing... corporate training and infrastructure re-invention Friday!

we had some exciting back and forth based on this technical management training comic I found online...



I thought it was going pretty good until JARED insisted this was some kind of joke comic, I was outraged and he was immediately WEE-A-BOO'ed
overall with this new management style I think there are in for exciting time ahead here at HEX HQ!

we have a NEW battle-board in the old Chark Mart...
the delightful castle board, here is some cool trivia, at one point we where working on tech to make the fire in the braziers actually flare up and change color to what ever type of card you used, so if you cast a Blue Empress for your immediate automatic game win, the fire would turn blue and rage a bit. sadly we had to cut it for time, but in the future we certainly want to build in more elements to the boards that have feedback based on how you play.

Wow, the Cosmic ladder is almost done, and like the cycles of life we will be forced to start over and struggle again in an endless series of meaningless challenges... oh wait, you get a sleeve, never mind... totally worth it :) plus you can get the Xtreme Rainbow flavor Cloud Bounder!

Big props to the engineering team, having the patch with zero downtime is actually pretty awesome, it may seem like a small thing but its not and we are lucky to have such a talented group of engineers. We also had Corey chime in for the R&D team and talk about cards on the bubble or the ONE card we have banned in 3 years. I know I just got thru mentioning how lucky we are to have an amazing engineering group, but I should really double down and thank R&D, with the small size of our group, what the accomplish with Ryan's leadership is amazing.

and as always, have fun HEX CLASHING... because it WORKS!11!!!!!! *tears of joy*

before I go, I thought I would share a little something from our last theme and story meetings...

one of my favorite things (as I think I have mentioned before) is occasionally creating something entirely out of the blue that's not really linked to the thematic or story we are doing (the Prodigen are a good example of this). Its extra fun to than bring it into the world of Entrath in a cool and meaningful way... so I thought I would spoil one of the things I created that I am totally in LOVE with... the BOON BERRIES

(here is a little story to explain them)
A secret garden of berry bushes grows under the third window in the main hall of Professor Pog's Adventure Academy, hidden under a large tangle of thorny-brine branches. Now coincidently and quite indecently, this is the exact window Professor Pog has a habit of dumping half consumed potions out of during his exceedingly long and tedious lectures on adventure protocols and class responsibilities. If Professor Pog or one of his undoubtedly adventurous students ever took the time to explore what was literally under their noses, they’d find something wholly remarkable—BOON BERRIES. A constant deluge of various potions have transformed the bushes into highly magical vegetation with some unusual properties. These BOON BERRIES are raised from birth to death within earshot of the good Professors lectures, and it has had an impression. They’ve taken it upon themselves to produce generation after generation of ADVENTURE SEEKERS! Yes—Magical Strawberries, Roguish Blackberries, Enlightened Blueberries and Fierce Raspberries—what these berries lack in actual ability, they make up for in bravery and a deep understanding of class protocol and how to properly divide loot.

and the very talented Lexxy Douglas is doing the art ( http://alexandra-douglass.com), here are the rough concepts, that will eventually lead to the Boon Berries...




I will keep you updated on all the BOON BERRY progress as we go :)

thanks again for playing HEX, and I love you

-cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Boundless Fun on 2017-04-28 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have news about our battleboards, newest ladder AAs, most recent patch, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-boundless-fun/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Watch/Ban List Updates 4/27/17 on 2017-04-27 14:00:00-07:00
Corey Burkhart joins us for updates to our Watch/Ban Lists:

hextcg.com/watchban-list-updates-42717/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Smashing Clash on 2017-04-27 10:00:00-07:00
Dying to learn how to sweep a major event? InfamousNeo walks us through his 1st place HEX Clash finish:

hextcg.com/limit-break-smashing-clash/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread My Hexcellent Adventure - Tricks of the Trade on 2017-04-27 12:00:00-07:00
Chris VanMeter walks us through some helpful tricks for efficient ladder play:

hextcg.com/hexcellent-adventure-tricks-trade/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Blue Empress Needs to be Banned on 2017-04-26 23:00:12-07:00
I have begun deleting blue empress from peoples collection but its going to take a while, I have to do each one by hand :(

sorry for the delay fixing this...


Dinotropia
posted in thread Blue Empress Needs to be Banned on 2017-04-26 21:31:40-07:00
It gets seen :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limitless - Splashing a Shard on 2017-04-26 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland brings us a splashy new article:

hextcg.com/limitless-splashing-shard/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes: v1.0.5.088 on 2017-04-26 09:09:10-07:00
Can you be more specific? Are you having trouble logging in? Is the patch not completing for you?


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Anywhere I can listen to the 150th podcast that Corey was on yesterday? on 2017-04-26 08:22:56-07:00
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Bootlace wrote:

Not to come as negative because I appreciate HxE is trying to make stuff happen but what's the gap that the marathon limited tourney is trying to fill? We already have a time intensive weekly sealed tournament with cash prizes on the line so I thought engineering and financial resources could be better spent on something else..
no its a good question...

- have another tournament mid-week, so not everything is weekends
- have a lower barrier entry to a limited style tournament
- play as you want style tournament with no fixed amount of time you have to spend
- and the last point helps me move it around so it catches some different time zones
- plus evo is a super format so a tournament helps show that off

really the whole plan spawned from trying to solve some problems


Dinotropia
posted in thread HexPrimal Immortal Championship Series Recap (4/15) on 2017-04-26 12:00:00-07:00
Hey there folks, this is the HexPrimal Casting Team with a quick recap of our first Immortal Championship Series tournament:

hextcg.com/hexprimal-immortal-championship-series-recap-415/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Conscript in limited feels cheap and ugly on 2017-04-25 13:16:25-07:00
If we need a reminder, it is important to keep things civil. We can disagree like adults. Please review our forum rules and guidelines if you need a refresher.

 

Thanks everyone!

 


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration - Monk Moon on 2017-04-25 10:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi waxes lyrical about his favorite champion in a new brew:

hextcg.com/hexploration-monk-moon/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes: v1.0.5.088 on 2017-04-25 12:49:16-07:00
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Gravitygroove wrote:

Uh now my patcher opens up, stays at 0% and i cannot play the game. So uh, good patch?

Note: none of the buttons (play/repair install) are darking to become clickable so it's really just made hex utterly non functional for me.
If you are having this issue, please redownload our patcher at hextcg.com

This should allow you to patch the game normally.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes: v1.0.5.088 on 2017-04-25 12:00:00-07:00
We have a live patch for you this afternoon, which means no downtime! You just need to re-log and patch the client. Here are the notes:

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-088/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 23rd on 2017-04-24 13:42:38-07:00
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CoastCity wrote:

Thanks, Dino. As someone who works in public relations, I've gotta say it's misleading when it says on the Abundance info page: So how do you get the Feast of Abundance rewards? All tournaments will have a participation prize of an AA Blindside card. Basically, enter a tournament, get the card.

It would be a good idea to clarify that it's only tourneys under the Standard Tab that qualify for holiday rewards. I can understand free tourneys through Fiveshards not being included, but Hex Ent. tournaments open to the general public not including holiday rewards seems odd and I wouldn't have assumed that.
Yeah, that has to do with how tournaments have changed in the client. When we first wrote this up, we didn't have all the extra offerings we have now. I will do an extra pass and see if we can't make that clearer for everyone.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 23rd on 2017-04-24 11:59:13-07:00
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CoastCity wrote:

Shouldn't participants in Clash have been awarded the AA Blindside card? Not sure if I got one, but my in-game mail doesn't list it as an award from the tourney.

Oh and I'll take a Wizard battleboard for pointing this out...
Special tournaments are outside the holiday umbrella. Only paid tournaments in the Standard Tab in the battlegrounds automatically grant an alternate art for participation.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 23rd on 2017-04-24 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-april-23rd/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread A drop in legendaries drop rate? on 2017-04-24 09:36:09-07:00
Closed per OP's request.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Immortal Insights - Winter Moon Combo on 2017-04-24 12:00:00-07:00
Mat Bimonte returns with some more Immortal Insights:

hextcg.com/immortal-insights-winter-moon-combo/

Discuss~


NOBLELixil
posted in thread "Illegal deck" message when entering dungeons on 2017-04-23 17:01:34-07:00
Merged these two threads.
Also for future, this is on our known list. If you resave your deck, mercs and check equip it allows you again to enter dungeon. And the Shinhare level 1 you might be seeing is visual bug only.


