Well its another year and Blizzard are rolling out the cards. Yes in Standard there are a bunch of powerful combo decks most of which you can pull off the web. So its combo vs combo again and again and again… Many powerful combo decks require multiple legendaries you are going to have to craft or buy a ton of cards to draw. I get it…the profit motive.
You can argue that’s OK…if you don’t like it you are free to play Wild. Wild is also a constructed format and its been getting progressively broken as more cards are released.
That leaves Tavern Brawls and Arena. These two formats are often the most fun and certainly formats that can level the field.
But there is one format that Blizzard have never created for Hearthstone. A sealed deck format that you can run over several months like MTG leagues. It forces you to use all the cards you have. Your decks could be limited to one legendary and 3 epics and your card pool could be static or be upgraded during the course of the league.
Why you ask? Because this format does not force you to chase cards. It’s friendly to beginners, it makes Blizzard money. The extra cards can evenhelp with preparing standard decks and the format can applied to esports events just as much as the standard format can. More to the point any card in a set could prove pivotal in a game.
You could say that Hearthstone is healthy based on the high level competition but that’s really only half the picture. The vast majority of my friends have quit. They don’t feel competitive and they certainly can’t keep up. So why not have a format where keeping up is not so critical to playing the game. A format that is more slanted to the current years card release so we can really explore the new set. I’m will probably get the cone of silence from Blizzard but I would love some feedback and I’m actually trying to help. The game may be dynamic but the game format is very stale. It’s constructed, constructed, random and pay to survive in the arena. Come on guys…you can breathe fresh air into this game or watch people drift away.