04/20/2018 06:33 PMPosted by BestFurryNA I dont see Malygos ever coming back into Standard.

The Malygos you are familiar with is not the Malygos I once knew......
04/20/2018 04:24 PMPosted by Odyssesus Oh man, you can’t reference alpha decks without some elaboration!

Uhhhh.....maybe soon :) Would be a cool topic to discuss where some of the cards have come from to where they are now.
04/20/2018 04:04 PMPosted by gwasp Hi Jesse, can you confirm if the hotfix is live?

Malygos Paladin (Pre-Alpha Meta)
Envenom Rogue (Alpha Meta)
Death Wish Warrior (Alpha Meta)
Ben is moving on to pursue new interests as he mentions in his post.

While it is saddening to type that, it is really exciting as well and we wish him nothing but the best of luck and success. He will be greatly missed.

And that's it. Nothing diabolical or otherwise. :)

Ben is a fantastic person and it has been a pleasure and honor to not only work with him, but to become friends.

Please avoid any kind of speculation or rumors, they just aren't true.

Thank you.
With the launch of The Witchwood, a small number of players were still able to receive cards that moved to the Hall of Fame in their Classic packs. We quickly resolved this issue so that additional players would not be impacted.

The affected players have received Arcane Dust based on the full disenchant value of the Hall of Fame cards they opened during the timeframe this issue was live. Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve this issue.

Jesse Hill commented on the brode be leaving
04/20/2018 10:56 AMPosted by Kompotchorap Maybe I'm on to something?

-_- no.

Your post being removed had nothing to do with your comment. It was due to the post you quoted also being removed.

Relax bud. You're good.
A post from Ben Brode has just been posted.

Please visit here for further information: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/20762317811
To my friends, coworkers, and the Hearthstone community,

After 15 years at Blizzard and almost 10 years working on Hearthstone, I have made the incredibly difficult decision to embark on a new journey.

Man, that was a hard sentence to type.

I was 20 years old when I started here. My first role was ‘Night Crew Game Tester.’

Since then, Blizzard has been good to me. I got to cast esports events, announce BlizzCons, play in Rock Bands, write raps, and work with incredible people. But the biggest opportunity came in 2008 when I joined “Team 5.” The Hearthstone Team.

I am very proud of Hearthstone. I think we made an impact on the industry. People tell me that Hearthstone brought their family closer together, or that they became close friends with people they met at a Fireside Gathering. Others tell me they were inspired by Hearthstone to become game developers themselves. It’s incredible to be a part of something that touches so many people.

But as proud as I am of Hearthstone, I am even more proud of the team.

There is no team like the Hearthstone team. People have come and gone over the 10 years Hearthstone has been in development, but there’s something special about the Soul of the Team. We knew our most important product wasn’t the game, but the team itself. A great team can do great things, and I think the Hearthstone team is the greatest. It isn’t just a job. It’s a shared passion. We get to come to work and focus on the game we love and try to make it better every day.

We frequently check the Hearthstone subreddit looking for opportunities to improve the game. I have loved the silly memes, engaging in spirited debates, or even just being held accountable to our shared high standards for the game. We try to be highly available on social media, and I think our team helped push the envelope in this regard. It has been especially satisfying to me to see the team step up over the last few years and help engage in these ways as I became more focused on direction and less on actual design.

I get too much credit by virtue of being a public face, but the 80+ people on the development team are still there, and they are the ones actually making the cards, brawls, events, missions, and features. I am confident the game is in the best possible hands, and I’m excited to see where a new generation of leaders takes Hearthstone from here.

I am very fortunate to be able to take a crazy risk right now in my life, and I’m excited to be scrappy and a little scared. I’m going to help start a new company. We’ll probably make games, but we haven’t figured anything else out, yet. I’m looking forward to designing, programming, and actually creating things again. I’m going to miss the on-campus Starbucks, though. Dang.

Blizzard, thank you for taking a chance on me, and thank you for taking a chance on Hearthstone. I can’t wait to see what you do next.

And to the passionate community of players – I will miss you, and the laughs we shared together. Thank you for making being a part of Hearthstone so much fun for me. I’ve loved every minute.


Ben Brode
Jesse Hill commented on Nemsy?
When you visit www.FiresideGatherings.com, you will get a list of Fireside Gatherings available in your area. Each of these events will have a symbol/crest next to their event.

If the picture is a little lantern with a fire in it, it is not an established Tavern and Nemsy will not be available. However, if it has a Tavern sign next to it (wooden sign with a custom design), then she should be available.

You can also click on the event and if Nemsy is available, there will be a little sign that says "Nemsy is Available".
Jesse Hill commented on Nemsy?

Attending any Fireside Gathering with an established Tavern can grant her for you :)
I locked the last post because of how it was spiraling and the insults were starting to come in, as often does with these topics.

Since I have locked the older post about this topic, I'll allow this one...for now.

I have cleaned up some of the comments. Please remain civil in your conversations. If someone does not seem to be understanding something, please do your best to explain the matter. If they seem to refuse to understand it, regardless of which side of a conversation you reside, no amount of name calling or jabs at them will change their perspective. So, please just do not do it.

The OP is referencing a comment made by Max McCall.

