Why do people come up with the tournament mode cancelled? It's not like their developers put any effort into this book No, they are just angry little people whipped into a froth by their stupid facebook and twitter. A dynamo of endless rage searching desperately for an outlet, any outlet, no matter how farcical. Tournament mode cancelled, people leaving team, no balance changes, but they make pop up book, ok That's irrelevant.
It's still a children's book for a children's card game. My comment has nothing to do with the devs. The book will feel insulting regardless of who made it, if that's what you're getting at. The direction hs is going makes me wonder. Are they targeting 8 year olds? Nothing wrong with that. Just remember these games being rated teen. The game just feels a whole lot different now. If you go back and play Warcraft 3 as I have today , you realize what a beautiful universe they have, and how epic and enjoyable Warcraft 3 was, the old, epic games they used to create.
Blizzard games used to have a story, used to be beautiful, every line carefully written, then heartfully spoken, every character with a lot of soul and purpose. The quality epic stories are in the past. The balance teams are playing Magic The Gathering. The content creators are looking at how much it will bring in the company coffers before considering anything else.
I miss the old days. Ahhhh this must be what team 5 has been spending most of their time doing, cause it sure hasn't been making the game more enjoyable. Help Register Sign In. Just remember these games being rated teen. The game just feels a whole lot different now.
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If you go back and play Warcraft 3 as I have today , you realize what a beautiful universe they have, and how epic and enjoyable Warcraft 3 was, the old, epic games they used to create. Blizzard games used to have a story, used to be beautiful, every line carefully written, then heartfully spoken, every character with a lot of soul and purpose.
The quality epic stories are in the past. The balance teams are playing Magic The Gathering. The content creators are looking at how much it will bring in the company coffers before considering anything else. I miss the old days. Ahhhh this must be what team 5 has been spending most of their time doing, cause it sure hasn't been making the game more enjoyable. Help Register Sign In. Think UI Overly Priced and yet not of any practical use? Childish and unbalanced? Rollback Post to Revision RollBack. I don't know how the five page pop-up book is the headline. Last edited by Starstruck on Sep 30, I don't give a damn.
Make the original product playable again. The pop up book I can honestly care less about, just seems like a silly gag gift for someone. What would make you care less about the pop-up book, if I may be so bold as to inquire? A children's book about a children's card game. Jokes aside, this product feels insulting. Last edited by Xynot on Sep 29, Mixing the arcane mastery of the Mage with the mind-control magic of the Priest , plus just a dash of the Warlock 's unspeakable powers, the Kabal have brewed up quite a cocktail in the backstreets of Gadgetzan.
Situated in the city's docks, the Kabal control the Gadgetzan Mega Market - putting them in an excellent position to obtain the endless supply of ingredients necessary to brew their many potions. The Kabal supply Kaza-kola and other brews for the entire city, but save their most potent concoctions for those loyal to the faction.
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Master mixologists, the Kabal provide their members with a range of potent potions, with effects ranging from board-wide damage to mind control. Four key Kabal figures share a common Battlecry condition, only activating if the player has no duplicate cards in their deck. The shadowy streets of the city hide more than just shady deals - the Jade Lotus combine the stealth of the Rogue and versatility of the Druid with the ancestral power of the Shaman , for a clan that is sure to take any opponent by surprise. All across Gadgetzan, jade artifacts are going missing, but few suspect the terrible plot behind their disappearance: the building of an unstoppable army of Jade Golems , soon to be unleashed upon the city in the name of the Jade Lotus.
Summoned in the blink of an eye through the magic of Aya Blackpaw herself, each Jade Golem is more powerful than the last. Aya has even granted many of her followers with trinkets to summon the living statues to do their bidding. Striking from the shadows, many of the Jade Lotus' most skillful assassins are masters of Stealth. The expansion doubles the number of cards with conditional Charge, the ability being granted by the minion's Battlecry if certain conditions are met. A number of cards in the expansion feature put into battlefield effects, notably including several legendaries.
