Hearthstone Beta Season 2 kicks off

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After a bit of a delay, Blizzard announced Hearthstone’s transition to Test Season 2. Obviously, that means some maintenance time, and a wipe of stats. Plus there are some changes to Beta entry.

First up, a thank you from Blizzard for those who participated:

Thank you for helping us test our very first Ranked Play season! This season is intended to conclude on January 9th, so be sure to wrap up your climb up the ladder before that date. Once the season is over, everyone’s ranking will be reset back to Rank 25, and Test Season 2 will begin!

During the course of this first test season we’ve gotten some very valuable feedback and data from you regarding the new Ranked Play system. We greatly appreciate your efforts in helping us test this updated Play mode, and we look forward to seeing your future feedback in Test Season 2. In the future, once the Test Seasons have concluded, we look forward to adding our Ranked Play rewards: Alternate card backs and Golden Heroes. We can’t move on without your help!

Nice – people will get rewards going forward. That’s always cool. However, there are still plenty of people who are waiting for Beta keys. However, the plan now is for all those who opted-in for the Beta to receive an email invite. Opt-ins are now closed, so if you haven’t joined the Beta yet, you will have to wait for the Open Beta or the actual game release.

Darryn loved the game when he got to play it on the iPad at Blizzcon and didn’t stop raving to us about how awesome it was. It feels like another Dota 2 to me – a game that will technically still be in Beta when it already achieves a massive following and huge eSport success. If you haven’t watched it yet, check out Darryn’s interview with the guys behind Hearthstone when he was at Blizzcon.

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Author:Zoe Hawkins

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  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    More like Meh-Stone…

    • TiMsTeR1033

      hahahaha so true!

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        I have had the key for months now. I would honestly rather play Solitaire or Freecell. No jokes. I have actually done this.

        • R1ker

          Ah damn, that’s sad. I was actually looking forward to this. So its that bad?

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            Just mindmeltingly boring… It is like a dumbed down Magic The Gathering… I just find it meh. If you get a free key check it out, but I would not pay a single cent to play it ever.

          • R1ker

            And Magic the gathering I already found a bit boring. If this is worse then I will give it a miss.

        • Wyzak

          That’s crazy, I absolutely love the game. Only reason I stopped playing was to wait for release.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            Well it is in the end only my experience I can comment on. I have found it rather boring and with the fact that you can buy card/booster packs it becomes pay to win rather quickly IMO…

          • Wyzak

            Have you played collectible trading card games before? It is a massive improvement on Magic etc when it comes to pay to win.

          • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

            I played Magic and to be honest I enjoyed that more. Maybe because of the social part of it… Most probably that actually.

          • Wyzak

            Each to their own then, I’ve been waiting for a game like Hearthstone for ages and I can’t wait for it to release.

  • Admiral Chief in Vegas

    I have some keys if anyone is interested

    • Tarisma

      please

    • Tarisma

      Applied for the beta like 4 times but still nothing!

    • Wyzak

      I’ll also take one if you still have.

      • Admiral Chief in Vegas

        Please pick one below

        • Wyzak

          Funny guy :D

          • Admiral Chief in Vegas

            ;)

          • allah

            funny guy?
            more like a piece of shit : D
            no hate <3

    • Denis Soares

      I WANT 1 KEY PLZ SENDO FOR TOTTIDP@GMAIL.COM

  • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    I’m a fan of this game for some really weird and unknowable reason. It just resonates with me. Such fun.

  • Brett Bazaar

    Man, I wish I could just get a key for this game :)

  • Tred

    If you still don’t have the key, i recommend to this site – tradehearthstone.com

  • qwert asdf

    sweet!
    this site just gave me a
    Hearthstone Beta Key and it was genuine!
    Got mine from
    http://hearthstonebetakeys.cc

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