Magic Online Announcements September 2, 2014

Posted in Magic Online on September 3, 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 3-September 9
Events run on the schedule found here.
Magic 2015 Constructed Championship Qualifiers
September 6
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Magic 2015 Limited Championship Finals
September 12
12:00 p.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
R&D Challenge
September 13
8:00 a.m. Pacific (13:00 UTC)
Magic 2015 Standard Championship Finals
September 13-September 14
Events run on the schedule found here.
Community Cup Companion Events
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Magic Online Player of the Year Standings Available Once Again

We're tracking Player of the Year standings once again on MTGO.com! Both Limited and Constructed Player of the Year standings are updated every Thursday.

Upcoming R&D Challenge Event on Friday, September 12

Think you have the Magic chops to beat the folks in R&D at their own game? Good, I like the cut of your jib. You're in. The time? High noon (Pacific). The place? The Scheduled events room. The format? Vintage Constructed. The prize? Magic 2015 booster packs. Except for R&D. They don't get the booster packs. Check out the 2014 Community Cup: Companion Events article for all the details!

R&D's Finest

  • Allison Medwin
  • Ian Duke
  • Ben Hayes
  • Bryan Hawley
  • Shawn Main
  • Ethan Fleischer
  • Adam Prosak
  • Sam Stoddard
  • Jackie Lee
Check in Wednesday for Part Two of the Community Team Player Profiles

We're posting the second half of the Community Team profiles on Wednesday, September 3, so don't forget to check in to learn more about the teams competing in the 2014 Community Cup. Check out the directory for all of the profiles released so far!

Magic Online Cube Refresh and Event Details

In Monday’s article, R&D’s Adam Prosak walked players through the extensive process behind re-working the Magic Online Cube. With over fifty cards that have been updated, be sure to check out the full card list, as well as the full change list, included within Adam's article.

Now that the Cube is refreshed, it’s time to break it in! We’ll be running two weeks of Cube Events, alongside flashback drafts, beginning on Wednesday, September 17, running until Wednesday, October 1. Refer to the tables below for the full event details!

Magic Online Cube Swiss Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, September 17, after downtime until Wednesday, October 1 downtime
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT Magic Online will provide 3 Phantom Cube 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 24 Phantom Points 1
2 Wins 16 Phantom Points 0
1 Win 6 Phantom Points 0
0 Wins 2 Phantom Points 0
Magic Online Cube Single Elimination Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, September 17, after downtime until Wednesday, October 1 downtime
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
10 Event Tickets 16 Phantom Points
PRODUCT 3 Magic Online Cube 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
Date Prizes
9/17-9/24
Place Prizes QPs
1st 1 Tempest booster pack, 1 Stronghold booster pack, 1 Exodus booster pack, and 18 Phantom Points 1
2nd 1 Tempest booster pack, 1 Stronghold booster pack, 1 Exodus booster pack, and 12 Phantom Points 0
3rd-4th 7 Phantom Points 0
5th-8th 3 Phantom Points 0
9/24-10/1
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Innistrad booster packs and 18 Phantom Points 1
2nd 3 Innistrad booster packs and 12 Phantom Points 0
3rd-4th 7 Phantom Points 0
5th-8th 3 Phantom Points 0
Single Elimination Flashback Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, September 17, after downtime until Wednesday, October 1 downtime
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets, plus Product 14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT
Date Product
9/17-9/24 1 Tempest, 1 Stronghold, and 1 Exodus booster pack
9/24-10/1 3 Innistrad 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
Date Prizes
9/17-9/24
Place Prizes QPs
1st 3 Tempest booster packs, 2 Stronghold booster packs, and 3 Exodus booster pack 1
2nd 1 Tempest booster pack, 2 Stronghold booster packs, and 1 Exodus booster pack 0
9/24-10/1
Place Prizes QPs
1st 8 Innistrad booster packs 1
2nd 4 Innistrad booster packs 0
Swiss Flashback Draft
START TIMES
  • Wednesday, September 17, after downtime until Wednesday, October 1 downtime
  • All times are Pacific (for UTC, add 7 hours)
LOCATION Limited Queues
ENTRY OPTIONS
Option 1 Option 2
2 Event Tickets, plus Product 14 Event Tickets
PRODUCT
Date Product
9/17-9/24 1 Tempest, 1 Stronghold, and 1 Exodus booster pack
9/24-10/1 3 Innistrad 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
Date Prizes
9/17-9/24
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 1 Tempest, 1 Stronghold, and 1 Exodus booster pack 1
2 Wins 1 Tempest and 1 Exodus booster pack 0
1 Win 1 Stronghold booster pack 0
9/24-10/1
Match Wins Prizes QPs
3 Wins 3 Innistrad booster packs 1
2 Wins 2 Innistrad booster packs 0
1 Win 1 Innistrad booster pack 0
Downtime for September 3, 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)

Build Notes

General:

  • Fixed: Fixed the special refund restriction description link in store product information.
  • Updated: Free server has been updated to use M15 decks.

Card and Gameplay Fixes:

  • Fixed: If you concede while scrying, the cards are no longer revealed after the game.
  • Fixed: Corrected cases where mana is incorrectly consumed during cost payment steps.
  • Fixed: Corrected cases where effects like Chained to the Rocks would not return exiled permanents immediately.
  • Fixed: Corrected cases where Daring Thief does not correctly exchange control of permanents.
  • Fixed: Spirespine can now group block an attacking Tromokratis.
  • Fixed: Hunting Wilds now correctly untaps permanents when kicked.

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