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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (F2P Player Exp)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (F2P Player Exp)

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, one of the few CCG (card collecting games) on the market right now, developed and published by one of the giants in game industry – Blizzard Entertainment, has been accused multiple times in past of being a pay to win kind of free to play game.

The strongest foothold for all of those that support this idea is the existence of an in game shop.  The shop allows buying card packs for real hard earned money. Anyone impatient or unwilling to collect gold (currency that you get by winning 3 games, doing Secret Quests and daily quests) can throw their money at Blizzard. They can buy card packs in hopes of getting more cards faster.

HearthStone For The Player On A Bootstrap

In this article I’m going to tell you everything you need to know about experience on a player that doesn’t want to spend real life money.

I started playing Hearthstone approximately 2 and a half months ago and I’ve been regularly logging in and doing daily quests (roughly it takes about 20 to 45 minutes to do an daily quest). By my calculations only gold that I collected bought me around 45-50 packs. On top of all this doing most of the secret quests that I mentioned above and getting free packs from playing the game in first week of releasing ‘Whispers Of The Old Gods’ expansion granted me gold to buy 10 packs plus 13 free packs from the ‘Old Gods’ expansion. So in total I approximately opened 65-75 card packs. Every card pack contains 5 cards of which one must be a rare card. From those 65-75 packs I got 2 legendary cards.

Who’s Holding All The Cards

Everything I mentioned above should prove that even if you don’t spend money.  You can still get hefty amount of cards.  So, everyone who says the game is P2W because of kinda ‘locking’ cards behind a pay wall is wrong. The thing about talking if a game is P2W or not in my opinion isn’t talking about how many cards they got. It’s about how they did in their matches i.e. how do they compare with their opponents. Win rate in this case is crucial since it tells a great story. Unfortunately the game doesn’t allow us to see our stats.  And just by using the software that Blizzard provided us, I wasn’t able to see my win rate either. If I were to guess, it I would probably say around 50-52% (this is just my subjective feeling).

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Pay to Win?)

Do I feel like the game is Pay To Win?
No, I don’t think the game is pay to win.  I feel matchmaking does a great job of matching players.  Although, I did lose, I don’t feel like I lost many games because of my lack of good cards.  If I lose, and I do mean if,  it’s most likely because of my bad plays or deck counters.

About The Author

Dimitrije Stankov

The PC games fanatic. Got lost in Robin Hood: The Legend Of Sherwood at the age of 4, since then no one ever saw or heard anything about this person, some say he got stuck in deep forest swamps. True story bro!

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