With a single tweet this morning, Blizzard got the Hearthstone (Free) community buzzing. The tweet included a Greetings from Gadgetzan postcard, and immediately reddit caught fire. In the WOW lore, Gadgetzan is a neutral goblin-made trading outpost where the races of Azeroth, primarily goblins and gnomes, share inventions and ideas. Gadgetzan is also the headquarters of the Steamwheedle Cartel, which includes in its ranks some of the best goblin engineers, miners, and alchemists. The Goblins versus Gnomes expansion gave us some of these themes already, so it will be interesting to see how Blizzard deviates from what we’ve already seen. At the same time, GvG is no longer in Standard, so there’s plenty of room for more Goblins and crazy machinery.
— Hearthstone (@PlayHearthstone) October 24, 2016
Now, don’t go holding your breath that this is the expansion we’ll be getting. Some reddit users aren’t convinced that Blizzard will give us a theme already used in prior expansions. At the same time, Blizzard doesn’t usually mess with us that badly; if they tease something, it usually comes to some kind of fruition. So, what do you guys think? Is this the new expansion? Remember, we’ll know more about it during BlizzCon, so not too long to go now.