When Hearthstone released its Madness at the Darkmoon Faire update, it brought along with it a number of features, including the Tavern Pass, a battle pass-like reward track. And while most of the update was well-received, the Tavern Pass has been far less so.
The primary uproar is related to earning Gold in-game via the Tavern Pass as well as the XP grind needed to get through later levels; one Redditor even crunched some numbers as a means of illustration. And while Blizzard released a hotfix that adjusted some of the Tavern Pass rewards, it didn’t fix many of the underlying issues and hotfixed rewards that were in later levels of the pass.
The outcry reached a fever pitch during a recent Duel-fest esports tournament, with players flooding the event’s chat with messages of dissent related to the Tavern Pass and at one point soaking the chat in #StopBlizzardGreed.
Furthermore, there’s a lot of outrage surrounding a Give C’thanks bundle, which offers up 20 card packs from the last expansion and two random legendary cards from the current expansion for $20 — which, by the way, is the same cost for the Tavern Pass. These combined matters have set the official Reddit aflame with memes and posts of people announcing their dropping of the title.