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.21.17 on 2017-04-21 16:44:27-07:00
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HEXCoryJones wrote:

I keep telling him that isn't a dog and there is some strange dude living in his yard but he wont listen.
But every night I come home and he licks my face and fetches my slippers. He's a good dog!
If only he didn't have so many flea problems.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.21.17 on 2017-04-21 15:01:05-07:00
its Friday update time!!

and like every Friday its take your pet to work day here at HEX HQ... Jared brought his dog in, but I don't think it should count... I keep telling him that isn't a dog and there is some strange dude living in his yard but he wont listen.




this update included some good reminders about the battle board rotating out and the Kismet pack going away, not to fear a NEW Kismet pack will take its place with a fun new theme!

I'm going to cut it very short as I will be chatting with the Two Turns Ahead crew on their podcast tonight, 150th!!! episode, amazing! I'm excited to do it, not sure how much new stuff I have to share as we are hard at work and I don't really want to spoil anything to far in advance (always the challenge not to talk about exciting stuff), but I will use the time to talk through my concept for a new tournament format.

so, before I go, I want to impart some hard news :(
I have decided we will not have HEX at Gen-con this year, as I manage our resources I must always be asking if its a good spend, and now that we are the publisher I need to make sure every dollar is ABSOLUTELY maximized. Gen-con typically runs us around 50K and frankly I can think of about 10 things I would do with the 50K before spending it on a convention appearance that has limited reach for us. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Gen-con (and I will be there with CZE), its just for right now HEX need to focus all resources on targeted marketing and doing more in game prized cash events. We will be going back to Gen-con in the future and my guess is it will be next year.

as a side note we will still be doing the Exalted announcement around that time. :)


love Cory, see you later tonight!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Flyby on 2017-04-21 10:56:13-07:00
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TheBlastedHeath wrote:

So I can understand mistakenly posting the incorrect equipment for Raven the first time around, but why wouldn't they correct it for the redux?
We have a repository for Media images that we use for article posts, but because our design team is constantly working to make HEX as good as possible for you guys these images can occasionally be out of date if it was taken before they finished tinkering and the differences are subtle enough. Thanks for bringing this to our attention! Image has been updated.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Flyby on 2017-04-21 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have news about our latest battleboards, Kismet's Reserve rotation, tournaments and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-flyby/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread - on 2017-04-21 01:33:05-07:00
Closing thread.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Immortal Necrotic on 2017-04-21 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis covers his successful immortal brew:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-immortal-necrotic/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread 2017 Season 2 Cosmic Crown Showdown on 2017-04-20 10:00:00-07:00
We are excited to announce the full details of our 2017 Season 2 Cosmic Crown Showdown!

hextcg.com/2017-season-2-cosmic-crown-showdown/

Best of luck on the ladder!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Mono Sapphire on 2017-04-19 10:45:18-07:00
Videos fixed all around~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Mono Sapphire on 2017-04-19 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland brings us a deck that's cool as ice:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-mono-sapphire/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Mono sapphire unstoppable? on 2017-04-18 12:42:21-07:00
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HAVOC wrote:

I heard that Copycat is bugged when the targeted troop gets transmogrified? I was told the copycat will still transform into what the target was, not what it is... dunno if that is the case or not but I would hope it gets fixed soon if it is.
Copycat appears to be working fine.

Test scenario:
1. Player A has a Wild Child in play
2. Player A plays Copycat
3. Player A targets Wild Child with Copycat's Deploy power
4. Player B plays Transmogrifade targeting Wild Child
5. Wild Child transforms into Baby Yeti
6. Copycat's power resolves

Result:
Player A is left with a reverted Wild Child and a Baby Yeti (formerly Copycat)



Alternate scenario:
5. Wild Child transforms into Warpsteel Widget
6. Copycat's power no longer has a legal target and fails to resolve


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped – Dealing with the Mad on 2017-04-17 13:00:00-07:00
Nicosharp returns with some crazy new brews!

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-dealing-mad/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 16th on 2017-04-17 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-april-16th/

Congratulations once again to our winners!


Dinotropia
posted in thread HexPrimal Immortal Championship Series Feedback on 2017-04-17 09:53:09-07:00
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Sadystik wrote:

Sorry to hijack the thread but it's the only one about the HexPrimal tournament. Do we know when will the tickets will be deleted from our inventories ? I assume if I farm some tickets they will be deleted when the wipe happens.
It should happen shortly, but in the meantime don't worry about jumping into the queue. Only tickets that were generated before the tournament this last weekend will be removed.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.14.17 on 2017-04-14 14:49:08-07:00
hello, welcome to another weekly update re-cap, we spent the morning hiding Easter eggs and then stuffing Jared into a sexy rabbit costume so I am just now getting around to writing this...
I'm surprised a G-string Easter rabbit costume works, but there it is...

well, it was a mixed bag for the Platinum Plunder, did it happen? yes, was it bugged... sadly also yes, the players trudged through and my sincerest thanks for sticking with it, clearly it was a free tournament so that takes a little sting out of it, but I also understand your time is valuable and I am very sorry if you had a less then pleasant experience. on the plus side of the event, we tracked down the issue very quickly and rolled out a fix later that night so the Sunday Hex Clash could go on as scheduled... and it did! and as far as I know it was smooth.... buttery smooth, lets hope we have finally gotten this buggy tournament thing out of our system. I continue to be thrilled by our meta, some of the known decks in there at the Platinum Plunder, a very strong showing for blood, diamond, wild and ruby... but who takes it all??? SAPPHIRE!!! I play a bunch of constructed and I am always seeing new stuff and I love it... here is a control deck I have been messing around with (you get out the Counselor out, buff him then control the board with clash)



So another Hex Clash this weekend, I guess this is the test, will it go off without a hitch again? I sure hope so, and I have to say feels good having a money event every weekend!!

I jokingly responded to a thread about removing the logo from our sleeves, with COSMIC DUST (retail: 1000 platinum), clearly I was kidding... or was I? no no I was kidding... OR WAS I?!?! yes I was.
I know some people don't like the logos, personally I love them (I do have a design background after all) , its one of the ways we make them themed instead of just art, that said once in awhile we do the art only sleeve and they feel extra special, that's the thing about collectibles you always have to balance availability if you want stuff to stand out. I do like the idea of COSMIC DUST in a way, and maybe someday we will do it... never say never, and to be fair it was YOUR idea, not mine... ;)

Set 7 is cruising along nicely, I believe we are currently at 95% complete on cards (in game) , we did a draft yesterday and it was a blast... I actually drafted a deck destruction build and got a win (take that McGinty!) but lost to Ryan and his [REDACTED] deck, its a very cool new mechanic! I think its going to be a good draft set, but we will keep plugging along testing to make absolutely sure. we have a bit of time left and I think we will be hitting the 4 months after Scars pretty much on the nose.

the Art is also coming in and I am LOVING IT, the thematic for sets 7-10 are some of my favorite so far, and the art team is KILLING IT!
check this out




I mean, look at that shit! INCREDIBLE!!!!
I do cannot wait for you dig into all the story stuff...

well that's it for this week, I hope you have a great holiday and if your drafting this weekend I'm sure I will be seeing you in game...

love, Cory

if you don't already you can follow me on twitter, @coryhudsonjones


HEXahedron
posted in thread No event reward after completing a dungeon during the FEAST OF ABUNDANCE 2017 on 2017-04-14 13:54:17-07:00
I've checked your logs. You got an Egg Hunt.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - An Eggciting Weekend on 2017-04-14 10:49:28-07:00
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Reeplay wrote:

Woo seasonal events \\o/

Sadly I'm missing the immortal championship because I'm traveling but I'll look forward to the next one.

I just want to bring up something I mentioned last week again. In the Feast of Abundance 2017 announcement post Egg Hunt has different wording and is shown as a regular rare whereas the one currently in client is a promo. Which is the intended final version?
That difference is because of how our engine reads cards. Some early images may have more wordy or complicated language that tells HEX what to do. This game text is then often simplified for you guys to keep things nice and slick! They both do the same thing. The wording in client is correct.


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedHEX User Ranks on 2017-04-14 10:09:15-07:00
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KozHex wrote:

@Dinotropia I posted a link to my old profile weeks ago but my profile has never been updated. Is there something I didn't do right?
Hey Koz! Your link didn't have the stuff I was asking for. Here are the criteria I posted to help you out:

To be eligible for a tag, I need to see either

If I recall correctly, the link you posted was to the Gameforge forums but you didn't have a Veteran tag. Now with the Gameforge forums down, a link to your old account on the crypto side is required to set you up with some bling.

