ADXE, I agree totally with your post. I get that not everyone wants to (or can) drop money on this or any game, but I don’t mind it. I routinely buy whatever preorders they offer when new expansions come out. I bought both for this last one, which if I remember correctly was like $79 for one bundle and $49 for the other. So I dropped about $130 for this last expansion. But I’m in my early forties, I have plenty of disposable income and this is one of my main hobbies. I don’t don’t pay to win (as evidenced by never getting any better than rank 12 on the old ranking system) I pay to have fun. I simply don’t have enough time to grind for gold to get cards. The money I spend to be able to tune out from the realities of my profession, being a father and a husband for an hour two (if I’m lucky) is well worth the cost for me. The point I’m making is I choose to spend my money on something I enjoy. To me that is the beauty of Hearthstone. You don’t want to spend money on the game? Then that’s cool. You don’t have to and if you don’t then you have to grind more and that’s ok. If you want to spend some (or a lot) on the game, and grind less, well that’s cool too. The choice is literally left to each individual player.
What bugs me is F2P players complaining. F2P players are getting this game for free. Blizzard/Activison doesn’t owe anyone (even people who spend money on the game) squat. And if folks don’t like that there’s lots of other games out there. Me, I’ve found HS to be my favorite mobile game. Having been an MTG crazy teen when it first came out I found HS to be a nice bit of nostalgia and more streamlined than any of the electronic versions of MTG I’ve dabbled with.
So this battle pass idea doesn’t get me too worked up. I think Activison got it right with the battle pass options in Modern Warfare which again, I happily paid for and skipped some tiers, I think they can get it right with HS too. And if they don’t then I’ll survive. This is just a game and hobby I enjoy. If it ever stops being fun, I’ll move on. I’m gonna give Blizzard a chance and see how it goes. It’s the only option anyone has anyway, right?
Bout the f2p part. Wast majority of players are some form of free to play. Hell this affects anyone not just pure f2p players. U had stuff given to you year by year and someone wants to take it from u ? Of course u would be pissed. F2p players invest time and are equaly if not more important than people who arent by their definition "whales". It keeps number up , it keeps interset up and most importantly w/o large f2p player base u would have a LOT longer que times. A lot of games "died" cuz of the similar things implemented. ooo As for the paying part i spend like 50 dolars in total ? something like that. I have a ok job that lets me pour a LOT more into my hobbies and i really dont think this is worth money or time. Most of the time i just log in once 3 or 4 days and play for like 2 to 3 hours just to do some quests ; mostly i am bound by time and this would fucking suck.
Hell i would pay to BP if it gave me ability to have both quests and bt content.
People complain NON-STOP! It's not even a thing yet. Maybe (probably?) they'll implement it...we don't even know.
I also like how everyone is clairvoyant. "If they implement this, their already small player base is going to get smaller. A bunch of people will just quit." Where are you getting these numbers? In YOUR opinion, this will happen.
Maybe you'll quit, but it doesn't mean a bunch of other people will. It seems a lot of people, on these forums at least, are unhappy (or just like to complain) with the game. If you are, then quit! You are not forced to play.
I get so tired of reading the same boring shit in all the posts. If you are not getting enough as F2P, then spend some money for all the hours of play you get. If not, then stop complaining. "I don't get enough free stuff." :sigh:Ga
Ah heres a novel idea. If u dont like to post complaining bout the game then dont answer it and dont participate in in.
U dont account that there are other games in this world that may have a similar thing implemented.
HS playerbase dont just play one card game and a lot of us know what happened to rest of the games that did similar things.
Game isnt forcing u to spend money to play it but heres a kicker F2P player base is as much as important as p2p players in this ecosystem of a online game. F2p is a majority of players that u will encounter in the servers since u know they are playing a game to get some rewards to get some cards.
"I get so tired of reading the same boring shit in all the posts" go offline. Thats simple.
U cant force anyone to spend money on a f2p card game unless u make it grindy-er that that is now. Which would happen if this gets implemented.
"In YOUR opinion, this will happen" . Why yes chinabot i can have an opinion but so can u. Main difference will be that i can take the shit coming my way because of it.
Pay-walling an uncraftable legendary...err yeah that sounds right up Blizzard's alley. Great.
They can try it if they like, the back-lash on reddit (and here too I guess lol) would be massive, and probably justified. They don't need to be borrowing crap ideas from fortnite.
IMO fuck anything in the games industry to do with "Passes" - pre-order passes...DLC 'premium' passes...now fucking Battlepasses...wtf is this shit? Can we please stop encouraging the suits to squeeze and bleed us dry. This shite is rotting the game industry from the inside and its nothing to do with devs, just suits pushing for more and more profit all the time with zero connecting to the players. Fuck those guys and fuck the publishers and shareholders.
Well i know who did it before most of the people successfully and wasnt abusive with its implementation but i gues people are that greedy and stupid to implement/buy into it.
Absolutely an abomination. You can tell they spent a lot of time on it too which makes it even more sad. They are definitely going to lose a ton of long time customers if they implemented this as is.
if they add this in ADDITION to the normal gold accumulation then I’m all for it, but don’t supplement the flexibility of Gold rewards for a far inferior and quite frankly, predatory model. Battlepasses are known to create FOMO and are extremely addicting to certain types of people. Not a fan at all.
If this was a Dota2 style of battle pass i wouldnt bat an eye (they are just cosmetic). I dont get to play much of a game these days and it wont affect me in a long run but it will fuck up so many people with grind.
U get less shit overall. U are capped at XP per week and u dont even get to chose gold spending when compared to an old model. 8k compared to 4k and a change in the form of packs from latest and one expanison before. For me personally this sounds so bad.