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[UPDATED] Faction Challenge is back!

Side with the mighty Empire of Nilfgaard or bloodthirsty Monsters, compete for dominance over the battlefield over a week of intense skirmishes, and earn rewards!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

1. Play and win games across Casual, Ranked and Pro Ladder modes as one of the warring factions: Nilfgaard or Monsters.
2. To be considered a supporter, the challenge win count with the faction you wish to side with needs to be greater than with the other participating faction.
3. If the faction you supported wins the challenge, you will receive its avatar border and 100 Meteorite Powder. If your faction loses, but you contribute at least 30 wins to that faction throughout the challenge, you will receive the losing faction’s avatar border.

The Challenge will last till February 1st, 2PM CET.
BEFORE YOU PLAY

1. You need to win at least 1 game with either side of the Faction Challenge to join the event.
2. Only wins achieved during the challenge (i.e. not your overall career victories) with either Nilfgaard or Monsters count toward your challenge allegiance. 
3. Challenge progress is determined by wins against all factions: those participating (Nilfgaard, Monsters) and not participating (Northern Realms, Scoia’tael, Skellige) in the challenge.
4. The number of your wins with factions not participating in the challenge does not affect your challenge allegiance.
5. Playing games via friend challenge does not count.

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162 comments so far...

Poser Posts: 137 Joined: 2015-05-29
so the progress is not visible during the challenge this time? wise decision.

oh a question: what will be the result of a - say - Nilfgaard vs Nilfgaard game, for the purposes of the Challenge?
Moderator Posts: 2898 Joined: 2016-05-31
Was looking forward to this after yesterday's announcement.

Time to go earn glory for the Empire!
Posts: 123 Joined: 2009-05-02
from the way things were being hyped yesterday, I was hoping for tiered rewards (with no losing faction) or some further story driven elements. 1 win as NF otherwise just seems like another daily quest
Junior Member Posts: 212 Joined: 2017-03-15
I think people should be rewarded the border regardless of which faction wins the challenge. That way you can claim to be a Monsters/Nilfgaard player whereas now it just shows that you're speculating on which faction is the one winning. Personally I would want the Monsters border since I've mained Eredin since I started playing the game and I like the faction but I'm planning on playing NG instead since I think they're gonna win the challenge.

It's not the end of the world if you don't get the border but I think these challenges should be reworked nonetheless.
Junior Member Posts: 5 Joined: 2018-01-14
What if I want the meteorite powder? Should I throw games? How do I get the meteorite powder?
Posts: 42 Joined: 2009-12-25
oh a question: what will be the result of a - say - Nilfgaard vs Nilfgaard game, for the purposes of the Challenge?
Considering that it only counts wins, and not losses, it probably will be "+1 win for Nilfgaard"

What if I want the meteorite powder? Should I throw games? How do I get the meteorite powder?
Play 2 games as monsters, because supporting monsters will give you powder. They will lose this challenge.
Junior Member Posts: 212 Joined: 2017-03-15
What if I want the meteorite powder? Should I throw games? How do I get the meteorite powder?
You play Monsters I mean consume is popular but it's highly unlikely that monsters are going to win since NG have a lot of popular decks right now.

so the progress is not visible during the challenge this time? wise decision.

oh a question: what will be the result of a - say - Nilfgaard vs Nilfgaard game, for the purposes of the Challenge?
What your opponent is playing should have no impact. You just need to win as NG then you're fine.
Junior Member Posts: 56 Joined: 2017-10-19
Seriously who thinks of these "challenges"?
As a monster player, i'm forced to play 1 game as nilfgaard and then go play hearthstone for the rest of the week.
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Junior Member Posts: 1 Joined: 2018-01-22
Glory to the great sun!! The Nilfgaard border looks awesome, can't wait to be using that
Junior Member Posts: 151 Joined: 2017-02-14
No progress bar, it's good.
But still, It's really easy to check, which faction out of these two has better popularity % and winratio at this moment.
So, for the Monsters players it is very unfavorable/ unable to win.
Posts: 45 Joined: 2009-10-05
Good to see the rewards make a lot more sense now. The previous time you'd get a golden card, which just induces people to wait it out playing other factions, only to join in with the winning faction on the last day to get the card. Now, people won't care that much what faction is winning atm so it becomes an actual challenge.
Moderator Posts: 2898 Joined: 2016-05-31
I daresay NG vs. Monsters is fairer than having either of those battle against ST in its current state.
Junior Member Posts: 12 Joined: 2017-02-17
Not showing us who is winning sounds like a fine choice. I will be supporting Nilfgaard as monsters is my mill-for-scraps-and-collect-later faction, and I like Nilfgaard. It'll be fun to see if this challenge will affect deck choices on the ladder.

As a monster player, i'm forced to play 1 game as nilfgaard and then go play hearthstone for the rest of the week.
This is indeed an issue, as I suspect many monster players wouldn't mind having the NG border as a reward anyway, or the reverse if that is the result. Perhaps another option might have been, that we all play to unlock 1 border for everyone, and the losing faction's border is rolled over to the next event. That would give everyone a shot at a unique reward without having to switch decks just for the challenge.
Junior Member Posts: 26 Joined: 2017-12-20
From knowing hearthstone community in the past, a vast majority hated cosmetics that gave you no benefit in the gameplay. So I expect to see these kinds of players see NG being hyped and start playing monsters for the powder, in result monsters could win and then everybody who 'speculates' will be punished haha
Poser Posts: 280 Joined: 2015-05-22
The Nilfgaard border looks awesome, can't wait to be using that
Must be dump but where can i see borders preview?
Posts: 42 Joined: 2009-12-25
From knowing hearthstone community in the past, a vast majority hated cosmetics that gave you no benefit in the gameplay. So I expect to see these kinds of players see NG being hyped and start playing monsters for the powder, in result monsters could win and then everybody who 'speculates' will be punished haha
Eh, I'll be fine either way, be it border or powder.
Junior Member Posts: 204 Joined: 2017-12-11
We shall make Nilfgaard great again my friends... by killing monsters, like an old friend used to say.
Poser Posts: 280 Joined: 2015-05-22
Well... 100 dust is my destiny =)
You must be OceanMuds brother
Junior Member Posts: 213 Joined: 2017-05-24
If i play one game win ng and one with monsters i will get the border? Because collectible stuff is my cure.
Junior Member Posts: 3 Joined: 2018-01-22
Pff I want the Monsters border but seems there is no way to get that since Nilfgaard has like a 90% chance of winning... I guess I'll have to play Nilfgaard even if I don't really want to.

Anyway when should we expect the balance changes?