Big Things Happening at Hearthstone Top Decks!

Hello, everyone! I have an exciting announcement to make today: Hearthstone Top Decks has been acquired by the ZAM Network!

With this acquisition, we are going to be adding even more content to and increasing development of Hearthstone Top Decks. Not only will you be getting more of the same great updates, but going forward, the added resources will help us make sure that everything is updated even faster and have more in-depth content and guides!

I’m going to get a bit sappy now…

I want to thank all of the users and fans that have stuck with the website over the years. Your support has allowed me to work on the site full-time and has now given us the opportunity to take the site to the next level! Big thank you to the people who have reached out to me via the contact form with love and support. Reading those emails helped reinforce my level of dedication to the site and got me through some of the lows.

Thank you to all of my family and friends who have supported me, as well as the great writers that have contributed loads of awesome content (Stonekeep and Roffle in particular!).

Thanks to TacoRocco for being the first person to ever really reach out to me and who illustrated the importance of opening up more. I’d also like to thank Appa, Cinder, Kenny, and RidiculousHat from the Coin Concede podcast for their support and who made me feel like I belonged in the community.

Thanks to my brother who contributed heavily to developing the Deck Builder and who now carries me in Fortnite.

Thanks to Blizzard for creating such a great game!

And finally, I want to thank my wife who is absolutely the most important person in my life. She has been integral in the site’s success and has been nothing but supportive day in and day out as I put in all of the hours of adding content, developing, and the late nights during expansion times. Without her none of this would have been possible, and I wouldn’t be anywhere close to where I am today.

The sap has commenced; read on for further details!

If you didn’t know, ZAM Network also owns the Hearthstone site: Hearthhead. With the acquisition we will be pooling our resources and looking to create the best Hearthstone sites on the web. With that, I would like to introduce Dillon Skiffington who has been running Hearthhead and oversees some of ZAM’s websites!


Thanks for the introduction Evident!

As he said, I work at Zam Network and have spent the last two years in charge of Hearthhead. Those of you who frequent it know exactly how much work we’ve spent making it a site that people want to use. One of the areas we really nailed was our guide coverage and articles covering all facets of Hearthstone. That’s one of the reasons I’m so excited to now be working on Top Decks. My team, now our team, genuinely creates fantastic content and I’m very glad that their hard work will now be seen by even more eyes. Of all people, I certainly know they deserve it.

You’ve already seen some of the progress that has been made. Stonekeep has returned to the site, something keen eyed folks in the community have noticed. That obviously has its benefits, as he’s one of the hardest working Hearthstone writers out there, but the Hearthhead freelance team had already grown to nearly ten members. All of those resources have now moved over to Top Decks and we’re committed to making it the best Hearthstone website out there.

We’ve already added Class Overviews and Guides for all nine classes that Hearthstone offers, a bundle of New Player Guides (Counting Cards and Making Reads, Optimizing Trade & Playing on Curve, etc.) , and we’re already making fast progress on updating everything for the latest patch. Just last week we also launched two new guides and updated four others for the post-nerf meta.

We’re also expanding the website’s reach. We’ve already started adding dedicated Wild guides (Cubelock & Malygos Druid) for some of the most popular archetypes and we’re continuing to work behind the scenes at delivering resources for the Arena players out there.

All of this is just the beginning, of course, there’s so much more we want to add to the site. Not the least of which is finally getting golden card art up on card pages.

Again, we’re incredibly excited to take Hearthstone Top Decks to the next level with the resources we’re able to provide. Evident isn’t going anywhere and he’s still going to be playing a major role in both Top Decks’ day to day operation and long term planning.

I hope you’ll continue to support the site and welcome all of us newcomers as we start aiming for greater heights.

Dillon

33 Comments

  1. Sebboschreck
    February 15, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Same here, I check this Website out on a daily Basis since 2 years now because of the Quality content.
    Good Job Evident, good Job!

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 15, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Thank you!

      Reply
  2. Nerose
    February 14, 2018 at 7:52 am

    So happy for you! I check this website every day, and read every article. You have done so amazing, Evident. Well deserved.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thanks so much, and thanks for the kind words! I hope you continue to enjoy the content.

      Reply
  3. Avatargem
    February 14, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Congratulations, Evident and to the whole Top Decks team! Welcome, Zam Network and Hearthhead team! 😀

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Thank you! <3

      Reply
    • Skiffington
      February 14, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks for the warm welcome!

      Reply
  4. BocejoHS
    February 14, 2018 at 1:48 am

    Congrats guys! If it’s gonna be good for HSTP, it’s gonna be good everyone! 🙂

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Thank you!!

