Hello Hearthstone [Free] players and welcome to another weekly news and videos roundup here at TouchArcade. I hope you've been enjoying playing the game and you've found a couple of decks that are doing the job for you. This week there was plenty going on, from more talk about possible nerfs or Wild "demotions," to the Android client finally seeing the reduction it's always needed, to the top Standard and Wild decks of the week, and more. And, of course, we have the top videos of the week by Kripp, Trolden, StrifeCro, and more. The talk of possible nerfs has been growing stronger these last few weeks, so I wouldn't be surprised if we get an actual announcement some time soon. Until then, enjoy playing against (or as) pirates.
Ben Brode Talks Possible Nerfs
In a recent interview, Ben Brode talked more about the state of the game and the possibility of more nerfs down the road. After expressing his satisfaction with how Gadgetzan has been performing, he talked about how the team wishes there were more variety in how the classes are played. He goes on to talk about the history of Patches and then about Pirate decks and how the team is starting to believer there might be a problem with them, although they are waiting to see whether that problem will improve or not. He does, once more, state that if there's a change, it will be on Small-Time Buccaneer, not Patches. The discussion then shifts to talks about the effects of Hearthstone on World of Warcraft lore and the connection between the two worlds, which sounds very promising for those hoping to see more Hearthstone in WOW.
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Brode is mostly happy with the first standard season, but he feels they didn't "solve" standard for all time and will be keeping an eye on how fresh the next rotation will feel. If it doesn't feel fresh enough, they will intervene either with nerfs or by moving some classic cards into wild. Expect to hear more o...