Ego Check with The Id DM

Dr. Peter Whalen on Hearthstone: Journey to Un’Goro, Dr. Tzachi Zach on Vicious Syndicate

March 7, 2017

This week's MEGA Hearthstone episode celebrates the annoucement of the next expansion, Journey to Un'Goro. First, Dr. Peter Whalen, Senior Game Designer for Hearthstone, joins me to discuss his experiences working for Blizzard since 2015 and his role as Lead Designer for the Journey to Un'Goro expansion. He provides additional details about the Adapt and Quest mechanics, and discusses the realities of designing content for a passionate fanbase with access to data analytics to attack Ranked play. Around the 30-minute mark, Dr. Tzachi Zach joins me to talk about the his role as Co-Owner and Data Analyst for Vicious Syndicate. He explains how the weekly Data Reaper Reports are created, and comments on how players and the Hearthstone designers can benefit from the analytics provided by Vicious Syndicate.

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