Three times a year, Christmas comes early to fans of Blizzard Entertainment's digital card game, Hearthstone. When expansions go live after weeks (or months) of anticipation, players new and old flock to the game they love to crack open some card packs, check out what new content is in store and try out fun and wacky decks before the meta is solved. Excitement for the game is at a triannual high.
When Madness at the Darkmoon Faire launched on Tuesday, things were a little different. While many were talking about cool cards and decks they were experimenting with, more were focused on an announcement Blizzard had made earlier in the day.