Rewards Track Progress: 4.0

Fractured in Alterac Valley
  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1670 4225 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago
    Quote From Tetsuo
    Even though I'm playing it a lot recently, Mercenaries still feels like a really predatory mode. The economy is terrible, and it basically wants you to sacrifice ALL of your time if you want to max out your mercs. I just so happened to have lots of time recently so I was able to, but man, I can see why a lot of people gave up on this mode. I mean, this was one of the things that made me hesitant to be invested in the mode in the first place. 

    To be honest, it only seems more predatory than usual because of the restrictions from the chi-ji event. Because if Im completely honest, I wouldn't even bother with 90% of all the mercs I utilized to complete these event if it didn't force me to. Had to grind up Yulon and Sinestra somewhat to even stand a chance, and even then I still felt I won by luck rather than skill.

    Otherwise, I finished nearly all the bounties using nature bros. And the only expensive option here is Malfurion with lvl 4 liferoot treasure.

    If players gave up on it, its only because mercs is at present uninteresting, unrewarding, and the pve can get tiresome at times. Not to mention that its incredibly expensive if youre wanting to pay, and grindy as hell if youre not. Im still half way through getting Valeera right now. Wonder how long it'll take me to get Longxin.

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 1170 801 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    I´m at 185 lvl with 6k gold. My XP achievement is at 70% done, wonder when they will enable DH and Rogue one. With mercenaries, I can´t pass the fourth special Chi-Ji task, so I don´t think I´ll ever complete it all. I know the event is not meant to be for everyone, but at least I hoped it would be challenging AND fun. But no, this is Hearthstone, no quests or challenges are fun, but frustrating (including XP achievements). So I think I´ll slowly abandon the mode, although the completionist in me screams in frustration XD

    Please be kind to each other

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1116 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Quote From Tetsuo
    Dude how often do you play? Level 357 is nuts lol.

    I know it is crazy, but I have actually played less now than during the previous Rewards Track, although still more than is considered healthy.

    Plenty of my XP comes from farming Mercenaries (no bots involved). I am just converting time, electricity and a few occasional clicks into XP 😂

    Currently at level 377, almost at the very end, lol.

    Tavern Regular » [ 1866 / 2000 ]

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  • CuddlyCactus's Avatar Mankrik's Wife 335 56 Posts Joined 10/04/2020
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    not to be an ass, but why don't you just translate 5€ of whatever your energy company comp is asking into any Merc you want at this point? haha

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1116 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Quote From CuddlyCactus
    not to be an ass, but why don't you just translate 5€ of whatever your energy company comp is asking into any Merc you want at this point? haha

    Of course I could do that, but I do not really care for those Mercenaries at all. I will collect and fully max them out eventually along the way, but all I want is that sweet XP which directly translates into extra gold to buy in game stuff with.

    It might still be more efficient to spend real money to purchase that said stuff, but I have not made the proper calculation to make the comparison.

    To reach the end of the Rewards Track once again (I did it for the first RT) also feels like yet another achievement to me by the way.

    Yes, my thought process is kind of peculiar, I know. Strange people (like myself) do strange things, I guess 😅

    Tavern Regular » [ 1866 / 2000 ]

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  • DragonDraena's Avatar 430 185 Posts Joined 08/10/2021
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Utility rates are structured differently everywhere, but around here charging an ipad daily will run you about $2 a year. 

    We have one of those power meters where you plug the meter into the wall, and then plug your appliance into the meter, and it reports the draw. My spouse and I tested everything we could reach, and the only item where a behavior change made sense was the coffeepot. Now, after it's done brewing, we turn it off instead of letting the hotplate keep the coffee warm. 

    If you have any environmental concerns about the impacts of playing video games, a much more impactful trade is to swap in one meatless meal each week. And make sure the screen setting is as dim as reasonable. 

    Tablets and phones draw very little power overall. (Not gonna get into any analysis of crypto mining here, lol). Have fun. Chase XP.  Your electric bill will be fine. 

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  • Schalde1982's Avatar 150 47 Posts Joined 04/11/2021
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    Lvl 150 All weekly done.

     

    XP in arena still sucks monkey balls. If i played standard instead which they try to force into your throat as much as they can then i would probably be 200+ soonish

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  • Riffraff's Avatar 755 360 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    About to hit level 229. Finishing up the last grindy (not RNG dependent) Onyxia's Lair XP achievements and just spamming Standard and Ranked Ladder in these final days of the Year of the Gryphon.

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  • Mountaineer's Avatar Bronze Supporter 165 11 Posts Joined 02/21/2022
    Posted 5 months, 1 week ago

    I just reached Level 217, & Diamond 5 with two stars, on the ladder.

     

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1116 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    Tavern Regular » [ 1866 / 2000 ]

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  • Riffraff's Avatar 755 360 Posts Joined 04/30/2020
    Posted 5 months ago

    You're crazy. My hat is off to you, sir.

