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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Hearthstone Open Beta is live! - Open for everyone!

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  Seelinnikoi

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Joined: 2/11/11
Posts: 539

 
OP  1/21/14 5:40:34 PM#1

The Hearthstone Open Beta is now live, all players who have a Battle.net account can download the game and play!

Main page:

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

Read more about it in the official blog post here:

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/blog/12440010/hearthstone%E2%84%A2-open-beta-is-here-1-21-2014

 

Enjoy folks!

  sportsfan

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Joined: 8/20/12
Posts: 365

1/21/14 5:52:19 PM#2

For the moment it is only US. Other regions will follow in the next few days.

Hearthstone will be the most successful game of 2014. No doubt about that.

With clients on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets, smart phones and my grand mothers sewing machine Blizzard will hit a new money machine and probably a new low in intelligence in game making.

Bobby Kotick will be pleased. Probably 100 million players by year's end.

The game screams casual and everyone joins for free (or so they think).

Nevertheless the cost of playing it is much less than other CCG's, so the fans should be pleased.

 

 

  thinktank001

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Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1867

1/22/14 2:51:11 AM#3
Originally posted by sportsfan

For the moment it is only US. Other regions will follow in the next few days.

Hearthstone will be the most successful game of 2014. No doubt about that.

With clients on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets, smart phones and my grand mothers sewing machine Blizzard will hit a new money machine and probably a new low in intelligence in game making.

Bobby Kotick will be pleased. Probably 100 million players by year's end.

The game screams casual and everyone joins for free (or so they think).

Nevertheless the cost of playing it is much less than other CCG's, so the fans should be pleased.

 

The game is terrible and it's design is so bad that blizzard actually created something worse than D3's RMAH.   After earning all the gold from achievements players are thrown into a vicious cycle unless they choose to purchase packs. 

 

Players need gold to buy packs or arena entries to make better decks, but they can't get gold without completing dailies against players that have ridiculously better decks.  

 

This game is a guaranteed failure and the sad part is that the beta testers have been giving this type of feedback for almost 2 months now.

 

 

 

  expresso

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Joined: 3/10/10
Posts: 2117

1/22/14 2:54:22 AM#4
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by sportsfan

For the moment it is only US. Other regions will follow in the next few days.

Hearthstone will be the most successful game of 2014. No doubt about that.

With clients on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablets, smart phones and my grand mothers sewing machine Blizzard will hit a new money machine and probably a new low in intelligence in game making.

Bobby Kotick will be pleased. Probably 100 million players by year's end.

The game screams casual and everyone joins for free (or so they think).

Nevertheless the cost of playing it is much less than other CCG's, so the fans should be pleased.

The game is terrible and it's design is so bad that blizzard actually created something worse than D3's RMAH.   After earning all the gold from achievements players are thrown into a vicious cycle unless they choose to purchase packs. 

Players need gold to buy packs or arena entries to make better decks, but they can't get gold without completing dailies against players that have ridiculously better decks.  

This game is a guaranteed failure and the sad part is that the beta testers have been giving this type of feedback for almost 2 months now.

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

  thinktank001

Hard Core Member

Joined: 12/13/08
Posts: 1867

1/22/14 10:58:37 AM#5
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

 

The game can be fun.  In fact, I really enjoyed it for the first couple of weeks.  Anybody with half a brain will quickly realize that it isn't worth to play unless they are willing to purchase packs. I think one of the good aspects of the current design is a player doesn't need to spend a lot to acquire most of the cards.   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

  Damedius

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Joined: 3/13/13
Posts: 341

1/22/14 5:35:19 PM#6
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

You would have a good chunk of the common cards but you wouldn't have many of the rarer cards.

  expresso

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Joined: 3/10/10
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1/23/14 1:32:39 AM#7
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

 

The game can be fun.  In fact, I really enjoyed it for the first couple of weeks.  Anybody with half a brain will quickly realize that it isn't worth to play unless they are willing to purchase packs. I think one of the good aspects of the current design is a player doesn't need to spend a lot to acquire most of the cards.   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

Well there is arena where card advantage (so to speak) is not applicable, yes it costs gold to enter but use the gold on the arena instead of buying packs.  Also with the rank system if someone is simply winning cus they have better card (I very must dispute this) they'll soon be promoted and playing on a similar level to others.

Slapping a rare or epic card into the desk does not guarantee a win, most are gimiky that require other cards to really make them work, holding back cards and knowing what kind of cards a turn 8 priest or a turn 6 druid could pull out is all part of the meta game and with smart play and a spinkle of RNG (as is the way with all TCG\CGG) a common desk can beat  an epic desk.

  simsalabim77

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Joined: 4/27/13
Posts: 617

1/23/14 1:41:07 AM#8
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

 

The game can be fun.  In fact, I really enjoyed it for the first couple of weeks.  Anybody with half a brain will quickly realize that it isn't worth to play unless they are willing to purchase packs. I think one of the good aspects of the current design is a player doesn't need to spend a lot to acquire most of the cards.   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

 

You don't need to purchase packs to enjoy the game. Well, maybe you feel like you do, but I can just hop on to do quests and have fun. I don't feel like I need to run out and buy packs so I can enjoy playing the game, and I imagine most people look at the game the same way. 

  Gatlan

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Joined: 1/19/13
Posts: 104

1/23/14 1:51:41 AM#9
Originally posted by Damedius
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

You would have a good chunk of the common cards but you wouldn't have many of the rarer cards.

Since there is a rare or better in each pack you'd have at least 80.  You get a pack everytime you play the arena.  Get 6+ wins and you'll get all your gold back.  Its not hard to play this game for free.  I've been doing it for 6 months.

  Damedius

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Joined: 3/13/13
Posts: 341

1/23/14 10:56:39 AM#10
Originally posted by Gatlan
Originally posted by Damedius
Originally posted by thinktank001
Originally posted by expresso

Me thinks you lost a few games based on your inexperience with the game and so the game must be bad.

   Probably no more than 80 packs and they will have a good portion of the cards. 

You would have a good chunk of the common cards but you wouldn't have many of the rarer cards.

Since there is a rare or better in each pack you'd have at least 80.  You get a pack everytime you play the arena.  Get 6+ wins and you'll get all your gold back.  Its not hard to play this game for free.  I've been doing it for 6 months.

How many legendaries would you have? The truly rare game changing cards?

It also takes 150 gold to enter the arena. That is about 3 days with no grinding. You also need 7 wins to be guaranteed to get your gold back. Which means you need to knock out at least 2 players.

You can play for free but you are going to be a severe disadvantage in ranked and casual play to those that have spent money.

If you don't put any money in it will probably take you several months at least to be competitive at high ranks.

  dontadow

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Joined: 12/29/03
Posts: 1048

1/23/14 11:04:08 AM#11
I'm okay. I kicked my crack habit (mtg) 12 years ago and have been clean since. I will not be doing this Meth. Though it does look mighty fun.
  Nadia

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Joined: 7/26/03
Posts: 11491

1/26/14 5:43:33 PM#12
Originally posted by thinktank001

The game can be fun.  In fact, I really enjoyed it for the first couple of weeks.

same for me but havent played it in 2 months

I will return to the game when it comes to mobile tablets