I've been reading into aggro decks and they seem pretty simple to play which for me is good until i get on my feet. As for the dust situation i'm a bit lost. Should i be dusting cards from other classes i'm unlikely to play due to not liking their game play as much or is that a bad idea?
Lastly. What is wild? Is it like a subsection of the game where older/changed cards can be used but not in like arena or the such?
There are many card sets, 3 per year come out. In wild, all sets from the beginning of the game can be used, in standard you can only ude card sets from the past 2 years. The rest of the rules is the same in wild and standard.
You shouldn't dust cards except for extra ones, golden copies (only if you have 2 regular versions, 1 for legendaries). The only exception could be bad legendaries. Reasoning behind this is, you might like one class today but another tomorrow - if you dusted its cards, you didn't help yourself. The dust you get from cards is too low to justify disenchanting all cards. Also, aggro decks are viable at any given point and they are cheap to craft, so you will always find a way to make a new deck.
Wild includes every card printed ever, while standard only uses up to 6 sets from the last 2 year cycles. Cycles occure around april each year.
Wild a part of the game, where you can play cards from older expansions And Hall of Fame (classic set cards, that were too OP). And you shouldn't disenchant much, but od you Are missing like 300 dust you can disenchant some epics
Aggro is ideal. I'd recommend maybe buying Journey to Ungoro packs mostly? You could also craft 2 Mark of the Lotus, although they rotate to wild very soon. The alternative is Power of the Wild I think, although it is one more mana.
I do not recommend simply dusting cards from other classes you're not going to play soon. Reason being, the dust ratio isn't great, so if you want to play, say, mage down the road, you'll be quite sad when you're missing key cards.
Also, try not to bond to gold cards toooo much. I'm a bit stubborn and I like them because they're nicer haha, but feel free to dust golden cards and craft something else you'll need.
You can always ask about specific cards on this forum, if you should dust them. Be particularly careful about dusting legendaries and epics.
Aggro druid is a pretty straightforward deck - you try to put a lot of small minions up and then buff them. When to hold out to play around a boardclear or when to buff your board are key decicions. The archetype is not very popular, but quite strong. I'd advice to just look at lists and try to understand (by reading the story most deckbuilders put up with it) the general idea and then look into you own cardpool to try and find stuff that does kind of the same. Start crafting when you get an idea of popular and strong decks and cards, so you learn to know what you want. Posting a decklist makes it easier to advice more specific how to improve it, rather than asking an open question.
Most people who play this game for a while want to try out different classes and in general it's adviced not to dust classes you don't gravitate forwards (I am glad I didn't the times I felt like doing that). However, if you kind of hate a class, it's not that terrible of an idea. Basically, it's about what you enjoy, some people get one tier 1 deck and grind to legendary and love that narrow competitiveness, others play more boardly around with lots of cards (a less focused approach). It's the same with classes. Also every expansion usually other classes turn out as the strongest, so keep that in mind deleting a class from you collection :)
Wild has every card ever printed. Standard has sets from the past 2 years and basic cards. In a month with the new expansion it’s time for a rotation. So everything from mean streets onward is going to be wild only. Only card I would consider crafting from those sets in your situation is maybe 2x mark of the lotus. They are cheap to craft and very effective.
For dust, if you stick with the game you will likely be wanting to play all classes eventually. Most people who dust classes later regret it. With new expansions on regular release there are new class themes and play styles creeping into most expansions. A good example is before mean streets dropped Warrior was almost exclusively control decks. After mean streets a tier 1 pirate deck was pretty much the only viable (but super powerful) deck to play competively.
I would say cherry pick dusting your low power cards that you will never use for a short term dust boost. It takes a little research and some micro management but it’s probably the most efficient way to dust without regret.
Last tip for a new player... each set guarantees you one legend in the first 10 packs. For Kobolds, Icecrown, and Un’guro buy packs until you hit that legendary card. After that the ‘pity timer’ kicks in. If you haven’t received a legend in 39 packs you are guaranteed one on pack 40. This is per individual expansion so if you are hoping for a specific legend in a set it won’t reset that timer if you pull a legendary from a different set.
I understand the idea of not dusting other classes but for me personally i don't tend to branch out that much in CCG's unless i've totally mastered everything but that's unlikely :D
Just done some dusting and have 4k so going to do some reading on aggro decks and see what feels like a worthy investment. Which packs are not going wild soon? So id on't craft a soon to be wild one by mistake.