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Pro Players' Reactions to the Announcement of the Standard Format in Hearthstone

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With the announcement of the Standard format, it is no surprise that many of the key players have released video content with their thoughts. We have gathered a selection of these and added brief notes for your convenience.


The first person to release content was Savjz. His video is pretty basic and covers things that most people will now already know, as he published it almost immediately after the announcement.

Brian Kibler took a different line to most people in his video, choosing to concentrate on the future. His concern is that Blizzard have said that Basic and Classic cards will always be legal, and that they will change cards to keep them in line with their needs. He discusses at length why it might be better to have cards rotate in and out of those two sets. He raises the point that the changes are a good way to combat power creep. Overall he is positive, but he does have concerns.

Chanman, Noxious, Frodan, and Reynad had an informal chat on Value Town about the changes. Reynad was impressed with the speed that Blizzard decided to introduce new formats. He feels that they were inevitable, and so getting them out of the way avoids it being a big problem in the future. Frodan acknowledges that for some groups of players the changes are going to be unwelcome, but does think it is for the greater good that they take place. The show then discusses the upcoming Team Brawl, and the Firebat drama.

Other players chose to focus on which cards will be leaving, and what will happen to each class.
 


Noxious takes the time to explain the changes clearly, and then go through the changes class by class. His method is different to the one used in most of the other videos. He builds up decks using cards that will be Standard legal in his client. He then looks at which things Blizzard might need to add to replace what each deck has lost. I think this was the best of all of the videos that I watched.

As previously reported, Trump's video has a series of slides showing in detail which cards will be gone and which will stay, and how this impacts the classes.

Thijs' version was presented in a similar manner to Noxious'. He goes through the classes and takes a look at which current decks will be no longer playable without help from the next expansion. His video is more concise than Noxious', but is still helpful and interesting.

Taken as a group, the players were all very much in favour of the upcoming changes. This is unsurprising, as for the best players in the world the more things that change, the more they can distance themselves from the field. As a group they will learn to adapt more quickly than average players.
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