The expansion brings with it a new battlefield , depicting the eponymous "mean streets" of Gadgetzan, with a corner dedicated to each of the ruling crime families: Corrupted mana crystals spill out of the Kabal corner in the top-left; the industrial stronghold of the Grimy Goons stands firm in the top-right; and the secretive den of the Jade Lotus beckons from the bottom-right. The bottom-left corner represents the city's docks, critical to its recent boom from sleepy desert town to bustling metropolis.
The following card backs , awarded from Ranked play over the first three months following the release of the expansion, match the city's three ruling crime families. The Jade Lotus is the newest of the three groups vying for Gadgetzan. They're hip with today's criminal youth. The Kabal are notorious for potions, treachery, and accidentally blowing themselves up with mana spells. From the expansion's release until March 28, ,  players were able to access a special quest chain, introducing them to the expansion's three crime families, and awarding some free card packs.
The player is first approached by Don Han'Cho , leader of the Grimy Goons, to help out by fighting alongside the Goons on the streets of Gadgetzan.
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Once the "Join the Goons" quest is completed, the player is then approached by the leaders of the Jade Lotus and the Kabal in turn, until finally they are left to decide for themselves which family to fight for from here on in. The quest sequence is accompanied by a series of encounters with the leaders of the three crime families. To read the transcript, click 'Expand', to the right. The narrative begins when the player first logs in following the release of the expansion.
As the "Today's Quests" screen comes up, they are awarded a new golden "Welcome to Gadgetzan" quest, and encounter the two-headed ogre Don Han'Cho. With the streets of Gadgetzan thronging with eager new recruits, the official Mean Streets of Gadgetzan site was updated to feature a map of the city with colored areas indicating the current popularity of the three factions, based on the number of matches played by the classes affiliated with each crime family: purple for the Kabal, orange for the Grimy Goons and green for the Jade Lotus.
In this way players were invited to fight for their chosen faction and sway the balance of power in the city. Meanwhile, the Grimy Goons and the Jade Lotus have struggled for second place, with neither the clear victor. The exact means by which match numbers are translated into the percentages is also unclear: the map seemingly directly reflects the proportion of games played with each class in the last week, but may only allow for incremental changes to each faction's percentage.
The map is also updated extremely infrequently.
The Kabal appear to be behind the corrupted "red mana" that has been turning up in Gadgetzan lately. The Kabal use the mana not only in their potions but as a source of power, with many having the mana tattooed into their skin for use at a moment's notice. However, this corrupted mana has a price, as seen in the unnaturally contorted tusks of the Kabal's leader Kazakus.
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The Kabal use a variety of external power sources to fuel their magic, from their home-brewed potions to magical tomes and scrolls. The mana used by the Kabal is both highly powerful and dangerously unstable, and for this reason even their flasks are wrapped in magical chains, to contain the power inside. Without proper control, some of the Kabal's creations might even be capable of levelling Gadgetzan. The Kabal also dabble in portal magic, most notably seen in the portal in Kazakus' midriff, rumoured to lead to another dimension.
The city's ONLY newspaper. With the headline " City Builds First Unbreakable Bank ", the first edition's lead story, written by "Chief Investigative Reporter" Dora R, reports that goblin contractors working for Mayor Noggenfogger have finished construction on the new "state of the art" First Bank of Gadgetzan building, to open to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony the next week.
The sheet also features several adverts for local businesses, including Grapplehammer 's "Gadgetzan Emporium", Tuskarr Bros. The lead article discusses how Gadgetzan has thrived since the Cataclysm , with the new waterfront transforming it into "Azeroth's premier port city and shopping destination" - with a little help from Mayor Noggenfogger's admirably open-minded attitude toward the "silly laws and regulations" seen in other cities. The Mayor also stamps out rumours that his policies or lack thereof have allowed "a new class of hoodlum" to flourish in the ever so slightly lawless streets of the city, and expressed incredulity at the hearsay regarding cloaked and hooded figures, illicit potion smuggling , and "a strange red mana" seeming to originate in the port district, assuring readers that the whispers of dragon people in disguise infiltrating the city were purely conspiracy theories.
