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Old 04-08-2020, 06:37 PM   #47609
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Re: Hearthstone?! (Blizzard online card game)

Originally Posted by Searix View Post
I can guarantee exactly what they're doing, because they do the same in Overwatch - always release new content in an overpowered state.

I'm not sure how many of you play another Blizzard game Overwatch but this has been their MO - you release a new hero and make them completely overpowered (Brigette all the way to Sigma) to generate hype and get people playing the new hero, then balance it out at a later point. And this makes sense to a degree because it makes new players want to try out the new content, which is much better than the alternative of creating a new class/hero who is underpowered that no one ever plays.
It's funny, because in hots this wasn't always how it was. Sometimes their new hero release was woefully underpowered. If I had to guess, they *try* to shoot for slightly above average so that people buy/play the new stuff, but just aren't good at balancing stuff
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