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Patch: September 15 2016: Priest Promotion Hints

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The latest update for Hearthstone has been released, and it is a big one, which brings quite a lot of new things to the game. There is also the first hint at a new special promotion.

This patch has the usual small bug fixes and new card backs, however two features we have already reported on have now been added to the game. Welcome Bundles are now available for purchase, and the Arena Balance Changes are now live.

There is also a "special promotion" on the way where you can get a new Priest Hero, Tyrande Whisperwind, pictured below:

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It seems that Tyrande also comes with her own card back:

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This interests me greatly because a new Priest Hero at the moment seems like something that would not be in massive demand. I wonder (or maybe it is just hope) if the promotion might include a couple of new Priest cards to buff the class to a playable standard. Priest has become something of a running joke in recent times, and an emergency buff in the guise of a promotion would be a way to bring it into line.

The card backs for September and October have also been added in this patch. They are called Legion and Pie respectively.

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The other resolved issues are listed below:

Blizzard LogoUpdate Notes

Blue post content goes here

A few deck recipes have been updated.

Certain cards will no longer be selectable in the Arena.

If you accept a Friendly Challenge while editing a deck, your deck-building progress will now be saved.

Resolved an issue that could cause gameplay to slow down after using the new Adventure restart feature.

Golden C’Thun and Mounted Raptor can now be crafted or disenchanted.

Medivh’s Valet can now be properly crafted or disenchanted.

[Tablet] Resolved an issue that could prevent the on-screen keyboard from opening.

Fixed some audio, graphical, and UI issues.   (source)

 

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Let's face it, we figured out Tyrande would be Priest skin when they introduced skins in Hearthstone, so no surprise.

I'm puzzled really hard right now about the rest of classes - Druid, Warlock and Rogue, because the best Druid character after Furion - Fandral Staghelm, but derp, he is a card already.

And like, literally the only known Rogue left is Maiev Shadowsong. Even Valeera herself is a pretty fringe character - how many of you have read the comic book? But It can't be just Maiev, that's too simple, not if she wasn't considered as a frontline in the first place, before Valeera.

And Gul'dan is the only Warlock I can think of that makes it into "whole class' face" category. Making Wilfred Fizzlebang into skin would have been a cool idea - he is pretty iconic, plus you'd be one step further from current racist and biased representation of Warcraft races - but alas, he is also gone for good now.

But the real question is : when does Halfhill card back finally come up?

 

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2 minutes ago, Paracel said:

 

But the real question is : when does Halfhill card back finally come up?

 

Haha nice.

 

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24 minutes ago, Paracel said:

I'm puzzled really hard right now about the rest of classes

Big WoW lore nerd here, so here are some alternatives:

Druid

  • Hamuul Runetotem is an easy choice here, as the Archdruid of the Tauren. Big lore character, strong presence in Druid class hall of Legion. Not a new character either. He also is a good contrast to Malfurion, a Night Elf.
  • Broll Bearmantle is possible, but unlikely to have two Night Elf heroes for one class.
  • Leyara, the Lieutenant to Fandral, definitely possible and opens up lots of interactions between the hero and card, but again, she's a NElf.

Rogue

  • Garona is a very strong possibility here. Good lore, great interactions between her, Medivh, Khadgar etc. 
  • Edwin VanCleef's daughter, Vanessa. Again, lots of possibility for interactions here.
  • Mathias Shaw, leader of SI:7.

Warlock

This one is tough, since the majority of the Warlocks are Eredar that are notable in lore. Anyway:

  • Archimonde
  • Kil'jaeden
  • Nekros, the wielder of the Demon Soul. 
  • Jubeka Shadowbreaker, the first Undead hero in the game?
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2 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Warlock

This one is tough, since the majority of the Warlocks are Eredar that are notable in lore. Anyway:

  • Archimonde
  • Kil'jaeden

... the interaction of Jaraxxus replacing Kil'Jaeden or Archimonde might break the game. Those two don't go down quietly.

