Blizzard is offering a $ 25 refund for a torn Hearthstone card

Increase / Shine like a diamond.

Last month Hearthstone broke a long-standing precedent by selling one cosmetic card upgrade for a whopping $ 25 (or similar amount of in-game currency). Now that the power level of the expensive card is declining, Blizzard is offering a generous return to the players who made that purchase, and allows them to keep the ultra-rare card for download.

Drek’Tar was extremely popular Hearthstone map since its release in December along with the Fractured in Alterac Valley set. Thanks to the card’s ability to draw and summon two minions from your deck on each quest (if your deck is drawn correctly), Drake’Tar has accounted for more than 20 percent of all competing decks this month. according to statisticsand card decks won more than 60 percent of the time.

Diamond forever

For several months, Hearthstone players can find the Legendary Drek’Tar in regular sets, create a copy using in-game dust derived from extra cards, or earn a “free” gold copy by completing various game quests. However, starting April 5, Blizzard added a way to get a new version of Drek’Thar: pay $ 25 (or $ 3,000 in in-game) to purchase the ultra-rare “Diamond” update.

Diamond cards were first introduced in in late March Hearthstone update as a purely cosmetic modification of existing maps. The ultra-rare versions of Diamond, which come complete with custom animations, are aimed at hardcore collectors who want to showcase the rarest and most beautiful versions of their cards.

For the most part, players could get diamond cards Performing quests in the game Tavern Pass Reward Track or collecting complete sets of other legendary rarity cards. Drek’Tar was an exception, however; The only way to get a diamond version of this card is to buy it for in-game gold or cold hard cash during its April sales window.

Many players were not happy with such sales tactics as in the example on the popular topic of Reddit full of complaints of apparent greed from Blizzard. “It’s one thing if you get several diamond cards, but for one card it’s not even enough to cost $ 25,” – user prplehuskie13 wrote in a representative comment.

Sorry for the nerf – give the gold

Go to Thursday when Blizzard Hearthstone update 23.2.2 reduced Drek’Tara’s power level in the game. Now, instead of calling two additional servers, the card only calls one when used. The change led to an immediate reduction in Drek’Thar usage and winnings, according to HSReplay.

These species nerfs quite often when the card becomes too dominant in Hearthstone metagame. And when they do, Blizzard offers affected players a refund in the form of in-game dust that can be used to create other cards (while allowing players to keep recently torn cards in their collection).

However, for players who have spent money on Diamond Drek’Thar, Blizzard will do anything to get their money back. “Any player who owns Diamond Drek’Thar at the time of the patch will automatically receive 3,000 gold when logged in as a refund,” the company said.

That’s enough gold to buy 30 packs of cards, which usually cost $ 35 to $ 40 if purchased in different packs. And that return goes on top of Drek’Thar’s most frustrated Diamond, which players will get to keep as proof of their notable digital consumption.

While Blizzard hasn’t returned real money to players who spent $ 25 on Diamond Drek’Thar, gold in the game is a pretty generous bonus for those who have made investments. And who knows – maybe it will work Hearthstone whales are even more willing to throw money at one cosmetic card upgrade in the future.

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