F2P Friday: Over 3k Gold is Burning a Hole in My Hearthstone Board

lh_f2p_friday_MEKGINEER-THERMAPLUGG_hearthstone_goblins_gnomesF2P Friday is our weekly showcase of the growing free-to-play market, from MMORPGs to first-person shooters and beyond. The stream team will feature the latest, greatest and just plain fun games that cost you nothing to play. Ever. Granted, you should throw the developer a bone if you enjoy a title, but you don’t have to.

I began hoarding gold in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft way, way back when Curse of Naxxramas, the first Solo Adventure, was announced. Saving up 700 Gold for each wing (except the first one since it was free at launch) meant that I had to forgo many, many classic expert packs. That self-imposed challenge has put me at a clear disadvantage when attempting to throw around my skills in Ranked play. No matter how you slice it this free-to-play title is very much one that requires those expert packs to truly compete at any kind of high level.

To date I have opened less than 20 expert packs. Again, purely a self-imposed disadvantage. But today, things will change. Today marks the first time that I will truly make a run for rares, epics and legendaries. And that run will encompass some 30+ expert packs opened and discussed live on the air during the return of F2P Friday after my recent road trip. Come join me as I assuredly redeem multiple purples and oranges and attempt to deduce which class will utilize them best and how to optimize the Goblins versus Gnomes cards into my paltry decks.

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