It looks like free-to-play digital collectible card games will be the trend of 2014. MTG is not doing well on the digital front, and people need something to rely on. That’s where Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft comes into play. Blizzards squeezed the best from offline collectible card games, added a bunch of unique online-only features and spiced it all with some decent visuals, and viola Hearthstone is a very popular even in the beta state.
One of the most interesting game modes is the Arena mode. Each session costs in-game gold or real money to play. For this price you can build a deck by choosing among the three cards until you pick 30. With this deck you face another arena player until you have three losses or twelve wins. Arena is pretty popular in Hearthstone, but will this formula work for all games? Let’s find out what Arena stands for, shall we.