44 - Velen's Chosen: Yong Woo Interview!
This week we have a Q&A with Blizzard Hearthstone Senior Producer Yong Woo! We’re going to get to know him and ask a few questions as well. No discount deck this week, but I’m sure some cards & decks will pop up in the discussion!
Main Discussion: Q&A
*Tell us about yourself, what you do at blizzard, how you got the job, and how you’ve progressed as member of the HS team?
*What were some of the thoughts on coming up with the crafting system?
*What have you guys been working on to lower barriers to entry for new players to jump into the game?
*Hearthstone’s hype moments are some of the greatest things about the game...How do you guys come up with ideas for these kind of moments in the game?
*How is the Wild Ladder doing balance-wise right now?
*We noticed the Arena rewards improved when Standard released, what was some of your reasoning for that?
*What are some of your favorite card creation memories in the design & balancing stages?
*Tavern Brawl: Pick a Hand, Any Hand (Choose a 7 card deck + 23 Unstable Portals)
*Old Gods Promotion Closing July 5th: http://us.battle.net/hearthstone/en/forum/topic/20745206216#1
*Mike Donais interview with IGN: http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/06/20/blizzard-on-designing-hearthstoneas-old-gods
*Summary on Hearthpwn: http://www.hearthpwn.com/news/1493-cthun-will-not-receive-more-cultists-reno-jackson
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You can find Velen’s Chosen on the following media locations:
*EsportsHero Code for 5,000 coins: velenschosen15
*Full Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VkPs7kVw8uLGBwl14OIbvm9OFZJRHfnLT-CqvqkHsH4/edit?usp=sharing
*Thank you to @WatchmanHS for our amazing theme song!!
You can find Rob here:
*Overwatch Podcast: The Omnic Lab: http://www.omniclab.com/
*Battle.net: Please, ask!
And Yong Woo here: