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Who here have thought that you'd be playing beta by now?

Who here have thought that you'd be playing beta by now?
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Who here have thought that you'd be playing beta by now?

Mana can go below zero

I'm sure many of you are already familiar with this info given how the most people in this lounge are eyeing on Twitter constantly, but I've brought this here to ask for opinions. Since modification is a permanent effect, if it is possible, do you think it's wise to build a deck based on mana modification? By modifying your opponent's total number of mana below zero, I think there's a possibility to win early in the game by seizing the ability to play cards at all. What do you think?

Mana can go below zero
LV.21 RIP 1year
Mana can go below zero

This is funny, but I hope most of this doesn't happen to me...

This is funny, but I hope most of this doesn't happen to me...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
This is funny, but I hope most of this doesn't happen to me...

Lukas Blohon to win 10K from winning the tournament

Hmm... I can't see the point of giving out such a large amount of money for winning a tournament that nobody ever had access to except for closed beta players. Congrats to Lukas Blohon anyway.

Lukas Blohon to win 10K from winning the tournament
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Lukas Blohon to win 10K from winning the tournament

MTGA is surprisingly getting a lot of attention

Honestly, I've never expected this. People seem to giving a lot of attention to it, and it seems the most are genuinely enjoying the game. I know it's absurd, but it's constantly giving me an impression that it could potentially drive Artifact out of the market.

MTGA is surprisingly getting a lot of attention
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MTGA is surprisingly getting a lot of attention

Reddit posts are giving out free keys.

Most of them are fake keys, but considering that there were comments thanking the op on some of the posts, it seems some of them were real. I wasn't fast enough to grab one. Did anybody else had any luck?

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Reddit posts are giving out free keys.

Look what Valve have made players do

Really? Beta Key Mail?🤣 It's only work of a cheap photoshop, but clearly this made my day😂

Look what Valve have made players do
LV.19 Super Star 1year
Look what Valve have made players do

Artifact is unusually quiet these days

I thought people were going to hype over the beta being open in October, but there's still no news about it at all. I know this lounge isn't even close to one of the most active Artifact communities, but even people in Artifact subreddit seem to be exhausted of continuous waiting. Nothing creative and fun is being posted, but only complaints how they didn't get the key are everywhere. This somehow feels like the calm before the storm.

LV.21 Champion 1year
Artifact is unusually quiet these days

There's going to be a tournament this weekend


Sadly, it is only for closed beta players, and Valve is not likely to allow it to be streamed on Twitch.

There's going to be a tournament this weekend
LV.19 Super Star 1year
There's going to be a tournament this weekend

Wish I could go back in time to attend PAX

Surely, I had the time and money to do so, but I always thought there would be plenty more opportunities in the future to get my hands on beta keys. Also, there was a guy who tried to sell the key for $50. I thought it was way overpriced, so I foolishly missed the opportunity. Artifact beta is going to start anytime soon in October, and now I'm in torture and despair. What's worst is that I can't do shit about it.😭😭😭

LV.24 Mootiversary! 1year
Wish I could go back in time to attend PAX

Apparently, you get one hero for each pack

I was reading through posts in Reddit, and the details for the draft mode dropped. Here's what I found interesting. When players draft packs, which share same structure as a real pack, they are guaranteed exactly one hero. "Exactly one hero" probably means that we won't be able to pull heroes more than one card. People in the comments are discussing whether this could potentially lower the price of hero cards or not. Any thoughts?
 
I'll leave the link down below:

Apparently, you get one hero for each pack
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Apparently, you get one hero for each pack

I heard that Artifact is a Dota 2 Card Game... What does that even mean?

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I heard that Artifact is a Dota 2 Card Game... What does that even mean?

I'm sure this has been asked multiple times but...

Where can I get a beta key?
 
Has any of you been lucky enough to get one?

LV.22 S 1year
I'm sure this has been asked multiple times but...

I half expected this but...


Annihilation is a rare card.
 
By the way, it only affects the lane you're using this to, not the whole board.

I half expected this but...
LV.21 RIP 1year
I half expected this but...

People are getting baited over fake beta keys😂


Some of the people in Reddit were baited receiving fake beta keys from doing Bananaclicker Raffle.
 
It's a good thing that I didn't participate, otherwise I would have gotten one too, believing it was the real deal😭

People are getting baited over fake beta keys😂
LV.23 Warrior 1year
People are getting baited over fake beta keys😂

I can definitely relate to Indiana Jones right now...

