When Adam and I heard there was a new Hearthstone release we started hoarding our daily quest gold. When the Grand Tournament launched today I had enough gold saved for 28 packs and he had 27. Adam had the idea that we stream our opening of our packs and the video linked above turned out way better than I expected.

We start the stream talking about some of the more interesting Grand Tournament cards then proceed to the main event, opening packs. I'd say Adam drew a much larger spread of cards than I did but I ended up pulling Justicar Trueheart. He also pulled two balls of spiders to which I pulled none.

http://www.hearthpwn.com/cards/22276-justicar-trueheart

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/25/2015 at 04:55am

Adam is no longer talking to Jon

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/25/2015 at 04:56am

Just kidding. It was actually a great time. I'll start rebuilding decks tomorrow and see what happens!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2015 at 04:58am

smile

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/25/2015 at 12:20pm

I see a typo in your post, you put "Grant" instead of "Grand".

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/25/2015 at 01:39pm

Fixed. +1

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/25/2015 at 08:19pm

It's still in the URL. LOL

Bina wrote on 08/25/2015 at 09:50pm

Let me know when you have a verdict on on Ball of Spiders. I think it's going to be a lot of fun.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/26/2015 at 05:19am

I didn't pull a Ball of Spiders so I can't comment on it. What I can so far is that i've been mostly playing Shaman and the new cards are a mixed bag so far. I am still tweaking, but so far they are not a slam dunk or anything. I've had some really fun games but few wins.

My Hunter deck is way more versatile but that needs some more tweaking to get it tuned right.

I can't wait to put together a new Paladin deck.

JaBo wrote on 08/26/2015 at 04:29pm

I did like 40-50 of the mage v. hunter brawl to play with the new cards, and I have been doing arena's now (since I had 1400 gold saved up) and I should be able to just do arenas for quite a long time (for instance, spent 150 to enter arena, got to 8 wins and won back 250 gold plus a pack). It's a fun way to play with the new cards too. There's some that are just really good!

Mukala's Champion, really great guy. I had 2 out at once and just was overpowering. https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/shacknews/assets/editorial/2015/08/Hearthstone_MuklasChampion.jpg

Lock and Load hunter card was great, I'm def feeling some more powerful burst hunter deck coming

Almost all the new priest cards I love! Those dmg to self and heal ones are great for my heal trigger combo deck. And the legendary is a fun late game card.

This card is bonkers: https://i.imgur.com/Rls4NIJ.jpg I got it an arena match and just cast it ASAP! Boom, whole deck/hand +1/+1.

Boy, so refreshing! Warlock, Shaman, even Rogue looks fun now!

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 08/26/2015 at 05:37pm
jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/28/2015 at 04:41am

I played the Mistcaller in a Brawl match and i'll agree, it is a bonkers card.

I didn't pull a Mukala's Champ but I am seriously considering crafting it.

JaBo wrote on 08/28/2015 at 08:01pm

I'm at 9 original packs, 6 GvG, 4 arena packs and 735 coins to still do more arena with. I'll keep playing until I'm spent then finally bust open packs. I like waiting til there's 10+ as I feel good that I'll at least get 1 card I'm interested in lol

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/30/2015 at 06:08pm

So is this expansion only adds new cards, like Goblins vs. Gnomes, right? And expansions are separate from adventures, like Naxxaramas and Blackrock?

I'm getting back into it a little for the first time since right after release. Just unlocked all the different decks, and wow I suck.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/30/2015 at 09:45pm

Hahaha yeah, sucking at start is perfectly normal. I had a post for new players a bit back. Check that out.

The Grand Tournament is a new expansion and not an adventure.

Travis   Admin wrote on 08/31/2015 at 12:35am

I'm not entirely sure what adventures are yet, but I definitely know what an expansion is from my time in Magic the Gathering.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/31/2015 at 04:56am

Adventures contain 5 tiers of boss fights where you can unlock specific cards. So far there are just two adventures, Naxxramas and Blackrock Mountain. You can pay $25 for each adventure or unlock each tier 700 gold at a time.

JaBo wrote on 08/31/2015 at 06:01pm

I opened my 27 packs that I accumulated and got 3 legendaries and enough dust to craft another legendary. I then bought 30 packs and got 1 more legendary. So, back to ladder now that I got some of the good new cards. I only have 2 legendary GT cards. The Justicar I pulled (and I like using) and I crafted the priest chick for funs. http://i.imgur.com/vnHeEty.jpg

Was torn between her and this one http://media-hearth.cursecdn.com/avatars/252/298/22264.png

A neutral legendary is always nicer, but Priest is my fav so I went there.

9 mana gets me her plus a random legendary. I never play her without mana to heal same turn.

JaBo wrote on 08/31/2015 at 06:02pm

Oh also, Murloc Knight is best new card... get 2 and use asap

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 08/31/2015 at 08:39pm

I've heard that about the Knight and I agree. I pulled one and will craft the other. Murladdin is a very cool new deck type.

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