Why Hearthstone is an Underrated Game That Brings Out My Potty Mouth

When Hearthstone came out, I was one of the first to jump in and play it. However, I wasn’t a huge fan of card games, even when they were put into a video game form. I played for a bit, and then stopped, simply because World of Warcraft: Legion hit. Now, a year later, I am picking Hearthstone back up and noticing the changes that have been made in the game and how addicting the game has become.

Just redownloading the game on a Samsung got me a couple of new free card packs to open, which made me happy. I added some of these new cards into my deck and away I went. I blew through the first few opponents I came up against and thought: “This is awesome!” So, I kept playing.

It’s now almost a week later and I think I’ve strung together more curse words and weird random words than I could ever list.

The reason behind that has two sides: graphics and game play.

Let’s start with the graphics. They’re epic. Seriously. The 3D aspects of the graphics make the game that much better in my opinion. I actually like to see gamer’s portraits blow up just for the 3D effect… unless it’s mine. I love the spinning cards with the 3D graphics. I love the animations in the game. I love that they’ve really done a major adjustment to the graphics since I stopped playing over a year ago.

The other side is the game play itself. Here’s where I get really pissy really fast: paid card packs. If you have the cash to blow on card packs, sweet! You’ve got it made. If not however, you get to suffer through defeat after defeat until you’re screaming at the phone like a lunatic.

I played a ton this week and gathered up enough gold to purchase several packs. Thankfully, you can still do this and add card packs to your decks without spending cash. When you come up against those people who obviously spent too much time and/or money in Hearthstone, it sucks. Seriously sucks. They blow through you like a tornado through smoke and you are sitting there, pissed off, screaming at your phone… ready to play again as soon as that round is over because you just know that you’ll come up against someone like yourself.

But you don’t.

Until the round when you’re finally at the point of deleting the damn app from your phone. Then you win. And you keep on playing.

It is a vicious cycle and I’m stuck in it.

Thank goodness those 3D graphics are there to keep my mind afloat while I’m trying to think of the next thing to scream when I get demolished again.

Trying not to melt away in the heat of Oklahoma, MD Weems has been a writer and artist for over 20 years. Her written works over all types of gaming have been used in college level game design textbooks as well as in US Patents over virtual character design. She has worked with gaming companies all over the world and is even cool enough to have her own Korean cartoon character.