The Mayor did however confirm that the Gadgetzan Mega Market found in the city's port district's is the "Mega-est Market in the World". Beyond the lead article, the page featured a similar smattering of adverts as seen in the previous edition, chiefly announcing the Gadgetzan Mega Market and its many shops, as well as the "healthful crimson potion" known as Kaza-Cola.
With the headline " Civilization Comes to the City ", the third edition's lead article describes the upcoming opening of a "world-class museum" in Gadgetzan, set in one of Mayor Noggenfogger's old mansions, recently purchased by the Blackpaw family, described as "noted philanthropists". The mansion was intentionally chosen due to being over underground ruins pre-dating the construction of Gadgetzan; while some speculate that the site is haunted by restless spirits , the museum owners consider the underlying ruins useful for storing artifacts when not on display.
Despite its already considerable collection, the article explains that the museum is currently busy obtaining additional artifacts , offering rewards for Gadgetzan citizens who have "put on an archaeologist's hat" to sift rare and interesting finds from the city's flow of goods - although they appear to be having difficulty putting the finishing touches to its jade collection , with items containing the precious stone having recently featured in a spate of mysterious disappearances.
The article also mentions that museum's upcoming "Mysteries of Pandaria" exhibit is to be curated by Madam Goya former leader of the Black Market Auction House. The front page photograph depicts the same skeleton that appears to be drawing a number of visitors to the town, at least according to Talan. The lead article describes a brawl the previous week in Talan's Bar, which was being hailed as "the fight of the century", stating that relations between the three families has "never been more volatile".
Other front page articles describe a "ritzy soiree" being hosted by Mayor Noggenfogger, with invitees including the heads of the city's three crime families, and an upcoming "wealth seminar" to be hosted by "Gadgetzan's King of Bling" Auctionmaster Beardo. An editorial spotlight mentions that mana addiction is on the rise in the city, with gadgetzan authorities accused of profiling suspects with red tatoos.
The article reports that after cutting the ribbon, Cho said that "Dis Bank good. Plenty of dough", after which Han continued "Please pardon my associate's rough manners. I am proud to say that the First Bank of Gadgetzan will serve as a symbol of wealth and opportunity for all of Gadgetzan's citizens. If you are one of those wealth seeking opportunists, come see us; we'll beat ANY competitor.
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Our ancient past conceals wonders untold, and I am confident that you will find our future exhibits to be most Despite issue 10 being labeled as the "final edition", Vol. This triggered the bank's anti-theft mechanisms, causing anti-kodo bars to drop across all doorways in the building, thus preventing the bank's Bruisers from reaching the ruffians. The robbers stole several crates of jade antiquities, a quantity of Arcane Dust and a number of unused Hearthstone deck boxes, and reportedly took the time to swim in piles of gold coins while making rude gestures and exclaiming " Astounding " and " Astonishing " before disappearing into the city with the valuables.
After the robbery, the bank's owner, Don Han'Cho, was strangely calm, with Han stating that: "Hey, it's a bank. You put a bunch of valuables all in one place and it's only natural that somebody's gonna try to take it. These things happen right? Fortunately, the First Bank of Gadgetzan is prepared to offer low interest loans to bank customers who are urgently in need of funds, and insurance to cover losses in case of future theft.
Terms and conditions may apply, of course. An anonymous bank employee in the form of a 3'3'' male goblin, with a tattoo of a coin on his wrist and a scar above his left eye, was quoted as saying "C'mooon. How'd they know which wall to knock down? Another article further down the page reports that all seventeen Tuskarr Bros. Funnel Cakes franchises in the shopping district's Food Kingdom, mentioned in an ad on the first edition of the Gadgetzan Gazette, are under investigation for peddling fraudulent foodstuffs and have been closed pending the results of the investigation.
An "unpaid and wholly independent investigator" is quoted as blaming Mayor Noggenfogger for several Mega Market customers becoming seriously ill, stating that the mayor's irresponsible lack of regulation is allowing hucksters like the Tuskarr Bros. The unnamed investigator goes on to point out that while the Tuskarr Bros. The article also reports that a spokesperson for the Mega Market revealed plans to replace the Tuskarr Bros.