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Blizzard is sounding out how much players will pay for a Hearthstone subscription

Hearthstone’s marketing department trying to work out the exact amount I can pay for the next set. (Image credit: Blizzard)

A few years ago I sat down and worked out how much I’d spent on Hearthstone. I wish I could say I was shocked, but I’ve been playing since beta and have always known the game was expensive to keep up with. But when the number came out around $2,500, what I actually felt was a kind of grim resignation. Anyway, I stopped counting and kept playing, so shame on me I guess. I mention this as a preamble because this week Blizzard has been sending around a survey asking Hearthstone players, amongst other things, whether they would be willing to pay a monthly fee to access various subsets of the game’s card collection.

These are the offers floated as options in the survey:

  • Monthly subscription (all Standard cards for 1 class): one monthly price of $10 to access all Standard cards in 1 class of your choice
  • Monthly subscription (all Standard cards): one monthly price of $20 to access all Standard cards including the current expansion
  • Monthly subscription (all Standard cards): one monthly price of $10 to access all Standard cards except the current expansion
  • Monthly subscription (top deck for 3 classes): one monthly price of $10 to access the current top performing deck for 3 classes of your choice

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