Hearthstone Beta Patch 4217 - BlizzCon Reward Card, Ranked Changes, Card Changes

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Hearthstone Beta Patch 4217

A patch has been deployed to the Beta servers.
11:40 AM EST: The patch is now available for download in North America if you reopen your Battle.net Desktop Application. EU has maintenance tomorrow which is when the patch will deploy there.
12:38 PM EST: Blizzard has posted the official patch notes. We've updated our post to include them.
12:45 PM EST: The Hearthstone servers are back online in North America with the new patch. Log in and play! Europe will be tomorrow after maintenance.
1:31 PM EST: Added screenshots from in-game with interface updates.

Card changes are now live in the database.


Interface Updates

There were some small interface updates, which included Sound In Background in the options menu for everyone who has been asking for it!

   

   


New Ranked Medals

The old ranked system is being retired, and now you'll get to fight your way to the top through 25 new rankings, and a special, Legendary rank. The below images will represent your ranking in-game. See the String Changes further down in the post if you'd like to see the ranking names.

    Argent Squire    

        

        

        

        


New Arena Medals

Good luck winning 10, 11, and 12 games in Arena now! From left to right, the new arena medals are named: Frostborn, Molten, Lightforge.

    


Official Patch Notes

The official patch notes are here!

Quote from Blizzard

Our latest Hearthstone patch is here! We’ve included a lot of great features and bug fixes in this update, including the ability to abandon one Quest per day, animations for all of our Golden cards, and the addition of the epic rocker Elite Tauren Chieftain! That’s not all—we’ve also added a completely new Ranked Play system, where you can work your way through the ranks to become a Hearthstone Legend. Check out the details on the new Ranked Play system below, along with the full patch notes.

Ranked Play Details

First of all, we’ve really amped up the visuals on the Ranked Play and Unranked Play (now called Casual) tabs in Play mode, so it’ll be immediately obvious which mode you’re about to dive in to once you’re ready to pit your best deck against real opponents.

All players first stepping foot into the revamped Ranked Play mode will start at Rank 25: Angry Chicken. In Ranked Play, you’ll be pitted against opponents equal to or as close to your rank as possible. You and your opponent’s ranks will be visible to each other as you battle. Every time you find yourself victorious against your opponent, you’ll gain a star above your medal. Collect enough stars, and you’ll eventually find yourself attaining the next rank—Rank 24: Leper Gnome. There are 25 different ranks to attain, starting at Angry Chicken and going up to Rank 1: Innkeeper.

As you progress through the ranks, you’ll continue to be matched with opponents of equal or close-to-equal rank. If you hit a win streak, you may notice you collect more stars per win. However, once you progress up to Rank 20, a loss will cause you to lose stars, so play carefully! Win streaks will also end starting at Rank 5 through Rank 1, so every match will really count at those high ranks.

Once you become a Rank 1: Innkeeper with five stars to your name, another win will push you into a special rank: Legend. Legend rank will be represented by a Legendary orange mana crystal with a number in the middle of it. That number tells you exactly where you rank against other players in your region. If your Legend rank shows the number 300, you’re the 300th best Hearthstone player in your region.

Legend Ranks and Matchmaking Rating

You’ll continue to be matched against opponents of equal or close-to-equal skill in Legend rank using a hidden Matchmaking Rating (MMR). Matchmaking Rating follows a couple of simple general rules:

  • MMR is gained with wins and lost with losses.
  • The amount of MMR gained or lost is dependent on the MMR of your opponent.

Legend rankings in your region will only be displayed for the top 10,000 Legend players, so battle on if your Legendary mana crystal doesn’t show a number. Keep racking up those wins, and you may become the #1-ranked Hearthstone Legend!

And So Begins Test Season 1

With all that said, this patch marks the start of our first test season of Ranked Play mode. Since we’re in closed beta, we expect some things to break along the way, and we hope you’ll post your feedback and findings on the forums and contribute to various discussions revolving around the updates we made to this mode.

Every month of Ranked Play is called a “season,” and Ranked Play rankings are intended to reset at the end of every season. However, since this test season is starting a bit later in the month than a season normally would, it may act a little strangely. Casual Play will not reset on a monthly basis like Ranked Play does—Casual Play will continue to match you with other players of similar skill. We’ll keep an eye on things as time goes on and make changes as necessary.

