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Hearthstone’s future doesn’t lie in just adding new cards

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Porra-Ranger

Apparently card games are popular these days. Which is good news, because my Blue-Eyes White Dragon cards are starting to gather dust. The catch here of course however, is that it’s digital card games which have really taken off. And you can thank Blizzard’s Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft for that resurgence. It’s been a great year for Blizzard since the game officially released. A year of expansions more cards and experimental ideas that have proven to be successful. But Blizzard wants to keep that momentum rolling, and elevate Hearthstone above being a mere one-year wonder.

“I want Hearthstone to be played over a long period of time – certainly over many years,” director Eric Dodds said to GamesMaster via GR, explaining how the most obvious way to keep the game alive may not be the best method possible.

There are a lot of questions that we’re talking about internally that need to be answered. One of those issues does surround the adding of new cards, because we know we can’t just keep adding cards forever. It’s important to figure out solutions to that kind of thing.

For Hearthstone, that goal is then to “maintain the long-term health of the game,” but as Dodds admitted,  the teams are “not ready to pitch a solution yet” and that there are “a lot of things to figure out”. Whatever that solution may end up being, Dodds and his team want to be certain that they’ll “hit the exact right answer” first before announcing it to the world. One thing that won’t change however though? The game still having plenty of support, as Dodds explained that “it’s our intention to make sure the game is supported and does well for many years to come”.

HEARTHSTONE!

Last Updated: May 22, 2015

57 Comments

    • Sageville

      May 22, 2015 at 13:56

      Zombies fucking love moccasins..

      Reply

  1. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 22, 2015 at 13:37

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHA @ header image.

    D, is it true you need to tap 2 fish & chip shops & a corner cafe to cast Porra Ranger? I also heard that if your opponent has Porra Ranger in play, every time you gain life or mana you must subtract 1 from the total because of being short-shanged.

    Reply

    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      May 22, 2015 at 13:40

    • Hammersteyn

      May 22, 2015 at 13:40

      Header of the week!

      Reply

      • Thats_how_I_Troll

        May 22, 2015 at 13:47

      • RinceTheElfRoot

        May 22, 2015 at 13:48

        We’ve already had header of the week!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          May 22, 2015 at 13:51

          You’re the header of the week!

          Reply

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 22, 2015 at 13:52

            Don’t make me call a meeting of Generals to demote you again! We can’t handle the paper work!

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 13:53

            Oh, I’ve got a script for that now, much easier

          • Hammersteyn

            May 22, 2015 at 13:55

            I’ll script you

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 13:58

            [runs demote_to_private.bat]

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 22, 2015 at 13:59

            [execute]

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:03

            .bat file? What is this? The Dos age????

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 14:04

            HammerstYn is old, have to use old tech on him

          • Hammersteyn

            May 22, 2015 at 14:15

            *notes that I suddenly feel the urge to side with Raptor in Evopoints.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 14:17

            [gazes at unfriend.bat]

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 22, 2015 at 13:55

            HAHAHAH!

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 13:57

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 13:59

            Request, denied

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 14:10

          • Hammersteyn

            May 22, 2015 at 13:54

            Pfffffft Like I care

    • RinceTheElfRoot

      May 22, 2015 at 13:41

      Short-Shanged? Is like like a condition?

      Reply

  2. RinceTheElfRoot

    May 22, 2015 at 13:40

    Since watching Kingsman I always think Hearthstone is Samuel L Jackson’s character saying ‘Her Stone… Tehehhe http://38.media.tumblr.com/570d88e2153c3923db9d979649a50351/tumblr_njqsfvX8I11u9wcz1o4_r1_250.gif

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief's Adventure

    May 22, 2015 at 13:45

    That header, MAGNIFICENT!!!!!

    Reply

    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      May 22, 2015 at 13:50

      *That head of hair, MAGNIFICENT!!!!!

      Fixed it for you. 😉

      Reply

      • RinceTheElfRoot

        May 22, 2015 at 13:53

        You dare correct the Admiral? 0_O

        Reply

        • Blood Emperor Trevor

          May 22, 2015 at 13:53

          I’m an Emperor. I can do whatever the fuck I want. I’m dangerous & live on the edge.

          Reply

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 22, 2015 at 13:58

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2015 at 14:00

            LIKE A BOSS! Screw you gravity! Standing upright is for plebs. I’ll glide across the floor gracefully.

          • RinceTheElfRoot

            May 22, 2015 at 14:01

            We all know what you’re ‘really’ doing!

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:02

            Hence proving the theory that Emperor Trevor has no dick!

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2015 at 14:03

            It’s a bit of an ice breaker, really.

          • Trevor Matrix

            May 22, 2015 at 14:04

            So… you like sticking it in Slush Puppy, right?

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 14:06

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 14:08

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 13:59

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2015 at 13:59

            Funny you should say that, I’m a few minutes away from load shedding. haha.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 14:00

            Well, at least you will be able to game tonight

          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 22, 2015 at 14:01

            Later tonight anyway, have load shedding later this afternoon at home too.

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 14:03

            Dis nie cool nie

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            May 22, 2015 at 14:01

          • Admiral Chief's Adventure

            May 22, 2015 at 14:00

            xD

      • Trevor Matrix

        May 22, 2015 at 13:53

        No. Admiral just got a thing for Porra’s

        Reply

  4. hairyknees

    May 22, 2015 at 14:20

    BEST CARD EVAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief's Adventure

      May 22, 2015 at 14:22

      Lvl2 I see

      xD

      Reply

  5. Aries

    May 22, 2015 at 16:40

    Updated this last night, but it has been a long time since I touched it, just cant believe in the heart of the cards

    Reply

  6. MakeItLegal

    May 22, 2015 at 17:20

    That was pointless …slow news day?

    Reply

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