Hearthstone has been one of those mysteries for me over the last few years. On four separate occasions I’ve tried to play it, and each time I’ve walked away frustrated. Despite being one of the surprise hits from Blizzard, I just cannot play it. Trying other F2P CCGs, it occurred to me why I’m feeling like this, and the problems I have with Hearthstone’s game design and competitive model.
The act of pre-ordering games has been an institution since the late 80’s. As the Game Industry has evolved and changed, so has the use of pre-ordering. Today, pre-ordering a game comes with a lot more baggage and even risk to consumers. And that means we have another debate to break down: Is pre-ordering still relevant?
You’re calendar isn’t wrong, it’s Monday and we have a cast up. One of the goals of the Patreon campaign is to afford us the option to do double casts each week, and I wanted to create a teaser/advertisement for everyone.
For this week’s cast, this is the first one that was recorded in 2016 and I welcomed back Tim Wetzel from A Paladin Without A Crusade to continue our talk from last time, with a focus on season passes.