By The Angry Dwarf
So as the Hearthstone season comes to an end for Nov. 2015, I am pleased with my overall performance. Nope, I didn’t hit Legendary (never figured I would) but I did reach a lower rank than I have previously – the rank of 13th.
When I first lamented my failings at the game I received a few comments. “At the risk of sounding like a dick, I’m going to be realistic here. If you’re struggling to get past rank 15, you’re probably not capable of hitting legend in the near future.” Had to be my favorite.
Others included suggested the best way to get there is to “join ‘em.” Joining them in this case means making a Secret Paladin deck and grinding that way.
So I gave it a try. I didn’t like it. So I stopped.
On the original article a comment by The Bearded Hunter gave some excellent advice. I decided to use that advice and see if I could translate that into some wins.
The first thing I wanted to do was to craft a Dr. Boom. This card seems important enough to have in the deck. Once that was done I was able to shift out the Justicar Trueheart and put Boom in. I also swapped out Emperor Thaurissan for a Shieldmaiden.
Mostly, the changes came from paying attention. I make a lot play mistakes because I get distracted easily. With that in mind, I made it a point to focus.
When the changes were made I had slipped back to Rank 18. After the changes, and with guidance from my friend, The Bearded Hunter, I quickly made it to Rank 13 before calling it a day.
Truth be told, I don’t play Hearthstone an awful lot. I may play for a few minutes each morning, mostly I am trying to get the quests done to get gold. Plus, with the League of Explorers just coming out, I wanted to get some time in on that.
So I spent a lot of time doing that (cleared all the open wings as well as all class challenges) and grinding the quests.
When I did get to play my Warrior deck I was putting up mostly wins – except for an 11 game losing streak that I finally broke this weekend. At my worse I was back to Rank 16. Currently I am back at Rank 13. The season is coming to an end very soon so I should have a nice jump for Dec. I should note, my wins for my warrior deck were at 190 when I first made mention of my struggles. Currently, my wins are at 226.
What about the rest of you? How did your November treat you in Hearthstone? What are your thoughts on League of Explorers? Let us know in the comments below!
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