Very much what u/stonekeep said. The noticeable departures are the ones that happen to be pretty public-facing, but the vast majority of the team isn't, which means the vast majority of the work that goes into the game doesn't really have a face to it. And we backfill, those of us who stay at Blizzard are still around to knowledge-share, stuff like that.

It wouldn't be such a hard thing for me to leave if the people I were leaving behind weren't incredible, and people that I'd really enjoyed working with and respected as devs. So maybe I'm biased, but I think they're gonna keep doing awesome things, and they're working on a lot of rad shit right now.:)

Thank you!:)

It's not Peter's project, haha, fulltime VFX usually come quite a bit later in production.

I'm hoping more will still happen! I wouldn't be in them, of course, but everyone at the office was really happy with how the last stream went and the team is full of amazing artists.

Also sorry I didn't reply to your cardback post, but I did see it and it made me so so happy that you enjoyed the stream!:')

<3 :)

<3 Please don't make me cry Martin I'm already so weak and weepy lol.;-;

Haha thanks Dayarra!<3

Thank you.<3 It's always been so much fun.

It's not Peter's project, VFX usually come later in production, but we talked loads about his game when he was still technically on Hearthstone (he's one of my best friends, we talk a lot haha), and I made him some placeholder FX for his prototype pitch. So I still get to claim one or two fingerprints over there!:)

Thanks Thin - I really appreciate it.<3

Man Boomsday was a nutsy set cycle, but that's still one of my absolute favorites visually.:)

Haha the Warglaives were borrowed from a woman at Blizzard, but I guess I could always do a homebrew version of the make-up! ...Although I'm not sure which stage of the make-up you're supposed to gouge your eyes out at, I might only be able to do half the make-up.

Edit: Speaking of Boomsday, all these years and your flair still cracks me up. Good lord.x)

Hey all - I'll really miss being one of your devs.<3

I'm sorry I haven't been as active on reddit as I was in the past (at the risk of making excuses, this was very much a Me Thing that ties pretty directly into the mental health part, not because of anything on here but simply because I've lost a lot of the energy it took to properly write up the essay responses I like to leave). But I've still lurked for people's suggestions and thoughts even if I wasn't replying. More than anywhere, this has been the community that taught me a ton of things that I've tried to carry forward into how I approached things on Hearthstone, and am taking into this next project as well.

Thank you for all the fun times and feedback - it has nontrivially shaped me as a dev and I think made me a much better one, and I have a lot of happy memories here thanks to y'all.

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PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 3 days ago

Heads up! Next week's 17.6 patch will include balance changes for a handful of cards in Standard. Full patch detail…

Kerfluffle-11372 submitted 17.6 Balance Updates 3 days ago

On July 14, we’ll be releasing a patch that includes balance updates for several cards in Standard. Craftable cards listed below will be eligible for a full dust refund for two weeks after the 17.6 patch goes live.

Dragonqueen Alexstrasza

  • Old: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (0). → New: Battlecry: If your deck has no duplicates, add 2 other random Dragons to your hand. They cost (1).

Corsair Cache

  • Old: Draw a weapon. Give it +1/+1. → New: Draw a weapon. Give it +1 Durability.


  • Old: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 5 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back. → New: Swap your Hero Power to “Deal 4 damage.” After 2 uses, swap it back.

Kayn Sunfury

  • Old: 3 Attack, 5 Health → New: 3 Attack, 4 Health.

Warglaives of Azzinoth

  • Old: [Cost 5] → New: [Cost 6].


  • Old: [Cost 6] → New: [Cost 7].

Fungal Fortunes

  • Old: [Cost 2] → New: [Cost 3].

Galakrond, the Nightmare

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 1 card. It costs (1).

Galakrond, the Apocalypse (Rogue)

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 2 cards. They cost (1).

Galakrond, Azeroth’s End (Rogue)

  • Old: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. It costs (0). → New: Battlecry: Draw 4 cards. They cost (1).

We have some Battlegrounds updates planned for the near future as well. Stay tuned!

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 4 days ago

RT @HSesports: Happy #NationalVideoGameDay! 🖱️ What's your favorite Hearthstone deck? 👀

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 5 days ago

RT @Alliestrasza: Hey everyone! I am LIVE streaming the RUMBLEDOME Tavern Brawl for the Felfire Festival. It’s the last day to play! Com…

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 5 days ago

Rise up to the occasion! Win 5 ranked games this July to get this bread in your card back collection. It's the yeas…

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 10 days ago

Rest in peace, Byron "Reckful" Bernstein.

Kalviery commented on I guess my reward box got damp. 11 days ago

Hey u/CallumK7,

If you haven't done so already, I'd ask that you share your details on the Hearthstone Bug Report forums so the QA team can dig into this. Thanks!

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 11 days ago

RT @G2Rdu: Starting with Battlegrounds and at 8PM CEST/11AM PT I'll be playing the Rumbledome Tavern Brawl from the Felfire Festival! http…

PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 11 days ago

The Rumbledome Tavern Brawl has arrived to kick off the final week of the Felfire Festival! 💥 Choose a class, a sh…

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