For a large part of this week all of members of the Hearthstone team that are usually talkative redirected questions regarding the new format announcement to the official Hearthstone Twitter account. We're not sure what changed, but Lead Designer Ben Brode tackled a ton of questions yesterday regarding a wide variety of topics related to the announcement.
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- Format Changes
- Rotating Sets
- Reprinting Cards
- Balance Changes
- Keeping Unopened Packs
- Adventures Being Available for Purchase
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@JZA_ONE the upside is you get to choose to keep playing like you're playing now, or try a new format. Or both!
.@JZA_ONE They're only usable in 1 format now, but Wild should be a rad format going forward. If it's not, we'll make changes until it is.
@Dardanos8 I just don't think that's going to happen. Our intention is that Wild will be a real format. If it's not, we'll adjust.
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.@FallOfTheLiving Maybe. We'll start with this and see how it goes. Nerfing cards might make both formats more fun. We'll learn, at least.
@Josephk90 the idea is Basic and Classic will always be legal in Standard.
@Milago_HS sure, but there is some downside. We're worried about people who log in post rotation and all their decks are broken.
@Milago_HS it's just a question of how often you want massive disruption. Let's see how it feels and see if it needs to change going forward
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@Kruk14 presumably but we have thought close to zero about this because I don't think it's right to do in the "soon" timeframe, at least.
@ToniPlanktoni that's mostly academic. We don't have plans to do it right now.
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@FUDDSWORLD is banning better than nerfing?
@CameronTwatter I'm sure we will have to someday. You know how conservative we are with nerfs, though.