Do you still enjoy standard after Descend of Dragons or do you just play (and watch) battlegrounds like I do? Though I do not know how many actually play standard at the moment, if we look at twitch.com I usually find that people are watching mostly battleground-streams (e.g. most viewed on stream this moment is Dog with 8.1k, RDU with 4.3k, Educated Collins with 1.4k and fourth comes a standard-player, Boarcontrol with 1.3k). (Biggest streamer, Kripp, plays it almost exclusively). Battlegrounds has also been out for quite some time now, so we cannot just excuse its high numbers by saying that views come from the novelty of the game-mode only.
Though DoD is not a bad expansion in my opinion, I just have not been able to enjoy standard since its release, but have enjoyed battlegrounds a lot.
What is your experience and opinion? Has HS killed itself by introducing standard or is it just me?
I play both but spend more time on Battlegrounds (partly because the games take much longer). Battlegrounds is more fun and addictive because of the gambling effect - you never know what hero you will get or what minions you will be offered by Bob, so that makes you want to keep replaying and trying again.
In contrast, I play Standard mainly out of a sense of duty - to complete quests or to reach Rank 5 before the season ends, rather than for the inherent pleasure of playing it.
Yup, I still play constructed. Standard and Wild. For the first few weeks after BG launched I hardly touched constructed but I've not really played more than a couple of games of BG since Dragons came out. Really enjoying the new set, lots of interesting stuff to try in both Wild and Standard.
because I play hearthstone since the beginning, I kinda boring playing standard/wild, I only play hearthstone to get the quest for 4 - 5 month, until new mode battleground come out, I play battleground a lot for this time rather than a standard
I made the mistake thinking the season chest is same after 5 wins and after 50, and I used to play ladder just for quests. BG is HS's wild poker, and is a lot of fun. I played 2-3 straight, sometimes twice a day.
and control priest is, didn't even bother to check netdecks till a better equipped mirror beat me and I peeked yesterday at the tier 1. Made rank 15 in 3-4 concentrated days, and that's enough for this decade for me, errrr season :p
BG isn't a replacement to PvP, and as arenas and brawls don't suffice value each time, and the Standard format, especially now, is a good playing ground. Till they do some BG changes, I don't see BG as a priority.