Hearthstone celebrates its first birthday

    
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Hats and helms off to Hearthstone, as the Warcraft-themed online card game is one year old this week. The team is encouraging the community to share its memories and bake Blizzard a cake. Wait, we want cake too!

Hearthstone has a promising future ahead of it, and its devs are preparing to release its second solo adventure pack, Blackrock Mountain. The team also confirmed that it is not planning any nerfs to either the Hunter class or the Dr. Boom card, despite both appearing disproportionally in competitive play.

[Source: Anniversary celebration, Blackrock Mountain, Eurogamer via: Blizzard Watch]
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CthulhuDawg
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CthulhuDawg

DPandaren CthulhuDawg Yeah I still have a ton of cards for it. The game was popular at my local hobby store for awhile and when it shut down I was pretty bummed.

Zakiel
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Zakiel

I think we will see some major things happening for HS. They did not anticipate that much popularity and the game has so much potential to expand into many different directions. Cant wait to see what future holds for this one.

Zakiel
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Zakiel

HyperspaceHunk I enjoy hearthstone news a lot myself. Its a perfect game to fill the 20 minutes in between some serious MMO adventures. Keep it up Massively.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Just give me my raid decks and dungeon decks Blizzard. That’s all I want. It was like, the best part of your dumb cardboard version of the game!

DPandaren
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DPandaren

CthulhuDawg The physical Hearthstone game had more complexity to it.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

CthulhuDawg  Yeah, topdecking is a pretty huge issue in Hearthstone.  There aren’t many ways to avoid it unless you can get a quick win in. 

And it’s really kind of lame when I’m watching a big-name pro player or whatnot and they lose simply ’cause someone topdecked all the right cards to win.

I’m not a big fan of card games in general, but the RNG of Hearthstone is a big turnoff for me.

TogashiKokujin
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TogashiKokujin

CthulhuDawg You may want to give HEX a try. It is much closer in complexity to M:TG but also manages to do quite a few things in it’s own way. It still is early days in that game with a lot more features coming in, but now that their first taste of PvE (the Frost Ring Arena) has launched one can get a good impression of where it is headed.

Plus, MTG Online is just a blight on the eyes of mankind.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

HyperspaceHunk Why ask that every time they post something about a non mmo ? If it bothers you don’t click on it.

nightbeard
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nightbeard

If you are buying packs that’s the wrong way. Arena is a much better value and allows you to both learn and earn. An arena ticket costs 50 more gold but even one match win is worth more than buying a pack outright, not to mention learning the cards and classes much better.

nightbeard
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nightbeard

Play ranked at the higher levels and the complexity comes in. At higher levels you start to get more information based on what your opponent holds back and the strategy is more on sequence.
The RNG is a necessary evil, but actually very manageable and less of a factor for skilled players. . magic has build in RNG with mana screw and flood.
Because hearthstone has reliable Mana, no priority swaps and minion health does not reset each turn the system needs the RNG.
You will always execute your turn and play the cards you want, so the skill isn’t about paying around instant speed counters, but in leaving a board state that will force your opponent to make a decision they don’t like.
I’ve played both, magic for many years. .both have their merit. Once hearthstone has 2v2 more cards and formats and more modal cards it will be able to provide depth, but it’s a very good tcg once you start digging around.