Hearthstone: Official release & Hearthsteed

So, as of today (March, 11, 2014) Hearthstone, which has been in beta phase since August 2013, has officially unleashed to the world! While there is not a big difference between "open beta" and "released" but the patch 1.0 is included in this release.

Here are some highlights of the 1.0 notes, with the official notes below that.

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GOLDEN HEROES! -

  Are you a fan of the golden cards? Win over 500 Ranked Play wins and
  your heroes will be golden and animated! Including their power.
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Tinkmaster Overspark gets a buff and a nerf at the same time. -

Reconnect! -

  If you disconnect from a match, you can reconnect within 60 seconds,
  but the turn timer will continue.
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Regionless play! -

  Have a friend in the UK and you're in the US? You can play together
  now!
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Win three matches in Ranked Play or Arena and you'll earn the "Mount Up!" quest in Hearthstone, and your Hearthsteed will be waiting in your closest World of Warcraft mailbox!

Hearthstone Patch Notes - 1.0.0.4944 - All That Glitters!

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The latest Hearthstone patch is coming! With this patch, we're fixing a ton of bugs, adding some extra awesome Ranked Play rewards, making a couple minor adjustments to card balance and . . . well, there's a lot of stuff here! Let's tackle this big patch together, feature by feature, shall we?

Ranked Play Rewards and Changes

We first announced our plans for Ranked Play rewards at BlizzCon during our Fireside Chat panel, and now they're ready to be unleashed! First off we've got the Golden Heroes. [image: GoldenHerov2HSBlogThumbGL500x250.jpg]

To get a Golden Hero of your very own, all you need to do is win 500 Ranked Play games with any given Hero. After you hit 500 wins, your experienced Hero will gain a gold border, animate, and gain a golden animated Hero Power. Your opponent will be able to see your Golden Hero as well! Impress your friends and opponents alike. Check out the awesome animations on Jaina, Garrosh, and Thrall in this video!

The next Ranked Play reward is the extra fancy alternate card back! Participating in each official Ranked Play season will offer a new card back that you'll get at the end of each season. Card backs replace the default artwork on the reverse side of your decks. The game interface will allow you to easily swap between any card back you've added to your collection. More information about the first official Ranked Play season and its card back rewards will be announced at a later time. [image: cardBackHSBlogThumbGL_500x250.jpg]

We'll be making an additional change to Ranked Play as well, so we can ensure a more fun experience for everyone as we transition from season to season. Many players have felt like the start of each Ranked Play season was difficult since rankings were reset for all players, regardless of how far they progressed that season.

With this patch, you'll receive bonus stars at the start of each season based on your performance from the previous season. This way, players that have progressed far into any given Ranked Play season will not be challenging those potentially new to the game or stomping all over players who are trying Ranked Play for the first time.

You'll receive one bonus star for each rank you achieved in the previous season. For example, if you attained Legend, Innkeeper (Rank 1), or Black Knight (Rank 2) rank in any given season, at the start of the next season you would start off at Questing Adventurer (Rank 16) rather than Angry Chicken (Rank 25).

Balance Changes

In order to ensure a fun and balanced game for everyone, we'll be making changes to two cards in this patch: Tinkmaster Overspark and Nat Pagle.[image: ReleaseDayHSBlogThumbchangeTinkv2GL_500x250.jpg]

Tinkmaster Overspark is now a 3/3 (up from 2/2) and now reads: Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel.

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Tinkmaster Overspark is a neutral card that silences and often shrinks big creatures. This reduces the amount of big, fun creatures in the environment. We think this change will increase the amount fun creatures in the environment, and bring him more in-line with his cost and overall power. Tinkmaster should still show up in certain types of decks, but will no longer be appearing in every high level deck.[image: ReleaseDayHSBlogThumbchangeNatv2GL_500x250.jpg]

Nat Pagle now reads: At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card.

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Nat Pagle will now draw a card at the start of your turn rather than at the end. Nat had too much draw power for a card that is fairly hard to counter so early in the game, making it almost an auto-include for many decks. This change reduces the power of the card and gives players more time to counter the card before it starts.

Any changes made from here on out will be because we deem them absolutely necessary.

Stay Connected!

A reconnect feature has been added to Hearthstone! Whether you're in the middle of a heated match in Ranked or Casual Play or racking up the wins in the Arena, our reconnect feature will allow you to try to seamlessly get back into your game in progress.

