Renewing the Newness - Episode 92

May 16, 2017

News Chat

  • Hearthstone is celebrating 70 million unique players by giving everyone 3 free packs! All you need to do is login to your account, and you’ll be awarded those packs.

    • A lot of people are reporting a high level of rarity in these packs, so you definitely want to grab em! :)

      • I got Ozruk, golden Primalfin Champion, and another epic!
  • It seems to be the month of the Wild in Hearthstone!
    • Makes sense, the shiny new paint of Un’Goro has faded a bit, and it seems like a great time to start rolling out “Hey don’t forget about Wild, too” initiatives
    • We just had Heroic Tavern Brawl Wild style, and that was a lot of fun to watch. I didn’t participate, but did you, Mark?
    • Also, the top 64 ranks in legend in Wild will qualify for a special Wild tournament that Blizzard is hosting. Those are all the details we have, but if you see the pros playing Wild, that’s probably why.
  • Heroes cardback rules have changed
    • If you don’t pay attention to Heroes of the Storm, they just had a massive overhaul in just about every area of the game. And even if you’re not sure if you’ll ever play it, it’s worth downloading and jumping on briefly because they’re giving away 20 heroes to every player. Which is a TON of value.
    • But the pretty Heroes cardback now requires you to get your level to 15 which means that you’ll have to gain 15 levels across all your different heroes. It sounds a little intimidating, but really isn’t that bad. And you could play all your matches against AI opponents if you want.
    • Definitely worth checking out!


Topic - The New Player Experience

2 Months

  • Before Mammoth
  • After Mammoth

Favorite Classes

Tricky Things

Ideas for the Future




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Guest Plugs


BlizzCon 2016 World of Podcasts Panel - Episode 82

November 9, 2016


BlizzCon 2016 Day 1 Recap - Episode 81

November 4, 2016


  • A mysterious man dressed in all green is on the show this week!
  • Topic: Everything that happened on the first day of BlizzCon!
  • Listen to the episode for more info! I’m tired and would like to post this now.

BlizzCon 2016 Prediction Special - Episode 80.5

October 30, 2016


  • So many people are on the show this week!
  • Topic: Predicting what Blizzard will announce at BlizzCon this week!
  • Why are you reading this? The episode is like 15 minutes long, just go listen to it!

The Best Livestreams and Podcasts - Episode 65

February 13, 2016


Why We Love Streams

  • Over-the-shoulder experience
  • Free teaching/coaching
  • Smaller streams read chat more often and provide insight into questions live as the game develops or as a deck may be built on stream.
  • Deck Doctor: Zalae and Firebat serving community with small tips to help players.

Livestreams for Getting Better at Arena

Livestreams for Getting Better at Ranked

Hearthstone Podcast Episodes

Why We Love Podcasts

Podcasts for Getting Better at Arena

Podcasts for Getting Better at Ranked

  • The Golden Wisp: For players interested in the very highest level of play, in both Ranked and tournaments.
  • Velen’s Chosen: For players on a budget that really want to get to be competitive in Ranked.
  • HearthCoach: For players who are eagerly trying to fight their way into Legend Ranked.

Hearthstone Podcast Quests

Podcasts for New Players

  • Hearthaholics: For players interested in learning the fundamentals of the game and gaining confidence one step at a time. As a perk, these are timeless episodes that can be used like an audiobook. Their website walks you through the order to listen.
  • Legend of the Innkeeper: For new and casual players who want to learn how to get better in a fun and enthusiastic environment. Everything from deckbuilding to beating the PVE Adventure content.
  • Happy Hearthstone: This is us! For players who want to find new decks to try, learn the basics of strategy, and hear from new hosts from the community every episode to share different perspectives and expertise.

Podcasts for News and Esports

  • The Angry Chicken: For players looking for an extremely polished and well-made show with entertaining hosts that covers all the news in the Hearthstone scene.
  • Well Met!: For players who like strategy mixed in with their news. This show covers a lot of topics to make sure you’re keeping up with everything from casual play to pro tournaments.
  • Value Town: For players who want to hear from pro players and high-profile streamers directly. They do Q&As regularly, and focus on the higher-level of play.
  • Coin Concede: For players who like a broad range of topics, Coin Concede tries to cover everything from PVE to high-level pro play. Great coverage of the esports scene.
  • Top Deck Kings: For players who like spontaneity and personality mixed in with their news discussion and meta analysis. They’ve played Hearthstone matches with commentary during the show, and even devoted an entire recent episode about the Super Bowl.
  • 1600 Dust: For players who like a lot of strategy mixed in with their news. Their recent campaign for #KnowYourRole2016 is breaking down specific game elements in each episode. Hosts are entertaining and keep it fun.
  • Hero Power: For players who like hands-on learning alongside their news. The entertaining hosts host two segments a week, one is audio and focuses on news and deckbuilding. The other is a live play segment, where they play an entire match with a different class, walking you through the thought process and helping you get better at it. Both the audio and video content can be found on their site.

Podcasts for Casual Discussion

All of these shoes have great discussions, focused on being entertaining and building a community instead of the academic analysis and walkthrough strategy guides that other shows sometimes offer. They’re all great, so we recommend you try all of these out and find the personalities and style that work best for you!

Hearthstone Podcast Reviews

Podcasts to Find other Podcasts (Podcast-ception!)

  • Realm Maintenance: Rho schedules guests on his show for WoW, Starcraft, Heroes, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Diablo every week.

Ways to Support Your Favorite Podcasts and Streams

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  • E-mail the shows for topics, ways to help, or questions
  • Listen to the show all the way through
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  • Talk about and share the show with friends!


  • Question: Best way to keep up with the meta on limited time?
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