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Blizzard at PAX East
2014/04/09 at 7:44 PM
Blizzard is attending PAX East this weekend in a big way, at
, with almost every franchise having something to offer up. The
PAX East Guidebook App
includes a map of all the locations, so you can easily find your way to booth #848!
Several of us from ZAM will be attending as well, such as
World of Warcraft
Playable demo of Warlords of Draenor - likely similar to what was available at Blizzcon with updated models and the intro quest experience.
Several developers are attending, PvP Designer Brian Holinka being one, along with Community Manager Bashiok
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm will be playable at PAX, featuring brand new heroes never played before outside Blizzard
Kaeo Milker , Dustin Browder , and Phill Gonzales will gather at 10.30am on Friday in the Albatross Theater for a showmatch, hero rev
5.4.2 Hotfixes for December 17th, Hearthstone Patch 126.96.36.19943 Notes, Warcraft Film Update
2013/12/18 at 12:47 PM
just announced some more casting choices
for the upcoming film! Clancy Brown and Daniel Wu are joining the cast! WARCRAFT is scheduled to release March 11, 2016.
Players may find Brown's voice familiar as he was the voice of
. You may also remember him as Kurgan in
and Captain Byron Hadley in
The Shawshank Redemption
There were some short but useful changes today for both WoW and Hearthstone!
Terrace of Endless Spring
is now easier to queue for on LFR. You do not need to complete Heart of Fear before starting Terrace on LFR--all you need is ilvl 470. Previously, you could skip Heart of Fear on Normal mode.
Paragons of the Klaxxi have gotten several changes--notably melee damage is less spiky.
For Hearthstone, several cards were changed that utilize the
An Arena bug was fixed that prevented players from re-entering if they closed the client before obtaining their rewards.
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Hearthstone Closed Beta Patch Notes for Build 188.8.131.5217 and Ranked Play Details
2013/12/10 at 11:59 AM
The Hearthstone closed beta patch notes were updated today, with some huge changes for players.
The special BlizzCon 2013 card has been added! This card can summon Power Chord cards: , , . It also has the achievement
Ready to Rock
Players can now abandon one
per day now.
Completely new Ranked Play system!
Each month of Ranked Play is a season.
There are 25 new ranks and minion portraits for each level.
Players gain and lose stars for wins and losses. These stars determine your rank.
Players who are already the top rank (Rank 1: Innkeeper), have an additional ranking system: Legend. These players have a legendary orange mana crystal and have their region-wide ranking displayed.
Rewards will be added in the future, such as alternate card backs and Golden Heroes.
Several overpowered cards received nerfs based on recent gameplay:
New Hearthstone Build: Card Changes, Elite Tauren Chieftain Added
2013/12/09 at 12:16 PM
Blizzard posted patch notes yesterday for a new beta build that hit very early this morning. All of the card changes should be reflected in our
, and the patch also added the special BlizzCon 2013 card . This card can summon Power Chord cards: , , .
There were also new arena ranks datamined in the patch. Arena ranks now go up to 12.
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_0 Novice Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_1 Apprentice Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_2 Journeyman Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_3 Copper Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_4 Silver Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_5 Gold Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_6 Platinum Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_7 Diamond Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_8 Champion Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_9 Ruby Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_10 Frostborn Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_11 Molten Key
GLOBAL_ARENA_MEDAL_12 Lightforge Key
Click the cut for the card changes!
Animated Golden Cards on Hearthhead, Comment to Win a Beta Key!
2013/12/03 at 5:10 PM
Hearthstone key winners have been emailed! Check
for a list of winners.
Animated Golden Cards
Golden cards in Hearthstone are hard to get and look amazing--besides gorgeous artwork, they have unique animations!
Now you can preview the golden animations right here on
! On every
, you'll find an animated Golden card next to the basic version.
We're really excited about this addition and to celebrate, we're giving away
50 Hearthstone beta keys
in this post. Just leave a comment in this post with a link to your favorite animated card on
to enter! Entries must be made by noon PST on Friday, December 6th.
We've also added a bunch of new card mechanics so it's easier to find the card types you need! These mechanics aren't official ones from card tooltips--we've created them on our own based on popular deck strategies
Hearthstone: Upcoming Changes
2013/11/08 at 4:20 PM
Hearthstone quickly captured everyone's attention after its announcement at PAX East 2013. The Hearthstone: Fireside Chat is a panel that covers the team, the game's history and inception, and where Hearthstone is going in the future. Here's a summary of what's new and what's coming for Hearthstone players from the game developers themselves.
Since this is a Hearthstone post,
let's give out some Hearthstone beta keys from
. Ten commenters on this post will get a beta key on Monday (11/12).
By commenting in this post, you are entering to win fabulous prizes like
Read here for more details
. We're also throwing in 10 Hearthstone keys just for comments in this post. Comments must be insightful and relevant; begging for keys will disqualify you.
