The Happy Hearthstone 92 – Renewing the Newness

Hearthstone is constantly welcoming new players to the game, but for many of us who have played for a while, it can be difficult to remember what it’s like to jump in knowing nothing about the game. Thankfully, Mark from our Google+ community has jumped in to share his journey over the past couple months of learning a new card game.

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News Chat

  • Hearthstone is celebrating 70 million unique players by giving everyone 3 free packs! All you need to do is login to your account, and you’ll be awarded those packs.
    • A lot of people are reporting a high level of rarity in these packs, so you definitely want to grab em! 🙂
      • I got Ozruk, golden Primalfin Champion, and another epic!
  • It seems to be the month of the Wild in Hearthstone!
    • Makes sense, the shiny new paint of Un’Goro has faded a bit, and it seems like a great time to start rolling out “Hey don’t forget about Wild, too” initiatives
    • We just had Heroic Tavern Brawl Wild style, and that was a lot of fun to watch. I didn’t participate, but did you, Mark?
    • Also, the top 64 ranks in legend in Wild will qualify for a special Wild tournament that Blizzard is hosting. Those are all the details we have, but if you see the pros playing Wild, that’s probably why.
  • Heroes cardback rules have changed
    • If you don’t pay attention to Heroes of the Storm, they just had a massive overhaul in just about every area of the game. And even if you’re not sure if you’ll ever play it, it’s worth downloading and jumping on briefly because they’re giving away 20 heroes to every player. Which is a TON of value.
    • But the pretty Heroes cardback now requires you to get your level to 15 which means that you’ll have to gain 15 levels across all your different heroes. It sounds a little intimidating, but really isn’t that bad. And you could play all your matches against AI opponents if you want.
    • Definitely worth checking out!


Topic – The New Player Experience

2 Months

  • Before Mammoth
  • After Mammoth

Favorite Classes

Tricky Things

Ideas for the Future




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