My question "Will cards obtained during the Hearthstone beta be lost after the game goes live?" has been put on hold as off-topic:
This includes speculative questions about developer intent, as well as lore questions not addressed directly through in-universe sources.
fbueckert and I discussed the merits of the question in comments and obviously others in the community also felt that the question should be closed. I'm not really looking for an answer to the question as I provided one when I asked it. My goal was just to put a sign post on the internet to hopefully slow the number of forum posts all over the internet asking this exact question.
The question combined with the (well referenced if I do say so myself) answer is not speculative. In this case Blizzard has provided a definitive answer. If they change their minds the answer can be edited. I don't see how this is much different from the answer to "How should we deal with out of date questions/answers?."
- How is this any different than a patch which fundamentally changes a game's play mechanic (for instance the Diablo III real money auction house)?
- Is there anything that can be done to this question to make it on topic?
- Is it that this class of question is typically problematic so we should burn them all or is there something wrong this particular question?
To be clear I am not upset about the question being put on hold. If it's off topic, it's off topic. I am just trying to increase my understanding of the community's reasoning.