Hearthstone introduces limited-time co-op tavern brawl

    
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Co-op hasn’t been one of Hearthstone’s strong suits — or even in existence — since the PvP card battler launched. However, this week Blizzard is experimenting with a co-op tavern brawl for the first time that has pairs of friends taking on the Gearmaster Mechazod.

So how does co-op work in Hearthstone? At least in this tavern brawl, the enemy will move back and forth between two players’ boards, giving each gamer a chance to strike out at the foe. Blizzard is giving each player a preset deck to use for the fight and promises that, win or lose, all participants will walk away with a tavern brawl card pack.

Is this a sign that Blizzard is thinking about adding more co-op activities in the future? Do you think that it will add much to the Hearthstone experience?

Source: Battle.net via Polygon
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KalaMona
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KalaMona

A lot of similar games have “boss fights” where multiple players can try to overcome a foe. Basically it goes like this:
– There is a “boss” with like 10k HP, so one player has NO chance beating it
– If the boss loses HP, for example drops to 9500, it stays that way, doesn’t regenerate to the next game
– Groups of players -> guilds can try to destroy the boss, by each guild member doing as much damage against it as they can.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

That’s because they limit the experience to one player and no GMs. Instead of groups of people with a GM playing from a deck. I mean, Netrunner is a fun as heck card game that’s mostly pve.

Scin Karetyr
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Scin Karetyr

This Tavern Brawl is by far my favorite so far. I love how well it works, and I’m particularly fond of how I don’t have to beat my “opponent” – I just have to figure out what s/he’s going to do next, so I can help that plan along.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

I said awhile ago that a cool addition would be to add in seasonal co-op boss fights based off of WoW like the Headless Horseman.  Would also be cool to see some “group PvE” stuff in the form of adventure-like board games that lead to card fights with bosses for loot and so on, and along the travels down the board you can go down special paths for secret boss fights and every time it’d be a different adventure based off dice rolls and whatnot.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

The best part of the cardboard version of the game was raiding.

LeandraNyx
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LeandraNyx

That actually sounds really cool.  I tried Hearthstone out briefly and was surprised how fun it was.  I never got more invested in it, just due to limited time and higher priorities, but that sounds interesting enough that I might check it out again.

Quarashi
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Quarashi

MorpayneRADIO Yeah I could imagine some other class combos not working out so well towards the later rounds.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

tipsydang3r The game PvE.  They know the experience is limited.

tipsydang3r
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tipsydang3r

if they are smart they would know PvE and coop is the way  to reach more audiences.

Detton
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Detton

Works out well, but it’s easy for people not familiar (who haven’t played a few matches) to not know what to do and mess things up.  Still fun though.