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4 minutes ago, Laragon said:

... the interaction of Jaraxxus replacing Kil'Jaeden or Archimonde might break the game. Those two don't go down quietly.

Could be a special thing where they don't let him replace them. Instead they steal the power from him in some special effect, "heal" themselves to 15 and steal his hero power.

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1 hour ago, Paracel said:

I'm puzzled really hard right now about the rest of classes - Druid, Warlock and Rogue, because the best Druid character after Furion - Fandral Staghelm, but derp, he is a card already.

Characters on cards can still become alternate heroes and vice-versa. This means Fandral Staghelm can still be a new druid hero.

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51 minutes ago, Blainie said:

Could be a special thing where they don't let him replace them. Instead they steal the power from him in some special effect, "heal" themselves to 15 and steal his hero power.

Too much swag for a simple skin. Everyone else except for Medivh ain't that awesome.

I like the ones you listed, Hamuul, Garona and Jubeka all seem like, maybe not that iconic, but fairly generic representatives of a class, and that "genericness" is more important for Hearthstone as it departed from being a version of WoW TCG towards less nerdy"involved" auditory. A ton of players I know never touched Warcraft, ever.

Vanessa and Mathias feel like pretty fringe characters, maybe even more fringe than Valeera herself. I'd like Leyara because fiery Druids look gorgeous but Firelands is a relic of age long gone. Those were good times, huh?

They can make a huge swing and do something stupid though, like they did with Morgl. He is pretty generic but seriously, who the hell is this guy?

There is also not exactly related thing, but Garona as a Rogue character would make one awkward thing. You see, in Russian, we have masculine words and feminine words, and while English "Rogue" covers all proud members of this craft - boys, girls, attack helicopters - in my language you probably should use different words. In official localization Rogue is named with masculine name (which is linguistically correct as more generic). It already grinds my gears slightly because the only Rogue character she have now is (clearly) female, and adding one more to the mix would make some people question this even further. 

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8 minutes ago, positiv2 said:

Characters on cards can still become alternate heroes and vice-versa. This means Fandral Staghelm can still be a new druid hero.

You sure about that? It would make an interesting twist. 

"Yo dawg, we've made Jaraxxus skin so you can play Jaraxxus while you play Jaraxxus!" 

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1 hour ago, Paracel said:

You sure about that? It would make an interesting twist. 

"Yo dawg, we've made Jaraxxus skin so you can play Jaraxxus while you play Jaraxxus!" 

Medivh is a proof of this concept, isn't he?

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Just now, Laragon said:

Medivh is a proof of this concept, isn't he?

Wasn't Medivh technically a hero before he became a card?

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And these are, like, different Medivhs, in their best Draenor Parallel Timelines thing. 

This concept is fine with M:TG where Multiverse is a lore behind the whole game and characters travel between planes(=expansions) and sometimes they even revisit the same planes, it feels fine sometimes, but in the recent events it feels a lot like lazyness and recycling. Avengers style superhero line-ups come hand in hand with classical Hollywood "remake everything" thing. Just imagine that we have 5 different Medivh cards. That's how it is out there.

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2 hours ago, Paracel said:

And these are, like, different Medivhs, in their best Draenor Parallel Timelines thing. 

Medivh, the Guardian as a card is "non-canon", lust like the whole Karazhan adventure. the real Medivh, in all realities and written background lore, was a loner and a hermit that actively chased anyone who dared come knocking at his door away.

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On 9/16/2016 at 6:53 PM, Keizoku said:

Medivh, the Guardian as a card is "non-canon", lust like the whole Karazhan adventure. the real Medivh, in all realities and written background lore, was a loner and a hermit that actively chased anyone who dared come knocking at his door away.

except that one guy he allowed to enter him all the time

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I'd say that HS has now own canon with so many cards and stories that are considered non-canon in WoW. It's a good step imo as it gives more space to the devs and gives us more stories and plots, especially for those who played WoW and/or original Warcrafts.

45 minutes ago, Blainie said:

except that one guy he allowed to enter him all the time

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

 

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