Rewards Track Progress: 4.0

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • Tetsuo's Avatar Magma Rager 835 636 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months ago

    Hey everyone! We're a week into the FiAV expansion and no one has made a thread for the new rewards track yet, so I figured I'd take the reins from Alleria and make one. It's always fun to see other people's progress since it motivates me to keep leveling up as well, so share away! 

    Here's my progress:

    I'm currently at Level 37, I've played for about four days since the expansion launch. I stupidly forgot to hoard the daily and weekly quests before the launch so I could zoom through the rewards track, thinking they'd be replenished by the next day -_- Anyway, my goal this expansion is to breach the Level 200 barrier that has so far eluded me in all the rewards tracks.

    From the looks of this meta, I'll probably reach that goal because I'm having fun! I've been playing a lot of Shaman (grinding towards that golden portrait, just 80 more wins to go), mostly the Freeze Control archetype, and some Freeze Elemental decks. I've also toyed with a Big Priest since I unpacked Xyrella, the Devout, and it's pretty competitive. I even had some success with a Clown Druid with Wildheart Guff, it beats a lot of Fatigue Warlocks so long as you can ramp quickly and slam down some big boys early. Speaking of which, I'm not facing a lot of quest decks, apart from Warlocks and Warriors, which I think is good.  

    I haven't bought the pass yet, but I will by next week. This meta has been fun for me so far. How's everyone's finding it? Good luck on the climb!

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1670 4229 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 8 months ago

    You might as well buy the pass now if you intend to do so anyway. The extra xp is not retroactive if Im not mistaken, which means you dont get that increase from all the games played before you bought the pass.

    Planning to reach 50 this week to see if the free legendary is any good, and to get that splendid (dragon) portrait for mage. Dawngrasp isn't really all that great for me to be honest.

    So far the games been fun for me too. Played all sorts of decks to some success, in comparison with stormwind where matchups determine whether you'll get destroyed within seconds. Almost make me feel that Irondeep Trogg was purposefully added to this expansion just to make sure quest decks can't possibly survive. No quest mages so far, a massive plus, because if I ever see another one of that shit again, I might need to down an entire bottle of aspirin to avoid a stroke.

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  • Caro's Avatar 1950 1821 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 8 months ago
    Quote From dapperdog

    No quest mages so far, a massive plus, because if I ever see another one of that shit again, I might need to down an entire bottle of aspirin to avoid a stroke.

    I've faced a few quest mages but they all got rekt and I was playing various decks like Guff CA druid and MarkMckz's Owl Xyrella Priest. Quest mage isn't performing well anymore but maybe I've just been lucky.

    Finished all my weekly and daily quests and currently level 47 thanks to achievement hunting. So looking forward to that dragon mage portrait. Only downside is queuing up as mage leads to a loss as seen in HS Replay stats and I will never play as Quest Mage (coz I don't own the quest). 

    Do hope Blizzard buffs some big mage spells coz that archetype is really struggling. 

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Magma Rager 835 636 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months ago

    Quote From Author
    You might as well buy the pass now if you intend to do so anyway. The extra xp is not retroactive if Im not mistaken, which means you dont get that increase from all the games played before you bought the pass.

    Yeah I know, I just don't have money to spare for it right now, what with Christmas season and all. Stupid gifts :)) Besides, I'm buying the pass for the portraits, not the XP boost, but I hear you. 

    Amen on Quest Mages, I'm glad they're dead. The new Mozaki Mage has taken its place though, yet another OTK deck that's not really powerful but just incredibly tilting to lose to, especially since I'm playing slower decks that can't pressure it much. 

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1122 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 8 months ago

    Thank you Tetsuo for creating the latest iteration of this beloved RT Progress thread.

    I am currently at level 64. As always, I bought the Tavern Pass, both pre-order bundles and spent 5000 gold for 50 packs. Amazingly, I only miss 1 single legendary now which took me at least 60 more packs to reach for the last expansion. Next time, I will skip the purchase of the smaller pre-order and save some money in the process. As for XP achievements progress, I am at 71% now and still have 15 of them left to complete. Team5 still needs to patch some of these before I can complete them all though. The current meta is much healthier than the previous one I must say.

    The funniest game I had this week was with Rogue playing against a Freeze Shaman. During the match I got a Brilliant Macaw off of a Parrrley. This Shaman card combined with the new Shadowcrafter Scabbs hero card battlecry was really brilliant. I could basically replay the hero card ability onwards every turn with upsides only for me and not for my opponent, such great fun was had.

