Hello guys I'm a fairly new player to Gwent (been playing for 2 weeks). A little bit of my background, I played Hearthstone from beta till last September. I was playing competitively and finishing every month at legend rank and also most of the months I was at least top 100 in the ladder. As you can imagine I was heavily invested in the game but it got really expensive.
The game has a lot of rng issues and the rule of "all cards have the most 4 lines of text" that make the game stay only at the surface. But these problems weren't the biggest problem for me as I can understand that all games go through a good and bad meta so it's ok with me. The biggest problem is that the game got veeeery expensive. 150 euros for the 2 preorders and you had less than 50% of the expansion (and OF COURSE less than 30% of the legendaries of the whole expansion). I am not a completely F2P player. I like to spend for things that I like and entertain me and of cpurse when I feel that the value I get is good for my money. Also I like to support the game and the devs of the game that I like so that they continue to make content and keep the game in a good state.
So coming to now, of course I knew gwent but I was so invested to HS that I never tried it. My brother told me one night to try Gwent and so I did. I reeeeeally love the game! I love the artwork of course but I really like the gameplay. Having a good background in the card games I quickly understood the logic. Of course right now I have the starter decks to play so the game is pretty simple but I get the depth that it can reach because the game doesn't use the "mana and lifepoints". Also for me is great thay with 58-59 euros I can buy all the expansion of the 6 months plus the journey pass.
So the question I have is what is the state of game regarding the playerbase? Do you guys it's going to die in 1-2 years? Do you think it's good for me to invest time and (maybe if I reallh get into it) money, or the game is in declination? Do you think the game will go even higher or at least continue for some time? I get that no one can of course promise me that the game will exist the next decade, but I want to play and invest in something that will last or that at least it has hope to continue an upward motion.
Thank you for reading all my post guys!