Curse Launches HearthPwn - HearthStone News, Tools and Database, Blue Posts, Community Commentary: Philanthropy Station

Curse Launches HearthPwn - HearthStone News, Tools and Database
Curse has launched its official HearthStone website - HearthPwn! Inside players can find a full database including all cards, a deck builder, a deck database and a wiki! The forums are also open for anyone wanting to discuss the game. Check out the links below for more information!

Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Identifying With Vendor Open
We certainly appreciate the feedback, but I wanted to offer some clarification about a feature that went into patch 1.0.7 a few months ago that might have slipped your notice.

One of the changes we made in patch 1.0.7 was that you could now identify items while in the vendor window. So if you talk to a vendor, you'll be able to identify it using right click, and then you can also choose to sell it with a second right click. As usual, if you accidentally sell an item, you can still retrieve it from the vendor’s buy-back tab while still in the same game.

While you are in the vendor window, you should no longer be able to right click on an item in your inventory and accidentally equip it. Effectively, having a vendor window open while identifying your items should help ensure that you do not inadvertently equip items while you are identifying them. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

There Has Been No Key Drop Nerf
It's unfortunate that you're having a bad luck streak, but I can assure you that the drop rates on keys have not been nerfed or otherwise changed in patch 1.0.8. The drop rate is still 5% on MP0, 10% on MP1, and 20% on MP2, all the way up through a 100% drop rate on MP10.

Having a “hot streak” of good drops, or by contrast, a streak of poor drops can happen because the probability of each roll is not tied to the previous one. Because of this, you are not guaranteed any set number of Legendaries, set items, or rares within a certain period of time.

While Magic Find does not impact your key drop rates, it does affect the quality of loot drops you’ll see, though not necessarily the number of drops you get from a particular kill (you can find out more about Magic Find here). Thus having high MF and being able to quickly and effectively clear challenging monsters will certainly aide your cause, but at the end of the day, the “luck” each player has will vary widely.

Hopefully that helps explain things a bit! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The Smell of Diablo
Which area within Diablo III do you think would smell the worst?

I'd wager that the variety of stenches and foul odors found within the Halls of Agony would fairly difficult to tolerate, for one. I'm all for BBQ, but that is precisely the wrong sort sort of BBQ.

Oh, heck yeah. Especially that big burning mound of dead in the area with the torture barrows, guillotine, and iron maidens below the entrance to the second level.

Though I think the sewers of Caldeum rate up there too. There are times when I don't even want to touch the health globes, especially the ones that come from the insects and serpents that emerge from the exploded bloated corpses. Yuck :P
I agree! I'd also imagine that just going down into the Caldeum Sewers would make your clothes reek for weeks on-end.

Whoever has a laundry business there must be making a killing! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Community Commentary: Philanthropy Station

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

This week's Community Commentary shout-out goes to runit3 and his awesome project known as the "Philanthropy Station."

Designed to give new players and veteran players a way to connect, the Philanthropy Station is all about helping others out. The way the project works is pretty simple: veteran players volunteer their services in one of several categories -- including Hardcore, Ubers MP10 (or requested MP), Paragon leveling MP10 (or requested MP), power leveling, questing, and build advice and game mechanics -- and then other players sign up to matched with verified volunteers according to the type of gameplay or assistance they're looking for.

There's an application process as well as a few rules for players to follow (all in place to provide the best experience possible for everyone involved), so if you're interested in supporting this project or think you might benefit from a little philanthropy, be sure to head over to the official forums to learn more!

Know of any other similar community-run projects, services, or groups that focus on new player help? Share a link in the comments or send an email to [email protected].


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