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For those into the beta,

 

Nilfgaard faction is now live. Full patch notes -

 

Game fixes / changes:
  • Fixed various typos in different languages.
  • Fixed issue whereby rewards for ranked matches were not available until the next login.
  • Fixed issue whereby the level indicator font background was not completely transparent.
  • Fixed typo in name of the author of the Fireball Trap card (Anna Podedworna).
  • Fixed issue whereby Numpad Enter was not functional in the game.
  • Margarita Laux-Antille should no longer spawn an additional Adept when Shani is played.
  • Fixed an issue whereby certain SFX or VFX were missing for some cards.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Svanrige's ability would not trigger with Svanrige and 1 other card in hand.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Quen could protect units from Draug's ability.
  • Savage Bear should no longer target units spawned by other units.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Johnny wouldn't put the selected card on the bottom of the deck.
  • Fixed an issue whereby cards awarded for progressing weren't available until the next login.
  • Game should no longer get stuck on the loading screen when connection is lost.
  • Reinforced Ballista should no longer cause Out of Sync errors.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the Rally card would get stuck on the screen when no cards were left to draw.
  • Fixed an issue whereby points required to rank up after a Ranked match were displayed incorrectly if you pressed "Skip".
  • Fixed an issue whereby demoted Redanian Elites would return back to Gold.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Fireball Trap would deal damage to units pushed by Geralt: Aard.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Weather effects would visually remain on the board after the end of a round.
  • Fixed an issue whereby text shown while opening Card Kegs overlapped with player level and avatar in certain languages.
  • Fixed an issue whereby Sarah would get a double strength bonus when the opponent spawned Weather with Coral.
  • Fixed text scaling of username and level in pre-match and victory screens.
  • Fixed an issue with disappearing highlight on XBOX ONE.
  • It will no longer be possible to exploit GG for easy Scraps (at least one round and some cards have to be played).
  • It shouldn't be possible to win the first round of the Advanced Mechanics tutorial anymore.
  • Fixed an issue whereby the game would end in a Draw when a player tried to use Decoy on Vrihedd Sappers.
  • Specific Weather immunities are gone, now those units will be immune to all types of Weather.
  • Rally card will now be banished after being played.
  • Units that transform in a row affected by Weather will now also be affected after transformation.
Game polishes:
  • Option to enable the classic W3 Gwent soundtrack was added to the menu!
  • Added Premium card filtering in the Collection.
  • Numerous audio polishes.
  • Added a Spying tag and icon.
  • Added an icon to mark revealed cards.
  • New card backs were implemented.
  • Nilfgaard BGM tracks added.
  • Overall improvements to fonts / UI.
Gameplay - card Strength / abilities changes:
General / Neutral:
  • Decoy will now be Fleeting.
  • Myrgtabrakke will now deal 2, 2 and 1 damage.
  • Geralt: Aard's strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Geralt: Aard will now target 3 units on the opposite row and move them to a higher row.
  • Adrenaline Rush will now be able to remove Resilience from units that have it, in addition to giving it to those that do not.
  • Ocvist's countdown timer will not reset now (will only trigger once).
  • Commander's Horn will now give a +5 buff to all non-Gold units on a chosen row.
  • Stammelford's Tremors will now deal 2 damage to enemy non-Gold units and 1 damage to yours.
  • Dimeritium Bomb will now affect a chosen row.
