Author Topic: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)  (Read 94651 times)

Piralyn

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #780 on: May 30, 2019, 12:05:16 PM »
Looks like they're migrating to https://outof.cards/

Guessing they disagreed with Curse shuttering them since there's still content coming out for the subject of the site regularly, unlike Diablo 3.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #781 on: May 30, 2019, 04:54:51 PM »
Looks like they're migrating to https://outof.cards/

Guessing they disagreed with Curse shuttering them since there's still content coming out for the subject of the site regularly, unlike Diablo 3.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #782 on: June 12, 2019, 06:56:39 PM »
Hearthpwn has found a buyer and will remain operational: https://www.hearthpwn.com/news/6747-an-update-on-the-future-of-hearthpwn

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #783 on: June 13, 2019, 02:14:14 PM »
Sounds like there's a lot of drama from both sides over there.

Out of Cards will be most of the old staff. Hearthpwn will be new people. Who knows which one will work out better.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #784 on: June 24, 2019, 10:25:00 AM »
More HS changes coming: two basic cards rotate to Hall of Fame and ten new cards are coming, replacing those two and others that have been rotated out, including two new neutral legendaries.

https://www.hearthstonetopdecks.com/vanish-and-mind-blast-rotate-to-hall-of-fame-10-new-basic-classic-cards-will-be-added-to-the-game/

There's also a bunch of info there about how Blizzard says it sees each class strengths/weaknesses (identity).

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #785 on: July 02, 2019, 09:20:11 AM »
Next expansion launches Aug 6 - https://playhearthstone.com/en-us/blog/23037181/hearthstone-saviors-of-uldum-launching-august-6

New keywords such as "reborn" for minions that come back to life with one health (similar to the Paladin secret) and the return of quest legendaries.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #786 on: July 11, 2019, 02:49:53 PM »
Fire festival is up again, with a new tavern brawl and quests for free packs. The brawl is a PvE adventure with some easy heroes and not very tough bosses. The twist is that your run is timed. There's a prize for winning in under an hour and then another for winning in under 40 minutes. I managed 37 minutes and some seconds on a laggy mobile device; I could likely do better on my desktop but there doesn't seem to be a prize beyond this one.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #787 on: July 11, 2019, 03:16:16 PM »
the prizes are just golden cards too.
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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #788 on: July 15, 2019, 05:38:09 AM »
A handful of cards got replacement art. Purely "coincidentally" these were cards that featured more risque' images and more violent ones. Kind of going PG-13 to PG or G on some. Blizzard claims this is to make the images more "uniform" with the newer art style. No comment on why other old-art cards weren't updated, leading some to cry shenanigans. There has been news that Chinese authorities are pressuring entertainment makers of all kinds, including game companies, to remove more adult imagery on products not specifically marketed to adults so the assumption is that Blizzard is being accommodating to one of its biggest markets. Can't say I blame them, or that I'll miss stereotypical sexualized female images but I wish they'd just say that's what they're doing rather than pretending.

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Re: Hearthstone (and battlenet desktop)
« Reply #789 on: July 15, 2019, 07:54:22 AM »
I find this change the weirdest:   and the change on Eviscerate is almost unnoticeable.

This article has good side by sides: https://www.pcgamer.com/hearthstone-card-art-changes/
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