Valve's Greatest Failure

Valve's Greatest Failure



at this point calling artifact that daddy game would be insulting to dead games DOTA allstars CS 1.6 and brood war are dead games but there are thousands of people who play them every day it is a good day to die artifact is beyond dead destroy an enemy artifact but artifact is already dead in just a few months its player basis dwindles from tens of thousands of people to only a few hundred large defects dead game that's what happened as of June 2019 at any given time there are about a hundred and thirty people playing artifact there are more people playing football manager 2010 Call of Duty ghosts and soccer a clicker right now than artifact fact is garbage it is impossible to overstate how humiliating it is for a game that was made by mouth the makers of steam counter-strike half-life and plenty more hits to fail like this it's the biggest streaming the fucking artifact section 6 viewers is this guy artifact isn't just valves greatest failure it's their only failure but it wasn't supposed to be I mean they can't release it like this artifact was supposed to change everything oh shit holy shit J it had something for everyone a welcome reduction in RNG for people who played hearthstone it was arguably even more complicated than magic and it really seemed like it had the legs to be the dota community's newest side piece do I think there will be another game that will hold my attention I know that did all these years yes there is a certain game called artifacts and then in the wake of one perfect storm how came crashing them now in order to understand why artifact failed we have to go all the way back to the International 2017 where it was first revealed I have a special announcement to make now it's not half-life 3 for what it's worth it's not a new hero but valve has a new game coming soon you're not giving me the appropriate reaction that deserves and instead of being greeted by cheers old invok'd was a outside of disappointment artifacts public life began with the first of its many problems valve was pitching it to a community that just didn't care the good news is that valve has announced a brand new game the first and what feels like eons the bad news is that it's a game that most people didn't really ask for valve could have announced that they'd finally figured out how to fix the lag on monkey kings alt and received a standing ovation instead they pulled a roomful of dota fiends that their explosive MOBA was being turned into a card game it is fully understandable to be disappointed when their new game turns out to be their own version of hearthstone but then valve announced that Richard Garfield would be heading up artifacts development the legend himself ladies and germs – Richard Garfield man the creator of everything you've ever loved one of the original creators of Magic the Gathering Garfield has a proven record when it comes to turning out masterpieces hearthstone was huge at the time and in order to beat it the hell brought in one of the creators of their genre I really enjoyed the electronic card games that had come out but I felt like they didn't capture the epic of quality you sometimes got in paper card games and and so I've talked to valve about about that gave us ideas for mechanics that you could use to do that and and three years later this is where we are he's always been regarded as a bona fide genius with a PhD in combinatorial mathematics and artifact was being touted as his most sophisticated project and yet I would say the the first piece of advice I give to somebody coming to this from other card games is that they can't really think of it as a card game they're used to in the in that the complexity of the game the the strategic state is much broader than they're used to so I usually tell them to think of it as like a MOBA or a realtime strategy game but put set on cards over the course of the next year artifacts clout went up significantly valve put the game into a highly exclusive closed beta and over time how does that build up something of a mystique well from all if I got like this amazing game and I will definitely give it a try they even announce that artifact would have its own 1 million dollar tournament which was groundbreaking by card game standards so we are we do you think tournaments inspect a shanaar going to be super important we're going to start off by having a similar to the original international that we did for debtor there's going to be a million dollar tournament by the time gaben made his next TI appearance it was clear that even the dota community's opinion on artifact to change if she's going to ticket to your couch you get a free copy of artifact I've been trying really had a guy do you think but yeah no noise bothering me did you just use a loser interview to ask for an artifact key and then in November 2018 artifact was released to the world but it wasn't the launch that Valve wanted it became clear pretty quickly that the game had problems problems that people would have found out about beforehand if only the game had an open beta first of all the games $20 price tag and so-called open economy really frustrated some players economy is a huge problem I didn't I'm concerned about it personally now there's nothing wrong with having an open economy in theory the issue is that Valve was selling it on a digital marketplace and the people that Valve was trying to poach away from hearthstone well if they were used to a free-to-play model one where they could grind cards for free and then had the option of paying for packs those people felt kind of cheated by artifact if you don't get three wins and expert constructed or phantom draft you don't get a ticket back so if you lose all your tickets the only way you get tickets is to buy it there should be another way to earn tickets to get you into expert play I like a lot of things about the game but the economy is is pretty expensive for a lot of people but one of the most hotly contested issues about artifact was its design some people felt like it was way too RNG heavy while others thought it wasn't RNG heavy enough you know what really bugs me is when people are saying there's no RNG in the game or like yeah the RG is all controlled play around all the ROG game is it orangey FS it's just object it objectively is I have a problem with the game at the moment in that regard that I don't see a clear direction what we want to make with the game do we want to make it fun a little bit more orangey heavy or do we want to make it like super competitive with orangey it doesn't make sense with most people thought it was a beautifully designed but that hardly mattered because the launch was handled so poorly isn't this game that already know yeah KYNA I don't know but it's a fun game okay it's a the game is actually good the moment you stop adding value to valve which is usually the moment you ship a piece of software they don't care after artifacts been out do you how many times valve employees from the artifact team have answered any questions of mine big ol fuckin zero nun the final nail in the coffin was at Magic the Gathering arena the client that finally brought magic to the masses launched in fall 2018 by January 2019 the damage had been done artifact speak concurrent player count had dropped from an already underwhelming 46,000 to just six thousand dollars defect good game that's what happened adding fuel to some critics fire Garfield was terminated by valve amidst all this mess now Garfield rarely stays on with a design team after he's launched a game but the optics weren't great the worst part though was watching all these streamers who went all in on artifact flounder as they realized they've gotten on a sinking ship I don't really know what I'm gonna do maybe hey maybe I should just bail maybe everyone else is just smarter than me and I'm just an idiot frozen still playing this game and then in May 2019 valve released a statement acknowledging that artifact had some deep-rooted problems and they be going back to square one to try to fix them it even looks like a valve is gonna try to enlist the artifact community for help if there's anybody left in the artifact community I mean I can tell you right now that there's there's a lot of people that think that our de fact is like something that they've completely abandoned and will never update I can tell you right now is that they are working on updating it this is something that I have actually seen like I visited valve literally a week ago the thing is at this point it doesn't seem like it's even possible to resurrect artifact the reason why artifact failed is because artifact just wasn't a fun game the game subreddit has already devolved into a wasteland of sadness spite and admittedly top-tier memes while the games twitch page was recently home to illegal streams of anime porn and Avengers endgame so could artifact have been all the things that was supposed to be the hearthstone killer the half-life 2 of card games valves greatest moneymaker in a history maybe but unfortunately until valve figures out a way to bring artifact back from the dead it'll go down in history as not only one of their greatest failures but also one of the greatest games that never was thanks for watching if you want more content like this hit the sub button and ring that notification bell for unique bite-sized videos you will find anywhere else hit up our Instagram Twitter and Facebook pages

37 thoughts on “Valve's Greatest Failure

  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    0:25 The burn is real.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Thank goodness I didn't bought the game.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Valve totally deserves it, I hope Epic can destroy Steam in the future

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    What about Ricochet?

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Its fucking expensive.and its just a cards game.we dont like it.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    now autochess has as many versions as artifact players😂😂

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Even the gods itself says "ITS GARBAGE"

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    I dont think valve understands how insulting it is to the dota 2 playerbase (or at the very least to me) that they would make this game considering all the unspent time fixing the numerous bugs dota 2 has both with cosmetics and ingame fucntionality. Not to mention they havent given me roshan statue that I earned last year and some others haven't received their statues in 2-3 years lmao
    i mean fuck valve they can eat a dick I haven't spent a single dollar on this year battlepass.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    valve has a lot more fuck ups than just artifact

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    pretty much failed because they wanted the economy of old card physical games and the blind Valve fanboys that shuts down any criticism other give

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    they should have sticked with the Half life and left four dead

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Not even sad I'm glad it failed they needed a kick in the balls like this. For being stubborn assholes for so long and only looking at making money instead of releasing and developing games that people actually want like LFD3, HL3 and Portal 3

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    valve already decide Artifact future with launching Underlords

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    made a 10MIN fucking video just to say artifact is dead… and yeah artifact is dead

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Dota: Try our new card game

    No one liked that.

    League: Try our new autochess game

    Everyone liked that

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    All i need is your money

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    I legit had no idea what the game was about. I was hyped but "Artifact" but it was never clear to me what it was going to be or what it was. Glad I never went into it in the first place. Poor marketing, economy and support.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Well, even no effort in revive the game…

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Valve is never going to release a sequel to half life 2 because they are scared of disappointing their audience. Look what happened to game of thrones.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    GREED

    Now if people will start talking with their wallet to EA as well maybe some shit will change. I've been boycotting them for the last 10 years and others need to follow suit.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Thats what they get for stealing Warcraft characters and turning them into misshapen clowns!

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    It's just so stupid, even CS:GO is free2play now, and they want to sell a digital card game? Also it basically had no promotion AT ALL lol

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Defense of the Ancients dead game? …with 26 Million US dollars in prize pool for next big tournament raised by community, and its only halfway through until the deadline!!??!! You don't know what you are talking about, should be ashamed of calling yourself esports channel.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    I didn't even know it had been released yet

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    millions play dota each day, not "thousands".

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Called it!!!! Artifact will fail miserably.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Buy to play in the "Expert League" only works when the game is out for a LONG time and there is demand. If Valve did that for CSGO, right now, people would jump on it.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    Using the dota universe for an RPG?!?!

    Doesn’t matter if you third person it with a character, party based isometric d&d type of rpg, or even make it a 2D side Metroidvania style game. It would be sort of fun.

    Card game is just sad.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    People are dumb. They never realize Free-to-play card games require even more money if you want to be competitive or you have to spend ages to build a half decent deck. Then they release new expansions and your deck become trash. Problem is you cannot be honest and you need to use "F2P" candies to attract the mass playerbase that is why cheap moblie games are so successful. 99% of the playerbase won't even pay $1 while the 1% pay $1000+. The rich support the money while the poor support the population.

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  • July 6, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    "I am a doggie" 🙁

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