Cheers!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - An Eggciting Weekend on 2017-04-14 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! Our Feast of Abundance starts today and the HEX Immortal Championship is just around the corner:

hextcg.com/friday-update-eggciting-weekend/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Draft Basics on 2017-04-13 10:00:00-07:00
New to draft? InfamousNeo brings us the basics:

hextcg.com/limit-break-draft-basics/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread My Hexcellent Adventure – Fielding Sealed on 2017-04-13 12:00:00-07:00
Chris VanMeter rocks out with a practice Sealed Pool:

hextcg.com/my-hexcellent-adventure-fielding-sealed/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread PinnedHEX User Ranks on 2017-04-12 10:21:44-07:00
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Darkwonders wrote:

@Dinotropia

How custom can we make the titles? Is Hex Alpha Veteran too much to ask?

forums.cryptozoic.com/member.php?u=18596

I am also tempted to go by The Other Cory as my name is Cory. I just love it that I share the same name as the creator of Hex, @HEXCoryJones :)
I would like your custom title to be distinct enough that it doesn't look like another title we have on the forums. Since HEX Veteran pretty much means that you have been around since Alpha, I will ask that you use the standard instead.

If you have a different preferred custom title, let me know and I will add it for you :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Terms of Service PSA on 2017-04-12 10:14:08-07:00
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GobBluth wrote:

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Bommlingen wrote:

I'm sorry, but was that a serious answer?
Don't want to be rude, but I really don't want to be trolled into breaking the TOS either. I'm asking this question because I don't want to break the rules.
Are there any official statements on that matter?
You can buy any item from a 3rd party. Packs, cards, stash items, sleeve codes, etc. The only thing you cannot buy from 3rd parties is platinum.
GobBluth has summarized our policy nicely @Bommlingen The only thing I would add is that selling/buying an account wholesale is also a violation and Gold should go on that list as well. Here are two recent official statements regarding our policy.

  1. The OP: hextcg.com/terms-of-service-psa/
  2. The section Trading Center in the Forum Rules and Guidelines


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limitless - Ruby Charges on 2017-04-12 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland charges through another limited archetype!

hextcg.com/limitless-ruby-charges/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Inaugural New Forum Sleeve Complaint Thread on 2017-04-12 12:42:53-07:00
ok... fine

COSMIC DUST (1000 plat)
removes all logo elements form one sleeve in your collection... (or maybe it adds another logo-less version so you have both)

I will put it on the list


Dinotropia
posted in thread Platinum Plunder - Top 8 Decklists (April 2017) on 2017-04-11 13:08:27-07:00
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Elwinz wrote:

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AxelDWater wrote:

Congratulations to everyone.

Especially to Arelia who got the first spot. The thing that I like the most about this results is that it was a fully Ardent deck that won and it was a nice surprise for a change. :)
The Order od decks is from swiss part. The reall winner is Justiis.
Correct - you can see the results of their top 8 breakaway here. This order is from the swiss portion (Day 1) as this gives you guys the best idea of what it takes to get to the top of a major tournament like the Plunder.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Platinum Plunder - Top 8 Decklists (April 2017) on 2017-04-11 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the saltiest dogs from our last Platinum Plunder!

hextcg.com/platinum-plunder-top-8-decklists-april-2017/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Tournament Results - April 8-9th on 2017-04-11 01:44:23-07:00
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schild wrote:

@Dinotropia

I have a question. Say I placed in a tournament that was cash. Could I request Plat instead to not have to deal with the pesky tax man?
Most likely something could be arranged


Dinotropia
posted in thread Tournament Results - April 8-9th on 2017-04-11 01:41:05-07:00
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DraXor wrote:

@Dinotropia

is there a chance to get full standings from tournaments, or at least clash?
You can find most of that on our wonderful community tools like so:

hexpvptools.net/constructed/history?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration - Kagu x Winter Moon on 2017-04-11 12:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi shares some of the decks he's been working on:

hextcg.com/hexploration-kagu-x-winter-moon/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Tournament Results - April 8-9th on 2017-04-10 11:25:17-07:00
Here are the results from this past weekend's HEX Clash and Platinum Plunder!

hextcg.com/tournament-results-april-8-9th/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Immortal Insights - Boris Blastforge on 2017-04-10 12:00:00-07:00
With Immortal tournaments just around the corner, here's a quick boost to propel you towards victory:

hextcg.com/immortal-insights-boris-blastforge/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.7.17 on 2017-04-09 13:08:32-07:00
I have a great team, so happy the Clash is going smoothly...


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.7.17 on 2017-04-07 15:56:00-07:00
Nothing better on 'Sensual Friday' than a nice hot oil massage. Just another awesome perk of the job.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 4.7.17 on 2017-04-07 15:49:15-07:00
Hello Sexy Hexy people!

Its sensual Friday here at the HEX offices, and I just finished giving Jared a hot oil massage so it seemed like the right time to talk about the Friday update!

the Feast of Abundance is here, and with it a super creepy decorated egg sleeve and an eggshell buff...huh uhhh OK!, for sure check out the egg hunt PVE card on the actual holiday update page, its pretty awesome. I love the holiday its fun to have these little thematic events with the sleeves and AA stuff. Questmas is next and that's my favorite :D

man oh man, the organized play just doesn't quit! (unless you count bugs, then it quits until we beat it into submission)

HEX PRIMAL, looking very good, with some great prizes, I am so in love with this community and something like this is a good example of how great our community is, plus an immortal format tournament is pure fun.

we also, have a BIG tournament... the PLATINUM PLUNDER (god I am addicted to alliteration)
win a 50000000000 platinum prize... (I think) or maybe just 5000 which is still A LOT of platinum. many people don't know this but when you have 5000 platinum in your account it unlocks an animated sleeve of me silently weeps with joy (this is a lie)

then its the HEX CLASH, part 2 the HEXENING... this time its personal (and hopefully bug free)
everyone here at HEX is hoping for a super clean event, we feel good that the fixes from Thursdays patch should do the trick.
I'll tell ya, I put those 4 AAA HEX CLASH herofall cards on my account but every time I play them I feel bad, because I didn't EARN them... I'm sure I'll get over it... yep there it is, I'm over it! they look so amazing!

and finally don't forget to watch Nero's HEX CLASH stream on Sunday ...party

I guess that's it, plus I should get back to sensual Friday (my turn for nipple piercing)

love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Feast of Abundance 2017 on 2017-04-07 11:04:35-07:00
The client was just super excited for the Feast. We had a small chat about the value of anticipation and the event will start at its scheduled time, April 14th.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 10:23:16-07:00
Perfect! Glad you guys can play again :)


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-04-07 10:03:05-07:00
Whoever was looping can you guys try again (also in case someone still loops can you guys please tell me which file they are looping on)

(Am glad Balthuzad)


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 10:02:40-07:00
Whoever was looping can you guys try again (also in case someone still loops can you guys please tell me which file they are looping on)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Sunny Side Up on 2017-04-07 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have game updates, our latest HEX Holiday, and a tournament-filled weekend:

hextcg.com/friday-update-sunny-side-up/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Feast of Abundance 2017 on 2017-04-07 10:00:00-07:00
Symeon's Bounty blooms once more:

hextcg.com/feast-of-abundance-2017/

Discuss!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 09:55:17-07:00
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Zelwindin wrote:

Still stuck in the loop :(
Which one are you on?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 08:52:22-07:00
Could you guys try again?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-04-07 08:50:03-07:00
Reinstalling doesnt help the loop. Can you guys try now?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-04-07 04:58:49-07:00
I still need file name. Also devs are asleep at the moment so you'll unfortunately have to be patient. :(


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-04-07 04:52:23-07:00
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theblackcompany wrote:

Uh, the patcher is looping... again. Help me, Lila!

hakeswill1 - theblackcompany - GK 4 life
File that's looping on is called?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 04:17:58-07:00
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Florin wrote:

Still an issue for me, HexPatch.exe?
it says over and over again that?

And rest of you guys I reported to devs however there will be small delay since our devs are asleep.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 02:49:10-07:00
Can you guys tell me which file is looping?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.083 on 2017-04-07 00:46:07-07:00
Most recently that has been happening when people try to patch too early. Our engineers are still working on stuff. Try patching once again when the servers come back up. If that doesn't help, let me know.

