This game is absolutely worth your time . It has depth , quite a few cards to choose from (around 600) and one of the best F2P models I have experienced . I hope the community will keep growing now that it is on Steam.
EDIT : I am taking back what I said . The game does look very promising but it only gets worse as you level up . Your dependency on packs is not visible when you are a beginner , but when you try to face an opponent with 500+ elo , you WILL find a guy that has emptied his wallet on this game . More specifically :
- The lack of a trading system is killing MaM . It does not matter if you want THAT card .You have to buy a pack every time and expect to find it there . Most packs contain 10-12 cards . There are all in all 600 cards. You do the math.
And it gets even better . Most of the epic monsters can only be found in 2 card packs , which sometimes DO contain duplicate cards . So if you want one of those cards you are pretty much screwed.An alternative to praying to the godess of luck , is to purchase it directly with wildcards , a currency that you get with packs.
However the only sure way to have them is to buy packs with seals . You get 100 seals per level up (roughly 20 matches if you haven't bought cards with real money , as you will lose most of the time ).There are two packs ( essentially one ) that you can buy with seals.The ''normal pack'' costs 175 seals and gives 3 wildcards , along with 12 other game cards . The second one costs 225 seals gives 4 wildcards and has the same card pool with the previous pack , with the onl difference being that they are ...shiny.
So after 4 level ups (400 seals) you can get 7 wildcards , 48 random cards and all the gold you will have gathered by then. Well done ! An epic card costs 8 wildcards.After so many matches , you can not have the epic card you want.Now imagine what happens if you want to fit 10 or more epic cards in your deck , which i assure you is the minimum to have a chance at higher elos.
If you do not want to pay for seals , and do not want to spend the ones you get by leveling up , you can use your gold ( the in-game currency ) to get packs. Sadly those packs have a mediocre 40 % chance ( at best ) to have ONE wildcard .And they most likely fill your card collection with dozens of duplicates. I believe you see my point.
And that concludes the bad moneytary system .
- Another probem of MoM is the matchmaking . The tournament mm that is . Are you a low level player that want to participate in a tournament ? Forget it. You will get matched with guys that have spent an eternity in this game , and more often than not have far better decks than yours .
-Finally any help you get on the game stops at the tutorial . There is no library , catalogue , list ,whatever you want to call it that can inform you of the cards each faction has . You must either visti the ( poor) wiki of the game , or suffer again and again as you are bombarded with effects you didn't know they existed , even after 200 games after you started.
To conclude this game is good for a while , but transforms into a cash sink later on.
Posted: November 10th, 2013