Hello everyone and welcome to another Touchstone Tavern, our Hearthstone [Free] news and videos roundup. This week was a peculiar one since it started with more Un'Goro teasers but ended with players complaining very loudly about the changes in pack pricing across most non-US areas. The price hikes will affect purchases made through the PC, Mac, and Android clients as well as the Battle.net Shop. iOS will, fortunately, stay as is, at least for now. As you can guess, the changes didn't go over well with the community. The price hike wasn't the only interesting thing to happen in the world of Hearthstone; we also got more info and teasers on Un'Goro, although the real spoilers should be coming next week. So, let us begin.
Pack Price Hike Has Made Many Unhappy
As was to be expected, the recent pack price announcement has soured many players. This story talks about the 11% increase across the board in the EU and about the UK facing closer to a 30% increase in price, with some fans pointing out that UK Hearthstone packs are now more expensive than physical Magic ones. The writer points out that this is the first time he's seen the community react so poorly to something before, and many are saying they'll switch to Gwent instead. This price hike and the elimination of Adventures is seen by many as making the game much more expensive to play, especially making a viable deck. The writer ends by pointing out that arguments about Blizzard being greedy are silly, but he does think Blizzard needs a more detailed explanation on why this is happening.
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The Meta and Journey to Un'Goro
This story looks into how the meta might change after Un'Goro hits. We don't yet have much to go on when it comes to the new Elemental cards, but it's safe to expect new synergies and, perhaps, cards that will be more viable than some of the totem cards from previous expansions. Adapt shows that RNG might be more controlled once mor...