As it is, the closed beta version of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft delivers enough features to make the overall experience satisfying and even addictive. Despite using a free-to-play model, I actually paid a lot of money just to play in the Arena mode! Lesson learned: moderation is key. Anyway, for those wanting more from the game, Blizzard is apparently handing out online survey forms, asking players what features they want next implemented in the game.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft Possible Features
Without further ado, here are possible features we may soon see in future updates of Hearthstone: Heroes of Wacraft:
- Social network integration (Facebook, Twitter, and more) for the friends list
- Ability to create more than one profile per Hearthstone account
- Raid mode – similar to Magic: The Gathering 2012’s Archenemy mode, it’s a co-op play among human players against one big-ass enemy (no indication if this can be a player too or just an AI opponent)
- Improvements over achievements and statistics, such as the ability to view what’s been completed and what remains to be accomplished
- Ability to replay past games
- Communicate with the other player beyond the simple emotes (and with that, the inevitable trashtalk)
- Enter tournaments (for money and glory, maybe?)
- Spectator mode, or the ability to observe ongoing games
- More tutorials for game aspects that are yet covered
- Rearrange cards in your hand
- Resetting the tutorial (without disabling the other game modes, of course)
- Option to have a rematch against your last opponent (for sweet vengeance or maybe a victory spree)
Since Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is a freemium game, Blizzard is also reportedly planning on adding content exclusive to paying players. Hopefully these possible features won’t give any game-breaking advantage to “premium” users against non-paying players:
- Reworked art for every hero class
- Increase in the number of custom decks players can make (the current limit is 9 decks)
- New card sets
- Reworked artwork for the back of the cards
- Access to more emotes
- Access to other interactive game boards
The features above are so far just some of what Blizzard may or may not add to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. In any case, we do know the next official patch will be releasing many changes to the game, including balancing, golden heroes and powers, and game expansions (to some degree). A story/adventure/single player mode is also apparently in the works, where players will encounter and fight bosses to win more cards.
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is expected to enter open beta this month and also headed to the iOS and Android platforms.