Hearthstone needs log-in bonuses permanently. This game is so expensive to play for a lapsed player that now I can't convince my friends to get back into the game.
After a certain point as Hearthstone players, we all realize it takes religious daily quest completion and $50+ per expansion to actually create decks using the new, exciting cards. A lapsed player will find that it actually takes $100 or more to get back into the game at the start of a new expansion if they missed the previous one. My friends aren't idiots; they know this is true. It's preventing them from getting back into the game, and I can't even blame them. It makes perfect sense.
Log-in bonuses need to stay in my opinion. They help deflate the obvious always-behind treadmill of trying to grind gold for the next expansion.
That post yesterday summed it up pretty well.
50 un'goro packs: 49.99
I don't even try to invite new friends to play. I myself would never jump into hearthstone on a fresh account today.
Yeah. It's so damn crazy that we're paying $49 and you wont even get half the expansion. People need to revolt. This is sickening. And this is coming from someone who has almost every card in the game. I'm personally not buying any more expansions. Also the fact that your old cards become obsolete now also makes this game an even worse investment.
Yeah I mean I can get 1-2 legendary cards, a few epics and a ton of shit cards. Or I can get Dark Souls 3 with all DLC .. or Witcher 3 with all DLC... or Overwatch and some skins... Hmmm...
With (3) 130+ Card Expansions coming out each year, Legendaries need to be easier to pull and they need to be cheaper to craft.
Legendaries are currently 1 in 20 packs, and cost 1600 dust to craft.
I think an appropriate change would be a 25% decrease, to 1 in 15 packs, and 1200 dust to craft.
I think this change would make everyone stop complaining.
Or another good idea as u/alecmunro suggested:
I think a simple solution here would be to increase the dust from disenchanting commons and rares. Make it 1/4 the crafting cost, just like epics and legendaries (10 for commons, 25 for rares). This works out well for a few reasons: It simplifies the rules a little bit, which we know Blizzard loves. It would increase the overall value of an average pack by around 25%, which seems to be in the desired range based on this thread (but is still lower than the estimates I've seen of the cost increase moving to 3 expansions per year) It would increase use of the crafting system, which I think is a plus for Blizzard and for more casual players. I know there are a lot of Epics used in fun decks that I would like to craft, but I tend to hoard my dust for more essential cards.
The epic pull rate is almost as big a problem imo. Epics feel shitty to craft and are almost as uncommon as legendaries to pull.
All that said, there wouldn't be this many people complaining if it wasn't so obvious that the game is getting more expensive. The game is expensive enough as it is. I want to play this game, but to play the game the way I want to, I need to spend $150 a year. The game is not really worth it at that price, and many people are in my same shoes. I'm a whale in blizzard's eyes, I've spent probably $400-500 on the game and own all the decent cards, but it is getting more expensive and I am considering if it's worth it. If I am doing that, you can be damn sure that others are as well.
Changes in dust costs may confuse new players and make Kripp push the button. You don`t want to take away his life purpose, do you?
lol not gonna happen
I think this change would make everyone stop complaining.
This is cute!
transcript from twitlonger:HGG drama
So ye, just came home from the Bahamas to some less than entertaining news. P4wny got voted in by, what I only can assume are, drama hungry trolls.
So since I previously said I will not participate if he got voted in, I will forfeit my spot. A lot of people will probably say that I shouldn't forfeit, cause he will still be in it in it regardless. But its very important to stand by your word and send a message.
Because as I previously said blizzard couldn't take back p4wny's nomination even if they wanted to after finding out about all the shady shit, but if I keep playing this tournament and feed the drama, blizzard might just invite him to whatever other event in the future. Which is of course horrible.
I'm sad that I'm one of the few players who can afford to forfeit a chance like this, and I dont really blame anyone of the others for sticking to their invites. I won't be watching this time, and I hope that blizzard researches their nominees a bit better for next time.
Atleast my favorite filipino kid Sjow will probably get my spot, he's a hard worker and deserves it.
I'm not a fan of Forsen (just something about his streaming style I don't enjoy), but I commend him for sticking to his guns on this one.
And now I respect Forsen. I mean his streams are clown fiesta, but he's a man of his word.
Before anyone ask what P4wnyhof has done, here is one of the threads about it:
He used his admin powers in an Hearthstone tournament to cheat for his team
He posted a "truth" video about the case but disabled all comments erdogan style.
He probaby viewboted: P4wnyhof viewbotting? Sherlock Kappa investigates.
He bans anyone on twitch that criticizes him.
A few streamers said they would forfeit their places in the Hearthstone Global Games if they would need to play together with P4wnyhof. Trolls probably voted him in because of exactly those statements.
Hemet, Jungle Hunter Neutral, Legendary, 6 Mana, 6/6 Battlecry: Destroy all cards in your deck that cost (3) or less.
Battle cry: win your arena topdeck race for the rest of the game
Finally, a hard counter to Beneath the Grounds and Iron Juggernaut
This is totally insane.
When they said "Here's a card, figure out what deck to put it in", THIS is what they meant.
I like free stuff. Thanks Blizzo!
April 6th seems to be the confirmed release date then! Woo!
I am a bot. Here's a transcript of the bnet blog post:A Mammoth Celebration! - News - Hearthstone
Blizzard Entertainment / Blog post
When Journey to Un’Goro arrives, we’ll mark the end of the Year of the Kraken and the beginning of a new Hearthstone year: the Year of the Mammoth. This new Hearthstone Year brings a fresh start in the form of an updated Standard format, a new Hearthstone hero, and more—so it’s a great time to celebrate!Mammoth Brawls
We kicked things off on March 15 with the first of three special Year of the Mammoth Tavern Brawls that each award a Journey to Un’Goro card pack upon achieving a well-earned victory! Another arrives on March 29, so be sure to join the fray!Mammoth Celebration Daily Rewards
There’s another good reason to join us on that day. During the week before the new Year of the Mammoth begins, you’ll be rewarded for just showing up to the party! All you need to do is log in to Hearthstone each day beginning March 29 to claim your rewards.