Cheers!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-04-07 12:26:10-07:00
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Ouroboros wrote:

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NOBLELixil wrote:

Whoever was looping can you guys try again (also in case someone still loops can you guys please tell me which file they are looping on)
Nice job !
I jest woke up from my frustration nap and the uninstall/reinstall went flawlessly.

Glad to be able to use the regular patcher again.

*Hugs n kisses*

One note, the desktop icon is different, jest an H with no shield background.
Actually nice to be able to tell it apart from the Steam one atta glance!
Have fun in game! And glad you have different icon now too :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Mono Sapphire Dreadlings on 2017-04-07 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis walks us through a sassy Sapphire brew:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-mono-sapphire-dreadlings/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.083 on 2017-04-06 23:00:00-07:00
Our patch notes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-083/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.5.083 Announcement on 2017-04-06 15:33:28-07:00
Our servers will come down briefly today for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-5-083-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limit Break - Ruby Diamond Ardent on 2017-04-06 10:00:00-07:00
InfamousNeo returns with more tips and tricks for the sealed scene:

hextcg.com/limit-break-ruby-diamond-ardent/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.31.17 (the MONDAY after) on 2017-04-06 12:27:35-07:00
good catch Bootlace...


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Diamond Aggro on 2017-04-05 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland shows why Diamonds are a girl's best friend:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-diamond-aggro/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.31.17 (the MONDAY after) on 2017-04-05 09:59:39-07:00
Hey everyone thanks for the feedback, its great!

my first goal is to get one of these under our belt with zero technical issues, then we will be looking at a possibly adding an additional tournament to catch more time zones, or moving this one around on a rotation. I would love to just add another one if the demand is there, but I fear after a couple of months it will drop down and become unsustainable (and inevitably upset the hand full of vocal people that like it, when I have to remove it)

ALSO, as I mentioned I am working on a NEW tournament, with a different format and totally different rules (getting a bit more creative) but it requires some tech and will be a couple of months away.

thanks everyone for staying upbeat in this thread, I think its all positive... we just need to keep figuring out the best way forward and as always we are listening.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Plundering Thunder on 2017-04-04 10:47:50-07:00
Nope, it looks like a slightly older list snuck through. That was an upgrade to the platinum plunder series itself, so the top 256 players in the plunder will get the Salty Sam Mercenary. Page has been updated!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Plundering Thunder on 2017-04-04 10:27:38-07:00
Avast ye mateys! What's that glow on the horizon? Something smells like treasure...

hextcg.com/plundering-thunder/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread AH not working, and Account on Cooldown. on 2017-04-04 10:06:01-07:00
Hey Lewtz,

If you are having issues longer than 24 hours, please contact our customer service. They should be able to help you get squared away.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Consistent Crashes in Hex Clash on 2017-04-04 06:23:02-07:00
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Ossuary wrote:

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HEXahedron wrote:


I'm still responding to the support requests that came in over the weekend, so if you haven't heard back yet, I'll ask for just a little more patience. If you haven't contacted support, and feel that the issues that occurred during the tournament negatively affected your ability to compete, then please submit a support ticket. We want to make sure no one feels they unfairly lost their entry fee.
The support system you guys use since the split doesn't seem to have a way to re-open or escalate tickets, and replying to a closed ticket doesn't seem to re-open it either. That seems like an oversight. What is the proper procedure to escalate an issue? Should I open a new ticket and reference the old ticket number, or does responding to the closed ticket put it back in the queue but just not show me that?
You can escalate open tickets. The inability to reopen a closed ticket is intentional. You should open a new ticket and reference the ticket number of the original.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Consistent Crashes in Hex Clash on 2017-04-03 22:24:05-07:00
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Witherstench wrote:

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HEXahedron wrote:

I'm still responding to the support requests that came in over the weekend, so if you haven't heard back yet, I'll ask for just a little more patience. If you haven't contacted support, and feel that the issues that occurred during the tournament negatively affected your ability to compete, then please submit a support ticket. We want to make sure no one feels they unfairly lost their entry fee.
i would love to fill out a ticket but for some reason it will not let me sign in.
i log on to the game and forums everyday without a problem but it asks me to relog in for support and it says my email and password dont match.
Support requires a separate account, not tied to your Hex account. That way we can help in case you get locked out of your Hex account. Just register a new support account using the same e-mail address as your Hex account.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Consistent Crashes in Hex Clash on 2017-04-03 21:26:43-07:00
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Treasure wrote:

The name of the guy from support is pure Gold his name is : Scamman (I hope i didn't break a rule by saying his name)
My paternal grandfather was a used car salesman. True story.

Since my name is part of the company record and more-or-less public, it's not a problem to mention it. Just don't do the same sort of thing with a player who hasn't made their identity public. THAT would be against the rules.

I'm still responding to the support requests that came in over the weekend, so if you haven't heard back yet, I'll ask for just a little more patience. If you haven't contacted support, and feel that the issues that occurred during the tournament negatively affected your ability to compete, then please submit a support ticket. We want to make sure no one feels they unfairly lost their entry fee.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 2nd on 2017-04-03 16:07:52-07:00
Kismet was very kind to him :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.31.17 (the MONDAY after) on 2017-04-03 13:59:54-07:00
the prize pool for the HEX CLASH will rotate roughly with the 2 set block, so every 8 months...
this first one will rotate out with set 7 so we can get on that schedule, so these will be the most scarce (it may not be EXACTLY to the day, but roughly)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.31.17 (the MONDAY after) on 2017-04-03 13:53:37-07:00
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Alchemy wrote:

I know this will seem salty and I will take slack but I purchased AAA Herofall at a premium price on the basis there would only be a maximum of 100 playsets in the system we now appear on track for double this volume. Whilst I am really happy more players will get a chance to get this card and always felt top 32 was too few, I would have made very different purchasing choices if it was clear upfront this would scale with attendance. Hell at Top64 I might have fancied my chances to play and grind for them. Don't even get me started on the sleeve drop rate....
I thought of YOU specifically when I made the decision to increase the number, people that bought some AAA cards was the only downside :(
sorry man

oh you bring up a good point, my post is unclear... this increase of prizes was for this tournament only as a make good, the next one is back to normal


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Results - April 2nd on 2017-04-03 12:25:47-07:00
Here are the results of the HEX Clash!

hextcg.com/hex-clash-results-april-2nd/

Discuss~


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.31.17 (the MONDAY after) on 2017-04-03 12:22:30-07:00
Hi everyone!
so I didn't do the update re-cap on Friday as I wanted to see how the HEX CLASH went and spend some time talking about how amazingly flawless it was... well... damn :(

So, the good news is we had 435 players!!!! amazing!
the bad news is of course the technical issues... we thought we had it all worked out but sadly we had a couple of things thrown in the way.

so the secondary good news is, all the problems are pretty simple and we should be solid for next week, none of the problems are a mystery and we already have actionable solutions ready to go :)

yes I am bummed it wasn't flawless (you would be surprised based on our history to know I am usually a bit of a perfectionist) , but one of the things we have had to come to terms with as the developers of HEX (and sadly as a fan you will have to bear with it also), is that a small company making a BIG game will be forced to use the fail then fix method of development. its the curse of a small group taking on a huge challenge but I think we have made the best of it, and try to always reward the players patience. And please know we like it even less than you, its just a hard reality for us...

so in the spirit of rewarding your patience, we have doubled the door prizes and extended the top 32 prize to the top 64

Overall I am very happy with the tournament (at least the idea of it and the response from HEX players) and know next week will be much better. In the future we will look at the HEX CLASH prize pool and may adjust it based on attendance, we want to get a slightly better idea of the numbers after it has been running for a little while. I am also actively working with Corey on a NEW weekly tournament format... I'M CRAZY FOR OP!! :P hopefully we can announce that in a month or so...

so that's it, I hope you have a great Monday! I just granted a play set of AAA Herofalls to my secret account so I am happy !

talk to you on Friday!

love, cory


Dinotropia
posted in thread Account flagging on 2017-04-01 22:27:54-07:00
Hey Timson,

There is no need to worry, this is part of our automatic fraud prevention system. The issue you are experiencing should be resolved within 24 hours. We don't want to share any more information at this time as it defeats the purpose of these measures, but I want to stress that safeguards like these are in place to protect HEX and the player economy and you are not being flagged because you necessarily did anything wrong.


