As I write this, there’s currently a wait time of about 2 hours remaining until Journey to Un’Goro is finally going to be released to my region. I’m fully aware that America has been enjoying this expansion for the past couple of hours, but that doesn’t mean I’m still going to lament about having to wait regardless!
Be aware, that I’ll be looking at this from a casual player’s perspective and by that I mean I won’t be analysing certain cards because I don’t nearly have enough of an in-depth knowledge about Hearthstone or the changes it’s about to undergo in the next set; either way, I’m very much looking forward to the new set.
I’m a bloke that’s kind of missed Hunter, so by the looks of this expansion I might finally get the chance to have a viable Hunter deck again; although I will be sad to lose out on Dragon Reno Hunter.
If anyone is out there who is even a semi-into Hearthstone will probably cringe at that deck composition and that’s the reason I enjoyed it. It’s a ridiculous idea that probably shouldn’t have worked at all, yet somehow I managed to pull a fair amount of wins with it in the past couple of weeks.
Going back to the expansion anyway, I’m very much looking forward to seeing what this new set has to offer for everyone. I have yet to see almost any of the cards, so when I get to open my 20 packs in the next couple of hours I’m going to enjoy seeing what pops out.
Currently, there’s only one card that I can recall off the top of my head, and that’s only because it’s just appeared in a video that I was watching – the name of the card was Humongous Razorleaf and it’s a 3 mana 4-8, but it can’t attack. Yep, you read that correctly – it cannot attack. I know that’s a pretty bad addition to a card, but with stats like that I’ve got an excuse to update my personal deck that I’ve designed, of which I have dubbed “Living Golems.” In essence, however, it is just a Silence Priest before I had even realised that Silence Priest was a thing. Is it a bad deck? Yeah, I can quite confidently say it is, but it’s quirky, ridiculous, and probably the only deck I’ve devised completely alone without even considering net-decking and that’s half the fun of my own, personal deck.
Well, that and the fact that no one really knows how to deal with it at the best of times and I appreciate being able to play something other than the worst most boring meta of “Pirate Warrior” domination.
With the addition of this new set, I’m sure there are going to be even more reasons to update and enjoy my quirky deck and to even consider some new/ridiculous archetypes. I personally think that’s what I’m going to enjoy a lot about this new set, and that’s the fact it’s bringing so much new and extra stuff that’s going to lead to a change in the meta, along with creating some truly different and possibly bizarre archetypes.
Anyway, I’m going to finish off and say that I can’t wait to try out the new expansion with absolutely no knowledge going into it because it results in the same feeling I originally got when I first started playing Hearthstone – the feeling where I have no idea what I’m doing, but loving it all at the same time.
I will be sure to update my Twitter if I actually manage to get any legendaries in my pack openings, but it’s Hearthstone – of course, I won’t!
Got any weird deck archetypes that you want to suggest to me? Feel free to leave them below! I will take pretty much any excuse to try something new in Hearthstone and if by any chance I get completely addicted to the deck and can’t seem to pull myself from it – I might just manage to pull away from the game for a little while to write about the deck that I couldn’t help but shut up about.