Here’s what you can pick up just for dropping by:
March 29 50 gold
March 30 Mean Streets of Gadgetzan card pack
March 31 100 Dust
April 1 Whispers of the Old Gods card pack
April 2 Journey to Un’Goro card pack
April 3 50 gold
April 4 Journey to Un’Goro card pack
Daily rewards begin and end when quests reset each day in your region, so be sure to join us every day to get them all!
Thanks for celebrating the Year of the Mammoth with us, and we’ll see you in the tavern!
*This receive the golden Volcanosaur card reward, you will need to log in with a Hearthstone client that has been fully updated for Journey to Un'Goro.
Waaaaaaaaaaah! Golden rare!
Shitting on a roping Jade Druid Huge Combo Godlike RNG off mulch Perfect music timing Enough balls to finish with Yogg in fatigue Headcrack lethal
11/10 more entertaining than HCT
And the sax came in at just the right time as his turn started. /sub/oddlysatisfying
This is what makes Toast one of the best....
One of the best Heathstone videos I've ever seen.
Blizzard, it's been a couple of years, please can we finally have Golden borders around alternate heroes?
I'm not talking about by default, but if I have a Golden Warrior or Mage (which I do) I feel less inclined to use Magni or Medivh based solely on how they look in game, their borders look significantly uglier than the standard golden classes
It seems like such a simple thing to fix yet it never gets any mention from blizzard and people just kinda stopped asking about it
I´m not sure if you find much luck. A few months ago I made a thread about the same topic, literally made it to the front page with more than 1k upvotes.
Tagged Brode, not a single response from any dev,sadly.
I use my golden anduin over tyrande because of it. It just looks bad to have a golden hero power but not a holden portrait border
With the upcoming release of Un'Goro I anticipate the devs are scouring reddit more closely so hopefully someone sees it
They will "see" it, but they have to be careful about replying to posts as it might be too confusing for us.
Blizzard, can we get a "Welcome to Ungoro" Bundle please?
Blizzard, it would be marvelous if we could get something like the Welcome Bundle for Ungoro. Perhaps something like $5 for a couple packs and a random quest?
With there being two legendaries per class in the upcoming decisions, it will be more expensive to craft decks as you will need specific legendaries for each class. This would allow for players with less dust and gold to try out this new questing mechanic easier. One of the main idea of this expansion is to quest and explore Ungoro and a bundle like this would allow players to do so.
I would like to support the game by buying stuff, however the only promotion/sale for the expansion is the preorder bundle. This bundle is quite expensive and with adventures gone now, it is quite hard to justify spending $150 a year on a game. However with a cheaper offer, I would be much more inclined to spend money on the game. I know many friends that never spent a single cent on hearthstone until the Welcome bundle came out.
Tl:dr It would be amazing to get a cheap bundle featuring a legendary quest and a couple packs.
People complaining in here about "Everybody wants free/cheap stuff" Ya no shit BUT. I have never bought a preorder bundle and I never will. I bought the welcome bundle as soon as it became available but it was a great deal and at a lower cost.
Yes in theory blizzard will "lose money" if they do another style of welcome bundle but they get a purchase from someone who otherwise doesn't spend money on their game. I.E an entire new demographic to sell to as $5-$10 bucks isn't that heavy of an investment.
Edit* A word
They should name it "Welcome to the Jungle", though.
Yeah they're barely profiting as it is, putting so much effort into balancing a free to play game.
I mean, the team responsible for Overwatch can afford such niceties since it cost 60 bucks, but Hearthstone? We should be grateful they're even updating the game.
right. for many of us the 50$ bundle is simply no option. so, instead of nothing, they could grab a nice 5$ for a welcome bundle, even as a one time purchase.
Some of you guys are alright, don't go to arena tonight
UPDATE: It hurts to write it, but I went 4-3 :'(
Turns out most of you were right - I should've probably picked something else over the second, or maybe even the first Ice Block, and definitely Y'Shaarj. First three games went really well - I dropped Ice Block on turn three in all three games and took those three mathces pretty easily, but from there forward it went downhill. In my fourth game I got used to having Ice Block on turn three, so I used my Kazakus and quickly realized my mistake. "It's okay", I thought, "I still have two Ice Blocks and Reno". For the first time I managed to draw Y'Shaarj and even play him. Sadly his first pull was Reno, and he was then Polymorphed and Reno was fireballed. After that, apart from making the same mistake with Solia, I was just really unlucky and didn't draw my Reno or my Ice Blocks.
All in all I enjoyed the run and the salty friend requests after the first few games, but I am sad to have let you down with this seemingly great deck.
10/10 would snipe Kripp with.
(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿) This is the 0-3 Police, You're coming with us (▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿)
meanwhile i can't even get a fireball
Once again I've looked into the Crystal Ball and found a batch of new Un'Goro cards. (Satire)
Still having a little trouble with the names, so bear with me.
Last weeks scoop: http://imgur.com/a/c4UQD
"who the fuck keeps makin these"
"Oh shi we're 1 pala card short"
I think "The shitty rogue version" is the most accurate meme
I liked the demon card for warlock that sucks, they always are super shit
I'm pretty sure they were just the regular versions.