Blizzard Responds to Journey to Un’Goro Card Distribution Controversy
Many from the community continue to express concerns regarding the card distribution of Journey to Un’Goro, the new expansion pack for Hearthstone.
Since its release a couple of days back, many have noted that the expansion pack is distributing a rather high amount of duplicate cards. Hearthstone employs a probability system, meaning that there is a specific percentage chance of what type of cards each pack will unlock. However, players are alleging that the card distribution system is flawed for the new expansion.
Earlier today, Blizzard posted on the official forums to address the growing concerns and confirm that the card distribution for Journey to Un’Goro is working as intended.
“We have seen a number of posts from our community today regarding Journey to Un’Goro packs and the possibility that they might be distributing an abnormally high amount of duplicate cards,” stated community manager Daxxarri. “We want to assure everyone that we have looked into this concern and have found that Journey to Un’Goro card distribution is working properly, both at a per card and per rarity basis, and is consistent with previous Hearthstone releases.”
There is also a random factor that decides what cards a player unlocks. However, getting the same card over and over again means a lost opportunity for another. Many players have stated that unlocking around a hundred card packs have left them with multiple duplicates. On the other hand, there are those who pre-ordered the expansion pack for its 50 card packs and are also dealing with a batch of duplicate cards.
A similar controversy affected Hearthstone when it received the Mean Streets of Gadgetzan expansion pack last year. The card distribution for tri-class cards was bugged, resulting in Blizzard to send out a ton of free card packs. In short, those who pre-ordered the expansion for its 50 packs received an additional 17 packs for free.
The same will not happen for a second time because Journey to Un’Goro is working properly, according to the developer.
For those unaware, the new Journey to Un’Goro patch rotates every card from Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers. In addition, six other cards are being sent to the Hall of Fame: Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner, Ragnaros the Firelord, Power Overwhelming (Warlock), Ice Lance (Mage), and Conceal (Rogue).