Yong Woo Dev Interview - Donuts, Americas Spring Championships this Weekend, Jaina vs Gul'dan

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Yong Woo Dev Interview - Donuts

Hearthstone's Senior Producer, Yong Woo, was invited onto the Velen's Chosen podcast today. We didn't really learn anything groundbreaking, but it was nice to have some things confirmed. You can check out our recap below and if you'd like to watch the whole thing, you can do that too!

You can also check out the podcast (and previous episodes) at VelensChosen.com

Quote from Yong Woo


  • The Hearthstone team has a Donut rule. If you mention donuts over at the office, you're bringing in at least 2 dozen donuts.
  • There is a calendar to keep track of who is bringing in donuts when based off this rule. Many donuts are on queue.


  • There are more players playing standard than wild.
  • They're quite satisfied with how the crafting system has been working.
  • They've been experimenting internally with ways to teach new players game concepts that can be difficult to understand.
  • Just because a card only has a 40% winrate doesn't mean there isn't anything wrong with it - they try to also design around emotion. The game has to feel good.


  • The second pack that players could receive in arena at the high end feels great, and that's why you can now get a second pack earlier on.
  • The guaranteed pack from Arena runs is from the latest expansion because players want the newest stuff.


  • Yong had reservations at first about Mimiron's Head's effect animation due to the amount of time it would take to create it, but it paid off in the end when the community talked about how awesome it was.
  • The extra art associated with Fandral Staghelm was a bit out there, but it too paid off.
    • "Who would make a bear tiger? Really, you spent the time to make a bear tiger?"

Americas Spring Championships this Weekend

This weekend is home to the Americas Spring Championships of the HCT 2016 Tour, and it should be a fun one! If you're interested in watching or taking a look at the deck lists of all the players who made it, keep reading!


All games will be broadcast on the official PlayHearthstone Twitch channel. We will provide a stream embed during the event.

  • June 25 - Games start at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC, 18:00 CEST)
  • June 26 - Games start at 9:00 AM PDT (16:00 UTC, 18:00 CEST)


The eight top players from the Spring Preliminaries have made it to the championships! Who will be crowned king?










All the decks which will be in use this weekend can be found below. Also be sure to check out our class and archetype breakdowns!

Jaina vs Gul'dan: A Hearthstone Cartoon

From the Creator of Thrall vs RexxarWronchi Animation is at it again with Hearthstone animations and this time, it is Jaina vs Gul'dan. Who will win?


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