@duskvamp: I went through the same hassles when I moved over here, the immigration officer that told you your Alien number is basically your SSN is wrong, definitely go get a proper one from Social Security. Also if you keep running into issues with a lack of ID, look into getting a library card, a lot of places count that as a form of ID and it can help you get your State ID and all that fun stuff.
Honestly, I loved Hearthstone when I started playing it. But now that I look back on it, I think I was more in love with getting new cards.
The nature of the game is so luck/RNG based, and I know luck is something somewhat inherent to card games but I think it might just not be for me. I, like yourself, don't get that "fuck yes!" feeling when I win. It's more "Okay then." When I lose I tend to be a bit grumbly about how Ragnaros hit the perfect targets each time or some other luck based feature.
I think it might be a fun game to play with friends, screwing around, and pitting dumb decks against each other. But on any kind of competitive or even casual level - it's just not for me unfortunately.
Best wishes to Patrick, hope he does well for himself. It's a shame I won't be following him over there and... I'll leave it at that really. Nothing but negative things to say about Kotaku and Gawker in general so I'll just keep them to myself