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The Frost Festival Is Upon Us!

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As Ragnaros' Midsummer Fire Festival has ended, it is time for Ahune the Frost Lord to take over with the Frost Festival! 

As we explained in our previous post, this is a holiday that celebrates Arena mode. Once you log in the game, you will see that Ahune is giving you a free Arena ticket for this week. This will happen for the entire duration of the festival, so in total you will get three free Arena keys.

You will also get a free win each time you start an Arena run, whether it's from a free or a purchsed entrance key.

You will also get a quest to play three Arena games. This weekly quest awards you with a Knights of the Frozen Throne card pack. Once again, you will receive this quest next week and the week after that accounting for a total of three Knights of the Frozen Throne packs (assuming you complete the quests).

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Feel free to check out our Arena guides and card rankings before you step into the Arena!

As far as the themed Tavern Brawl called Ahune's Superior Brawl is concerned, you can read more about it here.

The Frost Festival has created speculation for the next expansion. Since it will run for three weeks, it is going to end on August 9. The day after that, August 10, is thought by many to be the date that Knight of the Frozen Throne will be released.

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6 hours ago, Dustintime said:

I hope it gets better than this, this is kind of weak compared to double gold for two weeks.

it gives us 450 gold in arena tickets + 300 gold in packs. It is 750 gold before counting extra wins in arena. 

750 additional gold is what you gain from 15 doubled 50 gold quests. 

How is this event worse than the last? 

 

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i think your figures are a little low from the fire festival, i went from less than 400g to over 2000g from quests during the fire festival, and i dont play arena.

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and you can't count the packs and the arena tickets as separate gold, basically for an arena ticket you are paying 50g for an entry and 100g for a pack. so don't count them twice.

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Nonsense Dustintime.

You get 1 x arena = 150 Gold

You get 1 x card pack after you played 3 arena games (played, not won!) = 100 gold

That is 250 gold per week, 3 weeks -> 750 gold.

And you get one free win in the arena.

If you don't manage to get to 12 wins that is another increase in your income. How much the income is depends (obviously) on your wins. If you win 6 times in arena and you get an free win you will get the arena-reward for 7 wins. 7 wins results in a way better reward than 6 wins. The difference between 1 win and 2 isn't that big.

I'd guess that it is an average of maybe 20 - 30 gold, and it can definitly be much more. In 3 weeks that gives you another 50 - 100 gold, maybe even more.

Resulting in a benefit of 800 - 900 gold.

 

Your average quest gave you an additional 50 - 60 gold per day. In 14 days you will get around 700 - 840 gold.

Statistically that is even a little lower then the gold-benefit from the actual event.

(Obviously that is only correct if you value the free arena entry with 150 gold.)

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The biggest difference between events is that from arena you get ungoro packs at least 3 of them aka a bunch of dust and you have a chance for a little gold considering an average arena a 7 wins.

A ungoro pack (aka 40 dust) not worth as much as the gold that can be converted in frozen trone packs that guarantees new cards.

So in the end:

Fire festival granted a crapload of Frozen trone packs

Frost festival grant 120 dust 3 frozen trone packs and a few arena income 

Rag festival was much better than this one considering the real value of givings

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2 hours ago, Hanz39 said:

The biggest difference between events is that from arena you get ungoro packs at least 3 of them aka a bunch of dust and you have a chance for a little gold considering an average arena a 7 wins.

A ungoro pack (aka 40 dust) not worth as much as the gold that can be converted in frozen trone packs that guarantees new cards.

So in the end:

Fire festival granted a crapload of Frozen trone packs

Frost festival grant 120 dust 3 frozen trone packs and a few arena income 

Rag festival was much better than this one considering the real value of givings

Wrong.

1) 7 wins in the arena doesn't net you "a little gold" but at least 150. And you open another reward pack which can contain more gold. Or dust. Or another pack. Or a card (maybe golden).

2) Even if you have all cards from Unguro (which won't be the case for 99,9% of all players) the average dust you get from a pack is around 100. If you are unlucky it is still around 90 - 95. I did the math in another thread.

 

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1 hour ago, WedgeAntilles said:

Wrong.

1) 7 wins in the arena doesn't net you "a little gold" but at least 150. And you open another reward pack which can contain more gold. Or dust. Or another pack. Or a card (maybe golden).

2) Even if you have all cards from Unguro (which won't be the case for 99,9% of all players) the average dust you get from a pack is around 100. If you are unlucky it is still around 90 - 95. I did the math in another thread.

