Updated! – The Announcement is Here! Whispers of the Old Gods is the next expansion!

Hello everyone we are within a couple of hours from the big Blizzard announcement and this is the page where we’ll be posting all the major information posted on the announcement as well as giving you our opinion about it! So, how is this going to work? Simple: every 5 to 10 minutes during the […]

Introduction

Hello everyone we are within a couple of hours from the big Blizzard announcement and this is the page where we’ll be posting all the major information posted on the announcement as well as giving you our opinion about it!

So, how is this going to work? Simple: every 5 to 10 minutes during the update this page will get updated with not only my opinion, but hopefully Stonekeep’s and Falathar’s about all the changes announced together with the changes that were announced so you don’t miss anything about the big announcement! 😀

Even if you come late to the party, you’ll still get to know first hand all the announced goodies and better: our first opinions about them!

So stay tuned here at 10AM PST, because everything will be revealed!

Updates

From now onwards i’ll be posting this weekend’s updates here at the top!

More cards revealed!

Wild Format counter to Secret Paladins. This card shall have zero impact on Standard though.

7 Mana 6/6 Neutral Legendary

Whenever this minion takes damage, summon a 2/2 Gnoll with Taunt.

Nuba: Decent, I like it.

8 Mana 8/8 Hunter’s Beast.

If this minion kills another minion, it can attack again.

Nuba: Woah! Doomsday Machine minion, pretty decent. Can see play if Hunter Control ever come to exist (that is where the problem comes).

Nuba: Stonekeep isn’t here anymore so i’ll just post my own opinion: This card blows. Nothing close to what muster-for-battle was, because the muster would also give you a Weapon to work with (meaning 2 effects in one card) and costs less.

Announcements

https://www.twitch.tv/playhearthstone

AND IT STARTED!

Savjz, Baldman and Adele are the casters, they’re just buying time for something I still don’t know why.

Edit: A guy I never saw in my life took Savjz’s place now.

At this point do they really think we care about the Championship? We want announcements!

Finally! Ben Brode and Jackie Chan are talking!

Whispers of the Old Gods confirmed! Leaks Confirmed, The Hype!

Stonekeep: Lore zzzzzzzz

Nuba: Poop!

Stonekeep: I don’t really like it, yeah. Okay for arena though.

Nuba: Meh.

Stonekeep: Super Zombie Chow, nothing really interesting really.

Stonekeep: Hm, 5 mana 7/7 after a turn. Need board control to make it work, because it can be cleared for free when it’s 0/7. Let’s first see whether the BGH is going to get nerfed. Weak against Silence too. But I can see it working sometimes.

Nuba: Poop!

Stonekeep: The animation! PogChamp

Nuba: the cultists sucks though

They just linked us www.oldgods.com

THINGS ARE GOING TOO QUICK, QUICKER THAN WHAT I’D EXPECT

Ok, time to write stuff about everything so far:

Nuba: Alright, so by far nothing good. I disliked everything that was released until this very momment, nothing strong, nothing that looks playable but I can end up being wrong. The cultistists spoiled only work with C’Thun so that makes me believe it is even worse than it looks. The C’Thun guy seems quite vulnerable to BGH but his effect is instant so the BGH vulnerability makes a lot less impact, however this strategy indeed looks like a one-trick-pony so I am not really sold on old gods just yet. We all get it for free though so I think no problem in testing it out, eh?

Stonekeep: Ok, so. They’ve revealed the name of the expansion we knew about for quite some time already. They’ve shown us like a few pretty weak cards + c’thun that might be cool but we don’t know yet because it all depends on how strong rest of the cultist will be. You really need to build a deck around it for it to work. And another thing is that it REALLY DEPENDS on whether the BGH will be nerfed or not. If it’s not nerfed, Old Gods might just suck. I mean, the initial effect is really cool, but the cultist seem to be vanilla stats + buffs for the old gods (so the deck will be much weaker until you play the old god) and a 15/15 body is awesome, but not if it dies to BGH or something. I’m pretty hyped to test them out – them, because we’re supposed to get 4 Old Gods in total. We don’t know the effects of the rest yet. I hope for some Old Gods decks, because that’s pretty epic. I was really disappointed that they didn’t spoil any changes to the Classic cards and didn’t even give the exact release dates yet.

The Cultists I missed:

We are both dissapointed, the announcement was ultra anti-climatic and there was no Standard changes announced or date or anything like that, damn :/

MORE UPDATES:

  • Expansion confirmed to only come out at the end of next month (hype train just got assassinated).
  • We are getting more deck slots this Monday, they said nothing about nerfs on Classic cards so far, despite our expectations.
  • You’ll be getting a free C’Thun and 3 packs if you log in during the Launch (at least something good).

Things to Expect

  • Nuba going crazy over new heroes, especially if those are Priest and/or Paladin.
  • Stonekeep’s girly hair talking about stuffs.
  • First impressions!
  • Both of us missjudging huge-text cards.
  • Informal Talks!
  • Hypes, lots and lots of hypes!
  • The biggest hype-killer in Hearthstone history

Things to Expect AFTER the Announcement is Over

  • Detailed, separated evaluations of cards.
  • Theorycrafting.
  • Metagaming discussion.
  • The Comeback of the long-loved Premium Brewing Series!