    Tavern Regular » [ 1897 / 2000 ]

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 1170 804 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 8 months ago

    First of all, thanks Tetsuo for taking the torch from me, I´m excited to be part of the new RT journey and read all the progress we´ll all make and share.

    I´ve bought the TP day one again, and hoarded all the three Weeklies and Daylies for the start of the new track, so on the first day it shooted me right to lvl 27. My free lvl 20 legendary was Balinda Stonehearth. Yesterday I´ve hit lvl 50 and opened Kurtrus, Demon-Render. Not sure, how viable he is, but I´m always glad to get a hero card. For the XP achievements, I´m at 33% done and counting, cause doing achievements is my main goal in game right now and I´m having a blast doing it.

    So good luck climbing and have fun guys! :)

     

    Please be kind to each other

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  • JohnnyStorm's Avatar Magma Rager 410 74 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    I've hit lvl 50 yesterday. Got Bearon Gla'shear, and her name in Russian translation is really stupid :)

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  • Riffraff's Avatar 755 361 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    I hit level 67 this morning on the track. I bought the Tavern Pass, and am now just 3 levels away from the 20% XP boost at level 70. I am really enjoying AV so far! I don't have a complete set (missing 5 legendaries), but I have been achievement grinding with what I have and trying out lots of new stuff.

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  • Schalde1982's Avatar 150 48 Posts Joined 04/11/2021
    Posted 7 months, 4 weeks ago

    Lvl 46 so far with 2 Weeklies left for this week. Since im and arena player only the xp will be a little lower than constructed player, but so far progress is good. Normally it takes me around 1½ month to reach 100

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  • guivre's Avatar 160 19 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    I have the Tavern Pass and also just hit level 50. For my legendary reward I also received Kurtrus, Demon-Render. I don't buy bundles at the start of the expansion (rely on the Tavern Pass bonuses for items and gold) so I've been playing rather simple decks so far.

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Magma Rager 835 636 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    I've reached level 50, and I got...drum roll...another crappy legendary! Rokara, the Valorous. That's 4 straight rewards tracks where my free legendary (both from the level 20 and 50 milestones) were crap, except for Anetheron. I swear they're rigging it so you get the least played legendaries...

    Anyway, I'm at level 51. I've been making a late push for legend with Freeze Shaman, and I was just one win away until I lost to a Face Hunter. Happens every time. I'll make another push tomorrow. 

    I'm still loving this meta. There are a good variety of decks out there, nothing too oppressive. Everything is counterable. Is that everyone's experience too? Hope you're having fun with the grind as much as I am!

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  • Schalde1982's Avatar 150 48 Posts Joined 04/11/2021
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hit lvl 60 today all weekly and daily done for this week. 

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1122 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    I reached level 91 and finally got my hands on that new shiny Faction Pride coin.

    Not planned, but last week I hit Legend once again and this time with Freeze Shaman because it is just too good, even after the recent Snowfall Guardian nerf. My XP achievements are 89% done now and I am waiting for Team 5 to patch the broken ones. My collection is still missing 1 single legendary (Bearon Gla'shear) to complete the Fractured in Alterac Valley expansion so I can get the other new shiny Alterac General coin. Hopefully, the missing Shaman legendary will make its appearance in this season's ranked chest reward packs.

    The current Standard meta is better than during last expansion and enjoyable again. The Wild meta on the other hand is still shitty, F those United in Stormwind questlines, really.

    Anyone else getting more and more annoyed by the increasing amount of bugs in HS which do not get enough attention by Team 5? I mostly play on my mobile phone, so it might not be happening in the HS client that much, I do not know.

    Good luck with the grind and most of all have lots of fun! See y'all again in 2022!

    Tavern Regular » [ 1897 / 2000 ]

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  • Iplaywhite's Avatar Academy Sleuth 405 143 Posts Joined 06/10/2019
    Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Currently level 61 with no tavern pass and current weekly quests still to go.

    I've mostly been achievement hunting with what I have available, 40% done so far, Xmas break helps as well. I don't mind the meta so much other than going against priest or Qwarrior/Qwarlock. Thankfully, freeze shaman achievement hunting = easy wins against Pirate Garrosh.

    My favorite thing to do so far has been to have Yogg in my freeze shaman and get to play his effect 3 times total with parrot.

    "Soon we must all make the choice between what is right and what is easy"

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 1170 804 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    With Mondays Weeklies I´ve finally hit lvl 70 and got that 20% boost. Today I´ve also hit 1400 Honor for the High Warlord rank and got golden Vanndar Stormpike, so now I can try to do the Wing Commander Ichman achievement (which I "luckily" opened in my last pack). My XP achievement count is at 55% done, hope that they will fix the broken ones soon.

