Hearthstone announces 50 million registered players

    
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Yeah, it doesn't say anything good.
The latest Hearthstone expansion release coincides with another bombshell for the game, with an official announcement from Activision Blizzard boasting that the game has hit 50 million players. Granted, some of those accounts are probably multi-boxed accounts owned by the thousand coiling arms of N’Zoth, slinging cards against himself in a dark ritual of madness, but that’s still a lot of accounts.

The report does not state the exact criteria required to be counted as a registered player, so you can feel free to endlessly debate exactly how much of a success this makes Hearthstone overall. But there’s not much space to debate whether or not it is a success. And if this makes you want to log in and play, well, we certainly can’t blame you, not with the whispers of Yogg-Saron caressing our mind, haunting our dreams, beckoning us toward great plateaus of abandoned hope and cards from which a scattering of mana crystals can be heard clattering forever.

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AdamJane
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AdamJane

Honestly I don’t know why some people read these articles, when they could be getting better at the game. No wonder 90% of people stay at BOTTOM level while the big boys-including me, get better everyday to pwn more noobs.
It wasn’t hard once I started using this: http://gamesinfun.com/learn-hearthstone-mastery

dorn2
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dorn2

You guys need to cover that new one called Duelyst.  It’s very interesting.

NobleNerd
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NobleNerd

I am a registered player, but I only played enough to get the Hearthstone Stead in WoW. The game did not appeal to me. I prefer play style similar to Magic the Gathering not this flash in the pan stuff.

Hounddog74
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Hounddog74

Hagg3r

It’s only an accomplishment if you are a Blizzard fan. It’s a F2P game that is on mobile, I’d be shocked if it didn’t get that many people downloading it.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Something tells me that this number is horribly inflated.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

I signed up when the game came out, didnt care much for it… came back a couple days ago… and sheesh… the game feels very “pay 2 catch up” now.

Having only played about 20 games, my win/loss record is something like 8 and 12 (yeah, im not very skilled at card games). That being said, I was trying to do the “win 2 standard games to win 5 DLC card packs” quest. It took me 14 games to complete that quest. 

Why? Im not THAT bad of a player, but the people I was being matched up against (during US west prime time), had decks that were made from cards a lot more rare, and cards that synergized with each other a LOT better than the starting cards I had acquired.  

Yeah, I know you can earn gold by doing quests to buy card packs, but the amount of games you need to play to earn this gold is a LOT. And some of those quests require you to WIN, which means losing a LOT in between due to having an inferior deck. So you can either grind through a very unbalanced win/loss rate of games due to having junk cards, or… pay real money to unlock a bunch of decent cards to catch up to where the longer term players are at.

No thanks.

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

schlag sweetleaf yeah, I like what dota does, number of active players, you can debate what active players in a month means, but its more useful than number who have ever registered, esp when its basically counting Bnet accounts….

annoyedbadger
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annoyedbadger

Estranged I know its an issue with every TCG, but I dont like how you have to have all the newest cards to compete at a meaningful level. You have to keep replaceing all your cards to the latest power level expansion and thats meh.
I prefered the quest things like naxx they did.
It was fun, but its to grindy or expensive to stay current.

Tongle
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Tongle

I’m  one of those registered players. Played for a day, considered it weaksauce MOTG and deleted it. 
Also that bumper art work is superb, kudos to the artist.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Estranged Yeah my previous coworker who was heavily into Hearthstone would often tell me about how great Brawls are for doing dailies and such.  That and he’d usually just play ranked up to 15 to get the end-of-season (which basically = end of month) rewards which includes some cards or whatever.
Guess I’ll give it a look this weekend maybe.