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Mega-Gazz

So I downloaded the beta/trial. Gwent is still a fun game, and works well multiplayer.... but ..... I can't see myself sitting down for an evening playing it instead of a "real" game. It would be great to play on the train, but the vita doesn't have a cell connection and my phone's screen would be too small.

Sorry for the use of the word "real". I don't mean the disrespect to card games, just couldn't think of a better word right now. y'all know what I mean.

Mega-Gazz

Octane

@Mega-Gazz Gwent was one of my favourite things in the main game, so I loved the idea of a standalone version, and I can certainly see myself sitting in front of the TV playing this for several hours.

The only problem I have is that the game isn't balanced, at least not early on. It's very much a pay-to-win type of game when I tried it on PC last year. All my opponents were level 20+ and would destroy me no problem with the standard sets I owned. It just wasn't fun anymore.

Octane

Kidfried

@Octane @Mega-Gazz Any of you still playing?

I've been playing this game off and on since the closed beta. Not constantly, but off and on to check what is new every now and again.

I have to say: the game has changed drastically since the start. It's very different from the Gwent in The Witcher 3, but the game is much better for it. I wouldn't say it's pay to win at all, as all 'gold' cards can be bought for the same price for scraps you get along the way. Participating in the ranked play you can easily reach rank 10, and net a lot of card packs along the way. (I've spent a fiver on the game in total, but that was purely to show my support. I'm at a point I can easily make any deck I want.)

There's a single player story DLC, a must for Witcher fans of course, and a new season starting soon. So, good reasons to hop in.

Anyone still playing or planning on playing?

Wind's howling.

JohnnyShoulder

I was interested as really liked Gwent in the main game, but was putt as heard it was pay to win. If that is not the case I might just take a look at this.

I've actual got one of the real Gwent sets from the special edition of the first expansion. Not played it as haven't found anyone geeky as me to play with. One of my nieces is currently absorbed into TW3 so may ask her.

JohnnyShoulder

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Octane

@Kidfried Is the single player already out? If so, I'll check it out right away. I was waiting for the full release, but I expect it to be in beta for a good while, so I may as well get back into it now.

What does the new season mean? New cards? More story?

Octane

Mega-Gazz

@Kidfried I play every so often.... playing injustice 2 and ACO now, and injustice fills the same “I just have a little time” kinda slots as this so I’ve not played for a week or so...but yea its a good game.

@JohnnyShoulder Definitely not play to win.

Mega-Gazz

Kidfried

@JohnnyShoulder That set sounds so cool. Would love to see and try that someday. Alas, I'm not your niece!

@Mega-Gazz Maybe we can play it together someday if you're in?

I play a Northern Realms deck mostly, by the way. I like most of the cards from the Scoaia'tael and Monster decks better, but I'm just too big of a fan of Dijkstra.

@Octane They've released 100 new cards two weeks ago. And seasons are just the best way to earn new cards. The first ranks in a new season are really easy, so it always excites me.

Story DLC was supposed to launch back in December, but instead they chose to fix the balance first (game is a bit more casual now). Single player will release within two months now, no official date though

Oh, and they had cool seasonal events (single player) the last few months. Octoberfest, Halloween and then Christmas. But I think the latter ended today.

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Wind's howling.

Octane

@Kidfried Weird, I can't connect to the servers...

EDIT: I think I was playing an older version. I reinstalled the game, the loading screen looked different, and everything works!

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Octane

Mega-Gazz

@Kidfried Sure, friend me. Mostly play after 8pm Canadian time though.

Mega-Gazz

Kidfried

@Mega-Gazz That's fine, I can handle a late night to bed once in a while!

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Wind's howling.

Octane

@Kidfried How do you keep up with this stuff? I can't keep track of all the cards on the field anymore, I have no idea what's happening between turns, all the damage dealt and buffs...

Octane

Kidfried

@Octane So, Gwent is finally officially released, to almost no fanfare apparently.

I remember talking about the upcoming patch with you a while ago. So here's my really quick take on it: the game is more balanced and the stuff that happens on the board is way more clear from before.

Removing a has only benefited the game, by the way, and made it deeper. Cards can do different things based on the row they play in, say for instance a card can heal someone else on the ranged row, while it can attack if its on the melee row. Also, some cards have a range of effect, which forces you to think of placement more.

Also, the tutorial for the game is a mini campaign. It's really short, but it features the actual voice actors from The Witcher and it does a great job at slowly introducing everything. Maybe too slow for more experienced players, like me, but I had fun regardless.

Also, the game features trophies now.

I can only hope more people will take a look at this game, because it's pretty much the most polished, best looking and fun card game you can find.

It feels very AAA, but it's free. Wish game sites like Push Square gave it some more time on the spotlight, because I imagine many would love it.

Wind's howling.

Octane

@Kidfried Yeah, I did see some gameplay videos popping up on YouTube, but that may be due to YouTube's algorithm. I had no idea it came out this week if it hadn't been for those videos. Thronebreakers is out as well, which I believe is now similar to Gwent in playing style, so there's essentially a free story mode included with the game itself, and a separate, bigger story as a standalone. I'll probably get Thronebreakers, but it may be fun to play through Gwent first. Question is, PC or PS4. Can you sync your accounts between them? I've already put some hours in the beta on PC, not sure if that's worth anything since they rehauled all the mechanics. Either way, I'm off tonight (finally), so I'll check it out for sure.

Octane

Octane

@Kidfried What difficulty are you playing on? I'm thinking of doing Bonebraker. Can't be too hard, right? It's just a card game.

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