LOTI 110 : Metzen Around

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  • Blizzcon Poster is available now!  $25 – http://www.legendoftheinnkeeper.com/shop
  • Chris Metzen, Senior VP of Story and Franchise Development at Blizzard Entertainment and the legendary co-creator of hit games including “Diablo,” “Warcraft,” and “StarCraft,” is retiring at age 42.
    • Metzen’s retirement was announced internally to Blizzard employees late Monday afternoon, Business Insider has learned. He was with the company for 23 years, seeing it go from a small startup to a global mega-power in video games.
    • It was not immediately made clear why Metzen is retiring, or when his last day will be.
  • Buy the new Warcraft movie on Blu-Ray or DVD and get digital extras
    • Medivh hero in Hearthstone (if you didn’t get it for $10 already)
    • Gul’dan Hero in Heroes of the Storm
    • Digital copy of World of Warcraft with 30 days of game time
  • Introducing the Welcome bundle – $4.99
    • 10 Classic Hearthstone packs
    • 1 Random class Legendary (Non-golden) from the Classic set
    • Only one per account
  • https://www.reddit.com/r/hearthstone/comments/51txgu/batstone_1_community_card_banqualifier_information/ – BatStone Tournament
  • Upcoming Arena changes – 45 class cards will no longer show up in the Arena drafts
    • Mage
      • [Forgotten Torch]
      • [Snowchugger]
      • [Faceless Summoner]
    • Rogue
      • [Goblin Auto-Barber]
      • [Undercity Valiant]
    • Paladin
      • No Changes
    • Shaman
      • [Vitality Totem]
      • [Dust Devil]
      • [Totemic Might]
      • [Ancestral Healing]
      • [Dunemaul Shaman]
      • [Windspeaker]
    • Warlock
      • [Anima Golem]
      • [Sacrificial Pact]
      • [Curse of Rafaam]
      • [Sense Demons]
      • [Void Crusher]
      • [Reliquary Seeker]
      • [Succubus]
    • Druid
      • [Savagery]
      • [Poison Seeds]
      • [Soul of the Forest]
      • [Mark of Nature]
      • [Tree of Life]
      • [Astral Communion]
    • Warrior
      • [Warsong Commander]
      • [Bolster]
      • [Charge]
      • [Bouncing Blade]
      • [Axe Flinger]
      • [Rampage]
      • [Ogre Warmaul]
    • Hunter
      • [Starving Buzzard]
      • [Call Pet]
      • [Timber Wolf]
      • [Cobra Shot]
      • [Lock and Load]
      • [Dart Trap]
      • [Snipe]
    • Priest
      • [Mind Blast]
      • [Shadowbomber]
      • [Lightwell]
      • [Power Word: Glory]
      • [Confuse]
      • [Convert]
      • [Inner Fire]
  • In addition, they are looking at additional solutions to balance Area such as the ability to adjust the rate that individual cards show up in your draft depending on a designer input value.

Espo Mode

Cart Crash at the Crossroads – Pick a class and then when you start, you pick another.  The first class gets 19 cards and the second gets 11 cards, all random.

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