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Old Apr 2, 2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada




Blizzard Entertainment's digital card trading game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft for iPad soft-launched today in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, after launching for Mac in March.

The free-to-play collectible card game is set in the Warcraft universe, allowing players to compete with Magic the Gathering-style decks in one-on-one fights via Battle.net or against the computer. The iPad version of the game will connect to Battle.net accounts, syncing with the PC/Mac version.

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JUMP RIGHT IN: Fun introductory missions bring you into the world of Hearthstone's intuitive gameplay.

BUILD YOUR DECK: With hundreds of additional cards to win and craft - your collection grows with you.

HONE YOUR SKILLS: Play in practice matches against computer-controlled heroes of the Warcraft universe. Thrall, Uther, Gul'dan - they're all here!

COLLECTION TRAVELS WITH YOU: Your card collection is linked to your Battle.net account - enabling you to switch your play between tablet and desktop with ease.

AND FIGHT FOR GLORY: When you're ready, step into the Arena and duel other players for the chance to win awesome prizes!
While the game is currently only available to players in New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, as a soft-launch for testing purposes, the game should launch worldwide soon. Blizzard is also planning to release an iPhone app later this year.

Article Link: 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for iPad Now Available in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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Edit: Tried out the game. It seems alright. A lot like Magic the Gathering.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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Been playing the Mac client of this and it's really fun. But I've really been waiting for the iPad version. Can't wait!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 06:01 PM   #4
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 06:37 PM   #5
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I've really been looking forward to the iPad implementation, but still didn't expect it for quite some time. This is a very nice surprise!
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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This sure was a lot earlier than expected!
As usual this app is coming down under first for a stress test, it should be available for the States soon after.
Kudos to Blizzard for their unparalleled cross-platform support, they really keep the Mac Gamer's in the picture.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 09:19 PM   #7
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As a non-magic player, I wasn't expecting to enjoy this game much. I gave it a shot and was pleasantly surprised. It was moderately fun in the beginning, but as I've discovered the depth and strategy available it's really become addicting. It can be competitive and rewarding or just a simple distraction. Satisfying both the semi-casual and hardcore player. I predict that wide user demographic, combined with the enticing IAP will make Hearthstone 'clash of clans' big.
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Old Apr 2, 2014, 09:21 PM   #8
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Edited to fit on the forums. And taken by me after I played my first iPad match.

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Old Apr 2, 2014, 09:50 PM   #9
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For those in America, simply change your iTunes Store region to Canada and sign up for a new iTunes account. Download the app with the new account then switch to your old account.
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 12:30 AM   #10
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This sure was a lot earlier than expected!
As usual this app is coming down under first for a stress test, it should be available for the States soon after.
Kudos to Blizzard for their unparalleled cross-platform support, they really keep the Mac Gamer's in the picture.
Yeah, this is a lot sooner than they've given the impression of before. Really nice and looking forward to this, always said the iPad felt like the most natural platform for this game.
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 05:13 AM   #11
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Soooooo are they (Apple) ever going to let OSX and iOS players interact?
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 07:39 AM   #12
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Anyone paid real money for a booster pack yet within the app? Does it go through Apple's in-app-purchase system, giving Apple a 30% cut and allowing players to spend iTunes credits? Or does Blizzard somehow force you to use external battle.net funds?
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 09:34 AM   #13
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Anyone paid real money for a booster pack yet within the app? Does it go through Apple's in-app-purchase system, giving Apple a 30% cut and allowing players to spend iTunes credits? Or does Blizzard somehow force you to use external battle.net funds?
It goes through Apple's system, which leaves me pleasantly surprised that packs cost the same on iOS as they do on the desktop.
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 11:09 AM   #14
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Can i put this on my UK account ipad if i download it on an australian account?

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It goes through Apple's system, which leaves me pleasantly surprised that packs cost the same on iOS as they do on the desktop.
I thought they'd have to per Apple's policy on pricing objects?
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 01:46 PM   #16
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For those in America, simply change your iTunes Store region to Canada and sign up for a new iTunes account. Download the app with the new account then switch to your old account.
Lot of extra work to get a game that will probably appear in US in the next week or two - I can wait - not that hard up to play Hearthstone.
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Old Apr 3, 2014, 01:49 PM   #17
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Its actually kind of fun. I never played magic cards or the like.

It's surprisingly easy to grasp.
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I thought they'd have to per Apple's policy on pricing objects?
I am assuming you're referring to this: http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/09/...subscriptions/

In which case it looks like that's no longer the case. I know an Rdio subscription is cheaper through their website than it is through the app.
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Lot of extra work to get a game that will probably appear in US in the next week or two - I can wait - not that hard up to play Hearthstone.
Easily takes 5-10 minutes. I played at least 5 regular games and ran an arena last night. Well worth the extra work to get it now if you ask me.
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Wow, Canada gets something before the US and most of the rest of the world (besides gay marriage lol)?

And what is this "Spotify" that people have been talking about for some time now? Or "Google All Access Music"?

Anyway, I've only played it on my computer sometime last week, but I can see the iPad version definitely keeping me far more busy .
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Soooooo are they (Apple) ever going to let OSX and iOS players interact?
I don't understand. It is cross-platform.
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Old Apr 4, 2014, 11:37 AM   #22
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Wow, Canada gets something before the US and most of the rest of the world (besides gay marriage lol)?

And what is this "Spotify" that people have been talking about for some time now? Or "Google All Access Music"?

Anyway, I've only played it on my computer sometime last week, but I can see the iPad version definitely keeping me far more busy .
Just use iTunes Radio...oh, wait...
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For those in America, simply change your iTunes Store region to Canada and sign up for a new iTunes account. Download the app with the new account then switch to your old account.
Didn't work. It asks for my credit card. I enter all 3 that I have and it says those are not usable in this countries apple store.
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Didn't work. It asks for my credit card. I enter all 3 that I have and it says those are not usable in this countries apple store.
- Have an email address not attached to iTunes or Apple in any way.
- Log out of iTunes on your computer, switch stores to the Canada store (lower right hand corner)
- Goto Hearthstone, click "Free"
- Select the "Create New" option and use this email that has never been used by Apple
- When it comes to the payment screen, you should be able to select "None". I was able to after I relented and made a new email address just for this.

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