Hello people, my name is John. New to the game, only just started playing tonight, and really enjoying it. Very different to other games I've played before.
Now for my questions:
Are there any particular cards I should be looking for when starting out?
Are there any ways of getting packs without using credits?
How are you all doing?
You get packs only with credits, but you can earn clintz and actually choose your cards without getting packs. However, that takes quite a long time to even afford 1 worthwhile card that way. As well, by completing missions and getting high rankings in tournaments, you can earn credits without actually purchasing. Of course, doing well enough to actually earn substantial rewards that way, again, involves a lot of time, and that you are actually good at the game.
I will not sugar-coat this too much: though this game advertises that it is free to play, to actually get anywhere in the game, you will probably have to put in some money.
I understand. I've played a few games whwere the top players have had to pump in hundreds of pounds just to get that edge over other people. Not my cup of tea. I don't earn enough for a start.
I'm enjoying the games so far without spending any money on it. I've sorted my deck out (for now) and I'm just enjoying having a battle and buying the occasional card to level up.
Welcome to the game! I hope that you have a good time. Let me let you in on a little secret: You don't need to spend a single cent to get a decent collection. Certainly lots of time, but not a single cent. My collection is worth a fair bit (not sure exactly, but around 100,000), and I honestly haven't spent anything but time. The 20 credits needed to buy a pack is intimidating but reachable. What you want to do is this: do a few free offers in the "free credits" tab of the Shop, preferably surveys, and definitely not anything that involves downloads. You should end up with 20 credits if you get at least a few successful surveys, and hopefully more. On Friday, take those 20 credits and put them into a New Blood pack. With good luck, you'll hit the jackpot and earn 10k+ clintz in cards to be sold IMMEDIATELY, otherwise you'll hopefully at least get 2 or 3k. Take the money and invest it into a decent deck for Type 1 tournaments, probably either Montana or Sentinels. Look at the pages of the cards to get a guess as to which are good, as I can't really list them all here. If you play the tournaments diligently you'll get a steady stream of clintz and credits, and if you are willing you can do even more free offers you can increase this income even more. Eventually once you get 15k clintz or so, you can build up a good deck for most clans, and from there on your chances to strike it rich by just playing by a lot. Then again, free offers still help, and even if they are tedious