During this first test season, Ranked Play rewards (alternate card backs and Golden Heroes) will not be available. We want to make sure the rewards for Ranked Play are available to anyone who wants to attain them—with your help, we can get Hearthstone out of closed beta and let the game loose to everyone!

Check out the detailed patch notes below, and play Hearthstone!

Hearthstone Patch Notes

General

  • You are now able to abandon one quest per day. When you abandon a quest, you’ll receive a new, random quest in its place.
  • New Feature: Recently played Opponent – Your friends list now displays the last person you played against, provided they were not a Real ID or BattleTag friend. If you had a particularly great match against someone, you can now friend them for future play!
  • New Feature: Players Near Me - You can now opt-in to seeing other Hearthstone players on your local network in your friends list.
  • Parental controls can now disable in-game Shop purchases.
  • You now have the option to keep the sound playing while the game is running in the background.
  • The amount of gold gained by winning games in Play mode per day is now capped at 100. This cap does not affect gold gained through Quests, Arena, or Achievements. There will now be an indication within the game when this gold cap is reached. This cap is intended to combat certain methods of gold acquisition that violate our Terms of Service. The spirit of fair play is extremely important to us, and we will continue to monitor gold acquisition activity closely to ensure a fun and enjoyable game environment for everyone.

Ranking

  • The Ranked play system has been completely redone
    • There are now month long seasons that reset at the end of each month
    • There are new ranks and minion portraits for all levels of play
    • You earn a star for each win and lose one for each loss and your stars determine your rank
    • Players who get to top rank of legend and are in the top 10,000 players have their exact region-wide ranking displayed
    • There will be rewards for playing ranked mode in the future, but they were not implemented with this patch, and will be added at a future date.

Arena

  • The number of matches you can win in Arena has increased to 12 (up from 9).
  • Arena rewards have been restructured.

Gameplay

  • General
    • All Golden cards are now animated.
    • The visual effects of some cards have been improved.
      • Ysera now summons her Dream cards directly from the Emerald Dream!
      • King Krush now makes a dinosauric appearance when played!
      • Al’Akir the Windlord now rides into battle on the tempest itself!
  • Hunter
    • Unleash the Hounds has been reworked and now reads: “(4) For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge”.
      • The previous version of this card was allowing Hunters to win in a single turn, starting with no minions on the board. The new version should give hunters some fun new card combinations and bolster their AoE ability.
      • Temporarily increased the amount of dust that you get from disenchanting Unleash the Hounds such that it is equal to the amount of dust that it would have originally cost to craft Unleash the Hounds.
    • Starving Buzzard is now a 2/1 (was a 2/2).
      • At some ranks, Hunter was too strong against Mage, Druid and Rogue. This change to Starving Buzzard helps even the playing field against those classes.
  • Priest
    • Mind Control’s mana cost is now 10 (up from 8).
      • Mind Control was frustrating to play against. Players worked to summon their powerful minions and not only lose the minion but die to that same minion the next turn. This change will give you a couple more turns to play with your Ragnaros.
  • Warlock
    • Flame Imp’s Battlecry now deals 3 damage (up from 2).
      • This minor change should help bring the warlock’s early game down a small amount.  We’re keeping our eye on other cards that help the Warlock maintain early board advantage and will make additional changes if necessary in a future patch.
      • Temporarily increased the amount of dust that you get from disenchanting Flame Imp such that it is equal to the amount of dust that it would have originally cost to craft Flame Imp.
  • Neutral
    • Argent Commander is now a 4/2 (was a 4/3).
      • Argent Commander is played more often than we’d like, so we are reducing its power slightly to increase the variety of cards being played.
      • Temporarily increased the amount of dust that you get from disenchanting Argent Commander such that it is equal to the amount of dust that it would have originally cost to craft Argent Commander.
    • Shattered Sun Cleric is now a 3/2 (was a 3/3).
      • Shattered Sun Cleric is keeping the creature rush decks healthy enough to avoid many board clearing spells. By reducing the Health by 1, this leaves Shattered Sun Cleric a bit more vulnerable while still remaining strong.
    • The golden version of the Elite Tauren Chieftain has been added to collections of those who attended BlizzCon 2013 or who purchased a Virtual Ticket.
      • If this card does not show up, make sure the code found on the back of the digital items card found in the badge holder, or sent to you with a purchase of the Virtual Ticket, has been added to your Battle.net Account.

