Good article. I have been saving gold and dust for a long time. I even been currently playing all my decks as Standard format and seem to having fun against many Wild decks. The adjustments were minor so doubt it matters much till the next patch hits.
Things for hearthhead:- Add a label on all PVP decks to state whether "useable in standard".- In deck builder, add an option to "build a standard deck" or "filter non-standard cards".
Okay, so I offically started playing Hearthstone a few weeks ago, and I haven't purchased anything yet with my gold.Should I keep hoarding it until the next patch? or grab Naxx so I have something else to do then log in and play dailies? Or is it in my best interest to save my gold and get packs in the next patch so I can be more competitive?As a general rule: I'm not spending any real life money on the game (at this time).Any suggestions? I know this thread kinda gave some idea's, but it seems more tailored for people who have been playing hearthstone, rather then a completely new player. hahaThanks!
Personally I would suggest buying the first wing of Naxxramas (but only the first wing) before the split. The cards won't be particularly useful to you but it's fun as single player content and unlocking the first wing will give you the option to unlock the others later on. Effectively you're trading 7 packs now for the ability to unlock some single player content later (and cheaper access to Naxx cards if you ever do go in for wild). Personally that seems like a good trade to me but YMMV.Other than that I agree with thvor about getting Classic packs. Since the plan is for Classic to be a permanent part of Standard it's the best long term investment.
Everyone should get Naxxramas. If anything, you're getting guaranteed dust from all the &*!@ty legendary and epics.
Cant wait 9 march announcement. Already saved nearly 2000 gold and 2000 dust for the new expansion.
In that Naxx is a fun adventure which will no longer be available come spring I think it would be a shame to miss out on it (you also miss out on the opportunity to get the Heroic Card Back too - ). On the other hand, some people only care about adventures for the cards they get and those cards will be of limited use to you come the spring. I wouldn't say they would be completely useless, though. If you stick with the game for more than a year you will probably have ended up with a good enough collection to compete in Wild as well as Standard and, at that point, the Naxx cards could be very useful in Wild.
Umm, I am just wondering, that if we won't be able to buy GvG packs anymore, the only way of getting those cards is to craft them or will we still get those packs sometimes in the arena?
TheHardTooth, you're right, I forgot to multiply the non-legendary cards by 2, since you get them in pairs. Oops. But the rest of your comment isn't very clear/helpful--I think you're suggesting, through the introduction of a very specific and arbitrary example, that 35 packs could only be worth 3,070 dust, which is less than the (corrected) amount of dust for the Naxx cards. But then you turn around and agree that the average dust value for packs, through experience, is actually about what I'd said originally--almost 100. Taking your 98.25 figure, that gives a total of 3,438.75 dust for 35 packs, which is (again) higher than the dust value of the Naxx cards.So, yeah, it's possible for 35 packs to result in less dust than disenchanting all of the Naxx cards, but on average, it won't. You don't need to open 15,000 packs to get the "average" dust value, just as you don't need to flip a coin 15,000 times to get the "average" result of 50% heads. The larger the selection, the closer you'll get to the average value, but even at 35, you're going to get something in the same general ballpark.And, of course, this is all beside the point--the Naxx cards are not usable in Standard, while Classic cards are. So someone aiming to play Standard mode can choose between: