I got a program called HearthstoneTracker to generate some statistics on my Hearthstone matches.
Do I win more against a certain type of class? Do I win more when I’m playing a certain class? Which matchups are favorable for which class? Which class have I been playing against the most lately? Do I win more often going first or second? Am I making enough money in Arena for it to be worthwhile?
Hearthstone Tracker collects the data that I can then use to answer those questions. It even has graphs!
The program is available for free at http://hearthstonetracker.com/
It’s a small download and it runs in a separate window while you play Hearthstone. You can minimize the window or even have the program stored in the tray if taskbar space is precious to you.
The program may collect a lot of statistics but it has a few issues.
Originally the program collected stats through a screen capture system. This is fine if you always keep the game open, but I like to do other things while I play (like writing blog posts).
I created a workaround for that through a little bit of window feng shui.
The program developer has since come up with a way to grab data from the stream going on to the internet or something.
And somehow that method is even worse. I don’t know how it manages to get the length of a game wrong every single time, but it does. There’s an option to manually enter the times along with changing which class you played, which class you played against, how many turns the game took, etc. But who wants to do that manually? That’s why I got the program in the first place!
Other than that it performs fine. It detects who won and who you were playing against. Ultimately that’s all that matters.
The Tracker also has a neat feature after you finish an Arena run. You can manually enter your rewards and it keeps a running total at the bottom of the application.
I’ve tested HearthstoneTracker against other tracking applications out there, Track-o-bot and HearthStats, and I found HearthstoneTracker to be the best one. If you’re interested in something that will keep track for you, I’d definitely recommend the little program!