These awesome card names are from the future!
We will give you more info on them in a few months. Great sleuthing though.
Welcome to Hearthstone! (I did that in my best Innkeeper voice)
I always point new players to Trump's Teachings, a series of YouTube videos that's GREAT at teaching basic principles like controlling the board, making favorable trades, etc. etc.
The other thing is more of a mindset thing - remember that even the best players in the world only win the game just over 50% of the time. So don't sweat losing, it doesn't mean you're doing bad. Learn from both wins and losses, and just have fun trying stuff! Watching streamers (especially now, at the start of the expansion, when they talk about the cards more) is a great way to learn.
The single-player content (click on "Solo Adventures," then scroll down to Kobolds & Catacombs or anything that catches your fancy) uses cards from all of Hearthstone's history so it can be a little intimidating, but it's a great low-pressure way to play with lots of stuff and learn some game mechanics and fun combos.
@CONNOR_RAPPER Your rap is much appreciated by all of us here at Blizzard HQ. Grats!
For sure. In addition to posting from our @BlizzardCS account, I'll also be around here with updates. Here's hoping this doesn't take too much longer to be resolved.
Edit: 6:20pm PDT - The issue appears to be improving.
We're looking into this, thanks for hanging in there!
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We’ve just released a hotfix to the live servers to address the following issues:
Fixed an issue that caused Poisonous and Lifesteal effects to fail to trigger on side-minions if they’re hit by Sweeping Strikes or other Cleave effects when the initial target had Divine Shield.
Fixed an issue that caused Sweeping Stikes and other Cleave effects to function incorrectly if a minion to the left of the original target had Divine Shield.
Fixed an issue that caused “Bomb” cards transformed by Arch-Villian Rafaam to be briefly visible when drawn by the opponent.
Upon the launch of Rise of Shadows, an error associated with how our servers processed the change from Year of the Raven to Year of the Dragon resulted in a small number of players receiving cards that had just rotated to the Hall of Fame. We caught this shortly after launch, but there was still an impact to some of our players, so we’d like to share what we’ve done so far and what affected players will see going forward.
We started tracking the issue on Tuesday morning and gathered a list of accounts that received Hall of Fame cards in their card packs. We also made the decision that these players will receive a full dust refund for any Hall of Fame cards they received after the rotation. We have some work to do to develop the fix, test it, and roll it out, so players won’t see the dust refunds immediately. We’ll share more once we have the fix in place.