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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Europe forums MVP Ankhar sent news tip our way to inform that Khadgar is available for purchase as a new mage hero in iOS devices. Once unlocked, you can use the hero in any device. All proceeds will be donated to WWF (which I assume stands for World Wide Fund for Nature) for the upcoming Earth Day (an annual event celebrated on April 22).
Make sure to update your Hearthstone (iOS) to Version 4.3.12266, then head to the in-game store to purchase Khadgar under the “Heroes” tab.
Khadgar is the latest hero to join the tavern fun; Once Medivh’s apprentice, now he’s renowned as one of the most powerful Mages in history!
— From now until April 24 PDT, you’re able to purchase the Khadgar hero from the in-game Hearthstone shop. Not only will you get a new mage hero, you’ll also be doing your part to save the planet! WWF will receive 100% of the proceeds from the purchase of Khadgar #AppsforEarth.
— Khadgar is only available to purchase on iOS devices, but once unlocked, he can be played on any device.
* The following card back has been added:
— Clutch of Yogg-Saron – Acquired at the end of the month by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of April 2016.
* Paladin Deck Recipe has been updated.
* Alleria will no longer use Lady Liadrin’s entrance animation when starting a game.
* Fixed various audio, graphical, and UI issues.
For context, the 2016 HWC Europe winner was Naiman. DrHippi was second finalist.
The new Overwatch card back is unlocked by purchasing the Overwatch Origins Edition. If you obtained it from the Blizzard Store, all you have to do is login to Hearthstone. I have seen players using the Overwatch card back already.
The latest Blizzard Entertainment cross-game promotion gives you the Lady Liadrin Hero in Hearthstone. Simply reach level 20 in World of Warcraft to unlock the Fledgling Hero of Warcraft achievement.
Having a level 90 character won’t unlock it. If you have a level 1-19 character, make it reach level 20 and the achievement is unlocked. You don’t need a World of Warcraft subscription. Simply download the World of Warcraft starter edition and play free.
Below is a video of the achievement and how Lady Liadrin looks like and her emotes in Hearthstone.
Congratulations to the tournament winner: Amnesiac. This is a list of all the decks used during the 2016 Hearthstone Winter Championship (Americas March 11-13). Surprisingly, there was no Priest deck during this tournament.
With Patch 188.8.131.5251 released today, the Whispers of the Old Gods pre-purchase is now available in the in-game Store for $49.99. Read the patch notes below for more details.
Pre-purchase Whispers of the Old Gods
Pre-purchase a “Whispers of the Old Gods” 50 card pack bundle from the in-game shop and unlock a special card back. Whispers of the Old Gods packs cannot be opened until the expansion launches, which will be before May 31, 2016, however, the card back is available immediately!
Unlock up to 18 deck slots!
Gain access to 9 additional deck slots by unlocking all nine Hearthstone Heroes, bringing your total number of deck slots to 18.
If you’ve already unlocked all nine Heroes, your new deck slots are waiting for you in the Collection Manager: just delete or edit the Basic decks you’ll find in your deck list.
Many improvements have been made to the Collection Manager.
Deck Recipes are now available in the Collection Manager. Use Deck Recipes to quickly experiment with some new deck ideas.
Right-clicking on card backs in the Collection Manager reveals an improved display. So fancy!
When building decks, the “Suggest a Card” feature is now smarter about its recommendations.
It is now possible to search for cards with new search terms, including Attack, Health, Cost, Golden, etc.
A more complete listing of all the new functions will be revealed in an upcoming blog.
We have begun preparing for the arrival of Standard and Wild formats with new UI elements.
The following Hero portrait has been added:
Liadrin – The new Paladin hero is obtained through an upcoming World of Warcraft promotion.
Hearthstone has been localized into Thai. Players around the globe can now enjoy Hearthstone in 14 different languages!
The following card backs have been added:
Hogger – Acquired at the end of the month by reaching Rank 20 or higher in Ranked Play mode during the month of March 2016.
Eyes of C’Thun – Acquired by pre-purchasing Whispers of the Old Gods.
Overwatch – Acquired by purchasing the Overwatch: Origins Edition.
Bonuses provided by Enrage effects now work correctly after a minion’s Attack and Health values have been swapped.
[iPads with iOS 9.0.2+] Resolved an issue that could cause Hearthstone to crash when launched with the device held in certain orientations.
[Android] Resolved visual issues that could occur with the League of Explorer’s card back and after League of Explorer matches on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge+ devices.
Resolved various issues with AI behavior and gameplay.