UI

  • The chat UI has received additional improvements.
  • Your player rank (icon and number) is now visible in the friends list, the versus screen and your BattleTag in-game.
  • The PrintScreen key now takes a screenshot of your game and saves it to your desktop.
  • Custom art has been added to headers for each class in the collection manager.
  • The toggle between Casual and Ranked Play modes is now more explicit.
  • The art has been updated for the box and pack opening screens.

Bug Fixes

  • Alexstrasza’s ability no longer counts as a healing effect when raising the target’s health to 15 and will not affect Armor when lowering health to 15. 
  • Fixed an issue where Truesilver Champion could trigger twice from one attack.
  • Faceless Manipulator will now properly copy all buffs on a minion.
  • Fixed an issue where replacing your hero with Lord Jaraxxus counted as a minion death.
  • Fixed a visual issue where casting Mass Dispel while multiple global buffs were active was not updating the stats correctly.
  • Fixed various issues involving the use of Tracking.
  • Fixed an issue where Fatigue damage triggering Ice Block caused the client to halt.
  • Playing a minion during Brawl’s animation no longer causes client issues.
  • Freeze should now always properly cause the affected minion or Hero to miss its next attack phase.
  • Fixed various issues involving the mechanic of returning cards to a player’s hand.
  • Minions returning to the board from resurrection effects no longer trigger secrets.
  • Fixed various issues resulting from viewing the credits.
  • The cinematic can now be viewed multiple times from the Game Menu.
  • Fixes various issues where twinkling sound effects would loop.
  • Using the “<” or “>” symbols while naming decks no longer causes client issues.
  • The Coin now displays the correct highlight as it enters your hand.
  • The warning message for disenchanting cards should now appear at the appropriate times.
  • Green highlights around minions are now updating correctly.
  • Golden cards earned in the Arena now appear with the correct border on the reward screen.
  • Fixed multiple spelling and grammatical errors in card flavor text.

Flavor Text Changes

There were several additional changes that are not listed here because they corrected grammatical errors.

Quote from HearthPwn
  • Tauren Elite Chieftain - He's looking for a drummer. The current candidates are: Novice Engineer, Sen'jin Shieldmasta', and Ragnaros the Firelord.
  • Hammer of Wrath - A good paladin has many tools. Hammer of Wrath, Pliers of Vengeance, Hacksaw of Justice, etc.

Card Changes

Not much to see if you caught Blizzards card changes post yesterday, but Tauren Elite Cheiftain is now in the game! BlizzCon attendees and virtual ticket holders should see him in their collections soon.

Quote from HearthPwn

All Classes

Ability

Minion

Hunter

Ability

  • Unleash the Hounds - New text: For each enemy minion, summon a 1/1 Hound with Charge. Cost increased to 4, from 1.

Minion

  • Starving Buzzard - Health decreased to 1, from 2.
  • Unleashed +1 Attack and Charge. Type: Enchantment Set: Expert Class: Hunter Charge Type: Minion Set: Expert Class: Hunter Race: Beast Cost: 1 Attack: 1 Health: 1

Priest

Ability

Rogue

Ability

  • Sap - Return an enemy minion to its owner's your opponent's hand.

Warlock

Minion

  • Flame Imp - Battlecry now deals 3 damage to your hero, up from 2.

String Changes

Quote from HearthPwn

Achievements

  • *NEW* - Ready to Rock! Thank you for attending BlizzCon 2013!

Gameplay

  • GAMEPLAY_AI_OPPONENT_NAME - Changed from AI to The InnKeeper.

Global

  • NEW - GLOBAL_PLAY_RANKED - Play Ranked
  • NEW - GLOBAL_ERROR_NETWORK_PHONE_LOCK - Please call your Battle.net Phone Lock number to allow this login.\nTaiwan: 0800-303-585\nHong Kong: 396-54666

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ERROR_ACCOUNT_LICENSES - We had some trouble checking what you own, so some things might be missing. Sorry about that! We’ll try again next time you log on.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ERROR_NO_MAGE_PRECON - We just ran into a network problem as we were loading up all the cards in your collection. Please relaunch Hearthstone to access your collection and resume your duels!

