hearthstone: the league of explorers Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com hearthstone: the league of explorers RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Emerging game video sharing platform reached 10 million active users https://www.gameskinny.com/rztvy/emerging-game-video-sharing-platform-reached-10-million-active-users https://www.gameskinny.com/rztvy/emerging-game-video-sharing-platform-reached-10-million-active-users Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:44:36 -0400 StratGamer48

With the rising of popularity of gaming videos, the streaming industry is growing too. Besides Twitch, YouTube Gaming, and FACEIT, there's another game video sharing platform that's thriving on this trend. Plays.tv is a platform where gamers to share their "best hit" moments with others.

On April 6, the site finally hit its 10 million monthly active user milestone, with 4 million content creators. According to a report from CNET, the number of active users on the site is the equal to the number of active users on Instagram by the time the app celebrated its first birthday.

"We're the only platform in the world that can actually read what you do in the game. And plays.tv is starting to offer tools to help more game makers feed that data into player's videos."

-- Dennis Fong, co-founder of Plays.tv

Plays.tv allows users to interact and notify their friends and opponents in game by recording with the Plays.tv Client. After recording and posting on Plays.tv, the player also can share their videos on Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and other social media platforms. Besides this, users also can follow their favorite players and games. 

Popular games being played in plays.tv and their short videos recorded by players

At the moment, Plays.tv has covered popular games like League of Legends, DOTA2, Battlefield 4, Hearthstones... Ultimately, Fong's goal is to make Plays.tv into "Gamers' Facebook" -- a large platform where majority of gamers gather and share their best moments.  

Hearthstone's League of Explorers opens its fourth and final wing https://www.gameskinny.com/nbaia/hearthstones-league-of-explorers-opens-its-fourth-and-final-wing https://www.gameskinny.com/nbaia/hearthstones-league-of-explorers-opens-its-fourth-and-final-wing Fri, 11 Dec 2015 03:02:52 -0500 John Adamczyk

Today, we see the release of the fourth and final wing of Hearthstone's third solo adventure The League of Explorers. Here, you'll be facing Skelesaurus Hex, The Steel SentinelArch-Thief Rafaam, and Rafaam Unleashed. This also marks the release of the rogue and mage class challenges.

For the brave of heart, the heroic mode is where the real difficulty lies, offering hardcore players daunting fights and bragging rights.

And, most importantly, a new wing means new cards. Fortunately, if you're scrambling for gold -- or, like me, haven't even unlocked the third wing yet -- don't fret: the cards in this wing aren't incredibly powerful. This is merciful on Blizzard's part, considering the fact that this wing requires you to have spent 2,100 gold already, and asks 700 more to unlock it. 

If you want some genuinely fun cards to play with, though, you best start grinding gold. The fourth and final wing brings us two new legendary minions that might not be powerful, but can definitely be entertaining to play with.










Both cards create huge, splashy effects that will undoubtedly allow for some memorable plays. Elise Starseeker is tragically slow, but amazingly fun.

Just by playing her, she sets you off on a treasure hunt. "Map to the Golden Monkey" is just the first piece of the puzzle, and playing it will start the treasure hunt all over again. However, if you can somehow survive while waiting to draw this card, you won't be disappointed:

Of course, waiting around to draw this card isn't the soundest of strategies, but building a deck and trying to pull it off is definitely going to be a blast. 

As for Rafaam, he'll give you a pick of three powerful cards:


Sadly, at ten mana, Rafaam's gifts aren't going to be breaking the meta anytime soon, but like Elise Starseeker, he's an entertaining card that does entertaining things, and Hearthstone can always use more of that.

It's especially refreshing to see that we're getting more casual cards since legendary powerhouses like Brann Bronzebeard and Reno Jackson are already shaking the meta up in crazy ways.

Now that League of Explorers is done, it's likely we'll see a lull in content, and the meta will stabilize. What do you think the best decks will be now that the entire expansion has been released?

Hearthstone: League of Explorers takes a one-week break, try these new LoE decks while you wait https://www.gameskinny.com/9t1cq/hearthstone-league-of-explorers-takes-a-one-week-break-try-these-new-loe-decks-while-you-wait https://www.gameskinny.com/9t1cq/hearthstone-league-of-explorers-takes-a-one-week-break-try-these-new-loe-decks-while-you-wait Wed, 25 Nov 2015 04:10:45 -0500 Joe DeClara

In observance of Thanksgiving, the third wing of Hearthstone's adventure expansion, League of Explorers, will not be launching this Thursday, but will be made available next week. In the meantime, Blizzard has already released eighteen new cards throughout the first two weeks of the expansion, and Hearthstone's dedicated community of deck builders have already slammed some new brews for players to try out.

