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2-10-2009 @ 5:19PM
This article would be so much better if you explained what Hearthstone was at the top of the article. Even after reading several pages of interview I still have no idea what it is.
2-10-2009 @ 5:27PM
Hi Dersunde,Check out the link from the first paragraph -> http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=5245357721it's the 'About Page' which gives a few details -- though it was on my todo list today to re-write it as it's a tad out of date.Also, see the screenshot section on that page to get a few ideas of what it's all about.Chris Nolanc.ca of Hearthstone
2-10-2009 @ 5:38PM
That's a little better. :] I had followed the link but it did seem a little vague I didn't catch the screenshots section. I think it still needs a more general mission statement, as it were, to sort of state the objective of the whole thing.I say this as a bit of a facebook purist, been on the site since it's inception nearly and I have yet to experiment with apps. I think that one of the reasons is that for most apps you actually have to activate them to even understand what they're about in the first place. Most of the time I just can't be bothered.Oh also, not entirely sure that I'm ready to advertise my prolific (unhealthy?) WoW achievements to my entire social network. :]
2-10-2009 @ 5:51PM
I was never a fan of the apps that forced you to add them before doing anything. I've always made my apps (since they've allowed it anyway) viewable by those who are curious so you aren't forced into that vicious cycle of add and hand me all your info.If you follow the link to me, you can go straight into the app for example in 'Public' mode.For those unwary of showing off everything, there are settings -- for example you can tell it not to publish to your wall at all, and in app you can modify per-toon privacy settings (see http://apps.facebook.com/hearthstone/news/13/item) to further restrict (though it's not fully guaranteed ;>).It's not for everyone, there is definitely those who strictly want to keep their WoW time separate and anonymous (I mean how many of your guildies full names do you even know?), but there are those who play with a close circle who do want everyone knowing when they sneeze, and there are yet others who just want the world to know how great they are too!Some users (though I'll mention it is against facebooks policy) create a separate facebook account just for their hearthstone -- that way you get all the history features (a log of when you leveled, and what gear you've worn for example) layered on top of the armory dataset without ever having it mixed with your day to day social network. That can also then be used for bloggers to embed their toon on their blogs with a nice wowhead style tooltip.
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