  • Dimeritium Bomb will now convert Gold units to Silver or Bronze (if that was their original color) on top of resetting their strength to base value.
  • Small Golems spawned by Golem will now be Fleeting.
  • Shadows spawned by Gaunter O'Dimm will now be Fleeting.
  • Regis: Higher Vampire's strength changed from 8 to 10.
  • Both Field Marshal Duda cards will now be playable on all 6 rows.
  • Mutagen will now be able to target units on both sides of the battlefield.
  • Spores will now be able to target units on both sides of the battlefield.
  • Iris will now be Agile.
  • Ciri: Dash will now also return to the player's deck when discarded.
  • Alzur's Double Cross will now apply a +3 buff to the played card.
  • Yennefer: The Conjurer's strength changed from 4 to 7.
  • New Special Card: Blizzard Potion
  • Mardroeme: Mutagen's buff changed from +4 to +3.
  • Mardroeme: Spores' damage value changed from 4 to 3.
  • New unit card: Cyprian Wiley
  • New unit card: Cleaver
  • King of Beggars' strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Iris strength changed to 1
  • Yennefer: Conjurer will only affect the opposite side.
Monsters:
  • Ice Giant will now be buffed whenever a Frost effect is applied, and won't lose the buff when Weather is removed.
  • Vran Warrior's strength changed from 7 to 5.
  • Vran Warrior is now Agile.
  • New ability added to Vran Warrior: Consume the weakest unit on the row every 2 turns.
  • Frightener will no longer trigger its ability when there are no cards to consume.
  • Nekker Warrior will now put base copies of the targeted unit on the bottom of the deck.
  • Arachas' strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Earth Elemental's strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Monster Faction ability will now keep the last-played non-Gold, non-Fleeting, non-Resilient Monsters or Neutral unit at the end of the round.
  • Monster Nest will now spawn 3 base copies of a Breedable unit.
  • Small Fire Elementals spawned by Fire Elemental will now be Fleeting.
  • Small Earth Elementals spawned by Earth Elemental will now be Fleeting.
  • Wolves spawned by Woodland Spirit will now be Fleeting.
  • Wild Hunt Hounds spawned by Caranthir will now be Fleeting.
  • Eredin's strength changed from 10 to 11.
  • Brewess' strength changed from 7 to 8.
  • Weavess' strength changed from 7 to 9.
  • Grave Hag's strength changed from 2 to 1.
  • Katakan's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Katakan will now consume a chosen non-Gold unit from either Graveyard.
  • Nekkers will now also be buffed while on the battlefield.
  • Wyvern's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Wyvern will now deal 3 damage.
  • Wyvern is now played on the Siege row.
  • Ekimmara will now be Agile.
  • Draug will now only destroy enemy's units.
  • Draug's strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Archgriffin's strength changed from 5 to 6.
  • Caranthir's strength changed from 8 to 6.
  • Drowner's strength changed from 5 to 7.
  • Foglet's strength changed from 1 to 2.
  • Imlerith's strength changed from 8 to 9.
  • New unit card: Succubus
  • New unit card: Old Speartip: Asleep
  • New unit card: Old Speartip: Awake
  • New unit card: Harpy
  • New unit card: Celeano Harpy
  • New unit card: Harpy Egg
  • Caretaker will no longer be able to resurrect Permadeath units.
Nilfgaard
  • New Leader card: Emhyr var Emreis
  • New Leader card: Morvran Voorhis
  • New Leader card: John Calveit
  • New unit card: Letho of Gulet
  • New unit card: Menno Coehoorn
  • New unit card: Vattier de Rideaux
  • New unit card: Cahir
  • New unit card: Vilgefortz
  • New unit card: Stefan Skellen
  • New unit card: Tibor Eggebracht
  • New unit card: Xarthisius
  • New unit card: Albrich
  • New unit card: Assire var Anahid
  • New unit card: Cynthia
  • New unit card: The Guardian
  • New unit card: Peter Saar Gwynleve
  • New unit card: Fringilla Vigo
  • New unit card: Sweers
  • New unit card: Vanhemar
  • New unit card: Auckes
  • New unit card: Serrit
  • New unit card: Cantarella
  • New unit card: Joachim de Wett
