Would be nice to see a story mode included
Mostly, TCGs are all about playing pvp, but a story mode adds another color to the game. From what I heard, Artifact will have a single player mode, but Valve isn't interested in making campaigns for it. Hearthstone has an adventure mode. Gwent's story mode is on the way, and even TES: Legends has one. If Valve could build a story mode that kicks ass that'd be great.
Any insights on what kind of grinding elements they will put into the game?
GabeN already stated that there will be no ladder, but you gotta at least give some credit for hours of playing, am I right? They say tournaments will be held once the game is available, but in my opinion, they aren't really good incentives. What good is a medal that says you won some random tournament with random players? The real medal of honor shines when you face opponents that are worthy of. Without certain rating system, the game is bound to go down for sure.
Time of Triumph
Modify allied heroes with +4 Attack, +4 Armor, +4 Health, +4 Cleave, +4 Retaliate, and +4 Siege
There you go, a video on every card in artifact so far since Pax...
Do you think it's useless for Valve to develop Artifact for PS4 and XBOX ONE?
Would it be a waste of resources for Valve to develop Artifact for additional platforms? Personally, I own all current generation of consoles and a decent PC, but I'm sure there are people with not enough money to own one that meets the minimum requirements of the game. Since video game consoles cost less than buying a PC, wouldn't it bring in more potential players to the game, making it more profitable?
Everyone here's talking about how the game would turnout in its release
And I'm sitting here waiting for the mobile version to come out...
Deal 4 piercing damage to a unit in any lane.
Artifact is still getting skeptical views from people online
I know the sample's too small to say that it indicates anything significant, but one thing I know for sure is that there are still people that don't like what they're seeing from Artifact. Look how the number of likes and dislikes are almost on a par with each other. So far, Artifact has shown me only the good side of what TCGs are supposed to be, and I really can't say anything negative about Artifact. Nonetheless, I'm just afraid that it won't live up its hype that it's generating now once it's released.
How much would you pay for a beta key?
I'm constantly tempted to buy one from Ebay, and my patience is running out. If you are certain that you're not being scammed, how much would you pay? I'm willing to pay no more than $60.
Coup de Grace
Condemn a hero. Discard a random card
As you requested.
Swap Rebel Decoy with another ally.
Would you be interested in purchasing rare cards in the market?
Even if Valve is planning to avoid the prices of cards going through the roof, there's no guarantee that every card will stay at an affordable price. In time, every game forms a certain meta, and I assure you, it will make players crave for the best card. Especially when more cards are added into the pool, making it more difficult to pull the exact card you want, players' demand for a certain card will exceed supply in the market. That's when you'll see a crazy amount of money going back and forth among players. I even assume that there will be players dedicated only to the market seeking arbitrage opportunities. Personally, I wouldn't pay more than what I think it is worth, but I'll never know for sure until the game comes out.
I'm bringing my friends over
Since there are three boards to play with, I'm thinking it would be interesting to make friends play each of the boards just so I can win against other players. Lol just kidding.
Only 79 more days before the official release!
Prepare for battle my friends!
Has anyone ever considered playing Gwent?
Gwent is a Free 2 Play Trading card game, which derived from The Witcher series. I know it isn't really related to Artifact, but I'm only writing here because there are no other lounges concerning TCGs. Here's a video If anyone's interested.
"Go To" Sites
Is there a list of sites or known top sites for all things Artifact? Similar to how hearthpwn is to Hearthstone, are there any like that for Artifact? If the site has things like deck analysis, codex, theory crafting, card spoilers, etc that would be better.
Thunder God's Wrath
Deal 4 piercing damage to each enemy hero in all lanes
Static Field (Reactive Ability)
Deals 1 Piercing damage to Zeus' enemy neighbors after you play a blue spell
Artifact Poised to Revitalize the Virtual Card Game Genre
A little over a year ago Valve announced Artifact. The announcement piqued my interest and speculations about what it would include started growing. I played a lot of hearthstone, but quit shortly after the release of "Whispers of the Old Gods." I quit playing because the RNG element started to take a painful majority across all matches. The signs that Hearthstone was moving away from "skill" to more rng started around Goblins Vs Gnomes and WotOG was the last straw for me. I'll check out the development between each expansion occasionally, but nothing seems to have changed for the better.
