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3 hours, 19 minutes ago on Hearthstone iPhone and Android phone support rumored for April
Sorry to disappoint. https://twitter.com/CM_Whirthun/status/583012867294687232
23 hours, 35 minutes ago on Hearthstone’s April card back revealed: Cupcakes!
@SpaceBard Negative, I have not seen any specific information as to the exact time. My suspicion is midnight, Pacific time. My next guess would be sometime in the morning like say, 10 AM.
23 hours, 36 minutes ago on Hearthstone’s April card back revealed: Cupcakes!
@WarlockAman Oh gosh no. I don't have that kind of literature artistic side at all.
Iambic pentameter is a maybe though.
1 day ago on Hearthstone’s April card back revealed: Cupcakes!
@TechTotem Yay! Over level 20! Now do it again!
@Chrth @HistoryJosh My editors were extremely displeased because I spent more time coming up with puns than I did actually writing the post.
1 day, 2 hours ago on Hearthstone’s April card back revealed: Cupcakes!
@camojan @Jaeken This is exactly right. Lots of the big damage cards are viewed as non-threats because of the presence of BGH. However, most decks see the inclusion of just one and it immediately helps neutralize the opponent's big minion WHILE they have the resource to play another minion. Because of this, it's best to favor cards that either do something when they come into play or do something when they die (a la Deathrattle).
Why not run more big minions? That's a curve question. Run too many and you might end up with too many dead draws in the early or mid game where your hands are full of big minions but you don't have the resources to play them.
1 day, 7 hours ago on Final cards from Blackrock Mountain released
@Amethyst Reitou @WorldOfMatticus @Neuromante I can confirm that any armor you have up doesn't get removed if you Majordomo into a Rag. Just your life total changes.
2 days ago on Final cards from Blackrock Mountain released
@Neuromante Similar vein as you. Thought about including Majordom in a Warrior deck. Between Shield Maidens, Shields up, and armor power, it ought to provide a bit of a hefty barrier.
2 days, 1 hour ago on Final cards from Blackrock Mountain released
@StarcallerGogor @Deyns They mentioned it a few times before it went live on other assorted channels. Granted, it's something that should have also been mentioned on either their blog or forums, but at the same time, if we're fans of the game, we also follow other outlets and personalities to glean other interesting information. Send them feedback and post on their forums that you'd appreciate it if their plans for releasing future card spoilers would be available on additional outlets.
https://www.facebook.com/Hearthstone/posts/884298654946237 - Official facebook post
https://twitter.com/PlayHearthstone/status/581624345094557696 - Official twitter accounthttps://twitter.com/CM_Zeriyah/status/581625589506830336 - Community manager's twitter account
@SpaceBard @WorldOfMatticus Yup, I did a ctrl+f for defender. When I write these up, I usually do them in sections, not all in one linear move (Sometimes I write matchups first, then alternate card inclusions, then early game, mulligan, mid game, etc).
... I mean, I have a process. It's just still a work in progress ^^.
3 days, 4 hours ago on Control your Hearthstone opponents with Orange’s midrange hunter deck
@SpaceBard Ideally with the Scientist yes. Either way, it represents a bit of a tempo swing in the match. On one side, if you get the Scientist out early and the Deathrattle triggers, you thin out your deck. But it might not make as much of an impact that early in the game.
For the Eaglehorn, probably not. It's in the 3 mana slot because it lets the Hunter remove any other threats on the board without having to send minions into them or trading away a boar or whatever.
@SpaceBard @Chrth Screw it. Go big or go home. Go with the Krushinator.
@SpaceBard It's one of those tech cards that you CAN include if you wish, especially if you come up against a gluttony of face hunters or warlock zoo deck streaks. I will edit and clarify that though, thanks for asking!
@Neuromante Yeah, you bet. The monthly schedule regime I'm considering right now will be constructed or adventure the mode the first 3 weeks. The last Friday will always be an arena.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Matticus streams Hearthstone: Arena edition!
@robertjamesftw It was originally from the Warcraft TCG.
5 days, 6 hours ago on Power Word: Void Entropy and the double Discipline decision
@Arashikou @spellotape No because now you would switch players over to a less engaging play style of non-stop casting of Power Word Shield instead of doing so every few seconds (and where you can use different fillers like Penance instead). That restriction isn't there because of power. It's there so that it makes the class a little more fun to play.
@PonSquared Funny you say that. Did you catch the part where I specifically said I switched back to Holy because my guild picked up another Disc priest? I even discussed my experience and mild discomfort in getting back to playing Holy again.
Did I get it right this time? ;)Also, will discuss the interesting Alexstrasza + Drakonid one two punch combo tomorrow. Anyone else notice the nod they gave to vanilla Nef with the class calls part in the card?
6 days, 3 hours ago on Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain: Hidden Laboratory and Nefarian revealed
@KeeperoftheMonsters No, you're not. I just had Blackwing Tech open and wrote down the wrong Battle cry.
