Blizzard announces a Hearthstone ‘Classic’ mode

    
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The biggest consumer drawback for collectable card games is that it’s a neverending chase of getting all of the latest usable cards before newer ones are added and older ones go obsolete. Well, that and the fact that each pack is a small lockbox in and of itself, but we won’t go there.

For players who feel like they don’t have the money or grinding time to keep up with Hearthstone’s meta, there’s now a newer and more affordable option on the way: Hearthstone Classic. Well, it’s a “Classic” mode, at least, that takes the game back to the core 235 cards and rules, and it should be coming to the game soon.

“The Classic format invites players to craft decks and compete using Hearthstone’s original 240 cards as they were in 2014, the year that Hearthstone launched,” Blizzard explained. “If you want to relive the old-school Hearthstone experience, Classic will be the place for you!”

This new game mode is part of an all-around reshuffling (sorry) of Hearthstone’s structure. The studio is unifying basic and classic cards into a Legacy set, introducing a new free Core set of 235 cards, and increasing deck slots from 18 to 27.

Source: Hearthstone
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Kanbe

Blizzard: Hmm our pipeline is still a few years out for anything new. What can we recycle in the meantime?

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Bannex

Maybe this is a precursor for a soon to be announced studio called “Blizzard Classic”, a studio that resembles the old blizzard that made good, polished games.

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Bruno Brito

“Resembles” is the keyword.

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Danny Smith

“Yeah we are completely out of ideas, remember the good old days? bros… home…”

Blizzard is like the videogame version of Disney and their live action remakes.

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Bannex

I’ve always marveled at the fact that southern California is the mecca of media entertainment and because of that some of the most creative people in the world move there to try to break in to the industries and yet Hollywood and the like continue to hammer away at remakes, remasters and old tropes.

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Utakata

The WoW killer is imagination…or lack thereof. >.<

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Ironwu

If you read the description closely, you will see that they have brought the whole “Borrowed Power” mechanic into Hearthstone now as well. Spend the whole season collecting the card set and at the start of the new season? Poof! They are gone and you get to start collecting again.

Have fun!

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Bruno Brito

TCGs have seasons, Iron.

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Bruno Brito

“Classic” HS was a bit more balanced, but still pretty rng compared to any other card game. It’s not a TCG i would recommend anyone playing if they want real competitiveness.

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Fisty

This is cool. I miss the old days when I could be somewhat casual about it and still come away with some good decks and wins.