Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

from Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., originally released 16th April, 2014

Requires an Internet connection and iPad 2 or better.

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE. INSANELY FUN.
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Interesting via Pocket Gamer:

Hearthstone: The Making of Blackrock Mountain

We all love Hearthstone. If you don’t love it, chances are you’re one of the few who hasn’t given it a shot. Pocket Gamer interviewed Jason Chayes, the Production Director and Vice President of Blizzard, and dived deep into the making of the game. From the article:

“I love the belief that we have predictive models about how the meta-game will change over time,” he laughed. “That’s high praise given how it actually works! What we have is a team of smart and skilled balance designers. They make tons of decks and play them against each other to get a sense of which cards are going to be played and in what types of decks.”

Via Pocket Gamer

News via Touch Arcade:

Hearthstone’s Blackwing Lair is Now Available

The latest chunk of Hearthstone content has just been released within the game. It’s called Blackwing Lair, and it boasts new cards, bosses, and class challenges. From Touch Arcade:

The bosses Razorgore, Vaelastraz, Chromaggus, and Lord Victor Nefarius are expecting you, and if you beat them, you get the Legendary Chromaggus. Today’s Wing also includes two Class Challenges, Warlock and Rogue.

Via Touch Arcade

News via VentureBeat:

Hearthstone’s third Blackrock Mountain wing, Blackrock Spire, is now live

Lately it seems like Hearthstone posts just don’t stop coming. That’s because a lot is going on with this fantastic card battling game lately, and if you’re not playing it, you should probably change that ASAP. The third section of the Blackrock Mountain DLC has gone live. VentureBeat reports:

This gives you three new bosses to fight against as part of the continuing solo adventure. This is just one of the ways that Blizzard is keeping fans of its first free-to-play and mobile game coming back for more, and it’s working as Hearthstone is one of the top-grossing apps on iOS and Android. The developer is selling this new episode for $7, but you can buy the entirety of Blackrock Mountain for $25 — that will save you a few bucks over purchasing each wing separately.

 

Via VentureBeat

How-Tos via Touch Arcade:

A Hearthstone Deck-Building Guide

Yesterday Touch Arcade posted a standard beginners guide for Hearthstone, a fantastic Magic: The Gathering-like card game that has just come to the iPhone thanks to a universal update to its iPad app. Today TA has posted a beginner’s guide to deck-building, which is an essential part of the Hearthstone experience. Read it here.

Even if you are willing to splurge and get all kinds of fancy Legendaries, if you don’t know how to use them in the correct deck, you’ll simply have expensive, but losing, decks.The main take from this guide is a relatively simple one: to use Ken Nagle’s, aMagic the Gathering designer, axiom, “Play good decks, not good cards.” When you are putting cards together, you should be thinking about the deck as one unit consisting of smaller parts rather than a collection of cards put together just because individually the cards look strong. Deck-building is about deciding on a strategy and making a deck that adheres to that. Don’t be afraid to leave out a new, fancy card you just got if you can’t find a good reason to fit it in the deck.

Via Touch Arcade

Deals via Pocket Gamer:

Amazon App Store Offers Hearthstone Deals

Getting ready to download Hearthstone onto your Android-based phone? Back up. The Amazon App Store is running a promotion by giving away Amazon Coins with certain in-app purchases. In fact, Amazon has a page dedicated to Hearthstone deals.

You get 30 percent of your expenditure back in Amazon Coins so that you can put them towards more in-game purchases, basically.

What this means is that, if you’re spending money in the game anyway, doing it through the Amazon App Store gets you more Card Packs.

The example we were given by Amazon is this: if you spend $90 then you get 106 packs on the Amazon App Store, whereas you’d only get 70 packs for the same price on Google Play.

 

Via Pocket Gamer