This chicken sums it up perfectly.
By Liam Gilroy on October 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm
If you’ve been playing the closed beta for Hearthstone – Blizzard’s addictive new free-to-play collectible card game – you might already be aware of this: along with the latest patch has come the dreaded account wipe. The account wipe has stripped players of all of their progress and cards up to this point, returning everyone to square one, ready to start again.
As was explained back in September, the wipe has been planned from the beginning of the closed beta, to help the team adjust fundamental aspects of the game which proved unstable, transfer to new hardware and dramatically ramp up the amount of players.
The patch notes list the many and varied ways things have changed in the game – many cards have been rebalanced, as have the rate of gold acquisition and the leveling system. Also the Hearthstone friends list will now include all of your Battle.net friends, instead of just those currently in the beta with you, so you can lord your closed beta access over them every time they log in. Prick.