Talk:Standard format

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A bargain?[edit source]

Does it mean it's a smart investment to buy an adventure with real money or gold and later disenchant unwanted cards for dust? E.g. LoE has 4 legendaries which means you get 1600 dust from these 4 cards alone. The adventure costs 2800 gold which alternatively can buy you 28 card packs, which in turn can give you 28*40 dust assuming you already own the cards that were in the packs, you got no golden cards, just 4 common and 1 rare each time.

  • I know I can get legendaries, epic cards and golden cards from card packs.
  • Buying the adventure seems a better idea than crafting that one legendary card from it, although crafting e.g. a few common ones w/o buying the adventure is an option. If ... it is an option - I'm still not sure if I can craft a Naxx card if I haven't bought the adventure ;P

-- Karol007 (talk) 09:21, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

According to the current card pack statistics meta-study, the value of the average card pack is 84.85 97.8 dust. This means 700g would buy you 593.95 684.6 dust, and 2800g would buy you 2375.8 2738.4. I've counted up the cards for the adventure, and I'm happy to say it provides 3170 dust in total. This means that, provided you don't mind spending a short period blasting through the normal mode encounters and class challenges, it's well worth buying LoE even if you just want dust to craft cards from another set. Moreover, if you want even a few of the cards in the set [or a single legendary], you'll be saving a lot ton of dust due to the crafting/disenchanting ratios.
I'm happy about that, since it will encourage people to play (and hypothetically even enjoy!) the content as a standard part of Hearthstone. However, it will be interesting to see if they change the dust value of future adventures based on the expectation that people will be dusting some or all of the cards. LoE had way higher dust value than BRM, and cost 20% less.
Re: crafting options, once Standard format arrives Naxx will be "Wild", which means you can craft Naxx cards regardless of owning the adventure ;) -- Taohinton (talk) 08:37, 4/12 February 2016 (UTC)

Unfair assessment?[edit source]

A recent edit jumps to conclusion and oversimplifies the situation, although we don't know if the author is a native English speaker, so it might have come out harsher than he/she indented.

I've counted that if I started playing when Hearthstone came out instead a year later, I would have / I would be able to craft every card I wanted.

IMHO Blizzard is in the position that can be described as doomed if you do, doomed if you don't. -- Karol007 (talk) 23:34, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

I agree, that edit was inappropriate for a couple of reasons. A section discussing how the change will affect buying habits, or player reactions to the changes, would be valid (there's already a start on the latter), but not this. -- Taohinton (talk) 17:14, 17 February 2016 (UTC)

asked a question in the discussion section[edit source]

Since now we have the 2 modes each having separate ranks, does this mean we now get 2 chests at the end of a season or simply the higher ranking one? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 87.112.35.15 (talkcontribs) 11:21, 30 April 2016‎

Only the higher one, see 'External links' blog link:
Ranking Up
When Standard is introduced you’ll be able to choose between Standard and Wild for Ranked play, and :you'll have a separate rank for each format, so you can earn ranks and hit Legend in both Wild and :Standard if you wish! You’ll only collect ranked rewards at the end of the season based on the :highest rank you attained in one format or the other, but not both, so feel free to play whichever :you like best!

-- Karol007 (talk) 22:29, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Yup, this is also stated in the appropriate section on Ranked. -- Taohinton (talk) 01:24, 2 May 2016 (UTC)

Moving removed sets to Wild format page[edit source]

At some point I'd like to move the list of removed sets off of this page entirely and into Wild format, which is currently a very small page compared to this one. After all, the defining feature of Wild is that it includes those sets, while this page doesn't really need to list them since, well, they're removed. Obviously we would have a "See also" note here to look at Wild sets, and a similar note over there reminding+linking that Standard sets are legal in Wild too.

I'm not planning to make this move anytime soon, since it's a fairly big change to how we present the formats. Anyone with reservations has a chance to state them. Chime in! - jerodast (talk) 18:50, 9 April 2017 (UTC)