Cgsongbird commented on But I already got my hopes up 45 days ago

Because until now, nobody had commented on whether Brann would rotate with the core set or not, and I wanted to reassure people that we weren't ignoring them. Pretty obvious to some isn't necessarily obvious to all.

GnomeSayin-11972 submitted Signature Retrospective & Compensation 45 days ago

The following is being posted on behalf of Lead Features Designer, Chadd Nervig:

On the Hearthstone team, we’re always looking for ways that we can surprise and delight our players. That means taking risks, trying new things, and iterating if things don’t go as planned.

It’s safe to say that the reception to Signature cards hasn’t lived up to our hopes. We wanted to take a moment to respond to all the great feedback you’ve been giving us about them and tell you a bit about our plans for them.

First, our goals for Signature cards. We want to celebrate the art, putting it front and center, focusing on appealing, exciting, high-quality, and unique full art. We want them to be special items that you want to collect. And we want them to feel great to get; it should feel like a bonus, pure upside.

Your feedback has been clear: we haven’t hit those goals. We’re taking that feedback to heart and are already planning significant changes for our next round of Signature cards.

  • Many people have shared how Hearthstone’s colorful art is one of their favorite aspects of the game and the “icy sepia” tone we chose worked against that. Each expansion will feature a different approach to Signature card art, and we’re already planning for the next expansion’s Signature cards to be bright, vibrant, and colorful.

  • You’ve also told us that you love the idea of full art cards, but that the name banner across the middle fights against that. We hear you and are exploring potential options to get the name banner out of the way for the next expansion’s Signatures.

  • We’re also thinning out the card frame itself for next expansion’s Signature cards, both in hand and on the board, to make more room for the art, and reduce confusion about whether the on-board frame has some gameplay impact.

  • Finally, you’ve told us that they haven’t felt like a pure bonus in all cases. While a bit confusing (and we’re looking into ways to make things clearer), the new reroll system has worked well to make Signatures a pure bonus in most cases. But there have been a few edge cases where that system hasn’t protected you from missing out on something, and we’re going to provide compensation for those affected, while we iterate on the systems involved for the future.

    • If you own Signature Lor’themar, you effectively missed out on a Legendary card, so we’ll be giving you 1 random Legendary card from March of the Lich King.

    • If you own both Signature Grand Magister Rommath and the March of the Lich King Tavern Pass, you effectively missed out on a Legendary card, so we’ll be giving you 1 random Legendary card from March of the Lich King.

Eligibility will be based on the above criteria as of December 20th at 10am PDT. Eligible players will be granted this compensation at login, later that week.

Thanks for all the great feedback on Signature Cards, and all the passion and excitement you’ve shown for Hearthstone and March of the Lich King!

BlizzardEntertainment submitted Hearthstone 2022 World Championship - Viewer’s Guide 45 days ago

Hearthstone 2022 World Championship begins this weekend, starting December 16 at 12 am PST only on YouTube!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted Hearthstone 2022 World Championship - Viewer’s Guide 45 days ago

Hearthstone 2022 World Championship begins this weekend, starting December 16 at 12 am PST only on YouTube!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted 25.0.3 Patch Notes 48 days ago

Patch 25.0.3 includes balance changes to two Standard cards.

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GnomeSayin-11972 submitted 25.0.2 Patch Notes 49 days ago

We are in the process of deploying Patch 25.0.2, a server-side hotfix patch, with the following game updates and bug fixes.

Battlegrounds Updates

  • The Menagerie Mayhem and Blood Goblet Quest Rewards have been made easier to earn.
  • The Yoggtastic Tasties Quest Reward has been made harder to earn.
  • The Enhance-a-matic Quest Reward has been made rarer and harder to earn.

Duels Updates

  • Prince Renathal has been banned from all card pool buckets.
  • The following cards have been un-banned from card pool buckets:
    o Lightning Bloom
    o Nature Studies
    o Carrion Studies
    o Athletic Studies
    o Primordial Studies
    o Archwitch Willow
    o Forest Warden Omu
    o Infiltrator Lilian
    o Instructor Fireheart
    o Mindrender Illucia
    o Mozaki, Master Duelist
    o Professor Slate
    o Rattlegore
    o Star Student Stelina
    o Turalyon, the Tenured

Bug Fixes and Other Game Improvements

  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Souleater’s Scythe would fail to add Bound Souls to the deck if the Scythe was in your initial hand and mulligan’d away.
  • [Hearthstone] Fixed a bug where Maestra of the Masquerade couldn’t find her Death Knight mask.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where Mean Streets of Gadgetzan cards would appear in Witchwood buckets.
BlizzardEntertainment submitted March of the Lich King is NOW LIVE! 51 days ago

Hearthstone’s latest expansion—introducing the new Death Knight class—is now live worldwide!

