Yet another first time F2P legend

  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Dreamed of making this thread, but after 4 years of playing didn't think it would ever happen.  It's a bit self congratulatory but I hope this one time that's ok.

    Was rank 13 wild starting last season and managed to get to Rank 1 for the first time ever.

    This month I decided it was time to properly try - I'd just play up to 10 games each night until the season was over or I hit legend for the first time, and earn that card back (which I won't use because I don't actually like it lol).

    I used my version of Dragon Jade Druid which I really like.  My 4 year old Druid isn't even level 60 so it's fair to say I'm not an expert Druid player:)

    Had 82% winrate - 27-6

    Even better Rank 1 final boss emoted Well Played so I added him (I give kudos to anyone who emotes WP on a loss) and we had a great chat after.  Explained first time legend situation and he was really kind and we kinda of shared it together :P  Props to him.

    Anyway, rambled enough so just to say if you are trying to do the same, there's lots of advice out there.  But you can do it if you play, practice and a bit of good RNG helps too :)

    Thanks all!!!!  Beer time!

    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • anchorm4n's Avatar HearthStationeer 465 498 Posts Joined 03/13/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Congratulations! I'm happy for you :)

    Double the pride, double the fall.

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thanks my friend :)

    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • Amaringo's Avatar 165 6 Posts Joined 10/26/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Well done, man! Can you share your decklist?

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  • sinti's Avatar Global Moderator Funnel Cakes 800 1351 Posts Joined 10/20/2018
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Big CG man! I bet that felt awesome! It is funny how when you make legend, you're first a pretty high rank cause most Legend players already doing goofy stuff so they deranked heavilly :D


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  • DelkoHS's Avatar Child of Galakrond 355 420 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Instant top 100 as well, nice :)

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From Amaringo

    Well done, man! Can you share your decklist?

    Sure mate - there's a more standard list that runs the ritualist instead of Hecklebots and Aya instead of a Spellkin.  That might be better for this works for me.

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    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From sinti

    Big CG man! I bet that felt awesome! It is funny how when you make legend, you're first a pretty high rank cause most Legend players already doing goofy stuff so they deranked heavilly :D

    Thanks!

    Actually I looked me up on the Blizzard ladder web page, and there were only 125 players in EU Wild Legend at the time, so yes I AM TOP #100 LEGEND!!!!!! Wow!    Oh, but there's only 125 people and some of them are probably playing meme decks for fun.   Ah :(

    lol still sounds good if you don't know the context though :) :)

    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • Savron's Avatar Malfurion 90 29 Posts Joined 06/10/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Good job, man! That feels good and you will feel that way for a couple more weeks. Enjoy it!

    I hit Legend for the first time in January... and then again in February. TBH, I was kind of disappointed because of the second time in a consecutive month. :-/

    Btw I heard that it's much easier to hit legend in Wild (where I did myself also).

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  • Meenz's Avatar 175 102 Posts Joined 06/17/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    Awesome!!! Nice work! Nothing wrong with celebrating the milestone with everyone here. Someone I know did the same in Jan ;) 

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Quote From Savron

    Good job, man! That feels good and you will feel that way for a couple more weeks. Enjoy it!

    I hit Legend for the first time in January... and then again in February. TBH, I was kind of disappointed because of the second time in a consecutive month. :-/

    Btw I heard that it's much easier to hit legend in Wild (where I did myself also).

    Thanks mate (and everyone else I've not specifically thanked)!  Feels good and wanted to mark the occasion so I can come back and read this post some point in the future to relive the feeling.

    Emailled my gf at 5 in the morning with the screenshot - she was asleep upstairs and this morning said "you should have come and woken me up!".  Yeah I don't think that would have gone well for me :P :P

    Could be easier in Wild maybe - hit Rank 2 a few times in standard but I wasn't trying then and even though I had half the month left played on different accounts/formats.

    Am f2p and playing in Wild at least means I don't lose half my collection each year and crafting investments more  worthwhile (usually). When standard gets boring play Wild, tired of Wild play standard!

    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • maverick's Avatar 100 15 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Congrats! Any tips for fellow budget players trying to reach legend (wild or standard)?

    Make Barnes Great Again!

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  • frenzy's Avatar Heartbreaker 260 171 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago
    Quote From maverick

    Congrats! Any tips for fellow budget players trying to reach legend (wild or standard)?

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago
    Quote From maverick

    Congrats! Any tips for fellow budget players trying to reach legend (wild or standard)?

    There's a fair few guides on legend in general - e.g.:

    https://hearthstone-decks.net/legend-in-hearthstone/

    Also a number of streamers play ultra cheap budget decks that are legend viable.  Oldguardian is my favourite.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZscEtlQIxbiEroFuICGICA

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  • maverick's Avatar 100 15 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago

    Right now I'm at rank 11 in both wild and standard.  This is usually my ceiling but occasionally I've moved into the rank 6 to 10 bracket.  Lately I've been playing secret mage in wild and face hunter in standard since the decks are pretty inexpensive.

    Make Barnes Great Again!

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  • maverick's Avatar 100 15 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 4 weeks ago
    Quote From og0
    Quote From maverick

    Congrats! Any tips for fellow budget players trying to reach legend (wild or standard)?

    There's a fair few guides on legend in general - e.g.:

    https://hearthstone-decks.net/legend-in-hearthstone/

    Also a number of streamers play ultra cheap budget decks that are legend viable.  Oldguardian is my favourite.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZscEtlQIxbiEroFuICGICA

    Thank you.

    Make Barnes Great Again!

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  • og0's Avatar HearthStationeer 535 565 Posts Joined 03/31/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    Cheers mate :)

    There are only 10d types of people who understand binary, I know what 10b of them are but not the other 1000b.

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  • frenzy's Avatar Heartbreaker 260 171 Posts Joined 05/30/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Quote From maverick

    Right now I'm at rank 11 in both wild and standard.  This is usually my ceiling but occasionally I've moved into the rank 6 to 10 bracket.  Lately I've been playing secret mage in wild and face hunter in standard since the decks are pretty inexpensive.

    Have you got the full basic set? If not, I found playing Arena a great way to learn and build my collection up. Although they say "7 wins is infinite", I believe that 3 wins is good value. So, if you can go 3-3 in arena, spend your gold on arena instead of packs.

    Don't disenchant anything, unless you really want to build a deck immediately. Not even extra cards. Wait for nerfs/upgrades and disenchant at full cost. I've been doing that with the the recent Shaman nerfs - eg: I had 6 Invocation of Frost. Small change to some, but makes the difference for me. Been playing casually for 1 year and am at rank 4 with a tier 1 deck. But, I only play 5 or 6 hours a week.

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  • forcemajeure's Avatar 315 199 Posts Joined 04/01/2019
    Posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Congrats!  That's exciting.  I never had the patience or dedication to hit it.

    Start date: 5/16/14     Current gold: 16,410      Current dust: 17,200    Play wins: 10,786   Legendary from crafting: 26

    Cash spent: $125.00  Lifetime gold: 177,110   Dust reserves: 62,985  Arena Wins: 907  Legendary from packs: 127

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