hey guys, as much as i’d like to feel comfortable that there will be an expansion coming in quarter 4, I also think that now is the best time to get the chance to discuss with the devs and make the next expansion truly count.
I personally think now is the best time to do something like this since:
- they just announced that something big is happening soon
- it’s still far enough to find that maybe we can plead for an expansion that will truly count, and they can action upon them (and the only way to find out is to reach out to the devs)
So why don’t we take the shot? right?
what do i mean by making the next expansion truly count? there’s still a lot of unexplored territory in duelyst that can change how we perceive games and keep ourselves from being stressed.
Here’s one that I have in mind:
_ RNG sucks, but so does predictability. “welp, there’s catacysmic fault and i can’t do anything about it. welp look at that: Dark Hole. Look at that: Unanswerable Spell”_
lightbender, step on the tiles, use a different deck, etc etc. That’s nice and all, but when you think about it, there’s very little in the game that stops the enemy from casting spells. We don’t have surprise spell counters, and the preemptive spellblocks are often all too easy to circumvent.
Removal is necessary to stop people from building board, but is it okay that they have 0 means of protecting their board outside Nether summoning (and the ever so crappy Zurael)? Personally, if someone built board AND did something to protect it, it’s honestly a well-deserved board. We’ll always be stuck with OG minions, answer-or-die minions, and that one spell that will define the meta. We have too many protection against good board and there’s too little to protect us from a powerful hand combo, even just a single spell for that matter. I think it speaks volume that at least 5 expansion metas were defined by a single high-power spell
But hey, that’s just one idea, and I’m sure some of you guys have even better ones. The idea is that we could be asking to build upon the design of duelyst, instead of the next new janky meme. As fun as they are, cards like Oropsisaur won’t stop the duelyst burnout. and i think it hella counts for something that I, of all people, is asking for less meme toys
Here’s a rough sketch of a plan that I have in mind:
- get a better channel of communication with the game devs(but also won’t bring them under fire with some kind of dooly lynch mob). Maybe @stormshade can help!
- get bunch of people who are much more knowledgeable about card games than i am, and have them propose their perceived problems with the games and steps we can take to circumvent them.
- Find out if we can find other ways to help the game’s longetivity! Sharing the game on social media? Content Creation on youtube? more community feedback?
Maybe it’s a little too ambitious of me to ask for something like this, but hey, I want this boat to float for as long as possible! And when the game really does die, I at least want to be able to say that it went off in a blaze of glory. Not a Namco High vanishing without hardly a trace of it in the internet, and not some game that people stopped caring about, but a game we stayed with through the very end.