After his daughter spent more than $300 on packs without getting all of the cards they wanted, a father is trying to initiate a class-action lawsuit against Hearthstone manufacturer Blizzard.
Nathan Harris, an Arizona man, is trying to launch the lawsuit, which claims Hearthstone is assisting players in non-refundable purchases without knowing the odds of rare cards (thanks, Polygon).
Harris explains that his daughter - who used his credit card without asking - did not realize you could not get a refund from packs which "nearly never received any valuable cards" Harris argues that parental controls are not only necessary.
Harris is attempting to file a class action lawsuit against the California Family Code, which allows minors to obtain out of contracts and receive refunds, so the complaint may be open to other similar parents without fully controlling their credit cards.
Like many other collectible card games (or lootboxes) Hearthstone''s packs have random chances at cards from a certain set, with a selection of rarity tiers.
Any card in Hearthstone, such as one you don''t need or have already, can be broken down into Dust, which is then shaped into a particular card you''re following. Besides, the game has so-called pity timers, which ensure you get at least one top-tier Legendary card after 40 packs.
Two mothers filed a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo in March. In that case, they wanted to violate the Switch''s user agreement (which states you can''t sue Nintendo) by declaring that their children will sue on their behalf.