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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. Hanto's Avatar
    I'm glad I didn't look too much into this when I read the front page last night. I figured it was going to be Blizzard Allstars or something else, but the announcement they made about the game made me lean more towards "something else". I just didn't get the vibe that it would be Allstars.

    I may pick it up, but the only TCG I played and enjoyed was Pokemon and that was the GameBoy one some aeons ago.
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AutomaticBadger View Post
    I'm really keen for this and for a large reason that stems from me being able play it on my iPad but I came figure out how to get the client. Anyone have any helpful hints? I checked the app store and nothing and even when I I tried to download the link it only has for Mac and windows. Maybe the Mac version but I really doublt it. Shouldn't there be a specific iPad one?
    It's only just been announced. It isn't available yet.
  1. sidelsky18's Avatar
    Man, from the name I thought it might be Blizzard's version of DotA set in the Warcraft universe.
  1. Nivena's Avatar
    Got nerd-chills when I heard Illidan's voice.
  1. Angrybathtub's Avatar
    Not sure why everyone is mad. Looks fun to play.
  1. hiragana's Avatar
    lol. no thanks.
  1. Tumaras's Avatar
    My first impression is that if I want to play TCG online I'd play the far more complex and developed Magic the Gathering online games.

    Additionally, I cannot stand Pay-to-win games with a burning passion. MTG has been able to avoid this, but almost all Facebook-type games fall into that trap when they start doing microtransacations. I might goof around with Hearthstone a little if the paid "gold" cards are just for fun. But if the paid cards are stronger than the free cards (ie. pay-to-win), I wouldn't touch this game with a 10-foot pole. Some people will play along and spend lots of cash and win every match, but it isn't real rewarding with the p2w games knowing that person won just because they spent more real-world money than someone else who maybe couldn't afford to and would have otherwise beat them.
  1. Jazara's Avatar
    While I think this is an April Fool's joke, if it's real I would play it on my iPad simply because it looks like it would be fun on that platform. I am quite disappointed though, if this is their big announcement, but oh well, I wasn't expecting a new title to alongside their existing three.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nindoriel View Post
    You're not interested in TCGs? Well a lot of people are. Shame you can't see the fun in such games, but don't poop on everyones parade.
    I've got an idea... why not go to your TCG fans website and not a World of Warcraft/MMORPG fan forum then? :P

    Do you immediately rush to a Magic the Gathering forum site every time they announce a World of Warcraft expansion? :P
  1. Sarac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Venziir View Post
    Yeah that's why it's FREE TO PLAY....
    I think your missing his point, but I cba explaining it to you :P
  1. KilpiBan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoomin View Post
    Such a fucking stupid idea. Let's take resources that could be used to improve our game with failing replay ability and put it in to a game that panders to the 1% of people who actually play our horrible, shitty, fucking atrocious card game for more than just loot cards! YAY!
    A "small" fact correction: WoW TCG is actually in the top 5 played TCGs right now. Right up with Magic, Pokémon, and YGO. Also, an Android version of this game would be really, really nice to have. (Why do devs always keep not publishing games on Android tablets is beyond me.)
  1. Hobb's Avatar
    So basically their new idea is to copy Magic the Gathering Online.
  1. Orby's Avatar
    Never played a card game online before, seems like a good place to start
  1. Mr. Casual's Avatar
    omg god AWESOME....its like pokemans but different, or is it lol. u disappoint blizz smh
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoomin View Post
    Such a fucking stupid idea. Let's take resources that could be used to improve our game with failing replay ability and put it in to a game that panders to the 1% of people who actually play our horrible, shitty, fucking atrocious card game for more than just loot cards! YAY!
    This became highly ironic after reading earlier about people who don't understand how resource management works and that this somehow takes away from "their" game experience.
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    I've got an idea... why not go to your TCG fans website and not a World of Warcraft/MMORPG fan forum then? :P

    Do you immediately rush to a Magic the Gathering forum site every time they announce a World of Warcraft expansion? :P
    Dumbest post of the year?

    There's a huge front page article on the story....on this website. Jesus fucking Christ.
  1. Iso's Avatar
    So many butthurts, honestly, what did you people expect? It was a PAX! a fucking PAX annoucement! From Blizzard...who has their very own convection right around the corner. This game is prolly done by that time so they had to annouce it at some time.

    And yes, this will totally affect wow balance, best retard logic yet. Bunch of spoiled kids ._.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KilpiBan View Post
    A "small" fact correction: WoW TCG is actually in the top 5 played TCGs right now.
    ...that's like saying "Paul McCartney is in the top 5 purchased 8-tracs right now!"
  1. fengosa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    fixed that for you...

    No Collectible Card Game is ever "free"...
    To be fair we should probably see the F2P model before we comment on it. Some games do it well and other don't. My assumption is you can probably save yourself a lot of time through microtransactions but that's to be expected. Serious players will poay some, casual players will pay less.

    In all honesty this is a good play by Blizzard. Tablet gaming is becoming more popular and there's a market for it. I may pick it up since its free and its something I can play on weekends when I go visit my parents and don't have access to a proper computer. Also decent for days I want to watch something on TV and casually play a game rather than hunker down upstairs on the comp.
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TrollShaman View Post
    hrm I'm not sure what to say, considering that I can never buy the normal TCG in where I live... I'll just have to see how this game will unfold.

    edit:

    And iPad, so I'll consider further :P
    It's already announced to be on the iPad. =P

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