From Reno to Rafaam, funnel cake to flame pings, we look back at 2015.

We're about a week away from what many are assuming will be the launch of Hearthstone's latest expansion, Journey to Un'Goro. With that comes an entirely new year of competitive play and the closing of the first ever Standard rotation. The Year of the Kraken was the first of its kind and will go down in the history book as so. While we prepare for those cards to migrate their way to Wild, we thought it appropriate to look back at the year that was, celebrate some of the community's favorite characters, and look forward to what's next for Hearthstone.

Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers all released in 2015 making in one heck of a year.

In that time we discovered our favorite group of explorers in Reno JacksonElise StarseekerBrann Bronzebeard, and Sir Finley Mrrgglton; declared the official food of Hearthstone, regardless of its legality; and developed an obsession with yelling the word, "EVERYONE."

Hopefully, you enjoyed the Year of the Kraken and we look forward to kicking off the Year of the Mammoth with you in early April.