Starym

70 Million Players Achieved, Free Packs for All!

12 posts in this topic

lct2QxI.jpg

 

Well, it seems the good news just keeps rolling in for Blizzard, as Hearthstone has reached the 70 million player mark just a few days after Overwatch got to 30 million! There number of concurrent daily users has also reached a high point, but we didn't quite get a number on that one. In any case, to mark this impressive high water mark in the game's history everyone is getting three free card packs and all you have to do is log in!

Blizzard LogoBlizzard (source)

It’s a good thing that there’s always room for one more, because the tavern has now welcomed over 70 Million players! On top of that, with Journey to Un'Goro, Hearthstone had more players playing together on the same day—around the whole world—than at any point in its history!

The Next Round’s on US!

We’re humbled and grateful that so many players have chosen to join us for some Hearthstone fun. As our way of saying thanks, starting today through the end of May, everyone who logs in will receive three free Journey to Un’Goro card packs. Yup! Everyone! Even new players! Just log in to claim your bonus packs!

3Pack_HS_InBlog_EK_500x238.png

We look forward to sharing many more years of Hearthstone with you. Hold on to your mug, and let’s find out where the journey will take us, together!  


AYRLNZFG7ZCY1401477381322.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got a 2nd Steam Surger and 100 dust... Sounds about right.Brings my total to 2 legendaries for about 100 packs. Really thinking about quitting the game if my luck isn't better in the next expansion, since I can't stay even reasonably competitive as a free player with that rate.

I miss adventures already. Losing Rag and Sylv to "hall of fame" hurt too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was wondering where the hell those came from. My packs popped up while I was in the middle of something so I guess I missed the memo. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Laragon said:

I got a 2nd Steam Surger and 100 dust... Sounds about right.Brings my total to 2 legendaries for about 100 packs. Really thinking about quitting the game if my luck isn't better in the next expansion, since I can't stay even reasonably competitive as a free player with that rate.

I miss adventures already. Losing Rag and Sylv to "hall of fame" hurt too.

I feel your pain bud, I have been a free player since the game first launched and I have only received 4 Legendary cards from opening packs, yeah 4 that's it, any others I own were crafted with dust, which also sucks complete ass as it takes me almost 1-2 months of earning gold to buy packs and crush the thousands of copies of the same darn cards to get enough dust to craft a 1 marginally competitive card that rng draws crap all over as it almost never sees the field of play, honestly I don't know what keeps me playing ether other then the addiction of maybe winning more then 1 game out of 30 against players who are obviously shelling out hundreds of real dollars to buy the best cards in the meta and crush the rankings with near unbeatable decks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First pack was useful but simultaneously saddening.  Got my second Jeweled Macaw to improve my Midrange Hunter deck, although I also got a Crackling Razormaw...a day after I decided to craft my second one.  So 35 arcane dust lost there.  

Second pack was good, with some great elementals.  Still far away from playing a respectable Elemental Shaman, but it was a big step forward.  

And then, my third pack was the attachment.  Wow.  

As for the laments of being a free player, it's not so simple.  

I've been playing since March 30th and attained Rank 12 last month with a hilariously un-optimized Midrange Beast Hunter, while concentrating mostly on Arena, anyways.  (Where I average 3.5-4 wins) 

I did spend $4.99 on the Welcome Pack (10 classic packs plus one class-specific legendary), and might spend $20 at some point in the future for the One Night in Karazhan, but I certainly haven't spent hundreds of dollars and never will.  

Still, I attained a decent amount of dust, have 5 (all non-crafted) legendaries at present, and am increasingly getting more useful commons, rares, and even epics.  

Yeah, aside from Midrange Beast Hunter, I still need more cards to form other optimized decks.  But it's certainly attainable in a few more months, at most, and much easier than in a slew of other CCGs I've played.  

AmazingHearthstonePack.png

Edited by FinalSlayer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1. 5. 2017 at 9:31 PM, Laragon said:

I got a 2nd Steam Surger and 100 dust... Sounds about right.Brings my total to 2 legendaries for about 100 packs. Really thinking about quitting the game if my luck isn't better in the next expansion, since I can't stay even reasonably competitive as a free player with that rate.

I miss adventures already. Losing Rag and Sylv to "hall of fame" hurt too.