  • GLOBAL_MEDAL_TOOLTIP_BODY - Win games to advance to the next rank!\n\nNext Rank:\n{0} (Was previously next medal)
  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_TOOLTIP_BODY_LEGEND - You're a legend! Your position in this rank will change with each game.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_ARENA_TOOLTIP_BODY - This is the best key you've earned in the Arena.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_FRIENDLIST_NEARBY_PLAYERS_HEADERNEARBY PLAYERS - {0}  0=number of players
  • NEW - GLOBAL_FRIENDLIST_LASTPLAYED - Last Played:
  • NEW - GLOBAL_MOBILECHAT_RETURN_TO_MENU - Return to menu

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MOBILECHAT_RETURN_TO_GAME - Return to game

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MOBILECHAT_NOTIFICATION_MULLIGAIN - Game started!

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MOBILECHAT_NOTIFICATION_YOUR_TURN - Your turn!

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MOBILECHAT_NOTIFICATION_TURN_COUNTDOWN - Running out of time!

  • NEW - GLOBAL_RANK_WIN_STREAK Win Streak - Bonus star!

  • NEW - GLOBAL_RANK_SCRUB_RANK_DESC You can't lose stars at this rank.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_0 Legend

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_1 Innkeeper

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_2 Black Knight

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_3 Molten Giant

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_4 Mountain Giant

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_5 Sea Giant

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_6 Ancient of War

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_7 Sunwalker

  • NEW GLOBAL_MEDAL_8 Frostwolf Warlord

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_9 Silver Hand Knight

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_10 Ogre Magi

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_11 Big Game Hunter

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_12 Warsong Commander

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_13 Dread Corsair

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_14 Raid Leader

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_15 Silvermoon Guardian

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_16 Questing Adventurer

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_17 Tauren Warrior

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_18 Sorcerer's Apprentice

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_19 Novice Engineer

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_20 Shieldbearer

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_21 Southsea Deckhand

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_22 Murloc Raider

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_23 Argent Squire

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_24 Leper Gnome

  • NEW - GLOBAL_MEDAL_25 Angry Chicken

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_0 Novice Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_1 Apprentice Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_2 Journeyman Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_3 Copper Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_4 Silver Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_5 Gold Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_6 Platinum Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_7 Diamond Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_8 Champion Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_9 Ruby Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_10 Frostborn Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_11 Molten Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_12 Lightforge Key

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_ARENA_COMPLETE_BAD<color=#{0}>{1}</color> just finished an Arena run.0=name color,1=player name
  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_RANK_LEGEND <color=#{0}>{1}</color> has attained the Rank of LEGEND! 0=name color,1=player name

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_ILLIDAN_COMPLETE <color=#{0}>{1}</color> defeated Illidan Stormrage! 0=name color,1=player name

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_MAGE_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Mage. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_PALADIN_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Paladin. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_DRUID_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Druid. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_ROGUE_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Rogue. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_HUNTER_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Hunter. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_SHAMAN_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Shaman. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_WARRIOR_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Warrior. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_WARLOCK_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Warlock. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_SOCIAL_TOAST_FRIEND_PRIEST_LEVEL <color=#{0}>{1}</color> became a Level {2} Priest. 0=name color,1=player name,2=level

  • NEW - GLOBAL_OPTIONS_NEARBY_PLAYERS - Enable Challenging Nearby Players - Friend List
  • NEW - GLOBAL_GOLD_REWARD_ALREADY_CAPPED - You have already earned {0} gold today.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_GOLD_REWARD_BAD_RATING - You or your opponent do not meet the rating requirements to earn gold.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_GOLD_REWARD_SHORT_GAME - Your game did not meet the time requirement to earn gold.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_TOOLTIP_FRIEND_BUTTON_HEADER - Friends

  • NEW - GLOBAL_TOOLTIP_FRIEND_BUTTON_DESC - Chat with and challenge your friends.

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_CHANGE_CONFIRM_TITLE - Change Language?

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_CHANGE_CONFIRM_MESSAGE - This will exit the game, and you will need to relaunch. Continue?

