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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2125 on: April 15, 2015, 05:55:01 pm »
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I'm just going to say it: I think the iPhone implementation is great.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2126 on: April 15, 2015, 07:00:53 pm »
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I'm just going to say it: I think the iPhone implementation is great.

What kind of iPhone do you have?  I have a 4s, and it doesn't work well at all on mine.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2127 on: April 15, 2015, 07:04:32 pm »
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I can confirm that it doesn't work at all on Mine. I don't have an iPhone though.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2128 on: April 15, 2015, 07:07:48 pm »
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I'm just going to say it: I think the iPhone implementation is great.

What kind of iPhone do you have?  I have a 4s, and it doesn't work well at all on mine.

6Plus.  So maybe that's why.

It's smoother and faster than on my iPad mini.  I like the way they condensed the different aspects.  It's just great.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2129 on: April 15, 2015, 08:24:41 pm »
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I don't like how you can't emote while in your hand, since it covers up your hero, but otherwise seems pretty well done.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2130 on: April 15, 2015, 08:55:21 pm »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2131 on: April 16, 2015, 08:23:21 am »
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Haven't played in a month, wanted to test Phone version, got my free pack, and in it..

GOLDEN LEEROY!!!!
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2132 on: April 16, 2015, 10:18:58 am »
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Haven't played in a month, wanted to test Phone version, got my free pack, and in it..

GOLDEN LEEROY!!!!

I just got a golden Doomguard...so a very poor man's version.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2133 on: April 16, 2015, 10:56:00 am »
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I just tried the Android version. I like it a lot. Still not sure when I'll want to play Hearthstone on Android over playing it on my Laptop. Maybe I can use it to help design custom decks when I get inspiration while I'm transit.

I got an Eaglethorn Bow in my pack. Can you believe I never opened or crafted one of those?
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2134 on: April 16, 2015, 02:19:57 pm »
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I got an Eaglethorn Bow in my pack. Can you believe I never opened or crafted one of those?

I can, given that you spelled it wrong :P
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2135 on: April 16, 2015, 02:50:13 pm »
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Phone version has one MAJOR flaw, though.

You cannot launch the rocket on GvsG battleground :(
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2136 on: April 16, 2015, 05:30:49 pm »
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I got an Eaglethorn Bow in my pack. Can you believe I never opened or crafted one of those?

I can, given that you spelled it wrong :P
I remember being all surprised when I saw the spelling as "Eaglehorn Bow" one day. I guess the correct spelling didn't stick anyway. "Eaglethorn" always felt more natural.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2137 on: April 16, 2015, 06:04:02 pm »
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Eagles in the real world have neither horns nor thorns, so they both seem equally natural to me.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2138 on: April 16, 2015, 07:12:07 pm »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.
I'm sure there are a lot of children and adolescents with more smartphone access than tablet/pc access that will be playing on a phone because it's the only option they have.  Later in life when they have money and brand loyalty they will generate revenue.  That's kind of how I interpret the strategy.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2139 on: April 19, 2015, 06:46:49 pm »
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I play significantly more now that I can do it on phone.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2140 on: April 19, 2015, 08:32:52 pm »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.

I play on transit, I can finish quite a few games during a bus ride.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2141 on: April 20, 2015, 01:38:41 am »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.

I play on transit, I can finish quite a few games during a bus ride.

Doesn't it cost a lot of data?  Or are some/most buses wifi hotspots?
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2142 on: April 20, 2015, 02:43:49 am »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.

I play on transit, I can finish quite a few games during a bus ride.

Doesn't it cost a lot of data?  Or are some/most buses wifi hotspots?

I've heard the data is not that bad. All the card images/animations are local to your phone, so all you need to send/receive are things like card ids. Battery wise, it's probably much worse...
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2143 on: April 20, 2015, 02:44:46 am »
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I tried it out on an iPhone 6 yesterday. Worked a lot better than I thought it would.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2144 on: April 20, 2015, 08:35:00 am »
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I am pre-paid, I have 500MB of high speed internet (and I can add more when I use it up), and if I use it up, I got unlimited low speed rate. Browsing is not fast, and you cannot watch videos, but Hearthstone works perfectly.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2145 on: April 20, 2015, 11:59:33 am »
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Oh ok.  I don't have a smart phone at all so I don't really know about these things. 
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2146 on: April 22, 2015, 12:26:20 am »
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I'm impressed with how they fit the game interface on a phone-sized display, but I'm not sure when I'd actually want to play Hearthstone on a phone. Hearthstone game length is a bit too long and unpredictable to play a game to fill time (on toilet, transit, etc.), which is my main use case for phone games. Playing vs the AI is a possibility I guess, but the AI play available now doesn't have very high replay value for me. The heroic adventures are mostly about building specific decks to survive the mechanics, and the other AI modes are too easy. Would be nice if they'd make a harder difficulty level for practice mode.

I play on transit, I can finish quite a few games during a bus ride.

Doesn't it cost a lot of data?  Or are some/most buses wifi hotspots?

I've heard the data is not that bad. All the card images/animations are local to your phone, so all you need to send/receive are things like card ids. Battery wise, it's probably much worse...
I came back to playing Hearthstone yesterday because of this app...  And I've played about 10 games, exclusively on data and my phone says it has used < 0.01 GB.  So I'm not terribly worried. 

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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2147 on: April 22, 2015, 02:18:56 am »
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I've heard from other sources that it doesn't take that much data traffic. So I'll just assume it's true.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2148 on: April 22, 2015, 01:04:33 pm »
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So a byte can represent up to 256 actions. How many possible actions can you take?
10 cards x 16 targets + (7 minions + hero) x 8 targets + hero power + 6 emotes + end turn + concede = 233. It could be represented in 1 byte. Even if they represent this inefficiently, its at most 2-4 bytes per action (some packet headers). And how many actions do you take in a game? Like 50 at most? I can't imagine a game should take much more than a kB.
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Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« Reply #2149 on: April 22, 2015, 01:25:13 pm »
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So a byte can represent up to 256 actions. How many possible actions can you take?
10 cards x 16 targets + (7 minions + hero) x 8 targets + hero power + 6 emotes + end turn + concede = 233. It could be represented in 1 byte. Even if they represent this inefficiently, its at most 2-4 bytes per action (some packet headers). And how many actions do you take in a game? Like 50 at most? I can't imagine a game should take much more than a kB.
Is windfury relevant for these calculations?
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