The widespread uproar over Blizzard’s most recent adjustments to this Hearthstone rewards system has abandoned the company scrambling to control the harm, in a continuation of August’s fan outcry. Today, Blizzard released a statement assuring adjustments to the new Tavern Transport: “We apologize for the confusion and disappointment we’ve caused,” it writes, backing up the announcement with promises to reward Hearthstone players with gold at the subsequent stages of this trail, and assures that event rewards will make up for the accidental shortage.
A massive Hearthstone patch was declared in October, which included the controversial decision to execute a seasonal reward track with pick items behind a paywall. News that the infamous season pass method was creeping its way to Hearthstone rattled several fans. Still, Blizzard assured that”one of the aims of the new progression system is to provide you more gold, more rewards, more and much more makeup for all participant” The reaction, however, was quite the opposite: players have expressed discontentment within the reduced gold, increased set dimensions, and confusing store offerings.
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Unsurprisingly, Blizzard was quick to respond in today’s update that labeled alongside the launch of Darkmoon Faire. In it, Game Director Ben Lee guarantees that the progression track’s intention is”finally ensuring players earn greater rewards” and gives a definite guarantee that the disappointing late track pack rewards will be swapped out for a total of 1350 gold. Lee also explains that forthcoming seasonal and bonus occasions will tie into the new development track, offering players more opportunities to gain benefits.
The answer to The Tavern Pass from players remains lukewarm at best. Despite the current update, many believe that the XP development is too slow and that gold changes will cause an overall loss to players that don’t pay for the pass. In particular, the event system is catching a great deal of heat, with some describing it as a band-aid slapped over a much bigger issue; if players can not play the game during these specific times, they don’t want to be left behind.
As of right now, it still doesn’t feel like enough– but it is a step in the right direction. Unsurprisingly, the response has been so negative; Blizzard’s Hearthstone year pass has set the business under the gun, making it much more challenging to please the fans irrespective of how allegedly beneficial the changes would be. Stumbling so tough on the discharge puts Blizzard in their rear foot, but it is still not too late to recover.