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. Azutael's Avatar
    It's not what I expected, and I am very skeptical. It got more interesting after some gameplay etc, but I doubt I will play this game much. It's more of a tablet and "facebook" game, that your annoying cousins, aunts etc will play.

    Am I going to try it out ? sure why not, it's F2P so no reason not to give it a shot.
  1. Zoibert the Bear's Avatar
    I can only say, so MANY kids in this thread. I do understand that this game might not be for you, but it is for some of us.

    So exited for this, will definitely play.
  1. mvaliz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Piitz View Post
    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.
    Honestly? Something a bit more original than transferring the card game to the screen.

    I was hoping for a "Lost Vikings" reimagining/reboot on iOS or something... Hate to say it, but Card Games are REALLY more of a 90s thing... and the Warcraft TCG was pretty much over a few years ago...
  1. beyazkeyat's Avatar
    I see the appeal, but it ain't for me. Oh well.

    I've got an idea...those who aren't blindly hating this/blizzard/the world and saying things like "bli$$ard" let's just leave the thread. Let these angry nerds have their rage fest at something so completely minute that doesn't actually effect them and let's go have actual good conversations while they're seeing red. GOGOGOGO
  1. Dreary's Avatar
    They should put it in the game... Why the hell are they making it a stand-alone game? Put it inside WoW... I would play it then.. Why are they dividing their efforts? It's called hearthstone, it would be cool if you could play it at the inns in WoW... WoW needs card games..
  1. Kuniku's Avatar
    Must say I've got mixed feelings right now, I'm annoyed at all the bitching, but quite excited at the prospect of this fun and easy new game!

    Annoyed because everyones is complaining that its not Titan or Blizard All stars - The announcement and following blue posts specifically said it wasn't going to be either of those. This pretty much exactly fills the criteria they talked about - its something different - check, its a smaller scope of project - check its a new game - check.

    As for announcement itself, I think it'll be a fun game, its F2P so its not gonna cost much (not sure if you'll still need to pay upfront? or if it will be totally free? I've always kinda been interested in the whole TCG thing, but not really had any friends who are into it, and I lack the free time to go find a club where I could get involved, this seems the perfect way to get involved! On the bonus side you just know that future Collectors Edition games will be giving out bonus rare cards for this game too!

    Already signed up for the Beta, can't wait to play!
  1. FattyXP's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    No Android despite it having a larger market share. Why are developers so stupid? Fuck Apple.
    Because Apple has LUA. Something blizzard is already very well versed in.

    Android is entirely Java, something they don't have tons of experience with.
  1. mmoce213c955fb's Avatar
    Hopefully they can make it available on Android at some point.
  1. Yakshamash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jarl Balgruuf View Post
    Can someone explain WTF Blizz-allstars is?
    MOBA from Blizzard.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBMN5stmv7o
  1. Dreary's Avatar
    "Android is entirely Java, something they don't have tons of experience with. "

    WoW's client/server is written in Java. LUA is just an interface. And Android Java isn't just plain old Java, it's got alot of nuances (and some restrictions).
  1. mvaliz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Andelormon View Post
    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.
    MMO-Champ community. Where some people here think that you can't voice your opinion on something on a community forum UNLESS it's in praise of World of Warcraft...

    If they don't like it - then they can air their grievances. I bet more than half of the people that posted here about how great it looks won't play it, as they'l be busy on the next raid or something. Just like so many fewer this time around bought Mists of Pandaria, nevermind any Blizzard store mount and pet...
  1. mmoc7ef033c699's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NonameXADX View Post
    The game looks awesome, you guys are too quick at judging it just like you were with MoP before it released.
    Actually MOP seemed decent, and turned out to be really bad. For me at least... I quit playing WoW.

    I was so waiting for this day, hoping to hear Blizzard All-Stars, but instead, we get a card game, which in my opinion is supposed to be played with CARDS.
    Ever played monopoly on the PC? You can't compare that with the joy of actually playing it with people around you at a table.

    Anyway, it's free, so I'm giving it a try, why not?
  1. Belize's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by UnifiedDivide View Post
    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.
    How many people is this? 10? Well at least we're sure to get a spot in Beta
  1. UnifiedDivide's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    Honestly? Something a bit more original than transferring the card game to the screen.

    I was hoping for a "Lost Vikings" reimagining/reboot on iOS or something... Hate to say it, but Card Games are REALLY more of a 90s thing... and the Warcraft TCG was pretty much over a few years ago...
    So your idea of original is remaking a game they did decades ago? :S

    And they haven't transferred the TCG game at all. This game is entirely different.
  1. mmocd3e258d247's Avatar
    I never liked the idea of Pet Battles, but I didn't have to do them so it didn't bother me, then when I did try them I loved them and carried on doing them as something odd but fun I enjoyed.

    I see the same thing here, never really got into card games, liked the look of them but there was never an easy entry point, it always looked confusing as hell, so this looks like a good laugh.

    Not surprised at all by some of the comments here, lots of unrealistic people living in tiny little worlds for whom something either appeals to them or shouldn't exist, it's sad, but then so are they.

    I can't imagine the disappointment they live with everyday because pretty much everything they come across probably isn't designed or catering to them personally.
  1. Anevers's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolsteak View Post
    It's funny how that's the only argument 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.
    The game looks pretty polished to me, and it's pretty neat looking for something that isn't even in Beta yet, and I've played console and pc TCG's before.

    It's funny people who use the "this is kiddy" or "Childish" arguments are same the people most insecure with their own maturity. They mentioned a little something. Not a full blown RTS or MMO. Blizzard All-Stars was announced at the last Blizzcon, they weren't going to announce it again. You got your own hopes up, and you have no one to blame but yourselves.

    I myself who've enjoy TCG's will be enjoying this one.

    Thanks for all the tears....they were delicious.
  1. mmoc4359933d3d's Avatar
    Sadly, because this is not available for Android, I have 0 interest in it. I'm not going to sit at my desk and play a card game when I could be playing WoW/any number of other games that I can't play anywhere else. At least if it was on more mobile OS I could take it on the bus/train with me, squeeze a game in between lectures etc.

    Oh well, their loss.
  1. dotSeed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valarius View Post
    No Android despite it having a larger market share. Why are developers so stupid? Fuck Apple.
    Android has a larger marketshare but users don't actually buy apps in nearly the same number. It's not really stupid for developers to publish to platforms that are going to earn them more money, since they're going to be counting on people buying packs to make money from this.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...nloads-country
  1. canyonvr's Avatar
    Isn't there already a WoW TCG?? Why would they create a NEW one that completely ignores the other. Sure this is online but still. I wonder if they will have redemption cards for mounts and pets like in the TCG.

    And wtf is up with no Android support? Fuck Apple!

    As much as I am disappointed with this announcement, I'll still probably give it a try.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tearor View Post
    Yayyyy. PokeWoW?
    This baffles me. It's more along the lines of Magic the Gathering. Who ever collected Pokemon cards for anything more than collecting them, anyways?

    I'm not against it. I'll probably even play it. I've always been a fan of card games and given that it's F2P there's no reason for me not to.

    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    I bet more than half of the people that posted here about how great it looks won't play it, as they'l be busy on the next raid or something.
    I thought we'd have learned enough to know that a raid tier doesn't keep everyone occupied until the next one.

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