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Old 05-14-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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can you play this for free, and be any good ?

i have yet to download this game. can a person get good at this game as a free player or does it require purchses to compete ? can you enjoy the game as a free player, or is it simply not possible w/out investing some $$

and is it fun ? seems like its been around for awile
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Old 05-14-2017, 10:18 PM   #2
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

`It depends on what you want to get out of it and how much time you want to put into it.

You can grind arena and the daily quests and accumulate gold and probably put together a competitive deck in a reasonably short amount of time.

Doing this is a lot of fun and might be all you want from it. There are tons of people who never get much past this stage and still play almost every day.

There are a couple of competitive decks-- midrange hunter, quest rogue -- that don't require too many expensive cards (Quest Rogue requires 2 legendaries). Pirate Warrior only requires 1 legendary; Token Druid can basically be built for free (you'll need a wing of Karazhan).

If you want to grind to legend then you'll probably have to put some money into the game at some point.
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Old 05-15-2017, 01:04 AM   #3
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

txs, might give it a try
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:33 AM   #4
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

I've played for free ever since I started. Have a good time playing it too fiww.

If you want to put like $50 into it might help you make a competitive deck faster.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:05 PM   #5
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

You can go the free to play route but it is a bit of a grind. I am free to play and have all the cards for all competitive decks and a lot of dust left.
I did start to play in the late beta and grinded a lot of arena though.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:04 AM   #6
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

First 6 months I just collected while trying to get as high rank as possible. It was at least a month before I could play anything good, but I made a lot of really, really stupid decisions.

Leveling up all classes gets you some crazy amount of gold, plus a few other easy quests. Playing arena I think you could get 1 viable deck in a few weeks if you're willing to dust a lot of things.

From there just hit rank 5 every month and you get a lot of dust from dailies. Hitting rank 5 is just a function of time and effort and having a decent deck (at first, but you'll learn that r5 is trivially easy with just about any deck in the game). That's how I did it. It wasn't until I started playing seriously that I spent a lot of money on this game. It's not really necessary (except the adventures, buy that for sure) unless you want to get things fast. Like, for me, I want to be competitively viable in the first week of an expansion. That usually involves dumping some money. If I wait, I can probably go a few weeks and collect dust and see what's good and spend more efficiently.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:09 AM   #7
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

oh yea, and you get a lot of value early on from the classic set. get classic packs first. then dust the garbage (this will be hard to gauge at first, do some research)
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:03 PM   #8
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

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You can go the free to play route but it is a bit of a grind. I am free to play and have all the cards for all competitive decks and a lot of dust left.
I did start to play in the late beta and grinded a lot of arena though.
yeah, same here, arena used to be super easy in beta, you could easily avarege 6-7 wins if you were not completely terrible. These days I probably wouldn't bother with trying to build f2p collection, too much of a grind.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:07 PM   #9
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

This hunter deck has a 54%+ win rate and costs only 960 (!!!) dust: https://hsreplay.net/decks/650AcJIp5lOgn8zU41qFif/

The only card from an adventure in there is kindly grandmother, which going by the stats is one of the better cards in the deck but can pretty easily be replaced by another 2-drop beast like golakka crawler/dire wolf alpha/ ravasaur
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:33 PM   #10
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

Yeah that embodies the simple core a hunter needs to be successful. Hunter is easily the best choice to grind if you are just starting out and are f2p.
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Old 05-19-2017, 03:48 PM   #11
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I pay to play and I'm not any good
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Old 05-25-2017, 07:05 PM   #12
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

Ive hit legend a few times and Im free 2 play. It is a huge grind though, but for the right price, it doesnt have to be.
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Old 05-26-2017, 12:18 PM   #13
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

Spend enough to make a pirate warrior deck and you can get legend without knowing what you are doing.
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:50 PM   #14
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Re: can you play this for free, and be any good ?

Watch disguisedtoast on Twitch. This month he started a new account and is playing a hunter deck from 0. He's reached lvl 2 last night and is trying to hit legend.
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