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vidae 06-20-2013 05:07 PM

Official Hearthstone Thread
 
If you played Magic: The Gathering, or any of the millions of TCGs that came after it, you might be interested in a new upcoming game Blizzard is developing for PC/tablets.

What is Hearthstone?

Hearthstone is a free-to-play digital strategy card game that anyone can enjoy. Players choose to play as one of nine epic Warcraft® heroes, and then take turns playing cards from their customizable decks to cast potent spells, use heroic weapons or abilities, or summon powerful characters to crush their opponent.

It's in the alpha/friends and family stage right now, but beta is starting very soon. To sign up all you need is a battle.net account and to opt in. I know quite a few people here love TCGs, and I know they're going to be playing at launch, so I figured it'd be great to have a place with some helpful links and to talk about deck builds/theorycrafting.

If you have any questions, drop em in this thread and I'll try to answer as best as I can.

LINK SECTION:

Main site: http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/

- This is where you'll sign up for the beta. Like I said above, all you'll need is a battle.net account.

FAQ: http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/faq/#q1a

- Standard FAQ, but gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Hearthstone Reddit page: http://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/new/

- Decent discussion going on so far here.

Hearthstone Wiki: http://hearthstone.gamepedia.com/Hearthstone_Wiki

- A little underdeveloped at the moment but it still has some useful information.

Hearthpwn: http://www.hearthpwn.com/

- The best site I've found for Hearthstone so far. It has constant updates, every card in the db (so far), and the best deck builder I've seen. It also has a Forge builder, which is the Hearthstone equivalent of booster drafts.

vidae 06-20-2013 05:07 PM

VIDEO SECTION:

** Warning: These guys are kinda nerdy, but they show a lot of different builds/combos and answer a lot of questions. **

Hearthstone shoutcast: Mage vs. Shaman



Hearthstone shoutcast:
Rogue vs. Druid



Hearthstone shoutcast: Paladin vs. Warrior



Hearthstone Live (May 9th): Priest vs. Druid



Hearthstone Live (May 9th): Hunter vs. Shaman



Hearthstone Live (May 9th): Rogue vs. Druid



Hearthstone Live (May 9th): Warrior vs. Paladin


comahan 06-20-2013 05:58 PM

Pretty excited for this. Druid deck a-go-go!

ImBrotherCain 06-20-2013 08:28 PM

Gah... I was fully expecting it to be released since there is a thread.

Way to get my hopes up Vidae.

vidae 06-20-2013 08:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImBrotherCain (Post 3390286)
Gah... I was fully expecting it to be released since there is a thread.

Way to get my hopes up Vidae.

Haha, my bad, just figured I'd try to get people excited so we could talk about different deck builds/combos before the game comes out.

Trogdor 06-21-2013 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImBrotherCain (Post 3390286)
Gah... I was fully expecting it to be released since there is a thread.

Way to get my hopes up Vidae.

This. :facepalm:

Grizzlegom 06-21-2013 09:20 AM

Damnit vidae.

vidae 06-21-2013 09:30 AM

It's really sad that so many of you automatically thought the game was out because of a thread. Really sad!

ImBrotherCain 06-21-2013 09:33 AM

Not really!

I don't really research games as more often than not it makes me want the game more and I don't want to wait. So in this case I have not been following any news on the game as I would prefer to just get it when it comes out instead of sitting there with bated breath.

vidae 06-21-2013 09:35 AM

With a game like Hearthstone that is the worst approach to take though. You can pre-plan decks and look at interesting combos so you're ready when launch day hits. I like to know as much as I possibly can before something launches so I can hit the ground running.

ImBrotherCain 06-21-2013 09:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3390624)
With a game like Hearthstone that is the worst approach to take though. You can pre-plan decks and look at interesting combos so you're ready when launch day hits. I like to know as much as I possibly can before something launches so I can hit the ground running.

I like to do that a week before. Not months.

Grizzlegom 06-21-2013 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImBrotherCain (Post 3390625)
I like to do that a week before. Not months.

This. Besides, I've begun playing MTG and WoH again so my quota for card games is met at the present moment, haha

vidae 06-21-2013 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImBrotherCain (Post 3390625)
I like to do that a week before. Not months.

Well the beta is dropping any day now, unless you're just not interested in playing beta.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grizzlegom (Post 3390627)
This. Besides, I've begun playing MTG and WoH again so my quota for card games is met at the present moment, haha

I was going to start playing M:TGO but then I started to read some of the new cards / abilities / sets / etc, and it was overwhelming, so I gave up on that.

And WoH = poop!

ImBrotherCain 06-21-2013 09:54 AM

Well if I get in the beta that is a different story.

Then I will be talking with you on GChat for hours lol.

vidae 06-21-2013 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ImBrotherCain (Post 3390635)
Well if I get in the beta that is a different story.

Then I will be talking with you on GChat for hours lol.

I hope at least one of us does get into the beta.. I don't even care who it ends up being. Having some inside information with how things work would be awesome.

Cool newish info about the crafting system. You can't trade cards (as of right now) but I don't really mind that much to be honest. At least not with the system they have in place.

http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/...rust-6-20-2013

Grizzlegom 06-21-2013 10:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae (Post 3390633)
Well the beta is dropping any day now, unless you're just not interested in playing beta.

I don't remember if I signed up for trying to get into the beta, I'll have to double check that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae
I was going to start playing M:TGO but then I started to read some of the new cards / abilities / sets / etc, and it was overwhelming, so I gave up on that.

Yea, me and a buddy of mine were playing last weekend and we were talking about how much the game has changed. The creatures are all getting bigger with more abilities for less mana and less drawback. True 'strategy' is a thing of the past in standard anymore.

Quote:

Originally Posted by vidae
And WoH = poop!

Bruiser is REALLY strong now.

vidae 06-21-2013 10:14 AM

I've seen some of the new Bruiser stuff, and that's cool and all, but there is still absolutely zero strategy to the game and that completely killed the desire I had to keep playing it.

vidae 06-22-2013 10:32 PM

New patch to their internal servers if anyone is actually following this thread!

http://www.hearthpwn.com/news/39-hea...e-beta-patch-1

vidae 06-24-2013 06:20 PM

There will be a Hearthstone shoutcast on Thursday at 12pm CST if anyone is interested in watching the devs showcase some of the game.

And no, the game still isn't in beta! ,,|,, to Cain!

vidae 08-16-2013 01:42 PM

Update: Hearthstone beta is starting today, apparently. No emails have been sent yet, but check em throughout the day.

If you get in and I don't, I hate you.

StripedWalrus 08-17-2013 09:21 AM

If you want to play a game with Vidae and Cain and then get abandoned when everyone is starting to do good but they have moved on because they have short attention spans. Play this.

Brothgar 08-17-2013 09:47 AM


vidae 08-17-2013 10:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StripedWalrus (Post 3427041)
If you want to play a game with Vidae and Cain and then get abandoned when everyone is starting to do good but they have moved on because they have short attention spans. Play this.

When have I ever done this? :P

ImBrotherCain 08-17-2013 11:31 AM

Come on Wally you basically gave up on WoH at the same time.

farfromforgotten 08-17-2013 12:54 PM

I haven't heard of this one. I don't have much time for games anymore but I did play a ccg called Shadow Era for awhile and it was pretty good. You guys should check it out also if you like mtg.


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