Dinotropia
posted in thread In Logo Parentis on 2017-04-01 10:00:00-07:00
Greetings everyone! We have an exciting announcement about our next animated sleeve offerings:

hextcg.com/in-logo-parentis/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Clashic Rock on 2017-03-31 14:23:05-07:00
That is quite strange @CoachFliperon Everything looks good on our end. Have you tried a repair install?


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Gaining rank in ladder on 2017-03-31 11:44:42-07:00
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Gregangel wrote:

The glich reveal something important : you can not reach a decent rank by just playing Draft

@JeffHoogland was in top 20 by just drafting with a very good win rate... now he is no more in TOP 100

There is cleary some tweak to think about here. Draft should really deserv the same laddering power than evo
I think that make the limited ladder a really big joke
This is something on our radar.

We're looking into rating values of draft vs evo vs sealed gauntlet. Our goal with it is to actually address these concerns where there incentives for those players looking to qualify for the CCS.

I'll give more comments and information as time goes on and we've determined the best strategy. But I want to give more transparency on this front and allow players to play their favorite format, and not feel like the game is dictating what they do. There can be incentives in player urging you to play one mode over another, but I don't want the decision to be made for you.

But this is one of the many things I'm looking into to improving the matchmaking and ladder ranking processes.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Delete/lock please on 2017-03-31 11:05:37-07:00
It's not supposed to end. You play all 3 games now. It was changed with this patch.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 on 2017-03-31 10:50:39-07:00
For everyone's information, there was an extra Draft change that made its way into the patch!

Two losses no longer removes players from Draft Gauntlet. You now play for 3 matches total regardless of record.

The patch notes have been updated accordingly.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 on 2017-03-31 10:49:45-07:00
Of note, for the random rare for earning 1 win in the Draft Gauntlets, you're also now not eliminated on your second loss.

We wanted players to have the opportunity to still earn a prize even when their first two rounds had not gone well. Therefore, you're not eliminated on your second loss, and instead have the ability to play up to three matches!

It has also been added to these patch notes:
  • Two losses no longer removes players from Draft Gauntlet. You now play for 3 matches total regardless of record.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Clashic Rock on 2017-03-31 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have game updates, a new AAA card, and the start of our HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/friday-update-clashic-rock/

Discuss~


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-03-31 09:37:42-07:00
Perfect! Enjoy playing then!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 infinite loop on 2017-03-31 08:49:25-07:00
Whoever had loop, can you guys try again please?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.074 on 2017-03-30 23:00:00-07:00
Our patch notes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-074/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Start Date on 2017-03-30 14:38:51-07:00
My understanding is that it is a random drawing.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.5.074 Announcement on 2017-03-30 13:51:41-07:00
Our servers will come down briefly today for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-5-074-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Sealed Primer on 2017-03-30 10:01:50-07:00
InfamousNeo Sealeds the deal with an intro into limited:

hextcg.com/sealed-primer/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread AAA Herofall on 2017-03-29 17:30:45-07:00
Hey everyone! We have a super exciting update to share with you about the HEX Clash:

hextcg.com/aaa-herofall/

Discuss~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Why won't HexEnt take my $$$ on 2017-03-29 13:39:33-07:00
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Eraia wrote:

I don't know if Hex's webstore blocks connections from these types of services... but perhaps using a web-based proxy service might actually help in this case.

A lot of webstores automatically block connections from that type of thing, so I don't know for sure... but if we're just wanting a stable connection, then a VPN'd connection or a proxy service might help get you an indirect, but stable, connection to the store.

It'd be up to Hex to determine if something like this would be a problem from a ToS/etc. standpoint... but... it sounds like everyone's running low on ideas overall.
VPN connections are allowed. And I suppose it's possible that a different proxy won't encounter the same problem.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Why won't HexEnt take my $$$ on 2017-03-29 13:18:29-07:00
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Erukk wrote:

A bit of a sad necro on this.

My ticket with support was closed without any resolvement of the issue. Again, the issue was tracked to my IP changing during the transaction process, and they said that if i disabled the proxy i was using i would be able to finalize my transaction, and they closed my ticket there.

The problem being is that if i am using a proxy, i had no idea i was doing so, and i have no idea how to turn it off. I tried all the solutions on google, but they either seem to show i'm not using one or not working after trying them. Like CoSVII, i tried doing the transaction through my phone, secondary computer, and pad as well with similar results, so i'm wondering if it has to deal my way internet plan (family share plan using a mobile hotspot since i live in the boondocks) as a whole now.

The whole matter is getting a bit disheartening though. :/
Hello Erukk,

I understand how frustrating this process has been, but I'm willing to continue helping you on this. I only closed your support ticket because you had stopped responding.

That being said, I've run very low on ideas for solutions, and if anyone in the community has a suggestion Erukk might try, please put it forward.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Limitless - SD Skies on 2017-03-29 10:00:00-07:00
With the Clash coming up, Jeff Hoogland pushes his limits:

hextcg.com/limitless-sd-skies/

Discuss!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread HEX Clash Start Date on 2017-03-28 19:45:15-07:00
there is absolutely positively NO time we can schedule this and not upset someone...

people live in just about every time zone and play this game, so we make the smartest choice we can, and thats it


sorry


Dinotropia
posted in thread Now non US players seems to be worthy of less attention (post gameforge) on 2017-03-28 18:34:33-07:00
Hey guys, this is a reminder to keep things polite and constructive. I understand that some of the tournament offerings are not always convenient for your timezones, but that is one reason we are reaching out. Take 5 before posting and put your best feedback forward. That is the best way to be heard.

Cheers,

Dino-


HEXPureforce
posted in thread HEX Clash Start Date on 2017-03-28 11:06:12-07:00
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NicoSharp wrote:

Will scaling, non-cash based, rewards, based on participation, ever be considered for clash, if participation explodes well over 128 players per tournament?
This is something we have considered.

We're interested in how many players these draw, but something in this vein has been discussed before, and is on our radar.


Dinotropia
posted in thread HEX Clash Start Date on 2017-03-28 10:00:00-07:00
The date you all have been waiting for! Are you ready to Clash for cash?

hextcg.com/hex-clash-start-date/

Discuss~


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Now non US players seems to be worthy of less attention (post gameforge) on 2017-03-28 12:12:09-07:00
Hey guys, when making these changes we were looking to create standardized times that were consistent, easy to remember, and accommodated the bulk of our playerbase.

We included some offering for EU players, but I understand that these times aren't good for some of you. So, I would like to gather some feedback. When do you guys usually play? I am not promising anything right now, but I would like to hear from everyone, and try and get feedback that can better accommodate your desires.

Thanks,

~Corey Burkhart


HEXPureforce
posted in thread HEX Clash Start Date on 2017-03-28 12:04:04-07:00
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Plotynus wrote:

The Hex clash is just great and I'll make my time some sunday to play it for sure. Even if I suck at limited. :)

Just a quick question, does the door prizes need a minimum of played rounds?

P.S. Would love to also see some regular cash constructed tournament along with the CCS. Even if I have to pay some platinum to participate! I love this idea of regular paid tournaments, just what the competitive scene needs.
There's no minimum requirement on the number of rounds played to earn the door prizes. We wanted players who didn't have access to their Sunday to still have a chance to earn these prizes. Just by entering and not being in the cut for the specific prize, you're in the drawing for the door prize.

Note, those prizes on the line are:

  • 8 Players not in the top 8 will receive a copy of the Wizard Battleboard!
  • 8 Players not in the top 16 will receive a copy of the Herofall AA sleeve!
  • 8 Players not in the top 32 will receive a copy of the Herofall AA card!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped - Beginner's Brutecrown Bluff on 2017-03-27 11:00:00-07:00
Nicosharp built a handy guide on how to tame the brutes in the Alachian Sea's first dungeon:

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-beginners-brutecrown-bluff/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread PvE Compendium - 500th Article Celebration Giveaway! on 2017-03-25 11:46:53-07:00
Impressive! They do some great stuff over at team clockwork. If you guys like PvE content I encourage you to give them a look :)


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Gaining rank in ladder on 2017-03-24 13:50:12-07:00
Hey all, an update for you on the Ladder:

Thanks to your feedback, we’ve identified the issue with the player ratings. We know how to correct the issue, when it started, and how we’ll implement the fix next week to correct player’s ladder ratings.