So when Gabe walked on stage and revealed Artifact, I became bewildered. I wanted to know more and see if this will help scratch my card game itch. The best part about what sold me on the game was that Richard Garfield, the creator of Magic: The Gathering, would be working on the new franchise. I have a history of MTG and still play till this day, and it's because of this I was on the hearthstone train to begin with. So when I heard THE Richard Garfield is working on it, I knew this game is in for something big.
Artifact is getting closer to it's release, and now we have more information with video gameplay. From what I have seen I can already recognize some similarities to other card games. However, Artifact's core mechanics and overall design creates a huge difference that sets it apart. Needless to say one of the biggest draws for me is the sprinkle of RNG they've added vs the pouring rain present in Hearthstone. I only hope they keep it that way and don't increasingly add more RNG elements to cards as time goes on. If that ends up being the case then I guess I will return to MTG Arena. All that aside, I'm really hype for this to release.
I suggest you check out the link below if you want to know more about Artifact.
The Artifact podcast Ep. 1 Happening now! Greeeat!
For those who still have questions about Artifact...
Hope this helps everyone...
Do you think digital TCGs will replace physical TCGs?
There's been a lot of digital TCGs recently (Artifact, Hearthstone, even MTG Arena). Personally, I still like having the physical cards. It makes my collection feel "real." How do you guys feel about digital TCGs?
Am I the only one who wants real life Artifact cards?
Srsly, I don't give a shit about pulling rare cards online. Digital cards blows.
If I'm paying for the cards, I need to touch and play with them.
Valve needs to print out physical cards fast, or else I'll go nuts and freak out.
The only thing that's keeping me away from playing Artifact
is that I'm always not good enough to win against other players. Not only Artifact but also other pvp games make me think I'm slower than other people. No matter how many hours I spend playing and practicing, I can't even reach an average level of gaming. Even just thinking about battling a person gets me nauseated. Sometimes it feels so frustrating because there are certain games I would like try, buy I never fail to be not good at it. Artifact, for instance, looks really cool and all, but it's hard for me to even keep up with all the card names, effects and rules, not to mention the fact that there are three lanes. Then why bother coming to the lounge? Idk I just couldn't bear the fact that I won't be able to play and enjoy like other people do.
and it's a perfect loop!
Would Artifact support multi monitors to see all 3 lanes at once?
It would be a waste to see only a board at a time when you have 3 or monitors to see all boards at once. Did Valve say anything about this? Has anyone asked this feature to be included in the game to the developers?
A game doesn't last as long as I thought
I've been watching Artifact gameplays on Youtube and found out that most of the games only last 15-20 minutes.
With three lanes, I honestly thought that it would take more than an hour to play against someone in your league.
What do you think about the duration of the game?
As much as I would love to play the game right now...
People begging for beta keys are everywhere, and the number of people selling beta keys on Ebay is too damn high.
The price has gone down from $200 to $50~$100, but still, they are way overpriced. You can't possibly imagine buying one for yourself.
There needs to be a way for people to access the game beforehand other than buying on Ebay or begging. Valve should seriously consider selling pre-order beta key.
Seriously, why all the hype?
Frankly, I don't see why this game gets so many attentions. There are tons of TCGs out there, and Artifact is not so different than others. Just adding colors to the cards is not the answer, and creating two more lanes certainly is a bad move. That doesn't decide how deep the game is. It just confuses players by adding unnecessary complexity.
To be clear, I am not a fan of Hearthstone, but it's apparent that Blizzard is already taking up most of the digital TCG market. By the looks of it, Valve's going to have a hard time dethroning the champion, imho.
Am I the only one who doesn't like the design of the board?
I really like all the other features, but man does this board design look tedious or what? I know that even the board designs are based on Dota 2, but It looks way too generic and boring. Wish they could have made it more realistic, so I could feel that I'm actually playing cards. Valve could have hired better designers with all the steam money.
On what date does the beta start?
I heard that the game comes out in November. Would definitely want to try the game for myself beforehand. When does the beta start? Will it be available for all players?
Do not beg for beta keys
Please don't use this space to beg for beta keys.