 

70% of the packs i open are 40 dust 1 rare and 4 common is 40, I don't have all cards but i find always packs of full duplicates (but i've all common and rare cards of each set 2x). 150 gold isn't that much is a single frozen trone pack + half pack, with rag quest is 3 days of 50 gold quest doubled, this thing instead is once a week for a single frozen trone pack + another frozen trone pack of the quest. Dunno what packs you find but average 100 dust is nowhere the truth to reach 100 you need to find a epic card that usually not happen

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This is stupid to argue about lol, its not that hard.

yes, an arena entry is 150g. that INCLUDES the pack you get at the end. so its not 150g + 100g for a pack. It is basically an entry fee of 50g and a pack that would normally be 100g.

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15 minutes ago, Keizoku said:

Ah, I remember now why I stopped playing arena...

I just draft decks and then retire. I only find picking the cards fun, not playing with them :p

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2 hours ago, Dustintime said:

This is stupid to argue about lol, its not that hard.

yes, an arena entry is 150g. that INCLUDES the pack you get at the end. so its not 150g + 100g for a pack. It is basically an entry fee of 50g and a pack that would normally be 100g.

Repeating something wrong doesn't make it right.

You get the entry-fee: 150 gold

You get an additional quest (play 3 arena games) which rewards you with a pack. That is NOT the pack you get from completing the arena-run.

That are two different things you get.

The reward you get after finishing arena has absolutly nothing to do with it.

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3 hours ago, Hanz39 said:

 

70% of the packs i open are 40 dust 1 rare and 4 common is 40, I don't have all cards but i find always packs of full duplicates (but i've all common and rare cards of each set 2x). 150 gold isn't that much is a single frozen trone pack + half pack, with rag quest is 3 days of 50 gold quest doubled, this thing instead is once a week for a single frozen trone pack + another frozen trone pack of the quest. Dunno what packs you find but average 100 dust is nowhere the truth to reach 100 you need to find a epic card that usually not happen

Look at this thread:

100 is supposed to be the average. I am below that average, but still way above 80. And I honestly doubt it is possible to be below 70. Not with 100 packs+.

 

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1 hour ago, WedgeAntilles said:

Look at this thread:

Was interesting re-reading this. I remember going through it when you posted, nice to look at it again :p

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23 hours ago, Dustintime said:

i think your figures are a little low from the fire festival, i went from less than 400g to over 2000g from quests during the fire festival, and i dont play arena.

If there were no fire festival you would go from 400g to 1200g so your gained from the festival 800. You fail at basic math here

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from the frost festival, we are only getting 3 kof packs per week

from the fire festival, we basically got one frozen pack per day

enough said.

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5 hours ago, SithLordOfSnark said:

I think you all fail at being civil.

This, essentially. If it descends further, I'll just lock the news post. It would be a shame, since these are specifically for discussion.

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It is actually a nice way to get a nice boost for collection on my secondary servers. Don't want to spend my 3500 accumulated gold on the EU server because I want KoF packs more (in long run it is better to enjoy effect of +1 win in arena now, but getting more KoF cards sooner is more important)

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1 hour ago, Strongpoint said:

It is actually a nice way to get a nice boost for collection on my secondary servers. Don't want to spend my 3500 accumulated gold on the EU server because I want KoF packs more (in long run it is better to enjoy effect of +1 win in arena now, but getting more KoF cards sooner is more important)

Definitely. It's a nice way to possibly get some big rewards from arena.

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I found out earlier that it isn't just these free runs that start you off with 1 win. I had a little money in my Blizzard account, so I bought an Arena ticket and started out with a win.

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2 minutes ago, SithLordOfSnark said:

I found out earlier that it isn't just these free runs that start you off with 1 win. I had a little money in my Blizzard account, so I bought an Arena ticket and started out with a win.

That's pretty awesome. So, even if you're terrible at arena, you're guaranteed a slightly larger reward!

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8 hours ago, Blainie said:

That's pretty awesome. So, even if you're terrible at arena, you're guaranteed a slightly larger reward!

I'm lucky to get three wins, so the one win helps me at least get to 4. LOL

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Hui, thx for the info!

Always thought the +1 win was only for the free arena entry.

I haven't played much arena this week (the week before I played 4 times), but this +1 win motivates me to play some more in the next 2 weeks :)

 

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