As for now, I want to assure you that you can continue to play ladder matches. While your ranking inside of the cosmic tier of the ladder may not display correctly, none of your match data is lost. You can continue to play and climb normally.

We’ll be issuing a statement next week that will give all the details of what occurred and how we’re correcting the problem.

Until then, happy battling, and thanks for your understanding!

~Corey Burkhart


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fly Swatting on 2017-03-24 11:45:11-07:00
Sleeves will be granted (hopefully) later today. However, they are now in client so the granting can occur! We will message out when people get them :)


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.24.17 on 2017-03-24 10:54:11-07:00
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Plotynus wrote:

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HEXCoryJones wrote:

set 7 is 95% complete in client!
You're the man Cory, have a great weekend! 8o

P.S. For the love of all that is holy, please have some mercy with my wallet.
hey I'm not saying you HAVE to buy the sweet sweet forest battle board, I'm warning you about the potential feelings that may crop up when its gone... I'm watching out for March 28th you!


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.24.17 on 2017-03-24 10:36:12-07:00
Hello! its another Friday, they come so fast like time is speeding up... it feels like minutes ago I was talking about last weeks update

great week for HEX, seems like more and more TCG people are discovering HEX, and we have some great streamers and evangelists making that happen, thank you so much for helping us spread the word, its funny, every-time a hardcore TCG person finally stumbles onto HEX the reaction is pretty much the same... WTF! how did I not know about this game then they start punching everyone in the mouth sort of a spastic rage / joy thing (the last part might just be my imagination)

This was a great week internally as the engineers finally got a clamp on a long time HEX tournament bug (thanks HAVOC :) for the assist) , and on the creative side we finished the 2-week thematic pass and are now ordering art for set 7! I have to say the story and thematic that will take players from set 7-10 are awesome, very excited to see the art roll in and more importantly for YOU to see the cards. Fun fact set 7 is 95% complete in client!! go go HEX engine!

to the UPDATE!
... ya if you want that forest board buy it now, cuze it aint coming back for a LONG time (if ever), the boards will be another fun HEX collectible like sleeves we are currently working on several new ones with various ways to obtain them, looking forward to showing those off in the future... so if you don't want that not so complete feeling grab the forest board...

HEX PRIMAL tournament! awesome, more and more and more organized play, if you like the competitive side of HEX its only going to get better, sort of gave up on my standard constructed brew from last week, you know whats good main board... MISERY! in the mono blood deck I am loving it

mmmm... alternate art, and a PIPPIT no less! Ben and I designed the Pippit race specifically to represent who we are in HEX (if a magic genie shaped like a large bowl of cereal intereted me into HEX and I had to pick a race I wanted to make sure there was one I loved deeply and totally)

and finally please check out the GKR kickstarter if you are into that sort of thing its pretty amazing, WETA isn't fucking around when it comes to cool factor...

have a great weekend!
love, cory


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread New large undertaking on 2017-03-24 10:14:08-07:00
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Skirovik wrote:

As much as I imagine I could pull off a dress almost as well as Cory, I don't think we are the same person.
no no... we are


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Eventful Growth on 2017-03-24 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have another patch, tournament updates, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-eventful-growth/

Discuss~

+ comments from Cory Jones!


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-24 09:38:39-07:00
Its still looping? :S


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-24 08:04:40-07:00
Can you guys please try again?


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-24 05:15:01-07:00
I notified devs about it, please be patient tho it is very early in PT time zone.


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-24 03:18:58-07:00
Is this all recent? You guys still can't break out of loop?


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.5.057 Announcement on 2017-03-24 01:52:47-07:00
Our engineers looked into the loop. It should be resolved. On the off chance you still have problems, please let us know here.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.057 on 2017-03-24 01:00:00-07:00
Our patchnotes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-057/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – 2017 Season 1 CCS Analysis on 2017-03-24 12:00:00-07:00
Varranis sketches out the CCS meta and etches out a gem of a deck:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-2017-season-1-ccs-analysis/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch v1.0.5.057 Announcement on 2017-03-23 15:28:45-07:00
Our servers will come down briefly today for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-5-057-announcement/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Deck Drilldown - Redlings on 2017-03-22 10:00:00-07:00
Jeff Hoogland is in with a Ruby hot Dreadling brew:

hextcg.com/deck-drilldown-redlings/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Hexploration – Oh the Horror! on 2017-03-21 10:00:00-07:00
Ali Aintrazi breaks down his top 8 experience:

hextcg.com/hexploration-oh-the-horror/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fly Swatting Preperations on 2017-03-20 12:00:07-07:00
We have a quick fix before our bug-hunting tournament this afternoon:

hextcg.com/fly-swatting-preperations/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fly Swatting on 2017-03-18 10:28:25-07:00
We are doing something nice for those who help us with this testing. The testing must occur during normal business hours at a time when our engineers are prepared for it. as they will be actively running and monitoring these events.


HEXCoryJones
posted in thread Friday Update! 3.17.17 on 2017-03-17 16:35:05-07:00
Happy St. Patrick's day!! don't forget to check out one of the best leprechaun based things of all time...



big update this week!
I appreciated the Winter Moon shout out by our CCS champion Urshulgi, its always fun to learn a bit more about our HEX players and his excitement really makes the whole thing extra special. the meta was interesting, clearly there wasn't a ton of time between the launch of Scars of War and the tournament, it really challenged the deck builders to crack the meta quick, I think we has just started to see what SOW will mean in terms of constructed decks. I'm currently tinkering with a conscript deck I came up with (see attachment) ...not done but getting there

Also LOVING draft with SOW it totally reignited my passion for draft, I really like 6-6-5 (I'm sort of missing it for it the weekend as we do 6-6-6)

we mentioned the tournament improvements, this is a HUGE deal for us a real focus for the engineering team, part of the publishing move was setting up our own resources and that came with some hurdles, we are overcoming them and will be on track to launch the HEX CLASH with (I hope) zero bugs very soon... I am looking forward to a weekly limited format event, I think its just the sort of thing HEX really needs.

next up was the first COLLECTOR deck! I have to say finally seeing an animated CARD in play is pretty fucking awesome, I am surprised by how much I love it, certainly we will have to do more of this in the future, but I promise we will be careful not to OVER do it. I want to insure that some of our collectibles are paced in a way that makes you feel like you can follow along. We have a pretty good idea for the next Collector deck and we may mix up what comes with it...

I wont sway your sleeve vote BUT picking anything other than the Gallant Spearcliff is unthinkable!!!

we have the next Platinum Plunder coming up so you can get a second shot at the real prize... NINTH place and Salty Sam sleeve! its funny we had a HUGE discussion about the sleeve and the general consensus (not me) was players would be unhappy about a 9th place only prize but it seems like everyone got the joke and enjoyed the idea... (thankfully)

and finally we did the launch weekend again... I felt like the on again off again launch and all the tech problems left some people unable to play when they had the time set aside and I didn't want anyone to feel left out, plus more 6-6-6 is fun (although I may actually like 6-6-5 better), plus you HAVE to get your Llama Herders... as much as I like that scruffy dude, I'm SUPER happy to play with his more attractive counterpart... (seriously I made a deck around the Llama Herder and my excitement doubled when I realized I could use the AA version, I may be a bit nutty about card art)

hope you all have a great weekend and enjoyed the Friday update (see you in draft!)

love, Cory

here is a code...

67LCDULEM7KMWAMN9PJYQR6P7


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fly Swatting on 2017-03-17 14:40:33-07:00
Come join us for some bug swatting and a cool prize:

hextcg.com/fly-swatting/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Season 2017 Season 4 Sleeve Poll on 2017-03-17 10:00:00-07:00
Hey everyone!

We are continuing to get sleeves prepped for the long, but oh so rewarding animating process! Thank you so much for all your votes on the 2017 Season 3 Sleeves. To stay ahead of the curve, we are going to ask you to do it again! Here's what you have voted for so far:














We are putting up the 2017 Season 4 Ladder Sleeves to a community vote.

