An Interview With Eloise – First Impressions Of Reynad, Sharing Fashion Tips With Did you play Magic, or any other card games before this?. The latest Tweets from reynad (@TempoReynad). Streamer, Pro Player, Game Designer, Entrepreneur. @Forbes #30Under30 CEO and founder of. I last spoke to Andrey "Reynad" Yanyuk in early for an interview his own making, forced to engage with a game he was no longer passionate about. There is also no word on a release date, though the Indiegogo campaign Dan " Frodan" Chou, and Haiyun "Eloise" Tang, and its competitive roster.
Did you play Magic, or any other card games before this? What made you get into Hearthstone in the first place?
I was playing World of Warcraft and the background of Hearthstone is very similar to World of Warcraft and at that time I was pretty bored by World of Warcraft too so I changed to Hearthstone. And now you have joined Tempo Storm, one of the top few Hearthstone teams at the moment, so how did they approach you, and what made you join them over a China-based team?
Were there other offers on the table? Hmm how did they approach you? At the end of March I was playing China Versus Europe and Frodan was casting it and so they think that maybe I am good, so Reynad asked me to join the team and the reason why I I join is because I want more chance to play in some Western tournament.
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I was I am very bored by those Chinese tournaments already so I want to try something new. A criticism often leveled at esports is the lack of females participating at pro level. Are you intending on appearing at some of the more prolific western LAN events now you have backing from the team? If so, where can we expect to see you? Are you looking forward to appearing, and how do you think they will portray you?
Will streaming remain as your priority now you have joined Tempo Storm? Yes I think stream is the most important thing for me now and people on Twitch are very friendly, I like them, I had fun.
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Is there a side of you that your stream viewers never see? Which 3 professional players outside of Tempo Storm do you have the most respect for as players? The Bazaar is a "deckbuilder," which means it's not going to play like Hearthstone, or Magic: The Gathering, or any other head-to-head CCG slugfest.
If you're unfamiliar with the genre, deckbuilding was first innovated by the now-legendary board game designer Donald X. Vaccarino in his landmark game Dominion. Each player starts with a small, crappy deck of cards, and over the course of the game you generate currency to purchase additional cards to add to your pool.Eloise Funny Casting Reynad's Game
The goal is to end the game with an optimized deck that out-values and out-tempos your opponent until you hit a win condition in Dominion, that means ending the game with more victory points. This is obviously very different from Hearthstone, where you enter a match with all your cards assembled, and you know exactly what your game plan is from the first turn.
Instead, deckbuilders test your flexibility and resourcefulness, rather than your knowledge of a particular rote matchup. Reynad namechecks Ascension, a dungeon-crawler that masquerades as a card game, and Star Realms, a pocket-sized sci-fi dogfight that's about as close as a deckbuilder can get to something like Magic, as two of his influences.
He's also clearly cognizant of the rampant success Blizzard has with Hearthstone, particularly the way the digital context of a PC unlocks mechanical ideas that can't be achieved in a paper game.
The effects on the cards… you draw, you discard, maybe they're assigned a faction, but nothing has an intuitive flavor. It lets you do things you can't do on tabletop. Reynad says there will be some in-game monetization, but instead of buying booster packs, you'll unlock specific classes and all the cards that come with them. I'm also not entirely sure how Reynad regards this project on a macro level.
It will be the first game published under the Tempo Storm banner, and I suspect that right now he's more interested in testing those waters, rather than pushing all his chips in.
Promoting the game through crowdfunding sure seems like a solid hedge. That being said, Yanyuk always knows how to self-promote, and held nothing back as we spoke.
Esports is very cyclical and every game has a lifespan. Hearthstone is beginning Stage Three, where the viewership begins to wane Every esports team is going for that sports team model, we just see the esports division as a marketing division to push the projects we're working on. From the IRL streaming, to this game, to the merchandise.
The vast majority of esports organizations and leagues operate at a net-loss. If a bubble is going to burst, the survivors will be the companies with the most diverse portfolios.
Storm on the horizon Of course, Tempo Storm remains firmly entrenched in Hearthstone.