If you're disconnected from a game, the reconnect feature will give you 60 seconds to re-log into Hearthstone to keep the action going. In order to maintain the fast pace of the game for both you and your opponent, if one of you happens to disconnect mid-match, the game will continue as if either of you were still playing. Try not to be gone too long, or that turn timer may be sizzling down when you get back!

Speaking of staying connected, you can now play Hearthstone in other regions across the world! Whether you prefer to duel in the Americas, Europe, or Asia, you can swap your region with just a couple of clicks in the Battle.net Desktop App. Keep in mind that your Hearthstone collections, friends, and progress are unique per region and won't transfer over.

Bugs SMASH!

Thanks to your feedback and continued efforts in reporting bugs in the Hearthstone beta, we've been able to tackle many of the issues players have been experiencing. We have addressed all known circumstances and issues that result in minions swapping places on the board and cards overlapping in hand. These bugs were a result of many factors, and both were particularly challenging to address. We appreciate your patience as we worked diligently on resolving these issues.

You can see additional bug fixes in the patch notes below!

From all of us on the Hearthstone team, thank you so much for offering feedback, reporting bugs, testing our Play modes, testing balance, and helping us evolve the game into something everyone can enjoy. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we all hope that Hearthstone is a game that you'll love for years to come.

Hearthstone Patch Notes - 1.0.0.4944

General

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Golden Heroes have been added and now can be unlocked after winning 500 Ranked games with a Hero! Track your progress on the deck selection screen in Ranked Mode. -

New card backs have been added. Collect these by doing awesome things such as participating in each Ranked Season! -

The Hearthsteed mount reward has been added and can now be obtained for your World of Warcraft account! Win 3 games in Play or Arena mode to acquire one of your own! -

You can now connect to other regions (Americas, Europe, Korea, Taiwan) of Hearthstone regardless of the region that is set on your Battle.net account. Account progress and card collections are saved separately per region. This feature will become available once the patch is live in all regions. -

The "Players Near Me" feature is now enabled by default. You can disable this feature in the Options Menu. -

The queue timer now only shows up after you've been waiting a while. -

The total amount of gold that an account can hold at any given time has been set at 20,000 gold; gold cannot be earned on accounts with 20,000 or more gold until some gold has been spent. This cap is intended to combat certain methods of gold acquisition that violate our Terms of Service. The spirit of fair play is extremely important to us, and we will continue to monitor gold acquisition activity closely to ensure a fun and enjoyable game environment for everyone. -

Certain Expert cards have been changed and the amount of dust that you get from disenchanting these cards have been temporarily increased such that it is equal to the amount of dust that it would have originally cost to craft those cards. Affected cards are: -

  Nat Pagle
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  Tinkmaster Overspark

Ranked Play

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During each Ranked Season change, players may now start the new season at a rank higher than the default Angry Chicken rank, depending on the rank that was obtained at the end of the previous season. You'll receive one bonus star for every rank you achieved in the previous season. -

The Angry Chicken rank now starts with 0 stars, instead of 1. Bawk!?

Arena

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Arena rewards at 10, 11, and 12 wins no longer reward common non-golden cards.

Visuals

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Many new card effects have been added. +3 Sparkles/+5 Shinies. -

Minions who have Taunt and Stealth now have an effect that more clearly indicates that Taunt is temporarily disabled during Stealth. -

Mass disenchanting now has new and improved graphics. Now you can mass disenchant in style! -

The UI that pops up when challenging a friend to a duel has been improved. Wow, so challenge. -

Minions that have been blessed by Blessing of Wisdom now show the trigger "lightning bolt". Talk about a bright idea!

Gameplay

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If you disconnect from a game, you now have 60 seconds to try and reconnect and pick up from where you left off. -

The Expert AI has been sent to Hearthstone training camp and should now be more challenging. -

If a player's deck contains all Golden cards, a Golden Coin will compliment your deck if you happen to go second. -

Unlocking a hero now plays that Hero's emote. Well met! -

Secrets can now only activate on your opponent's turn. -

  Activating your own secrets feels a little strange, but mostly, the
  ability to do this was preventing us from creating new and

powerful secrets that trigger off of events you can easily control (like a minion dying). They end up functioning just like spells, instead of trying to bait your opponent into a bad play. This change keeps secrets working like traps you lay for your opponent, instead of spells that you cast and use on your own turn.

