It's a testament to how thoroughly entertaining, thought-provoking, and--let's face it--addicting this game is that so many players (none more so than myself) are waiting so anxiously for the chance to play again (with their usual decks, that is).
And it's a testament to the Goblins' dedication to the game and the community that plays it that they've done everything they can to fix the situation as quickly and painlessly as possible and that they have been so thorough and honest in their explanations and offers to compensate any players who wouldn't have been able to recover their collections (had it come to that).
Mistakes happen. What matters is how they're handled.
Job well done. Looking forward to countless more hours of play in he near future.
It is in hard times that support -and pints of beers- are needed. I have, luckily, not been affected by the faulty update, but some of my favourite opponents were. Cwc88 is right: your commitment to your players is worth celebrating. So I've chosen to complete my collection by sending you enough cash for a few pints of beer. I hope more people, who have not participated financially to the tremendous game you've created, will be inspired to do the same.
Really, what more can you ask of a team of developers? Nothing the Goblins are not already doing.
Without a doubt, the three goblins are the most fan centered development team I've ever observed. Normally, losing my rather extensive collection of cards (not to mention my creative collection of decks) would really concern me. But I have every confidence that the goblins have done everything possible to set things right. So thanks to the goblins.
Actually, this mishap has given me some new appreciation for the game. Playing 85th level AI decks with only a starter deck is very insightful. Clearly, there are some opponents I just can't defeat with the deck, but much to my surprise, I am winning nearly as large a percentage of games as I was with my own decks. Amazing given my deck has no rare cards and very few cards with a strength of 3 or more. I think the starter decks provide some real lessons in deck creation which I am still trying to digest. Just more evidence of the love that went into the game creation.
The update has just gone live and should become visible for you all over the next few hours (it can take up to 24 hours but is usually faster than that), so please do install the update (and let me know ASAP if you still have issues please! :)).
Thanks for the love here guys!
And for bearing with us during what I now think of as "The great late 2.8 debacle"!
Decks & collections are intact.
I can win (& lose) vs AI and get my reward in gold, even if the amount is not written anymore.
The cards are updated whether they were in my decks or in my collection, makes no difference.
This looks spotless.
Goblin Steve, were the changes listed final, in the appropriate post?
Thank you Goblins!
I just wanted to say thank you to the goblins for fixing my mistake!! I deleted the game when it stalled during the first (bugged) update without backing it up on iCloud. You guys are the best! When jungle comes out I will be buying some gold in support of all your hard work and commitment to us players. You guys are truly what makes this the greatest multiplayer environment that their is!!