Ever since Blizzard released Hearthstone to the masses, people have been begging for more. More cards, more expansions, more deck slots, and of course, more heroes.
So it should be no surprise that when it was announced that new heroes were coming; the players rejoiced. Until, that is, the details started to come in.
For those of you who haven’t yet heard, here’s the skinny:
Blizzard is releasing a series of new heroes, its true. But instead of all new abilities and class cards, what we will be getting are new characters and artwork for each of the existing classes that have their own unique animations for the same set of hero abilities. In effect when they say new heroes, they mean new skins for current classes. There will be no functional difference for these characters over the original nine.
Oh, I almost forgot, each will also come with a new card back. Hoorah.
The first announced is Magni Bronzebeard, a warrior class character who you may have heard of. He is the King of Ironforge, afterall.
So at this point, you are probably saying something along the lines of “Ok, not what I was hoping for, but it’s Hearthstone! I’ll take whatever they give me. How much will these cost?”
Good question. Here’s your answer:
$10. Real world money only, no in game currency to purchase. Ten dollars for a new portrait, hero skill animation, and card back.
It’s a good thing that the important stuff like card backs and expansions can be purchased with in game currency as an alternative to busting out your wallet. But this sort of offering feels like a blatant attempt to cash in on the games’ player base.
Oh well. I’m sure the fans will make their desires known, and we’ll get those new classes someday.
If you haven’t played Hearthstone yet, I cannot recommend it enough. It’s free to play (the parts that count, anyway) and available on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. It’s quite an amazing game.
To hop on the bandwagon and give it a shot, check it out here.