Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hearthstone Beta

So unless you live under a rock or somewhere equally without internet (in which case how are you reading this, you wizard?), you probably know about Hearthstone, Blizzards new completely virtual card game. It was released in closed beta two weeks ago to widespread fanfare and excitement virtually everywhere. Fast forward to today, when a tweet from Blizzard says that the opt-in wave of Beta keys has finished.

I am one of the people who has been looking forward to Hearthstone since the announcement of it. The beta release hyped me a little more than it should have, as I tend to not get overly hyped about betas of games. If I get into a beta, then I play it, but certainly don't make it all I play. However, looking at the thread on the Hearthstone sub-reddit, you would think that Blizzard has killed someones hopes and dreams in life. Let's take a look shall we:

Fuck hearthstone
Whoa! Chill out dude. You were so hyped about this game 2 weeks ago, and now you are angry because you missed out on an invite to a closed beta? Talk about entitled.

Fuck the people who brand us as "entitled", if Blizzard knew what the fuck they were doing, they'd make the beta open. 
I'm sorry to have to be the one to break it to you man, but you are acting pretty damn entitled. You expect to be in a closed beta, despite the fact that you are no more entitled to it than me.

Apparently being a long-time Blizzard veteran means nothing to them, however every single mediocre streamer and their grandma gets to play the game because marketing.
I've played every single Blizzard game since Warcraft 2. Does that mean that I am any more entitled to get into the beta than someone who has played every Blizzard game since Warcraft 3? Starcraft 2? Get off your high horse and deal with the fact that you aren't some special snowflake. And of course Blizzard is going to market the game. That's what it's all about.

In short, chill out guys. You'll get your chance to play this game. It's not going to kill you to wait till open release.

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