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LV.25 Titan 3d

Waiting On A Better Artifact

https://steamcommunity.com/games/583950/announcements/detail/1819924505115920089
 
if you were one of the people curious about artifact then read this article by artifact that might help with some context with what happen... And I might as well give attention to this person who keeps trying to people the community and in it for the long haul...
https://discord.gg/XchBEjT
B3HArtifact has done a lot to save the artifact competitive scene and still trying to today... He as tournaments from now til the end of December... Idk, why he does this, but he loves the game as well as in it for the long haul....
http://thelonghaul.libsyn.com/
This podcast already has 12 episodes surprising have an interviewed with one of the creators of this game I'm impressed... They do earn that podcast title...
https://steamcharts.com/app/583950#48h
So yeah, even though not many people play the game since launch anymore, there is still a small following, and community... Surely this game has it's flaws but some of those people are playing it today...
So yeah, I kinda wish more people got to play this game instead of getting trapped behind this Pay 2 Play (P2P) wall... it is what it is... As of now, I'll wait for it to come again, other will too and by then It should be worth the wait...

LV.26 Mod 12d

No More Post Not Relating To Artifact, Let It Rest In Peace...

Sadly the hype for Artifact had died down, the peak fan base won't be back any time soon, There is a post where they touch on the state of the game, if your interested in knowing then it's the next post after this... Suck to not see this game not meet up with the expectations it was has aiming for for a Online Trading Card Game (OTCG) but to some people, it had its good moments... Since I'm the only mod to lurks here and there on this Lounge, if I see any random post that don't relate to artifact at all then I will move that post to Off Topic myself, don't waste a post here if you know it's not about this game... Rest in Peace Artifact, yo gave moment some good moments throughtout your presence of arrival, Hopefully you rise like a phoenix and come back better...

LV.26 Mod 12d

Valve’s Artifact has lost 97% of Playerbase in 2 Months

To say Artifact is struggling would be an understatement. The game was incredibly hyped before it released, as it is a digital card game from a partnership between the creator of Magic: the Gathering and one of the biggest gaming companies in history. However, almost immediately after release we saw issues with Artifact. The game is exceedingly complex to play or watch and has a frustrating economical model. Valve certainly hasn’t given up on Artifact yet, but it sure seems like the gaming community at large has.
 
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verified Admin 4mo

Is anyone on Moot still playing this game?

Any tips for how to get started?

LV.2 Champion 4mo

Valve Changes Artifact Balance Philosophy, Nerfs Expensive Cards

Valve previously stated they would never tweak cards aside from some rare exceptions, but they’ve changed their stance. An update that came out yesterday changed eight cards, including some of the most prominent ones. Axe, the game’s most expensive card, has been nerfed slightly. If you bought any of the cards in Artifact that have been nerfed, you can sell it back to valve for its peak price 24 hours before the nerf announcement. Kind of neat. Do you think this shift in philosophy will help Artifact recover some of its playerbase?
 
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verified Admin 5mo

New Artifact update grants earning cards in-game

Probably some of the most important news to anyone who's purchased and since not played Artifact: You can now earn cards in-game just by playing.

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Artifact 1.1 Update adds Social Features

Despite the faltering player counts, the Artifact team is still pushing on. They released an update today that focuses on improving the social aspects of the game. There is now a chat wheel, in-game and post-game chat, and new automated tournaments. The update announcement also hints at a new update next week that is “focused on a skill-based progression system.” Sounds promising!
 
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Artifact is Struggling to Keep a Playerbase

Artifact, Valve’s digital card game that released late last month, has been steadily losing players. According to SteamCharts and SteamDB the game peaked at 60,740 concurrent players on November 29th. In the last 24 hours, there were only 12,670 concurrent players. That’s a massive falloff for a game that is so new and has all the advantage’s Artifact has. It is uncertain whether Artifact’s issues stem from the game’s complexity, its economic model, or something else. Have you tried Artifact? Are you interested in the game at all? Let us know!
 
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verified Admin 5mo

Did Valve butcher Artifact?

I think the game itself is fine but it had all this hype 6 months ago that Valve was finally making another game and then all the hype died down by the time the game actually came out. I didn't really see much in the way of marketing for Artifact either. As with any online game and especially as a card game, it's important to have a large player base so that people can quickly find games and so that there's a wide range of skill levels with healthy populations of each. I feel that even though Artifact at its core is a good game, it will ultimately fail because of the way Valve has approached it.

LV.18 Sage 5mo

Week 1: What are your thoughts so far?


For those of you playing Artifact, how do you feel about it?
How may you compare it to other TCGs?
What are your overall thoughts, complaints, loves and hates?

verified Admin 5mo

Nub Question

What kind of game is artifact? I know its a card game tho, who else buy that game?

