There has been a lot negativity recently on message boards (mainly Reddit) addressing the unpleasant state of the game. It can be well summarized here by Trolden. Disguised Toast even took a break from creating HS content!
As someone who plays Arena significantly more than Ranked, I can say I haven’t felt the angst as much as someone who is struggling in Ranked. I can say that I abhor facing Paladins now, in both formats.
It’s easy to understand everyone’s frustration over the balancing changes by Blizzard. The nerf of Patron Warrior obviously angered those who relied on that deck as the main source of laddering or simply enjoyed it. This is not the first time a nerf of a combo-archetype has resulted in a card’s demise (see Starving Buzzard, Gadgetzan Auctioneer). To make things worse, the Secret Paladin has taken over the meta, thus making everything unenjoyable with a woefully overpowered card.
Besides the usual sprinkled-in threads of regular gaming complaints (RNG, Pay-2-win), this front of discontent seems more united this time around, with famous Hearthstone figures speaking out. Has anyone else felt the same way about the game? Is it just plain restlessness from having no new content for a few months?