Hearthstone: On My iPad

I have an iPad mini that I use to play video games.  It didn’t occur to me until March 30, 2017, that I could put Hearthstone on my iPad mini.  Previous to this realization, all of my Hearthstone experience happened on my Mac computer.

I learned that the Hearthstone app syncs with the Hearthstone game that I play on my computer.  The best part of playing on an iPad is the way it feels.  I mean, Hearthstone is a card game, so it makes sense to use your fingers to move cards around and fling cards on the virtual table.

The app allowed me to let it know that I was not a new Hearthstone player.  Unexpectedly, it kind of walked me through what could be described as a tutorial anyway.  Most of the screenshots in this blog were taken on March 30, and April 2, 2017.  (I opened the iPack on May 26, 2017.)

Overall, I think Hearthstone is better on an iPad than it is on a desktop computer.  The only complaint I have is that it seems to take a lot longer for the game to find me someone to play against when I play on my iPad mini.  Of course, I tend to play video games in the wee hours of the morning, so this could be entirely my fault.

The Hearthstone app immediately wanted to know if I was a brand new player, or if I already had a Hearthstone account.  I clicked the “Sign In!” button.  If I remember correctly, the next thing I needed to do was sign in with the information I use on the Blizzard desktop app thing.  Just like that – Hearthstone on iPad was able to find all the cards I owned, the decks I made, and everything else.

Innkeeper: Welcome Back!  We’ve got some quests and rewards together you back into the game.

I was given a free Card Pack.  I don’t think this has anything to do with putting Hearthstone on my iPad mini (but I may be wrong about that).  This Card Pack is from the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion.  I have no idea why I was given this free Card Pack – but I’m glad to have it.

What’s inside this Card Pack?

Eater of Secrets can be used in any deck of any Class.  It says: Battlecry: Destroy all enemy Secrets.  Gain +1/+1 for each.  The blue gem means that this is a Rare card.

Squirming Tentacle can be used in any deck of any Class.  It says: Taunt.  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Twilight Elder can be used in any deck of any Class.  It says: At the end of your turn, give your C’Thun +1/+1 (wherever it is).  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Stand Against Darkness can only be used in a Paladin deck.  It says: Summon five 1/1 Silver Hand Recruits.  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Dark Arakkoa is a card that can only be used in a Druid deck.  It says: Taunt  Battlecry: Give your C’Thun +3/+3 (wherever it is).  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Innkeeper: I prepared three quests to get you going.  Here’s the first!

The first quest is called Return of the Hero.  It requires players to “Defeat the 3 challengers”.  Each challenger is an NPC (non-player character).

Innkeeper: There are three challengers who have been waiting for you.

The game automatically selected a Mage deck for me.  The Return of the Hero quest requires players to defeat three challengers: Alleria Windrunner, Morgl the Oracle, and Magni Bronzebeard.

Jaina Proudmoore vs Alleria Windrunner

This match was easy.

Victory!  I defeated Alleria Windrunner.

I made progress in the Return of the Hero quest.  One down – two to go!

iPack – Awarded for playing a game on iPad

The iPack is a Classic Card Pack.

Fen Creeper can be used in any deck of any Class.  It says: Taunt. The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Arathi Weaponsmith can only be used in a Warrior deck.  It says: Battlecry: Equip a 2/2 weapon.  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Injured Blademaster can be used in any deck of any Class.  It says: Battlecry: Deal 4 damage to HIMSELF.  The blue gem means that this is a Rare card.

Cold Blood is a card that can only be used in a Rogue deck.  It says: Give a minion +2 Attack.  Combo: +4 Attack instead.  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

Wrath can only be used in a Druid deck.  It says: Choose One – Deal 3 damage to a minion; or 1 damage and draw a card.  The white gem means that this is a Common card.

The second challenger is Morgl the Oracle.  This screenshot shows that I was working on the Return of the Hero Quest.  It says: Defeat the three challengers to earn 3 Classic packs and return to the box!

Jaina Proudmoore vs Morgl the Oracle

Victory!  I defeated Morgl the Oracle.  Two down – one more to go!

Magni is the third challenger.

Jaina Proudmoore vs Magni Bronzebeard

Magni Bronzebeard: For Khaz Modan!

 

Victory!  I defeated Magni Bronzebeard.

I completed the Return of the Hero Quest and received 3 Classic Card Packs.  I will open those packs in my next Hearthstone blog.

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