The digital card game from Blizzard Entertainment has been a love, hate relationship for me. Losing isn’t why I often abandon the game, although I do plenty of that. It’s something about the pace and often routine play that my reptile-nerd brain can’t seem to digest. Yet, since it’s intricately linked to Warcraft, has a card built after Solidsamm, my World of Warcraft character, and is an incredibly popular game among friends and the community, I get sucked back in. Every. Freaking. TIME.
The return of Naxxramas, as discussed in our PAX East interview with Eric Dodds and Jason Chaves, brings the raid that won’t die back to the forefront of the Warcraft universe. Featuring five wings, all the bosses and mobs you’d anticipate and tons of new challenges it delivers the largest update to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft yet. But at a price.
The content is free, should you opt to grind out individual wings at 700 gold a piece, or you can purchase the whole thing for $24.99. Not exactly low cost for a free-to-play digital trading card game. Blizzard smartly allows players to mix and match gold and IRL currency as displayed in the above image.
Many of us have been grinding gold only to spend it on a shot at additional rare cards. Now we’ve another sink. Stay tuned to our Twitch channel for Hearthstone play and to see if I can hold out from buying Naxxramas outright and powering through it. Or if the Four Horseman will get the best of me once again (original Naxxramas).
Are you going to buy the expansion outright, mix-and-match or gold farm?