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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. ColbaneX'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
    Except this is a WORLD OF WARCRAFT online tcg, so it makes sense here. So there.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    Weekly lockouts and a chance to get a golden card if you spend a few dollars extra! First D3 and now this..
  1. Stormgnoef's Avatar
    So can you get ingame items from those rare cards?
  1. FattyXP's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    They're not translating anything. This is NOTHING like the TCG except they both use cards.

    This is not Freemium either. I can experience the whole game just by playing. I only buy packs if I want to speed through the game rather than earn my rewards. It's F2P.
    Until they start offering things like* "donation" pets, that you can only get by paying. Wait for the next natural disaster and we'll see. lol

    *: notice the word LIKE. I know they won't have pets in this game but they will likely have alternate art donation versions of cards (to remain non-gamebreaking)
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    Freemium... no CCG is "free".
    It's f2p, mvallas. Arguing about it is pointless.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Flimsy View Post
    Dumbest post of the year?

    There's a huge front page article on the story....on this website. Jesus fucking Christ.
    ...and who's fault is that? The ONLY reason he slapped it on the front page was because it was a big Blizz announcement... not because it's a TCG.

    The guy I was commenting on was not understanding why people are upset here... and I said "because it's a card game... and WoW isn't really popular/known a card-based game."

    I think yours is the "Dumbest post of the year" my friend... Context is smart. :P

    ---------- Post added 2013-03-22 at 03:45 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Death Knight View Post
    It's f2p, mvallas. Arguing about it is pointless.
    F2P is "Freemium"... you do realize that, right?
  1. Maruka's Avatar
    Well this looks really really stupid and a way for them to cash in on the pay to win games.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ColbaneX View Post
    Except this is a WORLD OF WARCRAFT online tcg, so it makes sense here. So there.
    But he's wondering why so many DON'T LIKE IT. I understand why it's here... but I'm explaining to him why people here DON'T LIKE IT!

    Please open your eyes and READ THE CONTEXT!! yeesh... :P
  1. Robb's Avatar
    Eh, looks like a fun little game for my tablet, I'd give it a go for sure.
  1. Sarnaxxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FattyXP View Post
    Yeah, I guess they worded it just right... When you first read it though it seems like its going to be something completely new. They said no expansions or sequels or the rumored next gen mmo...
    I would consider this an expansion on WoW if they include loot cards at all. Certainly seems like a sequel to the shitty real life TCG they have.


    But oh well, thats blizzard. Expect something decent and get shit on. I'm done posting here, Fatty out.

    edit: after posting that I noticed the OP is getting updated as we've talked, and OMG this looks so incredibly childish with the graphics its not even funny. (I closed the stream literally .2 seconds after they announced it, was disappoint and mad.)
    Why are you going out of your way to find something to bitch about? You don't like it .. fine .. don't play it.
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Jesus Christ!
    I really don't understand the mentality of some of you guys. It's almost like it's illegal for Blizzard to make anything but games directly appealing to you in your own little worlds.

    God forbid Blizzard try something different that people can play just for FUN! Remember that? Fun? It used to be why people played games.

    If Blizzard ever listen to some of you then their games truly will die because only about 5 people would enjoy the fucking things.
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    F2P is "Freemium"... you do realize that, right?
    Yes, but it still is a f2p model. I don't see why there is a need to emphasize the point that it is not 100% free when that is already understood that f2p games done on the PC market tend to have micro transactions.
  1. Phaidrae's Avatar
    What a fucking waste. Really. REALLY.

    They keep telling us that they need to dedicate time spent to making Wow more awesome - and so they can give us "new" things to look at/do - and then they waste time/money/resources on a F2P card game that nobody seems to give a shit about?

    While I tend to like the Pokepetbattles that came along w/ MoP - we didn't need to turn it around and make an online game out of cards...This is just bollocks and I would've liked to have seen a better use of their time and [utter lack of-] creativity to do something good for the WoW players.

    Once again the backward logic of Blizzard rears its ugly head.
  1. Flimsy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    ...and who's fault is that? The ONLY reason he slapped it on the front page was because it was a big Blizz announcement... not because it's a TCG.

