132 - Velen's Chosen: Rotating Sets & Arena
Hey Visionaries, this week we’re talking in detail what we’re up to on the ladder in the new ladder system, talk a bit about the new Arena changes incoming next patch, and what cards that are really impactful that are leaving standard for the year of the Raven.
This week's Brawl: Showdown at Blackrock Mountain
In a Designer Insights video, Kris Zierhut, Lead System Designer, talked about new changes coming to Arena.
The cards from BlizzCon are finally being added! (Limited time Availability)
Cards will be offered based on their relatively equal power level and not just by rarity. Commons could be paired with a Rare for example.
Legendary cards will still be offered in sets of 3.
Picks 1, 10, 20, and 30 will still contain cards that are of Rare quality or better.
They are temporarily disabling the increased chance to see cards from the most recent expansion.
Existing rules that affect appearance rates are unchanged.
The new cards will leave the arena pool when the expansion hits.
“We recently identified an issue where some Legend ranked players were being matched with players of a lower ranking than intended. A hotfix has gone out to remedy this issue. Legend ranked players should now experience intended matchmaking in Ranked Play. Thank you for your patience.”
Starcraft 20 Year Anniversary Rewards:
Brood War - 20th Anniversary UI Skin for Remastered.
StarCraft II - 20th Anniversary UI Skins, Portraits, and Decal.
Diablo III - Battlecruiser Pet.
Overwatch - Widowmaker Skin ft. Sarah Kerrigan as the Ghost.
World of Warcraft - Salute to StarCraft Feat of Strength if you /salute an in-game StarCraft pet.
Heroes of the Storm - 20th Anniversary StarCraft portraits.
- Hearthstone - Three Kobolds and Catacombs packs after playing the Brawl on the week of March 21-25
Rotating Sets: Old Gods, Karazhan, Gadgetzan
Order: Warlock, Priest, Warrior, Shaman, Rogue, Paladin, Mage, Hunter, Druid
- Silver Hand Knights
Velen’s Chosen Links:
Battlenet Group Invite
Twitter, Discord, Patreon, Facebook,
>>Full Show Notes<<
Rob: Instagram, Twitter, Overwatch Podcast, Twitch, Concept Craft
Grant: Twitter, Soundcloud, Battle.net: Watchman#1140
Eve: Twitter, Battle.net: Kaeleigh#1919
Official Sponsors of Velen’s Chosen: Jamie S.