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Offline Rekka

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2013, 03:45:40 AM »
The arena mode is really fun too (they just add something quite similar to Scrolls yesterday). You pick your class from 3 and then, you construct your deck by choosing each of the 30 cards from 3 random cards (corresponding to neutrals or your class cards). It costs 150 gold afterwards but the first one is free so you can try it. I advise you to play a little bit before entering the arena because you need to know the cards. But the rewards, if you can manage to win several times, are really good. ;)

I got the mage and the warrior to level 10 and working to get the Warlock there now. :D

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 07:43:51 AM »
Nice. I leveled up my mage to 10 and won my first and only (so far) ranked game. :)

I'm definitely going to play some arena at some point, but not quite yet. Same with Judgement in Scrolls.

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 08:07:21 PM »
That's weird. I just got another invitation for beta test on the same email address.... The email looks legit. Must be software errors!

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2013, 03:49:13 AM »
Yep you're not the only one I heard who get beta invites despite being already in the beta. Weird when you know how many people wants to get in and don't have invites... :P

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« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2013, 07:32:56 AM »
If you get a second beta key, you can give it to a friend. The keys they send in the e-mail are not attached to your account specifically.

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 07:22:06 PM »
I just got into this. So far I'm not having fun. It feels like one of those pay-to-win card games. Even when I click on match against someone of my skill level (all I have is the initial hero and the default deck), it matches me up against someone fully loaded. I don't feel like my personal skill level or knowledge of games is of any value. The best thing I can do would be to play a lot of games and pay to win in the arena so I could unlock yet more cards. Presumably, to bully somebody with worse cards.


It's just not fun.
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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2013, 07:55:09 AM »
I just got into this. So far I'm not having fun. It feels like one of those pay-to-win card games. Even when I click on match against someone of my skill level (all I have is the initial hero and the default deck), it matches me up against someone fully loaded. I don't feel like my personal skill level or knowledge of games is of any value. The best thing I can do would be to play a lot of games and pay to win in the arena so I could unlock yet more cards. Presumably, to bully somebody with worse cards.


It's just not fun.

All card games, with the possibile exception of Scrolls, have an element of pay-to-win. It's just the nature of the game. That said, Blizzard has said that 44% (read, nearly half) of players on the top tier have not paid one cent. It's absolutely possible to compete in Hearthstone without paying. It takes some work/grinding, but it can be done.

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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 08:15:53 AM »
You can make a very competitive deck with only the basic cards. You don't want to use the pre-made decks, they are trash.

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« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2013, 08:47:09 AM »
You can make a very competitive deck with only the basic cards. You don't want to use the pre-made decks, they are trash.
This is probably the third place I've heard this. Whats the point of the premades then?

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« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2013, 08:53:02 AM »
I just got into this. So far I'm not having fun. It feels like one of those pay-to-win card games. Even when I click on match against someone of my skill level (all I have is the initial hero and the default deck), it matches me up against someone fully loaded. I don't feel like my personal skill level or knowledge of games is of any value. The best thing I can do would be to play a lot of games and pay to win in the arena so I could unlock yet more cards. Presumably, to bully somebody with worse cards.


It's just not fun.

All card games, with the possibile exception of Scrolls, have an element of pay-to-win. It's just the nature of the game. That said, Blizzard has said that 44% (read, nearly half) of players on the top tier have not paid one cent. It's absolutely possible to compete in Hearthstone without paying. It takes some work/grinding, but it can be done.

Grinding isn't fun, either. I guess this game isn't for me.
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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2013, 09:00:55 AM »
You can make a very competitive deck with only the basic cards. You don't want to use the pre-made decks, they are trash.
This is probably the third place I've heard this. Whats the point of the premades then?

To give you something to practice with while you earn the other basic cards.

That's pretty standard faire with online CCGs. They don't want you to have too good of a deck to start, since improving your decks and getting more/better cards is a large part of the draw for many folks who play them.

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2013, 09:02:10 AM »
Grinding isn't fun, either. I guess this game isn't for me.

Yeah, honestly, if you aren't finding the first few games fun, it's probably not for you. The cards you get certainly get better, but, ultimately, the game doesn't change that much as you progress.

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2013, 10:27:34 AM »
Am I the only one here who has been so completely and utterly disillusioned by Blizzard and their business practices that hearing about a new WoW card game just seems like a huge profit-driven venture for suckers?

I've already got all my WoW friends raving about it and I'm facepalming.
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« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2013, 10:52:57 AM »
Am I the only one here who has been so completely and utterly disillusioned by Blizzard and their business practices that hearing about a new WoW card game just seems like a huge profit-driven venture for suckers?

I've already got all my WoW friends raving about it and I'm facepalming.

Personally, I'm not a fan of Blizzard. But, I AM a fan of CCGs. My feeling is, if they are going to continue to let me play for free, I see no reason to not play. :)

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Re: Hearthstone
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2013, 02:22:26 PM »
Am I the only one here who has been so completely and utterly disillusioned by Blizzard and their business practices that hearing about a new WoW card game just seems like a huge profit-driven venture for suckers?

I've already got all my WoW friends raving about it and I'm facepalming.
Well all businesses are profit driven, that's the definition of the word.

 

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