    The guy I was commenting on was not understanding why people are upset here... and I said "because it's a card game... and WoW isn't really popular/known a card-based game."

    I think yours is the "Dumbest post of the year" my friend... Context is smart. :P[COLOR="red"]
    So what? it's on the front page and people are discussing it. You have said a number of times you don't like it so why not just fuck off out of the thread considering you aren't offering anything to the discussion other than calling it freemium and bad.

    He pulled you up for moaning about the game and you basically told him to gtfo for talking about it on mmo champion. Great logic that mate.
  1. Frozen Death Knight's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaidrae View Post
    What a fucking waste. Really. REALLY.

    They keep telling us that they need to dedicate time spent to making Wow more awesome - and so they can give us "new" things to look at/do - and then they waste time/money/resources on a F2P card game that nobody seems to give a shit about?

    While I tend to like the Pokepetbattles that came along w/ MoP - we didn't need to turn it around and make an online game out of cards...This is just bollocks and I would've liked to have seen a better use of their time and [utter lack of-] creativity to do something good for the WoW players.

    Once again the backward logic of Blizzard rears its ugly head.
    This is like saying StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, Titan, and Blizzard All-Stars are a waste of time, money, and resources because it does not benefit WoW.

    Think, darn it!
  1. Anevers'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
    To be fair it is placed in the Warcraft Universe.
  1. dwbrown7680's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaidrae View Post
    What a fucking waste. Really. REALLY.

    They keep telling us that they need to dedicate time spent to making Wow more awesome - and so they can give us "new" things to look at/do - and then they waste time/money/resources on a F2P card game that nobody seems to give a shit about?

    While I tend to like the Pokepetbattles that came along w/ MoP - we didn't need to turn it around and make an online game out of cards...This is just bollocks and I would've liked to have seen a better use of their time and [utter lack of-] creativity to do something good for the WoW players.

    Once again the backward logic of Blizzard rears its ugly head.
    Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it will not be liked overall. Quit your bitching and realize there are different games other than WoW and maybe you will hate life less.
  1. Nihilostromrage's Avatar
    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.
  1. Mooboy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Phaidrae View Post
    Once again the backward logic of Blizzard rears its ugly head.
    Is that any different from the backward logic someone who doesn't work for Blizzard uses when they assume they know anything about how the team works and if it took resources from anything wow related?
  1. Executia's Avatar
    Everytime I read "copy from x,too childish,wtf a tcg,lolpay2win" I get really sad about the condition of some people.
    Why is a copy a bad thing? And it isn't even a copy , because the only thing they got in common with other hardplay/onlineplay TCG's is that it is a TCG. Like WoW is a MMO and Diablo is a ARPG. Are those two games exact copies of other games around? No , they got different in depth gameplays , different themes , different franchises.
    It is like yelling at Samsung for copying iPads , when the only thing they did is to make a genre/product accessible to a broader range of people. Nothing wrong about it here. And everyone who watched the livestream to the ACTUAL END and got a little bit of smartness , will see how this will definately crush every other available Smartphone/Tablet game within the first second.
    It isn't pay to win , because it has the battle.net matchmade system. To counter that argument , one need to say Starcraft 2 is complete crap because of the matchmade system , while it is not. It has the best and most developed matchmaking system and because of that it is the deserved number one online strategy game , with the largest base of professional gamers all around the world. And we are still talking about a little niche game , which is meant to bring fun to you guys , not ripping it apart because it isnt hardcore enough for you.
    If you think you are hardcore , go and buy the cards all day and guess what? Because of the matchmaking system you are then matched up with other "hardcores" throwing their money at the screen. For us normal people , we will totally enjoy it , while having spare times on the road or having some fun in bed/couch whatever at the evening.
    And I will rephrase it : It won't take long to overtake the whole mobile gaming market with this , because this is Blizzard quality work , like we know it from it's other franchises. It is tailored to suit anyone. From kid to mother at home to the bored WoW gamer. Just grab the iPad/smartphone and have fun with a quality ad-free ( seriously , which free to play/download app isn't malfested with ads and bad programming? This isn't , it is a high quality piece of software and a high quality business model ) and !EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND GRASP! game.

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