The second week of the Forbidden Library event begins later today! We've got the first part of a new 10-part adventure, the Book of Heroes, and a new hero in the shop. Read on for more details!
You can find a full schedule of the Forbidden Library events here.
The Book of Heroes Adventure
The Book of Heroes is a new adventure launching today that aims to tell the tales of our basic Hearthstone heroes.
- Jaina Proudmoore is the first Hero available in the adventure.
- Additional Heroes will be added to the game over the next year.
- Upon completion of the wing, you will earn a card pack dedicated to that specific class. (Earnable once)
If you want to see what is in store for you in the adventure, we've datamined it here.
Scholar Jaina Available in the Shop - 1 Week Only!
The same Scholar Jaina from the Book of Heroes adventure is going to be available in the shop.
- Available for $9.99 USD (9.99 EUR).
- You can only purchase Scholar Jaina for the next week.
- She does not have unique voicelines but instead uses the default Mage ones.
The bundle includes Scholar Jaina's Hero and 5 Standard Mage packs.
I already got all mage cards as of yet. So if I safe the Standard Mage packs for the next big cycle, does it grand mage cards from the new cycle as well?
TL;DR: I think not. I think that when a card pack is added to the "Open Packs" section, the content of the pack is already decided (regardless of whether you open it or not). One way you can possibly bypass this, is to finish the last wing of the adventure when the next big cycle starts and earn your pack at that time.
How I found out: I kept some Classic packs without opening them before the launch of the Year of the Raven, when Ice Block, Molten Giant and Coldlight Oracle were added to HoF. I did so, so that I won't get any extra copies of those cards and possibly get new ones that I haven't already possess. After the cards were HoFed, I open the Classic packs and found 2 copies of Coldlight Oracle and came to the above conclusion.
This is so lame. They've basically killed PVE content for an entire year. Their "adventures" have always been a chore to go through, with annoying popups full of cringy dialogue and dad jokes that you can't skip (not even when you replay it for the nth time) and typically no replayability whatsoever. The "story" is vaguely amusing at best, and more often than not completely boring, predictable and unfun.
Yeah, it might be "free content", but I'd much rather have another great dungeon-run style game mode for 2-3k gold like Dalaran Heist than this forgettable one-off filler content that I'll only be doing once for the pack.
I'll start off by saying that I always enjoy adventure content, and this was no different. Nice flavor and plot, fun broken card options, and satisfying progression through the levels, upgraded hero power, etc.
But that deck? Who designed it? Luna's Pocket Galaxy when you have hardly any high-cost minions? Elemental synergy cards when you have very few elementals? It's like I was playing a Dungeon Run or Dalaran Heist, but getting offered the worst buckets, and not even getting to choose!
It was a nice setup for a quick recap of the first handful of WoW expansions to those that have not seen it, as far as gameplay tho most of the opponent hero powers were either too easy to work around or ended up killing themselves through massive card draw.
Well i got 1 Legendary (Khadgar and 2 Epics ) so for me personaly buying the Skin with the Packs paid off :) - also i like the Skin even tough i would have preferred the second one.
I got Chenvaala as it's the only mage legendary I was missing.
I got a duplicate epic from my free pack: Apexis Blast. I was surprised by this, as I don't have all the mage epics in standard.
I'm waiting for Uther story. I'm pretty sure it will be very short ;)
What's hilarious is that the Jaina from the Solo Adventure - despite having the same portrait as the purchaseable one - has actually new voice lines. I really can't fathom why they wouldn't use them for the new skin
But all of her new voicelines are interactions with other characters. She still has her normal Thanks,Well played,greetings, wow, oops and threaten emote in the new mode. So that's not really an arguement
Not in the first one, the one that uses the paid skin. Her voice actually sounds younger, although her lines are the same.
The mage packs are intriguing. Given that there's a 10 pack pity counter on most pack types until you open your first legendary, does this mean we have a 10% chance of opening a mage legendary in the pack we earn for completing the solo content?
The pity timer does not applies to special packs (golden, these, year of XXX etc.)
But they are still great, thanks to no duplication rule and cards from standard you will get any standard cards you miss.
I'm pretty sure it does
Pity timer does NOT apply to golden packs.
yep, I remember reading some time ago that indeed it does
basically every type of card pack has it's own pity timer and first 10 pack leg timer, be it golden pack, mage pack or a standard pack
$15 say Jaina will be $15!
Week 2? I didn't even realize it came out