LOTI 006 : Problems Plague The Plague Quarter

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#006 – Legend of the Innkeeper – “Problems Plague The Plague Quarter”

Intro:

Welcome to the Legend of the Innkeeper.  I’m Vastidious and I’m Ariannwyn.  We’re glad you could join us for our 6th episode.

This week we are talking about…

Naxxramas wing #2 – The Plague Quarter

Updates:

What did you do this week?

Travelled, played wing #2 and died a lot.

Where did you end up at the end of the month:

Vastidious: Rank 13 in the US and 20 in both Asia and Europe

Ariannwyn:  Uhh…

News

1. Problems plaguing the Naxxramas Wing #2 launch

Yes, that was intentional.  The launch of the second wing in the Naxxramas adventure has had a few issues.  First of all, players were having problems purchasing the wing using gold and more importantly there were numerous situations where players were double charged for unlocking both the wing and the full adventure.  Ariannwyn was affected.  Since her purchase was made on an iPad, Blizzard said to go through Apple’s support to handle the issue.  We’ve done this and we are awaiting resolution.  Blizzard is manually going through and reversing out double transactions for those using PC/Mac.

Players were also getting messages saying “Waiting for Authorization”.  A fix was just put out yesterday (Saturday 8/2/14) that addresses that issue.  (http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/13661256003?page=25#499)

Some players had their purchase go through but the wing didn’t unlock.  Again, they are still working on the issue.

There was a hotfix that resolved the issue for many players but many more are still having problems.

2. Alexstrsza Nerfed In The Plague Quarter

It was discovered that if you play Alexstrsza against Kel’Thuzad in heroic mode, he will block the action and destroy the card shouting “This is heroic Naxxramas!  I won’t stand for such cheap tactics here!”

3. August card back is announced.  It’s the Icecrown card back.  We have an image in the show notes.

August Card Back

Main Content: Naxxramas Wing #2

The second wing of Naxxramas has opened up and we’ve had a few days to play with it.  Over all what are our thoughts at this stage of working through it?  Normal mode?  Heroic Mode?

Let’s look at each boss individually.

Boss #1: Noth the Plaguebringer

His hero power is “Whenever an enemy minion dies, raise a 2/2 skeleton.” (5/5 skeleton in Heroic mode).  I beat him in normal with my Leeroy deck.  I haven’t beaten him yet in Heroic. Reward: Stoneskin Gargoyle (3 mana – 1 dmg / 4 health minion – At the start of your turn restore this minion to full health)

Boss #2: Heigan the Unclean

His hero power is “Deal 1 damage to the left most enemy minion.”  (3 damage in heroic)  I also used my Leeroy deck to clear this one out.

Reward: Unstable Ghoul (2 mana – 1 dmg / 3 health minion – Taunt Deathrattle: Deal 1 damage to all minions)

Boss #3: Loatheb

His hero power is “Deal 3 damage to the enemy hero”.  (3 damage in heroic).  I had to switch to my control warrior to be this one.

Reward: Sludge Belcher (5 mana – 3 dmg / 5 health minion – Taunt Deathrattle: Summon a 1 / 2 slime with taunt)

Class Challenges:

The class challenge uses a pre-made deck to go against a pre-selected opponent.  It’s designed to be focused on what each class does well.  This wing saw the release of the Hunter and Mage challenges.  Win you complete a challenge, you get a special class specific card.

Class Challenge: Hunter

I loved this challenge.  Your entire deck is filled with only spiders.  Webspinner – 1 mana, deathrattle: Add a random beast card to your hand.On death they summon a random beast.  This was a unique deck and one of the only ones I thought that I might go back and play for fun.

When you complete the challenge you get the Webspinner card (1 mana, deathrattle: Add a random beast card to your hand)

Class Challenge: Mage

The mage deck is a secrets based deck.  It was interesting to play because I’ve never played a secret focused deck.  But it was fairly easy to complete.

When you complete the challenge you get the Duplicate card.  (3 mana, Secret: When a friendly minion dies, put 2 copies of it into your hand.)

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews:

Chysonallite – “I love the content and theme of the podcast, but episode five .. I have sensitive ears, so I literally couldn’t listen because of the awful audio quality in it.  As soon as they started talking, I immediately got a serious headache.  It’s a real shame, too, because I was really looking forward to that episode.  If this issue is fixed I will gladly change my rating and give a new review.

Emails:

Hey guys, just listened to the first episode of your podcast and am really liking it! I too have no friends who play Hearthstone so I’d be cool if you’d add me.

Manuel

Twitter:  Was 16 (back on epsiode #4) now 37 followers!

Outro

That does it for this episode.  You can email the show at [email protected]  You can also visit our website at legendoftheinnkeeper.com where we will post the show notes with the episode that has links to all the information we discussed.

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Be sure to subscribe and rate us on iTunes!

Until next show, Happy gaming!

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Vastidious is a long time gamer, father to Ariannwyn and doesn't read the text on the cards.

2 Comments

  1. I could be wrong but I believe that the Stoneskin Gargoyle healing will also activate the Northshire Priest’s card draw. I’m going to start fiddling with a few in a priest deck to see if that helps.

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