On this week’s show we dive into what’s up with Marvel Heroes (on accident), chat about Bless Online closing for a while, DOTA 2 wants your digits, and more! All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:50 Marvel Heroes, Bless Online, and HotS 2.0
25:20 DOTA and Valve want your Digits, Loot Boxes Suck
49:01 AwesomeNauts Going Free
50:22 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
1:01:08 Questions and Answers of the Week

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  1. *sigh* I guess I just have a knack for inadvertent innuendo… the hubby points it out too.

    FYI : WoW has scaling chance at getting a piece of legendary gear if you haven’t gotten one.

    For the question of the week: I think I’ve discovered that I prefer physical CCGs to online ones. I have extensive collections of both MTG and Magi Nation, and while I’ve tried a lot of online CCGs, I no longer play any of them. My first one was Clash of Dragons which was a lot of fun until a particular update really turned me off to it. My favorite thing about it was mega-brawls, which was a party of four against a boss it made for a lot of cool plays off of one another’s decks and some of those bosses had pretty nasty mechanics. Your deck size was also your life total so it made you think a lot about how to build and play the deck. It had a superhero themed sister game that unfortunately didn’t last long. Rise of Mythos was another one I enjoyed that was more of a card game/strategy game hybrid. Again it had a party of four vs a boss mode which was what I mainly played. Hearthstone and Magic Origins I played as well, but found both disappointing. Hearthstone just felt frustrating to me, like I could never get anywhere with it, and Magic… ugh… you have so many cards, put them all in there! Between that and the glitch-ness in the beginning I just couldn’t. Since those I’ve pretty much stayed away from the online varieties and stuck to the physical sort.

  2. Hey guys, yes, someone leaked out a while ago that in hearthstone packs the cards were the same after a roll back from the server in “china?!?” (I can’t be sure so I’m not quoting) but yes… It was a Blizzard game and then after that they came out and said that there’s a “procedure” that “facilitates” probabilities for a legendary drop after a while because some issues came up from the community and so to ease everyone up they came out and said something like that… again I wont quote anything because I might be wrong but I recall something along those lines.
    Da-Bomb to 3 games exactly, Warframe when I feel like shooting things up, Wildstar because raiding content with proper mechanics and Path of Exile when I’m in a mood to go hack n’slash, these 3 have conquered my gaming time and while I dabble into other here and there these are my constants.
    QotW, currently I’m not playing any of the CCGs but I tried pretty much most of them and the ones that got most of my time for a while are these 4, Faeira, Hearthstone, Spellweaver and Shadowverse, now if you ask me to play one of them again I’ll answer with only 2 of them Spellweaver and Faeria.

    • bad english there at the end… “…if you ask me to choose from them I’ll choose one from only these 2, Spellweaver and Faeria.” (mostly depends on released content)


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