I really like Hearthstone but I also really hate it. 🙂  I commented about the game back in April  http://www.appreviewcentral.net/2017/04/26/hearthstone-thoughts-from-a-casual-player/. Well today, I wanted to give an update and some “advice”.

A new expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne, just came out and I pre-purchased the 50 pack bundle. This is the first time I ever did this. Will I do it again?… probably but I am not sure I could do it for every expansions.

I have been playing ranked games each month this year and the best I got to was 18 (once). I usually get to level 20 and that is about it.  Why can’t I get any further? Two reasons (IMHO): I need to play more and I need better cards.

It can be very frustrating when you play against someone who has clearing been playing longer than you and seems to have legendary cards you have never heard of.  LOL I will continue to try and my goal is to get to level 15 before the end of the year (at least 1 time).

As I have played and been beaten, I have learned quite a bit and definitely know a lot more than I did when I started out 8 months ago.  So part of my advice for new players is to keep working at it, do the quests as best you can to earn gold, and get more cards.   You will lose so you just have to live with that fact. The more you play, the more you will see combos and cards and learn what not to do.  Also I would recommend playing standard mode. I decided early one, that is all I am going to do.

As I mentioned, a pre-purchased the new expansion and I think it was a wise investment. From those 50 packs I got 3 legendary cards, 330 dust, and almost ¾ of the expansion at one time. By getting this pre–purchase, it allows you to quickly get into the “meta” and build fresh decks.  It also saves all of your in game gold for more packs.

So my second piece of “advice” is buy some cards. If you are new, get the starter deal and after that maybe an expansion, when appropriate. Overall I have only spent about $60 on the game and $50 of that was on this new expansion. With this purchase, I feel I am able to build better decks since I have so many new cards already at my fingertips.  I am still missing a lot of legendary cards but hopefully they will come in time.

My goal now is to keep playing, horde the gold, buy and craft cards when needed and move up the ladder slowly. Another expansion is slated to come out in December, hopefully by then I am doing better.

My last piece of advice is to see help online. I have been searching online for info and help. Here are some sites and resources that I like:

Hearthstone is a lot of fun and really enjoyable when you can create and play a deck and hold your own in battle. I feel I am finally at this point or very close to it. So these are my thoughts on the game right now.  What do you think about Hearthstone?

Larry Sullivan

Larry has been writing Android and iOS app reviews for about 4+ years. In addition to app reviews, he conducts developer interviews, reports on new apps, and general mobile news. In addition to his own blog, App Review Central, Larry is a contributor to numerous other Android and iOS app review sites.

Larry Sullivan