Here is Tidss’ interview. He tells us about this passionate season end.
Hi Tidss, we will take benefits of this season’s changing to talk to you about your feelings and projects ingame.
First, let’s start with this season’s ending and this precise time of final rushing. Did you felt the kind of adrenaline that you were in search of in the end or was it a difficult moment that should happen anyway ?
I would say both of them. I spent a part of the night with Bastos playing with his account. He chained victories and got his top 100 in the last seconds so it’s pretty cool. But i would say that in general, it’s frustrating and stressful. Almost every players hate this unstable moment that will decide everything so everone prefers to rush some days before just to skip this ; moment.
Can you tell us a little more about those last days, how your rank grew and the decks you used ?
On Sunday the 25th of July, from the 2000th rank and the 22th, I mainly played mage freeze (to counter druids aggro) and after druid aggro. On Monday, and Tuesday, I lost ranks and caught 9th one with aggro druid on Wednesday. Then I played few games with a really short time playing jade druid with no success.
To skip that you could play on two servers and secure one, couldn’t you ?
Blizzard make it possible but I think it should become illegal. There are some people that use this technic to « secure » and take more risks. And there are people who caught the preliminaries with asian tops that are weaker than european ones because of a large global level difference between continents. Can we say they are legitimates ? I don’t really know.
About your decklists, you play 4 crabs in druid aggro.
Yes, i do ! Because of the fact they are beasts and it synegizes perfectly with the mark of yshaarj and mainly because it gives almost free match-ups when you play against pirate warrior or murloc paladin. It’s interesting for the victory ration and when you play many hours in a row, to have one or two matches won more. It’s kind of the same thing than with eater of secrets i freeze mage.
Back on you wonderful ascent on Sunday. How to make such a good chain of victories ? Did you take adventage of some conditions ? A spell ? Have you played until this time came ?
The most important is to be in the good mood. The way you sit and play perfectly (with no right to fail) during few hours to have a wonderful winrate is very important. To realize this kind of chain of victories, you need to trust in you and clear provoking the chance. After having two tops 50 in a row, I knew how difficult it is but also that I could do it.
You are really fond of this game. Do you think it helps about often clearing good perfs ? (To learn more about him, when Tidss says us, after midnight the 1st day of a month, that he’s going to have a little break after having played non stop two days non stop, he has reached rank ten two hours later !)
Not really. I talked about it with many pro players in Dreamhack Sweden and they said they were bored by the game. I’m not. Maybe it can help to play another time when you took a frustrating defeat. In the opposit, we all have this ability to pass through this frustration because we play a lot and must know how to do it. It’s a part of Hearthstone playing and a need at top level.
So, do you organize this new season first by prefering ladder or open cup ?
Not realy, in the best case, I would have got my open early to be sure but that’s everyone’s goal. I mainly play in ladder, a bit of everything, what I like. I’m not insecure, I’ll reach legend in every case, the time I need is the only unknown of the equation. Even with taking it « lately » I can get it after. It’s not a problem. So, I can play for fun.
I like having decks that can win everything. Druid-aggros against counters is too weak for me. I play chaman evolve that can win everything. It awaits useless frustrations to catch numerous bad match-ups in a row.
To speak about Hearthstone in genral, what do you think about the next rogue quest’s nerf ?
Clearly it’s a pleasure ! This decks is so …. Not so strong but it’s playing on its own. When you plays against it, it’s just a deadline : you must kill it before turn 5…6 when you’re lucky !
Are you scared of the fact it can give freedom to control decks and play 4 hours matches in open cup with only hard controls ?
I don’t think so. Controls always are defeated by decks that control even better. And they are weak against aggros.You can keep the rogue miracle one that can take the same rôle. Simply, the match deserve to be played. What’s annoying with the rogue quest is that the match is nearly unloosble against paladin control. And in ladder, the fact rogue quest exists made the top ladder being impossible for priest or paladin control decks. It may be going to change a bit.
So the deck is dying or just weakened ?
It’s clearly dying , it can be astonishing but there were no good nerf because its the fact it exists that was a problem to me. We will see who will be the next king!
Thanks Tidds, we wish you good luck for this month (July) make us dream another time, a give us a qualif !
Written by Balyndaros