This crafting systems current design is a huge turn off. It is actually so bad as to the point where i got the the expansion bundle on steam (heavily discounted) and now i am planing to seek a refund.
Before when it was free to play you could disenchant cards you were not using. This created currency used to create cards more important to the deck you wanted. Now that this is no more i feel I’am bogged down with decks that remain 10-12 cards shy of where i need them to be. Also using these new charges on crafting commons feels terrible. Id rather use the charges on the epics i need first, but its not like one card carries you to victory. With out the rare and commons to help fill out the deck its still not efficient. Meanwhile i have several copies of mythic and rare/epic cards i don’t care about/ use that before i could at least recycle to make the deck i want. Now i’m stuck with these cards that feel like dead weight dragging me down. Its a huge turn off for me.
This is all exacerbated by the fact that you have to pay to access the new content anyways. Like, ok i just paid you this money and i’m still no where closer to playing the decks i actually want to play. The old model was much better. Where you could out right buy the islands of oversky and then playing the maps on said island unlocked the copies of new the cards.
Then there is the 110, 30 day average of a player base. Which is not a good sign. Even if new players come in with this free weekend event they will also be stuck behind this forced time wall to access new cards. Even more so since if you are new you may not know how to focus a deck. You may waste your charges on cards that are not the best fit further putting you behind.
This is obviously my own opinion based on my experience with the game. Though i really think that this current craft system along with the pay to play expansions is just a terrible business model and if this is how its going to continue… yea I’m not really interested. The game play is really fun and the art work is great. This forced time wall though and not being able to at least recycle cards I’m not using/ don’t want is such a turn off though for an online card game.