Blizzard has nerfed Hearthstone‘s notorious Drek’Thar card – which it was promoting for $25 – and has provided refunds to the gamers who already purchased it.
The Diamond Drek’Thar, a premium model that might solely be purchased by paying $25 (or 3,000 in-game gold), was released in early April to vital player outcry on account of its excessive price ticket. In Hearthstone’s newest patch (as reported by PC Gamer), Blizzard considerably weakened all variations of the cardboard, which might clearly have left paying gamers sad.
Seemingly anticipating additional backlash, Blizzard is mechanically giving 3,000 gold to gamers who already purchased Drek’Thar, and are even letting them preserve the cardboard (although it probably will not be viable in aggressive play now anyway). Gamers who purchased Drek’Thar utilizing actual money will not see that refunded, nevertheless, as they too will simply be given the three,000 gold equal.
Diamond Drek’thar ought to summon 10-drops as a result of it positive as hell prices greater than each single minion in my deck. pic.twitter.com/CwX7KvhRHu
— Hearthstone Prime Decks💙 (@HSTopDecks) April 5, 2022
Drek’Thar, if he was the very best value card (mana-wise) in a participant’s deck, would beforehand summon two random minions onto the board, making him best for high-tempo, swarm decks. Following the nerf, nevertheless, Drek’Thar will solely summon one, considerably lowering its impression.
The transfer appears to have broadly gone down properly with followers, who’ve welcomed Blizzard responding to backlash and its comparatively beneficiant apology providing. The refunded gold may notionally be used if Blizzard decides to launch one other Diamond card solely by its retailer, however given the backlash over Drek’Thar, it appears unlikely it’ll.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll speak about The Witcher all day.