Magic Online Announcements January 10, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on January 10, 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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New banned and restricted cards in Standard and Modern

New cards have been added to the banned and restricted lists for Standard and Modern. For more information on these cards, click here. For information on how these updates will affect MTGO, click here.

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Upcoming Legacy Challenge January 14

The next Legacy Challenge is coming up on January 14! Big prizes are on the line for the Top 8, like the ten original dual lands, Rishadan Port, Wasteland, and more. Get the full event details here.

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Legacy Cube begins tomorrow

Legacy Cube is back! Starting tomorrow, January 11, you'll be able to join phantom drafts of this powerful Cube format! For more information on the Cube, including the card list, click here.

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Vintage Super League airs tonight

We're heading into the second week of Season 6 of Vintage Super League 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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No MTGO premier play this week. Go to an Aether Revolt Prerelease at your local game store!

We will not be hosting any premier play event on MTGO this week to give players the chance to go out and enjoy the Aether Revolt Prerelease to its full extent. Have fun!

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Final downtime for 2016

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, January 11, 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/8 p.m. UTC

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Build notes

General | Magic Online player rewards for December have been granted. Those cards are listed in this article.

Play Lobby | Joining an event now always asks which deck you’d like to use.

League | Leagues that end after a certain number of wins or losses now correctly display trophies.

League | Fixed a bug that caused players to become unable to complete a league after a match was nullified.

Collection and Trade | Added an "Add More" option when choosing objects to add to a Trade Binder or active Trade.

Collection | Fixed and issue where dragging card from a pile with different card frames would not correctly update the quantity counter.

Collection | Fixed a bug that prevented players from adding a card through the right-click context menu if a deck already contains a different version of that card.

Collection | Basic lands from sets not owned by the player will now show in the collection when filters are set appropriately.

Store | Added VAT for store purchases from Norway, Switzerland, and Russia.

Duel Scene | Card names are no longer affected by the profanity filter in the game log.

Account | Windows 10 users can now change the save location for draft logs.

In addition to these changes, during Wednesday's update, Magic Online is adding a new option to the Collection scene to improve adding items with large quantities to your trade binders: "Add More to Active Trade Binder."

This option, found in the right-click context menu on items in your Collection, lets you select the number of items you want to your active trade binder, rather than being limited to one item at a time or all items. After you select the Add More option, a dialog will open defaulted to all of that item, but you can edit the quantity you want to add, either by using the up and down arrows or typing in a number in the quantity field. This feature will be most useful for managing those high quantity items, like Event Tickets or common cards accumulated through drafting.

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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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