The dreaded rotation has reached HearthStone and the change of year in the game brings us the card removal like Ragnaros, Azur Drake or Sylvanas.
There are many games that come out every year, on consoles, computers or mobile devices, but few allow us to play from more use of these devices. That is one of the reasons why I was hooked HearthStone, being able to play from your mobile whenever you want.
A game that does not have great graphics but wastes personality thanks to great care from its developers, the same ones that created World Of Warcraft.
Now comes one of the most anticipated and feared moments of each year for game lovers, the cycle change. This is something that was introduced last year and for the first time we will suffer this. We will pass from the year of the Kraken to the year of the Mamuth, with all that that implies.
Change of year: We will be rich!
The first important thing is to know which sets of cards we will be unable to use in the standard mode, which is used at a competitive level since in the wild we can always use all the cards.
The three expansions launched two years ago disappear in this way: Blackrock Mountain, The League of Explorers and The Great Tournament.
That will imply that we will say goodbye to letters that we see very much as Justify, Emperor Thaurissan and of course the already mythical Reindeer jackson.
In return, the three expansions will be launched this year, one in each quarter, but starting with the second. When the first of these is launched, the year will have changed.
Wall of Fame: Die, insect!
But all that we already knew, that many of the cards we had would leave the standard circuit due to the cycle change. But well, we can always keep the classic and basic that do not rotate … or yes?
Even in the classic pack there are cards that are too powerful, options that always fit well in a deck when we think of alternatives of the same cost.
We also lose classic cards
That is why the Wall of Fame has been invented in Blizzard, a curious way of saying «we are going to remove these cards from the standard way because they are too good and we do not want them to be used and since they are not in an expansion we cannot eliminate them ».
In part it is understandable, but the truth is that we will miss the eliminated ones. Among the neutrals are Sylvanas, Ragnaros Lord of Fire and Azur Drake. If you think about it, they are almost always in any deck, which is why the company has decided to move them to the wild set.
In addition there are three class cards that are removed for the same reason: Overpowering powerof sorcerer, Ice spearof magician and Stealth, of Rogue. These three cards were also used a lot and sometimes as part of an OTK, or deck that kills you in a turn with no possibility of response.
Of course, as a reward we will have to disenchant the dust that these cards give when they are created for free, without losing them. That is, if we have Sylvanas and disenchant her, we will not obtain the normal 400 powders, but the 1600 it costs to create her. And we will not lose it and we can use it in the wild format.
Three full expansions
HearthStone players are used to seeing how the expansions alternate between full expansions with over a hundred cards and adventures.
The main difference is that the letters of the first are obtained by buying envelopes and those of the second paying for opening blocked areas of each adventure.
In the year of the Mamuth we will have three complete expansions and no adventure, which will make getting this year's legendary more complicated than last year. However, in this case each major expansion will be accompanied by a small solo adventure.
Awardin 'to Warden, new hero
Although it is a mere aesthetic issue, heroes of different classes are always emotional fun. For the first time the Rogue class receive a personalized one, called Awardin 'to Warden.
To obtain it we will not have to pay, just win ten games in the standard mode, either with ranking or in casual mode, which is quite acceptable.
Many changes but logical all
I will not deny that I have disgusted the presence of this new Wall of Fame, but I understand the reasons for the change.
Personally from this change I will play more in the wild set, to be able to use cards that are discontinued along with all the new ones that will come out this year.