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  • rocketfodder's Avatar 525 60 Posts Joined 06/17/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    good god. i'm 145, i expect to be 175-195 by next expansion. i'm f2p, usually hit legend standard and mostly play for dailies. i'll play bgs when i hit legend and get bored. i cant imagine the dedication to hit 400. congrats!

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Magma Rager 835 636 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    Just reached Level 140. I finally managed to complete some achievements: the Xyrella deathrattle ones, summoning X number of dread imps, and the Kurtrus, Demon-Render one. I'm frustrated that I've yet to complete the one for triggering honorable kills; it's a pretty difficult mechanic to pull off. 

    I expect to be at Level 150+ by the end of the week. 

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  • dapperdog's Avatar Dragon Scholar 1670 4225 Posts Joined 07/29/2019
    Posted 5 months ago
    Quote From Tetsuo

    Just reached Level 140. I finally managed to complete some achievements: the Xyrella deathrattle ones, summoning X number of dread imps, and the Kurtrus, Demon-Render one. I'm frustrated that I've yet to complete the one for triggering honorable kills; it's a pretty difficult mechanic to pull off. 

    I expect to be at Level 150+ by the end of the week. 

    Honor kills you can easily farm with Keen Reflex and our old reliable, Mad Summoner. It'll still take quite some time, but at very least its substantially easier than before this card was introduced.

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  • Alleria's Avatar Eevee 1170 801 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    @NebuchadnezzarHS I´m halfway there - lvl 200 now. I missed one Ranked weekly - that´s how I love that mode, not. My main goal is to complete XP achievements (doing it in casual Duels), right now I´m at 80% done. Still waiting for DH and Rogue ones, wonder why it takes so long to fix that - we won´t have much time left to complete them I´m afraid. Wonder what the new expansion will be about :)

    Please be kind to each other

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1116 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    @Rifraff & rocketfodder: Thank you for acknowledging my bizarre and devoted madness for Hearthstone! 😋

    @Alleria: Yeah, we encountered quite a few weird and annoying bugs with both the Alterac Valley and Onyxia's Lair achievements. I obviously do not need the related XP, but I would like to finish the last three for completeness sake.

    I have noticed during the last couple of days that playing Hearthstone without the XP progress and gold increments is a lot less fun. Kind of makes me wonder if I would still enjoy Hearthstone if it was vanilla. At least I have learned by now that the Rewards Track has become a truly vital aspect of this game for me.

    For the time being, one of my last few goals is to complete the three remaining XP-less general gameplay achievements:

    • Me Go Face (9317/10000)
    • Over Encumbered (3624/5000)
    • Tanks! You're welcome. (8720/10000)

    My (useless) achievements points total is currently: 29780. It shows that I am in need of help to overcome this unhealthy Hearthstone addiction. Although this is (partially) a running gag of mine, I honestly feel it is probably not even that far away from the actual truth 🙄

    Anyways, good luck to you all with the last stretch of this Rewards Track!

    Tavern Regular » [ 1866 / 2000 ]

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  • Caro's Avatar Dragon 1950 1815 Posts Joined 03/12/2020
    Posted 5 months ago

    NebuchadnezzarHS, how about you complete my achievements and RT for me? 😅😁

    Been lagging behind this expansion coz the achievement bugs put me off achievement hunting 🤦‍♀️

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  • Avalon's Avatar Content Admin Salty Dog 1490 1909 Posts Joined 06/12/2019
    Posted 5 months ago

    Level 200!

    Spice Lord and self-proclaimed Meme Master.

    • You can follow me on Twitter - I am always active and you can tag me to highlight your (or someone else's) 12 wins Duels run or really anything Hearthstone-related!
    • Hearthstone Battletag: beppe946#2807 (EU)
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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Prince Charming 1885 1116 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 5 months ago
    Quote From Caro

    NebuchadnezzarHS, how about you complete my achievements and RT for me? 😅😁

    Been lagging behind this expansion coz the achievement bugs put me off achievement hunting 🤦‍♀️

    @Caro: For a moment, I was seriously considering your suggestion and it further proves that I have a Hearthstone addiction. However, even before Mercenaries was launched I had already abandoned my four F2P accounts to reduce my overall Hearthstone playtime (slightly) and also because I was not getting those sweet Challenge a Friend! quests frequently enough. In short, I think it is unwise for me to complete your XP achievements and Rewards Track, but I am very flattered that you thought I would be sufficiently trustworthy to wield your Battle.net account on your behalf 😇 Good luck with gathering all that XP, I believe you can do it just as fine!

    I am still sitting comfortably at level 400, lol. Killing time by saving up all the highest grossing XP quests for the next Rewards Track.

    Tavern Regular » [ 1866 / 2000 ]

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  • Iplaywhite's Avatar Academy Sleuth 405 143 Posts Joined 06/10/2019
    Posted 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    Currently at level 145, not bad given I skipped an entire month just to refresh and reduce the burnout of playing sometimes.

    As much as I love Kazakusan and playing it, I think it was a bit of a mistake, the deckbuilding restriction is negligible especially in wild.

    I can't even imagine being 400 with a month to spare lol well done!

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

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