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ENUS - English (United States)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ENGB - English (Great Britain)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_FRFR - French

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_DEDE - German

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_KOKR - Korean

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ESES - Spanish (Spain)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ESMX - Spanish (Mexico)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_RURU - Russian

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ZHTW - Chinese (Taiwan)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ZHCN - Chinese (China)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_ITIT - Italian

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_PTBR - Portuguese (Brazil)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_PLPL - Polish

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_PTPT - Portuguese (Portugal)

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_DROPDOWN - Language

  • NEW - GLOBAL_LANGUAGE_DOWNLOAD_VOICE_PACK - Downloaded Voice Pack

Glues

  • GLUE_COLLECTION_ARTIST Artist: {0}0=artist name
  • GLUE_STORE_OPEN_BUTTON_TEXT Shop (Was previously Store)

  • GLUE_STORE_CLOSED_BUTTON_TEXT Shop\nClosed (Was previously Store Closed)

  • NEW - GLUE_STORE_FAIL_PARENTAL_CONTROL Purchases on this account are currently restricted by parental controls.

  • NEW - GLUE_STORE_FAIL_THROTTLED We are unable to process your transaction at this time. Please try your purchase again a little later.

  • NEW - GLUE_STORE_READ_TOS_BUTTON_TEXT Read Terms of Service

  • NEW - GLUE_STORE_CHANGE_PAYMENT_BUTTON_TEXT Adjust Default Payment Method

  • GLUE_STORE_FORGOT_PWD_DETAILS Your password has been incorrectly entered too many times or you canceled the password challenge. Did you forget your password?
  • GLUE_STORE_DISCLAIMER_DETAILS If you purchase any card packs or entry to the Arena during the Hearthstone beta, you will receive a Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque card as a gift for helping us test our store. Note that you will only receive this card once with your first purchase.

  • GLUE_FORGE_STORE_DISCLAIMER_DETAILS If you purchase any card packs or entry to the Arena during the Hearthstone beta, you will receive a Golden Gelbin Mekkatorque card as a gift for helping us test our store. Note that you will only receive this card once with your first purchase.

  • NEW - GLUE_BLIZZCON2013_ARENA Welcome to the Arena! If you win enough games, you'll win a prize!

  • NEW - GLUE_BLIZZCON2013_ARENA_NO_PRIZE Thanks for playing! You did well! See you back soon!

  • NEW - GLUE_BLIZZCON2013_ARENA_5_WINS You are now an Arena Veteran! Keep going and see how long you can survive!

  • NEW - GLUE_BLIZZCON2013_ARENA_PRIZE Congratulations! You've earned a prize! Show a BlizzCon attendant this screen!

  • NEW - GLUE_BLIZZCON2013_ARENA_GRAND_PRIZE WOOOOO! We have a new Arena Champion! Show a BlizzCon attendant this screen to receive your GRAND PRIZE!

  • NEW - GLUE_TOOLTIP_BUTTON_STORE_HEADLINE Shop

  • NEW - GLUE_TOOLTIP_BUTTON_STORE_DESC Buy Packs with gold or money.

  • NEW - GLUE_TOOLTIP_RANKED_BUTTON See how you stack up against other players!

  • NEW - GLUE_TOOLTIP_CASUAL_BUTTON Find an opponent of equal skill, and play for fun!

  • NEW - GLUE_TOURNAMENT_CASUAL Casual

  • NEW - GLUE_TOURNAMENT_RANKED Ranked

  • GLUE_TIP_DEFAULT_7 If you run out of quests, you can come back tomorrow for a new one.

  • NEW - GLUE_COLLECTION_DECK_DELETE Delete

  • NEW - GLUE_COLLECTION_DECK_RENAME Rename

  • NEW - GLUE_SPLASH_SCREEN_LOGIN Log in

  • NEW - GLUE_SPLASH_SCREEN_BREAKING_NEWS Breaking News

Tutorial Audio

  • VO_INNKEEPER_FIRST_QUEST Ah you've got a new quest! Play a game in Play Mode and you'll earn an Expert Pack. VO_INNKEEPER_FIRST_QUEST.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_FIRST_100_GOLD You've got enough gold to buy an Expert Pack! Head to the store! VO_INNKEEPER_FIRST_100_GOLD.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_COIN_INTRO You're going second, so you get 'The Coin'. Use it wisely! VO_INNKEEPER_COIN_INTRO.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_LEVEL3_TIP One more level and you'll unlock another card! VO_INNKEEPER_LEVEL3_TIP.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_ARENA_3RD_LOSS That was your 3rd loss. Use your Prize Key to see what you've earned! VO_INNKEEPER_ARENA_3RD_LOSS.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_OUT_OF_QUESTS You're out of quests. Check back tomorrow for another one. VO_INNKEEPER_OUT_OF_QUESTS.wav

