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Reach monthly milestones and then avoid falling below them.

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We know the Hearthstone devs have been looking into possible changes for the ladder system over the last couple of years, and it looks as though we're about to see a pretty important change arrive with the next patch.

According to an official post made on the official forums last night, milestones will shortly be added to Ranked Play, which will prevent you from falling below certain rank thresholds once you've achieved them. In Update 7.1, you'll no longer be able to fall below Ranks 15, 10 or 5 once you've achieved them in any given season.

This should heopfully help you feel as though you're making meaningful achievements on the monthly ladder climb, without the "ladder anxiety" which often goes hand in hand with trying to reach new heights.

The developers also hope that this will encourage more deck experimentation as well, with players feeling less obliged to stick to the most powerful overall deck.

It's worth pointing out that this kind of system is actually already in the game, as you can't fall out of the Legend bracket once you've achieved it, and you likewise can't drop below Rank 20 where the newest players dwell.

We think it's a pretty neat way of maintaining motivation throughout the month though, and it hopefully marks the start of a series of refinements for what's becoming a rather tired format in the game.

What do you think? Let us know what changes you'd like to see for Ranked Play in the comments below.

SOURCE - Official Hearthstone forums

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  • andrewthias58 #1 A year ago
    I just wished to confirm what I saw this month.

    I reached level 9 ranked last month and today I received my rewards. I got some stuff but mostly I received 17 bonus stars so I am starting new this month at rank 19.

    So I must conclude that the "floors" either did not come to pass or have not yet started.
  • andrewthias58 #2 2 years ago
    I am not sure that I agree with this info or perhaps I am misreading it.

    For the last two months I have ranked around 6-7 at season end but yet I start at maybe 17 when the new season starts. My friend who plays normally gets to rank 19 yet he starts anew at maybe 23. I think the star system is still in effect.

    I also wish to report, I was watching yet another friends match, this friend a brand new player, and at level 24 he faced a golden hero and I could not imagine how some-one with 500 ranked wins could be at that level of play.

    I'll make note of where we start at this season's end.

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