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Old 04-02-2015, 12:03 PM
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Default Influence of HS and HotS on their Franchises.

What I am talking about here is the potential influence gameplay of Hearthstone and HotS might have on the franchises that spawned them. A certain card or hero may be pretty powerful and be the subject of a lot of jokes/memes which could promote that character or change the way people see them based on the gameplay of those games, this is especially interesting for little known characters.


-Like Tirion, he is a big lore figure but also not that liked and out of the way. Yet in HS he is a superstar, he is love, he is life, he is OP.

-Or Dr. Boom, a virtual unknown who has memetic God status in HS for being insanely OP and evidence of power creep.

-Loatheb who again is fairly unknown is super awesome in HS and capable of stopping any combo. Same goes for Black Knight, though for slightly different reasons.

-Sylvanas, who is hardly unknown but in HS she is so OP, that even after a nerf and 3 card expansions she is still one of the most played legendaries. So much popularity

-Misha/Huffer are both probably infamous now, because hunter is so hated and they always come in package with hunter rush decks. Not to mention Rexxar himself, formerly a very liked lore figure may now be ruined forever because of his role as the hunter of HS.

-Jaraxxus is probably now better known that Kil'jaeden which is absurd. It is such a monolithic presence in HS and he also had the super catchy Mr.Voletron song before.

-Alexstrasza, which usually means you are about to die, quite different than in the lore.

-And how could I forget Ragnaros, who also has God status in HS and may have reached peak popularity in this game rather than WoW.

-Leeroy had his moment of (renewed) immense spotlight when he was part of Miracle Rogue.

-And other famous cards like: Leper Gnome(Ickyfeel!), Doomguard, Sludge Belcher, Undertaker, Unleash the Hounds, Savannah Highmane, Northshire Cleric, Aldor Peacekeeper, Ancient of Lore/War, Druid of the Claw, Yeti, SI:7 Agent, Scrub and so on.


They all have high pop culture status now and that could carry back into the original franchise and from there maybe even into the lore.


And certain heroes being played in a certain way also serves to redefine them. Druid commanding a horde of minions and unleashing devastating combos? Warlock and his sacred bond with giants?... yeah.


Anyhow, just some food for thought.
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