1 week ago on Blackwing Lair wing revealed for Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain
@Gerrion Normally, you'd throw away cards like Alex and Malygos because they won't have an effect on the game until way later. Just to augment the other 2-3 cards in your starting hand? It's an awfully risky proposition. I'd rather have cards I can use that will interface with the board early, as opposed to holding one of them. Plus it tips off your opponent that one card in your hand is a dragon. Could be a Faerie Dragon, could be a Deathwing.
Gotta see what the other half of the set will be.
@dreamweaver7x @WorldOfMatticus @SpaceBard Thanks. Had the Technician image open when I was writing this. Got the ability right at least!
@Jaeken Hey, great! Glad you liked the Warrior deck! I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it properly work out consistently when I used it. I'm just not warrior-y enough :(.
@SpaceBard Fixed. I get my words crossed. Thanks for the catch!
I'm going to say the damage is targetable. You can choose where that 3 damage is going to go (Hero or a minion).
SELL ALL THE TOKENS!
1 week, 1 day ago on WoW Token to cost $20, coming soon
@Rosander @Kovarian Yup, just toss them all in there as quick as you can one after the other.
1 week, 1 day ago on The world’s longest Hearthstone turn
@Deyns iPad and tablets will be available later today.
1 week, 6 days ago on Blackrock Mountain Adventure available for preorder!
@Jaeken Here is Amaz's Priest deck that he used during the ESL regular season. I suspect he used something similar in Katowice. http://pro.eslgaming.com/hearthstone/legendary/winter-2014-15/decklist/186/
1 week, 6 days ago on IEM Katowice 2015 Hearthstone winning deck list
Just to clarify, when I say ability, I mean like a mage's or priest's Hero Power would not trigger Dragonkin Sorcerer. Minion based abilities like Abusive Sergeant wouldn't activate it either. Spare parts though would (which opens up some interesting mechanics with Mech Mage and Mech Shaman based decks).
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Two new dragon-themed cards from Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain
@Jaeken @WorldOfMatticus Compromise: I knock out normal quickly on my own to at least unlock some of the cards, but I'll do heroic live for the first time.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Matticus streams Hearthstone
@Jaeken You want me to stream my attempts in Blackrock Mountain adventure mode with no prep work or advance notice whatsoever, going in blind, while trying to figure out how to best defeat each individual boss and wing? All live, on stream, where I can possibly make a fool of myself and cry in frustration that I can't beat the simple AI of a card game?
I'll think about it. But I don't wanna waste anyone's time either!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Matticus streams Hearthstone
Guilds like mine that have been stuck at Blackhand with about 10% to go should easily be able to overpower him now.
Emphasis on should.
Same thing with Butcher. Man those 5% wipes are brutal.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Blizzard raises Blackrock Foundry item levels UPDATED
@Amethyst Reitou Unnghhh, I hate playing rogues :( but I will see what I can put together.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Matticus streams Hearthstone
@Jaeken @camojan Yup, I was holding on to those spells hoping I could use them to burst him down but it was already too late.
@Neuromante Try this link http://www.twitch.tv/blizzardwatch/c/6316342
@Sickfit Does this link work for you? http://www.twitch.tv/blizzardwatch/c/6316342
@Jaeken Unfortunately, it ended up being 2-3 for the night. :(
I blame the pilot!
@BobZeta @tjillin This is the second straight year the price has been $200. Looks like that streak has broken -- For now.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on BlizzCon 2015 announced
@TheWilward Whoa, you guys cleaned them out fast.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Get your hands on exclusive gaming deals with Blizzard Watch and NewEgg
@Jaeken You know, "only" 3 mythic geared alts. ^^
3 weeks ago on Blood Legion to step back from World First raiding
@capnrad Shoulda named it Leper-er Gnome.
3 weeks ago on Two new Blackrock Mountain cards revealed for Hearthstone
@FabianAparisi @Marathal_2_0 I thought about doing that too. Except, like you, my search has shown inconclusive results. What I COULD do is list "Here's what some priests are playing and running, pick one you think works with you and the gear set you have" type approach.
Or I could just settle on one and be considered both right and wrong by different groups of priests ^^.
3 weeks ago on The post patch 6.1 Priest
@Krastanof @Amethyst Reitou I'm starting to mentally play around with the idea of a straight up Shaman burn list. Between Lightning Bolt, Burst, Crackle, and now this, the shaman has enough spells to go right to the face especially with a Lava Shock follow up.
@Jaeken Ho boy, I better get to practicing then!
@RobertBermea @Fizzl @Alisrafil1 So here's an exercise for you. How would you tweak VEnt in such a way that would make it more valuable? (Not necessarily consistently beating out CoP). One of the problems listed is that it doesn't beat out CoP's orb gen.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on The post patch 6.1 Priest
@SeanClayton @Marathal_2_0 Vetoing that!
@Alisrafil1 Good, that's what I figured too. I tried using it in a pug raid a few times and I wasn't sure if I was just using it horribly or what.
@PonSquared I know right? Next thing is having the addon column back.
@Gerrion Oh god. that's just diiisssgusssttinnnngg. I gotta try it.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on PAX East 2015: Hearthstone’s Blackrock Mountain adventure announced, to be released next month
@Gerrion Potentially a late game deployment with followup spells like a Blademaster to activate it once (and a followup Whirlwind for another, uh... two more? I think)