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Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft: Start Your Clients! Open Beta Arrives!

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelMMORPG.COM Staff Posts: 21,749 Epic

Blizzard has announced that the open beta for its online trading card game, Hearthstone, has officially kicked off. Players are invited to download the new client and to check out some of the new features included for the open beta.

If you haven’t already checked out what’s new with Hearthstone these days, here are some of the latest features that have gone into the game during our closed beta test:

New Ranked Play Mode – Ranked play has a new face, with month long seasons and the goal of reaching Rank 1, The Innkeeper

Players Near Me Feature – You can now opt-in to seeing other Hearthstone players on your local network in your friends list

Recently Played Opponent Feature – Your friends list now displays the last person you played against that isn’t already in your Friend’s list, so that you can friend them for future duels

Head to the Hearthstone site for more information before getting started.


  • mari3kmari3k erger, AKMember Posts: 135

    close beta shows that is a good game. Very polished.

    However, gameplay is always the same and game gets boring fast. Hope Blizz will deliver new cards and game modes soon.

    Step in the arena and break the wall down

  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember Posts: 2,608 Rare
     Much much better CCG out there .. this one falls way short .... 
  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Columbus, OHMember Posts: 1,571 Rare
    Can see why people like it, but too much luck involved. Ah well, it should make Blizzard about another 50 billion dollars or so before its popularity wanes.

    AN' DERE AIN'T NO SUCH FING AS ENUFF DAKKA, YA GROT! Enuff'z more than ya got an' less than too much an' there ain't no such fing as too much dakka. Say dere is, and me Squiggoff'z eatin' tonight!

    So let me get this straight: It's greedy to want to keep the money you've earned, but it's NOT greedy to want to take money that somebody else earned away from them? Only the left wing could come up with that kind of insane troll logic. It's got the stamp of their common core all over it. 

  • MargulisMargulis Glendale, AZMember Posts: 1,614 Common
    Played for a bit in CB and lost interest pretty fast.  It's fun initially but it lacks depth and got boring quick.  Having played Hex also I can say that one looks and felt a lot more promising - at least in my opinion.
  • TerminalDeityTerminalDeity fairfield, OHMember Posts: 133 Uncommon

    Been playing for months, and it is deceptively deep. I initially wrote it off as being one-dimensional, but there are many more layers to gameplay than are initially apparent.

    I like Hex as well, but it is a buggy disaster in it's current state. They have a LONG way to go.

  • ArskaaaArskaaa KauhajokiMember Posts: 1,008 Uncommon

    Great game but there is some balance issues in classes and some neutral cards.

    currently paladin class is very OP. there been buffs and nerfs patches... just like in WoW... one class is better next month when another is nerfed.

    u get only 1 daily quest every day, there is not really any point play game more then doing daily quest. winning 3 game give 10 gold, u need 100g buy card pack that has 5 random card.

    oh and tis is not luck and skill game, more like Random and math.

  • srsnoobsrsnoob New Orleans, LAMember Posts: 44
    Time to crush some noobs haha.
  • ChaoticWakeChaoticWake Member Posts: 259 Uncommon

    Great game, very fun.  Been playing since closed beta.

    It's not as deep as Magic The Gathering or Might and Magic: Duel Of Champions for those wondering, but as I said its fun and a great game. DoC and MTG are 2 you should check out if you are looking for deeper gameplay.  Looking forward to trying out HEX!!! 

  • bbbb42bbbb42 none, FLMember Posts: 297 Uncommon
    -____- sigh this video = PR bullcrap

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebMember Posts: 5,450 Rare
    Is it IP blocked to europe ?

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    Originally posted by bbbb42
    -____- sigh this video = PR bullcrap

    that's cus it a PR video.

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon

    I like the sound of some of the potential PvE features to be added such as raids which I can only assume be would along the lines of choose a dungeon and then you'll have x number of NPC boss battles to fight, bosses have some unique cards and hero powers and you get loot based on your performance and the chance of a super rare card to drop.

    PvE is where HS is lacking at the moment IMHO.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLMember Posts: 1,818 Uncommon

    def. a fun tablet /mobile game! tower/monitor?-not so much.

    its def a great game! although i noticed the article says 'online trading card game'. is one able to ' trade ' cards with other online players?

    i played solo in beta - so...

  • momodigmomodig sault st marie, ONMember Posts: 555 Uncommon
    Is there going to be a player wipe or will it saves stuff bought at the shop?

  • expressoexpresso meMember Posts: 2,218 Uncommon
    no planned wipes
  • ChaoticWakeChaoticWake Member Posts: 259 Uncommon

    Originally posted by momodig
    Is there going to be a player wipe or will it saves stuff bought at the shop?

    There won't be any wipes happening again from what I've read on the forums from Bliz themselves.

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