Speaking to us at an occasion in London, Hearthstone lead artist Ben Thompson revealed that a few of the weapons coming within the recreation’s subsequent enlargement, Kobolds & Catacombs, will converse to you from the board.
The crew had been taking a look at World of Warcraft, Thompson says, and noticed a mechanic they might carry: “Aluneth, for example, […] does talk to you and has interactions with the player. As a result, [we were like] ‘that’s kind of a fun thing – that’s very Hearthstone, maybe we just change some of the things it says.”
Aluneth and the opposite legendaries received’t be chattering away at you on a regular basis. Senior recreation designer Peter Whalen explains that, “Aluneth has a play line when it comes out, it has a death line – maybe has more than one death line, I don’t remember – and then when it triggers it also says things too.”
You don’t want to fret about it being too talkative – “It’s not 100% of the time when it triggers,” Whalen says, “that was a little irritating, and it has multiple lines that it says when it fires.”
Whalen additionally confirmed that “Aluneth’s not the only one [that talks]”.
It’s attention-grabbing that Thompson and Whalen use Aluneth as the instance, as we all know that Medivh shall be one of many different mage heroes of Kobolds & Catacombs and Aluneth is Medivh’s mom’s workers, so there’s a number of room for distinctive interactions – if Blizzard had been trying to put in any easter eggs, that’s.
It’s unlikely that any of the opposite weapons revealed to date may have voice traces. However, the artifact weapons from World of Warcraft are the most probably to have traces added to them, as a result of that’s how they work within the MMO. The most well-known artifact is Xal’atath, Blade of the Black Empire, which is a Priest weapon, however that class has already had its legendary for the upcoming enlargement revealed.
Another probably candidate is the Skull of Man’ari, which could possibly be the Warlock’s weapon, significantly as Blizzard informed is that the Warlock weapon had zero assault.
We’ll know extra shortly.