I've been playing Poxnora on and off since 2008/09. You can immagine - that's a long time. And I saw it's good and bad sides. There are a lot of good sides in this game and only a few ( now ) of downsides. Back in 08/09 this game was full "pay to win" type of a game. You could only get basic, pathetic, starter decks, that couldn't level up at all and you couldn't buy any packs with virtual money ( gold ) that you get from playing. Basically, gold was non-existent back then.
Then SOE ( Sony Online ) took over. They made it "free to play" finaly with implementing gold which you could spend on buying individual high value runes. Then, you could trade those high value runes for a bunch of smaller value ones that you need for your decks. And the more you played the game, the more you got "rich" and could build a better, more competitive deck.
Then DOG ( Desert Owl ) took back the game again. They nerfed 95 % of the runes ( by the way completely destroying all of my high value runes by doing that ), but I think it made the game more balanced now. A lot more balanced actualy. There ARE still some overpowered high value runes ( mostly legendaries ), which are hard to kill on the "battlefield", but a lot less of them, than before, when SOE was running the game. You can't buy individual runes anymore with gold, but now you can buy packs and boxes with it. Which I think is even better ( lot better ). Since in those boxes and packs, you have 10% for an exo and 5% for each exo to become a legendary. So, if you are lucky, you can get on a roll and get rich a LOT faster than we used to, when we had to grind gold like madmen, to get the rune which was worth 150 000 gold. ( there were 500 000 gold runes later as well ).
This game is unique in so many ways. Strong deck is not the only thing you need. You need to closely put together your deck considering a lot of things ( stealth detection, destroying equipment, anty-spell, anty-heal, boost-heal etc ) all depending on your deck synergy. And then, you also have to play the perfect game once the match starts, with perfect strategy, since every bad move might mean turnover and you losing the game, no matter how good your deck is. I remember beating 10-15 games in a row in ranked matches with only common / uncommon / rare runes, but in a deck which had amazing synergy and me focused on the game 100%.
So if you are looking for a CONSTANT challenge, never the same battles, literally MILLIONS of possible deck builds, this IS THE GAME! Elves, Dwarves, Barbarians, Demons, Liches, Undead, Zombies, Witches, Paladins, Warriors, Voils, Dragons, Lizards, Swamp creatures, Frogs, Snakes, Beasts, Fairies, Treefolk, Wizards, Titans, Constructs - they are ALL in this game spread out into 8 unique factions! Don't even look for anything else, there just isn't anything like it out there. This game is amazing!