Interview with Ben Brode and Yong Woo
Hearthstone: Upcoming Changes & Expansions
In addition to previewing the new
Elite Tauren Chieftan
legendary card from BlizzCon, they had a few tidbits for Hear
Wowhead's G2A Hallow's End Trick-or-Treat Giveaway
2013/10/28 at 3:13 PM
This giveaway is now closed. Winners have been contacted on 11/5 with beta key codes. Time card codes to come.
here at Wowhead--we just can't wait to take out our
rickety magic broomsticks
and summon our
But everyone knows the best part of October is the loot you get from trick-or-treating! And what kind of website would we be if we didn't have any virtual candy to give you when you knocked on our door?
This year we have Hearthstone beta keys and
World of Warcraft time cards
to give out to those of you who celebrate the spirit of
by trick-or-treating around our database!
Thirty winners will receive a 60 day time card for World of Warcraft from
along with their very own Hearthstone key for participating in this giveaway. If they don't have a need for the key--or time card--they can always give it to a friend. 'Tis the season next month, anyway!
The contest begins on October 28th, 2013 and ends on November 4th, 2013
Wowhead and Hearthhead's Hearthstone Key Giveaway
2013/10/14 at 6:02 PM
This giveaway is now closed. Winners have now been emailed their codes.
Follow these steps to install Hearthstone:
1. Log in to Battle.net account management using your Battle.net account
2. Go to Games & Codes > Add a Game Key.
3. Enter your game key
4. Select Windows or Mac as your operating system. This will begin the combined Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft/Battle.net download and installation process.
5. Once prompted, enter your Battle.net account name and password. The Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft installation process should continue automatically.
6. Once installation is complete, press Play and enjoy!
Fall is the best season. Leaves are changing colors,
is coming, and the Hearthstone beta is in full swing! We even updated our popular
tool today with a linkable log recording chosen and rejected cards by pick so you can analyze your choices better.
As it so happens,
and its sister site
have stumbled upon a few cards--and apparently th
Welcome Hearthhead to the Wowhead Family!
2013/10/07 at 8:28 PM
beta has been so popular that we've decided to expand our Hearthstone database and tools! Please welcome
to the Wowhead family.
, you'll find our card database and popular deckbuilder, as well as the following new features:
: Test your arena-drafting skills with our arena tool that simulates the card-picking process! Track your mana curve, selected cards, and discarded cards as you're building your deck, then view your finished deck in our deckbuilder. Select from one of three randomized classes just like in-game drafting, or choose a particular class that's giving you trouble.
: Tell us more about your favorite decks! It's as simple as hitting the new
Save as Deck Guide
button on the
. This generates a Guide View that automatically that organizes your
Hearthstone Interview with Eric Dodds and Jason Chayes
2013/10/04 at 3:17 PM
Along with Hearthstone's
significant beta patch
and card wipe this past week, we interviewed Lead Designer Eric Dodds and Production Director Jason Chayes today! We touched on some of their favorite changes in the beta, the success of , possible features in the future like alternate Warcraft hero options or co-op mode, how successful players are who haven't spent money on packs, and the fate of
If you're curious about this week's beta patch, check out the
closed beta patch notes
and browse our
What's your favorite change in this week's patch? Any particular hero or card you think players will really enjoy a lot more after the changes?
: One of the changes that we're pretty excited about on the team was getting in some new music during the matchmaking as you're waiting to get a match in Play mode. For players who have played Warcraft 2 in the past, it's a reference back to
Hearthstone Closed Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/02 at 1:10 PM
Today is the day for our Hearthstone Closed Beta patch! This patch also includes the account wipe, so when the servers are available for play once more, you’ll be starting again as if you were a new player. For more information on the wipe itself, please revisit our Account Wipe Incoming blog post,
. Now, onto the patch notes!
The maximum level is now 60, and you can earn XP in
game mode up to max level.
Chat has been rejiggered.
Gold gained in Play mode has changed from 5 gold per 5 wins to 10 gold per 3 wins.
You can now acquire Golden Basic minions at higher experience levels.
Arena rewards now give less dust and more cards.
More gold is guaranteed at 5 & 6 Arena wins.
At 9 Arena wins, you are now guaranteed an extra pack or a Golden card.
The animations for Secrets and Fatigue have been sped up dramatically.
All cards now have flavor text when you view them in your collection.
“Spell Power +1” has been re
Hearthstone Beta: Upcoming Changes
2013/09/30 at 12:25 PM
In our previous blog, we covered some of the nitty-gritty facts about the wipe and what exactly it entails. It’s an exciting time for the Hearthstone team, since this wipe will coincide with our first major closed beta patch for both the Americas and Europe regions. Our update covers a wealth of bug fixes and quality of life improvement within Hearthstone, and today we’ll be sharing some of the highlights of this upcoming patch. Many of these changes are based on feedback that you, our valued community, provided to us on the forums.
We’ve gotten a lot of comments on quests. The community has discovered some fun hidden quests, but some of our daily quests have frustrated those of you who have quests that don’t correspond to your favored class. After the patch, daily quests that require you to win with a specific class will now give you a choice between two classes, allowing you some additional flexibility.
Class balance has been a hot topic, with many of you commenting on
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