LOTI 008 : The Naxxt Wing – The Construct Quarter

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#008 – Legend of the Innkeeper – “The Naxxt Wing – The Construct Quarter”

The Construct QuarterIntro:

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

This week we are talking about…

Updates:

What did you do this week?

News

1. “Everything is OP” article

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/16/everything-is-op-in-hearthstone-and-how-blizzard-counters-perc/  “It’s all about us giving the community the tools to figure out their own solution, this is why we are often reluctant to talk about buffing and nerfing, which are concepts of traditional video game development,” said Woo. “We don’t want you to come up with a clever way to play and then have that taken away, what we want to do is add more tools to the environment so that when your opponent faces your clever idea, they have a clever idea to counter it. We want that to be the dialogue.”

2. Observer mode will come to Hearthstone, new expansion in development, co-op mode possible

“One of our most requested features is a spectator or observer mode,” Woo said. “We want to make tournaments easier to stream. We want to capture that ‘over the shoulder’ feeling when you’re watching friends play. “There’s a hunger for more social elements and we want to explore social experiences through this mode, offer that to your friends. You’ll come online, see a friend playing, and be able to watch. It’s in active development right, and while we don’t have an ETA just yet, it’s coming along.” With Curse of Naxxramas nearing completion, Woo also confirmed that a non-adventure expansion is currently in the works, and that co-op is near the top of the studio’s list of what ifs.http://www.gamezone.com/news/2014/08/15/observer-mode-will-come-to-hearthstone-new-expansion-in-development-co-op-mode-possible

3. 10th class?

  • The team isn’t really interested in going with a 10th class yet. There is so much more to still explore within the current space.

4.  Info on next content release:

  • For the next content release, Hearthstone is currently headed toward a traditional TCG/CCG release model.
    • In future expansions, they’ll return to more traditional things like adding new boosters to get new cards.
    • Ben Brode confirmed in an interview that we’d be seeing more than 30 cards

5. New Card Back – (sad)

There is going to be a new card back that comes out with the Warlords of Draenor expansion in World of Warcraft.  You have to purchase the Collector’s edition to get the card.

warlords-cardback

Naxx – The Construct Quarter

Overall thoughts?

Boss #1:  The shambling abomination Patchwerk

His hero power is 4 cost, destroy a minion.  He has a special weapon card called “Hook”, in normal mode it’s a 3 cost, 5 / 8 Deathrattle: Put this weapon into your hand.  In heroic mode it’s 3 cost 4 / 8, Windfury, Deathrattle: Put this weapon into your hand.  The card you get from beating him in normal mode is Undertaker (1 cost 1 /2 minon “Whenever you summon a minion with deathrattle gain +1 / +1”)

Boss #2:  Grobbulus

His hero power in normal mode is 2 cost “Deal 1 damage to all minions.  If any die summon a slime”.  In heroic mode his power is 0 cost “Deal 2 damage to all minions.  If any die summon a slime”. (Slime’s are 1 cost, 2 / 2 minions)  His special card he uses is called “Mutating Injection” it’s a 3 cost spell “Give a minion +4 / +4 and taunt”.  The card you get from defeating him is Mad Scientist (2 cost 2 / 2 minion “Deathrattle: Put a secret from your deck into the battlefield”)

Boss #3:  Gluth

His hero power “Decimate” in normal mode is 2 cost “Change the health of all minions to 1”.  In heroic mode it’s 0 cost “Change the health of all enemy minions to 1”.  He has two special cards.  “Enrage” is a 3 cost spell “Give your hero +6 attack this turn” and “Jaws” 1 cost weapon that’s a 1 / 5 in normal mode, and a 3 / 5 in heroic, says “Whenever a minion with deathrattle dies, gain +2 attack”  The card you get from defeating Gluth is “Zombie Chow” (1 cost 2 / 3 minion “Deathrattle: Restore +5 health to the enemy hero)

Boss #4: Thaddius

His hero power “Polarity Shift” is 0 cost “Swap the attack and health of all minions”.  He has a couple special cards.  In normal mode his only special card is “Supercharge” a 2 cost spell that says “Give your minions +2 health”.  In heroic mode he has both Feugen and Stalagg (Without the text, just a 4/7 and a 7/4).  After you defeat Thaddius in normal mode you receive “Wailing Soul” (4 cost 3 / 5 minion “Battlecry: Silence your other minions”)

When you finish the wing you unlock Feugen (4/7 “Deathrattle: If Stalagg also died this game summon Thaddius) and Stalagg (7/4 “Deathrattle: If Feugen also died this game summon Thaddius”)  Thaddius is a 10 cost 11/11.

Class Challenges:

This week saw the release of the Warrior and Priest challenges.

When you defeat the Warrior challenge you receive the card: Death’s Bite – 4 cost – 4 / 2 weapon with a death rattle of “Deal 1 damage to all minions”.

When you defeat the Priest challenge you receive the card: Dark Cultist – 3 cost – 3 / 4 minion with the death rattle: “Give a random minion +3 health”

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews:  We did not see any new reviews this week.

Emails: I did get an email from Dylan.

“Hey there! Just finished listening to your last podcast. Great job. I’ve been listening to them from the beginning and they only get better.”

Twitter: 45 followers (last 41)

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

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