Designer Insights


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Designer Insights (sometimes called Developer Insights) is an occasional series of live or prerecorded videos released by members of the Team 5 Team 5 (also known as Blizzard Team 5) are the Blizzard Entertainment development team responsible for Hearthstone. A "small and nimble" team of 15 members for much of the game s original development, the team has hearthstone Hearthstone design team, primarily featuring Game Director Ben Brode Ben Brode Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 3 Attack: 4 Health: 1 Your volume can t be reduced below maximum.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] "There is no way to contain the Brode." - Yong hearthstone .

Designer Insights videos offer a way for the designers to directly communicate with players, outside of media such reddit, @@@#@@@Twitter( and the official forums. Brode describes the format as "face to face, almost", considering video a better format to discuss game design issues and things the developers are worried about for the future of the game.


The first official Designer Insights was released in Sep. 2015, primarily addressing the perceived phenomenon of power creep Power creep is a process that sometimes occurs in games where new content (in this case cards) slowly outstrip the power of previous alternatives. This leads to players abandoning previous options in favour of the in Hearthstone as well as the new player experience. Be that as it may, the prototype for the series came a few months earlier when Ben Brode made a prerecorded guest appearance in a video by popular streamer Kripparrian Category:{{{location}}}]] Octavian Moroșan help] edit] Team Information Youtube: Kripparrian Twitter: Kripparrian Share this Page Tweet "Kripparrian smirks into your soul." - TotalBiscuit 1] Octavian "Kripparrian" Moroșan, also known as Kripp or nl_Kripp, is a noted hearthstone , addressing the topic of bad cards Busy night... but there s always room for another! This page aims to document Hearthstone s design and development, from the cornerstones of its initial conception to present-day philosophies and design paradigms. For a quick overview of hearthstone . This debut appearance met with an overwhelmingly positive reception, leading to the development of the series on an ongoing basis.

Since then the series has seen an erratic schedule, often with months between videos, sometimes with two videos released in one month. In Jan. 2017 Brode posted on reddit explaining some of the challenges involved in making videos more frequently, chiefly the lack of a dedicated space for recording the videos, the surprising amount of time and work that goes into making a video, and the fact that he makes the videos in his own time following the work day, making it a challenge to balance with his family schedule (especially with his two young children). Brode also mentioned that while he planned to encourage other members of the team to get involved in the videos, not all were "as excited about being a public face" of the game as he and Yong Woo Yong Woo Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 5 Attack: 3 Health: 2 Your other minions have +3 Attack and Charge.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Yong Woo is a Blizzard employee, member of Team hearthstone , stating, "there is a lot of harassment that comes with being more public."

Despite these challenges, less than two weeks later the series` first live Q&A session took place on Twitch, featuring the first appearance of Dean Ayala Dean Ayala Set: CREDITS Type: Minion Rarity: Legendary Cost: 7 Attack: 7 Health: 5 You can t lose stars while this is in your deck.See this card on Hearthpwn data page] Aug. Dean Ayala is a hearthstone alongside Ben Brode. Brode stated that he had "been itching to do this for a while". In Oct. 2016, the first Designer Insights video was released that did not featureSpecial attraction Brode, instead being hosted by designers Pat Nagle Pat Nagle is a Blizzard employee and designer on Hearthstone, working specifically on Tavern Brawls. Nagle is currently listed in the game s credits as a Strike Team member, reflecting his involvement with the game prior hearthstone and Dan Emmons Dan Emmons is a member of Team 5, and designer for Hearthstone. 1] He works primarily on Tavern Brawls, as well as on initial design for new card sets. 2] Notes edit | edit source] hearthstone .



  • Official @@@#@@@YouTube( playlist
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  • Designer Insights: Fireside Gatherings (2017-04-03)
  • Live Stream Q&A - Year of the Mammoth (2017-02-21) (Summary)
  • Developer Insights: Livestream Q&A! (2017-01-13) (Summary)
  • Designer Insights with Dan and Pat: Tavern Brawls (2016-10-17)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: Purify (2016-08-08)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: A New Way to Play (2016-02-02)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: Content Updates (2016-01-12)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: Consistency (2015-12-22)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: Basic Cards (2015-12-02)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: Warsong Commander (2015-10-14)
  • Designer Insights with Ben Brode: The dark side of releaseAnnounce new content (2015-09-09)
  • Ben Brode & Kripp On Bad Cards (2015-06-14)