... on when the Android version is being released?
Hearthstone is a game that I've been a bit obsessed with lately. Hearthstone is a free game from Blizzard for PC and iPad. Free to play to be specific, but there is definitely no requirement to actually pay money – I'll get into why later. Using World of Warcraft themes and art style, it's an online turn-based card game. No, …
It sounds a lot like their early stages of the English-language version of Alteil, which I enjoyed a great deal. Later on Alteil underwent adjustments that made it basically impossible to play for free.
The deck-building mechanism for the Arena, relying on random cards rather than the ones you've collected, sounds very promising for keeping things balanced for non-paying players. Which is why I'm suspicious that it won't stay that way forever.
Anyway, this sounds like something I'll probably check out regardless.
I tried it, and as a casual player it's a very annoying game. You'll simply not get cards that make it anywhere near a fair game. I have 3 decks now and I've unlocked all the base cards for a few classes, it's impossible to win against anyone with more cards unlocked. They'll simply have far more powerful cards and your strategy will be meaningless
Unless you're willing to invest a lot of time (or money) into the game it really isn't going to be enjoyable as it's simply never a fair game.
Don't worry too much about the ranked games if that's how you feel - play casual games for practise and to complete quests - then play the arena where everyone is on the same playing field, and it's based on a mix of luck and what you choose. The cards presented are based on all possible cards, not just the ones you own.
I understand how you might feel, but this isn't true in reality. There is a popular player, Trump, who is almost at Rank 1 using nothing but the basic cards you get for free. While paying for stacks of decks and rare cards may get you there faster, your decision-making skills will garner you more wins than losses with any deck.
Here are some tips for new players:
Save your small damage spells and hero powers to remove enemy minions, instead of going straight for the enemy hero.
You may think Casual is the choice for new players, this is incorrect. The internal matchmaking works best with Ranked if your new. If you want to play against equal-skilled players, play ranked.
Don't be afraid of taking damage. If you need to take some damage to your hero to clear a minion, do it.
Overall, Hearthstone is a great game and there is a lot more extras coming down the pike!
After I completed the training, they wanted my real name, an email and my age to continue. I won't provide those -- that price is too high for a casual game. If they had just asked for a nick and an email address I would have continued some more.
Back to Clash of Clans for me.
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