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Hi. I’m Lothari. I have been playing Gwent since the end of the Closed Beta and, having spent some time as a game developer in my day job, not only do I have a good grasp of the game as a player, but also some insight into its development process.

After a long wait, Homecoming is now right around the corner. What we’ve seen so far has made a lot of the community nervous. This is somewhat normal with all games, but with this article I’d like to look into some of the concerns raised so far and whether we actually need to worry.

This article is one of two that will be published over the coming days.

 

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Our second look at Homecoming is here! Let's put the video up front.

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The article gives insight in the tournament preparation of Team Aretuza’s Gwent Challenger #4 finalists AretuzaAndyWand and Damorquis.

Preparation and the choice of the right strategy is crucial when going into Gwent Masters tournaments. Predicting the opponents’ line-ups, making the right meta call and inferring information from previous tournament performances of decks and players respectively, all of that lays foundation for the choice of strategy for the next event. A good tournament preparation includes not only a strong strategy, but also a fair amount of practice and testing, to optimise not only the tech choices but also the player’s ability to execute the game plan successfully.

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GwentTalk episode 7 is all about Challenger 4 and the homecoming video that was shown there. Apero is back as host with Crozyr beside her as Co-host, guests are Jaggerous who was a caster of Challenger 4 and Challenger 4 finalist AndyWand.

Slothland's avatar By Slothland, September 5, 2018
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The Arena Tier List that we present on our website is based on the normal Arena mode where all the cards from all factions are available. Since the interactions between different cards with different factions, are a huge part of the evaluation process, the tier scores would not reflect the reality during the events such as Faction Specific Arena Mode (cards from only one faction are available) or One-Color Arena Mode (only Gold, only Silver or only Bronze). Therefore in an article series we are going to discuss how to approach to the different modes and the significant changes on the tier scores of the normal arena mode.

lordgort's avatar By lordgort, September 3, 2018
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For a video under 10 minutes long, the first glimpse of Gwent Homecoming gameplay had lots of revelations! What did we see? What are the implications? What questions remain unanswered?

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Gaming communities often use the terms "skill ceiling" and "skill floor", particularly in team-based games and card games. However, the idea of skill ceilings and floors remains largely unexplored in the context of Gwent.

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GwenTalk Episode 6 takes a look at the next Challenger event and the future of the Gwent pro scene. Hosted by Markthius and Dutchboy, they are joined by special guests Ashlizzle and professional Gwent player GameKing.

Haiku's avatar By Haiku, August 20, 2018
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This list represents my attempt at creating a control-oriented deck without sacrificing significant deck power. In this introduction, I'll provide a brief synopsis of the deck, as well as a summary of its strengths and weaknesses.

Slothland's avatar By Slothland, August 14, 2018
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The Arena Tier List that we present on our website is based on the normal Arena mode where all the cards from all factions are available. Since the interactions between different cards with different factions, are a huge part of the evaluation process, the tier scores would not reflect the reality during the events such as Faction Specific Arena Mode (cards from only one faction are available) or One-Color Arena Mode (only Gold, only Silver or only Bronze). Therefore in an article series we are going to discuss how to approach to the different modes and the significant changes on the tier scores of the normal arena mode.