Mobile gaming, ah the final frontier! OK, not quite; but it’s definitely a market that many companies are investing money. One of the newest companies is Blizzard Entertainment with their new(-ish depending on if you were in the Beta) is Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. A free-to-play collectible card game based on Blizzard’s World of WarCraft universe that’s playable on an iPad and on the PC/Mac.
For those of you familiar with collectible card games (CCG’s) you’ll find the mechanics very similar to most. You have a set number of cards (30) in a deck and you square off against another player (NPC or PC) until one of you gets to 0 or below life. I won’t go over the entire game here since there are already some really good player created guides out and there is a fairly good tutorial at the beginning of the game.
The reason I’m bringing up the game though is that Goldenstar brought an interesting tidbit of news to my attention. It seems that this year’s Newbie Blogger Initiative is having an event taking place in Hearthstone! The event is titled “Havoc in Hearthstone” and is intended to bring new and old bloggers together. It will be a tier-based event where players are paired up and eliminated. It’s all in good fun and it sounds like a good way to get to know other bloggers on a more personal basis.
Don’t worry about your experience with the game, CCG’s, or how much money others have poured into the game since there’s some guidelines put into place so you don’t need to worry about not having an “uber deck”. (Or you could get extremely lucky and get paired against me since I’m pretty awful.) If nothing else, it’s a good way to meet some new people or play with some old friends.. Including me! (To clarify, this is Merric. not Goldenstar. She personally does not care for CCG’s, but you could probably join her alliance in Game of Thrones Ascent if you’d like.)
For those of you interested in joining up, or even just friending me on Battle.net my Battle Tag is Merric#1782. Registration for the event closes on April 25th, so hurry and sign up! I look forward to seeing you soon!