Their primaty concern USED to be community, but it was some time ago before the release of HS. Now Activision has corrupted them and they just barely hide their, ahem, "dislike" of FTP, who are actually free advertisement, opponents for PtP players and, sometimes, potential customers. Just look at what they're doing in WoW: you have to 1)Buy the game 2)Buy the expacs 3)Pay for the subscription. And even after this they add mounts only bought with real money (the latest ones are just retectures of what we have in-game btw). I get that all companies need money, but this is just plain greedy.
HS is free to play... If you want to play huntard/eboladin. If you want to actually have fun playing, get a good deck and not get stomped, you either grind with those brainless decks, spend even more time grinding with something that requires a brain (I tried doing it on my free acc as pally, it was terrible, only got an ok deck after a few months) or pay money$, and a lot of them... And then probably regret it, like me, when you realise you could've gotten 3 AAA titles/a ton of old games, instead of a bunch of legendaries for wallet warrior.
I assure you, Blizzard doesen't care about it's community, they only start doing something when the backlash is so huge, that it might hurt their profit. If you can't accept that a company as great as Blizzard got corrupted, blame Activision for being greedy.
Have you noticed the backlash about Blizzard not giving free packs? It's not about packs, it's about "F*ck you, go preorder our packs, little FtPers" answer.
And suddenly a new form of cancer emerges - Mech druid.
Fucking people...stop playing your shitty netdecks in casual. I play casual to have fun with decks I built and try new things..not to face cumbuckets who are so devoid of intellectual capacity they have to netdeck when it literally counts for nothing.
I'm at rank 15, trying out a new paladin deck. It's pretty solid. I come come across a warrior. he plays Dr. Boom, I change his health and attack to one, put out a taunt. he plays kel, runs all his minions into mine, clears my board, resummons it. I haven't seen a consecrate all game, but I am able to use equality plus pyro. Then he plays a ragnaros. I'm like fine, I'll flood the board, give my self a chance. Then he plays Grommash and kills me. No wonder so many people just go with cheap aggro decks. what else can you do when someone has all the legendaries waiting for you at rank 15!! I really wish they'd nerf boom or rag so I wouldn't have to see them every time I come up against a wallet warrior. Some variety please!
I swear these freaking boom bots. Opponent has 7 minions on the board of which 6 of them are taunts (token druid). The 7th one is a nerubian egg. Guess which one my boom bots hit?
I won that game, but that kind of stuff happening just makes me bored of playing this rng-fest.
Played against a tempo mage as well today. He has 1 flamewaker on the board and pops my boombots with spells. Both hit his face for 1 dmg. I guess the probability of that is a bit higher, but still. Ridiculous game is ridonculous.
why can't you play me? boom bots always hit me for max effect
man while thats true they dont need to be as greedy as they are. im notf2p and ive been playing a year trying to collect all the cards. i am no where near close even after 400+ packs. its depressing man. they could at least respect the players enough to give everyone a chance to eventually get all the cards. who wants to play a game that you can never win? bliz has a long long long track record of making games that can never be won. they pray on the psychological condition of many gamers, called completionist, who want to compete a mission to the best possible degree and get stuck on a game if they cannot do so; and then they turn it into a cash cow. they did it with wow for years and now they expanded their business to the highly lucrative freemuim game genre.
so if praying on gamers by making freemuim games is your idea of a reputable company then i feel sorry for you. For many, myself included, we will continue to bitch until bliz stops being complete money hogs and actually makes a game that can be completed and completed in away that feels like it was completed. endless ladders with a 50-70% max possible win rate and an unobtainable card collection is a fucking sour joke. not something that would be produced by a respectable company, IMO, more like something that a company that only cares about money would make.
I said im not f2p so imagine how truly f2p players feel.
EDIT: Also note that ive opened over 400 packs. if you did the math it would a f2p a year of over 100 dust a day to catch up and still wouldnt have nax and brm + any of the other cards that will be released in the future plus the 20% of the collection that i am missing. Quite the task and getting abused the entire way... until they cough up some dough to catch up.
Arena. Mage has drawn 6 cards from card draw -- and with 1 card in my hand versus his hand of 6, I've got to race him -- so I hit him down to 13 health...
Molten Giant, Echo of Medivh, Molten Giant. Good game.
... and that's why I want the freaking cards to be balanced: Where's the 6 health minions that survive Flamestrike + ping? Where's the spell immune minions that don't take damage from spells?
Not to mention aggro in Arena -- now that effective spells are starting to get rare. First player to get a one minion advantage has won, because there is absolutely no coming back without boardwipes, because the player with the advantage just trades down the health of his minions until he's got a board full of X/2 and X/1s -- and half of my arena decks have zero Area of Effect to punish, and half the other half that has Area of Effect has got the Area of Effect in the bottom half of the deck. And taunt is just as effective for the aggressive decks as for the midrange arena decks: They drop the taunts to protect their X/1 and X/2s late game.
1. I am f2p since first day of open beta. I long have a complete collection. I assume you can catch up with pure f2p without arena, but i cant prove it right now hecause i am too lazy to actually calculate.
2. Can you name 1 f2p game with a similar sized user basis which can actually compare to hs in f2p playability.
Actually, wait. I changed my fucking mind. Fuck all you aggro cunts too. Don't you fucking dare say 'well played' when you didn't play well at all. I know i played flawlessly you fucking moron- i dont need to know that.