- Oct 26, 2017
16k dust is about enough for 1.5 to 2 of the most expensive control meta decks at any given point (more if you're playing cheaper things, usually aggro). 2k gold is 20 packs which is a fair amount, but maybe better served as a resource for spending on arenas than direct packs. If you're even halfway decent it'll be more efficient/last longer than directly buying packs of the current set, and if you're good enough you can go infinite or near infinite.
I have enough cards that I can "fill in the gaps" easily when a new deck is released. But if I didn't have such a large base to work from, that would be much more difficult. It's why I'm hesitant to fully back Brian Kibler's idea only allow a small portion of Basic and Classic cards in Standard at time. While I agree it would make the meta more diverse year over year, it can also explode the cost for both new and especially returning players.
I already worry about leaving the game for a bit because I may get too far behind as it is. I can't imagine how bad it'd be if I left and all new meta decks required new cards almost exclusively.
It's kind of a Catch-22, and I don't know if there's a perfect solution that makes everyone happy.