Card Changes

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Nat Pagle now reads: At the start of your turn, you have a 50% chance to draw an extra card. -

  Nat Pagle will now draw a card at the start of your turn rather than
  at the end. Nat had too much draw power for a card that is fairly hard to
  counter so early in the game, making it almost an auto-include for many
  decks.  This change reduces the power of the card and gives players more
  time to counter the card before it starts.
  -

Tinkmaster Overspark is now a 3/3 (up from 2/2) and now reads: Battlecry: Transform another random minion into a 5/5 Devilsaur or a 1/1 Squirrel. -

  Tinkmaster is a neutral card that silences and often shrinks big
  creatures. This reduces the amount of big, fun creatures in the
  environment. We think this change will increase the amount fun

creatures in the environment, and bring him more in-line with his cost and overall power. Tinkmaster should still show up in certain types of decks, but will no longer be appearing in every high level deck.

Bug Fixes

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Water Elemental (Mage) will now properly freeze armored heroes as intended. -

Ancestral Healing (Shaman) will now always attempt to heal a minion for its full Health regardless of its current Health. -

The issue where minions randomly swap battle positions with other minions is a result of many factors and issues. All known circumstances and issues that result in minions dancing randomly around have been resolved. -

Cards now better respect personal space while in a player's hand. Similar to the minion swapping issue, all known circumstances and issues that result in cards overlapping with other cards in a player's hand have been resolved. -

The New Deck button in the Collection Manager no longer stays highlighted if you quickly click the Done and No buttons after selecting a hero. -

The Hearthstone client will no longer remain in the foreground when you click on another program. -

You can now select a friend in the friends list by clicking on their medal in Play mode. -

If you were playing a friendly game when daily quests were granted, you are now correctly notified after the game. -

The Repair Bot's healing ability now generates an entry in the game history. -

Fixed an issue that could cause the buttons to stop working for a short moment when transitioning back to the main hub. -

Fixed an issue that prevented some accounts from properly receiving friendly challenges. -

Fixed an issue that prevented some accounts from joining Play, Practice or Friendly games if they have a custom deck in their collection. -

Fixed an issue where entering a new Arena run while getting a new daily quest can cause the Arena purchase and the back buttons to be unresponsive. -

Fixed an issue where you will receive a toast stating your friend has just come online if you log into Hearthstone and that friend was already online. -

Fixed an issue where attempting to create a new deck would cause the game to time out after about a minute. -

Fixed an issue where backing out of a deck list while its deck tile is animating to the top of the list will cause the deck list buttons to become unresponsive. -

Fixed an issue where cards opened in packs or earned from defeating heroes may not appear in your collection after restarting the client. -

Fixed an issue where clicking on the Last Played player area in friends list opens up the Add a Friend prompt without automatically filling in the player's BattleTag. -

Fixed an issue where the credits can be played while in the Today's Quests screen. -

Fixed an issue where the quest Level Up! is completed upon reaching a total level of 10 instead of level 10 on one Hero. -

Improved many graphical effects and fixed various graphical and game behavior issues. -

Fixed a number of audio and sound issues.

Mac

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Toggling full screen mode on some resolutions and monitors will no longer cause the window borders to be visible. -

Fixed a graphical issue that could occur when changing resolutions. -

Loading into a game will no longer cause graphical issues while on high graphics settings. -

The system menu bar will no longer display over the client in full screen mode. -

Using Alt + Tab to switch focus while in full screen mode will no longer cause the dock to appear over the client.

Ride Into Action on Your Hearthsteed!

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Show off your love for Hearthstone's fast-paced card-slinging action by charging across the battlefields of Azeroth on a magnificent Hearthsteed! [image: HearthsteedHSBlogThumb1CK500x250.jpg]

This epic flying mount is awash in a mystical blue glow; its rocky exterior just barely manages to contain the power that lurks within! When you're ready to take to the skies, the Hearthsteed manifests ethereal blue wings, ready to carry you off to your next adventure.

How to get a Hearthsteed of your very own

Interested in adding the Hearthsteed to your World of Warcraft mount collection?

Getting your hands on this unique flying mount is simple . . . and fun! Just win three games of Hearthstone in "Play" or "Arena" mode to get the "Mount Up!" Hearthstone quest reward. The next time you log into World of Warcraft, the Hearthsteed will be waiting for you in the nearest mailbox. [image: HearthsteedHSBlogThumb2CK500x250.jpg]

Earn this special mount and you'll also receive the World of Warcraft "Hearthstoned" achievement for all characters on your Battle.net account.

