Is anyone else offended by the new layout??

  • Live4vrRdieTryn's Avatar 450 717 Posts Joined 07/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    I'm an Arena and Battlegrounds fan so maybe I'm a little biased, but I really don't enjoy seeing:

     

    Hearthstone

    Battlegrounds 

    Mercenaries

    Modes

     

    You open up modes to find Arena, Solos, Duels and Tavern Brawls. Would it have been so much to ask to split the 4 main bars into 1/8's and also add in practice mode to make up the 8th? 

     

    It just seems clumsy and rushed to me. I feel it's tacky and out of place. They should know better and I hope they change it soon!

     

    HS Needs Mirror Mode: Make Any Deck, 50% You Play it Versus Itself or Play Someone Else's Vs Theirs.

    Please Help Support This Obvious and Needed Idea. Stop Playing With 1% of your Collection.

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  • NebuchadnezzarHS's Avatar Face Collector 1430 754 Posts Joined 06/14/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Offended? No, because that is too strong of a word choice for me personally. Semantics aside, to open the Hearthstone app and seeing the Hearthstone game mode does feel truly weird, almost like opening a Matroesjka doll. They probably could have chosen a more suitable word like: Constructed.

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  • Thraxus's Avatar 1025 291 Posts Joined 05/08/2020
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I am not offended (why should I it's a game after all) though I consider the whole UI to be well let's say far from optimal. I get the point that the box is somewhat iconic (is it really?) but I think that this is a rather weak argument. One of the key principles of modern design is that form follows function. In this case it is the other way round. Imo bad design but nothing to be offended about (slightly annoyed maybe).

    P.S. I bet that they will not change it any time soon

    English is not my native language, so please excuse occasional mistakes

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  • Marega's Avatar 565 823 Posts Joined 05/28/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Thats because most ppl are missing the actual point in this new Layout:

     

    HS is a video game, Battlegrounds is another and Mercenaries will be another different game as well. Think of it as HS on Battlenet client is just another client that spawns 3 different games that are linked together in terms of themes.

     

    Tavern Brawls Duels Arena are just Modes,  variations of HS constructed

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  • Tetsuo's Avatar Ice Rager 805 562 Posts Joined 05/29/2019
    Posted 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    I don't understand how anyone could be offended over something as trivial as this. I've been playing this game for 4 years and I wasn't bothered by it in the slightest. It's not like they completely hid the other modes; all you have to do is click "Modes" and you'll find the rest there. Besides, Tavern Brawl has been dead for a loooong time, so removing it from the main menu just feels right. Does anyone still get excited over Tavern Brawls?

    This is just another instance of people hating on change. You'll get used to it, it's really not that big a deal. 

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