  • NEW - VO_INNKEEPER_ARENA_1ST_REWARD Oh, good job! Feel free to try another run in The Arena, if you've saved enough gold. VO_INNKEEPER_ARENA_1ST_REWARD.wav

Friends List Presence

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_LOGIN Firing up the game

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_TUTORIAL_PREGAME Starting the game for first time

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_TUTORIAL_GAME Attempting to defeat {0} 0 = PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_*

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_WELCOMEQUESTS Pondering new quests!

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_HUB Hanging out in main menu

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_STORE Browsing the Store

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_QUESTLOG Visiting the Quest Log

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PACKOPENING Busting open card packs!!!!

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_COLLECTION Browsing the collection

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_DECKEDITOR Making a deck

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_CRAFTING Crafting some cards

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PLAY_DECKPICKER Heading into Play Mode

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PLAY_QUEUE Searching for an Opponent

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PLAY_GAME Doing battle in Play Mode!

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PRACTICE_DECKPICKER Heading into Practice Mode

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_PRACTICE_GAME Practicing against the Innkeeper

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_PURCHASE Thinking about entering the Arena

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_FORGE Forging an Arena Deck

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_IDLE Hanging out in the Arena

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_QUEUE Searching for an Arena opponent

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_GAME Doing battle in the Arena

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_ARENA_REWARD Getting Arena rewards

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_FRIENDLY_DECKPICKER Preparing to battle a friend

  • NEW - PRESENCE_STATUS_FRIENDLY_GAME Doing battle with a friend

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_HOGGER Hogger

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_MILLHOUSE Millhouse Manastorm

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_MUKLA King Mukla

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_HEMET Hemet Nesingwary

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_ILLIDAN Illidan Stormrage

  • NEW - PRESENCE_TUTORIAL_CHO Lorewalker Cho

 

Comments

  • +1
    #29 Tallis999 (Beta Patch 4217)

    It's a pity that Blizzard 'broke' quite a few of the sound effects - placing and destroying a Taunt for example sounds awful compared to what we had in the previous version.

  • +1
    #28 ThatsAdmirable (Beta Patch 4217)

    Awesome compilation!  Really makes it easy to sort through : ]

  • +1
    #27 Pav0n1337 (Beta Patch 4217)

    Well, I aint playing hunter anymore. IMHO Unleash the Hounds was the strongest deck for the hunters, and they've ruined that now.

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    #26 durayray (Beta Patch 4217)

    Hello, I'm a player in Taiwan and I've not yet seen the patch even though I re-opened my launcher. Does anyone know when the Taiwan server will be updated to the newest patch? Thanks so much in advance!

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    #23 Sorahn21 (Beta Patch 4217)

    Day 1 of patch...Already can see glaring problems with mage and want to kill myself

    Last edited by Sorahn21 on 12/10/2013 9:12:32 PM
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    #22 munkbusiness (Beta Patch 4217)

    The abandon quest thing I guess is cool, but kinda contradictory, the pint of the quests is to do something you don't usually do. But I won't complain they doubled my chances to get the 60 and 100 one.

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    #20 Zagnaphein (Beta Patch 4217)
        • If this card does not show up, make sure the code found on the back of the digital items card found in the badge holder, or sent to you with a purchase of the Virtual Ticket, has been added to your Battle.net Account.
        • Am i the only one who finds this phrase weird? Cause i dont get what they say.. We never received a code with our ticket purchase..
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    #21 Burzolog (Beta Patch 4217)

    Yes, it's phrased badly. Virtual Ticket purchasers did not get a code. The digital rewards were just automatically added to the account that bought the Virtual Ticket. Codes were just for people with real Blizzcon convention tickets.

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    #18 Burzolog (Beta Patch 4217)

    It looks like the Murloc is the only new token, so what does Power of the Horde summon? Minions that already exist?

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    #16 warstratigier (Beta Patch 4217)

    I strongly doubt Argent Commander and Shattered Sun are played so much for their health, and therefore strongly doubt it will not change the frequency that they are played at all........