I can definitely relate to Indiana Jones right now...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
I can definitely relate to Indiana Jones right now...

To get a beta key and waste time...

https://www.reddit.com/r/Artifact/comments/9kc827/bananaclicker_is_back/?st=jmpvxjqa&sh=de2d577e
Read the reddit thread, it will explain everything time was wasted and I need to go to bed...

LV.30 Dragon 1year
To get a beta key and waste time...

Crack The Whip -> Coordinated Assault

I'm surprised that this hasn't come up to discussion in this lounge yet. Crack The Whip, a black spell that modifies a black hero with "After you play a black card, give this hero and its allied neighbors +2 Attack this round," has been renamed to Coordinated Assault. Apparently, due to it being a 'black' card that has a title and imagery of whipcracking, some of the people were offended, arguing that the card contains racist connotations. There's already an article about it.
Any thoughts?

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Crack The Whip -> Coordinated Assault

Will MTG Arena hurt Artifact?

MTGA has been getting a lot of attention on Twtich lately and has been featured on the home page pretty much every day since the beta released. MTGA could definitely take away a lot of potential Artifact players especially because it's free to play compared to Artifact's up-front cost.

LV.20 S 1year
Will MTG Arena hurt Artifact?

It wouldn't be wrong to think if the devil was planning this the whole time...

It wouldn't be wrong to think if the devil was planning this the whole time...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
It wouldn't be wrong to think if the devil was planning this the whole time...

October is nearing

Artifact releases in two months, and we still don't have any clue on when the beta would start. And most importantly, no news on pre-order with beta access. I've been telling people to be patient, but now I'm losing it myself.

October is nearing
LV.21 RIP 1year
October is nearing

Would 750 Ti be enough to run Artifact?

Like I said in the title. Would it be enough to run it smoothly? My computer's like 4 years old with GTX 750 Ti and i3 4130 I've been pretty much playing most of the games on PS4 and Xbox one. I wish Artifact were released on both consoles. I've been saving up to buy Artifact and booster packs, and I just don't want spend more dollars just to play the game.😅

LV.23 Warrior 1year
Would 750 Ti be enough to run Artifact?

A small prize whenever you win a tournament

I couldn't be more happy to welcome Artifact, but if there's absolutely no incentive to play against others, why play it in the first place? Ladder system is not my kind of thing, but I wish there was a compensation for putting efforts in to the game. How does a small prize for every tournament you win sound? Even just a booster pack.

LV.16 Sage 1year
A small prize whenever you win a tournament

Although rarities don't necessarily decide how powerful a card is...

So far, it seems to me the higher the rarity is, the better the cards are. Of course I won't be running a deck full of only rare cards, but it sure sounds tempting if i ever be able to make one. It's not impossible if you think about it. I saw a post the other day on Reddit saying 61 cards out of 222 are rare. Considering that there will be expansions to come in the future, If I spend just right amount of money, I'll be able to make one.
 

LV.19 Super Star 1year
Although rarities don't necessarily decide how powerful a card is...

What did I miss?

I've been staying away from Artifact for over a week, and there's not a lot of posts going on in the lounge. The official Artifact Twitter seems to be working pretty hard introducing new cards to players, and the search for beta keys is also still ongoing. I planned never to come here again until the official release, but I just couldn't bear it. Can anyone sum up what's going on right now?

What did I miss?
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What did I miss?

Some of is can relate...

Some of is can relate...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
Some of is can relate...

The Future of Artifact Memes... There will be better ones...

Not bad making my first meme...

The Future of Artifact Memes... There will be better ones...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
The Future of Artifact Memes... There will be better ones...

You can thank the Chinese for the artifact leak... Looks nice tbh...

https://streamable.com/26t5g
BETTER
https://m.weibo.cn/status/GALEBw7y2?fid=1034%3A4287629789714203&jumpfrom=weibocom

LV.30 Dragon 1year
You can thank the Chinese for the artifact leak... Looks nice tbh...

What I got from reddit, take it as a grain of salt...

Hmmm...

What I got from reddit, take it as a grain of salt...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
What I got from reddit, take it as a grain of salt...

Let your Memes be keys for this Artifact Beta Key Contest...

In this contest, you have to make fanart or memes relating to artifact, this one I can have a shot at, but can be fun to do... So here is the link hope this helps anyone and happy meme hunting...

http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sqlomo

Let your Memes be keys for this Artifact Beta Key Contest...
LV.30 Dragon 1year
Let your Memes be keys for this Artifact Beta Key Contest...
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