Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Free account

I mentioned lost post that the game keeps going by teasing me enough to think I might one day be good enough to play this game on a competitive level. Well, it's done a great job recently of just that...

I find myself on my EU account with enough gold to start playing arena. Out the box I manage a respectable run to seven wins with a shaman. I really like shaman and have most of my experience with this hero on the US side. Seven wins give a reward big enough to go again into the arena plus the pack reward. This time I get to play paladin, another favorite of mine (though truth be told I like all the heroes except rogue). I select the thirty cards to be my deck and think I should stream this run. No one watches me play but I do like to stream it anyway. I tend to talk though the turns when I stream and don't play so fast. This causes me to see more options and make better choices. I knew the deck was solid from the start. I had a great mana curve and just enough removal that I had hoped to run to seven again. I had never managed to have back to back runs up to seven, in fact I only had three streaks that high before with one being an eight game run. I really knew the deck was special when I stood at five wins without a loss. The first five were easy with no threat at all by the decks I faced. I was rolling over each so fast they barely had time to say hi before I owned the board and was face rolling.

Game six I ran into another paladin...

To be continued

Monday, May 26, 2014

If Ever

If I ever get myself up to writing here weekly like I should I would be excited. Seems I can have all the want in the world, but still fall down when it comes to action. Once again I make a start and once again I make plans. 

It's been 8 months since that day I got the e-mail putting me into the world of card games again. I played around early and then found other things to do (Diablo 3 update) that took me away from Hearthstone. I returned around the start of the year once again and found I really do like the game but I hate losing enough that I get frustrated and walk away for a time. I am the average player that the game thrives on and always leads on enough to get me to think I might get better one day. I play enough to keep my quests done And rank up the ladder into the teens. I do love to watch the streamer play! I even learn a few things time to time by doing so. 

This last weekend the shiney had worn off Diablo enough that I played mostly Hearthstone and watched Trump in his 12 hour streams. I found myself on my EU (Europe) free to play account most of the time where I own almost no cards and had spent so little time I only had one hero up to level 9. I played around and ranked 3 of the heros up to 10+ and crushed all the AI on easy and advanced to grab the achievements and the resulting gold to buy more packs. 5 packs later I had a new legendary and a couple other nice cards on the account. Played the free first run in arena and managed 5-6 wins. Don't really remember which. Put together a F2P shaman and priest and ran quickly up to rank 19 so the end on the season would add a card back to the account. 

This is where it got interesting... 

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