Doomguard: Discard two cards to play this card. Wow a 5/7 with charge for just five mana. Without the discarding of two cards there is no way this card is balanced, so we can all agree that is a fair card right? But wait you can play it with no cards in your hand to discard? Are you serious?
Succubus: Discard one card to play this card. Okay, for two mana you get a 4/3 again that is a balanced card, but wait again you can play it with no cards in your hand? So you can draw it, play it, then life tap? How is that balanced?
Soulfire: Cost zero mana, but you have to discard a random card to play it. Again you can play this card without discarding anything if it is the only card in your hand. Why is this aloud Blizzard?
This makes no sense at all. You can argue that Warlocks are aloud to do this because there is a chance they could be losing a game and by being able to draw and play a card without discarding would give them a fighting chance, but even then that is unfair and unbalanced to the game as a whole.
Now image if Hearthstone was an actual physical card game and you were playing someone and that person tried to play a card that demanded discarding one or more cards in order to play that card, but they had no cards in their hand. Would you smile and go along with it, or would you argue? Because Hearthstone is a video game we cannot argue about the rules, even if the player ignores the cost of a spell or minion. Other classes are not aloud to ignore the cost of their cards, because they are balanced, why is the Warlock the only one that is aloud to do this?
I understand that the Warlock class is about trading, just look at Flame Imp or Pit Lord. The Felguard might be the best example of this idea, but when you allow Warlocks to ignore the rules that have been put in place to balance the game then you go from trading to stealing.
Not only do they have an advantage, but tons of these zoolock decks are flooding the game. Before when I would play against a zoolock deck I would be like, "well that's not fair but what are you gonna do?" That was two weeks ago, now every other game or sometimes back to back is a zoolock player. Today I lost to five of the same decks from five different players in a row! That is insane, Blizzard you have to fix this. That is actually why I am making this post.
I'm not asking to nerf Warlocks, just make them pay their cost! Make the game balanced before I am forced to become a mindless zoolock, because if you can't beat them you might as well join them right?
This game was so fun and balanced before.... but everything changed when the Zoolock nation attacked.
If anyone has any ideas on how to help balance the Warlock class please let me know. I personally think losing life and destroying mana crystals would be the easy fix.