Magic Online Announcements November 4, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on November 4, 2014

By David Whitfield

David works on the Magic community team as a content specialist. He spends his days writing about Magic Online and trying to play too many colors at once in Limited.

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Commander 2014 Releases On Magic Online This Weekend

Commander 2014 makes its debut on Magic Online on Friday, November 7. If you've ever wanted to take command with a Planeswalker, now's your chance!

Read more about Commander 2014.

Vintage Super League

It’s playoff time in the Vintage Super League! The Top 4 consists of one platinum pro (Eric Froehlich), one Hall of Famer (Luis Scott-Vargas), one vintage celebrity (David Williams), and one Vintage celebrity (Stephen Menendian). Tune in Tuesday to see long-time friends and current house-mates Eric and Dave battle in the first round of the playoffs while Steve and Luis play a tiebreaker match to see which of them gets the #1 seed and the bye into the finals. You can catch up on all the previous action at VintageSuperLeague.com and the playoffs will stream live on twitch.tv/magic this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Pacific (UTC -8).

The New Magic Online Legacy Cube

Randy Buehler is a longtime Magic player, a friend of the Vintage format, and a lover of the Magic Online Cube. Recently, he has been working with Magic R&D, leading the design for a complete Cube overhaul. With its release rapidly approaching, we asked him to write an article to give you all an inside look at the design of the fantastic, new Legacy Cube.

Once you've read the article, check out the full Cube list here, and the Legacy Cube event details below!

Legacy Cube and Paired Vintage Masters Event Details

Legacy Cube Swiss Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, November 19, after downtime until Wednesday, December 10 downtime
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT 3 Magic Online Legacy Cube booster packs

All boosters are Phantom product and will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event
SIZE 8 players
PLAY STYLE Swiss
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 24 Phantom Points 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points 0

Legacy Cube Single Elimination Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, November 19, after downtime until Wednesday, December 10 downtime
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT 3 Magic Online Legacy Cube booster packs

All boosters are Phantom product and will not be added to a player's collection at the conclusion of the event
SIZE 8 players
PLAY STYLE Single Elimination
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Vintage Masters booster packs and 18 Phantom Points 1
2nd 1 Vintage Masters booster pack and 12 Phantom Points 0
3rd-4th 6 Phantom Points 0
5th-8th 3 Phantom Points 0

Vintage Masters Swiss Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, November 19, after downtime until Wednesday, December 10 downtime
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets, plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters booster packs
SIZE 8 players
PLAY STYLE Swiss
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 3 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Vintage Masters booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Vintage Masters booster pack 0

Vintage Masters Single Elimination Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, November 19, after downtime until Wednesday, December 10 downtime
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
25 Event Tickets 4 Event Tickets, plus product
PRODUCT 3 Vintage Masters booster packs
SIZE 8 players
PLAY STYLE Single Elimination
FORMAT Draft
DURATION 10 minutes deck-building time. Three rounds, each round up to 50 minutes.
PRIZES
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Vintage Masters booster packs 1
2nd 4 Vintage Masters booster packs 0

Downtime for November 5, 2014

Downtime will be extended by two hours this week.

  • All tournaments will close Wednesday, October 29, at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific(15:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. Pacific (16:00 UTC) until 2:00 p.m. Pacific (22:00 UTC)

A download is required this week.


Known Issues with Commander 2014

  • Offerings display blue text identifying a chosen opponent before it is chosen. The cards function correctly.
  • Song of the Dryad enchanting another aura appears incorrectly. The card functions correctly.
  • Artifact creature tokens created by Commander 2014 cards show no art when zoomed in or in the preview pane.


Fixes and Updates

Game Play

  • Fixed: Glittering Wish now allows you to wish for split cards where each half is a different single color.
  • Fixed: Creatures with enters-the-battlefield triggers that enter the battlefield at the same time will now all trigger off of each other.
  • Fixed: You can only discard your commander once to the same discard effect.
  • Fixed: Turn to Frog affecting Nighthowler or a similar creature no longer causes it to die as the turn ends
  • Fixed: The “Cancel” button in “Choose X” prompts now cancels the spell or ability instead of functioning like the “OK” button.
  • Fixed: Virtue's Ruin is now legal in the proper formats.
  • Fixed: The rules text of Entwine cards now appears correctly on the stack.
  • Updated: The actions around a player exiling cards with the delve mechanic including the prompt, highlighting, and the log have been updated. Additionally, exiled cards for delve now all go to exile simultaneously both visually and mechanically. This impacts cards such as Rakshasa Vizier whose triggered ability will now only trigger once when exiling cards with delve.

Client

  • Fixed: The context menu for a trade binder now works without the user having to open a deck first.
  • Fixed: Dual lands from Masters Edition now have the alternating rectangle rules text boxes.
  • Updated: We have retitled the "Place triggered abilities on the stack" and "[PLAYERNAME]'s triggers" windows to "PLAYERNAME's triggered abilities."
  • Updated: Khans of Tarkir 5-card booster has an updated image.

Upcoming Events
October 29-November 5
Events run on the schedule found here.
November 5-November 8
Events run on the schedule found here.
November 5-November 7
Events run on the schedule found here.
November 8
7:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
November 9
7:00 a.m. Pacific (15:00 UTC)
November 12-November 18
Events run on the schedule found here.
November 19-November 25
Events run on the schedule found here.
November 22
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
November 29
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)

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