Your luck is terrible, but it’s probably not as bad as you think it is if you just finished getting an abnormal number of duplicate cards from the new expansion in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
Blizzard Entertainment has confirmed that a bug caused certain cards to drop at a higher rate than they should have for packs in the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion that went live today. The publisher just launched a patch that should prevent cards for the new tri-class gangs (a new feature introduced alongside the Gadgetzan add-on) from dropping in packs as often as they were. GamesBeat managing editor Jason Wilson opened up 59 packs earlier today, and he definitely came across more than his fair share of tri-class cards.
Of course, the fix does not help Jason, who already spent his money. For players like him, Blizzard has some compensation coming.
“Any player on the Americas server who opened Mean Streets of Gadgetzan packs before 2:30 p.m. PST will receive additional Mean Streets of Gadgetzan packs as compensation,” Hearthstone community manager Christina “Zeriyah” Sims wrote in a post on the game’s forums. “The affected players will receive 33 percent of the total amount of Gadgetzan packs opened before 2:30 p.m. PST, rounded up, to a minimum of one, regardless if the player acquired packs through gold, Quests, or real money.”
If you purchased your packs before that time but didn’t open them, the bug did not affect you. Hearthstone does not generate the cards until you open them. This means you avoided the bug, but you also will miss out on the compensation.
Looks like you have 20 extra card packs headed your way, Jason. And you thought you just had rotten luck!