Community Resources

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Part of what makes Valve’s Dota 2 so popular is that the development team shares the content creation burden with the community. Armor sets and weapons are designed by players and fans, approved by Valve, then sold on the Steam market. It’s lucrative for both Valve, who takes a cut, …read more

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Hearthstone – The Tavern Is Open Trailer

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Recently, Blizzard Entertainment launched the Hearthstone open beta. Today, a new trailer has been posted in Youtube to welcome players from all around the world to participate in the open beta.

Deceptively Simple. Insanely Fun. It’s the fast-paced strategy card game for everyone.
Open Beta has begun! Play Hearthstone FREE today: www.playhearthstone.com
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Eric Dodds On Hearthstone’s Card Balance Philosophy

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone lead designer Eric Dodds took the opportunity to write a lengthy article to explain the card balance philosophy and also introduced the new card balance designer Mike Donais, who is experienced in card game design with 10 years hands-on on the field.
Eric described each of the core philosophies involved in card balance — possibly in response to feedback after the recent card changes.

The Core Philosophies that are taken in mind when changing a card is putting the card under the lens and looking whether:
A card causes non-interactive games
A card is frustrating to play against
A card is causing confusion …read more