Which colors would you be using in your deck?
Personally, I would go for Red/ Green deck. Red heroes' powerful stats combined with green heroes' abilities would build a giant wall which no players can easily penetrate. Would like to try blue cards too because Meepo is my favorite hero.
Artifact goes to PAX - Secret shop podcast
Has anyone had a chance to get a hand on beta keys
Search Artifact on Twitter. You could try for giveaways.
I myself haven't had luck so far...
Isn't it funny how they've put 3 lanes in the game not 2?
I'm surprised GabeN even accepted this. lol
How do I get access to the game?
Is there a way to get codes by pre-ordering? Dota 2 International 8 badge owners all received a code. Any other way to get a code or is it still locked for press?
Savjz about Artifact 'Finally there's going to be an E-eports TCG'
And, It's really complex and stuff!
Are there any means of obtaining cards inside the game?
I play Dota 2, and Artifact seems like a good game to start TCG with.
It's unfortunate that I won't be able to spend much money on this since I'm still a student. Surely, I will purchase $20 launch pack, but It's hard enough for me to keep up with everything else. Other than purchasing booster packs, can you obtain cards depending on how well you do in the game? Will they give out free cards for players every once in a while?
I've never bothered to try Hearthstone
But there's something about Artifact that makes me want to try it. Why?
Honestly, I have no idea. I don't play DOTA 2, and I don't even like TCGs.
Is this the magic of Gabe Newell? What kind of trickery is this?
My favorite card art in the game
I never liked him in Dota 2, but damn, Chen's looking so badass in Artifact.
This is how I would look like once I get to play Artifact
What other TCGs can I play before Artifact comes out?
I have no experience in playing TCGs, and my friends are all hyped about this game being released on November. All of my friends have years of experience in multiple card games, but I've only started to learn a thing or two about how fun they are.
One thing I know is that Hearthstone has been successful for the past years. Is playing Hearthstone a good idea for me to get used to TCGs? Are there any other TCGs I should try out before Artifact so that I can prepare for what's coming?
Valve devlopers play Artifact
I like the combination of blue/black.
What decides the direction of arrows?
I just got curious. Arrows seem to be working as a direction of an attack of a unit.
What decides the direction of arrows after deploying heroes and creeps?
With hours of watching and reading, I've finally come to conclusion
I'm gonna play the shit out of this game
Opinions on the ranking system
I've been reading info about the game here and there, and it seems Valve wants to stay away from making traditional ladder systems we have seen from other games. They say there will be tournaments for competition.
Personally, I don't think it's a wise choice. If it's all about winning a tournament with no other compensation, wouldn't it jeopardize the replayability of the game? There has to be a way to reward the time spent playing.
What do you think of the graphics?
They say Valve used Source 2 to create the game, which is the very same engine that was used to upgrade DOTA 2 in the past.
Personally, I'm not really impressed with the overall quality. But then again, it's only a TCG game, am I right?
What are y'all thoughts?
Am I the only one excited to open card packs once the game gets released?
In any TCG games, whenever I open booster packs, my heart pounds so much that it almost feels like I'm hurting myself lol Don't you ever get so pumped up before something like this?
Watching others unpack cards is always fun too. I don't always play Hearthstone, but I sure do love watching whales do card openings on Youtube.
Can anyone explain to me the rule of this thing?
I'm willing to try this one out, but the complexity is a pain in the ass! I've watched the tutorial over and over again but failed to even grasp the general concept.
Helpful tips before playing Artifact!
Did you know that each hero in the game has its own color?
Apparently, the colors indicate the role and personality of the card you're playing.
Red cards, for example, have higher stats but are weaker in spells in return.
It would be wise to utilize them early on in the game to gain the upper hand.
Blue cards get more useful later in the game. They can instantly wipe out your opponent's board with fancy spell cards.
Green cards are support type heroes that are capable of restoration and giving out buffs.
With Black cards, you can focus on earning more gold and break the boundaries between the boards.
I'm sure most of you have acquired basic knowledge of the game early on, and there already are few tips here and there in the lounge. Nevertheless, hope this info helps you on your journey to becoming a better player. Knowledge is power, take the early lead and claim your victories in October!