147 - Velen's Chosen: It's BoomsDAAAY!
Greetings folks! This week we talk all about the crazy new Boomsday expansion and the new game mechanics that they’ve introduced! Additionally, we spend some time recapping what happened with us over the last 2 weeks that we’ve been absent!
This week's Brawl: Shiftcon
The Boomsday Project has been announced as Hearthstone’s next expansion!
Release Date is August 7th, 135 cards
For a limited time after Boomsday arrives, log in to claim 3 card packs and a random Class Legendary minion (or Hero card)—both from the new expansion—for free!
There will be one new Legendary minion (or Hero card) and one new Legendary spell for each class.
The Boomsday Project card reveal livestream will begin at 10:00 am PDT on July 23 on the official Hearthstone Twitch.tv channel. Press and members of the community will begin revealing cards starting the same day!
New Keyword: Magnetic. Magnetic minions can fuse with other mechs to combine stats and other keywords. To fuse, play the magnetic minion to the Left of the mech you wish to fuse with.
New Keyword: Omega. Have a powerful effect when you play them with full mana.
Project cards grant powerful bonuses to both you and your opponent.
Along with Dr. Boom there will be other Legendary Inventors. (Dr. Boom appears to be an, as yet unrevealed, Warrior Hero card.)
New Adventure mode is called The Puzzle Lab.
The Puzzle Lab opens on August 21st (two weeks after the set again)
Each new wing will be a challenge to defeat the bosses by fulfilling different requirements.
Over 100 puzzles to complete
If you complete all the experiments you will go against Dr Boom one-on-one, if you can defeat him you get a new cardback
Mirror: These tasks challenge the assistant to create a board state where both sides are perfect mirror images of each other: minion positioning, health, attack, etc. This should yield plentiful data on various means of board manipulation.
Lethal: In this experiment, the assistant is tasked with neutralizing the opponent in one turn using the cards at their disposal. We expect this will provide valuable insights into the destructive properties of many of our inventions.
Board Clear: Pretty straightforward: clear the board of all minions. Our research suggests that minions play an important role in winning matches, and this set of challenges will help us better understand how to get rid of them.
Survival: Finally, the Survival trial requires the test subject to restore their own health in order to survive their opponent’s next onslaught. A recent study has shown that dropping to zero health inversely correlates with winning games, and this experiment will further explore that relationship.
Pre-purchase contains 50 The Boomsday Project card packs at a discounted price, the “Mecha-Jaraxxus” card back, and a random Golden Legendary card from The Boomsday Project!
Introducing The Mega-Bundle, which includes 80 The Boomsday Project card packs at a discounted price, the “Mecha-Jaraxxus” card back, a random Golden Legendary card from The Boomsday Project, and the Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock Hero!
Players can purchase one bundle, or both!
Purchased card packs and accompanying Legendary card can be opened when The Boomsday Project launches.
The Mecha-Jaraxxus Warlock Hero and card back can be used right away.
The Midsummer Fire Festival returns soon for another scorching hot season of fun!
Unconfirmed (datamined info from the patch): Fire Festival starts Monday 7/16 and runs through Sunday 7/29, two weeks exactly)
Maximize gold by having two quests heading into Monday
Ragnaros' Fire Festival Tavern Brawl is back! Destroy minions to upgrade your "Wow" emote with fabulous fireworks!
Following it up is an all-new challenging PvE Tavern Brawl with a few surprises!
Basic daily Quests completed during the Fire Festival event reward double gold!
Enjoy the Fire Festival-themed "Greetings" emote and sizzling box dressing!
The minion-type changes announced on July 3rd are now live
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