Eric Dodds is back within shouting distance of iTZKooPA, which can only mean one thing, interrogation time! The shelled one had his time with Eric when Curse of Naxxramas was announced at PAX East, including a little play time on the iPad. Now it’s time for the first expansion for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a massive 120+ card addition to the digital card game.
Dodds isn’t shy about meeting the first impressions of Goblins vs. Gnomes head on. Blizzard understands, even appreciates the conversation surrounding the randomness that the expansion will bring to the game. Coming this December, the design team has already spent countless hours refining the offerings of GvG. Dodds even tipped us off to a major change late in development. Mechs, the new minion type introduced as part of the expansion, were made more desirable by allowing synergistic cards to gain bonus whenever a mech was played, not just a Battlecry.
Numerous players commented on the upcoming Goblins and Gnomes inspired board. Unfinished during BlizzCon Dodds promises that the art team has some very unique ideas coming to fruition. We’re going to go out on a limb here and say explosions, random happenings and hilarity are incoming. That’s just a tip of the iceberg of our latest Hearthstone interview. Check it after the cut. If you’re looking for all 28 of the revealed cards, check out our first impression slideshow.