Here are your two options:




This poll will only run for a limited time, so make sure to let us know which you prefer by Friday March 24th!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Cry of the Phoenix on 2017-03-17 10:00:00-07:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have a new patch, tournament updates, interviews with our Cosmic Crown winner, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-cry-of-the-phoenix/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch Notes v1.0.5.039 on 2017-03-17 01:05:04-07:00
Our patchnotes are now up!

hextcg.com/patch-notes-v1-0-5-039/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patchnotes 1.0.5.039 Announcement on 2017-03-16 17:29:38-07:00
The servers will be coming offline today for maintenance and the installation of a new update:

https://www.hextcg.com/patch-v1-0-5-039-announcement/


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Gaining rank in ladder on 2017-03-16 10:34:06-07:00
Hey all,

Appreciate everyone's concerns here. We're looking into it, and I'll report back next week with what we find.

~Corey Burkhart


Dinotropia
posted in thread Support of other languages on 2017-03-16 10:07:47-07:00
We are working on getting systems in place that should improve that process.


Dinotropia
posted in thread My Hexcellent Adventure - CCS Preparations on 2017-03-16 10:00:00-07:00
Chris VanMeter looks at building a Cosmic Crown worthy deck:

hextcg.com/my-hexcellent-adventure-ccs-preparations/

Discuss!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 1 - Top 8 on 2017-03-15 11:41:30-07:00
Here are the decklists from our top 8 most cosmic contenders!

https://www.hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-sho…7-season-1-top-8/

Discuss~


HEXSirSleepy
posted in thread Is there a new URL for images? on 2017-03-15 11:05:04-07:00
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Florin wrote:

Thanks for the reply dBug, that URL doesn't seem to work when I try I get nothing

hextcg.com/wp-content/themes/hex/images/autocard/Burn.jpg
You need to switch .jpg to .png for it to work.

hextcg.com/wp-content/themes/hex/images/autocard/Burn.png


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Scars of War Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-03-14 17:10:19-07:00
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Transience wrote:

Does illusory form's sacrifice ability trigger When you play this, ... abilities or is 'put into play' a different mechanic than 'play'?
You put the card back into play. Therefore, this will not trigger When you play this, powers.
This is confusing because both Playing a card is the same as the zone you put the card into Play. We've considered, initially, naming the In Play zone. Our back end name for years has been the WarZone but i'm unsure why we didn't make that the forward facing name, it's just the name under the hood. Even Chris Woods, who has been here since day 1, doesn't know why we didn't name In Play the warzone.

TL;DR
Putting something into play, is not playing the card. Thus, you won't trigger When you play, trigger events.


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Timlagor wrote:

Pre-SoW: how does Dark heart decide whether the start of turn dreadlings have come into play early enough to be sacrificed?
Tricky but solid question.

The way triggers work is “Time-Stamp” order. This is a fancy way of saying, the oldest power on the board triggers first, and is added to the chain first. Therefore, the oldest card on the board, is the last thing to resolve.

Thus, the common question is Bloodspinner Zorath and Dark Heart of Nulzann, which order should I use my champion power or play my Dark Heart to sacrifice the Dreadling each turn.

If we follow the time-stamps, what we want is the Dread Banner to resolve first. Therefore, it needs to have the earlier time-stamp of the two. Therefore, we should play our Dark Heart of Nulzann first, and then use our champion power second. This will cause the triggers to be:

1) Dark Heart of Nulzann triggers - Sacrifice a troop.
2) Dread Banner triggers - Summon a Dreadling.

Thus, when we resolve the chain, the chain resolves backwards. Thus, the order of resolution is:

1) Dread Banner triggers - Summon a Dreadling.
2) Dark Heart of Nulzann triggers - Sacrifice a troop.

TL;DR

Play your Dark Heart before you use your champion power to make a Dread Banner! Otherwise, get Dark Heart into play then play a card like Dread Botanist to protector your cards from its power of eating non-socketed cards.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Support response time? on 2017-03-14 16:37:43-07:00
Hey Funktion,

Your ticket hasn't been lost. Support just got a much-higher-than expected volume of tickets during the first couple of weeks while we were still getting all of our tools in working order. We've been playing catch-up since then. I'll get to your ticket soon.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Scars of War Steam Bundle on 2017-03-14 13:35:26-07:00
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Foxhold wrote:

Interesting. So, you guys are acknowledging Steam, which is good, and so this begs the question once again of whether or not Steam account linking will be re-enabled. I want this DLC; I will however not be purchasing it since I'm not allowed to use it on my account.

So...pretty please? :)
That's something we'd like to offer again Foxhold, but it's not possible right now. We'll make an announcement about it if/when we are able to link existing Hex accounts to Steam.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Scars of War Steam Bundle on 2017-03-14 10:33:07-07:00
It may take a while to appear in the steam client, but if you use the link in the article it should take you to the right place. Please let me know if that is not the case!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Scars of War Steam Bundle on 2017-03-14 10:21:50-07:00
Should be! Try refreshing the page? I am looking at it right now.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Scars of War Steam Bundle on 2017-03-14 10:00:00-07:00
Our Scars of War Steam Bundle is now live!

hextcg.com/scars-of-war-steam-bundle/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Catch and Release on 2017-03-14 02:34:48-07:00
The event will be 666. The 566 entries on the first release weekend were a compromise to the dreadlings that had infiltrated our system. Now that we have squashed our fair share, the event can be run as intended and at a time where our international players can attend.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Catch and Release on 2017-03-13 17:40:04-07:00
Yes - With the exception of the days it is being run on, we are doing a duplicate release weekend event and so it will follow all the tournament formats of the previous event.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Catch and Release on 2017-03-13 11:05:29-07:00
The event should match the details listed here: hextcg.com/scars-of-war-release-celebration/


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown 2017 Season 1 – The Winners on 2017-03-13 10:00:00-07:00
Here are the winners of the 2017 Season 1 Cosmic Crown Showdown:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdown-2017-season-1-the-winners/

Congratulations to our top players!


Dinotropia
posted in thread Fully Equipped - Hawkor’s Same-Day Delivery Service on 2017-03-13 12:00:00-07:00
Nicosharp delivers a 1st class mercenary brew right to your doorstep:

hextcg.com/fully-equipped-hawkors-same-day-delivery-service/

Discuss~


NOBLELixil
posted in thread Top 15 players in CCS on 2017-03-11 16:38:14-08:00
Hello everyone,

since we have some issues and players can't see their rankings. Jaggerind was kind enough to take screenshoot of top 15 players.



You can see official news for top 8 players here Cosmic Crown Showdown Season 1 2017 - Day 1 Results


Dinotropia
posted in thread Cosmic Crown Showdown Season 1 2017 - Day 1 Results on 2017-03-11 16:37:35-08:00
Here are the results from Day 1 of the Cosmic Crown Showdown:

hextcg.com/cosmic-crown-showdo…son-1-2017-day-1-results/

Congratulations once again to our winners! Good luck tomorrow~


HEXahedron
posted in thread Still unable to link existing Hex account to Steam on 2017-03-10 18:20:15-08:00
If you have not previously had your Hex account linked to a Steam account, then it is not currently possible to link those accounts. This is an option we hope to allow in the future, but for now it is unavailable.


HEXahedron
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-10 16:29:18-08:00
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Timlagor wrote:

Still logging in but that seems to have worked!
Thanks!


EDIT: Spoke too soon. Got through patching and get a tiny pupup: Fatal Error missing 'app.info' in Data folder
Hitting ok on that closes it and nothing is left active. -I never reach the splash screen
See if Repair Install helps


HEXahedron
posted in thread Patcher stuck in loop downloading same file on 2017-03-10 16:13:36-08:00
We just made a change that may have fixed this. Can you try closing out and reopening your patcher?


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Scars of War Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-03-10 15:33:57-08:00
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Thoom wrote:

I don't know if this is appropriate to the thread or answerable, but I'm very curious. Now that print runs are dead, what constraints are put on the contents of a pack? I'm assuming at least 1 card of every shard, but anything else?

And are the rareless packs generated for evo generated as normal packs and then have their rare removed, or can/do they follow different rules?
Currently the only rules for the packs are 1 card of every shard + 1 Rare, 4 uncommons, and 12 commons. Evo follows the same rules, except the rare is evaporated into the void, never to return!

We have been toying with other ideas. There was a period of time where one of the coins in each pack. We're toyed with some other ideas as well. We're still experimenting. We might try out different adaptations depending on the different environments we're in and if the format asks for more rules.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Scars of War Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-03-10 14:43:38-08:00
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Amostephil wrote:

With the changes for Random creation the Pesky Pippit isnt any random more at the moment, because there is only one Squirrel in Standard (7/7 skygaurd + major socket).
Any idea for improvements here or will our little pippit now be much more powerful tahn before SoW?
*SPOILERS*

Don't worry, this is being addressed in the future :D. The number of Squirrels in Standard will fluctuate over time, but Pesky Pippit will have some new friends to find in the coming sets!