Trogg Shaman

Shaman has been something of a dormant class in Hearthstone's otherwise dynamic meta. In spite of Blizzard's attempts to offer cards for viable Shaman decks (the recent collection of Totem cards from The Grand Tournament stands out especially), the class's Overload feature continues to hold it back from reaching Legend status.

With the latest slew of cards, however, came the Tunnel Trogg. This minion's low cost and positive reaction to Overload seems to have been the last missing piece to a powerful, well-balanced Shaman deck. Hearthpwn.com user DarkClaw20 makes use of this new one-drop minion, as well as the new Jeweled Scarab, in this incredible Overload deck.

Raptor Rogue

Unlike Shaman, the Rogue class is notorious for featuring multiple overpowered archetypes since Hearthstone's release. This has lead to numerous nerfs in the past, leaving Rogue virtually unplayable more than once.

Fortunately, the League of Explorers has brought us the Unearthed Raptor. This prehistoric critter copies the Deathrattle effect of any friendly boarded minion of your choosing. Not a day out from the raptor's release, RDIFB crafted an exceptional deck around this minion. Featuring cards like Loot Hoarder, Piloted Shredder, and Dr. Boom, there's plenty in this brew for the Unearthed Raptor to work with.

Aggro Druid

Despite this deck not featuring any cards from League of Explorers, it's making a killing in the current meta. The mana curve is a bit heavy for an aggro deck, but it makes up for this with cards like Innervate and Druid of the Saber (the latter coming from The Grand Tournament). This allows for creatures like Piloted Shredder and Fel Reaver to get an early drop. And of course, like any contemporary Druid deck, Savage Roar and Force of Nature both make an appearance for a deadly combo.

What decks have you been playing since League of Explorers launched? Have any new brews of your own you'd like to share? Sound off in the comments below!

Hearthstone: League of Explorers Guide Week 1 https://www.gameskinny.com/ww47s/hearthstone-league-of-explorers-guide-week-1 https://www.gameskinny.com/ww47s/hearthstone-league-of-explorers-guide-week-1 Sat, 14 Nov 2015 09:56:03 -0500 Joe DeClara

The first wing of Hearthstone's third adventure expansion has launched. This week's installment includes three bosses, two class challenges, and nine new cards as reward. Here's a quick guide on what to expect, and how to quickly get through the League of Explorers: Temple of Orsis.


The first boss can be beaten with most standard decks, though a mana curve favoring low-cost cards will prove most optimal. Zinaar's hero power will automatically grant the player "wishes" (in the form of 0-cost spells), which feature the new "Discover" mechanic. This means an increase in card draw, so be sure to empty your hand whenever possible.

Though most low-cost decks can do the job, the Mage's Flamewaker paired with cheap spells and Zinaar's barrage of wishes can make easy work of this genie. For defeating Zinaar, the player will receive Djinni of Zephyrs and the Jeweled Scarab.


Sun Raider Phaerix

In this battle, a minion called the Rod of the Sun is placed in front of Sun Raider Phaerix, rendering him impervious to any damage. However, defeat this 0/5 minion, and the rod is yours - that is, until Phaerix destroys it in return. While the rod is out of your hands, you'll be bombarded with numerous attacks and hero-damaging deathrattles.

I found my Handlock deck to be most effective here, as it embraced these constant attacks, then rebounded with mighty giants once the rod was mine. Once Phaerix is slain, you'll be rewarded with the Summoning Stone and Anubisath Sentinel

Temple Escape

Instead of fighting a boss, you must ward off increasingly nasty creatures as the temple collapses around you! With each of the ten turns you have to escape, you'll be given navigational choices; take the longer route, or skip a turn by facing a 7/7 giant? Survive all ten turns, and you'll walk away with the Shaman's Rumbling Elemental, and the Paladin secret, Sacred Trial. Also, having escaped the Temple of Orsis, you will be presented with a new legendary card: Reno Jackson.


Class Challenges

In the two class challenges this week, Garrosh faces off with Zinaar with a heavy focus on taunt, while Gul'dan does battle with Sun Raider Phaerix in a more demon-based match. Completing the Warrior challenge will earn you the Obsidian Destroyer, and your Warlock will receive a Dark Peddler.

What do you think of this week's batch of cards? Will they be enough to get you back in the inn? And which decks did you use to escape the Temple of Orsis? Let us know in the comments below, and for more guides on the League of Explorers, keep an eye on GameSkinny!