The Hearthstone community is responding with frustration as Blizzard announced that the price of card packs in countries that are not America are set to rise, some as high as 30%.
Announced via the Hearthstone forums, one can find a list of new prices set to go into effect on March 22 in countries all over Europe, Africa, and South America on PC, Mac, and Android. In America, the cost of a two pack is $2.99, the two pack containing ten cards total. The price increase in some regions marks upwards of a 30% boost over what Americans are paying.
According to the announcement, this will not affect the price of the Un’Goro prelaunch bundle:
We regularly look at our pricing around the world, and from time to time we make changes such as these to align with local and regional market conditions. The price of the Un’Goro prelaunch bundle offer will not be affected by this change and will remain the same until launch.
The analytically driven among you can find a work in progress chart of the price changes here, showcasing exchange rates and how the prices will change in the coming weeks. It is worth noting that in many regions, the prices have been lower than they are in the states. How this will affect player’s purchasing decisions will have to be seen.