    Last edited by warstratigier on 12/10/2013 11:59:02 AM
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    #15 kWak (Beta Patch 4217)

    So, basically we gotta go through all the 'avatars' to get to Legendary? Or am I completely wrong?



     

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    #17 Lukoil (Beta Patch 4217)

    Yes. In pre-patch terms it means you must get to master-3 league to enter ladder

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    #13 D3monFight3 (Beta Patch 4217)

    What is that unleashed thing I see under the starving buzzard? Also this patch just ruined hunters. OTK was the only thing that worked on them, at a competitive level. Besides no nerfs to Mage? The top 2 decks in the PRE PATCH tournaments are MAGE. So now that Warlocks and Hunters are out of weaker, what the heck are we supposed to do, all play mage? Seriously I really hate Mage in any blizzard game, they should be called Douchebags, to properly show what they are good at. Sorry if this seems a little ragey, but you can't just nerf a class without adding something to it, look at rogue nerfed hard, hasn't been doing much lately now has it. Hunter will become the same, some say that the new Unleash the hounds is not so bad, while others call it bad. I think it's horrible, 4 mana for a card that summons a bunch of stonetusk boars? Oh great we can now farm xp safely away from he who has no life. But really if the enemy has 4 cards  and you want to use them for a combo they must be either something really really weak, or something really strong, either way for this card to even be worth playing the enemy must have at least 3 minions. And unless they are 3 leper gnomes the hounds ain't gonna trade that well. So GG make the hunter redundant.

    Last edited by D3monFight3 on 12/10/2013 11:51:38 AM
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    #24 Deepfriedegg (Beta Patch 4217)

    Well, the new Unleash the Hounds is bad on its own - almost like every other hunter card with the exception of Savannah Highmane.  But think about usages such as Starving Buzzard + UtH + Timber Wolf combo. Suddenly, when used against 3 minions, you draw four cards, have five minions on the board, 3 of them are 2/2 with charge so you should be able to trade something.  Other scenarios are with Scavenging Hyena or Dire Wolf Alpha.

    Of course, no nerfs to mage suck.

    Argent Commander should be changed the other way around: 2/4 . Now it will still always trade for 2 cards at least. 

    Shattered Sun Cleric should be for 4 mana, or it should only grant +1 to either HP or attack, not both

    Flame Imp should have its cost increased to 2. Or attack lowered to 2

    Blood Imp should have been looked at, too. Either increase cost to 2 or the effect should be battlecry.

    Why increasing mana cost on those cards? Because it slows down momentum. Now a warlock is able to do coin and a pair of Imps on turn 1. After that the opponent is basically screwed with Shattered Sun Cleric on turn 3. New situation would allow warlock to use one imp on turn 1 only with a coin and using Shattered Sun Cleric on turn 4. This gives much more time to the opponent to react

     

    Last edited by Deepfriedegg on 12/11/2013 5:44:34 AM
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    #9 k15 (Beta Patch 4217)

    "A patch will be deployed to the beta servers soon"

    "soon" in Blizzard speak could mean a wide range of things, so I wouldn't get too hyped as of now. That said, the new medals are looking nice. 

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    #10 Lukoil (Beta Patch 4217)

    That soon is hearthpwn's soon=)

    Last edited by Lukoil on 12/10/2013 10:53:40 AM
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    #11 Fluxflashor (Beta Patch 4217)

    Quote from Lukoil »

    That soon is hearthpwn's soon=)

    Confirmed =) Now that the patch is available through the launcher, I've updated the post.

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    #12 Alskonda (Beta Patch 4217)

    Wierd. I have tried to reopen the launcher, but there is still no patch updating. I also tried to enter the game, but I don't have the Tauren card. EU, but that shouldn't matter?

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    #14 Fluxflashor (Beta Patch 4217)

    Quote from Alskonda »

    Wierd. I have tried to reopen the launcher, but there is still no patch updating. I also tried to enter the game, but I don't have the Tauren card. EU, but that shouldn't matter?

    EU is being patched tomorrow during the maintenance.

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    #19 k15 (Beta Patch 4217)
    Quote from Fluxflashor »

    Quote from Lukoil »

    That soon is hearthpwn's soon=)

    Confirmed =) Now that the patch is available through the launcher, I've updated the post.

    Very well, I stand corrected and pleasantly surprised. Given the size of their development team, I was sure it would be delayed. 

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