  • New unit card: Fake Ciri
  • New unit card: Ceallach
  • New unit card: Daerlan Foot Soldier
  • New unit card: Rot Tosser
  • New unit card: Cow Carcass
  • New unit card: Spotter
  • New unit card: Vicovaro Medic
  • New unit card: Black Infantry Arbalest
  • New unit card: Fire Scorpion
  • New unit card: Impera Brigade
  • New unit card: Impera Enforcers
  • New unit card: Nauzicaa Standard Bearer
  • New unit card: Nauzicaa Brigade
  • New unit card: Alba Pikeman
  • New unit card: Alba Spearman
  • New unit card: Combat Engineer
  • New unit card: Emissary
  • New unit card: Ambassador
  • New unit card: Alchemist
  • New unit card: Mangonel
  • New unit card: Nilfgaardian Knight
  • New Special Card: Assassination
  • New Special Card: Treason
Northern Realms:
  • Pavetta's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Trololo's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Reaver Hunter's buff removed.
  • Reaver Hunter's strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Kaedweni Sergeant's strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Lubberkin's ability changed to: "Add 3 strength to a random other non-Gold unit on your side at the start of your turn".
  • Lubberkin's strength changed from 1 to 3.
  • Permadeath tag removed from Lubberkin.
  • Keira Metz's ability will now also trigger on a 2 turn countdown (every two turns) after being triggered when she's played.
  • Field Medic will now be able to resurrect Bronze units only.
  • Field Medic's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Ban Ard Adepts spawned by Margarita Laux-Antille will now be Fleeting.
  • Blue Stripes Commando will now add 2 strength to all other copies of itself on your side of the battlefield, in your hand or deck.
  • Ballista will now deal 3 damage.
  • Sabrina Glevissig will now be Agile.
  • Reaver Scouts will now be unable to target themselves.
  • Reaver Scout's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Poor Infantry will now spawn two base copies of itself.
  • Poor Infantry's strength changed from 3 to 2.
  • Prince Stennis will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Prince Stennis' strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Dandelion's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Dandelion will now only affect units on your side of the board.
  • Dijkstra's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Odrin's strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Ves' strength changed from 4 to 5.
  • Reinforced Siege Tower's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Kaedweni Siege Support's strength changed from 2 to 3.
  • Dun Banner Light Cavalry will now be Immune to Weather.
  • New unit card: Triss: Butterfly Spell
  • Sabrina Glevissig strength changed to 1
  • New unit card: Dethmold
  • New unit card: Temerian Foot Soldier
  • New unit card: Kaedweni Siege Expert
Scoia'tael:
  • Milva will now no longer return a unit to the hand of a player who has passed.
  • Ciaran's strength changed from 4 to 1.
  • Elven Mercenary will now be Relentless.
  • Schirru will now scorch only cards on the opponent's side of the battlefield.
  • Ida Emean will only cancel opponent's Special cards now.
  • Fireball Trap's ability changed to: "Ambush: When a revealed non-Gold unit appears on the opposite side, remove 3 strength from it and spawn a Commando Neophyte unit on a random row on your side".
  • Barclay Els' strength changed from 5 to 8.
  • Saskia's strength changed from 5 to 9.
  • Dol Blathanna Trapper will now deal 4 damage.
  • Dol Blathanna Trapper's strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Commando Neophytes (e.g. spawned by Isengrim) will now be Fleeting.
  • Vrihedd Officer's buff value changed from +1 to +2.
  • Vrihedd Vanguard's strength changed from 6 to 5.
  • Milva's strength changed from 8 to 7.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer's strength changed from 2 to 5.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer will now deal 3 damage.