Just think if we didn't put a Squirrel into the set XD!

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Incindium wrote:

Ancestral Ambush conscripts a troop that blocks another troop. However in a game I played it was allowed to block an unblockable troop. Is this working correctly and if so will you explain why it was allowed to block a troop that was suppposed to be unblockable.
This is a fun question.

So Unblockable prevents a player from declaring a troop they control as a blocker on this troop. However, Ancestral Ambush forgoes that and forces your troop to block the targetted troop. Therefore, the Ancestral Ambush can get around the Unblockable Keyword because the troop is not declaring a block, but instead being forced to block by the effect of the Ancestral Ambush.


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Bootlace wrote:

-Why are Academy of Cerulea and Arachnomicon Unique? Unique in troops has been used only for named troops, is there any established pattern for applying Unique to artifacts or constants?

-What's the reason that socketed cards that created socketed cards don't auto socket cards of the same gem? Is it balance/fun/intuitiveness/consistency?

-With EVO gaining popularity and Sealed now becoming the most important competitive limited format due to Hex Clash, how much has the design of the sets revolved around EVO/sealed formats instead of purely draft of the earlier sets from a limited standpoint.

Kudos btw on the new set, probably the best limited environment since Set 1.
Academy of Cerulea and Arachnomicon are unique for flavor reasons. I think if we could go back, we'd want to make each of the major cities/monuments we print unique. They help tell the story and get the feel of Entrath out there. These weren't done for power level concerns. The pattern is mostly going to be conducted on that Lore based merit, for example, Major cities, alluded to artifacts, major statues, weapons, etc. These will be unique, but generic things outside of that will remain under the 4-of rule.

The reason they don't socket with the same gem is to add a slight bit of variance in experiences. Some examples would be if Cryptcurse Knight or Aspect of the Squirrel continually made the same gem, the experience could get frustrating. The diversity of experiences helps prevent any gem from becoming too much while also broadening the horizons for what's possible. Seeing more of what's out there continues to open up the possibilities for what's to come both for deckbuilders and ourselves. Thus, seeing more of what's possible is the experience we'd rather see than encouraging more of the same.

EVO is something we test a fair amount more than when the system was designed. When it was first implemented, it was really clear we didn't put any testing of what Armies of Myth and Primal Dawn would play like with EVO sealed. We did some initial testing of it with Shattered Destiny, but never balanced cards around it. The focus of our testing up until that point was always draft, constructed, sealed, casual constructed, and PvE.

Now that Evo has become one of the more popular formats, we've definitely put more times towards it. Most of our initial play tests are done in terms of EVO sealed. Rares matter less than finding cool synergies between common and uncommon pairs or trios. Finding which champions pair well. We've learned a fair amount from EVO tests. Once the entire set is in client, we're testing each of the formats throughout the weeks/months of DEV time we have on the set while concurrently designing the other sets existing in the same chapters, and standard environment (This includes things like paying attention to gem designs, rotations, etc).

Thanks you, it means a lot, we really put a lot of work into the limited environment. I know I personally have been enjoying it a lot, and it's really inspiring to hear everyone in the community telling us about the drafts/sealed decks and the decks they've built. We're really hoping to keep up the great work and see if we can continue to one up ourselves in the many sets to come!


HEXahedron
posted in thread [PVE] Deck restrictions not enforced in case of non-standard resources on 2017-03-10 14:29:37-08:00
Resources are specifically exempted from shard grid restrictions. Sin'glar has a special deck-building restriction that effects non-Standard resources.


Dinotropia
posted in thread Close the AH until Cheapest only bug is fixed on 2017-03-10 10:54:12-08:00


Dinotropia
posted in thread "Cheapest Only" Auction option is doing weird things. on 2017-03-10 10:40:53-08:00


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patchnotes v1.0.5.031 on 2017-03-10 10:27:42-08:00
It is! Steam should have a bunch of updates, including the ones from earlier this week :)


Dinotropia
posted in thread Friday Update - Catch and Release on 2017-03-10 10:00:00-08:00
Welcome to a round up of the week! We have client improvements, a bonus Release Weekend, and more!

hextcg.com/friday-update-catch-and-release/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patchnotes v1.0.5.031 on 2017-03-10 10:00:00-08:00
We applied some updates today. Here are some of the latest fixes:

hextcg.com/friday-update-catch-and-release/#patchnotes

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Primordial Knowledge – Scars of War Pre-CCS Meta on 2017-03-10 12:00:00-08:00
Varranis breaks down some decks to watch for this weekend:

hextcg.com/primordial-knowledge-scars-of-war-pre-ccs-meta/

Discuss~


Dinotropia
posted in thread Patch 1.0.5.031 Announcement on 2017-03-09 18:24:34-08:00
Our servers will come down briefly tomorrow for a quick update:

hextcg.com/patch-1-0-5-031-announcement/


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Scars of War Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-03-09 18:22:39-08:00
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BirthingPodder wrote:

Not a Scars of War specific question, but a Scrounge one, since that seems to be a major topic.

In two separate instances, I saw a scrounge card get played when there were insufficient troops in the user's crypt to scrounge and one of their troops died in response. The player was given another opportunity to scrounge their card once additional troops were added to their crypt.

A) Is this behavior intentional and why or why not?
B) If the behavior is intentional, if a player had sufficient troops to scrounge in their crypt, chose not to, and another was added in response, would they also be given a second chance to scrounge their card?
No, this is not intentional.

The act of Scrounging a card is only meant to be at the point at which you play the card.

We'll look into this.


HEXPureforce
posted in thread Scars of War Rules and Mechanics Q&A on 2017-03-09 18:06:18-08:00
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Eraia wrote:

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HEXPureforce wrote:

I play Smash Magus voiding the cards necessary for the Scrounge.
The scrounge animation plays to communicate to players that the alternate cost for the card was played. (NOTE: At this time, Smash Magus doesn't have the modifier running on it of +3[ATK]/+3[DEF].)
Then, if the card resolves all powers of it will fire off.
Power 1 - Add +3[ATK]/+3[DEF] to Smash Magus
If the Smash Magus is interrupted, we'd interrupt the following:
Power 1 - Add +3[ATK]/+3[DEF] to Smash Magus
Therefore, the smash Magus remains a 3/3 in the crypt if interrupted.
If a card were to be added that transformed a card on the chain into a random card...(I don't think such a thing exists right now... but if it were to be added) if you scrounged and then the card were transformed into a card with a different scrounge effect, would it gain the new scrounge effect then since the 'add scrounge power' flag is already triggered?
Sorry got pulled into other nonsense! Getting back into this.

The answer is no, unless it's the exact same power. Thus, if you have Smash Magus (Scrounge 2 = +3/+3) and (Scrounge 2 = +2/+2) Those are different powers.

The reason for this is Deathseeker has two scrounge powers. We need to know which one of the Scrounge Powers you paid for on resolution!


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Asimov wrote:

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Dinotropia wrote:

Hey everyone!

We are opening up a Q&A where you can ask your rules and related questions for our latest set. Our development and QA teams will be stopping by to answer your questions as they have time. Please limit yourself to on-topic questions. This thread is for rules clarifications, mechanics, and engine inquiries.

Have fun everyone!
Can I ask rules question not related to Scars of war? Or point me to which thread I should ask in? :P
Of course! Feel free to toss it here and we'd love to answer it! Plan is to keep this rolling tomorrow and we'll also do one pass on Monday to make sure we got all rules related questions. The focus is related to Scars, but we're here to help :D!



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Plotynus wrote:

So, I want to ask a simple question: Why Dingle transforms a troop but not revert it before?

No problem at all, it was fun to dingle a gambited troop and have 7 dinglers on opp's board, but I would like to know what's the idea behind this if possible.

Thanks :)
Honestly, was just not something we added to the card. It was considered during the design of the card, but felt it wasn't necessary. Revert and Transform is something that belongs to Sapphire's design space see cards like Transmogrifade and Polymorph: Dingler. Just a moving of the dials to keep the card at a common.

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Steric wrote:

Related to the other Scrounge questions: When a troop is given a Scrounge ability by Graven Geist and the Geist is killed while the troop is on the stack, does the troop still get the +2/+2, or since it has lost its scrounge abil