Blue Tweets: Tuesday Maintenance, Tracking 500+ Wins, & New Tribes

Dec 14, 2015

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2015
Tuesday will see Hearthstone be unavailable for all of two hours in the morning. This doesn't appear to be directly related to Hearthstone as every other game in the client has the same warning.

In the mean time though, one of the hot topics among the Hearthstone community is the ability to track Ranked wins above 500. Currently, once you reach that mark you're rewarded the golden hero portrait and the game subsequently stops telling you how many wins you have. Many have demanded for this to be fixed, but Lead Designer, Ben Brode, offers some insight as to why this is the case. He also comments on some clarifications, bugs, and his stance on introducing new tribal synergy.
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We will be performing scheduled maintenance beginning on Tuesday, December 15th, at 7:00 (PST) and we expect the service to be available again at approximately 9:00 (PST). During this time the game will be unavailable to play. Please follow @BlizzardCS on Twitter for further updates.

Why Hearthstone Doesn't Track Higher Than 500 Wins

@Ace023 we don't want to cut ourselves off from adding future rewards. You shouldn't just get those immediately if we decide to add them.

Clarifications

@PlayHearthstone @bdbrode Why dosn't silence remove minion type? The card text seems misleading. pic.twitter.com/5TtZNBBFoO
@TwitstedPure just because you can't speak doesn't mean you stop being a Murloc.
@PlayHearthstone @bdbrode @RobertAWing is there a drafting bonus for LOE cards in arena?
@Secret_Epiphany @PlayHearthstone @RobertAWing yes
@bdbrode Just out of curiosity, why class coloring is different in HS than in WoW? e.g. Rogue is black instead of yellow.
@Fearish because pink Paladins and yellow Rogues are a bit off the classic vibe for those archetypes. WoW has specific interface needs.
Is it actually confirmed that we will get deck slots, sometime? I haven't seen any kind of clues that we'll get it soon. :) @bdbrode
@OlleVahlgren yes. Actively working on them.


@bdbrode In retrospect, do you still feel that an adventure is a good place to introduce synergy for a new tribe (like dragons in BRM)?

@Blarghykins maybe there's another way to do it better though?

Bugs

@bdbrode why do big minions (Molten giant) no longer crack the game board when played? bug or intentional?
@LazyRodriguez bug. Will be fixed in an upcoming patch.

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