Hearthstone Ranked Season 1 - Pandera Card Back

Ye Olde #Hearthstone Tavern and Inn #YOHTAI Issue No. 2

Greetings friend!

This is Sparta!


THIS IS, err, YOHTAI – Ye Olde Hearthstone Tavern and Inn. 

YOHTAI is where we can add friends, connect, share, brag, bitch and whine about Blizzard’s game Hearthstone and other things. We also conversate and participate in live and recorded podcasts including HorsePLAY! LIVE and others. And, ok, we do some tips, cheats, and strategies…

If you haven’t read it, check out the YOHTAI Issue No. 1 here:


I’m ready! I’m not ready!

In the comments below, flaunt your OP internet and social game skillz – tell us your Hearthstone ID (Battle Tag), your in game name, your real name (if you dare), your city, connection points, and share your thoughts on Hearthstone with us.

Hearthstone News

Ranked Play Season 1: Pandamonium is almost over

Season 1 is coming to a close at the end of the month, and with it your chances of acquiring the Pandaria card back for your collection.

Pandaria Card Back

Pandamonium Hearthstone Card Back Faryna


Fireside Gatherings FLOP

The Fireside Gathering is on. If you can log in three devices on the same router, you can get the Fireside Gathering card back. Blizzard’s big idea, however, was a big flop with hardly any HFG parties anywhere. Blizzard’s lack of commitment and investment in this social event leaves us with some questions about their community skills.

Sometimes, I forget things…

Our genius suggestion: A plushy Hearthstone Pillow awarded to the first 300 Fireside Gathering leaders signed up for the Cinco de Mayo slash This is Sparta bash. What Cinco de Mayo Bash?! Exactly.

Hearthstone Fireside Gathering Card Back Faryna


Hearthstone Gear

Show off your Hearthstone gear. Send us a pic of you and your gear and we’ll feature it in YOHTAI. Send the pic to me (Stan) at stan.faryna@gmail.com

Below, the Hearthstone Pillow.

Hearthstone Throw Pillow


TOSH.0 still don’t got love for the Hearthstone. Whazzup with that? He know internets? Obviously not. Because Hearthstone is one of the hottest iPad app downloads going on. It’s averaging 4.5 stars, got 7086 ratings overnight, and Hearthstone is at the top of the app download list.

Get in there and fight, Maggot!

Tweet Tosh and tell him what’s up: http://twitter.com/danieltosh

 Get in there and fight, maggot!   cc  

The queue sucks!

Get more servers, Blizzard!

Hearthstone Que Sucks Says Faryna


Hearthstone Cheats

Some of us are casual gamers – playing less than 10 hours per week. But if you can log in for 30 minutes, you can collect the 40 gold daily quest reward with a little help from you friends at YOHTAI. Log-in, let your friends know you need a “little gold” in the chat and then take turns winning and losing to get that quest reward.

Tip No. 13

No one likes losing most of the time.
If you can’t survive to round 10 in most fights, whip out your credit card and throw down $20 on some cards. But not until you can survive until round 9. Because you need some tested and true ideas about how to play the game before new cards can help.
YOHTAI Groups and Beyond
YOHTAI is on Steam and Facebook!

Hearthstone School

If you’re new to Hearthstone, there may be some confusion about Rankings. We know there’s 25 rankings including Legend. But after you get to rank 20, you proceed (or not) to rank 19. This is not a bug.

Hearthstone Level 18 or 23? Faryna

#YOHTAI Issue No. 3 is here.
Job’s done!


5 thoughts on “Ye Olde #Hearthstone Tavern and Inn #YOHTAI Issue No. 2”

  1. Another great installment of #YOHTAI, Stan!

    I think I shall do a bit of a marathon run tomorrow after we get some Geeky Antics business squared away and the show notes for HorsePLAY! EP 20 are tidied up. We’re going to be talking Hearthstone and Marvel PuzzleQuest strategies while continuing the #RetroFriday spirit. It’s all about getting back to the roots of games: having fun.. And making some friends along the way!

    My Battle Tag is still Yogizilla#1722 but I will warn you that the next few days I will likely be grinding to get my rank up and redeem myself in the arena. Curse of Naxxramus is nearing so it’s time to get the PvP fix now before the new shinies distract us. So far, I’ve had the best luck with my Priest and Hunter decks but my Druid, Warlock, and Shaman decks are coming along very well too!

    About the Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings, they are still going. There were a bunch this past Saturday. If Blizzard is smart, they’ll provide a firm window for the social gatherings so more people can arrange them. I’d love for all of us here in GANG and AllGames community to set up some local meetups. That’d be great!


  2. Yomar,

    If my car weren’t so high maintenance, I’d drive down to you for a few days of Geeky Antics, Horseplay and Fireside Gathering. Maybe, a rental…

    The Hearthstone Gatherings are like a dripping faucet, but the incentive is still not there. I’m tired of the corporates imp (games or otherwise) trying to squeeze marketing out of the customer. It’s so 90s, Apple, and Kawasaki-esque. And I know how you feel about Guy in his apple fanboy days. [grin]

    Blizzard might consider a co-promo with participating Starbucks stores. Purchase of a latte drink gets you a seat at a reserved table and a chance to win the plushy Hearthstone pillow. [laughing]

    You need to catch me up on this Marvel puzzle strategy talk. I’m just a noob!


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  3. I love Guy and be almost converted me to Apple, in spite of my better judgment. I respect his core beliefs and engaging, authentic ways. Now the matter of milking consumers is tricky.. I think more companies should encourage WOMM but there should perhaps be some give and take, yanno?

    I agree that Blizzard should have set up partnerships with popular WiFi locations. Starbucks sadly may be too snooty for that. They tend to get funny about anything that seems like solicitation or business on the premises.. but that depends on the managers.

    Dude, it would rock if we could do that. You are not TOO far from me. My car is demanding too (and a gas guzzler) so I know the feeling!

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