Ben Brode Interview Summary, September Hearthstone Loot Crate Items, Too Many Portals Video
Sep 18, 2015
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2015
PCGamer recently had an interview with Ben Brode after some of the hot topics after The Grand Tournament's release. We've highlighted some of the important points but you can read the entire interview by clicking here.
Deck Slots happen and the team is discussing the best way to implement it.
Not every Inspire Card is targeted at the tier one decks.
The developer team wanted push players to build Joust decks and not have Joust be included in every deck.
Mysterious Challenger is definitely powerful but there are opportunities to play around the secrets unlike the Grim Patron Warrior deck which can kill you in a single turn.
The developer team is keeping a close eye on Grim Patron decks and have no plans for nerfs currently.
Poisoned Blade was made to emulate the Rogue Hero Power from early development, giving an equipped weapon +1 attack permanently. It has the potential for burst damage under the right circumstance with Blade Flurry.
Randomness can increase the amount of skill in Hearthstone. Skilled players will identify the best response with the current card draws and random events that occur on the board.
For The Grand Tournament, the team had to make powerful cards, but didn't want to make cards powerful in all situations. Thus, many powerful cards included Tribal synergies.
The developers are able to sort statistics based on multiple criteria including class, cards, rank and player.
Though we know you're all huge fans of Hearthstone Deck Tech videos, we're making an active effort to branch out our YouTube channel and try new things. This week SpaceWizard brings us some gameplay from the Too Many Portals Tavern Brawl!
You have one day left if you want to sign up for September's Loot Crate, which includes two Hearthstone Items. Reddit user /u/Skyrekon posted an Imgur gallery of all the items in this month's loot crate with includes a Hearthstone stress ball, The Coin and a free Hearthstone pack! Credit to the images goes to /u/Skyrekon.