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Let’s unpack 50 Hearthstone: Whispers of the Old Gods card packs

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I’ve got a small confession to make: I’m not actually two meters tall, according to my Tinder profile. Shocking stuff, I know. Even more shocking however is that I’ve been out of the Hearthstone game for quite some time now. New expansions rose, old rules fell and many a card has been nerfed since I last slapped a deck together.

Anyway, I’ve been considering getting back into Hearthstone, partly because I kind of miss yelling it out the whole time for no good reason. HEARTHSTONE! Here’s a taste of what I got with 50 packs to sort through. I think I got at least three gold cards. Gold is good, right?

And if you don’t have time for video, here’s a small sampling of the cards I received after watching tentacles explode 50 times. Man, like one of those Japanese animated films that I totally haven’t seen.

  • Ancient Shieldbearer
  • Blackwater Pirate
  • Bloodsail Cultist
  • C’thun’s Chosen
  • Cult Apothecary
  • DOOM
  • Doomcaller
  • Eldritch Horror
  • Faceless Behemoth
  • Fiery Bat
  • Forlorn Stalker
  • Hooded Acolyte
  • Hogger, Doom of Elwynn
  • Infested Tauren
  • Mark of Y’Shaarj
  • Nerubian Prophecy
  • N’Zoth’s First Mate
  • Power Word: Tentacles
  • Primal Fusion
  • Selfless Hero
  • Shadow Word: Horror
  • Shatter
  • Silithid Swarmer
  • Skeram Cultist
  • Spawn of N’Zoth
  • Southsea Squidface
  • Squirming Tentacle
  • Steward of Darkshire
  • Stormcrack
  • Tentacle of N’Zoth
  • Twilight Geomancer
  • Undercity Huckster
  • Usher of Souls

Now to make some sort of sense with all these cards, and turn them into a potent deck. And see just how much Hearthstone has changed lately. One thing that I have seen so far, according to pro Hearthstone players, is that the Rogue class has managed to actually remain pretty useful even after having a nerf applied to Blade Flurry. The character is now apparently better to use thanks to new toys, especially for anyone that likes to go heavy on the Deathrattle.

The forums have also been full of tips lately to create Miracle Rogue decks, something which sounds very appealing when I manage to understand every fourth word written on those boards, as Hearthstone has some seen some BIG meta-changes over the last year. Which means that I’m essentially approaching the game back from square one.

But with a ton of new cards to back me up.

Last Updated: May 5, 2016

18 Comments

  1. I got 3 packs for just logging in… got 3 rares… *sigh*

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    • Pariah

      May 5, 2016 at 15:33

      I know someone who opened 30 packs, 4 mythicals no legendaries. Her friend opened 3 packs and got 2 legendaries. She wasn’t impressed.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        May 5, 2016 at 15:36

        Hahaha, that’s how these packs work.

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        • Pariah

          May 5, 2016 at 15:40

          So you mean don’t buy 50 at a time, only 3. The fewer packs you’ve opened, the more your chance at something amazing?

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          • Original Heretic

            May 5, 2016 at 15:40

            Wow, if that’s the case, it can lead to many a pissed off players.

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 15:42

            Well I’m sure someone can do the math (i’m too lazy) on odds. 3 packs, 20% chance each vs 50 packs, 0.5% chance each.

          • Original Heretic

            May 5, 2016 at 15:51

            How many cards in each pack? Important information for determining the odds. I’m also lazy, but math intrigues me.

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 15:52

            5 per pack. Also the % values I gave are completely fictional, and just for argument’s sake.

          • Original Heretic

            May 5, 2016 at 15:55

            Nope, sorry, brain too tired to work this out. HA!

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 15:58

            I sympathise, 100%. You may be excused now.

          • Original Heretic

            May 5, 2016 at 16:06

            From your math skills above, you should empathise, not sympathise.

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 16:12

            Trust me, sympathy is apt.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 5, 2016 at 16:02

            Nah, I think it’s more random than that. Like the odds that a mount will drop from a single instance in World of Warcraft.

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 16:13

            What are the odds that people are able to spot sarcasm on a gaming website, from a person who is almost consistently sarcastic?

          • VampyreSquirrel

            May 5, 2016 at 16:16

            About 100 to 1.

          • Pariah

            May 5, 2016 at 16:18

            Those are great odds! 😀

  2. RinceThis

    May 5, 2016 at 16:05

    I just can’t bring myself to letting a probability factor that is totally man made give me virtual cards when having the real thing at least meant that any spares I had could be used as roach, I mean 0_O The horse?

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    • Alessandro Barbosa

      May 8, 2016 at 13:32

      But spares in Hearthstone can be converted into dust, which is then used to craft whatever cards you’re missing. So the same as real-life trading/selling cards for better ones 🙂

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