Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for Mac and iPad

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    Blizzard today announced Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a new free-to-play collectible card game set in the Warcraft universe. In a first for Blizzard, it will be available on the iPad in addition to the Mac and PC. It appears that players will be able to play multiplayer games across platforms.
    Hearthstone is due out later in 2013, with the iPad version coming after the initial PC and Mac release. Users can register for the beta on Blizzard's website.


    Article Link: Blizzard Announces 'Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft' for Mac and iPad
     
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    Blizzard rarely makes crap so I am interested by default.
     
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    I agree but playing WoW on an iPad. Even if it's not the full fledged game , would be difficult. Unless i'm reading this wrong.
     
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    It's a playable card game, like Magic or whathaveyou.
     
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    Ya. I understand that much but this part I don't understand :

    The competitive side of the game will feature one-on-one fights via Battle.Net, which, if you didn't know, is the service Blizzard uses for its PC games. We're not sure what the iPad version will use -- details are still coming out from the event.

    How does one do battle one on one over the internet using cards ?

    I guess I'm so used to playing the regular game ( lvl 90 warrior ) for so many years I can't see the obvious.

    To use South Park words.
    How does one kill someone who has no life ?

    :D
     
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    Isn't there already a WoW card game?

    Does this play like that, or is this all-new?

    Does it play like Magic: The Gathering?
     
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    You can't be serious, can you? Clearly you've never played Magic or other games. Pleb.
     
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    No. I have not played any card based games other than poker.
     
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    How about making Warcraft III & Frozen Throne compatible with the current OS Blizzard???
     
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    Warcraft IV, anyone?

    (No, I know it will never happen and WoW is basically WC4.)
     
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    And Starcraft/brood war for that matter.
     
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    There is a WoW TCG, and from the screenshots, it uses the same cards. I'm guessing Heathstone = digital version of WoW TCG
     
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    This game type isn't usually something that interests me at all. I do agree with you though, I will definitely check it out, just because it is made by Blizzard. When I saw that teaser they put out a few weeks ago I was really excited, and was hoping for a neat/different RTS for Mobile/iPad. Really disappointed when I saw it was a card game. I signed up for the beta to check it out.

    This. or SC1 and Brood War.
     
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    so, after the failure of the real money auction house experiment in Diablo 3 , the quest for a revenue model to replace World of Warcraft when the last few people still playing die of shame (im pretty sure only 8 people play now, but each has a million accounts)

    So now this looks like Blizzards 1st attempt at the EA, "lets screw everyone over on micro transactions" Real Racing 3 method of gaining revenue.

    Free Starter pack will be useless against anyone who has spent money on expansion decks, and the expansions you buy will be made useless every other week by new decks being released so you have to keep buying new decks if you want to actually win.
     
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    Maybe this will light a fire under WoTC to release a full MTGO client for Mac and iPad. Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 is often too limiting.

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    To hell with Blizzard. Corporate sellouts.
     
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    That describes pretty much any TCG. :p

    EDIT: By that token, I really like the fact that in DoTP 2013 what you can buy is limited and you can earn most of the cards simply by playing and winning.

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    Isn't there enough of these types of games around? This must have just been some easy, low cost out the door project. Really, what market is there; what level of success could they hope to achieve. Effort into this must be low if it was worth it at all to produce. Awesome!

    Oh. I mean, what an inspiring cash grab!
     
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    not sure if you know about this, but there is a work around for it.

    go to the application icon in Applications --> show package details --> data file --> grey icon (im at work and dont remember) but it does work this way
     
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    Hopefully, the iPad version will also connect via Battle.net and be able play against the PC and Mac versions! Can't wait for this!
     
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    And you cant imagine playing poker over the Internet? You just broke a multi billon dollar industry!
     
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    It was released in 1998. Time to move on.
     
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    or LAN support for SC2... or both... Both.
     
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    Panda land and Diablo 3. Their track record isn't that great of late...
     
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    They wouldn't because Warcraft 3 and Starcraft 1 are playable offline that means, lots of people would obtain it without paying through jailbreak while this Heartstone even though it's free, it's an online-only game. That means blizzard control everything. It's like what they did with Diablo 3.

    1) You can't play it without logging in.
    2) You can't cheat in-app purchases because all your game info, items, etc are saved on their server.
     

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