It can be very easy to get swept up in waves of drama, especially at a time when the most vocal portion of a player base for a particular game (in this case, Hearthstone) is seemingly almost searching for reasons to be upset with the game and/or its developers. Blizzard's CM_Aratil did not do much to help matters when making this comment on Reddit:
"You're not going to like this response, but in the spirit of transparency, a few items in your list are definitely not requested by the majority of Hearthstone players: deck slots(crazy, but true), ladder system, tournament format, tournament friendly mode, arena improvements, achievements, addressing inconsistency. This does not mean that we don't care about these items. In fact, we have mentioned many times that we are working on many of the items on your list, but we simply don't have any meaningful updates at this time. If you simply want us to acknowledge that we are still working on them, then here you go: We are still working on them."
The bad: The comment sounds almost condescending, particularly at the end. This is not a great way to engage with your community, and surely by know, Aratil has realized this was a mistake.
The good: All of the mentioned features, despite not being "requested by the majority of Hearthstone players", are being worked on, which means there is hope that new things will be added to the game over time. This, of course, does not mean they're all going to be implemented right away, but it does mean the team has a vision for the future of the game, and plans on it continually evolving.
The notion of more deck slots has become a running joke within the community, and fortunately senior game designer Ben Brode wanted to make sure there was no misunderstanding on that particular topic.
Don't believe everything you read! More deck slots are being actively worked on. :)
— Ben Brode (@bdbrode) November 4, 2015
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