Thats pretty weird. I play the game for about since the launch of GvG and i've got like a shit ton of either golden or worth keeping legendaries. Yes, i also had to disenchant a few (seriously blizz, why would  you print shitty legendaries? Ohhh, new legendary. Millhouse, thank you very much) 

 

You have to understand that blizzards employess want to be paid, servers eat money etc etc... We should be grateful that it is this much free

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Yamau said:

You have to understand that blizzards employess want to be paid, servers eat money etc etc... We should be grateful that it is this much free

This is one of the bigger lies in modern gaming. Very few games are "free" due to micro transactions that are essentially required to compete. Even on things that that aren't required people are often willing to spend way more than their fair share for a fancy skin (looking at you Magni). Some people drop hundreds on Heroes skins for a dozen of their favorites, so they are not hurting for money at all. WoW will always be a huge cash cow.

While Blizzard does one of the best jobs in the industry of keeping these open to the general public (Especially considering overwatch and heroes 2.0) to get to experience everything is very rarely free or takes an absurd amount of play time, and being there from the beginning because there is no reasonable catch-up tool. They are not at all hurting for money, and removing adventures in exchange for a 3rd expansion overall doesn't change their income potential, but it does hurt the free-mium player.

I am grateful for blizzard, they have almost always done right with their community. However, it doesn't mean we can get complacent in being heard if they are making small money grabs or even balance issues that seem like a mistake, especially with Activision being behind the scenes in recent years.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Yamau said:

You have to understand that blizzards employess want to be paid, servers eat money etc etc... We should be grateful that it is this much free

 

Yes, Blizzard has just a profit margin of over 90% (high chance of it being over 95%) with Hearthstone. 400 Million in 2016, that is a net. profit of 360 Mio, more like 380 Mio.

Let us collect some money for Blizzard. Such a generous company! Pure charity.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/3/2017 at 2:25 PM, Gnasha said:

was lucky enough to get the warrior quest Fire Plume's Heart from one of my three! And quest warrior is strong vs control, and OUTSTANDING against aggro!

Now that's a good pull. I love my taunt warrior deck!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Damien
      This thread is for comments about our HCT World Championships coverage.
    • By Aleco

      Aleco walks through a series of simple early-game decisions while playing an Unstable Evolution deck.
      "Simple early game decisions" and "multi-turn decisions" are the two most common requests I've been receiving since the start of this series, so I decided to do an episode that tackles both! In today's episode I navigate a series of relatively simple early-game decisions against an aggressive Hunter start with my Unstable Evolution Shaman deck.
      If you have any requests for future episodes of "What's the Move?", please feel free to reach out to me here on Icy Veins or via Twitter @Aleco_P. I prefer to always fulfill requests for new episodes if possible, and always love hearing feedback from the community which can help me improve on this series in the future. Don't be shy!
      If you're looking for the guide I referenced in this video, please follow this link to "Legend in the Making: Part 2". 
    • By Zadina

      This promotion runs for the next month.
      The latest Twitch Prime promotion for Hearthstone is now active. Sign up for Twitch Prime until February 10 and you will receive two free Kobolds & Catacombs card packs.
      Blizzard Entertainment
      We’re digging the latest reward for Twitch Prime members: two Kobolds and Catacombs card packs!

      January 10 through February 10, unearth the value for yourself by signing up for Twitch Prime. You’ll get all the benefits that come with Prime, including special Prime Loot for other Blizzard games!
      It’s easy to become a Twitch Prime member—just link your Amazon Prime account to your Twitch account to start earning rewards. Not an Amazon Prime member? Sign up for a free trial today!
      *Offer valid only in regions where Twitch Prime is available. Must own Hearthstone to redeem. Each Blizzard account may only redeem one code per promotional item. (source)
      Ever since its introduction, Twitch Prime has offered free stuff on Hearthstone every 2 to 3 months. It also has rewards in other games from Blizzard and other companies, so you should read up on it! It might be a worthwhile investment for people who enjoy multiple games.
    • By Aleco

      Choose your champion for the upcoming Hearthstone World Championships to win free K&C packs!
      The biggest Hearthstone tournament of the year, the Hearthstone World Championship, is just around the corner! To help build up excitement for the tournament, players may now select a champion from among the 16 world championship competitors. Each round your champion advances in the tournament will reward you with more Kobolds & Catacombs packs. You can win up to 6 packs of K&C for selecting the winner of the tournament, so choose wisely! Once you've locked in your choice it can not be changed.
      Anyone with a Battle.net account can select a champion for free until midnight on January 17th (Pacific Standard Time), and there's no downside to selecting the wrong champion. All you need to do is follow this link and select one of the 16 competitors. Personally, I'm sticking with Purple because he won me 3 packs at the Summer Championship and appears to be the favorite to win his group. Kolento and Surrender are two of the favorites to win the tournament, which would make them safe bets to win you some packs as well.