I do not play Hearthstone nearly as much as Heroes. I get that, and it gives me perspective. So when I try to understand why I lose so much in Hearthstone I just assume it’s because I don’t play enough. I’m fine with losing I just feel like it happens more often than not. As of late, when I’ve had finally had enough of falling down the ladder I’ve found myself jumping directly into the new Kobolds and Catacombs Dungeon Run.
I suppose all of this stems from the fact that the latest expansion for Hearthstone is about a month old. But that’s the way I’ve been feeling lately because I just can’t seem to catch a break. I’ll lose over and over and over before grabbing a win. Just doesn’t feel fair.
I know I’m a Free-to-Play (F2P) player so that in itself is a “handicap” of sorts, but I feel like I do pretty well. I may not have every single card in the decks I pull up off of HearthPwn but usually, it’s only 4 or 5 cards off. Then I’ll complete the deck in the most similar way I can and proceed to jump into Casual. If I do ok there then I’ll switch to laddering instead.
That is where the trouble starts for me. I’ve lost so often at this point that whenever I get a daily quest that asks me to win as a specific class I’ll desperately try to mulligan it. It’s just not worth the hassle for me. Just last week I had a quest like that that I simply couldn’t get rid of so I ended up trying to complete it. After over 6 hours of gameplay during the course of 5 days, I finally achieved my 5 wins. Ugh.
This is when I’ll start to get tilted. I’ll be the first to admit it. Even though I’d consider myself fairly level headed I can definitely get tilted. That is to say, I can get upset from the game and have that frustration fuel further bad judgments and plays. I hate it when it happens but it’ll happen all the same. Am I making the wrong moves, making the wrong decks, or am I just bad at Hearthstone all together? It’s a tough call but I’ve found my relief in the Solo Adventure Dungeon Crawl. At least there I’m guaranteed a few wins before the bosses eventually wreck me. And though that can be equally frustrating it’s nice to know it’ll always be padded by a few free wins.
So what about you? Does it feel more often than not that you just can’t secure a win? Or am I really just in a losing streak that I’ll eventually play my way out of? Let me know your thoughts all about it the next time you see me at the Inn. I’ll get us both a pint so we can win together.