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    is Hearthstone too expensive?

    Many decks out there rely on having multiple legendaries, this holds true specially for Highlander decks in the current standard rotation. We also have to take into consideration that if you want to stay competitive then you need multiple decks. On top of that, cards get rotated out of standard. Every patch that brings new cards shifts the meta and you have to addapt, some decks become useless.

    It's getting bar impossible for FP2 players to keep up. I tried crunching numbers and it seems currently unaffordable for me. This is considering that you get a (guaranteed) random Legendary after oppening 40 packs, and the 40 pack bundle costs 50€

    My "dream" deck is a Quest/Plot Twist warlock with 6 Legendaries. Yes, I can substitute some of them, but after replacing 2-3 legendaries then the whole deck starts falling appart. To be able to craft this deck would require me to disenchant all of my legendaries, and even then I wouldn't have enough dust. So in order to get the 6 Legendaries, using the pitty timer, it would take 240 packs (300€) and they are all random.

    Rastakhan's Rumble, The Boomsday Project, and The Witchwood sets are rotating out in around 3 months. It encourages you not to invest on decks right now.

    Do you believe that Hearthstone is too expensive?

    A nice addition would be to add the ability to trade cards so that it becomes easier to switch between decks. Even if they added a small transaction fee per trade, I bet many people would use such system.

    I enjoy HS because you can play it when you have downtime on the go (commuting on the subway, etc). But playing 1-2 decks is starting to get monotonous. It's pushing me into Battlegrounds and Arena (not particularly fond of them)
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    I pay $20 a year, if that.

    So, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarohk View Post
    Many decks out there rely on having multiple legendaries, this holds true specially for Highlander decks in the current standard rotation. We also have to take into consideration that if you want to stay competitive then you need multiple decks. On top of that, cards get rotated out of standard. Every patch that brings new cards shifts the meta and you have to addapt, some decks become useless.

    It's getting bar impossible for FP2 players to keep up. I tried crunching numbers and it seems currently unaffordable for me. This is considering that you get a (guaranteed) random Legendary after oppening 40 packs, and the 40 pack bundle costs 50€

    My "dream" deck is a Quest/Plot Twist warlock with 6 Legendaries. Yes, I can substitute some of them, but after replacing 2-3 legendaries then the whole deck starts falling appart. To be able to craft this deck would require me to disenchant all of my legendaries, and even then I wouldn't have enough dust. So in order to get the 6 Legendaries, using the pitty timer, it would take 240 packs (300€) and they are all random.

    Rastakhan's Rumble, The Boomsday Project, and The Witchwood sets are rotating out in around 3 months. It encourages you not to invest on decks right now.

    Do you believe that Hearthstone is too expensive?

    A nice addition would be to add the ability to trade cards so that it becomes easier to switch between decks. Even if they added a small transaction fee per trade, I bet many people would use such system.
    Make your own deck for starters. No rule says you have to make a deck that somone else made or theorycrafted. Play Tavern Brawls where you choose decks and Battlegrounds no cards are necessary. I have easily made 6k gold and earned 30 packs just from BGs alone.

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    Play Battlegrounds. Buy one or two of the solo adventures and play those for ever.

    But yes, ranked mode is fairly expensive.
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    It will be if the adventure with new cards kicks in.

    No, when it has 2 expansions and 1 adventure per year.
    You dust all wild cards when the year has 3 expansions.

    Now Blizzard made Adventure has new cards in it.
    This will get real expensive.
    It might help if we can dust them when they rotate out.

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    With adventures, yes.

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    Honestly the issue is Highlander decks. Most Highlander decks cost a fuckton of dust to make.
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    Playing arena only almost infinite so no. would love to give the developer some money but since they dont do anything for the arena community its a big no for me. Not even a Leaderboard or any stats. Battleground just got released with all new stats.. really blizzard!!

    Sorry for the rant.

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    I don't pay and I enjoy that game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragnarohk View Post
    Many decks out there rely on having multiple legendaries, this holds true specially for Highlander decks in the current standard rotation. We also have to take into consideration that if you want to stay competitive then you need multiple decks. On top of that, cards get rotated out of standard. Every patch that brings new cards shifts the meta and you have to addapt, some decks become useless.

    It's getting bar impossible for FP2 players to keep up. I tried crunching numbers and it seems currently unaffordable for me. This is considering that you get a (guaranteed) random Legendary after oppening 40 packs, and the 40 pack bundle costs 50€

    My "dream" deck is a Quest/Plot Twist warlock with 6 Legendaries. Yes, I can substitute some of them, but after replacing 2-3 legendaries then the whole deck starts falling appart. To be able to craft this deck would require me to disenchant all of my legendaries, and even then I wouldn't have enough dust. So in order to get the 6 Legendaries, using the pitty timer, it would take 240 packs (300€) and they are all random.

    Rastakhan's Rumble, The Boomsday Project, and The Witchwood sets are rotating out in around 3 months. It encourages you not to invest on decks right now.

    Do you believe that Hearthstone is too expensive?

    A nice addition would be to add the ability to trade cards so that it becomes easier to switch between decks. Even if they added a small transaction fee per trade, I bet many people would use such system.

    I enjoy HS because you can play it when you have downtime on the go (commuting on the subway, etc). But playing 1-2 decks is starting to get monotonous. It's pushing me into Battlegrounds and Arena (not particularly fond of them)
    As a casual play, no. If you aim for the ranks, it can become.
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    Competitively, probably. I just play the Solo Adventures. Decks aren't an issue then.

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    I've been playing over 6 years (yes early access alpha/beta) - I've probably spent 300$, which I mean is a lot of money to a lot of people - but that 300$ over 6 years of time is nothing to me

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    I generally play an expansion, take the next off.

    When i take the expansions off, I still do quests, currently i get ' complete x priest games' I just queue in play mode and then go and do that dishes or something.

    battlegrounds is also taking more of my time up now

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