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Hearthstone - WoW TCG Game Announced
Blizzard just announced Hearthstone, the online Free to Play WoW CCG Game! More details to come. You can start talking about it in our new Hearthstone forum!

  • Free to play online collectible card game.
  • Opt in to beta in your Battle.net account management!
  • Beta begins this summer, with release this year.
  • Playable on PC, Mac, and iPad.
  • The game will be easy to pick up, but have a good amount of depth and complexity.
  • The board is 3D, with lots of animations to make gameplay more exciting.
  • There will be over 300 cards with the initial launch
  • You can purchase more card packs for roughly $1 per five cards, or slowly earn them through gameplay.
  • There will be Basic and Expert cards, with Expert cards being broken down into categories like Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary.
  • You’re guaranteed to receive at least one card of rare or better quality per pack.
  • Each card in the pack also has a chance to upgrade to a “Golden” version of the same card.
  • Disenchant cards that you don't want to receive dust, which is used to craft new cards.
  • There is a deck builder, which can build decks for you, or you can build your own.
  • The game will be a 1v1 game using Battle.net matchmaking.
  • Playing will allow you to earn medals every week.
  • You can also play against AI at different levels of difficulty.
  • Any purchases you made during the beta will be credited back to you in the form of new, unopened card packs at launch.
  • Read more in the Hearthstone FAQ.
  • Check out some of the screenshots, videos, artwork, and a wallpaper on the official site!










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  1. asphyx5's Avatar
    Magic the Gathering ?
  1. subanark's Avatar
    First, from the way they are advertising it, you can get every card from playing or from paying.

    Second, I think golden cards are just the equivalent of "foil" cards from MtG. I.e. they look different, but don't do anything different in gameplay.
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nihilostromrage View Post
    Meh... I played/collected magic (the gathering from alpha to ice age) for years.. been there done that. Im sure for some people it will be fun but Im ready for something actually new... you know new right? Something that hasnt been done to death ....... like a Fn card game.
    Then wait till November. That's when Blizzcon is, where they Traditionally announce new major titles.
  1. Fanta's Avatar
    I double checked my calendar to make sure it isn't an April Fool's joke. =(
  1. GenaiTN's Avatar
    Can we move this to the HS - WoW section? xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  1. vandam's Avatar
    No Android version . They are really stupid.

    And a card game ? What they were smoking ?

    Common ? A stupid CARD game ?
  1. Kupsy's Avatar
    As an avid player and collector of the WoW TCG, I'm extremely disappointed by this news. We needed a platform to play the existing TCG on battle.net, and a lot of TCG players have long been asking Blizzard and Cryptozoic (and Upper Deck before that) for online game. Hearthstone is just insulting.
  1. Desespoir's Avatar
    That's Blizzard testing League of Legends' business model.

    You don't need to pay a penny in order to play, but if you want to acquire new cards/heroes faster you may want to spend real money.

    Just add a bit of competitive play through Battle.net and let the magic works.
    Soon lots of $ for Blizzard.

    The main weakness looks like it will be hard to create fully optional features (like Champion skins in LoL) that could be sold by Blizzard (oustide of the cards themselves).

    Objects that could be sold by Blizzard:
    Card packs (obviously) with random combination of cards (introduce rarity factor as for all TCG).
    Heroes.
    Starter Decks for specific class/faction in order to get quickly a basis to play a new hero.

    As the graphical part of the game is quite simple, that would be hard to sell "cosmetic" objects.
  1. stormlynn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fanta View Post
    I double checked my calendar to make sure it isn't an April Fool's joke. =(
    Ha, Yep - thats the first thing I did too.
  1. orangelemonrain's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vandam View Post
    No Android version . They are really stupid.

    And a card game ? What they were smoking ?

    Common ? A stupid CARD game ?
    Magic the Gathering is more popular than you think
  1. McNeil's Avatar
    A cookie for whoever gets where these jokes come from:

    ''Adults playing a children's card game''

    ''A child playing a children's card game? WHAT THE HELL?!''
  1. dragtch9's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mcneil View Post
    a cookie for whoever gets where these jokes come from:

    ''adults playing a children's card game''

    ''a child playing a children's card game? What the hell?!''
    i <3 ygotas
  1. Alceus's Avatar
    Teenager raging over an awesome old school card game made online.
    I feel old...

    And sad, knowing teenagers/kids nowadays will never know the real feel of tabletop and card games.

    I weep for thy...
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vandam View Post
    No Android version . They are really stupid.

    And a card game ? What they were smoking ?

    Common ? A stupid CARD game ?
    Some of these card games are amazingly profitable, and quite popular. Attacking it because it's something you may not enjoy is silly.
  1. Zyngil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vandam View Post
    No Android version . They are really stupid.

    And a card game ? What they were smoking ?

    Common ? A stupid CARD game ?
    The no Andriod is pretty stupid yeah, but card games are pretty popular. Magic the Gathering is one of my favorite games.
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyngil View Post
    The no Andriod is pretty stupid yeah, but card games are pretty popular. Magic the Gathering is one of my favorite games.
    This is from their Twitter
    We're looking at the possibility of additional platforms in the future. Current development is for PC, Mac, and iPad.
    There will probably be an 'Android' version in the future
  1. Magruun's Avatar
    I don't get why people are so angry at Blizzard, it's a business doing business.
    you don't have to play it, it doesn't cost you anything and its not taking away from other games, they've been working on this for a while now and still released 3 major titles in a year.
    and F2P is a valid business model, they even allow you to unlock all cards through playing instead of buying, no-one is forcing you to buy anything, don't like it? don't play it!

    this is like being angry at an ice cream factory for making Strawberry ice cream while you only like to eat Chocolate (which they still make).
  1. Guyviroth's Avatar
    To quote Falric; "Despair... so delicious..."

    I'm somewhat disappointed. Not at the fact that it's a TCG, because I love TCGs and other tabletop games, but because I wanted it to be a straight-up conversion of the Cryptozoic TCG.

    Nonetheless I've opted for the beta and, with any luck, I'll enjoy it.
  1. Telila's Avatar
    I like this! Can't wait to give it a go......BUT:

    1. Why 9 class's.....where is my DK??? (yea yea, monk as well, but meh)

    2. No Android

    3. CCG not TGC?
  1. Shock's Avatar
    wow this is what all the hype was about a card game /face palm.

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