You only need to play 3 games for the pack, don't bother with what happens. I haven't played the games yet, only crafted the decks, but I long ago stopped caring for Arena. When you can't control what card go in your deck and you are unlucky with drafts, you can't really get past 10 wins...
I think "forced" is a bit of an exaggeration. They gave you a ticket, with which you could choose to do an Arena run. You don't have to use the arena ticket if you don't want to. If you are so salty then just don't use the free arena run and play constructed.
Get good? Or uninstall? Personally I decided to get good because I'm not a quitter and I can read articles about how not to suck at the arena but who knows maybe not all players can read. That might explain why all these noobs that started like a month ago can't get deck synergy.
and here it is, the first QQ thread about the free arena ticket. lol, they didn't force you to do anything, you don't have to use your free arena ticket and play do you? lol, then again, guess your just living upto your name mr 'rudeteenager'. :)
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I'm actually pretty good/lucky/whatever you wanna call it at arena but still hate it. It's just obviously unbalanced, and not the kinda a little bit unbalanced that we all love to complain about in standard mode, but actually broken as hell. Blizzard does not consider the consequences in arena from the individual power level of some of the cards they printed for this last expansion AT ALL.
Get good at what? There is very little skill in arena. Play enough and you know how to play around popular picks (steed, meteor, etc). Other than that there is just basic trading skill, which unless you are new to the game it's obvious for any season player of the game.
I honestly don't get how people enjoy Arena, most things that sucks about constructed are there or even worse in arena.
Well my arena experience was pretty awful, offered Warrior/Shaman and Hunter as classes for a start, offered very few 2 drops some very weak 1 drops (although I was given 1 firefly at least). I was offered like 2 5 drops and the rest was all 3/4 drops and then some garbage 10s.
The only Shaman cards I had in the deck was Jade Claws (which is great don't get me wrong) and Flamewreathed Faceless (also happy with that). Kinda sucks playing such a generic deck with no comeback potential and very few high tempo options.
In my opinion arena was a lot more fun before Blizzard switched it to standard from wild. One thing that sorts out good arena players from less experienced players is the drafting, players who are not used to drafting decks in arena can really end up getting screwed a lot more than players who know how to draft a good deck because you have to keep in mind your mana curve, a good amount of both early game cards and late game cards, any synergies and some cards that are bad in constructed are actually a lot better in arena and vice versa. And some classes are really not good in arena.
Even though you get a free arena ticket, I would say that players who are not use to arena should practice on heartharena when it comes to drafting your deck or at least watch some of the more experienced hearthstone arena streamers because if you draft badly, no matter how good you are, you are just going to get wrecked and it is very easy to draft a really bad deck.
Appreciate the gesture by blizzard for giving free arena tickets, however if you don't have a lot of experience playing arena in the first place than you may end up just being a free win for someone.