      Reply
  5. Looterdevil
    February 14, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Congratulations evident and the top decks team! This website is my daily go to site. Serves like my personal daily quest to visit it day after day. I really love the work yall hav been doing all this time. congrats again, very well deserved!

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:32 am

      Thank you!!!

      Reply
  6. Chocubu
    February 14, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Congratulations Evident! And thank you for all your hard work over the years – we really appreciate it a lot. It has definitely been an absolute pleasure to be entertained by the content(s) of this baby of yours. We’re very honored to see Top Decks grow and achieve what it has today. Extremely proud and exciting moment for all of us, whom you have brought together with your efforts. Kodus to you (and your supporting team; especially the Mrs!) and all the best with this big new chapter! We know you will keep putting your best in and will continue to support you always. Cheers buddy! *BIG HUGS*

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Wow, thank you so much Chocubu! I hope to continue to make everyone proud and I’m hoping you will all enjoy all of the new content and features we have planned!

      Reply
  7. Redcyclone01
    February 13, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Congrats. I’ve been a daily visitor as well and love all the content you put out. Your site has made a casual F2P player like me make the most out of my Hearthstone experience. Thank you for all you do. Looking forward to more Wild content in the future and standard meta decks with the splash of fun/meme decks that make this game fun and exciting for me.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:35 am

      I’m so glad the site has helped you! It’s great to hear stories like this, thank you!

      Reply
  8. LiquidBrain
    February 13, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Gz on your promotion Evident! I swapped from hearthpwn once i found your website. Like the articles here, that there is not much advertisement, and not many cancerous folks. Good luck with the website further down the road

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 14, 2018 at 8:34 am

      Thank you, glad to have you here!

      Reply
  9. Telim Tor
    February 13, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Congrats amigo! Your site is in my favorite bookmark for years, i think i visit it once per week minimum, great place to look, very friendly to see.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 5:47 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  10. hibbit
    February 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    best site for hearthstone related news. by far.

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you!

      Reply
  11. Fel
    February 13, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Congratulations, Evident!

    Top decks is my only source of HS information and exclusively because I want to support YOU. I am really happy for you and all the effort you put on this website.

    I really hope that the acquisition keeps the site with this “labor of love” sense that feels welcoming and we “belong”.

    Thanks for the past few years and looking forward to the next ones!

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks Fel, I really appreciate your support. I hope to continue to make you feel welcome here!

      Reply
  12. Ds1385
    February 13, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Congrats! Been a daily visitor since I first discovered the site when Hearthstone was still in beta (or very soon after). Looking forward to more content while maintaining the aspects that keep me coming back every day: clean, simple, and bright UI that loads extremely fast regardless of whether im on desktop or mobile. You have a winning formula here, so I hope you don’t change it for the worse!

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Thank you and thanks for sticking with the site for so long! I absolutely agree, all of those things you listed are what make the site what it is and we have no plans on changing them. We are only looking at improving the site and adding lots more content and features in the future!

      Reply
  13. MooPenguin32
    February 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I’m excited if this keeps the site going. I’m also excited that Stonekeep is back and Old Guardian is on board for some guides. This has been my favorite Hearthstone website since finding it.

    Is the plan for this site and HearthHead to merge or are they going to continue to be separate sites?

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    • Skiffington
      February 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      The current plan is to keep them separate. Most of our effort is focused on making Top Decks the best Hearthstone site available. We’ll revisit Hearthhead down the line.

      Regardless of what happens, we’ll be keeping the core of Top Decks the same. You don’t have to worry about us shoehorning Hearthhead into Top Decks.

      Reply
  14. Hoffduff
    February 13, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Congratulations Evident best hs site this is!!

    Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thank you!!!

      Reply
  15. Fingermouse
    February 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I’m in two kinds about this. Firstly, congratulations and thanks for all your hard work over the last few years. This has become the best hearthstone site there is. Secondly, I hope this means the site won’t turn into the usual banner ad fest that most other game sites become. The main reason I live HSTD is the nice clean interface with unobtrusive ads.

    Good luck and all the best!

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    • Fingermouse
      February 13, 2018 at 11:45 am

      P.S sorry about the typos, on mobile 🙂

      Reply
    • Evident - Site Admin
      February 13, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Thanks, glad you’ve enjoyed the site! Of course I understand your worry, but we’re not looking to make too many changes to what makes the site what it is. I really view this as opening up a lot of stuff I wasn’t able to do in the past, and we’ll be able to add so much more content now! Thanks again.

      Reply
      • Fingermouse
        February 13, 2018 at 12:04 pm

        Thank you for the reassurances! That’s good to know. You deserve all the success after the hard work you’ve put in.

        Reply

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