The Best Way to Purchase Hearthstone Card Packs

With the impending release of the next Hearthstone expansion, The Grand Tournament, Blizzard has offered up a bargain for players looking to jump right in with the new content. For $49.99, players can pre-purchase 50 packs of Grand Tournament cards and receive a special card back only available during this promotion. By itself, this will save you a little bit of money. 50 packs would normally cost you roughly $60 (there is no option to purchase exactly 50 packs in the store, $49.99 only gets you 40). This is an obvious tactic of Blizzard to coerce players to spend money in an otherwise free-to-play game. The question is, are you better off with this promotion or buying the same amount of packs with in-game gold? Continue reading →