Blizzard offers refund for nerfed $25 Hearthstone card

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Last month, Hearthstone broke a long-standing precedent by selling a single cosmetic card upgrade for a whopping $25 (or a similar amount of in-game currency). Drek'Thar has been an extremely popular Hearthstone card since its release in December alongside the Fractured in Alterac Valley set. Diamond cards were first introduced in a late-March Hearthstone update as a purely cosmetic modification to existing cards. For players who spent money on Diamond Drek'Thar, though, Blizzard is going the extra mile with its refund. And that refund is on top of the nerfed Diamond Drek'Thar itself, which players will get to keep as evidence of their conspicuous digital consumption.


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Diamond Dynasty is, make no mistake, a cash spigot for Sony. To be fair, Diamond Dynasty still offers a lot of great cards that can be acquired, battle pass style, by completing certain cumulative objectives. I have spent money in Diamond Dynasty, and I’m not proud of it. I doubt I was the only one, last year, who funded his player’s development with gains from Diamond Dynasty. MLB The Show 22 launched April 5 on Nintendo Switch , PlayStation 4 , PlayStation 5 , Xbox One , and Xbox Series X .