5,000 Beta Key Giveaway, Feedback Survey Details, Top 50, Golden Arena Cards

5,000 Hearthstone Beta Key Giveaway

Our overlords at Curse.com are holding a Hearthstone Beta Key Giveaway! There's a total of 5,000 keys up for grabs and by signing up, you'll earn yourself an entry into the giveaway. There are a few extra ways to earn additional entries into the giveaway by following various social media profiles, including the official hearthstone Twitter account, so if you've got social media accounts, you should give us all the follows!

Hearthstone Feedback Survey Details

Blizzard starting sending out emails this evening with a link to a feedback survey for players in the Hearthstone beta test to complete. The survey was what you would normally expect out of a beta test survey, but there were some questions that really stood out.

Desired Features

There was a question on the survey collecting data on which of the following features players would be "excited about Blizzard adding to Hearthstone". Note that these are all things that have been suggested to the Hearthstone team either at least a million times, and they're just trying to get an idea of what they really need to focus on first. *cough* spectator mode *cough*

  • Chat channels beyond the emotes.
  • "Observer" mode, allowing you to view live battles.
  • A "play again" option after a battle has concluded.
  • Additional, in-depth tutorials.
  • Recorded replay of your last match.
  • The ability to reorder cards in your hand.
  • Raids (cooperative play vs a single, powerful boss).
  • More in-depth display of achievements and statistics.
  • Set up multiple profiles within one Hearthstone account.
  • Ability to replay the tutorial.
  • Friends list tie-in with social media.
  • Paid tournaments.

Future Paid Content

There was also a question on the survey asking beta tested how interested they would be in paying for the following forms of content.

  • New themed battle boards.
  • New card sets.
  • Additional deck slots.
  • New card back artwork.
  • Additional in-game emotes.
  • New art for each hero class.

Hearthstone NA & EU Top 50

Blizzard released updates to the Top 50 players in each region!

1 Railed 26 Puree
2 weet 27 Oeberon
3 Shapis 28 Caide
4 Ryda 29 spOh
5 XzaM 30 shubei
6 zShock 31 Leahcim
7 Solace 32 Zamga
8 zykon 33 Vyril
9 TheManBomb 34 Isoul
10 Bluewolf 35 Amercnidiot
11 bertu 36 Kurumi
12 gadm7 37 Morlu
13 BanderitaUSA 38 Pariah
14 Sukoshi 39 Arev
15 SuperSB 40 CrowbarMatt
16 watlok 41 Strings
17 Sylas 42 Bzariah
18 nomainous 43 Kithros
19 Dekar 44 Catnis
20 TheoConfidor 45 Ryuzilla
21 StrifeCro 46 Torunscar
22 Bohemond 47 Unclephilip
23 Twisted 48 Toyz
24 Exactable 49 zealot
25 Moochero 50 Justin

Golden Arena Cards?

We've been looking into this - it's a cool idea to have your Golden cards show up in Arena if you've been lucky or diligent enough to acquire them. We've been looking ways to make golden cards feel more meaningful. (Besides the fact that they have totally awesome animations!)

NA & EU Beta Opt-In Waves

Both North America and Europe received an opt-in wave for Hearthstone today. Congratulations to everyone who got in!

A wave of beta opt-in invites for the European region went out this morning and should now have concluded.

A wave of beta opt-in invites for the North American region just went out and should conclude within the next 30 minutes.

As always, please be sure to check your spam folders and Promotions tabs, as these emails have a tendency to be caught in those folders.



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