Download Hearthstone today by visiting playhearthstone.comhttp://www.playhearthstone.com/ .

(TEST) Disney Geek IO Episode 10 (2nd Repost)

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Welcome to Disney Geek I/O, episode 10 recorded Sunday, December 8, Im your host CJ Boat, and joining me to help you in your journey this week through the House of Mouse, Rachel Boat (Hi from Rachel), Kirby Bartlett-Sloan (Hi from Kirby), and from Disneylands back yard, Lesley Victorine!

 

(general talk, Disney watching, etc.)

 

 

Disney Parks News

 

(BREAK TIME - Tweaked Audio, Geek I/O sting)

SONG: Let it Go - Frozen OST

 

Disney News

 

TIP OF THE WEEK / DISCUSSION:

  • Disney Trivia!


Kirby: TVListings
http://www.bartlett-sloan.net/tv

 

If you want to contact the show, please send an email to feedback@geek-io.com with the word Disney in the subject line somewhere.

 

I want to thank our amazing sponsors Tweaked Audio for their support of the show, as well as our listeners, without you, wed just be floating heads

 

Rachel: Also want to thank the great and talented Darrell Shayler for his artwork for the site as well as our mascot, Mike T. Geek.  If you want more information, or want to get in touch with him, please email us at feedback@geek-io.com, and we can get you more information.

 

CJ:Finally, we record every OTHER Sunday at 10 PM Eastern, join us over at www.geek-io.com/live, or you can find the archive at disney.geek-io.com.

 

Anything else from my esteemed co-horts?

 

Then, we will close the show out with a Keep Calm, Geek Out, and See Yall again REAL Soon!

Disney Geek IO Episode 10 Audio Archive

(TEST) Win a Disney World vacation! One given away between now and January 31, 2014

Were celebrating the New Year early at Disney Parks with an opportunity to win a 5-day/4-night vacation for four to either the Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort.

2014 is the year to resolve to spend more fun time together as a family and theres no better place than the parks to play together and show your Disney Side  the side of you that says yes more often, laughs louder and lives life to the fullest.

Weve just launched disney.com/resolutions where Disney celebrities are sharing how they plan to resolve to spend more time with family in 2014. A new video will be uploaded everyday in January.

On disney.com/resolutions, we are also awarding a vacation-a-day from December 31, 2013 through January 31, 2014! So enter every day for your chance to win because this is the year to spend more quality time with the people you love most. Good luck!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open only to individuals, who are, as of Entry, legal residents of, and physically located within, the 50 U.S., D.C., Puerto Rico or Canada (excluding Quebec) and who are not Minors. Sweepstakes starts 12:01 AM (EST) on 12/31/13 and ends 11:59:59 PM (EST) on 1/31/14. Clickhere for Official Rules.

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(TEST) Disney Geek IO Episode 10 (Repost)

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Welcome to Disney Geek I/O, episode 10 recorded Sunday, December 8, Im your host CJ Boat, and joining me to help you in your journey this week through the House of Mouse, Rachel Boat (Hi from Rachel), Kirby Bartlett-Sloan (Hi from Kirby), and from Disneylands back yard, Lesley Victorine!

 

(general talk, Disney watching, etc.)

 

 

Disney Parks News

 

(BREAK TIME - Tweaked Audio, Geek I/O sting)

SONG: Let it Go - Frozen OST

 

Disney News

 

TIP OF THE WEEK / DISCUSSION:

  • Disney Trivia!


Kirby: TVListings
http://www.bartlett-sloan.net/tv

 

If you want to contact the show, please send an email to feedback@geek-io.com with the word Disney in the subject line somewhere.

 

I want to thank our amazing sponsors Tweaked Audio for their support of the show, as well as our listeners, without you, wed just be floating heads

 

Rachel: Also want to thank the great and talented Darrell Shayler for his artwork for the site as well as our mascot, Mike T. Geek.  If you want more information, or want to get in touch with him, please email us at feedback@geek-io.com, and we can get you more information.

 

CJ:Finally, we record every OTHER Sunday at 10 PM Eastern, join us over at www.geek-io.com/live, or you can find the archive at disney.geek-io.com.

