Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film.
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I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com)
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Blizzard Entertainment announced Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan at BlizzCon 2016. It will launch early December, and pre-orders are up. The next expansion adds three faction cards: The Grimy Goons, the Kabal, and the Jade Lotus.
Each class belongs to one of the city’s three factions. Your class cards and neutral minions all fall into that faction’s theme. The affiliations are:
Blizzard Entertainment launched the promotional to unlock the Tyrande hero in Hearthstone. Very easy if you follow the steps.
1. If you have Amazon Prime already that saves you some hassle. Click the link to login. **If you don’t have Amazon Prime you can register an account for the FREE Trial (that will allow you to get the Tyrande hero) — NOTE: Follow the links above to login.
The Normal Chess event replaces your hero class with the White King, thus you aren’t able to choose a deck. Instead, you are given random cards based on the chess pieces for this particular encounter. This is a very unique encounter in the Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan adventure.
The Black King’s Hero power is Cheat: Destroy the left-most enemy minion. Try to have White Pawns to the left-most to avoid getting important cards killed right off.
At the end of your turn, all your cards deal damage to the enemy cards in the opposite side. Depending how you position your cards, a card can attack two enemy cards.
These are the cards you get (to the left), and the cards the Black King plays (to the right):
Magic Mirror is the second boss in the Parlor wing. His hero power allows him to duplicate minions you summon and those he summons. If you play as a Mage, in addition to Deathrattle minions, you should add Flamewaker, Knife Juggler, Chrommagus and Sorcerer Apprentice are good choices to get duplicated by his hero power.
Paladin decks can easily take this boss, especially with Chrommagus and a bunch of deathrattle minions in the mix.
Location: The Parlor Passive Hero Power: Whenever a minion is played, summon a 1/1 copy of it.
Silverware Golem is the first boss in the Parlor in the One Night in Karazhan adventure. The key to beating him is to deal immediately with Cup and Knife (5/1). Destroying Knife removes the Taunt from its minions. The ideal class to fight him is Mage.
Blizzplanet correspondent Dperschonok accepted the invitation to Blizzard Entertainment’s spectacular Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan Launch Party this past August 5th. He was welcomed by Moroes who kindly gave him a tour through the Banquet Hall to enjoy the best delicacies and exotic drinks of the kingdom.
Slowly crawling in fear of what he might find in the grim halls of Karazhan, Danny found other fellow adventurers in his quest to explore the tower: @AffinityUS and @Phaerixia. To his delight, as he climbed the tower to reach the Opera Hall, there was a theatrical program with actors playing Romulos and Julianne. With such a smile drawn on his face, I doubt Danny will ever forget the amazing experience put together by the awesome Hearthstone community team.
In the Grand Ballroom, a talented night elf dancer taught the invitees some exotic moves to roll at the beat of the Disco music, and an ogre stole the show with its belly dance. Check out our brief video clips of the event; and the livestream VOD.
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan is available on August 11, 2016. Pull a chair, and enjoy the adventure.
Blizzard Entertainment game director Ben Brode announced at ChinaJoy the newest Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan Adventure. This new adventure pack will introduce 45 new cards, 13 bosses, 4 wings (The Parlor, the Opera Hall, the Menagerie, and the Spire), and a prologue mission.
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan will be launched on August 11, 2016. You will be able to pre-purchase soon. Each week, a new wing will be open to players.
If you buy the entire Adventure ($19.99) during the first week of launch, you will get the following card back.
Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan
Karazhan, long a potent nexus of arcane energies, is about to become the focal point of a very different kind of cosmic force. The wizard Medivh has used every bit of magic at his disposal to set up the most lavish and extravagant party of all time, and your name is on the guest list alongside the crème de la crème of Azeroth and beyond! With such an eclectic mix of attendees, it’s guaranteed that this party will be out of this world.
But as you groove to the music and let the sights dazzle you, beware; one night in Karazhan, and even tough guys tumble. Keep your decks straight, your wits sharp, and above all, stay alive!
New Cards: Make your way through four wings chock-full of challenging bosses, unexpected twists, and mystical mayhem. Beat the bosses and earn their brand-new cards for your collection!
Legendary: Get ready for truly dazzling legendary cards such as Moroes and many more!
Class Challenges: As the evening progresses, you will unlock nine all-new class challenges that test your skills in surprising new ways. Succeed, and unlock their rewards!
New Game Board: When an archmage throws a party, nothing but the best will do. Prepare to be spellbound by the magic of Karazhan!
Never a dull moment: Your host may be a Guardian of Tirisfal, a vastly powerful magic user, and a fantastic dancer, but nobody’s perfect. Some matters may transpire over the course of the evening that might require your… special attention. Come prepared!
Portals Everywhere: This party is so intense, it’s warping the very fabric of space and time to bring in more guests! Use the new portal spell cards to unleash the magic and summon random minions to the field.
Will it be Karazhan? Maybe. Maybe Not. Only time will tell. And now… on with the show!
Blizzard Entertainment will announce the newest Hearthstone adventure pack on July 29 at 2am EDT (New York City). As mentioned earlier, the invitation’s graphical motifs (the feather, the cocktail glasses, the stars, the musical notes) strongly suggest a Karazhan adventure.
1. Medivh’s shoulderpads have feathers and he can transform into a crow.
2. The cocktail glasses can be found in the Banquet Hall in Karazhan (By Moroes).
3. The music notes, represented in the Opera Hall’s organ piano.
4. The stars … maybe they are decorative, but there is a sky-telescope in upper Karazhan (by The Celestial Watch — Netherspite boss) and the top of Karazhan (Netherspace) is a window into the Twisting Nether.
All four elements mentioned above are found in the Hearthstone invitation that Blizzard Entertainment sent out to livestreamers, and represented in different boss encounters of Karazhan.
The Hearthstone Team has released two types of content so far since launch: Expansion packs and Adventure Packs. Blizzard has released three Adventure packs thus far: Naxxramas, Blackrock Mountain and The League of Explorers.
League of Explorers was kinda unique in that the previous two were based on actual World of Warcraft dungeons. Personally, I think League of Explorers was a mistake. The only League of Explorers boss that was actually a World of Warcraft boss is Archaedas (from Uldaman). All other bosses were custom made for Hearthstone and aren’t part of the Warcraft lore. Non-canon.
If the rumors and theories out there become true, and Blizzard releases a Kharazhan adventure, that would be the third Hearthstone adventure based 100% on a World of Warcraft dungeon.
The Naxxramas adventure had Kel’Thuzad taunting the player throughout the whole adventure which had five wings:
It seems Blizzard Entertainment might announce a new Hearthstone adventure at the 2016 ChinaJoy gaming convention, and worldwide via Twitch on July 28 at 11pm PDT (Or July 29 at 2am if you are on the US East Coast). Based on the motif surrounding the invitation’s graphic elements, the rumors might have some weight.
The feather, the cocktail party, and the magical words shown in the invitation might suggest Medivh, and that means Kharazhan and its bosses might be part of the next Hearthstone adventure. What do you think?