The first Hearthstone expansion just came out today!
Blizzard released a trailer that you can check out to see what the theme of the expansion is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDJgW3A_sw
I streamed on my Twitch channel while exploring the new expansion called Curse of Naxxramas. It is named after one of the first big raids in World of Warcraft (WoW), Hearthstone’s ancestor game.
In WoW a raid is a group of computer-controlled enemy bosses lumped together to be taken on for fun and loot.
Hearthstone sets up Naxxramas in just the same way.
The bosses are split up into five different groups.
One new group will come out each week. Defeating each boss unlocks a card and beating a whole group unlocks an additional card.
The expansion also includes “class challenges.”
These modes give you a specific deck to use against one of the bosses.
If you win the class challenge you unlock a card for that class.
The final new mode included in the expansion is Heroic mode.
Heroic mode allows you to face the computer-controlled bosses once again, but this time the bosses have a ridiculous advantage.
The bosses already get cards and powers that no one else has access to, but Heroic mode takes that a step further.
Now the powers are ridiculously strong, making it almost impossible to win.
The only way it possible way to win that I’ve seen is to construct a specific deck to defeat the bosses.
For example, one of the Heroic bosses gets to return two of your minions to your hand every turn without any cost to the boss.
But what if you constructed a deck where every time you played a minion you got an additional effect?
With that deck the boss’s power would be working against it, constantly giving you and advantage.
I’ve yet to come up with ideas for ways to take down the other two bosses. I’ll think of something or find a good idea already existing on the internet.
The expansion was a lot of fun. Heroic mode was frustrating, but beating it will be satisfying once I get there.