LV.3 Lurker 6mo

The Thrill of the Chase

Not sure what exactly I like about opening card packs, but I find myself watching these types of videos on occasion. Pack opening for Artifact is no different though it can never beat out opening physical packs.

LV.21 S 6mo

Artifact's release has been pretty underwhelming

I've been watching people play on Twitch to decide whether or not to buy the game and basically nobody's playing it. Pretty surprised to see how few viewers there are on release day. I wonder if all the bad rep with the payment structure is what's causing the bad release?

LV.23 GG 6mo

Read "Prelude" - an Artifact comic


To add some fuel to the fire that is Artifact's release today, Valve have announced a comic to read so players may brush up on some Lore before jumping into the game. Hit the link below to get started:
 
 
I won't say anything else - this is an experience you must try on your own!

verified Admin 6mo

Valve’s Card Game ‘Artifact’ Releases on Steam Today

Artifact is the highly-anticipated digital card game from Valve that has had fans eagerly awaiting today. The game is based on Dota 2 and as such utilizes a three-lane board setup similar to the famous MOBA game. Artifact is designed by legendary game designer Richard Garfield, who famously created Magic: the Gathering 25 years ago, and promises incredibly satisfying strategic gameplay. You can buy the game itself for $20 on the Steam store and you can now buy individual Artifact cards on the marketplace as well.
 
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verified Admin 6mo

Who’s ready for release tomorrow?

verified Admin 6mo

Update not to bad...

https://playartifact.com/news/1714079132209348269

My favorite/interesting update is the recycle 20 cards for 1 ticket, which is ok, but I wish it qas separaterd by rareity, it help a little...

LV.26 Mod 6mo

How is the beta so far?

I've been watching people stream ever since the beta has begun and just can't resist an urge to play the game myself. The problem is, although with numerous attempts, I ended up having no key in my hand😭 I don't know how many of you here on moot has access to the beta, but can any of you share your experience on it? Even just a little bit? I can't seem to grasp the game's overall balance just by looking through streams here and there.

verified LV.23 Epic 6mo

Not bad of a tutorial, for anyone learning the game...

Wish I could skip it tbh, but sucked it up and play it through...

LV.26 Mod 6mo

The beta is live......

Best gif I can find...
Ok I'm one of the few that's in the beta, but not near my computer at the moment... But,
Rejoice, Rejoice, Rejoice...

LV.26 Mod 6mo

MONETIZATION is coming to Artifact - Awesome...but not really lol

LV.20 S 6mo

God, I'm at awe at everything...

God, even though I was watching since the NDA lifted, I got to say, all of what I saw on twitch with the streams buying packs, doing constructed or draft matches is amazing... So amazing i had to stop looking at streams... Tbh, I'm so not ready for Artifact even though I'll be in Monday's beta... I want to have fun with this game and I believe I will and with some few opportunities coming my way, it makes it overwhelming for me... I Just Don't Know... I'll going to bed earlier than usual tonight to get myself situated, won't make me 100% but close enough... For those without a beta key still, go look around twitter or some twitch streams or even YouTube... There are plenty of the beta testers coming out... Best of luck to anyone... I hope I'm ready to experience it all...
From some streamer I watch...

+1
LV.26 Mod 6mo

Semi-embarrassing TIL: Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, designed Artifact.

The title says it all.
 
 
I've always loved card games, and I've played many; Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic: The Gathering, and digitally Hearthstone, Shadowverse and also Magic: The Gathering Arena.
 
Having a ton of hype for Artifact and desperately needing a fresh new card game, I hate to say that I didn't realize/learn this sooner.
 
 
November 28th can't come any faster!

verified Admin 6mo

I just found out that some people had the beta for over a year

TSM Kripp who's mostly known as a Hearthstone streamer was breaking down Artifact on stream and he mentioned that some people have had access to the game for over a year. Looks like some folks will be having a bigger advantage than we initially thought.

LV.23 GG 6mo

One of the best matches I seen in this tourney... Both players brought their A game...

https://youtu.be/1XI_wWxcD9k

LV.26 Mod 6mo

This dude is so ready for Artifact...

https://twitter.com/B3HShady/status/1048028745699938304?s=19

LV.26 Mod 6mo

With the tournament over that next challenge is the NDA...

On the 17th the beta testers will be released from their NDA which let's them go Crazy on Artifact... Bitter Sweet in some ways but will see more content in the game... Better than nothing...

LV.26 Mod 6mo

If those that want to know the top 8 just in case, here you go...

I didn't get a chance to see the tourney because of work and I assume no one saw this top 8 coming...
Hope this top 8 single elimination goes will and 8 I hope your country was in that top 8... USA is slacking, so maybe Canada? 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 Either way, it will be fun...

LV.26 Mod 6mo

PRE-ORDER ARTIFACT NOW

You boys and girls ready?

I SAID ARE YOU BOYS AND GIRLS READY?








GET HYPE

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