So I spent money on the mini expansions when I first started playing hearthstone, but went f2p when they moved to 3 expansions a year.
Since that time I have been f2p and have been able to maintain a decent collection, get 80-100 packs every expansion and continue to enjoy the game. I make legend pretty much every time I shoot for it (for example 4 of the last 6 months). So I could have continued to go on like this for as long as hearthstone was a thing.
There were leaked details a while back of what this system would look like. The gold rewards would be nerfed, and basically only people who spent money could open enough packs to compete in standard on opening day.
The most fun I would have in hearthstone would be on release day, opening those packs, trying out the new decks, trying to home brew my own, trying to figure out which crafts were worth it. Balancing the need to earn rewards with the limited resources of a f2p. Was a fun little mental challenge which sparked my interest 3x a year.
If what was said about this new track is accurate. All of this will go out the window with the new system. Even with max rewards, you could open max say 40 packs on opening day which would make competing in standard impossible and depressing. I could limp along in wild, which I may do, I do have quite an extensive collection at this point. But basically, unless this new system is completely different than what was leaked. I am basically unable to play standard competively as a F2P next year (I will still be able to buy 100 packs of the new expansion this time around).
So I am curious what the rest of you think of this. Should a f2p be able to compete by grinding quests and managing resources? Or should we be relegated to being 2nd class citizens and lose out on the pleasure of enjoying release day?
Ftp here, bro i dont see the problem, we are gonna spend the gold we save until 12 november plus the gold we will loot along the way of the rewards track, on April we just spend the gold we earned playing during the whole expansion. Eitherway play some wild with decks you love, competing the old-timers (mostly) and the classic strong combo aggros control and supermemes. As an ftp balancing the need to earn rewards with the limited resources isn't the only thing you can do while you are also a veteran. You earned it to have some WILD fun with that cards.
They removed gold? Time to quit then.