Magic Online Announcements September 16, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on September 16, 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.
Upcoming Events
September 17-September 20
Events run on the schedule found here.
Pro Tour Qualifier Preliminaries
September 21
7:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Pro Tour Qualifier Finals
September 17-October 1
Events run on the schedule found here.
Magic Online Cube
  • Paired Formats:
  • 9/17-9/24: Tempest Block
  • 9/24-10/1: 3x Innistrad
October 1-October 3
Events run on the schedule found here.
Season 10 Magic Online Championship Series Preliminaries
October 4
7:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Season 10 Magic Online Championship Series Finals
October 3-October 6
Events run on the schedule found here.
Khans of Tarkir Prerelease Events
October 6-October 22
Events run on the schedule found here.
Khans of Tarkir Release Events
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Magic Online Khans of Tarkir Prerelease and Release Events

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Check out the article for the full details!

Magic Online Cube Events Start After September 17 Downtime

The Magic Online Cube returns refreshed and better than ever Wednesday, September 17, after downtime. If you haven't had a chance to see the process behind R&D's rejuvenation of the Cube, head over to check out Adam Prosak's article!

2014 Community Cup: Highlight Reel

If you missed the 2014 Community Cup, you can check out all of the coverage here.

You can also check back tomorrow for the 2014 Community Cup: Highlight Reel! It will include a score breakdown for each round, links to all of the video coverage, and information on when Magic Online players will receive their premium foil Survival of the Fittest!

Announcing October Season MOCS and MOPR Promos

The October MOCS and MOPR seasons run from September 24, 2014 through October 29, 2014. Check out the upcoming MOCS and MOPR promos below!

2014 Magic Online Championship Series
The MOCS 2014 October Season runs from September 24, 2014, through October 29, 2014. The promo card is:


Magic Online Player Rewards Program
The October MOPR period runs September 24, 2014, through October 29, 2014. Here are the promo cards:

Theros Block Intro Packs Leaving the Store October 8

Intro Packs for all of Theros Block, Theros, Born of the Gods, and Journey into Nyx, will be leaving the Magic Online store on Wednesday, October 8. If you haven't added these to your collection yet, don't forget to do so before they're gone for good!

Extended Downtime on September 24

There will be an extended downtime on Wednesday, September 24, for Magic Online. Events close at 12:00 a.m. Pacific (07:00 UTC), midnight, and store activity and trades end at 2:45 a.m. Pacific (09:45 UTC) leading up to the system coming down at 3:00 a.m. Pacific (10:00 UTC).

Please plan ahead!

Downtime for September 17, 2014

  • All tournaments will close at 5:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 UTC)
  • Store and trade activity will be suspended at approximately 7:45 a.m. Pacific (14:45 UTC)
  • The system will be down from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific (15:00 to 19:00 UTC)

Collection and Trade

  • Fixed: Occasional crash when trying to add cards to a new binder that is not the active binder
  • Fixed: Crash in Trade when dragging and dropping cards to the “Will Receive” area
  • Fixed: Issue that could prevent context menu from adding items to a deck or trade binder after previously adding or removing items to a deck or binder
  • Added: New warning icon for decks that contain versions of cards that are different than those in a player's collection
  • Fixed: While "Show Versions Separately" is selected, double clicking a pile to add cards to a deck or binder will only add the selected version
  • Fixed: When adding cards to a deck or binder, the correct version is added when "Show Versions Separately" is not selected
  • Fixed: Issue that caused incorrect quantity of items to show in collection and binder after using the "Add All to Open Binder" context menu selection while versions of the selected item were already in the binder

Duel Scene and Play Lobby

  • Updated: Adjusted default sizes and locations for several Duel Scene elements, including: starting hand size, minimum hand size, sizes of cards in temporary windows and on the battlefield, and "Red Zone" size
  • Fixed: If an opponent has revealed his or her hand, and then concedes, the revealed cards no longer persist for the next game
  • Added: “Clear deck selection” button in Play
  • Fixed: Event Details window updates game records as matches are completed. Standings will not be updated until the end of the round.
  • Added: Players can now use text search during limited deck building

Card Issues

  • Fixed: Creature enchanted by Oppressive Rays can no longer block other creatures while Noble Quarry is attacking
  • Fixed: You can no longer pay off-color mana for costs that require a specific color payment. Previously, that mana was consumed, not refundable and provided no benefit.

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