This feature simply made it easier for players to play optimized decks. In the beginning when MTG was first released, you found your information through magazines, attending tournaments, friends, and etc. A lot of players made their own and tested them with their friends.
The internet came and websites started posting the same information. Hence the term “net-decking.”
Blizzard was smart enough to implement this feature straight into it’s client which is awesome! Blizzard is the only one that has ALL the information. Sites like HSReplay and Vicious Syndicate rely on player contribution.
Blizzard, however, has ALL the player information.
Secondly, a die hard home brewer isn’t going to stop building decks just because this feature exists. If you are passionate about what you do, you’re not going to stop.
Finally, you don’t need a complete collection to win and you don’t need one to have fun. This will help a lot of players in deciding what to craft and what not to craft. For example, if a player decides they want to play Paladin, they can easily get an idea of the key pieces in the most optimized paladin deck.
From there, they can determine what the “must haves” are from that optimized deck list and see for themselves how the pieces work together.
Some people are what I call “backwards learners.” Take the puzzle lab for example. I started doing them and then had to look up a couple answers.
I stopped doing the labs because, according to the forum, it was “cheating.”
What I would do is look up the answer and keep doing it until I had a full understanding on how and why it was the right answer. The few that I did taught me a lot about how certain cards interact with one another.
This is how I learn and part of the reason why I always struggled with any kind of math. For some, if you give them the solution, they will keep repeating it until they know how it works.
I think this new feature could be beneficial to me but I guess this makes me a filthy net-decker as well as a cheater.
Why do I hearthstone?
I wonder that every single time I log into the game…