Does having a card named after them disqualify a personality from becoming an alternative hero option? To me I don't see that as a show stopper, but from buzz I've heard on the street I gather that is a common understanding?
I surely hope that's not the case, I've got $10 and personal enthusiasm budgeted for Wilfred Fizzlebang as the alternative Warlock hero that I would want to play, but I see the recent card reveals for HearthStone's upcoming "The Grand Tournament" expansion unfortunately have what could be some bad news.
I'm all for increased Gnome representation, but not if it comes at the cost of Gnome hero options.
This Hallow’s End, you should also expect a magical guest. Hearthstone’s newest hero, Nemsy Necrofizzle, will be available for free at established Fireside Gathering Taverns starting on October 17*. This pint-sized Warlock will creep her way into your Hearthstone collection if you play any Fireside Brawl at a Fireside Gathering Tavern.
Even though it’s Hallow’s End, have no fear—Nemsy will continue to be available at Taverns even after this spooky celebration meets its . . . end. All you need to do is to ensure that your Tavern is properly established and host a Fireside Brawl, and Nemsy will make an appearance, regardless of what season it is!
This comment by GoldenHeartChris in a hearthpwn thread gives some interesting design and art info:
She is an original character to Hearthstone, who didn't appear in World of Warcraft. You can see her on the Fen Creeper and the Bog Creeper cards. Back in the WoW TCG, her name was Lolly the Unsuspecting, and she was a Mage. This is not the first time, that Hearthstone developers rename certain characters from the lore. For example, the goblin on the Captain Greenskin card isn't actually Greenskin but a different pirate called Short John Mithril. (Who looks exactly the same, but whatever.)