For our 16th entry into the Hall of Legends, we have our fellow podcaster Zerotio. He is one of the co-hosts of the Hero Power podcast, which we were guests for episode 20, as well as a patron. Thank you so much for your support and congratulations on your achievement. Below is the story he sent us.
I have been playing Hearthstone since Dec 2013, during early Beta. I have casually ranked up the ladder, getting as high as Rank 2, but I've never had the time to make that big Legend Push.
Well, listening to Frid and Dan of HearthCoach gave me the desire to make that big push. Since Spring Break lands in March, and that gives me a week off work, I decided to make my big push then. I put 8-10 hours of Hearthstone in for 9 days straight! I quickly pushed to Rank 3, but hit a big wall.
The deck I used, Aggro Paladin, proved to be doing the job. However, I kept hitting a wall of counter decks and fatigue, both physical and mental. This task seemed out of reach.
During the entire push, Frid was in my Friend Chat. He kept me positive, suggested strategy changes and pointed out mistakes I missed. He even encouraged me during notable losses against Pro players, like Thijs. Without Frid, I would not have had the confidence or energy to make a last minute push.
With Frid's suggest, during the late evening hours of March 31st, I turned off spectating and marked BattleNet as Busy. This was done to allow me to get hyper focused, in the last hours of the season.
This was the key! I did it! I finally got in a groove and hit Legend! After taking my status off Busy, Frid was one of the first to congratulate me. I could not have done it, without the help of HearthCoach. Thank You!