Magic Online Announcements March 7, 2017

Posted in Magic Online on March 7, 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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Modern Cube drafts start tomorrow, March 8!

The all-new Modern Cube premiers on Magic Online tomorrow, March 8! Enjoy the latest curated format with phantom drafts that will run until March 22. For more information, click here.

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Standard MOCS Monthly on Friday, March 10

A Magic Online Championship Series (MOCS) Standard Monthly Event is coming up on March 10! Players can spend 35 Qualifier Points (QPs) to enter the event. The series will contain 24 Monthly Events, each of which qualify top players for one of the four Playoff Events. These Playoff Events qualify top players for the Magic Online Championship, a Pro Tour, and the Pro Tour Challenge event at that Pro Tour.

Monthly and Playoff Events also award top players MOCS Leaderboard Points for the year as a whole. Top players on the Leaderboard at the end of the 2017 MOCS will qualify for the year-end Championship event.

We look forward to seeing you on March 10 for the latest Monthly Event! Learn more about the 2017 Magic Online Championship Series here.

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Upcoming Legacy Challenge Saturday, March 11

The next Legacy Challenge is coming up on March 11! 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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Amonkhet Regional Pro Tour Qualifier on Saturday, March 11

A Standard Regional Pro Tour Qualifier (RPTQ) is coming up on March 11. Please note, these events are only open to players who have qualified through an in-store qualifier event.

Learn more about Magic Online Regional Pro Tour Qualifiers here.

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Hour of Devastation Sealed Pro Tour Qualifer on Sunday, March 12

Attention all Pro Tour hopefuls: a Pro Tour Qualifier (PTQ) is approaching! We hope to see you in the PTQ Finals on Sunday, March 12!

Remember, the Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries now follow a set weekly schedule, 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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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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Scheduled downtime tomorrow, March 8

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, March 8, 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./4 p.m. UTC until 12:00 p.m. PT/8 p.m. UTC

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Build notes

Trade | Pop-up messages during a trade have been adjusted to make it clearer when the contents of a trade have been changed. In addition, players can now return to the trade negotiation scene from the trade confirmation scene.

Collection | Fixed an issue that caused some deck lists to import with missing cards.

Collection | The Added To Your Collection pane now defaults to the center of the screen when it appears.

Collection | Improved performance in the cards pane when filtering a large wish list.

Collection | Choosing Select All while in Card View now correctly selects all cards that show with the currently selected filters.

Collection | Corrected the Add to Wishlist option to work the same, regardless of which pane you are selecting it from.

Collection | Outdated blue PTQ tokens have been removed from collections.

Chat | Users with three-letter names no longer crash the game when attempting to chat.

General | Game, Match, and Event/League IDs now show with correct labels in all relevant scenes and panes.

Store| Corrected multiple outdated links in the store.

New Feature: Modify Trade | With tomorrow's downtime, we'll be adding a new feature to trade that allows you to return from the trade confirmation window back to the negotiation scene. This allows players to make changes without cancelling the entire trade and starting over. When reviewing the final trade, click the new Modify Trade button to return to the trade negotiation to adjust the trade. Once adjustments are made, each player will need to submit and confirm the trade again.

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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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