But seriously, more than simple packs, I'd welcome a Welcome bundle for each expansion, with one guaranteed legendary. I think it might greatly increase the new player experience and quick start with the new content.
I mean it worked quite well with the Old Gods.
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100% agree with you that free packs are just samples hoping players would buy more. It also come down to rewarding all players some sort of gift considering a large part of their collection is moving to wild including the cards going to the Hall of Fame. And if you're one of those players who solely play standard mode for the freshness, anyone would welcome any sort of compensation to grow their collection again.
The week of the Expansion launch they'll be doing daily login rewards like 50 gold here and random WotOG/MSoG pack here and there which is completely fine in my opinion as any rewards will help fuel the need to collect more ;)
Earn 90 gold a day, including quest gold. And you can buy 300 packs each year. Including free packs, tavern brawl packs you get arround 375 packs. 110 from each new set, and rest 45 classic packs easily.
Ofcourse everyone wants free packs, but that's not how it works. The more free packs the more Blizzard demotivates customers to buy packs (atleast from a certain amount of packs).
I think it'd be the best for Blizzard to give a small number of packs, say 5-10. It's a way to buy hype, without reducing the motivation to buy packs too much. If Blizzard doesn't want to give any packs, that's ofcourse fine as well. They aren't obliged to give us anything.