All it takes is one look at the Hearthstone community to see how loud the response to Ragnaros, Lightlord has been. While some were just happy to see something interesting being done with the Whispers of the Old Gods set, others had their concerns due to Warcraft lore, believing that our jovial card game should try to stick closer to what is canon. And to clarify, many from the development teams of both games confirm that this isn't something that is grounded in the history of Warcraft. That said, Lead Designer Ben Brode reminds us that in the end, Hearthstone is a card game inside of Warcraft. He took some time to respond to players last night in what makes for an interesting read, especially if you're on the fence regarding the whole matter.
@Eyce_Au we covered a lot of things in tentacles already
@Monk_Norris fair enough :) I don't think it's a crazy reaction FWIW, just important to realize the set isn't that serious
@RoarTheDinosaur to me it was fun to twist good guys to evil because of corruption so we wanted to (just for paladin) explore the other way.
@PaigeSMGolden hmm yeah fair enough. Tried hard to sell it with the art.
@ThomasPinkham we are trying to explore a world where all 4 old gods have been unleashed. Thought it was more fun to mess with the familiar.
@AdamMuir the story we were trying to tell is he forsook his evil ways and is leading the charge against the creatures who enslaved him
@TovarishSR as someone who loves and respects the lore I think it is cool when we play within it. This is the very edge, at least for me.
@Fhinnovarr the character exists in Warcraft lore from before HS, so yeah. Also it gets weird because HS chars show up in WoW.
@Fhinnovarr that's certainly true. I hope I didn't come off harsh - I understand the fear that we are driving the lore train to crazytown.
@Fluxflashor no, only Ragnaros. ;)
@Yourtime it lets us do stuff like being back old gods who have died, have characters from different eras, etc