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GnomeSayin-11972 submitted 25.0.1 Patch Notes 55 days ago

We are in the process of deploying Patch 25.0.1, a server-side hotfix patch, with the following game updates and bug fixes:

Pre-Release Weekend Fireside Gatherings are Back On!
We’ve corrected an issue that prevented pre-release weekend Fireside Gatherings from functioning earlier today. Once this patch is deployed to your server, you will be able to create a private Fireside Gathering where you can open your Pre-Purchase March of the Lich King packs and participate in the pre-release Tavern Brawls.

If you have an active Fireside Gathering still live when the update hits your server, it should pick you up from there. If your Fireside Gathering period has already ended, create a new Fireside Gathering event to re-access the interface and start your Pre-Release festivities!

Due to the nature of today’s fix, the Tavern Brawls are expected to have descriptions from last expansion, but the gameplay will be updated for March of the Lich King. Note that Death Knight class packs won’t be able to be opened (only March of the Lich King packs) and that the Death Knight deck recipes will not be available in the Tavern Brawl because Death Knight won’t be unlocked as a class until December 6. After unlocking the class on expansion launch day, you can try out all the Death Knight deck recipes in the A Lich King Recipe Tavern Brawl on December 7!

Battlegrounds Updates

  • The Enhance-o-matic Hero now gets more Armor (Armor Tier 3).
  • The Enhance-a-matic Quest has been made harder to complete.

Mercenaries Updates
In Patch 24.6, the Rattlegore event ended a week earlier than initially published, resulting in some players missing their chance to complete all the event Tasks. We’re bringing the event back with plenty of time for everyone to finish. From now until January 3, you can complete 10 special Rattlegore event Tasks to earn Rattlegore, two random Rattlegore Portraits, and 700 Mercenaries Coins!

The Rattlegore event will pick up right where you left it last time the event was live. That means nobody will need to redo any Tasks they already finished and players who already finished the entire event will not be impacted by this update at all. Players who received Rattlegore outside of the event period and have not yet completed the event Task rewarding the base Rattlegore will receive a random Rattlegore Portrait instead when they complete that Task. Players who already have all Rattlegore Portraits and then complete an event Task awarding a Rattlegore Portrait will instead receive 75 Rattlegore Coins.

Bug Fixes and Other Game Improvements

  • [Hearthstone] Vision of Darkness will now Discover Priest Shadow spells if your class does not have any Shadow spells.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where non-Demon Hunter classes could sometimes be offered buckets with Demon Hunter cards.
  • [Duels] Fixed a bug where the old “Why? Why Not?” bucket with Snowflipper Penguins was being offered to players.
    o Dev Comment: We recently introduced a new automated system to create buckets, making it significantly easier to update content. While the system is generally working as intended, we’ll continue to monitor the new system and address system-breaking bugs, like this one.
GnomeSayin-11972 submitted Updated Free Decks for New and Returning Players 55 days ago

The decks awarded to new and returning players have been updated with Patch 25.0! Returning players who have been away for 90 or more days will be eligible for a free deck just for logging in. Returning players will be eligible to claim these returning decks each time they are eligible. New players will be eligible for their free deck after completing the tutorial, the Starter Quest quest chain, graduating from the New Player Ranks (Ranks 40-1), and then returning to the main menu.

Players will get to borrow all these decks for one week following their eligibility, so they can try them all out before making their choice.

It’s possible players may not see their chosen deck in their deck lists if they do not have an open deck slot when they choose their free deck. The cards for the deck (aside from the Core Set cards) will still be added to their Collections. They can clear a deck slot and use the deck codes below to construct the decks. Core Set cards are free to all players and are earned by leveling your account. Cards may be added to, or removed from, the free Core Set from time to time and are not a permanent part of players’ Collections.

