8 hours!?! What was the matchup? Were you using the starter spellbooks? That just seems preposterously long. My first game with the expansion took roughly an hour.
Yes, starter spellbooks. I was the Druid and my friend was the Necromancer. I agree, it was ridiculously long. As I stated earlier, my typical games last 1-2 hours, sometimes as little as 45 minutes. I'm not sure what we did wrong but we must've been doing something wrong.
My friend is one of those who analyzes every decision to death and is just notoriously slow but still, even so it shouldn't have gone more than 2-3 hours. Anyways, for our next game we will create custom decks and I'm sure everything will go back to normal.