I picked up Artifact as I am a fan of CCG's, and while I think the base game is fantastic, I am shocked that the people who make DOTA and have made a CCG based around DOTA have released a game with ZERO progression for the player.
I have used up my five free tickets, and now there is nothing for me to do. I can play the base game, sure, but if there is no sense of achievement for playing it I do not feel bothered. I am not adverse to buying a few tickets every now and again, but even if I do that I am just buying an outside chance of getting a few packs for my trouble.
There is: No ranking system, no ladders, no daily quests, no cosmetic progress, no visible rating system at all, not even a basic "level" stat. Nothing.
Not everything has to drip feed you achievements but this is a VIDEO GAME IN 2018. Even Hearthstone which has a free to play model has daily quests that you can do for a small amount of premium currency.
Until some kind of progression is introduced this game is going to gather dust in my library, and surely I cannot be the only person to feel this way.