After a lovely evening trying out a new Saji Obelysk deck, I really can't remember the last time I had this much fun with Duelyst. I'd uninstalled after the last expansion, as every game felt very samey, and it was clear right off the bat what the main deck archetypes would be.
In happy contrast, recent games have seen people trying a lot more interesting stuff, and a lot to think about with all the positional tiles. From my end, just learning how to use exhuming sand has been a comedy of errors, as I've covered it up, failed to summon minions, or just generally forgotten about it at key moments.
I'm aware some people are unimpressed with the introduction of Diamonds (lets face it, we're adults, just give us a 10 USD = 1000 Diamond option), but having such a huge publisher is surely great news for this game. We might see a fast growing community, as Namco Bandai start firing their heavy corporate advertising guns, which should give the developers space to focus on even more top content.
In terms of forum etiquette, not sure if this should be folded into the main "new patch" thread, but I just wanted to say I'm incredibly impressed, and really enjoying it. Now time for one more game before bed. Just one more...