Happy New Year!
Here's to a 2014 that is going to be filled with Hearthstone awesomeness! Don't forget to do your dailies!
Not a whole lot going on in the land of Blizzard on Twitter, but there was an interesting tweet from Ben Brode about Adventures.
Quote from Blizzard
Will mmr get reset in casual mode or will casual mode matching become truly random? Current system discourages experimentation.
The MMR adjusts quickly because we assume people experiment. - Ben Brode (Source)
Are adventures going to be paid content, or part of the core game?
Not sure - only thing I know is they will be rad. :) - Ben Brode (Source)
Hey Ben is there a way for you guys to add a "refresh your hand" button to the options to avoid any overlapping/oddities that occur
We're just going to fix those bugs - Ben Brode (Source)
End of Beta Season 1 Reminder
As announced a couple weeks back, the first ranked ladder season of the Hearthstone beta will be concluding on January 2nd. The ranked ladder resets will happen during scheduled maintenance, which will be occurring at the following times.
- North America: Beginning on Thursday, January 2, at 10:00 a.m. PST and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 11:00 a.m. PST.
- Europe: Beginning on Friday, January 3rd, at 2:00 a.m. CET and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 3:00 a.m. CET.
Quote from Keganbe
Thank you for helping us test our very first Ranked Play season! This season is intended to conclude on January 2nd, so be sure to wrap up your climb up the ladder before that date. Once the season is over, everyone’s ranking will be reset back to Rank 25, and Test Season 2 will begin!
During the course of this first test season we’ve gotten some very valuable feedback and data from you regarding the new Ranked Play system. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping us test this updated Play mode, and we look forward to seeing your future feedback in Test Season 2. In the future, once the Test Seasons have concluded, we look forward to adding our Ranked Play rewards: Alternate card backs and Golden Heroes. We can’t move on without your help!
Be sure to continue reporting bugs on our Bug Report forum here, and give us your feedback on Ranked Play mode on our general discussion forum here.
Thank you for helping us test Ranked Play mode!
ManaGrind Tournament Decklist RoundUp
Holidays aren't an excuse for ManaGrind to stop running tournaments! It's been another busy weekend with the Friday night NA & EU Swiss tournaments and the MLG/ManaGrind NA & EU Opens. If you're curious as to what the best players are playing with in their decks, read on! If you're interested in interviews with the winners, we'll have those available later in the week.