Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is an online collectible card game featuring a cornucopia of Warcraft characters, mobs and more. The game launched in 2014, and was followed shortly by the Naxxramas Adventure, the Gnomes & Goblins Expansion, and most recently the Blackrock Mountain Adventure.
It is not a stretch to say that Hearthstone is a pay-to-win game that rewards those with deep pockets or infinite time with wins. The same can be said about Magic: The Gathering, and lord knows I dumped hundreds of dollars into that game. My investment in Hearthstone is probably hovering around a hundred dollars, but that’s only because they introduced the killer ap for me: mobile support.
I had completely quit playing Hearthstone on my desktop quite a while ago. Sure the music is catchy, but I was sandblasting a soup cracker with my gaming rig, and honestly, a couple games moving things around the screen got boring.
Then came Android support, and I finally had a mobile game worth playing.
So, the money started to flow again. The Adventures have a gold cost that is ridiculous so of course I shelled out to open them up. Let me assure you, especially with the latest Blackrock Mountain adventure, that the investment is well worth it. Now that they’ve introduced the Tavern Brawls, it’s just that much more fun.
I’m still enjoying Hearthstone, and my cheap-ass Lockloc deck (AGGRO FOR LYFE) though thanks to the Blackrock adventure, I was able to salvage my mage deck as well.
So how about you, are you playing Hearthstone? If you are, if you aren’t, then why? What’s keeping you coming back? What’s pushing you away? Leave a comment!