  • Yaevinn will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Yaevinn's strength changed from 11 to 14.
  • Yaevinn will now deal 1 damage instead of 2.
  • Dol Blathanna Archer will now be Ranged.
  • Elven Mercenary will now be Melee.
  • Vrihedd Officer will now be Siege.
  • Blue Mountain Commando will now be Siege.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon will now be Ranged.
  • Vrihedd Dragoon's buff value changed from +3 to +4.
  • Vrihedd Vanguard will now be Melee.
  • Hawker Support will now be Siege.
  • Ele'yas' buff value changed from +3 to +2.
  • Ele'yas will now be buffed when in hand, deck or on the battlefield.
  • Isengrim's strength changed from 6 to 7.
  • Elven Mercenary's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Elven Wardancer will now only be buffed by its owner's Ambush cards.
  • Aglais is now Relentless
  • Ele'yas will be now ranged instead of agile
  • New unit card: Ithlinne
  • New unit card: Dennis Cranmer
  • New unit card: Hawker Smuggler
  • New unit card: Dol Blathanna Marksman
  • Malena's base strength is now 6.
  • Braenn base strength changed from 3 to 4.
Skellige:
  • King Bran's ability changed to: "Discard 2 cards from your deck and add 2 base strength to them."
  • Skjall's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Skjall's ability changed to: "Lose 2 strength at the start of your turn. When removed from the battlefield, spawn Craven Revived on the same row".
  • Clan Brokvar Archer's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Clan An Craite Warrior's strength changed from 7 to 9.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman's strength changed from 2 to 4.
  • Clan Tuirseach Axeman will now be buffed whenever another unit is damaged on either side of the battlefield.
  • Cerys' strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Savage Bear's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Raging Berseker's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Raging Bear's strength changed from 6 to 8.
  • Raging Bear's buff ability removed. It is now only Immune to Weather.
  • Clan Dimun Pirate Captain's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Clan Dimun Pirate Captain will no longer be Immune to Weather.
  • Coral will now spawn a Weather effect on the opposite row.
  • Donar an Hindar will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Donar an Hindar's strength changed from 8 to 10.
  • Udalryk will now be Loyal.
  • Udalryk will now draw and play a non-Gold card from your opponent's graveyard, instead of drawing it to your hand.
  • Birna's strength changed from 8 to 12.
  • Sigrdrifa will no longer be able to resurrect Permadeath units.
  • Sigrdrifa's strength changed from 1 to 2.
  • Sigrdrifa will be buffed by your opponent's resurrections if the resurrected unit is played on your side.
  • Madman Lugos will now have his base strength increased when buffed.
  • Madman Lugos will be reset to 4 base strength when sent to the graveyard.
  • Champion of Champions will now increase his base strength with his buff.
  • Clan Brokvar Hunter's strength changed from 3 to 5.
  • Clan Brokvar Hunter will now deal 3 damage.
  • Spectral Whale's strength changed from 4 to 3.
  • Spectral Whale will now be Immune to Weather.
  • Spectral Whale will no longer damage itself.
  • Blueboy Lugos' strength changed from 4 to 6.
  • Clan An Craite Raider's strength changed from 3 to 4.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu's buff value changed from +2 to +3.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu is now tagged as "Permadeath" and "Relentless"
  • Gremist's damage value changed from 2 to 1.
  • War Longship and Light Longship will now have the "Machine" tag.
  • Draig Bon-Dhu is now fleeting instead of being relentless and permadeath
  • New unit card: Wild Boar of the Sea
  • New unit card: Djenge Frett
  • New unit card: Clan Tordarroch Armorsmith
  • New unit card: Clan Drummond Shieldmaiden
  • Morkvarg's strength changed to from 6 to 7.
  • Gremist's strength changed from 5 to 4.

