* Edit after 4 months (~250 hours playtime):
(Pre note: Today i got two legendary cards from daily login reward pack. One is Ghox other is Yuru. \o/)
So after 4 months i still think that game is the best Digital Card Game on the market (after trying Hearthstone, DOTP, DOC, IW, Scrolls and HEX). Stone Blade Entertainment is doing an amazing job with pumping new sets, cards regularly.
In this 4 months, i only spent 5-10 bucks per month and i have competitive decks now which can be used in constructed tournaments. For card games with paying that little and having some competitive decks is great because we all know that card games are expensive hobbies in general.
Also, realized that i didn't praise enough how the game has an amazing art. I don't know how they keep pushing that level quality of artwork with every set but they are just beautiful, amazing.
I criticized the UI of Solforge in my first comment and it's still the same. But at least, we know that devs are thinking to improve it. Here's a mockup from them: http://imgur.com/a/NNxYN
If you're looking for a good card game with a mature community (one of the best communities i've seen in any game), best DCG artwork in the market with some fresh game mechanics and huge potential, there's still one choice, Solforge.
Newbie here who just started Solforge
and playing it for a week. I read reviews to learn what people think about the game and most of them say that the game is pay-to-win and as a guy who have been playing Hearthstone for a long time and got nearly all the cards in the game, i didn't ♥♥♥♥ing understand how Solforge is P2W
Comparing to Hearthstone
, game is much more generous. You get silver for every win, you get a huge amount of silver
for every 1st and 3rd win and 1st online win. Opened a few booster packs (pack of 6 cards) and saw that possibility of getting legendary or heroic cards are much bigger then getting an Epic or Legendary cards of Hearthstone.
Forging/Crafting cards are also much easier than Hearthstone's dust system. And think about it, even daily login prize
is ~2000 silver and you can buy a common card for only 150 silver (rare for 1400). By just loging in and winning 3 -specific- games in a day, you can buy 30-40 common cards or 3-4 rares.
To put it simply, game economy is much better organized than both Duels of Champions and Hearthstone
Also I'm playing with Starter packs mostly and i won many matches against those decks with lots of heroics or rares. Game is not P2W not just because of getting packs is cheap but also you can create good decks with common cards too.
One problem of the game is UI, especially the lack of native full screen mode.
Other than that, game is great; yeah, really. Leveling up the cards is a great idea and i felt like i'm playing Heroes of Might & Magic III
. Game is fast, fluid, fun and being able to play multiple games at the same time is a good idea too.
Game is also in early access state for now but i hope player base will grow because it has big potential.