    Good luck all!

    Please be kind to each other

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  • Synnr7's Avatar 985 579 Posts Joined 07/19/2019
    Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Ooh I missed this at the start. Just hit 69 (nice) today as well as finished my High Warlord Quest. I got a Vanndar early on but dusted him as I got closer to the golden reward. Been enjoying the expansion with a variety of decks. Favorites are Big Spell Mage and Ichman Hunter! Not good decks but so fun.

    Legendaries: Opened: Mulvrick, Ichman, Caria Felsoul, Saidan , Bru'kan (hero) , Dreadlich Tamsin

    Redwarded: Drek'thar, Vanndar, Korrak, Lokholar

    Crafted: Dawngrasp(hero), Xyrella (Hero)

    This time I did get the pass. Got a decent haul on Legends too so far. Enjoying this set a lot as a casual ranked player. Looking forward to end of month rewards and the mini-set to come.

    Casual Dragon Cardgame enthusiast. 

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1122 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 7 months, 1 week ago

    Best wishes everyone!!

    I just hit level 123. XP achievements progress is stuck at 95% because the 2 remaining ones are still bugged.

    I moved on to complete the other no XP rewarding achievements which are now mostly done as well.

    Today, I finally caved and converted 76K arcane dust to complete my entire card collection. Just to cross this off my HS bucket list.

    Annoying bugs aside, I am actually starting to lose interest in traditional HS because there are only a few goals left for me to achieve. Considering achievements were not even in the game before the first rewards track got introduced, it is amazing how my perception of the game was changed by them.

    I played continuously since 2015 and I am not at all interested in Battlegrounds or Arena by the way. HS fatigue is finally setting in, I guess.

    Tavern Regular » [ 1897 / 2000 ]

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  • Schalde1982's Avatar 150 48 Posts Joined 04/11/2021
    Posted 7 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From NebuchadnezzarHS

    Best wishes everyone!!

    I just hit level 123. XP achievements progress is stuck at 95% because the 2 remaining ones are still bugged.

    I moved on to complete the other no XP rewarding achievements which are now mostly done as well.

    Today, I finally caved and converted 76K arcane dust to complete my entire card collection. Just to cross this off my HS bucket list.

    Annoying bugs aside, I am actually starting to lose interest in traditional HS because there are only a few goals left for me to achieve. Considering achievements were not even in the game before the first rewards track got introduced, it is amazing how my perception of the game was changed by them.

    I played continuously since 2015 and I am not at all interested in Battlegrounds or Arena by the way. HS fatigue is finally setting in, I guess.

    Take a break, only do your daily/weekly for a periode, you are allready way ahead on RT. then interest will come again.

     

    For myself i keep it low, just reached lvl 74 so 20% xp now. And as allways Arena only, so low xp.

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 1170 804 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months, 1 week ago

    With todays Weeklies I´ve jumped to lvl 90 and got that sweet coin. My XP achievement count is 70% done. Funny thing is that I´ve accidentaly completed warriors "What Happens When...?" even I don´t own Rokara, the Valorous - more in spoiler.

    Show Spoiler
    I was playing Casual Duels against Diablo. Turn 6 I´ve played Southsea Scoundrel I got in loot bucket, and managed to discover Rokara, the Valorous. Next turn I played her, attacked my opponent with all my minions on board, leaving him at exactly 1 health. And guess what, my opponent had only one minion left - a mere 1/1. Never been so lucky before :D

    Please be kind to each other

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Magma Rager 835 636 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 7 months, 1 week ago

    I've reached level 67 on the track. I finally bought the pass, but I wasn't able to play much last week because I got sick, so I spent the past two days finishing my quests from last week, then cleaning up the new quests this week. I managed to climb 8 levels in two days, not bad. 

    With Thief Rogues dominating the meta, I've been strictly playing Quest Shaman and Quest Handlock. I know, I know, try something new, but these decks are my best bet to counter those Rogues because of their removal tools. And I've been farming wins for that golden Shaman portrait anyway, so might as well. I'm only 13 wins away! 

    I'm also excited to have unlocked the Venerable Bru'kan portrait, definitely one of the best Shaman skins in the game. I just love skins with flashy animations, and the lightning emanating from Bru'kan's fingertips is just sweet (he's also my favorite mercenary; love me some old geezers who can still dish it out!). I'll be using this skin exclusively in my grind for the golden portrait. 

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