05/01/2017 09:33 AMPosted by Max McCall There was a similar thread a while ago, which I responded to here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/20752561372#post-8

A couple of notes:

- New players enter a queue that only contains other new players.

- If you won 80% of your games, someone else would only win 20% of their games. That wouldn't be fair to them, which is why we strive for even matchmaking.

I will do my best to allow this conversation to be had. Please be respectful to each other.
Jesse Hill commented on Asking for your opinion
04/19/2018 09:12 PMPosted by Zee Anyways, the New Player Guide section in the New Player Tavern could use some clean up and some updates.

Agreed. Will be working on that as well.
Jesse Hill commented on Nice hotfix
04/19/2018 05:05 PMPosted by Tachii I don't think it's live yet.

It is not.
Jesse Hill commented on Asking for your opinion
04/19/2018 04:26 PMPosted by Reaver Taking an example of the Hotfix11.0.1 Arena Changes, I see this information being posted in both Play and Arena channel, which is a duplication of effort. For the person updating informations, does additional informations need to again be updated into both channels? Does the user need to check both channels to make sure he/she does not miss out on any information?

Copy/paste :) The effort for me to put the same announcement into different channels is minimal. And they are locked and focused to keep that impact down as it means just one thread has to be moderated instead of 3-6 of the same one.

What I try and do now is have the information called out be the same across all. This way someone on the forums doesn't have to do the jumping around to find it all. That was the initial feedback from players and what I have been working for with putting locked posts into the other channels.

The idea is to give options. If a player only wants the information to stay informed, but does not wish to engage, bam! The post with the info is linked.

If a player wished to provide feedback, they don't have to go into the other forum and look for the thread, try and figure out which one is proper if several topics have popped up or create a new one. They can follow the link and join on the already established post.
Thanks for the assist Paf!
Thank you for the information Buttonman. I will make sure the appropriate eyes are on this, if there is need and if they aren't already.

As well, your advisory is a fantastic one. Players should always be extremely cautious when asked to provide any personal information, including but not limited to Battle.net, personal and payment details.

Cheers and thanks for providing the info to the community :)
Jesse Hill commented on Asking for your opinion
04/18/2018 10:58 PMPosted by Reaver - At the Start of Each month, a thread "["Month" 2018 Informations]" will be created either by a forum member or even maybe the forum moderator.

Been trying to work out the details of something like this on this end as well. I think it is a solid idea for sure.

One struggle I will say is that not everyone interacts with the forums in the same way. There are many things that get sticked, then several posts about those matters pop up. There are also multiple channels on here, such as Community, Play and Arena, just to name a couple. So, as a community, we would have to build a "tribal knowledge" of having to refer to those posts as well as figure out where the best place for them to live is.

04/19/2018 04:15 AMPosted by Rassy Yesterday or 2 days ago there was a thread by a forum mod about upcoming arena changes. It was locked but not stickied...so the thread did disappear very fast

Actually :p ...it was sticked.

The thread that made the announcement included the links too :)

A little while back, there was a thread where folks were providing feedback. One of the things mentioned was, when a specific announcement is made, it could be missed by those who don't frequent that forums channel. So, when bigger announcements are being made, I post the actual post in the corresponding channel. I then create thread in the other main channels pointing to the announcement, as well as the main conversation thread.

04/19/2018 04:15 AMPosted by Rassy The information thread is a good idea

Agreed. This is something I am working on as well. We may not always be able to respond to a thread, but I do want to provide as many resources as possible for others looking to help out.

04/19/2018 09:01 AMPosted by Ropey I think their reasoning is that the more separate threads the more blizzard will notice.

Which isn't always the case. What happens a lot with certain points is 10 different posts will appear about the same topic. Then each of the other 9 people will comment on each other one. So it can appear there is a lot of traction around something, when there may not be or something else. Or, and this is why centralized threads serve a great purpose, the comments and feedback get super spread out and potentially buried.

This is also why I have been trying to focus certain conversations to one thread and locking others as well.

There are a few other concerns that come to mind, but I would love to hear more from you all about the idea.
Jesse Hill commented on Great forums
04/19/2018 02:10 PMPosted by Ubba I love being able to give my opinion and feedback about the current state of arena and then having blizzard remove my post because they think it's offensive. how exactly do you expect to improve arena if you don't allow us to provide feedback.

I looked over your account and I am not seeing any posts that were removed. Could be an issue related to the matter found here: https://us.battle.net/forums/en/hearthstone/topic/20762097494#post-5

04/19/2018 02:17 PMPosted by nerfrogue If they cant see the problem, there is no problem! Same here - my topic was deleted for providing criticism. Hope someone sees your thread and my reply before they are 'accidentally deleted.'

The comments of yours that were deleted were based on delivery, not content. This is a topic that has been covered on the forums many times before.

There are different ways to deliver "criticism". Looking to be snide or forming it in a way that is more of a jab at somebody rather than providing anything actionable can result in comments being removed. Comments like this tend to be taken negatively and end up in others responding in the same manner and the post degrading or someone being actioned.

We appreciate feedback. However, while I understand specific frustrations can lead to passionate posting, we do ask that you try and keep it civil.

Thank you.