Golden Wisp Episode 113: Bye Bye Buccaneer

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec discuss the upcoming balance and ranked play changes, the myriad of tournaments this weekend, including the European Winter Championship, and take a look at what decks are the fastest to play in the current expansion.

Episode 113 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Incoming Nerfs and a Change to Ranked Play
  2. Puffin Joins the Hearthstone Team
  3. Design Philosophy with Max McCall
  4. First Arena Top 100
  5. Hafu and Dude 7597 Join NRG
  6. Millenium Signs New Roster

Tournament News

  1. Europe Winter Championships (vods)
  2. ESL Trinity Series (vods)
  3. Kinguin for Charity (vods)
  4. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot
  3. Vicious Syndicate on Game Length


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Golden Wisp Episode 112: The People vs. Team 5

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec once again discuss a Ben Brode response post, go over week three of the ESL Trinity Series and the Kinguin for Charity tournament, and show you how to play Rage's Djinni Priest. Don't chastise us for our inability to pronounce that word!

Episode 112 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Boss Battle Royal Winrates from last week
  2. Ben Brode on Shaman, the Meta, and Balance
  3. New Expansion Theme Leaked??
  4. Global Games Format Announced

Tournament News

  1. ESL Trinity Series (vods)
  2. Sottle on 'Why You Should be Watching the ESL Trinity Series
  3. Kinguin for Charity (vods)
  4. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot

Decklist of the Week!

  1. Rage's Djinni OTK Priest (note: we played -2 loot hoarders, + shadow word death + cabal shadowpriest)


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Golden Wisp Episode 111: Shamanstone

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk Ben Brode and design complexity, go over the myriad of tournaments played this weekend, including the first major of 2017, and finally give in to Shamanstone during 'the meta.'

Episode 111 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Android File Size Decreased!
  2. Xixo Interview with Gosu Gamers
  3. Ben Brode Interview with Polygon (corresponding reddit thread)
  4. Hearthstone Earns $395 million in 2016

Tournament News

  1. ESL Trinity Series (vods)
  2. Pax South (vods)
  3. Kinguin for Charity (vods)
  4. Battle of the Best (vods)
  5. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot


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Golden Wisp Episode 110: Ratgate

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk about the rise of Max McCall, pour over the ESL Trinity Series opening week and China vs NA and discuss when you want the coin!

Episode 110 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Max McCall in the Hearthstone Forums
  2. Ben Brode Interview with PC Gamer
  3. Freakeh Signs with Fade2Karma
  4. Chinese Servers go Down
  5. Kabal Chemist Fixed

Tournament News

  1. ESL Trinity Series (vods)
  2. China vs NA (round 3)
  3. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. Win Rates Going First versus with Coin


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Golden Wisp Episode 109: What We Learned From the Q&A

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk about the Hearthstone Q&A stream, the World Esports Games, and the most popular cards played since the release of Mean Streets!

Episode 109 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Hearthstone Q&A Stream
  2. Brian Kibler Response Video
  3. IGN Interview with Mike Donais
  4. Azubu Acquires Hitbox
  5. Trinity Series Starts Wednesday!

Tournament News

  1. WESG 2016 Finals (vods)
  2. China vs NA (day 1) (day 2)
  3. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot
  3. Most Played Cards in Mean Streets by Vicious Syndicate


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Golden Wisp Episode 108: Much Ado About Standard

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk about Ben Brode's latest comments on Standard, the latest team news, and give their weekly meta picks! 

Episode 108 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Ben Brode and the New Player Experience
  2. Ben Brode and the Upcoming Rotation
  3. Designer Insights Live Stream Jan 13th @ 9am PST
  4. Alliance Signs Powder
  5. Counter Logic Gaming Enters Hearthstone with ex-Navi
  6. Hearthstone Winter Championship set for March 23-27th
  7. NA vs China this Week!
  8. Miami Heat Invest in Misfits

Tournament News

  1. Gold Series Winter (decklists)
  2. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot


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Golden Wisp Episode 107: New Year, New Drama

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk about all the new Hearthstone drama, the Amaz Gang Wars, and tell you how to play Feno's Menagerie Druid! 

Episode 107 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. So You Think You Can Cast? 
  2. Reddit vs Team 5
  3. Reynad Makes Forbes' 30 under 30
  4. Meta Snapshot vs Data Reaper Report (Reynad's vid) (VS's response)
  5. Rope Queueing
  6. 8 Biases that are Making you Worse at Magic
  7. World Elite Disbands
  8. SK Gaming Drops Most of Its Roster

Tournament News

  1. Zagreb Gaming Arena (vods)
  2. Amaz Gang Wars (vods)
  3. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot

Decklist of the Week

  1. Feno's Menagerie Druid

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Golden Wisp Episode 106: 2016 was Cool, 2017 Wishlists

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec talk about the announced ESL team league, revisit an exciting 2016, and discuss their wishlists for 2017. 

Episode 107 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Orange Interview with Esports Heaven
  2. ESL Announces the Trinity Series
  3. Millenium Disbands
  4. HCT Changes
  5. Look Back at 2016
  6. 2017 Wishlists

Tournament News

  1. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. Vicious Syndicate Snapshot
  2. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot

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Golden Wisp Episode 104: Our Picks for 2016!

This week on the Golden Wisp, Hunter and Alec go through the Gosu Awards Nominations, discuss Batstone, Esports Superstars & the Malaysia Major and talk about the first full week of the new meta!

Episode 104 of everyone's favorite 0-cost podcast!

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This week's topics:

News

  1. Ben Brode Promoted to Game Director of Hearthstone
  2. Hearthstone Hotfixes
  3. New Hearthstone Ads
  4. China to Force Online Games with Loot Boxes to Release Item Probabilities
  5. Hearthstone Box to Offer Tournament Mode
  6. CN vs NA 2017 Announced
  7. Gosu Awards 2016

Tournament News

  1. Batstone #2 (vods)
  2. Esports Superstars (vods)
  3. Malaysia Major (vods)
  4. Hearthstone Esports Schedule

The Meta

  1. TempoStorm Meta Snapshot

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