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.