Trade only : Yes, you go first
Maybe Reckless Diretroll is good in zoo?
It should be "play two secrets to upgrade".
I got 3 in 66. first one after two packs, and then almost hit the pitty timer with 37 packs without a legendary. Luckely, the last one was Zul'jin! One of the best in the expansion I believe, so I guess it could be worse.
Heroes outside of Frozen Throne tend to be solid cards.
They tend to be bunkers *inside* Frozen Throne as well. (Rexxar, Gul'dan, Jaina, Anduin, Malfurion. The other ones were not that impactful but they still so play. Every single one)
RNG in large is good for the game. Without RNG every match feels the same. That being said, there are kinds of RNG I don't like: RNG which is too polarizing (Yogg-Saron, Hope's End, Imp-losion) or RNG that affects the board state too early (Knife Juggler hitting your 2/1 instead of face). If I'm too triggered after losing a match over RNG, I just play a match on lichess.org. (I usually lose that too because I'm not very good at chess, but at least the world feels logical again)
The thing about the economic model is that I usually don't mind spending 20$ or more buying a game, and I don't mind trying a game for free, and then paying some to get access to more stuff or moving forward in the game and being competitive etc... What I don't like is that I need to pay at least 20$ just to start playing, then keep on paying to get those tickets or whatever, and if I get bored with my deck and want to make more decks I need to pay a lot more, and when a new expansion comes out I have to pay more to get the new cards in order to be competitive. Even if it all mounts up to just 50$ a year, which is not that much, it's too hard psychologically, as you just feel like you don't have a choice but to keep throwing your money away.
A number of those cards have seen mainstream competitive play multiple times. I don't think you're making the point that you think you are.
Only when they have a very specific role in a very specific synergy. Shadowstep? Rouge quest. Inner Rage? OTK warrior. Moonfire?OTK with Malygos. What is the game-breaking synergy with Regenerate? Auchenai Soulpriest? Is a two-card 4-mana 3/5 deal 3 damage any good?
never undererestimate 0 mana spells.
Freezing Potion says hello XD
We'll see about this card. The spellstone combo is pretty hard to set up, but we'll see, I'm not ruling this card out just yet. It might find a spot. If not right now, maybe in a future expansion.