Guff’s Guidance
Class: Druid
Ramp your mana with Nourish and Guff to set up for powerful minions to close the game out!
2x (0) Aquatic Form
2x (0) Innervate
2x (1) Dozing Kelpkeeper
2x (1) Druid of the Reef
2x (1) Planted Evidence
2x (2) Attorney-at-Maw
2x (2) Earthen Scales
2x (2) Jerry Rig Carpenter
2x (2) Moonlit Guidance
1x (3) Brann Bronzebeard
1x (3) Prince Renathal
2x (3) Wild Growth
2x (4) Park Panther
2x (4) Widowbloom Seedsman
2x (5) Nourish
2x (5) Spammy Arcanist
1x (5) Wildheart Guff
2x (7) Scale of Onyxia
1x (7) Topior the Shrubbagazzor
2x (8) Miracle Growth
2x (9) Insatiable Devourer
1x (10) Raid Boss Onyxia
1x (10) Sire Denathrius


Beasts of the Deep
Class: Hunter
Overwhelm your opponent with a combination of Wildseeds and big Beasts to create an unstoppable board!
2x (1) Batty Guest
2x (1) Irondeep Trogg
2x (1) Peasant
2x (1) Tracking
2x (2) Doggie Biscuit
2x (2) Frenzied Fangs
2x (2) K9-0tron
2x (2) Selective Breeder
2x (2) Spirit Poacher
2x (3) Harpoon Gun
1x (3) Prince Renathal
2x (3) Ramming Mount
2x (3) Wild Spirits
1x (4) Azsharan Saber
1x (4) Blademaster Okani
2x (4) Stormpike Battle Ram
2x (5) Pet Collector
1x (6) Beaststalker Tavish
1x (7) Hydralodon
2x (7) Mountain Bear
2x (9) Insatiable Devourer
1x (9) King Krush
1x (9) Wing Commander Ichman
1x (10) Sire Denathrius


Magical Mastery
Class: Mage
Magister Dawngrasp has mastered all the spell schools, have you? Cast a series of big spells and then re-cast them with Dawngrasp’s aid.
2x (1) Pelican Diver
2x (2) Amplified Snowflurry
2x (2) Far Watch Post
2x (2) Mailbox Dancer
1x (3) Brann Bronzebeard
2x (3) Nightcloak Sanctum
1x (4) Blademaster Okani
2x (4) Deepwater Evoker
2x (4) Reckless Apprentice
2x (4) School Teacher
1x (4) Varden Dawngrasp
1x (6) Balinda Stonehearth
2x (6) Barbaric Sorceress
2x (6) Grey Sage Parrot
1x (7) Magister Dawngrasp
1x (8) Mordresh Fire Eye
2x (9) Rune of the Archmage
2x (10) Drakefire Amulet


Class: Rogue
Generate random cards to try to hit the jackpot! Tess Greymane and Contraband Stash let you double down on powerful cards you get.
2x (0) Preparation
2x (0) Shadowstep
2x (1) Blackwater Cutlass
2x (1) Gone Fishin’
2x (2) Double Cross
2x (2) Jackpot!
1x (2) Maestra of the Masquerade
2x (2) Perjury
2x (2) Reconnaissance
2x (2) Serrated Bone Spike
2x (2) Tooth of Nefarian
1x (2) Vanessa VanCleef
2x (3) Ghastly Gravedigger
1x (3) Prince Renathal
2x (4) Private Eye
2x (4) Swiftscale Trickster
2x (5) Contraband Stash
1x (5) Queen Azshara
2x (5) Sprint
2x (5) Wildpaw Gnoll
1x (6) Crabatoa
1x (7) Tess Greymane
1x (8) Shadowcrafter Scabbs
1x (10) Sire Denathrius


Impfused with Power
Class: Warlock
Swarm the board with Imps to power up your cards! Imp King Rafaam will resurrect and empower your Imps to close out the game.
2x (1) Flame Imp
2x (1) Flustered Librarian
2x (1) Grimoire of Sacrifice
2x (1) Voidwalker
2x (1) Wicked Shipment
2x (2) Imp Swarm (Rank 1)
2x (2) Impending Catastrophe
2x (2) Vile Library
2x (3) Fiendish Circle
2x (3) Imp Gang Boss
2x (4) Mischievous Imp
2x (4) Murlocula
2x (5) Shady Bartender
1x (6) Dreadlich Tamsin
1x (6) Imp King Rafaam
1x (6) Sylvanas, the Accused
1x (10) Sire Denathrius


Embrace the Pain
Class: Warrior
No pain, no gain is the motto for this Warrior deck! Damage your own minions to empower them and overwhelm your opponent.
2x (1) Beaming Sidekick
2x (1) Dredger Staff
2x (1) Irondeep Trogg
2x (1) Sanguine Depths
2x (1) Warsong Envoy
2x (2) Anima Extractor
2x (2) Crazed Wretch
2x (2) Crooked Cook
2x (2) Cruel Taskmaster
2x (2) Injured Tol’vir
1x (3) Acolyte of Pain
2x (3) Imbued Axe
1x (3) Rokara
2x (3) Weapons Expert
2x (4) Whirling Combatant
1x (6) Decimator Olgra
1x (7) Rokara, the Valorous


Enjoy, and we’ll see you in the Tavern!

