ACinJC (Adam) here and I finally - FINALLY - have made my way to Legend!
I got through on the evening of March 29 and landed in at Rank 5,360.
I figured it up... that puts me in the top 0.00765% of all 70 million Hearthstone players. (They can call it "dumpster legend" all they want. I feel awesome! (You can see my immediate reaction in the second screenshot.)
Since then I've been hanging pretty solidly around 6,000, give or take a few hundred ranks.
Getting there was a combination of a longer month, being able to take the hours and hours on the grind, and putting in several hundred games. I also subscribed to hsreplay for a month, which was a HUGE help.
First step was that last month I managed to get to Rank 7 and was sitting just below the rank floor at reset.
Thanks to the fix after all the errors at the start of the new ranked latter, I ended up at Rank 9 and a couple stars. From there I started griiiiinding Silver Hand (Dude) Paladin, which got me close to 5. Secrets mage got me over the hump into 5, after which I ran dudes up to Rank 1, three stars - in itself a new record for me!
After that, though, I started to drop again - Rank 2, Rank 3 and one star! I started to panic and began jumping all around - secrets mage, combo priest, spiteful priest, dudes, cubelock, zoolock.
I began to decide it wasn't going to happen and had resigned myself to starting over on the Rank 5 floor.
But today, I decided I was going to give it one last try with murloc pally, even though every time before now I had a losing record.
Somehow, this time, it seemed to actually "click" and that combined with some fortunate matchups put me on a huge 8-0 winning streak! In the space of just a couple hours I went from wallowing at mid Rank 2 to my first time at legend!
I'm so thankful to you guys for all of the weeks of helpful coaching week after week. You were a huge piece of my puzzle to finally make this goal!
Now to go play one meme deck after another!