LOTI 100 : Iksar is in the house

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This week we are talking to Dean “Iksar” Ayala…

Updates:

What did you do this week?

News

  • America Spring HCT – Cydonia wins
  • Ben Brode commented on a Reddit thread this week about communication by Blizzard. He stressed that he tries to make himself available through quite a lot of avenues. He also replied to a few comments – (https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/4q10ra/why_are_the_overwatch_devs_so_much_more/)
    • Priests – Evaluating plans but not ready to reveal plans yet; thinks there are decks out there that haven’t been discovered.
    • Warlock – No demons in WotOG was a flavor decision and possibly a mistake; more demons will be added since it’s a core function of Warlocks
  • Interview with Yong Woo over at Velen’s Chosen (VelensChosen.com)-
    • More players playing Standard than Wild
    • Experimenting with ways to teach new players game concepts that are difficult to understand

Guest: Dean “Iksar” Ayala

Introduction

Whispers of the Old Gods

 

  • How far ahead do you plan? Are you mainly focusing on the next expansion/adventure?  Is there a group that are looking well beyond that?
  • Now that things have settled down a little bit since Whispers of the Old Gods, how did things turn out so far in your opinion?
  • Are there any cards that have been used in ways you didn’t expect them to be used?
  • Are there any cards that didn’t quite work out the way you had hoped them to?
  • How is the split among people playing Standard vs Wild? Any thoughts on encouraging more people to play the least played of these?

 

Ladder

 

  • We’ve seen lots of complains about Priest being horrible recently. Any thoughts or plans to address this? Is there a vision for the Priest?
  • Shaman is quite strong. Is there anything that needs to be adjusted?

 

Community

 

  • Will there ever be a counter to battlecries? Cancel a battlecry as it is played?
  • What are some ideas you have for making the game more balanced for new players with smaller card collections?
  • Any plans for a dual-player mode?  Like a 2v2 friendly batte?

Reviews and Emails

iTunes Reviews: 0

Emails: 0

Twitter:  @IksarHS  I keep trying to think of designs for a new Warlock spell called ‘Fel Hug’ after watching the Warcraft movie.

Facebook Shoutout: Dave!  For organizing a LOTI community tournament

Outro

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Credits:

Music by James Marantettehttps://soundcloud.com/james-marantette

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