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jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/08/2015 at 09:09pm

As a programmer I love this title. That said, let me read that article.

Here is an image you can edit this post to use as the media header, I think it fits smile

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JaBo   Post Author wrote on 05/08/2015 at 09:15pm

Hah thanks

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/08/2015 at 09:29pm

Some things from the article I found interesting.

"Why buy so many packs at once?

Nick: I already have every card. I knew I would have to buy a sizable amount of packs to get all the gold cards I wanted. I'm playing economies of scale here. The more packs I open, the more gold cards I'll get and the less I'll have to craft. It's cheaper in the long run to buy in bulk and craft less.
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"PC Gamer: How many packs did you buy at once and how much did it cost total?

Nick: Last night I bought 2,700 packs which cost roughly $3,400 tax included. I always forget about tax when I splurge on decks.
"

"Your Reddit thread said you were drunk, how drunk were you?

I had work in the morning so nothing crazy, but enough to get me to pull the trigger. I've been seriously considering doing this for months now. Last night I decided to go for it.
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"How long did it take to buy them all—presumably you had to keep clicking the highest value set of packs?

45 transactions of 60 packs. Looking at my email, I was able to do it in under 5 minutes. I've been opening the packs for a couple hours now though and I have a long road to go. I'm estimating 5+ hours to open all of these.
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AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 05/09/2015 at 01:29am

Holy crap

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/09/2015 at 04:03am

Yup.

I think the interesting part is that he already has a full set he just wants to craft the gold cards. That's a special kind of game focus I don't have. Not sure if I impressed or something else?

JaBo   Post Author wrote on 05/11/2015 at 06:51pm

Yeah, it's intense.... but like he pointed out, he has money. Some people buy fancy cars, some want fancy cards... And I do agree that you should spend money on what you play. I've paid for dota2 skins because it increased my enjoyment of a game I play a lot. It's superfluous to the actual game play and doesn't help me win or anything else. But, still worth it if the value is there for the consumer.

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