Hearthstone Devs Fielding Questions Via Livestream This Friday

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
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The Hearthstone community has been a little rancorous of late, and Blizzard hasn't always been the best at communicating its intentions. While Game Director Ben Brode has done an admirable job of trying to keep up with his Developer Insights videos on YouTube and maintains a healthy presence on Reddit, there have been calls for more open communication between devs and players.

Unfortunately, as Brode revealed recently, that isn't always easy. He records his videos at home after his son goes to bed. Worse, Brode writes that there's "a lot of harassment that comes with being more public," thus discouraging other Hearthstone devs from maintaining a more active presence on social media.

That activity will ramp up tomorrow, Jan. 13, when Brode and Game Designer Dean Ayala host a livestream on the Hearthstone Twitch channel. The duo will start at 9:00 a.m. PST and field live questions from fans -- well, some of them at least, as the room is likely to be just a little packed.

If you attend, keep in mind what Brode said on Reddit -- that harassment just makes Blizzard's devs want to be less open with players. In other words, don't be a dick.

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (4)

Anon 6 years ago
If your afraid of speaking and communicating with your player base then what are you doing in the industry then? Even though the players may be toxic they need to know what's going on somewhat with the game you can't just ignore them. If your just gonna ignore them your better off finding a job in another industry.

Deathloche 6 years ago
If you are afraid of speaking and communicating with your player base, then what are you doing in the industry.

Hellsworth 6 years ago
It's really LoL when Devs are AFFRAID of their player base... I think they should be careful when going to the grocery store, you know it's a public place something might happen.
Reveals hindsight and probably some degree of egocentrism and ignorance which of course leads to fear or even hate... let's just say not positive things!

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