I’ve spent most of my time these last days studying and writing weird, but necessary stuff for my diploma paper and in the free time (whenever the hell that was) I buzzed around Hearthstone, cause you know Warcraft is getting kind of old and up until the coming of the new features from Warlords this fall a nice break from proper questing won’t hurt. Also the bloody Elder Scrolls Online seem to be way out of my league, but still somehow manage to remain intriguing at the same time. But enough about these, cause now we talk about everyone’s favorite free-to-play Blizzard game (it’s the only one, so it has to be the favorite)!
The game is quite simple, it’s easy once you get to know it, than it begins to annoy you and becomes boring, but when it doesn’t do that and you start playing against real fellas in the ranked mode par excellence, then you begin to understand why do they call it “deceptively” simple. It is true that at points it begins to get really frustrating, but after upgrading your pack a little, things get real sweet once again. And now to the interesting part … In order to WIN this game, one must keep in mind two simple things:
- The Pack
- The Strategy
Got then? Good, let’s begin than, shall we? You start off as everybody with the regular, basic pack that you unlock as you get to level with each hero and from there onwards in order to keep on winning you slowly need to enchance your collection with new cards (which you acquire as you go or you buy with real money … but don’t do that cause you’ll ruin the whole idea of FREE to play). Obviosly, getting the right cards in a deck is quite hard, especially for beginners (speaking of which, everybody’s a beginner, except for those bastards who beta tested the damn thing and got an early start, but don’t worry they aren’t so many). So there are several ways of building a nice deck and I suggest you use the “suggested cards” up until you get the point. For now let’s say you have the deck … Now comes the trickier part, beating the crap out of your opponent with that “decent” deck of yours. For that you require a little strategy training. Best way to do that is to practice with Blizzard’s little robot in “practice mode” and learn all there is to learn about your cards … And that should be quite it …
What, do you want more? Fine … I don’t know if you’re aware of it, but you most certainly should know if you’ve played Wow at least, that there are these websites configured as databases that also have a nice forum section and that are split among the big MMO’s of the web and they all end in HEAD! So for this post I recon that Hearthhead should do the trick. Just check it out and start winning for the love of the Innkeeper. And off course if you want even more I also found a few websites that offer a much compact Hearthstone Guide section, complete with members area, tutorial videos and even good old fashioned pdfs. I’ll just point them out for now and maybe at some time in the future I’ll make a better analysis of them, because right now I’m way to lazy to do so :
I know they all contain the title of the game within them and I’m warnining you from now that they are all premium so if you want to join you’ll need a couple of greens. Don’t worry it’s not as expensive as the 40 pack set from the game and if you’re willing to pay that much for the game itself (that again is supposed to be FREE), a much smaller amount shouldn’t be an issues, right? Especially for someone who wants to achieve legend rank and own all the cards from the first month. Anyways … Check them out, cause they have some interesting info and quite some weird presentation pages and if anyone manages to convince you, give them a try.
And finally for those less serious Hearth players out there, you should all rejoyce cause the chaps are actually working on it and actually want to surprise us with a nice “quest chain” I guess at some point in the future … through the update they’ll make with “The Curse of Naxxramas”. Now wether they’ll manage to live up to the challenge and remind us a little of that small opening quest chain or they’ll just end up pissing us off, will remain to be seen. Anyways it’s quite certain that all the websites I mentioned above should contain a guide for that update as well, soon after it will be released, till then … keep on honing your skills and who knows, maybe one day you might just become the new Hearthstone Legend!