Hearthstone new mode can only be played with recent maps

Feb

4

2016

Blizzard has announced the addition of two new styles of playing at online card game Hearthstone. In Standard are added per season tickets and phased out. Wild keep all playable cards, regardless of the season.

Game Designer Ben Brode explains in a video that the adjustments are made because it is very difficult for new players to participate properly. Beginners should first collect a lot of old maps that already possess more established players, which is a threshold to get started with the game. Also, it is very difficult to balance new cards to existing sets.

In order to solve this problem reveals Blizzard the Standard mode, in which players can only make use of the most recent Hearthstone cards. Decks can only be built with cards that have been released previously in the current year or the year. Also playing his cards from the Basic and Classic sets. These cards are always used in Standard. This is similar to the rules in force for some time for the Standard style of play in card game Magic the Gathering, which also only be played recent sets.

The new style of play becomes available in friendly games in ranked mode and Casual. This has no effect on the Adventures, the Arena and the single player mode. For the first season can be used in standard maps from Basic, Classic, Black Rock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, The League of Explorers and the upcoming spring extension.

Hearthstone Wild Standard
Hearthstone Wild Standard
Hearthstone Wild Standard

all cards are allowed in the Wild mode. Decks that use older cards are covered by the Wild-mode and can be used in all parts of the game. In the competitive parts is it arranged that Wild decks only against other Wild decks come to be. Lets come Rank separate systems for players in each mode.

Furthermore, Blizzard announced that the official style of play is for esport events Standard mode. Also let them know that the number of decks that can be stored is doubled from nine to eighteen. In addition, cards that do not include the standard format are no longer for sale in the in-game store when Standard and introduced Wild mode. The update for the game is expected in spring 2016.

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