The Ultimate Strategy Guide for Hearthstone – Arena Included
A few months ago Blizzard announced during the PAX East in Boston the next game of epic proportions that it would mark his entrance into the Free-To-Play model, we are talking about HearthStone: Heroes Of Warcraft.
The basic idea and HearthStone general belongs to the card games that we currently know as in Magic: The Gathering, ShadowEra, Yu-Gi-Oh, among others, where the objective of the game is to defeat your opponent using your deck in an intelligent manner. In the particular case of this game and one of the differences with the other usual card games mentioned above, it is here you can use a hero, each with a different skill. In addition, each hero gives you access to some different cards, so you will be prompted to create different harnesses for different strategies.
The VGEzone team had the chance to try the game and something that caught us attention was that it is a really easy to learn to play, even people not this acostrumbrada to the Trading Card Game (collectible card game) find it very attractive but above all very fun and addictive. It is by the afore-mentioned that Blizzard will seek also release this installment on iPad.
At Hearthstone, as we mentioned, you have aimed at defeating your opponent’s hero to the lowering of their 30 points of life; to achieve this, you’ll make use of the cards in your hand. As in any card game, each shift shall steal a letter. The resource to download a letter Board is magic or mana, which regenerates and increases in each turn (maximum will have available 10 Manas). All the cards have different magic, the more magic costs, more powerful will be.
There are cards that will be your only weapon at the start, but as you go through time, while the game progresses, you could get one as the terrible Deathwing, capable of killing all the enemy troops.
In the Hearthstone beta, you can play in different modes:
Play: It is the first part of this beta in which you face missions to enemies who are increasing their level of difficulty, the latter is really a problem, but when you finally manage to defeat him, you will learn several things that you can deal with in the future and ensure your victories.
It is noteworthy that in this way you can obtain a classification, so to speak rate, which increased in shape that you are improving your victories over your defeats, currently not are defined completely medals and they only last a week for what they have seen. Check the new and improved Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft Guide to develop your skills and become a much better player.
Practice: Here you can train against the artificial intelligence, which presents different difficulty from beginner to expert, you can go up in level, which will give you the possibility of obtaining best cards with attacks or more powerful healings and every enemy that you’re defeating is unlocked so you can use it later.
Arena: This mode is unlockable once you’ve obtained all the heroes, here is where comes the most customization of your decks, especially since it is a level more competitive here join in battle with other players to obtain rewards. You can use gold collected in the game or real money to be able to enter the field of battle, and after winning a number of battles a chest opens with rewards based on good was your performance.
And not because Hearthstone was created by Blizzard means that you need to have knowledge of World Of Warcraft, only this inspired in him, so it is not necessary to know anything about WoW, however fans will realize that the cards have a similarity to some characters from the same game skills and that even boards, which are interactiveare located on Pandaria, Orgrimmar, Stormwind, etc.
The strategy to play Hearthstone is not so complex to understand, but if you can get to be very deep, allowing that the casual meetings are carried out with adequate fluidity. It is assumed that each duel should not last more than 10 or 15 minutes, just like a dear, for there is no timer, but depending on the skill of the opponent, it can become a game of chess.
Something that pleased us very much was the graphical interface that designed Blizzard, and one of its features is that it allows the player to remember what happens in the game; for example, if you heal someone, you’ll know immediately, or if a card is powerful enough to kill attacking her, a skull you will notice before making the decision, you can even tell if the opponent does not know to whom to attack and is doubtful.
As we mentioned at the beginning, not only your cards do harm, the heroes at the same time possess special skills; for example, Garrosh has bonuses to defense, Uther the Lightbringer may call allies to the field, while Jaina can launch a direct attack. All these actions have specific animations and icons.
Even left side we have a register of letters used, so can give us an idea that letters could use our adversary or even if it has already made use of some in specified.
You will be able to create different decks of cards, so each player can have the freedom to create your own strategy and use the deck that suits you. This part do in the Collection Manager section a mode within the game that allows to create, save and edit multiple decks depending on what you need.
Basic letters are those which are obtained immediately after choosing a hero in particular, and you get to level up your character. There are different types of cards in the world, spells, weapons, minions. Only expert charts can be found in packages, created by the system of crafteo (where eliminating cards that you do not serve to create more).
There are also different levels of rarity listed for a gem. Blue (common) white (rare), epic (purple) or legendary (orange).
Being a free to play model, it will come loaded with a series of transactions to obtain new cards packs. You can also get sachets with 5 letters each redeeming gold you get in the game.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft ends by being a very addictive card game where you have to use your luck in combination with strategic and tactical skills to take forward your duels. And you don’t need to be an expert of Warcraft to enjoy the game.
So if you want to participate in the beta they can register on Battle.net in what we hope for the arrival of the full game. The development team is working hard to have it ready this year and also launch the iPad version before the end of the 2013.