 

Anything else from my esteemed co-horts?

 

Then, we will close the show out with a Keep Calm, Geek Out, and See Yall again REAL Soon!

Disney Geek IO Episode 10 Audio Archive

(TEST) Terrible Tuesday Movie Night : Episode 13 : Jingle All the Way

On this special Christmas episode of Terrible Tuesday Movie Night, Dale analyses Arnold Schwarzeneggers Jingle All the Way from 1996 .

A father decides to dream the impossible; to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas.

Staring:

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Howard Langston

Sinbad - Myron Larabee

Phil Hartman - Ted Maltin

Rita Wilson - Liz Langton

Robert Conrad - Officer Hummell

TITO SCORE: 6

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(TEST) The Geek I/O Show: Episode 43 - An envelope full of turkey

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we were joined by Dill from The Instance and The Angry Chicken podcasts.  The geek was piled so high, you'll have to see (or hear) it to believe it!

We discussed World of Warcraft, just how good is CJ at Hearthstone, it's warm in Budlong's closet, how the bitch stole Christmas (and was thwarted by a Christmas miracle), painting a house a home, Android watches Dale sleep, another koala in the pool pump, the horrors of assembling a big floating cake, is Futurama Dale's past, people are still playing Final Fantasy XI (including CJ), baseball ads in Australia, and special meat in the cube next to yours.  Plus!  Andy "Ghomus" Young from the AIE podcast joins us as we remember the best and worst of the year 2013!

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(TEST) Downunder Colorado 40 - Never Twerk Your Way To The Top

Show Notes:

Coming up - Dale is alone again, Google messes with hangouts once more, Deja Vu got robbed and everyone is okay, we almost had had gay marriage downunder, rapid fire news and more on this episode of Downunder Colorado!

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Downunder Colorado are members of the Geek IO and Chefwonder Podcast networks. Geek IO can be found over at geek-io.com/chefwonder and Chefwonder can be found chefwondermedia.com

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(TEST) Walt Disney World's 2014 Star Wars Weekends schedule

Gather your favorite droids, nerf herders, walking carpets and scoundrels and make plans to attend Star Wars Weekends 2014. Were pleased today to announce the dates for next years Force-filled special event.

Star Wars Weekends will be held every weekend (FridaySaturday and Sunday) from May 16-June 8, 2014.

  • Weekend IMay 16 18, 2014
  • Weekend IIMay 23 25, 2014
  • Weekend IIIMay 30 June 1, 2014
  • Weekend IVJune 6 8, 2014

 

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Star Wars Weekends combines the power of the Force and the magic of Disney into a galactic special event that has become a fan favorite through the years. Star Wars Weekends features the largest collection of official Star Wars characters found at any theme park in the world, star conversations with Star Wars celebrities, a Death Star-sized motorcade through the park and plenty of entertainment fun for guests of all ages.

(TEST) The Geek I/O Show: Episode 42 - Budlongs trapped in the closet

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we were joined by our own Raul Garza and Dale Campbell.  The geek was brought, and no one was left standing.  It was 10 kinds of awkward.

We discussed winter wiener penis, passing exams and acing classes, what is Budlong doing in the closet, the "final" season on Futurama, Christmas movies, Comics on the Go, playing games that didn't come out this year, pandas mounting pandas, everybody loves Keurig, Elder Scrolls Online gets a release date, dildos delivered by drone, cell phones may be coming to a plane near you, shoes that repair themselves, the NSA inserts themselves into Second Life and World of Warcraft, more apps come to the Chromecast, and the coldest temperature in the world!  Plus!  3-D printed pizza!

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The Geek I/O Show: Episode 42 Show Notes

The Geek I/O Show: Episode 42 Audio Archive

(TEST) How It Stacks #16: Classic Doctor Who (1963-89)

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The guys are stacking classic Doctor Who. That's right we go all the way back to the first doctor to see if one of the longest running shows ever stacks up to the test of wibbly-wobbly timey-whimey, stuff. It's an epic show as the guys discuss 50 years of The Doctor. JD admits on-air that he was a d-bag for not watching it sooner. Bulldog gets a chance to steal the spotlight on this one and bring the "who" knowledge. Willis makes an epic comparison that you'll have to hear. JD hosts this episodes trivia wars and announces that Frank Turner is totally cool with the guys using his music on the show, so needless to say...


This episode is going to be crazy.

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