Following a wave of detrimental fan suggestions on Hearthstone’s current rewards track, the card game’s lead designer says Blizzard is planning on stretching out the next expansion’s rewards track from 50 tiers to 100, giving gamers smaller rewards extra continuously to maintain issues from feeling like a slog.
August Dean Ayala, Hearthstone’s lead designer, took to the game’s subreddit to give followers a heads up about modifications coming with the next expansion. While Hearthstone’s present rewards track can really feel like a huge grind, significantly when you hit degree 35, Blizzard apparently plans to alleviate that feeling by giving the next rewards track 100 tiers, all whereas protecting the whole quantity of rewards and expertise necessities largely the identical.
“Our latest reward track for the next expansion has 100 levels,” Ayala wrote, responding to a submit that inspired gamers to grind it out to degree 50 on the present track. That unique submit factors out that the post-level 50 expertise feels good – rewards come extra continuously than they do whilst you’re grinding out expertise from degree 35 to 50.
Our resident Hearthstone explainer Christian Vaz reckons the transfer to 100 tiers for the next rewards track is a good one. “Switching to 100 levels is probably for the best, since it’ll make it seem like you are actually making progress,” he says. “The current ‘issue’ with the rewards track right now is that the later levels (beyond 35) take quite a while to reach because they need more and more XP, whereas it seems like the developers want to spread it out so it doesn’t feel like such a slog.”
So, whereas the necessities and complete reward track payout aren’t being modified for the next go, you’ll see smaller-sized rewards twice as usually as you do now. If you consider the track like a path of breadcrumbs, think about the crumbs have been halved and unfold out alongside the identical size of path.
On Twitter, Ayala later identified that this is nonetheless topic to change earlier than the launch of the next expansion.
Worth noting I discussed newest model, these items undergo a lot of iteration. Sharing data early all the time has the chance of design modifications at a later date inflicting confusion, although I believe it is nonetheless price it to maintain individuals within the loop.
— August Dean Ayala (@IksarHS) January 6, 2021
“Worth noting I mentioned the latest version,” he mentioned. “These things go through a lot of iteration. Sharing information early always has the risk of design changes at a later date causing confusion, though I think it’s still worth it to keep people in the loop.”