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New Hearthhead Site Achievements and Arena Log, Beta Patch Notes
2013/10/17 at 12:56 PM
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've added a bunch of new features we're excited to share with you! A small beta patch is also going live today, which includes a change to and a bugfix where renaming a deck prevented players from editing the deck.
Also a quick reminder that we've got two contests going on this week for Hearthstone beta keys--we're giving
1500 keys away here on Wowhead and Hearthhead
100 keys on Hearthhead's Facebook
Introducing Hearthhead Achievements
We've added numerous site achievements for using popular Hearthhead tools, just like we have for Wowhead tools! Now you can earn copper, silver, and gold achievements on Hearthhead whether you're writing guides or using the Arena Practice tool. Site achievements increase your user reputation and can unlock more
Check out the full list here
New Site Features
Since Hearthhead's launch last week, we've adde
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
5.4 PTR Patch Notes -- Updated September 4th
2013/09/06 at 9:25 AM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated recently--we don't have much time left before 5.4 hits, so these are pretty close to final. To learn what you can do this week to prep for the patch, check out our
Patch 5.4 Prep Guide
Here's what's new to the notes:
A section about the
Siege of Orgrimmar
has been added, with details on the raid difficulties and raid schedule.
Several heals now function like smart heals, in which the 6 most injured friendly targets within range are healed, and minor guardians are no longer targeted. Affected heals are
Spinning Crane Kick
Click the cut to read the patch notes!
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 27th, Build 17337 Spell Changes
2013/08/27 at 8:15 PM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated tonight with class changes and some details about new noodle cooking carts!
will turn players into a vendor who can distribute powerful food to allies.
The recipes for noodle carts can be learnt from questing, such as
The Secret Ingredient Is...
. Players can pick up these quests when they have one of the initial "Ways" recipes already learnt, on the
Class changes include:
(Holy) now has a cooldown of 3 minutes (down from 5 minutes), and summons a guardian that heals the ally that the Paladin healed for 100% (up from 10%) of the amount healed, but no longer heals nearby friendly targets.
Rogue Tier-15 4-piece set bonus now causes
to reduce the cost of all abilities by 15% (down from 40%).
's healing has been reduced by 30%, and the area-of-effect has been increased to 12 yards (up from 10 yards).
when activated now increases all damage and healing done by 12% (up from 10%), and causes single-target healing spells to trigger an additional heal on a nearby ally for 25% of the amount healed.
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 20th
2013/08/20 at 8:45 PM
The 5.4 PTR Patch Notes were updated today with a variety of spell tweaks and details on Battlefield Barrens being drastically changed:
The weekly quests for
, as well as most special vanity items, are being removed in 5.4. You will not be able to get Latent Kor'kron transmog armor or any Darkspear Rebellion vanity gear after the patch, or complete
and get the resulting title.
You will still be able to get
Raptorhide Boxing Gloves
Gahz'rooki's Summoning Stone
by killing Kor'kron mobs in the Barrens. While it's too late to start collecting
for a full set of Latent Kor'kron Armor, you can probably farm up items like
Griftah's Authentic Troll Shoes
with some friends quickly before 5.4.
To learn more about Battlefield Barrens, check out our
detailed event guide
There are also some details on PvP scaling: Grievous Gladiator gear will not be scaled down to ilvl 496 for arenas and RBGs, and the PvP ilvl cap will
5.4 PTR Patch Notes: Updated August 14th
2013/08/14 at 6:51 PM
Blizzard updated their 5.4 PTR Patch Notes tonight with many numbers/tuning changes for class abilities. If you're curious about changes to your class, check out Ghostcrawler's excellent
posted earlier this week for some insights into the process.
In addition to number changes, there are also several quality of life changes in the notes:
Drinking a duplicate flask with less than 15 minutes remaining will now extend the duration of the new flask by that amount.
Tank-spec classes now have a 40% reduced chance to activate procs from
Gong-Lu, Strength of Xuen
Fen-Yu, Fury of Xuen
Capacitive Primal Diamond
. You can check out the exact proc changes by going to the proc pages
Flurry of Xuen
Lightning Strike Charges Trigger
and selecting one of the tank spec radio buttons.
Indomitable Primal Diamond
's effect now grants a 20% damage reduction to all damage taken (up from only physical damage), and its activation rate has been doubled.
Only players with legendary capes can fight
, but this privilege is account-wide.
Click the cut for the complete patch notes!
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