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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. Zeek Daniels's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magruun View Post
    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).
    I think ppl are fair to call a game stupid and a waste of time if they are not gonna be buying the game. I also think the game is pretty crappy from my point of view but im knowlegeable enough to know that there are hundreds of thousands if not millions of ppl that will love this game, and if its F2P and doesnt cost much to make then the profits are gonna be gigantic. And i cant fault a company for trying to make money like you said but i can say that i dislike the game. I dont know why ppl would be mad at blizz tho.
  1. Telila's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyviroth View Post
    but because I wanted it to be a straight-up conversion of the Cryptozoic TCG.

    Look at the cards, they are almost exactly the same.....I am almost certain it will play in the EXACT same was the current (and previous version) TCG does/did
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    It'll make blizzard money, thats all that matters really. I'm not excited at all. Just another way to milk the franchise.
  1. Killyox's Avatar
    Meh kinda piss poor.

    They noticed lots of ppls playing DOTP series and decided to make it as well. Kinda funny seeing WOTC left in the dust with DOTP (since they never really went for it full throttle and seen it as promotion instead of a business investment long-term).
  1. dahawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyviroth View Post
    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.
    this poster said it best....bottom line
  1. mrf's Avatar
    another pay to win
  1. Ryft's Avatar
    I think its a smart move from Blizzard, considering the utter balls up that is the client for MtGO. If the UI is user friendly, they will have a winner.
  1. Pebrocks The Warlock's Avatar
    I've always wanted to play their card game but never was able to. This is great because I now can.
  1. Poysonivy's Avatar
    I like it. As always.. you don't have to play this.
  1. Guyviroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Telila View Post
    Look at the cards, they are almost exactly the same.....I am almost certain it will play in the EXACT same was the current (and previous version) TCG does/did
    Yes, it'll play exactly the same, core gameplay-wise, from what I can tell. But, the cards are vastly different;

    -- Cards have different mechanics, e.g Ghouls are 2/3 allies with no Death Knight summoning requirements;
    -- Master Heroes, such as Tirion Fordring and Sylvanas, have better balanced stats to reflect their new "ally" status;
    -- Some cards, such as Power Overwhelming, use TCG art but are, indeed, completely new.

    Thus the metagame will be completely different. In fact, it might not even be as in-depth as the actual TCG. But I'm no psychic, do I'll have to play it to find out.

    Quote Originally Posted by dahawk View Post
    this poster said it best....bottom line
    Ah, I dunno if I should be credited that much.
  1. wowsucks's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Ogdru Jahad View Post
    It'll make blizzard money, thats all that matters really. I'm not excited at all. Just another way to milk the franchise.
    Nonono, its FREE TO PLAY!
    Dont like it dont play it, simplez!
    Blizzard is business, duh

    /sarcasm, could come up with a few more.. anyone?
  1. Avakron's Avatar
    So this is what Blizzard came up with!? Rather than using the developers to enhance their current games, i.e WoW, Starcraft, Diablo or actually using it for their next MMO, they present us with some stupied online card game...
    I am certain that a lot of people will both try it out and play it as well, personally I think Blizzard could have used those developers to something much more useful....
  1. twistedsista's Avatar
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    If I had a Tablet I'd prolly play this. If only.
  1. Oxyra's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Avakron View Post
    So this is what Blizzard came up with!? Rather than using the developers to enhance their current games, i.e WoW, Starcraft, Diablo or actually using it for their next MMO, they present us with some stupied online card game...
    I am certain that a lot of people will both try it out and play it as well, personally I think Blizzard could have used those developers to something much more useful....
    Ever heard the line "Too many chefs spoil the broth"?

    You can't just throw developers and money at something and expect results.
  1. Noctim's Avatar
    It would be much more of a win, if the game would be implemented within wow as a minigame.
  1. Godavari's Avatar
    its clear android would be supported later...i just hope they do it for windows phones too... all games on it are currently so crap TT

    ---------- Post added 2013-03-22 at 04:43 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Noctim View Post
    It would be much more of a win, if the game would be implemented within wow as a minigame.
    wont be f2p then
    also i doubt anyone would want to download 10s of Gb worth of data to play a trial version of wow to play it for free..
  1. Tenjen's Avatar
    ill try it >w>
  1. Noomz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Angrybathtub View Post
    Big disappointment
    Yeah, gonna have to agree. I'm usually not one to bash on Blizzard, but this is really uninteresting. It seems like they've realized their game card idea was bad so they made it digital in an attempt to "relaunch" the whole card game idea.

    Uninteresting, dull, uninventive.

    This isn't what Blizzard wants, this is what Activision wants. They see the Freemium market and they want in on it.
  1. Mamut's Avatar
    Yeees, Im MtGO game fun and now I can play WoW TCG game aswell. Great info for me

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