Hearthstone welcomes new heroes to the table

    
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Something intriguing is afoot over at Hearthstone. Blizzard. announced today that it’s preparing to introduce new heroes — not classes — to its successful card game.

These heroes will inhabit the same roles as before but offer a new cosmetic twist for those sick of staring at the same-old pictures. In addition to animated portraits of characters, there will be new emotes, voices, visual flair, and card backings to accompany the premium heroes.

The first one to go on sale will be Magni Bronzebeard, who will take the place of the default Warrior. Magni and his future ilk will cost $9.99 to purchase. Check out the following video for more details!

Source: Hearthstone via PC Gamer
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jmerriex
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LilyCheng I agree with this to a point. As someone with a little bit of experience in this area I can say, there are times to listen and times to ignore. So there are some complaints to hear… but maybe not act on yet. For instance, people obviously like the concept. That’s good, they wouldn’t be posting about it if they had no opinion and if they had no opinion they probably won’t make the purchase. 

Another good thing is a lot of people are talking about the price point. That means they have NOT ruled out purchase but do feel purchase is far out of reach for them due to price. That is an easy fix.
And in my opinion the biggest thing with the feedback is people clearly want more. More characters, more classes, more abilities, more cards. And THAT is really good news. 
In my experience, every time you launch a new item people will complain, but it is what they are complaining about that is the issue you want to get to. If they think an item is too powerful, useless or ugly… that’s a bad problem to have. It’s even worse when no one talks about it at all. That means you didn’t entice your playerbase and that can be devastating.
As I said above, I have no doubt Blizzard will roll in the dough from this even though I feel it is too little and over priced. And we’ll see them add more and more and more in the future.

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jmerriex mmonerd News flash, all card games are “pay to win”, be it digital or physical. Spend a ton of money in hearthstone? Get much better cards. You can do the same with Magic the Gathering. This whole thing about Hearthstone being “Pay to Win”, as if no other card game is, shows how clueless people are. 

As for this new addition to Hearthstone, it’s not even close to Pay to Win. It’s cosmetic, that’s it.

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mmonerd How is this pay to win

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I totally agree with and understand the stance of not wanting to add new cards or skills. That would require a LOT of balance testing and isn’t worth the trade off.

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SWING and a miss. If it had been 2 or 3 of them for that price I would have gone for it. But 100% cosmetic with no gameplay effect for $10 is too much for me… and I buy everything.
Unfortunately, I know there will be AT LEAST 50,000 people who will buy this, thus making it well worth Blizzard’s investment. Sad.
I would have preferred more for that price (again even two would have gotten me).

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The Internet. The Internet never changes.

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AvatarOP Vincynt
What are you actually even talking about here????

Vincynt says “people have been asking for cosmetic only cash shops, then get them, then cry about it anyway”

And you respond “yeah well people only play this game cause, Blizzard.”  

Talk about a red herring, good grief

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Silentcrypt Regardless no one really cares about the game, even when they hype up beta streams on Twitch it receives no viewers.  No players in a card game means the community and game will die off.

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Vincynt You didn’t actually believe people when they said they didn’t want P2W and only wanted cosmetics, did you? Sadly, and here’s the big shock, there are a lot of people who really do want P2W and they will gladly pay to get it. 

Thats why you see complaints that all it is is just a picture and a bit of voiceover, it offers no tangible benefit, but if a player doesn’t have this they might not be seen as a serious player because they don’t own the special shiny. But they would feel totally justified if it offered some other benefit, like a slightly different class ability that wasn’t marginally better than other class skills.

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CrowingOne

Ah, WoW TCG… definitely in my top 3 fav card games. You are missed =P