Source: https://playgwent.com/en/news

 

Nilfgaard Arrives Trailer:

 

 

Also, they have not reset rankings, progress or decks with this patch it seems.

Edited by roun90

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The game just had an official tournament worth 100000$. While my expectations were really low as this was game's first tournament it actually ended up being really exciting. If anyone is keeping up with the game and likes to watch eSports event i really recommend it.

 

You can check the full VOD on CDPR's channel or just the highlight.

 

 

Also there is going to be a developer stream on future of gwent and possibly a date for open beta on cdpr's channel.

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It's actually better to have it in BETA while they are still balancing the game. This is where most CCG games fail. 

 

Once the game is released, they cannot balance the game as they wish without giving the refund to the players.

 

I hope this does well but I'm concerned how are they going to make expansions and stuff, given the Witcher universe is small compared to other popular CCG like Hearthstone/Legends? 

 

CCG games require updates every few months and content. 

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11 minutes ago, Joe Cool said:

It's actually better to have it in BETA while they are still balancing the game. This is where most CCG games fail. 

 

Once the game is released, they cannot balance the game as they wish without giving the refund to the players.

 

 

I am happy with game being in beta till it's ready, just surprised it takes this much time for a card game to be in beta phase.

 

11 minutes ago, Joe Cool said:

 

I hope this does well but I'm concerned how are they going to make expansions and stuff, given the Witcher universe is small compared to other popular CCG like Hearthstone/Legends? 

 

CCG games require updates every few months and content. 

 

They mentioned that they will be releasing single player campaigns.

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21 minutes ago, GeraltOfRivia said:

just surprised it takes this much time for a card game to be in beta phase.

 

Oh, longer. HS took like ~8 months. Legends took almost a year. Believe Gwent went public beta last month only.

 

24 minutes ago, GeraltOfRivia said:

They mentioned that they will be releasing single player campaigns.

 

Sounds fun. I hope they add an Arena mode too. That will attract a lot of users and keep the game fresh. Usually, ladder gets tiresome after few months since everyone ends up net decking. 

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The game has gone through so many big changes, weather for one was or is the most hard thing to balance in the game and i think they are getting there.. Other than that the developers are really active on the forums, reddit and the discord. You can usually ask something or report and they are quick to reply..Here are some of the changes that people might have missed if you weren't following the game for a while.

 

- The ranked season lasts for 2 months and they add 20 new cards after a season, not including any expansions..

 

- There is a reward page in the game which tells you how much you can earn daily, by leveling up or by ranking up.

 

- Also they have introduced a new currency called meteorite powder which lets you upgrade your cards into premium ones without spending scraps.. You earn these by playing daily or by   ranking up.

 

- They have also made all the leaders available through playing against AI. So you don't need to craft them like you needed to during the starting days of  the beta.

 

- They also provide a starter deck consisting of several useful epics and legendary for every class.

 

 

One of my biggest criticism has to be the UI and the visual effects and they have stated that most of these are placeholders at the moment..Other than that the developers and the community is really active for this game, so if anyone played the game during the early days of KTS or closed beta you should give it a try..Also the game is based on several books and they are planning to add single player content as well, so i highly doubt they are running out of characters any time soon.

 

Also the official tournament is a must watch..It really had great production value.

 

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Hey Joe... and everyone. Wow it's been a while since i've been back here.

 

I'm pretty tired out by HS and in love with Gwent. Add me on GOG if you want to play sometime! Username: KiranB

 

What are your guys' MMR in ranked at the moment?

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21 minutes ago, KiranB28 said:

Hey Joe... and everyone. Wow it's been a while since i've been back here.

 

I'm pretty tired out by HS

3

 

Long time. Everyone is sadly bored of Hearthstone. CgvA0YF.png Currently, I don't play Gwent at the moment. Really don't want to invest time if they plan to wipe everything during launch.

 

2 minutes ago, ALPHA17 said:

^ I play casual will add you though. 

 

Why bored of HearthStone? 

 

Usual Blizzard treatment.

 

Hype expansion/adventure -> make it super expensive -> 1 week for fun -> fall into same boring aggressive meta over and over again -> grind every month for a reward which is merely nothing for long time players -> repeat this for 3-4 months -> ... -> next expansion/adventure leaks -> get excited for disappointment -> repeat. On top of that HS community is cancerous. 

 

Completely stopped and few of my friends quit as well.

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14 minutes ago, ALPHA17 said:

^ That is pretty much any long-term multiplayer game's cycle.

 

True but sadly they promise things will change and get better every single time.

 

HS is in a slump for a year+ honestly. Same meta. Same shite. Imagine playing against the same deck over and over again. 

 

The only reason the game is alive is that of Blizzard. Gwent, TES: Legends, Eternal, Shadowverse, etc are all better and are improved with every expansion.

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