This week we celebrate 5 years of Hearthstone podcasting with this special episode of Hero Power, former hosts Virsica and Mattatarms rejoin us to discuss the announcement of Madness at the Darkmoon Faire and walk down memory lane. We also have a few surprise along the way and we are excited to announce the new Hero Power Merch Shop!

News and Discussion

  • Reminder of the $20 give-away for reviews @ https://warcraftradio.com/directory
    • Shoutouts to: NayrASavage, SmokeMeowtt, ForrestBates, and Grommok for leaving reviews.
  • Virsica comments on some things brought up in the last episode about the Tournament scene.
  • Upon coming back, Virsica thoughts on the current meta. Discuss what would like to see in the next set/next year.
  • BoarControl joins Blizzard on Final Design Team
  • Fall Reveal Stream (Oct 22nd)
    • New Game Mode – Duels: Early Access Oct 22nd
    • New Progression System: Goes live Nov 12th
    • New Set – Madness at the Darkmoon Faire: Nov 17th Release
  • New Game Mode: Duels
    • PvP “Dungeon Run” Style gameplay
    • Choose a Hero, Hero Power and Treasure to start a run
    • Build a 16 Card Deck, with no duplicates.
    • Play versus other plays, gaining HP, Treasures and additional cards between games
    • Play until 12 Wins or 3 Losses
    • Normal Mode is free and gives no rewards, but gains a rating for good runs
    • Heroic Run (Not available yet) will cost gold and give rewards similar to Arena, and gains rating for good runs
  • New Progression System
    • Battle Pass System, to replace daily quests
    • Progression System will have Daily and Weekly Quests, as well as Event Quests and Achievements
    • Finishing Quests will reward “Exp” to gain Battle Pass Progression, which give rewards like Gold, Packs and Cosmetics
    • There is a Free Progression and a paid “Battle Pass” Progression
  • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire
    • Old Gods and Darkmoon Faire Inspired Set
    • New Mechanic – Corrupt: Effect if you play a card higher costed, while in hand
  • Patch 18-6: LIVE!
    • Balance Changes
    • New Card: Silas Darkmoon
    • Hearthstone Duels: Early Access
    • Battlegrounds: New Hero – Zephrys
    • Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Pre-Order Available (Grants “Early Access”)
  • Masters Tour: Madrid
    • Top 8: J4YOU (1) def MM78 (8), iGXc (2) def Hi3 (7), Gaby (6) def GivePLZ (3), Alutemu (5) def Batupaksoy (4)
    • Top 4: iGXC (2) def Gaby (6), Alutemu (5) def J4YOU (1)
    • Finals: iGXc (2) def Alutemu (5)
    • Grandmaster Promotion:*
  • Reflection on 5 years of Hero Power. What were your favorite moments on the show? Most memorable guests? Tournament moments?
  • Announcement of the launch of the Hero Power Merch Store @ https://www.teepublic.com/user/hero-power

If you have any questions about this deck or questions about Hearthstone in general you can email us at: HeroPowerPodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Us form on this site and we will answer them on the next show.

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