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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. Piitz's Avatar
    What did ppl expect tbh? No way in hell that they would announce titan/Wc4 or anything like that on PAX, wait for blizzcon ppl.
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Just a note for those actually not blinded by hate and butthurt - You can sign up for beta from your Battle.net beta profiles page.
  1. Qoo's Avatar
    I think the main issue is not the game itself, but that it's another "free" to play game. We all know it won't be completely free if we want everything and that is fine, but the question is how we will have to pay. If it's a small monthly flat fee for access to the whole game then it's fine (for me at least), but I'm afraid it will be a bunch of micro-transactions that will amount to a lot if you want everything.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolsteak View Post
    It's funny how that's the only arguement you people can come up with against the mass of people who are against this kiddy game, Blizzard is a massive company and indie developers create better games.
    TCGs are "kiddy" to you? Man, that's sad. They're incredibly fun, providing you have the friends to play them with.

    Oh well, feel free to play your "grown up" games like... Call of Duty and Madden or whatever constitutes non-kiddy in your mind.
  1. Cordessa's Avatar
    I'm gonna try it out, but this being blizzard big surprise, with timer counting down and all, was really disappointing :P

    And from the youtube clip, I don't really get it? Do you have the cards (and buy them) physically, or do you have them on your computer/tablet? Or both?
    - Both would be pretty cool.
  1. Tzalix's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolsteak View Post
    It's funny how that's the only arguement you people can come up with against the mass of people who are against this kiddy game, Blizzard is a massive company and indie developers create better games.
    There. Right there. All your words lost their power. Everything you say is invalid. When you make assumptions such as "card games are for kids", you've lowered yourself to the hater level and nobody is going to listen.
  1. Wishblade's Avatar
    I'm really excited for this. Never got into CCG's cuz most seemed to have complex rules and having to buy physical CCG's wasn't my thing.

    But casual game, simple rules, F2P, Warcraft-themed but still with enough strategy to make it a challenge? Sounds good to me, I'll give it a spin! Would just hope that one could choose their hero instead of mages having to be Jaina and warriors having to be Garrosh, etc. Would be neat to be, say, Velen as a priest or Anduin, or Grom, Garrosh, Varian or Genn.

    But nevertheless, really looking forward to seeing more of this, looks neat! =D
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Well... this definitely confirms now that they definitely are trying to spin off World of Warcraft into other games - just as Neth hinted at long long ago...

    Too bad their first announcement is hitting with a massive roar of "meh..."
  1. FattyXP's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amgyn View Post
    No comment about the game itself, but damn the blizzard cinematic team is awesome.
    Much better than any other team on wow. If they put half as much effort into their games as they do these cinematics we would have some epic ass games.
  1. OmniSkribe's Avatar
    Yeah Uber! Love to play TCG with friend, now will be able to play with anyone in the world. I'm more than satisfied.
  1. Stroved's Avatar
    I wish there was an Android version so I could play on my Nexus 7, would be awesome.

    Otherwise, it looks like a cool little game to play
  1. dotSeed's Avatar
    A little baffled that people, who spent days over-analysing the teaser no doubt, thought a PAX 30 minutes demo was going to be some huge announcement or new IP. There was no Blizzcon teaser, no website teaser, no prep for a major press release.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmage View Post
    Lawl, way to show the 7 year old playing it on the kiddie-tablet. Makes me really want to jump in.
    What? The only footage of an iPad in the video is of a late-20s early-30s woman playing. The other shots are of a guy, presumably a Blizzard artist, playing it on a Cintiq with a stylus.
  1. Larwood's Avatar
    The good: could be a fun little time killer
    The bad: no android version
    The ugly: that in-game voiceover
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    I can't say I was overly excited, but I think it looks pretty decent. I did like the way the gameplay was laid out and I warmed up to it as they reached late game. Though, still not sure if I will money into buying cards.

    A decent mini game is my judgement of it.
  1. Valarius's Avatar
    No Android despite it having a larger market share. Why are developers so stupid? Fuck Apple.
  1. chowchig's Avatar
    I'm normally a lurker here, but I have to say. What is with all the hate here? It's like the hate that followed announcement of MoP.

    I personally think this game looks fun, as long as they add a better chat function, possibly custom hero portrait and such. I mean, you don't NEED to buy cards. I personally never have much time to get a group to play a TCG, and this will be a nice replacement for it.
  1. Kazlehoff's Avatar
    So many MadKids in comments. xD

    im honestly not suprised that most of the users at MMOChampion dont think much of a card game. i used to play MTG (still have about 300 bucks of cards (couple cards in the 70 dollar range. no, really. Gaea's Cradle) and it was fun.. MTG has an online game but you have to buy the virtual cards. i dont like that concept. so, instead, this is F2P.

    im going to reserve judgement, but on the surface it looks kind of interesting. however, tbh, blizzard said they were releasing something new, not a sequel or anyhting tied to there existing franchises. this is warcraft derived... so therefore they aren't done announcing yet, or they flat out lied.
  1. MasterDinadan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatestorm View Post
    I don't get all the hate on twitch. It sounds like a good casual game to pass time!
    Yeah, not sure why people expected something big as the announcement sold it as a little something.

    This is the kind of thing I was expecting, but I think it's a good thing. Casual and mobile gaming is plagued with tons and tons of really bad titles from small developers, or some really good ones that simply dont the public attention they deserve. It is nice to see a big development team take a shot at it.

    And getting it this year is very nice. I wasn't expecting to see anything from blizz until 2015. I they can push out regular updates to hearthstone or push out other similar small-scale releases, it will give a nice steady stream of new stuff...
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Qoo View Post
    I think the main issue is not the game itself, but that it's another "free" to play game. We all know it won't be completely free if we want everything and that is fine, but the question is how we will have to pay. If it's a small monthly flat fee for access to the whole game then it's fine (for me at least), but I'm afraid it will be a bunch of micro-transactions that will amount to a lot if you want everything.
    Obviously didn't watch the presentation.

    They sell the booster packs for "about" $1, or you can earn them through winning matches and earning medals on their weekly ladder rankings. You can also craft cards by disenchanting cards you don't want and using them as materials.
  1. Andelormon's Avatar
    MMO-Champ community. Where less than half a percent of the WoW population think they speak for everyone.

    If you don't like it then shut up, and don't play it. I bet more than half of the people that posted here about how bad it looks will be playing it. Just like every they bought every Blizzard store mount and pet.

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