Magic Online Announcements February 14, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on February 14, 2017

By Nicholas Wolfram

Nicholas Wolfram fell promptly in love with tabletop and video games when he was only two years old, and he has been writing about them since he figured out how words worked. Now he puts together words about Magic, which he started playing way back in 2000.

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Aether Revolt Limited Championship qualifiers start tomorrow, February 15

The road to the Magic Online Aether Revolt Championship begins tomorrow! Join one of the tournaments and you'll receive a free alternate-art promo copy of Trophy Mage. Perform well enough, and you can net yourself an invitation to the Aether Revolt Limited Championship on February 25 and an alternate-art promo copy of Yahenni's Expertise. Are you ready to take the challenge? Find out more details here!

 

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Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminary schedule changes were announced this morning

Starting with the Pro Tour Hour of Devastation season, Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries will now follow a fixed weekly schedule as opposed to the variable schedule we have used previously. For more information, see Lee Sharpe's article from this morning.

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Amonkhet Standard Pro Tour Qualifier on Saturday, February 18

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Standard Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, February 16, and run through Tuesday, February 21. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Saturday, February 18!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Amonkhet Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier on Sunday, February 19

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! The Amonkhet Sealed Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries begin Thursday, February 16, and run through Tuesday, February 21. We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, February 19!

Remember, you are no longer required to enter into the PTQ Finals immediately following the Preliminary that you qualified through, thanks to the redesigned PTQ system that Magic Online Events Manager Lee Sharpe announced here.

Learn more about Magic Online Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Throwback Standard Gauntlets kick off on February 22 with Mirage-Tempest Standard

Revisit the Standard formats of olde with our new Throwback Standard Gauntlet series! From February 22 through March 1, you'll be able to join a league and play with one of ten randomly chosen phantom decks from Mirage-Tempest Standard. Find out more here!

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Vintage Super League airs tonight

Season 6 of Vintage Super League continues tonight! Tune it at 5 p.m. PT on twitch.tv/magic to catch the action live! For more information on Vintage Super League, check out their website here.

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Downtime for tomorrow, February 15

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, May 18, at 5:00 a.m. PT/1 p.m. UTC
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. PT/3:45 p.m. UTC
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m./3 p.m. UTC until 12:00 p.m. PT/7 p.m. UTC

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Build notes

Lobby | Phantom events no longer display a message about locked cards.

Sideboard | Changes made but not submitted before time runs out in the first sideboarding of a match no longer show up during the second sideboarding of that match.

Limited | A bug causing Peema Aether-Seer's triggered ability to cause a soft-lock has been fixed.

Limited | Aether Revolt Inventions, such as Wurmcoil Engine, now create tokens with the correct art.

Limited | Fixed an issue that caused Spark of Creativity to reset the game state if cast by a player with an empty library.

Modern | Fixed an issue that caused players to be unable to take actions for the remainder of the phase if See the Unwritten was cast and found no creatures.

Commander | Playing Horobi, Death's Wail no longer causes the game to immediately end in a draw.

Commander | Fixed an issue where Sanctum Prelate was not allowing spells with XX mana costs to be correctly cast.

Commander | Fixed a rare bug that would not allow an opponent to draw a card when choosing not to play a land during the triggered ability of Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis.

Commander | Planeswalkers from the Commander 2016 and Conspiracy: Take the Crown sets no longer have a white bar running across the bottom of their text.

Legacy | Animate Dead is now correctly attaching to targeted creature.

Legacy | The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale no longer requires payment for lands that were turned into creatures in previous turns.

Legacy | The activated ability of Benthic Explorers now allows you to select an opponent's land.

Collection | Selection bars in the left pane now open on a single-click rather than a double-click.

Collection | Magic Online Player Rewards for January have been added to collections. You can see which cards those are in this article.

Collection | The Show Foils filter no longer hides tickets.

Collection | Imported Commander decks are no longer defaulting to Vintage as the deck type and are now correctly saving as Commander decks.

Collection | You may now select multiple binders to then simultaneously to take action on all of them, such as mass-deleting or mass-exporting. This can be done by holding Shift+click or Ctrl+click when selecting the binders.

Collection | Adding four of the same card to a new deck in Pile View no longer adds one of those cards to a random spot in the pile.

Store | VAT rates have been updated for Romania.

Help | Help text updated to reflect the new default hotkeys.

Help | Updated customer support contact links throughout the game.

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Head on over to our shiny new event calendar at MTGO.com/Calendar for an easy-to-digest breakdown of events happening all across Magic Online.

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