On my primary account (NA), of course. Both x-pacs. Which happen to yield an extra 30 packs this time around, and more importantly, gives me immediate access to Battlegrounds, freeing me from facing broken Bunny-Evolve Shamans.
On my F2P accounts (EU and Asia), of course not. They are completely F2P, and will stay that way forever.
Haven't decided yet. This would be the first time since Un'Goro (when I started playing) that I haven't pre-ordered the new expansion.
I'm 50/50 at the moment. I'm pretty impressed with the new cards so far, the hero portrait is really nice and getting more packs with the pre-order is pretty big. At the same time, I'd feel a little scummy supporting Blizzard right now.
Yes, will probably pre-order. One of the best card-to-price ratios in a while. Also, to all the children who seem to be butt-hurt by Blizzard enforcing their rule of keeping streams neutral, you do realize that the player was knowingly violating the rules he was warned about beforehand, that Blizzard has already apologized and reversed most of the punishment (please read the news before you run in here complaining), and regardless of how Blizzard would have handled this situation, someone would have gotten offended, it was a lose-lose for them. Grow up and realize that the world is not black and white.
"so many people spending money on HS and still rank 20 KEKW
f2p ftw! I think buying stuff in HS with real money is pointless unless you play in tournaments, or you are a streamer."
You understand that if people didn't buy packs, the game wouldn't exist, right? I know lots of gamers think games are programmed by magic fairies that only exist to make their wishes come true, but believe it or not, there's huge costs to maintaining game and it's servers, especially games the size of Hearthstone. So, no... Buying packs is not pointless. Hearthstone is a quality game, and like all quality products, the manufacturer deserves to make as much plausible profit as they can.
I wonder how many of the people that bash Blizzard for supporting communist HK also complain about Blizzard making profits... Irony at it's finest.
Before every expansion, I had the false belief, that ton of new decks gonna emerge, and I will need most of the cards, from the expansion, but I've already learnt, that about 4 legendaries, and about 10 epics see real play every time. I will open 40-50 packs from gold, and already have about 30k dust, so a big NO, for me.
It's great value so long as you can budget yourself accordingly. And it makes it a LOT easier to do so when you have a day job. =)
I mean, I can see were some players would balk at a 80.00 price tag, just realize what you DO get with it when you buy it. Not only do you in fact get 100 packs this time, which is a hugely amount in favor of the player this time, (I'm not sure of exact maths but its more than the "fair 1:1 gold-pack ratio) BUT in addition you're guaranteed the random Golden Legendary minion PLUS mother effing Deathwing as a hero skin for Warrior! It's sick value that's truly in favor of the player base this time around.
Even the mini bundle is great value. For 50 bucks, you get 60 packs (which again, is more than the 1:1 pack-gold ratio in favor of the player), PLUS yet another free random golden legendary, PLUS a cardback.
So when it comes to set launch for me not only am I guaranteed 160 packs on the spot, but plus im also guaranteed to have 2 golden legendaries on opening day. Sounds pretty good to me.
I love Blizzard gaming and Hearthstone's latest expansion is my favorite thus far because of Dragons! Finally!