GnomeSayin-11972 commented on Early Pack Opening 55 days ago

Thanks to those in here spreading the word and apologies to everyone whose plans are getting delayed. Like shared above, this is a known issue that the team is actively working on; they’re trying to get a resolution tonight (Pacific time), but we can’t be sure of that until they confirm the proposed fix works–which probably will be just before the hotfix goes live. The Known Issues post will be updated when the issue is resolved.

HS_Celestalon commented on 12 wins but only 45 gold?! I've been robbed! 56 days ago

Could you DM me your battletag and region? Would love to investigate this.

BlizzardEntertainment submitted Lobby Legends gets snowed in during Winter Veil 57 days ago

Seek reprieve in the Tavern from the cold winds of the north during Winter Veil this weekend and be sure to follow along with the Tavern Buddy extension on Twitch!

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GnomeSayin-11972 commented on 25.0 Known issues 58 days ago
Correct, the intended meaning here is that you can’t queue a game with those cards in your deck. If you get them through other means (like Sunwell or Priest/Rogue thief cards), you should be able to play them even if you haven’t unlocked the class yet.
GnomeSayin-11972 commented on 25.0 Known issues 58 days ago
Thanks, the team is aware of this and is exploring update options.
GnomeSayin-11972 commented on 25.0 Known issues 58 days ago
Yeah, when patches ship with known issues it’s from internal testing. The cutoff for patches is a while before they go live, so sometimes bugs are found after the patch is ready to go, or the bug is found earlier but the fix can’t get in in time so they get scheduled to be fixed after launch.
GnomeSayin-11972 submitted 25.0 Known issues 58 days ago

Patch 25.0 is now available on desktop and is coming to mobile devices soon. The patch will includes a new expansion, a new class, a new minion type, dual-type minions and more! We’ll be using this post to track any issues that pop up during the 25.0 patch period.

As a reminder, March of the Lich King and the Death Knight Prologue unlock on December 6. It is not a bug that they are not available on patch day.

The issues we’re tracking this patch include:

  • The team is investigating reports of clients crashing after changing the client language setting. As a workaround, reinstalling the client appears to resolve the issue at this time. Players appear to be able to change the setting on their initial launch after an install; the issue seems to only come if you update, log out, log back in, and then try to change the language.

  • On your first login in 25.0, some previously completed achievements will show up and be claimable again. These are the achievements that relate to the golden cards you earned in the last rewards track. You can’t have additional copies of these cards and they can’t be disenchanted or crafted, so this bug does not affect gameplay. The team is working on addressing this issue for upcoming patches.

  • Death Knight cards, like those you will get from packs or the Path of Arthas, can’t be used in the Hearthstone mode until you unlock the class. Under certain circumstances, players may be able to queue a Hearthstone mode game as a Death Knight before they unlock the class. This will result in an error and the game will not start. Complete the Death Knight Prologue (available on December 6) first to unlock the class, then you will be able to play with it on ladder.

  • Under certain circumstances, players may be able to complete the Death Knight Prologue prior to getting the special Event Quest to finish the Prologue. The Event Quest can be completed if you go back and redo the final fight of the Prologue after the Event Quest is offered to you.

  • Anachronos can cause disconnects when moving Dormant minions through time. If you get lost in time, restart your client to reconnect to the game. The team is working on a hotfix to address this issue.

  • In Mercenaries, Chromie’s Change the Timeline visual effect does not appear as intended on mobile. This will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

  • Artist credits on cards that have Signature versions are showing the artist of the Signature version on all versions. The team is investigating the issue and will make sure that all artists get their correct credit soon.

We will update this post with more information as we track known issues this patch.

BlizzardEntertainment submitted Rewards Track Refresh for March of the Lich King 58 days ago

It’s almost time for another Rewards Track refresh, with cool new rewards!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted 25.0 Patch Notes 59 days ago

Patch 25.0 rallies the troops for March of the Lich King, and includes updates to Battlegrounds, Mercenaries, Duels, Arena, and more!

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BlizzardEntertainment submitted March of the Lich King Theorycrafting and Pre-Release Festivities 64 days ago

Join us on December 1 as your favorite content creators join the Lich King’s army!

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PlayHearthstone commented on @PlayHearthstone 69 days ago

@alkanhuseyin97 Yes. Yes it does.

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